MyndWorks Biographies

Malinda Myers, MSW, LCSW

Malinda Myers is the Director of Mynd Works Counseling Services at JFS.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a therapist for 10 years.  Malinda received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University.  She has  a varied history of working with poverty and homelessness, addiction, behavioral modification and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Her specialization is helping people understand and resolve past trauma to move forward with a healthy meaningful life.

Malinda has recently been involved in performing weight loss evaluations and has fully enjoyed that aspect of her practice.  Malinda also has her Dialectical Behavioral Therapy certification.  She uses this training to frame interventions to partner with individuals as they address their barriers in life.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and whipping up her latest culinary masterpiece.

Mary Tarbell, LPC, RPTS

Mary Tarbell serves children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Clarion University and her M.Ed. in Counseling from Shippensburg University. She has 21 years of experience in counseling and play therapy, working with issues of abuse and trauma, foster care and adoption, attachment, behavior, autism spectrum disorders, school problems, anxiety, ADHD, anger management, separation and divorce-related issues. She is the coordinator and co-leader of our Social Sense program, which helps to develop social skills in a group setting. Mary also works in our AdoptionLinks program as a Permanency Coordinator, providing services to children and families who are involved in the child welfare system. Mary previously worked as an Elementary School Guidance Counselor and a Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist Consultant.

Recently, Mary has begun to offer Clinical Supervision for Play Therapists.

On the personal side, she and her husband are the proud adoptive parents of two teenage sons.

Eva S. Siegel, MSSW, LCSW, DCSW

Ms. Siegel has been in practice since 1979 when she received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Ms. Siegel provides counselling services to individuals, couples and families utilizing a broad range of therapy modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches, Brief Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Her areas of expertise include anxiety and stress, bereavement, relationship issues, parenting concerns, life adjustment concerns, chronic illness, and geriatrics. Ms. Siegel also has extensive experience working with Employee Assistance Programs.

Bryna Sherr, MSW, LCSW

Bryna Sherr has been practicing social work for almost 20 years and has provided psychotherapy for almost 12 years. She has experience working as a social work intern at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center adult outpatient center and as the social worker in the neurosurgery unit at Duke University Hospital. She has provided therapy to the senior population in the community, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. Bryna has worked at JFS since 2012. She enjoys providing therapy to young adults, adults and seniors. On a different note, Bryna delved into the world of teens in 2012 as creator and therapist of the Skills for Life teen social skills group. Bryna spends her free time with her family and pets and loves to do Zumba.

Marjorie Koch, MSW, LCSW

Marjorie has worked at JFS for over 7 years in the SeniorLinks program, primarily providing Geriatric Care Management services. She is the Director of SeniorLinks and oversees all senior services. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Bloomsburg University in 1992 then received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University in 2008. In being a geriatric care manager, Marjorie developed a passion for emotionally supporting older adults through difficult life transitions with empathy, compassion and empowerment. She enjoys working therapeutically with adults and older adults with issues of grief, transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem and healing from past trauma. Using an eclectic approach with influences of somatic therapies, guided meditation, basic EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy, Marjorie enjoys blending effective mainstream therapeutic methods with holistic techniques, to address mind, body and spirit. She believes that the best healing environment is one in which the client feels safe and supported to explore issues of the past and grow into their best self.

A.J. Brandt, MSW, LCSW

A.J. Brandt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing prevention and counseling services in non-profit organizations, Department of Social Services and for the military for 19 years. A.J. has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware and earned a Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University in 2010. A.J. has a passion for working with adults and children who have been affected by family violence, sexual assault, grief & loss and works to create a safe environment in which people feel safe in sharing their experiences in order to foster positive change and personal growth. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending time with her family and her two rescue dogs; Penny and Dallas.

Alyson Fogle, LPC

Alyson Fogle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a native to Harrisburg.  She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Addiction from Chestnut Hill College, Her treatment philosophy is to provide individualized treatment and clinical services that will aid the individual and the family in accomplishing individualized treatment goals and developing a Life Worth Living.  Alyson prides herself in her eclectic approaches and meeting clients where they are. She utilizes a client-centered approach to create a supportive, nonjudgmental, and individualized experience from the initial intake until discharge.