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Marina France

Alex , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

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Bridget Haines (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Kristen Lippolis (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Jordan Pearce, MA, LAC, NCC

New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Lucia Cucinotta, MA (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Suzanna (Suzy) Blalock, (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Lauren Kairys, (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Ooreeel Flowers-Chandler (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Addie Mooney (Intern Therapist) photo

Addie Mooney (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Christian Dozier, LPC, Couples Therapist & Director of Child / Teen Therapy photo

Christian Dozier, LPC, Couples Therapist & Director of Child / Teen Therapy

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Sonya Hundley (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Charlotte Cowles (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Emily Davis (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Janette Dill, MFT (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Farhana Ferdous, MA (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Olivia Miller (Intern Therapist) photo

Olivia Miller (Intern Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Janna Frieman, MFT, MSSP (Associate Therapist) photo

Janna Frieman, MFT, MSSP (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Jonah Taylor, LSW (Associate Therapist)

New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Rebekah Coval (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Nicole Jenkins M.S. (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Heather McGee, Ph.D, M.A. (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Brian Jones MSED (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Lancie Mazza, LCSW (Therapist & Director Of Virginia Office) photo

Lancie Mazza, LCSW (Therapist & Director Of Virginia Office)

Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Margaret (Meg) Fromuth MFT (Therapist & Web Development Support)

Pennsylvania
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Robert Jenkins, M.Ed., LPC

Pennsylvania
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Amanda Gigante LSW, MSS, RYT-200, CPRP (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
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Georgine Atacan, MSW, LSW (Associate Therapist)

Pennsylvania
Jordon Campbell, LPC (Therapist & Director of Cultural Diversity) photo

Jordon Campbell, LPC (Therapist & Director of Cultural Diversity)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Marina France, LCSW, Therapist & Director Of New Mexico Office photo

Marina France, LCSW, Therapist & Director Of New Mexico Office

New Mexico, Pennsylvania
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Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC (Therapist & Director of Support Groups)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Samantha Eisenberg, LCSW, MSW, MEd, LMT, (Therapist)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia
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Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, LCSW (Therapist)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Jennifer Foust, Ph.D., M.S., LPC, ACS (Clinical Director)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida
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Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LSW (Therapist & Director of Professional Development)

Pennsylvania
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Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW (Therapist & Director of Intern Program)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey
"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW (Founder) photo

"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW (Founder)

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Mexico

Marina France Resume

Center for Growth May 2019-Present
Therapist and Manager of Quality Assurance

  • Provide weekly individual and couples therapy, drawing upon relational, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques to tailor treatment to specific client and presenting problems
  • Develop and update personalized, evidence-based treatment plans for each client in transparent and collaborative manner
  • Perform quality assurance for the agency through quarterly chart reviews, developing metrics for assessing treatment plans and communicating them effectively to colleagues, and monitoring all staff’s compliance with requirements for maintaining respective licensure
  • Develop and post original self-help tip articles weekly to agency website in order to bring psychoeducational, practical and self-reflective tools to a wider audience

Medical Examiner's Office, Philadelphia PA
January 2019-May 2019

Bereavement Care Coordinator

➢ Provided emotional support and accompaniment to individuals and families presenting to MEO for identification process, including body viewing

➢ Provided over-the-phone brief bereavement support and timely referrals for families affected by suicide and drug overdose

➢ Gathered social history and family interviews for city-wide public health working groups on drug overdose and homeless deaths in the city of Philadelphia

John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center, Philadelphia, PA June 2017-January 2019

Recovery Therapist, Community Integrated Recovery Program

  • Provided weekly individual therapy for a caseload of 15-20 adults with serious mental illness
  • Facilitated 4 weekly process and psychoeducation groups for adults with serious mental illness
  • Conducted 3 intake assessments weekly for adults and adolescents seeking mental health and/or drug and alcohol treatment

The Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA July 2016-January 2018

Associate Psychotherapist

➢ Provided weekly outpatient psychotherapy to female and trans/gender non-conforming adults, drawing from relational theory and cognitive-behavioral techniques, with focus on anxiety and attachment issues typical for adult children of alcoholics

University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Psychology, Philadelphia, PA August 2016-June 2017

Clinical Interviewer, Boundaries of Anxiety & Depression Lab

➢ Conducted semi-structured clinical interviews to adults regarding life experience, mood, anxiety, trauma and substance use, using Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule and Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Rating scales

➢ Presented weekly cases to principal investigator and team to reach consensus on DSM-5 diagnoses and eligibility for study

Women Organized Against Rape, Philadelphia, PA August 2015-April 2016

Graduate Intern, Counseling Services

➢ Provided individual trauma-focused counseling for 7 adult survivors of sexual assault

➢ Conducted biopsychosocial intake assessments for individuals seeking counseling services

➢ Co-facilitated psychoeducational groups for children and adult survivors of sexual assault

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Philadelphia, PA September 2014-May 2015

Intern, VIDA Program

  • Provided supportive counseling and case management for two older adults
  • Co-facilitated psychoeducational parenting skills group for parents engaged with Department of Human Services
  • Developed outreach plan for program’s food pantry expansion to reach the over-60 population and increase food access for all Congreso clientele

American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC November 2013-August 2014

Temporary Assistant, Human Resources Department

  • Recruited, interviewed and hired ten summer interns for ten departments
  • Managed billing, as well as payroll and benefits databases, to ensure accurate paychecks and benefits deductions

Rights and Resources Group, Washington, DC October 2009-June 2013

Senior Associate, Africa Program

  • Managed over 32 annual subcontracts for Africa program, with $1 million budget, including budgets and deliverables, with over 14 organizational partners to ensure timely and effective project implementation
  • Mediated professional relationships and complex group dynamics of African civil society coalition
  • Co-led annual planning, monitoring and evaluation for Africa program
  • Prepared annual narrative donor reports for the institution, with additional reporting on gender and Africa program
  • Co-authored four publications on community forestry in Central & West Africa
  • Translated publications and internal and external communications between French/English

AFFILIATIONS & TRAINING
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program September 2018-present

PSCSW Post-Masters Clinical Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, January-May 2o18 Clinical Study Group on Object Relations September- December 2016; March-June 2017

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work Member, 2016-present

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape 40-Hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training

LANGUAGES French - Full professional proficiency Spanish - Limited working proficiency

EDUCATION

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Social Work, May 2016

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, June 2008

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