OUR CLINICIANS

Julia Centrella, Psy.D

Dr. Centrella is a licensed psychologist who graduated from Chestnut Hill College with an assessment oriented doctorate. She has experience administering a wide variety of assessments and psychological batteries to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Dr. Centrella is skilled at interpreting data obtained through the assessment process and at explaining the results clearly and concisely. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and enthusiasm ensure that results are as accurate to each individual as possible. Dr. Centrella collaborates with Dr. Vogt when concerns or questions arise regarding mental health issues that may impact academic or professional performance. In addition to psychoeducational assessments, Dr. Centrella works as a therapist with children and adults at Behavioral Health Choices and Family Focus.

Cara Knaster, Psy.D.

Dr. Knaster is a licensed psychologist who graduated from her doctoral program at Chestnut Hill College with an emphasis on assessments and testing. Dr. Knaster works with children and adults, completing psychoeducational, personality and behavioral assessments. She then interprets the data to guide diagnosis and treatment planning to target the development of each individual to his/her maximum potential. Dr. Knaster held positions in a variety of settings including in community mental health, outpatient and inpatient where she performed a range of assessments for dilterent age groups. This equipped her with the experience to customize assessments according to each individual's needs. After the testing Dr. Knaster will have a follow up session where she provides a detailed summary with interpretations of the results and recommendations. Dr. Knaster works collaboratively with Dr. Vogt when concerns or questions arise regarding mental health issues that may impact academic or professional performance. Besides assessments, Dr. Knaster also works as an individual, family and couple therapist at Behavioral Health Choices.

Jutta Vogt, M.D.

Dr. Vogt is a board certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in psychiatric assessments and medication management. Dr. Vogt is the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Choices and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatients, partial and residential treatment. She also worked as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she was part of the teaching faculty for child psychiatry fellows. Dr. Vogt is available for consultations, and works in collaboration with our psychologists, should there be questions regarding mental illness underlying academic performance and how to remedy it.

Jeanne DiVincenzo, Psy.D.

Dr. Jeanne DiVincenzo, a clinical psychologist licensed in PA, has experience in outpatient and inpatient settings, performing psychoeducational/psychosocial assessments, as well as clinical work with anxiety disorders, women’s issues, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic physical illness and pain, interpersonal difficulties, and workplace stress. Dr. DiVincenzo has extensive experience supervising and training students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows in assessment and psychotherapy.  She received her Psy.D. from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, where she was an assistant professor of psychology and internship director of the Pre-Doctoral Internship Training Program, which trained pre-doctoral interns in clinical and assessment work.  As director of the Chestnut Hill College Psychological Services Training Clinic, she developed and oversaw the clinic’s psychoeducation/psychological assessment training program.  Before joining  the APA Center, she was managing director of a large, non-profit behavioral health practice.

 

Dr. DiVincenzo is the Director of Outreach and Program Development at Behavioral Health Choices and oversees the administration of the practice’s assessment program.

LeeAnn Trudel, PHD

Dr. Trudel received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The George Washington University in 1984, where she was a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society.  She received her masters degree in applied experimental psychology from The Catholic University of America in 1986 and her doctoral degree in school psychology from Temple University in 1994.  While working on her doctoral degree, Dr. Trudel worked as a research assistant to Dr. Irwin Hyman at The Center for the Study of Corporal Punishment and Alternatives in the Schools at Temple University.  Dr. Trudel’s work at the Center led to her dissertation which explored the relationship between corporal punishment at school and subsequent development of trauma disorders in children.  Dr. Trudel’s predoctoral internship was spent at the A. I. DuPont Institute, an internationally recognized childrens’ hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.  Dr. Trudel worked in the outpatient psychology department of the hospital performing assessments, therapy and consultation with other hospital staff.  Since receiving her doctoral degree in 1994, Dr. Trudel has worked in a variety of child and adolescent focused settings including private practice, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a child guidance center, an early intervention center, and several school districts.  She has worked for Premier Health Systems, Inc. since 2001 and has served as a consulting psychologist in numerous charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.  Dr. Trudel is also currently a consultant to an early intervention center in southern Delaware.

 

Molly Marcus, Psy.D.

Molly Marcus, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2017 with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy. Dr. Marcus completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Chestnut Hill College Psychological Services Clinic and Growth Opportunity Center, and her postdoctoral residency at Growth Opportunity Center where she treated individuals, couples, and families, and conducted psychoeducational testing. Other assessment experiences include conducting diagnostic evaluations at the Devereux Foundation residential treatment program for teens, conducting psychoeducational testing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Management of ADHD, and performing psychoeducational and Autism evaluations at Growth Opportunity Center across the lifespan. Dr. Marcus utilizes a comprehensive approach to testing creating customized assessments that meet each client’s needs and referral question(s). Dr. Marcus’ undergraduate dual degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Albright College allows her to utilize her unique experience in education to develop interventions utilizing a teacher’s frame of mind to recommend interventions are geared towards the specific needs of each child within the context of modern-day classrooms. Her knowledge of child development also helps her to develop age appropriate interventions for families to support their children’s needs. Additionally, Dr. Marcus uses her multicultural training to ensure that administration, analysis, and recommendations for each evaluation are sensitive of all diversity characteristics of her clients.

Tyson Davis, Psy.D.

Tyson Davis is a licensed psychologist dedicated to providing in-depth psychological and psychoeducational assessments.  He earned his doctorate and completed his training at Biola University, a private school in Southern California.  He completed a post-doctoral residency providing psychological evaluations for children and their families as well as conducting psychotherapy with children, adults, and couples.  In addition to providing assessments, Dr. Davis is completing his certificate in psychoanalysis from the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia (IRPP).  He maintains a private practice conducting psychotherapy with adults and couples in the Lehigh Valley.  He is thus sensitive to the intersection of personality, family, and academic variables operative in each person’s life and incorporates these deeply personal and contextual factors when evaluating each child or adult with whom he works.  His knowledge and expertise working with adults and children in psychotherapy aids in the variety of factors he considers when completing assessments and in delivering feedback that is clear, accurate, and immediately useful.

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