Our team of seasoned counselors and knowledgeable support staff delivers a qualitatively superior experience.
Our counselors are well-trained experts at client-oriented, results-driven therapies. They take an active and practical approach to counseling so problems are resolved quickly and effectively.
Our counselors are all master's level prepared and licensed or certified to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Their professional experience ranges from 20 to 40 years.
Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director
My educational background includes an EdS in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, and a specialized certification in Infant and Young Child Mental Health from the Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1994 and have grown as a clinician and manager through my work with numerous non-profit organizations and private practices over the years. I joined Preferred EAP in 2002 as a counselor and trainer and developed and conducted numerous seminars on topics such as stress management, managing emotions, and coping with change. As Clinical Manager, I introduced Feedback Informed Treatment, an innovative clinical approach for evaluating and improving the quality of our counseling, coaching, and consultation services. More recently, I assumed the role of Program Director and continue with my personal mission of increasing access to high- quality EAP services through innovative approaches such as Virtual Counseling and Feedback Informed Treatment.
Keith Lentz, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Manager
I grew up in the Lehigh Valley, did my undergraduate work at Albright College in Reading, PA, and completed my Master of Social Work at Marywood University, Scranton, PA. I initially worked in behavioral health care in a 19-bed psychiatric hospital in Quakertown, PA. My clinical expertise is in individual and family therapy and I have certifications in anger management and critical incident debriefing. I have extended knowledge in community resources such as self help and support groups as well as local behavioral health specialists.
Georgine Miller, PhD, LPC, Counselor
I was born in Allentown and have lived in the Lehigh Valley most of my adult life. I originally earned a degree in education from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, before returning there for a Master of Counseling. I worked for 20-plus years counseling in agencies, including some time at Preferred EAP, before returning to school at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, to earn a Ph.D. in educational psychology. Since then I have supervised other counselors and continued to work with people in distress with both substance abuse and mental health problems. In 2013, I returned to work part-time at Preferred EAP while pursuing a private practice and artistic interests. I work with all kinds of issues at Preferred EAP and enjoy collaborating with clients to help them find support and solutions
Thomas Gonzalez, LCSW, DAPA, Counselor
I have had the pleasure of working in the Lehigh valley for the past 19 years. Originally from New York City, I earned my Master of Education and Counseling degree and a second Master of Social Work from Fordham University, New York, NY. I have worked in multiple clinical settings in New York City and Pennsylvania as an administrator and clinical supervisor. I’ve been with Preferred EAP since 2013, where I provide addiction counseling as well as crisis counseling. I also enjoy working with couples providing marital counseling.
Richard Drabic, LCSW, Counselor & Workshop Leader
I am a Lehigh Valley native, and have been a practitioner in the mental health field for nearly 40 years. My degrees are from Lock Haven and Marywood Universities. Much of my practice history has been in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked in a variety of public and private settings in both clinical and administrative capacities. I have done extensive work in and with Employee Assistance Programs, including providing educational programs and critical incident services. My current work with Preferred EAP is primarily as a counselor and educator.
Tania Scriff, LPC, CADC, Counselor
I am a native of the Lehigh Valley and earned my master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College in 1998. I became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CACD) in 2003 and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2010. My varied experience includes counseling in community mental health, private practice, and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization settings. I have worked primarily with older adolescents/adults and have a preference for dual diagnosis issues. In addition to addiction counseling, I have also enjoyed working with couples and families.
Sajeda Bhallo, MS, LPC, CADC, CPRP, Licensed Professional Counselor
With more than 20 years’ experience as a counselor, I facilitate sessions with individuals, couples, and families, as well as create and facilitate behavioral health workshops. I hold a master’s degree from Chestnut Hill College in Counseling Psychology (with a specialization in trauma), and a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been involved in all aspects of treatment programs for adults and teenagers, and have facilitated workshops and seminars for women, youth, children, and professionals in various fields. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), I also provide individual/group counseling on addiction.
Jenny Reilly, LPC, Counselor
I was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, only leaving to pursue my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. I returned to the area to obtain my master’s degree from Kutztown University with a focus on couples, marital, and family counseling. I worked in community mental health for 10 years starting out with a focus on education and employment in the clubhouse model. (Clubhouses are organized around the belief that work and relationships are key to recovery.) I then moved on to counseling in a non-profit community mental health clinic before becoming the clinical supervisor there. My work has given me experience with a wide range of diagnoses (including dual) and presenting concerns, thus allowing me to use a combination of clinical modalities to address these issues. I hope to expand my role at Preferred EAP by becoming a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), and by providing education in areas I am passionate about like personal wellness and self-compassion.
Marylynn Windish, MS, LPC, MAC
I am a dedicated senior clinician with over 25 years of experience in the mental health, addictions, and employee assistance fields. My clinical areas of expertise are EAP counseling, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorder recovery. Through my work in hospitals and behavioral health organizations throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County, I have provided psychotherapy/counseling to individuals, families, and groups; provided psycho-educational sessions on co-occurring substance use disorders; been part of a critical incident response team; and provided clinical assessment and treatment to adults in inpatient addiction rehabilitation programs. I have also taught mindfulness meditation skills to employees as part of a hospital EAP Mindfulness program.
Kelly Conforti, MSW, LCSW, EMDR-trained
Since obtaining my master’s degree in social work in 2009, I have provided clinical behavioral health assistance in a range of capacities. I currently treat social and mental health needs of LVHN patients in a post-ICU clinic. I also provide individual and family counseling for clients ages 12+, working especially with the 18–35-year-old population, for Lehigh Valley Counseling. This is in addition to my work with Preferred EAP as a licensed professional counselor.
Our support staff is highly skilled at customer service and is always welcoming and responsive.
- Carmela McGlade, Secretary
- Carol Young, Office Coordinator
- Margaret Kocher, Secretary
- Michelle Mcevoy, Secretary