Denise Caldwell is a licensed clinical social worker with over 40 years of social work experience with children, teens, and adults with various needs. She works mainly with young adults to older adults. She is lso certified as an EMDRIA trained EMDR practitioner. She completed the Traumatic Stress Studies certification under Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. at Boston’s Trauma Center. She is certified family therapist from Philadelphia Guidance Center with over 15 years’ experience as a family therapist. She is also a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) clinician and uses this approach regularly in therapy with her clients. She also studied and practiced using the Intimacy from the Inside Out for couple’s therapy. This approach uses the IFS model with couples in need of help with their relationship. Because of COVID and the necessity to be more proficient in Telemental Health (TMH), she is also became a certified TMH clinician.
She earned her Master of Social Work degree at Temple University in 2004 and her undergrad degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1992 in psychology and sociology. Her work experience ranges from home-based family therapist, school social worker, mobile therapist, and private clinician of children, teens and adults helping with various types of issue such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict.
In 2006, Denise opened her own private practice in Bloomsburg, PA. Through her private practice, she addresses many clinical issues through various interventions listed above. She loves teaching other therapists about how to use these various techniques to help others. She has done trainings on various clinical topics and has also taught social work/play therapy instruction at Luzerne County Community College, Temple University and Marywood University as an adjunct professor. She also provides consultation to other clinicians online and in person. She recently has enjoyed helping to mentor new IFS trainees as a Program Assistant for online trainings of the model.
Maurissa Laudeman is a licensed clinical social worker with 6 years of social work experience with children, teens and adults. She is a member of the Association of Play Therapy and the National Association of Social Workers. Maurissa is trained in Play Therapy and holds a graduate certificate in Play Therapy from Temple University. She is also trained in the use of EMDR.
Maurissa earned her Masters of Social Work degree at Marywood University. Her experience ranges from medical social work, to addictions and co-occurring disorders, and treatment of children, teens and adults with various issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression.
In 2020, Maurissa joined Caldwell Family Counseling to focus on Play Therapy and trauma informed treatments. In private practice, she addresses many clinical issues through Child Centered Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and other directive play therapy interventions. She also utilizes EMDR with children, teen, and adult clients. Because of COVID and the necessity to be more proficient in Telemental Health (TMH), she is also became a certified TMH clinician.