Aaron Center Team Members

Antoinette Hamidian, PsyD

Owner and CEO Dr. Antoinette Hamidian

President And CEO... Dr. Hamidian earned the B.S. Degree in Communication Disorders from Marywood University and the M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University. She has also earned the Psy. D. Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has experience in providing speech and language services to persons with communication disorders, and she is a practitioner in the application of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to treat a wide array of psychological issues in her work with individuals, families and caregivers.   Dr. Hamidian served in the Wayne County Consortium as a Speech Language Pathologist, and treated those with various communication disorders. She continues to consult with consumers in the area of Communication Disorders and now integrates behavioral approaches to improve the social communication, and academic functioning of those seeking help.

Rebekah Nazarchuk, MS

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Clinical Director... Rebekah Nazarchuk is a 2002 graduate of Marywood University, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Scranton. She joined the "Aaron Center" team in 2014 as a therapist, and in 2016 began working as quality assurance. Ms. Nazarchuk now serves as one of the Clinical Supervisors in the Outpatient Program. Ms. Nazarchuk has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of trauma and is a "trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist". Also, Ms. Nazarchuk has been trained to work with clients that have extensive trauma-related backgrounds. We are proud to have Ms. Nazarchuk here at the center!

Kathy Yanick, BS

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Assistant Director/ Payroll... Kathy Yanick graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration on Infancy and Early Childhood. After graduation, Kathy worked in a daycare setting with infants, where she learned more about infant and child development and daily routines. Following Kathy's experience at the daycare, she worked in data entry for a few years, where Kathy brushed up on her typing skills and enhanced her computer skills.  Kathy worked her way up to a management position in the data entry field where she developed leadership skills.  Kathy aslo started working at Pediatric and Adult Therapy Services (PATS) in 2001.  PATS is the sister company to the Aaron Center.  Today Kathy is the administrator/supervisor of the Early Intervention Program through PATS, and also a fill-in as an evaluator when needed. Additional duties at the Aaron Center include payroll and assisting with IT issues.

Rebecca Hokien, MS, SHRM-SCP

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Human Resource Manager... Rebecca has come to the Aaron Center with 20 years of experience in the Human Services field, and 16 plus years of Human Resources experience. Rebecca holds a Master's Degree from the University of Scranton in Human Resources Management and is a Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional, (SHRM-SCP).

Human Resources experience includes: PA MENTOR Pittston PA. Positions held at PA MENTOR were Recruiter and Children's Program Coordinator; Joe's Kwik Marts as Human Resource Coordinator and Delaware Valley Job Corps, Callicoon NY, Human Resources Manager; Keystone Community Resources, positions held were Director of Risk Management, and Senior Director of Human Resources.


Contact Becky at:

bhokien@aaroncenter.com 

570 489 5561 x. 1321

Carlene Spitzer, C-PA

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Physican Assistant, MSPAS, PA-C... Carlene is a 2003 Graduate of Kings College PA Program. Carlene has been working in Behavioral Health for 14 years. She thoroughly enjoys helping others and hopes to continue for a long time to come!

Aaron Best, MA

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Outpatient Therapist... Aaron Is an outpatient therapist for Critical Mental Health Services here at the Aaron Center. Aaron received his undergraduate degree in Art from Alfred University and Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University. Aaron has 18 years of experience in the mental health industry, the last 11 of which have been in service to the residents of Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Aaron's experience spans multiple levels of care including; community, inpatient, emergency, residential, family, and outpatient services. Aaron works with a wide variety of populations and is fluent in several care modalities.

Jessica Lundin

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Senior Front Desk Associate... Jessica  manages the scheduling and communications of the Aaron Center. Jessica assists in checking-in and checking-out consumers with their appointments. Jessica also coordinates with the Medical and Theraputic Staff. In addition, Jessica oversees the operation of Reception Area.

Denise Zuvic, MS

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Outpatient Therapist... Denise Zuvic Curriculum Vitae, BS, MS...   Denise received her B.S. in Social Sciences from the University of Scranton and her M.S. in Foreign Language Education also from the University of Scranton. Ms. Zuvic continued her studies for a M.S. in Community Counseling at the University of Scranton.  Ms. Zuvic has pursued her studies while actively working in the fields of social work and education.  She has taught Spanish and Culture Education, and Diversity related classes at the University of Scranton, Penn State Worthington-Scranton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Lackawanna College.  Ms. Zuvic worked in International Social Work throughout Latin America for 10 years, then spent 3 years working in Marketing Research on the Hispanic Community in the U.S. She handled a fully bilingual program as Manager of Parenting Programs and Hispanic Programming at EOTC, a Community Service Agency in Scranton, PA., as well as begining and running a mentoring program for immigrant children and teens. Ms. Zuvic rounds out her education and work experience regarding the Hispanic population by being the first generation of her family raised in the United States, bridging the culture and language gaps for her family, who emigrated from Chile during great political turmoil, and helped them learn about the U.S. through her American experiences. Ms. Zuvic is also proud to be a parent of 2 boys and 3 foster children.   Ms. Zuvic currently teaches at both Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Lackawanna College, in their Spanish and Continuing Education Departments.  She is also a medical and legal interpreter in the Scranton area, currently doing most of her work in the psychological and counseling fields.  Ms. Zuvic specializes in counseling with bilingual and multi-cultural families.  

Marybeth Steinhart, MA

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 Outpatient Therapist... Marybeth Steinhart started as an intern at The Aaron Center in December of 2016 and is now a full-time Therapist. She graduated from Marywood University in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and will graduate in May 2018 with her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and her Nationally Certified Counselor recognition. She does not have a particular concentration but deals primarily with anxious and depressed clientele. Marybeth is also interested in pursuing more involvement in family counseling. Marybeth's main approach with clients is solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy.   

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Dana Marmo, MS, CRC

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 Outpatient Therapist... Dana Marmo received her Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Scranton. Dana's professional interests focus on interpersonal neurobiology and Mental Illness, specifically, personality disorders. As a Therapist, Dana utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and personal centered theoretical orientations. Dana believes that treatment plans for consumers should be individualized and tailored to fit the needs of the person. Dana is a professional member of the National Rehabilitation Association, and a Certified member of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. In order to keep up with the newest information and educate herself to better serve the consumer, Dana attends national and local conferences and attends trainings on therapeutic intervention.  

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Stephanie Piccoletti, MA

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Outpatient Therapist... Stephanie Piccoletti received her Associates degree in Human Services from Lackawanna College, Bachelors of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Stephanie also received her Masters of Arts Degree from Marywood University,  and attained her Nationally Certified Counselor Certification. She is currently working towards her LPC, (Licensed Professional Counselor) accreditation.  Stephanie works with a variety of client populations, ages, cultures and concerns. Previously, Stephanie worked at the Friendship House, interned at Marleys Mission, and interned at the Children Advocacy Center. Stephanie continues to attend Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conferences and American Counseling Association Conferences. Stephanie is passionate about expanding her career as a counselor. Stephanie uses a Person-Centered approach to counseling along with Cognitive Behavioral therapy.   

Corinne Tucker

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Administrative Assistant... Corinne's responsibilities include scheduling new consumers, getting demographic information, and confirming insurance eligibility. Corinne also answers in-coming calls, addresses rescheduling appointments, and provides exemplary Customer Service at our reception area.