Welcome to Berks Counseling Associates

Welcome to Berks Counseling Associates

Welcome to Berks Counseling AssociatesWelcome to Berks Counseling AssociatesWelcome to Berks Counseling Associates

We're Here to Listen

Welcome to Berks Counseling Associates

Welcome to Berks Counseling Associates

Welcome to Berks Counseling AssociatesWelcome to Berks Counseling AssociatesWelcome to Berks Counseling Associates

We're Here to Listen

Enhance Your Potential

We are a psychological practice founded in 1992 to provide person-centered evaluations and therapy in an affirmative, supportive, and caring environment.  Extensively trained and experienced professionals offer a therapeutic or evaluation experience which is empathic, compassionate, and respectful, and is designed to facilitate individual growth and potential

We offer services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples which are designed to address your needs and meet your goals

We utilize various therapeutic modalities when providing treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Bilateral Stimulation (EMDR), Structured Family Therapy, Relational Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Our Therapy

We offer therapy in the following areas:

Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Victimization/Abuse, Adolescent Sex Offending, Domestic Violence, Relationships, Blended Families, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Attachment/Bonding, Custody/Mediation, Parent/Child Reunification, LGBTQ, Emotional/Physical Abuse, Substance Abuse

Our Evaluations

Psychological Testing for Cognitive Ability, Personality, Behavior, Career 

Clinical and Mental Health

Child Custody and Bonding

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Trial and Surgery

Psychosexual, Non-Offending Parent, and Adolescent Sex Offender

Substance Abuse

Our Clinicans

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Alison L. Hill, PhD

Dr. Hill is the Director of Berks Counseling Associates, and was one of the founders of the practice in 1992. She has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1994 and a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2003. Dr. Hill provides various types of evaluations and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Hill specializes in evaluating and treating trauma, anxiety, and depression in children and adolescents, and was one of the original founders of the Children's Alliance Center of Berks County and serves on the Center's Multidisciplinary Investigative Team and the Process Committee. Dr. Hill has testified as an expert witness in Berks County Courts since 1998, offering opinions in custody trials, child abuse hearings, termination of parental rights hearings, and in criminal trials. She has been interviewed multiple times on a variety of topics for articles published in the Reading Eagle, and has also been interviewed on Channel 69 News. Dr. Hill received the Blue Ribbon for Kids Award from Senator Judith Schwank and Berks County Children and Youth Services in 2012, the Distinguished Honors Award from Berks County Children and Youth Services Citizens Advisory Board in 2006, and the PAI Hall of Fame Award from Prospectus Associates Inc. in 1991. Dr. Hill graduated from Hood College with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, from Lehigh University with a Master's Degree in counseling, and from Lehigh University with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in counseling psychology. She holds a certification in Trauma-Informed Treatment from Drexel University College of Medicine and a certification in Trauma-Informed Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment for Effective Providers from the American Psychological Association. 

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Laura M. Fritts, PsyD

Dr. Fritts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the mental health field for over 29 years, in various areas of marital and family wellbeing. She began her career in California working for the Air Force as a Program Coordinator and therapist for Family Support Centers on two different bases. She progressed to civilian inpatient and outpatient clinical work, and became the Director of Counseling for Concern Counseling Services in Fleetwood. Dr. Fritts currently specializes in working with military members and their families, addressing marital conflict and family systems issues. She also specializes in parenting and co-parenting education and counseling, co-dependency in relationships, and women's issues related to attachment and self-esteem. Dr. Fritts has been conducting child custody evaluations for Berks County Family Court and psychological and parenting/bonding evaluations for Berks County Children and Youth Services since 2014. She has provided expert testimony in the areas of parental rights, custody, and parent/child attachment. Dr. Fritts graduated from Linfield College with a degree in psychology, from California State University San Bernardino with a Master's Degree in counseling psychology, and from Immaculata University with a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Fritts has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2018.

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Nikol L. Jackson, MSW

Nikol L. Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a certification in Structural Family Therapy and is a certified Home and School Visitor. Nikol is also a Certified Family Trauma Professional. Nikol provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She specializes in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, and sexual victimization. Nikol graduated from Alvernia University with a Bachelor's degree in social work and from Widener University with a Master's degree in social work. Nikol has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2013. 

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Albert V. Pohl, M.Div.

Albert V. Pohl has over 30 years of clinical experience in a broad range of human service work including individual, couples, and family therapy, group therapy, clinical supervision, administration, and training of addiction professionals. He specializes in helping people who struggle with addiction and other mental health problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, abuse, trauma, and neglect. Al has been a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 1994, a Certified Clinical Coordinator since 2001, and a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002. His education includes a Bachelor's degree from Fordham University and Master's degrees in Divinity and in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California. Al has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2014.

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Lisa Vespico-Mull, MA, MS

Lisa Vespico-Mull has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2009, and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional. Her areas of specialization include addiction, anxiety, depression, blended families, grief/loss, trauma, parenting, and adult children of alcoholics. Lisa provides individual, couples, and family therapy, and has been working with children, adolescents, and families for over 30 years. She holds a Master of Science degree in Child Development from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Immaculata University. Lisa worked at a prominent local drug and alcohol facility for 8 years as well as at various child welfare organizations, providing in-home services. Lisa has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2019.

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Kristin A. Huntzinger, MA

Kristin A. Huntzinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and from Villanova University with a Master's degree in counseling and human relations. Kristin holds a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. She provides counseling to adolescents experiencing issues related to trauma. Kristin specializes in conducting sex offender evaluations  and counseling for adolescents. She also conducts domestic violence evaluations and counseling. Kristin has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2016.

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Erin Deneke, PhD

Dr. Deneke is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, mood disorders, substance abuse, spirituality, and LGBTQ issues. She has presented at national, state, and local conferences, and conducts LGBTQ cultural diversity training to professionals. Dr. Deneke graduated from West Virginia University in 1991 with a Bachelor's degree, from Loyola College in 1999 with a Master's degree in pastoral counseling, and from Loyola College in 2006 with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in pastoral counseling. She has been with Berks Counseling Associates since 2012.  

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Berks Counseling Associates

Berks Counseling Associates 1150 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 250 Wyomissing, PA 19610 US

Phone (610) 373-7005 Fax 610-373-8005 Email alisonhill@berkscounselingassociates.com

Hours

Mon

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tue

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Wed

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thu

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Most insurances accepted including Medicaid, Medicare, and Tri-Care