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North Wilmington



Kris Bronson, Ph.D.

Kris Bronson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

In my practice I provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy and facilitate workshops on stress reduction, mindfulness, and career planning. I work with teenagers, adults, and older adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, eating disorders, insomnia, and adjustment to life transitions.

My therapeutic approach includes support as well as cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches. My style is warm, genuine, and collaborative. I believe that a strong working relationship between therapist and client is essential. My clients often say that they appreciate my helping them identify and stay focused on working toward treatment goals.

One specialty that sets me apart from many other therapists is my career counseling work. Career counseling helps people achieve a satisfying and rewarding career that fits their interests and talents. Individual career counseling is collaborative, tailored to a client’s unique needs and goals, and may include testing, such as an interest assessment.

In addition, having experience on college campuses, I am skilled in working with the personal, educational, and career concerns of college students. I help students manage life transitions including adjustment to college or graduate school, needing to change majors, anticipating graduation and entering the world of work. I also help recent graduates and young adults who are stuck or underachieving.

I also really enjoy giving presentations and workshops. I have presented locally, nationally, and internationally on topics including mindfulness, stress reduction, counselor training, career development, multicultural diversity, and workplace change. Recently I co-facilitated “Mindfulness for Our Clients and Ourselves: Concepts, Benefits and Practices,” a continuing education workshop sponsored by The Delaware Psychological Association.

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For more information call (302) 477-0708 ext. 4.

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Leslie Connor, Ph.D.

Leslie Connor, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

I have expertise in a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationships, identity development, parenting, procrastination, and the varied challenges of conflict avoidance and people-pleasing. Often my work involves addressing the most basic, yet profound, issues of life — trust, self-acceptance, love, guilt and shame, loss, and resilience.

I’ve been in practice for over 25 years, addressing the needs of adults of all ages as well as newly-minted adults and teens. I use a variety of therapeutic perspectives including cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, interpersonal, and psychodynamic, tailoring my work to your needs as therapy is never “one size fits all.”

My aim is to help you feel comfortable in our work and less alone, and to have a clearer sense of your path forward. I offer a combination of focused listening and thoughtful direction – along with a touch of humor. Sometimes our work involves making peace with unresolvable situations and other times it means finding ways to make lasting changes. Either way, insight and growth on the issues that matter most to you, are always the goal.

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For more information call (302) 477-0708 ext. 2.

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Debbie Snyder, LPCMH, LCDP, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

My work is with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and issues related to substance abuse and substance dependence. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling.

I help family members of those struggling with addiction to break unhealthy patterns through skill development and education. I also work with parents who are separating or divorcing to effectively co-parent, which in turn reduces stress on children.

My therapeutic style is direct while compassionate, warm, and empathic. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with evidence-based approaches to help clients reduce symptoms, develop new skills, and be able to better manage life’s stressors. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing when working with clients to address their substance abuse/substance dependence and to learn the benefits of living a sober life.

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For more information call (302) 477-0708, ext. 3

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Newark



Lisa Burroughs, Psy.D.

Lisa Burroughs, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

I am experienced in treating mood and anxiety disorders in adults and older adolescents. I specialize in trauma-related anxiety, complex trauma, military combat, and sexual trauma. I am available to see adults and older adolescents. Notably, I am uniquely qualified to treat military and veteran families and civilians who have recently separated from the military and are experiencing stress due to reintegration.

In my work with clients, I use a psychodynamic approach, considering family history and relationships while applying cognitive-behavioral interventions such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat and manage symptoms. The combination of these approaches allows me to think comprehensively about my clients’ lives and challenges. I utilize a broad array of evidence-based interventions to manage symptoms and reduce suffering. I have a warm, empathic, and collaborative style. I deeply believe that every person possesses the power of self-healing, and I approach therapy as an opportunity to guide each individual toward his or her own truth.

I received my doctoral degree from Argosy University in 2010 and interned at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. I served as Chief of Psychology Services in Behavioral Health at US Army MEDDAC, Fort Drum, NY and at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE. I am a member of the Delaware Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.

For more information call (302) 454-8010, ext. 1.

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Jennifer Lyons, L.C.S.W

Jennifer Lyons, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

If you are feeling lost, stuck and without hope, you are not alone. I have been able to guide countless individuals from their place of helplessness, to a more purposeful and satisfying life. By teaching tools and skills developed from proven psychotherapy methods, I offer a warm, accepting, and deeply respectful approach to help people get to the other side of their life’s challenges.

With over 20 years of clinical experience, I am trained in many forms of therapy including Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Imago, Gestalt, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

I firmly believe we each have an innate set of strengths, ability, and desire to live fuller lives with greater possibilities. I would be honored to assist you in experiencing that for yourself.

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For more information call (302) 454-8010, ext. 6.

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Linda Santoro, R.N., Ph.D.

Linda Santoro, R.N., Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

I provide individual, couples and family therapy to adolescents and adults. I have specialized EMDR training to help individuals recover from trauma and loss. Some of my other areas of interest and expertise include eating disorders, reproductive health concerns (infertility and pregnancy loss), and coping with chronic and terminal illness. Drawing from my clinical experience as a nurse, I approach healing from a holistic perspective. I encourage individuals and families to mobilize their personal, spiritual, interpersonal, and environmental resources to cope more adaptively with life's challenges and in turn, have a healthier relationship with themselves and others.

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For more information call (302) 454-8010, ext. 2.


Former Alliance Network Members


Sharon Cooper, L.C.S.W., retired on February 28, 2017.

Cate McCarthy, Ph.D., relocated to Maryland.

Priscilla Putnam, Ph.D., retired in 2015.

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