About Us

About Us

Philosophy of Care

Our stated values of integrity, dignity, respect, teamwork, and responsiveness guide our care. These values exemplify who we are at New Beginnings and also make us unique providers of mental health care in Central Pennsylvania.

What is Psychiatric care?

Psychiatry care can include medical evaluations, care, and treatment by psychiatric professionals for a variety of mental health conditions. Psychiatric professionals include psychiatrists, who are medical doctors with special training and education in mental health. They have the skills and expertise to diagnose and treat both the mental and physical problems related to psychological disorders. Psychiatrists may prescribe medication, in addition to providing or helping coordinate a client’s counseling or psychotherapy.

Vision

The vision of New Beginnings is to establish quality comprehensive managed neuro-behavioral care through access, cutting edge technology, and innovative modalities.

Values

Comprehensive Care: We take a holistic approach to managed care and ensure patients are seen and treated individually with unique treatment approaches, concepts, and goals.

Community: Social and cultural community aspects are prioritized as an essential part of successful treatment outcomes and patient goals.

Responsiveness: We have the honor and responsibility of our patient's needs and responsiveness directly influences the process of their care and treatment.




Our Team
Leadership Team

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Dr. James Walsh

P.hD., Clinical Director

James W. Walsh is the Clinical Director at New Beginnings Professional Counseling and Consulting Services. He has 30 years’ experience in Human Services with extensive experience in many aspects of the field.He has held positions in the provision

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Ashley Drummer

Administrative Director

My college education includes an emphasis in business and administration and a plethora of experience working within administrative departments and client-based services.I have a passion and commitment to assure our services

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Psychiatric Department Doctors

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Dr. Carlos Velas

MD

He is originally from Philippines where he received his Doctorate of Medicine from Far Eastern University. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at The University of Kansas Medical Center. His experience includes over 40 years of clinical psychiatric

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Dr. Niru Nahar

MD

Dr. Nahar received her Doctor of Medicine in 1988 from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She has received specialty training in Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

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Dr. Hasan Memon

MD

Dr. Memon is double board certified in Addiction Medicine and in General Psychiatry. He did his Child & Adolescent Fellowship at Dartmouth and Penn State. He completed his psychiatry residency in Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Dr. Cyllene Briones

MD

Dr. Briones received her medical degree from The New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 1999. She completed her Residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Cooper Hospital in Camden

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Dr. Charles Jin

MD

I graduated from my psychiatry residency program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. I also completed fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. I am board certified by American board of Psychiatry

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Kristen Cheslick

BS, MS, CRMNP

Kristen Cheslick is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in diverse settings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health from Wilkes University.

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Linda Weinberg

PhD, MSN, FNP

Dr. Weinberg is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice, from hospitals to outpatient clinics.Her education includes Doctorate & Master’s in Nursing

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Renee Denobrega

CRNP, DNP

Dr. Denobrega is a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of nursing experience. Her passion is providing holistic nursing incorporating homeopathic and spiritual aspects of healing in behavioral psychiatric care.

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Therapeutic Counseling Services

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Dominic Morollo

LCSW

Over the past thirty years of practice, I remain constantly aware of the common struggles that each of us encounter throughout our individual and unique journey of life. I am always grateful for my capacity to learn the stories of my clients

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Sean Lyons

BA, LSW, MSW

Sean Lyons works with children and adults who are experiencing emotional and behavioral issues. He provides individual, co-caregiver, and family group therapy in order to enhance caregivers ability to cope and intervene effectively

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Beth Ann Delaney

LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have provided counseling services in my own private practice for over the past 20 years. I work with teenagers, individuals and families to help them reduce their anxiety, stress, and depression.

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Shawna L. Eberts

BS, MS, LPC

Over the past 6 years, Shawna Eberts has worked in various therapeutic settings including outpatient, inpatient, and home-based needs. She has facilitated individual, group, and family counseling sessions. Shawna earned a Bachelor of Science degree

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