Embark at The Poconos – located in White Haven, Pennsylvania, along the Lehigh River near the Pocono Mountains – Embark offers short-term residential care and support for girls ages 13-17, who may be struggling with mental health. We provide a healing, nurturing and safe environment to help families and their daughters overcome the following behavioral health issues that may be affecting their everyday life.

For teen girls experiencing and struggling with the mental health issues below, the earlier they are diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be. Identifying those behaviors and symptoms early on and implementing a course of care and specialized treatment can prevent further and more severe problems from developing as teen girls grow into adults.

Short-term treatment typically lasts between one and three months. Teens best suited for short-term treatment often come to Poconos from another treatment program or an unsuccessful living environment seeking a 24-hour continuum of care. In our nurturing home-like environment, we provide an empathetic and supportive therapeutic structure that helps teens manage their daily life tasks and make healthy lifestyle changes.

Conditions We Treat

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Our Team

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Helene Creasy

Position: Vice President, Philadelphia Metro
Credentials: LCSW, MBA
Helene has extensive experience in the delivery, management, and administration of behavioral health services. Over the span of her 30-year career, she has developed programming in various adult and adolescent treatment settings including inpatient care, partial hospitalization, IOP and outpatient. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker herself, she is passionate about person-centered, quality treatment. Helene seeks to build genuine relationships with the individuals and families she serves.  Her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT and Multi-Systemic Family Therapy provides a clinical framework that is solution-focused. Prior to joining Embark, Helene operated a Private Practice, had been an adjunct faculty member at Alvernia University and currently serves on several community advisory boards. Helene is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania. She received her BSW from Bloomsburg University, MSW from Temple University and attained her MBA from the University of Scranton. Helene and her husband own and manage a local pizzeria. In her free time, Helene enjoys traveling, walking, hiking, spending time with family and loves to relax near the East Coast beaches.
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Helene Creasy

Vice President, Philadelphia Metro

Helene has extensive experience in the delivery, management, and administration...

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Katie Holahan

Position: Primary Therapist
Credentials: LSW CATP
Katie graduated from Marywood University with an MSW degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Behavioral Health.  She has been working in the field for 15 years and has been acknowledged internationally as a certified trauma therapist. Katie has provided family and individual therapy, substance abuse, and behavior modification to a wide variety of populations such as children starting at the age of 5 to adults 60 and over.  She has treated individuals diagnosed with autism, mental health illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and comorbidity.
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Katie Holahan

Primary Therapist

Katie graduated from Marywood University with an MSW degree in...

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Kathleen Goughler

Position: Director of Professional Relations
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Kathleen Goughler

Director of Professional Relations

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Elmer Cupino

Position: Board Certified Psychiatrist
Credentials: MD
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Elmer Cupino

Board Certified Psychiatrist

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Stephanie Bernardryn

Position: Associate Executive Director
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Stephanie Bernardryn

Associate Executive Director

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