Sand Castle Counseling

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 Abigail Hanson, LSW

 Abbee is a licensed social worker and her job is to help children and their parents deal with any number of life difficulties.  Just as adults struggle with everyday stressors and troubles, so can kids!  However, children are unable to express these things in the same manner that adults are able to. Abbee works with kids and families to manage these problems in a healthy and effective manner that allows them to go on to lead joyful and wholesome lives. This includes discovering and learning new tools to conquer all sorts of problems and being able to identify and cope with our strong feelings that can often make life feel out of hand.

Through the use of unconditional positive regard and creative interventions, Abbee is able to better understand her clients, in addition to helping them cope with difficult emotions and problem solve in a productive way.  
This includes techniques from a variety of therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), child-directed therapy, psychoeducation, and solutions-based therapy.

Adam Miller, LPC

Adam Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. He has been working with children, teens, families and adults in a variety of settings since 2005. He has experience working in Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, In​patient hospital, Community Mental Health programs and private practice. Adam has a special interest in working with individuals with self harm behaviors and emotional regulation difficulties. Adam has had training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

Adam has presented at local and national conferences on topics such as: Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parenting with Impact, Parenting: Addressing Difficult Behaviors and Self Harm Behaviors.

​​​ ​Adam provides assessments and treatment to children and teens as well as adults.

Diane Bates-Sier, LCSW

Nikki Bricker, LCSW, RPT

Nikki believes the most important part of therapy is the relationship. A strong relationship is built on trust, safety and communication.

Nikki began professional counseling career in 2004. She has undergraduate degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Penn State University and Masters in Social Work from Temple University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist. She utilizes an eclectic base for her therapeutic interventions. Nikki practices child centered play therapy, directive play therapy and art based interventions when appropriate. Nikki also utilizes family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification and motivational interviewing. She prefers using a holistic approach, embracing energy psychology, essential oils and mindfulness-based techniques.

Diane Bates-Sier, LCSW, Owner of Sand Castle Counseling

Diane Bates-Sier is the owner of Sand Castle Counseling. Diane  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and has been practicing clinical social work for over 20 years. Since beginning her career Diane has provided care to those in need in a variety of settings including hospitals, adoption agencies, schools, residential treatment facilities, community mental health agencies, and private practice.  Although Diane has experience working with individuals across the lifespan she specializes in working with children, teens, and families.

Diane acted as a board member for the Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy for 8 years including presenting numerous times at the Association’s annual conference. Diane has also provided training on Play Therapy and clinical work with children and teens to graduate-level counseling students at local colleges and provides clinical supervision to social workers looking to improve their knowledge of therapy with children, adolescents and families.

Tiffany Bufort, LPC, NCC

Tiffany Bufort is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in an individual and group setting. Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Psychology from East
Stroudsburg of PA and completed her Master of Counseling degree from Shippensburg University. 

Tiffany has worked collaboratively with children, adolescents, adults, and families in community, outpatient, residential, and school based settings. Tiffany utilizes an eclectic blend of techniques and interventions
including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and Play Therapy.

Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy