Meet the Team at The Center for Child Development
Lisa R. Savage, LCSW
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Her focus of study was on health and mental health. She is also PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) trained, which is an evidenced-based treatment for children ages 2-7 who have behavioral or emotional regulation challenges. Most of her career has been focused on the provision of quality health care to underserved and poor communities. She began her career in Philadelphia working in the community to provide direct service and education to people affected by HIV. Through Christiana Care, Ms. Savage also managed wellness centers in high schools for several years.
Ms. Savage is a strong proponent of ‘taking services’ to people in their communities. To that end, she began working in schools and other community settings. In the past four years, she has expended her services to schools and opened the Center for the Child Development, which focuses solely on the provision of mental health services to children and families in the school setting. Ms. Savage completed a two-year training and research program with the University of Maryland that allows her to use evidence-based treatment protocols to improve the outcomes mental health service provision. Additionally, Ms. Savage owns and manages The Center for Adult Wellness and Counseling where the focus is on helping adults in areas such as anger control, stress management, emotional eating and marriage counseling.
Rebecca Roebeke, LCSW
Rebecca is a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in psychology. She earned her masters in social work in 2005 from the university of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she worked with children in foster care and as a mobile therapist for intensive outpatient services. Her work as part of the team with the Foster Child Screening Program earned The Governors excellence Award. She joined The Center for Child Development in 2010. Rebecca has been trained in both TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and PCIT ( Parent Child Interactive Therapy). She has over 10 years experience in working with children and families. In her spare time, she coaches youth travel volleyball.
Dr. Kietra Winn, PhD
Dr. Kietra Winn received her doctorate degree in clinical social work from University of Pennsylvania. She has been providing therapeutic services to youth and their families for over 12 years. Dr. Winn has treated youth who have encountered issues with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Substance use and Self-esteem. Her most recent work has been providing services to families and youth who have experienced foster care. Dr. Winn’s work in the foster care arena centered on treating youth from birth to 18 years old with issues of attachment and abandonment. She has also provided consultation to biological parents, counseling and training to foster parents about the grief and loss a child experiences when they are separated from their biological parents.
Amanda Gordy, MSW
Amanda is originally from a small town in southern New Jersey called Penns Grove. She graduated high school in 2004 and pursued her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wesley College in Dover, DE, and earned a BA in 2009. While at Wesley she met her husband Robert and the two wed in 2012.
Amanda began working on her Masters Degree at Delaware State University in 2010 and graduated with her MSW in May 2013.
Amanda has held various jobs since graduating college. She was an events coordinator for a small non-profit organization called Autism Delaware in their Sussex County office; and worked on major fundraising events such as the Walk for Autism and the Blue Jean Ball. She has also held positions as an admission counselor at Dover Behavioral Health, family therapist for VisionQuest as part of their Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL) program, breastfeeding counselor for Bayhealth at a gynecologist office, and more recent and currently as a crisis counselor at Delaware Guidance Services.
LaVante’ Dorsey, LCSW
LaVante’ N Dorsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Center for Child Development. Ms. Dorsey is comfortable addressing a variety of mental health problems in children including anger management, depression, anxiety, family and relationship conflict and more. Ms. Dorsey is committed to creating a safe therapeutic environment that allows youth to build on existing strengths. Ms. Dorsey enjoys running therapeutic groups for youth in the community.
“We have all made mistakes. We are not defined by them. You have the power and inner strength to shape your future.”- LNichole. Let’s begin that journey together today.
Shea Marriott, MSW
Shea Marriott MSW graduated from Widener University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. She has been working with children and their families for over five years. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Wilmington University in 2007. After graduation, she worked at the Diakon Lutheran Ministries/The Brandywine Program Intensive Out Patient Services as a Community Interventionist. Shea conducted community-based services, including individual, family, and group counseling. Shea approaches psychotherapy from a tradition of healing and utilizes a variety of orientations. These include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client Centered, Functional Family Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Solution Focused and PCIT. She challenges clients to accept and GROW through psychological and emotional challenges and become the best versions of themselves.
Areas of Expertise:
-Men and Depression
– Children and Adolescents
– Individual Therapy
– Marriage Counseling and Pre-Marital Counseling
– Group Therapy
Linda Everardo Spotts, LCSW
Linda is a Licensed Psychologist in her native country of Mexico. Once in the United States, she graduated from Delaware State University with a Master of Social Work degree, concentration in Mental Health. Linda has experience working in educational and clinical settings with children, adults, families and groups. Linda utilizes and eclectic-integrative approach as a treatment modality, and conducts her sessions in English and/or Spanish.
Lamont Josey, LCSW
Lamont graduated from Delaware State University with a Master’s degree in Social Work, where he specialized in mental health treatment along with children and family systems. Lamont received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, where he majored in Risk Management with a concentration in social insurance/social service systems.
Lamont has over 15 years of experience in the field of social work and enjoys working with clients from various backgrounds including children, adolescents, adults and families. Lamont is trained in various methods of therapy including, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and has worked for many years within school settings, private practice and administration. He utilizes cultural competency and evidenced-based practices to provide the most effective treatment interventions with a focus to empower his clients. Lamont is also very involved in mentoring new social workers entering into the field of social work.
Greg Snead, MSW
Greg is a graduate of Delaware State University, school of social work. His passion is to provide support for young men from ages 8-18 years old, while encouraging them to become productive members in a society. Mr. Snead uses cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, as well other evidence based practices.
Jasmine Wynn, LCSW
Jasmine is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Family, Youth, and Children. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. Jasmine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has over 5 years experience working with children and families. Jasmine has worked in both the New York City and Delaware school system and child welfare system counseling and providing service coordination and case management services to youth and families. Jasmine is trained in Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Jasmine utilizes many evidence based treatment approaches as well as provides individual, family, and group counseling services.
Shannon received her MA in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University of New Jersey. She has experience working in an outpatient setting as well as in a school-based setting. Her primary clinical focus is working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, compulsions, anger, and depression. She is knowledgeable about cognitive behavior therapy and uses this treatment modality with all age ranges. Shannon is currently working towards licensure in the state of Delaware.
Annette Savage Hunter, Office Manager
Annette Savage-Hunter is the billing/office manager and can help navigate insurance issues. She has been with CCD for over 10 years. Annette is a retired preschool teacher and certified medical assistant