Mental Health Providers

Dane Bluestone, DrPH, LPCMH

Dane can be found doing multiple roles around the Atracare office, from completing grants, helping with community planning, and seeing clients as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dane has extensive experience in creating and developing inter-professional team approaches that support community engagement within the public health field. Dane is excited to help bring funding and resources to the local community.

 

As a counselor, Dane uses a holistic approach to therapy and considers the internal and external forces affecting individuals’ lives. Dane works with individuals through a person-centered approach to achieve their goals in a judgment-free zone. Dane has extensive experience in family work and works with families, children/adolescents, couples, and co-parents. Dane has delivered therapy in schools in individual and group settings and has helped students with IEPs, 504 plans, and social/peer challenges. She has also partnered with schools to deliver presentations to students regarding adolescent social challenges, college preparation, and the dangers of drug and alcohol use.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dane now enjoys living a coastal life. In her free time, Dane enjoys playing with her 180 lb. Mastiff and taking him on plenty of walks on the beach. Dane will always be the first to know of a good food truck in the area and loves exploring and traveling to see other parts of the world.

 


 

Rebecca Larson – Mental Health Office Manager

Rebecca has 10-plus years of medical front office experience, starting in physical therapy. Rebecca is passionate about the Mental Health field and recognizes the need to increase services within the Delaware area. She is committed to making Mental Health care accessible to all and is the first point of contact within the department. Her knowledge and caring heart will surely leave you knowing you have chosen the right place!

Rebecca is a Delaware native born and raised right here in Sussex County. Rebecca spends most of her free time with her husband, daughter, and their 3 dogs. She loves being outside and camping. If Rebecca isn’t with her family, she is off helping her community and making people smile.

 


 

Dalieta Mears, LPCMH 

My approach to understanding and improving mental health and wellness is centered around the main tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, and the belief that our thoughts largely influence our experiences and reactions to life. It is my hope that my clients are more equipped to cope with any current and future  problems that are faced. I personalize my therapy approach as to connect with my client and provide a safe, empathetic environment to help facilitate understanding and
growth.

As a National Certified Counselor, I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and those dealing with substance use disorders. I have worked in the community extensively with those who are underserved and most vulnerable in our community. I have worked in the Human Services field over 25 years in areas of child protection, family preservation, foster care, adoption, inpatient, outpatient mental health, mobile crisis, domestic violence and drug and alcohol counseling. I am a huge advocate for children’s mental health and serve on the board of Directors for Champions for child mental health.

I am a Delaware native who enjoys being centered between major cities that allow me to travel and sight see within 2-4 hours. I enjoy family game nights and watching outdoor sports activities. I love to play music trivia games and am known as the human jukebox by my family and friends.

 


 

Susan Donges, LCSW

I have more than twenty years of experience working as a licensed Social Worker. My experience includes providing clinical social work services in outpatient mental health and primary care settings. I have also worked with children and their families in school and in their homes. I use evidence-based practices to help patients move forward, toward achieving their goals for wellness.

 


 

Christina Kuo, LPC, MSED, MS

Christina completed her School & Mental Health Counseling graduate degree at The University of Pennsylvania, has a Master’s in Fashion Design from Drexel University, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston University.  Christina was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and attended Primary and Secondary school education in Singapore when her family moved from Indonesia.  She also spent school breaks and holidays in Hong Kong during her childhood where her parents spent most of their time working.  She came to the United States as an International Student at 16 after completing her “O” Levels.

Christina has created and conducted numerous workshops and outreach programs while at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, and in her community.  As an immigrant, a first-generation college student, and a former international student, she concentrates in supporting and counseling the immigrant population, the young adult population, and the international student and BIPOC populations.  She specializes in parenting issues, family conflicts, identity exploration, and addiction.  She is heavily influenced by cross-cultural and multicultural philosophy in her counseling approach.  As an independent higher education consultant, Christina continues to collaborate with universities to create program delivery for their international student population.  Christina has worked in corporate settings, higher ed organizations, non-profit community addiction clinics,  private practices, and rehab centers throughout her career thus far.  

Christina is passionate about supporting her clients using an integrative, creative, and holistic approach and positive psychology by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for them, taking into consideration the connection between the mind and body, as well as the environment to create a collaborative, person-centered intervention to build resilience and empower her clients.  She incorporates mindfulness, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic theory in her therapeutic approach.  She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and conversational Malay and Bahasa Indonesia. 

In her spare time, Christina enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks, reading WuXia novels, knitting, quilting, watching martial arts and action movies, spending time with her 2 children, and drawing.  Christina is also a freelance fiber artist and creates knitting patterns and samples for yarn lines and companies.  

Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Delaware and Connecticut.

 


 

Larissa Trelles, LACMH, NCC

Larissa has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings such as communities, schools, and private practice. She can offer psychotherapy services in English and Spanish. Larissa adapts her work to clients’ individual needs and creates a safe space for clients to process their life experiences. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered, strength-based, and revolves around building rapport and a trusting relationship by working with clients to allow them to understand their own stories. Larissa’s therapy specialties range from anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger management, coping skills, and self-esteem.

In her free time, Larissa enjoys drawing, painting, taking walks, traveling, and spending time with her significant other and her goldendoodle. Her love for food translates into her cooking and finding unique food destinations during her travels. Taking time to recharge and relax is one of Larissa’s priorities to ensure she can be truly present in all her life facets.

 


 

Diana Carbone, LPCMH

Down to earth, realistic and common sense describe my therapeutic style. In this fast paced world we are all faced with daily struggles and challenges. My person centered and eclectic approach to counseling has translated into helping my clients learn the tools needed to cope with these daily struggles. When you enter my office you will be in a safe and warm environment in which to talk and find answers needed to excel and move forward in your life.

I specialize in life coaching, relationship issues, job struggles and parenting skills. I deal with symptoms and prefer not to label an individual with “anxiety, depression, OCD, etc.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Delaware, and previously in the state of New York. I’m also a certified Yoga instructor and often use those skills to combat stress and anxiety.

 


 

Elizabeth Myers, LPCMH

Elizabeth is a mental health therapist at Atracare.

 


 

Lenora Webb, LMSW

Lenora A Webb is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a concentration in criminal behavior.

She obtained a master’s degree in Administration of Human Services from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE in 2016. Lenora is eligible for LCSW. She has over 12 years of experiences in the counseling field. Lenora has personal experience with addiction and is passionate towards individuals who struggle with addictions and mental health disorders. She has experience with female ex-offenders.  She also have experience with children over 12 years of age. 

Lenora enjoys motivating and empowering female clients towards developing healthy coping skills, and to overcome family conflicts. She has worked with diverse populations with a clinical approach. Lenora enjoys seeing clients for who they are and the goals that they wish to obtain, this has enabled her to be successful as a therapist. She believes it is important to take care of yourself first, prior to helping others, she is person centered and solution focused therapist. 

Lenora has experience with treating survivors with abuse, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, addiction dual diagnosis, depression, PTSD and domestic violence, self-esteem, self-love and self-doubt, seasonal grief, stress, worthlessness, inform trauma and women issues. 

Lenora’s clinical approach are Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

 


 

Kristin Lints, LCSW

Ms. Lints is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an active license in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her Master’s in Social Work and Kutztown University and obtained a BA in Psychology.

Ms. Lints has extensive experience working with a variety of populations to include children and adolescents, foster care youth, adults and military families. She helps her clients in areas they are looking to improve by using a strengths based, CBT approach as well as engaging clients in inner child work to heal early childhood traumas and breaking generational toxic patterns.

Ms. Lints has worked in a vast number of clinical settings to include school systems, psychiatric residential treatment centers, therapeutic group homes, outpatient offices and has worked with families in their homes.

She enjoys the outdoors and enjoys exploring with clients on ways they can incorporate exercise into their daily practices to improve overall quality of life. Throughout her journey as a therapist, she has learned that each of us has all the tools we need inside to begin our healing journey and that timing, a solid connection with others as well as trust in ourselves is integral for our emotional growth and clinical progress.

When not providing counseling, Kristin enjoys traveling with her children, trying new restaurants and occasionally binge watches Netflix.

 


 

Angela Turley, LCSW

Angela has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in different capacities.  Angela has a specialization in grief and loss after working with Hospice in children’s programs.    Angela also specializes in trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety.  Angela has worked in schools, most recently in Cape Henlopen School District, where she delivered therapy to teens who were struggling with social anxiety, peer interactions, losses, and LGBTQ teens who were questioning and/or transitioning.  

Originally from Western Maryland, Angela moved to Sussex County Delaware twenty-two years ago. Angela enjoys traveling and loves her three kids, one large dog, and fantastic spouse.

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