The licensed and experienced psychotherapist team at Norman Broudy, MD & Associates of Wilmington, Delaware, are dedicated to evaluating and treating mental health problems for you and your family. Our providers work together to identify the most appropriate, comprehensive, and integrative care based on an individual’s or family’s specific needs.
Psychotherapists in Wilmington, DE
Please take a moment to learn more about the psychotherapists at Broudy & Associates:
Dr. Baylin has been working in the mental health field for 45 years. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. For the past twenty years, while continuing his clinical practice, he has immersed himself in the study of neurobiology and in teaching mental health practitioners about “putting the brain in therapy”.
Several years ago, Dr. Baylin began a collaborative relationship with Daniel Hughes, a leader in the field of attachment-focused therapy. Their book, Brain Based Parenting, was released by Norton Press in the spring of 2012 as part of the Norton series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. A second book with Dr. Hughes, The Neurobiology of Attachment- focused Therapy, was published by Norton in 2016. Dr. Baylin has presented at numerous international conferences on the topics of early life trauma, attachment disorders, and attachment-focused therapy.
Dr. Barbara Belford received her BA from New York University in New York City; her MA from Alfred University in Alfred, New York; and her PhD from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. She is licensed to practice as a psychologist in Delaware and Florida. She treats teens, adults, and elders.
Dr. Belford’s style is a collaborative approach to treating stress, depression, loss, panic, anxiety, and life transitions – while in a safe, compassionate environment. Her treatments are eclectic, supportive, integrative, and focused on cognitive behavioral aspects to replace destructive patterns with healthy ones.
Dr. Belford’s goal is to use a client’s unique strengths and resources to learn new methods of coping, problem-solving, and communication in order to feel less tense, worried, and exhausted. During her 35 years of private practice, she is honored to have been allowed to enter her clients' private lives as a professional friend who can help with healing and change that is possible at any age.
She is a member of professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association and Delaware Psychological Association.
Elijah Butler, a licensed professional counselor, has 20+ years of experience as a mental health provider. He holds multiple degrees, including a bachelor's degree in political science and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and health care administration. He joined Broudy & Associates in 2013.
Elijah has provided mental and behavioral health care in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient environments, residential treatment facilities, as well as elementary and high schools. These opportunities have contributed to his extensive understanding, belief, and practice associated with psychotherapy.
Clinical Social Worker
Mike Dzuba holds an undergraduate degree in English from Temple University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike has had a wide range of experience with young children, adolescents, and adults. He spent seven years at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, where he worked extensively with families and children of all ages in a family therapy setting.
Mike is experienced with adoptions and divorces, as well as a wide range of mental health issues such as ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and trauma. He is also experienced with mindfulness meditation, stress-reduction techniques, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Mike is a member of the Clinical Social Work Association of Delaware, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Dr. Aileen Fink is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. Fink completed an internship in pediatric psychology at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in New Castle County, Delaware.
Dr. Fink has worked with patients in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment programs. In addition to her role with Broudy & Associates, she currently serves as the director of trauma informed care for the Delaware Children’s Department.
She has expertise in the use of cognitive and behavioral approaches with children (age 4 and up), adolescents, and adults. Her formal training includes a number of evidence-based practices targeting the treatment of trauma and other anxiety problems, depression, and behavioral and neuro-developmental problems, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Dr. Fink is an active member of the American Psychological Association and an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Gloria Fox is a licensed professional counselor of mental health as well as a nationally certified counselor.
She received her BA from the University of Delaware in Newark and her master’s from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also earned trauma certification from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
She has been working as an LPC since 1995 and currently practices mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with adolescents and adults.
Professional Counselor, Psychology Resident
La-Rhonda Harmon is a licensed professional counselor of mental health. She is also in the process of becoming a licensed psychologist. She holds a doctoral degree and is currently a psychology resident, accruing the practice hours required for licensure.
La-Rhonda received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania in August 2018.
For nearly 20 years, La-Rhonda has provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She also has experience as a behavioral specialist and professional development trainer.
As a cognitive behavioral therapist, La-Rhonda’s central goal is to walk alongside individuals as they journey toward freedom, responsibility, and personal transformation. Through cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other empirically supported therapeutic approaches, La-Rhonda helps individuals develop empowering ways to create and sustain a holistic, healthy, and harmonious life. Moreover, La-Rhonda is committed to fostering continuous healing relationships and providing care that aligns with every individual’s needs and values.
La-Rhonda’s clinical expertise includes anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders. She also addresses issues surrounding spirituality, holistic care, human sexuality, grief and trauma, self-esteem, career decisions, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and emotional wellness.
Crysta Harris is a licensed professional counselor of mental health.
She earned her bachelor of science in psychology with a minor in sociology from Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, and her master of science in counseling from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.
Crysta works as an outpatient psychotherapist, providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families. She uses her extensive training in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and counseling background to help her clients navigate a range of mental, emotional, relationship, and life challenges.
A board-certified clinical psychologist, Dr. Daniel Hoover earned his bachelor of arts in psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, followed by a master of science and doctor of philosophy in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
In addition, Dr. Hoover completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. He has also served as senior psychologist at the internationally recognized Child and Family Center Support Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins and located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Hoover’s clinical interests include individual and family therapy, child and adult therapy, and treating autism spectrum disorders. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Clinical Social Worker
Lori Jones graduated from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2002 with a master’s degree in social service.
She became a licensed clinical social worker in 2004 and served as a family therapist at the Herman Rosenblum Child & Adolescent Center at Wilmington Hospital. She joined Broudy & Associates in 2008.
Lori specializes in individual therapy for children and adolescents and their families.
Professional Counselor, Chemical Dependency Professional
Beth Krieger has been a certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor (CADC) since 1982 and a licensed professional counselor of mental health (LPCMH) since 1992. She became a licensed chemical dependency professional (LCDP) in 2005.
Beth holds a bachelor of clinical psychology degree from the University of Virginia, and a master of counseling degree from the University of Delaware. Her training includes addiction education and treatment of trauma, eating disorders, crisis intervention, and case management.
As a chemical dependency professional, Beth specializes in dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse) and parenting of substance abusers. She provides therapy for families, adolescents, and adults. She believes good care is the establishment of a supportive, nonjudgmental, active relationship. It includes feedback, suggestion, education, and collaboration so patients can experience meaningful changes in their lives.
Beth is involved with the Delaware Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors as an instructor and member of the board of directors.
Dr. Mladen Milic received his board certification in clinical psychiatry in 1986. He completed his bachelor of arts at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his PhD at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Milic’s training includes inpatient and residential settings, and an adjunct faculty position at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Through the Quaker Peace Project, Dr. Milic was involved in the treatment and integration of students from different warring groups within Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia. He has been with Broudy & Associates since 1995.
Dr. Milic provides individual, couples, and family therapy. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorders, with an emphasis on interpersonal, cognitive, and behavioral approaches to therapy.
Dr. Renee Murch has a PhD in psychology. She received her bachelor of arts from Hofstra University Hempstead in New York, and both a master of arts and PhD from the University of Delaware in Newark. She completed her internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Murch sees children (6 years and older), adolescents, adults, and families. She treats patients with anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, faith-based issues, sexual identity crisis, Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, and other behavior and mood disorders. She practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and insight-oriented therapy.
Dr. Murch is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Delaware Psychological Association.
Stephanie joined Broudy & Associates in 2018 as a licensed professional counselor of mental health. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She possesses more than eight years in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Stephanie has experience with a wide range of mental health concerns, as well as with socioeconomically and ethnically diverse individuals. She specializes in anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Her practice incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, meditation, and trauma-informed interventions.
Dr. David Pulley ("Dr. Dave") earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University in D.C. and obtained both his master's degree and doctorate
from Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. His doctorate is in clinical psychology with a concentration in marriage and family therapy and soulmates. Dr. Dave’s dissertation on soulmates is one of the foundational research studies on the concept. As a result, he is known as an expert on soulmates and a pioneer of some of the clinically based models and theories on the subject.
Dr. Pulley is a clinical psychotherapist with more than 17 years of experience in the field and 6 years in private practice. His experience includes teaching, training,
counseling, speaking, group facilitation, supervising, and as an officiant at weddings.
In addition to relationships, Dr. Pulley also has expertise with anxiety, attachment, personality, and development.
Dr. Pulley has extensive experience in inter-relations consulting. He has developed models geared toward helping people understand their anxieties, developmental level, attachment issues, and mate selection. Dr. Pulley offers services as a supplement to therapy for improving overall self-awareness.
Mariella is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and has been living and working in the U.S. for more than 25 years. She is a licensed professional counselor of mental health in the state of Delaware. Mariella has worked in community-based, nonprofit settings involving parent education and substance abuse before dedicating herself primarily to private practice.
Mariella focuses on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients. She provides a compassionate presence, respect, and hope, encouraging the types of changes that increase quality of life for her clients.
Mariella primarily sees individuals – mostly adults and older teenagers – treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Clinical Social Worker
Malisa studied counseling at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and social work at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Malisa has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1997.
Her specialties include working with adults and elders with depression, PTSD, and anxiety. She also treats trauma and behavioral issues in children ages 6 and up. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, practicing mindfulness, family therapy, and play therapy. Her goal is to empower individuals, families, and youth to take control of their destinies and function effectively by providing them with the skills needed to realize their goals through counseling, education, and motivation.
Clinical Social Worker
Diane Tait is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Mary Washington (associated with the University of Virginia) in Fredericksburg, and her master of social work at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
After completing her bachelor’s degree, Diane worked as a child protective social worker in Ithaca, New York, and later in adult foster care at Delaware Psychiatric Center. Diane then returned to school and earned her master’s degree in social work. Since then, she has worked in agency settings and private practice.
Diane works with children (5 years and up), adolescents, adults, and families. She is comfortable working with anxiety and panic, child and adult depression, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Her approach to therapy is to start where the client is. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including stress reduction, relaxation exercises, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), resource tapping, emotional freedom techniques, redirecting negative thought patterns, and insight-oriented therapy.
Diane is affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers, Clinical Social Work Association of Delaware, and National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Tom Vail has been a licensed professional counselor of mental health at Broudy & Associates since 2000. He received his bachelor of arts and master of counseling degrees from the University of Delaware in Newark. He is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Tom specializes in family therapy, adolescents, and school-related issues. He believes in the healing power of healthy human relationships and how the acceptance of emotions creates well-being.
Clinical Social Worker
Mary-Brent Whipple became a licensed clinical social worker in 1982. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and her graduate degree from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. She joined Broudy & Associates in 2011.
For more than 30 years, Mary-Brent has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics for the developmentally disabled, community mental health centers, home health care, mental health agencies, schools, and private practice. Most of her current work is with adults, as well as adolescents and their parents, using a variety of treatment approaches.
Mary-Brent's areas of expertise involve the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, and bipolar mood disorders, life transitions, adult and child ADHD/autism spectrum disorders, organizational skills, and issues faced by the developmentally disabled and their families.