Beth Roberts, M.A., LPC, Director
Beth Roberts is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a passion for providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families. After Beth’s daughter was diagnosed with global developmental delay and autistic tendencies, she was uncertain about how to best help her. She decided to both receive training in and administer a home-based program called Son-Rise. Utilizing her educational background, professional training and evidence based research she has expanded her passion to include all individuals who seek the benefits of therapy. Beth provides a variety of direct services including: individual psychotherapy, individual social skills therapy, and small group social skills therapy
Beth earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Eastern University and has her license as a Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Most recently Beth earned her graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Capella University. Using her skills as a Professional Counselor, Beth brings years of experience to provide supervision for LPC students.
Since the inception of the Wanna Play Program in 2001, Beth has dedicated herself to the special needs community by supporting social skill development, executive functioning planning and management, developing self-awareness/confidence, and providing essential behavioral management strategies to her clients. Currently, as Director of the Social Enrichment Center, Beth contracts with local school districts and community organizations as a consultant and direct service provider. Additionally, Beth provides consulting services to parents of children with special needs, to support treatment program development.
Beth provides parent and professional workshops for the community. Dedicated to sharing her years of experience, these workshops are tailored to meet the needs and challenges parents face raising and advocating for their children. Workshops have included such topics as: Executive Functioning and the Importance of Social Skills, How to Plan for a Successful Middle School Transition, and ESY Planning for Summer. Beth co-authored and published The Wanna Play Program curriculum Making Friends: A Social Skill Program for Inclusive Settings.
Michelle Martin, B.S.Ed, MSW, Assistant Director
Michelle Martin has been working with children for the past ten years. Over these years, Michelle received extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. Michelle obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University, and is certified in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Michelle has been working with Beth since the Summer of 2009. Michelle’s duties including providing direct services to children and their family’s as a behavioral consultant, and she is our Education Support Specialist, tutoring children individually based on their academic and interaction skills. Michelle incorporates her extensive training and skills in behavior support, to work with children at home, in schools, and in the community. Michelle recently received her Master of Social Work at New England University.
Lauren Reeves, B.S.Ed. Intern Director and Office Manager
Lauren comes to the SEC with 15 years experience working with preschool and kindergarten aged children. She graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Education and has worked in a variety of settings including Montessori and progressive based schools. Her teaching philosophy embraces the idea that children learn best by being active and invested in the learning process. Having developed the program and curriculum around the progressive model of education, Lauren is passionate about helping children become confident learners.
Additional Staff at SEC
Trained in the SEC approach and philosophy, the SEC child facilitators provide direct services for children and adolescents. Click to view our full list of CHILD FACILITATORS
Available services include occupational therapy, reading support, and speech/ language therapy. Our staff develops individualized program to meet the needs of every client. Click to view our full list of SUPPORT THERAPISTS