Our Counseling Team
Over 40 years of professional experience addressing and solving psychological, social and interpersonal issues. Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, groups.
Dr. Beth Plachetka, LCSW, MSW, MAEL
Founder of Safe Harbor Counseling, P.C.
Dr. Plachetka’s path to founder has been a unique blend of professional
experiences: teacher, school social worker, clinician, and professional presenter.
Beth works with adolescents and adults by building on strengths. Issues addressed
include relationships, PTSD, bullying, anxiety and depression, trauma, special
education, and workplace issues. She relies on a variety of therapeutic
techniques including CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Transforming
the Experienced Based Brain. She has also studied with the Workplace
Bullying Institute and is a member of IAWBH.
Consultation and supervision services as well as professional development
presentations that include CEUs are offered.
Katherine Dolewski, LCSW
Katherine brings both clinical and school social work experience to her work with
children, adolescents and adults.
Her knowledge base includes educational advocacy and the process of accessing
educational services such as IEPs, 504 plans and social emotional support in
schools. She also works with behavioral issues, emotional regulation, anxiety,
depression, and relationships.
Katherine encourages clients of all ages to consider their life honestly to uncover
ingrained emotional or behavioral responses that may no longer be effective.
Once the need for change is recognized, growth becomes possible, and difficulties
Kelly Hesselbaum, LCSW
Kelly invites clients to use their unique strengths and values to identify healthy
ways to respond to life’s challenges. Areas addressed include changes in family
dynamics, relationships problems, social skill deficits, low motivation, grief,
trauma, anxiety, risk taking behavior, and educational difficulties.
Kelly brings experience working with students, parents, and school systems to
her clinical work. Kelly‘s skill set includes individual and group interventions as
well as program development.
Kelly’s approach is relational, action oriented, and integrates mindfulness
strategies to increase distress tolerance. She offers a relaxed environment for
adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds.
Kelly is especially passionate about empowering women to discover their
potential and adapt to life transitions
Janet Meeks, LCPC
Janet brings experience in special education and leading on-the-job training
programs to the clinical setting. She addresses depression, anxiety and
relationship stressors in adolescents and adults, as well as issues related to
Autism and trauma using a therapy style that integrates B-CBT and behavioral
Because challenges extend beyond the client, Janet considers the impact on
family, school and workplace by teaching the necessary work and social skills.
With Janet, clients learn to recognize the relationship between thoughts,
feelings, and behaviors, identify the optimal change point, and track results to
achieve their goals.
Wendy Peck, LCSW
Wendy brings extensive experience with children, adolescents, and adults in both
the clinical and school settings. She has worked with runaway youth and provided
parenting training. She provides social emotional supports and special education
services, including advocacy in schools.
Wendy provides clear, kind, and practical interventions for ADHD, anxiety,
depression, trauma, and behavioral issues.
Wendy’s approach to therapy inspires confidence in the therapeutic process. She
works with clients to identify the outcome and set an achievable goal.
Kimberly Rhodes, LCPC
Kim continues a successful career in mental health of thirty years.
Her greatest strength is helping others tap into the power of their personal
potential. She works with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression,
trauma, and life challenges. She also enjoys working with individuals and couples.
Kim’s career includes counseling, managing intern groups, group work,
Domestic Violence training, Anxiety training, and some administration to
include Clinical Director at a local agency. Kim also offers support and to
the LGBTQ population.