Marriage Resource Center

Phone: (570) 909-9324
Fax: (570) 909-9325
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"Because Stronger Marriages
Make Stronger Families"

About Us

 Primary Therapist:

Jill Ballman, MA, LPC, LMFT

Jill Ballman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has completed research at the University of Nevada, University of Central Florida, and the Florida Marriage and Family Research Institute. She began studying and working with couples and individuals in 2000 and has made it her passion. As of 2013, Jill is a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist and also serves as a trainer for the IFS model of psychotherapy. Her style is supportive, empathic, objective, and focused.

License # PC005104, License # MF000580

Holly Doenges, NCC, LPC

Holly is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a master's degree in Community Counseling. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Holly's background includes extensive work with families of, children, and adolescents with Childhood Disorders, specializing in the Autism Spectrum. She also has experience in individual, relationship, and family counseling. Holly is a wife and native to the Scranton area. Her approach is empathetic, supportive and focused on client's strengths. Holly has been studying and working in the counseling field since 2003.

License # PC005446, Certification # 226385

Amy Talipski MS, CRC, LPC

Amy Talipski is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, with a Master's degree from the University of Scranton in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Counseling. Amy's background includes work with families, parenting, co-occurring disorders, and addiction. She is experienced in individual and group, relationship, and family counseling. Her approach is empathetic, supportive, and strength based. Amy has been working solely as a counselor since 2002.

License # PC011206, CRC#00246830

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Facts About Marriage & Family Therapists

Our Philosophy:

The MRC utilizes the biopsychosocial model to information gathering. This process takes a look at all aspects of the individual and family (couple) system from the inside-out.

We believe in acceptance and non-judgment of all. The counselor's role is that of a neutral guide, not a "side taker." The most modern techniques and interventions are utilized including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Many of these interventions focus on the present, while helping the client understand the past in a new light. Our goal is to help you and your partner find:

  • Connection

  • Peace

  • Understanding