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The Individual and Family CHOICES Program

Making the world a better person, one family at a time.

Lois A. Pessolano Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC, CTTS

Founder and Executive Director

Founder & director of our program, Lois has over 30 years of professional counseling experience & many years of practice in Centering Prayer. She obtained her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Penn State University in 2007 and her subspecialties were human development and family studies and psychiatric rehabilitation. Her dissertation study focused on the needs of parents and children in families where the children were adopted out of the US foster care system. An affiliate professor at PSU, she continues to research the treatment of wounded individuals & families through a holistic program of care & holds the following credentials: Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified EMDR Clinician and Approved Consultant (EMDRIA), Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist, Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified IFS Clinician (Center for Self Leadership). She has trained through EEG Spectrum in neurofeedback and as of March 2017 is also holds the CTTS credential (Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist). Although not a body/energy practitioner, Lois spent 6 months studying body & energy systems of healing to conceptualize how these alternatives could be integrated into cutting edge models of counseling. She treats children, adolescents, & adults comprehensively to heal wounds of trauma & attachment.

     January 2011- 2017

Lois was a board member of the National ATTACh organization. For many years ATTACh was the only organization that monitored and regulated professionals providing attachment therapy to children. Lois was excited to be part of the ATTACh Board of Directors and enjoyed serving the board, ATTACh members and clinicians and parents who attempted to help traumatized children in their healing journeys. Lois remains committed to ATTACh's mission through her continued membership and Registration as a Clinical Member.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Family Issues/Parenting


Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Clinical Hypnosis

Attachment Focused Family Therapy

Clinical Supervision

Neurofeedback Trained

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