Center for Personal & Professional Development

Center for Personal and Professional Development

Salus University is committed to the personal, as well as the professional growth of students. With this goal in mind, Salus University has established the Center for Personal and Professional Development, (CPPD).

The following confidential services are offered:

CPPD intends to use virtual communication as outlined below to maintain the structure of their current schedule. Those hours are:

  • Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


As the current situation evolves, it may be necessary to make small changes to this schedule; we encourage you to continue checking your email for updates. As always, you are welcome to contact the CPPD counselors: Mr O'Brien (robrien@salus.edu), Dr. Davis (tdavis@salus.edu) or Dr. Marcus (mmarcus@salus.edu) directly. You should receive a response to your email within 24 hours of receipt.
 

CPPD Access During COVID-19

The CPPD counselors are:

Robert O'Brien, MS ATR LPC
Phone: 215-780-1315
Email: robrien@salus.edu
Learn more about Bob
Bob earned his BS in Psychology along with a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Brockport, and his MS in Creative Art Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. He also has a background as a certified ASL interpreter for the Deaf. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and has been practicing for ten years as a therapist. He incorporates a My practice focuses on helping people explore their relationship to self and others, in a safe space that fosters growth and positive change. His background and training are in creative art therapy. He works with individuals to create and apply customized treatment using psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic and cognitive perspectives while integrating and encouraging creative expression in its many forms. 

He believes in the power of individuals to shift these perspectives, when given opportunity for creative expression and positive connection. He provides therapeutic space and relationship wherein this shift can occur, allowing clients to discover their strengths and live their best lives. Participants can expect to receive treatment that does not judge, honors individual truths, and helps find real-time solutions to perplexing life challenges.
 
Tamara (Tami) L. April-Davis, PsyD
Phone: 215-780-1534
Email: tdavis@salus.edu
Learn more about Tami
Dr. Tamara "Tami" April-Davis earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Widener University (2002) and her master's (2010) and doctoral (2014) degrees in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (CHC). Tami's interests lie primarily in the areas of psychological assessment, stress and well-being, the mind-body connection, and issues related to family systems, gender identity, and female health. Her dissertation explored work-life balance for doctoral students in intimate partnerships. With regard to theoretical orientation, Tami takes a humanistic and personal approach by looking through a multi-cultural lens and conceptualizing through an object-relations/family systems perspective.  She works with clients to ensure that they have balance in their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Tami is thrilled to become part of the Salus University community to add to her experiences and to share her expertise. 
Molly Marcus, PsyD 
Email: mmarcus@salus.edu
Learn more about Molly
Dr. Molly Marcus earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Albright College (2011). She is currently a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2017 with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy. Dr. Marcus completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Chestnut Hill College Psychological Services Clinic and Growth Opportunity Center, and her postdoctoral residency at Growth Opportunity Center where she treated individuals, couples, and families, and conducted psychoeducational testing.

Other clinical work experiences include working as a therapist conducting outpatient therapy with adults experiencing trauma and mood dysregulation, providing individual, group, and family therapy at Devereux Foundation, and conducting ADHD evaluations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Management of ADHD. Additionally, Dr. Marcus has served as a substitute counselor at Salus University’s Center for Personal and Professional Growth for the past several years.

Alongside her position at Salus, Dr. Marcus provides outpatient therapy for adolescents and young adults at Growth Opportunity Center. She also conducts psychoeducational and psychological evaluations to identify learning concerns such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, and more.

Dr. Marcus utilizes an integrative approach by pulling from the fields of family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy to develop individualized treatment plans for each client based on their needs. Additionally, Dr. Marcus works from a multicultural perspective with understanding of how culture, ethnicity, race, and other diversity characteristics may impact aspects of one’s life. Dr. Marcus believes in a collaborative approach to developing treatment plans.

Dr. Marcus is thrilled to be with the Salus community!