Olivewood is committed to pairing clients with the best counselor to meet their clinical and scheduling needs.
Each of Olivewood’s clinicians has a stellar reputation and extensive training in the fundamentals of quality outpatient counseling, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification and skills training. Each provider specializes in client driven, personalized care and is dedicated to building meaningful, supportive relationships with their clients. All clinicians have a Master’s degree and most are licensed practitioners in the state of Pennsylvania.
These biographies provide a brief introduction to each clinician’s specialties and clinical style. When you are ready to schedule your fist appointment, a partner will discuss your needs and match you to a clinician that will be best able to serve you and your family.
Becky Richendollar, LCSW – Partner
Becky was named Bethlehem’s Top Social Worker of 2014 by The International Association of Health Care Professionals. She began her work in early intervention and has a special ability to relate to young children and their families. One of her passions is empowering young women. Becky is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and she is a founding partner of Olivewood Counseling.
(610) 417 0463 x702
Sue Dietrich, LCSW – Partner
Sue is one of the few mental health professionals in the Lehigh Valley credentialed with a Certified Masters of Forensic Social Work. She is renowned for her work with children who have suffered trauma and abuse. Sue also works with adults who have traumatic backgrounds. Her experience includes decades of work with families and children in a variety of settings. She teaches Licensure Preparation and Clinical Supervision for the National Association of Social Workers. Sue is a founding partner and clinical supervisor at Olivewood Counseling.
(610) 417 0463 x701
Amy Esch, LPC
Amy works well with a variety of clients. She blends common sense wisdom with a caring nature. Her clients benefit from her supportive personality and her ability to help them gain insight. Amy has extensive experience in school settings with adolescents and college aged clients. She has worked with veterans in an educational setting.
(610) 417 0463 x703
John Weaver, LCSW, BCD, ACSW
John brings decades of expertise and experience to Olivewood. He has earned his reputation as a leader in the field of Clinical Social Work through his writing, work with the National Association of Social Work, volunteer work with the Red Cross, teaching, and training. John was named PA Social Worker of the Year in 2002 for his contributions in the aftermath of September 11. John works well with a wide variety of clients.
(610) 417 0463 x710
Marie Hough-Schneller, LPC
Marie has extensive experience working with serious and persistent mental health issues. She is able to use a variety of approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help people with personality disorders. She works with adolescents and adults through individual, marriage, family and group therapy. Marie has a joy for life that her clients find contagious.
(610) 417 0463 x707
Rachel Little, LcSW
Rachel is known for her empathetic, caring and humorous approach in treatment while building strong and effective therapeutic relationships. She developed her approach through experience in diverse levels of practice in school, residential facilities, office and home settings. Rachel works with young children through adults.
(610) 417 0463 x705
Leslie provides office management and organizational services at Olivewood. She has years of experience in a variety of settings that make her an invaluable asset to our team.