Team Thriveworks Philadelphia
1800 JFK Blvd.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Grace King, LPC, NCC
Grace King, LPC, NCC, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at King’s College and a master's in clinical-counseling psychology at LaSalle University. Grace has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
Grace believes that everyone deserves to live a useful and happy life and is therefore committed to supporting her clients in overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of them reaching their full potential and achieving their goals.
Grace’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, where she utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness."
Grace has provided psychotherapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, relationships, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, communication, low self-esteem and life transitions.
Jeanette Frye, LPC
Jeanette Frye earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from City University of New York and a master’s degree from LaSalle University. Jeanette has had the privilege to provide services to children, adolescents and adults who live with a variety of conditions including anxiety and mood disorders, intellectual and/or physical disabilities, chronic health issues, self-injurious behavior, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder, grief, family conflict and stressful life transitions. Jeanette also treats children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse and trauma.
Jeanette is confident in her ability to support and guide people through their own personal journey. She has an empathetic and down to earth approach to therapy utilizing a variety of treatment models. These approaches include but are not limited to, Mindfulness/Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems and Behavior Modification.
Jeanette believes the client/counselor relationship is invaluable. Instead of constraining the client to strict therapeutic models, she encounters all of her clients "where they are" and tailors her treatment to their distinct individualized needs.
Pamela Schade, LPC, NCC
Pamela Schade is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and is board certified.
Pamela has 17 years of experience helping many people in need (adolescents, adults and seniors) who have struggled with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, low self-esteem, mental illness, grief and loss, trauma, and anger issues.
Pamela earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University, and her bachelor's degree at the University of Louisiana.
Passionate about people, Pamela uses her energetic style, self-awareness, compassion and communication skills to assess and help her clients work through their issues. Pamela has the ability to establish rapport quickly with her clients in part by using her empathetic counseling skills to help them get "unstuck" and make a shift in their life.
Pamela uses techniques such as breathing exercises, boundary setting, self-esteem building exercises, anger management skills, career guidance, solution focused therapy, goal oriented problem solving skills, time management skills, stress management skills and coping skills to balance the stressors from work and life issues.
Pamela has many years of experience being a family therapist. She likes to focus on individual and couples counseling.
Counseling is Pamela's passion! She says:
Why do we have feelings? What is the importance of having feelings? We have feelings so we can connect with one another. Human beings are social beings who need support from the people in their lives."
Robert Kuehl, LPC
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and received a Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Eastern University. Robert has enjoyed working with adolescents and adults in helping them live with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, physical/psychological trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anger, relationship problems, life transitions, grief and many others. Robert employs a psychodynamic approach to conceptualizing problems and a Client-Centered approach to building therapeutic rapport. While Robert uses several different models for change he often draws from Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing but treatment will be personalized for your needs.
The foundation for Robert’s work is the belief that we were built for relationships and as a result the relationship between therapist and person-in-therapy is the vehicle for change. Providing a warm, non-judgmental space in which people feel secure is priority number one. Where you go from there is completely up to you!
Dr. Johanna Isaacs
Dr. Johanna Isaacs is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Widener University.
She has experience working with children, young adults, adults, families and couples in psychotherapy.
Through cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive life coaching approaches, she has helped people cope with the stress of life transitions, the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the challenges of learning disabilities, autism spectrum and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders.
Dr. Isaacs believes that creating a strong therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, supportive, and focused on positive solutions is what leads to effective long-term life changes."
She also has extensive experience conducting psychological assessments for children and adults to determine academic accommodations for schools, colleges, and standardized testing, diagnostic testing for learning disabilities and AD/HD, and IQ and academic testing.
Joe Alvayero, MA, LPC
Joe earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate degree at State University of New York at Buffalo as a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Joe provides counseling services and mental health skills and techniques to athletes as a Sports Psychology Consultant and is a designated provider for the Philadelphia Eagles. Joe’s clinical work also utilizes the Eco-Systemic Family Therapy Model, an evidenced based treatment, to help families, couples, and individuals successfully reach treatment goals.
A common thread across Joe’s experience has been working with the specialized needs of children, teens and adults whose day to day lives are impacted by symptoms of anxiety and depression, loss of anger control, a traumatic or stressful event, grief and loss, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and/or overwhelming stress. Joe’s eclectic and humanistic approach empowers the client to identify and capitalize on their strengths to overcome challenges and reach life’s goals.
Joe is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.
Meaghan Coneys, LCSW
Meaghan Coneys, LCSW earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Catherine University, a Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Saint Thomas, and completed a two year post-graduate training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City to receive a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Meaghan has provided psychotherapy to adults, youth, and children using primarily a psychodynamic and relational lens, however also incorporating various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. Meaghan has worked extensively with trauma, abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, addiction, personality disorders, anger management, stress, sexuality, and relationship issues. Meaghan strongly believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is the primary factor to change and growth within the individual. Furthermore, she emphasizes importance on past and current relationships, believing that we are impacted and molded by our relationships with others. Meaghan maintains a strengths-based and humanistic approach to psychotherapy.
Team Thriveworks Philadelphia
1518 Walnut St., Suite 804
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Alan Goldberg, Ph.D
Dr. Alan Goldberg has been licensed as a psychologist, practicing in Pennsylvania since 1982. Trained at Antioch, Southwest, and Pennsylvania State Universities, he currently serves an adult population addressing issues that affect mood and overall adjustment and wellness.
His expertise also includes addressing the psychological factors in pain and chronic illness; ADHD coaching for adults; LGBT issues; general and specific relationship issues; and overall management of stress, anxiety, panic, and depression.
Dr. Goldberg describes his treatment philosophy as follows:
I believe that any effective client-therapist relationship requires an atmosphere of mutual respect and I see my own role in that relationship as that of a coach and mentor in exploring new and more effective ways of thinking, feeling and coping."
While utilizing a wide range of techniques, suited to each individual's needs, Dr. Goldberg draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, transactional analysis and positive psychology orientations.
Dr. Goldberg is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.
Laura Keyser, Ph.D., LPC
Laura Keyser says that counseling is about exploration, acceptance and transformation. Would you like to increase your feelings of happiness and life satisfaction? How about communicating better with your partner or your child? Maybe you are feeling stuck in your patterns of anxiety and depression. Do you want to explore your spirituality or heal from a history of childhood sexual abuse? What would it feel like to identify your challenges and increase your strengths as a resilient and hopeful person?
Laura has counseled individuals, children and families in a variety of settings for more than 15 years. She can help you explore your spirituality, and how you make meaning out of life’s challenges. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be used to help you review and revise thoughts that may be getting in the way of your happiness.
Laura's training in sexual abuse healing can help you begin to experience freedom from those wounds. Exploring issues related to attachment theory can help improve your relationships with your partner or your children. A behavioral modification plan can help lower your stress level while improving your child’s behaviors. You and your counselor (along with any other family members) can do this together in a non-judgmental environment that encourages you to explore, accept and transform your life.
Laura is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.
Alison Strycharz, LMFT
Alison Strycharz LMFT earned a master’s in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University where she received extensive training in the Person of the Therapist model. Alison has experience working in community mental health and substance abuse programs with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has provided support to clients struggling with a range of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem.
Alison strongly believes the most vital factor in treatment is the relationship between therapist and client. Her approach is eclectic, utilizing elements of structural, narrative, CBT, and solution-focused therapies in order to help meet the specific needs of her clients.
Alison understands that we all go through times in life when we feel lost or overwhelmed and could use some extra support. She works to foster a safe, patient, nonjudgmental environment where a client feels comfortable to risk vulnerability and share honestly about their struggles.
Alison firmly believes that, within themselves, all of her clients already have the answers they are looking for. She feels privileged to support them in bringing these answers to the surface through the use of compassion, humor, and empathy.
Heidi Faust, LCSW
Heidi Faust LCSW earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from George Mason University and an master's degree from City University of New York. Heidi has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, as well as immigrant, minority and LGBTQ populations. Heidi also speaks conversational Spanish.
Heidi has provided psychotherapy for various issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, grief, addiction/substance abuse, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationships, communication, careers and life transitions. In addition, Heidi has extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse and trauma.
Heidi’s therapeutic approach is eclectic."
She draws on principles from psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and humanistic-existential psychotherapy with a strong belief in utilizing supportive, strengths-based approaches.
Mary Ingram, LMFT
Mary Ingram, LMFT has psychotherapy experience that spans a breadth of issues, including depression, grief, relationships, family conflict, family legacy issues, life transitions, communication issues, self-improvement, low self-esteem, social justice issues, LGBTQIA issues, trauma, anxiety, parenting issues, and gender issues. She has worked with families, children, adolescents, adults, and couples of diverse socioeconomic, racial, religious, sexuality, and gender backgrounds.
Mary’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University. She has extended training in Attachment Based Family Therapy for depressed adolescents, and the Person of the Therapist model of clinical work, which builds clinicians who make authentic, human connections with clients.
Mary is willing to get “down in the trenches” with clients, helping, guiding, and walking beside them through their struggles and successes. She strives to provide a balance of support and challenge, of insight and action, and of internal and external transformation. She believes that most people have the answers they need already; therapy is just a matter of discovering those answers together.
Mary’s style of therapy is integrative, drawing from Attachment Theory, Mindfulness/Acceptance-based therapies, Internal Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic approaches, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.