Meet our Staff

Angela Abraham
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Angela Abraham, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Angela Abraham is a license eligible clinician in the state of Pennsylvania with over 3 years of experience providing culturally competent clinical assessment and therapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communication disorders, and trauma. Angela is Indian-American who is fluent in Malayalam. Angela received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Temple University. She later received her Master of Counseling at Arcadia University. She is currently a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Angela is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).

Angela utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to provide culturally competent, collaborative, and strength-based interventions. She also incorporates mindfulness, problem-solving, and goal setting approaches to provide unique care for every individual she works with. 

Angela seeks to develop a collaborative partnership with you to achieve your individual objectives. When working with Angela you will have a team player ready to help you achieve your unique goals.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Arcadia University 

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Communication Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brittany Max
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brittany Max, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Brittany Max is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who has over 2 years of experience working with children and their families providing individual and family therapy to children with mental health diagnoses such as ADHD, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and LGBTQ+ and identity issues. She is a strong ally and advocate for marginalized groups. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 

Brittany is strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma informed. Most frequently used modalities include CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness with a focus on client success and client/therapist connection. 

Brittany seeks to build a warm and comfortable relationship with you in order to best assist in building your best self and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and create a life that has meaning to you.

Education

Masters of Social Work
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • LGBTQIA
Cassandra Good
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassandra Good, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Cassie” Cassandra Good is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with years of experience in supporting children, adolescents and adults through their individual struggles related to anxiety, trauma, depression, coping, and self-esteem. Cassie uses an eclectic approach to encourage her clients in recognizing their own strengths and value, as they work to resolve issues and improve their overall quality of life.

Cassie has worked with many clients in re-building self-esteem, increasing confidence, improving communication in relationships, and bringing more happiness and understanding to through their individual journey. Cassie uses a collaborative, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approach.

Cassie is relatable, open-minded and offers guidance and genuine support. Cassie takes a client-centered approach and establishes a welcoming and secure environment for you to feel comfortable to work and progress towards your desired goals.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Holy Family University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Behavior Modification
Chelsea Matta
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Matta, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Chelsea Matta is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania, working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Chelsea has spent the last three years working in the substance abuse field, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Chelsea has provided therapy for those struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, unresolved grief/loss, life transitions, relationships, communication, low self-esteem, and anger management. Chelsea earned her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Elizabethtown College and a Master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. 

Chelsea’s education and training supports the use of models which include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and Narrative therapy. 

Chelsea is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how it has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. Chelsea is passionate about using a strengths-based approach in order to help her clients reach full potential. 

Education 

Master’s in Social Work
Marywood University

Specialties 

  • Substance abuse 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Communication 
  • DBT
Christina Marinaro
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Marinaro, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Christina Marinaro is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.  She has experience with families, couples, children, adolescents, and adults. Christina has worked in many levels of care including sub-acute, crisis management, outpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization programs.  Christina has her Bachelor of Science from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and received her Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University.  Christina is also a Advanced Certified Trainer for the Nutured Heart Approach ®.

Christina focuses on using different approaches while helping someone achieve their goals.  These approaches often include a strength-based approach, mindfulness, solution focused, cognitive behavioral approaches, life history evaluations, compassion training.  As everyone is unique, Christina will provide a tailored therapeutic approach to every person she encounters to ensure all needs are being met. 

Christina focuses on genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and transparency in developing a therapeutic relationship with you.  Christina will work with you to identify strengths and continue to build upon your resilience while addressing the different items in your life you would like to change or modify. Christina’s goal is to help you achieve your goals and start living your life the way to envision it.

Education

La Salle University
Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self- Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family systems
  • Behavior Modification
  • Weight Loss
Dana Baltus
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dana Baltus, Resident in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

As your psychotherapist, Dana will provide an empathetic, compassionate, and safe environment for us to build trust so that you can openly discuss all your obstacles. Her areas of work focus on depression, anxiety, grief and loss in adults.  Dana use a cognitive-behavioral approach to treating your distorted thoughts that lead to anxiety and depression. Through therapy, you will work together to develop a treatment plan to help improve your problem-solving skills to help you cope with difficult situations. 

Dana is a graduate from Temple University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. Dana provides goal directed and strength based counseling and utilizes interventions from mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy. Clients who work with Dana often say she is an excellent listener, a strong support, and easy to trust.

Education

Temple University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Loss in Adults
Elizabeth Moutoux
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Moutoux, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Moutoux is a Licensed Clinical Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has almost 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care to adolescents, families, and adults seeking help with life transitions, relational or family conflicts, anxiety/depression, trauma and PTSD, and building an overall lifestyle of wellness, balance, and health. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Bible and her Masters of Science in Counseling from Cairn University, which has equipped her to integrate spirituality and faith beliefs, as needed or desired, into the therapeutic process. 

Elizabeth utilizes a blend of various theories and interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based approaches, family systems theory, art and narrative therapy, and faith/spirituality-based approaches. She works to bring flexibility and collaboration to the therapeutic space, finding creative ways to work alongside clients to find the best tools or resources for growth and healing. Elizabeth works hard to integrate every person’s unique story and values into their growth journey, providing safety in facing and growing through some of the harder challenges of life. 

Elizabeth feels honored by the trust given by her clients, seeing the work of therapy as a sacred space where people come in the midst of their harder moments to grow their best selves. She looks forward to working alongside you in building the safety and support you need to grow your strengths, meet your goals, and build the meaningful life you value and deserve. 

Education

Masters of Science in Counseling
Cairn University

Specialties

  • Faith-based/Christian counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief work/processing
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relational/family issues
  • Adolescent issues 
  • Life transitions
  • Stress Management 
  • Overall life wellness/balance
Gieyun Kang
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gieyun Kang, LPC

Philosophy of Care  

Gieyun Kang is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has over 9 years  of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and adolescents seeking  help with substance related disorders, co-occurring disorders, and other mental issues. She is also  a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state and Pennsylvania. She grew up in  South Korea and can speak Korean fluently. Embracing diversity and understanding social  marginalization are two major strengths Gieyun has. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Film  and Media arts at Temple University and Master of Art in Counseling at Missio Seminary.  

Gieyun utilizes integrated approaches to therapy. She combines and utilizes different therapeutic  tools and approaches such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, trauma informed to fit the needs of an individual client. She always maintainsthe acceptance and flexibility  and cultural and social awareness necessary to best meet the needs of a client. 

Gieyun seeks to establish a trustworthy and caring relationship with you in order to assist in  building on your strengths and building a healthier and better ways to live a meaningful and  wholesome life. 

Education  

Master of Arts in Counseling
Missio Seminary 

Master of Arts in Divinity
Westminster Theological Seminary 

Specialties  

  • Substance related disorders 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma-informed care 
  • Stress Management 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Life Coaching 
Julia Vance
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julia Vance, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Julia Vance is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has over five years experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a therapeutic, educational setting. As a school counselor, she provided academic, behavioral, and emotional support to students with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. She prides herself on her ability to establish meaningful connections with her young clients while also providing support to families as they navigate treatment for their child. 

Julia utilizes cognitive behavioral, strength-based, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies in her work. In addition to providing instruction in mindfulness and meditation practices, Julia also enjoys incorporating the interests of her clients, such as art and music, into treatment. 

Julia aims to provide clients with a safe, supportive, and caring environment in which they can process stressors while developing the skills and confidence necessary to achieve their goals.

Education

Master of Science Counseling Psychology
Holy Family University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
Karen Osborne
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Carly Schwartz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carly Schwartz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Carly Schwartz is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania with eight years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with autism, intellectual disabilities, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral issues. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Walden University. 

Carly utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based therapy, motivational interviewing and strength-based approaches to help you meet your needs. Carly aims to meet you where you are currently at and help you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

Carly offers person-centered, strength-based approaches to help you learn more about yourself. She provides a safe, judgment free space to help you work through difficult experiences while encouraging you to reach your goals. She will also assist you with leaning more about your life and the world around you. 

Education

Walden University
Master's in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disabilities
Erica Johnson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Jamie Coonan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jamie Coonan, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jamie Coonan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). She is also a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. 

Jamie has over 3 decades of experience and has fine-tuned her skills as an empathetic listener who is able to help individuals and families struggling with a wide range of issues. She gives each person time to process their thoughts and feelings and then helps them devise strategies to move forward. When explaining her approach, Jamie says that she begins with the goal of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. “I want to meet you where you are, hear from you about what you are going through, ask you where you would like to go from here, and then help you identify both ways to get there and ways to stay there.” Jamie is an encourager who comes to a session with a combination of compassion and practical strategies for growth.    

She credits her balanced approach to her early training working with children and teens, who often didn’t have the words to explain their pain. Jamie has continued to hone her skills in working with young people and their families with struggles including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Self-Harm and Cutting, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Depression to name a few. 

While she still has a special affinity for her young clients and their parents, Jamie has also spent many years expanding and developing her client base to include individuals from age 6 to 65 and beyond! She excels in working with clients of all ages in part because she knows how to work from the concrete and simple to the abstract and complex. Jamie has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, trauma, chronic health/chronic pain difficulties, grief, and bereavement, stress management, and relationship issues, including couple’s counseling.

Jamie completed her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jamie utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Family Systems Therapy, Grief Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, DBT, Biblical Therapy for those seeking Christian Counseling, and Strength-Based Therapy.

Education

Rutgers University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Self-Harm
  • Adoption/Foster Care
Jean Pantal
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jean Pantal, PMHNP, NP-C

Philosophy of Care

“When life gives you lemon makes lemonade”. With the pandemic and restrictions in place, this quote makes more sense than ever. The only constant in life is change. This is not a cry to give up but one to redefine and refocus one-self, to adapt and find new meaning for our lives. Dr. Pantal's (aka Dr. P, DNP) philosophy of care revolves around the principles that we are all unique and we all have the ability and strength to change our life for the better.  Dr. P prioritizes the needs of the individual and works in partnership to find the best path to personal wellness.

Jean J. Pantal is a board-certified PMHNP and Medical nurse practitioner.  He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in business administration, a Master in Nursing Science, and a Doctor in Nursing Practice. He also graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in Nursing Science. Dr. P has more than ten years’ experience in Advanced Practice Nursing. The practice is dedicated to working with clients (adults) dealing with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

Jean J. Pantal is delighted to help you adapt to changes to your environment via a Holistic approach and medication management. Telehealth psychiatric platform is provided via a secure, and HIPAA compliant setting.

Education

Temple University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Kimberlie Taylor
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kimberlie Taylor, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Kimberlie Taylor is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from in patient acute-hospitals, outpatient clinics and prison population. 

Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University and a BSN in Nursing from LaSalle University.  Kimberlie utilizes Jean Watson 10 Caritas, where the patient is always the focus of the practice.  

Kimberlie firmly believes that the patient is the leader in their care and has deep respect for the clients lived experience.  Kimberlie’s goal is to empower patients in their decision-making.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

 

Laura Dyott
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Dyott, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Laura Dyott is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Laura has focused their career on working with teenagers, young adults, children, and parents who are experiencing difficulties in life. She completed a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in special education at York College of Pennsylvania and completed a masters in social work with a focus on clinical practice with children and families at Monmouth University, New Jersey. 

In counseling, Laura focuses on meeting clients where they are in their journey and understanding their experience alongside identifying what skills or support is needed in helping clients meet their goals. These skills can range from cognitive behavioral, anger management, mindfulness, acceptance, and relational approaches. 

Laura strives to build a therapeutic relationship in which empathy and understanding are at the core to build insight and assist clients in living a life they find meaningful and joyful. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
Monmouth University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anger Management 
  • Teen issues 
Marsha Bellamy
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marsha Bellamy, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marsha obtained her Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology (with a certificate in her studies race, gender, and sexuality) from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has her Masters in Counseling from Immaculata University and MBA, with a concentration in Healthcare Systems Management, from Desales University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Advanced Addiction and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Pennsylvania.

Marsha committed to helping you meet your goals by tailoring her therapeutic approach to fit the unique needs of each child, adolescent, adult, couple or family. She will collaborate with you to identify what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more enriching life.  Her mission is to help you rediscover a sense of hope and encourage you to move forward with the feeling of empowerment and a renewed ability to cope with life's challenges.

She provides a safe space where you will be truly heard, seen and understood.  In this caring environment, you will receive objective feedback based on deep listening, and interventions for issues such as relationship conflict, substance use, depression, anxiety and stress management. This process is tailored to your unique needs and situation, with the focus on developing strategies to assist in reaching your goals.

Education

Masters in Counseling
Immaculata University

MBA, Healthcare Systems Management
Desales University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Counseling
  • Substance Use
  • Grief
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQIA
Monique Searight
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150:Intake $100:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
Samiyrah Weaver
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Samiyrah Weaver, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Samiyrah Weaver is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has nearly10 years of experience partnering with adults and teens seeking support with addiction, trauma, family and partner relational issues, homelessness, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University and has received a Master of Science in Education and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. Samiyrah enjoys working with people from all walks of life and has sustained passion for helping others heal from a variety of challenging life circumstances. She was inspired to the field in 2008, after an impactful dream of facilitating a very dynamic recovery group.

Samiyrah has since run hundreds of Substance Abuse, Codependency, Anger Management, Grief & Loss, Cultural Awareness, Wellness, and Integrative Healing groups to women, men, seniors, and teens. She utilizes an eclectic approach of modern psychoanalytic concepts, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, strength--based, and mindfulness approaches to provide the most effective care to meet individual, couple and family needs. She conducts Individual, Family, and Group therapy to provide effective holistic support. 

Over the years, Samiyrah has witnessed the impact of a holistic, person-centered approach in Clients who have learned to overcome barriers and manage challenges with addiction, anger, cultural, communication, relationships, loss. Samiyrah demonstrates dedication in providing compassionate care that is nurturing and validating that restores balance and optimal well-being. 

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Education

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Relational/Couple Issues       
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety    
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
Christina Penge
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Penge, MS, LPC

Christina provides counseling for children, adolescents and adults.  She has over 13 years of experience in various levels of cares including outpatient, inpatient and longer term care. She focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It’s important the therapy is fitting the individual and Christina will work with each individual to personalize care for growth and guidance.

Christina earned a Bachelor of Science at Pennsylvania State University.  She followed her undergraduate degree with a Master of Science from Philadelphia College of Medicine.  She has worked in crisis management, along with outpatient settings and has a long history of helping others.

Christina has experience with various populations, including those with anxiety, depression, addiction, developmental delays and many others.  She is flexible and able to work with many different needs.

Asia Braggs
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Asia Braggs, Supervisee in Social Work, LSW

Philosophy of Care

Asia Braggs is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania with 7 years’ experience serving children, adolescents, adults, and families with depression, trauma, anxiety, behavioral and relationship issues. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Nyack College and earned Master’s Degree specializing in clinical social work from Temple University. While working on to earn clinical hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), she is currently in the process to earn a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) at Walden University. 

Asia provides a person-centered, trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and strength-based approaches when working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her goal as your therapist is to meet you where you are in life, explore and identify goals you want to achieve. 

Asia offers a non-judgmental and compassionate space in therapy and believes that each person has their own story and past that made them who they are today and should be shown empathy, dignity and worth. She looks forward to collaborating and building a therapeutic relationship with you in which you are empowered and have the skills to navigate life’s challenges.

Education

Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work
Temple University

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Therapy 
  • Trauma
Francis Yaeger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Francis Yaeger, LPC

Philosophy of Care

"Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with many year’s experience working with adults and family dynamics in inpatient, outpatient, and chemical depended facilities. Frank specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relationship problems, multi-level trauma, grief and loss, substance use, mood disorders, communication and intimacy challenges, anger management, problems related to internal and external stressors, career paths, life transitions: large and small, and increasing one’s self-worth: value and esteem

Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University with a concentration in human development and his Master of Arts degree from Immaculata University in Counseling Psychology with an additional addiction certification. He draws on principles from psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) mindfulness techniques, and has a strong belief in blending various theoretical interventions to meet individualized treatment goals.

Education

Immaculata University
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
Haley Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Haley Smith, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Haley Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 10 years experience working with children and their families seeking help with depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in pre-art therapy and psychology at Marymount University in Arlington, VA and her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology at Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA. 

Haley utilizes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Art therapy, and mindfulness based therapies to help meet the needs of every client and family she serves. Haley works with each client to help them become more aware of themselves through these modalities in order for each individual to achieve their best. Haley’s therapy is goal oriented and works with each client to help them achieve obtainable goals. 

Haley seeks to establish an inviting and caring approach with you in order to help build a strong therapeutic relationship with her in order to help you build upon your strengths and help you live a more meaningful and valuable life. 

Education

Rosemont College
Masters in Counseling and Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Mood disorders 
  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Stress management
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Self-harm 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Trauma
Jennifer Lauricella
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Compsych
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Humana
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Lauricella, LPC, ATR-BC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Lauricella is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist practicing in the state of Pennsylvania.  Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience working with adults who are seeking help with a variety of issues.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts university and completed her Masters in Expressive Arts Therapies at Lesley University.

Jennifer offers assistance to people seeking to gain or deepen their understanding of their life experiences through improved awareness of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  Using verbal and/or art interventions, she will meet you where you are to assist you in effecting the changes you would like to see in your life.  As an Expressive Arts Therapist Jennifer is skilled at helping you find adaptive means of self-expression, increase self-awareness, and to develop tools to allow you to live with greater ease and comfort.  

Engaging in therapy is a wonderful step toward self-improvement.  Investing in therapy is prioritizing your self-care.  A supportive, safe, therapeutic space, free of judgement will enable you to better understand yourself and allow you to navigate your life experiences more readily.   

Education

Lesley University
Masters in Expressive Arts Therapies

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
Kellyn Swanson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kellyn Swanson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kellyn Swanson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, who has three years of experience providing therapy for adults with severe mental illness who are seeking help and support to rebuild their lives. Kellyn has worked with clients to safely navigate crisis situations, major life transitions, daily stressors, physical health ailments, relationship concerns, emotional dysregulation, and increased mental health symptoms. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Misericordia University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University.

Kellyn believes in utilizing her clients strengths and goals to lead sessions. She recognizes the client-therapist relationship as an essential element in the therapeutic process and employs her values of empathy, unconditional acceptance, non-judgemental stance, and active listening, to best meet the individualized needs of her clients.
Kellyn looks to provide a safe and welcoming space for you to explore yourself and what a meaningful life looks like for you. She will collaborate with you in building a strong, therapeutic alliance, supporting your aspirations and goals, while helping you succeed in pursuit of the life you desire and fully deserve.

Education

Villanova University
Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

● Dialectical Behavior Therapy
● Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
● Depression
● Anxiety
● Life Transitions
● Schizophrenia
● Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
● Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
● Stress Management

Rita Shibata
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Risa Shibata, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Risa Shibata is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who has experience working with youths, adults and older adults in diverse settings. Risa welcomes individuals of all cultures and backgrounds seeking compassionate help with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles and received her Master of Social Work from San Diego State University. 

Risa uses the strength-based approach to empower the client to maximize their wellness and quality of life. She works collaboratively with her clients to tailor treatment to each client’s specific needs. She trained at the San Diego LGBTQ community center, which has equipped her with a deeper understanding of the psycho-social-emotional issues that LGBTQ persons face and provide gender affirming treatment therapy. Risa speaks Japanese fluently and is passionate towards working with underserved communities. Some of Risa’s therapeutic modalities include CBT, DBT, mindfulness based, solution-focused and attachment focused.  

Risa incorporates person-centered and trauma informed approaches in her psychotherapy practice to offer unconditional positive regard for her clients.

Education

San Diego State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • LGBTQ 
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma 
  • PTSD
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
Ryan  McMullen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ryan McMullen, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ryan is a Licensed Professional counselor who has 4 years of experience helping children,  adults and families seeking assistance with a wide variety of challenges such as, but not  limited to: maladaptive behavior, anxiety, depression, family relationships, trauma and life  transitions. Ryan completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology and his Master’s in Mental Health  Counseling from Holy Family University. Ryan also has personal experience with overcoming  and persevering as he has dealt with eye and vision issues his whole life and is able to transfer  and model these skills to give clients a unique perspective with their treatment.  

Ryan uses person-centered, family systems, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based  approaches to treatment. Ryan works closely with the client to meet them where they are and  adapt approaches based on the needs of each individual client; there is no cookie-cutter  approach to mental health as each client is different and has unique needs and goals.  

Ryan strives to establish a meaningful rapport that will assist you to be successful both with  treatment and with your life. Your success and well-being is of the utmost importance to Ryan.  Ryan will encourage and challenge you to maximize your strengths and help you to attain the  meaningful life you deserve.  

Education

Master’s in Mental Health Counseling
Holy Family University

Specialties

  • Trauma 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Family difficulties  
  • Social issues

 

Lisa Cornelius
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Cornelius, LCSW

My core belief: Healing and balance are not only possible, but are the result of counseling that respects every unique human experience while embarking on an introspective journey to uncover the unlimited potential and strengths of each person. While identifying together patterns of behavior that hinder balance, a new freedom and contentment is achieved.

I am passionate about providing a trusting therapeutic environment in which my clients will feel supported and confident in being who they are and expressing their innermost thoughts and emotion. I have been privileged to work with individuals from numerous ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, addressing mental health concerns that are specific to each person’s life experience and interaction with the outside world. As a result, my cultural competency and an open-minded approach are central to my work as a therapist. My substantial experience working with the LGBTQ community, particularly with youth in the transitional process of sexuality, coming out and gender identity, has allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the interconnection of culture, religion and sexuality with environmental factors which informs one’s internal dialogue. As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to consistently provide a non-judgmental, open, and supportive therapeutic space in which each client can feel comfortable, safe and empowered as we embark on a journey together to facilitate a shift toward healing, growth and overall inner peace.

Specific Areas of interests include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Concerns/Co -Dependency/Communication issues
  • LGBTQ Individuals/Couples/Family
  • Women's Issues
  • Self Esteem Concerns
  • Anger management/Behavior Modification
  • Life Coaching/Empowerment
  • Addressing Stress/Life Balance
Stephen Neel
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephen Neel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I specialize in the areas of trauma as well as depression, and anxiety problems. I've been experienced for the past 23 years in trauma counseling working in an emergency department in the state of New York. I am licensed in the State of New York as well in Pennsylvania as a LPC. 

I have served as a mental health counselor in an adolescent inpatient hospital as well as an adult mental health hospital for over 20 years. The ages of clients that I am experienced range from 7 to 70. 

I have also spent a number of years researching suicide and as well as depression. I use a eclectic overall approach in counseling including the use of cognitive behavioral approaches. I have several years experience using EMDR when dealing with traumatic events in people's lives.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
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Over 35 years ive known frank

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First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
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Frank

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I worked with Frank and found him to be a an empathetic and genuinely caring counselor. Frank is a skilled clinician who helps his client's problem solve to help them meet their goals. Frank has a positive energy and an easy way about him. Frank's clients are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable counselor on their side.
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Talk Therapy that helps

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I found Frank during a tough time in my life. I was dealing with some pretty heavy issues related to family and career and suffering from depression and severe anxiety. Frank listened and had a way of making me see things in a different (more positive) light. It's clear he cares deeply about others and genuinely wants to lessen their suffering. I highly recommend Frank as a counselor. His empathy and skills made him more than qualified to assist in my journey to wellness. Frank: thank you for all that you do. You have made my life less dark, and for that I am grateful.
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Frank Yaeger

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Having been privileged to work with Frank as a colleague I have seen his compassion and care first-hand. Frank is not only a skilled clinician, but genuinely cares. Frank works with individuals at their own pace while challenging them to realize their full potential.
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Frank is a True asset

★★★★★
Have been a colleague of Franks for a couple of years now. What I've seen over the past couple of years is an individual who is constantly striving to be the best he can be, at every task he takes on. When it comes to his clinical skills, Frank has been someone I could always turn to for direction and knowledge if the need ever arose, he's definitely a team player. He always has the clients best interest heart and has a warm sense of ease about him. For those who might be looking for assistance in exploring current struggles, I would highly recommend Frank Yaeger.
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Frank Yaeger

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I first worked with Frank as a client. He was my personal trainer. He not only expanded my understanding and knowledge of physical health, but also gave me the confidence I need to far exceed my initial goals. As the role of a licensed professional counselor (LPC) I had invited Frank to be part of a three-person panel which included two Ph. D’s speaking on the topic of estrangement. The event went extremely well, and Frank’s contributions were very insightful, informative, and offered tangible methods to address estranged love ones. I highly recommend Frank as a therapist. He will provide unwavering empathy, ‘meet you where you are’ and provide the necessary interventions and compassion to have breakthroughs along your therapeutic journey
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Recommendation for Francis Yaeger

★★★★★
I am pleased to recommend my personal friend, Francis Yaeger, as an excellent counselor at Thriveworks, Bensalem. I have known Francis Yaeger (Frank) for over 40 years having been close friends with his sister most of my life and can honestly say he is singularly qualified and committed to helping others deal with intrapersonal issues. Frank has the unique ability to see things from an objective, fact based viewpoint and the ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at helping patients to look at things in a different way, enabling them to resolve difficult issues by helping them see things from a broader perspective. Frank has years of experience working with family relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction and more. He is a kind and caring person with a strong desire to help others. He interacts well with all ages. If you’re looking for a counselor who is objective, compassionate, and effective; Frank will be an asset to your health care needs.
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Frank Yaeger

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Frank is always striving to be a better version of himself. He has a level of passion for life and learning that I've rarely seen in others. He works on a holistic approach to life from every angle; whether for himself or with suggestions to others. His interactions make you feel both that he knows where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go, all the while making you feel heard and supported. I feel that he would make anyone a great therapist!
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