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Alfreda Davis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alfreda Davis, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Alfreda Davis is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania with a diverse background within the Behavioral and Mental Health fields. She earned her Bachelor of Psychology degree at The Pennsylvania State University, and she earned her Master of Social Work degree at Temple University. Throughout her career, she has supported clients ranging from childhood to young adulthood in areas that include eating disorders, intellectual disabilities, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADHD, and more. Alfreda has the mindset of meeting the client where they are at and helping them progress to where they are looking to go.

Alfreda utilizes treatment modalities that highlight the client’s strengths and positive attributes to assist them in their journey towards meeting their treatment goals. Those modalities include cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, client-centered, and solution-focused therapy.

Alfreda views therapy as a collaborative effort, recognizing that the client is the expert in their life. She is there to aid them towards their goals by providing a safe and warm environment to express themselves. She strives to make every client’s treatment journey a unique experience, where they feel seen, heard, and supported.

Education

Temple University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
Christina Lee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Lee, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Christina Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), social worker, and educator who specializes in treating individuals with disabilities, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Christina has 12 years of experience working with adults and families. She completed her Master of Science (MS) at West Chester University. Christina is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and interferential current therapy (IFC). She excels at teaching clients the tools for success.

Education

West Chester University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Coping Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Disability
Deborah Eshelman
Accepting:
  • Capital BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deborah Eshelman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Debbie comes with over 18 years of clinical experience working with children, teens or adults in various settings, including typical outpatient offices, schools, shelters, and inpatient facilities. She has seen individuals seeking help with depression, ADHD, anxiety, physical/sexual abuse, sexual assault, and co-occurring disorders, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral issues. She completed her Master’s of Education in Counseling Education at the University of North Texas.

Debbie’s underlying approach to counseling is based on Client-Centered therapy, working at the client’s comfort level and pace throughout the counseling process. She utilizes tools from Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, as well, always keeping in mind the specific needs and goals of each individual.

Debbie works to provide a warm, caring, and non-judgmental environment in which together we will work towards helping you find your inner strengths to help you reach your goals so that you can begin living the life you desire.

Education

University of North Texas
Master’s of Education in Counseling Education

Specialties

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual and Physical Abuse
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
Donna Marshall
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Donna Marshall, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Donna Marshall is a clinical social worker who has worked in the medical and mental health field for the last 20 years. She completed her Masters in Social Work from New York University. Her therapeutic style is best described as engaged, supportive and solution focused. She is an active listener who likes to collaborate with her clients and provide a positive and interactive experience.

Donna specializes in assisting clients who are coping with depression, anxiety, acute and chronic illness, relationship issues, life transitions, aging parents and loss of any kind. She also has extensive experience working with people who have wellness goals for themselves and wish to make positive changes in their health and overall wellbeing.

Donna seeks to create a warm and caring relationship with you so that you can build on your strengths and reach your goals. 

Education

New York University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acute and chronic illness
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Postpartum Depression
Douglas Eddy
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Douglas Eddy, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Douglas Eddy is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has extensive training working with young children, adolescents, and young adults. He has worked with clients who present with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and many other presenting issues. Douglas has worked in intensive behavioral health services providing therapeutic support to children and their families in the home and school setting. Additionally, he has training in working with families on parenting skills and developing positive communication within the family system.

Douglas has a passion for working with clients who identify with having depression or anxiety or need help navigating through life stressors; those who have experienced trauma, providing a safe therapeutic environment that focuses on trauma-informed care; and finally, men and young men who need help developing and identifying who they are.

Doug graduated from Widener University in clinical social work. During clinical training in his master's program, he was able to work with adults of all ages, from younger to older adults. As a person-centered therapist along with using a multi-dimensional approach, Douglas provides a unique and personalized therapeutic experience. Douglas has training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), trauma-focused, solution-focused, neural integration, play therapy, and movement therapy.

Douglas utilizes a multi-faceted approach to better understand the client's presenting issues. He utilizes empathy and honesty with clients and creates goals and solutions that are effective in creating awareness and building skills to make changes. Douglas believes that clients have the ability to manage and develop solutions that focus on their unique challenges — he provides a safe therapeutic environment where individuals can explore challenges they face and develop solutions that are effective.

It would be Douglas's honor to work with you. He invites clients to make the first step to start the discussion and path towards self-actualization and building positive change in their lives.

Education

Widener University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Edith Hutchins-Stieglitz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Edith Hutchins-Stieglitz, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Edie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings a strengths-based approach and compassionate spirit to her sessions.  She seeks to support clients to increase insight and awareness into themselves and their lives and empower them to create desired change.  She has been practicing for 8 years and has experience with individual, family, and group therapy with adults, seniors, and children.  She also has experience with residential treatment and intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization group therapy.  She graduated with a degree in Sociology from UMass Boston and received her MSW from Wheelock College.  She practices using a strengths-based, culturally competent, and trauma-informed approach and utilizes CBT and mindfulness to tailor treatment to each individual.  

Edie believes that people have the ability to create change in their lives and she seeks to be a positive support and advocate for them on their journeys toward greater fulfillment and life satisfaction.

Education

Wheelock College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • End-of-Life
  • Trauma
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Stressors
  • Self-Worth
Jeannette Jefferson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeannette Jefferson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jeannette is a graduate from Eastern University where she received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also received a Bachelors degree from Neumann University getting an Art degree in Psychology. Jeannette has over 5 years of clinical experience working with children and families in various different settings. Jeannette has experience working in a residential setting for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, schools, and foster care system. Jeannette is trained in play therapy along with sand tray therapy but also uses many strength based practices to assist clients with their needs and struggles.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Eastern University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
Jill Mena
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jill Mena, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Jill Mena is a Master’s Level Social Worker with experience in providing clinical assessments and therapeutic care for adults and adolescents struggling with self-esteem, relationship dysfunction, trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression. She helps her clients establish a safe, therapeutic relationship while building confidence, self-esteem and ability to take action. Jill customizes your therapy approach based on your personal needs. She has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviews, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (BSBT). 

Jill uses a caring, consistent, and tailored approach to therapy. She focuses on active listening and deep dialogues to help her clients process cognitive distortions, identify internal motivators, and set goals for recovery. She is interested in combining the mind-body connection with life transitions and helps clients develop coping skills and build cognitive reprocessing scripts. 

Jill incorporates a relational, strength-building, solution-focused approach to her work with clients. She specializes in women’s issues, life transitions, family conflicts, stress management, depression/anxiety, and dual-diagnoses special needs. She seeks to help you understand yourself, your strengths, and your goals better so you can build a happy, healthy you. 

Education

Master of Social Work
Widener University 

Specialties

  • Women’s Issues 
  • Adolescents 
  • Trauma 
  • Stress Management 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
Kadija Barrie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kadija Barrie, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kadija Barrie is a Resident in Counseling who has worked with adolescents, adults, and older adults dealing with problems like trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has 13 years of experience in the mental health field and is committed to equipping her clients with coping strategies for managing their everyday life stressors.

Kadija received her Master in Clinical Counseling from Rosemont College. She meets her clients where they are in their healing process and uses active listening skills while providing positive affirmations to best support her clients. She also assists them with setting realistic goals by coaching and allowing them to self-reflect on their presenting problem(s).

As an immigrant from West Africa, Kadija has endured a lot of trauma and is very aware of different cultural backgrounds; therefore, she has the ability to transition from one perspective to another while building a strong connection with you. She is driven to reach the immigrant population, which is less likely to seek mental health treatment due to their lack of trust and a deep-seated belief that professional mental health treatment is non-existent.

Education

Rosemont College
Master in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Trauma Related
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Paranoia
Karen Osborne
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
Kimberly Deutsch
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kimberly Deutsch, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Deutsch is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She sees individuals of all ages and is willing to treat the majority of psychiatric conditions. Kimberly is also comfortable providing care during some of life’s most delicate times, including pregnancy. She desires to provide high-quality care to everyone she encounters.

Kimberly began her journey in nursing more than 15 years ago and since that time she has maintained a focus on increasing her knowledge and the level of care she is able to provide. Due to her nursing background, Kimberly stresses the importance of open communication and places an emphasis on working with the people she sees to develop a treatment plan together. She feels it is important to address an individual’s specific needs and not just prescribe a medication based on a label. She also takes side effects and difficulties with medications seriously and is willing to discuss changes or even specific medication requests to determine if a treatment is appropriate.

During the initial appointment, Kimberly will review psychiatric and medical history and complete a thorough evaluation, including previous medication trials that were or were not successful. After collecting the necessary information, she will review diagnoses, provide education as needed, and discuss treatment options. If you're looking for a provider who is down-to-earth, compassionate, easy to talk to, understanding, and supportive, you've found it in Kimberly.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Kimyette Willis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimyette Willis, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimyette is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Pennsylvania and  Delaware. Kimyette has years of experience collaborating with adults to manage symptoms of  anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, stress and interpersonal issues. Kimyette completed her  Bachelor of Art degree at Widener University in Psychology and her Master of Art degree at Immaculata University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  

Kimyette offers an accepting and validating atmosphere while drawing from evident based  practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapy, solution focused and  dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to accommodating environment for individual unique  needs.  

Kimyette believe that people are doing the best that they can given their present tools and life  circumstances. She encourages individuals to value their own self-worth by offering a  collaborating space to explore the possibilities that they are able to live well and be well.  

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Immaculata University

Specialties  

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress management  
  • Trauma 
  • Anger management 
  • Borderline Personality Disorder 
  • Social/Relationship issues  
  • Self-Esteem
Lauren Morris
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Morris, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Pennsylvania.  She has over 15 years’ experience in the mental health field. The breadth of her experience has been providing client-centered, strength-based individual therapy to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, mood disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and received her Master’s in Social Work from West Chester University.

Lauren's relatability and compassion provides a safe and non-judgmental space where vulnerabilities and experiences can be shared.  She approaches therapy as a collaborative process, focusing on the uniqueness of the individual and couple. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based and Trauma-informed approaches.

Lauren is passionate about partnering with individuals and couples to achieve positive and lasting changes in their lives. Lauren's practice promotes the health and wellbeing of her clients to foster healthy relationships with themselves and others, to cultivate purpose and meaning, and to ultimately live their best life possible.

Education

Masters in Social Work
West Chester University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Postpartum Disorders

 

Lynn Falk
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lynn Falk, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lynn Falk is a Candidate in Counseling who is passionate about helping children, tweens, adolescents, and adults cope with strong emotions, depression, anxiety, transitions, low self-esteem, questions of identity, conflict, and relationship issues. Lynn has a background as a teaching artist.

Lynn completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy at Drexel University. She is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and a Certified Movement Analyst. Lynn views therapy as a collaborative journey based on a safe and trusting relationship. Whether a client is looking for short-term solutions or long-term support, Lynn will listen and engage with empathy, respect, cultural sensitivity, and humility to help move clients toward hope, healing, and happiness.

Lynn utilizes person-centered, strength-based, mindful, and embodied approaches to therapy. She is able to bring movement, creativity, and play into the therapeutic process if that is of interest to and beneficial for her clients. Lynn values collaboration, authenticity, creativity, and flexibility while working to meet individual needs.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Arts in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Divorce
  • Gender Identity/Transgender
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
Melanie Harshaw
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melanie Harshaw, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Melanie is an LCSW and a 1998 graduate of Temple University. She began her career at Philadelphia’s rape crisis center, and since then has worked with teenagers through the elderly in diverse medical, psychiatric and forensic settings. 

Melanie came to Social Work as her second profession, and is still excited with her work. Believing that everyone can benefit from counseling at one time or another, Melanie uses humor, warmth and empathy to connect with her clients. 

A generalist in practice, Melanie works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. She identifies as a secular therapist, and practices from a feminist perspective.

Education

Master of Social Work
Temple University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
Melissa Koway-Montana
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Koway-Montana, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Koway-Montana is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and has experience working with all age groups, from kids to older adults, who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, chronic health disabilities, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, ADHD, transitions in life, trauma, and PTSD, emotional regulation and concerns within interpersonal relationships.

Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Neumann University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Immaculata University. She likes to focus on helping her clients identify unhelpful thought patterns and where they may stem from as well as identify individualized goals and find ways to achieve these goals by making them attainable.

The most important aspect of the therapeutic process is building a healthy therapeutic relationship. Melissa meets her clients where they are at and is flexible when using therapeutic approaches based on their needs. Melissa has experience with using person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), exposure therapy, and psychoeducation.

Dealing with mental health concerns may be difficult because they are invisible, and it may feel as if we are expected to walk through life unbothered. Melissa will help provide you with a safe space to explore the root of your concerns and find appropriate ways to combat them.

Education

Immaculata University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Chronic Illness
Michael Drag
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Drag, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Michael Drag is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 7 years  experience. His primary goal with each therapeutic relationship is to meet you where you are  and utilize skills based in CBT, DBT, Trauma-informed care, anger management, loss and grief,  addiction, and mindfulness. Michael works to understand you along with your struggles. You  are more than what you have been through in life.  

Michael helps build the skills to manage thoughts, sensations, and emotions. He works to  provide psychoeducation in the response of the body, how to recognize it, name it, and  counter it through coping skills. Michael uses his skills to understand the origin of difficulty  and strengthen the relationship with the self. 

Things happen that can get stuck and affect day to day life or even hold you back from  achieving dreams. This is the life, body, and mind you get. Why not take the time to make  them one and become the person you have always wanted to be.  

Education

Chestnut Hill College
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Stress management
  • PTSD
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
Michele Chubb
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Medicare
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michele Chubb, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Michele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who has over 20 years experience in the mental health field with children and adults. The majority of her experience has been providing individual, couples and group therapy to children and adults with severe mental illness, mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, behavioral issues  and trauma. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and english and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University.

Michele offers a warm and accepting environment while using an eclectic approach that best fits the individual and their strengths.  She provides evidence based practices such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). 

Michele believes that the therapeutic relationship is important and people are striving to be their best. She works in collaboration with her clients from a strengths perspective and believes that change is possible. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
Widener University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Psychosis 
Russell Bohner
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Russell Bohner, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Russell Bohner is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that has worked with psychiatric patients for over 21 years. He started his career in psychiatry as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked his way to a Masters Degree in Nursing before obtaining his Nurse Practitioner license. Through his education and previous practice experience, Russell has accumulated a wide range of experiences working with people from adolescence to the elderly.

Russell believes that healing, both physical and emotional, must involve a complete and holistic approach to assessing one's problems, finding solutions, and ultimately provide healing to the mind, body, and soul. This is accomplished through the development of a nurturing, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with his patients. Medication management and supportive counseling are the primary modalities utilized.

Russell seeks to establish a positive and productive therapeutic relationship with you to provide wholeness and psychiatric wellness that will ultimately allow you to work toward your life's goals with confidence, dignity and respect.

Education

Wilkes University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Ryoko Ohara
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ryoko Ohara, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ryoko is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings her person-centered mindful approach to individuals seeking fulfillment and inner peace. Experienced in inpatient and outpatient settings, Ryoko has helped adults using compassion, knowledge, experience and music therapy skills.

Board-certified in music therapy with degrees in psychology, Ryoko has worked with both individuals and groups. Ryoko invites you to share with her your struggles. Ryoko will work with you on a path to empowerment.

日本語でお話しできます。

ストレスや悩みなどで困っていられる方、もっと毎日明るく楽しく過ごせればいいなぁと思っていられる方、日本語で一緒にお話ししましょう。

(I can speak Japanese. If you are struggling with stressors or you just want more joy, happiness, and fulfillment in your life, let’s talk in Japanese.)

Specialties

  • life stressors
  • life fulfillment
  • relationship issues
  • anxiety
  • depression / mood instability
  • mood swings
  • self-confidence
  • balancing mind and body
Sarah Thornburg
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Sarah Thornburg, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Thornburg is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 6 years of experience treating clients throughout the lifespan for psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Sarah is experienced in treating clients with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and co-occurring substance abuse. She also has experience working with the veteran population, the LGBTQIA community, and women during pregnancy and postpartum.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Delaware and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Drexel University. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP). She began her career as a psychiatric nurse over a decade ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and has since worked in a variety of mental healthcare settings including inpatient care, emergency services, outpatient clinics, and telehealth platforms.

Sarah specializes in prescribing psychiatric medication but believes in a holistic, multifaceted approach to mental wellness. She utilizes various therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral strategies to improve client outcomes beyond medication management alone. Sarah has a passion for patient education and trauma-informed care. She enjoys partnering with clients and serving as an advocate to destigmatize mental illness. Her knowledge, compassion, and flexibility are the foundation of her therapeutic relationships. Sarah is looking forward to collaborating with and supporting you on your mental health journey.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Trauma & PTSD
Shannon Ritchie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shannon Ritchie, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

I am a graduate of Temple University's Master's in Counseling Psychology. I have over four years of clinical experience and has worked with many different populations. Her most previous work was with the athletic department at the University of Pennsylvania on their Mental Health & Performance team. She also has experience working in a partial hospitalization program for adolescents in Norristown.

I have been clinically trained in mental health assessments, body positivity and neutrality, mental performance topics, and other strength-based practices to meet each client’s unique needs and grow.

Shannon creates a comfortable and open space for her clients. She believes that in the therapeutic relationship, the client is the expert on their own lives and gives them the autonomy each session allowing for explorations of the self in a safe environment.

As a young professional, I understand the younger generation’s culture today and some of the unique struggles they may be facing.

Education

Temple University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Stress Management
  • Mental Performance
Sharon Graaf
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $139: Follow-ups

Sharon Graaf, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Sharon M. Graaf has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 35 years and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for 6 of those years. Sharon specializes in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sleep issues. For the past 6 years she has been seeing primarily children and adolescents and also adult clients in an outpatient setting for psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management.

Sharon completed her master’s and post master’s degrees from Wilkes University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She began her career working as a registered nurse at a long-term state psychiatric hospital and a state prison. Her career path seemed to align with seeing patients that required mental health intervention. She acquired much mental health experience at those jobs and that is the reason she pursued the psychiatric focus for her higher education.

During the psychiatric evaluation Sharon seeks a thorough understanding of your symptoms, past and present, in order to identify potential causes, including any medical or biological factors that could have caused the issues you are having. She will discuss past medications that you have tried and therapies that have worked and not worked for you. She will discuss potential side effects if medication is prescribed, and your feelings about taking medications. She will provide an appointment that is relaxed and low-key so you can remember all that you would like to discuss. She will listen attentively. Sometimes the tension of having a mental health appointment with a provider causes an enormous amount of stress. Sharon believes that building a trusting rapport with her clients is a very important part of success in treatment.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sophia Park
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare East
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sophia Park, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sophia Park is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose diverse background has contributed to a presence that is open, respectful and collaborative. She works with individuals, couples, and families in crisis to help resolve conflict, improve communication skills, and work toward healthier relationships. She welcomes persons struggling with acculturation, identity, and/or inter-generational issues.

Dr. Park holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Theology (Th.D) in Pastoral Theology and Counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary. Her clinical background includes over fifteen years of clinical experience including psychiatric in-patient units, addiction clinics, hospital chaplaincy, private practice, and academic teaching. With her understanding of the importance of spirituality & faith in clients’ lives she is able to provide spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.

Education

Columbia Theological Seminary
Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Theology and Counseling
Master of Divinity

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • CBT
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating Disorders
Tess Stone
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tess Stone, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tess is a Licensed Professional Counselor who strives to empower clients to embrace their authentic selves and create their own happiness. Tess works from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy approach to help clients to develop healthy coping skills, overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Tess provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy and has experience working with clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other diagnoses and issues. She helps clients with life stressors, self-esteem, relationships and issues in the family system and with issues related to human sexuality. Tess has training is areas, such as, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS), best practices for working with LGBTQ+ community, eating disorder and love and sex addiction recovery. Tess earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Clinical Counseling from DeSales University and a Masters of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University.

Education

LaSalle University
Masters of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Life stressors
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Issues in the family system
  • Sexuality
Theresa Litz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Litz, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Litz is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relational conflict, loss, life transitions, intimate partner violence, and trauma in adolescents and adults. Theresa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Education (M.Ed) specializing in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. She is currently a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) candidate.

Theresa believes in the value of creating a strong therapeutic relationship with each client through consistent support and acceptance. She believes this strong relationship is important to empower her clients to create changes in their lives to achieve their goals. She provides an affirming space for all sexual and gender identities. Theresa utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities based on her clients’ needs which include solution-focused, family systems, and attachment-based approaches.

Education

Widener University
Masters of Social Work
Masters of Education specializing in Human Sexuality Studies

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Wendy Lias
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Wendy Lias, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Wendy Lias is a Supervisee in Social Work (LSW) who specializes in treating anxiety, mood dysregulation, substances, and perinatal difficulties in adolescent and adult clients. She has worked with myriad populations in residential, outpatient, and crisis response settings. As a therapist, it is her pleasure to work alongside motivated clients who are hoping to reduce and relieve distress in their lives.

Wendy completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Bryn Mawr College and both her Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Science in Social Work (MSSA) at Case Western Reserve University. She believes that learning does not culminate with graduation and continues to engage in post-Master's training.

Wendy offers a safe and non-judgmental space designed to support clients as they work towards meaningful behavioral change. She understands that the process of change looks different for every individual and hopes to tailor the therapeutic experience to each client's unique personal needs. She looks forward to getting to know what will work best for you. Wendy believes that there is often room for humor and creativity to be woven throughout the process.

Education

Case Western Reserve University
Master of Social Work
Master of Science in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Substance Use
Dr.Jim Houck
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Jim Houck, Ph.D., CCTP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Jim is a licensed professional counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and EMDR clinician. He graduated from Loyola University with a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision. He also holds an M.Div. from Asbury Seminary in Kentucky and has spent many years counseling people of all faiths how to integrate their religion and spirituality into their mental health issues.

In addition, Dr. Jim’s clinical and research interests include working with adolescents and adults around issues of depression, anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement, trauma recovery, intergenerational trauma, near-death experiences, LGBTQAI, substance abuse recovery, clinical supervision, HIV/AIDS, personality and human development.

Dr. Jim believes in the potential of everyone to not only make sense of their mental health issues, but also be empowered to succeed in life by discovering their resiliency, strengths and personal gifts.

He is the author of several books, including Reclaiming Authenticity: A Psychospiritual Approach to Transformation and Transcendence, and When Ancestors Weep: Healing the Soul from Intergenerational Trauma.

“Discover the courage to reclaim that which has always been in you.”

Education

Loyola University
Ph.D. in Counseling Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Trauma recovery
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Near-death experiences
  • LGBTQAI
  • Substance abuse recovery
  • Clinical supervision
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Personality
  • Human development
Erica Johnson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
Monique Searight
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149: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
Michelle Hennessey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michelle Hennessey, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years working in the hospital and healthcare industry. She has experience working with adults in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency units and general outpatient services.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arcadia University in Psychology and her Master of Science degree from Chestnut Hill College in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She draws on principles from psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) informed techniques, and has a strong belief in incorporating strengths-based approaches to an individualized treatment plan.

Education

Chestnut Hill College
Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction/substance use
  • Mood disorders
  • Communication and intimacy
  • Anger management
  • Problems related to stress, careers, and life transitions.
Dr.Delesa Martinez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Dalesa Martinez, LMFT, PhD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Dalesa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing for over 15 years. She graduated with both her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in couple & family therapy from Drexel University. She also received post-graduate training in ESFT as a clinician, administrator and clinical supervisor.

She has serviced a multitude of individuals, families and couples through her direct clinical work, and also as a supervisor, professor, mentor, trainer and author. She has had the privilege of working in multiple settings, including community-based, in-home, outpatient and hospital settings.

Dr. Dalesa’s goal is to help her clients to recognize their own power as individuals and in relationships, so that they can work their way out of therapy. Her philosophy is that her clients have the answers to their challenges, her role as a therapist is to collaboratively help them to uncover the places in which they are blocked and discover that they are the experts in their own growth, development and healing.

Dr. Dalesa has expertise in working with all populations, but specializes in work with adolescents and their families, couples, trauma, domestic violence, multi-generational issues, and connecting to purpose/sense of self. Her expertise also includes extensive work with marginalized populations, including issues related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and LBGTQ+.

She encourages a whole life healing philosophy, helping the client to discover their inner light and become the best version of themselves. She prides herself in the journey to healing not being the easiest that her clients will take, but well worth it when they reach their desired outcomes.

Education

Drexel University
Ph.D. in Couple & Family Therapy

Specialities 

  • Family,
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression,
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
Haley Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
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
MarshaA. Meadows
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marsha A. Meadows, MA, LPCMH, LPC, LCDP, CADC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

I am a multi-state licensed professional counselor and addiction counselor empowering individuals since 1999.  I hold a master’s degree in clinical psychology.  I provide individual therapy for mental health, life adjustments, and addiction disorders.  Depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are common concerns of my clients.  Grief/loss, marital/separation/divorce, work/career, and body image/weight are also typical challenges I see.

I specialize in rational emotive behavioral therapy and believe in the Law of Attraction. Changing how we think, changes the way we feel and act. In a non-judgmental, safe and caring way, I use my knowledge and skills to help you discover your options and possibilities…your choices, your decisions, your opportunities.

Specialties

  • Alcoholism & other substance abuse/Gambling & process addictions
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Stress Management
  • Anger and Impulse Control
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
  • Coping Skills
Michael Veneziale
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Veneziale, MA, MT-BC, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Michael is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). He brings a psychodynamic, person-centered approach to his therapy work and focuses on client strengths and interpersonal relationships. He is caring and nonjudgmental and believes that creating a safe space is of the utmost importance so that clients can feel free to be who they are and the therapeutic relationship can flourish.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross and his Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Drexel University. In addition to his music therapy work, he has undergone training specific to trauma recovery, cultural awareness, adolescents, and the LGBTQAI+ population. He has worked in crisis center, drug and alcohol rehab, inpatient psychiatric, school, and transitional housing settings with children, adolescents, and adults.

Michael's training in ART allows him to support clients who are motivated to change but reluctant to share about any struggles they may have, ranging from depression and anxiety to substance abuse to complex trauma. Michael's music therapy training allows clients to use live and recorded music to achieve non-musical goals such as increasing self-esteem, coping with depression and anxiety, recovering from substance abuse, and mastering symptoms of trauma. Michael believes that music can say for us what we often struggle to say for ourselves; to this end, music therapy is ideal for people who struggle to express their feelings verbally. Even so, Michael is adept at facilitating talk-therapy sessions to meet the needs of the client and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques into his work.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Arts in Music Therapy

Specialties

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

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