We have two locations in Philadelphia, PA
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Team Thriveworks Philadelphia
1800 JFK Blvd.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Grace King, LPC, NCC
Grace King, LPC, NCC, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at King’s College and a master's in clinical-counseling psychology at LaSalle University. Grace has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
Grace believes that everyone deserves to live a useful and happy life and is therefore committed to supporting her clients in overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of them reaching their full potential and achieving their goals.
Grace’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, where she utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness."
Grace has provided psychotherapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, relationships, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, communication, low self-esteem and life transitions.
Jeanette Frye, LPC, NCC
Jeanette Frye earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from City University of New York and a master’s degree from LaSalle University. Jeanette has had the privilege to provide services to children, adolescents and adults who live with a variety of conditions including anxiety and mood disorders, intellectual and/or physical disabilities, chronic health issues, self-injurious behavior, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder, grief, family conflict and stressful life transitions. Jeanette also treats children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse and trauma.
Jeanette is confident in her ability to support and guide people through their own personal journey. She has an empathetic and down to earth approach to therapy utilizing a variety of treatment models. These approaches include but are not limited to, Mindfulness/Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems and Behavior Modification.
Jeanette believes the client/counselor relationship is invaluable. Instead of constraining the client to strict therapeutic models, she encounters all of her clients "where they are" and tailors her treatment to their distinct individualized needs.
Robert Kuehl, LPC
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and received a Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Eastern University. Robert has enjoyed working with adolescents and adults in helping them live with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, physical/psychological trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anger, relationship problems, life transitions, grief and many others. Robert employs a psychodynamic approach to conceptualizing problems and a Client-Centered approach to building therapeutic rapport. While Robert uses several different models for change he often draws from Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing but treatment will be personalized for your needs.
The foundation for Robert’s work is the belief that we were built for relationships and as a result the relationship between therapist and person-in-therapy is the vehicle for change. Providing a warm, non-judgmental space in which people feel secure is priority number one. Where you go from there is completely up to you!
Dr. Johanna Isaacs
Dr. Johanna Isaacs is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Widener University.
She has experience working with children, young adults, adults, families and couples in psychotherapy.
Through cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive life coaching approaches, she has helped people cope with the stress of life transitions, the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the challenges of learning disabilities, autism spectrum and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders.
Dr. Isaacs believes that creating a strong therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, supportive, and focused on positive solutions is what leads to effective long-term life changes."
She also has extensive experience conducting psychological assessments for children and adults to determine academic accommodations for schools, colleges, and standardized testing, diagnostic testing for learning disabilities and AD/HD, and IQ and academic testing.
Dr. Tom DeGeorge, PhD
Dr. Tom DeGeorge has been practicing for over 20 years and has worked with a variety of clients from all age groups. He currently sees individuals, couples and families for various issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, marital relationships, divorce and other life shifting events. He also works with children/adolescents and their families, who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Tom uses a client centered approach which allows him to be an active participant in the healing process. The journey through the counseling process is a dynamic that involves the client(s) and the therapist in an ongoing relationship towards a common destination.
Dr. Tom is returning to the Philadelphia area after being away for over 25 years and is excited to be back in his hometown. He and his wife have 4 children who are all off the payroll and a Newfoundland dog who enjoys taking life as slowly as possible.
Akeesha Washington, LPC, CAADC
Known for her tireless work ethic, energetic presentation, and hands-on approach to client needs, Akeesha M. Washington is an agent of change. As a therapist, Akeesha’s goal is to help clients live their B.E.S.T. life: that is, to Be Empowered to Strive & Thrive in your everyday life. Her multifaceted career experiences over the past 10 years have supported Akeesha in gaining a variety of expertise in areas including working with:
- Children, adolescent, & adults
- Relationship challenges including couples, & family systems
- Childhood, adult, & transgenerational trauma
- Career counseling
- Phase of life changes
- Life stressors and next steps
Akeesha is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to match the most effective interventions needed to help clients live their B.E.S.T. lives. Akeesha is trained in an array of evidence-based practices including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy
- Addictions/Substance Abuse
Akeesha is a Philadelphia native. She obtained two graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education in School and Mental Health Counseling, and her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University. Akeesha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), certified PA Professional School Counselor, and a professional member of the American Counseling Association. In addition to private practice, Akeesha works as a school counselor in a K-8 school in Philadelphia.
Akeesha is a therapist who is committed to excellence - for others and herself. She promotes a positive work-life balance by scheduling time for self-care most often through travel, exploring hidden treasures in Philadelphia, and spending time with family and friends. Akeesha has found that in doing so, she has achieved her own B.E.S.T. life. Akeesha is committed to helping you pursue your personal goals and achieve your B.E.S.T. life as well.
Amanda Pitchko, LPC, NCC
Amanda Pitchko earned her undergraduate degree from Albright College, majoring in Psychology. She then earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University, graduating with honors. While at Rider University, she co-authored a research article entitled “Naturalistic Recovery from Non-suicidal Self-Injury: A Phenomenological Inquiry”. This work was published in The Journal of Counseling and Development. Amanda is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. For several years, Amanda has helped serve the needs of women with Eating Disorders and other co-morbid mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders. In addition, Amanda is trained to work with individuals experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, including military veterans. Amanda’s clinical approach serves to meet the needs of individuals, couples or families by utilizing skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Amanda is passionate about restoring people to emotional and cognitive health, assisting persons to become better connected to themselves and to others.
Joe Alvayero, MA, LPC
Joe earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate degree at State University of New York at Buffalo as a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Joe provides counseling services and mental health skills and techniques to athletes as a Sports Psychology Consultant and is a designated provider for the Philadelphia Eagles. Joe’s clinical work also utilizes the Eco-Systemic Family Therapy Model, an evidenced based treatment, to help families, couples, and individuals successfully reach treatment goals.
A common thread across Joe’s experience has been working with the specialized needs of children, teens and adults whose day to day lives are impacted by symptoms of anxiety and depression, loss of anger control, a traumatic or stressful event, grief and loss, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and/or overwhelming stress. Joe’s eclectic and humanistic approach empowers the client to identify and capitalize on their strengths to overcome challenges and reach life’s goals.
Joe is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.
Meaghan Coneys, LCSW
Meaghan provides psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and adolescents using a relational lens incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness techniques. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and addiction, and has also worked extensively with mood disorders, personality disorders, anger management, relationship and marriage difficulties, and sexuality. She strongly believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is the primary factor to change and growth within the individual. She emphasizes importance on past/current relationships, believing that we are impacted and molded by our relationships with others. Meaghan maintains a strengths-based/humanistic approach to psychotherapy.
Meaghan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Catherine University, a Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Saint Thomas, and completed a two year post-graduate training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City to receive a certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Meaghan is also trained in EMDR and holds a Substance Abuse Professional certificate with the Department of Transportation.
Bonnie Healey, LCSW, CADC
Bonnie Healey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She has over a decade of experience providing counseling to children, adolescents, families, young adults, and adults. In addition to her work as a counselor at Thriveworks, since 2011 Bonnie has served as a commissioned Social Worker in the United States Army Reserve, assigned to the 883rd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) where she focuses on substance abuse prevention, assessment, and intervention in the military as well as general behavioral health concerns. Bonnie has performed her military duties both within and outside of the country and she specializes in serving military members, families, and veterans who may be facing service-connected stress such as deployment/reintegration, traumatic injury, suicidal ideation and military sexual trauma.
Bonnie takes a strong interest in people in transition, from children in foster care, families adjusting to unexpected changes, to people who are rebuilding their lives after trauma, grief and loss. She has a specialization in serving people who have difficulty overcoming substance abuse and their caregivers and families who are in need of support as well. Bonnie has given presentations about trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, grief, anger and stress management and substance abuse concerns in the community to adults, adolescents and families.
Team Thriveworks Philadelphia
1518 Walnut St., Suite 804
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Alan Goldberg, Ph.D
Dr. Alan Goldberg has been licensed as a psychologist, practicing in Pennsylvania since 1982. Trained at Antioch, Southwest, and Pennsylvania State Universities, he currently serves an adult population addressing issues that affect mood and overall adjustment and wellness.
His expertise also includes addressing the psychological factors in pain and chronic illness; ADHD coaching for adults; LGBT issues; general and specific relationship issues; and overall management of stress, anxiety, panic, and depression.
Dr. Goldberg describes his treatment philosophy as follows:
I believe that any effective client-therapist relationship requires an atmosphere of mutual respect and I see my own role in that relationship as that of a coach and mentor in exploring new and more effective ways of thinking, feeling and coping."
While utilizing a wide range of techniques, suited to each individual's needs, Dr. Goldberg draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, transactional analysis and positive psychology orientations.
Dr. Goldberg is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.
Alison Strycharz, LMFT
Alison Strycharz LMFT earned a master’s in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University where she received extensive training in the Person of the Therapist model. Alison has experience working in community mental health and substance abuse programs with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has provided support to clients struggling with a range of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem.
Alison strongly believes the most vital factor in treatment is the relationship between therapist and client. Her approach is eclectic, utilizing elements of structural, narrative, CBT, and solution-focused therapies in order to help meet the specific needs of her clients.
Alison understands that we all go through times in life when we feel lost or overwhelmed and could use some extra support. She works to foster a safe, patient, nonjudgmental environment where a client feels comfortable to risk vulnerability and share honestly about their struggles.
Alison firmly believes that, within themselves, all of her clients already have the answers they are looking for. She feels privileged to support them in bringing these answers to the surface through the use of compassion, humor, and empathy.
Natalie Hoffmann, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Natalie Hoffmann, MA, ATR-BC, LPC earned a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. As both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist, Natalie will focus on helping you find emotional outlets, create support systems, and gain insight into what has been weighing you down. Natalie has experience treating children, adults, and families struggling with a wide range of circumstances including depression/anxiety, substance abuse, mental illness, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, adoption/foster care, attachment disorders, behavioral difficulties, and relationship struggles. Natalie has also worked with LGBT and refugee/immigrant communities.
Natalie is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including person-centered, psychoanalytic, behavioral, CBT, family systems, narrative, motivational interviewing, and the recovery model, and will tailor your session to best meet your needs. Natalie’s approach to therapy is informed by Attachment Based Family Therapy, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy communication with loved ones and support systems. Her work is also Trauma Informed, and supports the belief that our past experiences can affect our current functioning; Natalie will work to help you free yourself from your past.
Additionally, Natalie incorporates art making, journaling, and other creative outlets designed to empower you beyond the therapy session. No artistic talent is needed to participate in Art Therapy with Natalie, only a willingness to think outside the box and a desire to live the full and healthy life you deserve.
Abraham Kou, LPC, CAADC
Abraham Kou earned a master's degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Pennsylvania Board Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) who works with adults. Abraham's treatment specialties include: chemical dependency, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self-harm, and social anxiety. He is the author of the book A Quick Start Guide to Methadone Maintenance Counseling and has also published articles on the topics of sustainability and emotional vulnerability.
Sessions with Abraham can be best described as “conversations with purpose.” There is a strong focus on collaboration and the constant re-evaluation of what paths we can take in attaining your treatment goals. He firmly believes that every person is unique and that treatment can draw from a number of different approaches to provide you relief.
Abraham views problems through the lens of how trauma can impact the brain and body, as well as how early and current relationships shape the way that you experience the world. In distinctly tailoring your therapy with you, he primarily draws from: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), clinical mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Informed (DBT) skills, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Inner Child Work, Relapse Prevention Therapy, and Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT).
Heidi Faust, LCSW
Heidi Faust LCSW earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from George Mason University and an master's degree from City University of New York. Heidi has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, as well as immigrant, minority and LGBTQ populations. Heidi also speaks conversational Spanish.
Heidi has provided psychotherapy for various issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, grief, addiction/substance abuse, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationships, communication, careers and life transitions. In addition, Heidi has extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse and trauma.
Heidi’s therapeutic approach is eclectic."
She draws on principles from psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and humanistic-existential psychotherapy with a strong belief in utilizing supportive, strengths-based approaches.
Mary Ingram, LMFT
Mary Ingram, LMFT has psychotherapy experience that spans a breadth of issues, including depression, grief, relationships, family conflict, family legacy issues, life transitions, communication issues, self-improvement, low self-esteem, social justice issues, LGBTQIA issues, trauma, anxiety, parenting issues, and gender issues. She has worked with families, children, adolescents, adults, and couples of diverse socioeconomic, racial, religious, sexuality, and gender backgrounds.
Mary’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University. She has extended training in Attachment Based Family Therapy for depressed adolescents, and the Person of the Therapist model of clinical work, which builds clinicians who make authentic, human connections with clients.
Mary is willing to get “down in the trenches” with clients, helping, guiding, and walking beside them through their struggles and successes. She strives to provide a balance of support and challenge, of insight and action, and of internal and external transformation. She believes that most people have the answers they need already; therapy is just a matter of discovering those answers together.
Mary’s style of therapy is integrative, drawing from Attachment Theory, Mindfulness/Acceptance-based therapies, Internal Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic approaches, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.