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Thriveworks Philadelphia (JFK Blvd.)

1800 JFK Blvd., Suite 1404
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Alica Boleware
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alica Boleware, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Alica Boleware is a Masters Level Clinician in the state of Pennsylvania who has 5 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families seeking help with anxiety, depression, anger management and relationship issues. Alica has a wide variety of experience working with many different populations. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College. 

Alica utilizes individualized, strength based, cognitive behavioral, evidenced-based, solution focused, emotionally and socially focused approaches to therapy always sustaining the open-mindedness, trust and empathy necessary to effectively address the needs of any individual, couple or family. 

Alica seeks to establish a supportive and genuine relationship with you in order to assist in recovering your strengths and better collaborate with you towards overcoming your symptoms, building new perspectives and finding joy in your life. 

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Rosemont College

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Social Skills
  • Familial relationships
  • Peer relationships
  • Work/Career/School Management
Barbara Thomas
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Thomas, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Barbara Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family/life transitions. Additionally, she has experience working with autism spectrum disorder, trauma, grief & loss, and multigenerational family patterns. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and attained her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University.

Barbara provides systemic, client-centered, contextual, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adults, couples and families. Barbara focuses on the specific and unique needs of each individual through an adaptable, relational lens that encourages a fresh perspective into your life. Barbara incorporates empirically supported theories, family system theories and relational dynamics into therapy.

Barbara works to create a comfortable and open atmosphere to foster a growing and caring therapeutic relationship with you. She hopes to collaborate with you to create and achieve goals that enhance your strengths and personal fulfillment.

Education

Seton Hall University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Multigenerational family patterns
  • Family restructuring
  • Grief & Loss
Chelsea Lightbourn
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Lightbourn, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Chelsea Lightbourn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Chelsea has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Clinical & Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College. She is an LGBTQIA+ ally who specializes in treating depression/anxiety, gender/sexual identity issues, and trauma, particularly iatrogenic (chronic/life-threatening medical) trauma.

Chelsea utilizes an integrated person-centered/strength-based approach with mindfulness-based techniques rooted in solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people work through their issues and reach their full potential.

Chelsea is a caring and understanding clinician who looks forward to using all of her techniques to aid you in your journey towards self-discovery and empowerment.

Education

Chestnut Hill College
M.S. in Clinical & Counseling Psychology with concentration in Trauma Studies

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Iatrogenic trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
Karen Osborne
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
Kerri Marsh
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kerri Marsh, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Kerri Marsh is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and Pennsylvania who has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, improved communication, parenting concerns, substance use and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University. 

Kerri employs strength-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy. Kerri views therapy as a collaborative process where flexibility and communication are essential in order to help individuals and couples to achieve their highest potential.

Kerri seeks to establish a warm and caring partnership with you in order to build on the unique strengths and skills you already possess. 

Education

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Illinois State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Parenting concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance Use
  • Communication
Kimberly Deutsch
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
Kristyn Simon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristyn Simon, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kristyn Simon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has over 15 years of experience working with adults in adolescents seeking help with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions. She has a certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD and works with people who have experienced various forms of trauma. Kristyn received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Manhattan College and Masters of Arts and Masters of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from Teacher’s College Columbia University.

Kristyn’s work is grounded in a relational, strengths-based, person-centered framework that can be augmented with cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness and solution-focused approaches. Kristyn is flexible in her approach and is committed to helping clients enhance their resilience through reflection on their inner strength and supporting folks in making committed action toward their goals.

Kristyn strives to establish a warm relationship that preserves dignity and respect for clients and a genuine partnership in achieving your goals so that you can live the life you wish to live.

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University
Masters of Arts and Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
Latifah Griffin
Self Pay Rate: $99

Latifah Griffin, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Latifah Griffin-Rogers is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who specializes in helping adults, children, and adolescents. She works with these individuals on mindfulness, mood disorders, child-parent relationships, anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, and LGBTQ concerns.

Although Latifah is rooted in choice theory, which emphasizes a need for love, belonging, freedom, fun, power, and survival as a means of fulfillment, she has an eclectic approach that integrates all aspects of the person (physical, mental, spiritual) as she recognizes each person needs a personalized plan of care.

As a therapist, Latifah works to empower her clients to find their voice and the strength to take control of their lives. Her experience has taught her that effective therapy is about a willingness to navigate difficult life issues with a trusted companion who possesses a genuine concern for you. Latifah's personal goal is to provide you with excellent care in a warm, safe, and supportive environment. She also strives to help you through the challenges you are facing so that you are able to live a full, happy, and healthy life.

"My goal is to journey with you, not judge you or change you," says Latifah. "Your job is to change you, I am just the mirror."

Education

Neumann University
Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling

Specialties

  • Coping Skills
  • Sexual Orientation/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Stress
Madelena Tran
Self Pay Rate: $99

Madelena Tran, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Madelena Tran is a National Certified Counselor and Certified School Counselor. Madelena is currently a Resident Clinician and is working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has earned her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University with a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and has earned a Master of Arts from Rider University in Counseling Services. 

Madelena utilizes Person-Centered, Strength Based, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based approaches in working with her clients. She strongly believes meeting her clients where they are through their own self discovery. Madelena values the importance of creating a warm and non-judgmental environment.

Education

Rider University
Master's in Counseling Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Stress Management 
  • Trauma
MelanieGrace Gerald
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melanie Grace Gerald, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Melanie Grace Gerald is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, including in psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment centers, outpatient group therapy, and medical management.

She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and specializes in working with adults and adolescents seeking help regarding women’s issues, trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety. Melanie utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solutions-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and motivational interviewing.

If you are looking for a safe space in which you can be understood and supported, Melanie is the ideal therapist. Her strengths-based approach to therapy positions you as the expert in your own life. You know the problems and she can help you develop the solutions.

Education

Master of Social Work
New York University

Specialties

  • Women’s Issues 
  • Addiction 
  • Depression/Anxiety 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • LGBTQQIP2SAA concerns 
  • Trauma 
  • Stress Management 
  • Immigrant/First-Generation American concerns
Mike Prushan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mike Prushan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mike is a Professional Counselor, a clinical member of the American Counseling Association and has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College. His orientation to counseling is a humanistic, collaborative, person-centered therapeutic approach that is supportive, compassionate, and nurturing. Mike utilizes solution-focused psychological approaches with the knowledge that healing begins with and individuals’ acceptance and desire to create change within their lives. 

Mike leverages his life-span perspective and his desire to relieve suffering with his therapeutic approaches with his 31 years of marriage with three children and a successful business career to treat his clients. His approach incorporates the client’s learned cognitions, family dynamics and spirituality to bring awareness to patterns of thoughts and behaviors which may be dysfunctional and causing distress.

Mike has experience with Borderline Personality Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Grief and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and enjoys assisting children, adolescents, and adults with diverse issues to address their concerns.  Mike  has worked with variety of clients in an outpatient setting that include various ages, sexual orientations, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. He feels it is important that clients feel encouraged to discuss issues openly and freely in a non-judgmental environment to help identify and achieve a client’s personal goals. Mike believes in creating and monitoring a treatment plan that utilizes an individual’s strengths to achieve their goals. Mike has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and LGBTQIA issues.  

Education

Masters in Counseling Psychology
Rosemont College

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief
Russell Bohner
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
Sharon Graaf
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
Erica Johnson
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
Moira McCormick
Self Pay Rate: $99

Moira McCormick, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I specialize in working with children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, anger and life transitions. I have extensive experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Within a therapeutic setting, I put much emphasis on healthy relationships and I believe the key to that is incorporating parents and/or caregivers into treatment.

In addition to outpatient counseling, I work as a school therapist in a local public middle school. I am very much aware of the stress that exists in the school environment (both social and academic). I enjoy helping adolescents discover their true potential and overcome obstacles that they are faced with.

I am warm, humorous and original in my approach. 

I am able to highlight positive qualities within individuals and provide tools and creative ways to incorporate these qualities into everyday life. I believe that everyone deserves to live the life in which you desire. Often times, we just need a reminder of our self-worth and a refresh of therapeutic tools.

Education

Immaculata University
Master of Arts Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Life transitions
Monique Searight
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
Natalie Carlone
Self Pay Rate: $99

Natalie Carlone, LCSW

Natalie Carlone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Natalie received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. 

Natalie is passionate about her role in helping others and improving their ability to see their own potential. She has experience treating a variety of areas, including anxiety, behavioral problems, trauma symptoms, relationship problems, and life transitions. Through a person-centered, holistic approach to therapy, Natalie hopes to ensure that the individual is the expert in their treatment in their journey toward self-discovery. Natalie provides an adaptable approach to therapy, catered to the individual’s unique needs and goal, with influences from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. 

Natalie engages individuals through creating an empathetic and supportive environment. She believes that a strong foundation in the therapeutic relationship is essential to acceptance and healing. By joining Natalie, she hopes that you will begin a meaningful experience to achieve the growth and insight that you desire.

Rachel Sims
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Sims, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Rachel Sims is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania with experience working alongside people to better manage mental health struggles, change unhealthy behaviors, improve relationships and live present and connected lives. Rachel has experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Addictions Counseling and Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. She utilizes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy to help people better manage strong emotions, identify and change negative thought patterns, live more fully in the present moment, and improve connections and relationships in order to decrease life difficulties and mental health issues.

Rachel is able to offer a warm and nonjudgemental space for you to process, be heard and supported, deepen insight, gain coping skills, utilize strengths, challenge unhelpful thoughts, improve relationships, set goals, and live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Please reach out to Rachel if you could benefit from this therapeutic relationship.

Education

Indiana Wesleyan University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
Robert Kuehl
Self Pay Rate: $99

Robert Kuehl, LPC

Robert Kuehl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who 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 has 8 years of experience in the mental health field.

Robert completed his bachelor’s degree at Temple University and his master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Eastern University. He 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, nonjudgmental space in which people feel secure is Robert's priority number one. Where you go from there is completely up to you!

Alexis Kilduff
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexis Kilduff, LPC

Alexis earned her bachelors degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2007 and her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. Since obtaining her masters, Alexis has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with any number of mental health concerns. Whether it be in a school, community and home based work, or in an outpatient office; Alexis has committed herself to meeting each individual where they’re at mentally and emotionally. Whether it is working through a difficult life transition, chronic anxiety or depression, grief, body image and self esteem, eating disorders or anything else that is keeping you from living the life you want to; she believes in working with you and tailoring treatment to meet your unique needs.  

Alexis feels strongly about “buying in” to therapy and working as a team to overcome whatever it is each person is dealing with. She believes deeply in connections and her warm approach will help to put you at ease so you can get the support and care that is right for you. 

ThereseM. Walsh
Self Pay Rate: $99

Therese M. Walsh, LPC

I joined Thriveworks with a desire to work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families in an effort to embrace change, process life events, and further personal growth and development. The therapeutic relationship provides an opportunity to learn more fully about one’s self and it is a privilege for me to be able to embark on that journey and help influence an individual’s ability to experience transformation and gain increased satisfaction in life. It is my privilege to join clients on this journey. 

My areas of specialization include trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, healthy sexual development, relationship discord, conflict resolution, loss and grief, and effective communication styles. 

My counseling style is eclectic as I acknowledge the unique characteristics that are present within the many approaches to therapy. This allows for the use of the most appropriate tools as the therapeutic relationship evolves and allows adaption to honor the distinct and dynamic human being.. Many of the hours I have spent in professional development have been focused on cognitive behavioral treatment approaches and dialectical behavioral therapy. 

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
  • Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling (MS)- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Alvernia University 
  • Psi Chi (Counseling Honor Society) Member 
  • American Counseling Association Member 
MaryAlyce Rensa
Self Pay Rate: $99

MaryAlyce Rensa, M.A., LPC

Philosophy of Care

MaryAlyce Rensa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, who has 30 years experience counseling with adults, teens and children seeking help with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of MD, University College and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Towson, MD.

MaryAlyce utilizes Cognitive Behavior approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and other strength based, collaborative and solution focused approaches. She specializes in creative use of games, art and music for helping clients to develop insight into their feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and is flexible in doing “whatever works” to best meet the needs of her clients. MaryAlyce often gives homework on self help activities and encourages participation in the therapeutic activities in sessions.

MaryAlyce seeks to establish an open minded, warm, honest and caring relationship with you in order to assist in helping you learn to cope with your feelings in healthier ways, to understand and adjust your thoughts to improve your self esteem and confidence, to build problem solving skills so you can better help yourself in your life long goals.

Education

Towson University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Teen sex offense
Thomas DeGeorge
Self Pay Rate: $99

Thomas DeGeorge, PhD

Dr. DeGeorge has been working with individuals, couples and families for 30 years. In his practice, Dr. DeGeorge implements a client centered approach developing and fostering a connection with his clients that focuses not only on their concerns but all aspects of their life and relationships. Dr. DeGeorge believes that all individuals, couples and families can achieve a better and more stable emotional, pragmatic, and daily lifestyle.

Dr. DeGeorge believes in the art of integrative counseling in his therapeutic approach. His approach is based on what the client, couple, needs and what works best, based on their own personality, strengths, weaknesses and interests.

Dr DeGeorge has presented at the International Association of Martial and Family Counselors, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the IAMFCA conference in Oxford, England, and The Asia/Pacific Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

A native Philadelphian, Dr. DeGeorge returns after nearly 28 years living in the Pittsburgh area. He is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Counseling Department at Rosemont College.

Thriveworks Philadelphia (Walnut St.)

1518 Walnut St., Suite 804
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Christina Belknap
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Belknap, MSW, LCSW 

Philosophy of Care

Christina Belknap is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and second year doctoral student with over 12 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families in areas of mental health, trauma, intimate partner violence, and addictions. She has extensive experience assisting clients with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, fear or phobias, improving interpersonal relationships, seeking purpose and meaning, and developing a spiritual practice to support overall well-being and life functioning. Christina served in the Peace Corps from 2013-2015 and received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She is trained in EMDR and certified in non-denominational faith-based counseling.

Christina utilizes a relational, holistic, collaborative, and solution-focused approach while maintaining creativity, flexibility, and a dynamic range of methods, frameworks, and therapeutic modalities to best support client needs. Approach is specialized based on a broad range of individualized characteristics and designed to promote healing as well as a sense of personal growth and empowerment.

Christina seeks to establish a warm, empathetic, caring relationship with you in order to build a safe foundation from which to explore, challenge, develop, and share. She is passionate about guiding others to build a deeper relationship with themselves, what they want, and their intuition, in order to design a life that feels most authentic and meaningful to them. Ultimately, she hopes to meet you where you are and initiate the change you want to see. 

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Trauma recovery, resilience 
  • Substance use, addictions
  • Women’s issues
  • Anxiety, stress, panic, phobias
  • Sexual abuse, sexual assault 
  • Self-esteem, self-Image, empowerment
  • Spirituality, wellness practices
  • Life-path, career, work issues
  • Relationship dynamics, family systems 
  • Coping skills, stress management 

 

Christina Taymullah
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christina Taymullah, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Christina Taymullah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 10 years of experience helping others work through issues of spiritual confusion, stage of life issues, addictions, depression, and anxiety.  Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts I Psychology from Temple University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College.

Christina uses an Integrative approach to treatment, which allows the utilization of her motto in “meeting people where they are.”  Christina’s natural relational leadership skills help to connect and guide individuals through treatment. This natural quality also allows Christina to easily serve a broad range of individuals from the early stages in life to the final stage of life.   

Christina seeks to connect and establish a therapeutic relationship that is built on the premise of safety in authenticity, providing a space to explore and resolve issues thereby allowing for enhanced quality of life.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Rosemont College

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction
  • Depression Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Christian Counseling
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Sabotage
Joseph Walsh
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joseph Walsh, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care 

Joseph Walsh is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New York State. Believing that all individuals have unique strengths and lived experiences, Joseph works to validate and support those facing mental health concerns and life challenges. These include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and identity issues, among others. He believes that all clients have the potential to grow and to discover greater joy and confidence in their lives. 

Joseph’s approach can be described as holistic, strengths-based, and person-centered, drawing from a number of theoretical models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Sessions are always free of judgment and grounded in mutual trust. 

Whether you have tried therapy before, or this is your first time, Joseph looks forward to connecting, hearing your story, and tackling your goals together. He believes that seeking help is a sign of courage and one of the most important ways to practice self-care. 

Education 

Master of Social Work
CUNY - Hunter College 

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Life Transitions 
  • LGBTQ+ Issues 
  • Panic 
  • Trauma
Kara McQuaid
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kara McQuaid, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kara McQuaid is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience in providing therapeutic care to adolescents and adults through multiple settings. Her specialties include working with adolescents with anxiety, ADHD and Autism. She is a strong ally in working with the LGBTQ+ community of all ages. For adults, her specialties include anxiety and depression. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Gwynedd-Mercy University, and furthered her education at Immaculata University completing her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

Kara practices a cognitive behavioral approach, as she values a collaborative approach in sessions. She is incorporates mindfulness and other creative activities with clients, and believes in being flexible according to each individual client’s needs.

Kara’s goal is to create a caring, and open relationship in which clients can feel comfortable opening up and expressing their unique needs. She sees value in working towards clients’ goals collaboratively.

Education

Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Immaculata University

Specalities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management 
Karen Osborne
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
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
Maria Cruz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maria Cruz, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Maria Cruz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with clients of all ages who are faced with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, and more. In addition, Maria enjoys working with clients across the lifespan and has done so throughout her extensive career. She completed her Bachelor's degree with a focus in Social work at Northeastern Illinois University and received her Master's degree in Social Work from Dominican University-Illinois.

Maria works from a client-centered, solutions-focused, and strengths-based approach. Maria effectively works with individuals by utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. The individual is always the top priority for Maria, and it shows in her work and her client's results.

Maria is passionate about working in the field, and her vision is to provide quality care through compassion, professionalism, and teamwork. She is committed to each individual and their needs. Maria will provide the best care necessary in order to assist each person find a sense of self through one-on-one interactions. She connects with and motivates clients by being attentive to socio-economic backgrounds and different cultures. Maria values the opportunity to expand her knowledge base, while at the same time, utilizing her existing skills sets.

Education

Master of Social Work
Dominican University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • OCD
  • ADHD
  • Stress/Life management
Nathaniel Stuart
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nathaniel Stuart, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Has your emotional pain reached a critical point? Do you feel more anxious and scared lately? Do you need guidance dealing with a specific issue in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed with sadness and loneliness? I provide both brief therapy (1-12 sessions) with a very specific focus and long-term therapy to address deeper, underlying issues. Coming to therapy is often viewed as a weakness, however I appreciate how risky and anxiety ridden it can feel to open up to a complete stranger. In my professional experience, coming to therapy requires a great deal of courage and determination, deliberately and consciously facing yourself.

Education

Barry University of Miami
Masters Degree in Clinical, Trauma Informed, Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • CBT
  • DBT
Nicole Gabriel
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Gabriel, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).  Nicole received her Masters’ degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University and her  Bachelors’ degree in Psychology & Art Studio from Bloomsburg University. Nicole has experience 5 years’  experience working in community-based environments with a wide diversity of populations and about a  year experience in private practice.  

Nicole utilizes cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, mindfulness based, expressive arts, and person-centered approaches to help guide clients through challenging times and  develop skills to improve one’s life and meet personal goals.  

Nicole is an empathetic and caring clinician who is committed to establishing a caring and strong  therapeutic relationship as to allow for open and honest communication and collaboration to meet your  goals and improve overall life fulfillment. She believes that everyone has the innate ability to grow and heal.

Education

Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling
Drexel University

Specialties

  • Cognitive behavioral
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution focused
  • Mindfulness based
  • Expressive arts
  • Person-centered approaches

 

Ross Hunter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ross Hunter, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Ross Hunter is a psychotherapist pursuing his Clinical Social Work licensure. He completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. His therapeutic experience includes working with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma, but also more specific challenges like substance use, existential questions, life transitions, body image, and personal relationships.

Ross utilizes a person-centered, collaborative therapeutic approach that integrates a range of modern clinical theories and techniques tailored to the client. His practice centers around the idea that the therapeutic space should be a refuge in the pursuit of a more mindful, fruitful, and meaningful life.

Every person carries a unique set of circumstances, perspectives, and needs. It is important to validate your lived experience as you take this bold step on your journey. With this in mind, Ross hopes to offer a warm and encouraging environment where you not only feel seen and heard but where you can be you. He'll do this through talk therapy, a powerful and beautiful tool for understanding where we are and where we'd like to go.

Education

Tulane University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance Use
Russell Bohner
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
Sharon Graaf
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
Chelsea Campbell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Campbell Birkel, LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Chelsea Campbell Birkel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction, behavioral issues, women's issues, relationships, stress, life transitions, and more.

Chelsea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She practices a client-centered approach when working with clients, believing that the wants and needs of each client should influence what modalities and interventions should be utilized. Furthermore, she feels that when clients take an active role in their therapy sessions, they often leave the session feeling more empowered and motivated.

Education

George Washington University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Substance Use
Erica Johnson
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
Molly Alvord
Self Pay Rate: $99

Molly Alvord, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Molly Alvord is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and Maryland with over 17 years of experience. Working in a variety of settings, Molly has had the pleasure of helping people of all ages and backgrounds by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her specialties include anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues.

Molly earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. She takes a humanistic approach that involves unconditional positive regard with a blend of techniques including person-centered, motivational, solution-focused, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to work with the client to find the methods that will fit their needs.

Molly starts where the client is and helps them explore their reasons for choosing therapy and identify their goals. Employing a variety of techniques to meet the client’s needs, she empowers her clients to use their strengths to make positive changes in their lives.

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
Monique Searight
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
Maxwell Wagenknecht
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maxwell Wagenknecht, LCSW

So often anxiety or depression can leave us feeling like there is no way out. I am here to empower you to be able to find hope. Whether it's struggling with a recent life transition or loss, I can provide you with the much needed space to work through these difficult feelings. Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to help guide you along your path to change and self-discovery. I focus on creating a safe space where we can feel free to express ourselves and work towards the change we desire. 

I provide an integrative approach when working with my clients in order to meet their individual needs. I have over 5 years working as a therapist in a variety of different settings. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Counseling from San Diego State University and my Masters Degree in Social work from the University of Pennsylvania. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania. I have had extensive training in cognitive behavioral techniques as well as psychodynamic therapy. I have experience working with all sorts of issues including anxiety related issues, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. Throughout the therapeutic process I work with my clients to empower them, gain insight into their unmet needs, and take back control over their life. 

I am here to help guide my clients along their journey in whatever way best suits them so that the change they experience can be impactful and long lasting throughout their lives. 

Specialities:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexuality and Gender
Jane Raimondi
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jane Raimondi, MA, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Jane Raimondi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has 10 years of experience working with with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Jane's specialties include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and substance abuse/recovery issues.

Jane completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at LaSalle University. She is particularly interested in examining clients’ early experiences and relationships and how these experiences impact present functioning and relationships. Jane is eclectic in her approach to therapy, utilizing strategies and treatment modalities specific to her clients' needs. She values the use of mindfulness and relaxation strategies to assist clients in becoming more present in their daily lives and to increase feelings of empowerment and growth.

Jane creates a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive environment in which individuals can utilize their unique strengths and identify their needs while allowing space to explore, learn, heal, and grow.

Education

LaSalle University
Master's in Clinical Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
Jill Lefkowitz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jill Lefkowitz, LCSW

Jill Lefkowitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over a decade of experience providing counseling to young adults and adults. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cabrini College and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has provided psychotherapy for various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and chronic medical conditions. She also has experience treating OCD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.

Jill is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities. Her approach is eclectic, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness/Acceptance based therapies. She believes that all her clients possesses an inner strength to overcome adversity and deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Natalie DiCrescenzo
Self Pay Rate: $99

Natalie DiCrescenzo, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Natalie DiCrescenzo, 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.

Molly Hayes
Self Pay Rate: $99

Molly Hayes, LMFT

Molly Hayes Wolfe is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience working in the mental health field. Over the course of her career, Molly’s practice has spanned a range of mental health treatment settings, including inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice. She works primarily with adults in individual or couples therapy and has helped clients struggling with a host of challenges, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, postpartum, body image issues and eating disorders, codependency, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting issues, divorce, and blended families.

Molly is a humanistic, person-centered therapist with an eclectic, pragmatic approach to counseling and therapy. She believes that people and their problems are unique and complex and that no single theory is a perfect fit for every problem or for every person. She is trained in cognitive behavioral theory and uses techniques from rational emotive behavioral theory, mindfulness/meditation, and family systems theory in her practice.

Molly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Addictions Counseling from Hanneman University (now Drexel University) in1999 and a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2003.

Molly has her own blended family that includes her husband, their four children, and the family’s labradoodle named Rocky. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, cooking, travel, and long walks.

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Ameera Sullivan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ameera Sullivan, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Ameera V. Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years of experience helping teens and adults who are suffering from the effects of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger management issues, family conflict, gender identity or transgender issues, life transitional difficulties, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, and more.

Ameera earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master's degree in School Counseling with an Educational Leadership Certification from Eastern University. As a counselor, Ameera uses an integrative approach, intuitively pulling elements from cognitive behavioral techniques, trauma-focused approaches, and person-centered as well as psychodynamic methods to treat her clients. She knows that every individual or couple's needs are unique, and works hard to offer her complete support and professional guidance in each session.

As your counselor, Ameera will help you explore the root causes of the emotional pain, mental health conditions, or difficult situations that are preventing you from enjoying your daily life. Together, you'll create a personalized treatment plan that fits your strengths, and addresses your weaknesses with dynamic coping methods to help you thrive.

Education 

Masters of Art in Counseling Psychology
Eastern University

Specialties 

  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma Disorders
Danielle Nesmith
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Nesmith, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Nesmith is a Resident-in-Counseling (RIC) with 14 years of experience assisting children, teens, adults, and seniors who are faced with the negative effects of anxiety, depression, ADHD, poor coping skills, grief, chronic stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, Stress, PTSD, women’s issues, and more.

Danielle earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Rosemont College. Her career began in 2007, when she started working with delinquent adolescents, providing individual/group counseling and mental health treatments. In 2015, she transitioned to social work, where she offered service to clients of all ages, providing resources and therapeutic services when needed to ensure their safety and emotional stability. Her most recent experience was working with adolescents struggling with addiction as well as a multitude of undiagnosed mental health conditions. Danielle believes that therapy is about much more than applying clinical principles and methods: It's about building a therapeutic relationship with clients centered on empathy and unconditional positive regard enabling healing and growth.

Whether you’re struggling with personal, professional, or familial issues, she will work to empower and guide you towards wellness while accommodating your unique needs. Danielle offers a growth-promoting environment, in which clients will feel comfortable to open up about their inner-most thoughts and feelings. As a young professional of color, she understands the lingering stigma surrounding mental health services. Danielle's goal is to provide quality care for those in need while helping to normalize therapy and self-care.

Education

Rosemont College
Master's Degree in Counseling

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationships
  • Substance Use
  • Women’s Issues
Deborah Kulp
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deborah Kulp, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have over 25 years of experience working with adults, children, families and couples. I have worked in outpatient, residential and school settings. I work with issues including anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life transitions.

My approach is to create a non judgmental safe and empathic environment so that a therapeutic relationship can be established.  I believe that a trusting relationship with clients is the most important element in a helping relationship.

My therapy orientation is eclectic because I don’t believe that one size fits all. I draw on techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewed and Solution Focused Therapies to help people lead more fulfilling and productive lives and find a sense of empowerment and well being.

Education

Temple University
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
Erin Taylor
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Taylor, LCPC

Philosophy of Care 

Erin Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the states of Illinois and Pennsylvania who has 16 years experience partnering with adults and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, family and women’s issues, trauma, grief, and relationship issues both in Illinois and Arizona. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Illinois, and Mental Health counseling from Argosy University in Arizona. 

Erin utilizes a collaborative, motivational interviewing, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always striving to have the tailored approach with creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and family. 

Erin seeks to establish a warm, genuine, compassionate, and supportive relationship with you in order to assist in building on a professional relationship, utilizing your strengths and collaborating with you to achieve meeting your goals, desired outcomes, and healing you deserve. 

Education

Master of Professional Counseling
Argosy University

Master of Mental Health Counseling
Argosy University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Family issues
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Parenting issues
Jonathan Lewis
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jonathan Lewis, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jonathan Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who also holds a Master of Human Services Graduate Degree (MHS). Jonathan has over 15 years experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues and relationship issues. He received his Master of Human Services Degree from historic Lincoln University.  Jonathan utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Jonathan seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you toward meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Aside from his experience and personal qualities, Jonathan's passion for change is at the core of his counseling.  Jonathan is a firm believer that Human Beings have the capacity to change, and many of his clients can attest to that.  Jonathan takes pride in providing care with openness and empathy, while providing balance and stability. Jonathan is eager to learn more about you and how he can contribute to your patient care and treatment goals.

Education

Master of Human Services Degree
Lincoln University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Karen Osborne
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
Kenisha Sullivan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kenisha Sullivan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kenisha holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Lincoln University. She values being meticulous, compassionate, and ethical. Kenisha has vast experience working with adults and adolescents in a high level of care residential setting along with providing individual, group, and family therapy. Kenisha has experience serving individuals primarily with depression, anxiety, acute complex trauma, co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, and LGBTQ+ challenges.

Kenisha holds a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and is currently a candidate to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kenisha utilizes a multitude of treatment modalities with a client-centered and intrapersonal conflict approach, which supports her clients to ascribe mental wellness along with evidence-based therapeutic interventions to ultimately display resilience, self-acceptance, and a positive lifestyle.

Kenisha strives to develop a healthy rapport. Displaying a warm, nourishing, and compassionate relationship is essential for Kenisha to best serve and support her clientele. She always recognizes a person's need to feel a sense of trust and comfort in order to restore healthy relations and feel wholesome.

Education

Lincoln University
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Kimberly Deutsch
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
Mark Bingel-McKillips
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mark Bingel-McKillips, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Mark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, who holds licenses in both  Pennsylvania and California. He has 20 years of experience helping children and  families work through challenges impacting their health and happiness. He spent most  of his career working for a nonprofit agency that continues to serve trauma impacted  children and families in the San Francisco, Bay Area. It was through this work that Mark grew to understand both the grave impact of trauma and the healing power of  psychotherapy.  

Mark works from a variety of therapies to best match a child’s needs. Some of these  include cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, and gestalt  therapy. Regardless of the therapeutic orientation, he believes a child’s personal story is  the key to change. When children can author strength based personal narratives, they  are able to find the strength to overcome their doubts, fears, and worry.  

Mark believes every child carries within him or her the power to change and heal. He  seeks to help children access this power through a safe, comforting, and expressive  experience.  

Education 

Masters of Social Welfare
University of California, Berkeley 

Specialties  

  • Children and Families  
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Trauma  
  • Behavioral issues 
  • Frustration and Stress Management  
  • Parent Training  
  • Self-esteem 
Russell Bohner
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
Sharon Graaf
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
Erica Johnson
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
Kaitlin Blum
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kaitlin Blum, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kaitlin Blum is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She earned her Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a trauma concentration from Chestnut Hill College following an undergraduate degree in Psychology at East Stroudsburg University.

Kaitlin believes in the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and openness to ensure a non-judgmental and inviting environment. Though Kaitlin’s preferred treatment modalities are cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, relational, and strength-based, she is trained in various evidenced-based techniques and is adaptive to the specific needs of each person she works with. She recognizes that each person if different, and tailors’ sessions to everyone’s needs to find the most productive way to stronger emotional health. Kaitlin’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image, relationship issues individual and family therapy.

Kaitlin realizes that reaching out to a new therapist can be a daunting first step. It is her goal to empower clients to become self-motivated and self-aware to make necessary changes and achieve a better quality of life. Kaitlin finds benefit in using some pop-culture analogies as a lighthearted tool for personal insight and building connection with you!

Education

Chestnut Hill College
Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Individual and Family therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Couples
  • Eating Disorders
  • PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Depression

 

Maggie Pruett-Saratan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maggie Pruett-Saratan, LPC, CAADC

Philosophy of Care

As your therapist, Maggie will meet you where you are at, both in your life and in the moment. She will listen to your cares and concerns and focus on your agenda, working with you to improve your self-knowledge, while applying strategies to manage life on your terms. Maggie welcomes individuals, families, and couples, having the training and flexibility to work with nearly any circumstance that may arise.

Maggie Pruett-Saratan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania with 20 years of experience supporting individuals in recovery from addictions, life transitions, relationship issues, anger management, and mood disorders. Maggie completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Central Washington University, and her Master of Arts in Existential Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology from Seattle University. Maggie has experience ranging from working in private practice, community mental health, the criminal justice system, psychiatric hospitals, and all levels of substance abuse treatment.

Maggie applies EMDR, mindfulness techniques, wellness and recovery, emotional awareness, and motivational interviewing to her therapy practice. She will work with you to recognize your anxiety, realize you have choices, and support you in actualizing your goals. Her approach is strengths-based and authentic; creating a safe space to overcome obstacles and empower you to live your best life.

Education

Seattle University
Existential Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Anger management/Emotional awareness
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Family dynamics
  • Adolescents/Young adults
  • Wellness/Recovery
  • Mood disorders
  • Life transitions
Monique Searight
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
Jacquelyn Farasat
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jacquelyn Farasat, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jacquelyn Farasat is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Master’s degree in Education. She holds National Counselor Certification and is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has 8 years of experience supporting the emotional, social, and personal growth and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group formats.

Jacquelyn strives to develop a caring relationship with the client that is built on trust, respect, and collaboration. Jacquelyn integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to support the client in becoming his/her best self. When working with children and families, she often uses play therapy to foster relational skills, to develop emotional awareness and self-regulation skills, and to promote positive problem solving.

Jacquelyn recognizes that each client has a unique set of strengths, desires, and needs. Thus, she continually maintains flexibility and tailors strategies in response to the client’s needs and personal goals. Her goal is to encourage and empower you throughout your journey to becoming…

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Masters of Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Behavior Analysis
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss

 

Melissa Landrigan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Landrigan, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Landrigan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who obtained her Masters in Social Work at West Chester University following an undergraduate degree in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University.

Melissa is passionate about working alongside individuals to empower them to achieve their goals in a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with diverse clinical issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma symptoms, relationship issues, and many others. She believes that it is important to help others explore how various aspects of their lives (e.g. family upbringing, social influences, personal experiences) impact the way they view themselves,
others, and the world around them. Melissa’s goal is to ensure that every individual becomes the expert in their treatment, and ultimately their life, through the utilization of relational, collaborative, strength-based, mindfulness-based, solution and emotionally focused, cognitive-behavioral approaches to meet the unique needs of every individual.

Melissa strongly believes that everyone can benefit from therapy; however, she acknowledges that it can sometimes be a difficult decision to begin the therapeutic process. With that being said, Melissa seeks to build trust and rapport by providing a warm, nonjudgmental space for you to be heard, set goals, deepen insight, improve your self-image and relationships, and identify strengths while gaining adaptive coping skills to ensure you can live an authentic and meaningful life.

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples/Relationship/Marriage Counseling
  • Life changes
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+
  • CBT/DBT
MaryAlyce Rensa
Self Pay Rate: $99

MaryAlyce Rensa, M.A., LPC

Philosophy of Care

MaryAlyce Rensa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, who has 30 years experience counseling with adults, teens and children seeking help with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of MD, University College and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in Towson, MD.

MaryAlyce utilizes Cognitive Behavior approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and other strength based, collaborative and solution focused approaches. She specializes in creative use of games, art and music for helping clients to develop insight into their feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and is flexible in doing “whatever works” to best meet the needs of her clients. MaryAlyce often gives homework on self help activities and encourages participation in the therapeutic activities in sessions.

MaryAlyce seeks to establish an open minded, warm, honest and caring relationship with you in order to assist in helping you learn to cope with your feelings in healthier ways, to understand and adjust your thoughts to improve your self esteem and confidence, to build problem solving skills so you can better help yourself in your life long goals.

Education

Towson University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Women’s issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Teen sex offense

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Arin Schein
Self Pay Rate: $99

Arin Schein, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Arin believes that therapy is a partnership where the therapist facilitates the change and growth that a client seeks to make. She assists people in developing self-worth and self-awareness. Arin also works with clients to establish boundaries and recognize barriers to success and happiness such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and overall negative patterns of thinking. Once someone learns to love and accept themselves, it becomes easier to have healthy interpersonal relationships.

Arin specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and helps people recognize emotions and change negative thinking patterns by challenging irrational thoughts. Arin recognizes that each person’s journey and barriers are different and she uses a person-centered, trauma informed approach to facilitate clients’ personal growth. She meets people where they are and helps them create attainable goals to recognize success and build self-worth. 

Arin is truly invested in the happiness and success of each client and will work alongside individuals who are equally invested in confronting their personal barriers to success and happiness. She is genuinely interested in helping clients to recognize and change unhealthy patterns to reach their highest level of self-love and fulfillment. 

Education

Masters of Science in School Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Teens and Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
Asa Slowe
Self Pay Rate: $99

Asa Slowe, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Asa Slowe is a Master's level clinician in the Philadelphia area, in addition she obtained her Master’s Degree at Rosemont College. Asa has been providing therapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults for the past six years. She has experience in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Trauma, Grief Counseling, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Stress Management, Substance use, Life transitions, Dual Diagnoses, Sexual Issues, and Anger Management. Asa enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Asa has proven to show understanding and empathy with all her clients. She is passionate about helping individuals grow and be successful in their life.

Asa provides a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for all clients. She utilizes different therapeutic approaches. The most used are client-centered, strength-based, dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. 

Asa assists clients with various mental health concerns and believes that clients can reach their highest potential in their lives. Clients will gain awareness, healing, growth, and actualization.

Education

Masters Degree
Rosemont College

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • PTSD
  • Substance Use
Bridget  Bogan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bridget Bogan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Bridget Bogan is an Art Psychotherapist in the Greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She has experience helping children and adults navigate peer relationships, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, social skills, and self-awareness. Bridget meets people where they are on their personal path.

Bridget received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University where she focused on Psychology and Fine Art. She completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She enjoys creating individual therapeutic experiences by combining the arts with person-centered and trauma-informed cultural-relational, cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, mindfulness-based, humanistic approaches.

Bridget wants to build a positive relationship with you based on compassion, respect, and inclusivity in order to guide you towards creating the meaningful changes and well-being you seek within yourself.

Education

Lesley University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement 
  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • Women’s issues
Carly Ellman
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carly Ellman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Carly Ellman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and seasoned psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience providing assistance to clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, trauma issues, eating disorders, and postpartum depression. She works with children (5 and up), adolescents (ages 11 and up), young adults, couples, families, and women.

Carly has a Masters's in Social Work and is pursuing her PhD in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies. She is experienced in assisting clients with making life changes and managing symptoms of anxiety and depression. She believes in focusing on all aspects of a person's well-being; mental, physical, financial, and social.

Carly's interventions include the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills infused in a relational/ psychodynamic model of treatment. But her overall approach is simple: building a relationship of care and trust to move forward in working together to alleviate emotional pain, symptoms and improve your overall well-being. She is warm, empathic, and above all, committed to each individual client and family.

Education

Fordham University
Master of Social Work

Specialities

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Eating Disorders
Claudia Greenholt
Self Pay Rate: $99

Claudia Greenholt, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Claudia is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Prior to Thriveworks, Claudia worked in a variety of mental health care settings including inpatient treatment, subacute residential programs, outpatient therapy, and mental health court. Claudia has experience providing individual and group therapy, to adolescences and adults. She has experience assisting clients with anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar, psychosis, life changes, identity development, and intimate relationships. She completed her Bachelor of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Social Work at West Chester University.

Claudia has a passion for working with young adults and the LGBTQ community. She provides an affirming space for all sexual and gender identities and expressions through a sex positive environment. Claudia utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities to best support each unique client including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Relational Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Rooted in cultural humility, Claudia is committed to anti-oppressive and trauma-informed therapy.

Claudia seeks to build a collaborative and compassionate relationship with you in order to assist to create a richer and more values-driven relationships and life.

Education

Master of Social Work
West Chester University

Specialties

  • LGBTQ/human sexuality
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Trauma
  • Body image/body positivity
  • Relationship/intimacy concerns
Crystal Somerville
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Somerville, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a licensed Professional Counselor that has 20+ years of experience in various mental health settings, including in-home therapy services, crisis, mobile therapy, and outpatient services as well as residential boot camp for gang members/juvenile offenders from inner city Philadelphia, Delaware, and Maryland. Crystal obtained her Masters of Art in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010, where she also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Religion: Youth Ministry in 1999.

Crystal works with families, couples, adults, and adolescent clients seeking help in managing issues related to ADHD, anger, trauma, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, adjustment, panic disorders, behavioral issues, and self-injurious behaviors. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACRA (teen substance abuse), Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Crystal utilizes a very honest, direct, client-centered approach. She also enjoys incorporating art into therapy.

Crystal seeks to establish a strong, therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals. Her mission is not to judge, but to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and encourage healing.

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
Daniel Simmons
Self Pay Rate: $99

Daniel Simmons, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with 10+ years of experience in hospitals, schools, emergency services, community outreach, and traditional therapy. He’s worked with adults and adolescents seeking help with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, school/work burn-out, family conflict, parenting, life transitions, and bereavement. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. 

Daniel offers therapy that is influenced by psychodynamic, relational, family systems, narrative, and existential theories. He is LGBTQIA2S+ affirming and attentive to the sociopolitical, cultural, historical, racial, economic, and gendered contexts to the issues people are confronted with on a daily basis. 

These are challenging times. Seeking support isn’t always easy. Daniel will work alongside you with warmth and compassion to foster a collaborative therapeutic alliance, and will tailor his approach to who you are as a person, to your needs, to help you find your way. 

Education 

Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Chestnut Hill College 

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • Family conflict 
  • Social justice oriented 
  • Parenting 
  • School/work burnout 
  • Life transitions 
  • Bereavement
Eliot Hagerty
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eliot Hagerty, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Eliot Hagerty is a Master’s Level therapist working towards her LPC in the state of Pennsylvania. Eliot has experience working with children (6-12), adolescents (13-17), and adults (18-67) with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, identity issues, and substance use. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ithaca College and received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University. 

Eliot utilizes collaborative, strength based, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and psychodynamic approaches to therapy while maintaining the ability, flexibility and awareness necessary to adjust her approach to meet each individual’s strengths and needs. 

Eliot seeks to create a warm and welcoming environment that fosters a relationship built on trust and compassion in order to assist you in addressing your presenting concerns in order to promote achievement of your personal goals.

Education

Lehigh University
Master's in Counseling and Human Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress Management 
  • Substance Use 
  • Addiction 
  • Peer Relationships 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Women's Issues 
  • LGBTQIA
Emily Mertz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Mertz, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Emily Mertz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) who specializes in treating trauma, using an attachment-based therapy model, in youth, children, and families. Emily also enjoys working with adults, women, victims of domestic violence, and those with chronic mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). She has 14 years of experience working in community-based mental health.

Emily completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Arts in Therapy at Drexel University. She sees the beauty in all individuals and embraces peoples’ differences. She enjoys helping others to find their voice, recognizing their own strengths and abilities. She uses the creative arts and talk therapy approaches to build a connection with the clients she serves, encouraging them to explore themselves and express their emotions in a deeper way.

Emily seeks to help you explore your strengths and find a sense of happiness and personal fulfillment.

She is a person-centered therapist who will create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a strength-based approach. She encourages you to reach out if you are interested in getting to know her better. She enjoys helping others heal.

Education

Master of Arts
Drexel University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
Gregory Salmon
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149:Follow-up

Gregory Salmon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care as a psych nurse practitioners direct me toward diagnose and treating mental illness through psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, case management, and clinical supervision. I as a provider function independently to meet patient care needs within my scope of practice. Psychiatric Nursing to me is all about the relationship you establish with your patients, understanding them from their perspective and asking them what they think is going on with their health or what has been changing in their body and mind. I like to ask, how do you feel? What do you think? Asking these questions gives me a door to perceive patients in a holistic manner. It helps me as a psychiatric NP understand if patient’s symptoms are just physical or are psychological. Someone may be experiencing a lot of life stressor and not eating right, or not drinking a lot of water. As a result they start experiencing a lot of headache. Instead of thinking it is a migraine and heavily medicating the patient the best treatment at times is simply to encourage the patient to think positively and demonstrate relaxation techniques and they will do better in every aspect of life including health. 

Education

Rutgers University
Masters in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
Isabella DiBileo
Self Pay Rate: $99

Isabella DiBileo, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Most big transformations come about from the hundreds of tiny, almost perceptible, steps we  take along the way.” -Lori Gottlieb  

Isabella DiBileo is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with  people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Isabella earned her Bachelor of Science at the Penn State Schreyer Honors College and Master of Science at Marywood University. Isabella  has experience working with clients going through life transitions, experiencing grief and loss,  trauma, self-esteem issues, difficult relationships, anxiety and depression. Additionally, Isabella  has a special interest in working with young woman experiencing the challenges of everyday  life- school, work, family dynamics, friendships, romantic relationships, health and more.  

Isabella utilizes a therapeutic approach that is individually designed to match each client’s  unique needs. Isabella varies between cognitive behavioral, solution focused and existential  theories. She also encourages clients to use self-care and mindfulness practices in their daily life  to achieve overall wellness and life satisfaction.  

As your therapist, Isabella will offer a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate space where you  can feel supported and understood. Together, you will explore your thoughts, feelings and  emotions and identify the necessary changes for growth towards becoming your best self.  Isabella deeply values her role as a therapist and would be honored to work with you, whether  it’s your first time in therapy or another step in your therapeutic journey. 

Education

Masters of Science in Counselor Education
Marywood University

Specialties  

  • ADHD 
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief  
  • Life Adjustments/Transitions  
  • Loss 
  • Self-Esteem  
  • Trauma 
  • Relationships  
  • Women’s Issues  
  • Work Performance Anxiety/Career Changes 
Justin Voss
Self Pay Rate: $99

Justin Voss, LCSW

Justin Voss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania, with a master's degree in clinical social work from Temple University. He has completed training in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, Attachment Based family Therapy, and extensive workshops in trans* related care following his graduate education. His primary area of expertise is working with adolescents, young adults/adults over the age of 24 that identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Justin's clinical interests include LGBTQ, sexual identity, and gender identity, kink, polyamory, and non-monogamous relationships.

He has experience working with Philadelphia youth in both individual and group environments on topics including of dating, sex and relationships, and the coming out process. In addition, Justin works with adult patients with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, as well as folks living with HIV/AIDS.

He works from a harm reduction approach with regards to addiction management and recovery. Justin believes in approaching issues from a solution-focused approach to build on existing coping mechanisms and strengths to promote greater overall health and well being.

Karen Osborne
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
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
Russell Bohner
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
Sarah Liffmann
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Liffmann, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Liffmann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. She has focused her career on partnering with adults seeking help with life transitions, anxiety, family dynamics, women’s issues, addiction, and depression.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to complete her Master of Social Work at New York University. Sarah utilizes solution-focused, psychodynamic, person-focused, and trauma-informed approaches to help you realize and accomplish your goals. Sarah focuses on resiliency and acceptance when navigating life challenges.

Sarah seeks to create a warm and safe environment that fosters a relationship built on trust and compassion. She will work with you collaboratively to improve overall life fulfillment.

Education

Master of Social Work
New York University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Academic/Career Counseling
  • Anger Management
Sharon Graaf
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
Tenera Styles
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tenera Styles, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tenera Styles is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who earned a Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. She has over 10 years of experience in assisting adults, children, and families with managing various life circumstances and empowering them to achieve their goals.  Tenera has worked with those who may be experiencing trauma, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, self-harm/injury, mood disorders, mental illness, self-esteem, and relationship issues. 

Tenera tailors her approach to meet the needs of her clients and help them to be successful during the course of their treatment. She utilizes elements from CBT, mindfulness, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies. Tenera looks to help clients increase their comfort and confidence in expressing their emotions and understands that one’s experiences (past and present) greatly affect their current emotional functioning. 

Tenera believes therapy will be helpful only if therapist and client build a great therapeutic relationship. She believes in being transparent and collaborative with her clients. She hopes to build a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental environment to that allows clients to feel comfortable in expressing themselves.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology
LaSalle University

Specialties

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Behavioral issues 
Emily Skale
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Skale, LCSW

As a therapist, Emily is deeply committed to creating a safe space for reflective conversations that promote healing. Emily meets clients where they are, empowering them to achieve their self-determined goals and improve their overall well being. Her approach is strengths based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, family centered, and queer/trans affirming. She strongly believes every person has the capacity for healing and can utilize their strengths to manage the stress of challenging life events. Her goal is to create a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you reach your full potential and transform your life. 

Emily specializes in working with children, young adults, families, people of color, survivors of trauma, adoptive/foster families, and queer youth. She holds a certification in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, providing family therapy to children and their caregivers to help resolve conflicts and heal from traumatic events. Using play, art, and narrative therapy, Emily can support the therapeutic needs of children from birth through adolescence. 

Emily has 7 years of experience using a social justice lens to treat people of all racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, gender identities, sexualities, and religions. By building a warm and supportive relationship, Emily joins you on your journey to healing to help you live the meaningful life you deserve. 

Emily’s Specialities: 

  • Trauma-focused treatment 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Child and Adolescent psychology 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Adjustment Disorders 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Family Systems Therapy 
  • Play Therapy 
  • LGBTQ 
  • Mindfulness
Erica Johnson
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
Jill Lamar
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jill Lamar, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Arizona State University, and received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jill draws on the wisdom of her life experience, a drive to pursue the truth in each client’s story, and a passionate desire to see the broken restored in working with her clients. She has a God-given ability to listen, hear, and interpret what her clients tell her (both verbally and nonverbally), and is both process- and goal-driven, unafraid to be direct in showing her clients the way forward. It hurts her heart to see her clients deceived, believing lies about themselves (or lies they’ve been told about themselves); reluctant to consider a change for fear of doing something wrong. 

She enjoys helping her clients explore new coping skills, like erecting appropriate boundaries in their relationships, or learning how to better manage their anxiety or anger. She takes great pleasure in seeing clients discover new things about and strengths in themselves. She has worked with the blind, the homeless and at-risk populations for more than a dozen years, and is adept at showing clients how to carefully work through the perceived wreckage of their lives to craft a more hopeful narrative that provides them with a renewed sense of purpose and confidence. 

Jill’s specialties include faith-based counseling, helping clients with addictions and other compulsive behaviors, dual-diagnosis, anxiety and depression, grief, couples therapy, and working with adolescents adjusting to the challenges of life and the changes they bring, as well as academic underperformance. It should be noted that although she takes therapy quite seriously, Jill’s sense of humor is legendary, and often creates an inimitable, meaningful and warm connection between her and her clients.

Education

Dallas Theological Seminary
Masters in Counseling

Specialties 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma 
Monique Searight
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
Myriam Rosefort
Self Pay Rate: $99

Myriam Rosefort, LCSW

Hello and welcome. Thank you for stopping by. 

My name is Myriam Rosefort and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master’s degree at Stony Brook University in New York. I have provided services in both New York and Pennsylvania. 

Providing services in both the state of New York and Pennsylvania; I’ve retained 11 years of service assisting children and their families. In my work experience of 20 years in the human service field; I have gained my experience in a variety of settings which includes outpatient mental health facilities, in homes, schools, residential programs, and within the community.  

My counseling style is to take on a holistic and eclectic approach. I’m a firm believer that it is important to meet clients where they are at and to be culturally sensitive. I take great pride in assuring my clients that this is a safe place where they can vent, express themselves, feel validated, and not be judged. I believe in taking on a positive approach and focusing on the client’s strength to give them a since of empowerment and encouragement. My therapeutic style is flexible and it’s not a one size fits all. I approach each family, couple, or individual with warmth, compassion, respect, and openness while working together to collaboratively to help with meeting target goals. 

I have worked with individuals, families, children, and adults coping with a variety of issues including ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), autism, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, attachment disorders, personality disorders, parental conflicts, anxiety, trauma, abuse, struggle with adjustment, struggle with coping with caring for a special needs child, and a wide range of problems. 

I have been trained and have worked in a range of modalities including client centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, gestalt therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused, rational emotive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, family marital therapy, family systems, and trauma therapy.  

All too often people are afraid to face their pain because they are often told not to feel angry or sad. Until we learn to feel, to acknowledge, to cope and start the healing of our unresolved pain and struggles, we remain stagnant in discovering the best versions of ourselves.  There is strength in making the choice to seek out help, to start the healing process, and you deserve it. I am open and ready to help. 

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group 

Treatment Approach 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered 
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Parenting Issues/concerns
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Coping with life changes/Career Difficulties 
  • Parenting Issues/concerns

Specialties: 

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Behavioral Issues 
  • Developmental Disorders 
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family/Marital
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem 
  • Grief 

I am a Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant as well and I have experience working with children and adults with special needs. I provide consultation and therapy focusing on positive behavior intervention outcomes.  

Andrew Coyle
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrew Coyle, LPC

Andrew Coyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. A life-long Philadelphian, Andrew first grew an interest to help others from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland. Before his move to Thriveworks, he has worked in the Philadelphia area with underprivileged individuals, providing positive and compassionate care to clients. 

Andrew’s clinical experience has demonstrated his ability to build positive therapeutic relationships with clients of all ages and backgrounds. This clinical expertise has helped Andrew’s clients to reach their therapeutic goals, specifically with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, ADHD, familial stressors, and Autism. 

Andrew provides a patient-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approach to expand client insight into the stressors which reduce your quality of life, while empowering them to build the skills to reduce the impact of, and to better manage, those stressors. While his therapeutic tool kit encompasses skills from a variety of different styles, Andrew primarily utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief, as the vehicle for change.

Hava Weber
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hava Weber, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Hava Weber is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has 13 years in the behavioral health field helping adults who seek assistance with depression, anxiety, addiction issues, trauma, and life transitions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, then went on to receive her Master of Science in Addictions Counseling from Walden University.

Hava utilizes cognitive behavioral, person-centered, strengths based, evidence-based approaches to therapy. She is open to the clients and always adapting in order to help her clients in the best way possible for them.

Hava would like to create a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist you in reaching your goals, building problem solving skills, and living a happier, more meaningful lifestyle.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Addictions Counseling

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem building
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
Amanda Grippo
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Grippo, LPC

Philosophy of Care

The mission of the counselor will always be to make individuals to feel supported, heard and comforted throughout the most challenging stages of life. Counseling is a journey, and whether you are facing a difficult transition or a certain obstacle, Amanda will make sure you are not alone. Simply looking at this webpage today demonstrates that as an individual, you are courageous and motivated to begin the first steps in the therapy process. All people face difficulties in their lives that with the support of a counselor, can be managed through interventions, techniques and tools that are uniquely developed to fit you. Within therapy, a road map will be provided as a visual tool implementing the necessary action steps to reach your destination of self-understanding.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, counseling is not only Amanda’s profession, but it is her identity and lifestyle. She looks forward to sharing her expertise with you during this period of adjustment in your life. Amanda’s approach to therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence based practice, that has been shown to assist in a wide variety of populations and diagnoses. CBT allows individuals to work on your thoughts, emotions and behaviors you are experiencing day to day. Amanda has experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She has provided therapy to age groups ranging from adolescents to adults. Amanda promises to provide a genuine, non-judgmental and caring environment. She will support and provide you with the strength and courage you need to work through the process of change, in a comfortable and safe environment. 

In making the decision to come to therapy, it shows insight and self-awareness. There has been many positive benefits found within the experience of those seeking this service. The exploration that Amanda fosters in therapy allows for continued growth in self-awareness, processing and identifying your needs within your own family dynamics to help manage emotional reactions and behaviors. Within therapy, Amanda will help you find a healthier and more adaptable way to utilize tools in your own unique and important process.

Andrew Lightfoot
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrew Lightfoot, LPC

Drew Lightfoot specializes in working with individuals with depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, couples and marriage counseling, autism-spectrum disorder, and trauma/PTSD.  His approach includes a mixture of finding a meaning and purpose in life, learning ways to cope with stress and overwhelming emotions, improving social skills and communication, and changing the negative ways we think about ourselves and our world.

Drew Lightfoot is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of combined education and experience in the field of Psychology and Counseling.  He’s previously worked several jobs in the field, including as a private practice therapist, addictions counselor, and Professor of Psychology and Research at La Salle and Wilmington University.  He is a published author is the area of treating childhood trauma as well as a service member in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

When he is not busy working as an educator or therapist, he enjoys spending his time traveling the world, playing video games, or taking a run around the city with his golden retriever, Roxie. (Who, oddly enough, is also a therapy dog!)

Philip Grimes
Self Pay Rate: $99

Philip Grimes, Ph.D., LPC

Psychotherapy should be an unparalleled relationship where we will explore patterns that keep you stuck, learn practice skills to live more fully, develop increased self-awareness, and achieve your defined goals.

With over a decade’s experience, I’ve practiced in a variety of setting including community mental health, substance abuse, and inpatient psychiatric.  Utilizing traditional and holistic approaches including cognitive behavior therapy, insight-oriented, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), I also enjoy incorporating spirituality, positive psychology, breath work, and philosophy into my work.  I pride myself on being interdisciplinary and to the tireless pursuit of knowledge to improve the lives of those who seek my counsel.

After graduating from Widener University with a degree in psychology, I received my master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from La Salle University, and also hold a doctorate in spiritual counseling from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’ve treated people from all walks of life including adults, healthcare and law enforcement professionals, older adults, and older teens. I hold additional certifications in addictions and co-occurring disorders, trauma informed care, divorce mediation, and have a strong working knowledge of psychopharmacology.  Recently, I completed Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Rachel Lee-Nigsch
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Lee-Nigsch, LCSW, Med

In this day and age it is so hard to be seen and heard, to know if we are “normal” and “fit in with society.”  If you are having issues navigating troubled thoughts, unmotivated to reach your goals, concerns with substance abuse, or relationship/ marriage problems, I would love the opportunity to work with you.  I meet clients where they are and identify what concerns have brought you to therapy. We come up with a plan together to help you reach your goals in therapy. I have experience working with individual clients, couples, adolescents and young children. I use multiple interventions and identify those specifically to meet each clients needs. 

A little about myself, my education concentrated on counseling and I earned a Masters in Social work and Education in Human Sexuality.  Where I focused on identified sexual functioning issues, and working with relationship problems with couples primarily concentrating on sexual concerns. In addition my education focused on working with the LGBTQIA populations.   I worked extensively with clients who have experienced trauma, PTSD, parenting and issues with children. I have experience running women’s groups, sex education, early recovery, and couples groups. My theoretical orientation is psycho dynamic, ego psych, family systems therapy.  I use interventions such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, trauma informed and strength based. I currently hold my LCSW in the state of PA and have been working and living with my family in the Center City area since 2015.

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