Team Thriveworks Philadelphia

1800 JFK Blvd.,
Suite 1404
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Alexis Kilduff
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $75

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. 

Lavonda Handy
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
In process of being in network with:
  • Highmark
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lavonda Handy, LMFT

Lavonda Handy has a master’s in clinical psychology from La Salle University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has an extensive background of over 10 years working with children, families, couples and individuals.

Through her experience, she has learned the importance of the connection that we have to others and how it impacts the healing of an individual. Often times, feelings of depression, anxiety, and difficulties within relationships with others are derived from previous experiences/traumas that cause us to be “stuck” in unhealthy patterns of living. Lavonda believes in connecting with each client through exploring their current living patterns that have them in unhealthy relationships, making poor decisions or struggling to maintain daily living. She works collaboratively with clients to create new patterns in their relationships and life to get “unstuck”.

Lavonda believes once you have been able to explore your past relationships/traumas, you will be able to begin healing from past hurts, connect more with your authentic self and work towards improving your current and future relationships.

Molly Hayes
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

ThereseMarie Walsh
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Therese Marie 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 
Jeanette Frye
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeanette Frye, LPC, NCC

Jeanette Frye earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from City University of New York and a master’s degree from LaSalle University. Jeanette has had the privilege to provide services to children, adolescents and adults who live with a variety of conditions including anxiety and mood disorders, intellectual and/or physical disabilities, chronic health issues, self-injurious behavior, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder, grief, family conflict and stressful life transitions. Jeanette also treats children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse and trauma.

Jeanette is confident in her ability to support and guide people through their own personal journey. She has an empathetic and down to earth approach to therapy utilizing a variety of treatment models. These approaches include but are not limited to, Mindfulness/Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems and Behavior Modification.

Jeanette believes the client/counselor relationship is invaluable. Instead of constraining the client to strict therapeutic models, she encounters all of her clients "where they are" and tailors her treatment to their distinct individualized needs.

Robert Kuehl
In network with:
  • BCBS/Anthem
  • CareFirst Empire
  • Horizon
  • Independent Blue Cross
  • Premera
  • Regenc
  • Compsych
  • Highmark
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Robert Kuehl, LPC

Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and received a Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Eastern University. Robert has enjoyed working with adolescents and adults in helping them live with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, physical/psychological trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anger, relationship problems, life transitions, grief and many others. Robert employs a psychodynamic approach to conceptualizing problems and a Client-Centered approach to building therapeutic rapport. While Robert uses several different models for change he often draws from Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing but treatment will be personalized for your needs.

The foundation for Robert’s work is the belief that we were built for relationships and as a result the relationship between therapist and person-in-therapy is the vehicle for change. Providing a warm, non-judgmental space in which people feel secure is priority number one. Where you go from there is completely up to you!

Johanna Isaacs
In network with:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Highmark
  • MHN
  • MHNet
  • Multi Plan
  • Quest
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $130

Dr. Johanna Isaacs

Dr. Johanna Isaacs is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Widener University.

She has experience working with children, young adults, adults, families and couples in psychotherapy.

Through cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive life coaching approaches, she has helped people cope with the stress of life transitions, the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the challenges of learning disabilities, autism spectrum and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Dr. Isaacs believes that creating a strong therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, supportive, and focused on positive solutions is what leads to effective long-term life changes."

She also has extensive experience conducting psychological assessments for children and adults to determine academic accommodations for schools, colleges, and standardized testing, diagnostic testing for learning disabilities and AD/HD, and IQ and academic testing.

Tom DeGeorge
In network with:
  • Amerihealth
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Key Stone East (HMOs require PCP referral)
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multi Plan
  • Penn Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Tom DeGeorge, PhD

Dr. Tom DeGeorge has been practicing for over 20 years and has worked with a variety of clients from all age groups. He currently sees individuals, couples and families for various issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, marital relationships, divorce and other life shifting events. He also works with children/adolescents and their families, who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Tom uses a client centered approach which allows him to be an active participant in the healing process. The journey through the counseling process is a dynamic that involves the client(s) and the therapist in an ongoing relationship towards a common destination.

Dr. Tom is returning to the Philadelphia area after being away for over 25 years and is excited to be back in his hometown. He and his wife have 4 children who are all off the payroll and a Newfoundland dog who enjoys taking life as slowly as possible.

Akeesha Washington
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • CommPsych
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan
  • Multi Plan
  • Optum
  • Penn Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Akeesha Washington, LPC, CAADC

Known for her tireless work ethic, energetic presentation, and hands-on approach to client needs, Akeesha M. Washington is an agent of change. As a therapist, Akeesha’s goal is to help clients live their B.E.S.T. life: that is, to Be Empowered to Strive & Thrive in your everyday life. Her multifaceted career experiences over the past 10 years have supported Akeesha in gaining a variety of expertise in areas including working with:

  • Children, adolescent, & adults
  • Relationship challenges including couples, & family systems
  • Childhood, adult, & transgenerational trauma
  • Career counseling
  • Phase of life changes
  • Life stressors and next steps

Akeesha is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to match the most effective interventions needed to help clients live their B.E.S.T. lives. Akeesha is trained in an array of evidence-based practices including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play Therapy
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse

Akeesha is a Philadelphia native. She obtained two graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education in School and Mental Health Counseling, and her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University. Akeesha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), certified PA Professional School Counselor, and a professional member of the American Counseling Association. In addition to private practice, Akeesha works as a school counselor in a K-8 school in Philadelphia.

Akeesha is a therapist who is committed to excellence - for others and herself. She promotes a positive work-life balance by scheduling time for self-care most often through travel, exploring hidden treasures in Philadelphia, and spending time with family and friends. Akeesha has found that in doing so, she has achieved her own B.E.S.T. life. Akeesha is committed to helping you pursue your personal goals and achieve your B.E.S.T. life as well.

Amanda Pitchko
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multi Plan
  • Optum
  • Penn Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Amanda Pitchko, LPC, NCC

Amanda Pitchko earned her undergraduate degree from Albright College, majoring in Psychology. She then earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University, graduating with honors. While at Rider University, she co-authored a research article entitled “Naturalistic Recovery from Non-suicidal Self-Injury: A Phenomenological Inquiry”. This work was published in The Journal of Counseling and Development. Amanda is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. For several years, Amanda has helped serve the needs of women with Eating Disorders and other co-morbid mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders. In addition, Amanda is trained to work with individuals experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, including military veterans. Amanda’s clinical approach serves to meet the needs of individuals, couples or families by utilizing skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Amanda is passionate about restoring people to emotional and cognitive health, assisting persons to become better connected to themselves and to others.

Joe Alvayero
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joe Alvayero, MA, LPC

Joe earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate degree at State University of New York at Buffalo as a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Joe provides counseling services and mental health skills and techniques to athletes as a Sports Psychology Consultant and is a designated provider for the Philadelphia Eagles. Joe’s clinical work also utilizes the Eco-Systemic Family Therapy Model, an evidenced based treatment, to help families, couples, and individuals successfully reach treatment goals.

A common thread across Joe’s experience has been working with the specialized needs of children, teens and adults whose day to day lives are impacted by symptoms of anxiety and depression, loss of anger control, a traumatic or stressful event, grief and loss, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and/or overwhelming stress. Joe’s eclectic and humanistic approach empowers the client to identify and capitalize on their strengths to overcome challenges and reach life’s goals.

Joe is currently available for online counseling sessions. Learn more here.

Joe was featured on KYW News Radio on "Gender evolution impact on fatherhood, Daddy University"

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    Philadelphia , PA 19103

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