Our Counselors

Nathaniel Stuart
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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
Emily Skale
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
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
Jean Pantal
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jean Pantal, PMHNP, NP-C

Philosophy of Care

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

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

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

Education

Temple University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Kelly  Ilyas
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelly Ilyas, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kelly Ilyas is a Licensed Professional Counselor an a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 6 years experience working with adults and adolescents providing psychotherapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, communication issues, the residual impact of trauma, relationships, mood disorders, low self-esteem and life transitions.

Kelly utilizes collaborative, strength and mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to meet the needs of every unique individual.

Kelly creates a non-judgmental safe space for you to explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and emotions that have you “stuck”. She seeks to establish a warm therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist in building upon your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living your best life.

Education

Capella University
MS- Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Crisis intervention
Kimberlie Taylor
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kimberlie Taylor, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

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

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

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

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

 

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

Angel Shifter, LPC, CCTP

Philosophy of Care

Angel Marie Shifter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Pennsylvania who has 10 years experience partnering with adolescents, adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, alcohol and substance use, and trauma. 

She completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia State University and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University.  

Angel Marie utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions-focused therapy and Trauma-informed therapeutic techniques. She teaches and encourages her clients to practice Mindfulness to help them relax and manage stress and anxiety which she believes is essential to self-care. 

As a therapist, Angel Marie supports her clients and helps guide them through their life's difficulties and challenges. She helps them recognize their personal strengths and builds upon the skills they already possess as they learn to accept uncertainty, process thoughts, feelings and emotions, and develop healthy coping strategies.

Education

Marshall University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Alcohol use & other substance use disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Personality disorders
  • Codependency
LaQueshaKameil Nicholson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

LaQuesha Kameil Nicholson, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kameil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who utilizes psychotherapy and psychoeducation as a change agent for personal growth. A Master’s Level graduate of Widener University’s School of Social Work, Kameil empowers others to evaluate where they are and elevate to where they want to be. She assists adolescents and adults in navigating through the impact of various life traumas and mental illness. Kameil helps others tell their story, reframe, and create a new story.

A 14 year veteran of the Social Services,  Kameil has explored various therapeutic approaches that she incorporates into her practice. Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and Trauma-Informed are the primary approaches that she utilizes to promote change.

Believing in your ability to overcome life‘s challenges and create the life that you want, Kameil desires to join you along your personal journey.

Education

Widener University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Life Events
  • African-American Cultural Issues
  • Stress Management (Burnout, Fatigue)
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transition/Self Identity
  • Sexuality/LGBTQIA

 

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