Our Counselors and Therapists

Anne Madjar
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BCBS
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anne Madjar, LPC

Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a military veteran who embraces a holistic approach to reaching optimum health and happiness. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova University and has more than 20 years of experience in both mental health and substance abuse recovery.  She has experience working with adults, teenagers, and children and currently is focused on working with adults.

Anne’s specializations include helping those with anxiety, depression, supporting parents with special needs children, veterans, and recovering from trauma. Anne is passionate about using a strength-based approach to treatment. She is highly skilled at partnering with individuals to find creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable challenges.

For therapy, Anne uses an eclectic approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and uses a humanistic approach to treatment.   Anne is here to assist you in reaching your personal goals and passionately believes that with the proper tools and support, every person is capable of thriving in life.

Christine Nichols
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Highmark BCBS
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christine Nichols, LCSW

Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania.

Christine holds a Master’s degree in clinical Social Work from Rutgers University.

Christine is a seasoned professional with 30+ years in the child welfare and counseling fields. Her training and experience has given her the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, families, and adults including the geriatric population. Christine has worked in various settings which include community behavioral health, private practice and hospital/hospice care.

Christine’s education and training supports the use of models which include: Family Therapy interventions, (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including trauma), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Christine is committed to creating a safe emotional and psychological space that is conducive to change in leading a meaningful and fulfilled life. Christine strives to show authenticity with clients, to create a safe, supportive space conducive to healing and growth. .

Christine’s specializations include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Career planning and transitions
  • Parenting/ Co-Parenting
  • Family Conflicts
  • End of Life/ Hospice Care
Liz Braccia-Hubbard
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $75

Liz Braccia-Hubbard, LCSW

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who earned her Bachelors degrees in Social Work and Gender & Women Studies from Widener University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College.

Liz has experience working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. More recently, Liz has worked with adults who identify as survivors of domestic violence and who have experienced other traumas. In addition, Liz has experience with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, substance abuse, and complex PTSD.

Liz uses a variety of trauma-informed approaches and interventions that will be tailored to each individual's needs. Liz recognizes therapy as a collaborative process that is unique to each person. With feminist theory as a framework, Liz also recognizes the impact of systems on an individual and takes a holistic approach to therapy. Liz considers it a great privilege to walk with others in some of their darkest moments and deepest struggles. It takes courage to reach out for counseling and Liz is ready to meet you where you are in that process.

Specialties:
Domestic violence/intimate partner violence
Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD
Anxiety
Depression

Jean Pantal
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
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
Kimberlie Taylor
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • 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

 

Mace Cooper Drew
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Optum
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $125

Mace Cooper Drew, LPC

Mace is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 25 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping individuals become their best selves through finding hope, inner peace, freedom from suffering and pain, belief in themselves and confidence to make healthy choices. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Trenton State College in New Jersey and a Certificate in Christian Counseling from Cairn University in PA. She is also a certified Anger Management specialist and has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Family Therapy; and Emotional Focused Therapy.

Mace believes creating a safe emotional and psychological space for individuals to express themselves and experience unconditional acceptance and regard is the foundation to change.

Equipped with a wide breadth of knowledge in the areas of individual, family and couples counseling, Mace offers counseling and coaching to individuals and couples struggling with:

  • Self-esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction and Recovery
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Changes
  • And more
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” -Brene Brown
Paul VanAntwerp
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99, Couples: $125

Paul VanAntwerp, LPC

Paul VanAntwerp is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who obtained a BA in Psychology from Roger Williams University and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in 2005. He has almost 15 years of experience providing therapy and counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. He has specialized training and experience in helping people suffering from anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. He has also had the privilege of helping children and adults struggling with grief/loss, self-injurious behaviors, personality disorders, PTSD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. His practice integrates a non-judgmental, client centered focus with an emphasis on using evidence based practices (CBT, DBT) and solution-focused therapy techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders and mental health issues.

Paul has years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents and adults with significant mental illness, trauma, mood disorders and difficulty with social and interpersonal relationships. He provides a warm and collaborative environment where you will feel safe, comfortable and able to achieve insight into how you can make positive changes in your life. He has a strong belief that the relationship between the therapist and client is the catalyst needed for lasting growth and change within the individual him/herself.  Paul specializes in helping people develop new ways to cope with life stressors, change their behaviors and habits and improve their relationships.

He is compassionate, dedicated and has a strong desire to help others make healthy life choices and find new meaning in their relationships and lives’. Paul works well with children, young adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoys watching and attending sporting events, music, reading, gardening and spending time with family.

Amina McCown
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Self Pay Rate: $75

Amina McCown, LPC, NCC

Amina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Amina has experience as a clinician in various different outpatient settings, as well as has worked for many years in the corrections system. Amina works with a diverse population of individuals dealing with Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Bipolar and Substance Abuse concerns. Amina also has experience with working with people in the LGBT community. Amina strives to provide meaning and healing through mind, body, and spirit. Amina is an effective communicator and has a kind spirit and a good sense of humor. Amina believes that everyone has the ability to lead a meaningful life, and that all people can achieve, and are entitled to, happiness. Amina also believes that everyone has the potential to improve themselves and better their lives, by becoming empowered to learn how to better navigate daily life events. 

 

Grace King
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • United Behavioral Health

Grace King, LPC, NCC

Grace King, LPC, NCC, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at King’s College and a master's in clinical-counseling psychology at LaSalle University. Grace has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.

Grace believes that everyone deserves to live a useful and happy life and is therefore committed to supporting her clients in overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of them reaching their full potential and achieving their goals.

Grace’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, where she utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness."

Grace has provided psychotherapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, relationships, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, communication, low self-esteem and life transitions.

Avia James
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Self Pay Rate: $75

Avia James, LPC, CAADC

Avia James is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Pennsylvania, specializes in Co-Occurring disorders. Avia earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Communications at Tel-Aviv University and her Master's Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling at La Salle University.

Avia views the therapeutic process as a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist, for which she strives to create a therapeutic environment that is conducive to change. Avia is highly dedicated to supporting individuals with maximizing their embedded potential, as she believes that everyone has the ability to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Avia has experience across a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and corrections. She has worked with adolescents, young and older adults, groups, families and couples.

Avia applies a strengths-based approach that is holistic and guided by the individual's needs. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy that is specifically designed for the individual's needs. Her approach incorporates a variety of evidence-based and other treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-education, Narrative Therapy and mindfulness.

Avia has experience working with individuals who struggle with adjusting to different life transitions, emotional regulation, anxiety and stress disorders, trauma, behavioral and chemical addictions, grief and loss, anger management and relationships.

Avia takes a special interest in the human-nature and is both grateful and excited about the opportunity to join individuals on their self-discovery journey, as one may notice on their first encounter.

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