Michelle E. Newdeck, MS, LPC, NCC
I work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/ loss, stress, trauma, anger, school issues and impulsive and destructive behaviors related to substance abuse. I know that change is possible and that begins with having a trusting relationship and connection with your therapist that is built on empathy and understanding. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness and humanistic theories and tailor my approach to the unique needs of the client. I believe that it is important to explore areas of suffering and recognize, validate and build upon one’s own personal strengths. Reaching out to ask for help is not always easy, but through my experiences, I have helped people heal ad find inner peace that has changed their lives. I also treat Perinatal Mood Disorders and received my training from Postpartum Support International. I believe that women and men suffering from Postpartum Mood Disorders are not alone and can get better.
Ronia Arabatlian, LCSW
My passion and experience lends itself to working with adults, adolescents and children who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, OCD, school related issues, learning differences, self esteem, self harm, as well as, other emotional and behavioral challenges. Through a psychodynamic approach, I provide individual therapy, as well as, work with thefamily to help navigate the healing process. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have children or siblings who are physically, mentally, emotionally, and medically challenged. Additionally, I work with individuals who struggle with issues relating to infertility and domestic violence. My professional training and my personal experiences offer a unique perspective and understanding.
Staci J. Connolly, LCSW
I treat adults with issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, parenting and loss. I have extensive experience helping parents to navigate the milestones and challenges of parenting. Additionally, I work with adolescents as they manage the stressors of school and their social world. I provide emotional and therapeutic support as adolescent’s transition to college, offering phone and Teletherapy sessions to students away from home. Through couples therapy I assist adults in addressing marriage issues, resolving conflicts and improving communication.
Dana Piergiovanni, MA, LPC, BCBA
I believe seeking professional counseling is a pivotal first step in working toward a better quality of life. I am passionate about empowering individuals to help themselves. I provide an open, supportive, and safe counseling environment. I have over 15 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum as well as their families. I am both a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and a professional in the mental health filed. This unique perspective, combined with a strong Applied Behavior Analysis background, helps me to provide a meaningful therapeutic relationship with clients who are experiencing various challenges.
Jennifer Benjamin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ESFT
Individuals and families want to know that the challenges there are facing are not too big for them to solve. In working with the family system, I address mood disorders, anxiety, depression, anger management, extreme emotional reactivity, and impulsive and destructive behaviors. Additionally, I provide DBT tune ups for clients who have graduated from comprehensive programs. My clinical expertise in working with distressed children and their families has led me to develop intervention that is sincere, straightforward, empirically valid and results producing. I provide individual and group therapy for children and adolescents. Therapy is not just talking about the most current issue but learning to build relationships, effective behavior, and decision making.
Dr. Allen Rand Coleman, PhD.
I am a graduate of Hahnemann University, where I obtained my training in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology. I also completed a two-year fellowship in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment based therapy and parenting techniques. My experience includes working with a large behavioral health organization in Pennsylvania where I focused on treating people with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, school based issues and relationship challenges. I also specialize in and treat children with autism, intellectual disability and severe behavior problems. I am a certified Theraplay trainer and supervisor. Theraplay aids in helping families develop better relationships their autistic children/siblings and is integrated with other modalities, such as picture communication programs (e.g., PECS), teaching of daily life skills, positive behavioral supports and community integration practice. I also provide neuropsychological evaluations, ADD/ADHD testing, individual, couple and family therapy.
Kathleen McBeth, MA, LPC
I have over twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults, including couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, parenting, school related issues, stressful relationships and addiction issues. I also have extensive experience working with families with adopted children who are struggling with an attachment disorder and trauma related issues. I am a Level II EMDR trained therapist, have extensive training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and Theraplay.
Elizabeth Higgins, LCSW
I believe that all people can grow, change, develop, and thrive by learning new skills and new behaviors in their own lives. Resiliency and recovery is achieved through trust, empathy, and a sincere therapeutic relationship. I have been a Social Worker for over 14 years. During that time, I have helped adults, adolescents, children, families and couples achieve the life they want to live. My training and experience includes using Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification, and Cognitive Therapy to treat mood disorders, anxiety, stress, depression, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, emotional deregulation, anger management and trauma.
Lauren Papenfuss, LPC
I know it can be very difficult in reaching out to find and accept help and I am passionate in providing a safe and comfortable space to help others reach their goals. I have many years of experience in the field, a good sense of humor and a caring and understanding nature. I have eleven years of experience in the mental health field, working in multiple different settings along with all different ages and presenting concerns/difficulties. I have a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy and other variety of methods in order to meet your needs. I have experience with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, peer issues, school issues, parenting challenges and more.
Kara Savastio, LCSW
I am passionate about my work with children, adolescents, adults and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, work/school issues, grief/bereavement, terminal illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and trauma. I also specialize in working with blended and non-traditional families. Using a psychodynamic approach and drawing upon cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques, I will work with you to identify, explore, and overcome negative thoughts, behaviors, and patterns. I believe everyone can benefit from the right therapeutic relationship and I seek to provide a safe space, warm environment, and the clinical support needed to work through both the everyday and extraordinary challenges life has in store.
Angel Myers, MA, NCC, LPC
I pride myself in offering a safe, welcoming, understanding, and confidential space for clients of all ages to explore their strengths and how to use those strengths to meet their desired areas of improvement within their daily functioning. I am passionate about providing an integrative, holistic, collaborative, encouraging, and empathetic approach to the counseling journey. If you are reading this and thinking about receiving counseling services, please know you are brave and you deserve connections to support and resources for a healthier way of living. I believe my clients need someone to encourage them to maintain their strengths and challenge them to develop insight and motivation towards their areas of improvement and treatment goals through the use of individual, family, and couples counseling sessions. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Chester University in 2015 and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University in 2018. Over the years of providing exceptional counseling services at a non-profit organization for children, adolescents, adults, and their families, I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population of clients ranging from 2 to 58 years of age with a variety of presenting mental health diagnoses and symptoms, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD/Conduct Disorders, PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and suicidality. I specialize in providing an evidence-based therapeutic model known as Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an integrative and therapeutic coaching model for children and their parents to increase emotional regulation, behavioral regulation, compliance, communication skills, and their relationship, while using play therapy, attachment therapy, and behavioral interventions.
Toni Galm, MS, LPC
Making the decision to get help for an emotional issue is not easy. However, when that decision is made, it demonstrates personal insight and a willingness to commit to improving oneself. The basic foundation of any therapeutic relationship begins with that mutual commitment and building rapport. Regardless of age, that rapport becomes the spring-board to trust, leading to the ability to collaboratively work through any problem. As a licensed therapist and having worked in this field for over 25 years, I have become well versed in treating depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues, relationship/marital/parenting difficulties, stress-related concerns, as well as addiction. My therapeutic approach is one derived from the individual and their perception of the issues presented. Through the use of clinical interventions and fundamental human compassion, the counseling experience can be one of positive change when approached from the perspective of the person. My objective is to assist people with breaking through barriers, so personal goals can be achieved.
Whit Wilson, MA, LPC
Reaching out for help when you’re hurting or struggling takes a tremendous amount of courage. I am ever-mindful of this as I meet with clients and believe that a safe and authentic therapeutic relationship is the primary vehicle for growth and change. This begins with understanding and empathizing with the unique story of each person. I bring warmth, care, and bits of humor to my work with clients. I am experienced in supporting adolescents and adults who experience depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, men’s issues, relational challenges, addictions, faith/spirituality concerns and serious mental illness. I draw on a variety of evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed models of care, all the while seeking to be collaborative and holistic in my approach with each person.
Scarlett LeVan-Bunyon, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCS, RYT-200
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, addiction, relational issues, self-esteem, overall life satisfaction and many other concerns. I have extensive experience working with substance abuse disorder, trauma, and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. I believe healing begins when you feel em-pathetically cared for and genuinely accepted. I promote empowerment and personal growth through positivity, compassion, patience, and authenticity. I integrate my love of art, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and holistic wellness into sessions for a whole-person approach to healing. I take a strength based, person-centered approach combining creative arts therapies, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, gestalt therapy as well as various other modalities. I create a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions using creative art therapy interventions. I work closely with individuals to form a collaborative unit with the goal of fostering well-being and alleviating symptoms that they are struggling with. I am credentialed as a Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).
Allison Roman, MA, LPC, NCC
I have a diverse background in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in working with clients diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I have experience as a behavior specialist consultant and enjoy working with children and adolescents experiencing behavior concerns associated with oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD and Autism. I received my bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from West Chester University and later received my master’s degree with honors in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University. I am currently in the Doctor of Psychology program at Immaculata University as well to further expand my knowledge and grow as a counselor. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, intensive family coaching and parent-child interaction therapy. I acknowledge seeking treatment individually or for one’s child can be nerve wracking, and I want to help my clients feel empowered and be equipped with the tools necessary to be the best individual or parent they can be. I take a person-centered approach with my clients and incorporate cognitive behavior therapy techniques into my sessions. Our thoughts and feelings often heavily influence our actions, even if we don’t notice it! While I can help connect the dots, I believe the most important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship and to ensure my clients feel heard. Mental illness isn’t something to be ashamed of, or something to hide, I pride myself on being able to connect with my clients and ensure they always feel safe.