AMANDA NINES, RD, LDN
I have been a Registered Dietitian since 2001, with experience in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition from West Chester University, graduating with honors and a minor in Psychology. I have worked at The Renfrew Center, The Seeds of Hope program, and the hospital system. I have worked extensively with male and female clients in emotional eating, eating disorders, weight management, and general wellness. My experience includes adults, adolescents, and children.
I am passionate about helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. I have been licensed since 2003 and received my Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management in 2005.
DANIEL J. CANE, EDD, NCSP
I am a PA licensed psychologist with doctoral training from Indiana University of Pennsylvania school psychology with neuropsychology specialization. My many years of psychological practice within the school and clinic settings offer a unique perspective to assessment and treatment.
In particular, my leadership with a neuropsychology clinic and an autism evaluation team provides a wide range of experience. Extensive intervention experience with pediatric and adult patients allows for meaningful and rich treatment. I have additional professional training in Theraplay and life coaching.
DANIELLE BEAUMONT, PSY.D.
I enjoy working with strong personalities and have experience working with children, adults, teens, couples, and families through various challenges. I received my Master’s degree and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology through LaSalle University, where I developed an appreciation for mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical (DBT), as well as more traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
While completing my doctoral internship and my post-doctoral residency on a dual-diagnosis (mental health and substance dependence) long-term residential unit, I developed a deep understanding of trauma and how underlying mental health issues create and maintain alcoholism and drug dependency. Before receiving my clinical psychology training, I received a Master’s in Elementary Education from Drexel University. I also gained experience completing comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations for children ages 5-15 through CHOP’s ADHD clinic. I then spent ten years contracting in schools across the Philadelphia School District, completing evaluations for at-risk children to receive one-to-one support at their schools in the city’s most impoverished areas. In addition to the experiences listed above, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a large part of the catalyst for change. I like to use humor and genuine conversation to demystify therapy’s experience and help normalize people’s experiences through human connection.
Because of my clinical experiences, I truly believe that change is possible, even in the direst of circumstances. My ultimate goal is to increase your tolerance for distress so that you can handle what life inevitably throws at you and still take care of yourself, your responsibilities, and those around you in the most adaptive ways possible.
DEBBY SALOM, LMFT
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I have specific training and a systemic mindset to effectively work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I specialize in people struggling with eating disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, marital problems, depression, OCD, high functioning autism, and school and work- related stress.
I also work with individuals and couples that identify as heterosexual, LGBTQAI+, those in open/alternative relationships and/or have experienced infidelity. My eating disorder experience includes prior work in an eating disorder residential program giving me the tools for great success in helping people who struggle with binge eating, anorexia, and/or bulimia. I utilize a variety of systemic models and tailor treatment to the individual and family needs in my approach. I create an environment where any person or family can feel safe to express their emotions and struggles without feeling judged.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
HANNAH KARASICK, LCSW
I work with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, peer issues, school issues, self-esteem challenges, family issues, and divorce. My goal is to build a strong rapport with my clients and families and develop healthy coping skills to navigate life’s challenges. My therapeutic approach is person-centered while understanding the effects of environmental stress on one’s life.
I also have experience working with clients who have been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders (alcohol/drug abuse), ranging from mild to severe symptoms. My focus is on meeting the client where they are in their journey and offering guidance and support during the process.
JAMIE EGAN, MA, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has dedicated my life to help individuals, families and couples through the toughest parts of their lives. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University and my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from LaSalle University. I have focused my clinical work helping people overcome and manage their depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, school/peer issues, family issues and codependency challenges. I utilize evidence based and insight-oriented approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while using a systems perspective to help address issues and the bigger picture. Thought my years of clinical experience, I have worked for inpatient and outpatient facilities and provided integrative and trauma informed care. I am looking forward to working with you.
JILA’ RUSAVAGE, PSY.D.
My ultimate goal is to empower you to navigate challenges life throws at you with ease. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to integrate science, theory, and clinical skills. With my knowledge of evidence-based approaches serving as a guide to therapy, I often get creative with my clients, seeking to find unique ways to address your specific concerns. We will work together to identify what works for you! My flexible approach to therapy allows me to draw from various theories to best suit your needs, utilizing techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based frameworks. I primarily work with individuals ranging from late adolescence to adulthood. I am passionate about working the LGBTQI+ community and the inherent strengths and challenges that exist across variations of sexuality, gender, and relationships. While my broad educational and training experiences have allowed me to work with an array of therapeutic concerns, I find my strengths lie in working with issues related to: anxiety, depression, relationship distress, addiction issues, trauma, adjustment/life transitions, sexuality, body image, and personal growth. Whatever your situation or background, my intention will be to meet you with compassion, respect, and genuineness. Clients have described me as open-minded, supportive, interactive, and above all, authentic: I will keep it real with you! I am passionate about the work I do, and I do not take my responsibility as your guide through this process lightly. It would be an honor and privilege to work with you!
JORDAN MONTS, LCSW
I have experience working in a variety of settings and am passionate about outpatient therapy. I work with children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, self- esteem, relationships, and problems at work or school.
I utilize various evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. I believe it is important to create strong therapeutic relationships that empower clients to grow and make changes for themselves.
KATHLEEN MCBETH, MA, LPC
I have over twenty years of experience working with and counseling children, adolescents, and adults, including couples and families 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 struggling with attachment disorder and trauma-related issues. I am a Level II EMDR trained therapists have extensive training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and Theraplay.
MARIA MADDALO, PSY.D.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience working in various home and school settings. I completed my doctorate in School Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I obtained diplomate status from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. I specialize in evaluating children and adolescents using a neuropsychological perspective and applying that perspective to learning and performance within the classroom setting. I am passionate about the appropriate assessment and diagnosis of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. I trained in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-II) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
I use the ADOS-II as part of a comprehensive assessment when Autism is suspected. I understand the social and behavioral challenges involved with Autism across the lifespan and all levels of functioning. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I combine these techniques to provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families with varying needs, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and cognitive/executive function difficulties.
MATTHEW WEINER, MS, LPC
As a licensed professional counselor, I initially focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients. I have a history of helping individuals with issues ranging from mild anxiety and sadness to chronic mental health problems such as major depression, generalized anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am experienced in working with adolescents, teenagers, adults, and families.
My treatment approach blends my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and motivational interviewing, focusing on the individual or families’ strengths. Furthermore, I have a Post-Masters Certificate in Trauma Studies and have experience working with individuals who have PTSD and other issues related to trauma.
NICOLE PALAIO, MS, LPC (STARTING IN APRIL 2021)
I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services. Originally from the Philadelphia area, I received bachelor’s degrees in Crime, Law & Justice and Psychology at Penn State before earning my Master’s degree in Community and Trauma Counseling from Philadelphia University. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma-informed interventions to assist with improved emotion regulation, interpersonal and communication skills, self-concept, and self-worth. I specialize with people and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, relationships (couples and family), trauma and PTSD, peer issues, school issues and ADHD. I use a strengths-based and person-centered approach, so at their first appointments you can expect to talk about the presenting problems and also begin to identify the strengths and supports that they already possess. I incorporate wellness strategies to assist clients in promoting a well-balanced life emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, mentally, and sexually.
PAMELA DESAI, MA, LPC
It takes strength and courage to engage in personal growth willingly. I believe that the foundation of therapy is in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. This begins with providing a safe and comfortable environment centered around respect and support.
I work to empower my clients through strength-based approaches that help to encourage growth and change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, divorce, self-esteem, parenting, and grief. We are all capable of overcoming obstacles, and it is my true passion to help clients reach their goals.
STACY SHUCHTER-GOMEZ, LCSW
I have over 20 years of experience working with and counseling adolescents, adults, couples, and the senior population. I am exceptionally aware of the overwhelming feelings of stress that clients feel from their caregiving responsibilities to their children, spouse, and/or aging parents. I provide Therapy and Teletherapy to clients dealing with a wide range of issues, including adjustments to life transitions, relationships, marriage, career/work, loss/grief, and aging, all of which can be associated with depression, anxiety, mood, and personality disorders.
I approach therapy with warmth, sensitivity to each client’s uniqueness, creating a safe place to share and work on issues. I utilize cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused techniques to help clients gain insight, improve coping skills, improve communication, and enhance supports. As clients reach their therapeutic goals, they feel enhanced self-esteem, less conflict, less stress, independence, and comfort.
TRACY DIFONZO, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practicing for over twenty years. I received my BA from Arizona State University and a MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. My life’s passion is to help individuals and families work through a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem/self-confidence, coping skills, life transitions, trauma and everyday issues that arise as part of life. I have extensive experience working with teens and young adults. I use a variety of therapeutic methods, based on what works for the individual including solution-focused therapy, strength-based interventions, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and work around your mindset. I feel that therapy is a partnership based on trust and creating a safe space for the client to explore various aspects of their life. We will work together to identify goals and come up with a plan to move forward as well as address any barriers that may be in the way. I help people address their concerns in safe, warm, and supportive environment. I pride myself on being an excellent listener, understand how to engage and form long standing relationships based on trust to maximize client’s ability to feel safe and be open and work towards long standing change. My practice is strengths-based. I believe in looking at what is working in a person’s life and building on that.