Clinicians

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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Michelle Chung, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I’ve helped many children, adolescents, adults, and families in navigating the challenges of connection with others, finding self-compassion and understanding, and healing the multitudes of pain life can bring. My clinical experience is in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relational conflict, family systems and attachment, and faith and spirituality. I was trained in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania and utilize evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused CBT, and Attachment Based Family Therapy. I also draw on Psychodynamic and Motivational Interviewing principles in my work.

I believe a safe therapeutic relationship is built through trust, warmth, sincerity, and even some humor and fun. My approach is person-centered and I believe the inherent value and worth of every person. I keep a collaborative and holistic perspective to meet individuals where they are when they come to therapy. I hope to support individuals make meaningful goals and feel empowered and capable of navigating the ins and outs of daily life to reach those goals. 

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PAMELA DESAI, 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.

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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 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.

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JAMIE EGAN, 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.

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ELIZABETH GRAVALLES-ANDERSON, PSY.D

I am a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in providing treatment and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families.  I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression, challenges related to inattention and hyperactivity, and who have a history of trauma.  Additionally, I specialize in assisting parents to create positive changes in their children’s behaviors through tailored behavior management plans. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a therapeutic approach that is goal-oriented and focuses on developing positive coping skills.  However, my approach is also integrative; I tailor my intervention to the needs of each family individually. Clients and families I have worked with describe me as warm, approachable, and relatable.  I genuinely care about each of the families I serve, and work in every session to convey this.  I view therapy as a collaboration between myself, clients, and their families, and I take this collaboration seriously when creating treatment goals and when determining our therapeutic progress. I am also well-versed in a large variety of assessment tools used for psychological and psychoeducational evaluation. I create a personalized assessment battery that provides information regarding diagnoses, accommodations and special education supports, treatment planning, and future goals.  Information provided to families both verbally and in writing via my evaluations will be easy to understand and focused on how to best move forward in helping your child or adolescent. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Villanova University and obtained my doctorate from Loyola University of Maryland.  I completed my clinical internship at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, and my postdoctoral fellowship at CARES Institute, a specialty clinic at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine that serves children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma.  I continued working as a child psychologist at the CARES Institute after completing my training there.  I also held a position as a licensed psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children.

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SARI HOLTERMAN, LSW

I have worked in the field of mental health and addictions counseling for over 15 years, working in major inpatient and outpatient treatment centers throughout the United States. I am experienced in CBT, psychodrama, experiential, and Gestalt techniques. I have dedicated much of my time working with those who have been affected by trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and dysfunction within the family system.  I utilize a solution-focused methodology to best help my clients rebuild and recreate their lives. We will work together navigating the areas of your life that you want to see substantial improvement. I will be with you on your journey as you reach each new destination, and discover you are finally living your best life.

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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.

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KATHLEEN MCBETH, 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.

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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 incorporate the mind-body connection into my practice as a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) along with my advanced training in tapping using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I believe it is important to create strong therapeutic relationships that empower clients to grow and make changes for themselves.

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Heather Nicholson, LPC, LBS

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Chester University and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Neumann University. I specialize in treating individuals struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, young adults, school issues, and life transitions. I also am a Licensed Behavior Specialist and have experience with behavior analysis and parent support. My treatment approach to therapy is strengths based utilizing solution- focused and dialectical behavior techniques (DBT). My goal is to assist clients in identifying their strengths to help with finding solutions and healthy coping skills to navigate life’s challenges. In addition, I am passionate about assisting clients with racial identity development concerns. 

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NICOLE PALAIO, LPC


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.

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 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!

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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MATTHEW WEINER, 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.

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