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Sarah Domis, MS, LPC

Practice Location: Haverford Office, Bucks County Office

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a co-founder of Main Line Counseling & Wellness Center. Sarah’s experience and training allows her to offer clients a unique approach to handle life challenges.

Sarah earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Health Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a second Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, she has provided professional counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families dealing with various situations; such as becoming a new parent, divorce, trauma, or addiction, or assisting someone needing guidance to achieve a specific goal (big or small!)

Areas of expertise include:

  •  Life Coaching
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pregnancy & Parenting 
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Transitions & Adjustment Issues
  • Relationships & Communication Issues 
  • Stress Reduction & Management 
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Telephone Therapy

Sarah also provides individual and group supervision for those preparing to obtain PA Licensure for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). For the 2017/2018 school year, Sarah will be supervising and working with Megan Guresh. Megan is an advanced graduate student at Villanova University. In addition to being a prominent therapist, Sarah has been involved within the community providing workshops on the topics of:

  • Mindful Parenting
  • Stress Management
  • Mind-body Connection and Chronic Pain 

Sarah is an interactive, solution- focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies, such as mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal cognitive problem solving, and motivational interviewing. These techniques provide clients a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. With compassion and understanding, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Sarah Domis is listed at AllTherapist.com and Psychology Today in addition to being a professional member of The American Counseling Association. Sarah also serves on the board of directors for Mental Health Partnerships (formerly known as the  Mental Health Association of South Eastern PA.)

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Susan A. Wesnoski, MSW, LCSW
Practice Location: Haverford Office

Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Main Line Counseling & Wellness Center. She specializes in individual, couples, and group therapy. Susan earned her Master's of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also spent nearly 13 years working with leaders in the field of addictions and throughout a number of Philadelphia's community mental health/ addictions treatment facilities and the VA hospital. She also offers individual and group supervision for those preparing to obtain PA clinical social work licensure (LCSW).

Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship and Communication Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Codependency / Partners or Parents of Substance Users
  • Adult Children of Substance Users
  • Coping with Narcissistic Parents
  • Stress Management
  • Career / Life Transitions

Susan is an active member of both the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). In addition to being a skilled individual therapist, she is available for consultations, and offers the following workshops / process groups:

Stress Management
Overcoming Social Anxiety
Seasonal Mindful Walks
Mindful Parenting
Family Healing in the Midst of Addiction
Motivational Interviewing

As most client change occurs outside the 50-minute session, Susan expects her ideal client to come prepared to do the necessary work in session and at home. Susan uses a Person-Centered framework with therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to enhance the individual or group's experience and provide effective feedback necessary to make positive changes. 

Susan engages in active listening and believes in providing a caring, safe, and comfortable environment in which to share your concerns. Her clients have described her as "easy-to-talk to," down to earth," and "cares about not just her job, but the person." If you think Susan sounds like a good therapeutic fit for you, we'd be happy to hear from you!

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Rachel Chandler, MSW, LCSW
Practice Location: Haverford and Center City Offices


Rachel Chandler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Main LIne Counseling & Wellness Center.  Rachel supports individuals struggling with reliving the past and those constantly consumed with the future by sharing tools to help them live in the present.  You know how being in nature makes you feel awe-inspired and at peace?  Rachel helps people achieve that in small everyday moments.

Rachel earned her Master's In Social Work degree from University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of Pennsylvania's Society of Clinical Social Workers (PSCSW).  Rachel specializes in supporting individuals, couples and families live fuller, happier lives.

Through active listening, compassion and respect, Rachel offers a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Rachel takes a whole person approach exploring the impact of enivronment, community, relationships, food, exercise and spirituality on your emotional well-being.  If you long for serenity and contentment, Rachel can assist you in taking the first mindful steps towards a peaceful and fulfilling life. Rachel is currently accepting new clients; take the first step towards changing your life, call today.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Mindful Liviing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress of Life Transitions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders

 In addition to one on one therapy Rachel offers diverse therapeutic options:

  • Monthly Mindful Meditation Workshop
  • Mindful Eating Workshop
  • Weekly Recovery Meditation Group
  • Seasonal Mindful Walks

Lauren Aaronson, LCSW

Practice Location: Haverford

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master’s Degree of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations, most recently with older adults.  Lauren provides strength-based solutions working with those on many issues including anxiety, depression, life stress, grief, loss, and self-care. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness to create a safe space for clients to facilitate change. Lauren believes that everyone faces difficulties throughout life, and her goal is to empower clients to cope and overcome these adversities.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic pain
  • Grief and loss
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Relationship issues

Sarah Baida, LCSW

Practice Locations: Haverford and Bryn Mawr

 

 

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master’s Degree of Social Service at Bryn Mawr College in 2013. She has extensive experience working with diverse adult populations in community mental health and private practice. Sarah utilizes a psychodynamic approach to therapy and also holds specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Sarah aims to create a safe, therapeutic space for individuals to feel free to explore themselves, to work through difficult emotions and situations, and to feel heard. Sarah integrates relational and behavioral models unique to each client’s individual needs.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency/Relationship Issues
  • Concerns around Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • LGBTQ Related Issues
  • Life Transitions or Changes
  • Partner or Child of Substance User
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues

Megan Bartlett, LPC, NCC

Practice Locations: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

Megan is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in college mental health counseling and outpatient substance abuse recovery. She views therapy as a journey of self-discovery and believes that the therapist’s empathy and positive regard are essential to the client’s progress and growth. She has developed an integrative approach to therapy, utilizing a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness exercises, and motivational interviewing as is appropriate and helpful to the client.

Megan earned her B.A. in Psychology from Gettysburg College in 1999 and her M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in 2010. She is currently enrolled in the Spiritual Direction certificate program at Neumann University and is open to working with clients who want to explore how their faith impacts their well-being. Prior to her work as a counselor, she spent ten years as a research assistant in the field of neuropsychology.

Megan enjoys writing poetry and non-fiction and has published an essay on body image and a book on overcoming Binge-Eating Disorder ("Getting Out of B.E.D.: Overcoming Binge-Eating Disorder One Day at a Time"). She hopes her varied professional and personal experiences will guide her as she journeys with individuals on their path to emotional and spiritual wellness.

Areas of expertise include:

  • College, career, or life transitions
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship concerns
  • Struggles with gender identity or sexual orientation
  • Substance abuse

Dara Dvinoff, LCSW
Practice Location: Haverford Office

Dara Dvinoff is a licensed clinical social worker.  She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, where she received specialized training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy.  She has practiced psychotherapy in a variety of settings including a college counseling center, private practice, and addictions research and treatment center.

Dara utilizes an integrative approach in her work with clients, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused theories, as well as motivational interviewing, depending on the specific needs of her clients.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.

Making the first call to a therapist can feel quite daunting and scary, and Dara has a great deal of respect for anyone who takes this courageous step.  It requires a certain amount of bravery to be honest enough with oneself to admit that the status quo isn't working, and to reach out for support.  Change can be difficult, and Dara is committed to supporting her clients wherever they may be in this process.

Dara views therapy as a collaborative journey of self-discovery and growth, which may involve challenging oneself to try new things, experimenting with new behaviors or ways of thinking, and taking a deeper look at one's past experiences and how they may influence the way they exist in the world today.  Dara's goal as a therapist is to create a comfortable space where clients feel safe, supported, and cared for, so they may begin to make positive changes in their lives.                                                               

Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety & Depression 
  • Life transitions/adjustments
  • Relationship concerns
  • College Transition
  • Self-esteem
  • Struggles with sexual identity/orientation
  • Substance abuse & dependence 

Nanette Farrell,  LPC, NCC

Practice Locations: Haverford and Bryn Mawr

Nanette is a licensed professional counselor and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  She has worked in mental health for the past 10 years, beginning with direct care at inpatient psychiatric clinics, and then providing individual and group psychotherapy in various intensive community mental health settings, treating severe mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse. 

Nanette provides strength-based and solution-focused care, utilizing different therapeutic interventions according to the individual needs of each client, including cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, mindfulness, and existential approaches. She believes that as humans we tend to get attached to unhelpful beliefs and constructs, which can be difficult and scary to confront and let go.

Nanette’s goal is to help clients to accept life on life’s terms and live fully and authentically, according to their own meaning and values.  She believes that developing a trusting therapeutic relationship is imperative in order for the client to challenge maladaptive patterns and implement positive change,  and wants to provide that non-judgmental and safe space for clients to grow.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Adult ADHD

Esther Gilbert, LCSW

Practice Location: Haverford

Esther is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She approaches each person with compassion and care. Becoming a more comfortable and self-assured person, is regularly an outcome of her work. She focuses on the goals and desires of her the person sitting with her. The point is a process of discovery resulting in developing balance, ease and resilience. She enjoys sharing creative arts in the healing process, especially writing, handwork and imagery.

She was  awarded her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is trained in EMDR, an approach for working with people who have experienced trauma. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

As a well informed therapist using the best clinical practices, she is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Clinical Social Work Society and the National Association of Social Work. She has had additional training in Spiritual Direction under the auspices of Loyola House Retreat and Training Centre, Guelph, ON.

She brings years of experience in Counseling. Her work has been in people’s homes, in her office and in other community settings with individual, families and groups. She also has extensive experience counseling caregivers.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Trauma
  • Adjustments to Life Transitions
  • Mindful living
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Mood disturbances
  • Stress Management
  • Identity concerns
  • Supervision for the LCSW

Roselyn Japes-Shuebrook, MA, LPC

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr

Roselyn is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in community mental health treating adults, adolescents and children for the past 5 years. She earned her master’s degree from La Salle University in 2012 in Professional Counseling Psychology. She is certified by the Beck Institute to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has been trained to treat PTSD using Prolonged Exposure Therapy by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

Roselyn believes in meeting the individual where they are and implementing empathy and unconditional positive regard to empower and motivate the client in the therapeutic process. She is also a big proponent of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients reach an understanding through evidence based practice, how their thoughts effect their feelings and impact behavior and working collaboratively with clients to find alternative and more positive ways to look at situations, alleviate symptoms and live fuller lives.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family issues
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Couples/Marital issues
  • Stress management
  • Behavioral issues

Johanna Levitt, MSS, LCSW

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

Johanna Levitt MSS, LCSW received her Masters in Social Service from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2001. She has experience in working across the lifespan from adolescents to older adults helping individuals with many issues including anxiety, depression, transitions in life circumstances, loss and bereavement and self-care.

She thanks you for exploring the use of psychotherapy to help with issues that may block you from enjoying your life experience whether short term or longer in duration. Together we can focus on sources of stress and methods to reduce the effects on your health and wellbeing.

Johanna supports a whole view of your situation including emotional and physical circumstances that may be causing you discomfort in your daily life.

Marvin K. Lovell, Ed.M, M.A.

Practice Location: Center City Office 

Marvin is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the mental health field in various settings including private practice, outpatient therapy and school based interventions. He earned two Masters Degrees, one in Educational Psychology in 2001 from Temple University and another in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from LaSalle University. Marvin believes that no one should have to go through difficult and challenging times alone and this is why he is committed to his clients and their journey through the counseling process.

Marvin is also as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Philadelphia where he teaches Intro to Psychology. As a professor he helps to develop the next generation of counselors and therapists who will take the lead in helping clients manage their mental health challenges.

Marvin’s approach to counseling is helping clients feel empowered so they can live their best lives. He believes that the individual is their best advocate and once they are given the tools to speak up for themselves they will be able to manage the many ups and downs that they may face in their lives.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma Therapy

 

Katie Mens, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CCLYI

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

Katie is a PA-Licensed Professional Counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT).  She is also a certified ChildLight Yoga instructor which she has implemented into her therapeutic practice. Katie has worked in the field of social advocacy and counseling in a community and clinical setting. Her experience at counseling centers and treatment facilities has allowed her to build knowledge of physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of several different age groups and diverse populations.
Katie has extensive experience with traumatized children and adolescent populations. Her work has been grounded in utilizing a variety of creative arts interventions.

Katie is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with an MA in dance/movement therapy and counseling and prior to joining our team, had been working in Atlantic County, NJ with child victims of domestic violence for the past 6 years in a program called Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS). ChildLight Yoga has provided Katie with a heightened ability to engage children through the use of yoga poses and provide an opportunity for children to explore movement in a fun and supportive environment.

As a member of the American Dance Movement Therapy Association, Katie provides professional clinical supervision to individuals working towards the BC-DMT credential.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Trauma
  •  Behavior management
  •  Attachment
  •  Stress reduction
  •  Increase coping skills
  •   Self-awareness
  •  Positive self-image

 

Jordan Levy, LCSW
Practice Location: Center City

Jordan is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual and group therapy.  She collaborates with her clients in a supportive environment in order to build the necessary rapport to be an effective asset in each client’s treatment.  Jordan provides her clients with a safe space to explore past and present issues that may be preventing them from living their ideal lives.  She emphasizes the importance of developing strong and healthy coping skills to manage life’s difficulties.  Jordan will support clients in challenging themselves to experiment with changing their ways of thinking and/or behaving to reach their personal treatment goals.  Her goal is to empower clients to feel able to work on achieving these goals in and outside of session. 

Jordan earned a Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Practice from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.  She also currently works on an inpatient unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, providing support to adults with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. Jordan believes that in order to produce lasting and effective changes, clients should be ready to commit to making the changes that they wish to see in their lives.  She is ready to be an integral part of each client's support system, as she understands the importance of having as much support as possible while attempting to make these changes.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • Adjustments and Transitions in Life
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship Issues and Communication
  • Trauma
  • Health, Wellness, and Life Coaching
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss

Jordan looks forward to working with individuals, specifically assisting clients in actively taking steps towards creating the life they have always envisioned for themselves.  Please call today to see if working together would be a good fit.

 

Cara Dyson O'Connor, MA, LPC, NCC
Practice Locations: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices 

Cara is a licensed professional counselor and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.  Cara earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University.  She has over 6 years experience working in a partial hospital program for individuals with psychological and emotional disorders, providing outpatient day care for adults and adolescents, ages 14 and up.

Cara promotes change, growth, motivation, and assists individuals in making better choices.  She has a non-judgmental, mindful, and supportive approach which focuses on the individual’s strengths, coping mechanisms and support systems to help adapt to their ever changing environment. Cara provides individual, group, and family therapy using an eclectic approach that incorporates CBT, DBT, reality therapy, and solution-focused techniques.  She also helps the individual develop the tools to achieve purpose, meaning, and balance in their life.  Cara will help clients overcome barriers in their life which may be preventing them from achieving their goals and identify old patterns which no longer add value to their life.

Cara’s emphasis is on the importance of the client-therapist relationship and its impact on effecting change. She is very down-to-earth and provides a safe and trusting environment. Cara is accepting new clients and would love to assist you in creating a meaningful life.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifying negative core beliefs)  
  • Stress Management and Reduction
  • ·       Self Esteem/bullying
  • ·       Adjustment disorders
  • ·       Grief and loss
  • ·       Self-injury
  • ·       Codependency/relationship issues
  • ·       Women’s Issues (miscarriage, infertility)
  •      Caregiver support/Older Adult issues (including Alzheimer’s & dementia)

 

Frederick Pratt, LPC, NCC

Practice locations: Haverford Office 

Frederick is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and a certified school counselor. Prior to clinical work in counseling and psychotherapy, Frederick was a generalist social worker (BSW) and community organizer before he studied theology at the Washington Theological Union and graduated with a M.A. in Spirituality, providing him with an ability and background to address spiritual concerns in a clinical setting. In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Frederick is active in presenting, consulting, and treating children, adolescents and families at a private/independent school on the Main Line. Additionally, he provides consulting services to independent schools and organizations in the area of wellness and social/emotional learning. Frederick earned his M.S. in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University and Advanced Graduate Certificates from Villanova University and the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Treating adolescents, adults and couples from an integral perspective entails taking into account the many interrelated parts of the human being - biological, emotional, intellectual, relational and spiritual/religious. Such an approach allows a more complete understanding of the individual and their unique life circumstances.

Utilizing the research, teachings, and wisdom from many different disciplines and practices allows a more comprehensive approach to working with clients in therapy. In addition to the major schools of psychology, Frederick integrates insights from mind/body approaches, nutrition, spiritual/religious traditions (Western and Eastern), the arts & humanities, and alternative health practices.

The world's many different cultural traditions provide another valuable and diverse source of wisdom. Respecting these differences, drawing on their healing traditions, and acknowledging the important role that culture plays in the client's life is an essential part of integral psychotherapy.

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationship & Communication Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Career/Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Secondary & College Transitions
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Clergy Coaching & Consultation
  • Individual & Group Supervision for Professional Counseling Licensure (LPC)

Robin Reese, LPC

Practice Locations: Haverford & Center City Offices

Robin helps children, teens, and college-aged adults process negative experiences and life challenges so they can feel more balanced, connected, and peaceful in the present.

Robin Reese, MA is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), nationally certified counselor (NCC), and professional school counselor. Before joining Main Line Counseling & Wellness Center, Robin was an elementary school counselor in a busy Northern Virginia suburb, just outside of Washington, DC. She worked with a wide-range of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns, specifically supporting children who experienced home conflict and early-life trauma so they could focus on learning and develop positive peer relationships.

With a school counseling lens, Robin recognizes the challenges and pressures associated with school. It's difficult to be our best selves when we feel stuck!

Robin helps clients unpack and explore the clutter that contributes to that stuck feeling. It's kind of like organizing a closet: you might keep an item if you still need it, maybe you find a new purpose for it, or perhaps it's time to say goodbye. Regardless of what clients find and choose to explore, Robin provides a safe space that encourages healing and personal growth.

Robin integrates current research in interpersonal neurobiology with play therapy and expressive arts-based activities using art, sandtray therapy, journaling, and storytelling. An avid art maker herself, Robin personally identifies with the emotional and cognitive benefits that creating art has to offer.

When Robin works with children, ages 4-12, she finds that the most healing occurs when parents or caregivers are included in the therapy process. Using a collaborative approach, Robin focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship and helping families find new ways of communicating and relating to one another.

Robin completed her graduate studies in School Counseling at The George Washington University. She continues to enrich her therapeutic approach with postgraduate training and is currently studying sandtray play therapy at the Family & Play Therapy Center in Philadelphia.

Avital Spiegel, LCSW
Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

Avital is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and went on to work with seniors and Holocaust survivors before working for Penn Behavioral Health as a case manager/EAP coordinator.

Avital currently works for Mirmont Treatment Center, which is an inpatient D&A treatment facility, where she advocates for patients to be able to remain in treatment and get the most stability possible before discharging to continue outpatient treatment.

Avital is a CBT trained therapist and has focused on short term/problem solving interventions to help clients maximize their belief process and change distorted thinking behaviors. Avital realizes that people are often faced with many stressors in their lives that may impact family, career, or both. Her goal is to help and encourage each individual to explore their own story and what brought them into treatment. Together Avital would like to create a safe, supportive space to help clients identify what coping mechanisms work best for them and how they can use those tools gained in their everyday lives.

Specializations/interests:

  • Grief and loss
  • Infertility issues
  • Post-partum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Adjustment issues
  • Life transitions/stress management
  • Mindfulness and motivation
  • Equine therapy

Lisa Resnick, MA, LPC
Practice Location: Haverford & Center City Offices

Lisa is a Licensed Mental health Counselor and Certified Health and Wellness Coach in both New York & Pennsylvania, with experience helping people achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Lisa works with individuals, couples, and groups in the Haverford office. 

She received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University, with an emphasis on multiculturalism and client-centered counseling. Lisa has worked in community mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment centers, and vocational programs that have prepared her to work collaboratively with clients.

Lisa is a caring, supportive and genuine therapist who works to understand clients as individuals. Her approach is holistic and eclectic, utilizes evidenced-based techniques, and looks to have clients explore emotional health from a mind, body, and soul perspective.  Lisa is a Certified Cognitive Remediation Specialist and is becoming a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Lisa has additional training in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, Mindfulness, and Women's Issues. Lisa is accepting new clients. She would love to hear from you and schedule a time to talk.  

Areas of expertise include:

  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues and Communication
  • Adjustments and Transitions in Life
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Trauma
  • Health, Wellness, and Life Coaching
  • Career Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women's Issues

Mary Fair, LCSW

Practice Locations: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

Mary Fair is a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga instructor. She uses a holistic, strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with clients and to promote self-discovery, growth, and positive change.

She is a compassionate, client-centered psychotherapist whose clinical work is founded in mindfulness, trauma and attachment theories. Mary’s goal is to co-create a supportive, nonjudgmental space where individuals are free to explore emotional challenges holding them back from thriving and to increase awareness of the mind-body connection as a source of strength and healing. Through this work, clients will gain insight into how issues in the present relate to experiences of the past and how that understanding can be applied to create new, more empowered ways of thinking and being. 

Mary earned her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the College of New Jersey and her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at Rutgers University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work and has extensive training in the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care and trauma recovery. She has practiced psychotherapy in a variety of settings including in-home and community based services for children and their families, drug and alcohol outpatient and partial care hospitalization, and a women’s domestic violence shelter. Mary facilitates therapy sessions with individuals, families, and groups and offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga and trauma-informed yoga classes. Mary is now accepting new clients, so please call today if you think she’d be a good fit! 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Mindfulness-based self compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress Management and Reduction
  • Abuse
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Parenting

 

Stephanie Pelosi, LCSW

Practice Location: Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia Office

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of
experience counseling individuals, couples, and families.

Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Pennsylvania and New York State. She has done Post-Master’s training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, has a Post-Master’s Certificate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care from New York
University and a Certification in Clinical Hypnosis from The Center for
the Advancement in of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH approved).

Stephanie’s approach is strengths-based and psychodynamic. She uses a combination of therapeutic techniques with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness
and Hypnosis when appropriate. She works with those facing a variety of issues such as:

 

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Fertility Difficulties
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • Marital Problems
  • Divorce
  • Workplace Concerns
  • Cancer & Chronic Illness
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Bereavement
     

Stephanie works with clients to create a safe space to explore their history and gain insight in areas where they feel challenged. She believes the working relationship that develops between the client and therapist is an extremely important part of the therapeutic process and the treatment outcome. Stephanie welcomes all
referrals.

 

Katharine Wenocur, LCSW, RPT and Winston
Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

  

Katharine Wenocur is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist, and a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) and the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Katharine has experience working with survivors of abuse and trauma, and currently provides therapy to homeless children and families in Philadelphia. Katharine is available to work with children, families and adults at the Haverford office.

Katharine received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical social work. She receives ongoing continuing education at the Family and Play Therapy Center in Mt. Airy and is a certified practitioner of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Along with her canine co-therapist Winston, Katharine is actively pursuing certification through the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy.  

Katharine believes in the healing power of play, and seeks to empower her clients through alternative therapeutic modalities. She has experience working with individuals across the life span, and is particularly passionate about helping children find healthy alternatives to high-risk coping mechanisms.

 

Winston, Canine Therapist

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices  

Winston is a pug mix who has training and experience as a play therapy dog.  As Katharine’s co-therapist, Winston has worked with clients to help them overcome PTSD, behavioral difficulties and anxiety. When he is not involved in therapy work, Winston enjoys playing with his friends at the dog park and napping.

Katharine and Winston's Specializations and Interests:

  •  Canine-assisted interventions
  •  Play therapy/ Sandtray
  •  Childhood trauma and PTSD
  •  Children and Families
  •  Sexual/physical abuse
  •  Domestic violence
  •  Anxiety and Depression
  •  Multigenerational families
Megan Guresh, Advanced Graduate Student 
Practice Location: Haverford Office
Direct Supervisor: Sarah Domis, MS, LPC 
 
Megan’s goal is to help her clients achieve a sense of peace and serenity through guided discovery and a strength based approach.  Megan fosters an environment that promotes self-discovery, positive change and fulfillment with her clients.  Megan is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing and she also uses positive psychology with her clients.  Megan is genuine and non-judgmental and she provides a safe place for clients to explore their beliefs, emotions and behaviors.  She believes that everyone has the ability to reach their highest potential and live the life they desire.  Megan has experience working with adolescents, teenagers, adults and groups from her time at a community mental health setting.  Megan is currently pursuing an advanced graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling at Villanova University.  She is working in conjunction with Sarah Domis as part of her studies.

Areas of Specialty/Interest:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Growth and Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Couples/Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Career
  • Mindfulness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sports Psychology

Groups:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group
  • Social Anxiety Group

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