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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). 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 for her Mindful Eating Group 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

 

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 and certified spiritual director. She earned her M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in 2010 and has worked primarily in college mental health counseling and outpatient therapy. 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, narrative therapy and insight-oriented work, as is appropriate and helpful to the client.

Areas of expertise include:

 

  • College, career, or life transitions
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship concerns
  • Concerns around gender identity or sexual orientation
  • Spiritual growth and development

Dana Charmoy, LCSW

Practice Location: Haverford Office

Dana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed a double Master's program in clinical social work and human sexuality education through Widener University. Dana has experience in individual, family, and group therapy. Dana works from an Ecosystems Model, looking at the person, family, and community.

 

 

 

Areas of expertise include:

  • strengthening attachment bonds between parents and children
  • domestic violence
  • sexual trauma
  • eating disorders
  • self-injuring behaviors

Doran Coley, LPC

Practice Location: Haverford and Bryn Mawr Office

  With an enthusiastic and upbeat approach to both life and counseling, Doran believes in the transferable power of positive energy and the untapped potential of the human mind. Working with adolescents (age 14+), adults, families, and couples, Doran creates a collaborative relationship through encouragement and empowerment to identify and highlight the unique attributes and talents that can be found in everyone.  Doran brings more than 15 years professional experience in leadership and direct service including outpatient clinics, at-risk youth programs, school-based services, residential treatment settings, in home therapy, community-based service, and employee assistance programs. He draws upon his myriad experiences to individualize treatment plans and utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Person Centered, and Solution Focused Therapy. Doran emphasizes meeting people where they are through honesty, empathy and empowerment and develops a healthy therapeutic relationship in effort to gain more insight around stressors and triggering events. Doran’s humanistic and respectful treatment style recognizes and embraces the individuality of all persons.

Lauren Diascro, LCSW

Practice Location: Paoli

 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 teens and young women.  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
• Women’s Issues
• Stress management and coping skills
• Life transitions
• Chronic pain
• Grief and loss
• Caregiver burnout
• Relationship concerns

MarQuisha Dunston, LCSW

Marquisha, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned her Bachelors in Psychology and her Master’s of Social Work Degree from Widener University. With over ten years of professional experience in the mental and behavioral health field, Marquisha has practiced clinical therapy with individuals, groups, and families. She has worked with a diverse population ranging in different ages in various settings such as school- based, in-home, in-patient, and community based services. Being a former collegiate student- athlete, Marquisha understands the importance of how physical and mental health go hand in hand. As a result, she has focused her work around the two. In turn, that experience allowed her to understand that life is all about balance. Fittingly, she offers a blend of therapeutic modalities and physical health interventions to help clients overcome adversity and stressors.

Marquisha has served on the board of National Association of Black Social Workers on a school and local level and is actively involved in community service programs. Through advocacy, research, and education, she hopes to combat the stigmas of mental health and become a change agent in the field.

As a clinical therapist, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma- informed and solution focused therapy. In addition, she provides an eclectic range of strength based and crisis management interventions. Her primary goal as a therapist is to always meet the clients where they at. This includes helping them recognize their strengths, implement their problem solving skills, and finally maximize their resiliency. She strives to empower her clients to realize and utilize their rights to self-determination by providing a safe supportive space to heal, while building a therapeutic “toolbox” for managing healthy choices for the future.

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 

Brian Esposito, Psy.D.

Practice Locations: Paoli

Dr. Brian Esposito is a licensed Psychologist who earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. He specializes in individual and couples therapy. Brian is currently accepting new clients at the Paoli office.

Brian approaches therapy using a balance of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and faith integrated therapy, enabling him to address a wide range of struggles. He approaches therapy on an individual level and focuses on the importance history and relationships have played in shaping who the person is today. He is skilled at working through long-standing behavioral and emotional difficulties – that feeling of "being stuck". In couples therapy Brian creates a safe and equitable space to address both new and long-term struggles in a relationship.

During the course of therapy, Brian places importance on highlighting each person's integrity and self-worth. Through his approach you can expect to build upon the skills you already possess to live in a way that is more consistent with your values and goals.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Mood issues including anxiety, depression, and anger
  • Long-standing emotional or behavioral struggles
  • Relationship issues including infidelity, communication, emotional struggles, and others
  • College transition
  • Early adulthood struggles
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Men's issues
  • Grief, mourning, and bereavement
  • Self exploration and understanding

In addition to counseling, Brian teaches locally at the college level, is a member of the American Psychological Association, and recently has become a Disaster Mental Health Volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Mary Fair, LCSW

Practice Locations: Center City office

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

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
Kimberly Gora-Buck, LCSW
Practice Location: Haverford
 
 Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 2006.  Kimberly earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University-Camden and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Temple University. She has over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services in the residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings with adults, adolescents and families.   Kimberly specializes in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Strength based perspectives. Kimberly creates a safe, non-judgmental, space and believes building the therapeutic relationship is essential to the participant’s goals being met.

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

Megan Klobedanz, MS, NCC

Intake Coordinator & Therapist 

Practice location: Haverford

As the Intake Coordinator for Main Line Counseling & Wellness Center, Megan serves as the first point of contact for new appointment requests and provides a warm, welcoming introduction to new clients. Megan recognizes the importance of a good clinical fit and uses this understanding to help match clients with the right therapist.  Megan earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Villanova University and brings a strong set of clinical skills, knowledge, and experience to MLCWC.

 

In addition to coordinating the intake process, Megan works with adolescents, adults, and couples in her role as a therapist under clinical supervision.  Megan utilizes a strength-based approach to therapy with a focus on empowering clients. One way Megan empowers her clients is by working together to set goals for therapy and tailoring her therapeutic approach to suit each client’s unique goals and challenges.  If you are looking for a safe, nonjudgmental space to feel heard, accepted, and understood, then Megan could be the right therapist for you.  Megan has experience using a variety of therapeutic approaches to help her clients reach their goals, including person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based approaches.  Megan also has training in Imago Relationship Therapy for her work with couples.

Areas of clinical interest/expertise include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life Transitions (Career, school, or other)
  • Stress Reduction and Management
  • Self-Esteem and Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Domestic Abuse

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 well-being.

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

Lauren Mancini, LPC, NCC

Practice Location: Paoli

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Therapist (LPC) in Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with experience working with diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults. Lauren earned her Bachelors in Psychology at University of Delaware and her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University of Maryland. 

Lauren takes an individualized approach to therapy based on the needs of the client and utilizes various evidenced based treatment methods to work collaboratively with the client towards their goals. Lauren uses techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and has interests in working with adolescents, adults and couples related to anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, stress and anger management difficulties, and LGBTQ+ populations. She is currently pursuing certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has a special interest working with trauma and PTSD. Lauren also has experience working with adolescents providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and implements aspects of the skills and techniques of DBT into her therapy. Laurens goal is to empower clients towards their own growth by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to process their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and work towards the positive change they want to see.

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

Autumn Miller, NCC, LPC

Practice Location: Paoli

Autumn Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Clinical and Community Counseling from Eastern University. As a licensed professional counselor, Autumn has a passion to empower and support individuals to have healthy relationships and lead balanced lives. This therapeutic approach is client-centered offering integration of several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical  behavioral Therapy skills for adults and couples. Autumn offers a supportive environment centering around empathy and understanding, fostering personal growth for the individual or couple. In addition to counseling, Autumn teaches locally at a graduate college.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Relationship issues/marital conflict
  • Infertility
  • Life adjustment and transition
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (including survivors of domestic violence)
  • Grief and loss
  • Existential inquiry or purpose
  • Substance Use Disorders and coping with family members with substance use disorder
  • Stress reduction and mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Individual and Group Supervision for LPC

Kimberly Nelson, MSW, LCSW

Practice locations: Haverford & Bryn Mawr Offices 

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree of Social Work from Widener University. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups. Most recently, she has served as Director of Onsite Programs at a children's bereavement center. Kimberly has extensive expertise in supporting families and working collaboratively with parents and their children, specifically adoptive families. She believes that everyone experiences challenges in their lives, and receiving support through an empathic, non-biased and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can greatly help. Understanding that progress occurs during each session as well as in-between sessions, Kimberly enjoys working with those who are prepared to make positive changes in their lives.

Kimberly provides person-centered, strengths-based therapy by creating a safe and comfortable environment. She has experience utilizing an attachment focused psycho-dynamic approach as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-education, peer support, and mindfulness. Kimberly attempts to empower clients to develop increased self-awareness to support healthy functioning while working through many of life's challenges including: grief and loss, bereavement, stress, life transitions, parenting, anxiety, and depression.

Kimberly is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), and the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Adoption
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Life transitions
  • Bereavement/Anticipatory Loss
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Infertility
  • Transracial and Transcultural parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Patricia Obilo-Azandegbe, LPC

Practice locations: Paoli

Patricia graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and then went on to complete a certification program at Thomas Jefferson University for Advanced Trauma Counseling. Patricia is a Licensed Counselor and is certified by the Beck Institute in CBT and nationally certified in TF-CBT. Patricia is also on the executive board of the Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association (GPACA).

Patricia has worked as a counselor providing general outpatient therapy as well as trauma counseling since 2013. She has served diverse populations including underprivileged, immigrant, and refugee children and families, providing support in processing traumatic their experiences. Patricia has experience working with survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, neglect, parent substance use, domestic violence, traumatic loss, and victims of crimes. Patricia has also served the general population working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns and behavioral challenges.

Patricia is passionate about helping people and uses an eclectic approach to meet the client where he/she is. Patricia believes in a client-centered approach, working collectively with the client to best support his/her journey to healing and recovery.

Patricia is, fluent in Igbo and Spanish.

Julianna Pierre, LPC

Practice locations: Haverford and Paoli

Julianna is a counselor who has a passion for helping individuals live balanced, fulfilled, and healthy lifestyles. Julianna’s training and experience offers those dealing with unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to acquire various skills to cope with associated challenges and stressors.

Julianna earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College. In her career she has provided psychotherapy to individuals and couples, and families with various life circumstances and stressors related to substance use disorders, addiction, trauma, and life transitions. Julianna integrates a client- centered approach to therapy with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills focused practice. Julianna believes in creating a therapeutic alliance with her clients to help clients live authentically and implement positive growth and change.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Codependency/Partners or Parents of Substance Users
  • PTSD
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Stress Management and coping skills
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and Communication Issues

Frederick Pratt, LPC, NCC

Practice locations: Haverford Office 

(Not accepting new clients at this time.)

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)

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

Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY), a Licensed Professional Counselor (PA) and Certified Health and Wellness Coach, with over 10 years of experience helping people achieve emotional healing and wellness in life. Lisa works with individuals in the Haverford and Center City offices. 

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

Lisa is a caring, supportive and genuine therapist who works to understand people as individuals and will help clients explore their emotional health from a holistic perspective, including mind, body and soul. She works from an eclectic and client tailored perspective acknowledging that thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors, and that supportive relationships can empower individual change. Lisa’s focus is on helping you increase self-acceptance and compassion, using emotional expression, self-awareness and accountability. Lisa provides a safe, non-judgmental, and open space to discuss dreams, feelings and goals and to begin accomplishing growth in areas you identify. She emphasizes the therapeutic values of empathy, authenticity, and validation, and believes in the ability of humans to heal themselves and become fully actualized through personal insight and connection with their authentic selves. Lisa knows that change can be a difficult process, but encourages clients to take that next step with her professional support and guidance— as it is more than worth it!  Lisa is accepting new clients. She would love to hear from you and schedule a time to talk.

“Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible” Rumi


Areas of expertise include:

  • Self Esteem and Identity Concerns
  • Relationship Issues and Communication
  • Adjustments and Transitions in Life
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Health, Wellness, and Life Coaching
  • Career Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • LGBTQIIA Issues
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

 

Deborah Voluck, M.Ed., MFT, LPC

Practice Location: Paoli Office

Deborah is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and a second Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hahnemann University.

Deborah spent over 28 years helping individuals, couples, families and groups address issues of substance abuse, co-dependency, adult children of substance abuse/dysfunction as well as the many life issues that contributed to these problems.Deborah has mentored and supervised many therapists as they prepared for LPC licensure.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Addiction and Recovery Support
  • Co-Dependency/Partners/Parents/Others of Substance Users
  • Senior Issues
  • Life Cycle Transitions
  • Adult Children of Dysfunction/Narcissism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management/Mindfulness
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Clinical Supervision for LPC

Deborah recognizes the courage needed to take the first step of reaching out for help and stands with you as an empathetic, caring facilitator and guide throughout your journey.  Deborah believes that therapy is way to get to know yourself better; to focus on you - to see what is working (your strengths) and what is not – and to do this with a guide who can encourage you, challenge you and help you to overcome the roadblocks along the path to self-discovery and growth.  Deborah uses a variety of approaches including psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive behavioral, client-centered and problem-solving to meet each person exactly where they are and to create a safe, compassionate and collaborative place to grow.  Together, we explore and examine who and where you are – how you came to be who and where you are, who and where you want to be and how to get there.

Katharine Wenocur, DSW, LCSW, RPT, CAAPT

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices

 Dr. 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 earned both her doctoral and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also has been a lecturer. 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 certified 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 and Tally, Approved Animal Assisted Play Therapy Dogs

Practice Location: Bryn Mawr & Haverford Offices  

             

Winston, a pug mix, and Tally, a beagle mix, both have training and experience as play therapy dogs.  As Katharine’s co-therapists, Winston and Tally have worked with clients to help them overcome PTSD, behavioral difficulties and anxiety. When they are not involved in therapy work, Winston and Tally enjoy playing with their friends at the dog park and napping.

Katharine, Winston and Tally'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
 
 

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