Our Staff

Psychiatry

Harry Gill
Medical Director
MD, PhD

Dr. Gill provides psychiatric and therapeutic services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Gill holds PhD’s in Neuroscience and Psychology, and he has also completed training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Gill has served as Executive Director of the Washington School of Psychiatry and has taught extensively on the topic of the Neuroscience of Psychotherapy.

Dr. Gill combines psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment based on the unique needs of each patient, and with their input. One guiding principle Dr. Gill follows is that the intricate and complex networks of the brain respond to therapy and that medications are at times necessary auxiliary treatment to alleviate extremes of feeling causing suffering.

Dr. Gill’s therapeutic work is informed by the patterns of behavior and problems his patients experience as they manifest within the therapeutic relationship. Sources of joy in life are simple. We are all very similar in that we need love and connectedness, while many of the material trappings only serve to hamper our connectedness and contentment.

Kristen Bransby
DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Dr. Kristen A. Bransby provides mental health services to pediatric and adolescent patients. By training and certification she is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. In addition, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and focuses on always providing evidence-based medicine. Kristen is an Associate Teacher Professor at Penn State University’s Graduate School teaching nurse practitioner and doctoral students.

Kristen believes in ongoing collaboration with patients and families to monitor patient progress and maintain a state of mental health equilibrium. Kristen’s philosophy encompasses the belief that counseling builds lifelong skills and coping mechanisms, while psychopharmacology establishes balance to create an atmosphere to learn and put those skills into effect. She is committed to judgement-free therapeutic relationships and helping to cultivate individuals’ behaviors around love, respect, commitment, and kindness. Kristen predominantly works with children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and developmental concerns.

In addition to patient care, Kristen’s passions are enjoying time with her family, mentoring, volunteering in the community, and advocating for patients and the profession.

Nancy DeAngelis
CRNP, PMHNP

Nancy is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for collaborative and person-centered care.  Nancy attended Holy Family University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She further advanced her career by earning a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Immaculata University and earned a Post-Masters Certificate as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Drexel University.  She has a diverse background working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Nancy provides treatment to adult and older adult populations for a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and medical-psychiatric co-morbid conditions.  She offers individuals medication management services that complement practices and strategies worked on during sessions with therapists from J. Snyder Therapeutic Services.  This approach helps clients achieve overall mental and physical wellness.

Kelly Dorman
PMHNP

Kelly Dorman is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner whose clinical philosophy stems from a core belief that mental health recovery is possible for everyone.  In order to assist her patients with the journey, she strives to meet each person right where they are in the recovery process. She values education and autonomy in the treatment process and wants her patients to know that she comes from a place free of judgement. Kelly aims to facilitate a therapeutic environment where patients feel comfortable to speak at ease.  Kellys treatment approach is grounded in empowering each individual with the tools necessary to make informed decisions on how to address personal barriers and move forward in life.  Her interest focuses on wellness, harm reduction and treatment optimization.  This style involves incorporating a range of treatment modalities and philosophies including various methods of talk, cognitive, behavioral and mind/body therapies, education and lifestyle modifications, pharmacological intervention, & utilization of pharmacogenetic testing, to name a few. 

 

Kelly has experience treating individuals across the lifespan facing a wide range of mental health, substance use, developmental and psycho-social barriers. Kelly graduated with honors in each degree of study, including her BA in Psychology from SUNY Oswego, her BS in Nursing from SUNY Buffalo, and her MS in Nursing from SUNY Upstate Medical University.  She is board certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in NY, ME, & PA. 

 

Kelly is a devoted wife with a supportive husband.  Together they have 3 young children.  As a family, they enjoy spending time together hiking and exploring new places both near and far.  Kelly also enjoys gardening, finding the process therapeutic and fulfilling.

Mahip Gupta
PMHNP

“ To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to
have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mahip is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a goal to restore and
solidify feelings of stability and well-being for each of his clients. He obtained his
Master of Science in Psychiatric and Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner
from University of Pennsylvania. Mahip’s background in medicine is extensive
with a Doctor of Medicine Degree from India.

Mahip provides psychiatric services to individuals and adults for a variety of
mental health conditions including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorder,
mood disorder, psychotic disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive
disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. He is particularly effective in eliciting the
client’s cooperation to seek further medical treatment and collaborates with their
families and the primary medical care provider in the client’s treatment.

Irene Franck
PMHNP

The process of healing does not end when the wounds are no longer visible, it ends when the wounds no longer ache.” Muskan Sharma

Irene Franck is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse practitioner who was born and raised in Belgium and is fluent in French. She became interested in psychiatry when she moved to the United States more than 20 years ago. She graduated with a BSN from West Chester University. After working as a lead nurse for several years for a PACT team she decided to further her education and obtained her PMHNP degree from DeSales University in Center Valley. Since then, she has been working in a variety of settings (in- and outpatient, crisis). Irene assumes a compassionate and holistic approach with every patient under her care and believes that the foundation of a therapeutic alliance between a patient and a provider is based on trust. She is passionate about her job and during her free time takes every opportunity to attend seminars in a variety of topics to enhance her knowledge and help her patients. 

Clinical staff

Paul Basenfelder
LCSW

I believe that the relationship between the patient and therapist is sacred. Many people come to therapy having been betrayed by important people in their lives, and having a trustworthy and consistent therapist can help patients repair these wounds. I consider it my life’s work to help patients work through their past hurts so that they can live healthier and happier lives.

“Sometimes we have to go backward in order to go forward.”

My sentiments are also backed by research, as the therapeutic alliance is the single most important factor for therapeutic success. I am committed to building this foundation with all of my patients, for without it, we can only go so far.

Upon building a solid relationship with my patients, I work from an eclectic practice model, meaning that I draw from the principles of several practice theories. My overarching orientation is Humanistic Theory, which embodies the notion that human beings have their own answers within, and that with the proper guidance from a therapist, the patient can unlock those answers. Humanistic Theory also challenges the therapist to hold an “unconditional positive regard” for all patients, so I pride myself on upholding this irrespective of patient outcomes. I draw from Psychodynamic Theory, examining patients’ formative concepts of relationships and how they relate to the world from these viewpoints. I work with people to change their negative core beliefs, which is a staple concept of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. As a practitioner, I value self-care, and so I am committed to modeling self-care to my patients and regularly check in about their self-care practices/routines. Lastly, I enjoy helping patients explore their spirituality in a non-judgmental and non-coercive manner. Pain and suffering are inherent in the human experience, and it is important to me that I offer patients the opportunity to delve into different perspectives and practices that give their lives meaning.

I have experience working with multiple populations, including people suffering from chronic illness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with kidney failure, the LGBTQ population, people of color, people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, depression and anxiety, and bipolar disorder. As a generalist practitioner, I welcome adults and adolescents with multiple challenges, and thus adapt my approach to the patient’s presenting issue(s).

I love helping people heal and experience breakthroughs. Give yourself the gift of therapy. Invest in yourself!

Amy Bergstrom
MA, LCPC

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

-Brenè Brown

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on working alongside my clients as they strive to reach their goals. I use an eclectic approach to meet clients where they are at and provide them with an accepting environment to discover what is holding them back from feeling aligned with themselves and with those around them.

I have experience working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief, chronic pain and illness, anger, and life transitions. I am also passionate about working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community.

I integrate person-centered, CBT, REBT, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and insight-oriented therapy. My approach is warm and authentic within the therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to work with you as we explore and understand the root of what may be troubling you, all while developing and strengthening coping skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and clarifying your vision of your future.

I look forward to working with you.

Danielle Brazinski
LPC, ATR-BC

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Danielle Brazinski, MS, ATR-BC, LPC is a practicing artist, an Art Therapist, and licensed professional counselor. Danielle feels blessed to have found a field that allows her to put her love for art and people together in a manner that helps bring individuals’ inner world into an outward experience. She has experience working inpatient and outpatient with populations ranging from individual struggling with the disease of addiction, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, serious mental illness, trauma/abuse, physical limitations, and support in self-worth. Within the different populations her approach does not change as she works in a holistic manner, offering a combination of traditional talk psychotherapy, art therapy, and other types of mind/body experiences. Through Danielle’s experience, she has learned how to be eclectic in her approach. Her creative collaboration of approaches helps individuals focus on embracing each moment and each part of themselves, allowing more of an opportunity to grow in the human experience.

Danielle has duel bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Psychology from Rowan University and a Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from The College of New Rochelle.

 

Nicole Busch
LMFT

I believe nothing is more important than an individual’s story. Your story, and the relationships it consists of, have a deep impact on your life and make up who you are, and who you become. I believe this is true for every individual, young and old. My experience as a trauma therapist has shown me the resilience of human beings and how meaningful their stories are. Through mutual trust, understanding, and the processing of your emotional experiences, we will begin to see change and embark on a pathway to healing that is comfortable and effective for you.

I enjoy working with couples, children and their families with a focus on attachment injuries, family systems and trauma. I have experience working alongside children and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, loss, grief, the addiction of a loved one, and both adults and children (ages 3-10) who have experienced trauma.

 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My style is warm and collaborative with a little bit of humor mixed in. I have training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) as well as extensive training in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).

At times, therapy can be challenging and intimidating. I look forward to walking the journey with you, ensuring you are never alone throughout the process.

Bethany Bryde
LPC

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” –Eckhart Tolle

My goal is to take the journey alongside my clients and guide them as we discover together how best to navigate the daily struggles of life. I work to develop a strong therapeutic relationship that is based on trust and a non-judgmental approach so that there is a safe space to feel both comfortable and supported. I truly value growing and learning alongside my clients as we discern the next best steps for the future. You are the expert in your life and I’m grateful to be the support and encouragement along the way.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have worked with a variety of clients both in the home and outpatient setting. I have worked extensively with families, adolescents, and children to develop effective communication and mutual understanding within their relationships. I have also spent time working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, co-occurring disorders, and extensive trauma. I utilize a strengths-based approach and often incorporate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems while tailoring my approach to the needs of each individual client. I encourage my clients to be vocal about what they need from me so we can work collaboratively throughout the process.

Chinell Collins
LPC, PhD

My name is Chinell Collins. I am a licensed professional counselor, and have been providing counseling services to a diverse population for eight years. I have spent many years working with individuals who suffer from various addictions (drug and alcohol, food, relational, etc.), trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders. I also have experience working with couples and families. I enjoy partnering with clients in order to assist them in achieving their personal goals. I am supportive and I am a motivator. Seeing my clients experience a life that brings them happiness and meaning truly gives me joy. My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, I like to integrate Choice Theory, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered and Positive Psychology techniques as needed. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing.

Aside from my professional experience, I have significant volunteer experience working with the homeless population. I partner alongside those who feel hopeless and helpless, and not only work with them to achieve their overall goals, but also to support them in finding hope and happiness in the process.

I know it can be very difficult to ask for help, but today you can take the first step towards the rest of you life.

Amber Connell
LPC

If you are feeling stuck, unhappy, or unhealthy, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is here to help. I work with people struggling with various issues such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, trauma, abuse, grief, Autism Spectrum/behavioral disorders, low self-esteem, body image, relational issues, blended families, co-parenting, gender identity, sexuality, and sexual dysfunction. I utilize affirmative counseling practices with LBGTQIA individuals. I am passionate about the intersection of mental and physical health and enjoy working with athletes and non-athletes alike to enhance performance, cope with pressure, maintain motivation for exercise, and enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.

I use a strength-based, client-centered approach and place high value on the therapeutic relationship in order to generate change. We will collaboratively develop treatment goals to help you reach maximum growth so you can craft and live your best life possible.

I take an eclectic approach to therapy and always meet my clients where they are to create a safe space for change. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Attachment Focused therapy, sex therapy, creative and expressive arts, mindfulness, and other treatment modalities.

Linda Elma
LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in South Florida. I have a BA and a MSW from Barry University in Miami Florida and a MBA from Saint Thomas University in Miami Florida. I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida and Colorado. I currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. I combine different therapeutic approaches based on the client’s presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as,
cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy. In therapy I work from a non judgmental stance and respect each individual. I collaborate with clients on their journey to wholeness no matter what stage of the journey they are on. I am committed to providing culturally sensitive and holistic therapy that takes into consideration the experiences that makes everyone unique.

Ellie Ettman
LPC

With a passion to hear and a heart to understand, the goal of my practice is to help you. I will be there to listen, to guide, and to ask you the questions that need to be asked. I aim to do this while guiding you towards a road of healing, helping, and hoping that your tomorrow is even just a little bit better than your today.

As a practicing, licensed therapist for the past 14 years, I have encouraged and supported many people to become their best selves. I have worked with people who were on very different journeys; with extensive experience with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, those who have experienced some kind of trauma in their life, who have self-esteem issues, grief and loss struggles, as well as substance abuse issues. My style of therapy draws from modalities such as cognitive- behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, while I emphasize active listening and the implementation of a person centered, strengths- based approach. I will work hard meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be, assisting you to find the tools you need to do so. While there is a clinical side to all of what we do, my focus is to help you obtain what you need and desire. It takes a lot to seek out a therapist; I am aware of this and I will honor the fact that you have chosen to do so.

Lastly, I attended Penn State University with a concentration in adolescent psychology. I have since earned my master’s degree in clinical counseling from Arcadia University and have been working as a licensed therapist since that time. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I hope to be able to work with you on your journey of becoming your best self and living your best life.

David C. Fales
MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Hello! My name is David. I am a passionate and skilled Licensed Professional Counselor who considers it a privilege to offer help and hope to anyone who is facing challenges in life’s journey. In doing so, I believe that it is so very important to meet each person wherever they happen to be in that moment of their lives. I also believe that a beneficial experience in therapy is built upon a foundation of trust, acceptance, openness and a willingness to grow. From that strong foundation, the therapeutic process should bring about a healthy balance of both support and challenge, always moving forward and into the enhancement of the life experience. Whether that journey be taken in long strides or inch-by-inch, what is most important of all is finding each day a little more fulfilling than the last. I believe that this can be accomplished through focusing together upon the building of empowerment, healthy decision-making and mastery over one’s own life.

I am privileged to work with people who are living with anxiety and depression, as well as those who are experiencing challenges related to trauma, abuse and a variety of life transitions. While I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults who are coping with any number of the unique challenges facing them today, I also enjoy working within a broad range of counseling topics and client age groups.

I have been blessed to work in this field for over 25 years and have done so in a variety of settings, including outpatient centers, residential treatment facilities, foster care programs, schools, and more. I have worked extensively with survivors of trauma and have worked to build systems of trauma-informed care in a variety of settings. I use a number of different treatment modalities to ensure that an individualized approach is always taken in assisting each person with reaching their full potential.
It is my humble privilege to serve you in your pursuit of happiness and fulfillment in life’s journey!

Stephanie Fudge
LPC

“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.” – Carl Rogers

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that follows a strength-based, client-centered approach. As a therapist, I believe it is important to be genuine in all aspects, while being able to utilize an eclectic approach in order to fit the needs of those seeking guidance.

After graduating from Marywood University with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have experience working with those who struggle with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and chemical dependency. I also have experience in working on grief and loss, self-esteem, assertiveness, and relationships (couples, family, etc.).

I find that it is extremely important to strive to maintain a trusting relationship with all clients while providing them with a safe and enjoyable environment. It is my hope to be as helpful as possible.

Courtney Gerenser

With over 15 years of experience working in an inpatient setting with children, adolescents, adults, and families I am a seasoned social worker.  I believe the counseling relationship is built on trust, which leads to growth and change.  I will meet you where you are and together, we will embark on this counseling journey.  Together we will work towards your identified goals through communication, self-care, and utilization of healthy coping strategies.  

My goal is to help you live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.  Therapy will be collaborative, and strengths based.  Through a combination of client-centered and systems-based approaches we will work on life changes and symptom reduction.

I graduated from Wake Forest University having studied Religion and Psychology before moving to Hawaii where I taught environmental education at a YMCA to grade school aged children.  I was trained in ropes course facilitation and helped develop a summer camp for Hawaii natives and beyond.  Watching children and adolescents gain self-confidence and independence contributed to my desire to facilitate these in a more structured setting.  I attended Bryn Mawr College where I graduated with a Master’s in Social Services. 

I believe in transparency, honesty, and forgiveness and bring these beliefs to my practice.  I look forward to starting this journey together.  




Amber Jenkins
LPC

Amber Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Cairn University in 2016 with a B.S in Bible and an M.S in Counseling, and went on to become certified in trauma therapy through the Arizona Trauma Institute. Since
graduation, Amber has worked successfully with numerous clients to reduce their PTSD
symptoms using a combination of exposure therapy and relaxation techniques. Amber wholeheartedly believes in the treatment she offers, and is excited to be able to help more
clients experience freedom from their symptoms.

In addition to trauma therapy, Amber has worked with individuals suffering from
depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, disordered eating, anger management, and
relationship issues. She has had the privilege of assisting those experiencing homelessness
and those in the LGBTQIA community. Amber is a faith-based counselor who is able to
integrate spirituality into the clinical work she does with her clients if they prefer, or separate
the two. 

Amber’s preferred style as a counselor is to be more relational, and allow the client to
process their experiences and feel validated in doing so. Amber uses a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), insight-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy in her sessions, as well as motivational interviewing. 

Above all else
Amber values the therapeutic relationship, and welcomes feedback from her clients to continue to ensure they feel safe and heard.

Teresa H Jennings
LPC

Teresa Jennings is a seasoned clinician with over 25 years of experience in behavioral health. Teresa works with a broad range of people – from preschool age children to older adults. Teresa’s approach is client centered verbal therapy – as well as Art Therapy or Expressive modalities when appropriate. Her approach to treatment is simultaneously supportive and structured. Because she recognizes the inherent challenges to even begin the process of therapy – she seeks to meet people where they are, validate their experiences, and guide them through their process. An individualized organic process evolves – unique to each client – as they work toward the change they are seeking.

Sessions are facilitated with individuals, couples, families or groups. People who may benefit from Teresa’s approach are those seeking to address stress, emotional regulation issues, self esteem issues, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, attention/focus deficits, socialization issues, behavioral issues, family issues and day to day stressors.

Teresa received her professional training in Philadelphia, PA. – where she received a Master of Arts in Art Psychotherapy from Drexel University (Hahnemann University). She received her BFA from The University of Arts – studying Humanities with a Concentration in Art Therapy. Teresa also completed the certificate program in Fine Arts at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was a traveling scholar.

Teresa is a Professional Member of the American Art Therapy Association and Licensed as a Professional Counselor with the PA State Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Beatrice Kim
LPC, MMT, MT-BC

I am an expert in providing therapeutic interventions, however, I am not an expert in my clients’ lives. I value collaboration with my clients and I believe empowering my clients is the key component in therapy. I strive to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients where they can vent, process, cry, laugh, lay the burden, and gain insights into their lives.

My therapeutic approach is person-centered and strength-based approach where I have a strong interest in learning about my clients’ concerns from their eyes and highlighting their resilience. Some of the techniques I utilize are from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, ESFT (Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Music Therapy.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Music Therapist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, ASD, developmental disorders, bi-polar disorders, PTSD, anger issues, marital/family problems, identity issues (sexual, cultural), substance use disorder, RAD, schizophrenia, and psychosis. I have worked in a variety of settings, including schools, medical/psychiatric hospitals, community mental health services, and nursing homes, which have widened my worldview to holistically understand my clients. I am fluently bilingual in English and Korean.

Sometimes starting or returning to therapy is not an easy task. It takes courage and energy to take that step. I am aware of this and I approach my clients with dignity and respect. It is my privilege to work with my clients and I am committed to support them in ways which they can experience healing and growth.

Nicolette Kulp
MSS, LCSW

I believe that every person deserves to feel seen, heard, and understood, and that these ingredients are a crucial foundation for healing. Trauma and adversity take many forms and have a variety of impacts on our lives. I use a strengths-based approach in therapy that views mental health issues as normal reactions to abnormal situations. So many people have experienced interpersonal injuries in their lives and it can be difficult to open up to someone new, even in therapy. That is why I work to build and earn trust by creating a space founded on acceptance.

I feel privileged to be able to come alongside people in their personal journeys of growth and healing to offer therapeutic support. My approach is integrative and is informed by Schema Therapy (ST), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). These approaches use a combination of insight building, experiential work, and skills building and are helpful for people dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions or behaviors, difficulties in relationships, and interpersonal traumas. Some theories that inform my approach include attachment, relational-cultural, feminist, and critical race theories.

My style is warm and genuine and my number one priority is creating a safe space for therapeutic work to unfold. I am passionate about supporting people in overcoming both internal and external barriers to get the most out of life.

I am enthusiastically affirming of LGBT+ and polyamorous identities.

Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” -Brené Brown

Nadya Maree
LPC, CAADC, ATR-BC

My name is Nadya Maree. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Psychotherapists and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 9 years of experience.

As a trauma informed eclectic therapist I value the therapeutic relationship and take a person centered approach when working with individuals. Utilizing a harm reduction perspective I partner with individuals to promote healing and resiliency, as well as increase insight and coping skills. As a practicing Art Therapist & Counselor I utilize the creative process as well as verbal and nonverbal communication to emphasize growth and the management of mental health symptoms. Mindfulness & relaxation techniques are also techniques I enlist to promote balance & self awareness.

I have experience working with inpatient & outpatient populations with individuals who struggle with a range of challenges such as anxiety,adjustment disorders, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, serious mental illness, trauma and abuse. Having experienced working with individuals in residential care, those struggling with homelessness and those with forensic involvement I am an excellent advocate and have a vast knowledge of community & treatment resources.

I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in creative photography from the University of Florida, & a Masters of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy & Counseling from Drexel University. I am a member of the American Art Therapy Association & maintain many volunteer relationships as an advocate of suicide prevention & mental health awareness. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey of recovery and self exploration.

Maggie Mitchell
MBA, LPC

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning” – Carl Bard.

 With a belief that our inner obstacles create our outer obstacles, the goal of my practice is to help you to understand and remove those obstacles from your life. I will be there to support you as we work together to understand the relationship that you have with yourself as well as the relationship patterns that you have with other people.  It is my hope that I can help you with self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-love.   

 My broad and unique base of clinical experience and education has allowed me to support young people, adults of all ages, couples, and families at various stages of their mental health journeys. I have extensive experience working with those dealing with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, body image issues, those experiencing grief and loss, those needing support with sexual or gender identity,  and those dealing with varying degrees of psychological trauma from single episodes to complex trauma. 

In my practice, working with young people is a collaborative process involving the family as much as possible to ensure that the child is supported during treatment.  My selection of treatment modality is dependent upon each client’s needs and strengths and draws from experience using modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, psychoeducational techniques,  trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.  My main focus is to create a safe space of comfort for you to be able to share the feelings of your heart during our sessions.

I have a Masters Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Trauma Studies Concentration from Chestnut Hill University.  I have a License as a Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Asking for help is the first step! 

Thank you for choosing me on this stage of your mental health journey!

Ann Marie O’Reilly-Gindhart
PhD, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator with a Ph.D. in Education. I have also spent thirty-two years as an Elementary School Teacher and as a Guidance Counselor. Additionally, I have also been employed as an outpatient clinician for the past eight years treating children and adults with developmental issues, clinically significant mental health issues, and assisting people in overcoming unexpected, traumatic events in their lives. Presently, I work with individuals and families offering clinical therapy, general support, and feedback to people experiencing problems in their daily lives. My specialties are: ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders, Special Education, anger management, low-self-esteem, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, grief, and PTSD. Life can be challenging during various stages across the lifespan. My goal is to give my clients strategies and interventions to collaboratively help them successfully meet their goals. My

Erika Pankratz
M.A., LPC

Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship. I will seek to empathically understand your individual experiences.

I believe that processing underlying trauma and past experiences are keys to the healing process. So much time in our life is spent awash in anxiety about the future or past, and my goal is to give you a space for growth in order to enjoy these present moments and work towards an actualization of yourself and your own fulfillment. I believe that no one chooses to experience emotional distress, and genuinely that everyone wants relief from what they are experiencing. Environment and experience have contributed to patterns in our lives that we wish to change.

I graduated from Temple University with a BA in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Neuroscience, and completed my MA in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University. I have almost a decade of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with severe trauma and crisis with both children and adults. I have had the opportunity to work with clients with anxiety disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc), depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse/mental health diagnoses, relationship conflicts, bereavement, and behavioral diagnoses.

I have passion for the work that I do, and hope to work with you to establish relief with whatever brings you to therapy, utilizing personally tailored treatment. I utilize techniques from a myriad of therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic techniques, and an emphasis on mindfulness techniques. Experiencing emotional pain doesn’t have to continue and you don’t have to go through it alone.

Roxanne Popple
Psychologist

Bio coming soon

Julie Rand
LPC, NCC

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Adolescents-Adults-Couples Therapy-Family Therapy

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor motivated to help people alleviate symptoms and suffering, heal wounds, deal with the past, the present, and to create a healthier future. In treatment a partnership forms and together we decide how to make positive changes and accomplish goals in a way that is right for you. I use evidence-based practices and provide a safe, judgment- free space filled with empathy and compassion to facilitate the therapeutic process. I have worked with a wide range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma/abuse, relationship issues, and living with chronic illness. With a background in health psychology, I take a holistic approach to treatment and examine the intersection of physical and emotional health, which can be helpful in addressing body image issues, negative feelings and patterns around food, shame, and self-esteem. I received my Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and have been licensed in the state of Pennsylvania since 2015. I am also a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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Lana Selitsky
LPC

Lana graduated from Holy Family University with a Master’s in Counseling in 2014. She has been working in the field of counseling for 5 years. She started working as a Therapeutic Support Staff during her
graduate studies with children in homes who had identified social and behavioral problems. 

After graduating, Lana began to work at Merakey as an outpatient therapist and has been in a position for 5
years. Lana also works at IOP providing group counseling for people of different ages teaching them coping strategies to manage their symptoms. 

Her main approach used is Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help people recognize their unhelpful thinking patterns and irrational beliefs about themselves. Also Rogerian person centered approach has been utilized a lot to provide reassurance and validation. Lana has expanded her professional development to study mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and TF-CBT. Lana now serves children ages 14 to 18 at the clinic, and provides counseling to adults as well.

Gregg Snook
MA, NCC, LPC

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My name is Gregg and I am a therapist.  I work from a clinical framework that I have established working in the field since 2012 and it is always evolving.  The clinical stuff is below if you were looking for something specific about my approach, but I feel it’s important to connect with you as an individual rather than a problem to be solved.   It is my hope to be a helpful person to you on your journey. 

I believe that all people have an innate ability to use their skills to survive and even thrive.  Sometimes in life, we learn skills that serve us when we are younger or that help us make the best of a bad situation.  As we grow, we continue to use what works.  For example, sometimes our personal history teaches us that new experiences are dangerous.  Avoiding new experiences can make us feel safe, but it can also make us feel frustrated. We might want to stay with what we know but also yearn to grow into who we believe we can become.   Have faith in yourself because both of those pieces are correct.  You are worthy to both grow and learn to feel safe and confident in doing so.  The hard work will pay off! 

As a therapist, I commit to being a compassionate presence that makes space for things that might be difficult to address.  I work from a psychodynamic-centered framework, which means that I believe in individuals’ ability to learn and then relearn skills that help them live the lives they desire.  

I have training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), and other methods to help with mood disorders, behavioral modification, and anxiety management.  I specialize in grief, loss, and trauma.  In working with trauma, I employ EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).  When working with those who have lost something or someone they loved, or having to adjust to a change they never asked for, I employ Worden’s T.E.A.R. model for grief in addition to the work of Malkinson and Wolfelt.  

I have experience working with populations that include: trauma, grief, end-of-life for individuals and/or their families, addiction, parenting support, mood disorders, anxiety, attachment trauma, and other life transitions.

Ashley Slade
LPC

You are the expert on your own life.  Many believe that going to therapy is about someone else giving you the answers, but the truth is, therapy is all about someone coming alongside of you with support and encouragement so that you, the expert, can achieve the goals you want for your life. Therapy works because you choose it!  My name is Ashley Slade and I am here to partner with you.

As an eclectic/integrative therapist, I utilize many skills and techniques to advocate for you as an individual and for the situations that are present in your life. I will encourage your voice, verbally and nonverbally to enable self-expression, self-reflection, and self-awareness to help you build and maintain a positive sense of self.  My psychotherapeutic approaches and interventions are humanistic, experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and psychoanalytic. My clinical lens is trauma informed – understanding that things happen to people, always believing your life narratives and recognizing that though there are steps to recovery, it isn’t easy.

As a Movement Therapist, I focus on mind/body connection, facilitating breathwork, mindfulness and embodiment techniques. Our sessions together can incorporate music and will emphasize freedom within structure, giving you the flexibility to lead on your physical, mental, emotional, and social healing.

For more Information on Dance/Movement Therapy go to: https://adta.org/

Carly Stanton
LPC, MTBC

I truly believe that all of us can change for the better. I have a non-judgemental and authentic presence that can help you feel safe enough to share your story. I work with each client to cultivate resilience, encourage healthy self-expression, build self-esteem, access creativity, develop positive relational patterns and communication skills, and heal from trauma.

I use a holistic approach that considers all the factors affecting your well-being and develops a clear pathway for your wellness. In addition, I also offer Music Therapy when appropriate for each individual.

With my caring, empathic and engaging style, I can help you cultivate the change you desire. Together we will build tools to help you create the quality of life and relationships you want. My highest priority is to remind you: you are not alone.

Courtney Snow
ATR-BC, LPC

Courtney Snow, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is an art psychotherapist with credentials as a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families within behavioral health agencies, community outreach programs, educational settings, residential and outpatient programs. Courtney is experienced in treating individuals who have substance use disorders, developmental disorders, thought disorders, complex trauma, emotional disturbances, unresolved grief, and relationship issues. Through an integrative, humanistic approach, Courtney utilizes creative modalities through art materials to assist clients in connecting to their feelings and needs, release emotional distress, increase insight and awareness which can promote healing and resiliency. Artmaking is a nonverbal, universal language that has the power to speak with imagery and can transform maladaptive thinking. Art is a deeply personalized form of self-expression and it can increase the awareness of self, identify intrapersonal worth and purpose, increase coping, and find meaning in one’s life. One does not require artistic experience to enjoy this practice and each art-based directive is empathically tailored to the client’s needs.

Courtney’s active involvement in her professional community includes membership within the American Art Therapy Association and she maintains credentialing through continued research as well as promoting advocacy and education towards creative art therapy advances.

Joe Violi
LPC, CAADC

My goal as a professional counselor is to provide genuine support and assistance to people looking to heal, make meaningful improvements, and solve problems in their lives.  My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed.  I believe that the most significant and lasting changes come from within.  My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help facilitate self-discovery in my clients.  This process helps bring to the surface the strengths they possess which will assist them in functioning in the most productive and emotionally balanced manner possible. 

My intention is to emphasize the interconnectedness among thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and to assist clients in recognizing these interactions in order to build the ability to steer their lives in the healthiest direction.  Above all, I am present to listen to each clients story in a supportive and non-judgmental way.  As we explore these narratives together, I also work to offer the appropriate tools to help each client reach both short-term and long-term goals.

I completed a masters degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology at La Salle University in 2008, and have been working in the behavioral health field for over 15 years, providing services in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings.  Ive worked with individuals of all ages dealing with a broad spectrum of clinical challenges.  My credentials include active licenses in the State of Pennsylvania for both LPC and CAADC.  In addition, I earned certification as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Penn Beck Community Initiative in December of 2020.

The interventions I use are predominantly based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  However, I do believe in flexibility, as personalities vary, and I will often borrow from other approaches in order to meet the needs of each individual.  Clients are guaranteed my utmost respect, integrity, and confidentiality in our work together.

Caroline Welty
MBA, LPC, CAADC, CCTP

Ms. Welty received her MS degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. With over 10 years in the field, she specializes in a variety of issues including substance use, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Ms. Welty works with individuals (ages 14 through 85), couples, families, and groups. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Welty is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She uses CBT, REBT, 12-Step, solution-focused, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities.

There is no “one size fits all” treatment. I believe everyone works towards and achieves recovery differently. I get to know clients and collaboratively develop individualized treatment using trauma-informed and person-centered approaches, and introduce other modalities to meet the needs of the client.

Before any other work can occur in counseling, an atmosphere of respect and safety must be developed within the relationship. You are more than your symptoms, more than the problems you face or the struggles you encounter. Everyone needs support sometimes, and my goal is to provide my clients with a safe place for hope and healing.

 

Alissa Whelan
LPC

I strive to empower children, adolescents and young adults to overcome personal obstacles and find balance in their lives to improve their view of self, the world, and interpersonal relationships. I love helping my clients find passion in their lives, remove blocks that are keeping them from being their best self, and learn to live in healthier ways.

My focus on behavior and changing unhealthy habits promotes a lifestyle that fosters grounding, mindfulness, and self-compassion into a natural, every day practice.  I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma-informed interventions. Also, I am passionate about yoga and meditation, so I often bring those practices into sessions to help clients reconnect with their mind and body through mindfulness.

I am a licensed professional counselor, licensed behavioral specialist, and certified trauma-informed cognitive- behavioral therapist who has worked in various levels of therapeutic environments.  My clinical lens is heavily focused through a strengths-based, person-centered approach to assist clients with stress management, increasing self- worth, processing trauma, assertiveness training, aggression replacement work, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, behavioral modification and work/life balance. I am dedicated to creating an open, safe and non-judgemental space to allow you to explore your painful memories and ongoing experiences that are creating discomfort and disharmony in your life.

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet less attached to it.” ~Ram Dass

Frank Yaeger
LPC

Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with many years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and family dynamics in inpatient, outpatient, and chemical depended facilities. Frank specializes in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, multi-level trauma, grief and loss, substance use, mood disorders, communication and intimacy challenges, anger management, problems related to internal and external stressors, career paths, life transitions: large and small, and increasing one’s self-worth: value and esteem.

Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University with a concentration in human development and his Master of Arts degree from Immaculata University in Counseling Psychology with an additional addiction certification.

He draws on principles from psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and has a strong existential belief in blending various theoretical interventions to meet individualized treatment goals.

Administrative staff

Lauren Snyder

Owner

Joshua Snyder

LPC, Owner, Clinical Director

Julie Gilliam

Operations & HR Manager 

Kelly Musial

Office Manager & New Patient Coordinator

Dawn Wertz

Billing Associate

Katie Visco

Psychiatric Administrative Assistant

Karen Garland

Receptionist