Airmid Wellness Counseling Team
Our compassionate counseling Team is accepting new telehealth and in-person clients. We welcome kids, teens and adults of all ages for individual, couples, family and group therapy and provide LGBTQI ally support. Schedule an appointment: 215-293-0744 or CLICK to reply via our contact form.
Francine Zickl, MA, CADC
Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma and Dance Movement Therapist
Francine received her master’s from New York University. She has worked for 33 years as a Dance Movement Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor and with children who have Autism teaching gross motor skills using the modality of dance. In her work with individuals with addictions, she supported clients struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, grief, and life transitions. She used Dance Movement Therapy in group settings in addition to counseling clients to access their authentic feelings and better understand their own bodies, mind and behaviors.
Francine welcomes all with compassion and acceptance; she desires to work with adults and folks in older adulthood utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and any other evidence based modalities that may be best suited to each individual client. She welcomes working with groups using Dance Movement Therapy. Her belief is that all can experience emotional release and receive closure and relief of old wounds. Her goal is to support clients through whatever life challenges they are experiencing.
Contact Francine at: 215.293.0744
Samantha Friend, MA
Masters Level Counselor specializing in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Life can provide many challenges throughout the lifespan. Not one individual’s experience in life is the same which is why it is important to meet individuals where they are. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and the importance of getting to know each client’s experience with their struggles as well as their successes. I have three years of experience working with individuals of all ages with Autism and work to create an environment in which they feel comfortable expressing themselves. I have worked to help individuals develop coping skills to express more challenging emotions in healthier ways. In my clinical experience, I have worked with individuals of all ages and varying diagnoses such as anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I have also worked with individuals in the LGBTQIA + community.
I utilize a person-centered approach as well as CBT into my practice. I believe the most important part of treatment is the therapeutic relationship with the client. One modality will not work with all individuals and I pride my work on the strong rapport I build with my clients. In my free time I coach softball and enjoy watching sports.
Contact Samantha at: 215.293.0744
Lisa Schell, MA
Masters Level Counselor
Life can be complex and meeting goals and finding our own personal meaning are areas I believe hold the answers to some of our most challenging questions. Meeting you where you are is where we begin. With experience and a specialty working with those who have or are experiencing Domestic Violence and other complex trauma, I believe in working with each individual through a Person-Centered approach while considering childhood experiences and attachments while integrating feminist and environmental/societal challenges. I currently work with individual 14 years of age and above.
Contact Lisa at: 215.293.0744
Julia Hess, MA
Masters Level Counselor – Currently Pursuing Licensure
Julia has a background in substance abuse counseling and co-occurring disorders and brings a trauma-informed approach to mental health counseling with folks from their late teens to older adulthood. In her work with individuals with addictions, she has also supported clients struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, grief, life transitions, and identity issues.
Julia welcomes all intersecting identities with compassion and acceptance with a person-centered approach to counseling; utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and other modalities that may be best suited to individual clients. Her goal is to support you through whatever life challenges you are experiencing and work through it together.
Contact Julia at: 215.293.0744
Clinical Intern supporting children, adolescents and adults
“The past dictates how we presently feel about ourselves and our relationships. I will help you explore these influences and gain new insight that could help you discover the world in a new light. I am interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing an array of concerns. My goal is to generate a safe space for clients to feel heard and understood while venturing on a path towards change and healing. I offer real connections and tools to help clients reach their goals while moving at their own pace. I utilize a multi-dimensional and personalized method of therapy.
It takes bravery to seek guidance. You can look forward to finding care, compassion, and empathy in my work. I am confident that as a collaborative effort, we can explore past and present obstacles that may be holding you back from being your best self.
I am accepting new clients and working at reduced rates to expand my clinical experience as a graduate student and intern. Call me today, I would love to assist you on your road to healing.”
To talk to Hannah or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Children’s Play Therapist
Anne Johnson, MA, ATR
Masters Level Clinician Supporting Individuals,
Family Art Therapy and Groups. Ages from 5 to adult.
I have over 30 years in the Mental Health field working with children, teenagers, adults and Geriatrics. I have training with the Expressive Therapies and my major focus is Art Therapy. Art Therapy improves cognition and sensorimotor functions, fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivates emotional resiliency, promotes insight, enhances social skills, reduces and resolves conflicts and distress. I also have experience in other treatment approaches when Art Therapy is not a choice for you. My sessions are a Safe Place to talk to get unstuck so you can move forward in your life.
To talk to Anne or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Deborah Kiser, M.E.d., LPC, ATR-BC
Life is often stressful and overwhelming and I provide a holistic approach to professional therapy using a variety of techniques that may be effective for you, your child or your family’s challenges. These include but are not limited to Art Therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), cognitive behavioral therapy, spiritual counseling or reality therapy. Any of these modalities may prove effective and introduce a new dawning of psychological freedom.
I combine clinical experience with compassion and empathy to meet the challenges facing today’s mental health needs. There is a clear awareness of diverse backgraounds alert to widely varied individual and spiritual needs and circumstances. Art therapy as well as EMDR are proven evidence based specific techniques that may assist any individual, family or couple find emotional healing, meaning and happiness.
To talk or schedule with Deborah call her at: 215.293.0744
Children’s Play Therapist
Lindsay Gallagher, MS
Masters Level Clinician Supporting Children, Adults, Families and Couples
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” – Carl Rodgers
Lindsay has over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology. She specializes in working with children, including those who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lindsay also enjoys working with adults, families, couples, and those struggling with the process and cycle of addiction.
Lindsay integrates a holistic approach into the therapeutic process and believes that mental health, social health, spiritual health, and physical health are all interconnected. Her primary goal is to build and nurture the therapeutic relationship, which she believes is an integral piece in uncovering the resources necessary to bring about one’s desired growth. In a safe and supportive environment, Lindsay will offer guidance in the process of gaining insight, recognizing feelings, and achieving self-acceptance and self-actualization.
Lindsay received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Community and Trauma Counseling. She believes that trauma is stored not only in the mind, but in the body as well. Lindsay completed a 200 hour-Yoga Teacher Training Certification and is dually certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She continues to study and attend trainings centered on Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga Psychology. Through these teachings, Lindsay incorporates a somatic (here and now) approach to the therapeutic process.
To talk to Lindsay or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Julia Korenoski, MA
Masters Level Clinician
Nationally Certified Counselor working with adolescents and adults
My Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and second year of training in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program are both at Immaculata University.
I work with patients with a multitude of concerns such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, life-stressors, and a variety of others. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques, I assist patients in working through life’s stressors both large and small.
I believe that the strength it takes to seek therapy and work through therapy is immense and I want to walk with you through the experience. Through confronting maladaptive thinking patterns, shifting one’s way of thinking, and building positive coping skills, I believe therapy can have a wonderful outcome. Compassion, empathy, and mutual respect are at the core of my practice.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my cat as well as traveling, playing soccer, and listening to podcasts.
To talk to Julia or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Children’s Play Therapist
Meg Clawson, LPC
Specializing in children and teens, as well as adults of all ages
I specialize in working with children through mindfulness-based play therapy and sand tray work. No two children need exactly the same therapy in the same timeline.” Therefore, I work with the presenting issues that children face and focus more on the individual child than the diagnosis.
I also work with adults of all ages and am influenced by Internal Family Systems, Experiential, and Emotionally Focused Therapies. “I focus on providing safety and containment for all regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion or cultural background.”
Call Meg at: (215) 293-0744
Samantha Coppola, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP-I
Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescents with complex behavioral challenges.
I am Nationally Board Certified, providing therapy from a trauma-informed/focused approach and through CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Solutions-Focused, and recovery-based modalities.
Some of the core challenges that I treat are unique to the LGBTQIA+ community, pervasive and chronic mental illnesses, complex trauma, ADHD, transitions/life events, problematic sexual behaviors, healthy sexual expression, depression, anxiety and legal issues (family court, juvenile justice, CUA involvement, foster/adoption).
As a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) for adults, teens, and children, level 2 Usui Reiki practitioner, and meditation guide, I incorporate holistic wellness techniques into my individual and group sessions. My experience includes inpatient, residential, outpatient, and partial hospital settings. I’m currently training to become a registered play therapist for children and adolescents.
I believe in empowering my clients and recognize that experiences vary from gender, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; and strive to treat every client with the utmost respect and consideration as they experience societal challenges.
To talk to Samantha or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Amy Stroman, MA, LPC, CAADC
“Out of your vulnerabilities, will come your strength” Sigmund Freud
My approach to therapy is simple and clear: if you are struggling with relationships, parenting, personal or professional growth or simply feel stagnant in your life and want change but don’t know where to begin, let’s work together to figure it out and get moving forward again. I utilize a solution-focused yet eclectic approach and believe that healing begins with acceptance and desire to create change within your life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with more than a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and families as well as providing group counseling to address issues such as depression and anxiety brought on by addiction, past trauma, low self-esteem and erosion within your relationships. Our work will begin with creating a safe space to be open and grow free from the issues that weigh you down.
I am passionate professional who believes that everyone has the ability to meet their full potential, but may not always know the path. I will work with you using a holistic approach that addresses spiritual and emotional health as well as provide education and recovery support. We will work together to discover your strengths and sense of self that has been covered up with a lifetime of baggage and worry.
Amy accepts most insurance plans, as well as self-pay clients on a sliding scale that is affordable for most income levels.
To talk to Amy or schedule call: 215-293-0744
Beth Bloom, MS, LPC, C-DBT
Beth has over 30 years of experience with Borderline personality Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Grief and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and enjoys assisting children, adolescents and adults with diverse issues to address their concerns. She feels it is important that clients feel encouraged to discuss any issues openly and freely in a non-judgmental environment to help identify and achieve her client’s personal goals. Beth believes in creating a treatment plan that utilizes each individual’s strengths. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Having been involved in administrative roles for the past 10 years; Beth has missed providing a supportive therapeutic environment which has recently led her back to providing one-on-one therapy. A clinician at heart; assisting clients with varied issues is what Beth has always enjoyed. Beth says, “It is important to me that clients feel encouraged to address any issues openly and freely in a non-judgmental environment. Let’s work together..
Beth accepts most insurance plans, as well as self-pay clients on a sliding scale that is affordable for most income levels.
To talk or schedule with Beth call her at: 215.293.0744
Katie Idell, MA, NCC
Masters Level Clinician
I recognize the strength and courage it takes to seek support, and I believe this is a sign of your resilience. My aim is to create a collaborative relationship with you that is supportive, compassionate, validating, and connected. One of my highest values as a therapist is to meet you where you are, and to work with you toward increasing emotional safety and support so that you can explore and build awareness. From that increased awareness, more choice and empowerment can be available. I value a gentle, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive approach, and we will move at your pace.
Influenced by my ongoing training in Gestalt therapy at the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, as well as my background as a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, I incorporate a somatic and holistic focus into my therapeutic work. When faced with challenges, we can sometimes overlook how our bodies’ underlying nervous system responses can be a barrier to authentic change. Our nervous systems are brilliant in the ways they protect us, and these responses may have helped us survive difficult circumstances earlier in life. However, these adaptations may no longer be working as well as they once did. We will work together to build stabilization, increased safety, and shifts at the nervous system level. In addition to working with the body, I also value “parts work,” where we work to integrate and bring compassion to different aspects of self that may be experiencing conflicting emotions, thoughts, and/or sensations. My overall goal is to assist you in integrating mind, body, emotions, and spirit so you can move toward expressing your most authentic self.
I work with a range of issues, with a specialty in working with highly sensitive people, codependency, childhood emotional neglect, trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, and challenging family relationships.
Specialties/issues/populations: Highly sensitive people, Codependency, Childhood emotional neglect, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Shame, Difficult family relationships, Relationship issues, Life transitions, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Sleep or insomnia, Spirituality, Stress
Modalities: Gestalt therapy, Attachment-based, Trauma-informed, Compassion-focused, Culturally sensitive, Depth oriented, Emotionally focused, Experiential therapy, Integrative, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness-based, Somatic/body-based therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal theory, Intersectional feminist therapy, Humanistic, Relational, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coaching, Trauma-sensitive yoga, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Self-Compassion, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Contact Katie at: 215.293.0744
Dottie Kelly, LPC, RN
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Nurse,
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist
With over 20 years experience working in individual as well as group settings, my focus includes trauma, kids, adolescents, adults, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mental health issues. I specialize in EMDR, ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), trauma focused CBT, play therapy, sand tray, expressive arts, structured sensory intervention, and the Nurtured Heart approach. I have extensive training and experience working with people of all ages suffering from trauma, grief, and loss. My emphasis is on cognitive reframing; taking the exposed individual from the passive to an active role so they gain greater control over the experience.
Marianne Welch-Salkind, MS, LPC
Licensed Processional Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
Marianne’s eclectic skills in mental health care allow her to offer a variety of tools and techniques to help you resolve the problems that brought you to therapy.
Her clinical experiences range from working in residential treatment for adolescents, therapeutic foster home-based therapy and intensive out patient therapy for adults struggling with depression, loss & grief, bipolar and anxiety. Her professional services include counseling for adults, teens and seniors.
Contact Marianne: (215) 293-0744
Jane Daniels, LPC, MFT, OTR
Licensed Professional Counselor
Masters of Family Therapy,
Specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy
Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Unable to resolve conflicts that have been plaguing you for years? Stressed out by challenging children and adolescents? It is not uncommon to feel emotionally distant from your significant other after many years together, but many couples suffer in lonely silence, feeling the pain of misunderstanding. This can lead to depression, affairs, and addictions.
Call me. I may be able to help.
Derek Pendleton, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Derek Pendleton has nearly two decades of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapy to people of all ages and diagnoses. His areas of specialty include adult and adolescent Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction (All Types), Anger Management, and Asperger’s Disorder, for which he utilizes his experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices. In addition, utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices, Derek works well with families whose children struggle with behavioral and emotional problems, including diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Autism.
Derek believes that the relationship and trust built in therapy are the most important and necessary agents for meaningful, lasting change, and that compassionate care and collaboration are essential to your feeling validated and empowered throughout the process. Without these connections, even the most qualified and well-intentioned therapist may fail in attempting to help. As such, Derek devotes much time and energy in his sessions towards developing and enhancing therapeutic relationships, making sure to always listen carefully and empathically, so as to fully understand the sensitive issues discussed from your perspective and at your pace.
Call today for a free phone consultation 267-315-4173