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Counseling Team

The counseling team provides various Counseling Services and is accepting new telehealth and in-person clients in Bucks & Montgomery Counties


 

Our compassionate counseling team provides various Counseling Services and is accepting new telehealth and in-person clients. We have a Child Play Therapy Center that welcomes kids, teens, and adults of all ages for individual, couples, family, and group therapy and provides LGBTQI ally support. Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) are accepted.

Our therapists believe in treating the whole body, so along with therapy, try our Classes, Wellness Workshops, or Wellness Services

Please schedule an appointment at 215-293-0744 or CLICK HERE to reply via our contact form.

 


 

Meet our Therapists

 

Meg Clawson

Meg Clawson, LPC

 

Meg specializes 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, she works with the presenting issues that children face and focuses more on the individual child than the diagnosis.

Meg also works with adults of all ages and is influenced by Internal Family Systems, Experiential, and Emotionally Focused Therapies.

Do you have a loved one or business partner in active addiction? Meg also provides Alcohol and Drug Interventions

Contact Meg at 215.293.0744


 

John Finnell

John Finnell, LPC

 

John J. Finnell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. John has been working with children on and off for close to two decades. Most recently, John has worked as an addiction therapist with a wide range of individuals with mental health disorders. These include bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety & depression, and borderline personality disorder.

John has worked with children and adults with special needs for a large portion of his professional life. John has worked with individuals with Down Syndrome, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and ADHD. John was an Intellectual Disabilities case manager for 3 years and worked with special needs children in Pennsbury School District for close to 3 years.

While formally trained as a counselor, John’s style is eclectic. He takes from multiple disciplines, including CBT, REBT, positive psychology, Gestalt counseling, and existential counseling. John’s style is, first and foremost, person-centered to ensure a dynamic and comfortable therapeutic relationship between the client and counselor.

In his spare time, John enjoys listening to all types of music, going hiking, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Contact John at 215.293.0744


 

Sarah McClintock Figueiredo

Sarah McClintock Figueiredo, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma Therapist

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
― Viktor E. Frankl

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who specializes in trauma. Sarah has her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She began working in the field of Human Services in 2003. Sarah has worked with various populations, including children, adolescents, and adults. Most recently, Sarah worked as a Partial Hospital Therapist and Intensive Outpatient Therapist for several years.

Sarah provides a psychoanalytic and trauma-informed approach to every client and family. She has experience with many mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, C-PTSD, mood disorders, and personality disorders.

Sarah believes mental health is integral to overall health and that our experiences help shape who we are and how we navigate the world. Sarah wants every client to walk away from therapy feeling validated, heard, and better understand themselves to provide a higher quality of life. Sarah enjoys the beach, crafting, plants, and nature in her free time.

 

Contact Sarah at 215.293.0744


 

#CADC #Substance Abuse Counselor #Dance Movement Therapist

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 and substance Abuse Counselor with children with 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 bodies, minds, 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 other evidence-based modalities that may be best suited to each client.  She welcomes working with groups using Dance Movement Therapy.   She believes all can experience emotional release and receive closure and relief from old wounds.  Her goal is to support clients through whatever life challenges they are experiencing.

Contact Francine at 215.293.0744

Get to Know Francine Zickl


 

Katie Slatcha

Katie Slachta, PsyD

Katie has a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University and has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. Most recently, Katie has worked with adults with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses in a partial hospital program but also has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting.

Katie takes a person-centered and trauma-informed approach in therapy while also utilizing skills from evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, and ACT to provide the best care for each individual. She has experience working with many mental health disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, and psychosis, and has also helped clients navigate other life stressors and challenges including issues related to work and school, grief and loss, and family/relationship conflicts.

Katie believes in the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe and supportive environment for each individual to process emotions and experiences, develop healthy coping skills, and problem-solve current difficulties.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, baking, exercising, and spending time at the beach.

Contact Katie at 215.293.0744


 

#Lisa Schell, #EMDR, # Child Therapist, #Airmid Wellness

Lisa Schell, MA

Masters Level Counselor

Life can be complex, and meeting goals and finding their meaning are areas Lisa believes hold the answers to some of our most challenging questions. Her specialty is working with those who have or are experiencing Domestic Violence, women’s issues, and other complex traumas using a Person-Centered approach while considering childhood experiences and attachments and integrating feminist and environmental/societal considerations. Lisa is additionally EMDR trained. She currently works with individuals 14 years of age and above and provides EMDR therapy for ages 18 and up.

 

Contact Lisa at 215.293.0744

Get to Know Lisa Schell


 

Julia Hess

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


 

#HannaFox #airmidwellness

Hannah Fox

Master’s Level Clinician supporting children, adolescents, and adults

“The past dictates how we presently feel about ourselves and our relationships.  Hannah will help clients explore these influences and gain new insight that could help them discover the world in a new light.   She is interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing various concerns.  Her goal is to generate a safe space for clients to feel heard and understood while venturing on a path toward change and healing. Hannah offers real connections and tools to help clients reach their goals while moving at their own pace. She utilizes a multi-dimensional and personalized method of therapy.

It takes bravery to seek guidance. She looks forward to finding care, compassion, and empathy in my work. She is confident that as a collaborative effort, they can explore past and present obstacles that may be holding them back from being their best self.

Hannah is accepting new clients and working at reduced rates to expand my clinical experience as a graduate student and intern. She would love to assist you on your road to healing.

Contact Hannah at 215.293.0744


 

Anne Johnson, Art Therapy, Children's Therapist

Anne Johnson, MA, ATR

Master Level Clinician Supporting Individuals,
Family Art Therapy and Groups.

Children’s Play Therapist

Ages from 5 to adult.

 
If you are motivated to come in for Mental Health treatment but words are too complex to express, then the non-verbal modalities of Art and Play Therapy are the perfect treatment choice.  Anne Johnson helps children and adults use art to express themselves until they are ready to express their emotions verbally. Anne’s primary focus of treatment intervention is Expressive Therapy with an Art Therapy specialty. Art Therapy can help people improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts, and advance societal and ecological change.
 
Another mode of therapy Anne provides for individuals is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This therapy is ideal when people need skills to empower themselves to be as effective as they can be in their lives. 
 
Notice how children have mindfulness in their play? This skill benefits everyone; as a result, Anne brings mindfulness into all her sessions with children, teens, and adults and helps them integrate it into their daily lives. 
 

Contact Anne at 215.293.0744

 


 

Deborah Kiser, Sunrise_Counseling, EMDR, Airmid Wellness

Deborah Kiser, M.E.d., LPC, ATR-BC

Life is often stressful and overwhelming, and I provide a holistic approach to professional therapy using various 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. 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 backgrounds 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 to find emotional healing, meaning, and happiness.

Contact Deborah at 215.293.0744 


 

#Lindsay Gallagher #Children's Therapy, #Special Needs Therapy

Lindsay Gallagher, MS

Children’s Play Therapist

Master 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 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, social, spiritual, and physical health are interconnected. Her primary goal is to build and nurture the therapeutic relationship, which she believes is integral in uncovering the resources necessary to achieve one’s desired growth. In a safe and supportive environment, Lindsay will offer guidance in gaining insight, recognizing feelings, and achieving self-acceptance and self-actualization.

Lindsay received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s in Community and Trauma Counseling. She believes that trauma is stored not only in the mind but also in the body.  Lindsay completed a 200hr 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. Lindsay incorporates a somatic (here and now) approach to the therapeutic process through these teachings.

 

Contact Lindsay at 215.293.0744


 

Julia Korenoski , Therapist, Airmid Wellness,

Julia Korenoski, MA

Masters Level Clinician

Nationally Certified Counselor working with adolescents and adults

Julia has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is training in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at Immaculata University.

She works 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, she assists patients in working through life’s stressors, both large and small.

Julia believes that the strength it takes to seek therapy and work through therapy is immense and wants 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 an excellent 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.

 

Contact Julia at 215.293.0744


 

Samantha Coppola

Samantha Coppola, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP-I

Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescents with complex behavioral challenges.

Samantha is an experienced, Nationally board-certified licensed clinician in Pennsylvania. She has seen clients in almost all levels of care, treating various diagnoses. Samantha’s therapy style emphasizes collaboration, is person-centered and gender-affirming, and approaches trauma from a multi-systemic framework. 
 
Samantha holds certifications in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT), Clinical Anxiety Treatment (CCATP), and Clinical Trauma (CCTP-I) and holds core skills and competencies in CBT, Psychodynamic, and Solutions-Focused modalities. Samantha will soon earn certification as a Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP) in September ’23. Note: Couples are two or more legally consenting individuals involved in a romantic or sexual arrangement. Competent in relationship issues commonly faced in communities such as LGBTQIA+, hetero, kink-aware, polyamory, and all varieties of open/closed relationship structures. 
 
Samantha believes that therapy should be individualized to allow for personal and systemic change to assist clients with reconceptualizing shame/guilt commonly associated with sexuality and trauma. Samantha’s clients will learn to grow from painful experiences, enhance relationship quality, and practice self-acceptance. Sex therapy addresses concerns around intimacy, sexual functioning, confidence-building, desire or lack thereof, arousal dysfunctions, and unwanted/intrusive sexual thoughts. Samantha is also quite experienced in treating problematic and at-risk sexual behaviors or compulsions. 
 
Samantha commonly treats individuals from 14-65 who experience anxiety disorders (primarily OCD, panic, social), complex and single episode traumas, relational issues, assisting in the “coming out” process, gender dysphoria, challenging adolescent behaviors, and mood-related disorders. Samantha strives to include the client’s significant others in the therapeutic process to support psychoeducation and strengthen communication.
 
Samantha is a registered 200hr yoga teacher. She also incorporates wholistic and mindfulness-based interventions such as reiki (Usui level 2), meditation, and intentional breath work. She believes health is only achieved when the mind and body align.
 
When Samantha is not working, she explores and creates new cuisine for her loved ones, travels overseas, and stops to pet every consenting animal she interacts with.
 

Contact Samantha at 215.293.0744


 

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Amy Stroman

MA, LPC, CAADC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Specializing in addiction and relationships

 

 

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud. 

Amy’s approach to therapy is simple: if you are struggling with relationships, parenting, personal or professional growth, or 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. She utilizes a solution-focused yet eclectic approach and believes that healing begins with acceptance and a desire to create change within your life.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with more than a decade of experience working with individuals 17 and up, couples, and families, as well as providing group counseling to address issues such as depression and anxiety brought on by addiction, past trauma, and CPTSD, low self-esteem and erosion within your relationships. The work will begin with creating a safe space to be open and grow free from the issues that weigh you down.

Amy is a passionate professional who believes everyone can meet their full potential but may not always know the path. She will work with you using a holistic approach that addresses spiritual and emotional health and provides education and recovery support.  We will work together to discover your strengths and sense of self that has been covered with a lifetime of baggage and worry.

Amy accepts most insurance plans and self-pay clients on an affordable sliding scale for most income levels.

Contact Amy at 215.293.0744


 

Beth Bloom

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 essential 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, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Having been involved in administrative roles for the past ten years, Beth has missed providing a supportive therapeutic environment, which has recently led her back to providing one-on-one therapy. As a clinician at heart, assisting clients with varied issues is what Beth has always enjoyed.

Beth says, “It is important that clients feel encouraged to address issues openly and freely in a non-judgmental environment. Let’s work together.

Beth accepts most insurance plans and self-pay clients on an affordable sliding scale for most income levels.

Contact Beth at 215.293.0744


 

Katie Idell

Katie Idell, MA, LPC

Katie recognizes the strength and courage it takes to seek support, which signifies your resilience. She aims to create a collaborative relationship with you that is supportive, compassionate, validating, and connected. One of her 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. She values a gentle, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive approach and will move at your pace.

Influenced by her training in Gestalt therapy at the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia and her background as a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, Katie incorporates a somatic and holistic focus into my therapeutic work. When faced with challenges, people sometimes overlook how our bodies’ underlying nervous system responses can hinder authentic change. Our nervous systems are brilliant in protecting us, and these responses may have helped us survive difficult circumstances earlier in life. However, these adaptations may no longer work 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, Katie also values “parts work,” where we integrate and bring compassion to different aspects of self that may be experiencing conflicting emotions, thoughts, and/or sensations. Her overall goal is to assist you in integrating your mind, body, emotions, and spirit so you can move toward expressing your most authentic self.

Katie works with various issues, specializing 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


 

Marianne Welch-Salkind, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist

Marianne’s eclectic skills in mental health care allow her to offer various 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 outpatient therapy for adults struggling with depression, loss & grief, bipolar, and anxiety. Her professional services include counseling for adults, teens, and seniors.

Contact Marianne at 215.293.0744


 

Marriage and Family Therapist

Jane Daniels, LPC, MFT, OTR

Licensed Professional Counselor
Masters of Family Therapy, 
Specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Are you unable to resolve conflicts that have been plaguing you for years? Are you 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.

The key to transforming a relationship begins with an emotional connection. It may be time to take a hard look if you are having difficulties with trust, affairs, addictions, or communication.

Contact Jane at 215.406.7713


 

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