Our compassionate counseling team provides various Counseling Services and is accepting new telehealth and in-person clients. We have a Child Play Therapy Center and welcome kids, teens, and adults of all ages for individual, couples, family, and group therapy and provide LGBTQI ally support. Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) are accepted.
Meet our Therapists
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 and heard and having a better understanding of 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
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 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, 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 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
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.
Samantha Friend believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship and the importance of getting to know each client’s experience with their struggles and successes. Samantha utilizes a person-centered approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice. She believes the most important part of treatment is the therapeutic relationship with the client. One modality will not work with all individuals, and she prides herself on the strong rapport she builds with her clients.
In her four years of clinical experience, she has worked with individuals of all ages with anxiety, autism, ADHD, depression, and individuals in the LGBTQIA + community. Samantha works with children through the use of play, art, talking, sand tray work, and much more using play therapy. She also works with teens experiencing a variety of life stressors.
In her free time, Samantha coaches softball and enjoys watching sports.
Contact Samantha at 215.293.0744
Get to Know Samantha Friend
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 trauma 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 work with individuals 14 years of age and above and provide EMDR therapy for ages 18 and up.
Contact Lisa at 215.293.0744
Get to Know Lisa Schell
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
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. Call me today. She would love to assist you on your road to healing.
Contact Hannah at 215.293.0744
Anne Johnson, MA, ATR
Masters Level Clinician Supporting Individuals,
Family Art Therapy and Groups.
Children’s Play Therapist
Ages from 5 to adult.
Contact Anne at 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 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, MS
Children’s Play Therapist
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 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 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 earned a Master’s Degree in Community and Trauma Counseling. She believes that trauma is stored not only in the mind but also in the body. 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.
Contact Lindsay at 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.
Contact Julia at 215.293.0744
Meg Clawson, LPC
Children’s Play Therapist
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.
Contact Meg at 215.293.0744
Samantha Coppola, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP-I
Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescents with complex behavioral challenges.
Contact Samantha at 215.293.0744
MA, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Specializing in addiction and relationships
“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 a 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 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. Our work will begin with creating a safe space to be open and grow free from the issues that weigh you down.
I am a passionate professional who believes everyone can 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 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, 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, 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, MA, LPC
I recognize the strength and courage it takes to seek support, which is a sign of your resilience. I aim 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 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 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, 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 your mind, body, emotions, and spirit so you can move toward expressing your most authentic self.
I work 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
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.
Interested in a 13-Week Virtual Support Group?
The group offers:
- How to recognize and address common emotional challenges
- Healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for stress management
- Self-care practices for emotional healing
- Professional resources – legal, financial, and custody-related
- Help with co-parenting issues (drop-off and pick-up issues, time sharing, unexpected expenses)
By the end of your support group session, you will come away with:
- an empowered sense of self, improved self-esteem, and a clearer path to a more positive future
- a new support network of friends who share and understand your struggles and challenges
- the opportunity to continue your journey with follow-up sessions as needed or desired
Contact Jane at 215.406.7713
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 to attempt to help. As such, Derek devotes much time and energy in his sessions towards developing and enhancing therapeutic relationships, always listening carefully and empathically to fully understand the sensitive issues discussed from your perspective and at your pace.
Contact Derek at 267.315.4173