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Our Psychotherapists

Kathryn Angell, Ph.D.

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse, Temple University

Kathy Angell, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist (who is committed to providing effective psychotherapy for individual adults and couples in a way that honors the individual perspective and cultural context that each person brings.   Dr. Angell helps individuals address psychological issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, aging, health problems and disability, and racism and other forms of maltreatment by others.  She helps couples improve their communication, manage conflict, increase friendship and intimacy, understand their cultural differences; and build life dreams together.

Kathy seeks to deeply understand and develop a caring, encouraging, and collaborative therapeutic relationship with every person who comes to see her.  From this foundation, she works to help each person change the thoughts and behaviors that are getting in their way and develop new understandings, ways of thinking and acting, and skills to improve their relationships, progress on goals, and happiness.

Dr. Angell was trained by leading experts at top-ranked U.S. programs (the Universities of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington) in therapies with substantial research support attesting to their effectiveness, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  Using this training as a foundation, she tailors therapy to address each person’s specific needs and goals.


Jaimee Arndt, MBA, MS, LPC
Practice Location: Temple University

Jaimee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds across various settings, including community mental health, schools and outpatient clinics. Her experience includes treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adolescent issues, and peer and family conflicts.

Jaimee’s therapeutic approaches include Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care and Mindfulness. With Jaimee, treatment is individualized within these frameworks as she recognizes that each person’s needs, strengths and challenges are unique. Her deepest beliefs about therapy are that empowerment, change, growth and fulfillment come from insight and internal change within a safe and trusting relationship. Her approach is warm and empathetic as she works to guide her clients to acquire the tools and skills to realize their personal potential while looking at their life and choices in a different way.



Marquita Bolden, MSW, LCSW

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square 

Marquita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who trained at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn she studied at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, where she specialized in mood and anxiety disorders using CBT.  Since her graduate work, Marquita has worked at community mental health agencies providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and adults from diverse populations. Most recently she has taken on work as a therapist in a specialized trauma program for children and adolescents where her role involved avid advocacy as well as treatment.. Marquita believes that the therapeutic relationship is a supportive partnership of mutual respect and honesty, with both the therapist and client supporting the connection with differing yet equally important strengths.   Her goal is to create a healing space based in a trusting client/therapist relationship where there is emotional safety to explore and grow.

 
 

Paula Brown, M.C.A.T., BC-DMT, NCC, LPC

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square


Paula has worked with children, adolescents and adults in the Delaware Valley for the past 20 plus years. She has worked as a Dance/Movement therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, giving her a unique gentle therapeutic stance that stems from combining talk therapy with body movement and awareness. Paula has taken a leadership role in the Philadelphia community offering workshops, supervising student training and directing an outpatient clinic, which makes her uniquely qualified as a therapist in private practice who stays on the cutting edge of treatment trends. In addition to addressing more common concerns such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, Paula maintains a strong interest in providing group therapy, prompting her to form an ongoing group at Hornstein, Platt and Associates for mothers coping with child rearing.


Emily Chernicoff, Psy.D.

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square,  Bala Cynwyd

Emily R. Chernicoff, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience treating people throughout the developmental life cycle.  Combining a dash of creativity and humor with lots of realism, Emily’s “seasoning” has led to what she calls “down to earth therapy” - distilling the best of empirically proven treatments with a psychodynamic understanding of why we do what we do, and how to change what we want to change about ourselves.  
 
She was a proud member of the now defunct Philadelphia Sexual Abuse Project, (a small collaborative of women therapists who provided low-fee, gestalt group therapy to adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse), and is a former director of Spring Garden Psychological Associates, and contractor with the sexual abuse unit of DHS, providing psychotherapy to children and their families. She is published and has lectured in the areas of group and family therapy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Graduate Department of Psychology, from which she earned her doctorate and was granted the Sigma Xi award for her work with the LGBT community and her research in the normative coming out phases of transgendered individuals.  
 
Emily currently provides therapy to  adults and couples. In addition to her general practice, she specializes in the area of cultural diversity, relationship challenges, chronic illness and end of life issues.
 
 
Holly Copeland, M.A., LPC

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square, South Philadelphia II (Constitution Health Plaza)

Holly Copeland is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience in the counseling field. Having obtained her Master's degree at Immaclata University, she has had a rich career working in private practice, inpatient and community mental health settings. In addition to being in her third decade of providing treatment to adults, adolescents and children, Holly has been a Clinical Director and Supervisor for therapists and students in outpatient and residential settings. 

Holly gained expertise in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in her position of Clinical Director of a residential facility for adolescent girls. To add to her expertise she trained in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR) which research has shown to be an effective tool for those suffering the effects of trauma and abuse.

Holly maintains a holistic healing perspective to help you achieve mental, physical and spiritual well-being.  She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which uses deep breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques to cope with pain, stress and mood disorders. In addition to maintaining a general counseling practice, she specializes in treating adolescents, providing couples and family counseling, and working with individuals on stress management, chronic illness and pain,  spiritual issues, anxiety and depression.

Cristhian Dantagnan, M.Ed., LPC

Practice Location: TBD

Cristhian Dantagnan is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has been serving children and their families in a community mental health setting for the past 9 years. A native of Chile, he obtained his Masters in Counseling Psychology at Temple University and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Cristhian has a practical and eclectic approach to counseling and his theoretical orientation is rooted in the principles of attachment theories, play therapy, CBT and trauma-informed best practices. As a Clinical Supervisor in school settings he has a deep understating of what motivates children to learn and grow. Cristhian understands how ADHD, ODD, Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety and depression can impact not only the child but also the entire family. He has extensive experience in the areas of parenting education, attachment disruption (adoption-foster care etc) and recognizing the impact of neglect and abuse in a family system. Hi understanding of development serves as the underpinning for his work with adults. In addition to havng a general practice focusing on depression, anxiety, intimacy challenges and managing stress, Cris  has a personal understanding of how immigration and issues of acculturation can affect individuals and their families.

Cristhian believes that change comes from a person’s willingness and courage to recognize their needs and challenges, but most importantly, their strengths. 

Cristhian grew up in the desert in a small mining town in the north of Chile. His father was a minister and his mother a teacher: “I had to compromise,” says Cristhian so he became a therapist. He first studied theology and worked in urban youth ministry for many years. He also is a music aficionado and enjoys singing and playing the flute.  To decompress Cristhian likes to play tennis, work around the house and fix things. He enjoys spending down time with his wife, his two children, his two dogs and his cat (if she lets him).

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Cristhian tiene una maestría en consejería de Temple University. El tiene 9 anos de experiencia trabajando con niños, adolecentes y sus familias que confrontan frustración, vergüenza o desaliento por problemas de atención e hiperactividad, conducta oposicional desafiante, autismo, trastornos del aprendizaje, ansiedad y depresión etc. Cristhian también tiene experiencia en las áreas de trastornos del apego, parentalidad responsable  y el impacto que el abuso y descuido puede causar en los niños. Por experiencia personal, Cristhian también entiende los desafíos de la familia inmigrante y las dificultades derivadas de la aculturación multi-generacional.

Cristhian cree firmemente que el cambio se produce cuando la persona tiene la voluntad y el valor de reconocer sus necesidades y desafíos, y por sobretodo, sus fortalezas.

Yo nací en el norte de Chile, en el desierto de Atacama. Mi padre era pastor y mi madre profesora, asi que yo decidí por ser terapeuta, que es como en el medio. Primero estudie teología y trabaje en ministerio juvenil por muchos anos en Chile, Colombia y aquí en Philadelphia. También estudie música y me gusta cantar y tocar la flauta.

Para relajarme me gusta jugar tenis y hacer trabajos de casa arreglando y armando cosas. También me gusta pasar el tiempo con la familia; mi esposa, mi hija y mi hijo, los dos perros y por supuesto la gata (si es que ella me deja).

 


Adam J. Edmunds, Psy.D.

Practice Locations: TBD

Adam is a licensed psychologist who has held positions in healthcare systems, college counseling centers, and school systems, serving clients of varied backgrounds and ages. Having earned a doctorate in clinical and school psychology from James Madison University, Adam has a well-developed understanding of psychological functioning across the lifespan. His areas of specialty include working with depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, communication, grief/loss, transition/adjustment, identity issues, relationship issues, self-criticism/self-esteem, stress management, addiction, personality functioning, and trauma. He also likes to work with individuals who experience familial and cultural stigma regarding mental health treatment or experience distress and challenges related to micro-aggressions, privilege, or race-related/socioeconomic class-related stress.

Adam sees therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively work together so you can be heard and validated, understand your everyday patterns, and process (past or present) emotional experiences. He facilitates this process by using an integrative approach that incorporates the major theoretical orientations (i.e., cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, systems, emotion-focused, existential), the developmental-lifespan perspective, and the biopsychosocial perspective. His therapeutic style is relational and humanistic, in which he strives to have his clients have a positive therapy experience by being open, genuine, and attuned. He values clients’ differences, strengths, and unique perspectives to events and situations.

Adam became interested in psychology as a teenager by listening and sharing experiences with friends and finding validation, relief, strength, and hope from doing so. For fun and relaxation, he watches professional football, reads comics and blogs, works out, hikes, and plays with his two cats.




Stacey Farber, LSW, LCSW

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

Stacey Farber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Since completing graduate school, she has specialized in working with children and trauma working in community mental health and medical agencies. In this context she has also developed expertise in providing therapy to adolescents and families.
 
In addition to her area of specialty, Stacey has a general practice where she has helped clients cope with issues of recovery, depression, anxiety, relationships and intimacy.  She has experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and incorporates mindfulness and cognitive behavioral based methods in with her holistic approach to ensure that treatment is focused on her clients’ individual and unique needs. Stacey strives to provide her clients with an open and inviting atmosphere so that they feel free to discuss whatever level of concerns they are ready to start with in their path to growth.



Victoria Galperin, MA, LPC
 

Practice Location: Temple University

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Child and Family Therapy, at Arcadia University.  Victoria has ten years of experience providing mental health services in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, The Center for Autism, and a shelter for women and children.  She has worked with adults, children, individuals, groups, couples and families and helped clients deal with a variety of problems, including stressful transitions, family and relationship issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, anger management
grief, trauma, and social avoidance.  


Who am I?  Who do I want to be?  How do I get there?  Why is my child behaving this way? What can I do to help?  We often ask ourselves these questions and struggle finding the answers.  Victoria is an integrative therapist, who maintains that each person is unique and benefits from an individualized approach and a supportive collaborative environment to find the answers to these commonly asked questions.  She utilizes techniques rooted in CBT, play and art therapy, client centered, solution focused, and strength based therapy to empower her clients to achieve the goals they set out for themselves.




Gayle Gates 
, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

Gayle Gates is a Clinical Assistant Professor and was the Associate Director of the Dance/Movement therapy Program at Drexel University.  A Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirty years of experience as a therapist, teacher and supervisor, Gayle has special expertise in child and adolescent disorders including ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities.  She brings this expertise into her work with adults who have ADHD and Aspergers Disorder, in addition to maintaining a general practice. Gayle 
provides therapy from a psychodynamic, developmental and systems perspectives, making her sessions interactive and promoting behavioral change. With her background in verbal and non-verbal therapies, Gayle helps her clients understand their personal struggles and supports their addressing these concerns in both creative and practical ways.

Robin Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

Practice Locations: Narberth , Bala Cynwyd

Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent many years working with clients from elementary school children to the elderly in community mental health, private and public psychiatric facilities (both inpatient and outpatient), and in private practice. She has extensive experience in working with a diverse population of adolescents and adults, specializing in DBT (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), substance abuse, marriage and couples counseling, and chronic pain. In addition to psychotherapy, Robin has worked in collaboration with the court system, school system, and with medical professionals. She spent many years teaching and supervising nursing students, social work students, and social workers. Robin completed her Masters degree at Boston University, with additional certifications in DBT and Mediation. Robin became a social worker after a career in art, and finds the therapeutic process very similiar to the creative process, in which therapist and client collaborate in finding the medium, or tools, that work best for each unique and complex individual. Clients report that Robin is calming, compassionate and effective, and on occasion, funny.

 



Arielle Handler, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPC

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse SquareTemple University and South Philadelphia II Constitution Health Plaza

Arielle is an empathetic, experienced, and client focused Licensed Professional Counselor.  She trained in psychology at the University of Florida and achieved her Masters and Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and Florida and has practiced behavioral health in outpatient, school, and in-home crisis counseling settings.  Arielle has experience in counseling individuals, groups, and couples, and worked extensively with adolescents, children and families.  She works from the vantage point that therapy should be tailored to meet people’s individualized needs given that each individual is unique, even when they present similar concerns.

Arielle likes to incorporate cognitive techniques into therapy as needed such as challenging negative thought patterns and helping with coping skills/problem solving. She believes that working through difficult emotions and conflicts as they arise in the present, and developing a trusting, positive therapeutic relationship is what is most transformative and healing. In her general practice, Arielle provides treatment and facilitates change in those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stressful life changes, and relationship issues of all kinds.  Her specializations include treating Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) and adolescent concerns. In her free time Arielle likes to play with her dog, travel to learn about different cultures, cook, and practice yoga.


Radka Jurkech, M.Ed.,LMFT

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

Radka is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a clinical member of AAMFT. In addition to traditional training in individual and group therapy, Radka completed a post-graduate training in marital/couples therapy and a certification program in family therapy. Some of her other training and clinical experience include treatment of anxiety (CBT), treatment of eating disorders, and addiction counseling. Throughout her 20 years of practice, Radka has aimed to integrate a relational and systemic perspective with her client's  inter-subjective experience  to develop a collaborative and personally meaningful treatment process. Her approach focuses on both accomplishment of more pressing short term goals, as well as long term goals and personal growth.



Joan Kaplan, Ph.D.

Practice Location: Narberth

Joan Kaplan, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist with nearly twenty years of clinical experience. She earned her B.A. in Psychology & Social Relations from Harvard University, and her MA and Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of California at Berkeley. .  She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in schools and suburban clinic settings.  Currently, Dr. Kaplan teaches and supervises in the Psychology Department at West Chester University in addition to her clinical work.

In her practice, Joan specializes in helping clients cope with a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, managing medical illness diagnoses and chronic illnesses, and adjusting to other significant life and family transitions.  Working out of our Narberth site, Joan currently treats women only. She believes that these times of transition are ideal times for therapeutic intervention and can provide excellent opportunities for growth and change.  Dr. Kaplan typically incorporates psychodynamic, developmental and systems models in her work. 



Gustavo Klurfan, MA, NCP, LPC
Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square
 
Gustavo Klurfan, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Psychologist. He received a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Having started his career in Argentina, Gustavo is fluent in Spanish and English, offering treatment in either language.
 
Working in Community Mental Health and private practice for over 10 years, he is a generalist who has experience treating a wide variety of concerns from serious mental illness to more common concerns such as anxiety, depression and achieving intimacy. Having also worked in the positions of Clinical Supervisor and Director of Behavioral Health has kept Gustavo on the cutting edge of understanding contemporary problems and interventions. 
 
Gustavo believes therapy to be a safe, confidential relationship leading to an outcome of either resolving specific problems or finding the roots of a repetitive pattern of behavior and modifying it.  His clients have often described their experience with him as leading to a sense of relief, energy and focus. He is trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and uses modern cognitive methods to promote an increased sense of responsibility in decisions and behaviors, and to achieve positive change.
 

 
Shawn Kraemer is a licensed professional counselor with over nine years of diverse clinical experience.  She received her graduate training at LaSalle University which included an internship at Thomas Jefferson University, specializing in treating substance abuse.  Since then, Shawn has concentrated on working with adolescents and adults experiencing life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety and grief in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings.  
 
In approaching therapy, Shawn is known for making people feel comfortable, safe and valued. She strives to help her clients discover and tap into their natural strengths to handle difficult situations, grow, and thrive using an approach that is warm, genuine and collaborative.  Shawn believes that therapy works best when client and therapist have open lines of communication about the goals of therapy and check in regularly about how therapy is going.  She bases her treatment in empirically supported approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and mindfulness approaches. In addition to her general practice, she specializes in working with women facing pregnancy and postpartum issues as well as adjustment to parenthood.  Shawn carries her interests in growth beyond the therapy room, as she also enjoys working to improve mental health and suicide prevention awareness through volunteer advocacy efforts.
 



Courtney Liggera, Psy.D.

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square and Rittenhouse Women's Welness Center

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with twelve years of clinical experience gained in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities and a college counseling center. She has worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

In addition to her broad clinical background, Dr. Liggera has gained expertise as trauma-focused clinician providing individual and family therapy and community-based interventions to children who have experienced traumas suffered from neglect and abuse. She has also often served as a clinical advocate testifying in court on behalf of her clients’ needs and well-being.  Encountering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on a regular basis has put Courtney on the cutting edge of treating stress from an integrated body and mind and social perspective. Augmenting to her holistic perspective, Courtney has confidence in the power of psychodynamic/insight oriented therapy.   She believes that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is being able to connect with yourself and a trustworthy guide in a safe and calm environment, so that the root of difficulties and the path to overcoming them can become clear.


Kristen Malora, Psy.D., M.Ed.

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 8 years of diverse clinical experience.  She completed her graduate training at Widener University where she earned both a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master's Degree in Human Sexuality.  While at Widener, Dr. Malora gained experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various outpatient, college counseling, and community-based settings.  She specializes in working with issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, difficulties in intimate relationships, anxiety, depression, and trauma.  Kristen believes in approaching therapy with a relational, insight-oriented frame, which allows clients to feel validated, supported, and motivated to begin making the change necessary to live a more fulfilling life.  
 
Dr. Malora also has a particular specialty in working with young children and their caregivers.  Over the past two years, she has worked and trained at the Children's Crisis Treatment Center providing trauma-focused therapy to children as young as 2 years of age who have experienced traumatic events such as physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and neighborhood violence.  Dr. Malora has also worked extensively with children and families who are struggling with behavioral issues, anxiety, Autism/Developmental Disorders, and attachment issues.  Kristen enjoys working with parents and children together to help build more meaningful relationships and to better understand and manage common behavioral problems.  



Amy Marlow-MaCoy, M.Ed., LPC

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square
 
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Master's degree from Temple University, and has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including community and residential mental health, foster care, and college counseling. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, trauma/post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, managing life transitions, relationship, and identity concerns. Having a background in dance has influenced Amy as to the importance of mind/body integration. As a result, she practices and integrates mindfulness into treatment to bring you to greater awareness of the connection between mind and body, helping you to become more integrated, calm and in control. 
 
Amy's approach to counseling begins with acknowledging that it takes courage to seek help, and she strives to provide a safe and welcoming space. She approaches each client as a individual with their own unique history, concerns, and needs, and tailors her therapeutic techniques accordingly. Amy views therapy as a collaborative effort between therapist and client, and enjoys helping clients recognize their own strengths, resiliency, creativity, and capacity to heal, such that they often report an experience of tapping into their own innate abilities to make positive changes in their lives.
 
  
 
John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

Practice Locations:  Temple University and Rittenhouse Square
 
John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained his Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College.  Since graduating from Bryn Mawr in 2008, he has gained experience in a wide range of specialty areas.  His work with children, adolescents and families is informed by extensive training in providing attachment based therapy and trauma informed care to families with children in residential treatment.  John acquired a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) while providing addiction treatment at a long-term drug and alcohol treatment facility.  While developing expertise in DBT John cultivated an understanding and appreciation of mindful awareness, a cornerstone of his work with clients managing symptoms of depression and anxiety.  He has a passion for helping individuals in recovery, those struggling with issues of sexual compulsivity and other intimacy disorders, as well as individuals in the LGBT community.  John comes to the counseling field as a career changer having spent many years as a financial executive working in the corporate world.  This has left him with a broad range of life experiences and a practical approach to therapy.  John offers therapy that is a partnership, with his role being a guide through the barriers that interfere with growth and change.
 

                       
Rachel Popek, M.A., L.P.C.

Practice Locations: Temple University and Rittenhouse Square

Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who trained locally at West Chester University. In addition to her graduate degree, she holds a certificate in clinical hypnotherapy and solution-focused therapy from the Milton Erickson Institute and pursues additional training at the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. Having worked in academic and community mental health settings, Ms. Popek has gained experience helping clients address issues such as struggles with intimacy, depression, anxiety, life transitions, sexual trauma as well as LGBT concerns. Her specialty in hypnosis brings a unique skill to her treatment of smoking cessation as well as other habits. Rachel’s creative, fun, warm and occasionally directional approach to therapy combined with her compassion and lack of judgment has made her successful with individuals and couples.


Mia Ravasio, LCSW
Practice Location: South Philadelphia II, Constitution Health Plaza

Mia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her experience includes working with adults who are managing depression and other mood concerns, anxiety, substance use, trauma, chronic illnesses, and life transitions. She believes in the importance of building a strong, trusting, and collaborative therapeutic relationship in an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and safe space.
 
In her work, Mia uses psychodynamic and attachment theory approaches to focusing on the self. She believes in the importance of strengthening one’s sense of self to enrich insights and strengths already within each person. She understands and values the courage it takes to be in therapy, build a therapeutic alliance and promote change. Mia uses techniques rooted in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, trauma informed care, and motivational interviewing tailored to help empower and foster healing in her clients.
 

Anita L. Ringo, L.C.S.W., MCRIM

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square and Bryn Mawr

Anita brings over twenty-eight years of social work experience to her practice. She treats a wide range of psychological issues from the challenges of the chronically mentally ill, and clients with borderline personality disorder to the anxiety and adjustment concerns of clients who function at a high level. Ms. Ringo specializes in providing the directive approaches of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide skills to immediately apply to manage troubling moods, behavior and stressful situations. She also offers integration of Mindfulness techniques into hher approach to growth.



Dorothy Rosenbluth, M.Ed., LPC, BC-DMT

Practice Locations: Bryn Mawr and Rittenhouse Square

Dorothy is a licensed professional counselor and board certified dance movement therapist. Following her education at University of Pittsburgh and Temple University, she pursued post graduate studies in family therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Studies, parenting education, hypnotherapy and mindfulness approaches.  In her over 30 years of professional experience Dorothy has formed a therapeutic style that uses an integrated, collaborative, experiential approach to assist young adults, adults and families with a variety of difficulties. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, disordered eating, adult ADHD, bereavement, life transitions, parenting issues, fertility issues and childhood history of abuse or neglect. 
 
In addition to her clinical work, Dorothy has provided parenting education groups, and taught and supervised clinicians for many years.  
 
 

Tara Scheifley, MS, LPC

Practice Location:  Bryn Mawr

Tara received her Master’s in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been working in the field for over 10 years using counseling techniques such as CBT, client- centered focus, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. Tara approaches her work with a genuine, compassionate, and open style. She believes in meeting you where you are in your life’s journey to assist you with your goals for growth. In addition to her general practice where she has assisted many clients with the challenges of depression, anxiety and relationship and intimacy issues, Tara specializes in treating addictions and working with sightless or visually impaired clients as well as families of those with sudden or progressive loss of sight.


Meredith Seltzer, MS, LPC, NCC

Practice Location: Bala Cynwyd

Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified School Counselor.  In her graduate work at Villanova University and working in the Philadelphia School District she has gained extensive experience in treating challenges for children and adolescents that may impede with academic success and emotional well being.  In addition to her general practice, Meredith specializes in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, peer and family conflicts, and learning disabilities. She has also helped families and adults cope with these and related issues.  Meredith’s  style is warm, respectful and interactive with the goal of creating a strong working relationship as a basis for personal change and emotional growth.

 
Tami Sherman, MA, LMFT

Practice Locations: Temple University, South Philadelphia II-Constitution Health Plaza, Narberth
 

Tami Sherman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a down-to-earth attitude and a sincere desire to collaborate with clients to find ways to better understand and improve their lives.  She believes that finding the silver linings in tough situations can really help us gain the inspiration and faith needed to turn things around. 

Whether you are looking to improve relationships with family members or business colleagues, make a lifestyle or work change, or address mounting levels of stress and anxiety, Tami may be able to provide the roadmap you are seeking.  Her belief is that she will partner with you to make sense of any situation you bring in and will coach you to find ways and tools to make that situation a better fit for you, or help you transition to a situation that would better suit you.

Tami works with couples and individuals at all stages of life. Before becoming a therapist, she owned and operated a private business and enjoys working with clients in business, family-owned or otherwise, to help make their work relationships better.  Tami agrees with the common thought that life is indeed a journey complete with hills, dales, bumps and obstacles. She would be honored to work with you to make the ride more comfortable and to find your own silver linings.

Kimberly Stein, MS, LPC

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square


I come to Hornstein, Platt, and Associates with a Master of Science degree from Villanova University and more than a decade of clinical experience. As a mental health therapist, I believe that the relationship between the individuals I work with and myself is an integral part of the therapeutic process. I recognize that a person is not simply made of symptoms but rather a complex and multi-faceted combination of one’s heart, mind (both unconscious and conscious intelligence), body, and spirit; I believe these pieces to be what makes a person both special and unique. My approach to therapy is both unconditional and non-judgmental and my greatest purpose is to fully support a person in finding a balance within the whole Self. I practice generally from a psychodynamic perspective however when appropriate, I will employ elements from other disciplines such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-centered, Solution-Focused, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Please note, I am also visually impaired and I have a guide dog named Perky (Labrador retriever) who offers a calming and delightful presence in all of my sessions
 

 

  
Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT

Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square , South Philadelphia II - Constitiution Health Plaza and Temple University
 
Adrian is a compassionate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Brooklyn, New York.  She has a vested interest in helping people heal so that they can live fulfilled lives.  A seasoned private practice generalist, Adrian is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which believes that people can learn how to reconnect despite adversities, infidelities and traumas.  In EFT, this can be achieved by learning to escape the  "dance" out of old, destructive patterns of behavior into new, gratifying and emotionally rich experiences. This "newness" is formed by securely attaching with trust and vulnerability, both necessary for the reward of a solid relationship.

In addition to working with individuals,  Adrian enjoys working with families who are learning to support a loved one dealing with dual diagnosis (chronic mental health issues and substance abuse) based on her own experiences. She is also trained as a wellness coach, encouraging individuals to care for their physical health as well as their emotional health, a parenting class facilitator for families with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disordered children and enjoys conflict resolution.  In her free time, she enjoys her family, loves to cook, cleans as a stress reliever and will travel to try out the food that an American city or small town is known for best.

 
Laura Whitman, M.Ed., N.C.C., LPC

Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

Laura Whitman is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified School Counselor.  Upon completing her graduate work at West Chester University, she spent time working as a Drug and Alcohol counselor with middle and high school students.  Over the past eight years, Laura has specialized in treating clients recovering from eating disorders, having worked with these issues in inpatient and outpatient settings. Simultaneously, she has been dedicated to working with the LGBT community and has been specifically trained to support them and address their unique concerns.  As a result, in addition to her areas of specialty, she has gained expertise in working with a range of issues in general practice including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and personality concerns. Laura describes her approach as providing supportive challenging towards growth while she works with your to explore your motivations, emotions, needs and behaviors.

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