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Erica Avello, Psy.D.

Erica Avello, Psy.D.

Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, my passion is working with survivors of trauma.

I also offer individual therapy for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and issues related to sexuality/sexually problematic behavior. Family therapy services include reunification for families affected by divorce and/or custody litigation.

I also serve as the administrator of a diagnostic assessment clinic which provides testing for ADHD, mood disorders, sexual risk assessments/psychosexual evaluations and an array of other mental health disorders.

Mark Merryman LCSW

Mark Merryman LCSW

My drive for treatment begins by connecting with you, followed by a collaborative alignment that explores the barriers that keep you from reaching your goals. It is a privilege to be granted access to one’s personal life, a gift that I care for with a great sense of empathy. If you are here, perhaps you may be ready to take a step further and reach out for help.

Although psychodynamically trained and CBT certified, I draw from a number of different therapeutic intervention styles that best fit each client. I am successful in treating adults with a wide range of problems, specializing in depression, anxiety, all spheres of relationship problems, boundary setting and assertiveness training.

Begin the process of self-exploration in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential way to gain insight towards personal growth. I want to help you increase the quality of your life, in ways that lead to more fulfillment, meaning, and understanding.

Lauren Ostrowski MA, LPC, NCC

Lauren Ostrowski MA, LPC, NCC

From the outset of treatment, my goal is to build a trusting relationship with clients where I strive to see the world through my clients’ eyes, both identifying strengths and discovering more about each client’s ideal world, then finding steps to move in that direction. I have experience working with people who have many different reasons for entering into counseling, including the following: anxiety, sadness or depression, anger, mood swings, difficulty focusing, grief and loss, difficulty sleeping, low self-esteem, and much more.

I have extensive training in working with couples and I also work with individuals who are looking for relationship-focused counseling. Through examining both the relationship on a whole and how each partner is contributing to what is occurring during communication or conflict, clients will see that small changes can lead to movement toward the relationship each client desires. This type of work also applies to any relationship: parent/child, siblings, coworkers, friends – the possibilities are endless!

I aim for each of my clients to leave every session with a new awareness, connection, understanding, or skill. Come and begin your journey to making your best even better!

Jessica Nonnemacher LMFT

Jessica Nonnemacher LMFT

As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space where you can begin to comfortably express your thoughts and emotions.  Through our work together, my hope is that you will experience acceptance and empathy as we collaborate to resolve any struggles or concerns you may have.

Having worked extensively with individuals and families over the last 10 years, I specialize in relationships; whether it is with a partner, a family member, a friend, or yourself.  My work is client-centered and combines cognitive, behavioral, and family systems approaches to meet your specific needs.  I work with children, adults and families, and have specific training in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), attachment therapy, and play therapy.  I have experience working with child custody issues, as well as in foster care and adoption.  I have also worked with woman struggling with postpartum anxiety, depression and/or psychosis, and with families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.  As an EMDR clinician, I also have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and those who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Many of my clients come seeking help with issues such as depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, grief/loss, and family issues.  Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, we will work together to form a plan to help you reach your specific goals.  If I can help you, please reach out- you don’t have to walk this path alone anymore.

Lisa Owsley, MA, LPC

Lisa Owsley, MA, LPC

Reaching out when you’re struggling can sometimes feel intimidating and overwhelming. I’m so glad you’ve taken the first step in feeling better. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in which we work together to address any challenges you may be facing.

With 10+ years of experience in the field, my passion is treating anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I especially enjoy working with teenagers and young adults who are navigating changes and transitions in their lives. Although I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I also utilize a variety of techniques to meet each individuals’ needs.

My personal style of therapy is warm and empathetic while using humor and directness to help you reach your goals.

I look forward to working with you! 

Julie

Julie Weinsteiger, LPC

Starting the process of therapy for the first time can feel extremely overwhelming. My hope is to be a breath of fresh air during this new and sometimes difficult time. My approach to therapy is warm, interactive, and accepting. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion. I truly believe that clients are their own best resource during treatment, thus therapy is a joint venture where knowledge and skills are best combined to create solutions.

I have 15+ years of experience working with a wide range of client with varying diagnoses. I offer individual therapy to address the symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, and psychosis. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, but also utilize a solution-focused approach, psychoeducation, and a variety of therapeutic interventions that best meet the needs of my clients.

Whatever needs have led you to seek help, we will work together on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties, so we can best develop effective and achievable goals. You will have an active role in treatment, thus helping you build confidence, gain self-awareness, and foster a healthy mindset moving forward. Please reach out to me if you feel that I can be of help in any way. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your full potential.

Celine Polilli, LPC

Celine Polilli, LPC

My priority as your counselor is to meet you wherever you are on your journey. I am committed to walking alongside you while guiding you on a path toward healing. I enjoy working with each client to meet their individualized needs and personal goals. I believe it is essential to foster a therapeutic rapport in a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental way.  

I am a Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years’ experience working with adolescents and adults.  Some of the presenting problems I have treated include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, issues with adjustment, trauma, self-esteem, assertiveness skills and everyday life stressors.

My personal passion is working with those who want to heal from trauma. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, Cognitive Processing therapy, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EFT tapping. I hold a level one certification in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,) certified Life Coach and certified in Mindfulness. I also utilize psychoeducation, and a variety of therapeutic interventions tailored to meet each of my client’s needs.

A strong relationship is key in moving forward in therapy. I will take time with you to establish a strong foundation of trust. I look forward to walking with you on your journey!

Tina Hallquist, LCSW

Tina Hallquist, LCSW

In over 10 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have developed an interest in working with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, somatic symptomology, and acute/complex trauma.  I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches including Attachment Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, and body-focused therapies such as EMDR and Mindfulness. These approaches help explore ways that early experiences affect the way we view ourselves and the world.

     I appreciate the unique set of life experiences that each client brings, and honor this by avoiding preconceived notions about them and their concerns. I seek to create a safe and confidential space through the practice of empathic listening and non-judgmental acceptance where clients can sort through confusing thoughts and emotions.  This process leads to greater self-awareness and the confidence to engage more fully in the world.

Chelsea Neal, LPC

Chelsea Neal, LPC

My experience includes working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, grief and loss, relational and family issues, stress, and substance abuse. My background training includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and Imago therapy with other modalities also intertwined throughout the process. I will help you make changes through exploring deeper rooted issues that impact your current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.

I believe in representation in the therapy setting and will tailor treatment specific to you in providing the safe space needed to grow and heal. My experience runs the gamut from severe psychiatric disorders to normal life stressors and I believe we can work together to establish your personalized goals. I want to be here for you every step of the way in helping you resolve the conflicts that inhibit you from being your authentic self.

Beth Fratantoni, Pre-licensed Therapist, MA

Beth Fratantoni, Pre-licensed Therapist, MA

Welcome to the journey of personal growth and self-empowerment. Congratulations on taking this first step towards a healthier version of you. The process of finding the right therapist is important and often can feel overwhelming. I am here to support you through this process. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for support, and I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with your life experiences.

My approach to treatment begins with connecting with you in a comforting, warm and safe environment. My focus is on establishing a collaborative connection to help you learn new coping skills, build autonomy, gain a greater sense of self-worth and enhance healthy relationships in your daily life. While working with you, I practice empathy, validation, realism and humor. To meet your needs, I take a person-centered approach and use a variety of therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), strength based perspective and motivational interviewing.

I have experience working with teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families in inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings. I am passionate about helping my clients identify strengths, gain greater self-awareness and develop tools to overcome challenges that block the opportunity to feel satisfaction in all aspects of life. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, parenting, addiction and trauma. 

My experiences as a therapist have shown me that you can make small doable shifts that lead to remarkable changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be amazed how capable you are in exploring parts of yourself you never knew existed. The process of therapy can allow you to grow more quickly than you ever have before. I will consider it a gift to be part of this journey in your life.

Wendy Wei, LPC

Wendy Wei, LPC

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved”, said by Winnie the Pooh. Therapy is a journey, and everyone’s path will be different. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with children, teenagers, and adults. I received both of my master’s degrees at University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and 2017. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger management, PTSD, and helping individuals to navigate various obstacles in life. I strive to develop an integrative and holistic strategy to individualize client’s needs with several different approaches to help them reach their goals. 

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to help clients set clear and realistic goals to work on changing maladaptive thoughts and behavioral patterns. I implement a Person-Centered approach that allows my clients and I to work as a team and establish a trusting relationship. Lastly, there are elements of Strength-Focused Therapy to ensure that my clients can harvest progress and success on their own and develop confidence that they can take into every aspect of their lives. Last but not least, I like to add an emphasis on multiculturalism to each approach to help clients from different racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds process and work on life struggles in a way that respects their cultural values and beliefs.   

Congratulations on making your first step to start your journey of change! Tell me your concerns, questions, and preferences so we can get on board.

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”.

Rachael Keyser, PsyD

Rachael Keyser, PsyD

After recently graduating from Immaculata University’s PsyD program, I am now a prelicensed psychologist with experience working with individuals across the lifespan. My passion includes working with perinatal/postpartum individuals and men and women experiencing infertility. I also enjoy working with adolescents, teenagers and young adults. My therapeutic experience has allowed me to help individuals with a variety of presenting concerns. I look forward to the opportunity to work together and help you make lasting, meaningful change. 

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Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

*Some evening hours available*

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