Nicollette Airhart, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who utilizes talk therapy approaches and tailors specific interventions to each individual. I am experienced in providing cognitive behavioral, dialectal behavioral, and trauma-focused interventions to adults and adolescents. I believe that every individual has the capacity for growth and therapy is a powerful resource by which goals are reached, growth happens and life begins to focus in the direction of that individual’s intent. While I work with all ages, I have specialized experience with teenagers and young adults focusing on female empowerment, boundaries and healthy relationships, independent living skills, depression, anxiety, conflict resolution skills, increased independence, and stress surrounding school, family, and identity. My aim as a therapist is to foster a safe space for individuals, couples, and families that honors each individual and their intersectional identities. While I work with a variety of challenges and concerns, I specialize in working with adults and adolescents navigating various relationship and family concerns, shame and self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I especially love working with LGBTQIA+ individuals as they navigate changing identities, minority stress and systemic oppression. Nicollette is in the Philadelphia office Tuesdays through Saturdays, with evening and early morning appointments available.
Dr. Lindsay Brown, Psy.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who received a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Immaculata University. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient mental health and residential treatment settings. I have provided extensive therapy services for individuals, groups, and families. Areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, ADHD, Anger, OCD, Grief/Loss, Relationship and Family Issues. I believe the foundation of a successful therapeutic experience relies on the relationship between the clinician and client. I believe treatment is a collaborate effort and I help individuals identify personal goals that are meaningful to them and identify steps to achieve such goals. I strive to provide a safe, warm, and insightful environment in order to help individuals work through their stress and troubles. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Lindsay is available in the King of Prussia office on Saturdays and Monday evenings during the week and in the Center City, Philadelphia office on Wednesday evenings .
Krystal Carter, LPC
I have extensive experience working with individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and other related disorders. I also work with parents to help them navigate the milestones and challenges of parenting. I view treatment as a collaborative process and I create a warm and safe environment where individuals feel supported and motivated to work through life’s challenges. I believe that despite the obstacles one may encounter, each individual has strengths that enable them to move toward change.As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of clinical experience, I am passionate about helping people explore healthier ways to improve their sense of well-being and quality of life. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been empirically proven to effectively help individuals overcome a wide variety of challenges. CBT recognizes that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are directly related. Krystal is available in the King of Prussia office on Monday morning and afternoon and Tuesdays and Thursday morning, afternoon and evenings.
Nipa Desai, LPC
Therapy is most beneficial when there is an open and trusting relationship between the client and therapist. I strive to cultivate a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere to help you facilitate change and promote a rich and meaningful life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes several talk therapy approaches to tailor individualized treatment. I practice a holistic and strengths-based approach with the use of many interventions from different treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). My clinical experience ranges from treating adolescents to adults to older adults struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life stressors, trauma-related disorders, bipolar disorder, substance use, psychosis, and personality disorders. My goal is to help individuals move towards a values-based life by promoting mindfulness and psychological flexibility. Nipa is available in the Philadelphia office on Mondays and Wednesdays during the day and evenings and Tuesdays and Thursdays during the morning and afternoons.
Michael Drag, LPC
I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of challenges. My style of therapy includes researched and evidence based practices such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. I utilize the art of therapy to meet someone where they are in their current struggle. I then help them identify and remove the barriers holding them back from living the life they want. I also believe identifying strengths, life dreams, and goals are important for positive change and desired growth. I want to identify dreams for people to run toward rather than pain from which to run. While I have experience helping others cope with a variety of life challenges my areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Anger, Grief/Loss, and Transitions in life. I believe in the resiliency of human nature and the importance of providing a safe, honest, collaborative, and validating environment that can promote growth and change while lessening pain. Michael is available in our King of Prussia office on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 5-9pm and on Saturday mornings from
Lauren N. Fischer, NCC, LPC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I practice from the viewpoint that everyone has strengths. When focusing on strengths, along with the challenges we are facing in life, goals can be easier to attain and overall happiness increased. My goal is to be your partner through the therapeutic process and develop a path together that works best for you. Taking the first step is always the hardest part, but those who do end up feeling like it was one of the best decisions they have made. I utilize techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) but I am flexible in pulling from other treatment approaches depending on what’s the best fit for you. While I work with those facing a variety of challenges, I have specialized experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, depression, and basic life stress. I have worked with all ages as I have spent the last ten years working with students in grades K-12 as a school counselor while also working with those of all ages in the private practice setting. I hope to work with you in feeling safe, validated and comfortable as we set goals and work toward the positive change you are searching for. I also offer supervision for those seeking licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Lauren is in the Philadelphia office on Mondays and Wednesdays with evening hours and Thursday and Friday in the mornings.
Anna Fried, LCSW
Sometimes change can have a major impact on our mood and well being. Sometimes, life is just downright difficult. Although everyone has a unique story, many people struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, and mood swings. In other words, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate through different life stages while staying mindful and present. Our work together can help embolden you to process what’s happened to you in the past so that you are better equipped to manage the future. I tailor individualized interventions using theoretical foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy. In a nutshell, I will work with you to examine your thoughts and feelings on a deep level and we can investigate: how are these affecting your behavior? Your relationships? And as opposed to just listening, I actively work with clients to create goals and monitor progress so that they are always moving forward. I regularly see children and teens. By keeping up with popular culture, we are able to better connect and enjoy sessions. Then concurrently we are able to work on more serious issues, such as individual, family/friend and school problems. I am a Philly native and received my master’s degree from Hunter College in NYC. I have experience working for years as an outpatient mental health clinician. Anna has morning, afternoon, and evening hours fit your busy schedule.
Mary Fry, LPC
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"....Anis Nin ...With that in mind, I recognize how embarking on this journey towards healing and self-discovery can awaken a host of emotions and thoughts from within. I admire the strength and courage you possess to seek the support you need at this time in your life, qualities that will certainly serve you as you move forward. I am a licensed professional counselor. I have been working in the helping profession since I graduated from Temple University with my bachelor’s degree in psychology. I began my career working with children on the autism spectrum, helping them to find themselves in world that often doesn’t understand their perspective. Truth be told, my clients taught be a whole lot more than I could have ever anticipated. This role really helped me to understand that help looks differently to everyone, that therapy is an individualized process and that success is defined by what it means to you. After receiving my master degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in counseling and clinical health, I was hired by my practicum training program. I worked at an inpatient psychiatric facility which expanded my exposure to the spectrum of mental health. I worked as an individual and group therapist on each of the adult units which were identified by age, gender, and diagnosis. This helped me to abundantly build upon my skills in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, grief work, mindfulness, trauma focused intervention, and patient centered counseling. I am currently working as a healthcare counselor with clients facing terminal illness. This role has helped expose me to the vulnerabilities surrounding end of life issues and making decisions around end of life care. Exploring on a deeper level, what guides these decisions and what role my clients play in this process has been incredibly rewarding and added tremendous depth to my clinical understanding and perspective. Mary is available in the King of Prussia office on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Katy Gorski, LPC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I utilize person-centered, eclectic approaches to engage individuals and couples authentically in order to address their unique needs. I have extensive clinical experience working with adolescents, young people, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, and trauma related disorders. I specialize in helping young people navigate life transitions, focusing on identity development and empowerment to foster resiliency. I am also passionate about working with families, focusing on supporting parents and siblings of individuals with special needs and/or psychiatric disorders. My eclectic theoretical orientation is based in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also utilize my background as a creative arts therapist to provide additional outlets for self-expression and emotional processing. I believe building a therapeutic relationship that promotes collaboration, warmth, mutual respect, and trust will facilitate change through processing and exploring personal experiences to gain insight and self-awareness. Through a safe and supportive relationship, individuals are able to learn the importance of balancing change with acceptance in order to achieve psychological flexibility. I utilize therapeutic techniques to support individuals struggling to cope with life experiences by exploring alternative perspectives to help them learn adaptive coping strategies that enable them to be the best version of themselves. Katy is in the King of Prussia office on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays.
Danielle Kitchen, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples and families. My theoretical orientation and training is focused on Cognitive Behavioral. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses the way our thoughts effect our emotions and behaviors. I also use techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which implements mindfulness, acceptance and tolerating distress techniques and tools. I have experience working with a wide variety of life challenges from mild stressful events to major life changes as well as chronic mental illnesses. Through my clinical experiences and training, I have developed an approach to counseling that focuses on the whole person, exploring areas of need to develop personal goals. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment to collaborate with those I work with to develop a path towards positive change by processing experiences to promote self-awareness and self-insight. I provide challenges and interventions to further encourage this positive change. I believe that the better we understand ourselves, the more equipped we are to make effective changes that last.
Dr. Darlene Link, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Co-founder of PeaceTree
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am trained and experienced in providing:
* Psychological and Behavioral Assessment
* Individual Psychotherapy
* Couples and Marital Therapy
I follow a Cognitive-Behavioral orientation to therapy, which focuses on how thoughts affect the way people feel and act. It involves recognizing negative patterns of thinking and reacting, then modifying or replacing these with more realistic or helpful ones. I approach therapy in an active, collaborative manner. With your collaboration, I will tailor the therapy process to meet the goals and needs of each individual. I believe that the ultimate goal for the therapy process is to become healthier and experience a more satisfying, fulfilling lifestyle. Life is a process of growth and change that may lead to challeges and difficulties. Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons, ranging from trying to cope with everyday life stressors to chronic mental illness. Darlene is available in the King of Prussia Office
Jacqueline Mills, LPC ATR
As a licensed professional counselor, I take great pride in helping individuals address life’s challenges. Since earning my Master’s Degree from Drexel University, I have been working to assist adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide variety of issues such as chronic mental health conditions as well as general life pressures. I have experience in areas including management of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, life transitions, grief/loss, self-esteem and trauma. My treatment approach includes use of Cognitive Behavioral strategies, which helps individuals gain understanding into how our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are so closely connected. I also have a background in creative therapy approaches, which can provide an alternative outlet for expression. Above all, I strive to create a safe and warm atmosphere for individuals to reach their goals and move toward growth and healing. Jacqueline is available in the King of Prussia office on Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evenings and Wednesday mornings and afternoons.
Dr. April Perrymore, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Co-founder of PeaceTree
I am a licensed psychologist and have been counseling and teaching in the tri-state area for fifteen years. I work with individuals, couples and families on a variety of problems ranging from coping with life's stressors to more serious challenges. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on how our thoughts affect the way we feel and how we act. While I work with individuals and couples who are facing a variety of life challenges, I specialize in the following areas: Anxiety Disorders, Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships with Others, Mood Disorders, Stress, Focus on Well-Being and Happiness, Small Business Owners and Entrepeneurs, Early Career Professionals, Couples Counseling, Family Conflict Resolution and Coping with Medical Issues. My work with couples includes a focus on utilizing Gottman techniques. I believe that life is a learning experience and spending time understanding ourselves and our lives not only helps us led a better life but also enhances our relationships with those we care about most and creates change for generations to come. April is available in the Philadelphia office Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays.
Lynne Raju, MS, LMFT
Hi. My name is Lynne. I have a Masters in Biomedical Sciences and a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 8 years of experience helping others across a variety of settings and areas in the counseling field. While I can assist with a variety of life challenges, my specialty area is working with children, families and couples, especially with school age problems, anxiety, depression and family conflict.
I use Marriage and Family Therapy interventions catered to the specific client and family needs. The interventions and models that I typically use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychoeducational, Play and Art therapy, as well as a variety of others modalities (as needed). I believe one’s past shapes their present; hence I also use transgenerational models of therapy which are called Bowenian and Contextual family therapy.
I am a holistic therapist with training in both the mind and body. I am committed to the work I do with my clients and look forward to working together with you on your journey towards healing.
Caitlin Smith, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling from Antioch University New England. I have experiences in working with a diverse population of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals. My clinical experiences range from working with those who are navigating a stressful life event or suffering from a chronic mental health issues, coping with disorders of the personality, as well as extensive work with those with substance use disorders. I have experience in individual, couples, family, and group therapy utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques. In my work I utilize a variety of different therapeutic modalities, which I determine based upon each client’s unique needs and goals. My belief and therapeutic practice is focused on creating space for clients to explore their experiences and unique world-view with understanding and respect. I strive to help foster client driven growth, and to empower the individual to take control of their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. I work to help clients find their own inner strength to take action to change their quality of life and to find peace of mind in their relationships with themselves and with those around them. Caitlin is in the Philadelphia office on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and in the King of Prussia office Wednesday evenings and Fridays.
Jesse Weiss-Zandfard LCSW CCTP CATP AMTP CAADC
It takes courage and self-compassion to seek understanding and guidance while navigating difficult situations or uncomfortable emotions. My passion and goal are to help guide you toward recognizing your full potential. Therapy offers an avenue to gain awareness of the parts of ourselves that may lead to a pattern of negative thoughts, themes and behaviors. Together we can develop strategies to reframe and integrate these parts into positive coping styles and self-growth in a safe therapeutic environment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping adolescents, adults, couples and families learn to understand through curiosity and exploration their emotional experiences in both mind and body. I am certified in Anger Management, Adult and Child/Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Disorders. I utilize a multi-dimensional approach to support your individual needs that include CBT, Narrative Therapy, Relaxation Techniques/Somatic Therapies, Mindful Practice, Guided Imagery and Psychoeducation. Creating change and healing is possible - reaching out for help is often not easy. You have already taken the most important step toward your journey by seeking help and collaboratively we can create a healthy personal narrative.