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Meet Our Counselors


Stacee Paley, LLC, LMFT, LPC
Clinical Psychotherapist/Supervisor

I have the ability to get to the core issues that are interfering with your wellbeing.  I do not just focus on the presenting conflict, but dig deeper to get to the root of the problem. Whether you need individual, couples, or family counseling, I provide it in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Affairs
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Professionals
  • Athletes
  • Consulting

 

Amy O'Neill, MS, Pre-Licensed Professional in Doylestown
Amy C. O'Neill, MSCP
Psychotherapist

Amy is an experienced professional in the field of counseling psychology. She is fully insured and a professional member of the American Counseling Association. Amy has been working in the counseling field since 1992 in a variety of settings and has experience with a wide range of issues in treating adolescents and adult populations, including:

  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Amy also specializes in Sports Psychology. As a three-time Ironman competitor and former Division-1 athlete, she has a wealth of experience in the area of maximizing athletic performance. Combining motivational techniques, cognitive tools, and coaching both parents and athletes, Amy can help athletes refocus and obtain mental clarity in order to achieve optimal athletic performance.

Amy provides a confidential, safe, and supportive atmosphere where one can work on identifying ways to cope with difficult feelings, manage symptoms and improve sense of well being.


Find out more about Amy at amyconeill.com

 


Caitlin M. Braun, MACP
Individual, Adolescent, & Family Counseling

Caitlin is an experienced counselor with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling. She has experience working in various settings and with an extensive range of clients. Caitlin treats a broad range of presenting problems and diagnoses, including:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family Conflicts
  • Relationship/Marital Issues
  • Grief
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma

Caitlin also has significant experience working with children and adolescents, as well as with clients suffering from co-occuring issues.

Caitlin is also in the process of becoming an Animal Assisted Therapist with her Great Dane, Cooper. Caitlin currently offers sessions in which Cooper sits in or goes for walks with clients. This provides a more relaxed and informal environment and is ideal for clients who are shy, have a phobia of dogs, or those whom simply love animals and enjoy being in their company.

Caitlin provides a safe, comfortable, and warm atmosphere for all of her clients. She works together with each client to help manage symptoms and improve the client’s overall well-being. 

 


Gabrielle Nerl, MSCCP
Individual & Group Counseling

Gabi is a pre-licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Though it may seem impossible at times, everyone is capable of change. Therapy can help any person develop a greater sense of self, while enhancing an innate ability to endure and thrive in life. Gabi's work with you will be based on your unique personality and will aim to alleviate symptoms as you work in tandem to understand the roots of the presenting problems. No one is "broken" or in need of "fixing", just in pain and in need of guidance. She has worked primarly with teens and adults struggling with the following issues:

  • Low Self Esteem and Negative Body Image
  • Unhealthy Relationships with Exercise and Food
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Intrapersonal/Interpersonal Conflict
  • Adoption-Related Concerns
  • Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
  • Sleep Disruption and Insomnia

It is Gabi's belief that the relationship between a therapist and her client is the true agent of change, so she works hard to tailor sessions to each client's personality, allowing them to feel safe and comfortable enough to explore. The utilization of creative expression can be incredibly beneficial to the therapeutic process, so exercises in writing, art, and games is common practice in Gabi's office. 
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

 


Kim Wright, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kim Wright is an LGBTQQI-friendly therapist, working from a Sex Positive Approach, who utilizes many modalities, yet mostly from a Cognitive/Solution-Focused perspective to help her clients feel more comfortable in moving forward towards a stable recovery.  She works with Individuals and Couples ranging from ages starting at 14+, who seek treatment to recover from Anxiety, Depression, Sexuality issues/disorders, Psychosis, and Relational/Couples conflict.  

She prides herself in being non-judgemental and in creating an atmosphere of trust that allows clients to feel comfortable in expressing their inner thoughts and feelings.  She takes a different approach from other therapists and tries to "Think outside the box" of typical therapies and is sure to personalize sessions to meet YOUR needs.

   Areas of Focus:

  • Sexuality
  • Polyamorous/ "Non-traditional" Relationships
  • Marriage Couples
  • Affairs
  • GLBTQQI
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Life Coaching

 


Joyce Cooney, LPC
Individual, Group, and Family Counseling

Joyce has helped adolescents for over ten years, the last six as a counselor in a therapeutic high school, working with students diagnosed with mental health disorders and/or on the Autism Spectrum.  Joyce has also facilitated groups with grieving teens through Safe Harbor at Abington Hospital. Her experience includes working with adolescents presenting with the following:

  •  Anxiety
  •  Depression
  •  Poor Self Image
  •  Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  •  Grief

My goal is to develop a rapport with clients, establishing a comfort level in which they can share personal struggles preventing them from reaching their goals and together creating solutions enabling them to move forward.

joycegcooney@gmail.com

 


Donna Kane, MA
Individual, Child, and Family Therapist

Donna is an experienced counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She has provided counseling to high school students addressing multiple clinical issues. More recently, Donna has significant experience providing child-centered, family-focused individual and family psychotherapy. She has worked with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances. She uses an eclectic approach with evidence-based interventions such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), as well as play therapy. Donna has a true passion for working with children and adolescents who are suffering from an inability to form healthy attachments with their loved ones.  Some of her other clinical areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Adoption and Foster Care Related Issues
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dissociation
  • Psychosis
  • Past Abuse/Trauma
  • Self-Destructive Behaviors

As a mother of four, Donna understands the challenges parents face in today's world. She hopes to empower parents by providing them with practical interventions. Donna aspires to give parents the tools and support that they need to unlock their child's full potential. She offers a comfortable and healing environment for children, adolescents, and failies. 

 


Robin Pepe, LPC, MA, MED
Individual, Couples/Family, and Adolescents Counseling

Robin Pepe has worked in a variety of settings, including private counseling, inpatient treatment, schools, and family centers.  She has successfully partnered with many clients to better their lives by advancing their emotional well-being and by giving them the tools to develop healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

Robin promotes self-awareness and self-regard, which lead to the emergence of one’s best self.  Her approach to treatment is eclectic, catering to each person’s individual needs.  Her clients emphasize her non-judgmental style and her ability to quickly make them feel safe and comfortable during the counseling process.  She believes in a trusting and supportive relationship with her clients, which is integral to success in accomplishing their individual goals.

She has earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and a Masters in Special Education from the College of New Rochelle.  She has done course work at LaSalle University for marriage and family counseling.  When residing in New York Robin worked at The Cornell Medical Center Psychiatric Division and The Pelham Family Counseling Center. Robin is also certified as a guidance counselor.  She has twenty-one years of experience with various positions in the field of Special Education for the middle school and high school level. 
  Focus:

  • Couples/Relationship Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Parenting
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness Skills

Robin's Micro-Maltese, Gemma, is a therapy dog effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
             

 

 


Amée M. Kurtz, LPC
Individual, Group, and Marriage Counseling

Amée entered the field of psychology after raising her own four children.  She brings her life experience, a strong background in developmental issues, as well as her specialization in trauma-informed care to individual treatment.  She focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship in order to create a safe place for clients to heal their emotional wounds, and improve the quality of their life!

Amée has experience working individually with clients aged 4 and up, as well as with families and couples across a broad spectrum of issues, which include:

  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family Intervention
  • Domestic Violence
  • ASD/ADHD
  • Parenting Education
  • Crisis Intervention/Sexual Trauma
  • Child/Teen/Marriage Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Depression/Anxiety Treatment

Amée strives to provide personalized mental health services that have been proven effective for your specific diagnosis. She pulls from an extensive repertoire of training & certifications in the field to customize her approach to your personality, pace, and specific goals!

 

You may contact any of our counselors at our office number: 215-489-0900 

 

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