Meet Our Counselors


Stacee Paley

Stacee Paley, LMFT, LLC 
Clinical Psychotherapst / Supervisor

Stacee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the ability to get to the core issues that are interfering with a client's well-being. She does not simply focus on the presenting conflict, but relies on years of professional experience to dig deeper in order to get to the root of the problem. Whether you need individual, couples or family counseling, Stacee provides highly personalized therapeutic approaches so that each client may attain the personal growth (s)he has been striving for. 


 Areas of expertise include: 
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Affairs
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Athletes
  • Consulting
  • Grief



Gabrielle

Gabrielle Nerl, MS, LPC 
Individual & Group Counseling


Gabi is a 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 primarily 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.


Donna Kane

Donna Kane, MA
Individual, Child, and Family Counseling


Donna is an experienced counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She has provided counseling to adults and high school students addressing multiple clinical issues.  Donna also has significant experience providing child-centered, family-focused individual and family psychotherapy. She has worked with adults, 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 individuals 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 (PTSD)
  • 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 families.

Robin Pepe

Robin Pepe, LPC, MA, MED 
Individual, Couples/Family and Adolescent 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.

Robin 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-five years of experience with various positions in the field of Special
Education for the middle school and high school level. 

Focus includes

  • Couples/relationship issues
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
  • Rebuilding After Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • High conflict couples
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Parenting/ Blended Families
  • Adolescents
  • ADHD/ADD
  • IEP/ Advocacy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness skills
*Robin's Micro-Maltese, Gemma, is a therapy dog effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression. 

Gemma



Jonathan Bento

Jonathan Bento, MA, NCC
Individual Counseling
                 

Jonathan is a highly passionate and motivated individual who seeks to provide support and encouragement to those in therapy and treatment. He has been working in the mental health counseling field for several years, gaining experience in a variety of roles, such as being a primary therapist in Willow Grove, PA and a partial care counselor in Trenton, NJ. Jonathan firmly believes that the key to alleviating mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and relationship concerns is to address the underlying issues going on with the individual, which may stem from early on in their lives. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Temple University and his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey.

Jonathan has developed an integrative approach to therapy, which includes particular aspects of an assortment of therapeutic techniques and tools, such as motivational interviewing, utilizing a strengths-based approach, and Narrative therapy. In addition, he encourages mindfulness and meditation practices in order to explore and truly learn about one's self.

Jonathan has considerable experience working with the following:

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Negative Body Image
  • Unhealthy Relationships with Exercise and Food
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sports Counseling

Jonathan is recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and pre-licensed Professional Counselor with his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


Megan Breslau

 Megan Breslau,  MSW, LCSW
Child & Adolescent Counseling
 

Megan is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly four years experience working with adolescents and their families in an intensive outpatient therapeutic setting. She has been in the mental health field since 2010 in a variety of settings, primarily working with at-risk youth and their families. She has worked with adolescents and individuals with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Megan uses a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.

Megan has experience treating individuals suffering from, but not limited to :

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors

Megan works to empower her clients in addressing the personal issues they are facing, and walks this journey with them. She gives her clients the necessary tools to address the issues in their lives, as well as helping to implement these solutions. She provides a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of living a truly happy and authentic life.


Sonia  Horwitz

Sonia Horwitz, LPC, MS, CAADC, CCS
Individual, Couple & Family Counseling
 

Sonia has spent the majority of her career working to treat individuals and families affected by substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She received her Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor in the state of Pennsylvania. Sonia specializes in addictions and co-occurring disorders, having worked with adolescents and adults struggling with the disease.

Sonia treats a broad range of presenting problems, including:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Codependency Issues
  • Family Conflicts
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma

Sonia strives to help those in crisis, understanding that bumps in the road may seem unmanageable and confusing at times. She believes that therapy is a collaborative relationship in which the therapist and client work together to build fresh coping skills and achieve desired goals. Sonia believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore their own personal pathways to well-being.


Amanda Sheroff

Amanda Sheroff, MS
Individual, Adolescent, and Family Counseling

Amanda is a compassionate and empathetic mental health therapist eager to help instill positive change in others. With extensive experience with children and families for almost a decade, she has worked in  a variety of settings, including private and public schools, non-profit, and outpatient clinics.  She feels that creating a strong therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone of therapy. In addition, having a warm and welcoming environment allows clients to feel comfortable and safe so that they are able to change from the inside out. Amanda uses counseling and therapeutic skills and techniques including person centered, cognitive behavioral, behavioral, family systems,and problem solving therapy to help clients grow to reach their own goals. Amanda graduated from Villanova University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a pre-licensed therapist.

Amanda has vast experience working with the following:

  • Adolescents
  • Family Conflict
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Friendship/Social Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Amber Gordon

Amber Gordon, MFT, CDM
Individual, Adolescent, and Family Counseling

Amber has obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in Medical Family Therapy. She is also a certified divorce mediator through the AAM. Amber has experience working in Family Based Services, Crisis Services, Inpatient and Outpatient settings. Amber is compassionate, direct, honest and solution focused. She works with her clients to support them in unlocking the path to their best life. If you are struggling with health, relationships, parenting, work/life balance Amber will collaborate with you to increase awareness, create change and release resistance. 


"I feel strongly about empowering my clients and embrace a creative, systemic, holistic, strengths based approach." 

Works with- Individuals, Couples, Families, Family Systems 

  • High-Conflict Couples Chronic Medical Conditions/Differently Abled Persons
  • IEP/504/ADA Advocacy 
  • High Demand Professionals/Entrepreneurs
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Self Esteem
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
  • Divorce/Blended Families/Co-parenting 
  • Dating and Relationship Issues
  • Life Cycle Changes i.e new baby, empty nest, retirement, career change
  • LGBTQ/Alt Lifestyle/Kink friendly


Sheila Kurilla

Sheila Kurilla, MA, RDT 
Early-Childhood, Adolescent and Adult Individual Counseling

Sheila is a pre-licensed therapist with a Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She has 22 years’ experience working with children, adolescence, and adult populations utilizing Drama and Play Therapies. She has worked within the Philadelphia School district with at risk students addressing conflict resolution and anger management, as well as, children victims of domestic violence.  She has worked with inpatient adult psychiatric population, as well as, duly diagnosed homeless population. Some of the techniques utilized are sand tray, puppet work, storytelling, poetry, and tactile manipulatives.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management/healthy expression of anger
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Self-injurious Behaviors
  • Mindfulness skills

Sheila believes the ability to transform lies within each person. By creating a safe and nurturing environment using creative arts therapies change can be fostered. 


KELLY O'NEILL

Kelly O'Neill, MSW, LSW
Individual, Adolescent, and Family Counseling 

Kelly is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She has experience helping adolescents and adults with general anxiety and depression, as well as those that may have been involved with the legal system, or with severe mental illness. 

Kelly places great importance on each individual's unique experience, as it is invaluable in understanding the context of their life. Her therapeutic style includes an eclectic blend of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and holistic perspectives.


She has primarily worked with teens and adults struggling with the following issues: 

  • Interpersonal/Relational Issues
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • History of Trauma/Abuse
  • LGBT+ Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Image Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Her goal is to support her clients in exploring their past relationships, family dynamics, and patterns of thinking in order to encourage new ways of relating to others and the world around them. She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial to fostering a safe and healthy space for growth. Therapy should feel like an interactive collaboration between therapist and client. Kelly places great importance on each individual’s unique experience, as it is valuable in understanding the context of their life. It is imperative to find a therapist who feels like "a good fit" to you. She believes in the importance of laughter, honesty, and perspective-taking in the challenging, but rewarding journey of self-growth.


Please feel free to contact any of our counselors by calling our office at (215) 489-0900.

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