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Focused on Helping People with Career and Workplace Issues, Relationships, Grief/Loss and Anxiety.

Kathleen McCafferty, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

People who seek counseling are usually looking for support, and an objective sounding board to help them make necessary changes in their lives. Many of my clients have never been to counselor before, but their situation is causing them too much distress, and they need to talk with someone. There are always ways to move forward in our lives in positive and productive directions, and I use an eclectic counseling approach to help my clients get there including: psychodynamic, CBT, solution focused, and supportive counseling. 

 

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in PA, and have a diverse background in human services spanning many years with experience as a recruiter, trainer, instructor and manager. Most recently I have served as Penn Foundation's  Director of Education and Training as well as a Counselor and Training Specialist in their EAP department. 

Helping Adults with : Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Workplace Issues, Singleness, Divorce, Depression, Life's Transitions.
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Bonnie Steich, MA, LPC, ACS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Life today creates many challenges and obstacles, but also opportunities to grow.  Counseling can be an important part to gaining and maintaining a healthy and well-balanced life. I work with adult clients who present with a variety of life  issues including:  singleness, divorce, effective parenting, anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, phobias, career challenges and transitions, grief, loss and more.

Problem Focused/Solution-Oriented and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are the approaches I utilize the most in therapy with my clients. Also having had Spiritual Competencies training and experience, I am able to address my client’s spiritual perspectives.

My background includes:  Director of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP),  a Director for a Graduate School of Counseling, adjunct professor, mental health counselor in various agencies. I also have experience with mobile therapy in wrap-around and multi-systemic therapy with teens and their families.

I am a 2006 graduate of BTS, Graduate School of Counseling (MA in Counseling) and 1990 graduate of Penn State University (BA in Psychology). I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  In addition, I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Helping Teens, Adults, Couples, and Families cope with: Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Self esteem and more.
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Gina Manno-Mitchell, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapy can only be successful when one feels comfortable enough to be honest about their feelings in an empathetic and nonjudgmental environment. My goal is for you to always feel free to be who you are and say what you feel. I strongly believe that humor can be a powerful tool for resilience and it plays an important role in treatment. We will work together and take the necessary steps to manage life’s challenges.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University. I have worked in a variety of settings that include: community mental health, residential facilities and outpatient clinics. This experience has contributed to my well-rounded approach to counseling. I have worked with all different age groups that are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, domestic violence, eating disorders and infertility. I am certified in CBT and I will incorporate CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Adlerian Theory into our course of treatment.

Helping Adults and Teens through Grief/Loss, Career issues, Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions.
Kristen Pettinato Doylestown Counseling

Kristen Pettinato, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

It's important for me to create and hold a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where clients can feel supported and empowered to work through life’s challenges.  I help clients identify thoughts and behaviors that may be counterproductive and causing conflict in their lives while providing the tools and practices necessary to bring their lives into balance. 

 

I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University, and am currently completing additional coursework becoming a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. I have training and expertise supporting clients through: change and life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, relationship issues and career counseling. I also have extensive training in Trauma.  My clinical training includes working in community based, hospital, hospice, and private practice settings. I enjoy working with a large variety of clients including teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families.  I work from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Existential, and Solution-Focused strategies. 

Focused on Helping Children, Teens and Families
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Dawn Grochowiak, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Your story matters and is unique to you. There is not a “one size fits all” approach to therapy so I will spend time understanding your experiences. I believe the client is the only expert on their own difficulties. I work to develop a personalized approach to address stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, or family and relationship issues. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, sessions allow you to gain self-awareness and learn ways to find balance and overall well-being.  I enjoy building upon clients’ strengths, instilling hope, and providing a safe, warm, and accepting space to look inside and explore your thoughts and feelings. When my clients are struggling with pain from the past or worries about the future, which are making it hard to enjoy the present, I will help them develop better ways of coping. 

 

I received my Master’s Degree from Rutgers University in 2004 and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have considerable experience working with children and families. My clinical experience includes working in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as providing individual and family therapy to children and families. I employ various modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, as well as mindfulness and play therapy interventions.

Focused on Helping Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families
Lauren Cogan Doylestown Counseling

Lauren Cogan MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

It takes strength and courage to seek help and support from a counselor, and it is so important for my clients to feel heard and connected throughout their therapeutic experience.   I truly enjoy helping to facilitate growth and confidence within all of my clients by focusing on their strengths as a way to help navigate their challenges. I believe each and every one of us is capable of lasting change, and working with a counselor can be the first step in moving towards  achieving your personal goals, obtaining a healthier outlook on life, and strengthening  relationships.

I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have worked with children, families, couples  and adults for over 15 years in a variety of settings, including, schools, homes, crisis centers and the community.  In my therapeutic work, I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, DBT mindfulness, motivational interviewing, structural family therapy, and have a certification in Trauma-Focused CBT.

 

I specialize in working with parents on improving parenting strategies and strengthening connection with their children, as well as issues related to: anxiety, phobias, trauma, depression, grief and loss, relationships and conflict. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and families who have been impacted by a family members addiction.

Focused on Helping People with Life's Transitions, Grief/Loss, Career, Relationships, and Anxiety.
Christine Knochenhauer Doylestown Counse

Christine Knochenhauer, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Making the decision to start counseling is a positive step towards overcoming personal challenges. Counseling can help you towards living your best life possible, and becomming the healthiest version of yourself. People who seek my services include: adult, couples and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions and relationship issues. Having been in private practice for almost 20 years I have helped people with a broad range of issues. I continue to be amazed and inspiried by the human spirit, and our ability to improve our lives with help, support and guidance.

 

I provide a supportive, collaborative, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore and work through your concerns. I will listen carefully and assist you in overcomming the barriers that affect your well-being and potential, and help you to reach your personal goals.

 

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and earned my Master's degree from Temple University. During my career I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including: community mental health, residential facilities, schools and private practice.

 

With a solution focused approach I utilize my client's inherent strengths. Through a process of self-discovery, I strive to help each of my clients access their fullest potential. As a counselor, my role is to support your journey of healing and personal growth to ensure that you reach your goals.

Focused on helping teens and adults with Anxiety, Depression Self-Esteem, Relationships, Grief/Loss and Life Transitions

Caitlin Seckinger, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Physical, emotional and environmental wellness are all factors into one's mental health. Therefore, as a counselor I work with clients to help them find the motivation and tools needed to reach their emotional health goals. Through a collaborative process I can provide you with effective tools and insights to help you live a more fulfilling life. With an eclectic orientation, I employ a range of therapeutic techniques including: CBT, Stress Management, Supportive Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. By tailoring treatment to your personal strengths, I will work alongside to empower and support you on your path of growth, self-discovery. I will assist you in building skills to enhance your well-being and improve the overall quality of your life.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified School Guidance Counselor and recognized as a Nationally Certified counselor. I earned a Master's degree from Holy Family University in counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Throughout my career I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential facilities, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient clinics and school guidance. I work with clients on issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, grief/loss and other aspects of life transitions.

Focused on helping individuals and families on relationships, Grief and Loss/ Trauma, Anxiety and Depression
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Virginia Afman, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A trusting supportive therapeutic relationship can provide the right environment to support the resilience that I believe we all have within. It can also be the springboard for finding new possibilities, overcoming past obstacles, and begin healing. I enjoy helping others build their skills to meet life's challenges and create happier, more satisfying lives.

With extensive experience in individual and family therapy for children and adults in a variety of clinical settings ,such as inpatient, crisis and outpatient, I utilize interventions such as: CBT, motivational interviewing, and supportive therapy with a strengths based perspective to help people move forward. I am certified in trauma focused CBT, have play therapy training and experience which is a powerful tool for unlocking awareness and lead to healing emotional pain.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and earned my Master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Throughout my career I have worked with children, teens, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and relationship issues.

Jennine Fabioneri 

Billing Specialist

Jennine takes care of all of the insurance billing for Doylestown Counseling Associates, Inc.

Deena Weitzel

Scheduler

Deena responds to client inquiries for appointments and sets up client's first appointment and creates client accounts.