Amy Barcus is highly skilled Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University.
Amy has 16 years of experience with counseling in an outpatient setting where she developed skills treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit disorders, adjustment disorders, grief, and trauma. Amy believes that it is important to implement a variety of therapeutic approaches to work collaboratively with patients based on their individual needs. She utilizes cognitive behavior therapy and trauma focused CBT as some of treatment modalities. Amy fosters a compassionate working relationship with her patients to encourage healing, growth, and empowerment.
Outside of her professional interest, Amy enjoys running and hiking with her husband and two dogs.
Joel B. Capucao is a PA license Psychiatrist and a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed one year in Mt Sinai Elmhurst in Queens, NY before transferring and finishing his Psychiatry residency in Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia PA. He served as chief resident at Temple University during his senior year. He was awarded the Psychiatry resident of the year by Pfizer and was awarded by the Mclaughlin foundation for Behavioral therapy. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of East RMMC in the Philippines and completed an internship in a VA medical center in the Philippines. His training included Clinical rotations in Forensic settings, Inpatient mental health units and outpatient community mental health centers.
Dr. Capucao has worked in a variety of clinical settings. He previously worked at Patrick Harris State Psychiatric Hospital in Anderson South Carolina. He has worked serving different group, nursing and residential homes around North Carolina. He worked for 3 years in Crozer Chester Hospital as an inpatient Psychiatrist and at the Psychiatric emergency room. He has worked at Mainline Behavioral for the past 8 years in the Partial Hospital Program, for the Center of Addictive Diseases and inpatient Consults at Paoli Hospital.
Prior to Medical School Dr. Capucao completed a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology in the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He worked in Wildlife conservation in particular working with the Haribon Society in saving the Philippine Eagle.
Darree Clark is a Pennsylvania licensed psychotherapist who has over thirty years of clinical experience. Darree has earned her bachelor’s degree from Widener University and a Master’s degree from West Chester University. She also has two years of training in Family Therapy from Philadelphia Child Guidance.
Darree has a wide range of experience, specifically in treating adults and geriatric patients at Crozer Community Hospital. Her expertise is in offering psychotherapy to treat mood disorders, depression, trauma related issues, anxiety disorders, grief, anger management, and stress issues. Darree believes the best way to empower each patient in reaching their own personal goals is by matching the needs of each individual with the appropriate therapy. She uses psychotherapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Humanistic & Reality Psychotherapy. Additionally Darree has led the Grief Share support program at her local church.
Paul Gushurst is a PA licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. He has experience in treating anxiety, mood disorders (including bi-polar and depression), trauma, adjustment disorders, psychosis, and other life-stress issues.
As a clinician, Paul utilizes a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, solution focused, and existential. In all cases, he tries to adjust his style to meet the needs and preferences of each individual client. He also teaches mindfulness, to enhance self-awareness and the ability to manage stress.
Paul is a pragmatic and compassionate therapist. He approaches therapy as a collaborative encounter, helping clients recognize and cultivate their inner strengths. His primary goal is to help clients achieve creative, meaningful, and holistic responses to the complicated challenges of their lives.
Paul earned his master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009.
Joe Francisco is a PA licensed Psychotherapist. He has been working in private practice setting with outpatient clients after being licensed in year 2000. He has extensive healthcare experience in long term care, inpatient, crisis and case management. His eclectic style incorporates Creative Arts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered approaches. Joe constantly strives to bring innovative techniques tailored to his patients strengths and capabilities. His solution focused approach challenges patients to pursue their full potential. Among his diverse populations are adults, adolescents, children, families and couples.
Joe received an academic scholarship to Drexel University and was recognized with Academic and Research Awards. He has been supervising Creative Arts, Social Work, Medical and Nursing students since 1995. During his downtime, Joe enjoys an active lifestyle which includes fitness, theater, photography and travel.
Pollie Lang is a PA licensed clinical social work psychotherapist. She earned her master’s degree from the Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research and an undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. She is a kind, compassionate, and realistic therapist. Her ultimate goal is to collaboratively tailor treatment to help her clients heal from their pain and suffering while gaining beneficial life skills. She wants to see her client’s live fuller and more joyful lives.
Pollie works primarily with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She considers herself a generalist and has provided therapy to those who struggle with grief/loss, anger, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety and stress, ADHD, hoarding, adjustment-related issues, perinatal and post-partum concerns, LBGTQ/gender-related issues, and personality disorders.
Her therapeutic approach is a holistic, person-centered, and mindfulness-acceptance based. She integrates many therapeutic modalities including solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy (ET), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), creative arts, and others as needed.
Pollie has worked for years at Crozer Community Hospital and continues to hold a biweekly grief support group that she founded in Delaware County. In her downtime she gardens, hikes, the lapidary arts, watercolor painting, music, and walking the family dog.
Bonnie is a Pennsylvania licensed psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in counseling as a Behavior Specialist, Mobile Therapist, and Outpatient Therapist. She has experience in counseling women through their parenting and personal issues as well as tweens and adolescents through depression, attention and focus issues, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma, and much more. Bonnie is a life learner, always looking for new approaches and ways to meet the needs of her clients.
Bonnie is fluent in Spanish and graduated from High School in Argentina with a teacher’s degree. She was further educated in Missouri and Delaware receiving undergraduate degrees, and returned to school gaining her Masters in Counseling after a career in education. Having experienced life as a widow and single parent while raising three children, her perspective of later life learning adds depth to the therapeutic encounter. She enjoys adjusting the therapy to the individuals and their desired outcome. Equipped with a good listening ear, compassion to walk alongside clients through difficult times, and person-focused approaches, Bonnie utilizes a strengths-based perspective to aid the individual in coming through life’s challenges with a positive view of the future. Bonnie specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, as well as many other approaches, including Christian counseling to those who request it.
In her spare time, Bonnie loves reading, time with her grandchildren, and supporting seniors in the community.
Eileen M. Connolly, Ph.D. is a PA licensed Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas include anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, career stress, executive coaching, weight management and bariatric surgery, gay and lesbian issues including gay teens and parents.
She has professional memberships in the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Care Providers.
Dr. Kime is a Pennsylvania Licensed psychologist who has significant experience working with veterans and their families. She enjoys providing individual psychotherapy services to adult and older adult populations. She also offers couple's and family therapy. In addition to military-related trauma & PTSD, she has mastered skills in treating depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and stress. She also provides counseling for geriatric issues, associated cognitive problems, and caregiver issues.
Regarding Dr. Kime's therapy approach she mentions, “I utilize eclectic therapy approach that has been demonstrated to be effective for a wide range of problems.” These strategies have helped people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns, focus on their present-day challenges, and cultivate healthier lifestyle. She employs a patient-centered approach by establishing goals tailored to a particular patient. Her compassion and empathy encourage her patients to voice their concerns openly and supports them to set their own therapy goals, while also recognizing that some patients may prefer a more structured or directive approach.
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Manisha S. Kamat, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress disorders and mood disorders by offering adult individual psychotherapy and psychopharmacology services. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors from the University of Bombay in India. She completed Psychiatry Residencies at the Topiwala National Medical College in Bombay, India and at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
She completed a Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Distinctions and honors include: Award for Clinical Excellence from Drexel University College of Medicine, The Gary Kirschbaum M.D. Award for Excellence in Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry; the Major General Jenning’s Gold Medal Prize from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Bombay, India. Dr. Kamat has served as a staff psychiatrist at Crozer-Chester Medical Center where she provided inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services. Along with maintaining outpatient psychiatry practice Dr. Kamat has consulting privileges at Riddle Memorial Hospital affiliated to Main Line Health.
Jessica is a Pennsylvania licensed psychotherapist with 14 years of mental health experience. She earned her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology in California.
Jessica has worked in various mental health settings. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She has experience working with a range of conditions such as stress, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma, psychosis, ADHD, personality disorders, anger and emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal communication. Jessica has experience working with specialty populations including veterans and the LGBTQIA+ community and some of the unique challenges these populations face.
Jessica is a collaborative, caring and compassionate therapist who uses a holistic, empowering, strengths based therapeutic approach. She tailors her therapeutic interventions based on client specific needs. Modalities Jessica uses most are; Humanistic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing as well as creative arts and Play Therapy. Jessica also uses the intersectionality of one’s spirituality and the therapeutic process by inviting a client’s spiritual beliefs into the room as a resource, whatever those beliefs may be.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys creative arts, reading, listening to music, spending time with her spouse and is endlessly entertained by their two cats and small dog.
Phyllis Davis is an Advanced Practice Nurse, board certified in Psychiatry and Family Medicine. She has successfully completed her doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Community Mental Health Nursing at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Phyllis, who holds the post master’s certificates in Psychiatry and Family Medicine, has been providing care to a diverse patient population with not only psychiatric issues but also with combination of psychiatric and medical problems. An underlying assumption in her approach to treatment is the belief that the individual’s overall state of health and well-being is greatly influenced by their emotional state. Phyllis strongly believes in the client centered approach of treatment which necessitates the clients to take an active role in the decision making and treatment planning, while developing a long term plan to improve their quality of life.
Phyllis encourages her clients to seek pharmacological treatment along with life style modifications which are integral part of their overall treatment plan along with psychotherapy and counseling.