GTIP Associates Directory

Therapists, Coaches & Organization Development

Note: This list of therapists, coaches and organization development consultants includes our Faculty, Supervisors, Group Facilitators and Alumni who have graduated from our program or from another Gestalt Therapy training institute. They pay annual dues to be included on this list.


Rachel Allender (she/her), MSW, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Couples

Philosophy

I am highly skilled at helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, chronic illness, life transitions and work/life balance. What brings individuals and couples to therapy is complicated and personal. I will meet you where you are, working with whatever you bring through the door and support you to become expert in shaping your own life.

My specialty as a psychotherapist is working with adults for individual and couples counseling. I am LGBTQ affirming.

Office:

1315 Walnut St., Ste. 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

p/ 215-805-6067
e/ rachel@rachelallender.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee range: $175-$200
  • Sliding scale: No
  • Offering virtual sessions: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a cis, white, queer woman. I am middle class, disabled (I have chronic non-visible health issues), culturally Jewish, a parent, and an English speaking U.S. citizen.


Randy Baird (she/her), LCSW, BCD

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Couples
  • LBGTQI

Philosophy:

My practice specializes in assisting people to enjoy richer, more satisfied lives and achieve better relationships with themselves and others. I practice Gestalt somatic psychotherapy, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, EMDR and other modalities.

Office:

Wynnewood, PA

Contact:

e/ randyabaird@gmail.com
w/ randyabaird.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Social Location:

I am a white, cis female, queer, married middle class US boomer-aged person who is able bodied. I am conversant in ASL.


Linda Barth (she/her), LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Office:

909 E. Willow Grove Ave., Ste. 205
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Contact:

p/ 215-242-3915
e/ lindabarth@gmail.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $75-$185
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Karen Barwick (she/her), LPCMH

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Office:

19018 John J. Williams Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Contact:

p/ 302-381-0212
e/ klb31258@gmail.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $150
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Highmark/BCBS, Highmark Health Options
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Donna Bayliss (she/her), MA, LPC

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Couples’ Counseling

Philosophy:

My approach to therapy is based on my belief in the opportunity for healing that can occur in the relationship between client and therapist.

A genuine respect and focus on the uniqueness of each client’s experience is at the heart of my practice. I believe that true healing can occur in relationship where safety and acceptance is established and maintained. Through our work together, a client has the opportunity to explore and experiment with new ways of being as they journey to defining and finding the path to their most authentic, fulfilling self. It is a place to safely explore all that it means to be human.

Office:

525 West Chester Pike, Ste. 314
Havertown, PA 19083

Contact:

p/ 610-449-4004
e/ dmbayliss@verizon.net
w/ donnambayliss.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $70-$120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No

Social Location:

I am a 60-year old white, married, cis-gender female


Christine Byma (she/her), MA, ATR-BC, LPAT

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults 18+
  • LBGTQI

Philosophy:

I work with clients who are looking to live more creatively and authentically and engage in self-reflection through making art. No previous art experience is necessary to engage in the art therapy process, only a desire to create.

The creative arts process can help clients to reconnect with themselves, become more grounded in their identities, and develop self-support. 

Contact:

p/ 302-635-9069
e/ curiosityarttherapy@gmail-com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Self-pay only
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a cisgender, white, queer female


Gina Carfagno (she/her), MSS, LSW

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

“All that I seek is already within me.” 

My passion in life is helping others grow by working together to identify and support who you are and want to be/become. In today’s world, no one goes through unscathed. It’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and deny how our lived experiences bring us to this very moment. Part of our work together is leaning into this reality, learning how to be aware of our experiences and feelings within, and recognizing ways we lose ourselves and contact with the world around us.

I’m a Gestalt-trained, strength-based, and relational Clinical Social Worker. I’m dedicated in supporting you on your journey by identifying areas we get stuck and incorporating willingness to ask for help if/when needed. We’ll work together to identify ways you lose yourself, often through interruptions of contact, such as projection, introjection, and retroflection. I’m here to help you uncover ways you’ve survived using creative adjustments and helping you lean into how this may have silenced or denied you. Our work together will help you rebuild deeper awareness of the world around you, and thus how it impacts your daily life encounters, reactions, thought processes, and emotions. 

Together, we got this!

Office:

14 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste. 109
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Contact:

p/ 610-603-6215
e/ gina.carfagno@gmail.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $120-$200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: I do not accept insurance; however, I provide super-bills, diagnosis codes, and procedure codes for you to submit to insurance for reimbursement for an out of network provider. Most insurances will refund 50-90% of your out of pocket expenses. I encourage you to call your insurance number on back of your card and speak to customer service about how much they reimburse for OON providers.
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a white, CIS, heterosexual, 37-year old woman, raised Catholic but not actively practicing, US citizen, Pennsylvania resident. I am unmarried and do not have children.  I am partially disabled by a severe medical condition and am a recovering perfectionist.


Ellen Sandra Cohen (she/her), MT, Continuum Teacher

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

A life-long dancer, I have also been studying, developing, teaching and practicing body-oriented psychotherapy since the mid-‘70s. In my work I draw from a combination of body and energy techniques, including structural myofascial release, Muscular Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Continuum. 

My experience as an improvisational dancer developed my respect for the sacredness of the moment, the wisdom that can emerge from the unconscious, and the importance of the relationship between client and practitioner. My passion is listening to creative intuition: my own, my clients’, and my students’, to allow the next correct action, movement, sound, idea or insight to emerge clearly.

Office:

82 Greenfield Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003

Contact:

p/ 610-645-6050
e/ whitewinde@comcast.net
w/ continuumteachers.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $110-$175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a white, cis-gender female, single, parent & step-parent, eligible for Social Security.


Linda Curran (she/her), MA, MPH, LPC, BCPC

Client Focus:

  • Other (not accepting clients at present)

Office:

204 Hazel Ridge Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19810

Contact:

p/ 484-557-3985
e/ linda@trauma101.com
w/ trauma101.com


Stephen C. DiJulio (he/his), PhD

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

I see my clients as first and foremost persons with strengths and only secondarily as persons with problems or issues. It is important to co-create a safe relationship as well as goals and a plan for moving forward. The plan must be tailored to the needs of the individual client.

At times, I will offer structured materials for building skills that the person may choose to accept or decline. I have a strong interest in inviting chair work to address unresolved trauma and losses.

Office:

405 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803

Contact:

p/ 302-655-1100, x1
e/ sdijulio@dehealthservices.com
w/ behavioralhealthassociatesde.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $140-$170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Highmark BC/BS, Medicare
  • Accepting New Clients: No

Social Location:

Elderly, Cisgender white male, English speaking


Beth Filla (she/her), MSW, LISW, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Couples

Philosophy:

I’m here to help you notice what you’re feeling, to name sensations and emotions and to be with you as we see what emerges: patterns, memories, long-held beliefs that have maybe never been yours. These things contain your past and will influence your future; but we’ll access them together in the present. 

We’ll find ways for you to have more flexibility and choice in how your respond to them.We’ll get curious together. We might move around a little (but we don’t have to). We can use EMDR to get to the root of deeply distressing patterns. We’ll probably breathe, or at least notice if we stop breathing. 

This is the brave work of moving fully into your life. It’s big stuff, and I’m so honored to do it with you.  

Office:

4239 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Contact:

p/ 609-436-0812
e/ beth@presentcm.com
w/ presentcm.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No, but I provide documentation so some clients can be reimbursed for services by an out of network provider. I also work with a limited number of clients through Open Path for a deeply reduced fee.
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Social Location:

I identify as cis-female, American of European dissent. I’ve been in a hetero marriage for more than half of my life (I’m in my 50’s). I’m spiritually curious and have studied and practiced with Earth-based feminist and body-based mindfulness communities for many years.


Alison Gerig (she/her), LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Supervision Group(s)
  • Antiracism Work with Therapists

Philosophy:

No matter what, I believe that we are all worthy of and have the capacity to live a meaningful and connected life. I want to help you find joy, liberation, and healing. 

I work with folks to go into their stuck places and help them move through anxiety, shame, loss, grief, confusion. Our work will make space for you to inhabit and trust more parts of yourself. I connect our work to how we live in the world – how our identities (race, class, abilities, sexualities, gender) and family experiences have impacted and shaped us-in both beautiful and painful ways. 

I use our relationship as a tool to practice intimacy, vulnerability, rupture, and connections. I also use body awareness and breath to explore what is stuck or out of our awareness but driving our reactions and thoughts. My approach strives to honor the teachings of Gestalt Therapy theory, somatic practice, and anti-oppression liberation work. 

Office:

255 S. 17th Street
1601 (former, now virtual)
Philadelphia, PA, 19119

Contact:

p/ 267-257-6657
e/ alisongerig@gmail.com
w/ alisongerig.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: Sliding Scale to $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

Cisgender Woman/Femme, Queer, Middle Age, White, Citizen, Able-bodied, Spiritual, Southern


Douglas Graiver (he/him), MSW, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13–18)
  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Substance Abuse

Philosophy:

Over the years in my work with children, couples, families, as well as those struggling with substance use and other troublesome behaviors, I think about rocks. Specifically, the rocks that weigh us down emotionally, due to difficult childhood experiences, troubling relationships, and from events or challenges one faces in their lives. Many clients come into counseling with the belief that they are inherently flawed. Inevitably, during our work together we uncover some of the rocks that weigh them down emotionally. The resulting awareness can be quite effective in assisting a client in relieving these old self-defeating messages.

Office:

24 Arnett Ave., Ste. 201
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Contact:

p/ 609-397-5971
e/ dougmg2000@gmail.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

Cisgender male, Caucasian, Gay, Jewish


Catherine Gray (she/her), MSS, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Supervision Group(s)
  • Organizations

Office:

426 Haverford Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072

Contact:

p/ 610-667-4770
e/ cathybgray@gmail.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $120-$180
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Gary Gray (he/him), MAT, Certified Gestalt Coach

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Families

Philosophy:

My job is to listen to you and learn what is remarkable and wonderful about you in the world, to urge you to see yourself as remarkable and wonderful, and to help you discover what is preventing you from being fully engaged in your life.  

I believe that wellbeing is enhanced by our ability to be more fully in the here and now. Healing happens when we become aware of how our stories are affecting us right now.  We do have to delve into our painful stories, but the stories were then and the guilt, anger, sadness and resentment are here and now. 

I give my attention to what you say and how you say it. It is not my job to search for hidden, unconscious implications of what you say. I cannot know you by studying the various isolated parts of your life but by getting to know you as a complicated whole person and attending to the relationship of the parts to the whole. I believe this process of discovering, owning and embracing self is the path to healing and growth.

Office:

426 Haverford Ave
Narberth, PA 19072

Contact:

p/ 610-585-2823
e/ garygray@gmail.com
w/ garygray.com

Miscellaneous:

Fee Range: $140
Sliding Scale: Yes
Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
Insurance: No
Accepting New Clients: Yes


Laura Hawley (she/her), LCSW, Lic Acupuncturist

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

My approach in therapy is to recognize the other person as whole and to move with them toward recognizing their own wholeness. I have great confidence in people’s ability to move toward a state of balance and health. I draw on Antiracist, Presence, Gestalt, Somatic and Feminist practices. My focus is on the treatment of adults of all genders.


I cultivate compassion, creativity and responsibility with and in the clients I see. We work hard, but kindly, looking at patterns of thought, emotion, energy and action that are stuck in some way – making it difficult to have ease and stability or to make personal or professional transitions.

One of my interests is in care giving, burnout and personal history that may complicate the caregiving role. Past trauma, as well as difficulties inherent in caregiving professions can set people up for personal unhappiness, exhaustion and professional burnout. And yet, there is a lot of energy and potential bound up in this suffering. I am inspired by the unfolding I have witnessed in the people I work with, the unfolding of self confidence, self expression and the enhanced ability to love, work, play and thrive.

Office:

1315 Walnut St., Ste. 1708
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

p/ 215-545-7040
e/ laura@acuphilly.com
w/ acuphilly.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $95-$140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No insurance accepted; Superbills provided on request
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a queer woman, gender expansive, white and an American citizen.


David Henrich (he/him), LCSW, BCD

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Families
  • Couples

Philosophy:

I have been studying Gestalt Therapy for over 50 years, and I still love it. It is a wonderful strength-based, positive approach developed from many schools of thought. A major source is the dialogic work of Martin Buber, and I am grateful to have been introduced to that philosophy. Other interests of mine include: trauma, addictions, major human loss and clinical uses of humor. I am proud to be part of the GTIP community.

Office:

8200 Flourtown Ave., Ste. 8
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Contact:

p/ 215-233-3994, ext. 21
e/ dshnarb@aol.com
w/ gksw.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Medicare
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Kelly Kampf (she/her), LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Supervision Group(s)
  • Families
  • Organizations

Philosophy:

I believe therapy is based on the relationship between therapist and client where the client is the expert on their own lives.

My goal is to provide a collaborative, non-judgmental space where clients can work to discover areas of their lives where they would like to change, grow, and gently uncover their true selves.

Often, issues arise in the therapeutic environment (between client and therapist) that are also occurring in your life, and we experiment together to find new ways of being and interacting in the world.  My training and background is in Gestalt, somatic (body-oriented), and relational orientations, which are based on the premise of person-in-environment, meaning that our identities are shaped by the environment we are in. Therefore, I also integrate into my work with clients, what is happening at societal, environmental, and cultural levels.

Office:

501 S. Narberth Ave., 2nd fl.
Merion Station, PA 19066

Contact:

p/ 267-714-3366
e/ kelly@venturewithin.org
w/ venturewithin.org

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $175+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: ComPsych
  • Accepting New Clients: No

Social Location:

My personal background is something I bring with me into the therapeutic space and therefore feel that it is important to identify myself and my social location. I am a white, queer, GNC-femme person (she/her/hers pronouns), middle class, able-bodied, Buddhist, child-free by choice, average sized, neuroatypical, U.S. citizen. I invite work with clients and supervisees to include conversations around how our own social locations impact our lives and relationship. 

I have extensive training in grief and loss, trauma, body image issues, divorce, relationship issues, illness, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ* related issues, somatic therapy, EMDR, Trans-allyship, and anti-oppression.  I am a fat-positive, poly-friendly, kink-aware and alternative lifestyle friendly therapist.  


Valerie Kellom (she/her), MSS, LCSW, BCD

Client Focus:

Not accepting new clients

Philosophy:

Gestalt Therapy has given me a beautiful life. It gave me the foundation of working with clients, raising children, and being in fulfilling relationship. What a gift in my life!

Office:

205 Sharrowvale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-2715

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: Sliding Scale
  • Accepting New Clients: No

George Leute (he/him), M.A.

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Office:

205 N. Monroe St.
Media, PA 19063

Miscellaneous:

  • Insurance: Highmark BC/BS, Aetna

Social Location:

Spanish spoken at intermediate level


Mark Magerman (he/his), PhD, LCSW, BCD, PCC

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups/Teams
  • Supervision Group(s)
  • Families
  • Organizations
  • Couples

Philosophy:

At each moment we are in a process of evolving from whom we have been to who we are becoming. I work using an experiential, dialogical and integrative approach to self-discovery and personal growth. Through compassionate understanding, confirmation of each persons’ uniqueness, attention to present-moment experience and heightened awareness, we can complete what is unfinished from the past, giving way to our emerging creative selves.

Understanding how processes can function to sustain disruptive patterns, as well as challenge and support the possibilities for creative problem-solving, can lead to deliberate actions that transform relationships between people, and between people and organizations.

Office:

Aquetong Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938

Contact:

p/ 215-860-9876
e/ mark@gestaltworks.net
w/ gestaltworks.net
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: None. Provide receipts for reimbursement
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

John Mallinen (he/him), MA, LPC

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have a passion for meeting people where they are and supporting them to emerge stronger and more resilient as a result of whatever hardship they are facing. I deeply enjoy working in private practice where I work collaboratively with clients in treating depression (including “treatment-resistant depression”), anxiety, and substance use disorders. Other specialities include working with men and the development of holistic health and wellness practices. When appropriate, I am interested helping clients to develop spiritual practices that can help support their life goals. All of my work is trauma-informed. 

Office:

8200 Flourtown Ave., Ste. 1C
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Contact:

p/ 215-435-3744
e/ info@johnmallinen.com
w/ johnmallinen.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $180-$250
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Out of Network
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Social Location:

White, male, cis-gendered, heterosexual, married with small kids, agnostic/faith-respecting, late 30’s, US citizen, English-speaking. 


Ginny McIntosh (she/her), MSW, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Supervision Group(s)
  • Families
  • Individual Supervision

Philosophy:

I love the way Gestalt Therapy provides an understanding and deep respect for the self and other people and teaches how to respect the other person in all their difference and likeness. After using and teaching other theories, including object relations, I’m so impressed

how well Gestalt Therapy, with its attention to a somatic and phenomenological approach, works with my clients. I learn from my clients, and I rarely have one leave before they feel real progress. I try to use Gestalt philosophy for my own satisfaction with my life and relationships.

Office:

110 N. Essex Ave., Rear
Narberth, PA 19072

Contact:

p/ 215-280-0866
e/ vmacapple@gmail.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $165
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Medicare, Highmark
  • Accepting New Clients: No

Gina Rothermel (she/her), LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Individuals/ADults (18+)

Philosophy:

The therapeutic relationship is powerful and healing when you find a therapist with whom you connect. When you are ready, ask a lot of questions of potential therapists to ensure they have the specialization, approach and personality that meets your needs. If you are struggling, you don’t have to go through it alone.  Your therapist can help you identify and work towards achieving your specific goals.

My hope is that my clients leave our sessions feeling seen, heard, validated, supported and challenged. I aim to create a safe environment where painful experiences and areas of guilt and shame can be processed without judgment. I also enjoy helping clients gain personal insight and explore aspects of themselves they are curious about. 

Office:

100 S. Broad St., Ste. 915
Philadelphia, PA 19110

Contact:

p/ 215-792-2340
e/ gina@relationalhealing.net
w/ ginarothermel.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $120-$180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: No
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Social Location:

I’ve always been drawn to and count myself among people who experience not quite fitting in. Through therapy I strive to help people find and celebrate what makes them unique and to find strength in their difference.  My identity as a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman who is married and a stepparent plays a role in our work together. I’m also an animal loving vegan who grew up on a farm. Some of my favorite things to do are traveling, walking for miles around the city or on a trail, and connecting with people through our life stories. I share these things about myself so we can potentially explore how our social locations, experiences and interests impact our therapeutic relationship.  


Susan Rubin (she/her), MSS/NJ-LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Aptitude/Job Assessment/Testing

Philosophy

I have been a therapist working with individuals, couples, families and groups for over 30 years. I respect that the people I meet are the true experts, that they are capable of self knowledge, healing and growth. I am here as a facilitator. That being said, I am an active participant in the therapeutic process. I strive to join with my clients as they find their way towards their authentic selves, embrace life, and live as fully as possible.

Contact:

p/ 856-313-4799
e/ srubin.lcsw@me.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $150
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Melody Schaper (she/her), MFA, CMA

Client Focus:

Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

I am a Somatic Movement Therapist and Executive Coach in private practice. Currently, all the work I do is virtual. 

For over 40 years, I have been exploring how we express ourselves through our whole bodies and what holds our full and free expression back. My passion is accompanying anyone with tenderness and deep respect to the threshold of change and holding them with love as they seek to move to a more generous space within themselves.

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is the core of the work. And, almost everything within the walls of the skin provides the tools to grow when we learn how to listen and respond.

I received certificates in Gestalt Therapy from The Pennsylvania Gestalt Center and the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia and am Certified in The Alexander Technique and Laban Movement Analysis. I have a BFA and MFA in modern dance.

Office:

The Center for Intelligent Leadership
PO Box 669
Kimberton, PA 19442

Contact:

p/ 610-348-9072
e/ melody.schaper@theintelligentleader.com
w/ melodyschaper.com; theintelligentleader.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Nathan Schlingmann (he/him), MA, MS, LPC, CGT

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Organizations

Philosophy:

Relationship is at the center of our work together. It is in our therapeutic relationship that we can explore what is truly meaningful and how to connect to those nourishing parts of life. 

In therapy with either individual clients or groups we work to  transform your sense of self and interpersonal relationships. We do this together through looking at what it is you really want out of life. We work through what has gotten in the way by having a conversation that includes different ways of getting a different perspective. These new vantage points help you see a way to leave the past in the past and create new pathways towards your dreams and goals.

Clients I work with have commented on breaking new ground in their career and relationships and also in leading healthier and happier lives. 

Nature is very important to me in managing mental health and I see clients in an indoor and outdoor office and also go for walks in the Wissahickon for sessions. 

Office:

36 E. Mt. Airy Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Contact:

p/ 267-277-2412
e/ nate@walkyourpath.org
w/ walkyourpath.org

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Work with out of network
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I’m a 41 year old who identifies as male and am of caucasian decent, mostly German and Italian. I’m a hetersexual who was born in the US. I have a disability that I aquired later in my youth.

For years I have worked and work with clients who are Female, Male, Transgender, not identifying, LGBTQ, Strait, Black, Asian, Able bodied, have a disability, Teens, Gen Z’s, M’s, X’s and BB’s


El Schoepf (they, them) M.S. Counseling Psychology, BA Music, Certificates in Counseling Studies and Gestalt Therapy Theory

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Groups
  • Organizations
  • Musicians and Performers

Philosophy:

I integrate training in Gestalt with experience in classical music to help performers who want to improve their relationship with their art, explore questions of performer/self identity, and find new ways of coping with industry stress. I offer tools and techniques from counseling, somatics, polyvagal theory, and coaching. I am not a licensed therapist, but I can help you know if therapy could be helpful.

I have helped individual clients with things like:

  • Performance anxiety and mental blocks
  • Presence and embodiment while performing
  • Performing arts-based trauma
  • Job loss, grief, and career disappointment
  • Perfectionism or an overly critical inner voice
  • Navigating professional relationships and power dynamics in the performing arts

I have facilitated workshops for performing arts institutions and teaching studios about topics like:

  • Inclusivity and belonging
  • Self-advocacy and solidarity
  • Resilience
  • Navigating interpersonal power dynamics
  • Music student mental health

I can also offer consultation for fellow practitioners about the performing arts industry, Gestalt therapy theory, gender identity, and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Office:

Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact:

e/ nautilusartsconsulting@gmail.com
w/ nautilus-arts-consulting.mailerpage.io

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: I am not able to accept insurance, but I offer a limited number of spots at a deeply reduced rate through Open Path Healing Arts: https://healingarts.org/practitioner/el-schoepf/ 
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a White, queer, non-binary person in my 30s. I grew up middle class, and have inhabited working class spaces in my adult life. I welcome discussions of how our identities and social locations inform and impact our work together, as well as what you’re experiencing in your performing life. I strive to provide service that is anti-oppressive and affirming of all identities.


Cynthia Schwartz-DeVol (she/her), PhD

Client Focus:

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Individuals/Adults (18+)

Philosophy:

I am honored to be a therapist. It is of the utmost importance to me to create a safe space for you to be curious about your experience and to work toward being your healthy, authentic self. We are co-detectives, collaborating and working to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Our relationship connection is where the healing begins, while we work on identifying ways to enhance coping, so you can deal with the barriers to living your life more fully.

Office:

175 Strafford Ave., Ste. One
Wayne, PA 19087-3396

Contact:

p/ 610-825-6468
e/ csdhpd@cindyschwartzdevol.com
w/ cindyschwartzdevol.com
w/ Psychology Today Profile

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: $120-$160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Aetna, United Healthcare/Optum, Medicare, Independence Blue Cross, Magellan, Mental Health Consultants
  • Accepting New Clients: Waiting List

Social Location:

I am a white, cis-gender, straight female. I am married and child-free by choice and an American citizen.


Janneke van Beusekom (she/her), MSS, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Retired
  • GTIP Faculty

Office:

1024 Woods Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact:

p/ 717-330-3265
e/ jmvanbeusekom@comcast.net

Miscellaneous:

  • Accepting New Clients: No

Monika Wysong (she/her), MSS, LCSW

Client Focus:

  • Individuals/Adults (18+)
  • Couples

Philosophy:

Going into therapy takes courage, so it’s important that you feel safe, heard and supported by someone who respects you, honors your process, and acts as a compassionate ally on your journey to self-awareness, desired change and a more fulfilling life.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Gestalt Therapist. I use psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused therapy to work with those struggling with anxiety; depression; relationship issues; life transitions; grief and loss; substance abuse; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered issues; blocks to creativity and finding meaning.

I have a Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, where I was the recipient of the Patricia Burland Award for Excellence in Clinical Social Work Practice. I have additional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction, and trauma recovery and empowerment for women. I work with individuals and couples, adolescents and adults.

Office:

8200 Flourtown Ave., Ste. 8
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Contact:

p/ 215-233-3994
e/ wyswoman@gmail.com
w/ gksw.com

Miscellaneous:

  • Fee Range: Insurance co-pay
  • Offering Virtual Sessions: Yes
  • Insurance: Accept most insurance plans
  • Accepting New Clients: Yes

Social Location:

I am a white, working class, first generation, lesbian boomer.