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The Pennsylvania Nest Team

Accepting adults, adolescents, and teens 

Specialties include:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Stress management

  • Coping strategies & Mindfulness

  • Relationships

  • Life transitions

  • Substance abuse

  • Family crisis

  • Trauma and PTSD

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Joe beinlich, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Substance use
  • LGBTQIA +
  • Anxiety & Biopolar
  • Stress management/Life Changes
  • Adolescents (ages 16 and up)
  • Couples - Level I Gottman (Certified) (poly-friendly, non-monogamous friendly)

Joe brings compassion and positive energy to the therapy setting. He brings the clinical experience of working with clients within several community settings facilitating groups, case management services, and identifying the individualized needs of the clients that he works with. He weaves in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches to ensure that clients are able to feel a sense of comfort as he assists them in their emotional journey. Joe's clinical interests include meeting the client is in order to help them develop a deeper understanding of themselves, while also creating new behaviors and ways of thinking which help the individual to achieve their goals.

Joe has over five years of experience providing therapy for individuals within different levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient settings. His approach as a therapist is to always provide a safe, compassionate therapeutic safe space that promotes the importance of balance, structure, and accountability within the therapy process. 

Joe received his Masters in Social Work from West Chester University. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #138265

Licensed Social Worker - Delaware State Board

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Kerri hartnett, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Substance use
  • Co-occurring disorders (substance use & mental health)
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Crisis management & trauma

Kerri is an energetic therapist specializing in substance use, co-occurring disorders, harm reduction, and assisting clients with life changes such as adjusting to recovery and sobriety, processing trauma in a safe space. She utilizes her clinical knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and behavior interventions to ensure that clients are able to identify their needs while feeling a sense of safety within a vulnerable process. Kerri brings a sense of awareness when working with clients who are diverse, promoting the importance of allowing clients to set goals, empowering them throughout the therapeutic process. She brings a wealth of clinical experience working for non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and Prevention Point in Philadelphia, facilitating groups and services for individuals.

Kerri offers a warm and compassionate approach to therapy to her clients, as well as utilizing different community resources to enhance the therapeutic process. while feeling a sense of safety during vulnerable processes. 

Kerri received her Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #136891

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Mary brings a wealth of clinical and professional experience with working with families, adolescents, and adults. She provides a compassionate safe space when working with clients who are dealing with significant trauma integrating cognitive behavioral therapy and addiction specializes include Somatic Experience training & Narrative Art Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Mary's clinical interests include co-occurring disorders, human/sex trafficking, and working with women who have experienced significant trauma.

Mary has a wealth of experience providing therapy for individuals and families within different levels of care. She offers her clients guidance and promotes empowerment during the therapy process, allowing them to set goals in therapy along with also encouraging the value of cohesion of the mind, body, and soul 

Mary received her Master's in Social Work from Temple University. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #135055

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Mary shay, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Co-Occurring Disorders (Addiction & Mental Health)
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Lisa-Marie francois, lcsw

Specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar & Depression
  • Co-Occurring disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD (Women's Issues)
  • Stress management
  • Family Systems issues (Communication, Boundaries)

Lisa-Marie is an energetic therapist specializing in Bipolar, Anxiety, and Depression as well as working with trauma and integrating a therapeutic approach during her sessions. She brings a sense of compassion and clinical experience working for non-profit organizations such as the Horizon House in Philadelphia, facilitating groups and providing services for adolescents, adults, and families. Lisa's clinical interests include mental health,  co-occurring disorders,  assisting clients with creating realistic goals in therapy. 

Lisa offers a warm and compassionate but accountable approach to therapy to her clients, while providing a feeling of safety during a sometimes traumatic and vulnerable process. 

Lisa received her Masters in Social Work from Temple University. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #CW021291

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - New Jersey State Board - License #44SL06075200

LicensedClinical  Social Worker - Delaware State Board

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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elby katumkeeryil, mpc

Specialties:

  • Trauma & PTSD (Women's Issues)
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar & Depression
  • Co-Occurring disorders

Elby is an energetic therapist specializing in Substance Abuse Disorders and Women's Issues.  Additionally, she works with trauma cases and creates a safe, compassionate space for clients to process and share their trauma as a part of the therapy process. Elby is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She has also been certified in HAVEN training on Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has several years of experience working with adults to assist and support them in identifying treatment goals while helping process feelings and emotions.

Elby offers a warm and compassionate approach to therapy for her clients, providing a feeling of safety while clients work through traumas or stressful situations. Her strength is empowering clients to grow through the therapy process.

Elby received her Master's in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She also has a Bachelor's from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Angelique is a licensed counselor specializing in adolescents and teenage holistic therapy. She creates a safe and therapeutic environment that incorporates play therapy, expressive arts therapy where she guides clients to their goals and brings a sense of accountability. Angelique has significant experience working in programs such as adolescent residential programs and outpatient programs promoting the importance of independence, stability, and safety. Angelique has several years of experience working with nonprofit organizations throughout Pennsylvania coordinating family cohesion which is an essential part of the therapy process. 

Angelique has a wealth of experience providing therapy for adolescents and families within different levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient settings. Her holistic approach as a therapist is to always provide a safe, compassionate therapeutic space that promotes the importance of balance, structure, and accountability within the therapy process. 

Angelique received her Master's in Social Work from Temple University. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #SW133653

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Angelique porter, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Adults Adolescents & Teens

  • Suicidal Ideation/Self-Injurious Behaviors in Teens
  • LGBTQ-IA+
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Andi Snyder, LMSW

Specialties:

  • Children & Adolescents
  • Teens
  • Family Conflict & Resolution
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Management

Andi has worked extensively with foster and adoptive families, supporting parents and children. She has work with many local non-profit organizations, facilitating trainings, working with individuals and creating programming. Andi's clinical interests include family dynamics, conflict resolution and supporting adolescents and teens dealing with anxiety & stress. Her clinical interventions utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), traditional talk therapy and various creative activities to bring comfort and expression to the therapeutic space.

 

Andi offers a warm and compassionate but accountable approach to therapy to her clients, while providing a feeling of safety during a sometimes traumatic and vulnerable process. 

Andi has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology from UMass and received her Masters in Social Worker from Columbia University.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #SW136425 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) 

Handle With Care ® Behavioral Management System Certified Trainer

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work

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Lauren is a licensed counselor specializing in integrated care and working on interdisciplinary care teams. She has an interest in Applied Mindfulness, Animal Assisted Intervention and Human-Animal Bonds, ceramics, and yoga. Her interest and understanding of women's issues regarding pregnancy and postpartum are furthered by her current training and study in Sex Therapy with the Council for Relationships, and to become a Certified Full Spectrum Doula providing intersectional and anti-racist and holistic labor, birth, and postpartum support. 

Lauren has had the pleasure of working with many different populations and has a passion for working with adolescents, pregnant women, those that identify as women, and those in the LGBTQIA+ population. Lauren's specialty is in helping people through life transitions, identification, and building community and balanced life. Incorporating mindfulness, the arts, and movement into her approach to therapy.

Lauren received her Master's in Social Work from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #SW138311

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Lauren baker, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adolescents & Adults

  • LGBTQAI+

  • Pregnant & Postpartum Women's Issues

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Mickey is a licensed social worker specializing in working with the LGBTQ2+ community, working with both adolescents and adults promoting a compassionate therapy space for individuals to explore their identity and transitional periods. Mickey brings several years of experience with a clinical background in suicide prevention, working with several non-profit organizations throughout the Philadelphia area. Mickey integrates a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach when assisting clients with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Mickey strives to provide justice-oriented and antiracist services supporting the practices' mission and values. 

 

Mickey’s approach to therapy is offering a kind and safe environment within the therapeutic space. They excel at breaking the ice to make sure each session is comfortable and rewarding, ensuring that therapy is adaptive to each individual's needs, and often utilize mindfulness as a tool to aid the therapy process.

 

Mickey received their Master's in Social Work from Temple University.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #SW139207

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Mickey Collins, lmsw

Specialties:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adolescents & Adults

  • LGBTQAI+

  • ADHD

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Panic Disorders

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Amanda Kahler, LcSW

Specialties:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Complex Medical Diagnosis
  • Caregiver Fatigue
  • Grief & Loss

Amanda is a warm and empathetic therapist. She works with adults of all ages through life's many changes. She has a background in oncology and has had the opportunity to support individuals and their loved ones through life-altering diagnoses. Amanda recognizes the interconnectedness of mental, physical, and spiritual health. She believes that when one area begins to heal, the others will also benefit. She assists her clients in identifying strengths and finding meaning in difficult situations. 

 

Amanda brings a peaceful and joyful presence to therapy. She feels honored to enter into her clients' lives during challenging and often pivotal seasons. She recognizes that starting therapy can be intimidating and seeks to make her clients feel comfortable and valued. 

 

Amanda received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #CW022512

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work

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Brie (she/her) is a Hispanic, white, able-bodied, queer licensed clinical social worker and yoga teacher. Her goal in therapy is to co-create a brave space with you to explore your past, and current experiences and to dream of your future. 

 

Brie has extensive experience working with those who experience anxiety, depression, mania, complex trauma, psychosis, panic attacks, substance dependence, and loss. She has worked with clients exploring gender identity, and sexual identity, those in life transitions, and with people making changes in their relationships. She believes in utilizing a harm reduction model and enjoys bringing mindfulness and body awareness into therapy. In the session, she utilizes CBT, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Serious Mental Health Conditions, DBT, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. 

Brie received her Master's in Social Work from San Diego State University. 

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #CW020148

Professional Memberships:

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Brianne Scott, LCSW

Specialties:

  • LGBTQ-IA+
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Panic Attacks
  • Substance Dependence
  • Grief & Loss
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kianna morgan, lMsw

Specialties:

  • Teens & Adults
  • Trauma Cycles
  • Complex Trauma
  • LGBTQ-IA+
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • EMDR
  • Family Interactions

Kianna is a person-centered and trauma-informed therapist that develops a safe space and works to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients that fosters connection and growth. From her own healing journey she knows that finding a therapist that you connect with may lead to growth beyond your greatest imaginings. She is passionate about supporting teen and adult trauma survivors and cycle breakers as they walk along their path of healing.

 

Kianna is honored to work with people that feel anxious, depressed, and unstable during these unsettling times. She sees you as a whole person that has strengths, dreams, and innate worth. A LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist who enjoys working with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Kianna is an EMDR and mindfulness-oriented therapist that works to empower others to decrease shame and step into self-love. She has received extensive training on the effects of trauma and trauma focused interventions. She has been trained in and uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more to help you develop the skills to increase your quality of life.

Kianna received her Master's in Social Work from West Chester University.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #SW139445

Professional Memberships:

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work

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Veronyca is a collaborative and creative licensed social worker based in Philadelphia. Veronyca sets out to establish psychologically safe bubbles wherever she goes, to enhance security for processing, growth, and transition management. Her person-in-environment-centered approach encompasses topics such as harm reduction, substance use, co-occurring experiences, the human-animal bond, grief and bereavement, trauma cycles, Latina/immigrant issues, chronic illness, and crisis response to experiences including suicidal ideation/self-injurious behaviors.

Veronyca’s family is from Costa Rica and she deeply understands and appreciates how culture influences social work practices, as well as how we communicate and process. She uses culturally responsive principles and practices to develop anti-racist frameworks with the use of relational value systems like familism, and personalism. She uses behavioral interventions with a framework in the foundations of CBT, meeting folx where they are, using storytelling and meaning-making skills to process complex trauma and grief.

Veronyca received her master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. She has over five years of experience as a crisis responder and advocates for people living their lives at the intersections of multiple marginalities, including people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, and people engaged in survival sex work.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #139728

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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Veronyca rodriguez, LMSW

Specialties:

  • Immigration
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Survivors of intimate & partner violence
  • Grief & Loss
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Fatima is a licensed social worker with both work and research experience serving children and families in various settings including, schools, non-profit organizations, and community-based mental health agencies. 

 

Her drive to serve others stems from her lived experience. Her passion is directed at helping those who have experienced various forms of trauma by creating and fostering safe spaces for their voices and experiences to be heard. Fatima brings warmth and authenticity with her to therapy and believes that within everyone is the capacity to learn and grow for healing. 

Fatima received both her Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

 Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pennsylvania State Board - License #139728

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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fatima Bakayoko , LMSW

Specialties:

  • Children & Adolescents
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Survivors of intimate & partner violence
  • Grief & Loss
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Meet the Other Teams

Meet The Interns

The Nourished Nest has partnered with the counseling program at the University of Pennsylvania. All our interns are currently studying counseling at UPenn. 

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Honora Feinberg
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Sarah Stupp

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Talia Bina

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Madeleine Bates

Interns
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