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Dr. Kaycee Beglau
I am a licensed, clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative disorders. Much of my work is focused on helping adults and adolescents face the challenges of trauma and the emotional, behavioral, and relational struggles they continue to endure. I understand that trauma takes many forms and has many effects. Thus, my clients include persons living with a variety of difficulties, including PTSD, dissociation, depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, and painful feelings of grief and loss.
My work is integrative, which means I collaborate with each person to co-create the most effective approach to therapy depending on preferences, needs, values, and goals. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, and Relational Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis. My therapeutic style and approach generally focuses on helping people improve their lives and relationships in the here and now by understanding the effects of their earlier life experiences on their current functioning and providing a safe, warm, and accepting environment for healing and growth
Emily Potter Cox, MA, LPC, CYT
Looking to make change in your life, but not sure if it is possible? Do you feel terrified of the world, or struggle to trust yourself or other people? I work with people to make measurable and meaningful change in their lives. I am passionate about helping people feel comfortable with themselves, other people, and the world and value building safety and trust using humor, empathy, and authenticity.
My specialties include trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment disruption, relationship conflict, and everyday life concerns and stresses. I balance evidence-based practices and an integrative approach tailored to your needs. This may include CBT, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, yoga, an attachment lens, art, or mindfulness, among other methods.
I believe that working on ourselves and healing is the most important work in this world, and would love to support you on your journey. I have extensive experience with survivors of sexual & interpersonal violence and childhood sexual abuse as an LPC, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified PE Therapist, and Certified Trauma Process Yoga Group Practitioner. Additionally, I have worked with those seeking asylum and healing from the scars of rape used as a tactic of war. I have studied and facilitated various conflict resolution, community healing, and restorative justice models in the US, Rwanda, and SCI Graterford in Pennsylvania (now SCI Phoenix). As much as there is immense pain in the world, I believe in and see immense healing that can be tapped into.
Anne Miller-Uueda, LCSW
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working in a variety of settings. I specialize in working with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, life changes (including pregnancy and transition to parenthood), interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, and adult children of unattuned parents. I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and child abuse. I work with both adults and adolescents. I also offer clinical supervision for LSW’s working toward their LCSW.
My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each individual to find an approach to treatment that meets that person’s needs in the moment and over the course of therapy. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, body awareness, and cognitive behavioral. I also keep in mind the impact systems have on individuals and the intersectional nature of identities. In my practice I strive to be trauma-informed and affirming of all identities, including LGBTQ+. I stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.
I am trained in a number of trauma-specific interventions. I am a certified Prolonged Exposure provider and a certified Trauma Process Yoga Group provider. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Art Narrative Therapy.
Dr. Abby Costello, PsyD
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives. My theoretical approach is integrative and based on interpersonal process, humanistic, multicultural, and psychodynamic theories. I believe in the importance of helping clients gain insight into how their past and present relationships are influencing their understanding of themselves, their current relationships, and their life struggles.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have broad experience in providing therapy to a diverse range of clients with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity development, perfectionism, stress, and relationship struggles. I have particular expertise in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma, and have extensive experience treating individuals who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence and childhood abuse. Additionally, I have specialized training and experience in treating eating disorders and body image concerns. In addition to individual therapy, I am passionate about conducting couples therapy using a combination of techniques from Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and the Gottman Method.
Over the past several years, I have had the ability to conduct therapy across a variety of settings and have been able to witness clients’ profound ability to overcome obstacles and change their lives when provided with a supportive environment. Being able to build trust with clients that allows them to share their innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences to help facilitate meaningful change is the biggest privilege of my work.
Tara Bailey, LCSW
Many people choose to enter therapy to gain a deeper understanding of themselves – their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in addition to problems in their interpersonal relationships. Oftentimes, the issues we face in the present stem from painful experiences in the past. As a result of these experiences, we develop ways of coping in the world – some continue to serve us well and others may get in the way of us living a more fulfilling life.
I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for exploration, healing, and growth. My goal is to create a therapeutic relationship in which you feel seen, heard, valued, and empowered to reach your goals. I work with individuals across the lifespan who are dealing with a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues in addition to grief and loss. I also have extensive experience in treating survivors of interpersonal trauma including sexual assault and various forms of childhood abuse and neglect.
I have training and experience in several modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also draw from psychoanalytic training where I am a current post-graduate student at the School for Relational Psychoanalysis in Philadelphia.
My practice is LGBTQIA identity affirming, social justice oriented, and trauma-informed. In addition to psychotherapy, I also offer clinical supervision to licensed social workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I am a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University School of Social Work.
Dr. John Machalaba, PsyD
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. My presence is calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person first and foremost and prioritize gaining an understanding and appreciation of their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences. My therapeutic approach is generally grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and humanistic theories. However, I believe that no two clients are alike and that no one approach works for everyone. For this reason, I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs through collaboration and feedback.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have considerable experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and difficulties in interpersonal or romantic relationships. I am also committed to working with issues concerning identity development, diversity, and sexuality. The focus of my practice is in treating individuals from late adolescence through adulthood. I have extensive expertise working with university students and medical professionals. I also have broad experience and training in facilitating interpersonal process groups that help clients improve their relationships with others and gain a better understanding of their interpersonal interactions.
Dr. Emily B. Johansen, PsyD
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I believe that therapy is about finding or rediscovering well-being, hope, safety, insight, stability, courage, and potential for oneself within the context of a professional relationship. In my sessions, I value being down-to-earth, empathic, and non-judgmental, as well as attending to how a client’s unique identity dimensions (e.g., gender, race, religion, sexuality, disability, socioeconomic status) shape who that person is. I believe that a client’s past and present experiences, since they can influence one’s future, are equally important to address during the healing process.
My theoretical orientation is integrative and uniquely tailored to each client’s needs, meaning that while I am grounded in relational psychodynamic, humanistic, and multicultural theories, I incorporate more direct, practical behavioral interventions from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) when appropriate. I believe that trauma takes many different forms—whether it is rooted in experiences of societal discrimination (e.g., racism, heterosexism), family dysfunction, neglect, emotional/physical/sexual/spiritual abuse or violence, grief/loss, or any other personally upsetting moment or period in life—and that all forms should be validated. I specialize in treating adults (18-years-old and up) who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional instability, self-harm, relationship difficulties, identity confusion, spirituality, personality disorders, psychotic experiences, and dissociative experiences. I have worked in a variety of settings in urban and suburban areas of PA and DE, including a community mental health clinic, public university, inpatient psychiatric hospital (specifically extended care for chronically mentally ill patients), private practice, and residential treatment facility, offering both individual/group psychotherapy and assessment services. My biggest passion is empowering those who have felt invalidated, oppressed, and mistreated in this world to fight for their right to be heard
We are a full-service private practice offering a variety of therapeutic services conveniently located in Old City, Philadelphia.