SOCIETY HILL OFFICE:  Dr. Foust, Clinical Director

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Dr. Foust, Clinical Director

Dr. Foust, Ph.D., M.S., LPC, Clinical Director

Dr. Foust has been practicing individual, couples, sex therapy, and family therapy for over sixteen years (resume).  Dr. Foust has developed an expertise in the areas of addictions, anxiety, grief, mood disorders, chronic pain, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, sexuality and relationships concerns.  She works with adolescents and adults.  She utilizes humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and systems perspectives in her work with clients.  Dr. Foust is very collaborative with her clients and believes in assisting clients in meeting goals that allows them to lead their most authentic and fulfilling life possible.

Book Appointment: Society Hill

  Phone: 215-922-LOVE (5683) x 505
  Cell: 267 262 8515
  NPI 1003907924
  License PC003777

Dr. Foust has experience with developing clinical programs as well as effectively supervising therapists. She has worked in a variety of different settings including residential, in-home, intensive outpatient, clinic-based, and private practice which have all influenced her clinical and supervising skills. Dr. Foust has also designed and led therapy groups on various topics. Dr. Foust's expertise has been used in articles, television and radio.

Dr. Foust received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.  She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts.  She then completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Sexuality from Widener University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Foust is a Certified Sex Therapist through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), AASECT, and The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). 

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Georgine Atacan, MSW, LSW

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Georgine Atacan, MSW, LSW

Georgine Atacan, MSW, LSW

Georgine Atacan, MSW, LSW joined the Center for Growth in October, 2019.  At TCFG she works with children, teens and adults and does individual, couples and family therapy.  Areas of interest include: grief, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting, transitions and business coaching. 

Book Appointment: Society Hill 

Location: 233 s 6th Street, C33 Philadelphia PA 19106

She works Mondays, Tuesdays and Friday afternoon and evenings.  Additionally she works with teens on Saturdays and Sundays.  To schedule please call 267-428-2609. Online shows limited availability. 

NPI # 1013542729
License #SW 010550L

Georgine came to the Center for Growth having had extensive leadership and management experience, including recruiting, hiring, psychological testing, mentoring, fund-raising and coaching, as co-owner of one of the largest real estate brokerages in Pennsylvania. Her proven expertise in training, educating, team building and business development to maximize staff psychological well-being and productivity in a very competitive commission based industry. Additionally, as an organizational and life coach, she has proven skills and talent to help her clients to optimize their abilities and be the best that they be at whatever they endeavor.  

Georgine studied at Loyola University, Johns Hopkins and The University of Pennsylvania in Sociology, Abnormal Psychology and Social Work at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.


ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Jordon Campbell, LPC

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Jordon Campbell, LPC

Jordon Campbell, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jordon Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 12+ years of experience.  At The Center For Growth, she works with individuals, couples, children and families to address issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, grief, co-parenting, infidelity and adjustment difficulties associated with significant life events or transitions.  Prior to joining the Center for Growth, she worked with families in a variety of capacities, including case management, home based interventions, and clinical therapy. Her driving passion is to help individuals grow and be empowered by utilizing the most effective and long-lasting approach: supporting the “family” system. 

Book Appointment: 

ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW VIRTUAL - using a video conferencing platform

2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2
Philadelphia PA 19130

Telephone: 267-214-6334
NPI 1043777626
License PC009619

Jordon learned very early on in her career that people do not live in a vacuum and they can only achieve a finite amount of growth until they are impacted by their “families” which include not only biological relationships, but other significant, long-term relationships. She has dedicated her career in finding as many strategies to enhance the health of these family systems by helping individuals access additional resources, improve communication and conflict management, and augment relationship expectations or dynamics. Her goal is to help people break free from unhelpful, generational legacies and to maximize their current strengths.

She has honed these skills working in various settings, such as in-home services for families in crisis; family planning and general sexual health supports in a women’s health clinic; and family restructuring therapy with military families preparing for the deployment of a parent or spouse. As such, she has become extremely adaptative at working with individuals in “untraditional” environments or situations. Additionally, her years of experience working with children of all ages (5-18 years old) has enabled her to develop a large array of communication strategies that emphases non-verbal approaches. Not only is this a requirement for working with younger, less verbal children, but it is a powerful skill set when working with individuals or couples who struggle with accessing their feelings or communicating their needs. 

Jordon double majored in Psychology and Spanish at Albright College where she received her Bachelors of Arts. She has a proficiency in Spanish that allows her to support her Spanish speaking clients who may struggle with translating their thoughts clearly into English. Additionally, she received her Master in Community Counseling at Liberty University.


ART MUSEUM OFFICE Zachary Graham

ART MUSEUM OFFICE Zachary Graham

Zachary Graham intern therapist

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS HE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF OUR OTHER THERAPISTS WHO ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES. 



Zach Graham is in the process of completing a masters in clinical counseling at Wake Forest University, and is currently doing a one year internship at the Center for Growth for licensure in Pennsylvania. He works with individuals (both adults and children/adolescents), couples, and families as well as facilitates the anger support group for adults.

Book Appointment: Art Museum

Zach's Cell 267-428-2513
Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia PA 19130

Zach enjoys nurturing the client-therapist relationship to create a safe environment for clients that encourages self-reflection to identify patterns of behavior so that they can construct positive coping mechanisms. He is very approachable and can encourage engagement with little.

Zach enjoys working with clients to address their concerns with motivation, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, trauma and grief, among other things. His interest in motivational psychology helps clients to identify stressors in their life and find new perspectives to see how stress can be used as an advantage.

Prior to joining the Center for Growth, Zach worked in the field as a behavior consultant and analyst for children, parents, and other therapists. When he is not at the Center, he spends time operating his dog training and rehabilitation business. He is engaged to be married June, 2020.






                                                                  RESUME 

EDUCATION

 

Wake Forest University                                                                                                       2017 – Present Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Masters Program in Clinical Counseling              

 

University of South Carolina                                                                                                           2012 - 2015

Columbia, South Carolina

Arnold School of Public Health Bachelor Degree, Psychology Minor                                          

Major GPA:  3.59                       Minor GPA: 3.6

 

Susquehanna University                                                                                                                   2010 – 2012            

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

                          

Penncrest High School                                                                                                                         2007 – 2010      

Media, Pennsylvania     

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Building Blocks                                                                                                                               2018 – Present

  • Behavior Analyst for children
  • Consultant to other therapy positions including speech and occupational therapists to teach better communication skills
  • Involved with development of IEP’s

 

Sport Psychology Department, University of South Carolina                                              2015-2016

  • Shadowed and worked with professional sports psychologist
  • Exposed to current research in the field
  • Gained experience with interventions

 

Gap International Business Consulting                                                                                                      2011

  • Assisted with the Potential Partnerships division of the consulting business
  • Created the criteria and process that the firm now uses in seeking new partnerships with other firms and presented those findings to management
  • Enhanced leadership, teamwork, communication, and organizational skills

 

Music Teacher at Susquehanna University                                                                                 2010 – 2012

  • Taught multiple students how to read, write, and play music for the guitar
  • Enhanced communication skills by learning to use different types of language and teaching styles to communicate with students and parents to create lesson plans
  • Obtained time management skills by working with multiple students

 

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Special Olympics – 2007-2010
  • Elywn School for the Disabled – 2010
  • Dragonfly Forest Camp counselor – 2012
  • Harvest Hope – 2013
  • Camp counselor – 2007-2009
  • Media Youth Center boys basketball championship coach- 2007-2008

 

SKILLS

  • Leadership and teamwork skills developed through programs and retreats I was invited to attend throughout high school and both the Universities of South Carolina and Susquehanna, as well as through participation and leadership (captain) on various varsity athletic teams
  • Able to create and operate an E-Portfolio web page
  • Efficient in both Mac OSX and Windows operating systems
  • Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Able to use social media platforms
  • Able to use Learning Management software
  • Social skills that are adaptive, charismatic, and relatable

           

INTERESTS

Dog Training and Rehabilitation, Sports and Fitness, Counseling, Philosophy, Motivational and Performance Psychology

 

 

 

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Zemi Moore, LMFT

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Zemi Moore, LMFT

Individual, Couples and Sex Therapist

Zemi Moore is a black female marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples and families. Zemi has dedicated the last 10 years trying to understand the complexity of the human condition and the various modalities to inspiring growth. As a strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapist, she focuses on helping her clients understand how their past experiences, relationships and current thoughts join together to create a unique collage that guides their current behaviors and desires. She believes that once a client understands how the different puzzle pieces come together or interact, they are better able to manage their challenges, reinforce their strengths and can create interconnectedness to others. This perspective lead Zemi to focus her academic and professional career exploring the impact of systems (i.e., couple, friends, community, religion, minority membership, society) and how to utilize the intersectionality of them for the client’s benefit.

Book Appointment: Society Hill

  Cell Phone: 267-297-1029
  Address: 233 s 6th street, Suite C33, Philadelphia PA 19106
  License: MF001149

Zemi has crafted her therapeutic approach by working in a wide range of roles: research assistant, case manager, out-patient therapist, and family-based therapist. She embodies a unique blend of both warm, positive regard and dynamic, logical exploration. As a result, she is able to appeal to the individual who wants to explore tender feelings in a safe and accepting environment, as well as the individual who wants to engage in critical dissection of thoughts with an emphasis on behavioral interventions.

In addition to supporting clients with general mental health challenges, Zemi specializes in couples, minorities/diversity, depression, grief, family legacies, life transitions/milestones and crisis management.

Zemi received her BS in Psychology from Howard University and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree in human sexuality at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Zemi is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).


SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT, does individual, couples, family and group therapy. She works with children and adults. 

Book Appointment: Society Hill

Telephone: (215) 922-LOVE (5683) extension 110
Cell: 267 428 2615
NPI: 1598301822
License: SW133764

Samantha uses an integrative, strengths-based, collaborative approach in sessions to help clients identify the issues they find most important to explore, cultivate self-awareness and identify existing positive coping skills and supports, while using several techniques to tackle multiple sides of an issue. Samantha imparts psychodynamic and relational approaches to delve into the psyche and identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients shift the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are limiting them from reaching their full potential of happiness and efficacy. Samantha also uses mindfulness methods to facilitate self-reflection, grounding and relaxation and enjoys helping clients explore the spiritual and abstract aspects of life. Additionally, Samantha is creative herself and enjoys having clients use art to explore and express themselves when appropriate. 

Samantha believes that everyone deserves to find joy and fulfillment in their lives and that sometimes the guidance, validation, and support of a professional can help clients actualize their greatest potential. She would be honored to facilitate this for her clients. 

Prior to joining the Center for Growth, Samantha spent the last three years treating adults and children in an agency setting in Philadelphia and has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has treated clients with grief, anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, addiction, ADHD, PTSD and trauma. Samantha has also greatly enjoyed getting to work with individuals and couples on issues of communication and emotional and physical intimacy. Before studying to do talk therapy, Samantha practiced for four years as a licensed massage therapist where she learned about how the body stores pain, how to release it, and how the emotional and physical body are interconnected. She has used this to help clients with pain conditions implement stretches, self soothe with deep breathing, and gain a greater awareness of how stress and mental health issues impact the body.

Prior to becoming a mental health therapist, Samantha practiced as a licensed massage therapist and produced music.  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/samihope

Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT, is a licensed social worker with a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University, and a Bachelors of Psychology at Goucher College. Additionally she is a licensed massage therapist.  


SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt ( Curriculum Vitae ) is a university professor, administrator, and private therapist with over a decade’s worth of experience in the field of clinical social work. She received a Master of Social Work, Master of Bioethics, and Doctor of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Assistant Director of the Doctor of Social Work at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. 

Book Appointment: Society Hill

NPI: 1003082462

License CW017247

Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is a commercially and academically published author, and blogs for a variety of websites about reproductive issues, mental health, and coping. Her book for teens, Grieving for the Sibling You Lost: A Teen’s Guide to Coping with Grief and Finding Meaning After Loss (New Harbinger Publications, 2015) is the first self-help book of its kind for adolescents who have experienced the loss of a brother or sister.

Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt’s clinical work centers around the universal human experience of death, dying, and bereavement. She works from a cognitive and narrative perspective, encouraging her clients to tell their stories of loss while also helping them to explore areas where they might benefit from challenging their current perspectives. Using humor, empathy, and non-judgmental approaches, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt considers all elements of a client’s life experience to create a unique, effective and beneficial treatment plan. Her practice is centered on the assumption that we can create personal meaning from our experiences and move from beyond isolation and fear. She is particularly passionate about creating safe spaces for women who have ended a wanted pregnancy due to fetal anomaly as well as helping individuals coming to therapy with a fear of death.

Please note that at this time, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is only accepting new clients who have experienced baby loss. 

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LSW, Director of Professional Development

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LSW, Director of Professional Development

Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW, Director of Program Development

Tonya McDaniel is a licensed social worker who has been working in the field of psychology and sexuality for almost 20 years. Her philosophic outlook is that most people have good intentions and are trying to do the best that they can given the tools they have at their disposal. Her goal as a therapist is to help create a space where clients can feel good about their accomplishments, identify areas that they want to improve, and expand their resources and skills to overcome conflict. She is able to accomplish this by employing a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, narrative, psychodynamic, existential and systemic therapy.

Book Appointment: Society Hill

      Phone: 215-922-LOVE (5683) x409

      NPI 1114442357
      License SW134184


Tonya's strong background in research and education enables her to provide clients a multifaceted perspective on the issues they are facing. She is able to adapt her approach according to the needs of the individual. She will take on the role of a cheerleader, champion, educator, advocate, empathetic listener, and mediator to support clients in reaching their goals.

Currently, Tonya provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy to people who are struggling with various issues, including anxiety, OCD, neurodiversity, ADHD, depression, post-partum depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, grief & loss, sexual functioning, parenting and relationship challenges including polyamory. In addition, Tonya has experience with specific life-adjustment areas, such as transition-to-parenthood, GLBTQ orientation, multicultural issues and intellectual disabilities.

Tonya’s passion for helping people achieve their full potential has led her to present at national conferences; serve on multiple interdisciplinary teams; create sexuality curricula; train staff on sensitive issues; and advise agencies developing sexual relationship policies.

Tonya graduated from Widener University with a Master in Social Work and a Master in Education in Human Sexuality. Additionally, Tonya spent a year studying psychology at the Université du Mirail in Toulouse, France. She is currently working on her PhD that she anticipates obtaining in 2020. 

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW

Shannon Oliver O'Neil, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples and Sex Therapist

Shannon Oliver-O’Neil, MSW, LCSW: Every person deserves to feel safe, happy, and loved. As your therapist, I will work with you to identify barriers and create tools to move towards your goals and create change in your day-to-day life. My methods incorporate behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and arts-based approaches, depending on your needs. In addition to talk therapy, many of my clients engage in journaling, mindfulness exercises, and behavioral activities outside of our sessions. 

Book an AppointmenT: ART MUSEUM 

      Cell Phone:215-922-LOVE (5683) x 410

             NPI 1750789228
             License Number: CW020155

Shannon works with individuals and couples of all genders on a range of issues including: anxiety and panic; anger management; pre-marital counseling; grief; trauma, gender Identity; sexual orientation, low sexual desire; delayed orgasm; out of control/compulsive sexual behavior; managing gender dysmorphia during sex; erectile dysfunction; kink; open relationships and depression. If you don’t see the issues you’re facing in this list, feel free to call and ask about my experience with them! 

In addition to my work as a therapist, I have trained adult educators and health care providers how to better support young people, people of color, and gender nonconforming or trans clients in their care. I bring these tools to my own work as a health care provider.I received my bachelors degree at Northwestern University, my Masters in Social Work and certificate in Sex Therapy at the University of Michigan. 

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Melvin Tillman, MA

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Melvin Tillman, MA

Melvin Tillman, MA

Melvin Tillman offers individual, couples and family therapy, with a specialization of sex therapy. He currently works with clients struggling with anger, anxiety, blended families, depression compulsive behaviors, financial problems, grief, infidelity, panic, phobias, polyamory, self-esteem, sexual harassment, trauma, sexual function / dysfunction. Additionally on Thursday's from 7-8pm he runs our Depression Support Group.     

Book an Appointment

ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE ON A VIRTUAL USING A VIRTUAL VIDEO CONFERENCING PLATFORM

2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Number: 215-922-LOVE (5683)
Cell Number: 267 428 2612

Mr. Tillman joined the Center for Growth in 2016. He completed a one year - post masters fellowship with us and never left! Mr. Tillman received his Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Illinois, and his Masters in Counseling at Northwestern University.  Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University.  His dissertation is on the factors that lead to a healthy, sexual self-image for women living in the USA.  

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: "Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: "Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, CSTS, LCSW, FOUNDER & Executive Director

LICENSE  CW013529
NPI 1568008894

Curriculum Vitae

"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, AAMFT, CSTS, LCSW is the founder and executive director of the Center for Growth Inc / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia, a counseling organization in Center City, Philadelphia. She has 20+ years of experience working with adults and children.  Specifically, she works with children and adolescents struggling with Tourettes, Dyslexia, ADHD, Impulse Control Problems, and adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum Depression, Shame, Trauma, Low Self-Esteem, Grief, Relationship Issues, Sexual Function & Dysfunction, Blended Families and Parenting Concerns. Currently, she provides individual, couples, family therapy and group therapy.  In collaboration with Edney Funeral Home to help people process their grief she is running Self-Care-Sundays and Intensive weekend workshops.  In collaboration with the Philadelphia International Women's Project, she ran for two years a sex therapy group for West African Immigrant Women who have experienced Female Genital Cutting and a sex therapy group for Immigrant Sudanese Women.  Lastly, she offers supervision to both staff and therapists outside of this agency seeking their LCSW or AASECT Certification in sex therapy. 

Ms. Robboy is published in journals and magazines, given lectures to health care professionals and been featured in national periodicals and books. She has appeared as an expert on television and radio talk shows.

Ms. Robboy is a Court Certified Mental Health Expert. Ms. Robboy earned three graduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania;  Masters in Social Work, Post-Masters in Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy with a Specialization in Sex Therapy and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality Education (otherwise known as ABD) as well as a Certificate in Home and School Social Work.  Ms. Robboy is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy and an ABS Certified Sexologist. Additionally she is a Certified Imago Therapist. Lastly she is in the process of becoming certified in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Marina France, LSW

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Marina France, LSW

Marina France, LSW

Marina France is a licensed social worker.  At the Center for Growth she offers individual and couples therapy as well as sex therapy.  Her focus is in treating anxiety, mood disorders, sexual trauma, grief, and serious mental illness. Marina also helps clients work through the concerns of emerging adulthood, challenging life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Marina also has an affinity for adults coming to terms with dysfunction in their families of origin and for those who are working to find their voice in the world. 

Book an Appointment

Marina France:
2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2
Philadelphia PA 19130

Cell Number 267 428 2607

NPI #1023539806
License SW133563

Marina believes that while we often seek therapy to resolve an immediate problem, therapy can also provide insight, skills and healing that help us grow even beyond our initial hopes. While each individual and couple brings a unique set of concerns to therapy, Marina finds that underneath our pressing worries often lie the core themes of our lives: how to love and connect, how to find meaning, and how to live authentically and stand in our own power.

Described by her clients as warm and attentive, Marina offers practical tools to create positive change in your daily life as well as a safe, non-judgmental space for deeper exploration. Marina pays careful attention to your story and tailors her approach to fit the concerns you and she identify together as areas for attention. Marina draws on techniques from mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy to support self-awareness and autonomy, challenge unhelpful beliefs and behaviors, and empower you to make choices that support your goals. She also practices from a relational psychodynamic perspective, emphasizing the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship as a window into the unexplored patterns, beliefs and experiences that may be at the root of current distress. Throughout the therapeutic experience, Marina brings in empathy, humor, authenticity, and a great respect for your unique strengths.

Marina earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She is currently completing a post-master’s program in psychodynamic therapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.




ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Richard (Rick) Brian Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Rick has over 22 years of experience providing both mental health and addiction treatment.  

Book an Appointment

Telephone: 215-922-LOVE (5683) x 407

NPI: 1104394402
License: PC000172

2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia PA 19130

Rick's philosophic outlook consists of believing everyone is capable of transforming themselves.  He is passionate about being a seed in that process of change that helps people become the best version of themselves that they can be.

 Rick specializes in counseling individuals, young adults, seniors, and couples dealing with issues related to anxiety, anger, panic disorder, grief, issues specific to LGBTQ concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), men’s issues, sexual addiction, codependency, and substance-related recoveries.  Rick utilizes many different therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic methods, and experiential techniques designed to help individuals and couples move in the direction that they feel is right for them.  With his laid back, yet structured approach, Rick’s main mission is to work with each client he sees in a collaborative way to help them move from “where they are” to “where they want to be.” 

In his work with both heterosexual and same-sex couples, Rick is very good at maintaining an objective stance so that both sides feel heard and validated.  He utilizes many different therapeutic interventions to help couples move in the direction that they feel is right for them.  He is also good at facilitating effective communication between each person while also maintaining emotional safety. 

Rick prides himself in helping clients do the work they want or need “in the office” so they can apply the tools of new insights and behaviors in their life between sessions and after their counseling is over.   

Aside from direct clinical work, Rick has taught graduate-level courses at universities, written several published articles, as well as implemented community and professional workshops.  He is a competent, compassionate, and well-rounded clinician that is dedicated to the well-being of each of his clients.

Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and National Certified Counselor (NCC).  In 2014, Rick was awarded the Betty J. McDonough Treatment Award by the Council on Chemical Abuse in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  This honor recognized Rick’s compassion and commitment in helping individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction. 

 


SOCiETY HILL OFFICE Maryam Mansur

SOCiETY HILL OFFICE Maryam Mansur

Maryam Mansur LLB, Therapy Intern

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SHE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF OUR OTHER THERAPISTS WHO ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES. 





Maryam Mansur, LLB is currently a practicum student undertaking a one-year traineeship at the Center for Growth. She works with both individuals and couples. She works with a diverse group of clients ranging from those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, career changes, OCD, self- esteem issues, and relationship issues. Maryam is also committed to working with clients from racial, ethnic, religious and sexual minority backgrounds. Maryam believes in using an integrative approach when it comes to therapy and tailors her approach to what is best suited to a client’s particular needs and issues. She believes in using a flexible and inclusive approach as she believes in treating each client as a unique individual with their own personal preferences, beliefs and goals.

Book Appointment: Society Hill 

Phone 484-589-0927

Prior to pursuing Counseling, Maryam worked as a lawyer. She is a firm believer in social justice and these same values have led her to pursue a career in counseling.  During her time as a lawyer Maryam was working primarily in public interest litigation and research. She also served as a law clerk for Justice Asif Saeed Khosa of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 2013 to 2015. She received her Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of London International Program. She is also currently a Fulbright Grantee and is pursuing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. 

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE Tanisha Thorpe-Moore

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE Tanisha Thorpe-Moore

Tanisha Thorpe-Moore Intern Therapist

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SHE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF OUR OTHER THERAPISTS WHO ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES. 





Tanisha Thorpe-Moore is currently a student in the Clinical Mental Health Master’s Degree program offered at Capella University. She is doing a one year internship at The Center for Growth (ending in January 2021). She works with children and adolescents, senior citizens, couples, and adults struggling with guilt, grief & loss, depression, panic attacks, anger management, low self-esteem, anxiety, dysfunction, parenting, pregnancy, motivation, post- partum depression, trauma, crisis, PTSD, and life transitions. She does great with facilitating a safe environment for expressing/feeling emotions, rapport building, self-reflection, grounding, identifying causes for behaviors, and composing coping skills and tools to better equip clients to weather the storms of life. Tanisha is experienced in transitioning into the new roles of being a new mother and wife.

Book Appointment: Society Hill 

Phone 267-713-3345

Tanisha draws on techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, mindfulness, existential therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution focused therapy. Tanisha is a very empathetic listener and devoted to helping clients better navigate through complex systems, manage significant life transitions, and mobilize clients’ resources and time to achieve their goals in and outside of therapy. Tanisha aspires to have each client leave therapy in a better place than they were in prior to beginning therapy.

Prior to pursuing a career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tanisha worked in the mental health field for over 6 years as a direct worker and as a director of a group home for children with an array of serious mental health diagnosis. As well as two years in child welfare provide case management to families and children. Tanisha also has over 10 years of experience with customer service. She has performed her years of customer service working in retail, food management, property management, clerical, college administration, and customer support services. Tanisha graduated from high school in 2006, she completed her Psychology Bachelor’s degree at Delaware State University in 2013. Her anticipated graduation for her Master’s degree is July 2020. 

Growing up in the less fortunate communities of Philadelphia, Tanisha saw a need for better mental health resources in her community. She grew up being the person that her friends and families sought after for comfort and guidance on how to cope and navigate through life and family challenges. Watching families torn apart due to lack of tools and resources caused her to want to help promote change in clients’ lives. Tanisha was called to do this work from her being a helping type of person. Tanisha is dedicated to her clients and can take on the role of advocate, motivator, support, mediator, listener, and educator when needed.

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Cayla Bailey

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Cayla Bailey

Cayla Bailey, Intern

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SHE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF OUR OTHER THERAPISTS WHO ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES. 






Cayla Bailey is currently a doctoral student completing a one-year internship at the Center for Growth. With her strong passion for mental health and social justice advocacy, coupled with her educational background focused on multiculturalism and diversity, Cayla aims to provide a therapeutic environment in which the client feels safe and empowered to overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. She understands the importance of meeting the client where they are and forming a collaborative relationship to develop the skills and techniques needed to motivate change and promote growth in the client’s life. She is client comfort centered as this approach allows for a cohesive and productive therapeutic alliance.

 

Cayla has experiencing working with clients with substance use disorder and who have experienced trauma. She provides therapy for individuals and couples of all backgrounds and gender identities. She utilizes an integrative approach in order to address a variety of concerns including: substance abuse, grief, trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual addiction, sexual dysfunctions, diverse relationships, and other human sexuality concerns.

 

Cayla is a graduate of Rutgers University and is currently attending Chestnut Hill College in pursuit of her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her rescue dogs and traveling, as well as staying up to speed on current events. She realizes that issues that arise in an ever-evolving society require an open mind, patience, and an ability to be non-partisan. She is passionate in helping you overcome life’s struggles however they present on your own terms.

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

ART MUSEUM OFFICE: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Chrysoula Iliopoulou Intern

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SHE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.  PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF OUR OTHER THERAPISTS WHO ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES. 





Chrysoula Iliopoulou is doing an 8 month Internship at The Center for Growth.  At the Center for Growth she works with individuals, couples and groups.  To the internship she brings  four years of clinical experiences in the area of sexuality, anxiety, anger, trauma, body image and self confidence.   Chrysoula uses a systems approach and strongly believes that therapy is a space for clients to feel safe to unpack their personal, social, and cultural realities. 

She earned her BA in Psychology from the Panteion University of Athens, Greece. She is a third-year graduate student at Widener University, studying concurrently Social Work and Sex Therapy. 



SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Angie Dion MFT LMFT

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Angie Dion MFT LMFT

Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

Angie Dion is a licensed marriage and family therapist in PA. She has extensive experience working with couples. Her focus is helping couples to have stronger and more intimate relationships. Angie also explores and helps couples and individuals navigate how to have healthier sexual relationships with themselves and each other. Angie also has extensive experience working with children, teens and their families utilizing family based therapy.

Book Appointment: Society Hill

            Phone Number:  215-922-LOVE (5683) x 412

            NPI 1548698046
            License MF000716

Angie received her Masters degree from Thomas Jefferson University and did her internship and training at the Council for Relationships and the Institute for Sex Therapy in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a therapist, Angie worked with runaway and homeless youth in NH.


Angie is a strengths based therapist and will help you to draw out the supports in your life as well as what you do well. Angie believes in a collaborative approach that helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship. She is passionate about helping clients to feel safe so that they can explore all aspects of their lives and improve upon them. Angie's systemic thinking will help you to identify how all the parts of yourself and your life interact and intersect with one another.

Some of Angie's areas of expertise are: couples work, sexual function & dysfunction, sex addiction, anxiety and anger management, grief work and helping people to work through a breakup or divorce. Angie also has experience in treating trauma in children and teens using Trauma Art Narrative Therapy.

Angie is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as well as the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Angie is currently working to become an AAMFT approved supervisor as well as an AASECT certified therapist.

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Emily Endres

SOCIETY HILL OFFICE: Emily Endres

Emily Endres, Intern

Emily Endres is a current Master’s in Counseling Psychology student.  She is doing a one year internship at the Center for Growth. She offers low-fee therapy for individuals and partners. She works with clients grieving losses of all kinds, including the death of a family member, partner or friend, unemployment, loss of health or mobility, and loss of a significant relationship. Emily also works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, trauma, self-esteem, and identity issues. She provides therapy for diverse types of partnerships including LGBTQ and non-monogamous partners, and focuses on relationship issues including infidelity, navigating open relationships, communication issues, boundary issues, and desire differences. Additionally, on Fridays she runs a Grief Support Group.


Book Appointment: Society Hill 

Telephone: (215) 922-LOVE (5683) extension 12

Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, Emily worked internationally in the healthcare and public health arena as a researcher and project manager. Emily conducted qualitative research, workshops, trainings and working groups in low- and middle-income countries on public health issues including sexual and reproductive health, clean water and sanitation, and primary healthcare. She has also worked and volunteered in a variety of health settings in the United States including long-term care facilities, community health clinics, and hospitals. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.