Dr. Foust, Clinical Director

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.

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              Cell Phone: 267-262-8515 

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). 

"Libby" Elizabeth Diamond, LMFT, MEd

"Libby" Elizabeth Diamond, LMFT, MEd

Libby Diamond, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Libby Diamond, ABD, MEd, LMFT is the Director of Quality Assurance overseeing best practices for the clinicians at the Center for Growth including their maintenance of records and delivery of services.

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Cell Phone Number: 267-428-2607

        NPI: 1174032916

She provides individual, couple, and sex therapy services for issues including sexual problems, relationship conflict, infidelity, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and adjustment through life transitions. She uses an experiential and narrative approach to help people better understand their emotional experiences, interrupt negative cycles of interaction, and begin to create the space for a better future. She has been in the Marriage and Family therapy field for over five years, at the Center for Growth for two years in April of 2016, and has over half of the required clinical hours towards a license in marriage and family therapy she expects to finish this year.

She received her Master of Science degree with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. She was trained in collaborative family healthcare with a post-degree certificate in Medical Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Medical family therapy uses a holistic approach to understanding the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that impact the variety of struggles people experience. She also has experience in family-based therapy and trauma informed care working with children with severe emotional disturbances. She worked as a Family Life and Sexuality Education Specialist delivering the At-Promise curriculum to 9th graders in an after school program for the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. She completed her Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality in 2015 and all of her doctoral coursework except her dissertation for her PhD.

She is passionate about instructing medical providers on how to address sexuality with their patients. Her dissertation topic was inspired by her experience with the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholars program and coauthoring a curriculum for the residency training program in child and adolescent psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. She also currently teaches statistics for psychology as an adjunct in the Psychology Department at Temple University.

Angie Dion MFT LMFT

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.

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            Cell Phone Number:  267-428-2613

            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.

Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

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. 

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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.

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..

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt

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.

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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 bereavement clients.

Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC,

Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC,

Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, Fellow at TCFG

Jaclyn Jacobs is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and doctoral student completing a one-year internship at The Center for Growth. She works with individuals and couples of all backgrounds and identities experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, grief, and sexuality issues. She aims to be an ally and an advocate for all of her clients and to foster an open and collaborative therapeutic environment.

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Cell Phone  #  267 - 428 - 2513

During her Master’s program, Ms. Jacobs offered individual therapy and psychological evaluations for pre- and post-operative abdominal transplant patients at UNC Hospitals.She has also worked as a sexual health counselor offering STI testing and sex education at a free community clinic in North Carolina.

Ms. Jacobs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Georgetown University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University.

Croy Laughlin MS

Croy Laughlin MS

Croy Laughlin, MS, is a current doctoral student interning at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia

Croy Laughlin, MS, is a current doctoral student interning at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia. A published researcher, Croy is entering the second year of his program and offers clients low fee services. 

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Cell Phone #  267-428-2517

Croy has over five years of direct therapeutic experience working on fostering growth and independence in special needs children with a focus on individuals suffering from ASD. Croy provides therapy for adults, children, teens, and couples looking to address concerns with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship concerns, as well as a host of others using an integrative approach. 

Croy earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Saint Joseph's University and is pursuing a doctoral degree from Chestnut Hill University. In his spare time, Croy enjoys reading all genres of books and practicing a variety of string instruments including guitar, electric bass, and cello. Croy looks forward to bringing his experience to the Center for Growth and is excited to continue his education to better provide for the community.

Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LSW

Tonya McDaniel, MEd, MSW, LSW

Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

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.

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      Cell Phone: 267-428-2611

      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, grief & loss, anxiety, ADHD, depression, post-partum depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma, sexual functioning, parenting and relationship concerns. 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 2018. 

Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW

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. 

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        Cell Phone: 267-428-2610

             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. 

Melvin Tillman, MA

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.     

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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.  

"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

"Alex" Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

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

LICENSE  CW013529
NPI 1699986844

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 people struggling with addiction, impulse control problems, 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.  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 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.  Additionally, Ms. Robboy is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy and an ABS Certified Sexologist. Lastly, she is a Certified Imago Therapist.