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Dennis Given, Psy.D.

Dr. Dennis Given

Licensed Psychologist & Director

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology - LaSalle University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Millersville University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Illness

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Dr. Eileen Lightner

Eileen Lightner, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • APA Accredited Internship - Reading Hospital & Medical Center
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – West Chester University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)
  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

 

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties:

  • Depression, Anxiety & Substance Abuse in Adults & Teens
  • Co-occuring Mental Health Disorders
  • Chronic Illness

Publications:

Freeman, A., Lightner, E., & Golden, B. A.  (2010). Treatment of Depression in Primary Care Medical Practice.  In DiTomasso, R. T., Golden, B. A., & Morris, H.  (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care.  New York, NY:  Springer Publishing Company.

Lightner, E. & McConatha, J. T.  (1995).  Factors affecting supervisory referrals to employee assistance programs:  The impact of race and gender.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 10 (6), 179-188.

McConatha, J. T., Lightner, E., & Deaner, S. L.  (1994).  Culture, age and gender as variables in the expression of emotions.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9 (3), 481-488.


 

Chanelle T. Bishop-Gilyard, Psy.D.

Dr. Chanelle T. Bishop-Gilyard

Licensed Psychologist

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - LaSalle University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Obesity - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Masters of Arts in Psychology - LaSalle University

  • Masters of Science in  Experimental Health Psychology - Saint Joseph’s University

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Saint Joseph’s University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division - Society for Pediatric Psychology
  • Philadelphia Association for Behavior Therapists
  • The Obesity Society

Specialties:

  • Pediatric Obesity & Weight Management
  • Depression & Anxiety in Children and Teens

Publications:

Butryn ML, Wadden TA, Rukstalis MR, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Xanthopoulos MS, Louden D, Berkowitz RI. Maintenance of weight loss in adolescents: current status and future directions. J Obes (online publication, 2010 (DOI:10.1155/2010/789280).

 

Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Gehrman CA, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Moore RH, Womble L, Cronquist JL, Katz L, Trumpikas N, Xanthopoulos MS. Meal replacements in the treatment of adolescent obesity: A randomized controlled trial. Obesity (advance online publication, 9 December 2010 (DOI:10.1038/oby.2010.288)

Bishop-Gilyard CT, Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Gehrman CA, Cronquist JL, Moore RH. Weight reduction in obese adolescents with and without binge eating. Obesity (advance online publication, 14 October 2010 (DOI:10.1038/oby.2010.249).

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Dr. Susanna Francies

Susanna Francies, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - LaSalle University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - LaSalle University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Education - Bennington College

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties:

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting & treatment of young children
  • Loss & Grief

Alexandra Duncan-Ramos, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Alexandra Duncan-Ramos, Psy.D.

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Clinical Health and Counseling Psychology - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

 

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship problems and conflicts
  • Adjusting to new medical diagnosis and living with chronic illness
  • Geriatric depression, anxiety and life transitions

Jesse D. Matthews

Jesse D. Matthews, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - Immaculata University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - West Chester University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)

 

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Integrative (Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic & Humanistic)

Specialties:

  • Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • ADHD and behavior issues
  • Depression/Mood issues
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Work/life balance

 


Judith A. Freed, M.A. Judy Freed

Licensed Psychologist

 

Education

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - West Chester University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Marital/relationship problems
  • Women's issues
  • Stress management
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Dermatillomania (skin picking)

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)
  • Trichotillomania Learning Center, Inc.

Dr. Noelle Stewart

Noelle Stewart, Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology -  Immaculata University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

 

Theoretical Orientation:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties:

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence, and identity issues
 

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