Helen L. Imel, MS, LPC


Welcome!  As a therapist I strive to build a warm, trusting therapeutic environment to help each client reach their own personal goals. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Pennsylvania with years of experience in helping clients with a variety of concerns. 

I believe each individual has their own unique set of strengths and that therapy can help identify and develop those. As a therapist I understand that an individual's life challenges are personal and can often feel overwhelming. My goal is to help clients develop a "tool kit" of skills and strategies they can use to help manage those challenges.

Improving relationships is something I am passionate about and communication is often key to this improvement. I help my clients develop skills to effectively communicate their wants and needs and also to actively listen to the wants and needs of others. These skills help improve and strengthen life's relationships.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you as you take the next step toward positive life changes. 

Kathy D. Richardson, MA, NCC, LPC, RPT-S


Hi! My goal as a clinician is to build a warm, safe, and trusting relationship to allow individuals, couples, and families space to grow into their fullest potential. I view counseling as an opportunity to identify and build on strengths, with a focus on the whole person: mind, body, and spirit; rather than as a diagnosis or a set of symptoms. I have over 16 years of experience working with people of all ages, with a variety of issues and concerns. I believe that everyone has the potential for health and happiness; my role is to accompany you on that journey.

I have specialized education focused on integrating spirituality and/or religion into treatment as a means for positive coping and healing. As a Registered Play Therapy - Supervisor (RPT-S), I have extensive experience working with families utilizing play therapy, sand tray, Filial Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I am currently pursuing my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Loyola University Maryland in the Pastoral Counseling Department. This is an interfaith program, and my studies include two research fellowships studying violence, spirituality, and post-traumatic growth, as well as race, culture, and resilience in urban education.

I'd love to talk with you about helping you reach your personal goals.

Megan Sparks, MS, LPC


Hi!  Everyone has their struggles. It's my hope to be able to work collaboratively to help find the strength you already had within yourself to grow to your fullest potential and work through some of life's challenges. Building rapport is essential. I enjoy working with a diverse population. I have worked extensively with young children, preteens, teens, and parents for the past 8 years. I also have experience helping adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma.

My areas of specialty include: Trauma and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, child & family relational issues, domestic violence, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, children's behavioral issues, and play therapy for children.

I provide a warm and inviting space for both children and adults. You can find a homelike space that provides a comforting environment for you to work through life's challenges. Children can also find a playful space that allows them to express themselves in a safe and relaxing playroom.

I look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you make mindful changes to a positive recovery.

Mary T. McManaman, PhD


Hi! Do you feel as though you're just getting by rather than truly enjoying your life, career, or relationships? Are you anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Do you feel lost and unsure of yourself? If so, you may be wondering if therapy can help. 

I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can help you regain your ability to find joy in your daily life, strengthen your sense of self, and cope with stress. I take an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring sessions to suit the needs of my clients. I value humor, kindness, and warmth in creating an accepting and nonjudgmental environment for each client.

I am a Licensed Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Development Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in Human Development from the University of California, Berkeley. I have experience with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and I especially enjoy working with clients to explore issues related to family and relationships, identity development, and major life transitions. I work primarily with adolescents and adults and provide individual, couples, and family therapy.

I look forward to working with you as we build upon your strengths and explore areas for growth.

Gena Braiterman-Harting, LCSW, RPT


Hi! I have an enthusiastic passion for helping children and adults discover their own strengths to overcome life’s challenges. It is important to me as a therapist to provide a safe, trusting, and playful environment that nurtures healing and growth for children of all ages. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania with over 16 years of experience in helping families and indvidiuals.  I individualize my treatment for each client by using an ecclectic approach in my practice that include Cognitive- Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness work, client- centered therapy, Bibliotherapy, and Sand tray.

 As a Register play therapist, I use both directive and non-directive therapy interventions and a child friendly playroom. Play therapy is an evidenced – based modality that has been effective in treating issues that many children are faced with today including trauma, divorce, depression, anxiety, school behavior problems, school refusal, social skills, bullying, abuse, ADHD, adjustment disorders, parenting issues, sibling relational problems, and parent-child conflicts.  I also have specialized training in Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Julie Kowalski, MA, LPC


Welcome!  As a therapist it is my goal to support individuals as they strive to achieve a better quality of life that they desire and deserve. I provide a safe and secure environment where my clients can work on their personal goals without judgment.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years experience working in the mental health field.  I provide individual psychotherapy for adults, older adolescents and couples.  I use several evidence-based approaches including client centered therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, strengths based therapy and reality therapy.

My experience includes treatment for a wide range of concerns including chronic depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. My passion is working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Many times just telling your story can bring healing from your traumatic past. I know this can be difficult so I make it my priority to create a warm, accepting safe place where you are able to do that. I will help you recognize how your trauma has and may continue to be still affecting you. I will also help you recognize any negative thought patterns then work with you to develop new positive ones. 

I received my education from The University of Valley Forge, formerly known as Valley Forge Christian College where I majored in Pastoral Counseling. I continued my education at Medaille College where I received a Masters' degree in Mental Health Counseling. 

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you toward your own personal goals.