Fees

An effort is made to keep fees for psychological services moderate and affordable. Fees are usually limited to a modest co-pay. We accept all major commercial insurance plans. See other frequently asked questions.

Insurance Plans

Philmont Guidance Center accepts all major commercial insurance plans, including:

  • Personal Choice
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Keystone 65
  • Amerihealth
  • United Health
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Aetna/USHC HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Penn Behavioral Health
  • Blue Chip
  • Medicare
  • Pacificare
  • Total Care

Appointments

Philmont Guidance Center attempts to schedule appointments promptly. Schedule an appointment.

Staff

Philmont Guidance Center is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, families, adults and couples confront and conquer their mental health challenges.

Daniel G. Hartman, MD

Medical Director and CEO

Dr. Hartman is Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Philmont Guidance Center, and sees patients at all three of our locations. He is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has experience in managing patients in all levels of care, having been the Director of Child and Adolescent Services at The Horsham Clinic, the Medical Director of The Bridge (a drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents) and Medical Director of Wordsworth Human Services. He continues to be a consulting psychiatrist at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and pediatric mood disorders including Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Hartman has been at the forefront of the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, providing hope for many patients with treatment resistant Major Depression. Dr. Hartman lectures on these subjects to parent, teacher and professional groups. You may also visit his blog, The Sidewalk Psychiatrist at www.thesidewalkpsychiatrist.com.

Staff by location

Our board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists and social workers offer a wide spectrum of expertise at our three convenient locations in the Philadelphia area. Please click on the location-specific tabs below to review our staff.

Our Huntingdon Valley office

Address: 727 Welsh Road, Suite 202, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: 215-914-2119
Fax: 215-914-1663

Kathy Einbinder-Schatz, M.Ed., LPC, CACD

Clinical Director

Kathy is the Clinical Director for Philmont Guidance Center. She is a graduate of Temple University with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor treating all forms of addiction and recovery. Kathy is certified in Trauma Recovery based on building safety and self-love. During her work in an out-patient drug and alcohol treatment facility she developed a family based program to rebuild family relationships and foster sobriety. Kathy has experience treating acutely distressed individuals in Intensive Out-Patient Therapy struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and bipolar and other mood disorders.

Kathy has an eclectic approach to therapy incorporating Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness philosophies towards creating change and well-being. She specializes in building self-esteem, recovery from trauma and addictions and treating mood disorders. She currently facilitates a popular group for individuals with bipolar disorder focusing on symptom management, relationships and building support systems. Kathy also works with couples to improve relationships and learn healthy communication skills. She treats adolescents and adults in individual, couples, family and group formats in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Harry Amarnick, M.A., LMFT

Harry Amarnick received his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has completed specialized training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) in which acceptance and mindfulness in conjunction with commitment and behavioral strategies are used to facilitate positive change. Harry has experience in Community Behavioral Health working with individuals and families. Harry specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, OCD, grief and loss, relationships and family issues. He believes in the healing power of mindful acceptance in non-judgmental compassion is his clinical work. He uses an eclectic mix of Mindfulness based interventions, Systemic Family Therapy, Narrative, Humanistic and Solution Focused Therapies in his treatment of adolescents, adults and seniors. Harry works in our Huntingdon Valley office.

Kenneth Chatzinoff, MS

Kenneth Chatzinoff received his graduate degree from Penn State University. He is a Licensed Psychologist with over twenty years of experience working in the field of corrections. He continued his clinical work in a variety of community based mental health treatment centers providing out-patient therapy. Ken has a client centered focus to psychotherapy with cognitive behavioral techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders including depression, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. He treats children age 10 and over, adolescents and adults in individual and family sessions. Ken is available in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Mary Cole-Cerone, MSW, LCSW

Mary Cole-Cerrone received a Master's degree in Social Administration from Temple University in 1980. She completed a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Family Institute of Philadelphia in 1996. She has practiced in the field of Child Welfare working with families through the Family Preservation Program of the Department of Human Services for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with child abuse and neglect, adoption and fostering issues, conflict resolution and anger management. Mary now enjoys focusing her clinical expertise on building strong family relationships, couple counseling, life-stage transitions, recovery from trauma (physical and sexual abuse), and mind-body practices. She uses a multi-systems and cognitive behavioral therapies infused with meditation, relaxation and yoga exercises. Mary sees children eight years old and older, adolescents and adults in individual, family or couples sessions in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Kathy Hayden, MCAT, LPC, ADTR

Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years clinical experience treating all ages. She received a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann (Drexel) University. She is a board-certified movement therapist (DMT) having achieved the highest standards of education and clinical practice to be a member of the Academy of Dance Therapists Registered (ADTR). Kathleen's specialized training and experience includes: treatment of depression, anger management, eating disorders, adolescent developmental/adjustment issues, substance abuse and trauma recovery. Kathleen also has extensive expertise in mind-body awareness techniques for stress and anxiety reduction, restoration of well-being and increased self-confidence. Her creative use of art and movement therapy make her a favorite among our young population. Kathleen treats children, adolescents and adults at the Huntingdon Valley and Erdenheim offices.

Samuel Hogg, MA, MFT, LMFT

Samuel Hogg earned his Master’s degree in Psychology of Communication from Temple University and a Master’s in Family Therapy from Hahnemann University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sam also teaches Family Communication at Villanova University and is a clinical member and past President for the Center for Contextual Therapy and Allied Studies. Sam has trained and supervised colleagues in family therapy. His work with adolescents in a Philadelphia School directed his quest for understanding and working with systemic issues such as school and families and pushed him towards Contextual Therapy.

Sam works with individuals and couples in a family context. He guides people to address the touchstones of their existence--loyalty, justice, and trust--breakdowns of which most often underlie behavioral and emotional symptoms such as rage, depression and other mood struggles, anxiety, defiance, disruptive behavior and ADHD. Sam sees children, adolescents and adults in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Michael Goldblatt, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldblatt received his degree in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 1967. For several years, Dr. Goldblatt was a lecturer and supervisor at the renowned Behavior Therapy Institute which was founded and directed by Joseph Wolpe, MD, the father of Behavior Therapy. Dr. Goldblatt has over forty years of clinical and administrative experience and is a recognized pioneer of cognitive-behavioral therapy. As a Charter Clinical Fellow of The Behavior Therapy and Research Society, Dr. Goldblatt is among an exclusive group worldwide. He was a member of the faculty of The Family Institute of Philadelphia and Temple University School of Medicine for many years and was formally on staff at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Dr. Goldblatt has trained hundreds of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers and has written over thirty articles and papers dealing with a wide range of childhood disorders including autism and social phobia. He is currently a Clinical Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He was the founder and Executive Director of Philmont Guidance Center until his retirement from that position in 2006. He has remained involved in the clinical care of patients of all ages, with expertise in dealing with disorders of young children. Dr. Glodblatt treats children as young as five years of age, adolescents, adults and seniors in the Huntingdon Valley office.

James Lutz, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW

James Lutz received a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Technology at Hahnemann Medical College in 1982. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has attained designation as a Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) through the National Association of Social Workers. He is also a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist with extensive knowledge in vocational and employment related issues.

James has been working with families to build relationships, resolve conflicts and manage symptomatic behaviors throughout his career. He specializes in areas of under employment, drugs and alcohol, adolescents, and families. He has facilitated vocational training opportunities and helped individuals negotiate Workers’ Compensation issues. Depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and PTSD are some of James’ clinical areas of expertise. James’ clinical orientation to therapy incorporates a balanced combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He sees children, adolescents, adults and seniors in individual, couples and family sessions. James is available in our Huntingdon Valley office.

Martha Meadows, MSW, LCSW

Martha Meadows received her Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University in 1982. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1990 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over twenty-five years of experience in treating mental health and substance abuse issues in out-patient and prison settings. Her extensive background in forensic issues fostered specialization in suicide assessments and prevention, codependency issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, drug and alcohol counseling, issues with ethics and boundaries, identification of abuse, and issues with death and dying. Martha’s therapeutic orientation combines cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive psychotherapy in the treatment of behavioral and mood disorders of adults and seniors. She works with individuals and couples. Martha is available in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Merril Paletz, PhD

Dr. Paletz received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1968 with a specialty in child psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist with board certification at the National Register of Psychologists. He has received specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy. He is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania and works with patients of all age groups. Dr. Paletz has experience working with dually diagnosed individuals with mental health and intellectual disabilities. He has over 20 years of experience as a School Psychologist in the Philadelphia School District performing assessments and evaluations. He has been providing his expert services at Philmont Guidance Center since 2002 working with individuals and their families.

Dr. Paletz specializes in the area of behavioral management of children, learning disabilities, hypnotic relaxation for anxiety and pain reduction, and assertiveness training. Dr. Paletz uses a combination of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies. He sees patients of all ages; children, adolescents, adults and seniors in the Huntingdon Valley and Doylestown offices.

Ruth Parzen, MSW, LCSW

Ruth earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University in 1993. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has extensive crisis and trauma experience following her work with the military and families following 911. She has also treated PTSD in Holocaust Survivors and other seniors. Ruth’s clinical practice recognized for her work with trauma, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression and PTSD. She uses primarily Cognitive Behavioral therapy with Solution Focused interventions in therapy and specific strategies from CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) in her treatment of trauma and PTSD. Ruth treats adults and seniors in individual and couples counseling in our Huntingdon Valley office.

Joe Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Joe Schatz is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Associate and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy College and his Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on attaining his Doctoral Degree at Gwynedd Mercy University. Joe started his career working at a pediatric subacute partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents. He has developed and implemented a specialized program which integrated physical and behavioral health services within a large community mental health center and continues to emphasize the strong connection between physical and emotional health. He has served as an external consultant at a local State-run psychiatric institution. In addition to clinical practice, Joe enjoys teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and has spoken at national conferences. Joe sees children, adolescents and adults at both our Huntingdon Valley and Erdenheim offices.

Karen Schoch, MAC, LPC, CAPC

Karen has her Master’s degree in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Certificate in Advanced Professional Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Karen continued her specialized training at the Global Trauma Recovery Institute for trauma recovery and ongoing training in play therapy at The Family Play Therapy Center. Karen has obtained a Certificate in the use of Sand Tray Therapy with teens and adults as an adjunct form of non-verbal expression. Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked at a non-profit faith-based counseling center and in private practice.

Karen specializes in work with children and adolescents using a combination of Play Therapy and other modalities. Her orientation to therapy combines the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapies, Contextual Family therapy, and Spiritual/Faith Based Therapies. She enjoys working with young adults with anxiety and depression issues and all types of family issues including; relationship building, marriage and couples’ issues, parenting skills and communication techniques. A Textile artist herself, Karen also enjoys working with artists who are experiencing blocks in their creativity. Karen is available in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Mathew Verghese, MSW, LCSW, MFT

Mathew earned his MSW degree at Madras School of social Work in Madras, India. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Family Therapy degree from Hahnemann (Drexel) University. Recently continuing his expertise with a certification in Couples Therapy from The Couples Institute in California. Mathew utilizes psychodynamic, attachment and developmental systems approaches in therapy. He adds balance with mindfulness and brain science information, which he studied to the pre-doctoral level at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and Panic Disorder. Mathew works extensive with couples and families. He treats children 10 years and above, adolescents, adults and families. Mathew is available in the Huntingdon Valley office.

Our Flourtown/Erdenheim office

Address: 717 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 300, Erdenheim, PA 19038
Phone: 215-233-2425
Fax: 215-233-2435

John Ivers, MSW, LCSW

Associate Director

John Ivers is the Associate Director of Philmont Guidance Center. He received his Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University in 1992. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. John’s clinical experience began in in-patient mental health hospitals working with acutely distressed adolescents and adults. He also provided therapeutic services to young men with mental health and mental disabilities residing in a group home. John has provided his skills in an out-patient setting for many years and serves as Philmont’s on-call crisis interventionist.

John practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness in his treatment of individuals with a wide range of mental health concerns. He works with children with developmental disorders, ADHD, social skill deficiencies and behavioral disorders using a combination of “talk therapy”, role-playing and family therapy. He teaches parenting skills, building developmentally appropriate expectations and goals, and disciplining techniques. John has extensive experience with psychopharmacology and helps individuals with medication management issues to best facilitate their visits with a Psychiatrist. John specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, childhood disorders, anger management and abuse. He works with individuals and families and provides couples counseling as needed. John is available in the Erdenheim office.

Antonio Bentley, Psy.D, LPC, CAADC

Dr. Bentley received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Dr. Bentley has extensive experience working with mental health in-patient care and within a partial hospital program setting. Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dr. Bentley has instructed DBT principles for over 8 years.

Dr. Bentley describes himself as an educator of psycho-social paradigms and uses a combination of principles from DBT (cognitive therapy and mindfulness), early attachment theories, strength-based approaches, and neuro-biological influences to teach stress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. He treats adolescents and adults with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, anger management and stress management issues and co-occurring issues with drugs and alcohol. Dr. Bentley is available in the Erdenheim office.

Mary Ann Baron, LPC, MGPGP

Mary Ann earned her Master’s Degree in Group Psychotherapy from Hahnemann University in 1996 after completing a two year internship at the Children’s Psychiatric Unit at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the American Mental Health Counselling Association (AMHCA) and past President of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counseling Association (PAMHCA). She is also a former board member of the Philadelphia Group Psychotherapy Society. Mary Ann is a Licensed Professional counselor and has been a therapist for over 20 years with children and families in a variety of therapeutic settings including; inpatient, partial hospital and out-patient. Before training to be a psychotherapist, she worked as an Early Childhood Educator with abused children and children with developmental delays. She also founded and ran a Developmental Early Learning Center for preschool children using Montessori and open classroom strategies.

Mary Ann combines play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness techniques in individual sessions with children ages 3 – 14 years of age. She specializes in the integration of play and family therapies to address child and family problems using Parent-Child Filial Play therapy. Mary Ann treats children with issues of ADD, ADHD, trauma, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, separation difficulties, tic disorders and oppositional behaviors. Mary Ann also does consultations with teachers and school counselors. She focuses on Helping children express feelings in a safe and supportive environment and learn problem solving techniques, communication and social skills to empower them to live happier lives. Family therapy is important complement to a child’s therapy by involving parents in their child’s treatment. Mary Ann also sees adults of all ages with issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting skills and life changes such as divorce, job changes or retirement. Mary Ann is available in our Erdenheim office.

Carol Campbell, Ed.D.

Dr. Campbell received a M.A. degree in experimental psychology from Temple University. A post-master's certificate in School Psychology from Millersville University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on clinical and developmental psychology as well as philosophy from Fairleigh-Dickinson's University. She did an internship at Lousie Sandlar's Preschool program at the Franklin Institute as well as an internship in Neuropsychology at Graduate Hospital. She was the Psychologist and co-Director of a multi-district preschool program for children with developmental challenges. She co-sponsored the development of innovative programming at Deveraux Foundation using animals and music. She is trained in contemporary objects relations therapy as well as other standard treatment modalities. She has extensive experience with problems related to anxiety, depression and issues related to sexuality. She sees children and couples as well as adults.

Dr. Campbell spent part of her childhood in England, she is mother and a grand-mother, a gardener and a new pickle ball player! She considers it a privilege to have worked with the many people she has. Dr. Campbell is available in the Erdenheim office.

Ann Marie DeVizia, MS, LPC

Ann Marie DeVizia received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Duquensne University in 1977. She became a National Certified Counselor in 1990 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2003. Ann Marie has counseled individuals in acute care psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers and in schools as a Preventative Counselor, and currently in out-patient therapy. Ann Marie uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in her treatment of older children (age 12 and older), adolescents and adults. She specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and addictions. Ann Marie also provides marital/couples counseling and family therapy. Ann Marie is available through the Erdenheim office.

Kathy Hayden, MCAT, LPC, ADTR

Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years clinical experience treating all ages. She received a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann (Drexel) University. She is a board-certified movement therapist (DMT) having achieved the highest standards of education and clinical practice to be a member of the Academy of Dance Therapists Registered (ADTR). Kathleen's specialized training and experience includes: treatment of depression, anger management, eating disorders, adolescent developmental/adjustment issues, substance abuse and trauma recovery. Kathleen also has extensive expertise in mind-body awareness techniques for stress and anxiety reduction, restoration of well-being and increased self-confidence. Her creative use of art and movement therapy make her a favorite among our young population. Kathleen treats children, adolescents and adults at the Huntingdon Valley and Erdenheim offices.

Mandy Myers, MSW, LSW

Mandy Myers obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Licensed Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical experience. She practices a Client Centered model of psychotherapy with proven techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mandy specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression and also provides drug and alcohol recovery services. She sees adolescents and adults 16 years old and older in our Erdenheim office.

Maris Menin, MSW, LCSW

Maris Menin received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 1998. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Maris was the program coordinator for a Brief Strategic Family Therapy program called Strong Parents Actively Raising Kids Successfully (SPARKS) working with schools systems and Family Court to improve family interactions, school performance and reduce truancy. Maris uses a Cognitive Behavioral model of therapy and the Parenting Skills Model to help parents become loving and logical parents. This model helps parents and children learn to respect one another, to negotiate, take responsibility for their choices and decision making skills to become productive members of society. Maris sees counsels adults towards intrapersonal development, relationship issues and parenting skills. She is available in our Erdenheim office.

Bonnie Ann Rowan, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Bonnie Rowan earned her Master's degree in Art Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1995. She is a registered and board certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Combining her skills as a former elementary school teacher with over 20 years of therapeutic work, Bonnie has specialized in using nonverbal techniques available through the use of art and play based therapies to promote health and wellbeing in very young children and others who experience difficulty verbalizing their life experiences. Her work has been offered in a variety of settings including with children in residential treatment settings and children and families in the foster care system. Bonnie has facilitated art therapy groups in clinical settings and founded the Healthy Hearts Art summer camp program for children from age five through adolescence to increase social skills, reduce anxiety, and help children to feel a sense of support and community and to gain a sense of mastery over problems.

Bonnie incorporates art and play therapy with family based therapy which allows parents to parent peacefully, by improving communication, fostering a sense of unity, and increasing the competency of all family members, from the very young to the oldest, enabling families to function in a more consistent positive way. She also introduces mindfulness based strategies to increase coping skills for youth with ADHD and anxiety related symptoms. Bonnie sees children and adolescents from 3 to 14 years of age. She is available in our Erdenheim office.

Joe Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Joe Schatz is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Associate and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy College and his Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on attaining his Doctoral Degree at Gwynedd Mercy University. Joe started his career working at a pediatric subacute partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents. He has developed and implemented a specialized program which integrated physical and behavioral health services within a large community mental health center and continues to emphasize the strong connection between physical and emotional health. He has served as an external consultant at a local State-run psychiatric institution. In addition to clinical practice, Joe enjoys teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and has spoken at national conferences. Joe sees children, adolescents and adults at both our Huntingdon Valley and Erdenheim offices.

Our Doylestown office

Address: 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Suite 1, Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-348-9640
Fax: 215-348-7311

Romy Tota, Ed.D., LPC

Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Tota is the Director of Behavioral Health at Philmont Guidance Center. She is a graduate of Argosy University with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has studied Dynamic Family Systems at the Bowan Family Center in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Tota’s work experiences include acute care at a Partial Hospital Program providing individual and group therapies to mentally ill adults. She has specialized in children and youth disorders; engaging children in play therapy and providing family therapies to improve parenting skills and family relationships.

Dr. Tota uses a Cognitive Behavioral orientation to therapy incorporating skills and techniques from Solution Focused therapies, mindfulness and family systems dynamics. She treats ADHD in children and adults with non-medication alternatives, difficult to manage emotions and behaviors, anxiety, depression and self-harm. She has developed a wide range of expertise and resources during her 20 plus years of experience. Dr. Tota treats children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Doylestown office.

Robert E. Bair, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Robert Bair received his Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University in 1983. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work. He is certified in Rational-Emotive Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute. Bob is also a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. Bob’s experience in law enforcement provides the necessary background when working with individuals negotiating the judicial system. He has provided counseling services on behalf of A Woman’s Place in Bucks County. He is also a designated Anger Management counselor for the Doylestown Domestic Court. Bob treats school age children, adolescents and adults and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues and stress management. He sees patients in our Doylestown office.

Christina Colvin, MSW, LSW, ACSW

Christina earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. She is a Licensed Social Worker as well as an Accredited Certified Social Worker with the National Association of Social Workers. Her experience includes a range of clinical settings including outpatient counseling for emotional, behavioral and substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents, families and adults.

Christina specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, anger management and substance abuse. She also teaches resiliency and social skills development to individuals with developmental disorders such as Autism. Christina uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, social learning therapies and specific behavior modification techniques. She sees children, adolescents and adults in our Doylestown office.

Craig Eiser, Sr., MS, LPC

Craig Eiser received his Master's degree in counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 1994. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 1989 he received a distinguished service award for volunteerism from the PA Department of Corrections. He has been a member of the North American Association of Masters in Psychology since 1995. Craig works with individuals, couples and families to build healthy lives and relationships. Craig uses an eclectic treatment approach for a wide range of psychological issues such as; anger, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, substance abuse, relationship issues, relaxation training, stress management and spiritual concerns. Craig sees children 10 years old and older, adolescents, adults and seniors in our Doylestown office.

Vivian Francesco, M.S., M.Ed. LPC

Vivian Francesco received a Master’s degree from Hahnemann University, she also has a Master’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. Vivian is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist who uses schema therapy to treat a wide variety of disorders including depression and anxiety. Vivian specializes in Schema Therapy which integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one unified, systematic approach to treatment. Vivian also provides Life Coaching to individuals to help them define and reach their untapped potentials and goals and lead healthier and happier lives. Vivian works with all ages; children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She is available in the Doylestown office. Vivian Francesco received a Master’s degree from Hahnemann University, she also has a Master’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. Vivian is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist who uses schema therapy to treat a wide variety of disorders including depression and anxiety. Vivian specializes in Schema Therapy which integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one unified, systematic approach to treatment. Vivian also provides Life Coaching to individuals to help them define and reach their untapped potentials and goals and lead healthier and happier lives. Vivian works with all ages; children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She is available in the Doylestown office.

Tamara Kanter, PhD, LPC

Dr. Kanter received her Doctorate in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in play therapy from the Family and Play Therapy Center. She also obtained specialized training in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Dr. Kanter has taught courses in sexuality and psychology at LaSalle University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kanter has extensive experience working with victims of physical and sexual abuse and rape. She counsels individuals with sexuality and gender identity issues, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, ADHD and learning difficulties. She works with couples to resolve conflicts, negotiate separation and divorce and other marital issues. She specializes in adolescent issues, self-esteem and separation anxiety. Dr. Kanter is a contextual family therapist working with children, adolescents, adults and seniors in individual, family, couples and group formats. She is available in our Doylestown office.

Carole Lester, Psy.D., CAADC

Dr. Lester is a graduate of Immaculata University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Previously, she earned a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare. She is a Licensed Psychologist, who is also certified to provide addictions counseling by the Pennsylvania Certification Board with a Certificate in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

Dr. Lester provided services to children and families at Children’s Aid Society of Montgomery County for the first 20 years of her career. Later, she worked in various treatment facilities providing psychiatric and addiction treatment to clients who had been sexually abused as well as to those clients who had committed sexual offenses. For the past ten years, Dr. Lester has been a treating psychologist for civilly committed sexual offenders in the State of New Jersey. Dr. Lester’s dissertation focused on the development of empathy in the treatment of clergy with sexual issues.

Dr. Lester’s clinical orientation is eclectic, including Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Relapse Prevention techniques and Twelve-Step approaches. She specializes in treating clients with geriatric issues, grief and bereavement, and life transitional issues. She treats all types of addictions (including weight management for food addiction. Dr. Lester is also interested in providing therapeutic support to caregivers and to those with psychological complications related to chronic medical conditions. Dr. Lester treats adults, couples, marital, and group in our Doylestown location.

Elaine Martin, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Elaine Martin received a Master's degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann (Drexel) University. She is board certified in art therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has published a research article, “Symbolic Graphic Life Line” in the American Art Therapy Journal. Her areas of expertise include using art for expression and healing, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation and stress management, and the treatment of anger and depression. Modalities of treatment include individual, family and couples therapy. She blends art therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy, balancing health through stress management and relaxation skills to improve coping skills and healthy relationships. Elaine treats all age groups; children, adolescents, adults and seniors in our Doylestown office.

Merril Paletz, PhD

Dr. Paletz received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1968 with a specialty in child psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist with board certification at the National Register of Psychologists. He has received specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy. He is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania and works with patients of all age groups. Dr. Paletz has experience working with dually diagnosed individuals with mental health and intellectual disabilities. He has over 20 years of experience as a School Psychologist in the Philadelphia School District performing assessments and evaluations. He has been providing his expert services at Philmont Guidance Center since 2002 working with individuals and their families.

Dr. Paletz specializes in the area of behavioral management of children, learning disabilities, hypnotic relaxation for anxiety and pain reduction, and assertiveness training. Dr. Paletz uses a combination of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies. He sees patients of all ages; children, adolescents, adults and seniors in the Huntingdon Valley and Doylestown offices.

Jaime Rothman, M.A., E.D.S., LPC

Jaime earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Rider University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Specialty in Education. In addition to providing individual and family therapy to children and adolescents at Philmont Guidance Center she is also a school counselor in the Bucks County School District for elementary school children.

Jaime uses a combination of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, behavioral modification techniques and solution focused strategies in her treatment of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 18. She has extensive experience working with a variety of childhood disorders including; ADHD, depression, anxiety and disruptive disorders. Her treatment approach benefits from a strategic combination of individual and family sessions. Jaime is available in our Doylestown office.

Wendy Simmons, MSW, LCSW

Wendy Simmons is a graduate of Marywood University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is credentialed with most insurance companies. She also has a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch University. Wendy completed her undergraduate studies at George Washington University. Wendy see adults (18 and above) and specializes in couples counseling as well as individual counseling for those suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adult attention deficit disorder, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder among other diagnoses. She utilizes supportive therapy, case management skills, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, as well as a form of biofeedback. Wendy loves animals and invites you to talk about your pets as they pertain to giving you comfort and unconditional love. She is available in the Doylestown office.

Arlene G. Stillwater, Psy.D, RN, CS

 Dr. Stillwater is a graduate of Widener University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University and an undergraduate degree in Health Care Administration. Dr. Stillwater is a Licensed Psychologist who is also a Registered Nurse with a Clinical Specialty in Adult Psychiatric Nursing. She has a certification in Past Life therapy from Brian Weiss Institute.

Dr. Stillwater has experience as a crisis intervention specialist and also uses Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in her therapy. She is a former member of the Keystone and Bucks County Crisis Intervention Teams. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Restructuring (EMDR) and has extensive experience in treating victims of trauma, abuse and PTSD. Dr. Stillwater's orientation is eclectic, combining cognitive-behavioral, client centered and psychodynamic approaches to therapy. She also treats clients with comorbid medical issues and clients experiencing a life crisis. Dr. Stillwater treats adults and seniors in our Doylestown office.

Kathleen Worsham, MA, LPC

Kathleen Worsham received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of New Jersey in 1992. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who treats the adolescent through adult populations. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, women’s issues, young adult issues and couples therapy. She holds an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University in Education. Her orientation to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral combined with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is client-centered. Kathleen has taught middle school before beginning her career in psychotherapy. She competed a one year program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also holds certificates in Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Relationships and Dual Diagnoses treatment. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, has held position in partial hospital programs, and was the Director of Admission for a large in-patient facility before joining Philmont Guidance Center. Kathleen sees patients of all ages; children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She is available in the Doylestown office.