Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19465
" All emotions and behaviors make sense, we just need to understand how". I believe that most behaviors and feelings in the present can be understood in the context of past experiences. By looking at one’s early life with an eye to understanding how those experiences may have felt to a young child, the therapeutic process helps to develop self compassion and a broader perspective. This curious and non-judgmental process builds self-confidence and empowers the client to make desired changes. My approach to Psychotherapy is collaborative and builds on mutual trust. The therapist guides, the client travels, and together they gain clarity to strengthen the client's Sense of Self.
Jeffrey Kauffman, M.A., M.S.S., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., F.T
licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist
217 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
I provide a safe place to talk, explore feelings, deal with difficult situations, resolve losses and come to terms with important issues in your life. If you are facing a significant life challenge, need to resolve long-standing problems, find more satisfactory self–acceptance & peace of mind, gain meaningful solutions and new understanding, I will provide you with an experienced, accepting, attentive, place to accomplish this.
Amy Crawford, M.S.
225 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19335
Sitting with another and trusting them with your heart is a brave, beautiful, vulnerable choice. I am always honored and moved when someone chooses to bring to me their deepest thoughts and feelings - and in return, I bring unconditional love and care to each session, and work mindfully in every moment I spend with my clients. It is so important to me that you, as my client, know you are loved, that you are heard, and that your feelings will be held in confidence and with gentle care. That together, we will walk through whatever darkness you are facing, and that together we will work towards bringing you peace and wholeness.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
516 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
It is critical that you develop a connected and trusting relationship with your therapist. That you feel safe and understood. When this relationship is formed, healing often begins. I am very influenced by positive psychology and neuroscience (the science of the brain). The concept of neuro-plasticity - that our brains can heal and improve at every age - offers hope and a guide to achieving the changes we desire.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Life is valuable. It is too important not to feel as good as you can as you journey through life. Sometimes issues in our lives in the present come from concerns in the past. At REACH Counseling, we explore what your goals are for your life and how you can reach them all in a supportive, caring environment. We provide an atmosphere where we really listen to you and what you are going through. We help you find your internal and external resources to deal with life's concerns.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Let’s face it – many children and teenagers don’t like therapy or counseling. It’s boring. It’s uncomfortable. They’re not sure how it’s supposed to work. I approach kids differently than most therapists do. I don’t bombard them with a lot of questions and I don’t try to “get” them to talk with me—an undertaking I find as insulting to us both as it is unproductive. Instead, I introduce a variety of topics and see which ones evolve into conversations that can heal, animate, encourage, stimulate, or inspire. I answer questions, offer opinions, and say what I think is going on without ever trying to muscle any points across. I work quickly, but never rush.
Qatana Samanen, Ph.D.
145 Jug Hollow Rd., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
With over 30 years' experience as a psychotherapist, I have developed a variety of tools to successfully deal with a wide range of psychological issues. Whether you suffer from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, or other challenges, together we work to design a program that fits your needs, empowering you to create a life of greater peace and contentment.
Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike, Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
I use psychotherapy to help individuals address underlying sources of ongoing painful problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, and chronic problematic relationship patterns. This may include exploring past family dynamics and significant childhood events that have affected development. Increased understanding of the past can often lead to improvement in the present. I recommend tackling problems at their source because this allows the possibility of more permanent and deeper healing than can be achieved by simply addressing symptoms. As past events are gradually processed and resolved, we often feel that an emotional burden has been lifted; we just plain feel better!