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Martin Brecher, MD - Board Certified - Teen and Adult Psychiatrist

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Dr. Martin Brecher received his Medical Degree and Doctor of Medical Science degrees from State University of New York, Brooklyn. After completing psychiatric residency, he worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and as a forensic examiner. He worked for the Food and Drug Administration for two years and spent twenty years completing clinical trials of psychiatric medicines. He resumed clinical practice in 2013.

Dr. Pamela J Ralph, MD - Board Certified

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Dr. Pamela J Ralph, MD is a board certified psychiatrist. She has 29 years of experience. Her specialities include Psychiatry and Adolescent Medicine.

Robert N. Beck, LPC - Facility Director and Therapist with 18 years of experience in all types of treatments, with a speciality in CBT, DBT, Addiction, and Trauma

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Robert is married with three children. Robert is a U.S. Army veteran honorably discharged in 1989. He followed his passion of wanting to help people after the Army and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University with a major in Psychology. Robert worked in various positions in the field of mental health since graduating that included working with children, young adolescents, and adults helping them overcome their challenges in life. He spent 10 years working as a Program Director in independent residential facilities for severe and persistent mental health and substance abuse located in both Bucks County and Philadelphia County. He graduated from LaSalle University with Master's Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling as a proud member of the Chi- Sigma-Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society with intention to receive his LPC any day now.

Blair A. Kirshner, LPC - Counselor specializing in teens and adolescents

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Blair earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Harcum College. Blair was the President of Harcum Association for the Education of Young Children, a Student Ambassador, and a volunteer at two pre-schools. Blair continued her education at West Chester University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Blair also continued her volunteer work at West Chester as a part of The Head Start Program and A Chance to Heal, working with children from poverty stricken areas and individuals with eating disorders, respectively. Through these experiences, Blair developed a strong interest in working with clients with eating disorders or body image concerns. More specifically, she hopes to become an advocate for healthy body image and improving self-esteem. Consistent with this goal, she is an active member of The National Eating Disorder Association. Blair has received her Masters Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University. Blair enjoys the diversity of working with many different populations, but she mantains a special interest in group settings and working with adolescents.

Dr. William Lybarger - 40 plus years in counseling

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William Lybarger (aka: «Dr. Bill») began his professional career as a guidance counselor of a comprehensive Vo-tech high school. He earned his doctorate from Temple University in January 1978. He interned at CORA Youth Services in Philadelphia as a counseling supervisor and served a second internship in Cherry Hill as a marriage and family therapist. He obtained his Pennsylvania Psychologist license in 1977, maintained it through the present, and held several positions over 26 years working for the Delaware State Department of Education. His counseling style is client-centered and humanistic and his intervention strategies range from psychodynamic to supportive to cognitive behavioral therapy to using analytic psychology depending upon client need.

Kristina Meyrick, LPC - Counselor specializing in teens, adults who have dual diagnoses

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Kristina is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania State. She has over 10 years counseling experience in the mental health and addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple and group setting. Kristina has extensive experience providing crisis counseling, trauma related therapy, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. She has a strong background in dual diagnosis interventions, grief and loss, depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, PTSD and other traumas, addictions, co-dependency and attachment issues. Kristina has a rich history in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her knowledge of mental health and addictions is abundant. Above all else, Kristina is a compassionate, empathetic, and proactive therapist who strives to help everyone.

Caroline Dabkowski, MA - Counselor

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Caroline received her Master’s Degree from La Salle University in Professional Clinical Counseling. Caroline provides therapy for adults, and adolescents, utilizing a varied approach that incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Feminist Therapy. Caroline is committed to providing a safe, supportive atmosphere focusing on a strength based approach while emphasizing the development of a resilient therapeutic relationship while working towards measurable goals. Caroline has an interest and history in working with clients within the LGBTQ community, those questioning their identity and are looking for a safe space to process, and explore. Caroline has a history of working with clients with a history of sexual trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression and difficulties with regulating emotions.

Lisa Welsh, LPC - Counselor and Clinical Supervisor

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Lisa M. Welsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor with over 18 years experience in working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Health Psychology from Drexel University in 2003 following completion of practicum training at Hahnemann Hospital on the psychiatric medical care unit. She has special interest in utilizing Motivational Interviewing approaches with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has been Certified in ’Skilled Cognitive Therapy in a Community Setting’ by the Beck Initiative. Lisa has worked in a variety of behavioral health roles that provided her with extensive experience in providing crisis intervention, assessment, individual and group therapy and clinical supervision. Lisa utilizes a strengths-based, collaborative approach & focuses on personal resiliency in assisting people in their recovery from life challenges. She has experience in working with people with a variety of challenges including co-occurring disorders, intimate partner violence and chronic mental health disorders. Other areas of interest to her include mindfulness based treatment, creative arts therapies & holistic healthcare.

Josiah Schepis, BA - Utlization Review Manager

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Josiah has a degree in finance and experience working in the New York Stock Exchange. He went back to school for billing and coding, and has been with Hope Springs ever since. Josiah will work with your insurance company to ensure all of your visits are approved.