“If you can learn from hard knocks you can also learn from soft touches.” – Carolyn Kenmore
Our Professionals – Serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
Office Manager: Melissa Rivera
Office Staff: Linda Franklin, Jessica Mcguigan, Jane Smart, Chelsea Barreras, Domonique Robinson.
Psychiatrists: Dr. Cesar Fabiani, Dr. Alexander Kanevsky, Dr. Peter Swanljung. *Internet Psychiatry appointments are now available through our sister program, Progressions Sessions!
Clinicians: Angie Morales-Acuna -LPC, Steve Gursky – LCSW, Allene Lyons – LCSW, Janice Roberts – LPC.
Bruce D. Bowen, MA, MDiv, LPC, CAADC: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also maintain certification as a specialist treating gambling addiction. I work with teens and adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions (including drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex and other addictions), communication issues, and panic disorders. I also am a trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program, providing trainings on a variety of subjects throughout the state. My undergraduate work was at Bucknell University, and I have two Masters Degrees from Moravian Theological Seminary. I am trained as a Pastoral Counselor, which means I am able to incorporate spirituality and faith into treatment when it’s desired. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other talk therapy techniques.
Jacquie Coyle, LCSW: (Serving our Bucks County Location)
I am a Pennsylvania licensed clinical social worker with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wayne State University. I have 28 years of experience providing cognitive behavioral treatment for all ages. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and blended families. To me, therapy represents a self-educational process where a person of any age can raise their awareness of the choices they have in life and learn how to act on those choices to feel more at peace and empowered.
Marissa DeVita, ATR-BC, LPC: (Serving our Bucks County Location)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy from Caldwell College. I provide a combination of talk and art therapy to facilitate personal growth and self-awareness and to assist clients in identifying and honoring strengths while developing creative coping skills. I work with children, adolescents and adults and have experience with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, child behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, divorce, grief and loss and eating disorders. For more detailed information on art therapy please visit: http://www.arttherapy.org/upload/aatafactsheet.pdf
Steven Gursky, LCSW: (Serving our Bucks County Location)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker. I am trained in EMDR (a therapy found to be especially effective in the treatment of trauma). I primarily use EMDR and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to address client concerns, but will use other modalities as needed. I see patients of all ages and believe that all people are deserving of respect and dignity. I enjoy assisting with a variety of mental health and relational concerns and also have had treatment success addressing medical problems, such as migraine headaches and Fibromyalgia.
Sarah Juska, LCSW: I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree from Temple University. I have over twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults, addressing both therapeutic and behavioral concerns. I treat issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. I embrace each person as an individual and use a variety of modalities and approaches to help clients achieve their goals. I enjoy my work and feel privileged to be able to help people find the health and happiness they deserve.
Allene Lyons, LCSW: (Serving our Bucks County Location)
I graduated from the University of Connecticut- School of Social Work with a Masters of Social Work and am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. My experience over these last 40 years has included providing psychotherapy to adults and couples, supervising clinical staff and graduate students, providing clinical training to colleagues, and directing social service and mental health agencies. When providing therapy, I engage the client using a variety of therapeutic models that match their personality and life events. These include behavior modification, cognitive behavioral techniques and psychodynamic therapies. I believe that people carry over their experiences from prior relationships to current situations. My goal is to help people see how they got to where they are today and then work together to develop coping skills and move past their current difficulties.
Amina McCown, MSMHC LPC NCC: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My background includes experience as a clinician in mental health facilities as well as in the corrections system. I specialize in working with individuals diagnosed with special needs, Schizophrenia, Bi-polar Disorder, Depression and Substance Abuse. I strive to provide meaning and healing through mind, body and spirit. I am an effective communicator. I have a kind spirit and a good sense of humor. I believe that everyone has the ability to lead a meaningful life, that all people are entitled to and can achieve happiness, and that all people have the potential to improve themselves and to better their lives.
Angiemar Morales-Acuna, LPC: (Serving our Bucks County Location)
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. I enjoy working with children, adults and families. I offer a safe and comfortable environment to process and to understand experiences. My goal is to help support clients through daily life challenges by helping them to develop and reach their personal goals. I believe it is important to help clients to identify their strengths and to use these strengths to develop effective coping strategies. I use therapy interventions which best fit the individual’s personality and current needs. Areas of interest and expertise include behavioral issues, conduct disorder, child/adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood swings, communication issues, relational problems and spiritual concerns.
Sarah Young Mumma, LCSW: I received my Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in mental health counseling. I am currently enrolled in the three year Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work in Pennsylvania, and have been practicing for almost ten years. Previous to joining IBC Counseling, I worked for New York University Shanghai providing counseling to university students, as well as maintaining a part-time private practice with adult clients. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, alcohol abuse, women’s issues, faith-based concerns, life transition struggles, and cross-cultural concerns. I consider psychotherapy a healing relationship and am committed to supporting my clients through evidence-based practices. I may best be described as empathic, kind, patient, personable, and discerning.
Peg Pullan, LMFT: I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from La Salle University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition to my experience as a therapist, I worked for over 12 years in the behavioral health field working as a school and community mediator. I have always been curious about people, relationships and families. I take a non-pathological view with people who are struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, ageing, parenting issues and co-dependency. I teach cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness. I have a special interest in working with couples and members of the GLBTQ community.
Paul Williams, LPC ( Servicing the Bucks and Montgomery county offices): I am a Masters-level licensed professional counselor with a family systems and solution-focused approach. I have vast experience helping individuals, couples and families. I view the family as an emotional unit and believe that the greatest level of healing occurs when familial relationships are mended and inter-generational trauma is addressed. Specifically, I help people to understand how their past and present significant relationships influence their thoughts, feelings, and actions. My overall goal is to help each person experience a more meaningful life and live up to their true potential.