OUR STAFF

CIM 940 Clinical Staff (L to R) Elyse, Carleen, Sal, Grace, Kathleen, Nina, and Alan

Nicholas Wood, PsyD

Psychologist & Director of Integrative Medicine

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

BA in History and Psychology, Certificate in Spanish, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Dr. Wood is the director of psychological services and mental health care at AIDS Care Group, the Center for Integrative Medicine, and Mosaic Medical Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Health and Wellness.  He has served the community of people living with HIV since 2007, and he is committed to ensuring that all people are treated as “dear neighbors” as they receive high quality, dignified, and respectful medical and psychological care.  He is invested in training future professionals and previously was an Assistant Professor of Psychology and coordinated master’s-level training programs in trauma studies and substance use disorders at Chestnut Hill College’s Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Program.  Dr. Wood ran ACG’s satelite mental health clinic in Kensington for four years before transitioning to the Sharon Hill office.   He serves as ACG’s board liaison to Prysm Youth Center of Delaware County, the county’s LGBTQ youth center, and he was previously appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the city’s HIV Prevention Planning Group and served as the Chair of the UPenn Mental Health AIDS Research Center’s Community Advisory Board.

Julia Hodgson, PsyD, MEd, BCB

Director of Addiction Psychology

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

MEd in Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester, PA.

BA in Psychology, The American University, Washington, DC.

Board Certified in Biofeedback

 In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Hodgson oversees the psychology internship training program, helping master’s and doctoral level therapists from different universities to build their clinical skills and complete requirements towards their degree and, ultimately, licensure in their field.  In addition to working with people who are in recovery, she specializes in working with folks who are handling pregnancy and postpartum issues, as well as sexuality education and family planning. Dr. Hodgson loves empowering people to discover their inner strength and abilities, and to build up a life that is meaningful for themselves.

Shay Selden, PsyD, MEd

Direction of Internship and Residency

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

MEd in Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester, PA.

 In addition to providing individual and group therapy, Shay directs ACG’s training program for postdoctoral psychology residents, and is involved in ACG’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council. Shay specializes in working with folks who are recovering from addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness. She has specialized training in cross-cultural issues, and particularly enjoys working with identity experiences related to gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. Shay believes that the therapy relationship is an important source of growth and healing, and strives to empower individuals to be active in their own journeys.

Dana Lehman, PsyD

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

In addition to providing individual, couples and family therapy, Dr. Lehman serves on ACG’s LGBT+ Advisory council.  She has an expertise in health oriented psychology and particularly enjoys treating people struggling with managing chronic health conditions, trauma, eating disorders, and compulsive sexual behavior.  In addition to her work at ACG she maintains a private practice in Philadelphia and lectures frequently at local universities. Dr. Lehman believes that a strong therapeutic relationship empowers people by giving them the support and skills necessary to help them reach their goals and live a life which they find meaningful and fulfilling.

Michael T. Long, PsyD

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

Dr. Michael T. Long provides individual, group, and couples therapy for individuals with mental health, substance abuse, chronic health, and relationship issues. Dr. Long specializes in individual and group psychotherapy with specific populations, including those who live with substance abuse disorders, HIV and other chronic health conditions and people who identify as racial, sexuality, and gender minorities. His work is based on the belief that relationships facilitate change, and the recognition that each person is an expert on themselves. Dr. Long invests time and energy into understanding and empathizing the individuals with whom he works in order to craft unique treatment tailored towards helping each individual live their most fulfilling life.

Taisier Elessawi, PsyD, MACJ

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

MA in Criminal Justice, Widener University, Chester, PA.

Dr. Taisier Elessawi provides individual and group therapy, particularly for individuals seeking help for their difficulties with mental health and substance abuse. She works with individuals to engage with life in a way that is more meaningful and gratifying for them. Dr. Elessawi seeks to honor individuals’ differences by providing a safe environment where they can gain insight into what they most value and build skills enabling them to cope with life as it happens.

K.C. Wuebbling, LPC, ATR, CAADC 
(They/Them; He/Him)

Art Therapist

MA in Art Therapy & Counseling, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

 In addition to providing individual and group psychotherapy, K.C. utilizes art and imagery to support support clients with emergent stressors. They have over four years of experience in AIDS Care Organizations supporting individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQAI+ community and substance use disorder.  K.C. works from a relational perspective, emphasizing the importance of trust, respect, and authenticity. 

Christiian Credle, PsyD

Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC.

MA in Clinical Psychology, The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, NVA.

BA in Psychology, Rutgers University NewBrunswick, NJ. 

 In addition to providing individual therapy in the opiate addiction, HIV and LGBTQ+ programs.  Dr. Credle facilitates the Monday 3 PM Gay Men’s Group and is a member the LGBTQ+ advisory coincil.  Dr. Credle specializes in working with folks who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with HIV diagnosis, and people with persistent characterological disorders.  Dr. Credle uses Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and therapy integration.  Dr. Credle looks forward to helping people moved through the aspects of their lives that get in the way of living a rich, meaningful and vibrant existence.

Renn Kinnear, PsyD, MEd
(She/Her)

Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

MEd in Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester, PA.

Dr. Kinnear provides individual therapy for addictions treatment here at CIM. Dr. Kinnear has spent her training years specializing in working with transgender individuals, and folks of varied sexual orientation. She runs LGBTQ+ specific recovery groups, and participates as a member of the LGBTQ+ advisory council committed to bringing competent care to Delaware County. Dr. Kinnear feels that a relationship of respect, authenticity and positive regard is the cornerstone of good therapy. She believes that with someone in your corner, you can drop shame and build the confidence to live a full and genuine life.

Jeremy Peres, PhD, PsyD 
(He/Him)

Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

PhD in Applied Biopsychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Board Certified in Biofeedback

 Dr. Peres provides individual and group therapy for people living with mental health, substance abuse, and chronic health issues.  He completed his PhD in Biopsychology prior to respecializing in Clinical Psychology and, drawing from this foundation, strives to understand and treat people from a whole-person, biopsychosocial perspective.  Dr. Peres uses an integrated approach that draws from cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based interventions to help people cope with difficult experiences, overcome problematic patterns, and work towards living a meaningful, fulfilling life.  He has specialized experience and interest in the areas of stress, health psychology, psychophysiology, biofeedback, addiction, and integrated care.

Becca Brown, MA

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

 

In addition to providing individual therapy, Becca runs a relapse prevention group. She specializes in forensic psychology, working with individuals recovering from addiction and chronic pain. Her integrative approach often involves mindfulness, self-compassion and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques. Becca approaches patients with a warm and compassionate stance to promote healing, explore values and build a fulfilling life.

Jennifer DiBartolomeo, MA  

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

In addition to providing individual therapy to people in recovery, Jenn works from a feminist viewpoint that takes into consideration all of the systems in which her clients operate.  Jenn specializes in working with relationships and sexuality, including working with folks who identify as LGBTQ+. She also has a history of treating eating disorders, mood disorders, psychosis, and autism spectrum disorders. Jenn’s therapeutic orientation is relational and feminist, with components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy used in session. She is excited to collaborate with clients on building a meaningful and valued life as well as healing past traumas and pain.

Michael P. Oakley, PsyD

Psychology Resident

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College, PA. MS in Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College, PA. BA in Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Dr. Oakley provides individual and group therapy for people living with mental health, substance abuse, and chronic health issues. He has served those who live with substance use and mental health disorders since 2010. He is sensitive to an individual’s identities and places importance on exploring how we experience the world around us. Dr. Oakley uses an assimilative integration approach with a focus on relational and interpersonal approaches in the context of an object relations conceptualization. Dr. Oakley strives to help others find a new relationship with themselves, with an understanding of their strength and humanity. His interests include personality theory, trauma recovery, and a holistic approach through integrated care.

Lucy R. Goodman, M.S

Lucy is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She has worked with a wide range of presenting problems including Substance Use Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Relationship issues. She has worked with adolescents, young adults, older adults, and families. Lucy’s clinical and research interests include working with the LGBTQ+ population, adult individual psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, therapeutic process, and premature termination from psychotherapy. 

Sloane Ferenchak, MA 
(She/Her)

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA

In addition to providing individual therapy for individuals in recovery at CIM, Sloane also runs a group on sexuality in recovery. Sloane specializes in working with relationships, sexuality, and sexual minority clients, including LGBTQIA+ clients. Additionally, she has experience in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and/or gender and sexual identity development and exploration. Sloane utilizes an anti-oppressive and humanistic approach that often involves the use of mindfulness, Harm Reduction Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Therapy, and Feminist Therapy in session. Sloane strongly values her clients as experts of their own lived experience who have the skills and strengths within them to live a more fulfilling life. She aims to support clients in becoming more aware of their strengths and what makes their lives meaningful in order to help them overcome their challenges, heal, and live a rich and authentic life.

Lisa Edwards, MA

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.  BA in Psychology, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

 Lisa provides individual therapy and co-facilitates a recovery process group.  While emphasizing a Multicultural approach, Lisa utilizes Acceptance and Commitment and Cognitive Behavioral approaches.  She hopes to integrate each client’s culture and beliefs within their treatment to help work towards living a meaningful life.  Lisa has experience and interest in working with trauma, addiction, and discrimination.  She takes an integrative approach that emphasizes awareness of the impact that various life circumstances have on mental health.

Erica Liebman, MA  

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA, M.Ed. in Clinical and Mental Health Services, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Erica provides individual therapy to those struggling with substance abuse, mental health and health conditions. She is particularly interested in working with individuals who struggle in relationships and men who may find it difficult to enter into therapy. She uses a relational approach to establish an environment of trust to work through difficulties. She also co-facilitates an open process group. 

Brent Abrams, MA 

Psychology Intern

Widener University, Chester, PA

Brent specializes in working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and related mental health problems. In addition to individual therapy, Brent also facilitates the Stop Smoking Group on Mondays at 10am. Brent utilizes an integrative and supportive approach to therapy that incorporates aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. He hopes to work collaboratively with patients in order to maximize their full potential and help them lead their most fulfilling lives possible.   

Christina Mitrofanis, MA

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.  

Christina provides individual and group therapy for those seeking help in managing their mental health and substance use. Her client-centered approach allows those she works with to bring their whole, authentic selves into the therapy space and encourages people to take an active role in their own recovery. Christina’s approach borrows from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in order to help provide clients with both the interpersonal support and concrete tools that they need in order to create for themselves a meaningful and fulfilling life.