Therapists & Testers

We have over 35 years of experience guiding people to make the best possible decisions for themselves. Our programs have proven highly effective in promoting personal growth and competence, and our range of expertise ensures the highest quality, whether you seek personal counseling or professional consultation.

 

Directors

Bruce

Bruce V. Miller, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

A licensed psychologist with more than 40 years experience in school and private practice, Dr. Miller provides individual and couples therapy. He works with adolescents and consults with parents regarding family issues. Dr. Miller uses an eclectic approach, with an emphasis on cognitive techniques to help his clients develop practical, successful and satisfying solutions to life’s challenges.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 24
[email protected]

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Moss A. Jackson, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Moss Jackson helps adolescents and adults live more successful lives. As a coach, he works with them to accomplish their goals, to get better connected to others, and to feel satisfied in their relationships and careers. As a therapist, his focus is individual and marital counseling. If you are concerned about the amount of stress or sadness you experience, or are feeling unfulfilled in your work or relationships, Moss Jackson can help you.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 23
Corporate Initiatives: 610.642.1796 ext.1
[email protected]

Director of the Testing Center

Charna

Charna Axelrod, Ed.D., NCSP
Educational Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Director, Psychoeductional Department

Dr. Charna Axelrod, Director of the Center’s Psychoeducational Division, is an educational and nationally certified school psychologist. She works to identify issues preventing students of all ages from achieving academic success and/or social-emotional satisfaction. Charna helps parents guide their children’s educational, personal and emotional growth through consultations and testing for school admissions and appropriate school programming. Concerns about specific learning disorders, attention deficits, and adjustment issues are addressed through comprehensive evaluations that yield recommendations designed to achieve their goals.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 14
[email protected]

Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors & Independent Consultants

Ilene

Ilene Blain, Ed.D., NCSP
Educational Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Coordinator:  Post Secondary Division for College Age Students and Adults

An educational and certified school psychologist with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Ilene Blain assesses students 16 years and over and adults with possible learning disabilities, attention and executive function disorders, and social-emotional issues. This includes evaluation for accommodations for postgraduate programs, as well as the LSAT, MCAT and GRE. She is available for consultation with individuals and parents as well as for testing.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 13
[email protected]

Bowman

Irene Bowman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Irene Bowman is an experienced clinician focusing on child, adolescent, adult, family and couples therapy. She treats depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bereavement and conflict resolution.

Dr. Bowman is also a certified hypnotherapist dealing with mind-body healing, the treatment of phobias, panic and sleep disorders, pain and symptom management, performance anxiety and cessation of smoking.

Ardmore 610.642.4873 ext. 68
[email protected]

Talia

Talia Eisenstein, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of the Children of Divorce parent education program Areas of Interest/Speciality:

Individual therapy (child, adolescent and adult); Couples/marital and sex therapy; Pre- and post-divorce parenting issues

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 50 Our Children First: ext. 60 A Montgomery County Court Mandated Program
[email protected]

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 Freedman

Al Freedman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Al Freedman is a counseling psychologist who helps his clients
search for practical solutions to challenges at home, school and work. He has provided counseling, coaching, and consultation support to children, adolescents, adults, families, and organizations for over 20 years. His special interests include family therapy, parenting, school issues, transitions, and support for families facing complex medical challenges.

Ardmore: 610.431.4990
[email protected]

www.drfreedman.com

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Susan Griesser, M.A.
Art Therapist

Areas of Interest/Specialty:

Susan is an art therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults.  She specializes in social skills development with children and grief and loss issues for all ages.  She previously worked in behavioral health for four years providing group and individual therapy. She currently works for a local Hospice and expands her bereavement support practice at the center through creative expression.  She is a Grief Recovery Specialist associated with Grief Recovery Institute.  Susan conducts individual, group and family therapy and is available for workshops and professional development.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 64

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Emily Herber McLean, M.A., L.P.C., R.P.T.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist

Emily is a child and family therapist whose specialty is in working with children (ages 3-12). She uses play therapy, filial therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, autism-spectrum disorders, and social needs. She also works with children who have experienced difficult life events or trauma. Emily involves parents as an integral part of the therapeutic process.

Paoli: 610.642.4873 ext. 63
[email protected]

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Jennifer Jackson Holden, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Coordinator, Admissions Testing Program Coordinator, Paoli Office Psychoeducational Department

Dr. Jennifer Jackson Holden’s clinical practice focuses on female development, starting with preadolescent and adolescent girls establishing a strong identity and sense of self, as well as a voice that will allow them to advocate for themselves. It extends to women of all ages who are navigating issues of personal growth, identity, and management of life changes.

Jennifer’s time with students also may include psychoeducational or other types of evaluations that identify learning, developmental and/or emotional strengths and weaknesses. Through the assessment process she works with parents to determine their children’s needs in the classroom and at home. She helps them use these findings to inform school placement and maximize students’ potential for success and healthy adjustment in all settings.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 46
Paoli: 610.647.6406 ext. 3
[email protected]

Judy

Judith Jackson, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

www.teenfamilyandcouplestherapy.com

Dr Judy Jackson works with teens, adults and couples who are struggling and want to cope with their problems more successfully and feel happier. Judy brings expertise in cognitive behavior therapy, couples counseling, hypnosis, EMDR and EFT. She can help if you are experiencing stress, unhappiness in your relationships, anxiety, depression or have had a trauma in your life.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 22
[email protected]

Peter

Peter Kolson, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Coordinator:  Vocational Testing

A licensed psychologist, Peter Kolson, Psy.D. has been in practice for more than 30 years. With a background as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Peter focuses on assessment and consultation. He serves both business organizations and individuals from adolescence through adulthood, providing career guidance, diagnostic psychological and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations, assessment for pre-employment testing and management assessments, and PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons, employee fitness for duty evaluations, and psychological screenings for the nuclear power industry and area police/fire departments. Peter has also developed a special interest in providing career guidance to those with learning disabilities and mental health concerns.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 26

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Shawn Patricia Kraemer, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed
 Professional Counselor

Shawn is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience.  Her practice addresses issues experienced from adolescence through adulthood and the trials and tribulations that development can bring. Shawn’s areas of expertise include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, and struggles with eating using approaches based in empathy and evidence.  In addition, she specializes in supporting women experiencing pregnancy and postpartum issues, pregnancy loss, and adjustment to parenthood.  Shawn also enjoys helping women who are single, separating or divorcing, or widowed to find peace and fulfillment in their lives.

Paoli and Ardmore: 267.225.1402
[email protected]

Kathryn E. Kurivial, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Katie Kurivial is a clinical psychotherapist and certified school psychologist who works with adolescents and young adults dealing with difficult life events, depression, anxiety, and learning problems. She also conducts psychoeducational and personality evaluations to assess for learning disabilities, attention disorders, and emotional adjustment. In addition, Katie is an Executive Functioning Coach for adolescents and young adults who need help acquiring attention, working memory, organization, planning, and time management strategies.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 59 Paoli: 610.647.6406 ext. 1
[email protected]

Mettrick

Susan L. Metrick, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Areas of Interest/Specialty:

Evaluation of children for assessment of learning disabilities, attention disorders, and adjustment issues/emotional adjustment.  Assessment for independent school admission, gifted education, and early school admission.Consultation with parents regarding school placement and child development.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 43
Paoli: 610.647.6406 ext. 2
[email protected]

Rebecca Preiser, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Rebecca Preiser is a psychotherapist and certified school psychologist who works primarily with families, adolescents and couples navigating the challenges of emotional, behavioral and learning issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD and ODD. She has extensive experience supporting parents through child developmental transitions. In therapy, Rebecca provides evidence based treatment informed by mindfulness, relational, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT) and family systems approaches.

To support school success for struggling students, Rebecca also conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to assess for learning and attentional disorders and she offers consultation regarding executive functioning. She works collaboratively with families and schools to help match students’ learning needs with educational accommodations. Her warm, interactive and supportive style honors the unique characteristics and context of each individual and family.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 48 Paoli: 610.647.6406 ext. 4
[email protected]

Prensky

Eve Prensky, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Prensky coordinates tutorial sessions and supervises tutors. Evaluation of children and adolescents (ages 3-19) for assessment of learning disabilities, attention disorders, and adjustment issues. Evaluation for independent school admission, gifted education, and early school admission. Consultation with parents, attorneys, and support personnel regarding school placement, child development issues, parenting concerns, and public school policy.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 27

Janet Rosoff, Ph.D.
Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Janet Rosoff is a certified school psychologist with over 20 years experience. Her practice focuses on psychoeducational testing of children and adolescents that identify possible learning disabilities, attention and executive functioning disorders, and social emotional concerns. Receiving her Ph.D. from Temple University and her Master’s in counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rosoff specializes in the diagnosis and treatment plans of children with potential learning difficulties to determine the most optimal accommodations and appropriate school programming based on their specific needs. Dr. Rosoff also conducts admission testing, gifted evaluations, and consultations with parents who have specific concerns regarding their child.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 55
[email protected]

Sylvia Russianoff, J.D., M.S.
Center for Psychological Services, Associate

Sylvia specializes in working with children (ages 3-12), adolescents, and their families. After practicing law for 15 years, Sylvia obtained her master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology and post-graduate training in mindfulness-based play and family therapy, cognitive therapy, and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy.  She uses these approaches to help children, adolescents and their families to successfully manage difficult life challenges such as depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, ADHD, family conflict, loss, chronic illness and trauma. Sylvia has experience working with parents on parenting issues and, when needed, especially enjoys helping parents gain insight into their own childhood experiences so that they can break free of, and not pass on to their children, unhealthy patterns from the past.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 70
[email protected]

Amy Schmid, Ph.D., NCSP
Neuropsychologist

Dr. Amy Schmid is a neuropsychologist and nationally certified school psychologist who was trained at Columbia University and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She has over 15 years of experience helping students with special needs to achieve their potential. In addition to her direct work with children, she developed widely-used tests of intelligence while working as a Research Director at Pearson Clinical Assessments.
Amy has particular expertise assessing children and adolescents with autism, traumatic brain injuries, and other medical conditions affecting neurological development. She also conducts comprehensive psychoeducational and personality assessments, and is available for consultation with parents. Amy utilizes assessment findings to inform educational and intervention planning. She enjoys working with families to help children obtain the services they need, and to create a path to success.
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Amanda Strine, Psy.D.
Center for Educational Services, Director
Visit our new website: Center for Educational Services, or email to learn more: [email protected]

Evaluation of children for school admissions, gifted education and learning differences. Consultation with parents regarding school placement while keeping in mind the child’s individual learning style, behavior and temperament. Consultation with families dealing with childhood chronic illness, particularly autonomic dysfunction.

Ardmore 610.642.4873 ext. 66
[email protected]

Vogel

Marlyn Vogel, Ed.D., ABSNP
Neuropsychologist

Evaluation of children and adolescents (ages 3-19) for assessment of developmental delays, neurodevelopmental issues, learning disabilities, attention disorders, and adjustments issues. Evaluation of adults for neuropsychological and attention disorders. Evaluation for independent school admission, gifted education, and early school admissionConsultation with parents, attorneys, and support personnel regarding school placement, child development issues, parenting concerns, and public school policy.

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Elise Yampolsky, Psy.D
Certified School Psychologist

Elise is a clinical psychotherapist and certified school psychologist who works with children and adolescents. She conducts psychoeducational evaluations to better understand the presence of learning disabilities, social/emotional difficulties, executive functioning, and attention disorders. She assesses for independent school admission, gifted testing, and early school admission. Elise’s experience lies in family and school collaboration. She uses thorough evaluations and consultation to help facilitate deciding upon the most appropriate school placement and accommodations for a child. Her evaluations aim to help identify barriers a child may be experiencing in the school or home setting in order to help support him or her in reaching their full academic or social/emotional potential. She has experience working with children/adolescents and their families in order to systemically address a variety of behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties. These include anxiety, autism, developmental delays, behavioral disorders, attention disorders, and learning issues.

[email protected]

Professional Affiliates

DavidClark

David W. Clark, Ed.M.

www.collegesearchnow.net blog: www.blog.collegesearchnow.net

David has a Masters Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and more than thirty-five years experience working with high school students in public and in independent schools. Prior to entering the field of independent college admission consulting, he taught college-bound students of all ability levels; including a focus on students in Advanced Placement and Gifted programs. He is an experienced independent college admission consultant with a particular sensitivity to the need for matching an individual candidate and his/her parents with the right college environment.

Ardmore: 610.642-4873 x52 Paoli: 610.642-4873 x52 College Search Now: 610.304.7119

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Becky Scott, C.P.C.C., A.C.C.
Certified Professional Coach

www.The Navigator’s Way

Areas of Interest/Specialty:

I have a passion for personal growth and development. It is deeply rewarding helping families and individuals build confidence for themselves and create optimism in their life. I enjoy making a positive difference with young adults transitioning to college and the working world, as well as helping families overcome the confusion and turmoil of a learning disability.

One of our sons was diagnosed with a learning disability at an early age. Parenting him required finding unorthodox solutions to the emotional and scholastic problems that presented themselves. After helping other parents and our son through the maze learning disabilities can create, I saw an obvious need for specialized help for families looking for solutions to emotional and scholastic problems that learning issues present. I trained to become a Coach and was certified with the International Coaching Federation to address this need.

I am currently President Elect (2013) of the International Coaching Federation, Philadelphia Chapter and will be President in 2014.

Visit our blog at http://ldaction.blogspot.com

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 or 610-783-5676

Consulting Psychiatrists

Harvey

Harvey A. Horowitz, M.D., F.A.P.A.
Board Certified in Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

Areas of Interest/Specialty:

Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychopharmacology with Adolescents, Young Adults and Adults; Treatment of Mood, Anxiety and Attention Disorders. Psychotherapy with Adults and Couples.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 17

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Jessy Sandoval-Barrett, M.D.
Board Certified General Psychiatrist
and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Areas of Interest/Specialty: Diagnostic evaluations, consultations, psychopharmacology and medical psychotherapy

Children and adolescents with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette’s, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Co-existing medical illnesses.  Individual and family therapy.  Parent psychoeducation and training.  School consultations.  Fully bilingual in Spanish.

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 44

Administrative Staff

Teti Terri Teti
Bookkeeper
Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 15
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Karen A. Stockard
Administrative Assistant
Billing Department

Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 11
Center for Educational Services 610.642.4056

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Angela Jeffers
Administrative Assistant
Center for Educational Services

Ardmore: 610.642.4873

Roe Rosemary Huddy
Psychoeducational Division
Ardmore: 610.642.4873 ext. 25
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