FPMH-NP, PMH-CNS, CRNP
Sharon has owned, directed and worked as a psychiatric clinician for Collaborative Psychiatric Associates since September 1995. As an psychiatric mental health practice owner she has developed an innovative patient centered program that has provided a wide milieu of therapies and methods that keep pace with vast science and evidence based practice in the psychiatric, mental and behavioral health. She directs a growing staff of clinicians and offices centered in various centers (Abington, Bala and Willow Grove) in Montgomery County, as well as actively engaging in expanding services directly to Patient Centered Medical Homes (primary care offices). As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she presents a balanced, holistic, and evidence based practice approach to stabilizing psychiatric issues. Focusing on symptoms and understanding of underlying medical issues she assess and adapts patient needs through variety of psychopharmacology agents, vitamins, holistic modalities (exercise, mindfulness meditation, psychotherapy, etc.) and coordinates care with primary care providers. She has been an clinical educator for Drexel and Penn School of Nursing, as well as frequent presenter at national conferences focusing on integrated mental health and clinical practice issues.
BSN: American University
MSN: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Post Masters: Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
Marriage and Family Therapy: Family Institute of Philadelphia
1997: Lillian Shultz Brenner Alumni Award for Innovative Clinical Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2007: Expert in Clinical Practice, Alumni Award University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2015: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Innovative Practice Award
Joseph DiVincenzo is a psychiatrist with 25 years of experience. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently affiliated with Eagleville Hospital. He has expertise in the treatment of all major psychiatric and substance use disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), sleep disorders, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD).Dr. Divincenzo has helped develop and implement, in several different healthcare facilities, alternative treatment programs utilizing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) therapy for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as substance abuse recovery. As a psychiatrist who has practiced Zen Buddhism for more than 25 years, he provides individualized treatment to patients seeking mental health care and addiction recovery, incorporating Buddhist practices into traditional approaches in psychiatry.
Sudha Jairaj, MD
Dr. Jairaj is a psychiatrist with 43 years of practice experience. She received her medical degree from B.J. Medical College – University of Prune. After medical school, she completed her residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she is still affiliated. Dr. Jairaj works with therapists at Collaborative Care to help diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Her practices cater to teens and adults with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), and impulse-control disorders.
Richard Yudell, MD
Dr. Richard Yudell is a licensed psychiatrist with 41 years of experience. He received his medical degree from Universita di Bologna Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia in in Bologna, Italy. After medical school, he completed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently affiliated with Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Yudell works with therapists at Collaborative Care to help diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Her practices cater to teens and adults with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), and impulse-control disorders.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Sharon Katz, FPMH-NO, PMH-CNS,CRNP
As practice owner and director, Sharon's focus is on a holistic and evidenced base approach to treating teens, adults, seniors, couples and families with complex mental health issues, couples issues, and/or medical issues. Working collaboratively with family systems, psychiatrists, and primary care providers, Sharon approaches the issues of treatment by incorporating a whole system approach. Motivating patients to overcome obstacles to recovery from psychiatric and medical illnesses lead to the development of a pneumonic called MINDFUL CARE, where patients learn balance their lives through a collaborative treatment plan.
Michele Miller, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Michele Miller is a psychiatric nurse practitioner working at two of our Collaborative Care offices. She graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the State University of New York and continued to New York University where she received her Masters in Nursing Science. Michele specializes in treating adolescents (18 years and older) and adults suffering a range of mental illnesses – including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, phobias, and compulsive disorders. She provides individuals with medication management services that complement practices and strategies worked on during sessions with Collaborative Care's therapists. This approach helps clients achieve overall mental and physical wellness.
Tom Roarty, MSN, PMHNP, CRNP
Tom Roarty is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Collaborative Care. He graduated with his Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science from LaSalle University, before continuing to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and receiving his Masters of Arts in Physics. Tom then transitioned to Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and then his Masters of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health. Tom works with adults and adolescents ages 14 and older. He provides expertise to clients suffering a range of mental illnesses – including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, phobias, and compulsive disorders. He offers individuals medication management services that complement practices and strategies worked on during sessions with Collaborative Care's therapists. This approach helps clients achieve overall mental and physical wellness.
Maureen Donohue-Smith, Ph.D, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Maureen Donohue-Smith, Ph.D, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 39 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. She draws on her rich background to provide quality and compassionate care to every patient she sees. She works with the adult and geriatric populations in a wide range of areas. Particularly, she specializes in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Obesity. She has worked with Collaborative Care for over a year and has become a trusted, integral part of practice.
Andrea Porreca, LCSW
Andrea Porreca is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of clinical experience. She graduated with her Master's Degree of Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. While Andrea does work with adults, her main focus is children and adolescents ages 6 years old and up. She addresses symptoms related to the following concerns: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, attention/learning problems, oppositional/defiant behaviors, and other family related relationship problems. Along with traditional therapeutic approaches, Andrea is certified in Play Therapy.
Bernie Epstein, LCSW
Bernie Epstein is a licensed clinical social worker that has worked extensively with people 3 years of age and older in outpatient, home-based, and residential treatment programs. He confronts symptoms related to the following concerns: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, LGBT issues, attention/learning problems, oppositional/defiant behaviors, marital conflict/divorce issues, parenting difficulties, and other family related relationship problems. In his work, Bernie utilizes a number of treatment modalities, including systemic family therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Billie Lee Orenbuch, LCSW
Billie Lee Orenbuch is a licensed clinical social worker that works with adults, seniors, and couples. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Rutgers University before earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Widener University. She has over 17 years experience as a therapist and counselor. Billie Lee works effectively with all forms of anxiety, depressive, and personality disorders. She also counsels couples with marital issues, individuals going through the stages of loss and grief, and those having work related problems. As a DBT Therapist, she does occasionally provide group therapy.Billie Lee uses a client-centered approach in her practices. She utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and positive psychology as taught in Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, PhD.
Donna L. Lauck DNSc, APRN, BC
Dr. Donna Lauck is an Advanced Practice Nurse with her Doctorate in Nursing Science. She has had 25 years of experience in the field of medicine. She received both her Bachelor’s degrees, as well as her Master’s in Nursing, from the University of Pennsylvania. She has also contributed to multiple articles for the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Dr. Lauck specializes in treating adults suffering a range of mental and physical illnesses. She will often compliment practices and strategies worked on during sessions with homework, in order to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Dr. Lauck’s practice maintains an overall “eclectic” approach. She utilizes a variety of techniques, including both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and energy psychology. She also applies alternative therapies such as Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and Clinical Hypnosis.
Diane DeMarco is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience working with adults and older adolescents. She received her bachelors in psychology from Temple University, her masters in psychology and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American University in Washington, DC. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and OCD, as well as depression and life adjustment issues. She is a Cognitive Behaviorist relying heavily on behavioral techniques and cognitive restructuring to affect behavior and mood change. Pragmatic and direct, Dr. DeMarco helps clients make the changes they wish to make in their lives.
Elva DeGeorge is a licensed clinical social worker that works with both children and adults. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware - majoring in Individual and Family Studies minoring in Psychology. She then continued her education at Temple University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Post graduation, Elva worked in mental health settings and co-occurring programs within hospitals, residential programs, partial hospital programs, and outpatient therapy programs. Elva works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her approach is “strengths based,” utilizing motivational interviewing techniques and a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and solution-focused therapies.
Ellyn DeGuida, LCSW
Ellyn is a licensed clinical social worker who works part-time as a psychotherapist at Collaborative Care. She received her Bachelor's of Science from Boston University in Massachusetts before continuing on to the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Master's in Social Work. Ellyn works with individually with adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. She also works with parenting issues, as well as marital and relationship issues. Ellyn utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic techniques with her clients.
Eric Hilborn, LPC
Eric Hilborn is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in individual and group psychotherapy with adults ages 18 years and older. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and his Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling and Applied Psychology from LaSalle University. Eric has had experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, and personality disorders. He has an affinity toward treating anxiety disorders, to include PTSD, OCD, GAD, and social anxiety, and he implements a combination of dialectical behavior therapy, exposure-based treatment models, solution-focused techniques, and schema-based cognitive behavioral therapy to guide and support his clients along their path of recovery.
Ernie Glazer, LCSW
Ernest Glazer is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience in teen and adult counseling. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, he continued to the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Master’s degree in Social Work. He also separately earned a post-graduate certificate in family and marriage therapy. Since graduating, Ernie has been a supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and owned his own practice locally in Willow Grove. He has written many articles on marriage and family life, therapy practices, relationships, communication skills for couples and family, and healthy living. In his work at Collaborative Care, Ernie specializes in chemical and substance abuse therapy, family and marital violence or discord therapy, as well as ADD/ADHD and couples counseling
Elizabeth Pollak, LCSW
Libby Pollak is a licensed clinical social worker, who has been working in the mental health field for almost twenty years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin, where she received her Bachelor's Degree, before continuing on to receive her Master's in Special Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master's in Social Work from Temple University. Libby specializes in the child and adolescent population dealing with mood changes, challenges in school, stress issues, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. She often includes family members in the therapeutic process, encouraging open communication and collaboration of the family unit. Libby is trained in Mindful-Based Play & Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy interventions. She is a Registered Play Therapist, an effective practice when working with small children.Libby also works with adults who are having difficulties with life transitions, mood changes, relationship issues, history of trauma, and family conflicts.
Edie Weinstein, MSW
Edie Weinstein is a licensed social worker, who received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Glassboro State College. She then went on to receive her Master's in Social Work from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Edie is an ordained Interfaith Minister who graduated from The New Seminary. She has over 35 years experience counseling individuals, couples, families and groups, adults, older adults and adolescents. She specializes in relationship issues, sexuality, spirituality, loss and grief, aging, as well as addiction recovery. Edie has worked in a variety of settings including acute care inpatient psychiatric facilities, community mental health, private and group practice, medical hospital and home care. She uses strength-based perspectives with her clients, using creative and innovative techniques to help them build a resiliency tool kit. As a journalist, she utilizes writing as a therapeutic tool.
Elbert Saddler, Ph.D
Dr. Elbert Saddler is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of professional experience in counseling and therapy. He graduated with honors from Temple University, where he received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Saddler works individually with adolescents and adults, and also offers couples and family therapy. He helps couples address relationship concerns, providing clients the opportunity to establish clarity and focus. His practices focus on improving personal challenges, refining strengths, and building interpersonal relationships. In addition to traditional counseling, Dr. Saddler specializes in diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperfocus Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and anger management.
Kathryn Beccaria, LMFT
Kathryn Beccaria is a graduate of Temple University and Chestnut Hill College. Kathryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. A typical therapeutic session can be individual, couples, or family in a safe, accepting, open and welcoming, environment. Kathryn has experience working with clients and their families with ASD diagnosis, schizophrenia, bipolar personality disorder, as well as anxiety and depression. Client’s receiving therapy and their families can expect an inclusive and family systems approach to help navigate difficult issues such as stress from school or work, divorce or separation, custody issues, adoption. Kathryn is happy to assist in your path of recovery using a goal oriented approach. She wants her clients to feel that they are in a safe, and comfortable environment. As a professional, she would offer unconditional positive regard to her clients while helping them navigate through difficult life situations. Kathryn believe in a systems approach and am open to seeing couples, and whole families when appropriate.
Jilda, Green, Ph.D, RN
Jilda Green is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience as a psychiatric nurse and 12 years experience as a psychotherapist. Jilda completed her BS in Education as well as some postdoctoral coursework at Penn State University. She then received her PhD. from Temple University and her MS in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. Jilda carries out individual therapy with both adults and teens 15 years of age and older. She addresses a variety of issues including anxiety and mood disorders. She has extensive experience in working with persons who have experienced trauma as a child or in their adult lives. Jilda utilizes an individualized approach that incorporates mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), hypnosis, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT).
Laurie Baker, LCSW
Laurie Baker is a licensed clinical social worker that works with children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, families, couples and individual adults. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Widener University before completing an intensive 3-year postgraduate program at The Philadelphia Child & Family Therapy Training Center. Laurie has had experience in a variety of settings, providing family-based services in both schools and residential environments. She has also worked in partial-hospitalization and intensive-outpatient programs. Her primary focus is individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and anger, those who are struggling with grief, trauma, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, and addiction issues. She specializes in family and couples’ therapy for a wide range of relationship and parenting concerns. Laurie teaches individuals to utilize their own personal strengths through the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), play therapy, narrative, contextual, and solution-focused therapies, relaxation and many other proven treatment strategies.
Laura Kate Tressler, LPC
Laura graduated LaSalle University’s Master’s in Clinical Counseling program in 2009. She currently holds a license in professional counseling (LPC) in Pennsylvania and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She has extensive experience in the treatment of mood, anxiety, impulse control, and substance abuse disorders with concentration in grief, issues of adjustment as they relate to adulthood, parenthood and transition from being the parent of a child to the parent of an adult. While her therapeutic approach largely depends on the individual in treatment, her theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral which in short operates on the assumption that thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected. While we can’t just “snap” our fingers and change the way we feel, through evaluation and restructuring our thoughts, we can influence how we feel and behave. With the dissection and understanding of these processes one can make great changes in their perceptions and overall functioning. Laura feels strongly that the therapeutic alliance, fostered through genuineness, empathy, humor and acceptance/understanding of the individual’s readiness to change, promotes growth, success in reaching ones goals, self-acceptance and contentment. Ultimately her goal is to help people bring the skills that they have developed in treatment into their everyday lives to bring about change for years to come.
Linda Massa, LCSW
Linda Massa is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of professional clinical experience. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and also has additional training in marriage and family therapy. Linda works with adolescents and adults who are suffering from a variety of issues including depression, stress and anxiety, and life transitions. When working with couples and family systems, Linda focuses on improving dysfunctional communication between individuals, examining past negative messages that impact these communication patterns and developing more effective interaction methods.Linda also has a past medical background as a nurse, which enables her to understand the relationship between the physical illness and emotional impact of psychological disorders.
Lyn Rairdon, LSW
Lyn Rairdon is a licensed social worker with a Master's in Social Science from Bryn Mawr College. She has experience working at inpatient and outpatient facilities, as well as in higher education counseling services. Lyn specializes in working with individuals ages 15 and up. An eclectic therapeutic approach is utilized combining Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gestalt Therapies. This allows clients the space to explore current issues, past influences, and future implications. Areas of specialty include, depression, anxiety, relationship/dating issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, life transitions, stress, and body image and self esteem issues.
Michael Buckley, LCSW
Michael Buckley is a licensed clinical social worker experienced with adults and older adolescents in individual and group therapy settings. He specializes in the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-based disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, and anxiety disorders. He is additionally well-versed in men's issues and issues affecting persons in the LGBT community. Mike primarily uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Mary Martha Johnson, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Martha is a Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with a diverse background in acute inpatient Psychiatric treatment, Military Nursing and outpatient mental health. She received her Bachelor's in Nursing from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota and her Master's in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Mary Martha works with adolescents, adults, couples and seniors, utilizing a therapeutic approach from the Contextual Family Theory model. She works with individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, trauma disorders, grief and loss issues, marital and relationship issues, chronic illness and end of life issues. Mary Martha also specializes in Sand Tray Therapy, Trauma Work and Mindfulness Stress Reduction Therapies, drawing from a wide range of therapeutic approaches to diagnose and treat clients.
Melissa Rogel, LMFT
Melissa Rogel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relational conflict, parenting, grief and loss, mood management, and self-esteem. Melissa has over 10 years of experience in working with individuals on the Autism spectrum as well as a strong background in addressing childhood trauma and supporting children and families within foster, kinship and adoptive care systems. She approaches therapy through a relational lens, with the belief that our past and present relationships greatly impact our well-being and growth, and draws from a rich treatment background of dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative, mindfulness, and person-centered approaches.
Patricia Woods, LPC
Patricia Woods is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings 22 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. She currently sees adults, ages 18 and older, in the Bala Cynwyd office. Patricia works with clients around depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship, and weight management concerns. She works with her clients to understand, process and move through issues preventing growth, increase awareness of their thoughts and emotions, and learn skills to regulate emotions and step away from self-defeating thoughts. Patricia has a holistic approach, with a background in yoga and mindfulness, often integrating body awareness and relaxation skills in the session. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rivier University in New Hampshire.
Robert (Bob) Hoffman, LCSW
Bob Hoffman is a licensed clinical social worker from the Bryn Mawr school of Social Work and Social Research and has almost 20 years experience providing therapy to individuals, families and couples. He specializes working with people with mood, anxiety and thought disorders, ADHD, parenting, anger management, trauma and relationship issues. Bob uses an eclectic approach, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, objection relations therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
Robert Katof, LCSW
Rob Katof is a licensed clinical social worker, working with both teens and adults. Rob graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy before earning his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College. Rob specializes in adolescent, couples, and family therapies. He addresses a variety of issues within the individual and family systems, including addiction issues, self-inflicted harm issues, eating disorders and compulsive behaviors, LGBT issues, sexual disorders, and family/divorce issues. Rob utilizes a number of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solutions-oriented therapy.
Takako Suzuki, Ph.D
Dr. Suzuki is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Suzuki specializes in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, phobias, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She utilizes a combination of Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused approaches to build personal strengths, coping mechanisms, and problem solving skills that can be translated into everyday life circumstances. As a bilingual psychologist, Dr. Suzuki treats issues that arise from various cultural concerns such as immigration, adjusting to new environment and societal norms, interracial and ethnic relationship differences, and language barriers.