419 S. 19th Street,
Philadelphia PA 19146
Nancy Maguire, Psy.D.
I am a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
I graduated from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
at Widener University in
I am the 2008-2010 president of the board of directors for the Philadelphia
Area Group Psychotherapy Society, which provides training
in group psychotherapy, including continuing education
for psychologists through the American
My early career experience was influenced by Dr.
Frank Masterpasqua. He was a guiding voice during graduate
school. He also introduced me to the work of Robert
Kegan, who continues to have a significant impact
on my view of humanity. After receiving my doctorate, I
began working with children in the child
welfare system. I worked with abused and neglected
children in residential care. This early work was profoundly
integral because we cared for every aspect of the child.
We strove to make decisions that were clinically
appropriate, even for issues such as attending a prom or
going on vacation. I learned that the impact of abuse and
neglect pervades a child's well being, and yet there is
a hopefulness that emerges when an opportunity for healing
is provided. I also learned that the larger "system" of governmental
agencies does not always act in a child's best interest.
This experience introduced me to the profound work
of treating trauma survivors. I continue to treat trauma,
especially child sexual abuse. Effective healing for trauma
is integral. It means understanding the impact on the body
and mind, and where these two intersect. Healing trauma involves "re-wiring" the
brain to reduce anxiety and integrate the traumatic experience.
This occurs in the context of a safe and therapeutic relationship.
Relationships can become disrupted as a result of trauma,
and this too needs to be healed.
I began teaching in 1997. Teaching primarily graduate
students at Widener University, the first class I taught
was an Introduction to Public Psychology. This was an opportunity
to bring an integral viewpoint to the delivery of services
to the most vulnerable and underserved populations. I was
then asked to teach additional classes, including Group Psychotherapy,
Family Therapy and therapy for sexual minorities. More recently I have taught at Temple Univeristy in the psychology and education departments as well as Drexel Univeristy.
I had a part time private practice beginning in 1996. This
became full time in 2003 when I opened a center city location.
As part of my practice I work part time at the Women's
Therapy Center. I was their interim executive director
from January 2005 until October 2006. The Women's Therapy
Center provides me with a vital community of excellent clinicians.
Several years ago I was trained in EMDR in order to expand my skills in treating trauma. This has been a wonderful and helpful addition to my practice. Many people report a significant and positive effect from utilizing EMDR.
Anne Denner, M.S.S., L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Psychotherapist
My professional career began as a high school teacher after
graduating from the University of Portlandwith a degree
in secondary education. I spent four years teaching as a
volunteer with a social justice organization.
I taught at St. Mary High School a very diverse, urban high
school in Jersey City, N.J. I learned a great deal from this
experience, my students were wonderful teachers. Sharing in the struggles and triumphs of their lives served as the primary impetus for
my decision to return to school to obtain a degree in clinical
social work. I graduated from Bryn Mawr School of Social
Work and Social Research in 1993 and I am now a licensed social
My first years of experience as a clinician were spent working primarily
with people seeking help for chemical dependency. However,
it soon became clear to me that addiction (in whatever form
it takes) is frequently a symptom, a manifestation of a deeper
internal struggle. This struggle may manifest as addiction, depression or anxiety and can be related to untreated trauma. Over the past twenty years, I have worked
in a variety of clinical treatment settings with adolescents,
adults and families. I continue to treat addiction but also
to see a larger picture and the connection to core psychological, physical
and spiritual wounds. I have had the opportunity
to work with individuals healing these wounds.
In 2011, I decided to seek out training to help me more effectively work with individualsworking through traumatic experiences. I chose to become trained in EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). If you are interested in learning more about EMDR, I recommend the website www.emdria.org. I consider EMDR to be a clinical technique that I have found to be very effective in my clinical work.
I have chosen to spend much of my professional life working
with people on the margins of society.
Marginalization is the experience of being denied the opportunity to fully participate in society. It takes many different forms; the public school student seeking to excel academically and attend college, who attends a school without the needed resources. Or the transgendered woman denied employment, because she "won't fit in".
Anyone who is suffering, feels alone or feels unable to fully live
their life may feel marginalized. It takes
great courage to work to overcome negative experiences, beliefs
or messages about one ’s self. My goal is to be a source of support as
well as a force for change. Each person has the right to live their life to its fullest, as defined by that
In 2007 I built a greenhouse; I had wanted to
have a greenhouse for a long time. It is an environment that
quite literally provides nurturance and growth. This was my
very first attempt to build any type of structure so, needless
to say, there were many struggles, missteps, triumphs and readjustments
along the way. The sense of accomplishment I felt was tremendous.
However, it was the actual process of building this new structure
that provided the opportunity and environment for personal
growth. What I learned about myself and how that experience
helped me to change my perception of myself has had a profound
and transformative impact on my life. It is my belief that
the goal of psychotherapy is to be, like building a greenhouse,
a transformative experience.
Erica J. West, R.N., L.Ac
Having expereince in both the allopathic and Chinese medicine fields, Erica emphasizes a natural and holistic approach to healing in an era dominated by westernized medicine. Using the tenets of classical Chinese acupuncture, which includes cupping and acupressure, coupled with her extensive training in Qigong and Taiji, she recognizes the profound healing effects of ancient eastern traditions. She uses such energetic practices to treat not only the symptoms of disease, but also their root cause, thereby addressing the whole body and providing a positive therapeutic approach to enacting greater health. Ms. West specializes in women's health (gynecological issues, infertility, issues during pregnancy such as pain, morning sickness, and mal- position of fetus), pain management (sports injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis to name a few), facial rejuvenation (cosmetic acupuncture), and mental health and well-being (such as stress, depression, and drug and alcohol cessation). For more information, check out her website at www.goldenfloweracupuncture.com
Tricia Stefankiewicz, MA, RD, CNSC, LDN
Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Counseling
I believe that Nutrition Counseling can help create a path to greater health and a sense of well being.
As a graduate from West Chester Univeristy and Immaculata Univeristy, I had a variety of training opportunities and exposure to many ideas. I found myself returning again and again to nutrition and health. Now in private practice, and with experience working in both hospital and outpatient settings, I rely on several sets of skills to help people meet their nutritional and health goals.
Listening carefully is the first skill I bring when meeting and working with someone. How we think and feel about food, our bodies and our health are very important. I listen to this information so that we can work together. Collaboration is the second skill. Working together and on the same goals is very important. Gaining greater health comes from a positive and respectful collaboration. This can be between two people or in a group. Finally, a well informed and up to date knowledge base about nutrition, physiology and food, along with a variety of conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, is the corner stone of nutrition counseling.
Tricia can be reached by email by clicking here or by phone at (267) 401-0102. Check out Tricia's website too.
Jaie Bosse, N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Jaie, a licensed naturopathic doctor, is passionate about educating and empowering patients to illuminate their own health from within. She provides outstanding, holistic health care for the whole family. Jaie has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon – the country’s oldest and finest naturopathic college. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and has completed one thousand hours of training as a massage therapist at Finger Lakes School of Massage.
She maintains a license as a naturopathic primary care provider in the state of Vermont. There is currently no licensing of naturopaths in the state of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is Treasurer of Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
She looks forward to meeting you wherever you may be on the journey to wellness.
You can email Jaie directly at Jaie@IlluminatingHealth.com. Make an appointment for consultation here. You can learn more about the education and licensing of naturopathic physicians on the About Naturopathy page.
Nicole Bindler, BA, NCTMB
Licensed Massage Therapist
Nicole Bindler has held a private bodywork practice for 12 years. She offers injury treatment and prevention through hands-on bodywork and guided movement repatterning. She works primarily with muscular tension, skeletal alignment and fascial tensegrity, but also practices joint mobilization, energy work, movement therapy, embodied anatomy and developmental movement. Nicole integrates movement reeducation within hands-on sessions, empowering clients with the skills to find their own pathways to healing.
Nicole received a BA in Dance from Hampshire College (1999). She is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute (900 hrs, 2002) and holds certificates in Embodied Anatomy Yoga (350 hrs, 2010), Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (250 hrs, 2013) and Somatic Movement Education (100 hrs, 2014) from the School for Body-Mind Centering. She also infuses into her sessions her many years of study and practice in Pilates, Feldenkrais and Craniosacral Therapy. She is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, licensed as Massage Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and the Body-Mind Centering Association.
She teaches Dance, Yoga, Experiential Anatomy and Somatics at University of the Arts and Temple University in Philadelphia and tours as a choreographer/performer internationally.
Learn more about Nicole at her website. Nicole Bindler is available at sliding scale rate for short term and long term treatment plans. Email Nicole at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
L.OM., MSOM, MscN
Brenda’s practice integrates the multiple modalities of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition counseling and shiatsu massage therapy. She works with a wide-range of patients seeking care in areas such as general wellness, pain management, weight management, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mental-emotional issues, drug and alcohol-dependence, withdrawal and detox care. Her specialty and passion surrounds supporting people with cancer and managing chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, HIV, and other autoimmune disorders. Brenda also works with patients in patterns of addiction, via addressing nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle and behavioral support, and most importantly, emotional support.
Appointments with Brenda Levin, L.OM., offer ample time to review concerns and questions in order to best direct the treatment plan and provide outstanding holistic care, tailored to your individual needs. Brenda wants you to not only feel better and have freedom from symptoms but to help you find wellness and adhere to a healthier way of life.
License and Certification Information
Pennsylvania State Medical Board: License # OM000205
New Jersey State Medical Board: License # 25MZ00123900
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Diplomate of Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology; License # 117500
600-Hour Shiatsu Massage Certification in Whole Health Shiatsu
CPR in AED/BLS Certification
Clean Needle Technique Certification
Learn more about Brenda at her website and to schedule an appointment.