These are the psychotherapists in the Friends Counseling Service. All are active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Friends are encouraged to contact several counselors and talk with them briefly and pick the one with whom one resonates best.
Terence Carroll, LCSW, Philadelphia, PA —Terence Carroll is a licensed clinical social worker who has been providing and supervising individual, family, and group therapy for more than 30 years. He has particular experience and interest in working with adolescents and young adults.
Deborah Cooper, MEd, Germantown, PA — A licensed counselor and family therapist, Deborah Cooper has been in practice as a therapist since 1984. She enjoys working with families as well as adults of all ages, both individually and as a couple. Her therapeutic experience includes working with people experiencing a wide range of personal or family issues including chronic illness or the impending death of themselves or those they love. A convinced Friend, Deborah works to help each person realize their potential and to listen to their inner voice, empowering each person to find solutions that are right for them. She teaches mindfulness meditation to groups and individuals.
Elizabeth Hartzell, Ph.D., Philadelphia, PA — Elizabeth Hartzell is Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Art Therapy Education in Hahnemann’s Creative Arts in Therapy Program at Drexel University. She has been a practicing clinician for thirty years, clinical supervisor, administrator of mental health programs, and educator in addition to presenting and conducting workshops on a range of clinical issues. Her master’s degree is in Art Therapy, and her doctoral degree is in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Danielle Havelin, LCSW, Havertown, PA — Danielle Havelin is a seasoned clinician and administrator with over 17 years experience in the field working with diverse populations in a variety of community mental health and school-based settings. She enjoys collaborating with people throughout the life span and believes all people walk in the door with the inner wisdom and strengths to overcome their life challenges. Danielle incorporates mindfulness strategies along with other therapeutic modalities to help clients manage a variety of emotions, strengthen their relationships with others and bring balance and peace to every day life. Her office is located in the Havertown PA area
George Schaefer, LSCW, Abington, PA — George Schaefer is a member of Abington Monthly Meeting and a licensed clinical social worker in PA. He has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years treating a range of clinical issues including anxiety and depression as well as serious and chronic mental health conditions. A former community mental health director in Philadelphia, George also served as the Executive Director of the Spirit of Gheel, a residential mental health community in northeastern Chester County, from 1996 to 2006. George is retired from PYM where he served as Care & Aging Coordinator from 2009 to 2021.
Selection of Counselors — It is our goal to have counselors available to Friends throughout the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting area although most current counselors are located in the Philadelphia five-county area. Friends may have concerns that cover a variety of issues and lifestyles, so we have counselors with a wide range of specialties and interests. When a client calls for a referral, we try to match the needs of the individual with an appropriate counselor.