In an effort to have counselors available to Friends throughout the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, FCS has joined with several new counselors in the PYM geographic area.
Because Friends have concerns covering a variety of issues and life styles, we recruit counselors with a wide range of specialties and interests in order to match need to expertise.
Listed below are the psychotherapists in the Friends Counseling Service. Of course, all are active Friends.
Friends seeking counseling are encouraged to contact the Coordinator at FriendsCounseling@pym.org or 215-241-7019. Or contact the PYM Care & Aging Coordinator, George Schaefer at email@example.com or 215-241-7068 for more details.
Danielle Beauvais, PsyD, Ambler, PA — 215-300-6306
Daniele Beauvais is a licensed psychologist who works with traumatized veterans and their families. She has a private practice in Ambler within walking distance of the R5 train, and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and children over 10. Danielle works closely with the Quaker Parenting Project.
Terence Carroll, L.C.S.W., Philadelphia, PA — 610-453-6952
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 — 215-248-0489
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.
Maria CS Gabelberger, Psy.D., West Chester, PA – 484-557-7195
A licensed clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist, Maria Gabelberger focuses her work on helping people reconnect with the Love, Joy, Light and Peace that is in each of us and is our inner teacher to guide us through suffering. She been an assistant professor of psychology at Texas A & M, worked as a Captain, Psychologist and Assistant Department Head in the Army, and has lived and worked in Germany and Japan. She now has a private practice and specializes in trauma/abuse, spirituality in healing, depression, anxiety and relationshipissues, grieving and transitions. Maria practices Aikido and has meditated for over 30 years; she is a mother of 3, wife and an active universalist Quaker and spiritual seeker and integrates these learnings into her practice with individuals, couples and families.
Mollie Greene — 732-735-0819
Mollie Greene is a New Jersey certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the field of substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. She has worked in direct service and administrative positions with a variety of populations and is herself in recovery. Mollie is available for consultation to individuals within the PYM community who are seeking information and support in dealing with substance use disorders and process addictions.
Elizabeth Hartzell, Ph.D., Philadelphia, PA — 215-762-3767
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.
Harriet Heath, Ph.D., Haverford, PA — 610-649-7037
Harriet Heath, PhD., is a licensed developmental and certified school psychologist. A parent educator, mother of three and grandparent of six, for nearly thirty years Harriet has been a counselor and workshop leader for the Friends Counseling Service. As a counselor her approach is to meet and talk with parents. Together they frame the issues and work out a plan of action. Her work is guided by the belief that there is that of God in every person and that there is a Way even with the most obstreperous child. She relies on and encourages parents to use such Quaker practices as centering, mindfulness and discernment.
Gary M. Johnson, Ph.D., Wilmington, DE — 302-656-1295
Gary Johnson is a Delaware licensed psychologist. He is a recent past president of the Licensing Board for Psychologists, co-chair of the Institutional Review Board of Christians Care Health Systems, and a member and current clerk of Wilmington Monthly Meeting. His professional work is in outpatient psychotherapy. His practice includes: a larger number of men than most therapists; working with couples (both gay and straight); and using a seasoned and flexible approach to practice individual psychotherapy of older adolescents and adults.
Bill Procyson, M.A., M.S.— 610-277-1953
Bill Procyson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a strong background in drug/alcohol addictions counseling. For the past six years, Bill’s work has been dedicated to facilitating a support group for adults actively pursuing recovery from drug and alcohol addictions while also seeking assistance with mental health challenges. Bill facilitates a support group at the 4th & Arch Street Meetinghouse for Friends who are coping with addictions.
James J. Saxon, Ph.D., Swarthmore, PA — 610-544-7583
James J. Saxon is a psychologist who lives and practices in Swarthmore and teaches at Cheyney University. He is an active member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting. He works with adults, from college age through older adulthood, although he occasionally sees a late adolescent. He does individual and couples therapy. Most of the people he sees have interpersonal or family problems, depression, anxiety, or are recovering from alcohol abuse. James welcomes persons who have concerns relating to their religious values. While he uses a variety of therapy strategies, he tends to be more highly interactive than many therapists.
Fran Van Allen, M.A., L.P.C., Media, PA — 610-358-3212
Fran Van Allen, a member of Goshen Meeting, has been a professional counselor for the Friends Counseling Service for more than twenty years. Her practice includes individuals, couples, and families. Her work is solution-focused, seeking out the inner strengths that we each possess even when life’s events may cloud that vision. She uses cognitive therapy, dream analysis, and hypnotherapy, among other modalities.
Joyce E. Williams, MA, MS Willingboro, NJ — 856-266-8605
Joyce E. Williams (aka Inspira) is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has master’s degress in school psychology and counseling psychology specializing in work with children and adolescents. She also works with adults who wish to achieve joy and excellence in their lives. She has been a trainer and workshop facilitator and is an active member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.