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Therapists at Spectrum of Solutions each have their own specialties and populations they help. Each therapist’s background and primary specialties are listed below their photo. If you are not sure which therapist may be a good fit for you, please contact our practice director who can help match you or your child with a therapist who would meet your individual needs.

 

Ilona Naroditskiy, MA, LPC

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Ilona is the founder and Executive Director at Spectrum Of Solutions Therapy Services. Ilona is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience in working with adults, children and families in various outpatient mental health settings. Ilona earned her Master's degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in 2007.

 

As a parent and professional, Ilona enjoys working with children with neurodevelopmental, emotional, sensory, and behavioral differences. Her specialties include working with autistic children, teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, and other issues that prevent them from reaching their full potential. In addition, Ilona offers support, guidance, and individual and family counseling to caregivers of children with special needs.

 

Ilona integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients and offers strength-based, solution-oriented approach to find what works best for each individual. She believes that neurological differences are what makes each person unique and her goal is to help her clients embrace their differences, claim their strengths and used them constructively. Ilona's believes that growth can happen at any age and there is no such thing as unattainable goals in one's life.

Tracey Katz, LCSW

 
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Tracey is a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience in behavioral health, substance abuse, neuroscience, telemetry, end of life, crisis and trauma. Tracey believes therapy is about a joining of client and therapist that requires trust and a non-judgmental therapeutic alliance.  Her goal is to help you find your own voice, reach your potential and succeed by using the therapeutic approach that is best suited to your reasons for seeking help.  

 

Tracey's specialties lie in the working with adolescents and adults focusing on mood disorders, borderline personality, anxiety, stress, crisis, trauma, medical/ disease management, coping skills, anger management, end of life, self esteem and behavioral issues. She has experience in a variety of settings to include residential, inpatient, outpatient, school, home and medical hospitals.

 

Tracey has been trained in the modality of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more recently completed an intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Tracey uses DBT to help her clients learn how to really navigate tough emotions, gain acceptance for themselves and others, and be mindful of their actions and much more.

 

Pamela Meyers, MA, NCC, LPC

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Pam is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified School Counselor. She attended University of Miami and Rider University, where she received her Master Degree in Counseling. Pam has many years of experience working as a mental health therapist and a School Counselor in various settings. 

 

Pam enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotional and behavioral concerns. Pam believes in meeting each of her clients where they are and uses humor along with a variety of therapeutic techniques to help them cope with difficult thoughts and emotions. Pam's approach to therapy is Strength Based and Client Centered. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral techniques and Motivational Interviewing and believes in building strong, trusting relationships with her clients.

 

As as Certified School Counselor, Pam is able to help children and families to seek out ways to receive additional support in school, i.e. request a Psycho-Educational Evaluation, an IEP and/or a 504. She also assists families with applying for accommodations for the PSAT/SAT/ACT.

Danielle Epler, PsyD

 

Dr. Danielle Epler is Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. She completed an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children in the Riley Child Development Center and was part of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program. During her fellowship, Dr. Epler specialized in neurodevelopmental differences, including autism, intellectual disability, ADHD, and learning disorders.

For the past decade, Dr. Epler has worked with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, and other medical settings. She enjoys helping children with co-occurring disorders cope with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral and emotional disorders. Dr. Epler will work collaboratively to develop goals for your child to help them manage their emotions and develop coping skills to improve their wellbeing. She will help them to enhance social skills, reduce challenging behaviors, and support independent living skills. She primarily works from a cognitive-behavioral orientation but adapts her treatment to meet the client’s specific needs.

In addition to working with children and adolescents, Dr. Epler is passionate about working with parents of children with developmental delays. Coping with a child’s disruptive behaviors can be overwhelming. Dr. Epler can support you in that journey. Through helping you learn the functions of your child’s behavior, Dr. Epler will empower you to reduce your child’s disruptive behaviors and increase efficient social communication.

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Christina Palaschak, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, ACS

 
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Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of the Arts and her Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Christina has nearly 20 years of clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults as well as families. Christina has worked in multiple settings including residential, partial programming, and outpatient treatment.  She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy. Christina works with people in various modalities including traditional talk therapy, art therapy, virtual telehealth and group therapy.

Christina enjoys working with children and their families to help improve self-esteem, communication and healthy decision making. She has experience working with people with a range of presentations including anxiety, trauma, thought disorders, problematic behaviors, OCD, phobias, LGBTQ+ related issues, neurodivergence, and emotional dysregulation.

Christina believes in treating the whole person and emphasizes the importance of nurturing passions, building self-efficacy, and focusing on self-care. While working with adults she focuses on the development of stress management skills, self-awareness and improved coping to support a healthier and happier lifestyle. Christina’s empathic approach to working with people is strengths based, person centered, solution focused, and expressive.

 

Jenn Kirschner, LSW

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Jenn received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Liberty University and her Masters degree in Social Work from Temple University.  As a Licensed Social Worker, Jenn has 15 years of experience in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, and mood disorders.

 

Jenn’s special interest is in perinatal and postpartum mental health. As a mother of two children, Jenn is passionate about helping women and supporting them through the process of conception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.  Jenn also helps women with mental health issues related to pregnancy loss and/or complications. Jenn’s unique background includes 7 years of experience as a nanny, during which she helped several families with young children with their parenting needs. 

 

Jenn enjoys working with women going navigating life transitions and struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Jenn believes that self-parenting is a key component in living a healthy, balanced adult life. She connects with her clients through compassion and humor and uses her personal and professional experience to help each client find their inner strength and reach their individual goals.

Jenn is in network with United Health Care/Optum, Aetna, Quest Behavioral Health, Highmark and Mental Health Consultants. She is out of network with Personal Choice and Keystone Health Plan East. Please contact your insurance to inquire about out of network benefit coverage as you may be eligible for reimbursement. Contact us for information about fees and payment options.

Emilie Flynn, MA, R-DMT, LPC

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Emilie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Dance from Slippery Rock University and earned her Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. Emilie has experience in the mental health field in community mental health programs, inpatient programs, and primarily in specialized schools for individuals with autism.

 

Emilie has a passion for working with children and adolescents with neuro-developmental differences. Additionally, she enjoys working with parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Emilie utilizes her dance/movement therapy training to connect to her clients through movement and play. She tailors her approach to each person's individual sensory, emotional, communicative, and neurological differences. 

 

Emilie’s therapeutic approach includes unconditional positive regard for her clients, strength-based interventions, and an emphasis on body and mind connection.

 
 

Bridget McElroy, LSW

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Bridget is a Licensed Social Worker with over eight years of clinical experience. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

 

Bridget is passionate about working with autistic and other neurodivergent children, adolescents, and adults with co-occuring mental health diagnoses. She specializes in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, sensory processing differences, executive functioning challenges, and divergent ways of communicating and socializing. Bridget has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to clients in a variety of settings, including community mental health programs, specialized schools, and higher education.

 

Bridget utilizes a strengths-based approach when working with clients, incorporating her training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. As a clinician, her goal is to help her clients of all ages identify and leverage their strengths in order to achieve self-acceptance and growth.

Bridget is in network with Aetna, Quest Behavioral Health, Mental Health Consultants and Allied Trades. She is out of network with with other insurance plans at this time. Please contact your insurance to inquire about out of network benefit coverage as you may be eligible for reimbursement. Contact us for information about fees and payment options.

 

Taylor Dunn, BA (Doctoral Intern)

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Taylor earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arcadia University. She is currently training at Chestnut Hill College to earn her Psy.D. in clinical psychology with a focus in assessment. Taylor has worked in the mental health field for nearly two years in a variety of settings. She has primarily worked with children and adolescents who are neurodivergent and families and caregivers of neurodivergent children.

 

Taylor believes in utilizing a strengths-based approach with her clients, as well as blending different therapeutic techniques and interventions to best suit her clients’ needs. She views her clients holistically and wants to help them achieve their goals in the way that makes the most sense for the individual. 

Taylor works under the direct supervision of the clinical director, Ilona Naroditskiy. She is not in network with insurance, but she does offer affordable sliding scale options. Contact us for information about fees and payment options.

 

Deborah Hoelper, M. Ed, PA-LBS

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Debbe is a Licensed Behavior Specialist and Certified Teacher (K-8), who received her Masters of Education degree from Arcadia University,  Certificate in Autism from La Salle University and a Certificate in Infant Mental Health from Widener University. She also holds a Certificate in DIR/Floortime® from ICDL. Debbe has been working with children in various capacities since 1979.  Debbe has a unique history of experiences as a mobile therapist, inclusion teacher, special instructor, social group program development and director of camp for children with social-emotional differences. She is also the mother of an autistic adult. 

Debbe is a one of the facilitators of the Social and Coping Skills Class program at Spectrum of Solutions. She enjoys working with children in a group setting, where she helps them develop skills such as self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-advocacy, self-regulation, effective communication skills, problem solving, and other skills necessary for personal and social success.

 

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