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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
Ilona (she/her) is the founder and Executive Director at Spectrum Of Solutions Therapy Services. Ilona is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 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 neurodivergent children.
Ilona offers strength-based, solution-oriented approach to find what works best for each individual. Ilona integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy (DIR, Autplay), and other modalities. 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
Tracey (she/her) 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.
Tracey offers both In Person and Telehealth services.
Pamela Meyers, MA, NCC, LPC
Pam (she/her) 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 Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and play therapy in her work 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.
Pam offers both In Person and Telehealth services.
Christina Palaschak, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, ACS
Christina (she/her) 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.
Christina only offers Telehealth services at this time.
Jenn Kirschner, LSW
Jenn (she/her) 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.
Jenn only offers Telehealth services at this time.
Bridget McElroy, LSW
Bridget (she/her) 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, United Healthcare (Optum), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, 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.
Bridget offers both In Person and Telehealth services.
Deborah Hoelper, M. Ed, PA-LBS
Debbe (she/her) 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.
Emily Cutajar, Intern
Emily (she/her) is a second-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Hamilton College. She is excited to be working at Spectrum of Solutions as a student intern, with Ilona Naroditskiy as her supervisor.
Emily is especially interested in working with children and adolescents struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, and self-esteem. She is also passionate about the intersection of chronic illness and mental illness.
Emily prefers to integrate CBT skills into any approach she takes in therapy because she feels that the concrete skills are especially helpful for children and adolescents. She also enjoys incorporating books, games, and other creative activities as outlets for children during therapy. She believes therapy should be a warm and comfortable space where people of all ages can build skills that help them in everyday life.
Emily offers both In-Person and Telehealth Services.
Meghan Henseler, Intern
Meghan (she/her) is a second year doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and is working at Spectrum of Solutions as a student intern. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Cognitive Studies at Tulane University. While there, she minored in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Meghan’s cross disciplinary studies taught her to keep an open mind and look at problems from many perspectives.
She is especially interested in helping children who have experienced trauma and adverse experiences. She is also interested in the intersection of physical and mental trauma. Meghan is supervised by Ilona Naroditskiy.
Meghan enjoys working with children and their families. She believes in taking creative approaches to child psychology and understands that each child is unique. Meghan is passionate about working with children to help them better understand themselves, their emotions, and their bodily responses. She believes in taking a strengths based eclectic approach to working with children and adolescents. Moreover, she understands how profoundly systems and environments can impact mental health. As a retired dancer, Meghan enjoys interjecting
movement and play into therapy.
Meghan offers both In Person and Telehealth Services
Stefanie Recchio, MS, NCC
Stefanie (she/her) is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has experience in providing counseling to children, teens and adults in a variety of settings.
Stefanie has a strong background in addressing a diverse range of mental health concerns including Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder. She also has experience working with neurodivergent children and young adults and is knowledgeable in Autism and ADHD. Stefanie utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational interviewing (MI) techniques among other approaches in her work with clients. She believes in a collaborative therapy process and strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for her clients.
Stefanie has a particular interest in supporting women through their personal growth journey, specifically in the areas of self-esteem and anxiety. She is deeply committed to helping her clients navigate the complexities of life changes, guiding them towards personal growth and self-empowerment.
Stefanie is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is working under the direct supervision of the program director, Ilona Naroditskiy, LPC. Stefanie accepts Aetna and Mental Health Consultants insurance plans. She is not in network with any other insurance plans, but she does offer services on a reduced fee schedule. Contact us for information about fees and payment options.
Stefanie offers both In Person and Telehealth services.
Mel Kulenski, LSW
Mel (she/they) is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Valley Forge and Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University. Mel’s worked and volunteered in a variety of local social service agencies and LGBTQ+ community centers as well as agencies providing behavioral health services to children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.
Mel uses strengths-based, person-centered, neurodiversity affirming approach to support children and teens with anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, and other mental health concerns. She loves incorporating a mix of play, art, and talk therapy into sessions... as well as laughter! With a trauma-informed lens, Mel focuses on things like psychoeducation, compassionate relationship-building, accessibility tools, and coping strategies to help young people and their families thrive. Mel believes in celebrating each child or youth’s colorful individuality in a world that sometimes tries to paint them in shades of grey. Her greatest passion is serving those who live at the marginalized intersections of neurodivergence, gender, and sexual orientation.
Mel has writing published in multiple locations, including the Philadelphia Gay News newspaper and the book, The Deconstructionist’s Playbook (2019, Bemba Press). She’s delivered speeches about LGBTQ+ equity to schools, nonprofits, and businesses, and is a graduate of The Reformation Project’s Leadership Development Cohort program, which focused on promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith settings through community organizing and theological education.
Mel offers both In Person and Telehealth Services. Mel currently accepts Aetna, Mental Health Consultants, Allied Trades, Optum/United Behavioral Health, and Highmark (Blue Cross Blue Shield) insurance plans.