Audubon

Audubon Therapists

Here at Sanctuary, we seek to provide personal and intentional care for our clients. All of our therapists are unique and experienced in working with a diverse set of therapeutic styles. We match you to the right counselor who can best provide you with the guidance you are searching for.

Nichole Bacigalupa, MA, NCC, CCMHC, LPC

Nichole Bacigalupa, MA, NCC, CCMHC, LPC

Assistant Director, Psychotherapist

There very few times that we can say what we mean truly without judgment and get an opportunity to learn about ourselves in the process. What I hope to accomplish in our work together is to provide a space where you are able to be heard and seen and validated for who you are and what you are going through.

I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. It’s really about getting to learn and understand what you are looking for and tailoring what I do and how I listen to you. It’s not about me or my experience; it’s about YOU.

Wellness and meditation are unique to my approach to therapy. Normally, things are not occurring in a vacuum. If you are having issues in one aspect of your life, then other areas will show it as well. It’s important to me to look at the mind-body-spirit connection so that the whole self is addressed.

Nichole holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. You can meet with Nichole through our HIPAA-Compliant telesessions. She specializes in anxiety, depression, grief & loss, life transitions, and substance abuse. When it’s beneficial for her clients, she likes to incorporate art therapy, wellness, meditation, and other holistic approaches. She sees individuals and couples.

Jed Baronia, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed.

Jed Baronia, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed.

Psychotherapist

Everyone has parts of themselves they wish they could change or get rid of. A lot of my journey, both personally and professionally, has emphasized the importance of learning to accept and even love those parts of myself. I want to support others as they begin to see that self-acceptance and self-love is possible for each and everyone of us. Sometimes, all it takes is allowing the things we are most afraid to show to become celebrated parts of who we are. This process is about the importance of being open and honest about yourself, even when it's hard.
Often, we don't always have avenues to express or explore these parts of ourselves safely, complicating our relationship with the aspects of ourselves that we may want to be more open about. I am passionate about creating a therapeutic space for you to do just that - express yourself openly and without fear of judgement. I also believe in the power of expression and exploration using the arts. Expressive arts, such as the use of music in therapy, allow us to connect with parts of ourselves that we may not have the language for or may be at the beginning of understanding. 
 
Therapy with me is a team sport. I'm all about open and honest communication, and I really encourage client feedback. While I have clinical expertise, I very much consider the client to be the expert on themselves in therapy. I value both patience and progress in the therapy room because I understand that everyone works at their own pace. More than anything though, I want clients to feel comfortable in the room. Therapy is a really courageous and vulnerable thing to do and the very least I can do is strive to offer a space for clients to make it their own. I love being able to connect with my clients about virtually anything, and I'm a believer that it's important to understand people in their own unique ways.
 

Jed holds an M.S.Ed in Counseling and Mental Health Services as well as an M.Phil.Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in working with college students, youth 518, and Multicultural Counseling. You can meet with Jed at our Audubon Office.

 

Kevin Maness, MSS, LSW

Kevin Maness, MSS, LSW

Psychotherapist

"What we cannot hold, we cannot process. What we cannot process, we cannot transform. What we cannot transform haunts us." –Joseph Bobrow

My approach to therapy is compassion-focused. I believe that a compassionate, empathetic relationship between client and therapist is the single most powerful support for the client's desired transformation—growth, recovery, healing. I see therapy as a secure base from which we can explore unknown territory together.

I draw especially from mindfulness-based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, with occasional elements of solution-focused and narrative therapy. I also feel a deep appreciation for clients looking for someone to help unpack traumatic experiences together.

At times, therapy appears to be almost mystical in the sense that healing and growth come out of the relationship itself and what it helps clients to discover about themselves, with the therapist sustaining a holding environment that supports the client’s courageous exploration of self.

One of my favorite things is to meet a client who has never engaged in counseling before. I understand that the first time can be frightening and filled with uncertainty. I feel that my honesty, humor, humility, transparency, and compassion help to offer these clients a warm welcome to the process of therapy. I've always enjoyed doing initial intake sessions for that very reason; I like to see a client settle into the first session—moving from restlessness and apprehension to a sense of comfort and safety. It's one of many deeply rewarding experiences in counseling work.

Kevin holds a master’s degree in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College, as well as a Doctorate of Philosophy from New York University. You can meet with Kevin at both our Douglassville and Audubon offices. Kevin specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse.

 

Kelsey Reube, MA

Kelsey Reube, MA

Psychotherapist

Are you feeling stuck and need some guidance for growth? I won't offer band-aid solutions, only lasting and meaningful change. Therapy to me is a process of identifying and understanding who you are and where you want to go. I want to journey with you to the deeper levels of your struggles and find the light.

I offer my expertise in couple's and family therapy and working from a systemic perspective. I also utilize play therapy to help heal children that have experienced emotional and behavioral disturbances. I have substantial experience working with survivors of abuse and sexual assault and feel very passionately about working with these populations.

The arrow is a symbol I draw a lot of strength and significance from. There is always some type of struggle to face, and we can pull from that to shoot forward into a more optimistic and hopeful life. We will draw that bow together so that you can learn to shoot forward on your own.

Kelsey holds a Masters degree from La Salle university for Marriage and Family therapy. You can meet Kelsey at our Douglassville and Audubon locations.  She specializes in couples and family therapy, children, adolescence, suicidal ideation, trauma and abuse survivors.

Oriana Kramer Almquist, BS

Oriana Kramer Almquist, BS

Psychotherapist Intern

Everyone needs a space in which they feel safe being vulnerable to process the challenging and unexpected parts of life. I believe that the best setting for therapy is one that cultivates an environment of authentic care, establishing a trusting relationship where new depth and insight can be reached. I will always meet you where you are in your life and journey, providing you with a trauma-informed approach to healing that works at your own pace. My own experiences with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness have helped me establish a deep understanding of the complex emotions and life circumstances associated with these conditions. You will not only be heard in my office, you will be compassionately listened to and believed.

I have experience working with a diverse range of communities, all of which have needed a healing space to express and process fear, frustration and shared experiences. I have learned how to sit with people experiencing complex emotions, providing a compassionate presence to accompany them through the healing process each step of the way. I enjoy utilizing art and creative writing in therapy when requested by clients.

You can meet with Oriana in our Audubon office. She specializes in helping with Trauma, Grief, Chronic Illness and Social Anxiety.

Heather Kramer Almquist, MA, LPC

Heather Kramer Almquist, MA, LPC

Executive Director, Psychotherapist

“My experience gives me a lot of insight into how hard it is to put your life back together. I think about how I got through things, and it was just the little moments of somebody seeing more than the situation that made all the difference.”

Meet Our Therapists

Here at Sanctuary, we seek to provide personal and intentional care for our clients. All of our therapists are unique and experienced in working with a diverse set of therapeutic styles. We match you to the right counselor who can best provide you with the guidance you are searching for.

Douglassville

Audubon

Telesessions

Call Us

Douglassville: (610) 385 3155
Audubon: (610) 850 8009

Our Locations

Douglassville

1125 Ben Franklin Hwy West
Douglassville, PA 19518

Audubon

2784 Egypt Road
Audubon, PA 19403