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, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
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, MS Ed, M Phil Ed
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 MS 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 5–18, and Multicultural Counseling. You can meet with Jed at our Audubon Office.
Kelsey Reube, MA
Site Supervisor, Marriage and Family Therapist
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, MA
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, ACS, NCC, CT, CDWF
Executive Director, Psychotherapist