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.

 

Oriana Kramer Almquist, BS

Oriana Kramer Almquist, BS

Psychotherapist Intern

Sanctuary has always been a big part of my life. I was offered the opportunity as an Undergraduate to intern here, and it was during this time that my desire to pursue a career in therapy flourished. I eventually transitioned into my current role as the Welcome Coordinator here at Sanctuary. I am able to welcome all of our new clients to the Sanctuary Family and make sure they are taken care of.

While my responsibilities include insurance calls and going over intake questions, I truly enjoy being able to assist our clients in finding the right therapist for them. In this role, I strive to convey the importance of therapy, and I can assure our new clients that it’s not scary at all to get started!

In the long run, my goal is to work here at Sanctuary as a therapist. The hands-on nature of this job allows me to see the business side as well as the clinical side. I hope that I can make you all feel welcome and supported during your time with us.

You can find Oriana at our Douglassville location and Audubon, welcoming new clients.

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