Douglassville

Douglassville 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.

Sara Grove, MA, NCC, LPC

Sara Grove, MA, NCC, LPC

Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist

There are a lot of people out there who aren’t seen or heard. Perhaps you are one of them. Whether that’s because you are queer or anxious or just different, you don’t feel like anybody sees you and sometimes you can’t even see yourself. I want to give you a place to actually feel like somebody sees you and believes you and gets you. I want to guide you and be guided by you as you figure yourself out. It’s not about me being an expert on any of the areas that I focus in, it’s about you knowing and understanding yourself… and finally being able to believe it.

People who see themselves as some measure of unconventional find a level of comfort with me. It’s important in my work to communicate a broad level of acceptance and persistence. People want to hold onto what’s unique about themselves, even and especially during periods of change. If this is you, we should definitely talk.

I love working with people going through a period of self-exploration, which often especially includes teens and young adults. They are trying to look deeper into themselves and discover their values. I like working with the people who feel like they’re not going to find anyone who understands them. I want to give you the safety and space to be heard.

Sara holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Kutztown University. You can meet with Sara at our Douglassville office. They specialize in gender & sexuality, identity exploration & transition, sex therapy, alternative relationships, self-esteem, body image, relationship- & sexual-violence, pet loss, career & college counseling, and individuals preparing to have children.

Kaitlyn Farrell, MA, NCC

Kaitlyn Farrell, MA, NCC

Psychotherapist, Training & Onboarding Coordinator

Hello and welcome. If you have been guided to Sanctuary Counseling it is safe to assume that either you or a loved one is going through a difficult time. I am so glad you reached out. Life is full of challenging and often frightening moments, and while sometimes you can make it through these dark paths alone, having someone to walk alongside you can be immensely helpful. I would like to be that person for you.

I practice therapy as a journey you and I take together. I believe that in times of pain, trauma, and discomfort we all have the potential to grow into something beautiful and strong. Suffering can feel like darkness, and from that darkness – from that cocoon, if you will – we stand in a place of waiting to be transformed into something new and powerful. If this sounds like what you are experiencing, I am here to help facilitate your personal journey of transformation and growth.

Supporting people like you who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma and painful histories is my calling. It does not matter how recently or distantly this happened to you, together we can find ways of bringing you relief and peace. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye-movement desensitization reprocessing), a profoundly effective tool for decreasing the effects of something you experienced in the past that is still affecting you today. I am also certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Our work together will be effective, and it will always proceed at YOUR pace. You are safe here.

Is your relationship struggling? Has there been infidelity or perhaps some other betrayal? Or are you looking to revive your dwindling connection? I have many years of experience supporting couples of all walks and constellations, and in that time I have learned that all couples need help sometimes. We all need skills and tools to thrive. I continue to study the latest techniques and research, particularly the Gottman method, to help you heal and strengthen your relationship.

Kaitlyn holds a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida. You can meet with Kaitlyn at our Douglassville office. She specializes in trauma, anxiety, relationship- and sexual-violence, alternative relationships, and LGBTQ+ concerns.

Letecia Garcia, MA

Letecia Garcia, MA

Psychotherapist, Programming and Outreach Manager

I deeply believe in the power of human resiliency. I have seen that power firsthand time and time again in everyday people. People just like you and me. I’ve seen the limitless possibilities that come about when people are able to believe in themselves again (or perhaps for the first time) and recover their own personal strength. I want to be the person who can help you understand the difference between what you have experienced and who you truly ARE. You are a growing, changing, empowered person.

I would love to help you unlock those suppressed parts of yourself that we all try to hide from. Vulnerability is hard. Authenticity is hard. And trying to be anything else just leads to anger, anxiety, sadness… you know what I’m talking about. Being ourselves and genuinely connecting with others takes courage. It takes risk and perseverance. It takes insight, and it takes love.

My biggest mission and passion is to help you rediscover your most authentic self, and recognize that this is a continually evolving process. To remind you that you are connected to all things and you are not alone. You have courage waiting to be discovered.

Letecia has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University. You can meet with Letecia in our Douglassville office. She specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community and women’s issues and likes incorporating holistic practices into her work when requested by clients.

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.

 

 Nicholas DeMaria, M.S.

Nicholas DeMaria, M.S.

Psychotherapist

Therapy is a process which involves examining one’s self, feelings, and experiences. When hardships arise in life, having someone present with you can be incredibly healing, relieve stress, and prevent maladaptive coping skills. Getting help is nothing to be ashamed of and asking for help is truly courageous and empowering. If you are looking for someone to provide the support you need while helping you exploring yourself, feelings, and experiences, then I would be privileged to be that person to help aid you in your journey.

I have a diverse background in education and training which helps me tailor my therapeutic approach to each person I work with. Being trauma-informed is something I pride myself on. Having worked in in-patient and out-patient psychiatric units with diverse client demographics, I understand the impact trauma has on an individual’s life and how common it is for someone to have a traumatic experience that inhibits their way of living. Through my career, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings providing individual and group therapy to diverse clients struggling with mental health diagnoses, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, work stress, family stress, and more. I’m passionate about working with diverse populations from different age ranges, gender identifications, and cultural backgrounds.

Therapy with me is very welcoming, empathic, and accepting. I truly care about my clients and believe that each person is special and unique. I will work with you to meet your needs and goals. I work at your pace, to respect and honor the journey that brought you here. I can't wait to meet you and hear your story.

Nicholas has a master’s degree in Community and Trauma Counseling from Thomas Jefferson University and a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Psychology with a minor in Autism Behavioral Studies. You can meet Nicholas at our Audubon and Douglassville locations. He specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety and autism spectrum challenges.

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.

Kaela Barton, BS

Kaela Barton, BS

Psychotherapist Intern

“Success is the result of perfection, hardwork, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistance.” –Collin Powell

I firmly believe that everyone deserves a space where they can be their true selves and speak openly. I think there comes a sense of power and healing being able to express your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Therapy can be the space that provides that empowerment, and my goal is to help my clients experience that moment of finding their true self by providing a space of genuine openness and care. I have a particular passion for working with athletes, especially at the high-school and college level, as I've worked in sports medicine at both levels and have done volunteer work with college athletes.

I have experience in guiding clients through complex life transitions, and I enjoy combining a strengths-based and empowerment approach with my training in more depth-oriented therapy. I also have experience working with adolescents whose families are going through transitions like divorce and the grief that often accompanies it.

You can meet with Kaela in our Douglassville office. She specializes in helping with Family Conflict, Sports Performance, and 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