Real therapy. Real connection. Really convenient.
At Sanctuary, we know that therapy can sometimes be difficult to fit into a demanding schedule. In addition to our day and evening appointments, we are excited to offer our clients secure, HIPAA-compliant telesessions via doxy.me. Wherever and whenever, your place or ours, Sanctuary is here for you. Please contact us to arrange a confidential appointment that fits your schedule.
What does it look like?
Meet with your therapist with ease using your phone, tablet, or laptop in a closed environment. Our advice for clients is that they choose a device with good connection to secure Wi-Fi, and find a private space where you won’t be heard or interrupted, like a closed room or even your parked vehicle. Then you can head to your therapist’s secure, telessessions webpage to familiarize yourself with the platform, which will be provided along with your appointment time.
We use www.doxy.me, a simple, user-friendly and HIPPA-compliant website specifically designed to care for you. It requires no special downloads or registrations, for your convenience and comfort. Simply type in your name at your designated appointment time, and your therapist will begin your video session with you.
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.
Kaitlyn Farrell, MA, NCC
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
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 Monday through Friday. She specializes in trauma, anxiety, relationship- and sexual-violence, alternative relationships, and LGBTQ+ concerns.
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 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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.
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.
Kevin Maness, MSS, LSW
"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, MS
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
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.
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.”