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.
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 Monday through Friday. 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
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.
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.