Main Line Therapy Solutions, LLC
Meet Our Clinicians
To the clinicians at MLTS, nothing is more important than helping our clients access the services they need. All of our clinicians are highly trained in their disciplines and have various areas of expertise to meet our clients’ goals and unique needs. Our bios below will help you to better understand who might be the best match for you. Additionally, one of our directors will happily suggest who might be the best fit.
Anna G. Lipshutz, MSS, LCSW
Managing Director / Co-Owner
Janet Siegel, PsyD, CSP
Operating Director / Co-Owner
Jillian Altomare, LPC (Haverford & Narbeth)
Jillian is a Licensed Professional Counselor, working primarily with children, adolescents, couples and families. She received her Masters degree in Counseling from Arcadia University, with a concentration in Child and Family Therapy. Jillian strives to create a safe and trusting environment where individuals feel open to share their life experiences and interpersonal struggles. She embodies a strengths-based approach incorporating techniques from motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness / meditation. She has experience in family therapy, working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, family issues, as well as trauma and stress related disorders.
Alexandria Brogan, LCSW (Lafayette Hill)
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. She received her Masters in Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and has spent time in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania providing intensive, in-home therapy services to families. Alex also has experience providing school based and outpatient therapy services to children and adolescents with significant social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Alex utilizes a trauma-informed perspective and a strengths-based approach to empower and instill hope in her clients. Her experience includes working with individuals who present with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, low self-esteem, peer conflict, trauma and family challenges.
Jessica Burman, PsyD (Haverford & Lafayette Hill)
Dr. Jessica Burman is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. Burman has experience conducting therapy within a college counseling center where she worked with individuals presenting with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment and family dynamic issues, stages of life difficulties and personality disorders. She also has experience as a school psychologist and has conducted research on children with learning disabilities. Dr. Burman works with pre-adolescents through adults and takes a relational approach in therapy to help clients explore maladaptive patterns in their relationships.
Monica DiLaurenzo, LPC (Haverford, Lafayette Hill & Malvern)
Monica has experience working with individuals and families of various ages and backgrounds. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University and has worked in a variety of settings including home, school, community and outpatient environments. Monica has experience supporting individuals with a wide range of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD / trauma, addiction, personality disorders, issues of gender identity and more. She incorporates techniques from motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ecosystemic family therapy, mindfulness / meditation, etc.. Her passion is helping people gain insight and tools that foster personal growth and relief from their symptoms. Monica particularly values the mind-body-spirit connection and strives to work alongside her clients to achieve an individualized holistic treatment approach that promotes self-awareness and growth.
Kaitlyn Harkins, LPC (Haverford and Philadelphia)
Kaitlyn Harkins earned her Masters of Education in Counseling from The Pennsylvania State University. She has a national counseling certification and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Kaitlyn has experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults in a variety of settings including in the community, intensive outpatient programs, and universities. Kaitlyn has treated those with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, and adjustment issues. She incorporates a strengths-based approach and utilizes motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Kaitlyn received the unsung hero award from Caron Treatment Centers in 2018.
Mary Ingram, LMFT (Philadelphia)
Mary is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has psychotherapy experience that spans a breadth of issues, including family and relationship issues, depression, grief, life transitions, self-improvement, social justice issues, and anxiety. She has worked with couples, families, and individuals of diverse socioeconomic, racial, sexuality, and gender backgrounds. Mary received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University, has extended training in Attachment Based Family Therapy, and is specialized in the Person of the Therapist model of clinical work, which builds clinicians who make authentic, human connections with clients. Mary is willing to get “down in the trenches” with clients, helping, guiding, and walking beside them through their struggles and successes. She strives to provide a balance of support and challenge, of insight and action, and of internal and external transformation. She believes that most people have the answers they need already; therapy is just a matter of discovering those answers together. Mary’s style of therapy is integrative, drawing from various models to tailor therapy to the needs and character of her clients.
Charles Jacob, Ph.D. (Haverford)
Dr. Charles Jacob received his doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University and works as a full-time faculty member in the Human Development/Quantitative Methods Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He has been providing mental health care since 2000 and holds licenses in Pennsylvania as a psychologist, a professional counselor, and a marriage and family therapist. He is the past president of the PA branch of the American Counseling Association, author of a myriad of scholarly articles, and has presented at academic conferences and colloquiums all over the world. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, and other general psychological concerns, Dr. Jacob specializes in family and couples counseling, addictions counseling, and grief counseling. He embraces an existential approach to therapy, in that he is concerned with the “why” of problem development as much as the “how.” His approach to treatment is to help individuals, couples, and families develop strategies to address and correct specific problems as well as develop a deeper understanding of why these problems surfaced in the first place. When not engaged in teaching, research, and clinical practice, Dr. Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and cats.
Lauren Keith, LPC (Haverford & Lafayette Hill)
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children, adolescents, and adults. She received her Masters of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Therapy from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Lauren relies on evidence-based practices that match the individual needs of clients and their families. She highly values building a strong therapeutic relationship, believing that growth occurs when the client feels safe and is provided with the support and skills necessary for change. Lauren’s experience includes working with those with PTSD, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Addiction, Mood Disorders, and Anxiety. Lauren has also worked with individuals involved in the court system and specializes in the treatment of trauma.
Vicki Laverty (Haverford)
Vicki has been working as a counselor for the last three years. She received her masters degree from Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) studying trauma and community counseling. Her range of experience includes working with individuals with substance use disorder, severe mental health diagnoses & criminal history, individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, women & children fleeing domestic abuse, and providing brief therapeutic support within retirement communities. Vicki provides a strengths-based approach and works through a trauma-informed lens in order to help promote healing within individuals. Vicki strongly believes in providing a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment as the basis to rebalancing from the struggles we are presented with. She enjoys using creative interventions as a way to process information one may find difficult to discuss within talk-therapy sessions.
Nina Makhija, LPC (Haverford & Philadelphia)
Nina Makhija is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working as a therapist for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Drexel University. She has helped past clients navigate through anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship issues. Nina uses an integrative approach to help clients identify their goals and make steps towards reaching them. She has worked with a diverse clientele and has experience working with cultural and racial identity in therapy. She works to be an ally to the LGBTQ community. Nina has also worked with clients struggling with chronic pain and medical issues and believes that physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing are strongly related. She believes that growth does not have to be a painful process and integrates creativity and humor in therapy when appropriate. She is also trained as an art therapist. Nina works with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
Samantha Pich, LPC (Haverford & Lafayette Hill)
Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Rosemont College. Samantha has experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of symptom presentations including: ADHD, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, low self- esteem, substance use/co-occurring disorder, etc.. Samantha believes it is important to create a positive, safe, and supportive experience for her clients through building a strong therapeutic alliance. She utilizes many different evidence-based therapeutic approaches including: cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength and solution-focused approaches, as well as mindfulness and meditation. She is flexible in providing services based on each client’s needs and presentation at the time of treatment. Samantha strives to assist her clients in promoting increased self-awareness as well as instilling positive growth and change.
Carolyn Seplow, LCSW (Lafayette Hill)
Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She received a Masters of Social Science from Bryn Mawr College and has worked in a variety of settings including community centers, elementary, and high schools, and private practice. She is experienced in working with people from a variety of backgrounds and belief systems. Her therapeutic approach incorporates strength-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness practice. She has particular expertise working with children and adolescents and treating issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, social and relational issues, and learning differences. Carolyn is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Specialists of Schools, and is a board member of Teens, Inc.
Jamie Silvers, LCSW (Haverford)
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing services to children, adolescents, couples, and families of culturally diverse backgrounds. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Families & Children. While living in Los Angeles, Jamie worked as a school social worker at a nonpublic school, providing specialized and therapeutic services to children with significant emotional, social, learning, and developmental disabilities. She also has experience working with individuals and couples wanting to foster or adopt, including training, certification, and matching with available children. With an undergraduate degree in film, and 10 years working in the music industry, Jamie incorporates a unique combination of skills and experience to offer clients creative outlets in counseling. Jamie follows a strength-based approach, focusing on the cognitive model, as well as other evidence-based practices, to treat those suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, interpersonal struggles, and grief & loss.
Laura Sukonick, LCSW (Haverford & Lafayette Hill)
Laura’s treatment approach is to provide compassion and respect for the coping systems with which people respond to pain. She has worked extensively with people who struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as with eating disorders, mood disorders, and addiction. Laura helps people gain insight into their behavioral patterns by learning what uncomfortable experiences they consistently try to repress. She then assists them in understanding the consequences of their avoidance mechanisms. Partnering with her clients, Laura shifts focus from avoidance and distraction tactics to tolerance skills and advocacy work. Laura operates from a family systems perspective that has been cultivated by her vast experience providing family therapy and couples counseling. A self-expression enthusiast, Laura encourages people to communicate with ownership, authenticity, and openness to build connections with others. Laura obtained her graduate degree from Bryn Mawr School of Social Services with a concentration in clinical work.
Debbie Tannenbaum, NCC, LPC (Haverford)
Debbie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor. She received her Masters degree in counseling from the University of Vermont, with a concentration in School and Mental Health Counseling. Debbie has over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Debbie primarily utilizes a family systems and cognitive-behavioral perspective to work with her clients. She also incorporates techniques from motivational interviewing, play therapy, expressive art therapy, and others to address a variety of issues such as anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, behavioral concerns, ADD/ADHD, ODD, grief, anger management, parenting, and interpersonal struggles. Debbie is passionate about helping people to increase self-awareness and develop strategies that can help them experience lasting symptom-relief and to change patterns that are no longer working. Most essentially, she values the importance of offering a comfortable therapeutic environment that encourages individuals and families to feel safe expressing themselves, gain insight, and experiment with new ways of understanding and responding to their current life stressors.