Live Well Therapy Associates is a full service counseling practice with extensive experience working with individuals, families, adults, children and teens. We invite you to meet our team…
Abigail Bartus, MSS, LCSW
Throughout each person’s journey, we encounter challenging times that may impact our enjoyment and experience of life. I believe strongly in the support, encouragement and guidance a therapeutic relationship can provide. As a therapist, I work together with children, adolescents, women and men to improve their feeling of fulfillment in life. My therapeutic orientation is highly client-centered and focused on the strengths of the individual.
I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for each client, combining psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and strength based approaches. This can include development of coping skills, stress management and exploration of self. We create goals centered around your needs and desire for change.
My clinical expertise includes focus on difficult life transitions, adolescence and emerging adulthood, depression, anxiety, grief and eating disorders. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, integrating my experience from work at the Renfrew Center, a well-known eating disorder treatment facility in the region.
Johanna Kulp, MSW, LCSW
I am a therapist who believes in the possibilities therapy offers to help manage life’s daily stresses and create personal change and growth. My approach is to meet the needs of my client by jointly developing a clear plan towards a healthier individual.
I believe that therapy provides a unique experience where one can feel cared for and supported. I utilize a psychodynamic technique incorporating thought challenges, coping skill use, and self-care importance. In this environment, my clients can work through feelings to create positive changes in their lives. My clinical expertise includes working with individuals and couples in the treatment of eating disorder issues. I am also trained and experienced in grief therapy, self-esteem building, personal growth, adjustment to life changes, and anxiety and depression.
I graduated with a degree from the University of Pennsylvania where my training focused on psychodynamic therapy skills to help my clients heal and grow. Subsequently, I continued my work at the Renfrew Center for eating disorder treatment and the University of Pennsylvania before joining Live Well Therapy Associates.
Melissa Rowan, MA, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over six years of experience working in the psychotherapy field, assisting adolescents and adults with a variety of life struggles. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the support and opportunity for healing that it can provide.
I aim to assist clients in utilizing the strengths they possess within to bring about positive and desired changes in their lives. I also focus on the development of additional coping mechanisms to manage life stressors. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and includes components of client-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
My clinical expertise includes working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, self esteem, and body image issues. I also specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues as well as co-occurring substance abuse issues for both men and women.
Caroline Munden, LMFT
As a therapist, I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals feel supported in their efforts to develop preferred ways of experiencing life. I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to overcome issues and embody their best selves. Through both narrative and client centered framework, I work to meet individuals where they are, empowering them to recognize their own strength and resiliency.
I specialize in working with both individuals and families to broaden and transform communication with themselves and their significant others. My clinical focus is in the areas of eating disorders, addiction and trauma.
Lindley Thomas, MA, LPC
I believe everyone has seasons in life where the tools of therapy and companionship of a trained therapist are a helpful gift. We live in a world where it is easy to see the good parts of other’s lives, and harder to see the everyday hardships. It’s easy to think we are connected, but actually feel lonely. On top of that, there are difficult things in life that come and go as part of all of our journeys. We can feel stuck along the way.
I know the benefit of the gift of therapy and am so pleased to be a small part of someone’s experience getting “un-stuck.” I believe every person holds the keys to unlocking their healing, but a trained therapist can be incredibly instrumental in seeing that process come to fruition.
My clinical work is client-centered. I often work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, anger management, grief, communication coaching, and postpartum mood disorders. My main therapeutic approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, though I use many other clinically appropriate mediums in my work with clients.
Megan Bousquet, MA, ATR, LPC
Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
As a therapist and a mother, I have extensive experience working with women, children, and families and have been practicing therapy for over 15 years. I hold specialized experience in women’s health, maternal mental health, anxiety, body image, eating disorders, yoga, meditation, and child development. My therapeutic approach is wellness based and utilizes a blend of expressive art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, breathing techniques and mindfulness based meditation.
Sometimes expressing ourselves requires more than words and at times we might make artwork together. Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to: Identify, explore, and express emotions, resolve conflicts and problems, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Common themes explored are: anxiety, depressed mood, pregnancy, birth, new mom support, child development, parenting, fertility, miscarriage, traumatic birth, disordered eating, body image, and identity. I look forward to the possibility of working together.
I completed my undergraduate BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated from the George Washington University with a masters degree in Art Therapy. My clinical work experience includes the Center for Eating Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland and the Department of Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Debby Salom MFT, LMFT
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I use a variety of approaches to cater to the client’s individual needs. I strive to create a supportive environment for every individual, couple, and family who walks through my door, while encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to accomplish their therapeutic and life goals. My collaborative approach encompasses a range of therapeutic systemic models including CBT, DBT, psychoeducation, structural, contextual and other modalities appropriate for the client’s particular struggles.
I have clinical expertise working with the LGBTQAI community, personality disorders, anxiety and depression both in adolescents and adults. I keep a safe environment for those in an alternative relationship (including polyamorous or open relationships) and/or have been on either side of infidelity. I work with couples to improve communication, intimacy issues, as well as co-parenting struggles. Additionally, I specialize in treating eating disorders having worked both at the residential level, as well as the outpatient level for several years.
I have a strong passion for the work I do and bring that to every therapy session. I look forward to hearing about your goals as we collaboratively work towards them.
Savanna Stanton-Ameison, MA
As a therapist, I know that each person’s lived experiences are unique and, consequently, require intentional, individualized interventions. Working in collaboration with my clients, I seek to help them strengthen themselves from within, build adaptive coping strategies and develop self-efficacy. By creating a safe, open space, my clients can advance their trust in others through the building of rapport in our therapeutic relationship.
I received my BA from George Mason University and graduated from Drexel University with a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Through this dual degree, I was able to understand the significance of the mind-body connection in relation to the change process. Dance/movement therapy builds self-awareness and encourages growth, while Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy facilitate communication and promote emotion regulation.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. In both individual and family work, my client-centered, trauma informed lens promotes optimal healing.