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
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 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 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
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 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
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.