Dr. Lou Bevilacqua
Dr. Lou Bevilacqua is a clinical psychologist, author of numerous books and frequent speaker among community and professional audiences. He is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and received his doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lou’s latest book, “When you can’t snap out of it: Finding your way through depression” is available through amazon.com. You can visit his website at drlouonline.com. He is also the owner of Sanare Today, which provides intensive outpatient programming for individuals struggling with mental health conditions and for those who also have a secondary substance abuse condition.
Mike Smolenski is a licensed Professional Counselor who earned a B.A. in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and a M.A. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in 2004. Mike is currently leading the Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents aged 14-18 at the West Chester location.
Mike has varied experience working with individuals in a wide range of settings including inpatient hospitals, community mental health, IOP, schools, and individual and group settings. His primary specialty is working with adolescents suffering from many different mental health issues. Mike is skilled in working with clients ages 11 and older.
Mike uses cognitive behavioral therapy and client-centered approaches as his foundation for treatment. He also greatly values the use of humor as a modality in the treatment of those struggling with mental health issues. Mike is dedicated to helping each client make healthy choices and learn how to best help themselves. Mike places great importance on building a strong therapeutic relationship, as this provides the foundation for change.
Bonnie Marshall has been a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist for over 20 years. Bonnie attended Dickinson College earning a B.A. in Fine Arts and Drexel University where she completed her Master’s degree in Art Psychotherapy. She has practiced in San Francisco and Philadelphia. She has worked in hospitals, outpatient treatment centers and in private practice. She held a clinical supervisory role at Life Counseling Services and was the Director of Counseling at Rosemont College. She has been married 24 years and has a son who is a student athlete in college and a daughter who is a senior in high school. She currently runs the adult IOP for Sanare Today in Springfield, Pennsylvania and works in private practice in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Lubas is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Yoga Teacher. With over 15 years experience in the counseling profession, and as a graduate of West Chester University specializing in Counseling Psychology, she is currently running the Intensive Outpatient Program at the King of Prussia Location.
In addition to being an IOP therapist, Jen has served as a clinical supervisor to other practitioners, facilitates interactive workshops in meditation and yoga as well as teaching a weekly yoga and meditation class. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, therapeutic yoga techniques and DBT informed strategies as well as traditional talk therapy and CBT.
Jen is an interactive, eclectic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, techniques and feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies such as yoga therapy, meditation and breath work to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Jen is a current member of the American Counseling Association and the Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years and meditation for 8 years. She just finished her 500 hour yoga teacher training program and the pre-requisite course for Life Force Yoga, Yoga Skills for Therapists.
Rachael Bevilacqua is currently leading the intensive outpatient program for adults in the Chester Springs location. Rachael earned a B.A. in Psychology from Shippensburg University and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine. Rachael is also certified in personal training from International Sports Science Association and certified in nutrition from Precision Nutrition.
Rachael has experience working with all ages and in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential levels of care. Rachael’s primary specialty focuses on those struggling with depression, anxiety, and eating issues. Rachael’s main therapeutic approach consists of cognitive-behavioral interventions and motivational interviewing techniques.
Rachael emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach in her treatment by educating clients on how components such as food, sleep, and social interaction influence mood and functioning. Rachael is known to use sarcasm as a way to bring ease to the group setting, while also remaining focused on goals and providing accountability for each client.
Rachael likes to remind all clients and potential clients that in order to experience something new in life, we must do something new in life. “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today, is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
Allie Manning is a master level therapist trained in counseling psychology with an Advanced Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. She has a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine and is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has five years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of treatment settings, including outpatient, residential, and community based settings. Allie has particular interest in co-occurring disorders treatment and in developing strategies resulting in application of therapeutic skills in daily life. She takes a client centered approach informed by treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.