Dr. Danish graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and then from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2007, where he earned the Mastin Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. He came to Philadelphia for his adult psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a two-year fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in both adult psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry.
During his 15 years of experience in psychiatry, he has treated patients of all ages (from preschool to geriatric) and various backgrounds. He is experienced in treating mood, anxiety, neurodevelopmental, executive function, and psychotic disorders.
After working for over a decade in both emergency room and inpatient settings, gaining experience with the more acute presentations of these disorders, he went on to develop and grow a multi-disciplinary center for psychiatric disorders-- Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry, located in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At this practice he leads a team of practitioners, nurse practitioners and therapists, treating hundreds of patients with conditions across the psychiatric spectrum. Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry employs cutting edge treatment, including the most up to date and research-backed psychopharmacology, neurofeedback, biofeedback, EMDR, and esketamine for treatment resistant depression (TRD), and soon will provide Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for TRD and psychedelic assisted therapy for depression & PTSD.
In addition to his role as a clinical lead, he is excited and honored to have been accepted as a member of the team at Behavidence. Behavidence offers a phone-based technology that employs digital phenotyping and a machine-learning algorithm to evaluate onset, progression, and relapse of mental health conditions. At Behavidence he will help direct research, product design, and patient and practitioner outreach and education. This new approach could offer a significant advance in how various conditions are screened for, diagnosed, and monitored in the field of psychiatry.
Dr. Amin graduated from medical school at Mumbai University's Topiwala National Medical College in 1990. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at UMDNJ in 1994 and completed her child and adolescent fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania's Philadelphia Child Guidance Center in 1996.
She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and has over 34 years of experience in the field. She has treated adults, children, and adolescents in various settings. Dr. Amin has opened and operated both child and adolescent partial programs and has treated children in both inpatient and hospital-based outpatient practices.
Dr. Amin is a clinical associate professor at Drexel University/Tower Health and thoroughly enjoys teaching child fellows, having been involved in mentorship programs for over 12 years. She has also been active in researching resilience development in children through mood and anxiety disorders.
Joe specializes in the treatment of ADHD (including adult-onset ADHD), Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Movement Disorders (specifically Tardive Dyskinesia), Psychotic Disorders (including early onset Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has extensive experience in treating both children and adolescents. Additionally, he holds a waiver for completion of specialized training in the use of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for assisting individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorders. Joe is our Senior Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and he provides weekly supervision sessions with each of our other nurse practitioners.
Joe has over a decade of psychiatric experience inpatient, outpatient, and emergency crisis response center settings. His psychiatric work experience includes positions at Lehigh Valley Health Network, The Horsham Clinic, The University of Pennsylvania Health System (Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center), Thomas Jefferson University Health System, Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania, Berkshire Psychiatric, and Penn Psychiatric Center.
In addition to his role as an outpatient psychiatric provider, Joe also presents nationwide to other prescribers regarding the treatment and diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia. Joe maintains active adjunct faculty status in the Department of Nursing at Montgomery County Community College where he teaches undergraduate nursing students in both the clinical and classroom setting. Additionally, he has served as a clinical faculty instructor for graduate and doctorate level students at Anderson University, Drexel University, Eastern Kentucky University, Herzig University, Liberty University, Maryville University, Montgomery County Community College, Post University, Rocky Mountain University, University of Cincinnati, Walden University, and Wilkes University for students studying to become Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.
Joe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Walden University with a Master of Science in Nursing and he is board-certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to treat across the lifespan by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). He is also board-certified by the ANCC as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse. Joe is licensed as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in both PA and NJ.
Maria is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked within inpatient, outpatient, and in residential treatment settings and brings years of experience as a nurse practitioner. Maria also brings to us a wealth of experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner in the medical field before her formal training in psychiatry, allowing her to understand the complexities of psychiatric illness as it pertains to the whole person. Maria emphasizes a holistic view of psychiatric illness incorporating her vast medical experience into each patient's assessment. Additionally, her psychiatric experience in working with all age groups, from children to the geriatric population makes her well versed in providing psychiatric treatment by understanding the full spectrum of human development. Maria holds experience in leadership at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as well as Thomas Jefferson University. She is currently accepting child, adolescent and adult clients virtually and in person.
Virginia Mbaluka, MSN, PMHNP, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Neumann University and master's degree from Walden University. Prior to joining Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry, she worked as a nurse in various inpatient settings as well as emergency departments, medical surgical units, and geriatric units. She brings a knowledge and experience to the practice that integrates medicine and mental health, providing the most effective forms of care and treatment for her patients.
John Guardiani serves as Vice President and partner at Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry. In his clinical work, John's treatment specialties include biofeedback, individual and family psychotherapy, with an emphasis on physiological psychology. John also provides ketamine assisted psychotherapy. While taking a warm, client centered approach, John aims to teach his clients and families about physiological and mental contributions to distress and trauma. In his therapy work, John utilizes an eclectic approach to assist clients and their families to learn more about their bodies and brains, guiding them on how to take control of their symptoms. John also serves a consultative role as the clinical lead in the Intensive Care Management Team (ICMT), providing expertise in health care and community systems to assist in the management of complex psychiatric cases. He also utilizes behavioral therapies including DBT, CBT, and parent coaching/support. In his leadership role, John provides clinical and administrative oversight to the business operations at the practice.
Kristen Ott is a dedicated clinician, inviting you to a safe environment to openly share and process your experiences. She will offer empathy and compassion to assist you with navigating emotional difficulties when they arise. She genuinely cares about the welfare of you and your family. She will work diligently to assist you with meeting your therapeutic goals. Kristen believes she is a facilitator in your journey and that you and your family members have the strength and resilience to improve the quality of your lives.
Kristen has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital settings, as well as in managed care organizations. She also has experience conducting in-home family therapies. Kristen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) , which means she uses a systems approach in session, addressing interactions between couples and family members, not just an "individual's symptoms”. She will work to help you improve the quality of your relationships by helping you increase positive communication and strengthen attachments with your loved ones. She also integrates cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices into her work. She will strive to help you develop the therapeutic tools that work best for you and your family. She currently sees individuals, couples and families virtually through secured web platforms and in person at the Wayne office.
Chris Smith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Specialist who is skilled in assisting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, ODD, and other diagnoses. Chris believes in a trauma informed approach to behavioral health, treating every person as an individual with unique lived experiences. Chris is passionate about helping individuals gain new skills and develop prosocial behaviors using a strengths-based approach. He employs evidence-based practices including Social Skills Training, Self Management, Functional Communication Training, Natural Environment Teaching, and Discrete Trial Training. Chris is well practiced in the educational settings having served as administrator overseeing autism support classrooms within a private alternative school, and is skilled at competing Functional Behavior Assessments and consulting on IEPs and school behavior plans. He has spent a great deal of his career providing in-home services including parent and family training, as well as providing more traditional individual and group therapy. He’s also helped design and implement after school and summer treatment programs focusing on building social skills through recreation and play.
Nutrition has a huge impact on quality of life, going well beyond just "a diet" or "eating your veggies." Amber uses a holistic, evidence based, whole foods approach to help heal individuals from the inside out. She uses intuitive eating and mindfulness to teach clients how to listen to their body and have a positive relationship with food. No fad diets or calorie counting here! Instead, she helps to establish sustainable habits that help the body thrive, focusing on the connection between the brain, gut, and endocrine system (hormones).
Amber started her career in nutrition and wellness with her own personal journey, being diagnosed with Celiac disease in college. At the time, there was little education or support for the gluten-free lifestyle, or any food intolerance - something that she felt strongly needed to change. She completed her Bachelor's in Nutrition from East Tennessee State University, and her dietetic internship rotations and Master's in Entrepreneurial Nutrition Practice from Saint Elizabeth University.
Throughout her career, Amber has worked within NICU and pediatric hospital units, as a retail/grocery store dietitian, outpatient counseling, sports and performance nutrition, and corporate wellness.
Marni is a Registered Dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating patterns. She uses an individualized approach with each patient to best meet their unique needs. Marni meets each patient where they are, joining them in their path to recovery using supportive coaching techniques along with nutrition education. Along with extensive experience in eating disorders, Marni also has years of experience working with patients with diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, thyroid disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, as well as patients with allergies and intolerances. She works with patients by setting specific goals to work on between each session to meet their goals one step at a time.
Mark is a National Certified Counselor who brings with him more than 15 years of teaching, coaching, and parenting experience to his practice. His empathetic style allows him to connect with adolescents, young adults, and adults from different backgrounds and experiences. Mark has experience with clients who are working with anxiety, depression, and social interaction challenges. As an educator, he is familiar with many different strategies for improving student performance and is knowledgeable of students’ rights to an appropriate education. He can work with individuals to identify strategies to help improve their Executive Functions. As a coach,Mark has worked with young athletes to improve their performance through proper mental preparation and training.
Diana Capriotti is a licensed social worker who works collaboratively with clients to explore and break through barriers to happiness. Experienced working with adults, teens and children, Diana also specializes in family therapy, where she applies a trauma-informed approach that focuses on strengths to find healing and uses multiple modalities to radically improve family dynamics during times of distress. Diana’s therapeutic approach is designed to address depression, anxiety, parent-child relational problems, behavioral issues, adoption, and divorce/separation. Certified in Trauma Art Narrative Therapy as well as the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Diana is currently pursuing board certification in neurofeedback and is able to provide this service at our practice.
Dominic is a professional counselor with experience in the outpatient and school based mental health settings. He has worked with clients ranging in age from the adolescent years through adulthood who are managing a range of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, autism, and/or ADHD. Techniques he utilizes include working to identify strategies to cope with moment to moment stress, examining how our thoughts and beliefs impact our actions and relationships, as well as helping to build daily routines which include activities that bring meaning, purpose, and fulfillment to our lives. Dominic is experienced in individual, family, and group therapy.
Nate is a master’s level counselor and a current PsyD doctorate student at Holy Family University. He has developed quality experience serving children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings including residential, partial hospitals, inpatient psychiatric, and outpatient. Nate’s style is CBT oriented and supplemented with various other approaches such as mindfulness, client-centered, and family systems-based. Nate’s experience has led him to counsel clients in group, family, and individual therapy. His areas of specialization are trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol addiction. Nate is trained in EMDR as well as the trauma S.E.L.F. Model and the “Storiez” trauma narrative model.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Leeor's approach is warm yet direct. Her preferred therapeutic technique with couples is the Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, where she focuses on the couple’s intimacy dance and their communication patterns. Leeor's techniques will help clients explore the negative thoughts and emotions that drive their communication to help repair broken relationship bonds.
Leeor believes that in order to fully understand one another, speaker/listener techniques are important to adapt at home. For this reason, among many others, she loves working with teens and young adults with anxiety, depression and helping them navigate life transitions.
Leeor's systemic training provides her with insight into understanding what makes clients uniquely themselves, by looking at past events to understand current motivations, feelings and behaviors. By utilizing a number of conventional and collaborative approaches, Leeor aims to share this insight with her clients, and use it to tailor specific treatment interventions to fit the individual, couple or family. Leeor is also certified in holistic nutrition which enables her to offer patients a holistic approach to treatment.
Alexa is a licensed, compassionate and motivated therapist with comprehensive knowledge in the effects of mental health on the overall quality of life. She is passionate about building trust and rapport with clients through a strengths based approach, reflecting listening, and empathic interpersonal skills. Alexa is currently working on earning her Certified Eating Disorder Certification at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is seeking further education in the treatment of eating disorders in order to treat and maintain recovery for our clients. Alexa currently offers experience with victims/survivors of interpersonal violence, the daily impacts of depression and anxiety, and identifying disordered eating patterns and maladaptive coping mechanisms. She provides both therapy and assessment services using a holistic lens in order to assist individuals in developing a deeper understanding of themselves and their specific needs.
Alexa has worked in a variety of settings including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, emergency room crisis services, a school dedicated to supporting the social and emotional needs of older adolescents, and a safe house for human trafficking survivors. With this experience, she has been able to effectively work with individuals in many stages of life and can support a variety of needs. Alexa works in collaboration with her clients in order to stabilize and foster change. She offers a safe space to help attain clarity, encourage autonomy, and instill hope for a better tomorrow.
Tracy encourages personal growth and supports her clients through the joys and challenges of life. Her areas of expertise are providing care for anxiety, depression, stress, significant life transitions, and ADHD for adolescents, adults, and parents seeking supportive services. Tracy builds therapeutic relationships and treatment plans that are offered with care and rooted in the science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brain Based Strategies, and Mindfulness. She invites clients to share their values to inform a balanced approach to therapy that includes educational tools, therapeutic skills, processing, and celebrating progress. Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several master's degrees in Clinical Counseling and Health Psychology and Organizational Development and Leadership. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology to inform treatment practices and support services.
Dr. Maggie Coleman is a licensed psychologist who is warm, empathic, and flexible. Maggie has experience working with a variety of ages, populations, and diagnoses in community mental health centers and private practice settings. She takes an integrated approach to psychotherapy, using a combination of modalities including ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, and trauma-focused therapies. For couples, she has experience with Gottman and Emotion-focused principles. Over time, she has developed a special interest in trauma, mindfulness, and the mind-body connection, and she is trained in EMDR and is a registered 200-hour yoga teacher. Maggie is excited to offer psychedelic-assisted therapy, including Ketamine therapy, for those looking to deepen their treatment with non-traditional methods.
Maggie understands that therapy is a unique experience for each person. She will take the time to deeply understand you and will work collaboratively with you to create a therapy space that is tailored to your specific needs, hopes, and challenges. With Maggie, you will feel truly seen and cared about.
Kendra Prescott is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a decade of experience empowering individuals and groups from a person-centered, strength-based and solution-focused approach. Her work is trauma-informed and guided by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which has a strong emphasis in mindfulness and supporting a purpose driven life. Kendra specializes in experiential therapies including equine-assisted psychotherapy, nature-based Walk & Talk, and now, psychedelic-assisted therapy and remains informed by neuroscience, physiology, and the innate wisdom within each of us. In addition, she has experience facilitating leadership development programs for large international companies and consulting on organizational development projects for small to medium organizations. She works with adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety and depression, and with those seeking to improve their quality of life.
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She received her Masters in Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and has experience 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. She recognizes the need for every individual to have a safe, understanding, and open space to share their experiences and feel heard. This compassionate validation is balanced with supportive challenging in order to encourage change. She supports her clients in gaining awareness around their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to disrupt negative patterns, and increase a client's sense of control over their responses and interactions. For this reason, she especially loves working with teens and young adults as they gain independence and navigate life transitions.
Her experience includes working with individuals who present with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, peer conflict, trauma and family challenges. She has been trained in a variety of interventions and modalities including TF-CBT, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy, Ecosystemic Family Therapy, and Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents.
I am a person-centered and trauma informed therapist that develops a safe space and works to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients that fosters connection and growth. I know from my own healing journey that finding a therapist that you connect with may lead to growth beyond your greatest imaginings. I am passionate about supporting teen and adult trauma survivors and cycle breakers as they walk along their path of healing. I am honored to work with folx that feel anxious, depressed, and unstable during these unsettling times. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist that enjoys working with folx that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ population.
I see you as a whole person that has strengths, dreams, and innate worth. I am curious to know your relationship to the systems, spaces, and people you interact with. I enjoy supporting people in tapping into their inner power, self-compassion, and acceptance. I would be honored to support you in feeling present and connected to your Self, others, and the world. I would love to collaborate with and support you in embracing safety, belongingness, and pleasure in every avenue of your life.
I am an EMDR and mindfulness-oriented therapist that works to empower others to decrease shame and step into self-love. I have received extensive training on the effects of trauma and trauma focused interventions. I have been trained in and use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more to help you develop the skills to increase your quality of life. I empower clients to connect with their body and tap into their inner strength and calm with Internal Family Systems and somatic work.
Niya has over 16 years’ experience working within the mental health and behavioral health field helping individuals learn sustainable coping solutions to manage life challenges. Niya obtained her master’s degree in Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University in 2011 and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University in 2020. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Niya is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Aggression Replacement, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her approach is person-centered, strength-based and solution-focused. She has provided counseling services to individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of challenges including PTSD, relationship issues, behavior concerns, depression, anxiety, stress management, personality disorders, and anger management. Niya has a passion for helping others and believes that developing a trusting relationship is the foundation for effective therapy.
Life can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes you just need someone you can trust to listen and validate your feelings.
Justin is a Behavior Technician and current Master's level graduate student working towards a degree in Counseling Psychology. Justin continues to gain experience in working with children and adolescents with an array of social and mood disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and PTSD. Justin uses techniques like positive rapport building, modeling, and positive reinforcement to help manage unwanted behaviors and build strong social skills.