Pat Wong Connolly, MEd, MSS, LSW
Pat is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania, who works with older adolescents, colleges students and adults. She received a Master of Social Service degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a Master of Education degree in college counseling and student development from the University of Delaware. Pat facilitates groups for grieving children and adults at a local bereavement center.
Pat believes we are inherently relational beings. With a calm presence, warmth and honest reflection, she develops a safe, trusting relationship with her clients. In this space, clients can share their unique stories, exploring the significant events and relationships that impact their lives. Pat works collaboratively with her clients to identify what is working and what is getting in the way. She has faith that her clients have the inner strength and capacity to make changes that can lead to growth and healing. Some of her areas of focus include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, pregnancy loss & infertility in addition to grief and loss.
Tara Devineni, MSW, LCSW
Tara is a licensed clinical social worker in both Pennsylvania and Washington DC and has been working in the field of social work for over 10 years. She received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and completed post-graduate training at The Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC. She has extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and cross-cultural challenges. Her experience working within both acute and ambulatory care medical settings has expanded her expertise to include helping those coping with chronic illness, grief & loss, and end of life issues.
Tara is deeply fulfilled by the work she does and honors the experiences and strengths of each individual she works with. Her approach to therapy is guided by her education and training in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy. Through her work with clients she provides a safe space for memories and emotions to be explored and works with them to gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences continue to shape them today. Together she works with her clients to develop new coping skills and bring an enhanced level of self-awareness to their lives.
Anthony (Tony) F. Morelli, Jr., MSS, LCSW, CT
Tony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in PA. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Tony holds a Certification in Thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) and also currently studies at the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center (Malvern, PA). He has worked in the fields of homelessness, HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol addiction, and adolescent psychotherapy. Most recently, Tony served as the Director of Off-Site Programs at Peter's Place: A Center for Grieving Children and Families (Radnor, PA). Presently, he is a grief counselor at a large social service agency.
Tony's perspective on healing is rooted in the collaborative relationship between therapist and client. His approach is strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed; and in his therapeutic work he employs various interventions including: narrative, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, play therapy, creative techniques, and mindfulness practices. He sees each client as an individual with important - yet often unheard or unrecognized - needs; and he seeks to create a safe and empowering environment in which they are able to explore those needs and to cultivate their most important relationship - with themselves.
Kimberly Nelson, MSW, LCSW
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree of Social Work from Widener University. She has many years of experience working with both children and adults; most recently having served as the Director of On-Site Programs at Peter's Place: A Center for Grieving Children and Families in Radnor, PA. Kimberly has extensive experience supporting adoptees/adoptive families and providing individual psychotherapy to support those facing challenges related to: grief and loss, infertility, life transitions, special needs parenting, transracial and transcultural parenting, and identity.
Kimberly provides person-centered, strengths-based therapy by creating a safe and comfortable environment. She utilizes an attachment focused psychodynamic approach incorporating psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. Kimberly attempts to empower clients to develop increased self-awareness and coping skills to help navigate through life's challenges. She believes that everyone experiences periods of difficulty in their lives, and receiving support through an empathetic, unbiased, caring, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship can greatly help.