Counseling & Behavioral Health Providers
Judy Morrissey, LCSW
Judy received her MSW from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Judy's clinical background includes a range of inpatient and outpatient experience in LGBT settings, including Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, where she worked exclusively with people with HIV/AIDS. She is particularly interested in trauma, addicitions treatment and recovery, and EMDR. Judy provides clinical supervision in Open Door and coordinates the MSW Intern program.
Kristy Cadden, MA, LPC, Therapist
Kristy is a Licensed Professional Counselor who obtained her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Kristy provides integrative psychotherapy with emphasis on CBT and DBT within a strength based approach. Respect, support, and empathy are fundamental to Kristy’s approach as she strives to help individuals empower themselves and discover their unique strengths.
Rand Faulkner, MSW, LCSW
Therapist and Manager of Addiction Services
Rand is a licensed social worker who received his Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. He is interested in many issues that are of concern to the LGBT community, including substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, sexual identity issues, and grief and loss. Rand has worked with adults, older adolescents and children. He has also worked with crisis interventions, such as suicide prevention. His work is informed by his interest in existential psychotherapies, in particular a humanistic/client-centered approach to understanding individuals. His work also utilizes a Gestalt perspective in placing a focus on the “here and now,” understanding the importance of an individual’s awareness and the impact of the client/therapist relationship on change.
Diane Gibfired, MSS, LCSW
Diane received her MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College. Diane has experience working with diverse populations in counseling environments including college counseling, community behavioral health and acute inpatient psychiatric care. Diane works from a psychodynamic, client centered, strengths based perspective. She offers knowledge of the theoretical foundation of gender identity and sexual orientation combined with warm supportive acceptance and sensitivity to relational dynamics in the room. Diane has interest in working with people of all ages presenting with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and loss and relational issues.
Anita Gooding, MSW, LSW
Anita is a licensed social worker who received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include community trauma, sexuality and gender, HIV/AIDS, and loss/grief. She uses a relational model when working with clients and believes that the therapeutic relationship can help clients strengthen their primary relationships. She enjoys incorporating Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Gestalt techniques into her practice.
Julia Gottlieb, MSS, LCSW
Julia is a licensed social worker who received her Masters in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her experience includes working with adults in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Julia is dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space to build and nurture a therapeutic relationship conducive to personal growth.
Allison Harris, LSW
Allison is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Masters of Social Work degree from Temple University. She has worked with adults, children, adolescents and families throughout diverse communities in the US. Allison is deeply committed to fostering clients’ self-discovery and empowerment, and uses a humanistic clinical approach that leans on Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness/somatic interventions to suit each person’s needs.
Webb Haymaker, LCSW
Webb received his MSW from Columbia in 2004. His approach is based on his training in both mentalization-based treatment and interpersonal psychoanalysis. Webb has experience working with clients on the issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, abandonment fear, addiction, and living with HIV. Webb is especially interested in how interpersonal interactions, both inside and outside of therapy, impacts a person’s self-concept.
Jasper Liem, MSS, LSW
Jasper is a licensed social worker and certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who received his Masters in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College. He has worked extensively in the Philadelphia area LGBT communities over the past 15 years with particular focus on gender identity/presentation and self-acceptance. His clinical experience includes working with adults living with chronic mental health difficulties, HIV and/or Hepatitis C, and those with a history or current struggle managing or abstaining from drug and alcohol addiction. His clinical approach utilizes a harm reductionist model and draws from Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based upon what works best with a client’s individual needs.
John Lutz, MCAT, ATR-BC
John received his Master of Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann University, and a B.F.A. with a concentration in creative arts therapy from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has fifteen years experience in both inpatient and outpatient capacities with a number of populations including the chronically mentally ill, adolescents, LGBT and the elderly. John is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and is registered and board-certified with the American Art Therapy Association. John works full-time in outpatient group therapy with the elderly. John uses both visual and verbal techniques in his practice working with HIV/AIDS, grief/loss, body image, self-esteem and acceptance.
Eli Mandel, LSW
Eli is a licensed social worker who received his MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Eli has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has particular interest in working with folks around gender and sexual identities, life transitions, and internalizing behaviors. Placing high value on the therapeutic relationship and a client-centered approach in his clinical work, Eli incorporates psychodynamic, narrative, and cognitive behavioral techniques. He aims to create a safe and comfortable environment for each of his clients.
Cherie Older, MSW, LCSW
Intake Coordinator / Therapist
Cherie has a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York - Binghamton, and a Master of Social Work from Temple University. She is eclectic in her treatment approach, but frequently employs cognitive-behavioral techniques in her practice. Areas of interest include mood disorders, identity development, and autism-spectrum disorders.
Bob Pileggi, MSW Intern
Bob is a masters degree candidate in clinical social work at Bryn Mawr College. Bob supports compassionate self-acceptance and the capacity to cope with life’s challenges and changes. His work has focused on anxiety, body image, self-esteem, identity formation, relationships and being highly sensitive. Bob’s practice is founded on co-creating a safe space for exploration, focusing on client strengths, present-moment awareness, and the therapeutic relationship. The work is supported by Gestalt, Humanist, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic perspectives. Bob also appreciates body awareness and spiritual perspectives as avenues complementing emotional and mental health. He has studied yoga and interfaith ministry, and teaches mindfulness. Bob’s life has focused on the civil rights and empowerment of LGBT people and has contributed to cutting-edge equality issues.
Lisa Richman, LSW
Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker who received her MSW from Temple University’s School of Social Work and her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. She has experience working with a diverse set of individuals and families both in the inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Lisa is focused on providing a caring and supportive therapeutic environment that utilizes a trauma-centered approach as well as a focus on growth and exploring a client’s strengths. Her clinical areas of interest include: women’s issues, depression/anxiety, PTSD, as well as utilizing an eclectic approach in treatment in order to facilitate change.
Scott Stevens, M.D.
Scott is a board-certified psychiatrist who did his medical training at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, where he subsequently worked doing psychiatric outreach to the underserved of the lower east side of New York. In addition to now working as a psychiatrist at Mazzoni, Scott also works at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center, an outpatient clinic that works with homeless military veterans. In terms of clinical orientation, Scott believes in a non-dogmatic approach, and feels that the journey toward mental wellness must be self-directed by the client, who defines his or her own life goals and designs a unique path toward those goals with the aid of their care provider.
Octavia Sykes, MSW Intern
Octavia is a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Education Human Sexuality candidate at Widener University. Their experience includes providing education and therapeutic services to range of populations including Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth of color, LGBTQ individuals seeking support around cancer diagnoses, women navigating the abortion process, and students seeking sexual assault services at the University of Maryland. Octavia is interested in serving LGBTQ people of color through feminist and transformative justice models.
Amy Tarr, LCSW
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has experience providing services in a variety of settings including the Corrections System, homeless shelters, and at an outpatient clinic that specializes in grief and loss. She is particularly interested in issues relating to co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, and homelessness. Amy’s practice is informed by the psychodynamic perspective and cognitive techniques. Amy is dedicated to creating a safe space that will support clients toward building their own strengths and the realization of therapeutic goals.
Debra Weigl, MSW, LSW
Debra is a licensed social worker who received her Masters of Social Work from Widener University and her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College. She has experience working with older adolescents, adults, and senior-aged clients from a diversity of backgrounds. Most important in her work with clients is the development of a strong therapeutic alliance based on mutual respect, empathy, and open communication. Areas of clinical interest include sexual orientation, gender identity, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, and domestic violence.
Beck Wood, MSW, Intake Specialist/Therapist
Beck received a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. They have experience working with diverse populations in various clinical settings. They have worked closely with folks dealing with co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Beck is particularly interested in gender identity, sexuality, and attachment, and works from a framework that includes empowerment, feminist, and queer theories. They are committed to creating a safe space that enables therapeutic exploration of self and relationships.
Ariana Zeno, MSW
Ariana is a Masters in Social Work candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working with queer populations in Argentina, in community behavioral health settings, and with immigrant populations. Her clinical work is motivated by social work values of social justice and focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance rooted in empathy, compassion, and support.