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Meet our Talented Therapists 

Jen Weidner
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Lara Krawchuk
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Nicole Cowan
Our compassionate, calm, curious and creative therapists are here for you! We believe in exploring your pain and growing your strengths.  Call today to get started on your healing journey!  
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Lara

Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH

Are you sad, stressed, scared, suffering, or feeling isolated? Have you experienced grief, loss, life threatening illness or trauma? I recognize the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for professional help and am committed to providing personalized support. You deserve state of the art clinical care!

 

I created Healing Concepts, LLC almost 20 years ago to provide excellence in clinical care. I love supporting healing in individuals and families struggling to cope with bereavement, cancer care, end of life, living losses, physical illness, professional compassion fatigue, attachment trauma, and traumatic loss. I feel strongly that no one should suffer in isolation and that healing is ALWAYS possible!  I particularly enjoy helping other helping professionals (i.e., counselors, medical professionals, social workers, spiritual leaders, and therapists) tend to their own wounded parts. I understand that we must tend to our own suffering in order to effectively help others.

I strongly believe in the power of creative clinical intervention! I combine a powerful combination of talk therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), guided imagery, mindfulness, somatic practices, spiritual exploration, and creative healing techniques to move clients towards deep and long-lasting healing.

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Lara Krawchuk (she/her)

Owner and Clinical Director of Clinical Services

Healing Concepts, LLC.

IFS Certified Therapist

610-209-3111

HealingConceptsLLC@gmail.com

I am so proud to be IFS certified therapist. I simply love this gentle and profound healing model. IFS helps clients uncover the hidden reasons they act and feel the way they do, learn to love all parts of themselves (even the challenging ones) and heal from past and current wounds. I use IFS in my clinical practice and love to teach other therapists how to effectively use the model. My clinical supervision groups and popular CEU trainings are a great way to learn more.


I am an internationally recognized expert on grief, living losses, coping with physical illness and professional compassion fatigue/vicarious traumatization. I am a long-time adjunct
professor with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. I also teach continuing education classes all around this country. Recent offerings include; ambiguous and living losses, caring at the end of life, grief & loss across a life cycle, IFS in clinical practice, professional compassion fatigue, and treating trauma. I speak nationally on bereavement, IFS, living losses, physical illness, end of life, guided imagery, creative healing and compassion fatigue. I wrote four chapters for two of Robert Neimeyer's acclaimed Techniques of Grief Therapy books. I also serve on the faculty of Niemeyer's, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which offers fabulous onsite and online postgraduate trainings and certifications.


I currently see clients exclusively on our secure Telehealth Platform. I also offer a range of supervision and CEU options for professionals. To begin working with me, or one of the incredibly talented therapists on the Healing Concepts, LLC team, please contact me at 610-209-3111.

 

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • Internal family systems (IFS)

  • Art-inspired therapy

  • EMDR

  • Guided Imagery

  • Meaning Making Practices &Narrative therapy

  • Somatic (body-based) approaches

  • Trauma Informed Practice

Allison Beer, MSW, LSW

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Allison Beer

MSW, LSW (she/her)
215-688-5117
Allison.Beer.Therapy@gmail.com

Allie see clients in-person in our West Chester and Telehealth offices

 

I am a dedicated therapist here to support you as you navigate challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, physical illness, life transitions, school, relationship changes, perinatal distress, and more. These stressors in life can be exhausting and can leave anyone with a sense of being stuck. In our sessions together, we will sort through these challenges, finding meaning and paths forward. My clients range in age, from teen to older adult, each with a unique voice and story. With all my clients, I aim to build a relationship built on trust and warmth so that everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

 

I have a strong interest in the emotional wellbeing of new parents, pregnant individuals, and those that are trying to become pregnant. Whether experiencing prenatal anxiety, infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, difficulties adjusting to parenthood, or other perinatal-related concerns, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space for my clients to process and explore whatever feelings are present.

 

Through a blend of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including IFS, mindfulness practices, EMDR, and trauma-informed approaches, I tailor my sessions to meet the specific needs of each of my clients. My goal is to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness and resilience, while fostering a sense of inner harmony and emotional well-being.

Perinatal Mental Health Certificate Training from Postpartum Support International Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction facilitator

EMDRIA Trained EMDR Therapist 

 

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Techniques

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Meaning Making Practices

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Practice

Nicole

Nicole Cowan, MSW, LCSW, MPH

Nicki sees clients in our Philadelphia and Telehealth Offices.

I work with clients ages 16 and up in both short- and long-term healing relationships, providing space and tools to safely process and cope through grief, depression, and anxiety. My clinical focus centers on losses to death and living losses, depression, anxiety, cancer and other chronic or life-threatening illnesses, family caregiving, end of life, and other significant life transitions. I also support families in navigating the many challenges of illness, end-of-life planning, and traumatic loss. I strive to ground my practice in an antiracist, affirming, non-pathologizing framework, and I welcome discussions about justice, oppression, and privilege. Meaning and hope can be vital to wellbeing, and I understand the complexity of meaning and hope in the face of significant life transitions. It would be an honor to join with you in exploring the meaning of your unique life challenges and achieving greater access to your inner healing intelligence.

Achieved Basic Certification for Grief Therapy from the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Creative Meaning Making Practices

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Trauma Informed Practice

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Nicki Cowan

MSW, LSW, MPH (she/they)

Clinical Associate

609-525-4841

nicolemanette@gmail.com

Emilee

Emilee Duckworth, MSW, LCSW

Emilee sees clients in our West Chester and Telehealth offices.

Emilee is licensed in PA AND DE and is accepting DE clients for teleheath.

I support clients who experience a wide array of stressors including anxiety, depression, grief, physical illness, trauma and traumatic losses, religion-related distress, and life transitions. In my experience, a trusting relationship between the therapist and client is key to growth and healing. I create a warm environment where you can feel the safety and freedom to explore the details of your own situation. I support you as you move towards healing and thriving.

 

I enjoy working with individuals from all ages, from adolescents (13 and older) to older adults. Knowing that every client’s life story is different, I use my professional expertise to tailor a treatment that is unique to your needs. I use narrative and meaning-making therapies to help you understand the “why” of the pain you are feeling. I also use Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR to support you with the destabilizing impact of loss and trauma. I teach helpful skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)  to increase your ability to successfully engage with the people around you.

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Emilee Duckworth

MSW, LCSW (she/her)
Senior Clinical Associate
484-897-0079
Emileeduckworth@gmail.com

I love being at the crossroads of a person’s life as they encounter a difficult circumstance and then accompanying them as they navigate their situation. I recognize the bravery and vulnerability it takes to ask for professional help, and I am committed to providing you personalized support to help you grow. 

 

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

  • Meaning Making Practices

  • Mindfulness Practices

  • Narrative Therapy

Rachel Kaminsky

Rachel Kaminsky, MSW, LSW

I work with late teens/early adulthood and adults. I love supporting them through experiences with anxiety, grief, depression, ambiguous loss, physical illness, family stressors, relationships, and major life transitions. I am extremely passionate about women’s behavioral health as it relates to fertility, prenatal, and postpartum care. I also have significant experience working with young adults dealing with everyday life stressors, trauma, new jobs, and anything else that may come their way. My approach in therapy is to meet clients where they are in their healing journey. This allows me to tap into various different modalities in order to best assist their presenting needs.
Everyone is different and I feel strongly that therapy must reflect that individuality. I aim to create a warm and nurturing environment where clients can feel safe to express themselves and deeply explore whatever they are struggling with in the moment. I care deeply about the therapeutic alliance that clients and I build together in our sessions. I
recognize how difficult it can be to ask for help. I am here to support you in a judgment- free, safe, and comforting way.

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Rachel Kaminsky

MSW, LSW (she/her)

Senior Clinical Associate

484-380-5204

RachelKaminskyTherapy@gmail.com

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • CBT Techniques

  • DBT Techniques

  • IFS Informed

  • Mindfulness

  • Meaning Making Practices

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Practice

John Webster, MA

Past experiences can impact us in ways that it takes a journey to understand. We may find ourselves in patterns of anxiety, depression, or relationship turmoil without understanding how we got here or how to shift the pattern. I am passionate about helping individuals get to know themselves better and build a life of meaning and fulfillment. 

I am an attentive, warm, and curious companion to clients engaged in a healing journey. My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed and highly collaborative. I firmly believe each client has the inner strength and insight within to thrive.

I enjoy working with teens and adults through life changes, relational issues, depression, anxiety, grief, living losses, and self-harm behaviors. I have a passion for helping clients work through attachment injuries; including childhood or trauma, abuse or neglect. In addition, I am honored to support individuals in recovery.  

My theoretical orientation typically involves mindfulness, narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and existential approaches. I am an EMDR-trained certified trauma professional (CTP), and I always look for opportunities to incorporate experiential techniques into the work. 

 

I come to the helping profession as a career changer; having spent over ten years in corporate leadership roles where I learned the importance of relationships, strength-building and listening to better understand complex challenges. 

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Commonly Used Healing Modalities: 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Meaning Making Practices

  • Narrative Therapy

Jen

Jen Weidner Whitehead, MSW, LCSW

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Jen Weidner Whitehead

MSW, LCSW (she/her)
Clinical Associate
267-428-1485
Jen.weidner.therapy@gmail.com

I enjoy working with young adults and adults with experiences including anxiety, low mood, grief, living/ambiguous losses, physical illness, and trauma across the lifespan. I am especially passionate about supporting clients in navigating identity-related changes and challenges amidst their experience of significant life events such as caregiving, parenting, relationship difficulties, and medical concerns. In addition to providing individual therapy, I also co-facilitate our Grief Relief workshops within which I enjoy teaching participants a wide range of tools to support them as they navigate their unique grief reactions to life losses and transitions.

 

I love developing both short and long-term relationships with my clients, and work collaboratively with you to determine the appropriate frequency and length of our work together. I combine evidence-based practices with clinical wisdom, creativity, and humor to help you move towards your healing goals, and cater my clinical techniques to your specific needs. I strive to cultivate a safe space where we can collaboratively explore your life experiences with curiosity, openness, and compassion. I am dedicated to providing an inclusive, affirming space for clients of all identities, and welcome conversations related to how your culture, multiple and intersecting identities, and societal factors have influenced your life’s course, and how that may impact our work together. 

 

I believe that you already have much of what you need inside of you to heal—our work together is to tap into your inner wisdom! Together we will work to understand the adaptive nature of your thoughts and beliefs, emotions, behavioral strategies, and body sensations with the goal of creating a deeper, more empowered, relationship with yourself and ultimately, the possibility for change. I recognize the profound courage that it takes to reach out for professional support and would be honored to walk the path to well-being with you.

Achieved Basic Certification for Grief Therapy from the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

 

Commonly Used Healing Modalities:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Meaning Making Practices

  • Mindfulness

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Somatic (Body-Based) Approaches

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Writing/Journaling

Intern Program

Megan Arndt - Intern Program

Looking for lower cost therapy? We at Healing Concepts, LLC are serious about expanding the reach of therapy services.  We never want cost to get in the way of your mental health care.  In order to expand the reach of our services we partner with counseling and social work interns to offer therapy at a lower fee.   All interns are closely supervised by senior members of our team and engage in rigorous learning protocols throughout their time with Healing Concepts, LLC.  Please note that interns only join the practice for a year so be clear that working with an intern is a short term counseling experience.  Come prepared to work on one or two issues and be aware that change will happen when the intern graduates.  If this fits your needs please contact us today.

- Megan Arndt (she/her)

- Fee - $100

- Interns also offer a generous sliding scale.

- Megan will be starting in Fall 2023. To schedule with Megan please contact us.

Megan Arndt is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student at Gwynedd Mercy University. She is supervised at Healing Concepts, LLC by Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH. Feel free to reach out to Lara with questions or concerns about working with Megan.

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