Diane Langberg PhD Counseling Practice in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania (PA) Diane Langberg, PhD Psychologist in Jenkintown, PA

Our Training:

is at the doctoral and masters level
enables licensure by the state
enables us to accept some insurances
includes supervised experience that equips us to provide
  highly-skilled treatment in our specialty areas

Diane Langberg, PhD
Beverly Ingelse, PsyD
Michael R. McFee, PsyD
Philip Monroe, PsyD
Barbara Shaffer, PhD


Scott Eldredge, ACSW, LSW
Carol King, MEd,LPC
Bryan Maier, PsyD
Kimberly McShane, LPC
Rowan Moore, LCSW

Danelle Rottner, M.A.
Jessie Russell-Nisbet, LSW
Linda Sharff, LCSW
Sheila Staley, MEd

John Tobey, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC

Dan White, CADC, LPC

Administrative Staff
R. Jean Burch

Bethany Tyson

Michelle Simmons



Dr. Langberg is a psychologist whose clinical expertise includes over 40 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to trauma, ministry and the Christian life.

She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. The staff has expertise in many areas, including sexual and domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders. They work with adults, children and adolescents, and couples.

Dr. Langberg is adjunct faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary. She is clinical faculty of Biblical Theological Seminary and core faculty with the seminary’s Global Trauma Recovery Institute. She is the co-founder of The Place of Refuge, an inner city, non-profit trauma and training center.

Dr. Langberg is the author of Counsel for Pastors’ Wives,, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and a companion Workbook, and In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors.  She is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and contributes to many other publications.

Dr. Langberg is Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment). She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement from Taylor University, the American Association of Christian Counselor’s Caregiver Award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. Dr. Langberg is married and has two sons.
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Dr. Beverly Ingelse is a psychologist, working primarily with children, adolescents and adults. Her special interests include trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, school difficulties, separation anxiety, parent-child relationships, and parenting. She also provides standardized assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Ingelse speaks on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, parenting, suicide, and conflict resolution. She has developed and presents a parenting seminar, “Relational Parenting: Focused and Faithful.” Since the tsunami disaster in 2005, she has traveled twice to India, working with orphans and training staff. She is a Board Member of the Place of Refuge, an inner-city, non-profit trauma and training center, where she also provides counseling to inner-city youth and their families.
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Michael R. McFee, Psy. D. is a psychologist and an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Eastern University. Dr. McFee has also taught at Reformed Episcopal Seminary and Biblical Theological Seminary as Adjunct Faculty. He has worked in inpatient psychiatry, intensive outpatient settings, as well as private practice setting. Dr. McFee has extensive experience in the treatment of Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sex Addiction, and Food Addiction. He currently works with late adolescents and adults through individual and marital psychotherapy.
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Dr. Philip Monroe is a graduate of both Westminster Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School. He is a Professor of Counseling & Psychology and the director of the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program at Biblical Theological Seminary. Dr. Monroe, a licensed psychologist, joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2000. His areas of specialty include sexual addictions and therapy, anxiety, marital distress, and consultation and spiritual renewal for pastors, elders, and their families. His academic interests include training counselors in effective counseling processes. He is married and has two young sons. His personal, professional, and spiritual musings may be found at www.wisecounsel.wordpress.com.
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A licensed psychologist, Dr. Shaffer maintains a private practice as well as working with Diane Langberg and Associates.  Her training includes a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary.  Among her areas of special clinical interest are sexual abuse in women, domestic abuse, clergy issues, and marital counseling.   In her leisure time she enjoys teaching adult Sunday School at her church, gardening, reading, being at the beach, and dreaming of owning a Can-Am.

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Mr. Eldredge is a licensed therapist with over 20 years experience. He has worked in the fields of Foster Care and Adoption in the Philadelphia area, developing innovative programs for children with specialized mental health and medical needs.

Mr. Eldredge works with children, adolescents, families and couples. His specialties include abuse, adoption, sexual identity, anger management, communication difficulties, transition and life changes, marital conflict, and children, teen and family issues. He serves in a leadership capacity in his church, specifically in the areas of child safety and the needs of trauma and sexual abuse survivors.
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Ms. King is a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in counseling.  She has over 25 years of clinical experience, providing individual, group, and marital counseling. Ms. King's present areas of focus include eating disorders, sexual abuse and trauma, depression, and marital issues.  She also offers supervision to those seeking LPC status.

Prior to joining Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 1999, she provided counseling and crisis intervention in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  Since 2010, Ms. King has traveled to Kigali, Rwanda four times, supporting the care and training of counselors and caregivers.  Additionally, she has volunteered her time to assist the American Bible Society in providing equipping sessions to train caregivers in the society’s Healing Wounds of Trauma curriculum. This work has increased her understanding and interest in providing care in cross-cultural settings. She is married and has three teenage daughters.

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Dr. Bryan Maier graduated from Grace Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity and a Master’s of Biblical Counseling. After 5 years as an associate pastor, he returned to school and obtained his doctorate from Wheaton Graduate School. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Maier has had diverse counseling experience, including addictions, emergency services, work with couples, work with individuals who have suffered abuse, and work with people suffering with severe mental illness.  Currently, he specializes in outpatient counseling for individuals and couples struggling with addiction (both chemical and behavioral), marital problems, sexual abuse, and also works with those in ministry.
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Ms. McShane is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Immaculata University.  She has almost 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health, and joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates about 5 years ago.  Due to her training in a solid clinical program that also had a strong spiritual component, she is able to offer a spiritually competent therapeutic approach.

Ms. McShane previously worked with clients in the inner-city, many of whom struggled with chronic mental health conditions.  She also facilitated groups for those attending intensive outpatient programs.  Ms. McShane works with women and couples, and her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, PTSD, co-dependency, and marital difficulty.  Additionally, she offers supervision to those seeking LPC status.
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Ms. Rowan Moore received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. She has been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management to work with individuals and groups. Ms. Moore has over 13 years of clinical experience, working in various hospitals, clinics and outpatient settings.

Ms. Moore’s areas of special interest include family and group therapy, grief/loss, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, Obsessive/Compulsive disorder, infidelity, anger management, sexual identity disorder, divorce, and boundary issues. Ms. Moore works with children, adolescents and adults. 

She has gained inner-city experience providing therapeutic services for individuals, groups and families at Esperanza Health Center and The Place of Refuge in Philadelphia. She has spoken on topics such as trauma, domestic violence, singles’ relationships, and sexual abuse. In November 2005 she went to Coimbatore, India to provide grief and trauma therapy to Tsunami orphans (http://tsunamichildrenshome.blogspot.com). She was the plenary speaker at The Critical Incident Stress Management Conference in Trinidad, West Indies in June 2007.  
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Mrs. Rottner, a therapist with a Master's in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, recently joined Diane Langberg & Associates, bringing ten years of experience in both private practice and church-related ministry.  Her particular areas of interest include anxiety, adjustment and transition, pre-marital and marital counseling, depression, grief and loss, and family conflict.

Because of Mrs. Rottner's extensive experience with ministry-related issues, she is particularly equipped to work with staff.  Her experience also includes working with adolescents and young adults concerning identity, relational issues, and spirituality.  She has developed curriculum and led group therapy, utilizing art and story.

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Ms. Russell-Nisbet. is a licensed social worker with a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Her special interests include domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, early life trauma, grief and loss, spiritual direction, life transitions and personal, marital and ministry conflict. Ms. Russell-Nisbet was in full time ministry for twelve years co-directing a residential home for troubled youth and their families. She worked as a counselor/advocate in a safe house for women and children who were survivors of domestic violence. She has two married sons and a daughter in college.
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Ms. Sharff is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience.  She also works with Lakeside Educational Network, doing adolescent counseling in the public school system.  Her main areas of interest are adolescents, college students, anxiety and depression, health concerns/cancer supports, life transitions, grief and loss,   relational issues, and issues related to singleness.  Additionally she is available to offer supervision to those seeking LCSW hours.  She has also worked with those in full-time Christian ministry ie., counseling social workers and missionaries.  

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Ms. Staley has over 25 years experience counseling individuals and families. She is a clinical member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a certified biblical counselor. Ms. Staley is an adjunct professor at Biblical Theological Seminary. She is also a consultant to Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Habitat for Humanity International, Philadelphia. Ms. Staley serves on the Board of Directors for The Place of Refuge and on the advisory board of The Presbyterian Children’s Village.

Ms. Staley’s areas of specialization include marriage and relationship problems, premarital counseling, single parenting, and trauma and abuse. An author and lecturer, she conducts seminars and speaks nationally at women and family conferences.

Biblical Counseling: Confronting Tough Issues: Domestic Abuse co-author Dr. Kenneth Staley, Dr. Lee June and Sabrina Black, ed. Zondervan, 2002.

Woman to Woman: Bridging the Gap, Mentoring Younger Women, Dr. Novella Carter, ed. Zondervan 1996.

The Black Family Past, Present and Future: The Single Parent Female.  Dr. Lee June, ed Zondervan 1994.

Self-Counseling Workbook for Single Parents.  Christian Research and Development. Second Edition.  1991.
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Mr. Tobey is a licensed professional counselor with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field.  He has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, hospitals, and agencies.  He has a master's degree in counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, MA) and a second master's degree in marriage and family from The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ).  Mr. Tobey's training in Christian theology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy enables him to integrate all three into a comprehensive approach to helping people.  He currently works with children, adolescents and adults through individual, pre-marital, marital, and family counseling.  His specialties include anxiety, depression, domestic violence, codependency, Bi-polar disorder, PTSD, and issues related to men, career transitioins, and parenting.  Mr. Tobey also works with conflict management for blended families and adopted families, and does bereavement counseling.  He is married and has three children.

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Dan White is a licensed professional counselor with a Master's degree from Cairn University.  He recently joined Diane Langberg & Associates, bringing twenty years of clinical experience in addiction and mental health disorders.  Dan has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient facilities for substance abuse, and inpatient psychiatric and residential programs.  His particular areas of interest include pre-marital counseling, addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders.  Dan is married and has two children.

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Ms. Burch joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 1997 as the Office Manager and has seen the practice more than triple since then. She has a B.S. in Education with a concentration in English and a diverse professional background, including directing a day camp and teaching at a local correctional facility. Ms. Burch develops and maintains office procedures, oversees the administrative work flow and staff, and conducts new client interviews. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing the piano. She is an avid birder and somewhat a calligrapher. She has three children and six grandchildren.
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Bethany Tyson joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2010.  With a B.S. in Rehabilitative Services, Mrs. Tyson's professional background has included working with children and adults with varying disabilities.  She currently volunteers for the Amputee Empowerment Partners as a certified peer-visitor to fellow amputees.  She is married and has two sons.
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Michelle Simmons joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2012. 
Her professional background includes ten years of administrative experience.  She also brings to the practice her dedication and sense of humor.  Michelle enjoys reading, travelling and cooking.  She has 4 children.
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