Director/Psychologist

DIANE LANGBERG, PH.D.

Dr. Diane Langberg is globally recognized for her 45 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. She also directs her own counseling practice in Jenkintown, PA, Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, which includes fifteen therapists with multiple specialties. Among Dr. Langberg’s books are Counsel for Pastors’ Wives, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope (with accompanying workbook), In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors and Suffering the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores.

Dr. Langberg is co-leader of the Global Trauma Recovery Institute housed at Biblical Theological Seminary. She is on the board of G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Reponse to Abuse in a Christian Environment). She serves as Co-Chair for American Bible Society’s Trauma Advisory Council.

Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Achievements from Taylor University., the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award.

She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren.

Psychologists

BEVERLY INGELSE, PSY.D. 

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, adoption and parenting. Concerned with the vulnerable of this world, she has traveled twice to India where she worked with orphans and trained staff from the tsunami disaster in 2005, and to Rwanda where she assisted in training of caretakers.  She also speaks on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, parenting, and responding to sexual abuse of children. 

MICHAEL  R. MCFEE, PSY.D.Dr. McFee is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience.  He has taught extensively at the university level in counseling and psychology, and has been training therapists for over 15 years.  He treats adolescents and adults, utilizing a custom-tailored approach that includes process-oriented experiential psychotherapy, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and collaborative problem-solving therapies.  Areas of expertise include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sex Addiction, and Food Addiction.  Dr. McFee has advanced training in marital therapy using Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.

PHILIP MONROE, PSY.D.

Dr. Philip Monroe is a graduate of both Westminster Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School. He is Director of Training and Mentorship at the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing project. In addition, he is the Taylor Visiting Professor of Counseling & Psychology at Biblical Theological Seminary. Dr. Monroe, a licensed psychologist, joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2000. In 2013, Dr. Monroe and Dr. Langberg launched the Global Trauma Recovery Institute. His areas of specialty include sexual addictions, anxiety, marital distress, and trauma recovery. He is married and has two sons. His personal, professional, and spiritual musings may be found at www.philipmonroe.com.

BARBARA SHAFFER, PH.D.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Shaffer has been practicing in the field since 1980 and has worked with Diane Langberg and Associates since 1992. In addition to the doctorate from Temple University, her training includes a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary and a year-long pre-doctoral internship at the Coatesville (PA) VA Medical Center, where she worked with military veterans and their wives.

Among her areas of special clinical interest are childhood sexual abuse in women, domestic abuse, clergy issues, relationships, and marital counseling. She also offers case consultation to licensed therapists.

Therapists

SCOTT ELDREDGE, ACSW, LSW

Scott 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 behavioral health and medical needs.

Scott works with children, adolescents, families and couples. His specialties include abuse, adoption, sexual identity, anger management, communication difficulties, transition and life changes, marital conflicts, and children, teen and family issues. He has received his Certification in Couples Therapy Level 1 from The Gottman Institute.

Scott serves in a leadership capacity in his church, specifically in the areas of child safety and the needs of trauma and sexual abuse survivors. Scott is married with 3 adult daughters and 3 grandsons.

CAROL KING, M.Ed., LPC

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, anxiety, 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 several times, supporting the care and training of counselors and caregivers.  Her work in training counselors has included involvement with the Global Trauma Recovery Institute at Biblical Theological Seminary. Additionally, she has volunteered her time to assist the American Bible Society in providing equipping sessions to train caregivers in the society’s Healing the Wounds of Trauma curriculum. Aside from traveling to Rwanda, she has traveled to Jordan, Nepal and Romania to train caregivers. This work has increased her understanding and interest in providing care in cross-cultural settings. She is married and has three daughters.

KIMBERLY MCSHANE, LPC

“Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.” – Isaiah 9:2b Experiencing the light that overcomes the darkness…..Wherever you may find yourself – in a difficult relationship, depressed, anxious and full of fear, grieving a loss, or traumatized from abuse – there is hope!  It is my desire to encourage you, to support you, to walk with you in your struggle.  To help make confusing things clear, the heavy burden a little lighter, to be with you in the darkness and to help you move into the light.  Life is hard and we are not meant to go through the journey alone.

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering over 15 years of clinical experience.  Earning my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University and over 10 years with Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates allows me to offer a clinically and spiritually competent therapeutic approach to help bring healing to mind and spirit.  Drawing from varying theoretical perspectives I help individuals better understand themselves and others, and use clinically-proven strategies to overcome obstacles to emotional health and well-being.

Experience includes work with adolescents, adults, and couples.  Areas of interest include depression, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, PTSD, co-dependency, and marital difficulty.  Additionally, I offer supervision to those seeking LPC status.

ROWAN MOORE, LCSW

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 20 years of clinical experience, working in various hospitals, clinics and outpatient settings.

Ms. Moore’s areas of special interest include family & couples therapy, PTSD, marital problems, custody issues, adjustment disorders, parent-child conflicts, relationship problems, spiritual guidance and cross-cultural issues, 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 provides online/telephone counseling and is trained in Sand Tray Therapy.  Ms. Moore is CISM/CISD certified. She also provides training & workshops on a variety of psychological and relational topics for audiences such as parents, teachers, churches, healthcare workers.

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. 

LISA MUTCH, LPC

Ms. Mutch is a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary.  She brings ten years of experience in the field of mental health. Her areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, relational issues, marital conflict, grief/loss, abuse, and life transitions.

Because of her prior experience working in the corporate environment as an Ombudsman, Ms. Mutch also has interests in boundary issues, career transitions, and the psychological impacts of company-downsizing.  As an Ombudsman, she advised and helped clients resolve work-related issues in a confidential and supportive environment.

JESSIE RUSSELL-NISBET, LSW
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.

LINDA SHARFF, LCSW

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 i.e., counseling social workers and missionaries.  

JONATHAN SOVOCOOL, LPC

Jon Sovocool is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. He has previously worked at outpatient counseling centers and community residential programs.  Mr. Sovocool has facilitated various groups and conducted a variety of trainings for frontline staff.  His areas of interest include: addictions, anxiety, depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), bipolar disorder and anger management.  He is married and has three young children.

SHEILA STALEY, M.Ed

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 The Center for Urban Theological Studies/Geneva College. 

 Ms. Staley’s areas of specialization include marriage and relationship problems, premarital counseling, single parenting, and trauma and abuse.  Specific issues and struggles unique to pastor’s/minister’s marriages and families are special areas of interest.  She has been actively involved as a minister’s/pastor’s wife for 40 years.   An author and lecturer, Ms. Staley conducts seminars and speaks nationally at women and family conferences. Publications: 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.

JOHN TOBEY, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC

Mr. Tobey is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of counseling experience.  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) where he currently is an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Education. 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 adolescence 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 transitions, 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.

DAN WHITE, LPC, CADC

Dan White is a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree from Cairn University.  He joined Diane Langberg & Associates in 2013, bringing twenty years of clinical experience with state certification in addiction, and extensive experience with 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 and marital counseling, parenting skills, drug and sexual addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders. He has received his Certification in Couples Therapy Level 2 from The Gottman Institute. Mr. White is a candidate for the Certification of a Sex Addiction therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Dan is married for 26 years and has two adult children.

MS VICKI TORNETTA, MA

Ms Tornetta received a Master’s Degree in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary and currently works with adolescences and adults through individual, pre-marital and marital counseling. Her current areas of interest include eating disorders, body image, sexual abuse and trauma, anxiety, depression, ADD, and couples counseling.

Vicki currently maintains a private practice and previously worked as a therapist for Seeds of Hope, a partial hospitalization program for those struggling with eating disorders. In 2015 she returned to school after raising four adult children and believes that her life experience provides insight and awareness into life’s struggles. She has served on several non-profit boards such as The Clery Center, YoungLives Regional Board, and 2200 Arch Counseling Services. Vicki volunteered as a Special Olympics ski coach, taught women’s Bible study and retreats. She has been married for 29 years.

Vicki is interested in the whole person, paying careful attention to the intersection of spiritual, physical, and emotional health to encourage overall well-being. She believes that the counseling relationship is critical to the healing process and strives to create a warm, genuine, understanding and safe environment, while using evidence-based treatments and Christian interventions. She is an active member of both the ACA-American Counseling Association and AACC-American Association of Christian Counselors.

Administrative Staff

BETHANY TYSON, Office Manager

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. Bethany has a passion to see churches establish child safety policies and helped develop her church’s policy manual. She is also an active member of the Safe Church Committee at her church. She enjoys spending time with her family, drawing and relaxing at the beach. She is married and has two sons.

DARA BECKER, Administrative Assistant

Dara Becker joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2018 with several years of administrative experience in universities and community organizations. Her B.S. in Liberal Studies degree focused primarily on Family Resources. Her background also includes teaching and working in homechool co-ops and at the YMCA. Having grown up near the water, Dara loves being near the ocean. Her interests also include gardening, cooking, music, and spending time with her family. She is married and has 4 daughters, 2 sons and a granddaughter.