Ronit Levy, Psy.D., CEO and Director
Successful, high achieving teens and adults seek out Dr. Levy when the shame, distress, and fear they experience every day are ruining their relationships, careers, and health. Dr. Levy believes that people have the power to feel in control of their lives, even in challenging situations.
Dr. Ronit Levy was named one of the Best Psychologists in Pennsylvania in 2018 and 2019, by Top Doctor. To receive this honor, Dr. Levy was nominated and chosen by patients and other top specialists across the United States because of her experience and expertise in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and OCD.
She combines over 15 years of experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the latest research in neurotrauma, chronic illness, problem solving, personality, and relationships to help her patients stop obsessing, reduce fears, change negative beliefs, make better decisions, and end toxic relationships. Patients stop feeling desperate. Instead, they feel confident, strong, and secure. As a result, their relationships, friendships, health, finances, and work/school performance improve. What makes her unique is that she has lived with many of the issues that she counsels her patients on. Her patients find that Dr. Levy’s personal experience, combined with her strong professional expertise, are responsible for her outstanding success rate.
Dr. Levy received her doctorate from Albert Einstein Medical School in New York. She dual specialized in Anxiety and Neurotrauma/Health Psychology. She trained at top hospitals, completing her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at NYU Medical Center. She also trained with Dr. Steven Phillipson, a leader in the treatment of OCD. Dr. Levy collaborates with top anxiety and medical treatment centers in Philadelphia.
Dr. Levy has extensive experience helping driven teens and adults succeed. She consults with a wide variety of businesses on motivation, change, and fear and their impact on financial and leadership success. She works with elite universities to secure accommodations for high achieving students struggling with anxiety and depression. Dr. Levy has also presented to the counseling and crisis teams of Bucks County school districts on anxiety in teens and helpful academic accommodations.
EILEEN LARR, LPC, Psychotherapist:
Eileen has over 15 years experience working with individuals and families collaborating with them to reduce distress in their lives. She has also worked with a variety of mental health conditions including, trauma/PTSD and substance abuse disorders. Her experience includes individual therapy, marital/couples therapy, and family therapy.
Eileen has helped clients develop coping skill strategies to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and grief/loss. She has experience working with adults and adolescents.
Eileen Larr is a Licensed Professional Counselor (2007) and a National Board Certified Counselor. From 1993 to 2003 Eileen worked at Elwyn Inc serving adults with mental health and intellectual disabilities. Eileen obtained her M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She has worked in homes, community mental health, and private practice settings.
Jill Cahill, LPC, Psychotherapist:
Jill Cahill is a Licensed Professional Counselor and High School Counselor. She received her Master’s in K-12 School Counseling from the University of Scranton. Jill has worked in middle and high schools with pre-teens and adolescents focusing on personal, social, academic, and career planning issues. She has created and run groups for adolescent girls struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, poor body image, and school phobia. In addition, Jill has extensive experience advocating for students with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as learning disabilities. In private practice, Jill works with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, chronic health conditions, school/work difficulties, and marital/relationship issues. Her approach combines cognitive behavioral, acceptance, supportive, and insight focused techniques. She is also trained in Exposure Response Prevention and has worked extensively with adolescents and adults struggling with OCD. Jill’s goal for her patients is to set them up for long term success by giving them the tools and support needed to take risks and thrive.
Abby Foster, LCSW, Psychotherapist:
Adolescents, parents of teens, adults, and seniors who are looking for more out of life, a change, a sense of direction or, some relief, have sought out Abby Foster, LCSW. Abby has helped people make significant gains after they have been stuck for years. She has helped people struggling with academics, professional issues, social or romantic relationships, finances, grief, and health and wellness. Abby has also helped people find a sense of purpose so that they could live a better life. The reason Abby achieves great results with her patients is because she helps them figure out what factors are getting in the way and preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Abby uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with research from other fields (e.g., health, relationships, learning) to help people move closer to their goals. Abby’s treatment style focuses on helping her patients reframe thoughts; reverse negative thinking; and gain a new perspective on what is contributing to anxiety, depression, OCD and various other mental health diagnoses. Patients feel understood because they are actively involved in creating a plan to slowly build effective skills, strategies, and confidence. They feel in control again. This allows people to overcome seemingly impossible challenges and get back to being healthy and productive. In a session with Abby, you can expect to feel supported, encouraged, challenged, and educated. Abby provides a judgement-free space, where you can expect to make discoveries, connections, laugh, feel hopeful. Your successes are recognized and celebrated.
Abby’s experience of practicing medical social work for 6 years, as well as her personal experience as a childhood leukemia survivor, has allowed her to gain a unique perspective professionally and personally. Abby also served as the former Executive Assistant of Camelot for Children, a nonprofit for seriously ill and disabled children. As a result of these experiences, Abby has a distinct knowledge of the mental, physical, and emotional challenges individuals and families may encounter in some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Abby earned her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Temple University. Abby is licensed in CA and PA. She has served as a volunteer and public and motivational speaker for various charitable organizations including Dream Come True, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Camelot for Children. In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. She enjoys baking, walking and being outdoors and a good game night (with amazing appetizers, of course!).
Twisa Desai, LPC, Psychotherapist:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ”
– Lao Tzu
As human beings, we often encounter seemingly intolerable stressors. It can be challenging to find an expert therapist that is a good fit and has your best interests at heart. Twisa Desai is passionate about helping her patients help themselves. She focuses on being a scaffold for people- providing support and collaborating with her patients to become their own therapist.
Twisa has extensive training and experience in the use of evidence based therapies and uses the latest empirically supported research to treat mood and anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporates strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Her treatment approach encourages transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and acceptance. Twisa combines her clinical insight and empathy to really take time to understand and work with people, recognizing the profound impact psychological distress and barriers can cause. With Twisa, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation to ensure creating a treatment plan that meets your individual goals and working together to gradually break down difficult tasks and situations into manageable steps. Her framework is built on providing a nonjudgmental environment to help people gain mastery and better enjoy their lives.
Twisa received professional training at The Reeds Center in New York in exposure and response prevention (ERP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety related disorders (phobias including Emetophobia, social anxiety, panic disorder), behavioral activation for depression, habit-reversal therapy (HRT) for body focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and excoriation disorder, CBT for eating disorders, and skills training in affective and interpersonal regulation and narrative storytelling (STAIR-NST). Twisa is also active in contributing to articles for information outlets such as Health magazine on topics such as body focused repetitive behaviors, provides parent and family support sessions, and participates as a consultant for IEP meetings. Twisa holds a Master’s degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Studies from Temple University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Twisa values the importance of pursuing opportunities for continued professional development and is dedicated to working with her patients to feel empowered in their ability to respond to challenges and improve their quality of life.
All therapists practicing at Bucks County Anxiety Center are licensed and trained in research-based methods for treating anxiety and OCD. We have come together to create a center of excellence where patients can receive exceptional care.