RONIT LEVY, Clinical Director:
Dr. Ronit Levy was named one of the Best Psychologists in Pennsylvania in 2018, 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.
Successful, high achieving teens and adults seek out Dr. Levy when the shame, distress, and fear they experience every day is 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.
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. 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, Associate:
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.
JILLIAN E. ZIEGLER, LPC, Associate:Jill Ziegler is a Licensed Professional Counselor and High School Counselor. She received her Master’s in K-12 School Counseling from the University of Scranton in 2011. She has since worked in middle and high schools with pre-teens and adolescents focusing on personal, social, academic, and career planning issues. She has also created and run groups for adolescent girls struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, poor body image, and school phobia. Additionally, 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, 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 adolescent and adult patients is to set them up for long term success by giving them the tools and support they need to take risks and thrive.
Abby Foster, LCSW, Associate:
Abby Foster is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in Newtown, PA. Abby earned her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University. As the former Assistant Director of Camelot for Children, she has experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with serious, chronic illnesses and disabilities. In addition to her rewarding work with this agency, Abby has over 6 years of experience as a Medical Social Worker. In this capacity, Abby’s work focused on counseling individuals and families suffering from medical illnesses. Much of her work focused on assisting clients as they were facing emotional and psychological difficulties along with their medical illnesses including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss issues and low self-esteem. Abby has experience with individual and family counseling as well as facilitating support groups. In addition to her work, Abby has volunteered her time by providing counseling with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Twisa Desai, M.A., PC
Twisa Desai is a Masters-level therapist at Bucks County Anxiety Center. She received her M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Studies from Temple University. Twisa has extensive training and experience in the use of evidence based therapies to treat mood and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults. She primarily approaches treatment from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, Habit-Reversal Training (HRT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Twisa’s clinical experience includes assessing and working with a culturally and diagnostically diverse population across a range of settings (in home, community mental health and private practice in Philadelphia, Bucks County, and New York). She treats: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating and body image disorders, depression, impulse-control disorders (excoriation and trichotillomania), insomnia, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias (e.g. emetophobia), generalized anxiety disorder, and other life stressors. Twisa is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and values the importance of pursuing opportunities for continued professional development to best meet the needs of her patients.