Our Counselors

Our team includes nationally certified and licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists and clinical social workers. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner on site should you need medication management.

Individual, couples, and family counseling sessions are available with convenient day and evening appointments. For more information or to schedule an appointment, you may call 215-914-4190 or complete our contact form. You can also learn more about our skilled professionals here.

Meet Our Director


Patricia R. McGettigan, MS, Clinical Psychologist

Meet our dynamic director, Pat McGettigan, MS, Licensed Psychologist, who has been practicing in the mental health field for more than 30 years. Pat has extensive experience, including 18 years as a staff psychologist in a private group psychiatric/psychological setting. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, chronic and terminal illnesses, caregiver stress, parenting, life transitions, work/life issues, stress management and grief and loss issues.

Compassionate and understanding, Pat works with individuals in outpatient psychotherapy and has facilitated psychotherapy groups for eating disorders, cancer survivors, caregivers and women’s issues. She has been in private practice and previously held positions as a Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Liaison and Clinical Services Coordinator, and held a position on the executive committee of a private group practice. For five years she held the position of Clinical Program Director of The Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley (formerly The Wellness Community Greater Lehigh Valley), a non-profit cancer support organization which provides psychosocial support programs to cancer patients and their families.  

Pat has presented more than 90 workshops, seminars, and inservices to the community and healthcare professionals. She has written and published articles on topics such as relationship building, managing stress, effective communication, self-esteem, assertiveness, the emotional impact of caregiving, body image, anger, how to talk to someone with a serious illness, and grief/loss. This devoted expert has also been interviewed on radio and television on the psychosocial impact of cancer and caring for the caregiver. 

Education, Certifications and Associations
MS, Hahnemann University
PA Licensed Psychologist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Integrative Primary Care Professional
Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Member, International Association of Trauma Professionals
Member, Disaster Mental Health Team of the American Red Cross

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike.

Marianne Lamont

Marianne joined Holy Redeemer Counseling Center in September 2018.  Before that she worked with our hospital through the BEST/ Keystone 10 Program.  She is certified Lactation Counselor who has over 20 years of administrative experience.  She describes der role at the Counseling Center as being like air traffic control, she answers phones, checks insurance, greets customers and goes beyond her call of duty to help patients feel comfortable.

 

Marianne has a 15 year son and an 11 year old son.  She and her family love history, she is a historical re-enactor at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. On her spare time, she likes to crochet, make jewelry, write and take long walks with her dog Harley.

 

Nancy Dreher

Nancy joined the Holy Redeemer Counseling Center in November 2018. She is one of two Patient Access Representatives at the Center’s front desk serving as a liaison between clients and therapists. Nancy has over 30 years experience as an office manager, executive and administrative assistant in both the private and government sectors. She enjoys being surrounded by the peaceful and kind atmosphere of the Counseling Center. When not working, Nancy enjoys listening to music, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

 

 

Meet Our Counselors


Christine A. Bruce, MCAT, M Div, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Christine A. Bruce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families, from adolescents to adults of all ages and backgrounds. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1979 as a marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist, grief therapist and pastoral/spiritual counselor. Christine’s areas of focus include adjustment disorder, depression and anxiety, OCD, issues of adolescence, grief and loss, trauma survival, divorce recovery, marital reconciliation and life direction.

Christine's philosophical perspective is that individuals tend to define themselves in terms of relationship—to self, to one's beliefs, to significant others and to events, both past and present. In therapy, Christine works with her clients to explore relationships and discover the meaning, challenge and potential they hold—gaining new possibilities for freedom, reconciliation and growth.

Education, Certifications and Associations
M Div, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
MCAT, Hahnemann Medical College
Post-graduate Certificate in Marital, Family and Sex Therapy from the Marriage Council of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
Certified Music Therapist, American Association of Music Therapy
Ordained Presbyterian Minister in the PCUSA
Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike.

Myrliss Demastus, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Myrliss Demastus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work. Prior to joining the Holy Redeemer Counseling Center, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings as well as in the fields of adoption and non-profit management.

Myrliss has also received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Penn Program for Mindfulness.She enjoys working with adults of all ages. Myrliss’ specialty areas of practice include grief and loss, life transitions, personal growth/development and trauma.

Education, Certifications and Associations
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Member, National Association of Social Workers

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike.

 

Marguerite M. Powers, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Marguerite “Marge” Powers received her MSW from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and her License in Clinical Social Work from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has been in clinical practice for over 35 years, serving 12 as the Director of Counseling and Family Services for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior management, psychopathology and specialized training in family therapy from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. In working at the Counseling Center, she works with individuals, couples and families suffering from adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and communication problems.

Previously, Marge led peer review teams for the Council on Accreditation of Services to Families and Children throughout the United States and Canada. She certified candidates for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and was an Approved Supervisor for MSW candidates at the University of Penn School of Social Work, Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Rutgers University School of Social work.

Education, Certifications and Associations
MSW, Rutgers University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Approved Supervisor for Masters of Social Work candidates
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Advisory Board for the St. John Neuman Nursing Home

Provides services at Holy Redeemer Lafayette, Redeemer Village, 23 Bustleton, and 3300 Tillman.

Timothy D. Richner, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Timothy “Tim” Richner received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University’s School of Social Administration. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 16 years of experience as a clinical therapist. He has taught graduate courses in Diagnosis and has supervised students from local universities who require clinical supervision for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Tim also holds a certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Devoted to helping those in need, Tim volunteers his skills with GAH, a private foundation that provides free mental health and case management services to veterans and their families.

Education, Certifications and Associations
MSW, Temple University’s School of Social Administration
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member, National Association of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike and Holy Redeemer Lafayette.

Anu Thomas, MA, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor

Anu Thomas has worked with children, adults and couples for the past four years. She is a dedicated professional and has experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Education, Certifications and Associations
MA, Centenary University
Professional Counselor licensed in Pennsylvania
Member, American Counseling Association
Certificate in Perinatal Depression

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike and 910 2nd Street Pike, Suite 205

Mary Jane Whiteley, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

Mary Jane Whiteley received her Master’s degree in Counseling from West Chester University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has greatly enjoyed providing services to teens, adults, couples and families over the past twenty three years in a variety of settings including hospitals, mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment centers, and schools. She is also a certified school counselor who has previously been a Director of School Counseling in Philadelphia.

At Holy Redeemer Counseling Center, Mary Jane works with individuals and couples as they navigate issues including grief and loss, trauma (trained in trauma treatment), anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, personal growth and relationship challenges.

Mary Jane utilizes a strength based approach and considers it a privilege to help clients identify their strengths, address obstacles/issues, and develop coping skills/tools to reach their treatment goals.

Education, Certifications and Associations
MS, West Chester University
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate
Certified Secondary School Counselor
Member, American Counseling Association

 Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike.

Jean G. Moore, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jean is a mental health therapist and Christian counselor. In addition to her work with Holy Redeemer, she also has her own practice in Jenkintown, PA. Jean earned her BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University. She also has a MA in Clinical Counseling from Eastern University. Presently, Jean is on sabbatical from a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jean provides intensive individual and couples counseling for people challenged with a wide range of mental health disorders. Jean states that these are the best years of her life. She cherishes and guards her “down time”, which is where she has become an expert at “Self Caring”.  She loves to travel with her husband to places that are known for their beaches and a relaxed atmosphere.


Education, Certifications and Associations
MA, Eastern University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Lay Christian Counseling Certificate
Counseling Gay & Lesbian Youth Certificate
Trauma Competent Certificate
American Association for Christian Counselors (AACC)
American Psychological Association (APA)

Provides services at 821 Huntingdon Pike

Andrew O'Brien, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

Andrew O'Brien is a licensed professional counselor, certified addiction counselor, and tobacco dependence treatment professional. Andrew works with adults in individual, couples, and family formats (children seen in family format only). Andrew has over ten years experience working with both mental health and addiction in various levels of care, as well as experience working with a myriad of psychiatric diagnoses. Andrew received his Masters of Science in Clinical and Counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College, holds a Pennsylvania license as a professional counselor, and holds several regional and national certifications. He also has experience in providing professional trainings on tobacco dependence treatment, addiction, and mental health.

Andrew practices from a primarily psychoanalytic object relations orientation, which focuses on helping people deepen their understanding of themselves, the way in which they relate to people in their lives, their strengths, areas of struggles, and lessen the impact of said struggles. He is also well versed in motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques, which he integrates into treatment as appropriate.

Education, Certifications and Associations

MS, Clinical and Counseling Psychology Chestnut Hill College
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (ATTUD)
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Master (ATTUD)
Certified Tobacco Treatment Professional (NAADAC)

Provides services at 1844 Street Road, Suite 103