Meet The Team
Co-Founder & Therapist
Megan Johnson, LPC
My clients often come to therapy stating their lives feel chaotic and out of control. It seems that regardless of all they have tried, they can't escape from recurrent depression and major ups and downs in their mood. They often feel even the most minor event triggers intense emotional pain. They describe significant difficulty within their relationships. They report at times lashing out in anger because of feeling unheard, empty, and disconnected from their real self. They may even try to regain control of their life and emotions through self-destructive behaviors like drinking too much or hurting themself. If you can relate, I believe I can help you find a peaceful connection with yourself and others. Together we can work toward not feeling like your powerful emotions are holding you hostage, especially in your closest relationships. Therapy that is individualized and focused on your needs can help you rebuild a life that feels worth the effort of living. Change is possible. I know that it can be difficult to reach out for help especially if therapy has let you down in the past. I have seen my clients persist even when faced with the most difficult challenges. Reach out today so we can begin making changes that are right for you. Megan offers therapy virtually to clients residing in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Co-Founder & Therapist
Adam Smiley, LCSW
There is nothing more central to our lives than our relationships. They can serve as a valuable source of happiness and satisfaction but at times even the best relationships require work to remain balanced and healthy. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of issues over 13 years but, my area of specialty is in working with couples and individuals struggling with relationship and interpersonal issues. My approach is to serve as someone you and your partner or loved one can trust to provide honest impartial feedback, provide a new perspective on your relationship challenges, and help forge a path to reconnection. In my work, I often see issues around poor communication, loss of trust, and absence of affection and intimacy trigger cycles of dissatisfaction and conflict which can be difficult to break. Yet, I often find that the fundamental feelings of love and esteem remain and with time and effort the feeling of connection and intimacy can be restored. Whether your goal is to improve communication, deepen intimacy, or reduce conflict, my goal is to help you and your partner find your way back to each other. Therapy can help by providing a safe space for honest communication, providing impartial feedback, gain understanding of the relationship dynamic and break the cycle of disconnection and conflict. Adam offers therapy virtually to clients residing in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Sean Runyon, LCSW, CSOTP
If you look back over your life, can you think of someone who came into your life and through that relationship, you as a person and your life were changed? That is the type of relationship I seek to build with the individuals and couples I work with. Regardless of your specific reason for seeking therapy, you are likely feeling stuck in some way. Something in your life just isn’t working the way you want it to. The goal of my work is to build a collaborative and transformative relationship to begin to change that dynamic and help you achieve your goals. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of issues over 13 years of practice including couples therapy, relationship issues, anxiety, substance use, and depression. My approach is to serve as someone you can trust to provide honest impartial feedback, provide a new perspective on your life’s challenges, and help forge a path to greater satisfaction. The therapeutic process is a challenging one, especially in the beginning, but it can be fulfilling and transformational. If you are ready to take that first step, I encourage you to reach out and begin that conversation. Sean offers therapy virtually to clients residing in Virginia.
Carmelita Edwards, LPC, LCMHC
I am a dedicated therapist, deeply committed to facilitating healing and personal growth in individuals facing unique challenges. With a focus on adults carrying the weight of trauma history and adolescents navigating behavioral issues, I've cultivated a therapeutic approach that's compassionate, evidence-based, and rooted in the belief that every person has the potential for transformation. I have a profound desire to make a difference in the lives of those who have experienced trauma. Trauma, whether emotional, physical, or psychological, can leave deep scars that affect every aspect of one's life. I provide a safe and nurturing space where they can explore their past experiences, express their emotions, and build the tools needed for distress tolerance and emotional regulation. I prioritize creating a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I encourage open and honest communication, believing that it is the foundation for building trust and rapport with my clients. My therapeutic approach combines evidence-based modalities tailored to each individual's unique needs. I believe in the power of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help adolescents reframe negative thought patterns and behaviors, guiding them towards more positive and constructive choices. Additionally, I draw from various trauma-focused therapies to assist adults in their journey to recovery and enhance distress tolerance and emotional regulation. As a therapist, I consider myself a partner on the journey of self-discovery and healing. I view each client as a unique individual with their strengths and potential for growth. Carmelita offers therapy virtually to clients residing in North Carolina, and Virginia.
Talia Palant, LSW
The journey of life can present many challenges and transitions. I work with adult clients who often have a history of trauma with stories etched with pain and resilience. My clients often carry scars from their past, enduring experiences that haunt their daily lives. Together, we navigate the labyrinth of their emotions, seeking to mend the broken pieces. Trauma, like a shadow, looms over them, impacting their self-esteem, relationships, and overall well-being. They may experience difficulty regulating their mood which further complicates their journey, as they wrestle with the ebbs and flows of their emotional landscape. My clients often face a relentless battle within themselves. I also work with clients who are experiencing caregiver burnout. Their own needs are frequently pushed aside, causing exhaustion and emotional depletion. Through therapy, we explore coping strategies, self-compassion, and resilience. Together, we uncover their strengths, fostering a path towards healing and growth. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, and client-centered. I believe in creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I draw from various therapeutic approaches, tailoring our sessions to your unique needs. I meet you where you are in your journey and provide a safe, nurturing space where you can openly share your feelings and thoughts. I understand that life's challenges can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with trauma, mood disorders, and caregiver burnout. I'm here to listen, support, and help you heal. Taking the step to reach out for therapy is a courageous act of self-care and empowerment. You don't have to navigate this journey alone; I'm here to walk with you towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. Talia offers therapy virtually to clients in Pennsylvania.
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