Dr. Moran also has extensive research and clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults. He has provided therapeutic services in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient facilities and schools. Brian has experience treating clients with a range of presenting problems including various anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, body dysmorphic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Brian is passionate about helping clients confront challenging issues in their life and cultivating resilience through individualized treatment interventions in which he seeks to bolster clients' self-confidence and ability to relate to themselves in a compassionate manner during difficult times. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and their Boston Terrier, and playing golf.
Rebecca Branovan, B.A., is a second year doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Rebecca has a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Rebecca values the experiences that people have had in their lives and the effects that these experiences have on shaping the world around us. She believes that by providing a compassionate ear in a safe space that those searching for well-being can find a meaningful life.
Rebecca has experience working at Libertae and Delaware Psychiatric Center. She has treated clients experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts, panic, depression, and trauma and has a passion for working with clients with substance abuse and comorbid mental health disorders. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking with her fiancé, walking her dog, and singing/performing.
Dr. Amy Young has been working in the behavioral health field since 1995, when she received her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She later went on to receive a second Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Young successfully treats all types of anxiety, OCD and OC-related conditions. She has treated clients with separation anxiety, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety and school refusal, just to name a few. She has worked with several hundred cases of OCD including those with ROCD, sexual obsessions, violent obsessions, religious obsessions, Olfactory Reference Syndrome, just-right, contamination and perfectionism. She also works with clients with co-occurring conditions such as depression, ADHD, dyslexia , Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and chronic medical conditions.
Jolie Pepperman, B.S. is a second year doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Jolie has a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as school psychology. Jolie has experience working in private psychotherapy practice with children, adolescents and young adults. She has a worked with students in the classroom setting, collaborating with teachers, taught Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and provided individual therapy to students in a school setting. She has utilized the Coping Cat for anxiety treatment as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of anxiety.
Jolie is passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in their efforts to live meaningful lives regardless of the challenges they face. She strives to create a comfortable and supportive environment for her clients through her warmth, positivity and genuine investment in their wellness and growth. Jolie values the uniqueness of each of her clients and takes an individualized approach to treatment. In her free time Jolie loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and explore Philly.
Steve is the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and has served on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley ACT Learners Group for the past 3 years. He has worked with that group to plan, organize, and conduct ACT trainings for practitioners in the greater Philadelphia area. His research has been featured in presentations to professional organizations: mindfulness and self-efficacy (New Jersey Psychological Association, 2017), suicidality and opioid abuse (American Association of Suicidology, 2018), and ACT for perfectionism (ACBS, 2018). As part of his clinical work he has developed an ACT-informed mindfulness program for people with anxiety and a self-compassion program. As an intern at the LaSalle University Student Counseling Center, Steve designed and implemented a pilot research study which demonstrated the effectiveness of ACT as a treatment for college students suffering from perfectionism. When he’s not at work, Steve relishes spending time with his wife and their son and entertaining his 2-year-old dog, Albie.
Amy B. Young, Psy.D., Founder/Director
Rachel Kotler Kallus, M.A., is a fourth year doctoral candidate at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She earned a Master's degree in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University, where she learned about wide-ranging approaches to therapy and counseling. Currently, Rachel is specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as neuropsychology.
Rachel has psychotherapy experience in various settings, including college counseling, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. She has worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults in individual and group therapy. She is a kind, friendly, energetic, and a goal-oriented therapist. She utilizes evidence-based CBT and ACT techniques to help her clients overcome challenges and pursue their treatment goals. She has successfully treated generalized anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety, and depression using these approaches. Rachel enjoys yoga, exercise, travel, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Rebecca Branovan, B.A.
Dr. Nichol Moriatis is a psychology fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, where she specialized in marriage and family therapy. Her doctoral dissertation research examined the impact of cognitive distortions and self-esteem in relation to forgiveness. Most recently, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Intercommunity Action, Inc. in Roxborough, PA, where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a number of presenting concerns.
Dr. Moriatis has utilized evidence-based treatments to successfully treat a range of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic attacks in children, teens and adults. She also has experience treating OCD, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, depression, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. Dr. Moriatis is a compassionate, optimistic, kind, and easygoing person who takes a collaborative and strength-based approach to treatment. She is passionate about identifying personal strengths within the person as a catalyst for treatment. She often pairs a variety of CBT interventions with encouragement and humor to aid individuals in overcoming their fears, meeting their goals, and optimally reaching their full potential. In her free time she enjoys attending concerts and comedy shows, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Jolie Pepperman, B.S.
Steve Bisgaier, M.A.
Nichol Moriatis, Psy.D.
Dr. Young is an engaging psychologist who approaches each patient and family with compassion. Personable and easygoing, she encourages clients to confront their fears and teaches them how to live their best life. She has successfully coached children and adults on doing the difficult work to overcome their anxiety for over two decades . She often uses humor and her own humanness with clients to put them at ease. Dr. Young is skilled at using a variety of CBT interventions including ERP, HRT, CBIT, ACT, DBT, among others, tailoring treatment to meet each patient's specific situation. In her free time she enjoys visiting local attractions and spending time with her three children, husband and their dog.
Dr. Danielle Henderson is a psychology fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a clinical psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Danielle completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Brief Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, where she focused on delivering CBT and other evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents and adults coping with anxiety disorders, depression and other psychosocial stressors. In addition, Danielle has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers, and severe and persistent mental illness in inpatient psychiatric settings.
Matthew Beck, B.S.
Matthew Beck, B.S. is a second year doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology where he focuses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents as well as School Psychology. Matt strives to teach children and teens concrete and accessible anxiety management skills and helps them in gradually overcoming their fears. Having worked with children in both inpatient settings such as Hoboken University Medical Center as well as outpatient settings such as Child Guidance Resource Center, Matt has years of experience helping children learn to overcome their fears. Additionally, Matt has several years experience working with children in non-clinical settings such as summer camp. He works well with children with all learning styles including those who are gifted, twice exceptional and those with specific learning differences.
Matt is compassionate, collaborative and enthusiastic about supporting children in confronting the challenges in their lives. He focuses on identifying an individual’s values and their strengths in order to enhance treatment. In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching movies and spends time outdoors running and hiking.
Brian Moran, Psy.D.
Jennifer Caplan, B.A., B.S.
Dr. Young has a particular interest in working with gifted individuals and tricky co-occuring conditions like perfectionism and ADHD. Dr. Young is skilled in helping clients who have not experienced success with other therapeutic interventions. Dr. Young is a member and has presented at the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (https://iocdf.org/providers/young-amy-b/) as well as the Anxiety and Depression Association of American..
CBT CENTER for ANXIETY & OCD
Jennifer Caplan, B.A., B.S., is a second year doctoral student at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has a focus in child, adolescent, and family therapy as well as a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Jenn has experience working at Children's Crisis Treatment Center and Widener Adult Psychotherapy Clinic. She has worked with children and families at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children utilizing parent-training interventions, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Jenn has experience treating gifted individuals, separation anxiety, food selectivity issues and generalized anxiety among other anxiety conditions.
Jenn is a friendly, supportive, and easy-going person. She places an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as well as one's personal strengths and values. As a pediatric specialist, Jenn has a passion for helping kids and teens achieve their goals and overcome challenges within a warm and compassionate environment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and baking sweets.
CHANGING LIVES. GIVING HOPE.
Rachel Kotler Kallus, M.A.
Steve Bisgaier, M.A., BCB, is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, where he is specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Steve is a compassionate, easy going, easy to talk with, friendly and warm therapist. He works tirelessly to understand his patients’ perspective and to devise a personal therapeutic approach. He believes in the potential of all people to find a meaningful, fulfilling life, and has successfully helped people suffering with diverse issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. Steve has experience treating OCD, specific phobias, perfectionism, panic, and health anxiety among other anxiety conditions.
Danielle Henderson, Psy.D.
Dr. Brian Moran is a psychologist at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. He earned his doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). His dissertation research examined the role of self-compassion across various dimensions of adolescent well-being. Most recently, he completed his pre-doctoral internship at Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital in Fort Washington, PA, where he focused on delivering evidence-based treatments, including Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to adolescents and adults suffering from severe mental health issues.
Dr. Henderson has an interest in working with children, teenagers and adults with anxiety, OCD and ADHD. She also previously worked in a medical hospital and developed a passion for helping adults achieve wellness and live their lives to the fullest. Danielle is committed to empowering clients in challenging times through warmth and compassion. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and painting.