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About Our Team

Renee Morgan therapist

Renee Morgan, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

I have been a therapist for over 30 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I am deeply committed to your healing and growth.

My clients would tell you I am genuine, not judgmental, patient, compassionate, empowering , direct and communicative. I believe that we all have insight and wisdom within us. I provide a safe and trusting space for growth to emerge. I am someone who has been passionate about helping others with their relationships for as long as I can remember. I have been trained in Imago Relationship Therapy since 2000, and love helping couples navigate through the challenges relationships can bring. I look at therapy as a journey that we can take together. I love to work in a way that will help you to overcome struggles and live your best life.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social work from West Chester University and my Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I have been certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist since 2000. My specialty areas are relationships and couples counseling, trauma, depression & anxiety, grief and loss, men’s issues, curiosity related to sexuality and helping clients and their family members adjust to an illness or life change.

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” – Brene Brown 

Dawn Marple Gise therapist

Dawn Marple Gise, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

I have been a therapist for over 25 years and doing this work has been one of my life’s greatest privileges. 

Life presents many challenges, and we are not meant to endure them alone. My work focuses on helping people meet the challenges they are facing with insight, compassion, warmth, and honesty.  As your therapist, I will walk with you, listen deeply to you, and gently guide you to living your best life.  I will celebrate with you the growth and changes you make while also challenging you to face what is getting in the way. 

As a social worker since 1992 and an Imago Relationship Therapist since 2000, I believe that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. This all starts with the most important relationship of all, the one we have with ourselves. Together, we will work to explore all parts of yourself and empower you toward embracing every part of you. We will work to strengthen the relationships you have with the people in your life, and our conversations will be your guide through navigating the world around you. 

I have a warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental and inclusive approach and look forward to meeting you. 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and two adult children, hiking with my dog, spending time with friends, and traveling wherever the next adventure takes me. 

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

Nancy Conway, MSS, LCSW (she/her)

Whatever life challenge has brought you to seek counseling, I realize that taking the first step can often be the most difficult.

Understanding, warmth and compassion are the hallmark of my counseling style. I offer a non-judgemental space in which we can collaborate in order to work through life’s difficulties. I help individuals, couples, and families experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship issues. My therapeutic practice is an eclectic mix of evidence-based interventions in order to work toward client goals. My hope is that together we can create positive and meaningful changes in life.

I received my B.A. in Psychology from Wittenberg University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSS) from Bryn Mawr College and am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I also have experience as a medical social worker in hospice care and spent roughly 15 years in consumer products management prior to entering the field of social work.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

Samantha Barrett therapist

Samantha Barrett, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

My therapeutic approach is client driven, meaning whatever you’re looking to get out of therapy, I’m eager and willing to work toward that goal with you.

I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to face your fears and overcome challenges. Previous clients have told me that I am trauma-informed, honest, warm, and not afraid to give a gentle push when necessary.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. My areas of expertise include medical trauma, IPV, grief/loss, anxiety and depression, LGBTQIA+ experiences, and other mood, thought, and personality disorders. The majority of my Social Work experience has been in the hospital setting, specifically working with teens/adults needing acute psychiatric, addiction, or medical care. Cultural competence is of the utmost importance to me, and I am comfortable discussing difficult issues related to race, gender, sexuality etc.

“Emotions are tunnels. You have to go all the way through the darkness to get to the light at the end.” – Emily Nagoski, Ph.D