Christine Matthews, LCSW, MBA, CLC, CCTP, BSP
Christine Matthews is the Owner and Psychotherapist at Never Journey Alone, LLC. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. Her private practice is maintained in Colmar, PA.
She is a graduate from Thiel College with a BA in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh with a MSW, University of Waynesburg with a MBA. Also, a Certified Life Coach from Coach Training Alliance and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from IATP.
Christine has many years of experience working as a Mental Health Social Worker, serving children, teens, and adults, in various settings. In private practice Christine focuses her specialties of treatment in the areas of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Racial and Generational Trauma, Grief/Loss, and Relationship issues. She works together with her clients in developing the proper treatment plan to address their specific needs to move them through a successful therapeutic process.
Everybody’s therapeutic process is different. It is important that an individualized plan is developed to address the needs of the client.
Christine often says “this is the client’s treatment, I am simply here to provide the tools to help them successfully navigate through life”
You can also find Christine’s profile on Psychology Today!https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/330713
James Matthews joined our team to simply "help out" with office and billing duties in 2021 to support his wife and business. In 2022 when Never Journey Alone started to expand, he was asked to come on board full time as NJA's Practice Manager. His work experience has been in Real Estate (Sales/Foreclosures/landlord) and Graphic/Production Planning. He attended University of Pittsburgh where he studied Architecture Design and ran on the Track team. Currently, is the Girls' Head Track Coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and for a Local Club Track team in Philadelphia. He considers coaching track a pleasure and absolute privilege, especially being able to coach his own 2 teenagers. He has always been very good with "numbers" and managing the financial side of business. We welcome James and his experience here at Never Journey!
Justin Morton, MS BSL
Justin is a 2020 Graduate from Purdue University with a Masters of Science, where his coursework focused in APA Behavioral Psychology. He has several years experience working with children, adolescents, adults , and families. He has worked with clients with various diagnoses such as: Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, ADHD, ADD, ODD - to name a few!
Justin has worked as a mental health therapist, behavioral specialist and mobile therapist in various settings.
When he isn't working, he is active in the community, hiking, or reading. An Allentown resident currently. He believes that working to help bring people together is the highest calling imaginable
Jayne Giampa, MS
Jayne received her BA in Psychology from West Virginia University, and graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 2019 with a MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. With a psychodynamic background, she utilizes a variety of techniques from CBT, DBT, client-centered, play and art therapy, and strength-based approaches. She enjoys working with children, teens, and young adults on an individual level, and has experience in both residential and outpatient settings. Though her specialties of treatment are in the areas of depression and anxiety, she has experience working with issues related to trauma, self-esteem, family dynamics, relationships, behaviors, anger management, and life transitions.
Jayne wants to emphasize the importance of self-care and being in tune with your mental health while offering a calm, safe, and judgment-free space. Her goal is to support you and provide empathy and compassion as you move forward with your therapeutic journey. Things you can work on together can include but are not limited to: processing thoughts/feelings/emotions, utilizing coping skills, identifying stressors and triggers, working towards future goals and plans, and practicing positivity and self-love. Whatever challenges you may face, together, you and Jayne will work on strategies in addressing those issues and how to overcome them to improve your day-to-day functioning and overall life satisfaction.
Lesli Harper, MA
Lesli is a mental health professional with more than 12 years' experience who believes that everyone is capable of creating and living their most authentic life. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Also, has a wealth of experience in trauma-informed care and treating post-traumatic symptoms. She enjoys working with teens and young adults.
Lesli's view therapy as a collaborative process in which she provides a safe, nurturing, empowering environment for her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings in order to reach their goals.
Monique Stevenson, MHS
Monique attended Chestnut Hill College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She took her love for working with others to the next level and decided to complete her Master’s Degree in Human Services. She has over 15 years of experience in counseling and social services. Her primary focus has been in clinical work. Monique specializes in Trauma Informed and CBT therapeutic approaches. She holds a strong background in working with both Adolescents and Adults.
Monique believes in treating the whole person, Body, Mind, and Soul. Being a supportive guide to help people find their inter-strength and empowerment is her main objective. Monique emphasizes that anyone has the ability to grow and gain the coping skills they truly need for a better quality of life.
Welcome to your Healing Journey!
Morgan Osborne, MSW
Morgan graduated from West Chester University of Philadelphia in 2020 with her Master of Social Work. Morgan has experience working with all populations, and is passionate about working with youth, adolescents and parents/families. Morgan has experience working with children with intellectual disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other behavioral diagnoses such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Morgan utilizes a trauma informed lens and also has experience working with individuals in a crisis/hospital setting dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other varying diagnoses, utilizing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. Currently, Morgan is a School Based Clinician in the Philadelphia School District. Morgan enjoys utilizing strengths based approach, mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ) when working with all clients so they can be the main navigator in their healing journey. Morgan is eager to tailor your individual needs to their therapy techniques and believes in meeting every person where they are at!
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