Meet Our Clinicians


All mental health programs and treatment groups at Pyramid Online Counseling are designed to help you meet and overcome the problems you face. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your relationship with your spouse or distance yourself from a destructive addiction, our clinicians help make change possible.

Our clinicians can help you take real steps toward real change. Get to know each member of our clinical team below.



Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Sarah Allen MA, LPC

Clinical Lead
Licensed Professional Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 14+
Sarah graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree she went on to receive her master’s degree at Immaculata University with a focus on counseling and a Certificate in Addiction Studies. Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship concerns, goal setting, sleep disruption and substance abuse. Since the start of her career, Sarah has worked in the mental health field in various settings. These settings include domestic violence programs, mental health, substance abuse outpatient and partial hospital programs for adolescents and adults. Sarah enjoys pulling from a multitude of therapeutic frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, person- centered and mindfulness. For individuals who specifically want to improve relationships, Sarah has been trained to use the Gottman Method. Sarah’s philosophy is to understand the client’s perspective and work collaboratively to obtain their unique goals. Sarah values an environment that is genuine, nonjudgmental and effective where each session provides an opportunity to grow. She enjoys guiding clients to increase self-awareness, decrease symptoms and discomfort with the goal of living a fulfilling life.

Jane Coyle LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 16+
Jane is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 7 years of experience working in the field of mental health and co-occurring disorders. She has experience working with clients who struggle with self-esteem, addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, communication and relationships issues. Jane believes that by understanding our past and how we have come to our current situation, we can better prepare and take charge of our lives. Understanding and accepting ourselves is the pathway to freedom and happiness. With Jane, you will work collaboratively to identify which obstacles are preventing you from achieving your life goals and then determine how to overcome those obstacles. Jane offers a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment where she employs techniques suited to each client’s needs. She has a client-centered approach and has experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other modalities.

Susan Egan MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Susan has made her career to enhance emotional wellness for more than 23 years. Her approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve the needs and goals of her clients. Susan has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, grief counseling and relationship issues. As indicated, Susan uses an eclectic approach; however, the modality she has found to be most useful is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT involves challenging/changing unhelpful automatic thoughts and beliefs and developing coping strategies/emotional regulation that target current issues. In addition to CBT, Susan employs mindfulness-based therapy and solution focused therapy. Susan views the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, honesty and commitment. Her style is warm, laid back, and interactive.

Lindsay Ilyes LPC, LCPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Treats Children, Adolescents, and Adults 6+
Mrs. Ilyes provides clinical services, including psychotherapy and evaluations, for children, adolescents and adults. She also provides therapeutic services to couples and families. Mrs. Ilyes has provided counseling services since 2007 in both private practices and non-profit settings. She has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland since 2009 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania since 2012. Mrs. Ilyes began her education at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating from the Schreyer Honors College with degrees in psychology and English. She then graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also facilitated numerous group sessions. Past clinical experience includes psychotherapy for addictions, depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD and both non-directive and directive play therapy. Mrs. Ilyes has repeatedly worked with survivors of domestic violence and other abuse. She also works with clients dealing with stressors related to life changes and transitions, as well as those dealing with conflicts in professional and personal relationships. Mrs. Ilyes takes particular interest in working with issues related to addictions and issues that primarily, but not solely, affect women such as postpartum issues and transitions, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. She also has experience integrating spiritual principles into sessions.

Daphne Jakstis LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Daphne is a therapist that has provided more than 18 years of treatment experience in group and individual counseling. She sees each client as unique and tailors her approach to best fit each person’s individual goals. Daphne focuses on using evidenced based practices with a holistic perspective. She specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and dual diagnosis concerns. Daphne provides stigma-free, affirming therapy for LGBTQIA+ individuals. She works with her clients to incorporate their religion, spirituality, culture and lifestyles into their healing.

Katelyn Jakubovic LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Treats Children, Adolescents, and Adults 7+
Over the past several years, Katelyn has had the opportunity to assist children, youth and families during their most difficult times. She provides therapy on an individual and family basis in a variety of settings to address a variety of concerns, including trauma, anxiety and depression. Katelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She has also achieved board certification as a National Certified Counselor. Katelyn has extensive training in a variety of approaches, including EMDR and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She is focused on meeting the client wherever they are in their current state and finding a way to provide them with a safe environment, focused on holistic healing.

Thomas Kern MS, LPC, CAC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 13+
Tom was born and raised in Erie, PA. He went to Penn State University, and married in 1991. Tom earned his master’s degree in 1995, got his CAC in 1985, and then his LPC in 2001. Tom doesn’t have any kids, not by choice, it’s just that none ever showed up. He and his wife, Karen, have had lots of pets over the years, including llamas, chickens and rabbits. They live on 5 acres that was his family home that he bought 18 years ago. Tom has rental units and a beautiful property to care for. He is a big DIY person. He has several antique cars and tropical fish that he tends to. Workwise, Tom has done counseling and probation work for 30 years. He has been involved in countless programming activities across the board, and is pretty well known in Erie’s social services circle. Tom was the Juvenile P.O. of the year for PA in 2016. He goes to the YMCA, rides his 4wheeler around the property, and is active in AA. Tom is retiring from probation work soon and is continuing to provide counseling as it has always been his favorite thing to do.

Megan Levan MA, LPC, CAADC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Treats Adults 18+
Megan is a licensed practicing counselor and holds a certification in addiction counseling. In 2015, she received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in dddiction and trauma. Megan has been employed in a variety of therapeutic and counseling roles ranging in various levels of care. Currently, she is employed as the Clinical Director at Lower Merion Counseling Services. The majority of her career has been in an outpatient setting with a focus on drug and alcohol and mental health. Megan also has experience and knowledge of working with forensic populations and working within the legal system and probation/parole. Her biggest passion is serving as a sounding board for those in need of unconditional support, validation and acceptance. Her philosophy is that every person is of value and unique. She believes strongly in the process and ability to change. Megan feels that taking the step to seek help and support from a stranger takes great strength and bravery. Megan specializes in two areas: addiction and relational conflict. While these symptoms may appear different, she has often found that substance abuse and interpersonal turmoil are outward reflections of internal conflict and wounds from the past. She enjoys working with diverse clientele and populations including the LGBTQ community, clients struggling with disordered eating behaviors, trauma survivors and women’s issues. She equally has experience helping individuals with marriage and relational issues, domestic abuse, grief & loss, criminal behaviors and mental illness. It is through extensive training in DBT, person center techniques, and motivational interviewing that she feels these populations are best served. Megan’s focus as a clinician is to be strength-based and solution-focused to ensure that clients are reaching the goals that they have set out and sought therapy to accomplish. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She is always seeking ways to grow as a person through literature, reading and personal development. Megan enjoys the outdoors, the water, swimming and softball, and she tries to stay active as a means to cope with day-to-day stressors and challenges that life throws her way.

Bridget Maxwell LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Bridget is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience primarily treating adults in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Most recently, her focus has been providing individual therapy for persons facing a variety of challenges—relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, grief/loss, loneliness, impulsivity, poor coping habits, addictions or addiction history, stress and trauma. Bridget has treated a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, co-occurring and dual diagnosis. She is also familiar with the variety of outside stressors that impact one’s well-being, including economic struggles, limited resources and poor support systems. Bridget understands that taking the step to receive therapy can be a scary one, so she works to meet her clients where they are at in terms of goals and needs while providing a safe and comfortable space. She has also provided services to those recommended or required by their employers, probation officers or other third parties, which can make this step even more challenging. Employing a conversational style, Bridget provides an atmosphere for clients to vent and process current stresses, work towards future goals or explore the past to make connections and obtain clarity or healing. At times, she may offer feedback, reflection and exercises. Bridget uses an eclectic approach that may include cognitive and behavioral techniques, humanistic/strength-based, solution-focused, interpersonal and trauma-informed.

Russell Puche LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Russell (Russ) is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Russ has a warm empathetic style and incorporates several treatment approaches which are person centered, humanistic and strength-based. Russ sees his clients as the expert of their own lives, and assists and guides them through inner knowing, interpersonal changes and healing. Russ brings years of experience working with adults 18+ and has also worked with young adults with DBT informed treatment. Russ brings vast experience working with addiction, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief and trauma, and works collaboratively with his clients. Russ works with very diverse populations including LGBTQIA+ and tries to make it easy for people to open up and become vulnerable as they explore who they are. Russ is experienced and knowledgeable in supporting the diversity in the LGBTQIA+ community, while he is also cognizant of his lived experience as a cisgender gay male. Russ uses warmth, humor and sensitivity and brings an understanding and unique perspective to create a non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore what matters most to you. Russ believes people want and need to be listened to, and he creates a safe supportive environment in which people can find comfort. Russ holds space and supports you in healing old wounds and transforming patterns that lead you to feel stuck and overwhelmed. Therapy can be one of the most illuminating and empowering experiences, and Russ brings his whole authentic self to his therapy sessions.

Aaron Reachard LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Aaron has been working in the mental health field since 2003 and has experience working with adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, veterans and geriatric populations. He graduated from Saint Francis University in 2000 with a B.S. in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. When he first entered the field, Aaron worked in a variety of school settings with children ranging from Kindergarten to High School. As time passed, he began working for a foster care agency where he worked with many families who cared for children of all ages who were separated from their natural families for numerous reasons. During this time, Aaron gained experience in helping children find their voice, as well as helping the foster parents, and in some cases their natural children, navigate their new worlds. Doing this work, Aaron realized that he wanted to make a difference in people’s individual lives, as well as their family’s if possible. So, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his master’s degree in social work with a mental health certificate. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression, grief/loss and parenting issues? If you find it difficult to make friends and interact with others leading to feelings of loneliness and self-doubt, come talk to Aaron. Together you will explore different strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful, lasting, familial and social relationships.

Betty Jo Snader-Berry LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adults 18+
Betty-Jo is a licensed clinical social worker. She began her social work career in 2001 as BSW and in 2010, she completed her MSW from Southwest Texas State University. Betty-Jo is a military veteran. Using her knowledge, skills and resources, she helps others make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfilment. Betty-Jo aids those seeking help to improve their relationships, careers and day-to-day lives. She uses a strengths-based focus to change trauma/crisis into an opportunity to grow and rebound in a healthy way. Betty-Jo enjoys helping others in creating improved communication, healthy coping skill and recognizing their unique skills and strengths.

May Scholle LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adolescents and Adults 14+
After a 25-year career in the field of child welfare, May has continued, over the past 7 years, to provide therapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, relationship and/or family conflict. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker certified in cognitive processing therapy for PTSD. May finds that many individuals are not aware of the impact of trauma on their life. While she strongly believes that many individuals have the answer to their personal struggle within themselves, May does make an effort to meet clients where they are by providing a safe opportunity to not only clarify their values, but also learn skills and strategies so that they are able to move forward and live their best life. May utilizes various clinical approaches to assist clients such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, solution focused, positive psychology, psycho-education and most importantly the development of a strong therapeutic relationship.

Bon Walsh M.Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Treats Adults 18+
With an extensive background of 40 years, Bon has worked in a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse programs as well as the fields of education and business. She is experienced working with teens through adults of all ages and is familiar with individual, group and family therapy. Now at the “grandmother” stage of life, Bon emphasizes the act of compassion for others to go hand-in-hand with self-care. She believes that inspiration from any pure and wholesome source creates the peace of mind we are all searching for. And above all, she is certain that today is our most important day and this present moment is our opportunity for hope and power.

Robert Willis MSW, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adolescents and Adults 11+
Robert has been working with Pyramid Healthcare/Onward Behavioral Health for the past five years and is now an Outpatient Telehealth Therapist for Pyramid Online Counseling. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, receiving his Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University with specialized training in family therapy through the Family Institute of Philadelphia. He has more than thirty years of experience providing counseling and holding leadership positions in both mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Robert has expertise in helping clients address anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions (including drug-free and medication-assisted treatment,) grief, ADHD and phobias. Robert has directed the social work department in the psychiatric unit at Warminster Hospital, and served as Clinical Director at Sobriety Through Outpatient, Inc. Robert has supervised insurance approval for inpatient admissions and other levels of care for Magellan, Acorn Behavioral Health and Merit Behavioral Care.

Lakeeta Wingfield LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adolescents and Adults 16+
Lakeeta is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Clarion University and earned a master’s degree from Temple University in social administration with a concentration in health and mental health. In addition to holding licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Lakeeta has an extensive background in health and human services and has been providing clinical services for over 18 years. With experience and expertise in health, mental health, addictions, individual, group and family counseling, Lakeeta has been able to utilize her skill set in the areas of management, employee assistance programs, applied behavior analysis, utilization management, critical incident debriefing, collaborative care and behavioral health services to guide clients to leading healthier, more fulfilling lifestyles and well-being. In her free time, Lakeeta enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, baking and trying new things.

Maria Zuniga LCSW, NP-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Treats Adolescents and Adults 16+
Maria received a Masters of Social Work from New York University in 1995. From there she joined the Air Force and served as a mental health therapist for overseas military members and their families. After completing three years, she returned state-side and was employed in various outpatient mental health clinics in New York City. Maria relocated to Williamsport, PA in 2001 to accept employment as a therapist for a community mental health clinic. In 2008, Maria began nursing school. She graduated as an RN in 2010 and has been a psychiatric and medical surgical nurse since. Maria’s nursing skills allow her to provide insight into medical disorders and a deeper understanding of the effect of medical issues on the mental health. Maria’s goal is to be able to provide patients with the support, information and ongoing care they need. Clinical areas of experience include depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, grief issues including loss of pets, personality disorders, family conflict, parenting, adjustment disorders and patients with medical complications.
New Jersey
New Jersey

Linda Bogan MS, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 14+
Linda is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey and holds a master’s degree in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University. Linda enjoys working with teens, adults, families and couples and is especially passionate about empowering women in recovery. Linda utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapies in sessions. She believes in a laid back, empowering and positive approach to assist clients in overcoming the disease of addiction. In group therapy, Linda believes that a group’s connection to each other and each other’s experiences is essential for therapeutic benefits and provides a comfortable and relaxed group atmosphere for all to flourish.

Courtney Creegan MA, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Treats Adults 18+
Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is passionate about helping individuals with substance use disorders. She has been working in this field since 2007 and has experience treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health diagnoses. Courtney has a special interest in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and PTSD. Her theoretical approaches include humanistic, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, DBT, and seeking safety.

Rachele McGowan LCADC, ICGC-1, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 13+
Rachele is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor who works with a variety of clients. She is also an International Certified Gambling Counselor to work with problem gamblers. Rachele received her master’s degree at Georgian Court University specializing in mental health counseling and addictions. She specializes in treating male / female dual-diagnosed clients regarding mental health issues & substance use. Rachele has used many different types of counseling skills such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Gestalt, client centered, and motivational interviewing. Areas of Expertise consist of self-esteem, women empowerment, abuse and trauma, harm reduction, male/female issues, all mental health diagnosis, eating disorders, behavior issues, grief and guilt, family conflicts, spirituality, and self-harm. Rachele is also a Clinical Counseling Trauma Professional (CCTP) specializing in all trauma.
Pennsylvania

Jane Coyle LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Treats Adolescents and Adults 16+
Jane is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 7 years of experience working in the field of mental health and co-occurring disorders. She has experience working with clients who struggle with self-esteem, addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, communication and relationships issues. Jane believes that by understanding our past and how we have come to our current situation, we can better prepare and take charge of our lives. Understanding and accepting ourselves is the pathway to freedom and happiness. With Jane, you will work collaboratively to identify which obstacles are preventing you from achieving your life goals and then determine how to overcome those obstacles. Jane offers a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment where she employs techniques suited to each client’s needs. She has a client-centered approach and has experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other modalities.
Maryland
Pennsylvania

Lindsay Ilyes LPC, LCPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Treats Children, Adolescents, and Adults 6+
Mrs. Ilyes provides clinical services, including psychotherapy and evaluations, for children, adolescents and adults. She also provides therapeutic services to couples and families. Mrs. Ilyes has provided counseling services since 2007 in both private practices and non-profit settings. She has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland since 2009 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania since 2012. Mrs. Ilyes began her education at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating from the Schreyer Honors College with degrees in psychology and English. She then graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also facilitated numerous group sessions. Past clinical experience includes psychotherapy for addictions, depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD and both non-directive and directive play therapy. Mrs. Ilyes has repeatedly worked with survivors of domestic violence and other abuse. She also works with clients dealing with stressors related to life changes and transitions, as well as those dealing with conflicts in professional and personal relationships. Mrs. Ilyes takes particular interest in working with issues related to addictions and issues that primarily, but not solely, affect women such as postpartum issues and transitions, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. She also has experience integrating spiritual principles into sessions.