Diane Langberg PhD Counseling Practice in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania (PA) Diane Langberg, PhD Psychologist in Jenkintown, PA

Our Training:

is at the doctoral and masters level
enables licensure by the state
enables us to accept some insurances
includes supervised experience that equips us to provide
  highly-skilled treatment in our specialty areas

Diane Langberg, PhD
Beverly Ingelse, PsyD
Michael R. McFee, PsyD
Philip Monroe, PsyD
Barbara Shaffer, PhD


Scott Eldredge, ACSW, LSW

Carol King, MEd,LPC
Kimberly McShane, LPC
Rowan Moore, LCSW

Lisa Mutch, MA, MS
Jessie Russell-Nisbet, LSW
Linda Sharff, LCSW

Jonathan Sovocool, LPC
Sheila Staley, MEd

John Tobey, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC

Dan White, CADC, LPC

Administrative Staff
R. Jean Burch

Bethany Tyson

Loretha Johnson



Dr. Langberg is a psychologist whose clinical expertise includes over 40 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to trauma, ministry and the Christian life.

She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. The staff has expertise in many areas, including sexual and domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders. They work with adults, children and adolescents, and couples.

Dr. Langberg is clinical faculty of Biblical Theological Seminary and core faculty with the seminary’s Global Trauma Recovery Institute. She is the co-founder of The Place of Refuge, an inner city, non-profit trauma and training center.

Dr. Langberg is the author of Counsel for Pastors’ Wives,, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and a companion Workbook, In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors, and Suffering and The Heart of GodShe is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and contributes to many other publications.

Dr. Langberg is Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment) and Co-Chair of the Trauma Advisory Council for the American Bible Society.  She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement from Taylor University, the American Association of Christian Counselor’s Caregiver Award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. Dr. Langberg is married and has two sons and three grandchildren.
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Dr. Beverly Ingelse is a psychologist, working primarily with children, adolescents and adults. Her special interests include trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, school difficulties, separation anxiety, parent-child relationships, adoption and parenting. Concerned with the vulnerable of this world, she has traveled twice to India where she worked with orphans and trained staff from the tsunami disaster in 2005, and to Rwanda where she assisted in training of caretakers.  She also speaks on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, parenting, and responding to sexual abuse of children. 
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Dr. McFee is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience.  He has taught extensively at the university level in counseling and psychology, and has been training therapists for over 15 years.  He treats adolescents and adults, utilizing a custom-tailored approach that includes process-oriented experiential psychotherapy, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and collaborative problem-solving therapies.  Areas of expertise include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sex Addiction, and Food Addiction.  Dr. McFee has advanced training in marital therapy using Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.
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As a licensed psychologist Dr. Monroe joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2000. His areas of specialty include anxiety and trauma recovery, sexual addictions, and spiritual renewal for ministry leaders and their families. For 17 years he directed the Graduate School of Counseling at Biblical Seminary. In 2017 Dr. Monroe became the Taylor Visiting Professor of Counseling & Psychology teaching in the seminary's Global Trauma Recovery Institute along with Dr. Langberg. Currently, he is Director of Training and Mentoring at the Mission: Trauma Healing project at the American Bible Society. His personal and professional musings can be found at www.philipmonroe.com

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A licensed psychologist with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Shaffer maintains a private practice as well as working with Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates.  Her training includes a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary.  Among her areas of special clinical interest are childhood sexual abuse in women, domestic abuse, clergy issues, relationships, and marital counseling.  She also offers case consultation to licensed therapists.

In her leisure time Dr. Shaffer enjoys leading a group for married couples, reading, being at the beach, walking with her uber-cool canine Wiley, and laughing heartily with good friends.

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Mr. Eldredge is a licensed therapist with over 20 years experience. He has worked in the fields of Foster Care and Adoption in the Philadelphia area, developing innovative programs for children with specialized mental health and medical needs.

Mr. Eldredge works with children, adolescents, families and couples. His specialties include abuse, adoption, sexual identity, anger management, communication difficulties, transition and life changes, marital conflict, and children, teen and family issues. He serves in a leadership capacity in his church, specifically in the areas of child safety and the needs of trauma and sexual abuse survivors.
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Ms. King is a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in counseling.  She has over 25 years of clinical experience, providing individual, group, and marital counseling. Ms. King's present areas of focus include eating disorders, sexual abuse and trauma, depression, anxiety, and marital issues.  She also offers supervision to those seeking LPC status.

Prior to joining Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 1999, she provided counseling and crisis intervention in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  Since 2010, Ms. King has traveled to Kigali, Rwanda several times, supporting the care and training of counselors and caregivers.  Her work in training counselors has included involvement with the Global Trauma Recovery Institute at Biblical Theological Seminary. Additionally, she has volunteered her time to assist the American Bible Society in providing equipping sessions to train caregivers in the society’s Healing the Wounds of Trauma curriculum. Aside from traveling to Rwanda, she has traveled to Jordan, Nepal and Romania to train caregivers. This work has increased her understanding and interest in providing care in cross-cultural settings. She is married and has three daughters.

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Ms. McShane is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Immaculata University.  She has almost 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health, and joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates about 5 years ago.  Due to her training in a solid clinical program that also had a strong spiritual component, she is able to offer a spiritually competent therapeutic approach.

Ms. McShane previously worked with clients in the inner-city, many of whom struggled with chronic mental health conditions.  She also facilitated groups for those attending intensive outpatient programs.  Ms. McShane works with women and couples, and her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, physical and sexual abuse, PTSD, co-dependency, and marital difficulty.  Additionally, she offers supervision to those seeking LPC status.
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Ms. Rowan Moore received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University. She has been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management to work with individuals and groups. Ms. Moore has over 20 years of clinical experience, working in various hospitals, clinics and outpatient settings.

Ms. Moore’s areas of special interest include family & couples therapy, PTSD, marital problems, custody issues, adjustment disorders, parent-child conflicts, relationship problems, spiritual guidance and cross-cultural issues, grief/loss, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, Obsessive/Compulsive disorder, infidelity, anger management, sexual identity disorder, divorce, and boundary issues. Ms. Moore works with children, adolescents and adults.  She provides online/telephone counseling and is trained in Sand Tray Therapy.  Ms. Moore is CISM/CISD certified. She also provides training & workshops on a variety of psychological and relational topics for audiences such as parents, teachers, churches, healthcare workers.

She has gained inner-city experience providing therapeutic services for individuals, groups and families at Esperanza Health Center and The Place of Refuge in Philadelphia. She has spoken on topics such as trauma, domestic violence, singles’ relationships, and sexual abuse. In November 2005 she went to Coimbatore, India to provide grief and trauma therapy to Tsunami orphans (http://tsunamichildrenshome.blogspot.com). She was the plenary speaker at The Critical Incident Stress Management Conference in Trinidad, West Indies in June 2007.  
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Ms. Mutch is a licensed professional counselor with a Master's degree in Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary.  She brings ten years of experience in the field of mental health. Her areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, relational issues, marital conflict, grief/loss, abuse, and life transitions.

Because of her prior experience working in the corporate environment as an Ombudsman, Ms. Mutch also has interests in boundary issues, career transitions, and the psychological impacts of company-downsizing.  As an Ombudsman, she advised and helped clients resolve work-related issues in a confidential and supportive environment.

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Ms. Russell-Nisbet. is a licensed social worker with a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Her special interests include domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, early life trauma, grief and loss, spiritual direction, life transitions and personal, marital and ministry conflict. Ms. Russell-Nisbet was in full time ministry for twelve years co-directing a residential home for troubled youth and their families. She worked as a counselor/advocate in a safe house for women and children who were survivors of domestic violence. She has two married sons and a daughter in college.
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Ms. Sharff is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience.  She also works with Lakeside Educational Network, doing adolescent counseling in the public school system.  Her main areas of interest are adolescents, college students, anxiety and depression, health concerns/cancer supports, life transitions, grief and loss,   relational issues, and issues related to singleness.  Additionally she is available to offer supervision to those seeking LCSW hours.  She has also worked with those in full-time Christian ministry ie., counseling social workers and missionaries.  

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Jon Sovocool is a licensed professional counselor with a masters degree in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. He has previously worked at outpatient counseling centers and community residential programs.  Mr. Sovocool has facilitated various groups and conducted a variety of trainings for frontline staff.  His areas of interest include: addictions, anxiety, depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), bipolar disorder and anger management.  He is married and has three young children.

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Ms. Staley has over 25 years experience counseling individuals and families.  She is a clinical member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a certified biblical counselor.  Ms. Staley is an adjunct professor at The Center for Urban Theological Studies/Geneva College. 

 Ms. Staley’s areas of specialization include marriage and relationship problems, premarital counseling, single parenting, and trauma and abuse.  Specific issues and struggles unique to pastor’s/minister’s marriages and families are special areas of interest.  She has been actively  involved as a minister’s/pastor’s wife for 40 years.   An author and lecturer, Ms. Staley conducts seminars and speaks nationally at women and family conferences. Publications:Biblical Counseling: Confronting Tough Issues: Domestic Abuse co-author Dr. Kenneth Staley, Dr. Lee June and Sabrina Black, ed. Zondervan, 2002. Woman to Woman: Bridging the Gap, Mentoring Younger Women, Dr. Novella Carter, ed. Zondervan 1996. The Black Family Past, Present and Future: The Single Parent Female.  Dr. Lee June, ed Zondervan 1994. 

Self-Counseling Workbook for Single Parents.  Christian Research and Development. Second Edition.  1991.

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Mr. Tobey is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of counseling experience.  He has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, hospitals, and agencies.  He has a master's degree in counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, MA) and a second master's degree in marriage and family from The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ) where he currently is an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Education. Mr. Tobey's training in Christian theology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy enables him to integrate all three into a comprehensive approach to helping people.  He currently works with adolescence and adults through individual, pre-marital, marital, and family counseling.  His specialties include anxiety, depression, domestic violence, codependency, Bi-polar disorder, PTSD, and issues related to men, career transitions, and parenting.  Mr. Tobey also works with conflict management for blended families and adopted families, and does bereavement counseling.  He is married and has three children.

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Mr. White is a licensed professional counselor with a Master's degree from Cairn University.  He joined Diane Langberg & Associates in 2013, bringing twenty years of clinical experience with state certification in addiction, and extensive experience with mental health disorders.  Mr. White has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient facilities for substance abuse, and inpatient psychiatric and residential programs.  His particular areas of interest include pre-marital and marital counseling, parenting skills, drug and sexual addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders. He also has received a Certification in Couples Therapy Level 2 from The Gottman Institute. Mr. White is married and has two adult children.

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Ms. Burch joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 1997 as the Office Manager and has seen the practice more than triple since then. She has a B.S. in Education with a concentration in English and a diverse professional background, including directing a day camp and teaching at a local correctional facility. Ms. Burch develops and maintains office procedures, oversees the administrative work flow and staff, and conducts new client interviews. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing the piano. She is an avid birder and somewhat a calligrapher. She has three children and six grandchildren.
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Bethany Tyson joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2010.  With a B.S. in Rehabilitative Services, Mrs. Tyson's professional background has included working with children and adults with varying disabilities.  She currently volunteers for the Amputee Empowerment Partners as a certified peer-visitor to fellow amputees and serves as a member of her church’s Safe Church Committee.  She is married and has two sons.
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Loretha Johnson joined Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates in 2017 with ten years of administrative experience.  Her background also includes singing professionally and travelling abroad with a gospel group.  Ms. Johnson's passions include reading, writing song lyrics and being outdoors, preferably by the water.  It brings her joy to encourage others.  She has two daughters, and two cats that are a big part of the family. 

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