Sarah Espenshade, LCSW, CAADC
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Sarah Espenshade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an Advanced Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Sarah received her Masters degree in social work with a clinical concentration and health/mental Health specialization from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah has over 12 years of experience treating adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, academic, and community based settings and has provided clinical consultation and support to various recovery organizations and institutions. Sarah has also assisted a multitude of families mobilize their loved ones into treatment providing clinical oversight throughout their continuum of care. Sarah prides herself on thinking outside of the box and offering non-traditional, multi-systematic solutions to complex situations. Sarah takes a client centered, systems oriented, holistic treatment approach utilizing evidence based practices including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, experiential therapy, solution focused therapy, CRAFT and EMDR in conjunction with the 12 steps and SMART recovery models. Sarah collaborates closely with other reputable professionals and organizations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and throughout the country to develop meaningful programming. https://aschermd.com/emerging-adulthood-program/ Sarah is also a proud member of the National Organization of Independent Interventionists
Annemarie Esposito, MSED, LPC
VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS
Annemarie Esposito is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families, as a family and individual therapist, supervisor and team leader. She has held various clinical roles in family-based case management and outpatient programs as, well as providing intensive treatment in multiple residential settings to adolescents with sexual behavior problems. Annemarie has expertise in working with survivors of sexual trauma, violence prevention and juvenile probation, and has extensive experience providing services to individuals struggling with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and substance abuse/dependence. Annemarie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from West Chester University and received her certification in elementary education in 1998. She continued her graduate studies at West Chester and received a Master of Education degree with specialization in higher education and elementary education counseling in 2003. Annemarie obtained her license in Professional Counseling in 2009.
Peter Brizick, BS, CRS Assistant Director of Recovery Management Services
Peter Brizick is a Ceritified Recovery Specialist. Many clients have a collection of issues that need to be systematically addressed - family, financial, career, education, relationship, community, and overall health. A recovery coach combines real-life experience with formal education in assisting clients to identify, address, and resolve these life issues which impact their recovery process and progress. A dominant focus of his work with clients is helping them figure out "what will work" for them and providing support, encouragement, and resources that allow them to pursue their path. Peter embraces the concept of multiple pathways to recovery. On a daily/weekly basis Peter works with clients on schedules/routines that support recovery, goal-setting and planning, preparing for difficult social situations, managing relationship communication, and helping clients explore healthy activities such as music, writing, art, sports, exercise, and other recovery-oriented outlets. Peter was the recipient of the Caron Unsung Hero award in 2017.
John Armando, LCSW Psychotherapist
John has worked in a wide variety of medical, mental health, and substance abuse settings for over 25 years. He has provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy in hospitals, primary care, physical rehab, out-patient mental health, and private practice. John has also provided clinical supervision and training for medical residents, clinical social workers, and counselors. John’s clinical approach is influenced by Motivational Interviewing which is an empirically supported clinical style designed to support clients to achieve and maintain changes related to their health and well-being. John’s work with clients is also guided by mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches that come from the cognitive behavioral, and humanistic traditions. In addition to working with individuals at Espenshade Counseling, John specializes in working with parents, couples, and families.
Keith Eisenhuth, INHC
Recovery Coach/Holistic Health Coach
Keith Eisenhuth is one of our practice's Recovery Coaches and is also a Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. Using his own struggle with depression and addiction, in conjunction with formal training, he works closely with clients to help them make sense of their experience, understand their individual needs, and create a strategy for meaningful and lasting change. Keith believes in a holistic approach that looks at the entire individual, and puts a strong focus on self-empowerment. Sessions typically include learning to cope with difficult situations, implementing new habits and behaviors, addressing any presenting issues, and providing support and accountability through the process of healthy change. Keith supports the idea that there are multiple pathways to recovery and works with each client to help them find and maintain their pathway to success.