Brightside Counseling LLC is a community based therapeutic service dedicated to helping families, parents, couples, children, and adolescents suffering from behavioral health disabilities. Our services also include group therapy, parenting support, advocacy, home-based support, conflict management skills, social skills training, life coaching, bereavement, stress management, divorce mediation, and intensive family therapy.
Matthew Mark Albright, LPC
Matthew Mark Albright, President and lead clinician of Brightside Counseling LLC, obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Villanova University. Matthew became a Licensed Professional Counselor in June of 2009. He has been working in private practice for the last six years. Matthew has been working in the mental health field since 2000, and has extensive experience working in a variety of settings. Matthew’s specialty areas include children, adolescents and young adults utilizing an eclectic therapeutic model.
Leah Andreoni, LMFT
Leah Andreoni is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of dedicated work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Leah received her master’s degree from La Salle University and became licensed in 2012. Her focus is on the client along with his or her relationships with family and friends. Leah uses a mindful and eclectic approach to work extensively with clients who experience depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship conflicts.
Alphonso Nathan, LPC
Alphonso Nathan, Vice President and lead home-based clinician, obtained his undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University and graduate degree from Chestnut Hill College. Alphonso is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Behavioral Specialist. His specialties include life coaching, sports psychology, educational advocacy, school observations, parenting strategies, anxiety management, depression, behavioral issues, anger management, preschool difficulties, teen defiance, school related difficulties, family therapy, social skills development, autism spectrum disorder, distant counseling and children coping with divorce.
Christine M. Coates, LPC
Christine Coates received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Christine has worked in a variety of mental health settings for over 10 years, and currently provides individual and group counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Christine specializes in treating anxiety, phobias, ADHD, autism spectrum, depression, eating disorders and bereavement. Christine is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Delaware County Community College.
Nicola Brooks, LPC
Nicola Brooks received her Master’s in Counseling from Wilmington University and received Certification in Divorce Mediation after extensive training and supervision. Nicola is a Licensed Professional Counselor and mediator who has many years of experience working in the mental and behavioral health fields. Nicola works with teenagers and adults utilizing individual, couple/marital and family therapy modalities. Nicola specializes in areas of human sexuality, trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, stress management and relationship problems.
Wendy Boyle, LPC
Wendy Boyle received her Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since May 2018. She has been working in the mental health field since 2010 in various settings. Wendy has been a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) since June 2013. She specializes in trauma and anxiety disorders. She also works with Depression, ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, as well as many other social and mental health concerns. Wendy has an integrative approach to treatment with a base in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her specialty area is children and adolescents ages 4 to 18.
Raquel Riad received her Master’s in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2007 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings. Raquel also worked as a school social worker and has knowledge and experience pertaining to 504 plans and Individual Education Plans. Her specialty areas include: depression, anxiety, social skills, trauma, and autism spectrum disorders.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) trained in EDMR with almost a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, along with members of the LGBTQ; this also includes experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, First Responders, and Traumatic Brain Injury/ Concussions. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible. My work is rooted in shared humor, holistic approach with the mind/body connection, and building on individual strengths.
Mackenzie Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience with children, adolescents, and families. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling from DeSales University and her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with a concentration in trauma and crisis from Walden University. She began her work as a family-based in-home clinician and then did several years as an outpatient therapist in school-based counseling. Mackenzie’s works with children, adolescents and young adults utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and an eclectic therapeutic model. She specializes in treating ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, stress management, attachment difficulties, behavioral issues, social skills, as well as many other social and mental health concerns.
Steven Gursky has worked with all age groups in many settings (including Jewish Community Centers, Wraparound, prison, outpatient therapy) with individuals, families and with groups. His Masters degree is in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both PA and NJ. He is EMDR trained (a therapy which has proven to be very successful with single incident trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). EMDR is currently being used for a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression and pain ailments such as Fibromyalgia and Migraine Headaches. While Steve uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and unmet developmental needs therapy he is always exploring additional therapies. Each person he works with has their own unique set of needs and therapy that is unique to each person. He now treats Headaches and Migraines with Integrated EMDR. Most headaches can be described on a scale of zero to ten with ten being the most painful.
Donnalisé Armstrong is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s degree from Liberty University. Donnalisé has professional experience working in a variety of mental health settings working both individually and in a group over past decade mostly with children and adolescents. Donnalisé specializes in a creative approach to helping with depression, anxiety, trauma, managing difficult behaviors, developing social skills, and autism spectrum.
Katrina Frydlewicz, LCSW is a therapist at Brightside Counseling, LLC. She has been working in the mental health field since 2002 after obtaining her graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Social Work and undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Her professional experience has focused on adolescents, adults and families with a variety of mental health issues including: anxiety disorders, depression, grief, chronic illness, stress management and life transitions. She uses a variety of techniques in treatment to best meet the needs of the individual building from their strengths with a positive approach to help the client reach their personal goals.