About Us

Your First Step to Wellness

Behavioral Wellness Clinic (BWC) clinicians are independent psychotherapists and mental health professionals practicing at a professional facility in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and Mansfield, Connecticut. Each clinician specializes in several different areas of counseling and mental health care, maintaining the highest professional standards.

BWCC therapists have a cognitive-behavioral orientation, which means they tend take an active approach to treatment. Therapists use proven techniques to facilite progress and help clients meet individual goals. It is important to us that clients understand how therapy will help them and what to expect. Our therapists will take time to explain their conceptualization of the problem and how treatment will work for you.

Anyone struggling with anxiety, phobia, traumatic memories, OCD, or related conditions can benefit from the services of BWC therapists. Additionally, individuals seeking counseling for interpersonal issues may experience positive changes in their intimacy, communication, and other obstacles that may interfere with relationships.

Betsy Van Dyke, Psy.D.

Psychological Associate

Betsy Van Dyke, Psy.D.

Dr. Betsy Van Dyke is a psychological associate at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic located in Chadds Ford, PA. Dr. Van Dyke completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Lake Superior State University located in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Prior to joining the clinic, she gained substantial experience working with severe, complex, and diverse clients in a variety of contexts ranging from residential treatment facilities to inpatient forensic settings.

Dr. Van Dyke has received specialized training in Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EXRP), Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Dr. Van Dyke treats children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting issues. Her main specialties include the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety spectrum disorders. She has gained extensive experience in treating a variety of OCD presentations that includes sexual, violent, contamination, and religion/scrupulosity subtypes. She is also adept in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, health anxiety, hoarding, trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, social anxiety, phobias, body dysmorphic disorder, as well as body image and eating disturbances.

Dr. Van Dyke trained under Dr. Monnica Williams for two years and now works under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Flower, president of the Pennsylvania chapter the the International OCD Foundation, and Dr. Cheri Levinson, Clinical Dirctor and eating disorders expert.

Sara Reed, M.S.

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Sara Reed, MS

Sara Reed, MS, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MFTA) working under the supervision of Laura Frey, Ph.D. and Monnica Williams, Ph.D. She recently relocated and now works out of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Mansfield, CT. As a therapist who honors the complexity of clients' lived experiences, Sara combines interdisciplinary ideas and techniques to co-create desired change with clients. Sara earned her BA degree at the University of Louisville, where she majored in Philosophy with bioethics and pre-medicine concentrations. With a passion for client-centered care and expanding subjective worldviews, Sara continued her graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Valdosta State University (VSU) in Valdosta, GA.

During her time at VSU, Sara received departmental awards for her exemplary clinical ability and excellence in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. Sara was a primary research assistant for a multi-site study on Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy (SERT), where she explored relational processes and identified gendered emotional patterns in couple relationships. She also was a poster co-presenter at the 2016 American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) conference in Denver, CO. The poster, titled "Attuning to the Epistemic Complexity of Trans-Clients," offers critical clinical suggestions for therapists working with trans- or gender nonconforming clients. Sara's current research interests include race-based trauma and relational play.

Sara has experience in providing systemic-oriented therapy to individuals, and families, who present with a variety of psychological, emotional, and relational problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and gender dysphoria. She has also worked with couples confronting issues of infidelity, domestic abuse, and other relationship challenges. As a socially minded individual, Sara continuously works to expand culturally sensitive practices within the mental health field.

Cheri Levinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Director & Supervisor

Cheri Levinson

Dr. Cheri Levinson is a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Louisville, KY. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville and Director of the Eating Anxiety and Treatment (EAT) laboratory.

Dr. Levinson is trained in evidence-based therapies for social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has worked with top experts in the treatment of and research with anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD at Washington University in St. Louis, the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, and the University of North Carolina. She has published widely in the anxiety disorder field and is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, where she has presented her work. Specifically, she specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder, exposure and response prevention for OCD, and prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD.

Dr. Levinson's research focuses on (a) understanding the high levels of comorbidity between eating and anxiety disorders and (b) applying empirically supported treatments for anxiety disorders, specifically exposure therapy, to the eating disorders. Dr. Levinson has published more than 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters and has been the primary investigator on several national grants and awards.

Selected Publications

Mataix-Cols, D., de la Cruz, L.F., Monzani, B, Anderson,… Levinson, C.A.,… Ruck, C. (in press). D-cycloserine (DCS) augmentation of exposure-based cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and post-traumatic stress disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. JAMA Psychiatry.

Levinson, C. A., Rodebaugh, T. L., Shumaker, E.A., Menatti, A.R., Weeks, J.W., White, E., Heimberg, R. G., Blanco, C., Schneier, F, Liebowitz, M. (2015). Perceptions matter for clinical perfectionism and social anxiety. The Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 61-71.

Levinson, C.A., Langer, J.K., Rodebaugh, T. L. (2013). Reactivity to exclusion prospectively predicts social anxiety symptoms in young adults. Behavior Therapy, 44, 470-478.

Levinson, C.A.,Rodebaugh, T. L., Bertelson, A.D. (2013). Prolonged Exposure Therapy following awareness under anesthesia: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 1, 74-80.

Monnica Williams, Ph.D., ABPP

Executive Director

Monnica Williams

Dr. Monnica T. Williams is the Executive Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, with locations in Louisville, KY, Chadds Ford, PA, and Mansfield, CT. Dr. Williams is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She is licensed as a psychologist in three states and is credentialed in Kentucky as a Health Service Provider. She has expertise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, and anxiety disorders using empirically-supported cognitive-behavioral techniques. She also helps people who want to improve their relationships, who are experiencing life stress, or who are struggling with stress due to discrimination.

Prior to her work in Louisville, Dr. Williams was an Assistant Professor at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she trained under, Dr. Edna Foa for four years. She also was the first tenured minority female in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville, where she served as the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities. Dr. Williams completed her undergraduate studies at MIT and UCLA. She received her Master's and Doctoral Degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia, where she conducted research in the areas of major mental illness, tests and measurement, and ethnic differences. She completed her clinical internship at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital Site.

Dr. Williams has published over 90 scientific articles and chapters. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and has also served on the board of directors for the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, and the NAMI Philadelphia Main Line chapter.

Dr. Williams provides training and supervision for therapists in the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, and cultural competence. She uses cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), including prolonged exposure (PE), exposure and ritual/response prevention (Ex/RP), and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP). She also provides therapy for other medical and mental health professionals.

Featured Articles

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Jasmine M. Fairfax, B.A.

Office Manager

Jasmine Terwilliger

Jasmine M. Fairfax is the office manager for the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. She ensures that operations are running smoothly and oversees the work of the other office staff. This includes phone intakes, payment processing, and scheduling.

Jasmine graduated with honors from the University of Louisville, majoring in Nutrition Science and minoring in Chemistry and Math. She plans on pursuing graduate studies in Nutrition and Culinary Arts. When not working or studying, she enjoys baking, singing, and spending time with her family.

Publications

Terwilliger, J. M., Bach, N., Bryan, C., & Williams, M. T. (2013). Multicultural versus Colorblind Ideology: Implications for Mental Health and Counseling. In Psychology of Counseling, A., Di Fabio, ed., Nova Science Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1-62618-410-7.

Davis, D., Steever, A., Terwilliger, J. M., & Williams, M. T. (2012). The Relationship between the Culture-Bound Syndrome Koro and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In Psychology of Culture, G. R. Hayes & M. H. Bryant, eds., Nova Science Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1-62257-274-8.

Jessica Dowell, B.A.

Clinic Assistant

Jessica Dowell

Jessica Dowell, BA, is part of the administrative team for the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. She helps to maintain daily functioning at the clinic as well as scheduling. She is also a research assistant who has assisted in several research projects, including validation of measures studies. Jessica recently graduated from the University of Louisville, with a bachelors degree in Psychology and a bachelors degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Counseling Psychology.

Selected Research Presentations

Ellsworth, M., Tellawi, G., Dowell, J., Salmon, P., & Williams, M. (2015, March). The Role of Self-Compassion in Mental Health Outcomes of Sexual Minorities. Poster presented at Kentucky Psychological Association Spring Academic Conference, Midway College, Midway, KY.

Dowell, J. N., Davis, D. M., & Williams, M. T. (2016, October). Measuring Disgust Sensitivity and OCD Symptom Dimensions across Ethnic Groups. Poster presented at the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York City, NY.

 

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Behavioral Wellness Clinic &
Delaware Valley OCD Clinic
 
225 Wilmington W Chester Pk
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: (484) 324-2749

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Clinical Director: Cheri Levinson, PhD
Office Manager: Jasmine Terwilliger
Business Manager: Matthew Jahn