Meet Our Counseling Team
At PA Horizons Counseling, not only is our team highly educated, trained, licensed and professional, but more importantly we are passionate about helping others. Establishing an environment that is built on trust, safety and open communication is essential to having a successful journey. We believe in using a strength-based holistic approach in therapy. Being authentic is at the core of our values, along with having empathy and compassion for your life and well-being.
Contact us to schedule a consultation to see if one of our clinicians is the right fit for you.
Sometimes our first and greatest dare is asking for support.
Nina R. Aniskevich, LCSW, CCTP
Nina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Therapist & Consultant in EMDR therapy. Nina enjoys working with teens and adults through a trauma informed lens. She strives to create and provide a safe healing space where one can recover through life's difficulties. Nina believes that establishing an environment that is built on trust, safety and open communication is essential. She also believes in using a client-centered and strength-based holistic approach in her therapy practice. Being authentic is one of her core values, along with having empathy and compassion for her clients' life and well-being.
Nina's areas of focus are on trauma, PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression. She has taken advanced courses and is highly trained in complex trauma and attachment. Nina's work history includes inpatient drug & alcohol treatment, outpatient therapy services for persons with severe mental illnesses, and providing case management services through a health plan for those with an Opioid Use Disorder. Nina has over 15 years of experience providing direct trauma-informed care to individuals throughout Pennsylvania.
Outside of her sessions, Nina enjoys spending time with family and friends. As a native to Pennsylvania, Nina values nature and likes to stay active outdoors. She enjoys running, biking, kayaking and hiking. She has competed in 5 marathons, including the Philadelphia & NYC marathons. Nina is also an animal lover, and has two cats who she adores.
Masters in Social Work, Marywood University
Bachelor of Social Work, Minor in Psychology, Shippensburg University
Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #CW018864
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, February 2021
Achieved EMDRIA Approved Consultant Status, June 2020
Achieved EMDR Certified Therapist Status, August 2016
Montgomery County Trauma Informed Care Team Leader, 2014- 12/2017
"I have a passion for working with trauma, anxiety, depression and addiction. EMDR is a powerful approach to therapy that has been proven to be effective for treating these conditions. Therapy is individualized to meet your needs and to assist you in achieving your personal goals."
Robert Bingham, MSS, LSW, RSMT, PhD(dance)
Robert is a licensed social worker/therapist who provides a collaborative, non-judgmental
relationship that facilitates clients’ access to their innate strengths and healing capacities. Robert helps clients build on their social, psychological, and spiritual resources to enable personal growth, creativity, insight and healing. Robert's background includes community-based, university and private practice settings, where he has served diverse populations including members of the LGBTQ+ community, trauma survivors, and neurodiverse clients. Robert is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and frequently integrates mindfulness and movement-based interventions with psychodynamic and cognitive approaches.
Robert's focus is on bringing compassionate awareness to the places that are stuck or hurting. In session, the goal is to work together and invite these places to find expression, awakening deeper understanding and charting new pathways for thought, feeling and action. Robert believes the roots of well-being are already within, and he can help create conditions for them to grow and flourish.
In addition to being a therapist, Robert is a dance artist and educator with over 15 years of
experience teaching dance at universities. Robert has had the privilege of working with thousands of young adults of various backgrounds and academic levels, in both studio and seminar settings. This experience has given him skills in creating safe, supportive environments for individuals to access their creativity and develop skills in communication, problem solving and courageous self expression.
In Robert's free time, he is a Yoga teacher, cyclist, dog lover and community gardener who enjoys being outside as much as possible.
Kristen Murphy, MA
Kristen has over 20 years of experience and specialized training working with individuals,
couples, and families. She holds her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is certified in treating trauma and substance use disorders. Kristen started her career at just 19 years old when she was offered a position as an intern at a Philadelphia psychiatric hospital. She spent several years serving clients in the Philadelphia area with issues ranging from substance abuse, mental and medical illness, homelessness, extensive legal and other complex issues.
For Kristen, her unique way of serving her clients is not only a profession, but a lifestyle. She believes that compassion is one of the greatest gifts that she can give her clients and providing a safe and non-judgmental space to process emotions, has a profound healing impact. The opportunity to assist such diverse groups of people has provided her with the knowledge and keen ability to connect with her clients on a profound level. Kristen realized early on the importance of helping her clients to disidentify from their labels, reconnect to their intuition, and transcend their sabotaging behaviors. Through incorporating holistic treatment with psychotherapeutic interventions, her mission is to
empower individuals by helping them to reconnect with their own inner guidance system.
Kristen is a mother of three boys and two dogs and enjoys painting, working out, and spending time with family and friends. She is dedicated to her own self-care and pursuit of a passion filled life. She believes that we all deserve to thrive, and it is her desire to help others find their own inner passion and become their authentic selves. Her motto is, “The best gift we can give the world is being the truest versions of ourselves.”
A. Sascha Baello, M.Ed., NCC
Sascha has over 20 years of experience working in social service and educational fields. Sascha started her career in the mental health field working at an inpatient psychiatric facility, then transitioned into the case management world, serving both mental health and special needs populations. From there, Sascha earned her M.Ed. in School Counseling which allowed her career to evolve into serving students in the role of school advisor and counselor. Sascha currently works in the area of transition planning and adult services for families with special needs children. As part of Sascha's passion for working with the special needs population, she earned a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sascha's client-centered approach makes clients the driver of their therapy. Sascha helps guide and support clients through their healing using techniques that best fit their situation. Sascha specializes in working with those struggling with life transitions, caring for a child/adult with special needs, and those dealing with or recovering from Narcissistic Abuse and toxic relationships.
Sascha is passionate about helping others build their inner strength and confidence, while healing the wounds of their past that led them to a place of self-doubt. "While we are all facing different struggles, we all deserve to find a place of peace and strength to live our fullest life."
Outside of work, Sascha is a single mom of 2 teenagers and enjoys any activity that allows her to spend time with family and friends; particularly movies, games, crafts, and being outdoors.
Erin McMonagle, MA, MS, NCC
Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor with 25 years of experience working with
adolescents and adults. Erin has worked with clients to help with grief and loss, stress management, goal setting, anxiety, depression, and relationships. She has spent a great deal of her career helping parents manage teenage behaviors and to rekindle positive relationships with their children. Erin is an ally to teens and adults who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Erin has experience working in CBT, SFBT, Family Systems, Strength-Based, Grief Counseling and Mindfulness. These therapeutic modalities allow her to create an approach that best meets the needs of each individual client. Erin is a certified school counselor with experience helping children and families with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, IEPS, and 504s.
Erin believes that everyone could use someone to talk to. If you find yourself struggling with life, family, marriage, grief or a life transition, allow Erin to be the person to listen and help you find your way through your struggles.
When Erin is not working, she loves singing, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children. They have two dogs who make everyday fun.
One last fun fact: Erin is fluent in German!