Dr. Martin Brecher, MD -Board Certified

Dr. Martin Brecher received his Medical Degree and Doctor of Medical Science degrees from State University of New York, Brooklyn. After completing psychiatric residency, he worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and as a forensic examiner. He worked for the Food and Drug Administration for two years and spent twenty years completing clinical trials of psychiatric medicines. He resumed clinical practice in 2013.

Dr. Pamela J Ralph, MD -Board Certified

Dr. Pamela J Ralph, MD is a double board certified psychiatrist. She has 29 years of experience.

Robert N. Beck, LPC -Facility Director

Robert is married with three children. Robert is a U.S. Army veteran honorably discharged in 1989. He followed his passion of wanting to help people after the Army and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University with a major in Psychology. Robert worked in various positions in the field of mental health since graduating that included working with children, young adolescents, and adults helping them overcome their challenges in life. He spent 10 years working as a Program Director in independent residential facilities for severe and persistent mental health and substance abuse located in both Bucks County and Philadelphia County. He graduated from LaSalle University with Master's Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling as a proud member of the Chi- Sigma-Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.

Blair A. Kirshner, LPC -Clinical Supervisor

Blair earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Harcum College. Blair was the President of Harcum Association for the Education of Young Children, a Student Ambassador, and a volunteer at two pre-schools. Blair continued her education at West Chester University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Blair also continued her volunteer work at West Chester as a part of The Head Start Program and A Chance to Heal, working with children from poverty stricken areas and individuals with eating disorders, respectively. Through these experiences, Blair developed a strong interest in working with clients with eating disorders or body image concerns. More specifically, she hopes to become an advocate for healthy body image and improving self-esteem. Consistent with this goal, she is an active member of The National Eating Disorder Association. Blair has received her Masters Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University. Blair enjoys the diversity of working with many different populations.

Kristina Meyrick, LPC -Licensed Professional Counselor

Kristina is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania State. She has over 10 years counseling experience in the mental health and addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple and group setting. Kristina has extensive experience providing crisis counseling, trauma related therapy, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. She has a strong background in dual diagnosis interventions, grief and loss, depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, PTSD and other traumas, addictions, co-dependency and attachment issues. Kristina has a rich history in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her knowledge of mental health and addictions is abundant. Above all else, Kristina is a compassionate, empathetic, and proactive therapist who strives to help everyone.

Caroline Dabowski, LPC -Therapist

Caroline received her Master’s Degree from La Salle University in Professional Clinical Counseling. Caroline provides therapy for adults, and adolescents, utilizing a varied approach that incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Feminist Therapy. Caroline is committed to providing a safe, supportive atmosphere focusing on a strength based approach while emphasizing the development of a resilient therapeutic relationship while working towards measurable goals. Caroline has an interest and history in working with clients within the LGBTQ community, those questioning their identity and are looking for a safe space to process, and explore. Caroline has a history of working with clients with a history of sexual trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression and difficulties with regulating emotions.

Kaitlin Budaniw, LPC -Licensed Professional Counselor

Ryan King, MA -Therapist

Ryan received his Master's Degree from Cairn University in Counseling. Ryan has experience providing systemic family therapy to high-conflict families who struggle to communicate. Ryan is also skilled in providing individual therapy with a strong focus on improving relationships, resolving trauma, and developing healthy habits. Ryan is passionate about working with individuals through an existential perspective who struggle with their religious beliefs. It is Ryan's belief that group therapy should be an example of the outside world and that vulnerability brings about positive change. Ryan is currently working toward Pennsylvania Licensure.

Josiah Schepis, BA -Utilization Review Manager

Josiah has a degree in finance and experience working in the New York Stock Exchange. He went back to school for billing and coding, and has been with Hope Springs ever since. Josiah will work with your insurance company to ensure all of your visits are approved.

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Admissions, the provisions of services, and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, or sex. Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides, and the use of alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods. Any individual/client/patient/student (and/or their guardian) who believes they have been discriminated against, may file a greivance with:

Hope Springs Behavioral Health Facility Director

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Suites A and B
Warminster, PA 18974

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Harrisburg, PA 17105

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Philadlephia Regional Office

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