MEET THE TEAM
Practice Owner - MS, LPC
Lisa Simon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a member of both the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and The International Association of Eating Disorders Professional Foundation (IADEP). She received her undergraduate and master’s degree’s from the University of Miami.
Lisa is the owner and creator of Therapy For Success, a private niche practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and food and weight related disorders.She used her passion of helping other people to create Therapy For Success to help those struggling from these diseases. She works with men and women of all ages, helping them to overcome their afflictions with food. She has counseled individuals in the most intense hospital inpatient settings and in outpatient settings and helped them accomplish independent lifestyles in the community. She is constantly studying and training in order to provide therapy for success and healing. Her caring approach and commitment to help people overcome difficult life issues is unique. Lisa has an insurmountable knack and spirit, and brings creativity and energy combined with a wealth of professional and personal experience to each of her clients.
MSW, LCSWBrittany Trimble is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania. She received her master’s degree from Columbia University School of social Work and her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Brittany is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to working at Therapy for Success, Brittany spent two years working at Rogers Memorial Hospital as the primary therapist for adolescents receiving residential treatment for eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. Brittany also worked with adolescents and adults with eating disorders in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at Monte Nido in New York City.
Brittany specializes in treating adolescents and adults with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Brittany has extensive experience treating other disorders that often co-occur with eating disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, and PTSD.
Brittany especially enjoys working with adolescents and their families. she works with adolescents individually, while also providing family therapy to guide families in supporting their child. Brittany provides a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment for all clients. She strives to help her clients accept their body’s natural shape, no longer experience intense negative emotions due to weight or food, and cope with negative emotions in healthy ways. Brittany understands the significance of close relationships and she helps her clients form stronger connections with others.
MA ATR-BC, LPC
Laura York is a board certified and nationally registered Art Therapist, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She got started practicing Art Therapy in Philadelphia with women, children, and families with substance abuse issues. Through this, she became well-versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, therapies used to re-frame thought and behavioral patterns that just aren’t working. Laura also specializes in food, eating, and weight concerns, as well as trauma, anxiety, depression, and communication between families and couples. Along with this, Laura is trained in Mindfulness practice and often incorporates this into the therapeutic process. Laura believes in the healing power of laughter, and will incorporate this into session whenever possible. Laura is currently available for sessions in the evening hours throughout the week. She also provides ATR-BC and LPC group and individual supervision.
M.Ed, LPCMarirose Benedict is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in athletic training, sport, and exercise psychology, and is trained in treating nutritional and weight related disorders. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University. She began her career working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues and has a depth of experience treating food addiction and weight disorders. Marirose also specializes in trauma, addiction, and communication barriers in relationships. Marirose is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, and will incorporate this into the therapeutic process to help reframe unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns. Marirose believes in building strong relationships with her clients, and is passionate about helping others to overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives.
Kristin "Kri" Gore
Kristin Gore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is first focused on creating a comfortable space that fosters trust and connection, as she firmly believes the therapeutic relationship is paramount to a successful experience. Kri takes a collaborative approach that is strength-based and person-centered with a dash of humor and a refreshingly frank style. Kri received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at La Salle University and has several years of experience working with eating disorders, trauma, relational issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation and identity issues. She has specialized in eating disorders for over 10 years and has worked at treatment facilities such as Eating Disorders Treatment Centers as well as The Renfrew Center. Kri is trained in Family Systems Theory and is continually expanding her skill set. She will invite clients to examine how relationships, family roles, and environment play a part in maintaining problematic dynamics and unhealthy coping skills. Kri is here to empower and help clients (adolescents, adults, families, and couples) find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships. She is also happy to talk about her love of music, stand-up comedy, and her pup.