About Us
Suburban Wellness provides an integrative approach to wellness through a variety of unique healing modalities. We specialize in cutting edge medical, clinical and alternative care led by an array of talented practitioners. We combine Eastern & Western philosophies in order to provide comprehensive holistic health services which help our clients ease the stress of everyday life.
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About Us

EXECUTIVE TEAM

BETHANY KASSAR

Co-founder | Operations

As co-founder of Suburban Wellness, Bethany wanted to create a space for healing where various modalities were offered so that one can find their own version of wellness.  Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years in the behavioral health field in various positions from therapist to Executive Director.  In her experience, she has always felt a gap in the continuum of care for one’s mind, body and soul, so opening an integrative wellness center was the next step in her professional journey.  With her approach to wellness being both holistic and empathic in nature it was easy to envision and build such an environment.  She welcomes all to experience this very special place.

REBECCA LERMAN

Co-founder | Marketing

Rebecca is a creative dynamic spirit valued for her enthusiastic approach and ability to generate and execute ideas into tangible results. She co-founded Suburban wellness on the idea that in this evolving wellness movement we need to embrace the concept of providing a flexible, integrative approach to overall health. Rebecca’s vision is to to offer a supportive and nurturing environment that provides one space to meet all your wellness needs. Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in various roles throughout the industry. She is well-versed in Marketing, Branding and Public Relations, spending the last decade in the behavioral health field.

 

Rebecca is studying to become a certified health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her passion for health and wellness stems from her own personal journey and life experiences. It is her passion to continue her education and knowledge base to better serve herself and others.

ANTOINETTE WHITE

Director of Financial Wellness

Antoinette brings over two decades of customer service experience to her role as Director of Financial Wellness. She has been working in the behavioral health industry for close to 10 years. She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for all. She brings an understanding of the importance of creating a space for individuals to feel comfortable while on their journey to wellness.

OUR TEAM

Our dynamic group of skilled practitioners cover a range of specialties

 

MEDICAL

DR. ADAM WILKES

Dr. Wilkes is a Board Certified Physician who has cared for over 90,000 patients in his 25 year career. Trained at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Wilkes has spent most of his career as a hospital-based physician and as the Medical Director of Mainline Weight Management where he developed a holistic approach to weight loss. Weight gain is a multifactorial problem that requires a multifactorial solution.  Dr. Wilkes provides the medical support and oversees a comprehensive medical team that includes nutritionists, therapists, and exercise physiologists, to which every patient has access. Additionally, over the past several years Dr. Wilkes has added an aesthetic component to his practice, providing non-surgical treatment with toxins, fillers, and threads in order to help patients achieve their most youthful and healthy selves.

DR. PAT ALLEN DNP MSN PMHNP-BC

Pat’s passion is serving those with addiction and mental health concerns.  It is her goal to instill hope and provide the medical tools necessary to support the journey to wellness.  She values being part of a passionate team working to bring best practices and innovation to our clients.

The first half of her nursing career was in psychiatric mental health nursing.  The second half led her to achieving her dream of becoming a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  Pat also earned a doctorate in nursing practice. As a professor of nursing, she had the opportunity to share her passion with students.

DARA ARONOW RDN,LDN

Dara is a Licensed, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has been working in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. She is trained in medical nutrition therapy and has had the opportunity to work as a clinical dietitian in both acute and long-term health care to provide nutrition counseling to a wide variety of patients. Dara has spent the last 15 years supporting clients in the area of weight management and mindfulness as they create healthy habits and work towards their health goals. Dara is also a Certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach. Using a personalized approach, Dara strives to individually help clients find their balance to create a healthy lifestyle. She truly enjoys being able to create lasting relationships and share her passion for healthy eating and activity as she supports her clients through their health journey to live their best life. Dara and her husband live in Upper Dublin Township where they have raised their 3 boys.

THERAPEUTIC

AMANDA KEENAN

Amanda’s passion is treating young adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and eating disorders, and she tailors her treatment to the unique developmental needs of each client. Understanding that such disorders rarely exist independently, Amanda is also highly trained in addressing underlying and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, impulsivity and behavioral issues, as well as trauma and abuse. Amanda helps each client to identify new, effective coping skills and insight into negative thoughts and behaviors.

 

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Having graduated from La Salle University in 2011, she holds a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in addictions. Amanda understands that motivation for therapy and meaningful change may vary. She takes the time to build a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship to help decrease resistance and anxiety, creating a safe place for healing to occur. She uses multiple treatment approaches as appropriate and believes in the life changing power of positive thinking.

JONATHAN BENTO

Jonathan is a highly passionate and motivated individual who seeks to provide support and encouragement to those in therapy and treatment. He has been working in the mental health counseling field for several years, gaining experience in a variety of roles, such as being a primary therapist in Willow Grove, PA and a partial care counselor in Trenton, NJ. Jonathan firmly believes that the key tom alleviating mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and relationship concerns is to address the underlying issues going on with the individual, which may stem from early on in their lives. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey.

 

Jonathan has developed an integrative approach to therapy, which includes particular aspects of an assortment of therapeutic techniques and tools, such as motivational interviewing, utilizing a strengths-based approach, and Narrative therapy. In addition, he encourages mindfulness and meditation practices in order to explore and truly learn about one’s self.
Jonathan has considerable experience working with the following:

 

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Negative Body Image
  • Unhealthy Relationships with Exercise and Food
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sports Counseling

 

Jonathan is recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and pre-licensed Professional Counselor with his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

BETHANY KASSAR, LCSW

Bethany has a strong background in treating those with addictive behaviors, such as substance use, disordered eating, gaming, and relationship dependencies. She uses an individualized, eclectic family systems approach evaluating every component with care, compassion and understanding. Bethany views the family as an emotional unit and use systems thinking to address the complex interactions.

With over 20 years of experience, Bethany is able to create a safe environment to be heard, accepted and challenged for true growth and happiness. Her passion is working with families, parents and young adults struggling with daily stressors of everyday life.

LAUREN SPIKE

Lauren Spike holds a Master’s degree in Human Services Administration, where her capstone project and thesis work was focused on the epidemic of bullying in the school system and the positive effects produced by implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL). She has extensive experience working with children of all ages from infants through high school, in varying roles. Having two children of her own who have both gone through the public school system right here in Upper Dublin, she has seen her share of how minimal efforts can take a toll on creating empathetic and caring individuals. She believes that kindness truly matters and that through simple steps, we can help repair damages that have escalated over years of children not learning how to respect others thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

WELLNESS

LENA KHAVINSON

Life & Relationship Coach

Everyone has a purpose and a calling. I have found my passion in life! I am here to help my clients develop personally and better their lives all around. As a certified life coach, my goal is to empower people to create strength in their relationships and find peace in their lives. My passion for life coaching came through my own experience seeking guidance to help me through marital challenges and infertility. Through my own journey, I discovered self-acceptance and gained a greater understanding of myself, as well as my relationships with others. I am also a certified astrologer with consulting experience and international clientele. Sometimes, I utilize astrology chart readings to show my clients their true life direction, calling, and the path to success.

Tim Marsh

Myofascial Pain Specialist/Certified Personal Trainer/Reiki Master

True peace, healing, and transformation come from within. My purpose is to help guide and assist you achieve freedom from pain and freedom to move in your body. This will allow you to find the true healing of the body, spirit, and mind. My holistic approach combines Eastern and Western philosophies and healing modalities to create a unique healing session just for you. This will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to explore new possibilities in your body and your life. The nature of our daily existence is written on our physiques. The imprint of our lifestyle can be seen in the posture, gait, carriage, and attitudes.

 

I have a passion for allowing you to regain what was lost by neglect, stress, and injuries.  As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Structural Integrationist, Body Worker, Reiki Master, Personal Trainer, Clinical Exercise Specialist, and Movement Specialist, I have helped countless individuals overcome major injuries in order that they may lead healthy lives once again. Each client receives personal attention and a unique, blended program built from my knowledge and experience of over 15,000 clients on the table. No program can be successful unless it has the individual’s likes and dislikes in mind. I take great pride in the ability to challenge and motivate my clients to help them acquire a deep awareness of their body. My experience and dedication provide you the inspiration needed in order to work out with devotion and awareness of the body.

KIM MARCUS

Certified Personal Trainer

Kim Marcus is a graduate of the. University of Michigan, where she studied exercise physiology. Kim has earned a prestigious certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She has managed a distinctive in-home personal training business for over 20 years. Kim works with all ages, from teens to older adults, creating personalized fitness programs for each individual. Kim also develops comprehensive nutritional plans to help each client achieve their fitness goals.

STACEY FRIEDMAN

Certified Holistic Health Coach
Women’s Empowerment Coach
Certified Practitioner of Holographic Memory Resolution®

Stacey Friedman, CHHC, CHMRP, specializes in helping women who need support losing physical and/or emotional weight. Using skillful coaching techniques and energetic and emotional healing modalities, Stacey gives women the tools they need to heal so they can finally stand in their divine feminine power and create the life they truly desire.

HMR® is a client-centered, body-centered integrative modality that gently and expediently facilitates access to past memories to help resolve the painful emotions associated with them. Using a combination of somatic, energetic, and color psychologies, clients work to resolve the distortions in the cells and fields of their body caused by past trauma. Using the techniques of  emotional reframing and color immersion, clients subsequently boost their immune system functioning. This technique is profoundly empowering for those who wish to tap into their own inner healing abilities.

RACHEL RUBIN

Rachel Rubin is a progressive leader in the wellness industry. She facilitates connections within individuals for greater well-being as a Somatic Therapist through the modality of Transformative Touch. This form of therapy uses contact, awareness and dialogue to bring an individual into relationship with their body; to listen, to communicate and to source its wisdom as a means for healing. Somatic Therapy is an approach that looks at the body’s perception of itself in the world and gives attention to the patterns that have developed through life experiences. Rachel is an experienced practitioner and has a unique and welcoming way about her that allows her clients to feel safe and seen.

Rachel is also the co-founder of Rise Gatherings that provides retreat experiences for women.

MELISSA WELLINGTON
Certified Personal / Functional Health Coach

Melissa exited a 20+ year corporate career in 2018 after encountering her own escalating health challenges and re-prioritizing her passion for fitness, nutrition and balanced living. Now she is a Certified Personal/Functional Trainer actively pursuing an additional Fitness Nutrition Specialty. Through continual learning and self-improvement Melissa will work towards enhancing the well-being of clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire a journey to a healthier life. Together we will transform your future.

ELISA A MAGGIO

CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner
Soul Artist Practitioner

Elisa Maggio is an Artist, Wellness Practitioner, Channel, Master Teacher, Rainbow Sol Star, and Labyrinth Facilitator, who utilizes the healing therapies of Touch and Art, “to hold space” as WE, the energies of this earth, remember our Wholeness.

 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.

 

Like puzzle pieces sliding into place, CST releases the restrictions found in:  Neck & Back Pain, Migraines, Headaches, TMJ, Stress, Scoliosis, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, Pre/Post surgery, etc.

ANDREA WHITE, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist
Reiki Master
Healer

While a student at the University of Connecticut, I studied Chinese language and culture, and received my bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology. I received my master of science degree in acupuncture from the New York campus of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and I studied at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, with clinical rotations at He Ping Li Hospital, Mei Tan Hospital and Tian Tan Hospital in Beijing, China.

 

In 2012, I started working with Mirmont Treatment Center, an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Lima, PA, that is part of the Main Line Health system. I provide daily acupuncture treatments for members of the detox community to help mitigate withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, anger and pain.

 

I am a Reiki Holy Fire II master and a graduate of the four-year Way of Love training program of self-transformation and healership at Inner Source Healing in Malvern, PA. During my tenure at Inner Source, I completed courses in self-mastery and ego transformation, and I co-facilitated the “Human Anatomy and Energy Healing” courses and “Fear No Evil” training sessions.

 

I’ve seen acupuncture and energy healing make a huge difference in people’s lives, from reducing pain to increasing quality of life. I love helping others find more passion, more pleasure, and more ease in their lives and their relationships. I practice “Pintuition” – a blend of acupuncture, energy healing, intuitive reasoning, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I long to share my enthusiasm, my experience, and my heart with all of you.

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