At Newtown Psychotherapy and Life Coaching Center, we offer therapy for children, teens, and adults offering individual, couples, and family counseling. Our Therapists personalize their treatment to each unique situation and provide strategies and support to help clients realize individual and/or family goals.
Whether you’re looking for a therapist or life coach, we offer a full range of therapeutic services in a safe, nurturing environment that encourages self-exploration and growth, with the goal of helping you break down the barriers to living a happier, healthier life.
Liz Abt, LCSW
Mary Ellen Cook is the Founder and Clinical Director of Newtown Psychotherapy & Life Coaching Center. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor, she has extensive experience in building a trusted therapeutic relationship while providing strategies and support to help clients recognize their abilities and explore their possibilities.
Mary Ellen has worked with children, teens, and adults through individual, family, and couples counseling. She currently specializes in working with adults through individual counseling and couples counseling. Her clients respond to her compassionate and collaborative style. Mary Ellen draws upon a variety of modalities to help individuals and couples develop self-awareness and lead better, healthier lives.
Whether interested in Therapy, or Life Coaching services, her practice approach is designed to make clients comfortable, help them to overcome life’s challenges, and ultimately find the tools needed to be empowered. Clients working with Mary Ellen are respected for their thoughts and ideas, while together building the knowledge and strength necessary to discover a future full of possibilities.
As a seasoned therapist working with individuals, couples, and families for more than a decade, Liz has experience with people of all ages to improve overall mental health, implement treatment plans, manage the intake process, and network on behalf of patients to ensure they have the resources needed to live a more fulfilling, healthy life.
Liz spent a number of years with the Department of Human Services where she worked with children and families on treatment plans that support children in foster care and families needing assistance.
Prior to joining NPLCC, Liz was a staff member at the American Red Cross Homeless Shelter in Langhorne, PA where she worked with children and families in need of shelter and other social services.
Betsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker helping individuals, families, and couples in private practice for over twenty-five years. Building trusting therapeutic relationships and working together with clients to meet their personal goals, Betsy utilizes an eclectic approach and chooses techniques to best meet the needs and preferences of clients. She works with clients of all ages and has extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, trauma, and working with families to process and recover from loss and grief after changes in life circumstances such as death and divorce. Betsy also specializes in parenting issues and learning disabilities. She guides families through complex issues and advocacy for appropriate education and the connection between learning differences, mental health, and behavior.
Betsy graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After several years working as a homeless advocate, she received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Merta Chrin is a licensed Psychological Counselor with over twenty-five years of experience. She spent a number of years as a teacher before becoming a therapist. One of her areas of focus is helping young adults through difficult times. These may include; depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, or trouble at school/work. Merta also specializes in treating clients of all ages who face relationship challenges. Her gentle nature and years of experience enable her to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients.
Amy has worked in the mental health field for over a decade. She is deeply committed to providing a safe space for individuals to explore what matters to them. She engages clients collaboratively to recognize strengths, acknowledge needs and identify ways to feel better. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. She is also dedicated to working with individuals and family members of the LGBTQ+ community. Prior to her career as a therapist, Amy worked as a high school English teacher and admissions counselor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from Villanova University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College.
Ami is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University and a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University. She has over a decade of experience in mental health providing services in a variety of settings including mental health inpatient, crisis, community mental health and private practice. Ami’s specialties include treating clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, grief/loss and adjustment to change. Ami believes everyone's journey through therapy is unique and sometimes the most difficult step is getting started. Her goal is to establish a strong rapport with clients through a strengths-based, genuine, and nonjudgmental perspective. Utilizing an eclectic approach with evidence-based practices, Ami partners with each client to explore symptoms and establish treatment goals tailored to their needs. She views therapy as a collaborative process in which she supports clients to increase happiness, regain control of thoughts, regulate emotions, and realign behaviors with their own values and insights.
Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 22 years of experience. She has worked with a variety of individuals and their families, helping them face challenges from rehabilitating from brain injuries to maintaining their lives when challenged by drug and alcohol abuse. She has spent time as a caseworker and residential manager serving individuals with traumatic brain injury. During her time in the field, she also has worked as an individual counselor for adults and families and managed a program for those challenged with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Denise obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Holy Family University. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor has an extensive background utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Moral Recognition Therapy.
As a licensed Professional Counselor, Kristen utilizes her diverse interpersonal and communications skills to build trust with clients that allow her to initiate and implement treatment plans using a variety of theories and techniques. Kristen has a experience working with a wide range of clients as individuals, couples, or families.
With a focus on goal setting and progress measurement, Kristen develops a rapport with clients for a beneficial therapeutic relationship. Before joining NPLCC, Kristen was a professional counselor for New Life of Community Health Services, and before that, with Center for Educational Personal Development, both in Bucks County.
Mary has a Business/ Psychology degree from Holy Family University and is the Client & Insurance Coordinator at Newtown Psychotherapy & Life Counseling Center. She has been keeping the office running smoothly for over six years. Before joining NPLCC, Mary was a preschool teacher for 14 years.