Dr. Whitney Quinlan (She/Her) is now accepting new clients.

“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dr. Quinlan's Therapeutic Approach

I have a strong belief that each and every experience we have throughout our lives shapes us into the people we are today. Every success, every setback, and every relationship is a part of our ongoing story. Being trained in psychodynamic and family systems theories, my approach to treatment explores relationships, hopes, fears, and past experiences that impact living the life you desire. Together, we will create a non-judgemental therapeutic environment with warmth, safety, support, and a sprinkle of humor. My practice is culturally- and trauma-informed and LGBTQ+ affirming.

My professional background includes work in a variety of settings, including outpatient services, partial hospitalization programs, and inpatient treatment programs, including substance use. I was most recently employed by a large behavioral health hospital in Central Pennsylvania, where I provided outpatient therapy services to adults, adolescents, and couples.

As a graduate of Chestnut Hill College’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, I specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Couples Therapy Expertise

I integrate a variety of treatment approaches when working with couples, including Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, in which I have completed Level I training. I work collaboratively with each couple to ensure that all members feel heard and supported while navigating the complexities of couples therapy. 

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy (Ages 16 and older)
  • Couples therapy
  • Family Therapy (Ages 16 and older)
 
Dr. Quinlan’s Advanced Training and Professional Activities
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Developed by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Developed by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D. 
  • Chair, Student Awards Committee, Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation
  • Membership Committee Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
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