At AHA! we provide therapeutic healing services that work for the whole you – in Body, Mind, Heart and Soul.
Our integrated treatment approach provides you with the best support rooted in healing practices that nurture the Whole Self. We are committed to nurturing forth the best in you, the children you love, your family, and our community!
Our Mission is to help you live your best life by supporting you on the Journey toward health and well being.
Meet Our Team
We are excited to have a team of exceptional clinicians and healing arts practitioners joining our healing community at AHA!
Each clinician and healing arts practitioner offers something unique to our services so you and the ones you love can find the integrative support you need to grow and heal on your extraordinary journey.
Karen DeHaven, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Founder, Director & Licensed Profressions Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Psychotherapist with a specialty in helping women, children, and families who are ready to overcome traumas and setbacks by developing awareness, insight & building resiliency skills through creative therapeutic processes.
I founded AHA! Studio for Integrated Therapies LLC to expand my 20 year vision of creating an arts in psychotherapy private practice where women, children, and families can find sanctuary for deep therapeutic healing. All of our holistic therapy practitioners believe that there is Hope for everyone who is struggling on the soulful journey to emotional health, Wholeness and well being.
- Neurodevelopmental Delays (i.e. Autism, ADHD, Social Communication Disorder)
- Childhood Behavioral Challenges
- Attachment Issues (Adoption & bonding)
- Creative Blocks & Stress Management
With an advanced specialty of Counseling in Dance/Movement Therapy, I integrate both traditional and creative arts therapy techniques to design individualized treatment approaches. I help verbal and non-verbal clients make lasting changes in perspective that create healthier patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in relation to themselves & others.
In my work with children and families, I embrace a three-phase healing journey: I begin developing trust & connection by entering the world of the child, discovering the developmental roots of struggle, and helping each child build strengths and skills to break through difficulties that are holding them back. Next, I help parents understand and come to terms with what is happening and how they can help their child grow. Finally, I help the whole family create lasting change, accept what cannot be changed, and love the journey toward growth and wholeness.
With women, I support the exploration of traumatic events & setbacks as opportunities to connect with aspects of the Self that have been silenced, disenfranchised, or traumatized. I help women embrace compassion for struggles of the past, build mindfulness-based skills in the present, and release the fears of what is ahead.
I view my life’s work as both a blessing and a calling – one that merges my love of movement and play with my passion for depth psychology and a natural compassion for the human journey to find purpose & belonging.
On weekends, you might find me outdoors in my organic garden, in my kitchen making delicious gluten-free/dairy-free delights, painting, paddleboarding on local lakes & rivers, doing yoga (everywhere), and dancing to live music with friends.
Jenny J. Starosta, PhD
I am a clinical psychologist who is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I completed my PhD at Temple University and my clinical internship at duPont Hospital for Children Nemours. I am certified in the use of EMDR to treat trauma, and ERP to treat OCD/repetitive behavior disorders, and a specialty in maternal mental health and maternal grief and loss. I have been working with children and families for 20 years and I have worked in both acute inpatient settings and community outpatient centers with economically and culturally diverse communities. Because of my experiences and training, I am well versed in addressing issues related to ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and trauma.
Although I have a lot of experience working with children, my specialty is in working with mothers and parents. Being a parent is a complex and ever-changing role, and I strive to help parents navigate the transitions, meet their children’s needs, and understand their own strengths and weaknesses better so that they feel more confident in helping their family thrive.
I believe that it is my job as the therapist to connect with the client and understand the world as they see it, so that I can use my expertise to help them learn how to better navigate their circumstances and make choices that move toward their desired outcomes. This comes from our work as partners, and I strive to collaborate.
I have been a child, I have been a mother, and I have a great deal of experience with many children and families, all of which allow me to have a great breadth of knowledge about how to address challenges that are not “normal” or typical. I try to foster compassion and celebrate the superpowers that individual differences bring.
Beyond being a therapist, I also enjoy traveling the world and seeing cultures that are different from my own. I love seeing the universal similarities in humans and families, even if their culture and experiences are very different from my own. I also enjoy horseback riding, watching movies and playing board games.
Jennifer Brittingham, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, teens, & adults. I completed my Masters in the Art of Counseling at Arcadia University. As a licensed professional counselor, I specialize in helping individuals and families manage anxiety-related symptoms and behaviors, and develop tools to help them thrive.
I work with children, teens, and families who are experiencing anxiety symptoms and behaviors due to transitions, change, sensory sensitivities, and/or social communication expectations.
Building rapport and comfort with clients is key for the therapeutic journey. I love to use play, humor, and creativity to engage clients and help them share and explore challenges in fun and comfortable ways. Family collaboration is an important part of my work so that the skills we develop can be facilitated within the family system.
I enjoy helping my clients use their ‘magnifying glasses’ to search beyond the surface of what they see as their barriers and explore their feelings, actions, relationships, and environments in a deeper way. In my work, I like to meet clients where they are and help them to see that although change can be scary, there are ways to ease into this journey and see change, even small changes, as meaningful.
As a wife and mother of three, ages 9, 12, & 20, life is never boring! I love spending time with my family. I enjoy painting and crafting, and can often be found riding my mint green beach cruiser bike around town, with bagels and other treats in my basket that I pick up on my morning rides.
Ann Marie Galioto, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of experience working with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings that include community mental health, private practice and working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology from Delaware Valley University. My educational background includes a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Virology. I have also had specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Although I’ve worked with a diverse population of clients across the lifespan, I have a particular interest in women’s issues and clients experiencing bereavement (including pet bereavement) and struggling with serious medical diagnoses and/or chronic disease.
I strive to create a counseling experience that meets the client where they are by tailoring treatment to meet each individual’s unique needs. To accomplish this I utilize an integrated approach drawn from a variety of theoretical orientations, with a focus on personal strengths, self-compassion, and identifying and modifying maladaptive thoughts and behaviors.
I have a genuine curiosity about human nature and the human experience, which I believe enables me to forge authentic and positive connections with those I work with. Moreover, I believe that the foundation of any effective therapy experience is a strong, egalitarian and respectful relationship between clinician and client, and the creation of a space that allows a client to feel safe, valued, and free of judgment. In addition, I am a lifelong learner with a rich and unusual professional background which provides me with additional tools to think ‘outside of the box’ when working with clients.
In my free time, I’m passionate about engaging in sports involving my dogs, running, biking (or anything that involves enjoying the outdoors), or losing myself in a good book.
After studying Psychology in college, I became a medical meeting planner and managed national and international events for pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck. After years of traveling, I took a break to focus on and nurture my family. At the age of 10, my daughter was diagnosed with a chronic illness, so I took on the role of medical caregiver. During the past 20 years I fulfilled my passion to interact with and take care of others, by volunteering to lead Girl Scout troops, soccer program organizations, and school activities. I also worked part-time managing catering events, such as weddings and private parties. I came into AHA! Studio wanting to help Karen grow her passion and help AHA! clients and clinicians focus on the therapy, not the technical logistics.
I am my happiest when I am surrounded by the people I love, or alone and barefoot in my garden, surrounded by the sounds of nature.