Nancy McCarel, PhD, BCB, BCN is a clinical psychologist in independent private practice since 1993. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is board-certified to provide biofeedback and neurofeedback treatment by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She provides individual psychotherapy and, if indicated, biofeedback/neurofeedback interventions for a variety of problems. In order to offer the most comprehensive services possible, Dr. McCarel works in collaboration with other health care professionals involved in her clients' care.
Dr. McCarel obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with high honors in her major. After several years conducting research at the University of Pennsylvania in the early cognitive and emotional development of infants and young children, she earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware.
As a therapist, Dr. McCarel is interactive and solution-focused. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback in order to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She i ntegrates complementary methodologies and techniques, such as biofeedback, to offer a highly customized and personalized approach, tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help build on strengths and attain personal growth and goals.
Dr. McCarel is a member of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.
Katie Bhogal, PsyD, BCB is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified to provide biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in Ohio and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Bhogal earned a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, where she was awarded an academic achievement scholarship.
Dr. Bhogal joined the practice several years ago, after working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she conducted neuropsychological and developmental assessments. Her previous experience includes counseling children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with grief and trauma at Supporting Kidds, Inc. She has also provided treatment and evaluation in inpatient psychiatric and nursing home settings, led a variety of psychoeducational groups, and provided psychotherapy to college, business and law students at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bhogal completed her doctoral internship at the Widener University Biofeedback Clinic, where she provided psychotherapy and treated clients using biofeedback and neurofeedback interventions, when appropriate. In addition, Dr. Bhogal trained and mentored other professionals interested in adding biofeedback to their practice.
Dr. Bhogal is experienced in treating children, adolescents and adults, and is skilled in the practice of talk therapy, biofeedback and neurofeedback. In the context of a collaborative relationship, she helps clients achieve increased flexibility and balance through the integration of the body and mind, the past and present, and the self and relationships with others.
Natalie Sheridan, PsyD graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College, and earned a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from West Chester University, and a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Immaculata University. Dr. Sheridan is a licensed psychologist, and has completed a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University. In addition to working in our practice, she is also employed as a staff psychologist at Villanova University.
Dr. Sheridan has experience working in both outpatient and residential settings, and has worked with adults, families, children, adolescents and groups. Her approach to treatment can be described as a relational psychodynamic approach, with roots in cognitive and behavioral principles. Dr. Sheridan emphasizes providing a safe atmosphere in which she can support and help clients, with the underlying belief that people heal in relationship. In her work, she strives to usher insight and foster an emotionally beneficial experience that enables clients to feel understood, dislodge themselves from maladaptive patterns, and adopt alternate perspectives.
Dr. Sheridan has a background of expertise in working with an adolescent and young-adult population, which has helped her better appreciate and work with the unique issues that emerge in life transitions across all age groups. Her clinical skills address problems with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, struggles related to self-esteem and self-acceptance, grief and loss, general relationship issues, anger, identity issues, and difficulties with interpersonal connectedness.
Tara Wheeler, PsyD, BCN is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, and is board-certified to provide neurofeedback. Dr. Wheeler obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Binghamton University in New York. She earned both her Master’s degree and her Doctorate of Psychology in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with high honors.
Dr. Wheeler is experienced in conducting individual, family, and group therapy. She has conducted psycho-educational groups aimed at enhancing a variety of coping skills, social/communication skills, and parent behavioral management skills. Her professional background includes treating children and adolescents struggling with life transitions, anxiety, learning disorders, and disturbances in attention, mood, and behavior. She is also skilled at providing individual therapy to adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and issues related to work and relationships. Dr. Wheeler has a strong background in the treatment of adults with PTSD and unresolved trauma symptoms related to childhood abuse. Her expertise in trauma treatment interventions, in combination with biofeedback approaches, enhances her ability to help patients work within the mind-body connection to foster self-regulation of emotion and behavior.
Dr. Wheeler integrates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and family systems interventions that are empirically supported to provide symptom relief. Her approach to psychotherapy emphasizes respect for each individual’s unique needs and qualities, a willingness to be flexible, and authenticity. It is her belief that the therapeutic relationship can nurture personal growth and promote individuals to acknowledge their inner strength and full potential.