Kathy is the founder of Blue Sparrow Psychological Associates and also owns Healing with Play, LLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor in Pennsylvania with over a dozen years of clinical experience. Kathy specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, particularly those affected by significant loss or trauma. Kathy utilizes structured evidence-based treatments, such as CBT, TF-CBT, and mindfulness and is able to tailor treatment to the unique needs of young children by integrating the use of sand, art, infant massage, and play therapy.
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Susanna is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She has worked in mental health services for adults and children for nearly 20 years. Susanna provides individual psychotherapy for both adults and children, to address anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and other life stress or trauma. Susanna's approach to psychotherapy is flexible and individualized, focusing on meeting the client’s needs and validating their experience. She incorporates elements of evidence-based treatments, such as CBT along with other interventions, including DBT, ACT, and mindfulness.
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The sparrow is a symbol of hope. Tiny in size, it is often underestimated by its predators. But sparrows derive power and protection by working together in large numbers. The sparrow reminds us that we are stronger united. Blue Sparrow offers a safe space where you can rediscover a sense of hope and start your journey toward healing.
Blue Sparrow Psychological Associates is made up of a team of qualified professionals dedicated to working with individuals and families to promote healing and growth.
We offer individualized psychological care including assessment, treatment, and consultation services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults treating a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress.
We have a flexible treatment model that incorporates best practices from the latest available research. Our professionals have had extensive training in how to best integrate evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to make it culturally and developmentally relevant to each of our clients.
Each clinician sets her own fees, which are typically based on an hourly rate, with the exception of Psychological Evaluations, which are procedure based. Contact one of our clinicians directly for more information!
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives, particularly when life gets stressful or overwhelming. Blue Sparrow can help you develop strategies for managing your symptoms, regaining control, and experiencing joy.
Significant change, loss, or trauma can cause a wide range of reactions in children, adolescents, and adults. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are just a few emotions that can linger following a significant loss or trauma. Blue Sparrow can help you manage these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
We are trained evaluators with extensive experience conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations documenting the impact of trauma on refugees seeking political asylum and other forms of immigration relief. We are able to accommodate most spoken languages, by teaming up with experienced interpreters.
WHYY interviews Blue Sparrow owner, Kathy Miller, on the impact that detention can have on children and families seeking asylum in the United States.
Blue Sparrow owner, Kathy Miller, discusses the negative impact of immigration detention on child mental health on this REVEAL podcast.
NBC article describes the work that Blue Sparrow owner, Kathy Miller, does highlighting the needs of a young girl who now suffers long term medical issues after being held at Berks Detention Center.
Catch the re-broadcast of the REVEAL podcast containing brief interview with Blue Sparrow owner, Kathy Miller, on the impact of detention.
Review of Child & Adolescent Refugee Mental Health: White Paper from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Refugee Trauma Task Force (pdf)Download
Captured Childhood: An Article Reviewing the Impact of Immigration Detention Internationally (pdf)Download
Impact of Immigration Detention on Children & Families (pdf)Download
NCTSN Fact Sheet: Understanding Refugee Trauma (pdf)Download
NCTSN Fact Sheet: Impact of Traumatic Separation on Refugee & Immigrant Children (pdf)Download
NCTSN Fact Sheet: Talking to Children About War & Terrorism (pdf)Download
NIMH Brochure: Overview of PTSD (pdf)Download
NIMH Brochure: Helping Children & Parents Cope with Violence & Disasters (pdf)Download