is a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience
working at the hospital, governmental and clinical levels. Areas of
expertise include anxiety, depression and adjustment issues before,
during and after pregnancy, infertility, bereavement, unexpected medical
outcomes, neonatal intensive care hospitalizations and special health
care needs. Liz was the Labor and Delivery/Maternity/Pediatric and
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Social Worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital for
approximately seven years before being asked to direct the Women’s
Emotional Wellness Center of Main Line Health. Liz previously co-founded
a private counseling practice for women and families called Stork
Support featured on ABC Action News Philadelphia as a notable community
Liz is thrilled to continue to serve women and their families within the
Main Line Health family. Liz graduated with high honors from Rutgers
University, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was an undergraduate
associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Liz graduated with
honors with a Master of Social Work from Temple University. Liz is a
proud member of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers and
the National Social Work Honor Society.
Linda Ryan, MD; WEWC Medical Director
A. Ryan, MD, Medical Director of the Women’s Emotional Wellness Center,
has spent her career evaluating and treating patients with psychiatric
symptoms in the medical setting. Dr. Ryan is board certified in both
General Adult Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. Completing her
undergraduate degree from Davidson College, medical degree at the
Medical University of South Carolina, and residency at the University of
Utah, she has held faculty positions at Dartmouth Medical School and the
University of Rochester. Dr. Ryan has worked at Bryn Mawr Hospital as a
Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist since 2006.
“I enjoy evaluating patients using a biopsychosocial perspective,
providing initial assessment and ongoing follow up of medical,
psychological and social factors and reviewing the risks and benefits of
medication in coordination with our experienced psychotherapists. The
Women’s Emotional Wellness Center is a comprehensive treatment setting
that aims to return each person to their most functional, comfortable
and healthy state.”
Leslie Forsyth, LCSW
is a licensed clinical social worker with over nine years of clinical
experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in
the non-profit sector. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression,
adjustment issues, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss and
women’s issues. Leslie practices from strengths-based and psychodynamic
perspectives to assist clients on their journey to emotional wellness.
She has completed post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
and Assessment, Group Therapy and Advanced Integrated Adolescent Therapy
at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social
Leslie is excited and honored to serve women and their families at the
Women’s Emotional Wellness Center of Main Line Health. She graduated
with honors from the University of Delaware and received her Masters of
Social Service from Bryn Mawr College. Leslie is a member of the
Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work and the Clinical Social
Kimberly Morrison, LCSW
is a licensed clinical social worker with experience addressing the
psychological needs of adolescents, adults and families through both
individual and group psychotherapies. Her past work experience includes
providing mental health and drug and alcohol therapy to pregnant and
parenting women, as well as delivering social services and psychotherapy
to criminal justice populations.
Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Pittsburgh’s School of
Social Work and afterwards received her Masters of Social Service from
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. At
that time, she also had the distinction of being selected as a student
presenter at American Family Therapy Academy’s annual conference. Kim
later returned to Bryn Mawr College for a Post-masters certificate in
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She often utilizes these CBT techniques in
her practice as a clinician, but also focuses on how family systems and
attachment patterns impact an individual’s perspective and thought
process. Kim is honored to currently have the opportunity to assist
women and their families in restoring their emotional wellness.
Deena Newman, PsyD
Newman, PsyD is a licensed psychologist who completed her doctorate in
clinical psychology at LaSalle University. Deena specializes in treating
woman with anxiety and depression during the perinatal and postpartum
period. Deena has worked with a variety of clinical populations having
trained and worked at the Postpartum Stress Center, the Center of
Cognitive Therapy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Lenape Valley
Foundation, Warren E. Smith Health Systems, and Danville State Hospital.
A significant part of her training was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
a treatment approach which helps clients recognize the relationship
between their thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and subsequently finds
ways to challenge the thinking that is negatively impacting their lives.
Deena completed her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State
University’s Schreyer Honors College.
Karen Pentz, MSW, LCSW
is a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of clinical
experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families.
Karen practices from strengths-based and solution-oriented perspectives
to help patients discover their strengths and feel empowered to gain
back control of their lives and move forward with a brighter future. She
utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy strategies to challenge thinking
patterns that contribute to and prolong anxiety, depression, stress,
anger and hopelessness. Karen is very excited to be a part of the team
at the Women’s Emotional Wellness Center to help women and their
families have a positive emotional experience throughout the perinatal
period and beyond.
Karen graduated with high honors from the Pennsylvania State University
and holds a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University. She is
certified in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Group Practice from
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Karen is a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social
Workers. She has been a Field Instructor for students from several local
universities and provides clinical supervision to social workers in
pursuit of licensure.
Roselle Weissman-Park MSS, LCSW, BCD
is a clinical social worker and certified addictions counselor with over
20 years of clinical experience. Roselle attended Bryn Mawr Graduate
School of Social Work and Social Research where she was awarded an MSS
degree. Roselle recently completed a three-year post-graduate training
program at the Gestalt Therapy Program of Philadelphia. Roselle has
individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy experience. Areas of
specialization have included anxiety, depression, infertility,
bereavement and loss. Roselle has facilitated women’s groups focusing on
unexpected medical conditions, perinatal anxiety through the period of
postpartum. Roselle utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and
Dialectical Behavioral Techniques which help a person identify and
utilize their inherent strengths while developing new relationship
patterns through mindfulness techniques and Gestalt grounding exercises.
Roselle works as a casual part time employee at the WEWC filling in for
staff as needed.
serves as the Administrative Assistant at the Women’s Emotional Wellness
Center. Bea is generally the first person a patient will speak with upon
calling the WEWC to schedule an appointment. Bea is responsible for
administrative processes at the WEWC and ensures the office operates
effectively. In addition, Bea plays a critical role in communicating the
WEWC’s vision to employees, coworkers and members of the community.
Prior to joining the WEWC, Bea worked as Unit Clerk in the Birthplace at
Referrals for an appointment can be made by calling 484.337.6300.
Treatment at The Women’s Emotional Wellness Center is covered by most
commercial insurance plans and Medicare. The staff will provide specific
information about reimbursement issues.
Connect with MLH
Women's Emotional Wellness Center
3855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.