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Meet Our EAP Counselors

Full-Time Counselors

Bonnie Steich, LPC, ACS, NCC
Bonnie has 30 years of experience in behavioral health. She joined Penn Foundation in 2010 as a part-time mobile therapist with the Wrap Around program. She transitioned to part-time work as an EAP counselor in 2012 and then took on a full-time role in 2018. She has worked with all ages and a variety of counseling issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, major life changes, career transitions, work-related issues, Christian counseling, and more.

Prior to joining Penn Foundation, she worked in various positions at the Biblical Theological Seminary Graduate School of Counseling, including interim director and adjunct professor. She earned her graduate degree in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Laura Kratz  M.Ed., LPC (NJ)
Laura has 30 years of experience working in the mental health field. She graduated from Rutgers Graduate School of Education with an M.Ed. in counseling psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (NJ). From 2006 – 2012, Laura worked part-time for Penn Foundation’s EAP program and returned in the fall of 2018 to provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Laura’s experience includes working with life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, depression and mood disorders, anger, work-related issues, and providing management/staff trainings.

Laura worked for over 28 years at Hunterdon Medical Center where she coordinated programs for families in crisis, case management services for at-risk children, and intensive outpatient programs. Additionally, she provided EAP and crisis/psychiatric screening services in NJ. During her last seven years at Hunterdon, she focused on coordinating and facilitating the implementation, training, and maintenance of an EMR for a behavioral health department.

Laura is trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and has been a member of the NJ Disaster Mental Health Response Team.

Part-Time Counselors

Timothy D. Coyle, LCSW, CBIS
Tim is an experienced clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of persons struggling with substance use, mental health, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). His interests include working with adults and young adults (16+) who struggle with anxiety, depression, complex/single incident trauma, relationships, self-esteem, shame/guilt, LGBT issues, etc. He embraces the opportunity to join clients on their journey while using his skills of active listening, empathy, and humor to help guide them. He understands that each individual knows what will work best as he/she works towards his/her goals.

Tim received his graduate degree in social work from Marywood University in 2015 and his undergraduate degree in psychology with a forensic concentration from Cedar Crest College in 2010. He is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).

He has worked in a variety of settings including community-based environments, outpatient settings, Employee Assistance Programs, inpatient co-occurring treatment centers, and Traumatic Brain Injury programs. He  enjoys building strong, trusting therapeutic relationships and providing a safe environment for people looking to explore their emotions and struggles. He supports person-centered care, mindfulness practices, strengths-based techniques, and trauma-informed care as individuals explore barriers and begin moving towards healing.

Julie Painter, MA

Julie is a Master’s-level clinician currently pursuing licensure in PA. She has over 10 years of experience in the human services field. She joined Penn Foundation in October 2019 as a Mobile Therapist in the Wrap Around program. In February 2020, she also became a counselor with Penn Foundation’s Employee Assistance Program. In the fall of 2020, she transitioned from Wrap Around to outpatient mental health services. Her experience includes community-based agencies, educational settings, and outpatient mental health settings. Julie uses an eclectic theoretical approach to help clients reach their goals. Special interests include children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral concerns, couples and families from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, adoption-related concerns, co-parenting issues, survivors of trauma, and spiritual or religious concerns.

Christopher “Kit” Ramsdell, MA
Since 2005, Kit has worked as a counselor at Lakeside School, a local alternative school for students ages 11-21 who are diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. His clients at the school have presented with a variety of issues including oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Though experienced in counseling clients of all ages, Kit specializes in working with at-risk youth, especially those who have experienced trauma and those with emotional and behavioral needs. Working primarily from a strengths-based/cognitive behavioral approach, Kit seeks to empower clients to overcome obstacles and achieve success. Kit has been trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, which he incorporates into his holistic approach to working with clients and includes respect for their biological, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Kit holds a Master of Art degree in Counseling from Missio Theological Seminary. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies at Gordon College (Wenham, MA). Kit also completed a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney (NSW, Australia). He is currently pursuing his LPC license.

Tim Sessions, LSW

Tim served our country in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1996, retiring after 20 years of faithful service. During his twilight tour at Naval Base Philadelphia, where he was the director of the counseling and assistance center, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Albany in Sociology.

After his retirement from the United States Navy, Tim completed his Master’s degree in social work at Marywood University and became a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in 1999. He is also a certified substance abuse professional and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) counselor for the Department of Transportation.

Tim joined Penn Foundation’s Employee Assistance Program in June 2001 while working as a social worker on the now-closed acute psychiatric unit at Grand View Hospital. He left Grand View in 2003 and accepted a position as a social worker at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Coatesville, PA where he continues to work full-time while also working part-time with EAP.

Karen Williamson, LPC

Karen has been working with Penn Foundation’s Employee Assistance Program since 1990. She retired as the Director of EAP in January 2020 and now works part-time as an EAP counselor. In the past, she co-facilitated two chaplain peer-to-peer groups and was part of the Customer Service Committee. She has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania.