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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.

Bonnie Haines, LSW
Bonnie is a Licensed Social Work with 28 years of experience in the mental health field. Her training was completed at Cornell University in 1992 and Widener University in 2000. She completed internships in inpatient mental health at Tompkins Community Hospital in NY and outpatient counseling at Family and Community Services in Media, PA. After graduating in 1992, Bonnie worked at Eugenia Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital for two years where she assisted patients and families with counseling, case management, and after care planning.

Bonnie then entered graduate school and worked for eight years at Delaware County Children & Youth Services (CYS), where she was awarded the CWEL scholarship for graduate studies. At CYS, she provided counseling, referrals, case management, and family support services to children and families. Bonnie obtained her LSW in 2000 and accepted a counselor position at Youth and Family Services of Green Lane where she worked for 10 years providing individual, family, and group counseling for a wide range of clients including mental health, drug and alcohol, families, and teens. During the last 10 years, she has worked as a contracted emotional support counselor for local high schools, running support groups, individual counseling, and family sessions.  She has been a counselor for Penn Foundation’s EAP program since 2017.

Bonnie has provided volunteer peer support to individuals suffering from infertility through the helpline at Resolve and does fundraising yearly for the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Bonnie also enjoys time with her family which includes two teen sons and two rescue pets.

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.

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.