Wellspring Counseling was established in 1989 by Kenneth D. Zeigler, MSW, LCSW-C, who has successfully implemented a process for accelerated, effective and lasting change for our clients.
Ken is licensed to diagnose and treat emotional conditions and has been providing counseling to our clients for more than 20 years. He has maintained a strong focus on continuing his education and sharpening his expertise through interaction with some of the nation's leading researchers and treatment professionals in the field of psychotherapy, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology.
Ken is committed to providing a counseling experience that is grounded in sound clinical methodology, utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and assessment resources that are designed to understand the whole person. In addition, he is dedicated to offering the most effective means to rapidly resolve your needs and concerns.
First and foremost, Ken is a professional who is engaging and directive, an effective and patient listener, a person with unique insight and your trusted resource for the most effective, lasting and meaningful change.
Ken has conducted a variety of workshops for churches, businesses, and community groups covering topics such as effective communication, conflict resolution, parenting, life transitions, and more. He specializes in marriage and pre-marital counseling, adult relationship development, trauma recovery, life stage development, transition counseling and family therapy.
He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Trauma Experts, EMDRI, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies. He has been married for more than 20 years and has four children.
Clients who have sought counseling from Ken have appreciated his calm, reassuring style of direct and engaging therapy. Most clients embrace his expectation of personal responsibility in pursuing their goals for a better life.
Avidan Milevsky, PhD, LGPC, is a life-span developmental psychologist and psychotherapist working for over 10 years with adolescents, young adults, couples and families. Avidan specializes in family relationships, emotional concerns, transition difficulties, and spirituality and religious issues.
Avidan received a Bachelors degree in behavioral sciences from Barry University in Miami, and a Masters and Doctorate in life-span developmental psychology from Florida International University. He has additional training in counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
It is helpful for individuals lacking a sense of inner peace and tranquility to know that life does not have to be this way. In the right counseling atmosphere clients can experience a liberating change. Avidan’s approach to well-being emphasizes the importance that authenticity plays in developing healthy interactions with self and others. We often engage ourselves and others using masks that cover our true feelings and intentions. This façade is constructed during our childhood and adolescence and is used as a defense against a seeming threat to our sense of self. The counseling relationship assists clients in developing self-awareness in an honest, empathic, and nurturing environment.
In addition to his work with Wellspring, Avidan is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Parenting Research at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. His research on parenting, family relationships, religiosity, and well-being has produced over 50 scholarly papers and has been presented at numerous venues in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.
Avidan was born in Canada and grew up in Latin America and the Middle East a background which has assisted him in developing the sensitivities necessary to work with clients from diverse cultures.
Katherine Kavalsky, MSW, LCSW-C, is a child, adolescent, adult, couple, and family therapist. She is also skilled to work as a bilingual therapist with Spanish speaking individuals.
Katie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern University, where she majored in Social Work, as well as in Spanish, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Katie brings to the counseling relationship a well-rounded perspective on how people can best function in their environment that is influenced by her social work practice primarily with children, adolescents, and families. Katie has experience working in individual, group, and family therapy with people who come from a variety of life experiences and face diverse challenges. The spectrum of concerns that Katie has interacted with include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, childhood disorders, parenting problems, relationship issues, cultural conflict and displacement, trauma, and bereavement.
Katie is described as an empathic individual who approaches her role as a counselor in a creative and engaging way to facilitate others in their journey towards awareness and authenticity. She is committed to fostering a safe and secure environment, where others feel comfortable to engage in the therapy process in a way that is helpful to them in addressing their needs and concerns.
Some of the key principles that guide Katie’s practice are the acknowledgment that the human experience includes challenges, stressors, and conflicts that may arise due to things like significant experiences, life transitions, and developmental changes. She firmly believes that each person has unique strengths at their disposal, as well as their self-determined ability to make decisions, and they can employ these valuable tools in their interactions with each challenge to bring about reconciliation and fulfillment. In times of difficult circumstances, Katie seeks to empower others towards change, and encourage a sense of hope that improvement is possible.
Kate Richa, MS, LGPC is a child, adolescent, and adult therapist. Kate has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with individuals experiencing a variety of emotional concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, childhood disorders, and relationship issues. She has also provided services for those experiencing substance abuse, parenting dilemmas, personality disorders, and spiritual concerns.
Kate received a Bachelors degree in Family Studies from Towson University and a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland. Kate is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). ’s practice philosophy is guided by the understanding that individuals are unique and have been shaped by personal history and life experiences. Kate believes the counseling environment should offer a safe and secure place that encourages clients to discuss the trials and tensions they have experienced. Through the acknowledgment of pain and the time to process a different approach to life, Kate is certain individuals hold the key to their own health through individual gifts and understanding. Kate encourages personal responsibility, empathy, and growth in each of her clients with hopes of therapeutic healing.
Kate is described as an empathetic, supportive individual who is passionate about the counseling relationship and process. Kate's goal in counseling is to introduce wellness and work towards awareness, authenticity, and growth.