Stress & Life Management

​​​The Empowering U Center

Domenic Michael Parisano, Spiritual Coach and Energy Worker

If you are unable to afford any of the above services, you can check with your insurance company for coverage. In the event there is a financial need for those without coverage, you may apply for assistance to Pillars of Light and Love at or call 484-854-1162. Assistance depends on funds available through donations to Pillars of Light and Love. 

Frank LoRiggio- Licensed Counselor and EMDR Therapist works with Teens and Adults

Patricia Mohan Gallagher - Motivational Coaching

Nina Aniskevich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over 10 years of experience in treating adults with mental health, substance abuse, and pain management issues. She also works with Teens and Adults utilizing Talk Therapy enhanced with EMDR therapy, which is one of the leading therapies for individuals who have experienced trauma, repetitive thoughts, anxiety and more.  She uses a strength-based holistic approach to help individuals reach their full potential. She conducts various workshops and psychoeducational sessions on mindfulness, codependency, boundaries, family roles and communication. She is known for being non-judgmental and compassionate, which allows individuals to feel comfortable while working towards recovery.  One of Nina's main goals is to help individuals and families who are affected by addiction, as well as trauma, and she is passionate about helping others to reach their goals. Nina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, as well as a minor in Psychology from Shippensburg University.  She also received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 2008.  Nina is a member of EMDRIA, as well as the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Workers. ​CALL Nina at 484-553-0732 to book an evening or weekend appointment

Nina Aniskevich offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Talk Therapy and More

Kristyn Hartman AS, LMT is a graduate of Cortiva, formerly known as Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy and has been practicing bodywork since 2003. Kristyn’s training consists of extensive John Barnes Myofascial Release classes, Medical Massage Cupping and Equine Myofascial Release. Kristyn specializes in chronic pain, women’s breast issues, and overall body wellness for all walks of life and all ages.

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Cranial Sacral therapy (also known as Craniosacral Therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease  stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.

Contact Kristyn at 610-724-2278 for an appointment and mention the Empowering U Center. 

Al Rieth - Stress Management and Biodfeedback Services

Jamie Roach, Certified Massage Therapist

Denise Drapikowski - Reiki Energy Services

Kristyn Hartman - Myofascial Release & Craniosacral Therapy

What is it like to be you? Sometimes you might wonder why you don’t fit in, why others judge you, talk about you behind your back, or why people just do not understand the way you are. Maybe your values and behavior patterns frustrate them and they frustrate you. You do not know how to be any other way - but the way that you are. And that is perfectly alright. We all have unique talents, gifts, personalities and abilities. You do not have to be any other way! You might wonder if everybody has problems - everyday problems like you do. You may feel bad, lonely, guilty, anxious, depressed or confused. You might even feel like running away from your home or situation. A session with Patricia Gallagher provides ways to honor and appreciate yourself as well as free community resources to help with your need. Trust Patricia to be your guide to personal freedom so you can be yourself - your best self!  You can’t go through difficult times alone. Patricia offers a gift to each client. Select from her book titles: The Gift of Believing in Yourself - More than 300 Ways to Overcome Challenges and Restore Your Spirit, The Gift of Changing Yourself – More than 300 Ways to Work on Yourself and Not Try to Change, Rescue or Fix Anyone Else, The Gift of Saying Goodbye – For Anyone Considering Parting Ways in a Relationship and Who Needs the Strength to Let Go, or No More Secrets – A Family Speaks About Depression, Anxiety and Attempted Suicide.

Patricia is a frequent speaker for conferences, retreats, business meetings, church-affiliated organizations and educational events. She has been a guest on Oprah, Interview with Joan Lunden of Good Morning America, Sally Jessy Raphael, Maury Povich, The Early Show, CNN, CNBC, QVC, The 700 Club, Financial News Network, Family Feud, EWTN and  more than a hundred other radio and television interviews. She hosted the radio talk show, Come Share Your Faith. Her work has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Parents Magazine, Guideposts Magazine, Angels on Earth Magazine, The Stars and Stripes, National Enquirer Magazine, Woman’s World, GRIT, and in Associated Press, Catholic News Service, Scripps-Howard, UPI, and Gannett wire stories. She holds a BA in Education from Villanova University, Graduate Credits from Temple University and an MBA in Financial Management from Saint Joseph's University. Email:  Call (267) 939-0365

Carter Ross, Teen Coach

Denise is an Intuitive Usui Reiki Master and Teacher.  She has been helping clients for nearly 10 years relieving the body of tension and stress. Her journey began after a diagnosis of high blood pressure brought on by stress. While attending a holistic fair she was able to witness for herself the wonderful relaxation and feeling of ease after trying a Reiki treatment . She then decided to take the training to be able to help others witness the healing effects of a session.  During a Reiki session Denise uses a series of hand positions either by hovering over the body or with a light touch.    A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Click Here to Schedule Reiki with Denise. Or call her directly at 610-763-7567

Al Rieth is an Usui Reiki Master and Frequency Balancing Master who, through energy healing sessions, assists people to reduce stress. He has completed years of research studying both eastern and western techniques designed to remove energetic blockages and increase the flow of energy, known as "Chi" in the body. He is certified in Stress Reduction therapies and utilizes Biofeedback with an "Indigo" machine and software computer program. He will customize a stress reduction program for each client. Al is available Tuesday through Fridays at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm. ​Contact Diane Nolan to book a session with Al at 215-237-2510. 

Diane is a Certified Stress Management Holistic Practitioner. She understands the Gut-Brain Connection, the Limbic System of the brain and how low energy, brain fog, appetite and mood swings are at the lower end of how stress may manifest in your life. What are the stressors in your life? What do they stem from, and how are they affecting your mind, body and spirit? Using a variety of methods, Diane can help you learn to restore your body to a healthy and stress-free state with a holistic approach. Diane is certified in Biofeedback, Stress Management and various methods of alternative approaches to overall well-being and balance. Diane has seen many young people suffering with anxiety, aloneness, sadness, depression and more. She is happy to speak to parents who feel lost to help their children, especially those who are seeking an alternative approach to medication. In a private session with Diane, you will work together to discover your personal emotional and physical connection, and what you may need to become more balanced to live a healthier, more purposeful and happy life. Contact Diane directly for an appointment at 215-237-2510

Carter Ross has been working with the Julia’s Joy Teen Empowerment Program since it was created in April of 2017. Carter is a co-creator of the program as well as an instructor, and became the facilitator of the weekly Teen Talk group at Pillars. Carter is very aware of the stresses of teenagers today and he has an understanding of their challenges and guides them towards positive coping skills and building resilience. Carter is now available as a teen coach for one on one sessions which have been highly requested. One-time session rates and packages are available. Email for more information 

Jamie Roach has been a licensed and insured Massage Therapist since 2015. After graduating from the Pottstown Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks, Jamie started working for a local Chiropractor at Spinal Care. Jamie has mastered skills in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, in addition to Myofascial Releases/Stripping and Therapeutic Massage for those with Parkinson's Disease. Jamie loves to find the root of your muscular problems and get you "back on your feet!". She is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. An amazing one hour session is $65.00. Schedule now to make time for you! Call Jamie directly at 267-719-4686 because you deserve it! Caregivers of those with special needs can apply for free Massages at Here is a recent testimonial:  "I had a massage yesterday with Jamie. It was amazing. I am a mother of 2 small children, one with special needs. The mental, emotional and physical stresses are never ending. Jamie was amazing. Her hands are magic and she was so knowledgeable. She gave me tips on how to reduce the pain I have from lifting my daughter. She was compassionate and loving. Thank you Jaime for being amazing at what you do!"

Dr. Donna has had a private practice in East Norriton since 1989.  Her specialty is Network Chiropractic, a gentle and specific technique which takes 20-30 minutes and is designed to help the body release and heal tension and trauma in the spinal (nervous) system. It is a technique which is not the traditional type of "cracking" adjustment.  The stresses in our daily lives (physical, emotional, or chemical)  are recorded and stored in the nervous system.  When overload occurs, it can lead to blockages or misalignments in the spinal called Vertebral Subluxations.  Left unaddressed, these blockages can lead to deterioration and breakdown of the body.  Dr. Donna does not accept insurance, and offers an introductory initial treatment for $15. She has packages available at $40.00 per week for 4 weeks or $45 for the second and subsequent sessions. These fees is similar to the copay that many patients have with their insurance providers. Dr. Donna is available at the Empowering U Center on  Wednesdays from 2-6pm or by appointment at her private office in East Norriton.Call Dr. Donna at 610-584-4066 orbook online here for the Trappe office

Diane Nolan - Holistic Practitioner, Mind Body Healing, Certified Biofeedback Specialist, Certified Stress Management Specialist, Spiritual Healer & Coach

Kathy O'Connell, Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist, serving children and adults as individuals also.

Kathy O’Connell received her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from LaSalle University and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  She has provided outpatient, group, and in-home therapy to individuals, children, families, and couples. Kathy’s areas of interest include child and adolescent issues, “20 Something” transition struggles, Co-parenting, blended families and family dynamics, couples & individual counseling, workplace concerns, family of origin patterns and beliefs systems that influence current behaviors, thoughts and actions.  Kathy worked as a 7th grade teacher, then as a high level Human Resources Professional for over 15 years and a Therapist in an agency and private practice setting.  The perspective, knowledge and wisdom gained from the blended work experience offers clients a multi-faceted approach to therapy. 

Kathy works with children, adults and families and can help those experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality and mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, trauma/abuse, infidelity, separation and divorce, loss & grief and emotional regulation difficulties.  Kathy’s goal is to meet all her clients where they are at, and fully believes people are not “broken.”   Therapy provides clients with an opportunity to explore and identify things that are not working well, and create a plan to shift those behaviors consciously in order to obtain the outcome and life clients are truly seeking. Contact Kathy O'Connell directly at 484-504-9255

Kathy takes United Healthcare Insurance. If someone does not have insurance and has financial difficulty, they may complete an application to Pillars of Light and Love to determine eligibility for assistance.  Assistance depends of availability of funding from donations to Pillars of Light and Love. 

Dr. Donna Funk - Chiropractic Care with a "non-cracking" approach

Frank D LoRiggio is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EMDR therapist with over 8 years of experience in the field of addiction and mental health. He has helped many people overcome issues that have negatively impacted their lives and limited their overall health and wellness, including stress management. Frank works with teens and adults individually, and in group settings, with mental health and substance use/addiction issues. As a certified EMDR therapist, he is trained to effectively treat trauma and abuse, as well as addiction, with rapid success that allows clients to quickly return to living a healthy and purposeful life. Frank also uses EMDR therapy and imagery for performance enhancement and stress relief. Frank sees therapy as a continuum, and meets you where you are at, and assists in the process from recovery to resilience, and to thriving in life.Call Frank at 484-301-2433 to schedule an appointment.

All Practitioners above are Independent Contractors who rent space at the Empowering U Center. The Practitioners do not diagnose illnesses, nor prescribe medications. Those with medical conditions should seek medical help from a Physician. Each Practitioner carries their own insurance, and the Empowering U Center shall have no liability as to the performance or outcome of the services of each Independent Contractor. If you are not sure which Practitioner can help your particular issue, please call 484-275-0393 with questions. 

Domenic has spent many of his teen and young adults years on his spiritual path. He has taught meditation classes, held spiritual discussion groups and given speeches.  Domenic leads a free Spiritual and Life Discussion on a regular basis at the Empowering U Center. In addition, he is available for private sessions for inner growth and development, career or relationship help and for those who have questions as they pursue their on spiritual journey. See our calendar for Domenic's Spiritual and Life Discussion Groups.

Domenic is also available for a private energy healing session as he is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner. Personal phone, in-person sessions or energy healing sessions are $65 for 30 minutes and $100 for one hour sessions. Please call Domenic directly for an evening or weekend appointment at 610-203-6508 and mention the Empowering U Center website. 

Domenic feels joy and upliftment when helping others on their paths. "Sometimes the Greatest Gift that one person can give another is to simply listen to what they have to say without judging it." ~Domenic