Aviva Gaskill, PhD, PLLC
in Bala Cynwyd
Dr. Aviva Gaskill, Dr. Ashley Borders,
Marita Pyankov LSW & Ruthi Lynn MFT
Photo by Max Flatow
About Dr. Aviva Gaskill
Dr. Gaskill received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in 2011. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of PA and NY.
Dr. Gaskill has worked with children, adults and older adults in various settings including inpatient, partial, residential, outpatient programs, sub-acute rehabilitation, long-term care, university counseling, primary care, Veterans Affairs centers, as well as in private practice. She has extensive experience helping individuals cope with acute, terminal, and chronic medical problems including cancer, pain, insomnia, Parkinsons and multiple sclerosis as well as others.
Dr. Gaskill is a graduate of the New York State Psychological Association's Leadership Institute. She previously served on the board of the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and is an active member and volunteer in the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is a designated Partner in MS Care from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She enjoys most active and outdoor activities, yoga, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
One of her greatest joys is her work as a psychologist. Dr. Gaskill is not a blank slate therapist. She believes that helping you feel better needs to be an ongoing conversation about your goals. She believes that when you feel better, you live better.
Dr. Gaskill feels that everyone has a voice. Everyone has a reason that their point of view matters. When you feel like others are not listening to you, when you are facing a loss, when you are feeling alone in the world, someone needs to be there for you to truly hear what you have to say and help guide you through that difficult time. No one should suffer alone and in silence. Call now to connect with her.
About Dr. Ashley Borders
Dr. Borders received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California in 2007. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of PA. Dr. Borders has worked with adults and older adults in various setting including outpatient and inpatient programs, partial day units, university counseling centers, and Veterans Affairs hospitals. She has experience working with individuals and couples, as well as leading mindfulness-based therapy groups.
In addition to being a therapist, Dr. Borders is a professor of psychology at The College of New Jersey, where she has worked for 10 years. She teaches undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology, statistics, research methodology, maladaptive cognition, mindfulness, and sexual/gender minority mental health. She also conducts research on the causes and consequences of rumination, or repetitive thinking about negative experiences, particularly as it relates to members of minority groups coping with minority-related stressors. She has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and given approximately 50 presentations at psychology conferences.
Marita received her M.S.S from Bryn Mawr College and is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience working with children and families in schools and has also supported diverse adolescent and adult populations in community mental health and private practice.
Marita believes that life can be difficult to navigate alone and that everyone can benefit from having a safe space to talk things through. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and chronic medical conditions. She welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds and is a trans-affirming therapist.
Marita has advanced training in Gestalt Therapy and an interest in deepening her understanding of Somatic Therapy. Before beginning work as a therapist, she worked as a K-12 Spanish teacher and a Pilates instructor. She enjoys spending time at home with her cats and outside in nature.
About Ms. Marita Pyankov
About Ms. Ruthi Lynn
Ruthi is a Marriage and Family therapist. For more than 15 years, she has conducted seminars, lectures and online classes for parents. Ruthi graduated from Cambridge University (UK) in 1999 in Oriental Studies. (BA/MA). She then completed her Masters in Marriage and Family therapy in May 2021.
As a therapist, Ruthi specializes in parenting, teens and relational issues within the family. Ruthi treasures family as a powerful engine of growth and looks forward to partnering with you to help improve and restore a sense of fulfillment, harmony and purpose.
Ultimate goal: To help parents have amazing relationships with their kids, to see themselves as leaders to their children and to build the next generation strong, moral and passionate.
Biggest achievement: Having 8 kids!
My dream: I dream of being able to imbue parents and children of today with a sense of confidence, clarity and love for their role in life.. I love to work with kids who may be struggling with a sense of low self esteem, anxiety issues, ADHD and family relationships. We all struggle, we are all in need of a deep connection to our purpose. I want to provide a high quality, relevant therapeutic relationship that can be a guide and source of stability amidst turbulent times.
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