Penn Valley Counseling Treatment & Services

Penn Valley Counseling Associates has been located in Montgomery County for over 35 years. The primary office is now located in Blue Bell, PA, easily accessible from Lansdale, Lafayette Hill and the Norristown and Conshohocken areas.

My overall philosophy is to assist people in attaining happy, successful, meaningful lives through a wide range of therapeutic approaches, in an atmosphere of compassion, respect and support.

Specific Treatment Specialties include:

  • ADD/ADHD-Adults and Children

  • Adoption issues

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Chronic Illness

  • Coping with Aging Parents

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Geriatric Consultation

  • Grief counseling

  • Marital/Relationship Issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • PTSD

  • School Difficulties

  • Stress

  • Workplace Issues

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Meet Our Counselors

Effective May 21, 2015, the following therapists can only be reached at their respective contact information listed under their statements of areas of expertise. They will not be accessible through Penn Valley Counseling Associates website or the Penn Valley Counseling Associates telephone number.
Dr. Sid Portnoy

Dr. Sidney Portnoy, Director

Is your child’s behavior disturbing to you or interfering with his/her school performance or socially with friends? Call me now to get an evaluation of your child to put your mind at ease. Take care of the problem now, rather than looking back 2 years from now and wishing that you had gotten professional help sooner when it might have been easier to correct the situation. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with many years of experience evaluating and treating children to help them maximize their potential. We will work together to correct the problem now.

My specialized training has been in child and adolescent psychology, consisting of an Internship and PostDoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent evaluation and treatment, numerous courses, continuing education workshops and most importantly over 30 years of experience in the field. My Doctorate is in Clinical Psychology and I am Licensed in PA.

Additionally, over the years I have participated in numerous training workings and have developed skills and experience helping individual adults,couples and families. I also providing services to the elderly in the office and consult to retirement centers.

I am Director of Penn Valley Counseling Associates, with an office  in Blue Bell, PA, located in Montgomery County, PA. I see people in many stages of life from preschool through older adulthood. I help people with their relationships with significant others and their environment.

Dr. Portnoy is a member of and enlisted in the American Psychology Association “Find a Therapist” @, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology @ and the Psychology Today

Telephone: 610-277–6552
Fax: 610-270–3919

Susan Glaskin

Susan E. Glaskin, Psy.D., Clinical Director

Telephone: 215 412–8677
Fax: 215 412–8688
Margaret A. Brnich-Ryan

Margaret A. Brnich-Ryan, MA, NCC, LPC

Margaret Brnich-Ryan
Telephone: 215-514-0133
Richard Chaney

Richard Chaney, L.M.F.T, M.A.

telephone: 610-742–3114
Fax: 215–444–9206
Peter Gelbart

Peter Gelbart, EdD

Telephone: 215-884–4986
Nefertiti Isoke

Nefertiti Isoke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW

Telephone: 484-775–0553
Dr. Leela Jackson

Dr. Leela Jackson, LCP

Telephone 267-273-8041
Kala Lalani

Kala Lalani, LCSW, ACSW, Structural Family Therapist

telephone: 610–825–6575
Cell: 484–213–3962
Miriam Orenstein

Miriam Orenstein, MA, RN, CS

Telephone: 215–514–2043
Fax: 215–836–7220

Tamar Port M.S.S., L.C.S.W.

Telephone: 215–530–2564
Fax: 215– 646–5253
Dannetta Purnell

Dannetta Purnell, LCSW

Fees & Health Insurance

Penn Valley Counseling Associates accepts most health insurance reimbursements or alternatively, private pay. Our office will verify your benefits and schedule an initial consult with one of our in- network therapists. The following is a list of some of the major insurers accepted at Penn Valley Counseling Associates. Please don’t hesitate to call at (215) 699-3901 if your insurance company is not listed below as we may also be in your network.

  • Aetna

  • Amerihealth


  • Cigna

  • Highmark Blue Shield

  • Independence Blue Cross

  • Keystone

  • Medicare

  • Personal Choice

  • Tricare

  • United Behavioral Health

  • Value Options

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Blue Bell Office

Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 277-6552

Office Hours:

While each therapist has his/her own schedule, our general office hours are:
Monday through Friday 7:30am to 8:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm