Our Philosophy

As we all navigate through our daily lives, challenges, disappointments, health crises, physical injuries and emotional stresses find their way into our realities. Often supports that could assist us through these events and situations are not easily found nor readily available to us. It is the philosophy of Fairmount Associates that emotional supports should be readily available, easily accessible and financially reasonable for everyone.

Contact Us

Tel: (215) 236-6100
Fax: (215) 236-6302
Email: fairmountassociates@yahoo.com

2542 "A" Brown Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Jeanie S. Almo, RN, MSN, CH is the founder of Fairmount Associates, LLC, and has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in both private practice and as the director of numerous programs in the mental health field in New Haven, CT, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, PA.

Her main interest is in the field of individual, relationship, family counseling, and parenting issues, and the spectrum of life issues that impact them including: separation and divorce; chronic or terminal illness, grief or loss; physical disfigurement, abuse or domestic violence; and family members dealing with substance abuse, families dealing with special needs children.

Ms. Almo was on the faculty of the Yale University School of Nursing and while there taught psychiatric nursing, pediatric nursing, child and family therapies and established two-year Masters level program in those areas. She also served as a major in the Army Reserve teaching emergency medicine and battlefield first aid.

She was the Intergovernmental Liaison between St. Elizabeth's Hospital/NIMH and the District of Columbia Mental Health Services Administration. At St. Elizabeth's Hospital/NIMH she also served as Head Nurse of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Unit; developed and implemented a 60-bed Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, serving as Deputy Director and Acting Chief Nurse, and also worked in the Quality Assurance Office developing outcome measurements for the ten Division Hospital Units.

She has been the Director of a Psychosocial Rehabilitation "Supported Independent Living" Program at Step by Step, Inc. and the Associate Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives in schizophrenia research at the Arthur P. Noyes Research Foundation. In this capacity, she was the coordinator of a national conference on schizophrenia research "Toward Wholeness", whose keynote speakers included John Nash (the subject of the movie "A Beautiful Mind"), Aaron Beck, M.D., the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, international research specialists investigating new approaches to serious mental illness, as well as a well known local psychologist and radio talk show host, Dr. Dan Gottlieb. Recently, Ms. Almo worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist consulting in Wrap Around Services, working with children, families and educational professionals for children with ADD, ADHD, ODD, Bi-polar, Autism spectrum disorders; and with the St. Gabriel's System "DelSTAR" Program, in Philadelphia, as an outpatient therapist for adjudicated adolescent sexual offenders.

Ms. Almo has a long history of experience writing educational and training programs to meet specified professional and community needs: for the Washington School of Psychiatry Community Education Program Publications, she developed four of their eight community education modules regarding Parenting, Deinstitutionalization, Homelessness, and Careers in Mental Health; for the National American Red Cross she developed and authored the original nine-module Pilot of the National Training Program for Child Care Workers, which became a joint effort between the National American Red Cross, the U.S. Army-Department of Education, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She has developed and presented programs and curricula in several mental health related topics, including: working with children of substance abusing parents; topics for those working with substance abusers and the dually diagnosed (MISA); psychopharmacology for mental health professionals; teaching life skills to children, and adults; social psychology, psychopathology and the neurobiology of mental illness; teaching social skills to children with autism ADHD, PDD, ODD, and ASD disorders; behavior modification for children in a group setting; multicultural awareness and orientation in working with staff and clients; developing outcome measurements for mental health programs.

Ms. Almo holds a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Villanova University, recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from PCOM, and is a certified hypnotherapist in the National Guild of Hypnotists. When appropriate, she employs hypnosis in helping individuals deal with life issues and problems including the treatment of chronic pain, anger, anxiety, phobias, fears, smoking cessation and weight loss.

To contact Ms. Almo directly, please call (215) 236-6100.

Fairmount Associates, LLC, is a small group of private, independent psychotherapists and wellness service providers, including the following therapists, who can be reached by calling the Main Office Number: 215-236-6300, and leaving them a personal voice mail.

Edith Arrington, Ph.D
Educational Assessment

Beth Daniels, PsyD, MA
Psychotherapy & Assessment; Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy; Forensic Evaluations; and Behavioral Assessments

Elyssa Kushner, Psy.D.
Individual and Family therapy, Depression, Anxiety and Grief Therapy

Tracy K. Lichner, Ph.D.
Individual and Family Therapy, Depression, Anxiety and Grief Therapy

Brandi J. Stewart, Psy.D.
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Therapy

Outside Consultant for Referrals

Nicholas S. Patapsis, Psy.D., M. Criminal Justice, Post-Doctoral M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology
Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Anger Management, Child and Adolescent Psychological