About The Providers
Founded in 1991 by two child psychiatrists, Southampton Psychiatric Associates provides comprehensive mental health services in a caring and professional setting in a convenient location for residents of Philadelphia, eastern Montgomery County, and lower and central Bucks County. Excellent care is available for children, adolescents, adults, and older individuals as well as families and couples. In addition, a wide range of psychotherapy, social skills training, and support groups are offered.
Currently, the practice is owned by Drs. Margaret Sayers, Razvan Tornea, and Mona Masood and is staffed by well-trained and highly experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, professional counselors, and social workers. The clinicians at Southampton Psychiatric Associates work together in a multidisciplinary team approach in order to provide the highest quality of care possible. In addition, the providers in the practice collaborate with professionals in the community whenever appropriate. Southampton Psychiatric Associates maintains relationships with psychiatric hospitals and university medical centers, primary care physicians, medical specialists, mental health providers, schools, and allied health professionals in the community.
Meet The Team
Margaret D. Sayers, Ph.D.
Margaret D. Sayers, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. In recent years, she has expanded her training with emphasis on the use of mindfulness, acceptance, and attachment-focused therapy and has become certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She received her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children and families. She completed her training at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute/Medical College of Pennsylvania. She has been in private practice since 1992 and an owner of Southampton Psychiatric Associates since 1998. Currently, Dr. Sayers works with adults, children, and families and leads therapy groups for parents and adult women. In addition, she provides clinical supervision, psychoeducational evaluations, classroom observations, and school consultations. She is on the faculty of Temple University where she participates in the training of advanced clinical psychology graduate students. Dr. Sayers is available to talk to community and school groups on a wide range of topics. You can read Dr. Sayers' blog here.
Razvan Tornea M.D
Razvan Tornea M.D is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who completed his psychiatric residency at Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, followed by a two year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Medical College of Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. He is board certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Tornea practiced inpatient and partial hospital psychiatry at several area hospitals before joining SPA in 1999. He has been a partner since 2002. Dr. Tornea's practice focuses on psychiatric evaluations and consultations as well as pharmacological treatment of most mental disorders. He has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Mona Masood, DO
Mona Masood, DO is an American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certified general adult psychiatrist who completed her medical training at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA and psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She has experience treating a diverse patient population from various socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. She is trained in psychotherapies including Supportive, Interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. Her special interests are Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and cultural effects and stigmas of mental illness and she has conducted outreach and presentations to the local and medical communities on these subjects. She also practices evidence-based medication management for most psychiatric disorders.
Rebecca Bubb, Ph.D.
Rebecca Bubb, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College in Clinical Developmental Psychology and specializes in adolescents and young adults. Her training includes working with individuals and families primarily in outpatient settings, but also in schools, inpatient facilities, and mandated therapy settings. She specializes in working with adolescents and young adults but also works with families and adults. Dr. Bubb is experienced in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship and family issues. She has a particular interest and training in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Bubb's primary goal in working with a client or family is to understand their unique challenges and goals and to work with their strengths to find the best path forward. Some of the approaches she incorporates into the work include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family systems therapies, and parent training.
Ayse Cici-Gokaltun, Ph.D.
Psychology Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Cici-Gokaltun joined Southampton Psychiatric Associates in 2021. Previously she has worked at WES Health System as a Post-Doctoral Fellow where she specialized in psychological assessment and evaluations of adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient community mental health settings. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Istanbul University in Turkey where she has also worked as a Psychologist in Kindergartens and childcare centers for 5 years where she provided psychological consultation for children and their parents, organizing educational activities, and supervising preschool teachers. She is certified in Small-Steps: Early Education and Family Guidance Program working with children with special needs. Dr. Cici-Gokaltun later attended Florida International University in Miami, FL where she obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Developmental Psychology. She received pre-doctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health funded clinical research program at the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP) where she was primarily responsible for conducting diagnostic workups of the children and adolescents using the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children. She also is certified by the Active Parenting Now Leader Training Program working with children, pre-adolescents, and their families. Dr. Cici-Gokaltun has been teaching undergraduate psychology courses in Developmental Psychology at Florida International University and The College of New Jersey since 2010.
Jessica Curlett, M.Ed.
Jessica joined Southampton Psychiatric Associates in 2021 after receiving her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Jessica interned at Eastern University in the Cushing Center for Academic and Counseling services, in St. David’s, PA. She completed numerous hours of individual therapy in an outpatient setting with young adult clients prior to and during the pandemic. The new style and hybrid model of client treatment due to pandemic restrictions allowed Jessica to become trained in telehealth services and ethical considerations for treating clients online, which she has incorporated alongside her in-person training. Jessica also works for the Institute of Disabilities where she supports senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in receiving assistive technology. Previously, Jessica has been trained as a One-to-One Counseling Caregiver; a layperson counseling role for individuals in the community who may need emotional/mental health support outside of the regular counseling structure or may not have access to counseling services. Additionally, Jessica worked for seven years in the education field with at-risk youth as an instructor and mentor, in San Rafael, CA, Chester, PA, and Milwaukee WI. In completing her AmeriCorps experience in Milwaukee, she received the Idealistic Leader Award for her work. Most recently she worked as a college access coordinator at Carmen High School: Northwest in Milwaukee, WI, motivating and supporting high school seniors to earn 100% college acceptance. Jessica has a history of developing strong rapport and working alliances with a young and diverse clientele and has experience with a wide array of presenting concerns, including but not limited to, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, LGBTQIA+ concerns, perfectionism, spiritual concerns, adjustment disorders, ADHD, relational conflict, and emotion regulation. Jessica is an integrative counselor who employs the practices of trauma-informed care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Relational Cultural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy into her work with clients.
Jane Folk, M.S., L.P.C.
Jane Folk, M.S., L.P.C. has 30 years of experience in providing clinical services. She holds a BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and a Master's from Hahnemann/Drexel University. She sees clients of all ages. Ms. Folk specializes in the area of depression, anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, PTSD, panic, and OCD using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and mindfulness models. She worked and trained with Dr. Edna Foa at University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She is a certified exposure therapist and trainer. She completed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy intensive workshops at Omega Institute and completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teaching course through Thomas Jefferson University Medical Hospital. Ms. Folk incorporates mindfulness with CBT in her practice.
Lyndsey Hansen, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Lyndsey is a PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced a wide spectrum of concerns including trauma exposure, behavioral and emotional issues, grief, and other stressors that impact functioning at home and in school. She received her Masters from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and has since worked clinically with children and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Most recently Lyndsey has had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to children in the home, school, and community environments as a mobile therapist and behavioral specialist consultant. Lyndsey’s current practice seeks to provide a safe, nurturing space where clients can feel at ease being authentically themselves so that they may have an opportunity to make meaning of the past and move towards the future with a renewed sense of hope, confidence, and connection. She makes use of developmentally appropriate techniques such as play therapy, CBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, and/or DBT in addition to employing the invaluable collaboration of caregivers.
Daniel Kulper, Ph.D.
Daniel Kulper, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Temple University. Dr. Kulper helps individuals with a variety of mental health issues with specialties in anger/aggression, trauma, PTSD, sexual behavior problems, personality issues, and mood disorders. He also has a specialty in group psychotherapy and is the outgoing president of the Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society. Dr. Kulper has worked in a number of different settings including outpatient clinics, Veteran's hospitals, university clinics, and forensic settings. He currently works with adults and adolescents in individual therapy. While he has specific training in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and client-centered approaches, Dr. Kulper typically tailors his treatment to the needs of his clients and draws from multiple modalities. He believes that most individuals come by their problems honestly and often need new perspectives and coping skills to help navigate the inevitable problems of life.
Paul Linder, Ph.D.
Paul Linder, Ph.D. is a PA licensed psychologist and certified school counselor who has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. During his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training, Dr. Linder specialized in the treatment and assessment of children/adolescents and their family members. Throughout his 24 year professional career, Dr. Linder has provided counseling/therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting issues. Dr. Linder joined the SPA practice in 2007. Prior to that time, he worked in a variety of settings, which included secondary schools, university counseling centers/clinics, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and community mental health centers. Since joining the SPA practice, he has worked full-time as a school counselor and privately as a consultant and clinician.
Margaret A. Brnich-Ryan, M.A., L.P.C.
Margaret A. Brnich-Ryan, M.A., L.P.C. has been an associate with Southampton Psychiatric Associates since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gwynedd Mercy College and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University. She is trained in individual, marital/couple, and group therapy. In the mental health field for most of her adult life, Ms. Ryan's experience in various settings (residential, inpatient, partial hospital, community mental health, and outpatient) has exposed her to a vast array of issues. Using cognitive behavioral therapy as a base, her approach with people is to meet them "where they are" and to help them feel more empowered by using mind, body and spirit in accordance with their own beliefs. She remains attentive to the new brain science as it pertains to emotional issues. As such, she particularly enjoys introducing her clients to the power of mindfulness and self-compassion, helping them to stand side by side with their often-intense emotions and to learn that it is possible to honor and manage them. Ms. Ryan works with adult and older adult women and men who have depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or who are adjusting to difficult life losses and changes. She also treats those who are learning to cope with their loved ones' addiction issues.
Lawrence J. Tonetti, Psy.D.
Lawrence J. Tonetti, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who has been practicing as a therapist for over twenty years. Dr. Tonetti holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and a Master's Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University. He was trained in Structural Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center and completed his doctoral internship at Temple University’s Counseling Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Tonetti has worked with a variety of patient populations, including families, young children, adolescents, young adults, and mid-life/older adults, in diverse mental health settings. Dr. Tonetti has extensive experience treating young adults. He has worked in four different colleges in various capacities and facilitates a young adult therapy group at SPA. His treatment approach is based on the belief that self-acceptance and the ability to relate to others in healthy ways are the cornerstones to symptom reduction. As a result, his approach to both individual and family therapy focuses on the creation of an open and safe environment within the therapeutic relationship, combined with cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented techniques.
Jennifer M. Walling, M.A., L.M.F.T
Marriage and Family Therapist
Jennifer M. Walling, M.A., L.M.F.T. is a licensed couples and family therapist who received a Master's in Family Therapy from Drexel University in 2010 and a Master's in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in conflict resolution from Columbia University in 2000. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and uses a systemic approach in her work with couples, families, and individuals. She specializes in treating clients and families who have experienced trauma, loss, or addiction to gambling or substances or are adjusting to life cycle changes including marriage, divorce, and launching children. Ms. Walling is also skilled in working with clients experiencing anxiety and mood disorders. She has a background in inpatient and outpatient settings and supervises students training to be family therapists.
Leorah Walsh, M.D.
Leorah Walsh, M.D. is an American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She completed her medical training at Thomas Jefferson University, psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining SPA, Dr. Walsh practiced outpatient psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia working with their First-Episode Psychosis Programs, Autism Integrated Care Clinic, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and general Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Walsh has also previously engaged in research in Schizophrenia and in Autism and has been involved in the training and supervision of medical students and residents. Dr. Walsh has additional experience treating individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, medical causes of psychiatric illness, and co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions. She uses a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. Her special interests include treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Autism using both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Dr. Walsh is available to give talks to professional organizations and community groups on a wide range of topics including first episode psychosis and Autism Spectrum Disorders, among others.
Carol Ziegler, M.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker
Carol Ziegler, M.S.W. is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her Master's Degree from Rutgers University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, school systems and family service agencies. Currently, she treats individual adults with mood and anxiety disorders. She has particular interest and expertise in women's issues including eating disorders, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, postpartum depression, divorce, "empty nest," perimenopause and grief. One current focus is developing healthy relationships with adult children and elderly parents. Her clinical orientation is an integration of psychodynamic, insight-oriented, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Recent trainings include mindfulness and strategies to deal with insomnia.