BHAR’s mission is visualized in our logo.
The BOX represents a patient’s feelings of being trapped, either in their behavior or their legal outcomes.
The EVERGREEN TREE represents their ability for growth; the off-centered placement shows the freedom for that growth; and the strategies, tools, and resources BHAR provides are “evergreen” resources they will use for life.
The BREAKTHROUGH of the evergreen crossing over the top of the box represents the breakthroughs patients experience with BHAR’s expertise.
And the B & H of “BHAR” is reflected in the tagline: The Difference Begins Here.
Dr. Jason Hunt, Psy.D
Dr. Hunt is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and he owns and operates BHAR. He serves as a board member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Assessment Board. He has earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and a Degree with Distinction from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Hunt uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to help patients living with a wide variety of psychological illnesses. He has practiced in the mental health field for 20 years and treated men, women, boys, girls (ages ranging from 3 to 84 years old), LGBTQ, minorities, as well as individuals from high, middle, and low socioeconomic backgrounds. He trained at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Cooper Hospital, Friends Psychiatric Hospital, Kentucky State Reformatory, The Cabinet for Children and Families, Wellstone Regional Hospital, and Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Hunt supervises clinical staff, coordinates patient care, consults with parole/probation and manages office continuity and development in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania offices.
Kelly Bonomo, LPC, CSOTP
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Kelly provides group and individual therapy at our Havertown office.
Kelly has counseling experience with a variety of clients in all stages of life from adolescence to older adulthood. Kelly has worked in a variety of settings, including: secure residential with juveniles who have been adjudicated for sexual offending behaviors, nonsecure residential with adolescents and young adults with severe mental illness, and court-mandated outpatient therapy for individuals with substance use concerns.
Kelly specializes in working with individuals who struggle with problematic sexual behavior, difficulty with emotion regulation, backgrounds of trauma, and maladaptive coping responses.
Kelly is passionate about establishing a comfortable, empowering, and safe environment while in the therapeutic relationship, using creative and individualized approaches to help her clients achieve their ideal versions of themselves.
Kiersten Dominic, M.S.
Kiersten is a master’s level clinician and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in psychological assessment. Much of her clinical experiences have involved working with those with problematic sexual behaviors and various psychological and personality disorders in group and individual therapy. She has worked in multiple settings, including community mental health centers, inpatient and outpatient facilities, emergency rooms, and state psychiatric hospitals. Kiersten’s approach to therapy assists her clients in gaining insight into their past experiences, behaviors, and thought processes to promote a deeper understanding of themselves and positive change. She aims to tailor her approach to each client, focusing on building rapport and a strong therapeutic alliance.
Lauren Leavitt, M.A., M.S.
Lauren is a master’s level clinician who is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She holds master’s degrees in both forensic and clinical psychology and her current concentration is in psychological assessment. She has been working with the forensic population for the past six years. Aside from working in correctional settings she has also worked in psychiatric hospitals and private practice. She specializes in working with a diverse client-base, working with those facing various psychological and personality disorders as well as those with a history of trauma. Lauren’s approach is direct and open, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance with each of her clients. She tailors her approach to each client, allowing space for growth and insight into their behaviors, experiences, and thought processes.
Leo Bressler, LPC
Leo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. She has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, community mental health, and outpatient clinics. Leo is an advanced psychology student who is pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She administers psychological assessments and provides group and individual therapy under the direct supervision of Dr. Hunt.
Gabi is the office manager here at BHAR. With a variety of experience and a passion for helping others, she is eager to be a part of such a special team, aiming to create a welcoming environment. As the first point of contact, Gabi is happy to lend a helping hand and answer any of your questions.