Integrative Psychological Associates is a team comprised of highly trained and experienced clinicians who treat individuals and families across the lifespan. Having worked and trained in a wide variety of settings and with a diverse range of populations, we bring years of expertise to our work with children, adolescents, adults and families.


Our approach is distinctive in that we view our clients as individuals, not as diagnostic labels.  Psychological distress is understood as a combination of environment, biology, and developmental stress.  As such, our focus is on helping people identify and overcome obstacles specific to their own experience in order to better live the lives they want. Given the broad range of differences in individual development and adaptation, we do not believe in a “one treatment for every problem” approach based on a particular psychological theory or mode of training.  Rather, we strive to create a treatment environment that is custom-tailored to the concerns presented by each client. In addition, we emphasize the “goodness of fit” between the therapist and the individual and/or family, where both parties are able to develop the necessary rapport and trust needed to establish a dynamic working alliance.  While as a team we share many core competencies, we are also mindful of our unique skills, experiences, and styles that inform our individual treatment approaches, and endeavor to find the best match between clinician and client. Contact Us

Our Team

We have a wide range of skills and specialties. Please browse our biographies to learn more about who we are and how we can help.

Susan Spencer Morrison, MSS, LCSW

Susan Spencer Morrison, MSS, LCSW

Susan has been a practicing clinician, LCSW, for 20 years after earning an MSS from Bryn Mawr College. Susan works with preteens, teens and adults seeking improved self awareness to overcome obstacles to living the life they desire. Within the context of a supportive and validating therapeutic relationship, clients are empowered to establish authentic goals, often related to identity and sense of self.

Her clinical approach is integrative, drawing from Object Relations Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other relational therapies. She is trained in CBT protocols which teach clients strategies to overcome specific fears and phobias through systematic development of coping strategies that generalize across all areas of their lives. She is BTech trained in Comprehensive DBT treatment, an evidenced-based treatment that helps people experiencing difficulty controlling their thoughts, emotions and behaviors identify and replace problem behaviors with more effective responses.

Susan’s work experience began as an outpatient therapist with a clinical population of adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues in a community health setting. In 2000 she joined a group practice, Center for Psychological Services, and provided therapy for preteens, teens and adults. Since June of 2015, she has partnered with Integrative Psychological Associates (IPA) operating in our Berwyn and Ardmore locations. In 2015 Susan co-founded OPAL DBT, LLC, a comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program for adolescents and their families. Susan specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-defeating behaviors, life transitions, social challenges, addictive behaviors, and ADHD. Consultation with parents regarding parenting issues with preteens and teens is also available.

Dr. Daniel Yemin

Dr. Daniel Yemin

With twenty years of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Daniel Yemin uses a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral strategies to increase self-awareness and insight, and to develop and strengthen coping strategies and problem solving skills among his adolescent and adult clients. Utilizing a methodologically integrated approach, he aims to help clients identify, understand and overcome obstacles to wellbeing and success in the domains of relationships, family, work and school.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Yemin earned both masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University in 1998. He completed his post-doctoral work at the Elwyn Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. In addition to his twenty years in private practice, Dr. Yemin has worked at numerous university counseling centers, including the University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University, and Widener University. Through his private practice, Dr. Yemin has worked with a diverse client base. He is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues. His areas of treatment specialization include adolescent and young adult psychology, coping with chronic illness and navigating divorce. When working with adolescents, Dr. Yemin also provides parent consultation and support, and with permission, he will collaborate with schools, psychiatrists, physicians and educational support staff. He also has two decades of experience working with LGBTQ youth and adults.

Dr. Jim Coupe

Dr. Jim Coupe

Dr. Jim Coupe is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in professional practice for over 12 years. His relaxed, flexible demeanor allows him to meet clients at their personal level of readiness for change. Jim’s practice features work with preteens, adolescents, and adults. He utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral strategies to help address problem behaviors, as well as mood, anxiety, and stress-related issues. Jim works particularly well with student-athletes coping with the unique challenges presented by both academic and athletic expectations. Building on his own experience as a competitive college athlete and strong academic performer, he combines a variety of techniques and approaches to aid performance in these areas.

In addition to his private practice, Jim serves as the Clinical Director at the Saint John Vianney Center, which is a licensed psychiatric hospital for Catholic clergy. In that capacity, he oversees the center’s residential evaluation and treatment programs. He actively collaborates at national and international conferences on such topics as clergy wellness and healthy boundaries.

Jim graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Additionally, he holds three Master’s Degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Criminal Justice (MA), and Psychology (MA). He is an undergraduate alumnus of Moravian College.

Dr. Victor Shklyarevsky

Dr. Victor Shklyarevsky

Dr. Victor Shklyarevsky (Sky) is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr.Sky treats individuals across the life-span, utilizing a custom-tailored approach that includes psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, collaborative problem-solving, and dialectical behavioral therapy-informed skill building.

Dr. Sky specializes in anxiety, depression, AD/HD, learning difficulties, anger management, substance abuse, and life’s transitions. He enjoys working with children, preteens, adolescents, adults, couples and provides collateral family therapy. In addition to therapy, Victor administers psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments.

Having obtained a doctoral degree (PsyD) from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, Dr. Sky trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, forensic, substance abuse, and with other high-risk treatment-resistant populations.

Dr. Sky has served as an Associate Adjunct Professor in graduate programs where he lectured on group psychotherapy and substance abuse. He has coauthored articles and conducted a variety of workshops with local professional organizations.

A third degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, Dr. Sky is an avid Zen/mindfulness proponent and practitioner, and continues to challenge himself in martial arts, Crossfit, and raising children in the 21st century.

Dr. Nicole Chaikin

Dr. Nicole Chaikin

Dr. Nicole Chaikin has been a practicing clinician for nearly twenty years. Her integrative approach to psychotherapy weaves aspects of psychodynamic, dialectical (DBT) and cognitive behavioral strategies to tailor treatment to the individual client.

Nicole values opportunities to work collaboratively with preteens, adolescents, and adults around a variety of life’s challenges and personal goals. Nicole’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders, self-injury/suicidality, dissociative and trauma-related problems. She also enjoys consulting with parents regarding child development issues and parenting concerns. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Chaikin currently holds school psychologist positions at The Episcopal Academy and Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge, and is a consultant for Montgomery School.

Nicole graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clark University, earning the distinctions Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. She earned a master’s degree in clinical social work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as both master and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology (PsyD) from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Nicole has held leadership positions in various mental health settings, including community mental health agencies, inpatient units, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and schools.

Get a hold of IPA

To inquire about scheduling an appointment, please contact the individual therapist directly at the listed number or email.


Contact IPA Individual Therapists

Nicole Chaikin, Psy.D.
484-674-6324
DrNicole@ipapsych.com

Jim Coupe, Psy.D.
484-674-6322
DrJim@ipapsych.com

Susan Spencer Morrison, M.S.S., LCSW
484-674-6321
Susan@ipapsych.com

Victor Shklyarevsky, Psy.D.
484-674-6320
DrVictor@ipapsych.com

Daniel Yemin, Psy.D.
484-674-6323
DrDan@ipapsych.com

IPA Berwyn Location

1171 Lancaster Avenue Berwyn PA 19312

Available Clinicians

Nicole Chaikin, Psy.D.
Victor Shklyarevsky, Psy.D.
Jim Coupe, Psy.D.
Daniel Yemin, Psy.D.
Susan Spencer Morrison, M.S.S., LCSW

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IPA Narberth Location

109 Forrest Avenue Rear Narberth PA 19072

Available Clinicians

Daniel Yemin, Psy.D.
Susan Spencer Morrison, M.S.S., LCSW

 

 

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