Services are provided by the following professionals:

  • Director of Treatment
  • Child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Mental health professional
  • Mental health worker
  • Pennsylvania state certified special education teacher


Lourea-Waddell, Brittany

Dr. Brittany Lourea-Waddell, Director of Treatment

Dr. Brittany Lourea-Waddell is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist. She earned a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in April, 1998. She earned a Masters of Education in School Psychology from Temple University in August, 2002 and a Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology from Temple University in May, 2006.

Dr. Lourea-Waddell has been employed by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit since August 15, 2006 and working with ExplorationsPHP since October 25, 2011.

Lipkowitz, Ronald

Dr. Ronald Lipkowitz, ExplorationsPHP psychiatrist

Dr. Ronald Lipkowitz, M.D. is a Physician & Board Certified Psychiatrist specializing in treatment of adolescents and adults.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 1978.  He received a Doctorate degree from Albany Medical College in May 1978 as well.  He completed an internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital in June 1979.  He completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in June 1982.He mostly works in a solo private practice in Devon.  Dr. Lipkowitz has been a consultant to the MCIU from 1986-2003 & more recently from 2013 to the present.

Sutterby, Nicole

Nicole Sutterby, ExplorationsPHP mental health worker

Nicole Sutterby is lead Group Therapist at Explorations PHP. She earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Montgomery County Community College in 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies from West Chester University in 2002. After working as a teacher and group therapist for seven years at an alternative school she studied Restorative Practices at the International Institute of Restorative Practices in Bethlehem PA. In 2009 she earned her Master’s degree in Restorative Practices in Education. Nicole has been working at Explorations since April of 2014.

Dr. Marc Langman, ExplorationsPHP psychiatrist