Daemion Counseling Center

Hope, One Hour at a Time

aka Daemion House, Inc.   |   Berwyn, PA   |


Daemion Counseling Center offers professional mental health counseling focused on helping community residents navigate life's many transitions, by providing expert yet affordable care.

We serve Southeastern Pennsylvania; Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

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Ms. Margaret O Magee

Main address

95 Howellville Rd

Berwyn, PA 19312 USA

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Formerly known as

Daemion House, Inc.



NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Professional Mental Health Counseling

We offer individual, couples, and family counseling to the uninsured, underinsured, and unemployed (the disenfranchised). Daemion Counseling Center also has an individualized "anger management" program. We offer parenting skills and group counseling..

Population(s) Served

Daemion's primary service is mental health counseling for the uninsured and underinsured.

Population(s) Served

Anger Management is offered on an individual basis.  It is a psychoeducational program completed over a consecutive ten week time frame.  Primary clients are court ordered to attend.  This is a highly successful program using cognitive behavioral techniques.

Population(s) Served

Therapists work with families to nurture change and development.

Population(s) Served

Bereavement is the process of grieving and letting go of a loved one who has died.

Population(s) Served

COuples theraphy attempts to resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Population(s) Served

Daemion offers a two-session drug and alcohol evaluation service to clients using validated instruments designed to measure substance and/or alcohol use and the risk of abuse. Clients first meet with the therapist for an intake and evaluation session.

In the second session, clients receive feedback on their evaluation, are given appropriate educational information, and, based on the recommendation of the therapist, determine the best next steps that meet the individual’s goals.

This program meets the requirements of many court-, school-, law-enforcement-, and employee-initiated requests for professional, independent evaluations.

Population(s) Served

Daemion Counseling Center is offering support groups. Contact us to see if there are open support groups.

“Parents of Adult Children with Mental Health/Substance Abuse Challenges”
“Aging Well”
“Healing the Helping Professional”

Population(s) Served

Compassion fatigue and burnout are real-life consequences to the daily psychological and emotional stress experienced by front-line "essential workers", which have the potential to significantly impact individual well-being. In addition to affecting his/her ability to be an effective, competent professional. DCC seeks to address these needs by providing care and support to professionals in order to cultivate well-being; promote personal self-care; increase self-esteem and feelings of self-worth; improve quality of life for professionals and their families/loved ones; provide an environment of community and peer support, and sustain professional competencies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Citation 2018

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Affiliations & memberships

Berwyn Devon Business Association 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Provide high quality and affordable counseling services to residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
2. Build a sustainable and diverse revenue base sufficient to meet the needs of the organization.
3. Increase the community's knowledge and awareness of Daemion Counseling Center.
4. Strengthen the board's role as leaders and stewards of Daemion's future.

Goal 1, Objectives:
1.1 Build the internal staff structure to maintain high quality service
1.2 Maintain a high quality internship experience for 1-2 interns per year
1.3 Demonstrate specific benchmarks and measures that provide a structured approach to building capacity, accountability, and sustainability in our organization.
2.1 Create a three year Development Plan with action steps
2.2 Further develop "Taste of Berwyn" annual fundraiser
3.1 Build and maintain a strong relationship with key community organizations and leaders
3.2 Create and implement a "Speaker's Bureau"
3.3 Develop various social media strategies that are appropriate to Daemion's services and capacity
4.1 Design and implement a recruitment plan that includes prospective members and non-board committee volunteers
4.2 Increase the board's role in fund development.
4.3 Establish a Friends of Daemion committee
4.4 Plan the structure of the board to allow for strong leadership

We have a broad scope of skill-sets, diversity, and talent on the Board of Directors and staff. Additionally, we have an advisory board made-up of previous board members who make themselves available to help guide the work of Daemion Counseling Center.

We offer the services of Licensed Professional Counselors with specific areas of expertise.

Our Strategic Plan has identified the scope of work with action steps that we have committed to undertake. We intend to increase our client base by 20% by marketing to our target population via several marketing methods. We will use e-newsletters and social media to deliver positive mental health messages. We also intend to evaluate the major annual fundraiser for Safety, Financial, Sweat Equity, and Branding. Additionally, we are working with Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on giving back Thursdays, when Anthony's will give back 20% of any meal when identified as supporting Daemion.

We have recently updated Daemion's By-laws to reflect the job descriptions and accountability of members of the Board, and the manner in which we will transact business.

A newly formed Governance Committee will ensure the community that we have reviewed and implemented policies and procedures necessary to operate a 501 (c) 3 efficiently.

In 2016, volunteers donated substantial hours of time to support various program activities for Daemion Counseling Center. Management estimates the value of these donated services at $44,705.

On of our most significant accomplishments has been to become a provider of Magellan Behavioral Health. Historically, Daemion has provided services to those who are uninsured or under insured. With the Affordable Care Act, everyone should have insurance. However, that is not true. Many people still do not have insurance, or if they have it, their deductible is so high, they cannot use their insurance unless it there is a major catastrophe. Daemion offers a sliding fee scale to help those who do not have insurance.
We were accepted as one of ten organizations in the Great Delaware Valley to participate in Villanova University's MBA Capstone project.
We held a successful Taste of Berwyn annual fundraiser exceeding our financial goal.
Received a first-time grant from PNC Healthcare Foundation for $10,000.
Received a $10,000 per month in-kind Google AdWords grant.
Initiated our first successful "Giving Tuesday" campaign.
Received a Rotary Gundaker Foundation award of $1,000 to upgrade software.
Increased our social media presence.

We want to focus on client acquisition in 2017, by increasing our visibility in the community. We have created a new Strategic Plan to allow for sustainability and provide direction. Finally, we hope to achieve PANO's "Standards for Success" accreditation, demonstrating that Daemion is up to date on important policies and procedures. This is a three year process, which requires due diligence and over-sight.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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Daemion Counseling Center

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph Koebele

Guy Carpenter

Term: 2018 - 2023

Margaret Burpee

F S Investments

Raymond J Hoffman

Retired VP of Marketing & PR Firm

Allyson M. Washo

Marketing Director, McAndrews Law Offices

Amedeo G. Piccioni

Retired, Banker

Gerld Carter

Vanguard Group

Ryan uigley

Play Easy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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