Jade Autumn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Offers online therapy
Jade is passionate about and experienced in working with youth, young adults, children and families of foster-care and/or adoption, as well as refugees and immigrants of all ages.
"I think we can all agree, life is hard! Sometimes the most honest, brave, and difficult thing we can do is reach out for support. Kudos to you for starting this courageous (and maybe scary) process! Needing support does not mean you are weak or broken, it means you are human. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe and comfortable bringing your whole, authentic self into our work together. I find using humor, whenever appropriate, helps to disarm fears and facades while building a trusting relationship between client and clinician.
(610) 947-4743
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Philadelphia, PA 19140
Offers online therapy
Jade is passionate about and experienced in working with youth, young adults, children and families of foster-care and/or adoption, as well as refugees and immigrants of all ages.
"I think we can all agree, life is hard! Sometimes the most honest, brave, and difficult thing we can do is reach out for support. Kudos to you for starting this courageous (and maybe scary) process! Needing support does not mean you are weak or broken, it means you are human. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe and comfortable bringing your whole, authentic self into our work together. I find using humor, whenever appropriate, helps to disarm fears and facades while building a trusting relationship between client and clinician.
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Debrah Anne Cohen
MFT, MHL Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Offers online therapy
As an adoptee, I understand that adoption often impacts other areas of one's life.
Congratulations on taking the first step on the path towards your healing. Perhaps you are an adoptee who wants to explore racial/trans-racial identity issues, are considering searching for your "first family", or need to grieve the losses from being relinquished early on in life. Maybe your romantic relationship is at an impasse. I can help you get "unstuck", teach you couple's communications skills, and support you on this journey. Perhaps you need extra support in working through family issues. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions. All you need is a computer and good wifi.
(215) 544-2012
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
Offers online therapy
As an adoptee, I understand that adoption often impacts other areas of one's life.
Congratulations on taking the first step on the path towards your healing. Perhaps you are an adoptee who wants to explore racial/trans-racial identity issues, are considering searching for your "first family", or need to grieve the losses from being relinquished early on in life. Maybe your romantic relationship is at an impasse. I can help you get "unstuck", teach you couple's communications skills, and support you on this journey. Perhaps you need extra support in working through family issues. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions. All you need is a computer and good wifi.
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Gina Rothermel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Offers online therapy
I find a lot of joy in helping teens, adults and couples discover and reach their goals. I have 20 years experience working with individuals in non-traditional families formed through foster care, adoption, blended families, and through reproductive medicine, and I understand the unique challenges these individuals and families face.
(215) 392-6879
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
Offers online therapy
I find a lot of joy in helping teens, adults and couples discover and reach their goals. I have 20 years experience working with individuals in non-traditional families formed through foster care, adoption, blended families, and through reproductive medicine, and I understand the unique challenges these individuals and families face.
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Angelle E. Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced and compassionate Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and re-author their stories. I have experience working with people from diverse family structures in many different settings. For over 17 years, I have worked with individuals and families, and I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
(267) 477-7302
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced and compassionate Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and re-author their stories. I have experience working with people from diverse family structures in many different settings. For over 17 years, I have worked with individuals and families, and I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
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Elaine Frank
LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Parenting Services for Families and After Adoption is a prevention-early intervention psychotherapy and educational practice for families with young children, both by birth and via adoption. Elaine Frank and Denise Rowe assist parents in getting to know their infants and toddler's personalities and ways of relating and communicating. The better one knows one's child, the more effective will be parenting strategies. Parent-child groups are a stimulating, enjoyable way to learn about aspects of the parent-child relationship, improve child and parent behavior, and learn about the 'ghosts' one brings from childhood to parenthood.
(215) 650-3271
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Parenting Services for Families and After Adoption is a prevention-early intervention psychotherapy and educational practice for families with young children, both by birth and via adoption. Elaine Frank and Denise Rowe assist parents in getting to know their infants and toddler's personalities and ways of relating and communicating. The better one knows one's child, the more effective will be parenting strategies. Parent-child groups are a stimulating, enjoyable way to learn about aspects of the parent-child relationship, improve child and parent behavior, and learn about the 'ghosts' one brings from childhood to parenthood.
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Kathlyn Drewicz Welsh Therapy
MS Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Offers online therapy
Hi I’m Kat. I have a Dual Masters in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. I work with children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with self esteem, anxiety, depression, adoption issues, OCD, self harm and disordered eating. Beginning between the ages of 12-16 as teens go through the separation process, parents often feel the child they once knew is now gone…and a teen who may not be as communicative and who may not want to spend as much time with parents has emerged. This shift may be difficult for parents. Parents may feel replaced by friends at this time.
(215) 317-3329
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Offers online therapy
Hi I’m Kat. I have a Dual Masters in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. I work with children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with self esteem, anxiety, depression, adoption issues, OCD, self harm and disordered eating. Beginning between the ages of 12-16 as teens go through the separation process, parents often feel the child they once knew is now gone…and a teen who may not be as communicative and who may not want to spend as much time with parents has emerged. This shift may be difficult for parents. Parents may feel replaced by friends at this time.
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Courage To Grow Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling with concerns related to drug/alcohol use, your relationships (with yourself or with others), adoption or attachment issues, and/or gender/sexuality issues? Together we can work in a supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to better understand yourself... why you may choose to do things, and cope in ways, that have been unproductive, problematic or even harmful to your wellbeing. Through mindfulness we can develop new skills that promote peace & serenity. I believe we can tap into your innate bravery and find your courage to grow! My practice is LGBTQIA* friendly and supportive for all people.
(215) 544-2684
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Philadelphia, PA 19146
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling with concerns related to drug/alcohol use, your relationships (with yourself or with others), adoption or attachment issues, and/or gender/sexuality issues? Together we can work in a supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to better understand yourself... why you may choose to do things, and cope in ways, that have been unproductive, problematic or even harmful to your wellbeing. Through mindfulness we can develop new skills that promote peace & serenity. I believe we can tap into your innate bravery and find your courage to grow! My practice is LGBTQIA* friendly and supportive for all people.
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Irene Feigin
Psychologist, MA Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19115
I presented internationally and domestically on both psychological issues of immigration and international adoption.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
(215) 874-7287
Verified

Philadelphia, PA 19115
I presented internationally and domestically on both psychological issues of immigration and international adoption.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
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Nita Laver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Whether you are dealing with problematic relationships (parent-child, family conflict, gay, lesbian, heterosexual couples), grief and loss, life transitions (infertility, adoption, divorce, re-marriage and blended families, infidelity), self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, work concerns, or communication difficulties, help is available and solutions are within your reach.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
(215) 798-0291
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Whether you are dealing with problematic relationships (parent-child, family conflict, gay, lesbian, heterosexual couples), grief and loss, life transitions (infertility, adoption, divorce, re-marriage and blended families, infidelity), self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, work concerns, or communication difficulties, help is available and solutions are within your reach.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
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Jodie Antoine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Offers online therapy
In addition to trauma work, I specialize in anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, post-partum, parenting, and foster care/adoption.
Life gets hard. I hope to offer you a patient, comfortable place where you can find support and restoration, as you work to process through whatever life is throwing at you. I firmly believe that the key to emotional health starts with learning to love yourself. And if you’re seeking therapy, you’re already a step closer to that goal. I use a strengths-based approach that focuses around bringing awareness to your feelings and their sources, and an understanding of the way that these feelings connect to your behaviors. From there, we can work together to help you cultivate a sense of control over your life.
(215) 789-9830
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Philadelphia, PA 19127
Offers online therapy
In addition to trauma work, I specialize in anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, post-partum, parenting, and foster care/adoption.
Life gets hard. I hope to offer you a patient, comfortable place where you can find support and restoration, as you work to process through whatever life is throwing at you. I firmly believe that the key to emotional health starts with learning to love yourself. And if you’re seeking therapy, you’re already a step closer to that goal. I use a strengths-based approach that focuses around bringing awareness to your feelings and their sources, and an understanding of the way that these feelings connect to your behaviors. From there, we can work together to help you cultivate a sense of control over your life.
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Helene lovell Dow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I have personal experience with international adoption as well as other life experiences that enable me to create a trusting and empathic relationship with my clients.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe place in which clients may explore how patterns of thinking or acting may be creating anxiety, stress or dissatisfaction in their relationship with themselves and others. I believe therapy is a partnership between the therapist and client in a process of rediscovering and strengthening the resources we all possess that enable us to meet and handle life as it comes. My priority is meeting clients where they are and supporting them in their journey toward greater self-awareness and appreciation of their own capacity for healing and change.
(215) 874-6109
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Philadelphia, PA 19130
I have personal experience with international adoption as well as other life experiences that enable me to create a trusting and empathic relationship with my clients.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe place in which clients may explore how patterns of thinking or acting may be creating anxiety, stress or dissatisfaction in their relationship with themselves and others. I believe therapy is a partnership between the therapist and client in a process of rediscovering and strengthening the resources we all possess that enable us to meet and handle life as it comes. My priority is meeting clients where they are and supporting them in their journey toward greater self-awareness and appreciation of their own capacity for healing and change.
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Wendy A Caplin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Not accepting new clients
My areas of specialty with individual/couples/ families include but are not limited to depressive disorders, couples, the elderly, chronic illness, problems of childhood, therapy with children, parent education, adoption issues, gays and lesbians, trauma and end of life issues.
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
(215) 977-4297
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
Not accepting new clients
My areas of specialty with individual/couples/ families include but are not limited to depressive disorders, couples, the elderly, chronic illness, problems of childhood, therapy with children, parent education, adoption issues, gays and lesbians, trauma and end of life issues.
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
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Elizabeth R. Weisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Offers online therapy
Areas of focus include: OCD, PTSD, trauma, Addiction & Recovery, LGBTQ, Special Needs Parenting, PANS / PANDAS, FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), Grief & Loss, Adoption, Relationship issues, Chronic and severe mental illness, and Mind-body Wellness.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH (Robert Frost)... It is human to suffer and it is human to face challenges. When the suffering becomes too great, and the challenges too large, good therapy can play a key role in bringing about change. If you decide to work with me, I would consider it an honor to become part of your journey towards increased health and well-being. When you come to therapy, you will be treated with respect. I bring many years of experience as a therapist, providing both brief evidence-based interventions and long term psychodynamic approach. I will work carefully with you to define and achieve your personal goals.
(267) 202-4386
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
Offers online therapy
Areas of focus include: OCD, PTSD, trauma, Addiction & Recovery, LGBTQ, Special Needs Parenting, PANS / PANDAS, FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), Grief & Loss, Adoption, Relationship issues, Chronic and severe mental illness, and Mind-body Wellness.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH (Robert Frost)... It is human to suffer and it is human to face challenges. When the suffering becomes too great, and the challenges too large, good therapy can play a key role in bringing about change. If you decide to work with me, I would consider it an honor to become part of your journey towards increased health and well-being. When you come to therapy, you will be treated with respect. I bring many years of experience as a therapist, providing both brief evidence-based interventions and long term psychodynamic approach. I will work carefully with you to define and achieve your personal goals.
Patience Buckwalter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Adoption & Newcomers.
Currently struggling with Depression and Anxiety? Difficulty managing emotions? Feeling unsatisfied with where your life is right now? Dealing with our mental health can be a challenging experience for many of us. It is sometimes helpful to have someone available to offer support and guidance to help create a plan that works for you and to get your wonderful self back! The goal is to have you be able to have control of your life again and feel happy, motivated and at peace! As your counselor I will you process your own personal journey!
(717) 229-9641
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Adoption & Newcomers.
Currently struggling with Depression and Anxiety? Difficulty managing emotions? Feeling unsatisfied with where your life is right now? Dealing with our mental health can be a challenging experience for many of us. It is sometimes helpful to have someone available to offer support and guidance to help create a plan that works for you and to get your wonderful self back! The goal is to have you be able to have control of your life again and feel happy, motivated and at peace! As your counselor I will you process your own personal journey!
Julia Ruane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Offers online therapy
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize in maternal mental health, covering the pre, peri and postpartum periods. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues, and I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss. I offer guidance and counseling to both new and veteran parents who are trying to navigate the complexities of parenting throughout the life cycle.
(215) 999-7062
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Offers online therapy
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize in maternal mental health, covering the pre, peri and postpartum periods. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues, and I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss. I offer guidance and counseling to both new and veteran parents who are trying to navigate the complexities of parenting throughout the life cycle.
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Megan Schlude
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Offers online therapy
I specialize in maternal mental health and work with mothers in all stages of motherhood- infertility, mood/anxiety disorders occurring in pregnancy or postpartum, adoption, pregnancy loss, birth trauma and much more.
Are you anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Is your expectation of a beautiful life falling short? I have devoted my practice to helping individuals create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to foster a genuine connection with my clients. Our sessions will be interactive and collaborative. I have a great passion for 'helping people help themselves' and work in a participatory manner with my clients. I look forward to being on the journey to wellness with you.
(484) 209-1402
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Offers online therapy
I specialize in maternal mental health and work with mothers in all stages of motherhood- infertility, mood/anxiety disorders occurring in pregnancy or postpartum, adoption, pregnancy loss, birth trauma and much more.
Are you anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Is your expectation of a beautiful life falling short? I have devoted my practice to helping individuals create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to foster a genuine connection with my clients. Our sessions will be interactive and collaborative. I have a great passion for 'helping people help themselves' and work in a participatory manner with my clients. I look forward to being on the journey to wellness with you.
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Janet Thurston, MA, MS
MS, MA Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Sometimes we experience life's hardships, and do not know how to face them. Instead, we avoid talking or thinking about them. Traumas may occur in our childhood, in our relationships, or during significant losses. Unfortunately, the effects of past experiences are felt in current relationships, on the job, or in the body. In order to move forward in our lives, I believe that gradually telling the story of painful life events with a professional is healing. Once you have gradually told me about your pain, we can then work together to develop ways of coping and moving forward.
(484) 232-5403
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Sometimes we experience life's hardships, and do not know how to face them. Instead, we avoid talking or thinking about them. Traumas may occur in our childhood, in our relationships, or during significant losses. Unfortunately, the effects of past experiences are felt in current relationships, on the job, or in the body. In order to move forward in our lives, I believe that gradually telling the story of painful life events with a professional is healing. Once you have gradually told me about your pain, we can then work together to develop ways of coping and moving forward.
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JoAnn K Piña Park
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Offers online therapy
Experiencing deep pain and suffering can be a scary, lonely place to be. Regardless of the one's experiences and circumstances, I am here to professionally yet warmly and with compassion and genuineness, help through these times. I love what I do have been professionally helping people through tough times for over 25 years.
(267) 274-2301
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Offers online therapy
Experiencing deep pain and suffering can be a scary, lonely place to be. Regardless of the one's experiences and circumstances, I am here to professionally yet warmly and with compassion and genuineness, help through these times. I love what I do have been professionally helping people through tough times for over 25 years.
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Sydney Stephenson
MS Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19093
Offers online therapy
As Mr. Rogers said, “Play is really the work of childhood." We all go through hard times where we need a little help, but when children need help they don’t always tell us with words. Instead they show us, with behavior, physical symptoms, anxiety, or struggling in school. When they do, I use play to identify the reasons for children’s symptoms and teach healthier ways to get their needs met. Therapy should be safe and nonjudgmental, so the Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care is at the heart of that. It helps support parents in understanding their children, by asking what happened to them rather than what is wrong with them.
(412) 214-8908
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19093
Offers online therapy
As Mr. Rogers said, “Play is really the work of childhood." We all go through hard times where we need a little help, but when children need help they don’t always tell us with words. Instead they show us, with behavior, physical symptoms, anxiety, or struggling in school. When they do, I use play to identify the reasons for children’s symptoms and teach healthier ways to get their needs met. Therapy should be safe and nonjudgmental, so the Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care is at the heart of that. It helps support parents in understanding their children, by asking what happened to them rather than what is wrong with them.
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Kimberly Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CT Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Offers online therapy
You or your child are dealing with a loss, transition, or life challenge that feels like more than you can handle. It may be grieving a loved one who died, dealing with identity issues, or struggling with a significant relationship. You’re questioning if your behavior is "normal." You may worry that things will never get better, and you often wonder if you’re the only one going through this. You find yourself expressing sentiments like, "I should be grateful for what I have, but all I feel is unable to cope.”
(610) 600-1321
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Offers online therapy
You or your child are dealing with a loss, transition, or life challenge that feels like more than you can handle. It may be grieving a loved one who died, dealing with identity issues, or struggling with a significant relationship. You’re questioning if your behavior is "normal." You may worry that things will never get better, and you often wonder if you’re the only one going through this. You find yourself expressing sentiments like, "I should be grateful for what I have, but all I feel is unable to cope.”

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