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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Cathy Jacobsen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
6 W Willow Grove Ave, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Let's Connect (267) 435-3727
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As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief and Loss Educator I have over 20 years experience helping people who are living with grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions. Grief and loss is an area of special interest. Losing a loved one is traumatic and transformative. Grief can be brutal. You tell yourself that time will heal the wound, yet every day opens it anew. While pain is inevitable, lifelong suffering is not. I am your guide, the journey is yours. You will leave our first session feeling understood, more hopeful and with at least one new coping skill in hand.
There is no timeline to healing in grief. It is not something to be ‘cured’. A griever has six basic needs: to know that your grief is important and to have your pain witnessed; to express your feelings; to release the burden of guilt; to be free of old wounds; to integrate the pain and the love and to find meaning in life after loss. I am your guide.
Working on your grief can feel scary as it involves digging deeper into your feelings and thoughts. While my own experience with the traumatic loss of an adult child, a sibling, my parents and a best friend is different than yours, talking with someone who 'knows' promotes a kind of unspoken bond. Change occurs within a relationship, not in isolation.
Call or Cathy Jacobsen now for a free 15 minute consultation - (267) 435-3727

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6 W Willow Grove Ave

Suite 301

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(267) 435-3727

Philadelphia, PA 19118

I am licensed in both PA and NJ. Most sessions are virtual, though I see PA clients in-person when available. Day and evening hours.
I specialize in Grief, Anxiety and Depression 
$170 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6 W Willow Grove Ave

Suite 301

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(267) 435-3727

Philadelphia, PA 19118

I am licensed in both PA and NJ. Most sessions are virtual, though I see PA clients in-person when available. Day and evening hours.
I specialize in Grief, Anxiety and Depression 
$170 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $170
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
"
I participate in Medicare and a few other insurance plans. Invoices are available for those who have OON benefits and for your records. For those not using insurance, I offer a sliding fee scale based on family income. I'm committed to keeping therapy affordable as the need is great.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I participate in Medicare and a few other insurance plans. Invoices are available for those who have OON benefits and for your records. For those not using insurance, I offer a sliding fee scale based on family income. I'm committed to keeping therapy affordable as the need is great.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / SW002778E Cathy Jacobsen
  • In Practice for 41 Years
  • Certificate from Family and Play Therapy Center, Inc 2016
  • Certificate from Grief Educator Certification David Kessler Training / 2022
  • Attended University of Pennsylvania, MSW, Graduated 1978
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Loss extends to working with those impacted by adoption and foster care. As an adoptive parent, I've worked with all members of the adoption triad.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Loss extends to working with those impacted by adoption and foster care. As an adoptive parent, I've worked with all members of the adoption triad.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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Other losses may include divorce, a life transition, chronic medical conditions, pregnancy issues such as miscarriage, infertility. Anxiety (panic, phobias, OCD) and depression are also areas of expertise. Together we will delve into the issues at hand and collaborate in creating a plan to address your concerns. Symptom relief is a priority. It gradually occurs within the first month or so.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Other losses may include divorce, a life transition, chronic medical conditions, pregnancy issues such as miscarriage, infertility. Anxiety (panic, phobias, OCD) and depression are also areas of expertise. Together we will delve into the issues at hand and collaborate in creating a plan to address your concerns. Symptom relief is a priority. It gradually occurs within the first month or so.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Endorsement

Valerie Feeley
Valerie Feeley
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSSLCSWEMDR
Cathy is an experienced therapist, skilled in working on grief and loss. She has experience with adults and children and expertise in helping families navigate adoption.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - EFT
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindful Family/Child Play Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
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I subscribe to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy is a three pronged approach, exploring the connection between the issues you bring to therapy, early life experiences and how they play out in the therapeutic relationship. With CBT, we'll look at how your thoughts affect your emotions and experience. Challenging your thoughts affects how you feel.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I subscribe to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy is a three pronged approach, exploring the connection between the issues you bring to therapy, early life experiences and how they play out in the therapeutic relationship. With CBT, we'll look at how your thoughts affect your emotions and experience. Challenging your thoughts affects how you feel.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

6 W Willow Grove Ave

Suite 301

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(267) 435-3727

Additional Location

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(267) 435-3727
"
I am licensed in both PA and NJ. Most sessions are virtual, though I see PA clients in-person when available. Day and evening hours.
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I am licensed in both PA and NJ. Most sessions are virtual, though I see PA clients in-person when available. Day and evening hours.
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 435-3727
Photo of Cathy Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW