Erika Surkin

Psychologist, MEd

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Erika Surkin, MEd, Psychologist in Chester Heights
(484) 577-2970 Website

Erika Surkin

Psychologist, MEd


Location

363 Valleybrook Rd
Chester Heights, Pennsylvania 19017
(484) 577-2970

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I look forward to working with you and your child (ages 2-18) to solve life's issues. I am a licensed psychologist and Registered Play Therapist with over 30 years of experience, both in private practice and school settings. Play Therapy is the most effective way to communicate with children and adolescents. Once a positive and trusting relationship has been established, I utilize a variety of directive and non- directive therapy techniques to aid in exploration and resolution of social and emotional issues. Parenting solutions are an integral part of this process.

Play therapy is an experiential therapeutic approach that is effective with most clients, regardless of age. Toys are a natural draw for some clients, while art, music, puppetry, and animal assisted therapy work well with others. Monthly parent meetings address parental concerns and parenting solutions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • School: Boston University
  • Year Graduated: 1972
  • License No. and State: PS004270L Pennsylvania

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: PS-004270-L PA Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Location

363 Valleybrook Rd
Chester Heights, Pennsylvania 19017
(484) 577-2970

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This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Asperger's Syndrome
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Dec 2017
Erika Surkin, MEd, Psychologist in Chester Heights

Erika Surkin

Psychologist, MEd