James Alderfer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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James Alderfer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Kimberton, PA 19442
(484) 246-8842
Offers online therapy

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Psychology & Counseling Associates, PC
2091 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 970-5234 x263
Announcement icon Available for online appointments only; not available for in-person visits at this time.

About

I provide therapeutic services for individuals and families who are struggling with difficult relationships, and for anyone needing help navigating challenging emotions or life situations. Perhaps negative emotions, including numbness, are separating you from others and from participating in the world, keeping you disconnected from life. Even extreme positive emotions may get in the way of meaningful contact with others. Perhaps you are at an impasse where the old ways of life are no longer working and the new has not yet emerged; maybe you are giving up hope on meaningful contact with others and how you fit in this world.
I operate on the assumption that body, soul, and spirit matter, and use an experiential approach to psychotherapy based largely on gestalt therapy principles. I approach therapy from a relational-cultural viewpoint focusing on the here-and-now and your sense-related world which encourages contact with what is most important and meaningful in your life.
My role is to meet you where you are, not to move or change you. The paradoxical theory of change says: change occurs when you become what you are, not when you try to become what you are not. You will find a new, free relationship to your past so that you can awake in the present and meet what comes toward you from the future with openness and expectancy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $125
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Currently not accepting insurance but will provide invoices for OON submissions. Use my additional contact location for insurance-use only.
Email me or call (484) 246-8842 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / CW022037
  • School: Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
  • Year Graduated: 2017
Bachelors in Social Work in 1980; Bachelors in computer technology in 1983

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Pennsylvania Gestalt Center / 3-year training in Gestalt Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: Association of Anthroposophic Psychology / 3-year training in Transpersonal Psychology
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Location

Kimberton, PA 19442
(484) 246-8842
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Psychology & Counseling Associates, PC
2091 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 970-5234 x263
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biographical
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 3 Nov 2022
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James Alderfer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW