Lois A Benishek

Psychologist, PhD

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Lois A Benishek, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia
(215) 874-6737

Lois A Benishek

Psychologist, PhD


Location

7921-A Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
(215) 874-6737

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Are you ready to make important life changes and start creating a healthier and happier you? If so, I'd like to help you to address the issues that are standing in your way. With 20+ years of experience as a licensed psychologist working in university and non-profit settings, I enjoy working in a collaborative and outcomes-oriented manner with people experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, GLBT issues, and grief/loss, as well as coaching people who want to resolve career-related issues and assisting students to address challenges encountered during graduate school.

In addition to working on a range of mental health concerns, I specialize in using CRAFT to work with people who are concerned about a spouse/partner/child with problematic alcohol or drug use. Having an investment in diversity, I pride myself in providing strength-based therapy that will honor your cultural background.

I have extensive career development experience to help you identify best "fits", learn effective job search/job interview strategies, and prepare effective resumes and cover letters. Leveraging my faculty member experience, we can develop graduate school application materials that will make you competitive and help you complete your coursework and thesis/dissertation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • School: Michigan State University
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: PS00853L Pennsylvania

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Location

7921-A Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
(215) 874-6737

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Career Counseling
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • CRAFT-Concerns w/ Drug/Alcohol Using Loved One
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Professional Connections

Ms. Elizabeth Venart, MEd, LPC, NCC
Ms. Elizabeth Venart, MEd, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 20 years
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Psychologist Classmate, known for 16 years
Deb Owens, LPC
Deb Owens, LPC
Counselor
Dr. Michael Remshard, PhD
Dr. Michael Remshard, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 20 years
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 20 years
Dr. Michael Morrow, PhD
Dr. Michael Morrow, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for less than 1 year
Betsy Saccenti, MA, R-DMT, LPC
Betsy Saccenti, MA, R-DMT, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for less than 1 year
Ms. Alison Seponara, MS, LPC
Ms. Alison Seponara, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor known for 1 years
Dr. Rebecca Klinger, PhD, EMDR II
Dr. Rebecca Klinger, PhD, EMDR II
Psychologist Colleague, known for 14 years
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for less than 1 year
Dr. Lindsay Phillips, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Lindsay Phillips, PsyD, ABPP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 20 years
Lois is the person you want on your team when you are facing career exploration and change. She is committed to assisting clients in their career process and is instrumental in supporting them throughout the process.
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Psychologist Classmate, known for 16 years
Lois stands out as a sensitive, gentle psychotherapist who diligently keeps up with the best evidence based practices. She is a compassionate and competent listener.
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 20 years
Lois has the type of personality that brightens anyones day. She is someone who is incredibly passionate about helping others find their best self. Along with her therapy expertise, Lois provides an incredible sense of safety and non-judgement into her session. I highly recommend Lois for counseling!
Ms. Alison Seponara, MS, LPC
Ms. Alison Seponara, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor known for 1 years
Lois is very easy to talk to and has a very thoughtful approach to addressing client's individual needs. Her experience is textured and unique offering quality care. She is thoughtful in understanding what her clients are seeking in care and creating a plan to help experience growth and change.
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 0 years
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Dr. Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D., MSEd.
Psychologist Classmate, known for 16 years
I can't speak highly enough about Jeanne's knowledge about career and professional development issues. She's one of those rare career coaches who imparts so many career "pearls of wisdom" to her clients that they end their sessions feeling empowered and ready to apply their new knowledge and strategies to their career concerns. I have no doubt that she makes a significant difference in the lives of her clients!
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Dr. Angela Gillem, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 20 years
What impresses me most about Angela is her genuine investment in providing quality therapy to her clients and doing so in a culturally-competent and highly ethical way. Angela's name is *always* at the top of my list when I need to make a referral!
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Tara Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 0 years
Tara is one of the most thoughtful therapists I've met in recent past. The combination of her therapeutic expertise, sense of humor, and collaborative style are what makes her stand out! She is truly invested in making a difference in the lives of her clients.

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Last Modified: 28 Jul 2018
Lois A Benishek, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia

Lois A Benishek

Psychologist, PhD