People see a therapist for many reasons. Some feel overwhelmed, sad, disconnected, angry, or confused; some seek guidance as they cope with traumatic events or navigate stressful transitions. Therapy offers opportunities to heal from trauma and loss, to deepen our self-understanding, and to grow in our capacity for authenticity and connection. It takes courage to reach out for support, and I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. One of my strengths is in helping my patients discover and build on their strengths. It's important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may be living as though those same circumstances still exist without awareness that you are doing so. Our interactions can provide a powerful vehicle for understanding of what goes on in your mind as well as in your relationships.
We are living in challenging times. Children and parents need support to get through issues such as divorce, loss of a loved one, illness of a family member, school pressures, adolescent conflict, adult children moving back into the home and bullying. Within the context of family therapy, I work with children ages three through the young adult years. I am a trained play therapist and able to help children and adolescents express their feelings and deep emotions. I am able to work, both individually with family members and in family therapy, to support change and growth for the entire family.
Do you have a child or teenager that you are worried about? Have they exhibited behaviors that are getting them into trouble? Children, like adults, need to learn healthy coping skills to manage the stressors of today's world. Issues such as divorce, loss of a loved one, school and peer pressures can be challenging for families particularly during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. As a registered play therapist, I work within the context of family therapy to provide a safe space for children to address their deep emotions while providing support and education to parents so they can continue the healing process at home.
Are you struggling with CAREER TRANSITION or JOB DISSATISFACTION? If you're feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed about what you want to do next I can help. Together, we'll look at where you are now & where you want to be. I'll help you get clear about what direction to go and map out a PLAN to get you there. I'll help you get rid of the NEGATIVE THINKING, self-sabotage, and fear that keeps you stuck. You'll get CLARITY and FOCUS and develop the tools and strategies to achieve your goals.
My goal is to provide my clients with effective and efficient tools to overcome their biggest life challenges. I also strive to create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for all of my clients to feel comfortable opening up. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is incredibly important and delicate. I use a collaborative approach while guiding my clients through the exploration of their most intrusive thoughts, fears, and anxieties and assisting them in challenging these thoughts and behaviors. My ideal client is someone who is ready to make meaningful changes in order to live a happier, healthier life.
Do you feel alone in your relationship, longing for closeness but stuck repeating the same painful patterns that keep you at a distance? Are you having the same fight again and again? Are you coping with a crisis, such as infidelity, loss of a relationship, the death of a loved one, or a major life transition? Have you reached a level of success and stability in life and still find yourself unfulfilled?
I have 15 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families cope with crisis and break through the painful patterns that prevent them from feeling fulfilled.
I am dedicated to helping each individual, couple or family find the keys to a happier and more satisfying life. To this end, I make a special effort to understand each person's dilemmas and what it would take to help them increase their experiences of joy and pleasure in their personal lives, one moment at a time. As the sources of pain emerge in therapy, I include each person's needs in the search for steps forward. My practice includes many individuals and couples who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship distress, sexual dissatisfaction and the effects of past trauma.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, RN, MS
I am fortunate to work with individuals facing the challenges which arise in life's unpredictable way...separation, divorce, loss, relationship conflicts, parenting issues and substance use. Guiding and uncovering with them, their insight and motivation to resolve and heal from these uninvited events. I have developed special expertise in addressing the turbulence of addiction, trauma recovery and healing. As well as skills in meditation and mindfulness. I am a team member of the Chester County Treatment Court as Liaison for Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems- advocating in support of participants who are being given an opportunity to clear their records and rejoin the community.
Frustrated? Confused? Don't understand what is troubling your child? Lets explore and work together so that we can help your child have a safe outlet for self-expression and work towards healing. As a licensed professional counselor & registered play therapist, my expertise is focused on children, teens, young adults, and families. Utilizing individual and family therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and other creative treatment methods will allow patients to express themselves; allowing for exploration of issues that may be too difficult or painful to discuss with the spoken word.
I strive to provide efficient and effective treatment to meet the needs of each individual client while ensuring a warm, safe, and friendly environment. In addition to an inviting environment and a strong focus on outcomes, I value a collaborative approach and a strong relationship in therapy. Although I am the expert in helping people, you are the expert on you. This philosophy allows the client to feel responsible for his or her own successes and stay accountable for progress. My therapy is goal focused, fosters change, empirically supported, supportive, and incorporates an overall goal to attain balance and wellness.
We are living in a difficult time. Are you stressed, worried, feeling stuck, or struggling with difficult emotions? Do you want to develop a greater sense of self, hope. peace, purpose, self-compassion, joy, and feeling alive? We all need support sometime. Me too! Let me be there for you. I am sensitive to cultural issues, have a multicultural family & truly believe that Black Lives Matter. I incorporate breathing, mindfulness, education, walking, nature, and the wisdom that lies within you. Because, no one knows you better than you!
Do you want to have connection-building conversations with the people in your life? Do you want to resolve conflicts with confidence? Do you want to have better control of your emotions? Do you want to experience a steady joy in spite of the challenges of life? Do you want to manage stress? If any of these are true, I'd like to welcome you to my practice. Using empathic listening and cognitive-behavioral techniques, I can help you on your journey. My nonjudgmental approach can help you to feel comfortable sharing your feelings and beliefs. And then we can transform the less helpful beliefs so that you can achieve your best life.
If you're reading this, chances are you are looking for change. Maybe you're unhappy in your relationship(s), struggling with family planning, or maybe you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Perhaps it feels like you can't catch a break - or even a breath- between work, family/friends, responsibilities and the constant overstimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down. Now it's time to get back up. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to hep you reconnect with your true self and live a life within your values, to break the cycles that no longer serve you.
Individual Therapy provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It can be a challenge to find a therapist who understands the deeper parts of you, your story, and your life. You want someone who can be supportive yet directive. In our work together I will provide a safe space for exploration and growth.
Sometimes life hands us difficult challenges. As a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience, I can help you find solutions to life's problems. In therapy you will learn how to heal and strengthen your relationship with yourself and how to create a more loving connection with your partner. I incorporate a mix of psychological, educational and spiritual approaches, including EFT and EMDR, to assist in the letting go of disturbing thoughts and feelings, daily relational conflicts and emotional distancing. It is deeply rewarding for me when clients come to experience themselves as confident and lovable, their partner safe and valuable.
At Milestones Psychology and Wellness, we strive to help children and families develop new skills and confidence to reach their fullest potential. Our treatment is grounded in relationship based methods to foster meaningful connections to peers, parents and the community. Our cutting edge therapeutic interventions are based on the most up to date science of the developing brain. Together we can make lasting changes to how the brain connects and responds!
My ideal client is an individual who is motivated to improve their overall quality of life. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and disordered eating. I believe that a good rapport is key in treatment of these issues and aim to build a positive working therapeutic relationship.
Life doesn’t have to be as hard as it is right now. When you’re living with anxiety, unable to break out of your OCD cycle, struggling with an eating disorder, just not feeling good enough, it’s hard. It can feel impossible to live a fulfilled, healthy life. Where to even begin? I get it. Here’s the thing, though. There’s so much potential. Through evidence-based therapy, you can shift your thoughts, find more effective and adaptive behaviors, and live a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s possible - I promise. By finding this page, you took the first, and often one of the hardest steps- getting started. I am so happy you are here.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LBC, NCC, MS, MA
Life can be challenging. Many times we need someone to vent to, to get advice from, to cry to. We need someone who is not going to judge us, criticize us, or tell use to “get together” when we are not ready for it. We need someone that we are going to trust and feel free to express ourselves the way we are and the way we feel. As your therapist, I will provide you with the opportunity to be truly yourself. Together we will explore your feelings, thoughts, emotions, challenges. I will support your journey into a self – discovery and self – growth so you will feel like yourself again and become calmer, more balanced, and empowered.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ardmore are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ardmore then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ardmore, or Child Psychologists in Ardmore.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ardmore psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ardmore specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.