Parenting Therapists in Cheltenham, PA

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Julie Sponsler
MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Are you feeling stuck or unhappy at home, work or school? Using food to manage stress? Struggling with a relationship? Using experiential techniques beyond basic "talk therapy," I create a safe space helping clients remove the blocks that are keeping them from living a joy-filled life. Many of the approaches I use with clients supported me in my own process of healing from depression and an eating disorder. I now happily share these techniques with my clients. Specializations: Relationship issues, Food issues, Depression, Parenting, Anxiety. Couples therapy (all couples including LGBTQ and polyamorous couples welcome).
Are you feeling stuck or unhappy at home, work or school? Using food to manage stress? Struggling with a relationship? Using experiential techniques beyond basic "talk therapy," I create a safe space helping clients remove the blocks that are keeping them from living a joy-filled life. Many of the approaches I use with clients supported me in my own process of healing from depression and an eating disorder. I now happily share these techniques with my clients. Specializations: Relationship issues, Food issues, Depression, Parenting, Anxiety. Couples therapy (all couples including LGBTQ and polyamorous couples welcome).
(267) 329-0459 View (267) 329-0459
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The Center for Family Empowerment
MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Our team consists of individual therapists, play therapists, tween and teen specialists, and parenting experts.
Do you have a child or teen struggling with big emotions or fitting in with peers? Anxiety, depression, or self-harm? Self-esteem, confidence, or body image? Maybe something at home feels off, communication is lacking, frustrations are running high, and you're feeling lost as to the next best steps. As a team of highly specialized and skilled clinicians with extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and families in a variety of settings, we are equipped to support you as an individual, or your child, your teen, and your family.
Our team consists of individual therapists, play therapists, tween and teen specialists, and parenting experts.
Do you have a child or teen struggling with big emotions or fitting in with peers? Anxiety, depression, or self-harm? Self-esteem, confidence, or body image? Maybe something at home feels off, communication is lacking, frustrations are running high, and you're feeling lost as to the next best steps. As a team of highly specialized and skilled clinicians with extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and families in a variety of settings, we are equipped to support you as an individual, or your child, your teen, and your family.
(215) 613-4758 View (215) 613-4758
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Gabriella Serruya-Green
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
I have found that my work with children and families has created a powerful foundation for work with adults: as much as I speak to parents about ways to maximally support and parent their children, I just as often speak with adults about the lifelong journey of “reparenting” ourselves and mining wisdom and growth from our wounds and suffering.
For all the conveniences and genuine marvels of the modern world, rates of stress, disease and mental illness continue to escalate, particularly in the wake of the collective trauma of Covid-19. Children, teens, and young adults have been especially hard hit. I work with individuals of all ages in diminishing feelings of alienation, fear, and hyper-reactivity and cultivating a sense of inner ease and well-being. Using play, talk and family therapy, we work together to understand the unmet needs underlying symptoms and figure out ways to address these needs via channeling the natural human instincts for growth and discovery.
I have found that my work with children and families has created a powerful foundation for work with adults: as much as I speak to parents about ways to maximally support and parent their children, I just as often speak with adults about the lifelong journey of “reparenting” ourselves and mining wisdom and growth from our wounds and suffering.
For all the conveniences and genuine marvels of the modern world, rates of stress, disease and mental illness continue to escalate, particularly in the wake of the collective trauma of Covid-19. Children, teens, and young adults have been especially hard hit. I work with individuals of all ages in diminishing feelings of alienation, fear, and hyper-reactivity and cultivating a sense of inner ease and well-being. Using play, talk and family therapy, we work together to understand the unmet needs underlying symptoms and figure out ways to address these needs via channeling the natural human instincts for growth and discovery.
(267) 613-7057 View (267) 613-7057
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Life Matters, Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CDVRS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
My style is a relaxed conversation, my experience, is as follows; working within mother baby shelters over 25 years, Adolescents, Level of care (acute med surg) inpatient, First Responders, Law enforcement. Populations that I have worked with include areas of trauma, grief, depression, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, self esteem and includes Life Changes.
My style is a relaxed conversation, my experience, is as follows; working within mother baby shelters over 25 years, Adolescents, Level of care (acute med surg) inpatient, First Responders, Law enforcement. Populations that I have worked with include areas of trauma, grief, depression, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, self esteem and includes Life Changes.
(215) 631-3602 View (215) 631-3602
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Eli Lipsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Hi, I'm Eli. I work with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their lives. My approach is client-centered and highly individual. I believe in meeting the clients where they are, then guiding them to where they want to be through the use of psychoeducation, collaborative discussion, and a strong focus on kindness.​ I specialize in working with individuals facing personal difficulties and couples struggling with relational obstacles such as communication, infidelity, and relational imbalance. My practice is empathetic, systemic, and maintains a safe space for people to explore their truth without judgment.
Hi, I'm Eli. I work with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their lives. My approach is client-centered and highly individual. I believe in meeting the clients where they are, then guiding them to where they want to be through the use of psychoeducation, collaborative discussion, and a strong focus on kindness.​ I specialize in working with individuals facing personal difficulties and couples struggling with relational obstacles such as communication, infidelity, and relational imbalance. My practice is empathetic, systemic, and maintains a safe space for people to explore their truth without judgment.
(215) 709-2996 View (215) 709-2996
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Ujima Life Services, LLC
Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I have been a therapist for over 10 years and I have worked with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and difficulties with handling life’s stressors. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I will include discussions about using food as medicine, the use of herbal supplements, and the mental health benefits of exercise.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I have been a therapist for over 10 years and I have worked with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and difficulties with handling life’s stressors. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I will include discussions about using food as medicine, the use of herbal supplements, and the mental health benefits of exercise.
(267) 433-2608 View (267) 433-2608
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Nicole Jaffe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012  (Online Only)
I love working with parents and those preparing to enter that life stage. I offer support with pregnancy loss, perinatal support, postpartum mood disorders. Also, I support parents as they continue to navigate life through all the later stages of parenthood. Most parents are overstretched and under supported. We can feel we lose connection with parts of ourselves and others in the transition to parenthood. It also can bring out hard to face parts of us we did not know where there. I'm here to help you integrate and understand all the thoughts, fears, and behaviors that you may seek to change.
I love working with parents and those preparing to enter that life stage. I offer support with pregnancy loss, perinatal support, postpartum mood disorders. Also, I support parents as they continue to navigate life through all the later stages of parenthood. Most parents are overstretched and under supported. We can feel we lose connection with parts of ourselves and others in the transition to parenthood. It also can bring out hard to face parts of us we did not know where there. I'm here to help you integrate and understand all the thoughts, fears, and behaviors that you may seek to change.
(267) 961-7029 View (267) 961-7029
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Stewart Hockenberry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Each of us comes to psychotherapy for different reasons, and while no two psychotherapy journeys will be alike, we all require the same essential conditions of empathy, acceptance, and supportive encouragement to examine our lives with an attitude of curiosity and a creative vision for change. As a licensed psychologist with a wide-range of training and clinical experience, I am committed to establishing a therapeutic relationship that is dedicated toward understanding the circumstances that have brought you to this point in your life and in drawing upon your strengths and resources for taking your life in a new direction.
Each of us comes to psychotherapy for different reasons, and while no two psychotherapy journeys will be alike, we all require the same essential conditions of empathy, acceptance, and supportive encouragement to examine our lives with an attitude of curiosity and a creative vision for change. As a licensed psychologist with a wide-range of training and clinical experience, I am committed to establishing a therapeutic relationship that is dedicated toward understanding the circumstances that have brought you to this point in your life and in drawing upon your strengths and resources for taking your life in a new direction.
(215) 995-0098 View (215) 995-0098
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Craig Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a life transition, or problems in your relationships? Are you feeling sad, angry, or in need of help right now with complicated issues? I work to create a safe, enriching environment as we collaborate together to develop a clearer understanding of these concerns. We explore your goals in life and what gets in the way of experiencing a sense of fulfillment and purpose. I strive to listen and support the needs of my clients and explore with them meaningful changes they can make in their lives and in their personal and professional relationships.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a life transition, or problems in your relationships? Are you feeling sad, angry, or in need of help right now with complicated issues? I work to create a safe, enriching environment as we collaborate together to develop a clearer understanding of these concerns. We explore your goals in life and what gets in the way of experiencing a sense of fulfillment and purpose. I strive to listen and support the needs of my clients and explore with them meaningful changes they can make in their lives and in their personal and professional relationships.
(215) 559-9558 View (215) 559-9558
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Frances G Martin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
I believe in the Talking Cure. Life can be fraught with disappointments, losses, stressors and challenges that feel overwhelming and discouraging. Finding words to describe thoughts, feelings, past and present experiences, in presence of a compassionate and non-judgmental other, affords profound and lasting relief from the emotional discomfort that interferes with the ability to live the life one desires. Undigested emotional pain from the past can interfere with ones ability to live a full and satisfying life in the present. Identifying those emotions whose roots are in the past, frees us to live more fully in the here and now.
I believe in the Talking Cure. Life can be fraught with disappointments, losses, stressors and challenges that feel overwhelming and discouraging. Finding words to describe thoughts, feelings, past and present experiences, in presence of a compassionate and non-judgmental other, affords profound and lasting relief from the emotional discomfort that interferes with the ability to live the life one desires. Undigested emotional pain from the past can interfere with ones ability to live a full and satisfying life in the present. Identifying those emotions whose roots are in the past, frees us to live more fully in the here and now.
(215) 874-5614 View (215) 874-5614
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Richard Brewer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Every conversation makes a difference. The differences may be subtle or they can be life-changing. I work in a direct and warm manner, creating an environment that is dynamic and safe. The therapeutic relationship is a very important one and can provide the basis for navigating through difficult life transitions, improving communication skills, healing from a loss, or exploring possibilities for enhancing one's life.
Every conversation makes a difference. The differences may be subtle or they can be life-changing. I work in a direct and warm manner, creating an environment that is dynamic and safe. The therapeutic relationship is a very important one and can provide the basis for navigating through difficult life transitions, improving communication skills, healing from a loss, or exploring possibilities for enhancing one's life.
(215) 764-5728 View (215) 764-5728
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Elliot Rotman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
I believe people seek help from when they get "stuck" in some aspect of their lives. Through my 25 plus years of practice I work to help others make changes, choices, solve problems, and to grow in order to get "unstuck" and progress. I take an active, interactive, and supportive approach to therapy and use a variety of approaches as needed, sometimes working with the past and always with applications to the present.
I believe people seek help from when they get "stuck" in some aspect of their lives. Through my 25 plus years of practice I work to help others make changes, choices, solve problems, and to grow in order to get "unstuck" and progress. I take an active, interactive, and supportive approach to therapy and use a variety of approaches as needed, sometimes working with the past and always with applications to the present.
(215) 874-7312 View (215) 874-7312
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Rhoda Fuchs-Morton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
I have been providing mental health care since 1989 in both inpatient and outpatient settings, treating individuals, couples and families for a variety of mental health problems. My professional training and background is as a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Addictions Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I also have a strong background in Alternative Holistic Healing Therapies from mind/body practices,energy psychology, body-based therapies, holistic health and spiritual practices. As a therapist I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and am able to integrate psychotherapy with alternative healing modalities to support psychological growth in the best way possible for each individual's particular needs (see fuchsmortonholistic.com). I believe it's important to find the "right/best" fit between client and therapist. The following are some of my specializations: individual therapy integrating holistic therapies, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions recovery, couples counseling, adolescence and families, compulsive eating and obesity, spiritual development, children of narcissistic parents, menopausal change, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
I have been providing mental health care since 1989 in both inpatient and outpatient settings, treating individuals, couples and families for a variety of mental health problems. My professional training and background is as a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Addictions Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I also have a strong background in Alternative Holistic Healing Therapies from mind/body practices,energy psychology, body-based therapies, holistic health and spiritual practices. As a therapist I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and am able to integrate psychotherapy with alternative healing modalities to support psychological growth in the best way possible for each individual's particular needs (see fuchsmortonholistic.com). I believe it's important to find the "right/best" fit between client and therapist. The following are some of my specializations: individual therapy integrating holistic therapies, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions recovery, couples counseling, adolescence and families, compulsive eating and obesity, spiritual development, children of narcissistic parents, menopausal change, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
(609) 849-3184 View (609) 849-3184
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Craig M Aaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
I strongly believe in the transformative power of psychotherapy. As a Gestalt therapist, I'm committed to helping my clients reconnect with their true nature, live authentically and experience deep connection to self and others. I'm receptive to working on a sliding scale based on financial need.
I strongly believe in the transformative power of psychotherapy. As a Gestalt therapist, I'm committed to helping my clients reconnect with their true nature, live authentically and experience deep connection to self and others. I'm receptive to working on a sliding scale based on financial need.
(610) 898-3192 View (610) 898-3192
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Natasha Taffet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012  (Online Only)
Are you fighting, sulking, avoiding each other? Are you having disagreements about sex, money, housework, having children, raising children, moving, changing jobs? Are you feeling lonely, unloved, rejected, put down, bullied, or henpecked? Are you bored? Are you under pressure from family, health, work, or financial issues? With your Partner or Alone, you’ll Learn How to: • Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present • Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding • Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences • Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship
Are you fighting, sulking, avoiding each other? Are you having disagreements about sex, money, housework, having children, raising children, moving, changing jobs? Are you feeling lonely, unloved, rejected, put down, bullied, or henpecked? Are you bored? Are you under pressure from family, health, work, or financial issues? With your Partner or Alone, you’ll Learn How to: • Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present • Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding • Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences • Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship
(215) 660-4379 View (215) 660-4379
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Beyond Limits Mental Health & Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Most people in your life would be surprised to know that you have internal struggles because you hide it well, but deep down inside you feel unfulfilled and unhappy. While some areas of your life are good, other areas never seem to improve no matter how hard you work on them. There seems to be this pattern of behavior that constantly gets in your way. It appears as if something is always holding you back, you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want to learn how to love and accept yourself and improve the quality of your relationships, starting with the relationship with yourself.
Most people in your life would be surprised to know that you have internal struggles because you hide it well, but deep down inside you feel unfulfilled and unhappy. While some areas of your life are good, other areas never seem to improve no matter how hard you work on them. There seems to be this pattern of behavior that constantly gets in your way. It appears as if something is always holding you back, you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want to learn how to love and accept yourself and improve the quality of your relationships, starting with the relationship with yourself.
(215) 297-4536 View (215) 297-4536
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Frank A Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Enspire Consulting Group, LLC is a premier private practice that offers individual and group sessions to children, adults and families. Our well trained and skilled clinicians counsel on a range of emotional and personal issues. We offer a comfortable, supportive atmosphere that provides a personalized approach to supporting a growth mindset. We feel passionate about the work we do, and are committed to helping our client's feel better about themselves and their lives. We understand that sadness, anger, fear and anxiety are universal experiences to which we are here to help clients move through those cycles of negative thoughts.
Enspire Consulting Group, LLC is a premier private practice that offers individual and group sessions to children, adults and families. Our well trained and skilled clinicians counsel on a range of emotional and personal issues. We offer a comfortable, supportive atmosphere that provides a personalized approach to supporting a growth mindset. We feel passionate about the work we do, and are committed to helping our client's feel better about themselves and their lives. We understand that sadness, anger, fear and anxiety are universal experiences to which we are here to help clients move through those cycles of negative thoughts.
(267) 459-9564 View (267) 459-9564
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Hannah Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Imagine a space where you can express yourself in many different forms as you feel most comfortable; where you can try out new ways of being in your life and in your relationships. I strive to provide a space like this; where your thoughts, feelings and most tender parts can be revealed, nurtured, heard and seen. I enjoy the limitless diversity of brain chemistries, ethnicities, sexualities and gender expressions that exist among us. I also appreciate the diversity of life experience that each of us holds, and believe that there is wisdom and expertise within each of us to enable healing, but we don't always know how to access it.
Imagine a space where you can express yourself in many different forms as you feel most comfortable; where you can try out new ways of being in your life and in your relationships. I strive to provide a space like this; where your thoughts, feelings and most tender parts can be revealed, nurtured, heard and seen. I enjoy the limitless diversity of brain chemistries, ethnicities, sexualities and gender expressions that exist among us. I also appreciate the diversity of life experience that each of us holds, and believe that there is wisdom and expertise within each of us to enable healing, but we don't always know how to access it.
(267) 754-8020 View (267) 754-8020

More Therapists Nearby

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Erica K. Cieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19149  (Online Only)
Are you concerned about how sad or anxious your child is? Are you getting frequent calls from school regarding your child's behavior? Are you having issues communicating with your teenager? As a parent, it is difficult to see your child hurting. You child may be acting out at home and at school. Your teenager may lash out at you, leaving you wondering what happened. Or it may be more serious concerns regarding your child's unhealthy eating patterns, hurting themselves, or even considering suicide. You may be frustrated that you've tried everything but it just hasn't worked.
Are you concerned about how sad or anxious your child is? Are you getting frequent calls from school regarding your child's behavior? Are you having issues communicating with your teenager? As a parent, it is difficult to see your child hurting. You child may be acting out at home and at school. Your teenager may lash out at you, leaving you wondering what happened. Or it may be more serious concerns regarding your child's unhealthy eating patterns, hurting themselves, or even considering suicide. You may be frustrated that you've tried everything but it just hasn't worked.
(484) 372-4553 View (484) 372-4553
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Adam Berman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. I have extensive experience in improving the relationship between parent and child through enhanced familial communication. My intent is to enhance your child's level of motivation, increase academic achievement, increase their level of comfort within social environments, and strengthen relationships with friends and family. My intent is to empower children. I see children and parents as co-collaborators in treatment. Therapy offers new resources and can give children and families new skills and perspectives to improve the quality of their daily life and their relationships.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. I have extensive experience in improving the relationship between parent and child through enhanced familial communication. My intent is to enhance your child's level of motivation, increase academic achievement, increase their level of comfort within social environments, and strengthen relationships with friends and family. My intent is to empower children. I see children and parents as co-collaborators in treatment. Therapy offers new resources and can give children and families new skills and perspectives to improve the quality of their daily life and their relationships.
(267) 296-1050 View (267) 296-1050
Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.