Positive Psychology Therapists in Downingtown, PA

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Michaela Finley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of CBT, motivational interviewing and positive psychology .
We all sometimes struggle with stressors in life. They can be big or small, but at the end of the day we benefit from getting some help. My goal is to provide a safe supportive environment where you can learn to challenge your negative thoughts and become more confident and secure in your life. Together we can confront issues that impact your daily life, from anxiety and depression to issues related to sexuality and identity.
(610) 632-1443
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Jennifer Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CBIS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We will integrate brain education, emotional awareness, exploring your thoughts (CBT), solution focused therapy, mindfulness/acceptance (ACT) and positive psychology approaches.
Are you an adolescent 14+ or adult feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? You are not alone & there is hope! Together we can identify: how you are feeling, what is contributing to your thoughts and feelings and a list of strategies to enhance resilience, improve relationships and feel an increased sense of fulfillment. If you are experiencing life challenges, adjustment, loss, intrapersonal or relationship issues impacting your mood, thinking or behavior, you are in the right place. You can begin a new journey of implementing healthy coping skills and moving toward peace, happiness, self-acceptance and more contentment.
(484) 698-8284 x103
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Matt Ercolani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
To do this, I incorporate elements of rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), choice theory, and positive psychology in our sessions.
It has been said that in life, it is not the destination, but the journey that is the important part. That may be true, but sometimes, the journey sure is tough to get through! It is my goal as a counselor to walk with you on your journey as you discover aspects of yourself and the world around you so that you can start living your best life.
(484) 246-7949
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Meghan Weber
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
My style and theoretical approach are informed by CBT, Mindfulness, IFS, Jungian Psychology, Positive Psychology , and more.
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes along the way, we get stuck - stuck in negative thought patterns, unhealthy relationships, or maladaptive behaviors. At times it's hard to see a way forward. I wholeheartedly believe you possess the key to unlocking your inner potential. With a client-centered blend of therapeutic art directives and warm, genuine discussion together we can explore what ails you and put you on a path toward self-discovery and self-healing.
(484) 591-3558
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Judith A Freed
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
We all experience challenges at one time or another in our lives that feel overwhelming and confusing, whether they be work, family, personal, relationship, etc. Consulting a professional during these stressful times can provide a sense of direction and reassurance. As a firm believer in each person's inherent strengths and resources, I will work with you to identify obstacles and develop new tools to help more effectively meet challenging circumstances. I
(484) 401-9263
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Tori Kline
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CBIS, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher, I specialize in taking a creative and holistic approach to help clients find balance of mind, body and spirit. I seek to support and empower individuals to develop skills that align with their values and strengths, as a way to get in touch with a more mindful and centered sense of being to overcome life’s challenges. I aim to assist adults experiencing brain injury, physical disability or medical trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and chronic pain.
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Dawn Crocco Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
I am experienced in working with clients with drug and alcohol addiction and families or spouses who are dealing with their loved one who is addicted.I have worked in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Centers. I have extensive experience in working with depression and anxiety and patients who are dually diagnosed. I enjoy talking with clients about how to find a better life that they are looking for and helping people to grow in their emotional, mental and spiritual journey.
(610) 697-9640
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Erin Elizabeth Reigle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Thank you for visiting my psychology today page! My philosophy is that clients are the experts on their own lives, and sometimes we all need guidance and support to achieve what we want to achieve. I base my approach on each individual client but primarily use a person centered approach along with teaching many coping skills from the DBT modality. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, including young children. I have also worked with a variety of different diagnoses and can help clients with a variety of issues. Included in this would be anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self esteem, and relationship issues.
(484) 209-0392
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Chaos and Heart Counseling LLC
MA
Hello Everyone, my name is Chelsea DiBattista and I have been working in mental health since 2018. I graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Psychology and continued my education, receiving an MA in School Counseling and post-masters certificate in Clinical Counseling. I've worked in community mental health, residential, individual and group therapy. I've worked with persons throughout the lifespan. I use a combination of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work with all clients to build a therapeutic alliance and safe space.
(610) 550-8469
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Erin Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm glad you're here! My name is Erin Matthews. I enjoy working with clients from teen to older adult, and helping them deal with a variety of issues. I believe that devolping a healthy therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect for fostering growth and change. I have an open-minded and accepting approach, and love helping clients gain a better understanding of their emotions and how to deal with them more effectively. I also enjoy helping people learn to better advocate for themselves, create healthy boundaries, and improve communication with family and friends.
(610) 379-1260
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Theresa Anne Counihan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with persons throughout the lifespan. Most recently, I consulted at skilled nursing homes and assisted care facilities with a focus on illness and end of life challenges. I enjoy working with young adults who are just finding their way in this world and navigating new relationships and responsibilities. I accept clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, phobias, stress, identity development, assertiveness, anger management, and relationship challenges for those who are heterosexual, LGBTQ, caregivers, and parents.
(484) 209-6486
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Anthony Yuschak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is informed by my background in meditation, Eastern contemplative philosophy, and evolutionary psychology. I work with clients to establish a treatment plan that is uniquely sensitive to their particular clinical needs and concerns. Some of the most common techniques I employ focus on the important relationship between body and mind; these experiential, somatic, and cognitive interventions allow for critical shifts in perspective that promote meaningful and enduring behavioral change.
(484) 851-9192
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Breanne Burnley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Breanne is an experienced clinical psychotherapist with 15 years in the healthcare industry. She holds LCSW licensure in the state of NJ & PA. She received a Master of Art Degree from Rutgers University in Clinical Social Work. She has worked in private practice, corporate & government environments. This list includes an inpatient psychiatric hospital, Adult Partial-Care & Intensive Outpatient Program, Women’s Primary Care for females ages 12+, & had her own holistic private practice for over 6 years.
(484) 249-4138
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Kellyann Peck
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
My desire is to help my clients grow in wholeness. Our life's journeys can be unpredictable and uncertain. We can experience transitional changes and shifts in our perspectives: mentally, physically and even spiritually. I believe you can walk through these circumstances with grace as we partner together. My hope is to support and assist you as we travel through therapeutic care and help you find the right path for your destination. I would love to help you move forward with vitality. Empowering you to become aware of what you desire and give you the tools to reach for hope and health!
(484) 237-1339
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Angela Dora Dobrzynski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CGCS, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You want to break generational cycles and set a new path for yourself. Your loved one is lost in addiction or suffering acute mental illness and you need a little support. You've experienced a loss and want to make sense of life without this person. You want to do your best in life but need to learn to do it without experiencing total burnout. You want to live the values you claim and be a little more consistent and authentic in how you live. We can work together to help you connect the dots in your life to show where your responses come from, and how to adapt them to live life how you really want to.
(484) 261-2013
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Nancy Mitchell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MABC
Verified
Verified
Are you OK? So many of us are experiencing anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Some of us feel stuck in our careers or lost in destructive patterns in our relationships. Perhaps you’re still grieving a lost loved one and feeling as though the hole in your heart will never heal – or maybe some trauma in your past has you trapped in a cycle of unwanted or unhealthy thoughts or behaviors. There is hope! We were designed to heal, and healing often takes place within safe relationships and connections with others. Therapy provides that safe relationship where real change can occur.
(610) 269-2661
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Robert A Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I go by the name Bob. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. A primary focus of my practice is encouraging an atmosphere of trust and support. I have been practicing mental health counseling for more than thirty years in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(484) 789-9583
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Andrea Morganstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Current appt. availability on my website. People come to me because they are struggling and feel stuck. I specialize in working with adults and children/families who are challenged by anxiety, ADHD, or "Asperger's" but have experience with many different issues. My approach involves providing info about how the brain works, how to use it as your ally instead of an enemy, and how to find strength in the very things that challenge you. (ex: There are so many wonderful things about having ADHD!) I do this in the context of interpersonal relationships where we talk about things like identity and communication/conflict resolution skills.
(610) 314-0799
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Joy L Wawrzyniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The teenage years are the most vulnerable, exciting, and growing years of a young person’s life. Self discovery can often yield low self esteem, independence can easily shift to rebellion, and a slow maturation process often creates impulsive decision making. And when a parent’s warnings and worries don’t seem to have an impact on the teenager’s course, or when it feels too heavy to carry alone, it’s helpful to have another guiding force to help. Through counseling, an adolescent can feel understood, begin to understand themselves, and learn to understand and accept their role in the family and society.
(610) 851-4876
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Dustin N Kurtek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it is my goal in partnering with clients in navigating through life's twists and turns, being a guide towards a middle path of acceptance and change. My focus is to empower clients to transform coping strategies into skills of daily living, identify and release themselves from self-destructive patterns that led them to treatment, doing so in an environment that encourages growth and development.
(570) 541-4511
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Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.