Hello! I am Dr. Ellen Adelman, a licensed clinical psychologist. Effective treatment means looking at issues of the whole person: Mind, Body and Spirit. I often see people with their families or partners to help understand and resolve relationship issues and to improve communication skills. In individual sessions, a process of gentle exploration helps us address anxiety, depression, anger, and issues of self-esteem. We will determine the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the problems you face. Together we can identify the areas where you need help and develop strategies to deal with them in a safe and healing environment.
I provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and humanistic behavioral therapy to individuals diagnosed with Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Although a behaviorist by training, I believe that the relationship between client and therapist and offering unconditional regard to my clients are extremely important. I bring a unique perspective to my practice being the father of an individual diagnosed with ASD and being recovered from mental illness. Everyone’s journey with mental illness is different, but my life experience allows me insight to my clients stories and experiences with mental illness.
We offer person-centered, evidence-based treatment practices, with a direct approach, which encourages the client to work towards being their authentic self. I have provided counseling services for more than five years to adults dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Relapse Prevention, and Spiritual Values.
Starting any journey can be challenging, we can sometimes talk ourselves out of it before we even begin. Being unsure is okay, stepping into something new with questions is a healthy coping mechanism. Being uncomfortable and pushing through is a signal that you want a shift. Together we can work on coming up with answers to some of the questions and concerns that you have been grappling with. I seek to provide a safe environment where you can explore those parts of yourself that you have previously shied away from that are keeping you from re-writing your story. Click the website link on the left to complete your referral form.
In life, it's easy to stay on autopilot. While there are times when being on autopilot works for us, there are other times when it doesn't. Through years of studying and practicing psychotherapy, I have become highly skilled at helping my patients to stop living on autopilot, and, instead, to start making CHOICES. Psychotherapy is a process of getting incrementally more honest with yourself. As therapy unfolds and you begin to know yourself more deeply, you can start to examine whether you are living the life you want, and if not, how you want it to change.
Are you looking to start the journey of learning more about yourself or your relationships? Exploring your experiences and decisions can be exciting and challenging. I help individuals and couples change through collaboration, recognizing that each person I work with has a life filled with complex experiences beyond the presenting concern. I look to find understanding and connection through exploration of those varied experience.
I am clinically trained therapist as well as an addiction specialist offering clients a diverse and progressive therapeutic experience. I have extensive experience with substance use disorders as well co-occurring mental health issues. My training has included working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I utilize the assessments to create and develop plans focusing on supportive and individualized therapy. I also provide assessments to help individuals navigate and walk into treatment facilities with no hassles. My goal is to make the process of treatment easier for everyone involved.
I provide Gestalt Coaching with support, counseling, guidance, consultation & safe emotional help to facilitate change. I coach to the person that knows you best...YOU. I serve those going through difficult life transition issues or in the legal system including divorce, family break up, estate disputes, child custody, litigation, bankruptcy, financial upheaval, job & career adjustment, the changes & turmoil that arise in life, business & relationship rupture. I provide the needed focus, support & guidance to address, manage & overcome these difficult problems. We explore your values, goals & vision to create action and change.
We are a group practice composed of males and females that specialize in serving Black and Indigenous People of Color. All of our counselors are highly qualified, masters-level clinicians with diverse experiences in the field of psychology. Triumph Counseling Group, LLC was created to provide high quality counseling for individuals, families, and groups by licensed Black professionals. That said, we do not believe that a therapist must be Black to be effective, we just happen to be both.
Many years ago I changed my life by pursuing a more fulfilling career. The concept that most inspired me was “Neuroplasticity”- The proven concept that we can change the way our mind works and in so doing experience greater well-being. Negative beliefs about ourselves are generally linked to negative things that we experienced in the past, or positive things that we needed to experience but unfortunately never did. By utilizing interventions that target "what happened" or "what needed to happen but didn't" we can increase of self-worth. Since thinking certain thoughts is habitual, we can learn to dismiss "unuseful thoughts".
I have Immediate openings for morning and early afternoon clients. I successfully work with adults, adolescents, children, and families by using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), and Eco-Systemic Family (ESFT) therapies. I implement these techniques by personalizing them to your specific therapeutic journey so that you and your family can learn the skills needed to persevere over depression, anxiety, and trauma while also mastering interventions that can aid you in improving your communication and social skills.
I offer telehealth sessions through a secure portal for clients who are distancing or quarantined. Have you been struggling with feeling sad, having enough energy to get through your day, or been overwhelmed with worry? I believe that each individual possesses strength and resilience, and sometimes it takes work to for one to recognize the unique qualities and character they have. I want to help you in your journey to discovering your strengths and help you through moments that have challenged you in the past and present, to create a better future.
Resilience is a community based private practice. Our training and experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individual, family, and group psychological and behavioral care. We provide therapeutic treatment for a number of mental health challenges. We provide space for individuals and families to heal and foster resilience. Our focus is to help adults, adolescents, and children heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths through psychotherapy. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a counseling treatment plan that utilizes evidenced based treatments.
In my practice with adults, I address a range of issues from emotional stress, grief, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and couples' concerns. I also specialize in helping people cope with health conditions and chronic illness. I incorporate a psycho-dynamic and relational analytic orientation to my work. I engage clients in a process of greater reflection and mindfulness and guide them to learn how to lower reactivity, stress and anxiety. I provide a holistic approach including reducing symptoms that limit quality of life and improving one's awareness of self-experiences that hinder greater personal freedom, growth and healing.
Anxiety is ruining your life. You are smart, competent, and lovable, but every day is a struggle to trust that this is true. The "shoulds" and "what-ifs" pile up before the first cup of coffee, draining you of energy and stealing your joy. It's time to turn the table on anxiety. You deserve the support and guidance it takes to feel stronger, lighter, clearer, and more excited about your life. You've tried doing this alone. Now it's time to get help. Let's talk. Call me for your first 20-minute discovery at no charge. The first step in the direction you want to go.
Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience as a therapist. Sherry has a background in chaplaincy and specializes in integration of spirituality into her clinical work. Sherry works with people of all religious backgrounds, enhancing and exploring spirituality in addition to mental health treatment. Additionally, she works with people of color and integrates racial justice work into her practice. Sherry has a particular interest in working with older adults struggling with issues of life functioning and transitioning to older adulthood. She also has ample experience treating anxiety.
I believe that anyone who seeks support should be treated with the utmost respect and care in taking this step to alleviate any distress they are having.I feel therapy is a healthy choice that can bring relief and understanding to most problems. I respect your decision to start to make changes in your life( or in your family) at any time and hope you will give a call to make an appointment. People often feel alone when they face life's challenges and this does not have to be the case
I believe that most personal problems have developed over time and need careful and systematic exploration in order to be understood and modified. This calls for a conjoint effort in which both therapist and client collaborate to expand understanding. In my practice this occurs as a trusting, meaningful relationship develops, making it possible for me to develop a thorough understanding which I can then share with my client. I believe that symptoms are indications of underlying issues of which most people are only partially aware. As the therapy brings there issues into conscious awareness they can be effectively addressed.
When you work with me, as an individual or a couple, we discover the gentlest way to get right to the heart of the matter! That is my objective and my skill. Whether you are seeking growth and development for yourself, a better life as a couple, or healing practices and insights in your life and/or your relationships, I can help you experience your competencies, see possibilities, bear what must be borne, and connect with significant others in a satisfying way.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Elkins Park 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 Elkins Park 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 Elkins Park, or Child Psychologists in Elkins Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Elkins Park 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 Elkins Park 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.