Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CSAT
Are you struggling with feeling completely overwhelmed with trying to manage it all? Do you hide your feelings just to make it through the day? Are you worried about your relationships and your future? Many clients I work with in therapy come in knowing these feelings and situations all too well yet they are not sure how make it better. Others may come in due to a new stressor, traumatic event, a relationship starting or ending, a death of a family member, becoming a new mom, or coming to terms with a family issue. When you hit these times, you may feel hopeless and lost. You don’t have to be alone in your challenges.
People are confronted with challenges at various times in their life cycle. Despite their best efforts, they may feel stuck, have relational difficulties and experience feelings of confusion, sadness, anxiety, depression, isolation, alienation, anger or other unpleasant emotions.
Whatever your concerns, whether related to an addiction, depression and anxiety, or relationship and family issues, I will help you find practical solutions that create meaningful change. As a psychotherapist, my role is to guide and support you in understanding and resolving issues.
Thank you for your interest in my psychotherapy services. My practice focuses on helping families, couples and individuals to improve inter-personal relationships, connection, communication and moods related to those relationships. I am successful in assisting clients with gaining insight that helps them cope with life transitions, create healthy boundaries and experience satisfying relationships.
I have been in practice since 1998 treating children, adolescents and adults. I work with couples for Psychotherapy as well as Mediation if you may be facing divorce. Some of the treatment modalities I use in my practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Supportive Therapy. I have found in my practice that using an eclectic approach allows my clients treatment to be tailored specifically to their needs. I treat clients with a variety of MH/ life-altering issues such as mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, school related issues, stress management, relationship concerns and work related issues.
Empathetic, but effective, Dr. Penny Levin is a clinician with more than 25 years of experience who is uniquely qualified to help you through a host of stressful situations. Dr. Levin is a psychologist and a personal trainer/nutrition specialist, Her understanding of the mind and body allow her to assist families grieving the loss of a loved one, professionals in the throes of a career crisis, patients struggling with injury or illness, and people dealing with day-to-day stress.
At The Growth and Recovery Center, we believe that everyone can improve their lives. We assist this process through support, insight, and direction. We offer telehealth and in person counseling for a wide variety of problems and situations. Our growing staff of psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors provide caring, compassionate, and insightful guidance through emotional and personal difficulties.
Life is a journey, and you are struggling to find your way. Together, we can help you get back on track. Perhaps you have found that you got knocked off the comfortable path you once knew. While you thought you were headed toward or maybe reached a certain destination, everything is now different and you aren't sure in which direction to head. Together we can work to reorient you and open up to possibilities you may never even imagined existed. Change, be it for the good or not, is often challenging to maneuver on our own. Psychotherapy can help.
We were created to be relational, in marriage, parenting, friendship, or business. Relationships were created to illuminate our strengths and highlight areas of improvement. Let's join in a therapeutic relationship to aid in a better you. A You that is less angry, more peaceful. A You that is less anxious and more focused and calm. A You that is healed from disappointment and pain. A You that finds hope after months or years of hopeless and helplessness. We cannot be of good service to others unless we have unity and peace within. Let's begin again today, together.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy with respect, acceptance, and compassion in a setting that is safe and supportive. My goal is to make therapy a trusting, collaborative effort, helping people to create the change they seek in their lives. My particular areas of research, expertise and interest include: relationships and communication; grief and loss; the impact of chronic illness; struggles related to gender and sexuality; coping with transitions in life; and job related stressors particularly for healthcare providers.
I specialize in Adolescent treatment and Women's trauma. I have been working in mental health and addictions with adolescents and adults for over twelve years. I have experience in outpatient and residential settings and I'm skilled to work with complex issues. When someone asks me what I do, I have a difficult time boiling it down. More recently, I've come to realize that I help individuals and families in crisis. I work with the whole family, either in or out of my office and I help clients address core issues standing in the way of health, success and happiness.
The most important aspect of a therapeutic relationship to me is trust. I will provide a non-judgmental and nurturing space for you to feel safe and able to share difficult issues. I have a wealth of personal and professional experience to draw upon, and will strive to understand your experience with compassion. I feel that my job is to help you recognize your strengths and to access your own internal wisdom, to help you to help yourself. Together we will discover paths for you to reach your goals. Each person I come to know, is a gift, and for that I am grateful.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, CAADC
My specializations are working with adolescents, young adults, and adults struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Common struggles I work with are Mood Disorders/Depression/Anxiety/ADHD, etc. I am also strong in helping students having school challenges, whether they are mental health or academic performance-related and pull from my previous experience as a Teacher of 8 years. Another area that I have a multitude of experience with is helping individuals cope with the difficulties that are certain to accompany a Traumatic Brain injury.
I provide compassionate psychotherapeutic counseling to aging adults to help process and reduce feelings of grief, loss, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I support individuals and families in navigating specific challenges related to caregiving stress and illness. Further certified as an end-of-life doula, I stand ready to assist clients with the emotional, relational, spiritual, cognitive and practical aspects of a meaningful aging experience and an eventual final chapter. My non-judgmental and mindful approach allows for continued growth through inevitable changes, empowerment of choice, increased comfort and quality-of-life.
Trying to find the right therapist is challenging. I compare it to finding comfortable jeans or shoes. Its hard to find the right "fit." When life is frustrating and overwhelming, reaching out for help and not finding a person that is understanding and empathic, can feel discouraging. Making changes to your life when you're feeling anxious, alone and depression is also difficult. My clients come to my offices with varying issues including depression, anxiety, marital, work, school, LGBTQ+ and interpersonal concerns. Each client is separate and unique and their therapy is tailored to their personal needs.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, mood disorders, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some assistance from a licensed professional to help cope with many of life's challenges. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I aim to help support individuals, couples and families on their journey toward healing and self-discovery. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply, to better cope with change and to reach your optimal potential.
People enter therapy at all levels of readiness for change. While some clients recognize immediate needs for change, others need time to process their readiness. Ambivalence is understandable in a client's journey. My non-judgmental approach helps clients explore potential barriers in an effort to make positive life choices. I see the therapeutic alliance as absolutely central to the work that is done and the outcomes that are achieved. I create an environment that allows safety, promotes a sense of compassion and empathy and fosters trust. When the therapeutic relationship is strong, clients are empowered to work towards success.
I work with clients who want to break negative cycles, set healthier boundaries, increase confidence in decision-making, and embrace their authentic selves. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and emotional abuse/neglect. My clients oftentimes make the decision to come to therapy when existing coping skills fail, and they're left feeling "stuck", "trapped", and "alone" in their experiences. That's where I come in!
My emphasis is on strengthening your relationships through exploration of relational fairness, trust, and loyalty. Particular focus is on discerning your own relational ground and terms for living while reconnecting with those who matter to you and recognizing their merit. Licensed as an LMFT, I have clinical experience (over 2000 individuals, couples, families) in diverse settings including independent practice, schools, courts, health care, academia. I can work with you on re-balancing relationships, challenges during uncertain times, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, career/life/parenting transitions and spiritual crossroads.
Imagine a life experienced fully in which you cultivate hope and curiosity even in times of stress and adversity. Whether faced with a traumatic event, toxic stress or every day challenges this life can be yours, because deep inside of you there is an innate ability to not only survive but to heal, grow and thrive. My goal is to provide a safe environment for your healing, growth and journey towards a meaningful and intentional life. If you have been impacted by life's challenges and have a desire to shift towards a values driven life full of meaning please contact me.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lafayette Hill 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 Lafayette Hill 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.
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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 Lafayette Hill, or Child Psychologists in Lafayette Hill.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lafayette Hill 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 Lafayette Hill 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.