Couples Counseling Therapists in City Center West, Philadelphia, PA

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Diana Wolovnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in eating disorders, relationship and peer issues, grief and loss and mood disorders (such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder).
Often people find themselves to be stuck or unhappy and they don't know how they got there. Or maybe there is a specific problem you're dealing with and you need an outside perspective and unbiased help working through it and getting back to a more comfortable and productive place. I consider therapy a natural and helpful extension of your regular daily life.
(516) 495-9998
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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L'Oréal Porçeia McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some people move through life feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, or “out of body.” In my role, I hold space for them to process personal and/or intergenerational trauma so they can heal, connect with others, and live more freely. The people who resonate with my approach the most are soul searchers, creatives, and anyone looking to buck societal expectations. They might be exploring their sexuality, relationship with substances, or pieces of their identity they’ve been repressing. I also work with clients integrating experiences from meditation, breath work, psychedelic journeys, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.
(267) 337-6541
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Iris Abreu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult. Why go through it all alone? Are you struggling to find love and connection? Perhaps you are looking improve the relationship (s) you already have in your life - be it with with family, friends, significant others, and/or at work? Or, looking to let go of relationship (s) or patterns of relating to others that may be ineffective? Are you facing struggles related to intersections of your identity? Trying to find, or land that job that you are looking for? Feeling lost about how to hone in your personal strengths in order to live your best life? Let's talk about ways I could help.
(215) 330-2167
City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Cristina Aicher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My speciality is working with individuals experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, over-eating, grief and trauma. My approach is to first identify existing coping strategies to deal with the current stressors. Together, we sort out the underlying problems and identify and develop a tool kit with more effective coping strategies for the many challenges that the world throws at you. We examine and re-frame your emotional reactions to current and past trauma. The relationship between therapist and client is really important for change; and I do my best to provide a warm, natural, humorous and relaxed atmosphere.
(215) 645-4299
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Michael C. Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located near Rittenhouse Square. While I have experience with a wide range of issues, I am especially skilled in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss, shame, and sexual and gender identity concerns. My approach to treatment is relational and psychodynamic. This means that I strive to maintain a strong focus on the relationship ⁠—both the therapeutic and real, human relationship ⁠—between the client and me. To this end, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is itself a powerful agent for change and can serve as a foundation for addressing numerous real-world problems.
(215) 608-2718
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Samantha Appel
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with people who have anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and transgender folks.
I believe that everyone deserves a time and a place to work on their mental health, heal from painful experiences, and move towards finding more meaning in their lives and relationships. I also know that given the current pandemic, we're all struggling more than usual! I offer a warm and judgment-free zone to work on a range of issues. I believe psychotherapy works best when it is tailored to each person as a unique individual. I utilize an integrative model, drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), relational, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and humanistic approaches.
(267) 394-9291
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Vesper Jingxuan Yang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, life transition challenges, self-esteem, relationship issues including intimate partner violence, and immigration matter.
The desire to know and to be known is a normal human experience. I value the trauma-informed safety and client-centered connection we collaboratively create through a systematic lens. I am particularly sensitive to diversity in culture and self-identity, including with respect to race, gender and sexuality. I believe the importance of affirming the unique individual experience with cultural humility. Through compassion, sensitivity, and empowerment, we will work together respectfully to acknowledge vulnerability, unearth patterns, attend complexity, and gain ownership change to achieve the most authentic and expansive self.
(215) 618-9633
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jennifer S Brey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Anxiety and trauma can be overwhelming and keep people from enjoying their lives. The therapeutic relationship is a unique partnership and is the most important place to start this journey. We are two individuals with the common goal of improving how you feel and live. I use an individualized approach, drawing from varied therapeutic practices to meet your specific needs. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and addictive behaviors. Other areas of focus include depression, PNES, grief and loss, communication, and self-esteem.
(215) 977-4908
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Isabella Zissman
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I will work with you to build a therapy relationship that is grounded in trust, respect, and embracing imperfection.
Each person is made up of countless stories, some we remember and some we try to forget. I want to hear your story and be present with you as you learn more about who you are. Therapy can be daunting, especially if this is a new experience for you. But it is important to me to help create a relationship that is grounded in trust, respect, and embracing imperfection. There is no “right” way to ask for help or to go through life. We will talk through emotions, experiences, and anything that seems to be causing that “I just don’t feel right” feeling. Whatever it may be that brought you here, I am glad that I can be here with you.
(484) 435-3163
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Leslie Parkes Shralow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling worried and depressed about problems or recent changes in your life, be assured that you will be met with warmth, care and respect. I can meet with you in person in Center City Phila, or can meet with you virtually if you live in PA and over 30 other states. As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I can help you with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, caregiver stress, trauma, body image/eating disorders, grief and loss, and challenging life transitions. I also have extensive experience as a psychologist in higher education and often help undergrad and grad students.
(215) 791-8065
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Robyn Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I've spent over fifteen years in the mental health field working with children, teens, families, couples , and individual adults in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Stress and difficulties can occur throughout the lifespan. I provide client-centered therapy to support wellness in older children and teens, families, and adults, both individually and as couples . Therapy can be a space to develop your strengths and resilience to cope. Together, we can address issues that are getting in the way of feeling satisfied or fulfilled in your life. My areas of clinical interest include anxiety, stress, depression, identity, connection, and trauma. I also facilitate social anxiety groups.
(267) 274-2654
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Eva Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in mental health issues unique to women, with a particular focus on maternal health. I treat women struggling with infertility, anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and postpartum as well as perinatal loss and stillbirth. All of these issues can leave one feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, lonely and isolated, sometimes even if you already have a great support system in place. I also work with adult men and women experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating and body shape related concerns as well as individuals coping with medical diagnoses.
(215) 608-3580
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Emily E Carner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work comfortably with people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and people within the LGBTQ community. In my practice I see adults, adolescents, and couples . I have a direct, interpersonal style in which I support and assist individuals in meeting their personal goals while helping them to process past and present issues related to trauma, child abuse/neglect, addiction(s), grief and loss, depression, or anxiety that may be interfering with their progress. I approach my clinical practice from a socially conscious perspective, working always to view personal difficulties within the sociocultural context in which we live.
(215) 995-5017
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dr Robin Lowey & Associates Psychological Svcs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates is a group psychology practice where experienced psychologists have been offering therapy and assessment services in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. The therapists at Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates have differing educational backgrounds and therapeutic styles, but the common theme is that we are all focused on heightening each client's overall happiness. We see the pain caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship turmoil as an opportunity for growth and change.
(215) 839-1259
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Hilary Bucell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The therapeutic relationship is a real one, and I truly value the partnership it creates.
Do you feel as though the intensity of your emotions overwhelm you? Maybe you're often anxious throughout the day? Are you incredibly aware of the "why" behind your thoughts and actions, yet still haven't successfully created lasting change? Or, maybe you're doing "all the right things," but are wondering why you still feel so numb? If any of these experiences resonated with you, you're not alone. I am specially trained to support anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship stress. Together we are a team. Using evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies and mind-body tools, you can heal, change and create the life you desire.
(267) 641-3596
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jared D Von Arx
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My clinical specialties include relationship difficulties, job/school stress, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to major life transitions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that everyone needs options when managing their problems. Through the safety of a trusting relationship , I work with a wide array of clients (including older children, adolescents, and adults) in tackling various targeted life issues. I believe that practical coping skills combined with a journey towards a more in-depth understanding of your problems ultimately leads to longer-term success. Together, you and I will review and determine problem areas, discover and explore attainable and healthy choices, and develop a plan to implement changes to meet your goals.
(215) 688-5916
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Mary Fair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do worries about the future or memories of the past keep you feeling stuck? Are you constantly feeling stressed and down on yourself for it? I'd like to help. Therapy can help you understand the origins of these painful feelings and develop the skills to overcome them. Through therapy, I can help you form a clearer, more compassionate understanding of yourself and the problems you face. Developing a kinder relationship to yourself not only leads to more peace and more effective problem-solving, but to more satisfying relationships with others, too. If you'd like support in creating a more joyful, fulfilling life, please reach out!
(267) 327-4667
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Desiree Coleman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MCJ, MFT
Verified
Verified
Our lives are made up of relationships. When those relationships are peaceful and balanced, we thrive. When they're strained and dysfunctional, we struggle. That's why I'm passionate about helping individuals, couples , and families build stronger relationships. As their therapist, my goal is to ensure that they build the skills they need to handle life's challenges and obstacles with grace so that they can show up for one another in meaningful ways.
(215) 486-0755
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Colleen Elizabeth Reichmann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My aim is to help you create the necessary changes while providing safety and connection in a collaborative relationship .
Hello there! My name is Dr. Colleen Reichmann. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, PA. I specialize in eating disorders and body image issues. I have also done a lot of work with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-injury. I often work with high school and college-aged students (but love working with people across the age spectrum). I want you to know that my job is my passion. I LOVE this work-and you will be able to tell that in sessions with me. I am not a "smile and nod therapist"- Clients have described me as interactive, genuine, and energetic. It would be my honor to work with you!
(757) 847-5311
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Casey McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sound familiar? I can help you and your partner have hard conversations that can transform your relationship .
You are tired of walking on eggshells and feeling like you can't bring up any issue without it turning into a fight. Or, maybe you hardly ever fight because you both avoid bringing up difficult conversations. Either way, you just can't figure out how to communicate or make the other person understand. Your efforts go unnoticed and they never feel like enough. You end every conversation or argument feeling like your partner didn't hear a word you said which leaves you feeling lonely, hopeless, and frustrated. Sometimes you're not even sure this relationship is worth it and maybe you're ready to throw in the towel.
(267) 329-4334
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.