My approach is to work collaboratively with clients to meet them where they are and learn their goals and aspirations so that we can develop a plan together to overcome obstacles. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. My work is focused on helping individuals and families that are struggling with mood and learning disorders, anxiety, trauma, and other challenges. Working with individuals & families experiencing and living with health challenges and/or disabilities is of particular interest to me.
Growing up, I found sex and sexuality to be important parts of life that no one talked about (especially in the household I grew up in). I found myself doing lots of research regarding sex, sexuality, motherhood, gender, reproductive rights, sexual health, and sexual education. At the age of 17, I realized I often found myself listening to and supporting others; then I discovered therapy. I could finally combine my interest in sexuality and gender studies with my ability to support and listen. Instantly, I knew this was the career path for me.
I utilize trauma informed, narrative, and relational-cultural approaches to support and assist people managing relationships and life transitions as well as serious mental health issues and addictions. I focus on the integration of body-mind-spirit for whole-person recovery. Our goal is to align mental, physical, and spiritual values so that life is manageable, productive, and optimistic. In my years of practice and continuing education, what I value most is the uniqueness of each person and the trust they instill in me to join them in their journey.
Everyone deserves a chance to improve their mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and compulsive, addictive behaviors impede those chances. Learning how to bring recovery tools and principles into your daily life can help start the healing process. As an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (ASAT-C) with over 17 years of experience working with men who struggle with alcohol, drug, gambling, and compulsive sexual behaviors and 20 years as an educator, I can help you move towards the life you always wanted.
A supportive, respectful, and trusting relationship between you and your therapist is paramount to the effectiveness of the therapy. My practice offers an alternative to large, impersonal mental health settings, and a personalized approach that encompasses current evidence-based and traditional treatment. I work primarily with individuals and couples who are struggling with life's difficulties. My personal specialties include relationship issues, anxiety, depression and grieving. My book, Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome: Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner, was released in 2012.
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each person to find an approach that meets their needs. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, body awareness, and cognitive behavioral.
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize gaining an understanding and appreciation of their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
I am a psychotherapist and health care journalist in the Philadelphia area that specializes in personalized treatment for eating disorders, generalized anxiety and depression, and psychosocial issues for ages 14 and up. I also provide supervision for therapists pursuing licensure. I have freelanced for the APA Monitor and write regularly for the Philadelphia Inquirer about current psychological issues and eating disorder treatment.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, BCPC, BCC, NCC
Using a brief and cognitive therapy approach, I specialize is working with individuals, couples, marriage counseling, and families for issues of relationship problems, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma informed treatment, decision making, assertiveness skills, adjusting to new situations and the emotions and decisions that come along with it. I am a licensed professional counselor in PA, NJ, and DE and offer evidence-based treatments, clinical supervision for new counselors in obtaining their license, and I am a Board Certified Executive Coach. I also offer consultation within the realm of career, work, and future planning.
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW, MAPP
Thanks for visiting my profile! I specialize in adults (ages 19 - 40's) dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career challenges, and family conflicts—among other struggles. My approach is to work together to find a clinical modality that addresses your style and need; such modalities include CBT, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), and mindfulness meditation. In addition, I'm trained in the field of Positive Psychology, a.k.a. the scientific study of happiness. As such, my goal is to help clients both overcome challenges and optimize passion & well-being in their lives.
Accepting new clients for video sessions during COVID-19 shut-down. While the coronavirus outbreak impacts each of us, individuals who have experienced prior traumatic events, and those predisposed to depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress response, are uniquely vulnerable. Managing these conditions in the context of a complex global health crisis presents a unique challenge. With over 18 years of professional practice, and a specific background, focused on the intersection of mental health, infectious diseases, and complex medical concerns, I feel that I am uniquely capable of helping clients/patients confront that challenge.
As a licensed professional counselor and board-certified music therapist, I collaborate with individuals and couples to cultivate increased self-awareness and self-acceptance while building tools to better cope with life’s challenges. I believe that each of us deserves to develop a rich, full understanding of ourselves. While the process of self-inquiry can be challenging, I hold the space to safely explore aspects of self that might feel uncomfortable, with the goal of building a positive, authentic relationship with yourself and others. I am also available for LPC supervision.
I am an experienced and compassionate Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and re-author their stories. I have experience working with people from diverse family structures in many different settings. For over 18 years, I have worked with individuals and families, and I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
I’ve been practicing psychotherapy for over twenty years with individuals struggling with issues including trauma histories, military veteran identities, grief, depression, anxiety, and LGBT identities. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. With respect, humor, acceptance, and empowerment, I work to increase your understanding and assist you in attaining your needs and hopes. Be assured that I will bring empathy and experience as we work together in a safe space for you to explore and experience self-awareness.
Life can feel very hard at times. Trauma can take many different forms in your life and have painful effects, whether you have experienced societal discrimination (e.g., racism), family conflict, neglect, emotional/physical/sexual/spiritual abuse, a loss, a breakup, or any other personally upsetting moment or period in your life. My biggest passion is empowering clients who have felt misunderstood, unseen, or mistreated in their lives, and helping them learn everyday skills to handle overwhelming emotions and experiences. In the past, my clients have described our therapeutic work together as both insightful and practical.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Are you Suffering with painful Emotions? Feeling Trapped by Anxiety/Panic, OCD, Depression, Overeating, Cutting, Interpersonal Conflicts, Feelings of Failure caused by ADHD, Self- Sabotaging Behaviors, which prevent you from living life to its fullest. Therapy is a Journey. Taking that journey is worth its weight in gold-when you commit to finding healing, inner peace, and a meaningful, compassionate life along the way. Therapy is a Sanctuary-A Sanctuary, where empathy, undivided attention, and genuine positive regard exist just for you!
Not feeling like yourself? Constantly overthinking? Struggling with low or unpredictable mood? You don't have to keep repeating dysfunctional patterns or remain in chronic states of depression and anxiety. Unforeseen changes in life can take a toll on our mental health. Through exploring your issues with a non - judgmental therapist, you can regain a sense of mastery and well - being.
I have been in practice for over 30 years and developed an expertise in the treatment of depression and anxiety. My training is in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and my goal is to work with you to develop skills and strategies to overcome unproductive ways of reacting to life's challenges. I have also worked in a physical rehabilitation setting for many years, where I have focused on neuropsychological assessment and psychological treatment of cognitive and emotional disorders arising from stroke, brain injury and other neurological problems.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCD
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. Maybe you are in college or been out a few years and you feel like everyone except you has it "together". They are getting married, in great careers, and you are just... stuck. Maybe you have these things, but you still don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest diet or wellness craze, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Old City, Philadelphia 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 Old City, Philadelphia 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 Old City, Philadelphia, or Child Psychologists in Old City, Philadelphia.
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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 Old City, Philadelphia 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?
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