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Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
The human experience can feel lonely at times, and I love that I am able to help people feel less alone with their pain and find a path forward that works for them. I feel so honored that I get to witness deep reflections and the vulnerability that is shared with me daily. I specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, family conflicts, and relationship issues. I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to experience their emotions, laugh, reflect, get frustrated, and share vulnerably about both their triumphs and struggles. My priority is co-creating that space with each client by building a strong therapeutic relationship.
Ellen J Siegel
I am experienced in treating various relationship issues: parents, spouse, partner (gay or straight), family members, coworkers, boss, friends.
It's not easy to find the right psychotherapist. You want someone who is empathic while remaining professional, intuitive as well as smart, compassionate without sacrificing competence, warm but able to remain clear and focused. Someone you "click" with, someone you can trust and have confidence in, someone who will be your ally in figuring out the puzzle that is you. With over 30 years' experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Center City Philadelphia, I may be the psychotherapist you seek. I specialize in treating individual adults and couples with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or life transitions.
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Michella creates a collaborative therapy experience, in a safe, non- judgmental environment, for clients to strengthen the quality of their relationships and to be able to live healthy sexuality in their lives. Michella believes that thriving relationships have honest and respectful communication with great shared intimacy emotionally and physically. Michella (she/her) is a graduate student currently finishing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University and providing her therapy through Philadelphia Institute for Individual, Relational, & Sex Therapy - PhIIRST.
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
My approach to therapy utilizes evidence-based practices, including Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Person-Centered Theory, Strengths-Based Theory, Solutions-Based Theory, and Family Systems Theory.
I believe all individuals have inherent skills and wisdom to heal. As a Psychotherapist, I create a compassionate, collaborative, and trusting relationship where you feel seen, heard, and valued. Our work will be a balance of processing your past experiences as well as helping you gain skills to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in Maternal Mental Health, including Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, as well as treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
In my free-time, I am enjoy spending time with my family .
I am a full-time school counselor, but work part-time as a therapist. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in multiple roles. I enjoy helping adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns to identify strategies that allow them to manage and/or overcome these concerns.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I am an LCSW with over 25 years of experience working with children and adults. Most of my work has focused on providing individual and family therapy to young adults, as well as children and adult survivors of trauma. I believe our experiences shape the way we see the world which can lead to patterns that are no longer serving us. Our thoughts impact the way we feel, and insight into these connections can move us towards change and healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CYT, NCC, LFYT
I am trained in EMDR, somatic experiencing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness (MBSR), the Gottman Method and Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy .
Freedom comes when we find a “how.” How can be based in meaning, skill building, perspective shifting, or managing conflict and emotions. Through the balance of talk therapy, skill building, and somatic based therapies, I can help you navigate the challenges you are facing.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
I wanted to get into the mental health field from a young age, as I was always surrounded by friends and family who struggled with mental health.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
I help individuals and couples resolve their sexual and relationship issues and enhance their lives. I've been a psychologist and sex therapist for over 30 years, my approach begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause(s) contributing to your difficulties. Then you and I create a plan that is tailored to helping you, decrease anxiety, resolve blocks, learn communication and coping skills and achieve relationship and sexual satisfaction. My approach draws from my training in sex therapy, family systems, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies as well as hypnosis and EMDR.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CTP
Therapy is about relationships. Whether we are creating personal healing through the therapeutic relationship, changing the way we interact in romantic partnerships, at work, or with family , or shifting our relationship with trauma and other past wounds, we are creating a new space where empathy and compassion can grow. When you make the choice to begin work in therapy, it is a radical act of love, both for the self and for others, and you can expect our work together to reflect this. I work with clients from all backgrounds, but have particular connection to the LGBTQ+, polyam/CNM, kink, artistic, & neurodiverse communities.
Dr. Rita Woidislawsky, PhD Dr. Rita Woidislawsky is a Psychologist in Pennsylvania with 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD. Dr. Rita has expertise treating anxiety, couple’s issues, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, women’s issues, and midlife transitions, and offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples/Marital Counseling, Family Therapy and Parenting Skills. In her spare time, Dr. Rita enjoys Pilates and travel.
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I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues.
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Welcome! I offer a warm and supportive space in which you, your child, or your family can reflect on any number of aspects of daily life and personal experience. Each of us is unique and we all respond differently to life's natural transitions and complexities. I believe that everyone deserves individualized and tailored support through therapy. I utilize a warm, authentic, and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, which prioritizes our therapeutic relationship and the ways in which we can work together to benefit you, your child, or your family .
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
We all experience stress, but when stress becomes overwhelming, it may be time to seek support. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, or life transitions, I would be honored to help you navigate these concerns. Together, we'll build trust and rapport in a safe, non-judgmental space that promotes exploration and discovery. The therapeutic alliance is a one-of-a-kind relationship. It is a privilege to assist you within psychotherapy as you gain clarity, develop coping skills, navigate challenges, and celebrate triumphs.
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Hey there! My name is Marianna and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who helps individuals and couples overcome challenging obstacles, cultivate intra/interpersonal understanding, and achieve overall fulfillment. Together, we can gain awareness of how past experiences show up in the present day and break free from the limiting beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you and/or your relationship. I also specialize in sex therapy and am passionate about helping clients heal from sexual trauma, dismantle sexual shame, rekindle intimacy, navigate desire discrepancy, and explore non-traditional relationship structures.
Abby S Applebaum
Please feel free to contact me for a phone consultation to help us determine what path would be best for you and your family .
I am a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with over 25 years experience. In my practice, I help children, teens and their families successfully navigate life's challenges by building on strengths to help overcome obstacles. I combine evidence based practice and real life application to address issues such as academic stress, anxiety, divorce and depression. My therapeutic approach is supportive and collaborative and parents are meaningfully involved in the therapeutic process.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, who specializes in Trauma and Child/ Family Therapy , respectively.
I am passionate about supporting Black and other People of Color through their unique experiences with mental health. Throughout my time as a clinician, I have always strived to be aware of how outside systemic issues and factors contribute to disparities in mental health care, particularly in communities of color. As a Black therapist, I believe that comprehensive mental health treatment acknowledges and accounts for how discrimination and other social barriers can affect one’s ability to process their experiences and safely navigate the world.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, LCADC
With 25 years of experience in behavior health services, I can create a compassionate and supportive environment to begin working with parts of you that have become stuck by using effective, trauma focused, and evidence based treatments such as EMDR therapy, internal family systems, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy.
Many of us become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples may range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, death of loved ones; oft under emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify causes and solutions to help all parts of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
Jesse J. Suh
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families in psychotherapy, consultations and evaluations. (A) Treatments for substance and behavioral addiction have been a special area of interest and expertise, and I work closely with individuals who have concerns about their substance use, gambling or internet/gaming overuse. (B) I specialize in working with couples and families who experience relational difficulties and disruptive family functioning, between parents or in parent-child relations. (C) As a Korean-American clinician, I conduct evaluations and therapy with Asian-American young adults and their families.
Paromita Kar Haye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost 20 years of experience, I specialize in working with anxiety, eating disorders, men's issues, and high functioning multiracial couples and families.
Despite your best intentions and efforts, do you feel stuck in your personal life, intimate relationships, family relationships or workplace? You may be faced with challenges that are deeply rooted in your early life experiences, your primary attachments, in how you view the world, or due to misunderstanding between you and significant others. Challenges can arise during stressful life transitions, such as divorce or death of loved ones. But they can also arise from positive life experiences, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Left untreated, these challenges can grow into chronic problems that can corrode your sense of self and your relationships.
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What do family therapists do?
A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.
How long does therapy for families take to work?
Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.
How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?
You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.
Is therapy for families effective?
Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.