Depression Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Lisa Vinnacombe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, MLSP, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I have over a decade of experience helping people address anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, grief/loss, relationship/attachment difficulties, unresolved childhood trauma and traumas in adulthood.
Have you been feeling “burnt out” and can’t figure out how to deal with the anxiety and lack of motivation? Are you in a relationship that feels unsatisfying or one sided and results in a sense of feeling stuck in a cycle that repeats itself? Have you experienced a sad loss or other emotionally painful experience that still hurts even though you feel like you should be "over it?" I hear many people who make the decision to come to therapy say “I should have done this a long time ago". If you can relate to any of the questions above, or are curious about how therapy can help you, I encourage you to reach out for a consult!
I have over a decade of experience helping people address anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, grief/loss, relationship/attachment difficulties, unresolved childhood trauma and traumas in adulthood.
Have you been feeling “burnt out” and can’t figure out how to deal with the anxiety and lack of motivation? Are you in a relationship that feels unsatisfying or one sided and results in a sense of feeling stuck in a cycle that repeats itself? Have you experienced a sad loss or other emotionally painful experience that still hurts even though you feel like you should be "over it?" I hear many people who make the decision to come to therapy say “I should have done this a long time ago". If you can relate to any of the questions above, or are curious about how therapy can help you, I encourage you to reach out for a consult!
(610) 228-0742 View (610) 228-0742
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Alex Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship and adjustment challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management.
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship and adjustment challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management.
(484) 939-8591 View (484) 939-8591
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Expressions Therapy LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and in need of someone to talk to? Are you experiencing changes in your life that are overwhelming and stressful? Are you feeling inadequate or like you’ve lost hope in life or feeling down but can’t explain why? Are you having trouble in your relationships?
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and in need of someone to talk to? Are you experiencing changes in your life that are overwhelming and stressful? Are you feeling inadequate or like you’ve lost hope in life or feeling down but can’t explain why? Are you having trouble in your relationships?
(215) 795-5187 View (215) 795-5187
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Adam Taupin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I work with adults with depression and anxiety, and couples.
I pride myself in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each client. My goal is to be as open as possible with my clients in continuing to look at why a specific treatment modality is being used. Transparency is an especially important part of the process. I also enjoy using humor as a way to build therapeutic rapport and as a tool for healing through self-empowerment.
I work with adults with depression and anxiety, and couples.
I pride myself in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each client. My goal is to be as open as possible with my clients in continuing to look at why a specific treatment modality is being used. Transparency is an especially important part of the process. I also enjoy using humor as a way to build therapeutic rapport and as a tool for healing through self-empowerment.
(267) 627-3787 View (267) 627-3787
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Risa Malaczewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression and life in general? You have been dealing with stress for so long and you feel like you need to talk to someone. If you are overwhelmed, lost and feeling down, I would like to talk to you about how therapy can benefit you. I use a person-centered, empowerment-focused approach. I believe everyone has strengths within oneself, given unconditional positive regard and judgment-free space. I strive to create a radically safe space in which clients feel seen. head and validated because the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful therapeutic intervention.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression and life in general? You have been dealing with stress for so long and you feel like you need to talk to someone. If you are overwhelmed, lost and feeling down, I would like to talk to you about how therapy can benefit you. I use a person-centered, empowerment-focused approach. I believe everyone has strengths within oneself, given unconditional positive regard and judgment-free space. I strive to create a radically safe space in which clients feel seen. head and validated because the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful therapeutic intervention.
(484) 946-3918 View (484) 946-3918
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Molly Cohen - Handspring Health (Insurance Accepted!)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19109  (Online Only)
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
(267) 692-8556 View (267) 692-8556
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Gina Cardillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
You may have landed here because you've found that your current way of operating in this world is no longer serving you and are seeking to change some of the patterns that have brought you to this moment. Or maybe you seek closure for past harms, losses or regrets, wishing to make sense of these experiences, and realize that there's no time like the present to get started. In my clinical practice, I work primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems and trauma-related disorders. I am also LGBTQ-affirming and sex positive.
You may have landed here because you've found that your current way of operating in this world is no longer serving you and are seeking to change some of the patterns that have brought you to this moment. Or maybe you seek closure for past harms, losses or regrets, wishing to make sense of these experiences, and realize that there's no time like the present to get started. In my clinical practice, I work primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems and trauma-related disorders. I am also LGBTQ-affirming and sex positive.
(267) 833-4068 View (267) 833-4068
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Laura Geftman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I provide support to manage trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, & coaching for career challenges.
I am here for you. When times are tough, it’s important to have the right support to nurture hope, focus on strength, and harness the power of uncertainty. You can stop surviving and start living again. Together we can explore the darkness & the light, and find your way thru it. We will tailor an approach to support your intentions, needs, and goals. You will become more aware of your core beliefs and better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You’ll find our work to discover insight, self-acceptance, and freedom challenging but also profoundly supportive.
I provide support to manage trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, & coaching for career challenges.
I am here for you. When times are tough, it’s important to have the right support to nurture hope, focus on strength, and harness the power of uncertainty. You can stop surviving and start living again. Together we can explore the darkness & the light, and find your way thru it. We will tailor an approach to support your intentions, needs, and goals. You will become more aware of your core beliefs and better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You’ll find our work to discover insight, self-acceptance, and freedom challenging but also profoundly supportive.
(267) 550-5130 View (267) 550-5130
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River Wards Wellness Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125
We specialize in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, pregnancy and postpartum, and relationships.
River Wards Wellness Collective focuses on holistic wellness practices. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, reiki, and individual trauma-informed yoga and meditation. Our providers have a variety of specialties to address the specific needs of our community including DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Sensorimotor Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy.
We specialize in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, pregnancy and postpartum, and relationships.
River Wards Wellness Collective focuses on holistic wellness practices. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, reiki, and individual trauma-informed yoga and meditation. Our providers have a variety of specialties to address the specific needs of our community including DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Sensorimotor Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy.
(215) 515-0581 View (215) 515-0581
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Handspring Health - Support for Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19109  (Online Only)
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We support children (ages 10-18) and young adults (ages 18-24) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We support children (ages 10-18) and young adults (ages 18-24) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
(267) 485-6136 View (267) 485-6136
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Leilany Davila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I treat Anxiety, depression, lack of self-acceptance, and grief problems. I help with the management of anxiety symptoms and depression, helping you to develop coping skills to manage your every day. I help clients identify and challenge cognitive distortions and replace them with positive affirmations. I will teach some mindfulness meditation to help you when anxious & help you obtain a better understanding of your mental health to cope with your emotions.
I treat Anxiety, depression, lack of self-acceptance, and grief problems. I help with the management of anxiety symptoms and depression, helping you to develop coping skills to manage your every day. I help clients identify and challenge cognitive distortions and replace them with positive affirmations. I will teach some mindfulness meditation to help you when anxious & help you obtain a better understanding of your mental health to cope with your emotions.
(267) 214-1204 View (267) 214-1204
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Valerie Saxton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
My areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, self-criticism, self-injury, couples therapy, sexual identity, and spirituality.
I believe that every individual has the wisdom to know how to heal themselves and the courage to face life's challenges and grow from them. It is my job, as a therapist, to help you connect with this innate wisdom and courage. In therapy, I work to create a space where you can feel safe, understood, and cared for. Within this space, we will explore your current difficulties and challenges. We will address these challenges in ways that fit you and that build upon your unique strengths and personality.
My areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, self-criticism, self-injury, couples therapy, sexual identity, and spirituality.
I believe that every individual has the wisdom to know how to heal themselves and the courage to face life's challenges and grow from them. It is my job, as a therapist, to help you connect with this innate wisdom and courage. In therapy, I work to create a space where you can feel safe, understood, and cared for. Within this space, we will explore your current difficulties and challenges. We will address these challenges in ways that fit you and that build upon your unique strengths and personality.
(215) 607-8560 View (215) 607-8560
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Janet Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with adults struggling with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, mood disorder, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Janet. My mission is to support others on their journey to leading a healthy, rewarding life to their fullest potential. Life gets complicated at times, and everyone can benefit from working with a therapist at one point or another.
I have years of experience working with adults struggling with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, mood disorder, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Janet. My mission is to support others on their journey to leading a healthy, rewarding life to their fullest potential. Life gets complicated at times, and everyone can benefit from working with a therapist at one point or another.
(484) 702-3023 View (484) 702-3023
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Nico Garcia Betancourt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
My therapeutic style is well suited to those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, low self-esteem, internal conflict, and trauma.
I believe that growth happens when we are in connection with trusted others. I strive to build a strong, emotionally safe, affirming, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients. I also believe in the value of exploring earlier experiences and the importance of understanding yourself in terms of the socio-cultural and familial contexts you are embedded in.
My therapeutic style is well suited to those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, low self-esteem, internal conflict, and trauma.
I believe that growth happens when we are in connection with trusted others. I strive to build a strong, emotionally safe, affirming, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients. I also believe in the value of exploring earlier experiences and the importance of understanding yourself in terms of the socio-cultural and familial contexts you are embedded in.
(215) 273-3378 View (215) 273-3378
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Charlene Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor who utilizes cognitive, solution focused, mindfulness techniques to help people suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions.
*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel that you move through life not really living and just going through the motions? Reaching out for help takes courage. When you reach out, we will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've desired to have.
I am a licensed professional counselor who utilizes cognitive, solution focused, mindfulness techniques to help people suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions.
*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel that you move through life not really living and just going through the motions? Reaching out for help takes courage. When you reach out, we will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've desired to have.
(412) 226-4235 View (412) 226-4235
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Patrick Grugan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MFA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Maybe you’ve been depressed, anxious, or feeling bad about yourself. Maybe you’re tired of these struggles, and want to get to the roots of these feelings, so you can heal. Often present symptoms are built on traumatic past experiences, the feelings associated, and the narratives and strategies that you created to make sense of it all. I believe healing comes when you examine these experiences, feel the feelings in a safe, caring environment, and view these experiences in a fresh, more accurate, more compassionate light. You can then rewrite the narratives that have held you back, and try out all sorts of new things in your life.
Maybe you’ve been depressed, anxious, or feeling bad about yourself. Maybe you’re tired of these struggles, and want to get to the roots of these feelings, so you can heal. Often present symptoms are built on traumatic past experiences, the feelings associated, and the narratives and strategies that you created to make sense of it all. I believe healing comes when you examine these experiences, feel the feelings in a safe, caring environment, and view these experiences in a fresh, more accurate, more compassionate light. You can then rewrite the narratives that have held you back, and try out all sorts of new things in your life.
(267) 668-0338 View (267) 668-0338
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Diana Larisgoitia
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My clients come from all walks of life and many suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of childhood trauma or adult personal circumstances related to relationships, but are ready to find healing.
My clients come from all walks of life and many suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of childhood trauma or adult personal circumstances related to relationships, but are ready to find healing.
(215) 330-5098 View (215) 330-5098
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Charles Tyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with folks across a wide array of presenting concerns, including managing symptoms of anxiety, mood dysregulation, and depression, healing with/from trauma, managing grief and loss, recovery from substance abuse and addiction, chronic illness, & LGBT issues.
Deeply passionate about social justice and facilitating and guiding positive change and development in the lives of others, I am thrilled to connect with you as you begin your journey inward. Healing is truly the risk of showing up for yourself and your resistance to temptation to go back to unsilenced needs, numbing out, disconnection, and erasure. As a black, gender non-binary Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I have a personal stake and insight into the work I do. My clinical practice aims to empower and heal individuals, families & communities through therapy, consulting, case management, training, & community outreach.
I have worked with folks across a wide array of presenting concerns, including managing symptoms of anxiety, mood dysregulation, and depression, healing with/from trauma, managing grief and loss, recovery from substance abuse and addiction, chronic illness, & LGBT issues.
Deeply passionate about social justice and facilitating and guiding positive change and development in the lives of others, I am thrilled to connect with you as you begin your journey inward. Healing is truly the risk of showing up for yourself and your resistance to temptation to go back to unsilenced needs, numbing out, disconnection, and erasure. As a black, gender non-binary Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I have a personal stake and insight into the work I do. My clinical practice aims to empower and heal individuals, families & communities through therapy, consulting, case management, training, & community outreach.
(267) 323-4833 View (267) 323-4833
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SW@L LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19139
We move through institutions of power our entire lives. First, family, then we form friends at school, fall in love in college, maybe grow close to others in religious communities. Along the way, we encounter experiences that enable us to become more of our authentic selves. Sometimes, these experiences are less than ideal, other times, these experiences are more traumatizing than we originally thought. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, are a few things that manifest and these are the PTSD-related symptoms that I specialize in.
We move through institutions of power our entire lives. First, family, then we form friends at school, fall in love in college, maybe grow close to others in religious communities. Along the way, we encounter experiences that enable us to become more of our authentic selves. Sometimes, these experiences are less than ideal, other times, these experiences are more traumatizing than we originally thought. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, are a few things that manifest and these are the PTSD-related symptoms that I specialize in.
(215) 631-8780 View (215) 631-8780
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Jill Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions. I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions. I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
(215) 486-0382 View (215) 486-0382

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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.