Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Jaynay C. Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19139  (Online Only)
If you found me, then I know you're doing your best to support your teenager or the teenager in your life through challenging circumstances. You've found the right therapist to help you to support them. I'm also going to help keep your teen navigate their experiences to learn skills to help them cope and manage their emotional wellness. With so many touchpoints, I believe it is critical to help teenagers create an informed decision-making self-compass to avoid self-inflicted harm, which can include self-mutilation, isolation, suicidal thoughts, and more.
If you found me, then I know you're doing your best to support your teenager or the teenager in your life through challenging circumstances. You've found the right therapist to help you to support them. I'm also going to help keep your teen navigate their experiences to learn skills to help them cope and manage their emotional wellness. With so many touchpoints, I believe it is critical to help teenagers create an informed decision-making self-compass to avoid self-inflicted harm, which can include self-mutilation, isolation, suicidal thoughts, and more.
(267) 489-1241 View (267) 489-1241
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Taylor Sczymecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19145  (Online Only)
I'm also passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ folks, people with an history of suicidal ideation or attempts, and a newer interest of mine is LGBTQ+ fertility.
My ideal therapy client wants to put in the work to explore themselves and be willing to take me along that journey with them. I'm here to listen, validate and challenge when needed. While my speciality is DBT, I also enjoy psychodynamic and person-centered approaches. I provide individual supervision for LCSW candidates as well. My ideal LSW supervisee is willing to be open and honest with themselves and with me as a newer social worker. I'm excited to support you in your adventure towards being an independent mental health professional and help you equip yourself with the tools needed for introspection, sound ethics and success.
I'm also passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ folks, people with an history of suicidal ideation or attempts, and a newer interest of mine is LGBTQ+ fertility.
My ideal therapy client wants to put in the work to explore themselves and be willing to take me along that journey with them. I'm here to listen, validate and challenge when needed. While my speciality is DBT, I also enjoy psychodynamic and person-centered approaches. I provide individual supervision for LCSW candidates as well. My ideal LSW supervisee is willing to be open and honest with themselves and with me as a newer social worker. I'm excited to support you in your adventure towards being an independent mental health professional and help you equip yourself with the tools needed for introspection, sound ethics and success.
(215) 608-3327 View (215) 608-3327
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Bruce Pitcairn Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
We all experience loss, illness, and other challenging life events. They can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel vulnerable and looking for assistance to discover a new path to equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
We all experience loss, illness, and other challenging life events. They can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel vulnerable and looking for assistance to discover a new path to equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
(267) 376-1450 View (267) 376-1450
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Dese'Rae L. Stage
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Des! I'm a social worker and suicidologist, and a queer, white, cisgender single parent. My practice is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and person-centered. Using an eclectic approach, mainly rooted in relational and attachment-based work, alongside some CBT techniques and DBT skills training, I work with teens and adults experiencing suicidal ideation and self-injury, grief/traumatic loss, ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, fertility challenges (especially for those who are visibly queer), queer family-building, and pregnancy loss—many of which I have personal experience with.
Hi, I'm Des! I'm a social worker and suicidologist, and a queer, white, cisgender single parent. My practice is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and person-centered. Using an eclectic approach, mainly rooted in relational and attachment-based work, alongside some CBT techniques and DBT skills training, I work with teens and adults experiencing suicidal ideation and self-injury, grief/traumatic loss, ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, fertility challenges (especially for those who are visibly queer), queer family-building, and pregnancy loss—many of which I have personal experience with.
(215) 631-8350 View (215) 631-8350
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Sean Pepley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Not accepting new clients
I view therapy as an opportunity to build a meaningful life. This can be through either discovering new meaning or recognizing meaning that's been there all along. In building therapeutic relationships, I aspire to form genuine, authentic connections with patients. My specialities include working with those experiencing existential anxiety or dread, those with complicated grief, trauma survivors, those with persistent suicidal ideation, and those who use drugs and aren't interested in abstinence.
I view therapy as an opportunity to build a meaningful life. This can be through either discovering new meaning or recognizing meaning that's been there all along. In building therapeutic relationships, I aspire to form genuine, authentic connections with patients. My specialities include working with those experiencing existential anxiety or dread, those with complicated grief, trauma survivors, those with persistent suicidal ideation, and those who use drugs and aren't interested in abstinence.
(267) 313-5357 View (267) 313-5357
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Dr. Lindsay Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Dr. Lindsay Martin, a Licensed Professional Counselor, committed to helping individuals begin their healing process. I provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore the depths of your emotions, overcome challenges, and embark on a path towards a more fulfilling life. I collaborate with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, and trauma. Are you prepared to examine the thoughts and behaviors preventing you from living the life you truly want? Are you in search of personalized guidance to navigate this process?
Hello! I'm Dr. Lindsay Martin, a Licensed Professional Counselor, committed to helping individuals begin their healing process. I provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore the depths of your emotions, overcome challenges, and embark on a path towards a more fulfilling life. I collaborate with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, and trauma. Are you prepared to examine the thoughts and behaviors preventing you from living the life you truly want? Are you in search of personalized guidance to navigate this process?
(484) 812-7974 View (484) 812-7974
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Jessica Rae Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
I am hoping to help individuals work through a variety of topics: the stress of todays society, anxiety related to work, school, or life changes, psychosis, depression, suicidal thoughts, difficulty managing emotions along with other difficulties we all face.
I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. I think that it would be difficult for me to describe "my ideal client" without speaking to someone first. I would like to work with each person on an individual specialized level and decide if I am the right fit for their current psychological services through a free consultation and active feedback during the therapeutic process.
I am hoping to help individuals work through a variety of topics: the stress of todays society, anxiety related to work, school, or life changes, psychosis, depression, suicidal thoughts, difficulty managing emotions along with other difficulties we all face.
I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. I think that it would be difficult for me to describe "my ideal client" without speaking to someone first. I would like to work with each person on an individual specialized level and decide if I am the right fit for their current psychological services through a free consultation and active feedback during the therapeutic process.
(215) 608-7076 View (215) 608-7076
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Joshua Weiss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
My skills best serve those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, trauma, substance use disorder, and family issues.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a Gestalt and Holistic Wellness approach towards therapy. Gestalt and Wellness approaches allow me to be creative and intentional with my therapeutic practices. I value human connectedness and learning about each person I work with. Therapy is unique to everyone, and my goal is to guide the therapeutic experience with the intention of promoting personal growth. Life has it’s hardships, my passion is helping people lean into their discomforts to develop the skills needed to overcome them.
My skills best serve those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, trauma, substance use disorder, and family issues.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a Gestalt and Holistic Wellness approach towards therapy. Gestalt and Wellness approaches allow me to be creative and intentional with my therapeutic practices. I value human connectedness and learning about each person I work with. Therapy is unique to everyone, and my goal is to guide the therapeutic experience with the intention of promoting personal growth. Life has it’s hardships, my passion is helping people lean into their discomforts to develop the skills needed to overcome them.
(484) 646-2762 View (484) 646-2762
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Vicki Laverty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
I have experience working in an inpatient and outpatient setting, I have provided individual & group therapy, crisis intervention, and can support folks in navigating the mental health system. I have worked with folks experiencing mood disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, suicide ideation, relational challenges, excessive stress & burn-out, issues related to self-esteem, grief & loss, and phase of life concerns (job loss/change, relocating, etc). In our work together, I hope to build a strong rapport, and as a result we can explore your vulnerabilities, develop effective coping skills, and promote a greater outlook on life.
(484) 604-2684 View (484) 604-2684
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Margot Troutt Keys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I specialize in work with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, and ADHD, among other issues.
The stigma behind psychotherapy is based on the notion that somehow asking for help and working with a professional means that one is weak. Ironically, this could not be further from the truth. Making the decision to look at your story and explore how patterns within it have impacted your goals, relationships, losses, parenting, work and outlook is profoundly difficult to do. It is looking at ourselves with the commitment to not look away until we have developed tools to build futures that give us joy and magnify our strengths. All while now knowing how to address our challenges more effectively.
I specialize in work with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, and ADHD, among other issues.
The stigma behind psychotherapy is based on the notion that somehow asking for help and working with a professional means that one is weak. Ironically, this could not be further from the truth. Making the decision to look at your story and explore how patterns within it have impacted your goals, relationships, losses, parenting, work and outlook is profoundly difficult to do. It is looking at ourselves with the commitment to not look away until we have developed tools to build futures that give us joy and magnify our strengths. All while now knowing how to address our challenges more effectively.
(215) 529-8546 View (215) 529-8546
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Jack Wolcott
MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am passionate about supporting clients to find balance in their emotional and social well-being, resolve trauma, and achieve a life worth living. I work with teenagers and adults who experience overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and behaviors such as self-harm, and suicidal actions, by utilizing full-model Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I specialize in clients diagnosed with BPD or who have tried many different therapies without success. I also work with clients who are exploring their identity, using an intersectional systems approach that is tailored to each client's unique experiences.
I am passionate about supporting clients to find balance in their emotional and social well-being, resolve trauma, and achieve a life worth living. I work with teenagers and adults who experience overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and behaviors such as self-harm, and suicidal actions, by utilizing full-model Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I specialize in clients diagnosed with BPD or who have tried many different therapies without success. I also work with clients who are exploring their identity, using an intersectional systems approach that is tailored to each client's unique experiences.
(484) 218-4046 View (484) 218-4046
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Hana Kubkova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I have extensive experience helping people suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger, difficult relationships, and suicidal thoughts.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient and outpatient-psychiatry center, a foster care residential facility, a women’s counseling agency, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. I currently see clients in my private practice in Philadelphia for short-term (10-12 sessions) or long-term treatment (6 months or longer), depending on their goals. My collaborative therapeutic approach combines multiple techniques (e.g. Gestalt, Psychodynamic, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness).
I have extensive experience helping people suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger, difficult relationships, and suicidal thoughts.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient and outpatient-psychiatry center, a foster care residential facility, a women’s counseling agency, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. I currently see clients in my private practice in Philadelphia for short-term (10-12 sessions) or long-term treatment (6 months or longer), depending on their goals. My collaborative therapeutic approach combines multiple techniques (e.g. Gestalt, Psychodynamic, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness).
(415) 917-2996 View (415) 917-2996
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Lauren Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
We love supporting clients looking for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as parents of teens experiencing ongoing suicidal thoughts, self harm, school avoidance, severe anxiety including OCD, trauma, unstable relationships, emotional outbursts, and self sabotaging behaviors.
Are you facing overwhelming emotions or struggling to navigate healthy and stable relationships, especially during your teenage and young adult years, or as a member of the queer and trans community? As a parent, are you tired of feeling like you're walking on eggshells with your child, teen or young adult? Are you unsure if they will ever be ok again or feeling uncertain about how to support them? At Daisy + Co. Therapy, we've got you covered. We specialize in helping kids, teenagers, young adults, and their parents reconnect with themselves, each other, and gain the coping skills they need to reach their full potential, together.
We love supporting clients looking for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as parents of teens experiencing ongoing suicidal thoughts, self harm, school avoidance, severe anxiety including OCD, trauma, unstable relationships, emotional outbursts, and self sabotaging behaviors.
Are you facing overwhelming emotions or struggling to navigate healthy and stable relationships, especially during your teenage and young adult years, or as a member of the queer and trans community? As a parent, are you tired of feeling like you're walking on eggshells with your child, teen or young adult? Are you unsure if they will ever be ok again or feeling uncertain about how to support them? At Daisy + Co. Therapy, we've got you covered. We specialize in helping kids, teenagers, young adults, and their parents reconnect with themselves, each other, and gain the coping skills they need to reach their full potential, together.
(484) 559-6774 View (484) 559-6774
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Michael Clemente
Licensed Professional Counselor, BCBA, LPC, NCC, LBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I specialize in treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation as well as trauma informed care and PTSD.
My name is Michael and I am the owner of the Behavior & Counseling Center, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Behavior Specialist. I have extensive experience working within the field of ABA/behavior modification as well as within the field of clinical counseling. I work within the framework of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) while incorporating a person-centered approach for my psychotherapy clients, and intertwine Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and (CBT) for my children and adolescent clients.
I specialize in treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation as well as trauma informed care and PTSD.
My name is Michael and I am the owner of the Behavior & Counseling Center, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Behavior Specialist. I have extensive experience working within the field of ABA/behavior modification as well as within the field of clinical counseling. I work within the framework of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) while incorporating a person-centered approach for my psychotherapy clients, and intertwine Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and (CBT) for my children and adolescent clients.
(215) 544-2706 View (215) 544-2706
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Angela Romano Lucky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
If you experience anxiety or depression due to relationship issues, challenges with work/school, uncertainties of where your symptoms stem from I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania that specializes in working with individuals with suicidal thoughts, and domestic violence. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
If you experience anxiety or depression due to relationship issues, challenges with work/school, uncertainties of where your symptoms stem from I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania that specializes in working with individuals with suicidal thoughts, and domestic violence. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
(484) 466-8580 View (484) 466-8580
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Mickey Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I also have a background in community suicide prevention through local and national non-profits.
Therapy should be something to look forward to! If you're looking for a therapist who prioritizes comfort and fulfillment in your sessions, you've come to the right place. I am a licensed social worker specializing in (but not limited to) working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I work with both teens and adults, promoting a compassionate therapy space for individuals to explore their identity and transitional periods. I want to help you be your best self. Note: If you have reached out for scheduling previously and not heard back, please try again! Sometimes emails and phonecalls get buried for me.
I also have a background in community suicide prevention through local and national non-profits.
Therapy should be something to look forward to! If you're looking for a therapist who prioritizes comfort and fulfillment in your sessions, you've come to the right place. I am a licensed social worker specializing in (but not limited to) working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I work with both teens and adults, promoting a compassionate therapy space for individuals to explore their identity and transitional periods. I want to help you be your best self. Note: If you have reached out for scheduling previously and not heard back, please try again! Sometimes emails and phonecalls get buried for me.
(267) 733-6685 View (267) 733-6685
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Thomas Pinkl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I have worked with a number of client challenges, including trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, substance use, and interpersonal effectiveness.
My name is Tom and I strive to take a person-centered, solution-focused approach with my clients, while remaining trauma-informed. With a solution-focused mindset, I seek to help clients identify their strengths and what is already working in their lives. In addition, I teach clients skills to help them manage their emotions effectively, improve communication in interpersonal relationships, and reduce any unhelpful behaviors that affect their lives. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma- Focused CBT and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.
I have worked with a number of client challenges, including trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, substance use, and interpersonal effectiveness.
My name is Tom and I strive to take a person-centered, solution-focused approach with my clients, while remaining trauma-informed. With a solution-focused mindset, I seek to help clients identify their strengths and what is already working in their lives. In addition, I teach clients skills to help them manage their emotions effectively, improve communication in interpersonal relationships, and reduce any unhelpful behaviors that affect their lives. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma- Focused CBT and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.
(267) 651-9540 View (267) 651-9540
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Dr. Alyssa B. Catuogno
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress including but not limited to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, suicidal ideation, and family issues. In addition to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, and biopsychosocial evaluations. I conduct testing for ADHD, gifted/talented, and special education services. I provide a compassionate, holistic, and caring atmosphere in order to provide my clients a trusting and supportive therapeutic experience.
My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress including but not limited to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, suicidal ideation, and family issues. In addition to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, and biopsychosocial evaluations. I conduct testing for ADHD, gifted/talented, and special education services. I provide a compassionate, holistic, and caring atmosphere in order to provide my clients a trusting and supportive therapeutic experience.
(267) 704-8646 View (267) 704-8646
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Julie Zubryd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I provide individual and family therapy my clients (14+) struggling with a wide range of difficulties including, trauma, anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, relationship issues, anger, mood disorders, codependency, sexuality and gender issues, personality disorders, OCD, social dysfunction, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation and self-injury.
My number one goal is to provide a relaxing and safe environment and relationship for my clients to begin their path to healing. I desire to work with my clients to create a well rounded and holistic approach into their well being. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I provide individual and family therapy my clients (14+) struggling with a wide range of difficulties including, trauma, anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, relationship issues, anger, mood disorders, codependency, sexuality and gender issues, personality disorders, OCD, social dysfunction, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation and self-injury.
My number one goal is to provide a relaxing and safe environment and relationship for my clients to begin their path to healing. I desire to work with my clients to create a well rounded and holistic approach into their well being. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
(412) 388-2365 View (412) 388-2365
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Erica C Conklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
If you or our child struggle with self harm, suicidal thinking or behaviors.
Hi, Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I know how hard it is to take this first step. You may have recent or past trauma, symptoms of irritability or just not feeling yourself lately. That’s okay. I am hoping you and I can create small achievable goals to help get you relief. I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults for over ten years. I have a strong knowledge base of resources in the Delaware county and Philadelphia area. My orientation for treatment is trauma based, focusing on rapport and safety, then gently exploring how our past experiences shape our reactions and relationships today.
If you or our child struggle with self harm, suicidal thinking or behaviors.
Hi, Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I know how hard it is to take this first step. You may have recent or past trauma, symptoms of irritability or just not feeling yourself lately. That’s okay. I am hoping you and I can create small achievable goals to help get you relief. I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults for over ten years. I have a strong knowledge base of resources in the Delaware county and Philadelphia area. My orientation for treatment is trauma based, focusing on rapport and safety, then gently exploring how our past experiences shape our reactions and relationships today.
(610) 572-2233 View (610) 572-2233
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Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.