Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Welcome. I believe therapy is an avenue of exploration that holds potential for individual and collective growth. I offer an integrated, holistic approach rooted in somatics and psychotherapy. As a healing centered therapist, I am committed to providing a space that values and honors the ways each of us have learned to survive while believing in each person’s right and ability to thrive. Whether you are interested in healing past wounds/trauma, working with your relationship to self and others, managing depression or anxiety, or increasing your capacity for aliveness, I will support your goals with curiosity and compassion.
Psychodynamic
(215) 392-6958
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
Welcome. I believe therapy is an avenue of exploration that holds potential for individual and collective growth. I offer an integrated, holistic approach rooted in somatics and psychotherapy. As a healing centered therapist, I am committed to providing a space that values and honors the ways each of us have learned to survive while believing in each person’s right and ability to thrive. Whether you are interested in healing past wounds/trauma, working with your relationship to self and others, managing depression or anxiety, or increasing your capacity for aliveness, I will support your goals with curiosity and compassion.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Pursuing and going to therapy can be uncomfortable, scary, and exhausting. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and willingness. Living with and carrying emotional and physical pain can be lonely, and in therapy, we can navigate these pains and work towards healing together. As a therapist, it is important to begin this process where you are and not force you into anything you are not yet able to address. As we build an open and trusting relationship, we can bring about change and further healing.
Psychodynamic
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
Pursuing and going to therapy can be uncomfortable, scary, and exhausting. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and willingness. Living with and carrying emotional and physical pain can be lonely, and in therapy, we can navigate these pains and work towards healing together. As a therapist, it is important to begin this process where you are and not force you into anything you are not yet able to address. As we build an open and trusting relationship, we can bring about change and further healing.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Starting therapy can be daunting, so I will work hard to help you feel safe and comfortable as we begin our work together. I help clients achieve goals such as coping well with distressing emotions and thoughts, improving self-care, and achieving relationship satisfaction. Using psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, I focus on longstanding factors -- such as various aspects of your identity and upbringing -- that contribute to who you are, while providing interventions and insights designed to help you with your current needs and struggles. Diversity of sexual and gender identities are areas of specialty.
Psychodynamic
(215) 867-8589
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
Starting therapy can be daunting, so I will work hard to help you feel safe and comfortable as we begin our work together. I help clients achieve goals such as coping well with distressing emotions and thoughts, improving self-care, and achieving relationship satisfaction. Using psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, I focus on longstanding factors -- such as various aspects of your identity and upbringing -- that contribute to who you are, while providing interventions and insights designed to help you with your current needs and struggles. Diversity of sexual and gender identities are areas of specialty.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, MLSP, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Have you been feeling “burnt out” and can’t figure out how to deal with the anxiety and lack of motivation? Are you a parent who feels overwhelmed with trying to help your child emotionally or with issues at school? Are you in a relationship that feels unsatisfying or one sided and results in feeling unfulfilled? I hear many people who finally 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!
Psychodynamic
(610) 228-0742
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
Have you been feeling “burnt out” and can’t figure out how to deal with the anxiety and lack of motivation? Are you a parent who feels overwhelmed with trying to help your child emotionally or with issues at school? Are you in a relationship that feels unsatisfying or one sided and results in feeling unfulfilled? I hear many people who finally 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!
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
Psychodynamic
(267) 274-2654
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
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.
Photo of Natalie Petyk, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Anyone seeking psychotherapy needs to trust a therapist's ability to deeply connect, to foster real vulnerability without feeling judged. Some people desire help during personal crises or from a wish to grow. Others recognize the need for therapy after feeling stuck. Therapy can address symptoms that are more chronic in nature, which may interfere with relationships or life satisfaction. Some people look for short-term therapy, to focus quickly on solution oriented work, while others may feel more confusion about where to begin, needing time and support to clarify complicated thoughts and feelings. I am skilled to treat both.
Psychodynamic
(484) 310-6598
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Psychodynamic
Anyone seeking psychotherapy needs to trust a therapist's ability to deeply connect, to foster real vulnerability without feeling judged. Some people desire help during personal crises or from a wish to grow. Others recognize the need for therapy after feeling stuck. Therapy can address symptoms that are more chronic in nature, which may interfere with relationships or life satisfaction. Some people look for short-term therapy, to focus quickly on solution oriented work, while others may feel more confusion about where to begin, needing time and support to clarify complicated thoughts and feelings. I am skilled to treat both.
Photo of Mark Wolfe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, MSW
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in providing individual, relational, and sex therapy. I work with my clients to create safe, affirming space that allows them to explore the most challenging parts of their lives while celebrating and building upon their strengths. My approach to therapy is integrative and based on the specific needs and goals of the people I am working with, though my treatment methodology is grounded in psychodynamic, mindfulness based, and emotionally focused theories of therapeutic support. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with a variety of emotional, relational and sexual issues.
Psychodynamic
(484) 424-7301
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Psychodynamic
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in providing individual, relational, and sex therapy. I work with my clients to create safe, affirming space that allows them to explore the most challenging parts of their lives while celebrating and building upon their strengths. My approach to therapy is integrative and based on the specific needs and goals of the people I am working with, though my treatment methodology is grounded in psychodynamic, mindfulness based, and emotionally focused theories of therapeutic support. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with a variety of emotional, relational and sexual issues.
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MS, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions? Do you hope for more fulfillment in life? Our work together will identify perceptions causing anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt and feeling of inadequacy. I welcome you to join me for a free consultation. Together we will acknowledge your feelings and perceptions and address impulsivity, avoidance patterns/procrastination, self-sabotage, lack of focus, isolating and subtle behaviors preventing wellness. Discovering your meaning and purpose will inevitably help you become yourself authentic self.
Psychodynamic
(215) 839-1177
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
Psychodynamic
Overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions? Do you hope for more fulfillment in life? Our work together will identify perceptions causing anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt and feeling of inadequacy. I welcome you to join me for a free consultation. Together we will acknowledge your feelings and perceptions and address impulsivity, avoidance patterns/procrastination, self-sabotage, lack of focus, isolating and subtle behaviors preventing wellness. Discovering your meaning and purpose will inevitably help you become yourself authentic self.
Photo of Karla Pazzi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19118
As a therapist, my greatest passion is helping people find new ways to experience emotions and develop resiliency. I believe that we heal and grow most effectively in connection with others and that our emotions, even painful ones, provide us with important information about our needs. I understand that going to therapy can be intimidating and I strive to create a warm, safe space through using an empathic, nonjudgmental, and, at times, humorous style. Clients have said that I am compassionate and supportive, while also being honest and direct.
Psychodynamic
(484) 380-9227
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
Psychodynamic
As a therapist, my greatest passion is helping people find new ways to experience emotions and develop resiliency. I believe that we heal and grow most effectively in connection with others and that our emotions, even painful ones, provide us with important information about our needs. I understand that going to therapy can be intimidating and I strive to create a warm, safe space through using an empathic, nonjudgmental, and, at times, humorous style. Clients have said that I am compassionate and supportive, while also being honest and direct.
Photo of Brian C. Esposito, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
*Currently accepting new patients virtually!* Hello! My balanced, low-pressure approach lets you work at your own pace and address areas you feel are important. We all can feel stuck from time to time. My job is to help get you unstuck. Through therapy, you can expect to gain insight about long standing patterns of thinking, feeling, or acting that may be getting in the way of you from enjoying life more fully.
Psychodynamic
(908) 398-2271
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19146
Psychodynamic
*Currently accepting new patients virtually!* Hello! My balanced, low-pressure approach lets you work at your own pace and address areas you feel are important. We all can feel stuck from time to time. My job is to help get you unstuck. Through therapy, you can expect to gain insight about long standing patterns of thinking, feeling, or acting that may be getting in the way of you from enjoying life more fully.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
In order to help others, I believe that three traits are essential: competence, caring, and integrity. I continuously hone my competence by updating my skills and keeping up with developments in my field. In addition, I put a strong emphasis on personal growth and cultivating my relationships with others, believing that by living a full and meaningful life, I have more to offer my clients. I care deeply about my clients, admire their strengths, cheer their victories, and resonate with their disappointment. In terms of integrity, I commit to an approach that is kind, straight-forward,and respectful.
Psychodynamic
(215) 995-5120
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Psychodynamic
In order to help others, I believe that three traits are essential: competence, caring, and integrity. I continuously hone my competence by updating my skills and keeping up with developments in my field. In addition, I put a strong emphasis on personal growth and cultivating my relationships with others, believing that by living a full and meaningful life, I have more to offer my clients. I care deeply about my clients, admire their strengths, cheer their victories, and resonate with their disappointment. In terms of integrity, I commit to an approach that is kind, straight-forward,and respectful.
Photo of Robin G Freedman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Life can be challenging and stressful. As M. Scott Peck wrote, "Life is difficult." Life can also be filled with enormous joy and pleasure. If you are suffering with depression or anxiety, struggling with the daily stresses of parenting, relationships, work place issues, coping with illness or grieving the loss of a loved one, I offer a safe, supportive and compassionate environment to assist you with these life challenges. The emotional support and guidance of a caring and empathetic professional, can truly make a positive difference in your life experience and emotional well-being.
Psychodynamic
(215) 874-3162
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
Psychodynamic
Life can be challenging and stressful. As M. Scott Peck wrote, "Life is difficult." Life can also be filled with enormous joy and pleasure. If you are suffering with depression or anxiety, struggling with the daily stresses of parenting, relationships, work place issues, coping with illness or grieving the loss of a loved one, I offer a safe, supportive and compassionate environment to assist you with these life challenges. The emotional support and guidance of a caring and empathetic professional, can truly make a positive difference in your life experience and emotional well-being.
Photo of Galen Born, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Do you ever find yourself stuck in life patterns that no longer work but you’re not sure how to change? Do you ever find yourself experiencing difficult feelings that you don't fully understand or know how to address? In my work as a psychotherapist, I provide a safe environment in which clients can freely and honestly explore their thoughts and feelings and begin to move away the obstacles that stand in front of what they truly want. I skillfully help clients to develop a more compassionate self-awareness so that they may have greater flexibility in how they respond to the pressures and stressors of life.
Psychodynamic
(215) 960-9829
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Psychodynamic
Do you ever find yourself stuck in life patterns that no longer work but you’re not sure how to change? Do you ever find yourself experiencing difficult feelings that you don't fully understand or know how to address? In my work as a psychotherapist, I provide a safe environment in which clients can freely and honestly explore their thoughts and feelings and begin to move away the obstacles that stand in front of what they truly want. I skillfully help clients to develop a more compassionate self-awareness so that they may have greater flexibility in how they respond to the pressures and stressors of life.
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MFT Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19109
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults going through transitional periods (i.e., school, new job, college, new relationship, etc.). My goal is to improve family dynamics, address intrusive issues, thoughts, and aim to improve the relationship with yourself and/or others. My training allows me to assist my clients in grounding their innate ability to feel more in charge of their life. This is done through having the ability to identify and express one’s feelings, needs and desires.
Psychodynamic
(484) 528-0418
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Philadelphia, PA 19109
Psychodynamic
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults going through transitional periods (i.e., school, new job, college, new relationship, etc.). My goal is to improve family dynamics, address intrusive issues, thoughts, and aim to improve the relationship with yourself and/or others. My training allows me to assist my clients in grounding their innate ability to feel more in charge of their life. This is done through having the ability to identify and express one’s feelings, needs and desires.
Photo of Kay Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
First things first: You are the expert on your experience! My role as your therapist is to support you in unearthing and building on the strengths you possess, the insights you hold, and the world you envision for yourself. As a therapist, I am inspired by authentic connection and collaborative work. Whether it's your goal to manage anxiety and stress, build a healthier relationship with your body and self, engage in healing around traumatic experiences, or develop more rewarding relationships, I provide a non-judgmental space in which we'll work together to explore those things that feel hardest to manage alone.
Psychodynamic
(914) 930-4205
Verified

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Psychodynamic
First things first: You are the expert on your experience! My role as your therapist is to support you in unearthing and building on the strengths you possess, the insights you hold, and the world you envision for yourself. As a therapist, I am inspired by authentic connection and collaborative work. Whether it's your goal to manage anxiety and stress, build a healthier relationship with your body and self, engage in healing around traumatic experiences, or develop more rewarding relationships, I provide a non-judgmental space in which we'll work together to explore those things that feel hardest to manage alone.
Photo of Wendy A Caplin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
Psychodynamic
(215) 977-4297
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
Psychodynamic
I view therapy as a unique, shared journey and the therapeutic relationship as essential for healing and change. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certfied Filial therapists/trainer. I have extensive training in family/couple therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and sandtray therapies. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with adults, children, and teens (group private practice, schools, medical setting, state mental hospital, community mental health). I have been in private practice since 1991.
Photo of Cynthia Closs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
People often seek therapy to resolve past experiences and life complexities and the decision to enter therapy may carry feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty. I believe that therapy is most effective when persons are offered an environment that is inviting, attentive, collaborative, affirming, and safe. Subsequently, my goal is to provide a challenging, but non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere for persons to explore concerns and difficulties as a means of achieving desired change.
Psychodynamic
(215) 240-7021
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
Psychodynamic
People often seek therapy to resolve past experiences and life complexities and the decision to enter therapy may carry feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty. I believe that therapy is most effective when persons are offered an environment that is inviting, attentive, collaborative, affirming, and safe. Subsequently, my goal is to provide a challenging, but non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere for persons to explore concerns and difficulties as a means of achieving desired change.
Photo of Dan Livney, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
How does the "talking cure" help? It might have even been called the "listening cure." Having a helpful and supportive ear is something many people find they need at various transition points in their lives. Having a safe place to talk, in a warm and supportive environment, is crucial. The tool of our work is the relationship and, as research has shown, is the most important predictor of success in psychotherapy. I enjoy working with my patients as they seek to find their way to a richer and more fulfilling life.
Psychodynamic
(484) 577-2944
Verified
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Office is near:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Psychodynamic
How does the "talking cure" help? It might have even been called the "listening cure." Having a helpful and supportive ear is something many people find they need at various transition points in their lives. Having a safe place to talk, in a warm and supportive environment, is crucial. The tool of our work is the relationship and, as research has shown, is the most important predictor of success in psychotherapy. I enjoy working with my patients as they seek to find their way to a richer and more fulfilling life.
Photo of Lisa Gottesman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This is your first step in making the choice to feel better. By opening yourself up to counseling you will develop skills that help you manage and cope with life's daily stressors. This will aid you towards increased self-awareness and improved sense of control in your life. I am a solution-focused therapist who feels it is important to cultivate a positive view of yourself and identify your strengths to achieve these changes.
Psychodynamic
(267) 800-2457
Verified
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Psychodynamic
This is your first step in making the choice to feel better. By opening yourself up to counseling you will develop skills that help you manage and cope with life's daily stressors. This will aid you towards increased self-awareness and improved sense of control in your life. I am a solution-focused therapist who feels it is important to cultivate a positive view of yourself and identify your strengths to achieve these changes.
Photo of Kaycee Beglau, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
*I am away on maternity leave and not accepting new clients. I specialize in treating PTSD, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders. Clients are deeply respected, along with the implications of trauma and the therapeutic process. I understand talking about painful past events is incredibly difficult, and it is always the person's choice to talk about it directly. Throughout the process, I work with the client to co-create and tailor the treatment to each person's unique needs, goals, and personal values.
Psychodynamic
(215) 987-2696
Verified

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Psychodynamic
*I am away on maternity leave and not accepting new clients. I specialize in treating PTSD, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders. Clients are deeply respected, along with the implications of trauma and the therapeutic process. I understand talking about painful past events is incredibly difficult, and it is always the person's choice to talk about it directly. Throughout the process, I work with the client to co-create and tailor the treatment to each person's unique needs, goals, and personal values.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Philadelphia, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Philadelphia are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Philadelphia

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Philadelphia you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Philadelphia and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Philadelphia or family therapy in Philadelphia.