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The Better You Institute
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

The Better You Institute

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
123 S. Broad St., Suite 1835, Philadelphia, PA 19109
Let's Connect (267) 390-4604
You're a successful person, yet something is missing. It seems like you're caught in a cycle of conflict and negativity, both within yourself and with others. What you really want is the sense of calmness that comes with confidence. Instead, frustration and exhaustion seem to be constant companions. You're eager for a transformation! Let's embark on this journey together to break negative cycles, discover new modes of expression, and reclaim control of your life. Or, maybe you're here for your child or teen. You witness their struggle, understanding their pain even when words fail them. You both feel stuck. Gain direction with us!
All ages, individuals, families, and couples are welcome! Find the source of your issues through guided exploration. Explore to uncover the root of issues, process emotions and unhelpful thoughts, and harness awareness for personal growth. Learn how to make your awareness work for you and implement new behavior patterns to reach your desired goals.
Discover personalized care through our therapists' eclectic approach, drawing from various models like CBT, Trauma-Focused, EFT, Gottman, IFS, DBT, etc. No one is the same, so your treatment shouldn't be either. Unlock a personalized treatment plan crafted just for you with our comprehensive toolkit. Don't wait in line; connect with us today!
Call or The Better You Institute now for a free 15 minute consultation - (267) 390-4604

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Better You Institute

123 S. Broad St.

Suite 1835

Philadelphia, PA 19109

(267) 390-4604
We offer both virtual & in-person appointments to those who are fully vaccinated and who have not come in contact with someone with Covid.
I specialize in Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Sex Therapy 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (267) 390-4604

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Better You Institute

123 S. Broad St.

Suite 1835

Philadelphia, PA 19109

(267) 390-4604
We offer both virtual & in-person appointments to those who are fully vaccinated and who have not come in contact with someone with Covid.
I specialize in Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Sex Therapy 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Insurance

  • FSA (Flex Spend)
  • HSA (Savings Account)
  • Out of Network
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If you are looking to get out of network coverage, we can submit on your behalf so that you can just focus on your therapeutic journey.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
"
If you are looking to get out of network coverage, we can submit on your behalf so that you can just focus on your therapeutic journey.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / MF000935
  • License: Pennsylvania PC013855 / 2023
  • License: Pennsylvania PC013720 / 2023
  • Attended Widener University, Ph.D in Human Sexuality
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We are a boutique group practice with multiple licensed clinicians, pre-licensed, and interns specializing in a variety of issues.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
"
We are a boutique group practice with multiple licensed clinicians, pre-licensed, and interns specializing in a variety of issues.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sex Therapy

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • gender identify, sexual orientation, transitioning
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual functioning; mindfulness; mindset shifts
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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Our main specialities are sex therapy, trauma/ptsd therapy, grief therapy, anxiety therapy, and mood disorder therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
"
Our main specialities are sex therapy, trauma/ptsd therapy, grief therapy, anxiety therapy, and mood disorder therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

2 Endorsements

Jessica Pavelka
Jessica Pavelka
Licensed Professional CounselorMSLPCNCCCYT
Dr. Strait is passionate about helping couples through turbulent times. She is trained in the Gottman Method and sex therapy.

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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We use a multitude of therapy treatments including but not limited to Attachment based therapists, EMDR, Person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, and Gestalt therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
"
We use a multitude of therapy treatments including but not limited to Attachment based therapists, EMDR, Person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, and Gestalt therapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST

Location

Primary Location

The Better You Institute

123 S. Broad St.

Suite 1835

Philadelphia, PA 19109

(267) 390-4604
"
We offer both virtual & in-person appointments to those who are fully vaccinated and who have not come in contact with someone with Covid.
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
"
We offer both virtual & in-person appointments to those who are fully vaccinated and who have not come in contact with someone with Covid.
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 390-4604
The Better You Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MEd, LMFT, CST
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024