Thomas K Hurster

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CGP, AGPA-F

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(484) 696-1433

Thomas K Hurster

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CGP, AGPA-F

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

26 Summit Grove Avenue
The Wilson Building- #213
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(484) 696-1433
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Currently with the pandemic still a strong presence, I am offering some in-person sessions as well as remote sessions.

About

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been providing counseling and therapy services to youth and their families for 40 years. While I do see adults in psychotherapy as part of my private practice, I primarily work with children, adolescents, and young adults, and their families. I have extensive experience with the range of problems and issues that youth encounter, including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, excessive anger, self-esteem erosion, and relational difficulties, and have a particular expertise in working with the emotional consequences of struggling with learning differences and learning disabilities.
I also have considerable expertise in working with adolescents in group therapy, and currently am conducting three ongoing, mixed gender, mixed problem presentation, therapy groups for high school aged clients. I am a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and national co-chair of the AGPA Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group.
Additionally I am a clinical supervisor at Benchmark School in Media, PA, and am part of the faculty at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research; I teach courses on clinical work with children and adolescents, group treatment, and on working with special education populations. Finally, I am on the board of the PAGPS.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 42 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / CW002189L
  • School: BMC Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Group Psychotherapy Association / Fellow
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: American Group Psychotherapy Association / Certifed Group Psychotherapist
  • Certificate Date: 1994

Thomas K Hurster's Groups

Group Therapy for High School Aged Adolescents

I conduct two ongoing (open ended) groups for high school aged adolescents; pre-screening interview required. The groups are mixed gender and have by design, different problem profiles within the group. Like the movie, The Breakfast Club, I believe we can learn a lot about ourselves by being with people who are different from us, as well as from people who have similar problems. The average length of participation is two years, but members only initially agree to trying five sessions. The atmosphere is one of warm acceptance, non-judgmental and caring feedback, and support, with a primary focus on relationship issues.

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Group Therapy for Post- High School Young Adults

I conduct three ongoing (open ended) groups for adolescents/young adults; pre-screening interview required. The groups are mixed gender and have by design, different problem profiles within the group. This group is for college-aged young adults, ages 18-23. The average length of participation is two years, but members only initially agree to trying five sessions. The atmosphere is one of warm acceptance, non-judgmental and caring feedback, and support, with a primary focus on relationship issues.

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Mixed Gender Group Therapy, 9th-12th graders

I conduct two ongoing (open ended) groups for high school aged adolescents; pre-screening interview required. The groups are mixed gender and have by design, different problem profiles within the group. Like the movie, The Breakfast Club, I believe we can learn a lot about ourselves by being with people who are different from us, as well as from people who have similar problems. The average length of participation is two years, but members only initially agree to trying five sessions. The atmosphere is one of warm acceptance, non-judgmental and caring feedback, and support, with a primary focus on relationship issues.

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Location

26 Summit Grove Avenue
The Wilson Building- #213
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(484) 696-1433
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022
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Thomas K Hurster

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CGP, AGPA-F