My Approach to Helping
As a licensed psychologist, a board certified clinical hypnotherapist and medical psychotherapist, I have been in private practice for over 30 years in center city Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill. I am Jungian, feminist, and cognitive/behavioral in orientation, and use a blend of whatever the person and situation calls for. My specialties include relationship issues, depression and anxiety/panic, self-esteem. trauma, and life transitions. I am widely published, formerly on staff at the Belmont Center and on the faculty at Hahnemann/Drexel Medical, Jefferson, and Temple Universities.
Most patients see me once a week,sometimes more with initial abuse/trauma material. Others come less often. For couples,I use an initial 4 session model. I work with conscious (thoughts and actions) and well as unconscious processes, such as dreams and images, to encourage individuation, the freedom to be on one’s own path and find personal meaning in life.
More Info About My Practice
Confidentiality describes my private practice. I am also president of PPS, an established group serving the Delaware Valley area. Within my company are several licensed mental health professionals who accept most insurance plans and can see you at a variety of locations. We also accept EAP’s if your company offers this benefit.
We serve the LGBTQ community as well.
We provide a safe, comfortable place for you to be supported in feeling better and creating a meaningful life to you.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
Couples communication and relationship issues, self-esteem, career issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, dealing with life’s transitions. .
Some approaches may include: cognitive restructuring, dream interpretation and analysis, hypnosis/ self-hypnosis, meditation, consciousness raising, family systems, psycho dynamic.
The methods depend on what you want for your life, even it you want to be helped setting goals.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help you identify why you do what you do and how you can change behaviors that might not get you the desired results. It can help with stress, anxiety, depression, communication and a host of small and complicated problems. It can help you gain the confidence and skills you need to get stay on the path that’s right for you and to explore the why’s (if you want) and the barriers that might be preventing you from feeling your best.
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- Military OneSource
- Workers’ Compensation
Fees: I offer a receipt that you can submit. However, I am also President of PPS, a referral network for individuals and businesses with offices throughout the Delaware Valley. Our affiliated therapists can serve those who want/need to use their insurance or Employee Assistance Plans plans or would like a different location other than what is listed here. PPS accepts almost all insurances and can work on a sliding scale. Our experienced intake coordinator will direct you to the right therapist with the fee plan that works for you.
Sliding Scale Available Clinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.