Lesbian Clients Therapists in Philadelphia, PA
"I offer art and expressive arts therapy for youth and adults with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical conditions, life transitions, and grief. My specialties are adolescent and young adult issues, women's issues, companion animal loss, LGBTQ issues, diabulimia, and diabetes distress. I welcome those who have reached an impasse with conventional talk therapy. My services are culturally-sensitive, vegan-friendly, and compassionate towards all. Creative arts therapy can help you articulate difficult feelings, build confidence, increase insight, make meaning, and feel empowered to make change in your life and in the world."
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"At times, life can be very challenging and difficult. You may feel stuck, lost or uncertain of what direction to take. I offer psychotherapy to help you gain clarity, reduce suffering and to offer new possibilities. Through working together, we can create a space that is healing and helpful to you. My goal is to learn about who you are, what you want, and what is necessary to create change. I provide a supportive and transformational therapeutic experience that helps you to feel better."
"In my perspective, therapy is a joint venture. Together we will build a shared space to explore your story. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, we can gain increased understanding of your history, feelings and dynamics in relationships. This awareness can help create changes in your current situation. My process involves first getting to know you and taking a flexible therapeutic approach to best fit your individual personality. As we construct a secure relationship in therapy, I often find that my clients become more comfortable in other close relationships as well."
"I am a physician with 35 years of experience working with patients and teaching trainees at Jefferson Medical College. I offer individuals and couples the opportunity to engage in depth and thorough psychotherapy (with or without medication) to explore the hidden aspects of their fears, inhibitions and hopes in a secure and confidential emotional environment."
"Whether you need a bit of extra support or a different perspective, or you are ready to dive in and work on deeper or more chronic issues, we can collaborate in helping you move forward. Together we can begin managing your distress/symptoms in the short-term so that more enduring solutions and changes can occur over time. Our work can help you to understand the sources of your distress in ways that will allow you to think more clearly, feel more deeply, and manage your life more effectively."
"I have provided individual, group, couples and family therapy in both school settings as well as private practice settings since the onset of my career. I utilize behavioral management tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, and creative therapies to encourage and teach children as well as adults, how to increase their sense of self and learn how to celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. I feel strongly that children respond best when they are free to explore their feelings creatively as opposed to solely participating in talk therapy. I help clients feel accountable and more importantly, recognize they have the ability to grow."
"Being a human being isn't easy. Unfortunately, it seems we are destined at times in our lives to experience pain, fear, confusion, and difficulty. The good news is that it is often through befriending and understanding that which is most painful, frightening, or challenging that we grow and find more enduring freedom and peace. As a therapist, I see my role as offering the nurturing environment within which individuals can better understand themselves and their lives, overcome their challenges, and discover their true potential."
"Melissa is committed to the co-creation of a protected and empathic environment to explore life's challenges. She believes in the importance of developing a foundation of wellness to safely explore one's inner world in order to better navigate the world at large. She embraces the chaos and complexity of individual and collective identities working with individuals to make meaning of and navigate life's journey. Melissa has experience in community based settings working with a wide range of adult and older adult concerns including collective trauma and cultural identity issues. She looks forward to working with you towards wellness and healing."
"Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel unable to do so because you are so focused on the past or future? For many people, their fears negatively affect their relationships, work and health. They don't know how to let go of their worries or they've tried things that only made their problems worse."
"People often decide to see a psychiatrist because they are experiencing psychological or interpersonal pain. Because of this pain, they are unable to feel a sense of well-being or feel connected to themselves or others. Often, emotional pain results from unknown or unrecognized beliefs, conflicts, and patterns. When people are unaware of their feelings, thoughts, and actions, they may stay stuck in maladaptive ways of thinking and relating. Psychotherapy aims to help people develop a deeper awareness of themselves in order to relieve symptoms, enhance well-being, and develop a healthier relationship with the self and others."
"My style is informal and relaxed and I approach patients with honesty and respect. I value peace of mind and quality of life. It is my job to earn your trust and confidence. Then, as difficult as it may be, your job is to share your pain with me."
"I have worked with children, their parents and teachers for over 25 years performing comprehensive cognitive, neuropsychological, developmental, educational and personality assessment. My practice includes developing strategies for children and adolescents with learning, emotional and developmental disabilities which includes parent training, advocacy and teacher consultation. I also perform evaluations for eligibility for gifted and talented programs, adolescents who need accommodations for taking the SAT's and educational support plans for higher education. I have extensive training and experience in the development of programs for children with high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia and complex learning disorders."
"Your needs and comfort determine the structure of your treatment. For some it will be short term, for others it will be longer. If you can't solve problems with stress, anxiety, or depression, I will need to listen to your story and together we will create a plan. I use a straight-forward, common sense approach seasoned with empathy and humor. Together, you and I will form a team to work towards relief of discomfort in a safe and healing environment. I will actively work to provide you with the tools to manage or master what was previously problematic."
"Our team of professionally trained and licensed counselors provide therapy for a variety of needs. We offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as support groups. At 2200 Arch Counseling Services, we offer faith-based counseling that bring awareness, meaning and connection to the person giving them the experience of being known. Our approach is unique in that we are concerned with the healing and re-telling of a person's story by focusing on the health and wholeness of the human spirit in its entire relational context."
"I offer dedication and integrated knowledge while utilizing eclectic and personalized approaches, in using a diverse personal and professional life experience. i have been many years in the field of mental health working in different settings with a wide range populations. i am trained in family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relationship therapy among other modalities, witch allows me to provide an integrated approach to mental health and well-being. I treat Mood Disorders - Depression - Anxiety - Couples of mixed cultures - Adjustment to immigration and relocation - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - SAP/DOT - Addictions/substance abuse - and Divorce mediation in a safe and supportive environment."
"There are those times in our lives when our discomfort with ourselves or others, just becomes too uncomfortable and you need to take an action that would solve the problem once and for all. Psychotherapy is that action. Confiding in someone who is respectful and competent, in that they can clarify your issues, right from the first session, can make your stress, no matter how high the stress, seem solvable. I am that therapist. Once clarity is reached, understanding and solving problems follow. Individual, couple or full family issues are addressed."
"Are the stresses of day to day life causing your body to shut down; leaving you feeling depleted and disconnected from your true self? Do you feel depressed, lost, anxious, angry, or stuck and you don't know why? Allow me to partner with you on a journey into deeper connection with your body and soul through dance movement psychotherapy. You will discover ways in which you can feel more at home in your body, and develop useful tools with which to transmute stress and access your joy and purpose. Supportive for people of all abilities and/or movement restrictions."
"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."
"Seeking relief from Emotional Suffering? Trapped by Anxiety/Panic, OCD, Depression, Trauma, Overeating, Cutting, BDD, Intensely Painful Emotions, Relationship Issues, Feelings of Failure caused by ADHD, Self- Sabotaging Behaviors, & more, which prevent you from living life to its fullest. Therapy is a Journey-- not often easy but worth it's "weight in gold", when you commit to finding healing, inner peace, and a meaningful and compassionate life along the way. Therapy is a Sanctuary. How wonderful it is to find such a safe place where empathy, undivided attention, and genuine regard for your well being are yours for the taking!"