Find a Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Philadelphia

 
Deidre Ashton, LCSW

Deidre Ashton, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I see all people as striving to lead the best life possible, and to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships often in the face of unexpected obstacles. ..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Deidre Ashton, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24209

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Harold P. Kirby

Harold P. Kirby

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Between 3 and 6 million people are said to suffer with obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD in this country. It generally takes years and many tries at psy..." read more

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Harold P. Kirby Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14626

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Deena Goldstein, MSW, LSW

Deena Goldstein, MSW, LSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Our life experiences are complex, and they can be challenging, painful, and sometimes difficult to resolve on our own. Therapy is a collaborative and dynam..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Deena Goldstein, MSW, LSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23323

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Elizabeth C. Earnshaw, MFT

Elizabeth C. Earnshaw, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life, I can help. I provide a caring enviro..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Elizabeth C. Earnshaw, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18243

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Marcie J. Wood, MA., MFT

Marcie J. Wood, MA., MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am an inviting, engaged, challenging, and compassionate therapist who will work in collaboration with you to uncover and explore patterns, beliefs, and t..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Marcie J. Wood, MA., MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02574

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Tristan Guarini PhD

Tristan Guarini PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I believe that therapy can be a life-changing experience. Clients often come to me when they are seeking to reduce distress, improve their relationships, o..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19119

Tristan Guarini PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23902

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Glendale E Walker LPC,CACD, CCPD

Glendale E Walker LPC,CACD, CCPD

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that everyone deserve a quality of life that allows him/her to evolve into a person with integrity, dignity and respect. I believe that addicti..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19141

Glendale E Walker LPC,CACD, CCPD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14242

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Damaris Torres, MS, LMFT, BCCST

Damaris Torres, MS, LMFT, BCCST

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you thinking about breaking up or getting a divorce? Are you arguing every day? Do you feel that your partner is not showing you affection like they ..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19135

Damaris Torres, MS, LMFT, BCCST Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15584

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Julie Sponsler, MA, LMFT

Julie Sponsler, MA, LMFT


Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Perhaps you are using food, work, or an unhealthy relationship to avoid or numb painful feelings? Using a psycho-spiritual approach and experiential techn..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Julie Sponsler, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00900

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Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., M.B.A.

Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., M.B.A.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Coaching, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services (EPCS) is my group practice. This independently operated and owned organization offers services for a va..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Fort Washington, PA 19034

Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., M.B.A. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01272

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The city known for its mouthwatering Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches is also recognized as one of the most historical cities in the country. Philadelphia was the capital of the United States during the construction of the Washington DC area; today more than 1.5 million residents live in the area1. Tourists might visit the city to view the Liberty Bell,Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, or any number of sporting events presented by the Philadelphia Flyers, Phillies, 76ers, and the Superbowl-Champion Eagles. In addition to the rich history that Philadelphia offers, it is also home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, several Fortune 500 companies, Drexel University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Mental Health Statistics
The Pennsylvania Department of Mental Health reported that 45% of all Philadelphia County residentshad at least one poor mental health day in any one month in 2011. For residents over the age of 65, 43% experienced limitations due to physical, emotional, or mental problems. Alcohol use was reported as being a problem for 8% of adults, and 25% of all county adults reported binge drinking at least once every month2. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that between 2005 and 2010, 16.6% of Philadelphia-area residents had used illicit drugs and 9.5% had a substance abuse problem3.

 

PhiladelphiaCoordinates Care to Ensure Success
Residents living in the Philadelphia area have access to 30 residential treatment providers, 30 specialized healthcare service agencies, 11 community mental and behavioral health facilities, and 5 crisis emergency-response locations, all overseen by the Office of Mental Health (OMH), which serves more than 40,000 residents each year. The specific programs available to residents in need include crisis emergency and intervention, prevention, individual and group therapy, support for families, inpatient programs,rehabilitation,and several other services designed to meet particular mental health needs4.

 

The Coordinated Consumer Services (CCS) division is the clinical branch of the OMH and is comprised of four unique departments which oversee residential operations, admission, discharges, planning, and case management. Working together, each department provides a continuum of care for those involved in the criminal justice system or those receiving inpatient and acute care5.

 

The OMH also provides essential care to children with emotional and behavioral problems. Working with parents, educators, and professionals, the OMH aims to provide support, hope, and advocacy for area children with mental health challenges. Some of the unique resources they are able to offer residents are family-based mental healthcare, adolescent and youth drug and alcohol services, and prevention services.The Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant helps children with emotional disabilities realize the dream of attending a summer camp. The OMH also recognize the impact that behavioral problems have on academic success and offers its residents educational assistance if needed. Respite services for caregivers are also available so that they can take the time they need to care for themselves6.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/4260000.html

2 Pennsylvania Department of Health. (2013). 2011 Pennsylvania Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Core Question Response Tables by Demographic Characteristics: Philadelphia County and Pennsylvania Comparisons. Retrieved from http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=596755&mode=2

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012).National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Philadelphia.pdf

4 Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. (2013).Office of Mental Health. Retrieved from http://dbhids.org/office-of-mental-health/

5 Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. (2013).Coordinated Consumer Services. Retrieved from http://dbhids.org/coordinated-consumer-services

6 Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. (2013). Children’s Services. Retrieved from http://dbhids.org/children-s-services