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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

"My group practice, Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services (EPCS) is an independently owned and operated organization that provides multiple ser..." 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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Erin O'Brien, MA, LPC

Erin O'Brien, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My approach is holistic and integrative with a basic belief in the value of relational connection. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of ..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19110

Erin O'Brien, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09225

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Jeremy Frank, PhD, CAC

Jeremy Frank, PhD, CAC

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

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

"My goal is to provide counseling, psychotherapy and treatment for individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of psychological and mental h..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Jeremy Frank, PhD, CAC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03066

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Persida Ghibilic, LPC, LBS

Persida Ghibilic, LPC, LBS

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"My training as a mental health professional has taught me to be highly attuned to individuals' needs, with a strong desire to help my clients overcome life..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19116

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Persida Ghibilic, LPC, LBS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22985

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Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW

Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Everyday we tell ourselves stories about our lives, I believe that therapy can be a way to change that story about yourself; to create a story that is more..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06823

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Tonya Ladipo, LCSW

Tonya Ladipo, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Clinical Social Work

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

"15 years ago my hair fell out. I had a big bald spot on the back of my head. The dermatologist said it was caused by stress. I was 24. Family, friends,..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tonya Ladipo, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01622

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Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC

Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Making a positive connection with your therapist is vital to a successful outcome. My job is to create an atmosphere of safety, compassion, and hope neces..." read more

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09679

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Janet Hope Horwitz, Psy.D.

Janet Hope Horwitz, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, or are experiencing a major life transition (divorce, empty nest, reti..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Janet Hope Horwitz, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19554

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David Steinberg, Phd, LCSW

David Steinberg, Phd, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I work from the premise that people are relational beings. First and foremost I focus on where you are and what you need at any given moment. The therapeut..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19119

Philadelphia, PA 19119

David Steinberg, Phd, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10791

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Marla Cobin, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Marla Cobin, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My doctorate in sexuality gives me the background and ability to specialize in the areas of general sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19119

Marla Cobin, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03170

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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