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Hannah Afua Obeng, MSW, LSW

Hannah Afua Obeng, MSW, LSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I truly believe that good therapy has the ability to transforms lives in remarkable ways. There is power in the willingness to open up to a process that e..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hannah Afua Obeng, MSW, LSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23112

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George R Bernato, PhD

George R Bernato, PhD

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"All people have the innate potential to live a meaningful and satisfying life. Problems in life are usually related to inner conflict. The conflict can b..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19106

George R Bernato, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15474

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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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Sarah E. Pulver

Sarah E. Pulver

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I love working with people and have worked with a wide range of people on a wide range of issues. I believe in reaching back to untangle and heal the woun..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Sarah E. Pulver Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24547

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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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Jeffrey Darcy, MSS, LCSW

Jeffrey Darcy, MSS, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My approach to therapy is respectful, collaborative, integrative, and experiential. By integrative I mean that I draw from a variety of theories and techni..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Jeffrey Darcy, MSS, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07209

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Alison E Gerig, LCSW

Alison E Gerig, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Therapy Center of Philadelphia, formerly the Women's Therapy Center, offers affordable feminist therapy that is collaborative, empowering, de-emphasizes di..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Alison E Gerig, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24991

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Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D.

Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I specialize in working with anxiety, mood, and relationship concerns. With an expertise in hypnosis, I will help you improve awareness of how feelings an..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02764

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Yaritza Zayas MS, MFT

Yaritza Zayas MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My goal is to be a guide and a support to you at this time. It is truly an honor to work with you. I pride myself in understanding my clients and providing..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19135

Yaritza Zayas MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24625

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Tristan Guarini PhD

Tristan Guarini PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Therapy can be a life-changing experience. Clients often come to me when they are seeking to reduce distress, improve their relationships, or understand th..." read more

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

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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