Jacqueline Falkenheim, PhD, MSS, LCSW

Jacqueline Falkenheim, PhD, MSS, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - CW007368L
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 14093
Office 1
1601 Walnut Street
Suite 608
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 - United States
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My goal is to attend to the complexity of a person's experience, offering you the time and space to become known contentedly to yourself and others. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing, tender, safe and conducive to the exploration of your wishes, resources, disappointments, and fears. I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients. If asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

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More Info About My Practice

I accept most insurance plans on an out-of-network basis, and am in-network for Penn Behavioral Health and Aetna Student Health. When appropriate, I also make use of a sliding fee scale.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning work, school, family, or relationships. For others, it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a client who is new to psychotherapy, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which the two of us will stay open and curious about what they do and don't understand about their needs and how therapy can meet these needs. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

The etiology of mental health concerns involves a complex interweaving of nature, nurture, and environmental factors. In addition, mental health concerns exist on a continuum of intensity from a comfortable enough tolerance of their existence to severe discomfort and impairment of cognitive, physical, and emotional functioning. There is a tendency in our culture to equate 'disorder' with a predominant way of expressing oneself through, for example, an obsessive or narcissistic personality structure. In fact, we may function well enough with only mild distress within the personality structure we inhabit. It is only when we experience considerable constriction, isolation, and despair that we experience 'disorder.' Psychotherapy, given the right assessment and solid enough therapeutic relationship, can be helpful at many points on this continuum of mental health concerns, from mild discomfort to disorder.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Given my professional background in the arts and academia, I work with a number of students, professional academics, and creative artists.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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