Maria Papacostaki

Maria Papacostaki

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 18035
Office 1
310 Fort Washington Ave
fort washington
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034 - United States
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Each one of us knows what suffering is and each one of us wants to learn ways to avoid it. My practice is centered in helping you find ways to overcome suffering. We so often behave in ways that harm us and others around us and we don't not even understand why. I can help you find out which ones of your behaviors help you and which ones harm you. I also can help you define your goals and step by step achieve them.I have had the good fortune to be trained both in Depth Psychology, which sheds light in the dark corners of our soul and I have also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses certain tools to help you change your undesirable behaviors. Therapy helps all of us evolve and flourish. My approach is also guided by my belief that you know "what ails" you and ultimately you are in charge of your inner life. You will discover that my approach is compassionate, non-judgemental, inclusive and loving.

Email or Call Maria Papacostaki at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18035

More Info About My Practice

My life experiences have been instrumental in molding my therapeutic approach. In fact I became a psychotherapist after I experienced what has been called "the dark night of the soul." From my difficult childhood to immigration, from marriage to divorce to same-sex relationships, from child rearing to career building, I have a vast experience to guide my work. In fact my experiences have showed me how true it is that transformation occurs through suffering.

My Buddhist practice greatly informs my work and mindfulness is a core skill I teach my patients.

I have also been trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy which is designed to help people with emotional deregulation and those who self-harm or have attempted suicide. Finally, having attended a Jungian school, myths, fairy tales,dreams and stories are all important as well.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Because we did not have a say in our growing up it takes strength to take charge now as adults and change what does not serve us well. Going to therapy shows strength not weakness.
Good therapy could be seen as a "spiritual" practice, in the sense that it removes the obstacles to our attaining our full potential as human beings. It is a way to realize our higher selves.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body Talk System
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Radiant Heart Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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