Brian Ashin,LMSW, LCSW, CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist)

Brian Ashin,LMSW, LCSW, CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CW022910 Pennsylvania
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $200.00 for individual psychotherapy.
$75.00 for group psychotherapy.
$80.00 for the co-therapist group for compulsive sexual behaviors.
I am currently accepting new clients for online group and individual therapy.
Free Initial Phone Consultation


Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19146
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003

My Approach to Helping

Trying to find a therapist can feel daunting. Given this, I'd be happy to spend some time on the phone talking about your concerns and whether or not I would be the right therapist for you. I see therapy as a way of deepening the understanding of how one's own mind works. It's through this process of self-discovery one can overcome the internalized destructive beliefs that lead to anxiety, depression and other difficulties in living.

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals and groups. Either approach to therapy is effective in treating difficulties in living. For some people, the combination of models leads to gains they might not otherwise achieve. As a trained group therapist, I've been leading groups for over thirty five years. Being a member of a group brings one's difficulties alive within the confines of the group. This opens the door for powerful corrective emotional experiences and healing amongst group members. Group members also help one another by offering feedback, suggestions and modeling of appropriate behaviors. If you are seeking help to develop your skillfulness in personal relationships, coping with stress or dealing with conflict, I'd be happy to talk with you about how being a member of a group could be of benefit to you.
If you are a professional and want training and or supervision for group psychotherapy, feel free to contact me. I offer consultation as well as training towards becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist.

The following is a quote that captures the rewards of group therapy:
"The aim of group therapy is to learn how to trust, to disclose, to develop intimacy without fear and guilt, to express one's self courageously, and to respond honestly and freely to others. Together with the strength to accept one's feelings of intimacy goes the strength to express one's hostility or aggression and to master it." Martin Grotjahn

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Mixed Gender Interpersonal Process Group for Compulsive Sexual Behaviors

Are you struggling with out of control sexual behaviors? Do these behaviors effect your relationship with others or cause you to feel badly about yourself? Do you frequently turn to sex to manage the tensions in your life? If this sounds all too familiar, you might be interested in joining our new coed psychotherapy group.
Unlike 12 Step, psycho education or single gender support groups, a mixed gender group focuses on the way you interact and relate to others. You will have the opportunity to openly share your experiences and feelings, including any guilt or shame that continues to plague you. You will also have the opportunity to work on developing the trust and courage needed to help you face these challenges. Helping others heal from past hurts and disappointments and being helped by others as well can lead to better self esteem and healthier relationships with those close to you.

The group utilizes a team approach using two leaders.
Group meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:30pm.
++Being a member of our group does not preclude you from also being in a 12 Step program or any other form of treatment.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Interpersonal Process Groups help people deepen their capacity for rewarding relationships, resolve internal conflicts and modify self defeating behaviors. This is a process oriented group where the focus is on the "Here and Now" of group life. By interacting freely, group members help one another grow and develop emotional resilience. I've been leading groups for over 35 years and involved with online consultation and therapy groups for the past 12 years.
Groups meet Tuesdays at 4:45pm, Wednesdays at 11:15am and Thursdays at 4:30pm.
All groups meet for ninety minutes.

What Makes up a Problem?

Prospective clients oftentimes feel that their "problems" aren't important enough or warrant the time and effort to deal with them. Yet, all kinds of difficulties, large and small can interfere with one's quality of life. Given that, I'd like to tell you what I think a "problem" is and why you deserve to get the help you need. A problem is anything that interferes with a person's success in their work, satisfaction with themselves or in their relationships with others. Problems can be chronic as in long standing self doubt or shame that leads to lonliness or isolation or can be acute and episodic. We all have problems, it's part of being human. Likewise, all families have some dysfunction, but not all families are dysfunctionaI. For the most part, we live our lives managing the everyday tensions and navigating the challenges that living brings. However, there are times when stress builds up or one experiences crushing interpersonal disappointments. When this tension overwhelms a person's normal way of coping, symptoms such as depression or ineffective ways of managing occur. This is what usually brings people into treatment. We all deserve to experience satisfaction in our lives. When this breaks down, it's a good time to seek therapy.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults college age and up
    Senior Adults: aging, adjustment and loss related issues
    Licensed to offer psychotherapy in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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