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Integrated Care & Services


Partners in Health and Wellbeing provides therapeutic services and other mediation services for individuals, groups and families. We like to say that our therapeutic modalities are “eclectic,” which basically means that we vary our approaches based on the needs of the clients. We do, however, subscribe to approaches that encourage “mindfulness”, which is simply another term for “true awareness”. Our staff has many years of mindfulness based training and practices.

Individual Face-to-Face Therapy

This is our most common form of therapy as most therapy sessions take place in either of our three office locations. We are currently accepting new clients. At PHW, we have a certified sex therapist who is also kink-friendly.

Couples/Marital/Family Therapy

We provide therapy for couples, spouses and families. We recognize that sometimes family support and issues are complex and can seem overwhelming.

Group Therapy

Group therapy can be an incredible experience. Clients often express that they grow tremendously due to the challenges and support that group therapy provides. We regularly sponsor group therapy sessions which can be billed to your insurance. Sometimes we incorporate meditation, art, yoga and other modalities with our group sessions to provide you with a diverse and empirically-proven tools to help you grow. For more information about our current sessions, please contact us directly by calling our office at (302) 655-2627 to schedule an appointment.

Online Therapy

We recognize that face-to-face therapy is often difficult due to scheduling issues, workplace and family demands. This is why we offer our online video therapy to clients nationwide. Partners in Health and Wellbeing therapists follow all HIPPA guidelines as it refers to online therapy. Unfortunately, most insurances do not cover online video therapy; however, some do with special exceptions. The fee for 1-hour of video therapy is $125/hour. For more information about our current sessions, please contact us directly by calling our office at (302) 655-2627 to schedule an appointment.

Conditions We Treat Include…

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Children on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Adults with Aspergers
  • Anger Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Divorce Collaboration
  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia
  • Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Issues
  • Marital or Relationship Problems
  • Sexuality and/or Sex Related Issues
  • Stress-Related Issues
  • Personality Disorders Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Related Issues
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Partners in Health and Wellbeing offers Oriental Medicine at our Wilmington location. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbs are used to treat many different issues for our clients. The manipulation of acupuncture points has been scientifically documented to produce the release of a chemical cascade within the nervous system. These chemicals, known as endorphins, are instrumental in producing healing effects. They are scientifically documented to relieve pain, reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, regulate the immune system, and produce a general sense of well-being.

Acupuncture, which originated over 2000 years ago in China, recognizes that one’s emotional functioning is connected with one’s physical functioning. This interconnectivity reflects the Center’s commitment to providing care that recognizes the mind-body connection and how health and well-being can be resolved without side effects.

Chinese herbs are often used along with acupuncture to help internal conditions. With thousands of years of written history to draw from, herbs are a powerful modality which requires long training to use correctly. There are herbal formulas for pain and acute conditions like colds and flus, as well as tonic herbs to strengthen the constitution which have no equal in western medicine.

ISSUES TREATED WITH ORIENTAL MEDICINE:

PAIN

  • Back & neck pain
  • Headache
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee & shoulder pain

INTERNAL

  • Sinus problems & allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • PMS & hot flashes
  • Cancer recovery

EMOTIONAL

  • Anxiety
  • Stress & fatigue
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

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Sex therapy is a specialized form of talk therapy that helps individuals and couples identify barriers to reaching their erotic potential and fully experiencing their sexual health, wellness, and pleasure in their lives.

Sex therapists are trained to identify and help people to deal with the issues that may bar them from fully enjoying their relationship to their own sexuality. This can include physical challenges like sexual pain or disability, psychological challenges such as self image, mood or anxiety issues, shame and guilt, or past abuse. Sex therapists can help people through relationship challenges like desire differences and recovering from an affair in your marriage.

In addition to handling negative issues that may arise in our erotic journeys, sex therapists also work with clients on sexual health and wellness. Couples who are doing well in their relationship but who seek to create more passion in their relationship, to “rekindle the romance and desire we used to have when we started dating,” or who wish for professional guidance and feedback on keeping their relationship fresh and exciting also seek and benefit from sex therapy.

Sex therapists at Partners in Health and Wellbeing are trained in and comfortable working with members of the LGBTQ community, various relationship structures including consensually non-monogamous relationships, and in working in a culturally competent way with members of the kink community as well.

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a specific approach to therapy that uses and enhances our mind’s natural healing tools to help people recover from painful or traumatic life experiences. Our minds always move towards health, but sometimes painful or traumatic life experiences can become “stuck” in a way that overwhelms our mind’s natural healing ability.

These “stuck” memories can form the root system for memory networks that contribute to negative judgement about ourselves that our minds form to make sense of the overwhelming experiences we have faced. For example, an abused child may begin to believe that “I am bad, I deserve this” as a way to make sense of the trauma happening in their life. Later experiences that reinforce this message that “I am bad” become filed in the same network, reinforcing this belief in a way that can become disruptive in our day to day lives as these negative beliefs, and often powerful negative feelings of fear, anxiety, insecurity, or low self worth, are activated with them.

EMDR uses specific techniques to activate our mind’s natural healing process in a way that helps these “stuck” memories to be processed in a way that lets them pass through our minds filter, opening our neural networks and allowing rapid and satisfying healing from symptoms that may have existed for years before treatment. EMDR has been studied as an effective tool for treating combat veterans, survivors of abuse, sexual violence, and other traumatic life events. EMDR can also be helpful for people struggling with low self-worth or insecurity stemming from other or even unknown sources as well.

Partners in Health and Wellbeing has several EMDR trained clinicians who work individually or as part of a treatment team to help our clients to identify and overcome their most painful life experiences, empowering our clients to move forward in their lives having made peace with even the most overwhelming parts of their personal histories.

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PHW provides comprehensive services to LGBTQ clients in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We are the only therapeutic practice in northern Delaware who specializes in working with transgendered clients of all ages, including adolescents and children. We work collaboratively with physicians from the Mazzoni Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender Clinic to provide the best mental health support and care possible to our clients and their families. We understand that many clients feel more comfortable with a non-binary identity and we provide an environment to explore that possibility and the implications of that in the greater community.

In addition to individual and couples therapy, we provide a Support Group for Families and Friends of Trans-Identified clients as well as a Support Group for LGBTQ teens.

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Facts:

  • Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.
  • Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people that receive treatment for eating disorders get treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders.
  • Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S.
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

Source: Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Eating Disorders are one of the most difficult disorders to treat. Partners in Health and Wellbeing is the only local intensive treatment program for Eating Disorders. We provide comprehensive treatment for Eating Disorders in the Wilmington area by utilizing our comprehensive integrated model.

We focus on the 4 Pillars of Wellness (Emotional, Mental/Cognitive, Physical and Spiritual) in this unique and highly personalized program.

Individual Therapy (weekly or bi-weekly):

The individual therapist is the team-lead and serves as patient’s advocate for change. The therapist coordinates care with other Partners in Health and Wellbeing practitioners and referring provider. The therapist is responsible for making appropriate referrals to complementary services (i.e., nutrition, yoga) that will assist in the treatment of this disorder.

Group Therapy (weekly):

Led by a licensed psychotherapist, this 90-minute group provides a safe space for clients with eating disorders who are interested in recovery. Techniques are utilized and taught to assist the patient in grounding, cognitive thought processes, self-soothing and empowerment.

“Yoga for Difficult Times” Group (weekly):

Taught and moderated by a licensed psychotherapist, this 90-minute yoga group blends meditation and more acceptance (and slower paced!) yoga sequences to teach clients to be present in their bodies without judgement. Clients are taught how to concentrate on their breath and to become aware of their emotional and physical reactions so that they can make healthier choices for them.

Nutritional Counseling (weekly, biweekly or tri-weekly):

Nutritional counseling is an integral part of this program. We work with a RDN/LDN and a Certified Nutritional and Wellbeing Coach to provide the necessary nutritional support for clients with Eating Disorders. Clients feel at ease with our staff and often state that these sessions help them develop a better understanding of the illogical thought process behind their relationship with food and their body. These sessions can be used to create a healthy nutritional plan but often provide motivation to adhere to the plan.

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Hypnosis is used in our therapy practice to help clients get immediate relief from certain issues. Hypnosis puts a person into an altered state of consciousness, where their thinking mind begins to rest, and their subconscious mind becomes more alert. By allowing the patient mental images, the hypnotist will incorporate suggestions which aim to alleviate the patient’s specific symptoms or challenge any unwanted habits. Studies have shown that hypnosis can alter the way our brains process and receive information, which makes it an evidenced-based practice.

It can treat and help you to manage a wide rage of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Medical Conditions
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cravings
  • Phobias
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Surgery Preparation

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Wellness is the hallmark for health and Partners in Health and Wellbeing offers Nutritional and Wellness Coaching for our clients. Research shows that moods and wellbeing are greatly influenced by the foods we ingest. Partners in Health and Wellbeing offers expertise in developing healthier relationships with foods, stopping emotional eating, nutrition, nutritional psychology and developing healthy meal plans for those with obesity, anorexia and bulimia.

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The goal of a Collaborative Divorce is to assist the divorcing couple in achieving a successful resolution of various issues related to their marriage and family in such a way as to minimize the negative economic, social and emotional consequences that families often experience in the traditional adversarial divorce process. The process of collaborative divorce is the shared belief that it is in the best interests of couples involved in the divorce process and their families to avoid litigation. In order to achieve this goal, the professionals at Partners in Health and Wellbeing coordinate from several independent disciplines a team to integrate the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of divorce. We adopt this process, which does not rely on a court-imposed resolution, but on an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, integrity and professionalism dedicated to the future well-being of the family. Our goal is to minimize the negative economic, social and emotional consequences of protracted litigation on the participants and their families.

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Did You Know?

In a meta-analysis by Hofman, Sawyer & Fang (2010) research indicated that “mindfulness-based interventions are effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression across a wide range of severity levels and patient populations.”