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Using a mindfulness based and trauma-informed approach I provide therapy for individuals struggling with mental health issues, life transition challenges, and addiction. It is important that every individual seeking to live a healthy, addiction-free life, has access to the tools they need. I understand it can be difficult to seek outside help, so I aim to make the process of entering counseling as smooth as possible and the journey most beneficial. I enjoy helping clients identify the changes they want to make and help establish small, attainable steps to make positive, healthy changes.
I am skilled in the treatment of depression / anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, chemical addictions and dual diagnoses. I primarily utilize a Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness approach to help you change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing unpleasant feelings and undesirable outcomes.
I believe that each person has strengths to support positive change, I offer a confidential and compassionate approach to helping you in your recovery.
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I am passionate about providing a safe space where my clients are able to talk openly to address their fears, anxieties, and frustration. In my company, youth and adults alike, are allowed to explore, shape their own path, and seek guidance along the way. Ultimately, my clients and I work together to find a sense of hope, empowerment, strength, and inner-harmony.
My strengths include being a compassionate, open-minded, and creative. I am adept with issues related to living between two or more cultures, and often utilize my communication skills in Spanish to work with those who prefer it. I enjoy working with those that identify as immigrants or children of immigrants, as LGBTQ+, and anyone that may have experienced a sense of living in the margins. While I am particularly skilled in working with teenagers and adolescents, I am also willing and able to work with children and families, as well as adults who live with serious mental illness.
I have been in the field of mental health for 12 years. The frameworks from which I operate include psycho-dynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients on mindfulness techniques and well as coping and change strategies. I have an eclectic style that I tailor to suit the unique needs and interests of each of my clients.
I have received my certifications in:
• Global Social Work
• Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and
• Structured Interview for Psychosis Risk Syndromes
Additionally, I have received extensive trainings in:
• Treating Trauma (to be certified in May 2020)
• CBTp (for psychosis).
I am thrilled to be rekindling my career as a therapist after spending a year developing a new peer based program for adolescents in the State of Delaware. If you think I may be a good fit for you please call to schedule an appointment!
Specialties: Multi-Cultural, Multi-Background, Culturally Aware Psychotherapist, Older Adolescents, Adults, Families, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
I am committed to helping my clients on their path towards healing. My approach is trauma-informed, client-centered, and psychodynamic. I believe we are the product of everything that has happened to us, and these forces shape the way we experience and interact with our world. At times, therapy can involve dealing with unfinished business from the past. At other times, it can involve expanding awareness in the present moment.
A graduate of Widener University, I received a master’s degree in social work and certificates in social work and trauma practice. I am currently enrolled in a three-year post-graduate training program in psychodynamic therapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. I have experience working with a range of ages including adolescents, adults, and seniors, and I enjoy helping others create a positive change in their lives.
Is something in holding you back from reaching your goals?
Do you have relationships that you want to strengthen?Have you ever heard yourself say “I know I ‘should’ be happy, but I really just feel tired”?
Maybe you’ve survived a traumatic event, are coping with change or are facing a transition in your life. Even positive events can sometimes leave us feeling tired rather than excited. Working with a therapist may help you discover the tools you need to thrive.
I am a clinical social worker with 8+ years of experience providing therapy for families and couples, adults, adolescents and children. Since graduating from Widener University in 2005 with a master’s degree in social work, I’ve supported individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, anger, trauma and concerns around sexuality and gender. I completed my PhD in human sexuality at Widener in 2009. I also have more than 15 years experience in social work, serving people coping with different challenges, including intimate partner violence and sexual assau
lt, sexual and reproductive health concerns and life transitions. I’m kink-aware, non-monogamy-friendly and work to create a welcoming and affirming space for LGBTQ+ clients.
I recognize and celebrate that everyone thinks, learns and understands differently; in therapy, we use a variety of different techniques and strategies to find the tools that work for you. I draw on many different treatment models, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts, solution focused therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
I welcome an opportunity to support you on your journey.
Specialties: Trauma, Substance Abuse, Couple and Family Issues
I believe that seeking therapy requires courage, and it is my honor to offer a safe and caring place for individuals, couples, and families to talk about themselves, their lives, and the things that they would like to improve on. I believe in using people’s strengths to help solve problems and achieve important goals.
We all exist in the context of our relationships. Family/relational therapy offers a fresh way to improve lives by making positive changes in our relationships. I believe that we all have strengths deep inside us that we can harness to change our lives, especially when another person is there to listen and understand without judging.
A Delaware native, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Masters in Counseling and received post-master’s training at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, which grew from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center–one of the birth places of family therapy. I have worked for more than 30 years with individuals and families who struggle with substance use, trauma, and/or relationship issues.
Specialties: Trauma, Grief and Loss, Codependency, Personality Disorders (including Borderline PD), Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Issues
I am a seasoned clinician who became a licensed clinical social worker after spending many years in leadership positions at two large top-tier healthcare systems. In addition to being a clinician, I am a researcher on substance use disorders, the therapeutic use of cannabis on mental health, and an adjunct professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work and Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work. I am an internationally known speaker and provide consultation related to substance use to states.
In my clinical work, I blend an eclectic set of skills that combine Buddhist psychological approaches like mindfulness with cognitive approaches aimed at creating neuroplastic changes in the brain.
I have worked over the years to discover what evidence-based practices are most helpful to one’s growth. My own personal experiences with Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience have framed my own therapeutic approach. By learning how to relate to one’s emotions, learning to observe one’s experiences without judgement, clients often find freedom from old dysfunctional reactions that have kept them stuck.
Learning to re-train one’s thoughts, one’s brain, and embracing the science of neuroplasticity has become a hallmark of my therapy practice with clients. I work diligently with my clients to help them identify their underlying core beliefs and how they are limiting their own experience of happiness. I also have a background in philosophy and enjoy taking my clients on a journey of self-discovery. I use evidence-based practices to help clients find their own strengths.
Compassion and wisdom are at the core of my approach, but, I also aspire to help clients find the fierceness of strength that helps one realize their own power to change. My goal is to help my clients realize that one’s strength comes from within. We all have power; we all have this strength. Sometimes, we just don’t realize it….. yet.
I invite you to go on this journey with me. I invite you to see how I can help you find contentment, clarity and the strength that resides within.
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Specialties: Sexuality and Gender, Hoarding Disorder, Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, Life Transitions, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Liberation Health Model
I approach therapy from an intersectional, strengths-based, and trauma-informed perspective, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe that this process works best when a clinician and a client are equally invested in the client’s success; this collaborative model allows me to honor your commitment to the therapeutic process and your personal growth. At the end of the day, you are the expert of your life and your experiences.
After graduating from Widener University with my bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2017, I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. While in Boston, I also earned a specialization in the treatment of Trauma and Violence. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA individuals to navigate positive coming out experiences, as well as social, medical, legal, and emotional transitions. I am the only Clinical Social Worker in Delaware that has extensive research and clinical expertise in the treatment of Hoarding Disorder and hoarding behaviors. I work with adults (college age and above) but can accommodate younger clients if the focus is gender and/or sexuality related.
Specialties: Sexuality, Body Image, Family Conflict, Separation & Divorce, Relationships, Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, Parenting
I have worked in the field of social services and sex education for over 20 years. As a therapist, I approach each person from a strengths-based and nonjudgmental place. I believe we are all “imperfect” humans working to create the most meaningful and healthiest life possible for ourselves, but sometimes we could use a little extra help.
My style is warm and I value developing a trusting and effective working relationship. I work to create safe and affirming space to help clients share and explore areas of their lives which may feel vulnerable, stuck, or uncertain. I believe that every single day we have an opportunity to start again, to practice gratitude, and to mindfully honor those places where we feel stuck or challenged. My approach to therapy integrates cognitive behavioral therapy while also using techniques from solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapies, and mindfulness. When helpful I’m also able to incorporate psycho-education around sexuality, sexual diversity, and sexual health. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I have a Masters in Social Work and a PhD in Human Sexuality. I have a strong interest in working with adults, couples, parents, and families. My main specializations include concerns, questions, or challenges regarding sexuality, body image, family conflict, separation & divorce, dating & relationships, infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy & parenting, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am a kink-aware professional, poly-friendly, and LGBTQ+ friendly. My office is a comfortable place for sexual minority-identified clients.
Specialties: Bilingual, Multicultural, Children, Adolescents, Family Therapy, Infant and Maternal Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Behavior Management, ADHD, Academic problems, Immigration issues, & Health Psychology
Especialidades: terapeuta bilingüe, trabajo con niños, adolescentes, familias, salud mental infantil y materna, ansiedad, depresión, trastorno de ajuste, manejo del comportamiento, problemas de atención e hiperactividad, problemas académicos, problemas de inmigración y psicología de la salud.
My passion for psychotherapy is rooted in the belief that people CAN change with the right combination of internal motivation and the guidance of an expert who can walk along the path of change with individuals seeking to make improvements in their life. I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) psychologist, with 7 years of experience providing psychological services for children, youth, adults, and families in various settings, including outpatient community mental health centers, hospitals, primary care clinics, and educational settings.
My therapeutic style is heavily influenced by a culturally competent service delivery, with extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), biopsychosocial/systemic models, strengths-based approach, evidence-based treatment models, and evaluation of mental illness and treatment across the lifespan.
I obtained my doctoral degree from the Ponce Health Sciences University, School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. I also have specialized training in pediatric psychology, couples and family therapy, and the integration of mental health services within medical settings.
Mi pasión por la psicoterapia se basa en la creencia de que las personas PUEDEN cambiar, con la combinación adecuada de motivación interna y la guía de un experto que pueda acompañar por el camino del cambio a personas que buscan mejorar su vida. Soy psicóloga bilingüe (inglés y español), con más de 7 años de experiencia en la prestación de servicios psicológicos para niños, jóvenes, adultos y familias en diversos entornos, incluyendo centros de salud mental comunitarios para pacientes ambulatorios, hospitales, clínicas de atención primaria y entornos educativos.
Mi estilo terapéutico está fuertemente influenciado por servicios que son sensibles a la cultura de mis clientes, con una amplia capacitación en terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC), así como modelos biopsicosociales / sistémicos. Gran parte de mi enfoque está basado en las fortalezas de mis clientes, al igual que en modelos de tratamiento que están basados en la evidencia y en la evaluación y tratamiento de enfermedades de salud mental a lo largo de diferentes etapas y circunstancias de vida.
Obtuve mi doctorado de la Universidad de Ciencias de la Salud de Ponce, Escuela de Ciencias del Cerebro y del Comportamiento, en Ponce, Puerto Rico. También estoy certificada en psicología pediátrica, terapia de pareja y familias, y en servicios integrados de la salud.
*ATENCIÓN: Solo la terapeuta habla español; el personal administrativo de la oficina habla inglés.
Specialties: Multi-Cultural, Multi-Background, Culturally Aware Psychotherapist, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
As a client-focused and culturally aware therapist, my passion lies in working with people of all races and backgrounds. My approach to therapy is non-traditional, as I incorporate an easy going and down-to-earth presence that ensures individuals feel their voice matters.
I received my master’s degree in social work from Temple University in Philadelphia. I have been in the mental health profession for just over 10 years, with my background being predominantly in community-based mental health agencies. As a case manager, my knowledge of community resources has assisted many who have suffered homelessness and financial stressors. I incorporate this experience into my work to ensure individuals receive all possible outlets to reach their individual goals.
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia, Anxiety, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Children/Adolescents, Adults, Coping Skills
In my counseling practice, I focus on working collaboratively with my clients to address the needs and create a supportive environment for facilitating change. I maintain a holistic approach to wellness, emphasizing the mind-body connection of issues we face in our lives. I have a strong background in nutrition, fitness, and mental health. I use the knowledge and skills I have obtained from each of these fields to address clients as whole, complete beings and meet them where they are in their wellness journeys.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from East Carolina, as well. I am originally from Sussex County and have returned to serve my community. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Specialties: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Practices, Codependency, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Adolescents, Couples Therapy, Trauma, Dissociative Disorders
Taking to the mission of PHW’s “belief in human resilience”. I am a big advocate for self-determination and exploration of what resiliency means to my clients. And empowering them with that. Also pushing the mission’s idea of “sometimes adverse life experiences can create defense mechanisms that can complicate or inhibit our journey towards self-actualization”. I have dedicated my career towards implementing trauma-informed care as a basis of my practice philosophy. It is my passion to help clients throughout this therapeutic journey find their true sense of self and discovering the inner voice of strength that they didn’t realize they had all along.
As a Licensed Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, teens, and adolescents building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship and rapport is essential for success within treatment which, I don’t take for lightly. I received my master’s degree in social work, with a concentration in generalist practice.
As Certified in Drug and Alcohol counselor, I have experience with behavior modification and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for those learning how to cease their cravings while learning how to reframe their thinking towards the addiction itself. I have also been successful in modifying behavior with persons struggling with Conduct or Oppositional Defiant behaviors.
With over eight years’ experience as a clinical therapist and a graduate of Delaware State University with my Master’s in Social Work, I specialized in psychodynamic therapy. Among my areas of expertise include but not limited to persons suffering from, a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, restorative justice for persons formerly incarcerated, sexual identity-related concerns, and many more.
In addition to relationship therapy, I enjoy working with persons challenged with personality dynamics, crisis intervention, along with any issues related to African Americans and therapy. Currently, as I pursue my Doctorate at Widener University, I am publicly speaking and leading workshops on the ideology of acculturation and its influences on therapy.
I am an interactive, solution-focused, relational, emotionally focused therapist. Outside of CBT and I have learned to integrate Mindfulness techniques to assist with distress tolerance. Among narrative and or reality-based testing there are many therapeutic approaches that I take when assisting my clients. The most important approach that I find to have the best reward is my insistence to be client-centered while promoting a strengths-based perspective. Throughout the session, we will look at your environment as well and how that plays a role in your well-being or dysfunction.
My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With infusing complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with everyone to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In the end, I truly enjoy helping people find solutions to their problems and find ways to live the life my clients most desire.
Specialties: EMDR, Trauma, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Addiction, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families
The treatment environment that I provide for clients is open, compassionate, and focused on the individual’s unique strengths. I believe the whole person must be considered when working with individuals, and that mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs must be addressed in the therapy setting. I strive to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients in order for them to have a meaningful experience and create positive change.
Originally from the Baltimore area, I attended undergraduate college in Maryland where I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I relocated to North Carolina in 2008 to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I received a master’s degree in social work. I’ve worked in various treatment settings and gained extensive experience working with individuals that struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and traumatic experiences. Therapy is a very personal journey and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to support individuals through the process.
Specialties: Depression, Chronic Illness, Relationship Issues, Hypnotherapy
Having been a psychotherapist for over 25 years I believe a corrective relationship model combined with support, homework, and useful tools are the solution to successfully overcoming any of life’s obstacles. Finding the right therapist is a complex and challenging process especially when you are in the midst of a crisis. And nothing is more important than your life. I understand that. That’s why I will be engaged in this journey with you.
My therapeutic style is very interactive, caring, supportive, and, most importantly, honest. Therapy is a microcosm of the world. For that to unfold, we need to have a trusting, open, and safe relationship. I cherish that relationship and will treat it with the highest degree of respect. I have had the honor of walking this journey with hundreds of clients with issues ranging from childhood abuse, life-threatening illnesses, broken hearts, grief, addiction, depression, and anxiety. My life philosophy is “a thought manifests reality”. You can change your loveless relationship into a relationship of passion and desire. Let me help you turn your life into the dream you’ve always wanted.
I am a PhD, LCSW, and Certified Hypnotherapist. I was a founding member of the HOPE Foundation in Washington, DC. I was also a board member for the Cheryl Wrights Light House Organization in New York.
Specialties: Women’s Issues, Family Conflict, Psychosis
You have come to the right place if you’re looking for a welcoming space to feel heard and understood. I’m a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in helping people reach their full potential. I use a strengths-based approach which is person-centered and individualistic. I will extend trust, honesty, respect, and non-judgment to all.
My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: women’s issues, family conflict, anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders. I have experience with serving people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and mental health issues. We will partner together for you to gain new perspectives and find solutions on this journey to positivity.
I believe that the tools to success lie within us. Call me today and let’s work together!
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss including miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss, Perinatal and Postnatal Anxiety and Depression, Fertility Complications, Divorce Collaboration, Eating Disorders, Transitional Issues
I have always had a passion for helping people find their voice and inner strengths. My approach to therapy looks at the whole person in regards to their physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual selves. Specifically, I practice a strengths-based and mindfulness approach with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy.
My journey to becoming a therapist has not been typical. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and went on to Villanova Law School where I received my JD in 1998. After practicing law for a number of years, I decided that it was time to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist. I received my master’s degree in social work from Bryn Mawr College and have worked as an inpatient therapist at Rockford Center and a therapist in private practice.
Specialties: Anxiety/Depression, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD), Gender Identity, Asexuality, Intimate Partner Violence, LGBTQ+
My creative approach to therapy focuses on identifying clients’ strengths and developing ways to use those unique strengths to overcome challenges in their lives. I strive to create a therapeutic environment focused on quieting down the outside world and giving the microphone to their wants and needs.
As a clinical social worker, I offer individual, couples, and sex therapy. Using a client-centered approach, I work to establish a collaborative relationship focused on dismantling experiences that have a negative impact on a person’s wellbeing. I believe sexuality intersects all aspects of one’s life. Outside stress can impact sexual wellness and sexual challenges can impact quality of life. I use the skills gained from my master’s degree in human sexuality to create a safe and affirming space to explore issues related to these sensitive topics.
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Specialties: Couples Counseling, Sex Therapy, Sexual Minorities, Trauma, and Military & Veteran Populations
My experience treating specialized populations and complex obstacles as equipped me with the compassion and respect that you deserve; as well as the ability to acknowledge the significance of diversity in relationship styles and the variety of life experience.
As a graduate of Widener University, I received a Master’s Degree in Social Work as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality Education. During my time at Widener, I earned my “Social Work and Trauma Practice” Certificate; “Military and Behavioral Health Training” Certificate; and was awarded the “Community Service and Leadership Award in Clinical Sexology” upon graduation. My work as a professional has also been acknowledged by my Alma Mater, at SUNY Oneonta, with the “Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” Alumni Award.
Whether a client seeks individual therapy, couples counseling, or sex therapy, I provide a variety of therapeutic methods tailored to fit individual’s specific needs. As a clinician, I openly acknowledge and proudly respect that YOU are the expert on YOU.
Specialties: Substance Abuse, Grief, Gender and Sexual Identity, Trauma.
“Who are you?” “Where are you?” “Why are you here?” are the three questions I ask my clients to answer during our collaborative journey towards self-discovery. I have assisted individuals with various emotional challenges, coping skill difficulties, and life-changing events. My trauma-informed approach is to identify internal and/or external conflicts and address immediate concerns followed by a self-exploration of the origin of the conflict and identify strategies to prevent further challenges.
My areas of expertise include individual therapy involving topics of substance use concerns, grief counseling, sexual and gender identity challenges, coming out support, depression and/or anxiety, and trauma.
I have Masters degrees in Social Work and Human Sexuality with a concentration in Sex Therapy. I also hold a certification in Trauma Treatment and Practice.
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Stress, Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, LGBTQ+
As a therapist, I provide individual, relational, and sex therapy. I believe that therapy can assist people to gain understanding, reach their potential, and find the path that is right for them. I focus on providing therapeutic support that is responsive to and mindful of client needs. My approach is integrative, client-centered and trauma-informed, drawing on psychodynamic, solution-focused, experiential, and cognitive-behavioral theories.
I hold a master’s degree in social work and a second master’s degree in human sexuality from Widener University. During my time at Widener, I also earned a certificate in Trauma Treatment and Practice. My areas of expertise are relationship issues, sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, intimacy, non-monogamy, and LGBTQ+. It is important to me that my clients have an inclusive and affirming space where they can discuss any challenges they are working through. I am BDSM & kink-aware, and am non-monogamy/polyamory friendly.
Specialties: Anxiety, School Issues, Depression
Have you experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce/separation, challenges with work/life balance, drug and alcohol use/abuse, anger issues, grief and loss, social-emotional challenges, school issues and/or psychosis? It takes courage, commitment to self, and willingness to make change and move forward when life becomes overwhelming.
As a clinical social worker, I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I offer a person-centered and reality-based approach. I specialize in helping adolescents and families work through parent-child relationship conflicts, trauma from neglect and abuse, and drug and alcohol use/abuse. My preferred therapy choices are mindfulness, Gestalt, and CBT.
Taking a person-centered stance, I meet you where you are and go where you take me. I’d be honored to be a part of your journey called recovery as we get started with your process.
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Autism Support, Postpartum Concerns, Maladaptive Eating, Codependency, Mindfulness, LGBTQ Issues, Addictions; Adults and Adolescents
Self-compassion is where healing begins. How we treat ourselves and what we say to ourselves is vital to healing the things that aren’t working in our lives. My goal, as a therapist, is to be your guide as you remove blocks and recognize your own strengths. I integrate Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, which evidence shows helps people to grasp their potential and increase their own power. Mindfulness gives us the space to look at things that might be interfering with our ability to see our strengths and CBT allows us to use those insights to change the way we talk to ourselves.
I am a pledged supported of Health at Every Size (HAES) and base my body image and disordered eating work on the Principles of Intuitive Eating. I do not focus on weight loss. I help people of all sizes gain healing and strength by helping them to take care of themselves in a holistic, compassionate, and self-affirming way.
My interest in mindfulness has evolved through Buddhist practice, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training, and training with and implementing Tara Brach’s practices. I would be honored to join you in your pursuit of health and wellness in a realistic and self-compassionate way that fits your needs, desires, and energy level.
Specialties: Eating Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders.
I believe in taking a gentle, compassionate, and empathetic approach as I guide clients through healing their relationship with their mind, body, and spirit. I work with my clients to rewrite their stories in a safe environment where they feel understood, accepted, and heard. Together, we establish self-directed goals that empower them to heal the imbalances that prevent them from experiencing peace and fulfillment.
My therapy style is eclectic, as I borrow from various healing models instead of taking a “one size fits all” approach. I specialize in working with eating disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, and anxiety. I am sex-positive, kink-friendly, and knowledgeable about ethical non-monogamy/polyamory. I honor your courage and vulnerability as you begin the healing process. Our work together will enable you to end cycles of emotional suffering and allow you to experience life in the ways you desire.
Specialties: Stress, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Adolescents, Adults, Grief, Parenting, Trauma, Individual Therapy
It is a privilege to sit across from clients and be invited into their lives. My passion for supporting others has always been the driving force in my life. My own experience in therapy showed me what was possible through the therapeutic partnership.
Creating an environment where clients can grow to understand themselves, make changes they want and truly thrive is my goal. My approach is eclectic in that I don’t subscribe to a single form of therapy but pull from many areas in order to meet my client’s needs. Theories that inform my practice include psychodynamic, relational and existential. Mindfulness informs how these theories connect to the work and help them come alive in the present moment.
My past experience such as being present for people during their end of life journey in hospice showed me how much impact we can make simply as a witness and calm presence. Additionally I find most clients would like therapy to be an interactive experience and that soliciting feedback about how we are doing together ensures that clients receive what they need. My journey as a parent led me to many volunteer experiences. I created and moderated a support group for families of children with limb differences for several years. Through this I learned how much it means to be heard, accepted and understood.
I received my bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology in 2005 from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn NY. I earned my MSW in May 2018 from Widener University. It is truly a privilege to join the team at Partners in Health and Wellbeing. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey toward wellness and your best life.
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Eco-Systemic Family Therapy (ESFT), Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy
Change is essential for anyone who strives to grow and discover their full potential and purpose in life. It is my commitment to help clients through this process of finding their sense of self and building awareness along the way.
My background includes serving as a behavioral interventionist in community-based programs including in-home and school settings. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, I received my master’s degree in clinical counseling, with a concentration in trauma studies. During my internship, I worked with individuals in an inpatient and day hospital program where I treated clients in group, individual, and family therapy. As a therapist who works with families and individuals of all ages, I believe it is important to build a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients.
Specialties: Trauma (physical, sexual, verbal abuse), Adolescents, Couples and Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, Sexuality, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Anxiety & Depression
As a therapist, my goal is to focus on the strengths and abilities of my clients. My background includes working with adolescents with severe behavioral and social-emotional challenges, abuse, neglect, and addictions. I have worked with different family systems to help with emotional dysregulation, communication issues, and conflict resolution.
In 2014, I received a master’s degree in social work from Widener University with a Certificate of Trauma Treatment in Social Work Practice. Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Education in Human Sexuality with an emphasis in sex therapy. I completed the Askable Adult certificate program through the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative, where I learned how to effectively communicate with young people about topics of sex and sexuality in a culturally and developmentally appropriate way. Some of my other areas of specialty are anger management, women’s issues, grief/loss, attachment related issues, parent-child relational problems, and school issues.
Alex Rudzinski joined Partners in Health and Wellbeing in 2017 as the Practice Manager. Alex has worked in the financial planning industry for the last 7 years, and prior to that was a systems manager at the University of Delaware Library Annex. He holds a degree in math from the University of Rochester, and is a Series 6 and Series 63 licenses’ holder administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which allows him to transact securities and insurances. Alex brings his systems, analytic thinking and detail-orientation to his role at Partners in Health and Wellbeing.
Specialties: Sinus Problems, Treatment of Pain, NAET for Allergies, Digestive Problems, Side Effects from Cancer Chemotherapy & Radiation, Menopause and PMS
I have been providing acupuncture for over 23 years. I graduated with a master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1992. Along with serving on the board of the Acupuncture Society of Pennsylvania, I helped to create acupuncture licensing in the State of Delaware. I also served on the Acupuncture Advisory Council, which provides governance for acupuncture licenses in Delaware.
I enjoy all of the various aspects of the practice including teaching and research. Along with having taught acupuncture, diagnosis, clinical practice, and research, I’ve also had the opportunity to engage in several clinical research studies at the University of Pennsylvania, related to knee arthritis, joint pain, and hot flashes in breast cancer survivors. Additionally, I am nationally board certified by the NCCAOM, which is the gold standard for acupuncturists in the United States.
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“I have gone and continue to go to Lorna Lee, L.Ac for treatment, and she is wonderful at what she does. She truly listens to my needs and concerns. She is genuinely interested in my wellbeing. Her treatment rooms have an atmosphere of peace and calming and Lorna also has the same energy. This combination has helped me overcome some health issues and maintain a holistic approach to living life. I am so grateful for this. I highly recommend Lorna Lee.”
“I have been getting acupuncture treatments since 1998. My initial reason for seeking treatment was recurring sinus infections. After several years of taking the standard antibiotics, I began to look for an alternative, as I was unhappy with the results of the antibiotic treatment, particularly the side effects. After being introduced to acupuncture and receiving regular treatments, the number and severity of sinus infections drastically decreased over a course of two years, and as of today, I have not had a sinus infection in well over 15 years.
I still receive acupuncture treatments as it helps me in so many ways such as management of pain, stress, immune system function, hormone issues such as hot flashes and overall well being. Acupuncture is one of the best investments I have made in improving my health and I highly recommend Lorna Lee, L.Ac as a caring and highly competent practitioner.”
“I’ve suffered from severe migraine headaches since I was a teenager. As I got older and began working, they became more frequent, and the pain was crippling. As time went on, I began having cluster migraines. Having headaches all the time, I could only control the pain with medication. To add to the stress, I was also doing all of the personal care for my husband, who is a quadriplegic. I was also diagnosed with severe depression. It seemed like the more medication I took, the worse the headaches became. I also tried infusions of medication, but the headaches never went away.
It got so bad that I eventually had to stop working, I tried acupuncture for my headaches and depression many years ago, but I was skeptical about it working, and didn’t give it a chance. I continued taking medication, and with my health slowly deteriorating, I became desperate. My body couldn’t handle any more pain medication, so I decided to try acupuncture again, but this time, with an open mind. I talked to Lorna Lee about all of my health issues, and she patiently worked with me to get the most out of each session. Shortly after starting acupuncture treatment again, I was still having headaches, but they were less frequent and less severe. The depression also got better. I developed colitis from my medication and stress, so we also worked on improving that. Eventually, I became headache free.
I’m still taking medication for my depression, but I feel better now than I’ve felt in 30 years! It didn’t happen overnight, but with Lorna’s patience and encouragement, and my renewed faith in acupuncture, I’m confident that those years of crippling migraines are gone for good. If you are skeptical about whether acupuncture will help you, you need to remember that results won’t happen overnight. I’m living proof that acupuncture does work, and the results feel amazing!”
“Lorna Lee has been a great help in alleviating my bilateral knee pain. She has also helped with other problems that I have from time to time, including sinusitis, lower back pain, and digestive problems. She has taught me ways to manage these problems myself with Chinese herbs, magnet therapy for my knees and back, and how to rinse my sinuses with saltwater. I feel that without her help, I would not have been able to return to part-time work as I did earlier this year. She is always pleasant and very knowledgable about her profession.”
“If someone would have told me several years ago that I would lie on a table and look forward to someone placing needles in my skin, I would have called them crazy. Since Lorna Lee, L.Ac began treating me, I was able to, with my physician’s help, completely stop oral narcotics for my leg and foot pain. To be free of those narcotics is a wonder in itself. I can now walk much better, and the rash caused by my medication has vanished.
I cannot thank Lorna enough for what her treatment has done for my spirit and for my body. If I could, I would see Lorna every day. Before, I could barely walk a block, but now I feel like dancing! I can only give my highest praise and recommendation for this treatment.”
Specialties: LGBTQ/Gender Identity Issues, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Teen/Parent Conflict, Life Transitions, Attachment Theory, Family and Social Systems Theory, Psychodynamic, Holistic and Culturally Sensitive
My approach to therapy is thoughtful, culturally aware, and open. I create a safe place for clients that allows the healing process to evolve and open to new possibilities, at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Since earning a master’s degree in social services from Bryn Mawr College, I have treated adults, teens, and families in home, office, residential, and prison settings. I encourage clients to approach their inner self with gentleness, perseverance, courage, and compassion. When a person wants to move in a new direction, the support of a therapist can make all the difference. I respect where people are in their lives and value being a part of their process of change.