Women’s Psychological Health Services

Women’s Psychological Health Services

WPHS helps women navigate mental health concerns through all the stages of their lives.

Why Choose WPHS at CFR

Women often face a unique set of psychological difficulties. WPHS brings together clinicians who specialize in women’s issues so we can provide the best care to fit your needs.

Our services include individual counseling, couple and family therapy, sex therapy, and psychiatric medication treatment and referrals.

If you have questions about WPHS services or would like assistance with a referral, please contact the Director: 
Jane Summers, MD
215-382-6680 ext. 7070

Our therapists and psychiatrists help women with:

Premenstrual Syndromes
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Menopause
Adjusting to the transition

Pregnancy
Planning and managing a pregnancy with psychological or psychiatric concerns

Postpartum
Managing the postpartum transition, including postpartum depression

Fertility
Issues Handling infertility, trouble conceiving

Pregnancy Loss
Grieving the loss of a pregnancy or the loss of an infant

Cancer
Breast and gynecological cancers

Other Mental Health Issues
Mental health concerns that affect women and women-identifying people

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Fees

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Get to know our WPHS Clinicians

Elyse Stein Batoff, MA, LMFT

Elyse Stein Batoff, MA, LMFT

Ms. Batoff is a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist. Ms. Batoff works with individuals, couples, and families, and focuses on areas of rebuilding intimacy, sexuality, the aftermath of affairs, separation and divorce, remarriage and blended families, depression and anxiety, other mood disorders, menopause, and postpartum depression. Ms. Batoff is committed to helping clients explore and...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT...

Carol Blum, M.Ed., CAC, MFT, LPC

Carol is an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist who works with an integrative approach. This includes quieting the mind and calming the body through deep relaxation and mindfulness training. Carol also uses Internal Family Systems to help clients recognize their many Parts and to bring harmony to all Parts of Self. Carol is recognized for...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Abby Bronstein, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Abby Bronstein, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Abby Bronstein is a warm, curious, and thoughtful therapist. As she collaborates with individual and couple clients, she is informed by the principle that each person she works with has a life filled with rich experiences, beyond the presenting concern.  Ms. Bronstein has a particular interest in life transitions, including those that happen during early...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Inge Damstra, MD

Inge Damstra, MD

Dr. Damstra is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and she sees child, adolescent, and adult patients. Much of her practice focus is on anxiety and mood disorders in both children and adults, and on ADHD and development disorders in children. Dr. Damstra offers psychiatric evaluation of children and adults, psychotherapy,...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Anger Management, Children with Special Needs, Depression and Anxiety, Parenting

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Maura Dunfey, D.O.

Maura Dunfey, D.O.

Dr. Maura Dunfey is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has an additional certification as a Child and Family Therapist.  Dr. Dunfey provides comprehensive evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults.  She works collaboratively with individuals, families, pediatricians, and other therapists.  She specializes in treating patients with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, OCD

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Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT

Lisa Handler, PhD, MFT

Lisa works with individuals and couples of all ages who are experiencing challenges in their lives and/or relationships. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and welcomes those who are: challenged or stuck in familial or intimate relationships; exploring their relationship to work (especially academia); experiencing anxiety and/or depression; working through young adulthood;...

Specialty Areas: LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD...

Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein has provided individual and relationship therapy for more than 30 years, and specializes in trauma, marital/relationship conflict, sexual dysfunction, and infertility/adoption. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein’s therapy style is integrative, incorporating affective, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein is also the Director of the...

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Infertility, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy Jones, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Amy’s background is in both Social Work and Couples and Family Therapy. Her strengths as a clinician are working with adolescents, young adults, women, couples, veterans, and military family members. Issues that she is experienced helping people with include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s psychological health, grief/loss, and individuals who have survived or are living with...

Specialty Areas: Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Kathy Klein, MSW, LSW

Kathy Klein, MSW, LSW

Kathy Klein provides a warm, empathetic, and responsive environment for individuals working to understand themselves better and change their lives. Kathy believes that relationships with others and various communities create a complex foundation for understanding who we are. The work of taking care of ourselves is challenging, brave, and meaningful. She supports clients in this...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Alexandra S. Macy, MD, MA

Dr. Alexandra Sarah Macy is a licensed board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, reproductive psychiatry, intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. She is also skilled in treatment for couples, sex therapy, students, women’s mental health, and pregnancy and postpartum issues, as well as...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Anger Management, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Michele M. Marsh, PhD

Dr. Marsh is a licensed psychologist and an AASECT-Certified sex therapist. Dr. Marsh focuses treatment on the specific needs of each individual, giving special attention to balancing the needs of each member of a couple. She encourages her clients to be open and direct about what they want from their significant others and from her. She explores...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht, LSW

Virginia Mittnacht is a licensed social worker living in Philadelphia. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are impacted by mental, emotional, and/or behavioral health challenges. Ms. Mittnacht believes that building a strong and honest relationship with her clients is the root from which genuine, positive, and sustained growth stems. She thoughtfully...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Tessa Peoples, MFT

Tessa Peoples, MFT

Tessa is experienced in working with women and couples who are navigating the life transitions of their 20s and 30s including stepping into adulthood, exploring identity and purpose, and building meaningful relationships. Tessa’s clients are often interested in breaking intergenerational patterns around gender roles, sexual attitudes, attachment styles, boundaries, and other dynamics. Folks who work...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Competent, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW,...

Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CST

Ms. Raizman has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families as a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and sex therapist. Her areas of special interest and experience include couple and sex therapy, separation/divorce and life transitions, infidelity/affairs, stress reduction/anger management, and the use of EMDR, mindfulness-based and mind-body oriented approaches to...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Divorce, Life Transitions, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe understands we sometimes need help to navigate the many challenges of life. Using a collaborative and relaxed style, she helps clients identify and utilize their strengths to move toward the goals they have for their lives. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, she incorporates humor, mindfulness-based practices, and experiential techniques, as appropriate, to help...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Priscilla Singleton, MSW, L...

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW

Ms. Singleton is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton has completed additional training and certifications in EMDR, Sandtray therapy, and co-parent counseling/parent coordination. Ms. Singleton’s areas of special interest are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling....

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Children with Special Needs, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Parenting, Remarried/Blended Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Ms. Southworth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a divorce mediator, with more than 30 years’ experience. She is trained in EMDR, a form of therapy that is helpful in reprocessing difficult memories and emotions. Ms. Southworth is also the Director of CFR’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, which is...

Specialty Areas: Artists and Athletes, Career Counseling, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Emma Steiner, MSW, MFT, LCSW

Ms. Steiner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice, she returned to train at Council for Relationships in order to gain a...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Jane Summers, MD

Jane Summers, MD

Dr. Jane Summers has specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career and provides medication evaluation and treatment for clients treated by Council for Relationships therapists in our Women’s Psychological Health Services. Dr. Summers’ approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that affect the emotional health of women such as reproductive health and hormonal changes over...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Insomnia, LGBTQ Competent, Mood Disorders, OCD, Women's Issues

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Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT

Tracey Tanenbaum, M.Ed, LMFT

The decision to seek therapy is a difficult one, whether you are facing challenges that have been with you for years or have more recently emerged. Ms. Tanenbaum will help you find practical solutions to life’s obstacles, as well as a deeper understanding of the emotional blocks that have held you back. She offers you focus,...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso, M.A., MFT

Sarah Valdivieso is an empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist who respects each client’s unique and individual journey and capacity for resiliency. Ms. Valdivieso graduated from La Salle University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with adults and families. Her approach is grounded in emotional healing within oneself and...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Our clinicians are experienced in working with a variety of genders, sexualities, cultures, races, and religions.

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