Operation Home and Healing

CFR’s Operation Home and Healing provides counseling for active-duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, and spouses, regardless of their characterization of discharge or combat status.

Specially trained therapists work with service members, veterans, and their families to help heal the invisible wounds on their individual, couple, and family relationships.

CFR’s therapists aim to help service members, veterans, and their loved ones heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. OHH is led by an advisory board of military psychology experts, including CFR’s Lead Military Consultant, Will Barnes, D.Min, MFT, CH, COL, Ret.

CFR offers the following special counseling services for veterans and military families through OHH:

  • Therapists with specialized training in military culture and competency
  • Counseling to military members and non-married partners with or without the service member/veteran present
  • Fees on a sliding scale based on income for clients who choose not to contact Headstrong
  • Training for mental health professionals or clergy working with military families or veterans

Video: Learn more about OHH’s founding more than a decade ago.

To learn more about therapy for veterans and military families in PA & NJ, please email the Director of OHH:

Our Partnership with Headstrong

Since 2018, CFR has partnered with Headstrong in PA & NJ to provide cost-free, rapid response, stigma-free, unlimited, and confidential therapy to active-duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, spouses, and children, regardless of their characterization of discharge or combat status. Clients who seek treatment through Headstrong will be contacted within 48 hours.

To get started, visit Headstrong’s website using the below button. Please note on the website form in the message box that you would like to be connected to a CFR clinician.

CFR is a Member of DVCC

CFR is a member of the Delaware Valley Veterans Consortium (DVCC), which unites military and veteran service organizations who share common goals to build programmatic capacity and increase services to clients under the umbrella of regional collaboration.

Training for Professionals

Are you a member of the clergy, a mental health professional, or someone who works with the military population and would like specialized training? CFR offers a variety of specialized clinical training programs. Click here to learn more.

Click here to read an article on the impact and effectiveness of CFR’s course on Understanding Military Culture in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, by Nancy Isserman, MSW, PhD, Director of Operation Home and Healing, and James Martin, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College.

 Therapists Experienced in Working with Veterans

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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Alexis W. V. Bové, MS, JD, ...

Alexis W. V. Bové, MS, JD, LMFT

Alexis Bové is a compassionate, empathic, and engaging therapist whose approach is collaborative and supportive while challenging clients to meet their therapeutic goals. She believes in the importance of fostering a safe, secure environment in which clients feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities. Alexis takes a systemic approach to her work with individuals, couples, and families,...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Sara J. Corse, Ph.D.

Sara J. Corse, Ph.D.

Dr. Corse is a dynamic clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Clients are drawn to Dr. Corse for her engaging style, her deep caring and her effectiveness in helping clients resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. Her approach is integrative and includes the use of EMDR to help...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Kenneth W. Covelman, Ph.D.

Kenneth W. Covelman, Ph.D.

Dr. Covelman is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains a diverse practice in individual, couples and family therapy.  He has special interest and training in working with stepfamilies, families and couples dealing with chronic illness, and families with child-focused problems. He uses a family systems orientation in his therapy.   Fee: $$$$ More information about fees...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Eric Devon, MD

Eric Devon, MD

Dr. Eric Devon attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, graduating in 2010. He went on to complete his General Psychiatry Residency at the University of North Carolina in 2014 and Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He has remained in the Philadelphia area since...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina is a licensed relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to support and deepen their growth and development. Nina is skilled at working with families of young children and adolescents. She uses a family-focused approach to foster security, safety, and attachment with the support of a nurturing, judgment-free therapeutic bond and innate...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Children with Special Needs, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv, LMFT

Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv, LMFT

Jane Fox earned her post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Council for Relationships and is an ordained pastor through the Presbyterian Church (USA). In the therapeutic setting, whether seeing an individual, couple or family, she focuses on helping her clients understand their role in their family and work systems. Through narrative, emotional focus...

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Mark Goodson, DA

Mark Goodson, DA

Mark Goodson is a psychotherapist based in Philadelphia. He loves working with individuals, couples, and families looking to address relationship difficulties, as well as the challenges of life. Although Mark has experience working with diverse populations, he has expertise working with first responders, police officers in particular, and military families. Mark’s calm demeanor and easy-going...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Susan Neumann Gordon, LSW, ...

Susan Neumann Gordon, LSW, MBA, LMFT

The role of the therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can face and work on life’s challenges, which often occur at times of transition. Ms. Neumann Gordon integrates various therapeutic modalities to help clients more openly and creatively explore issues of self-esteem, communication, conflict resolution, relationship building and couple and family dynamics....

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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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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Kimberly Holt, MS, MFT

Kimberly Holt, MS, MFT

Kim Holt is a Couple and Family Therapist who is compassionate, thoughtful, and dynamic in her work with individuals, couples, and families. Kim is systemically trained and employs an integrative approach in supporting clients in their therapeutic goals. Using warmth, curiosity, and humor, Kim seeks to provide a safe and affirming space for collaboration and...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. James assists in developing innovative programs and services for Council for Relationships including launching a new mental wellness and therapy initiative for athletes and entertainers (from high school and college to professional status through retirement). Dr. James also plays a significant role with media and provides media...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Artists and Athletes, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, 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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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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Kerstin Miller, MDiv, LMFT

Kerstin Miller, MDiv, LMFT

Ms. Miller is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AASECT certified sex therapist with a Master’s Degree in Theology/Pastoral Counseling. Ms. Miller is a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a trauma treatment method that Ms. Miller uses to explore the connection of mind and body with clients, and to assist clients manage stress and enhance performance. For nearly...

Specialty Areas: Chronic Pain, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Charles C. Muorah, PhD, STL...

Charles C. Muorah, PhD, STL, LMFT

Therapy is where healing begins and caring never stops. If you’re willing to share, I’ve got a compassionate heart and emotional ears to listen to. My therapy goal is to walk the walk with you and empower you to be a leader in your life story, revealing a new meaning and context out of your...

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Florda Priftanji, LMFT

Florda Priftanji, LMFT

Whether you are working to smooth life transitions or build emotional stability, therapy is a resource that can offer guidance. Florda is an integrative therapist that empowers individuals to gain self-acceptance, independence, and courage to overcome challenges. Florda emphasizes the importance of learning effective communication skills to create and maintain healthy relationships. She aims to...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Matthew CP Purinton, LCSW

Matthew CP Purinton, LCSW

Mr. Purinton practices individual, couple and family therapy as a social worker. His experience and areas of interest include depression, anxiety, children who have lost a loved one, and palliative care as a model of medicine to improve quality of life. Mr. Purinton is especially passionate about working with adults and children who are dealing with pain...

Specialty Areas: Children with Special Needs, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Sex and Love Addiction, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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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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Martha S. Rinehart, PhD, LMFT

Martha S. Rinehart, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Rinehart strives to help individuals, couples and families undergoing life transitions: those struggling with issues of identity, marriage, parenting, promotion, aging, retirement, and loss. Her goal is to empower clients to find increased meaning and purpose in their lives by helping them make sense of their past, strengthen their meaningful relationships, and improve their ability...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Jamie Rose, MAC, MFT

Jamie Rose, MAC, MFT

Jamie Rose seeks to create a safe and inviting space for children, teens, adults, couples and families to be heard. She loves to collaborate with clients to utilize their strengths in order to best guide them through the unique challenges they are facing. Ms Rose has her Masters degree in Biblical Counseling and has done...

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Infertility, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Margaret Roth, MSEd, LMFT

Ms. Roth is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She works with individuals and couples and focuses on problems of anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting issues, loss, and uses EMDR extensively. Ms. Roth uses EMDR to help unlock and re-process any trauma, relieve anxiety, panic, phobia, and depression. She believes that most behaviors and feelings in the present...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Dr. Schlessinger-Mita is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and has been working as a therapist for over 20 years. Her areas of special clinical expertise include working with individuals to cope with: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and life transitions and adjusting to change. She helps adolescents and young adults with self-esteem issues, difficulties with peers, post parental...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW

Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW

Looking for a therapist can be a vulnerable time. Thank you for taking the first step. I believe that our relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. This includes our relationship with our self, our family, our partner(s), our friends, and our community. I am an empathetic, collaborative, and strengths-based therapist. Through a systemic approach,...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Difficulties, Technology, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

Ms. Sevey’s emphasis is on helping her clients care for themselves and build relationships in which they can flourish. She is skilled at helping individuals, couples and families with communication and relationship skill building; LGBT issues; reducing and coping with stress; sex issues for couples and individuals; recovery from affairs; and anxiety and depression. Ms. Sevey is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy,...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Chronic Pain, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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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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Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MS...

Anneliese E. Sorrentino, MSS, LMFT

Anneliese Sorrentino is a warm, curious, engaging, and caring therapist with a deep commitment to fostering growth and helping her clients form more secure and satisfying relationships – to themselves and to each other. Her approach is integrative and collaborative. She enjoys working with individuals and couples of all stripes, and her particular clinical interests...

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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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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Margot Stein, MFT

Margot Stein, MFT

Margot Stein, MFT completed the clergy track for post-graduate studies in marriage and family therapy. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families who are struggling with difference: autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, learning issues, non-traditional, nonbinary or gender queer orientation, artists, and others learning to listen to their inner calling. With warmth, compassion, and humor,...

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Children with Special Needs, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Learning Disorders, LGBTQ Competent, Parenting, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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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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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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April Westfall, PhD

April Westfall, PhD

April Westfall, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in PA and maintains and active and full clinical practice of adult individuals and couples at both our University City and Wynnewood Offices. Clinical specialty areas include: anxiety and depression, including bi-polar disorder; trauma, including its resolution through the use of EMDR; chronic illness; grief/loss; gay/lesbian and bisexual...

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ Competent, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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