Sarah Valdivieso, LMFT

Sarah Valdivieso, LMFT

Ms. Valdivieso is an empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist who respects each client’s unique and individual journey. She believes that humans have an incredible capacity for resiliency and change. Ms. Valdivieso graduated from La Salle University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a licensed therapist who works with adults, couples,…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, 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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Kent Matthies, MFT, MDiv

Kent Matthies, MFT, MDiv

If you’re feeling down or stuck in life patterns that no longer serve you, you’ve landed in a space where positive change begins. I specialize in supporting individuals, families, and couples dealing with addiction, bringing the invaluable perspective of long-term sobriety to my practice. As an LGBTQ+ ally, I am passionate about creating a safe…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Artists and Athletes, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Technology, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina has a Masters in Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. There she focused on a systemic approach to therapy that allows her to examine the whole of people’s life experiences, including past and present relationships, and how they currently impact individual’s mental health. Sarafina combines a macro approach, identifying larger values and goals, with…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Kimberly Holt, MS, LMFT

Kimberly Holt, MS, LMFT

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 to 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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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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Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo Akindumila, LMFT

Ayo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based here in Philadelphia. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families looking to cope with stressful transitions. Her approach to therapy is both warm and disarming; she understands and respects the bravery it takes to begin therapy, and is always mindful of how to…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Artists and Athletes, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress

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Barbara Barry, MEd, LMFT

Barbara Barry, MEd, LMFT

Barbara Barry is a sensitive, and caring therapist, affirming each person’s capacity for change and growth. Her approach is grounded in compassion, non-judgmental presence and collaboration. She supports clients as they gain insight, identify new ways to move forward and transform their relationship with self and others. Ms. Barry received her Master’s degree in Counseling…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Communication, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

John McWilliams, MSS, LCSW

John McWilliams is a licensed clinical social worker who works with couples, families, and individuals. He received extensive training in attachment-based therapy and trauma informed care while working with children, adolescents and families at the Warwick House, a residential treatment facility in Bucks County. John is also experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from his…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Relationship Issues, Sex and Love Addiction, Sexual Difficulties, Trauma

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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, Community Partnerships Initiative, Community Trauma Response, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, 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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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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