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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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Lia Pezzato, MFT

Lia Pezzato, MFT

Hello, I am Lia, a Marriage and Family Therapist. If you have been sitting with discomforting feelings and feel as though you need additional support, you have come to the right place. I work with a wide variety of clients, such as individuals, couples, and families. As a therapist, I take on a supportive and…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, 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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Sloane Previdi, LSW, MFT

Sloane Previdi, LSW, MFT

If you feel distressed, overwhelmed, anxious or unsure of exactly how you are feeling, I can help you understand where these feelings come from and take steps to feel better.  I provide you with a safe and supportive space to explore feelings that may be difficult to express to others. I actively and openly listen…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Meghan Rydzewski, MFT

Meghan Rydzewski, MFT

Coming to terms with our feelings and confronting our emotions by ourselves can feel challenging. You have come to the right place if you feel stuck, anxious, or isolated in any area of your life. As a therapist specializing in individuals, couples, and families, I am here to support you and be a guiding presence….

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, MS

Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, MS

Sometimes, life challenges us with painful experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These deep and untreated wounds can hinder one’s ability to be their true authentic self and live an empowered life. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe space to explore, challenge, and remove harmful patterns in their lives and…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sex and Love Addiction, Stress, Trauma, Work/Life Balance

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David MacFarlane, MEd

David MacFarlane, MEd

David MacFarlane, MEd is a Licensed Psychologist. Mr. MacFarlane graduated with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and has been licensed in Pennsylvania since 1993. He studied Comprehensive Family Therapy with Sam and Diana Kirschner and is thoroughly familiar with systemic approaches to psychotherapy. Mr. MacFarlane began his career as a therapist in…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues

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Rabbi Margot Stein, MFT

Margot Stein, LMFT

Margot Stein, LMFT

Margot Stein, LMFT 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, Disabled People/People with Disabilities, Learning Disorders, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Parenting, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Jamie Rose, MAC, LMFT

Jamie Rose, MAC, LMFT

Jamie Rose is a dedicated professional specializing in systemic and integrative counseling for individuals, couples, and families. With a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling and post-graduate expertise in Marriage and Family therapy, she skillfully combines a faith perspective with an inclusive approach for non-religious clients. In the counseling room, Jamie collaborates with clients, drawing upon…

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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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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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 where clients feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities. Alexis takes a systemic approach to her work with individuals, couples, and families, addressing…

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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Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina Fortuna, LMFT

Nina Fortuna, LMFT, is a licensed relational therapist working with individuals, couples, and families to support their therapeutic goals. Nina is an EMDR-certified therapist. Nina has an innate curiosity for the life experiences of those she works with. Together with Nina, you will explore the parts of yourself that feel separate or different from how…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma

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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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Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, ...

Allen-Michael Lewis, LMFT, MS, AS

Allen Lewis, LMFT, AS is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor providing tele-therapy services to clients in PA, NJ, DE, FL, and NY. Allen is collaborative in working with his clients toward the change they would like to see in themselves, their relationships, and their communities. He is a systemic-oriented…

Specialty Areas: Adoption, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe, MS CHR, LMFT

Laurel Roe understands we sometimes need help navigating life’s many challenges. 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 clients better understand…

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, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

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Veronica Haggerty, MA, RN, MFT

Veronica Haggerty, MA, RN, MFT

Veronica Haggerty is a Professional Counselor, Registered Nurse and Marriage and Family Therapist trained in many of the ‘best practice’ marriage and relationship education programs in the country. She knows the stages and pitfalls of marital intimacy in relationships and how, sometimes, this culminates into being stuck in doing the same things over and over…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Stress, Trauma, Work/Life Balance

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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+ Affirming, Premarital Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress, 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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Priscilla Singleton, MSW, L...

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW

Priscilla Singleton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a summa cum laude graduate of the Temple University Masters in Social Work program, a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and an AAMFT approved supervisor.  Priscilla is also trained in EMDR, Sandtray Therapy, Co-Parent counseling, and Parent Coordination. Priscilla…

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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Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Dr. Schlessinger-Mita is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania who has been a therapist for over 30 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 divorce…

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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Dr. Martha S. Rinehart, MA,...

Dr. Martha S. Rinehart, MA, 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, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Infertility, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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