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Accepting New Clients

Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Staff Therapist
I accept clients from: Pennsylvania

CFR has 8 offices in the greater Philadelphia area located in Blue Bell, Bryn Mawr, Oxford Valley, Paoli, University City & Center City Philadelphia, and Wynnewood, PA and in Voorhees, NJ; We offer online therapy throughout PA & NJ. View all locations

Online TherapyPaoli, PA

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

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 struggles, and relationships with their parents.  She has experience helping couples who are dealing with sexual or emotional infidelity, parenting challenges, issues of blended families, and divorce, as well as helping couples cope when one of the partners has ADD or is struggling with depression or bipolar disorder.

In all her work, she is committed to strengthening and deepening meaningful connections for people in their lives. She uses emotionally focused therapy, systemic therapy, and psychodynamic therapy approaches, as well as CBT techniques for anxiety.

Dr. Schlessinger-Mita has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (1988) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (1997) from Northwestern University in Chicago. She wrote a dissertation focusing on marital happiness and sex role attitudes over time, and she participated in and studied process research on couples’ therapy.

Fee: $$$$

Dr. Schlessinger-Mita is willing to talk with new clients about the potential for a lower hourly rate dependent on that client’s income; please reach out by phone or email to have a discussion with her. More information about fees can be found here.

Contact Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

Use the form below or call (215) 382-6680 ext. 7041