Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Psychotherapy can be different things but it has to have respect, be safe, confidential, have good boundaries, and it has to be based on a good understanding of the needs and underlying factors that bring the patient/client to do this work. It is not about specific techniques but a good understanding of the individual's conscious and unconscious life. Dr. Jemail draws from personality theory, communication, traditional and psychdynamic approaches, cognitive behavioral work, work with trauma, understanding of medicine and Eastern approaches to change in order to work with the individual client. Dr. Jemail can provide a path, the individual sets the goals, pace and level of work.
Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5 Christy Drive, Suite 102, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Psychotherapy should ideally be a fun and interesting process of self-exploration. It is often helpful to have a neutral (but supportive) person with whom to discuss your concerns. You should be able to take away something helpful, whether an idea, concept, or a new way of looking at an issue or pattern in your life. It doesn't have to take forever - you should feel within the first session that the therapist generally "got it" and was able to say something helpful to you.
Jonathan Gransee, Psy.D.
313 W. Liberty Street, Suite 226, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
From my point of view, every one of us is capable of peace and happiness. If the mind is not cluttered with dark or negative thoughts, and if there are no blocks to your emotions, and if there is not something out of whack in your thought processes, you will revert back to your ‘default setting’…happiness or contentedness. The devil is in the details, however, as if it were that simple, everyone would be content/happy, and no-one would suffer emotional pain for any length of time. The reality is, however, that many of us go through much pain and suffering, and have no idea why. And, if you can’t understand why you feel the way you do, you have no hope of fixing it, unless by some random chan
Amy Crawford, M.S.
225 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19335
Sitting with another and trusting them with your heart is a brave, beautiful, vulnerable choice. I am always honored and moved when someone chooses to bring to me their deepest thoughts and feelings - and in return, I bring unconditional love and care to each session, and work mindfully in every moment I spend with my clients. It is so important to me that you, as my client, know you are loved, that you are heard, and that your feelings will be held in confidence and with gentle care. That together, we will walk through whatever darkness you are facing, and that together we will work towards bringing you peace and wholeness.
David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
516 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
It is critical that you develop a connected and trusting relationship with your therapist. That you feel safe and understood. When this relationship is formed, healing often begins. I am very influenced by positive psychology and neuroscience (the science of the brain). The concept of neuro-plasticity - that our brains can heal and improve at every age - offers hope and a guide to achieving the changes we desire.
Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC, ACS
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Collaborative Counseling, LLC, 744 Dulaney Valley Road, STE 7, Towson, Maryland 21204
“The Golden Rule” can be a helpful guide to psychotherapy: treating others as you would like to be treated, with gentleness, pacing, and respect. If a counseling session is likened to conversing with a knowledgeable advisor on the doorstep of your home, psychotherapy can be like inviting that advisor into the “parlor” or “living room” of your inner world based on trust, at-ease-ness, and confidence in your advisor’s insight. My approach to psychotherapy is interactive and strengths-based, starting with cognitive (thought-based) or behavioral coping skills, and moving into awareness of family of origin themes and the impact of past trauma when needed to activate more enduring personal growth in the client.
Juliet Goozh, Ph.D.
1850 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093
Psychotherapy is a generalized term that refers to the process of meeting with a therapist, identifying a set of problems and working through those problems. GBCC clinicians have had extensive training in the therapeutic process and all hold required licenses by the state. We offer short term solution focused counseling and ongoing long term counseling. When you meet with your clinician, together you will decide what type of psychotherapy is right for you.
Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2328 W Joppa Road, Suite 10, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
It's your journey, your life. Since you will be the one to implement and live with choices, they must be yours. My job, therefore, may be to create the safe place in which you can explore your options and be helped to see all their consequences. Or, to expland your vision so you clearly perceive your own power in making choices. Or, to help you discover altered states of consciousness or perception inside yourself that give you more power. At the least, I hope I succeed in really, truly listening.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Life is valuable. It is too important not to feel as good as you can as you journey through life. Sometimes issues in our lives in the present come from concerns in the past. At REACH Counseling, we explore what your goals are for your life and how you can reach them all in a supportive, caring environment. We provide an atmosphere where we really listen to you and what you are going through. We help you find your internal and external resources to deal with life's concerns.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Let’s face it – many children and teenagers don’t like therapy or counseling. It’s boring. It’s uncomfortable. They’re not sure how it’s supposed to work. I approach kids differently than most therapists do. I don’t bombard them with a lot of questions and I don’t try to “get” them to talk with me—an undertaking I find as insulting to us both as it is unproductive. Instead, I introduce a variety of topics and see which ones evolve into conversations that can heal, animate, encourage, stimulate, or inspire. I answer questions, offer opinions, and say what I think is going on without ever trying to muscle any points across. I work quickly, but never rush.