A note about our fees: We are not members of any health care insurance panels. We will be glad to provide a statement that you can submit to your insurance carrier for out-of-network services at your request. We will be glad to discuss this with you before you arrange you initial appointment.
Assessment and psychotherapy for individuals to explore personal problems, issues and themes as well as specific emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. Our treatment model is comprehensive and proactive. We are highly trained and experienced clinicians who believe that taking a broad systemic approach to exploring personal issues and relationship problems. We practice a wide range of emotionally focused, cognitive behavioral, and positive psychology interventions to address individual, couple and family issues.
Assessment and psychotherapy for couples to explore issues such as intimacy, communication, conflict resolution, anger management and sexuality. Divorce Prevention, Marriage Reconciliation, and Family Mediation are a special focus of our practice.
Sexuality is an important part of life and can become a serious struggle for many individuals and couples. Low sexual desire is the most common concern for many people – both men and women. Other problems such as anorgasmia and erectile dysfunction cause more serious concern and stress for men and women. Dr. Rita has been providing sex therapy and sex education for almost 40 years and has addressed worked with many individuals with complicated sexual histories. She has also developed a group treatment program for those who have been sexually abused, ‘From Surviving to Living’.
Pre-marital counseling and education is one of the most important ways that couples can protect their future marriage and takes steps that can help reduce the likelihood of divorce. Most couples who divorce will do so within 7 years of their marriage. In our program we begin with the use of the most comprehensive and scientifically based premarital assessment. Generally we recommend a minimum of 5 sessions for couples. Our format can be provided in a series of 1 ½ hour sessions or an all day intensive specifically designed for each couple. Essential information and relationship skill tools are provided.
Our groups are provided for individuals and couples to help identify specific needs and challenges and provide concrete strategies for personal empowerment. We specialize in attending to enhancing the ability to understand and self-regulate emotions and develop skills to increase healthy emotional responsiveness and availability. Groups are time limited and of intensive formats.
The Relationship Course: Loving for Life
This is a unique opportunity to improve or enhance your relationship.
For more information contact Rita DeMaria, PhD at 215-628-2450.
We begin family treatment with a 2 -3 session assessment which may include individual sessions with family members. Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns are determined by many factors, including the parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family (grandparents, aunts, and uncles). As a result of these variables, each family develops its own unique personality, which is powerful and affects all of its members. Our goal is to strengthen connection, improve communication, address anger and other emotional forces within the family, and promote improvements in self-esteem for all family members.