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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapy approach, developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, that recognizes and respects the complexity of each person’s inner world. Inner conflict between parts (often recognized as having competing beliefs and desires) is often at the root of anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, and dissatisfaction.

By listening deeply to all parts of self, we can have greater ease in our lives, greater compassion for ourselves, and less distress and reactivity. When we begin to understand our inner conflicts through the lens of IFS and parts, we develop an ability to see our struggles more clearly and with greater compassion.

In couples therapy, this lens leads to deeper understanding about habitual reactions and patterns and, ultimately, greater intimacy and connection.

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Practitioners

Dr. Michael Bridges

Dr. Michael Bridges

Michael R. Bridges, M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Bridges has spent the last two years in intensive study and training in IFS, including workshops and trainings with Dr. Richard Schwartz. In 2017, he began a year-long Level 1 IFS training in Philadelphia.

» Contact Michael at drmbridges1@gmail.com or 215-868-6393.

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart

Elizabeth recognizes that people come to therapy looking for information and resources to help them, especially when struggling to create new patterns in their relationships or working to overcome experiences of grief and trauma. IFS is helpful because it recognizes and respects the complexity of each person’s inner world. By listening deeply to all parts of self, we can have greater ease in our lives, greater compassion for ourselves, and less distress and reactivity.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Jen Perry builds on her clients’ values and strengths and teaches them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. Her approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.

» Visit Jen’s website.

» Contact Jen at jenperry7@mac.com and (215) 292-5056.

Trudy Gregson, MS, LPC

Trudy uses IFS to help clients experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, issues related to trauma, life transitions, grief and loss. Clients connect with the IFS approach because it values and respects each individual’s inner system and provides for true collaboration between therapist and client.

Using IFS, Trudy guides clients through a process of bringing self-compassion and curiosity to their symptoms and difficulties, helping them to release the constraints that these difficulties place on them and bringing balance and harmony to their lives. Trudy has completed the Level 1 training in the Internal Family Systems Model through the Center for Self-Leadership.

» Contact Trudy at trudy@trudygregsontherapy.com or 267-652-1732.

 

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Parent Consultation and Coaching

Assists families in cooperating toward a common goal to create meaningful connections and decrease problem behaviors in children.  The therapist provides parents with simple, realistic approaches to strengthening the parent-child bond and improving effective communication.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen’s family-focused approach to treatment looks at both the immediate problem and the underlying causes.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen offers a ten week coaching program for parents seeking to parent consistently from a place of love and not fear. She teaches parents to identify their triggers, work constructively with anger, and build skills to enhance communication and connection between parent and child. Parents learn how to coach their children through tantrums and to set limits that peacefully stick based on family values instead of threats. A peaceful home is possible!

Jen offers a free telephone consult to see if the Peaceful Parent Program is a good fit for you and your family.

» Learn more at www.heartfulnessconsulting.com

» Contact Jen at 215-292-5056 or jen@heartfulnessconsulting.com

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, LPC

Elizabeth offers parental support and family sessions to supplement work with children and adolescents.  This reinforces skills learned in individual sessions while also building healthy communication and structure in the family.

» Learn more at elizabethcampbellcounseling.com

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com or 610-757-8163

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides counseling to children and teens, both individually and with their families, in a safe, compassionate setting. With a focus on creating a relationship with each client and a safe place to share concerns, Lisa utilizes a strength-based approach and a variety of evidence-based therapies.

» Contact Lisa at lisagrantfeeley@gmail.com or 267-625-2565

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra works closely with parents to support and empower them with effective tools and long term strategies for addressing their child’s emotional and behavioral issues. When working with children, she maintains ongoing communication with parents so as to enable them to reinforce the work done in therapy outside of the sessions.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice over 12 years. She provides individual and family counseling, behavior and parenting support, and clinical supervision.

“Adjusting to parenthood is a major transition in life, and can bring highs and lows. Pregnancy and becoming a new parent can bring up a lot of feelings that most women (men, too!) experience, but aren’t comfortable addressing openly. It is so important that new parents take time to take care of themselves, so they can be the best parent they can.”

Carolyn has experience working with women and couples to navigate this exciting, and sometimes difficult, transition.

» Contact Carolyn at CarolynAbeleTherapy@gmail.com or (215) 354-7941.

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Jen Perry’s Heartful Approach to Helping

“I have a deep respect for my clients who are the experts on themselves and their lives. Together we build partnerships to find solutions that will work, relying on the client’s knowledge of themselves and my background experience in psychology and mindfulness. This partnership is the heart of therapy, teaching, and coaching. There is a metaphor that I like a lot about the helping relationship that arises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: My client and I are climbing our separate mountains.  From my vantage point, I can see where the nearest footholds and handholds are for my client; they have to do the climbing, but I have some distance and can help by seeing where they may be successful.”

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Introduction to Mindfulness Practice

When: Six Week workshop, Offered several times during the year

Cost: Varies based on program.

Mindfulness Instructor: Rotating Leadership, Contact Elizabeth Venart, LPC at (215) 233-2002 or elizabeth@theresiliencycenter.com, www.elizabethvenart.com

Have you always wanted to learn about mindfulness but didn’t know where to start? Would you like to deepen your individual practice with a structured group?

Mindfulness is intentionally focusing your attention on the present, moment to moment, with openness, curiosity, and compassion. Mindfulness is a skill that through practice can be developed and deepened. This group will start at the beginning, no experience necessary!

Research on mindfulness has shown that it can help improve quality of life, relationships, and physical and emotional health. In this program, you will receive instructions in a supportive group format with the guidance of an experienced teacher.  You will learn mindfulness practices and how to be more mindful in your daily life. This group will meet for six weeks.

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Mindfulness and Acceptance Training for Moms

When: Six Week workshop offered in the Spring

Cost: $299 per person; bring a friend for $199 each

Instructor: Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPCjenperry7@mac.com or (215) 292-5056

Is being a mom harder than you ever imagined? Along with all the joy that becoming a mother brings there is also a whole new world of worry, guilt, and self-doubt. This can surprise and bewilder even the most dedicated mother. Moms often suffer in silence.

In Mindfulness and Acceptance Training for Moms, you will gain support and learn techniques to witness and attend to your fears with love and gentleness so that you can truly be present as a person and a parent. Join us whether your child is 3 or 30!

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Mindfulness and Radical Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

When: Six Week workshop offered in late Fall

Cost: $299 per person; bring a friend for $199 each

Instructor: Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC, jenperry7@mac.com or (215) 292-5056

In Radical Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals, you will receive support and learn techniques to meet yourself in new and caring ways.

Dedicating our lives to helping others is a noble and loving livelihood. However, caring for others and ignoring our own needs eventually leads to burnout and can sap the joy out of even the most promising career.

Many of us have blocks when it comes to self-care. We know what we need to do but often have trouble taking the necessary steps to actually doing it.

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Meeting Your Self Mindfully: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

When: Six Week workshop offered in early Fall

Cost: $299 per person; bring a friend for $199 each

Instructor: Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPCjenperry7@mac.com or (215) 292-5056

In this workshop, students will learn techniques designed to cultivate true acceptance, compassion and friendliness towards ourselves.

Most of us believe that being kind to others is important. However, most of us treat ourselves with a degree of disdain and harshness with which we would never dream of treating someone else.

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Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

JenPerryJen Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.

Jen Perry holds Masters Degrees in Psychology in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2000) and in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University (2006).

A Heartful Approach to Helping

Jen Perry builds on her clients’ values and strengths and teaches them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. Her approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.

In all her work, Jen brings a gentle and big hearted presence to assist with the overall health and well being of her clients. She has her own dedicated mindfulness practice, which she considers a vital component of her work.

For over fifteen years, Jen has worked in a variety of settings including schools, wilderness and residential programs for teens, employee assistance programs, hospital units including inpatient and outpatient oncology, emergency medicine, and private practice.  She has assisted individuals, families, and groups facing difficult challenges.

These have included:

  • people struggling to manage anger and resolve conflicts well;
  • adolescents coming of age in this fast-paced and sometimes overwhelming world; and
  • individuals coping with major life transitions, such as parenting at all stages, college-age transitions, life after trauma, adjusting to health changes and disability, and end of life issues.

Jen is acutely sensitive to cultural, religious, and lifestyle differences.

Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and Acceptance-based in-person psychotherapy helps heal the body and mind with gentleness and insightful techniques that support the whole person. Using heartfelt values as an anchor, therapy is a process by which we creatively build on personal strengths to overcome trauma and major life transitions, grief and loss, learned patterns of anxiety and depression, and problematic ways of relating to self and others.

Peaceful Parent Coaching

Jen offers a ten week coaching program for parents seeking to parent consistently from a place of love and not fear. She teaches parents to identify their triggers, work constructively with anger, and build skills to enhance communication and connection between parent and child. Parents learn how to coach their children through tantrums and to set limits that peacefully stick based on family values instead of threats. A peaceful home is possible!

Life Coaching

Heartful Life Coaching helps people to awaken to the wisdom of kindness and compassion in their lives so that they can live, work, and love with balance and heart. Whether your goals are to parent from the heart, meet life and work demands with mindful balance, or stretch yourself to manifest your dearest life dreams, coaching can help you become more mindful, more compassionate, think creatively, overcome obstacles, and be held accountable each step of the way. Sessions are typically held over the phone.

Mindfulness and Meditation Programs

Jen has developed and led a variety of Meditation and Mindfulness classes and comprehensive programs.

Upcoming Offerings

Everyday Mindfulness Meditation

Many people are convinced that they cannot meditate. Come to this class and discover that everyone can meditate everyday. Mindfulness Meditation has been scientifically proven to have robust psychological and physical benefits even at the beginning of its practice. Learn to use these simple but powerful techniques throughout the day to skillfully meet life’s ups and downs.

Meeting your Self: Becoming your own Best Friend

Most of us believe that being kind to others is important. However, most of us treat ourselves with a degree of disdain and harshness with which we would never dream of treating someone else. In this class students will learn techniques designed to cultivate true acceptance, compassion and friendliness towards ourselves.

Mindfulness and Acceptance Training for Moms

Is being a mom harder than you ever imagined? Along with all the joy that becoming a mother brings there is also a whole new world of worry, guilt, and self-doubt. This can surprise and bewilder even the most dedicated mother. Moms often suffer in silence.  In Mindfulness and Acceptance Training for Moms you will gain support and learn techniques to witness and attend to your fears with love and gentleness so that you can truly be present as a person and a parent. Join us whether your child is 3, 3 months, or 30!

Radical Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Dedicating our lives to helping others is a noble and loving livelihood. However, caring for others and ignoring our own needs eventually leads to burnout and can sap the joy out of even the most promising career. Many of us have blocks when it comes to self-care. We know what we need to do but often have trouble taking the necessary steps to actually doing it. In Radical Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals you will receive support and learn techniques to meet yourself in new and caring ways.

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