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Sandra Greenberg, Ph.D., LCSW

14 Elliott Avenue Ste #5
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
P: 610-525-4988
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Sandra Greenberg, Ph.D., LCSW
Sandra Greenberg

Part of being in relationship includes navigating the inevitable challenges inherent in connection with other human beings. Every relationship, sooner or later, presents us with situations where uncertainty and even suffering will arise. 

Couples and individuals who come to my practice seek relief from painful patterns and circumstances that cause suffering. Clients call for a variety of reasons including problems with communication, emotional or physical distance or emotional, lack of teamwork.

Whether a relational rupture or relationship rut, we know how we feel when difficult, unsatisfying interactions are repeated and unfinished. The pattern is akin to a dance where each partner repeatedly steps on the other's toes (on purpose or otherwise)... and no one changes the dance.

How we relate and respond to the other's action is our part in influencing the dance. This action will either be a dull, painful repetition, or lead to a novel experience. How we dance with a particular other is our part in the co-creation of that dance.

For over 25 years I've been helping couples and individuals heal old emotional wounds, identify and clarify misunderstandings, uncover areas of agreement, and develop / sharpen skills for solving difference or problems that divide them. For many it is about cultivating the ground that allows love, intimacy and friendship to flourish. 

Of course, not every marriage can be saved. However, it has been my experience that too many couples give up, ending a marriage prematurely or without effort. It is also my experience that healing and transformation can occur, even in situations where entrenched patterns of communicating and /or relating exist.
 
Persons who choose my services tend to be individuals motivated to make positive change in their lives.  In fact, possiblitlies emerge within a safe space. 
 
'I like who I'm becoming.' I am feeling more loving toward myself and my partner.' 'We couldn't have made it through all this without everything we learned about ourselves.' 'I feel like she has my back now.' 'We're more like a team, instead of fighting to win." "Now we're making time for each other, to really listen and learn more about ourselves as well as each other.' These are a few observations clients have shared with me over the years. 
 
My clinical approach includes a focus in the here and now, opportunities for clients to 'try on' new ways of relating, and a profound respect for the uniqueness of each person's experience.
 
My theoretical framework is holistic, based in relational gestalt therapy theory, and a developmetnal model of growth. I believe in the process of therapeutic dialogue in service of emotional healing; deeper understanding; increased capacity for physical and emotional intimacy; and with a greater sense of 'aliveness.'
 
In addition my interests have lead, over the past decade, to discover the research in the field of neuroscience showing the potential benefits of meditation as a technology for anxiety and stress. I know, this, too from my own experience with a personal meditation practice. 
 
Our unique life experiences have taught each of us many things, including how to be in relationship.
The good news is that we also have the capacity to learn and grow throughout our lifetimes. This lesson I learned most profoundly, from someone very dear to me throughout her adult life and into her 99th year!
 
If you want to rediscover lost parts of yourself, to discover what brings you alive within yourself, as well as in your relationship, now is the time. I look forward to hearing from you. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

Office

Other Credentials
Gestalt Therapy; Hypnotherapy.

Memberships
NASW, PSCSW, CSWA, GTIP, AASECT

Degrees
  • Ph.D.@Widener University
  • MSS@Bryn Mawr College School
  • BA@Rosemont College

Licensed by
State of PA

Licensed type
LCSW

Accredited by
NASW, BCD

Years Practicing
20

Languages Spoken:
English,

Parking
Yes

Payment Options

Private Payment

SERVICES

Focus
Relationships: Individuals and Couples Marriage Counseling Sex Therapy Anxiety and Depression Grief and Loss Personal Growth Mindfulness

Therapy Groups
Taming Anxiety at Midlife is a four week (1/3/4 hour) workshop offering on Saturday mornings beginning April 18, 2015 Call Sandra at 610.525.4988 for information and to register. Anxiety is a normal part of the human experience. While anxiety may be a common experience when it becomes to intense or chronic, it can interfere with our sense of well-being and happiness. it may be time to do something about it. The middle years of our lives can be a particularly anxious-making, as this time of life involve large-scale changes within family, relationships, career and health . Taming Anxiety in Midlife is a group for men and women who want to learn a reliable approach for managing anxiety. This method include mindfulness and self-soothing skills - powerful antidotes to the groundlessness many anxiety sufferers often feel. For information or to register, call 610.525.4988 or email her at drsandra01@yahoo.com

Orientations
Gestalt Therapy, Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness; EFT; Personal Coaching

Conditions / Issues

Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic
Life Coaching
Codependency
Depression
Divorce Counseling
Grief/Loss
Hypnosis
Life Transitions
Meditation
Parenting
Relationship/Marriage Counseling
Selfesteem/Growth
Sex Therapy
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Womens Issues

Sessions

Coaching
Psychotherapy/Counseling

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive/Behavioral (CBT)
Coaching
Eclectic
Experiential Therapy
Humanistic
Marital

Populations Served

Adult
Co-ed
LGBT
Men
Over 65
Women

Last Update: Mon June 19, 2017 20:38:14