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No matter what your situation is, how desperate things are or what has happened in your past, you can start living a better life…today.

That may seem unbelievable right now, but stay with us. In the information below, we'll explain how you can start leading a healthier and happier life.

We may not know exactly what you are going through right now, but it's a fact that many people today struggle with one or more of these Common Life Problems:


It's important to know the difference between depression and sadness. Sadness is a temporary emotion that disappears after a few hours or days. Depression, in contrast, is a long-lasting state of mind that steals life away from the people who suffer from it. It's also a constant drain on the well-being of one's family and friends. 

Depression manifests itself through a variety of symptoms, and it can even go unnoticed. Depressed people may constantly feel worthless, tired, guilty, indecisive or agitated. They may have lost interest in activities they used to enjoy. There may be sudden changes in their weight, sleeping patterns and energy levels. They may be unable to concentrate or react to events appropriately.

It's estimated that 1 in 5 people will experience depression at some point in their lives. Moreover, the condition is frequently worsened by the demanding pace of urban/modern life.


True anxiety is a state of unrelenting fear, unrest, dread or worry. Anxiety has a number of possible causes. It may be rooted in serious accidents people have experienced or upsetting news they have heard. It may also have physical causes, such as chronic sleep deprivation and variations in blood sugar. It may also be a trait learned from highly nervous parents or peers. Finally, anxiety can stem from one's environment, such as a stressful job or home life.

Like depression, anxiety has many symptoms. These include high blood pressure, excessive perspiration, dry mouth, and clamminess. Anxious people cannot relax because they are constantly worried about the possibility that disaster may strike at any moment.


Self-esteem, also known as self-image or self-worth, is defined as a healthy and realistic perception of oneself. Good self-esteem helps people withstand personal attacks and destructive criticism. However, a person with good self-esteem is not arrogant or overly confident.

If someone were to tell you that you're not valuable or significant, would you believe them? If the answer is 'yes', you are suffering from low self-esteem. More often than not, persons with low self-esteem have experienced a great deal of destructive criticism and negative reinforcement (this is sometimes also known as 'emotional abuse').

These people dislike themselves because they believe they are not good enough. They feel they do not deserve love, respect, attention or trust. People with low self-esteem are plagued by the conviction that they are useless, ugly, clumsy, boring and/or powerless. 


50% of modern American marriages end in divorce. Anger, jealousy, infidelity, and dependency are just some of the reasons why so many people divorce. However, these causes can all be boiled down to just one root cause, and that is the failure to communicate properly (sound too simple to be true? I assure you, good/true marital communication is not simple). Although breakthroughs in communication have enabled us to stay connected 24/7, people feel more isolated today than ever before. 

More and more people feel trapped by loneliness, even though they may live in a mega city such as Philadelphia. The problem only gets worse for people who are separated from their support systems because they work long hours or have moved far away.

Gone Untreated...

These very common struggles can have serious, even tragic consequences. So many of us waste our time and potential by hiding these problems from our family, from our friends, and even from ourselves. But the real tragedy is that so many people suffer for years without asking for help, even though help is just an email or phone call away. 


"I don't feel bad all the time, but I'd like to feel better..."

Counseling is not just for people who are trying to survive. It is also for people who want to thrive.

From this point on, you do not have to struggle alone. One of our fully-licensed, excellent, Thriveworks Philadelphia Counselors, will walk with you on your journey to wellness and happiness.

As cliche as it can sound, we want to congratulate you for taking the first step to getting counseling. If you're reading this, you are so close to making positive changes in your life. Maybe it has taken you months to get this far - maybe even years. Now the next step only takes one phone call.

Thriveworks Philadelphia helps clients struggling with a variety of life issues, including: 

The Thriveworks Philadelphia Counseling Experience:

1) Our client-centered approach.

Thriveworks Philadelphia puts your needs first. From the first time you call us (215-399-9764) until your last session with your therapist, you will always receive sensitive, respectful, and professional care.

At Thriveworks, you are a person, not a disorder. Unlike some mental health practices, we never see our clients as a collection of symptoms to be analyzed. To us, you are, first and foremost, a person.

In fact, our clients tell us that the best thing about Thriveworks is “the strong therapeutic relationship that forms between the counselor and client.” This is made possible by the person-centered approach that Thriveworks Philadelphia counselors take to psychotherapy. According to our person-centered approach, "As people, we are always growing and changing. You are the one who is ultimately in control of your life."

Thriveworks Philadelphia counselors focus the therapy process on the client’s (your) strengths. We find that, when clients focus on their assets and abilities, they quickly gain a sense of empowerment and freedom, which helps them to improve their lives more quickly.

Thriveworks Philadelphia therapists help clients find out:

    1. How their thoughts effect their emotions,
    2. How their emotions affect their behaviors,
    3. How their behaviors effect their environment, and
    4. How their environment can affect their thoughts.

Finally, a Thriveworks Philadelphia therapist can help you comprehend exactly how your past experiences are affecting your present moods, expectations, goals, and relationships.

Every year, Thriveworks helps hundreds of individuals, couples, and families from all over the country become healthier and happier. We do this through face-to-face contact, telephone counseling and online counseling. 

2) Our unique counseling philosophy.

At Thriveworks Philadelphia, counseling is a sincere, empowering, intense and safe experience. We see therapy as both an art and a science. We help our clients heal their emotional wounds so that they can live rich, meaningful, successful lives.

As a result of our unique counseling philosophy:

  • Not only do our clients stop feeling pain and hopelessness. They also experience happiness.
  • Not only do our clients calm down. They also achieve peace of mind.
  • Not only do our clients become sober. They also become whole.
  • Not only do our clients learn to forgive themselves. They also learn how to forgive others.
  • Not only do our clients learn how to successfully build healthy relationships with others, they learn how to build a healthy and supportive relationship with themselves.

We aren’t your stereotypical counseling practice. You won’t see Thriveworks clients lying on couches while talking about their problems (we do have nice couches, but most client prefer to sit). We don't think mothers and fathers are at the root of all emotional struggles, and we don't overuse the question “And how does that make you feel?”

We prefer to use the term "client" and not "patient". Try try and avoid the word “providers” to refer to ourselves -- we prefer to be called counselors, therapists, guides, coaches, or mentors (don't worry, we are all fully licensed mental health professionals with Masters or Doctoral level graduate degrees). As I have emphasized, we provide sensitive and respectful care to the people we serve.

Although we have a very high standard when it comes to screening our staff, we do not make it a point to display our degrees and awards in our offices. In keeping with our client-friendly approach, we do not put much emphasis on formal titles and positions.

3) Our highly qualified staff.

Apart from having a holistic philosophy, Thriveworks Philadelphia Therapy only hires counseling and psychotherapy professionals who continually distinguish themselves in their chosen fields. Our counselors have been featured in a plethora of professional and national publication, including The Boston Globe, ABC News, NBC News, Counseling Today, The Psychiatric Times, NECN, The Monitor, Prevention, and many more (see more here: Thriveworks in the news)


No Waiting Lists: Your First Therapy Appointment Can Be Tomorrow.

We want you to receive the care you want and need. That’s why Thriveworks Philadelphia Therapy does something no other counseling practice can offer: Call us today at (215) 399-9764, and we will schedule your first therapy appointment within 24 hours of your call to us, or even the same day we hear from you!

This is something no one else in the Philadelphia mental health counseling field can offer. We’re doing it because we’re that committed to helping you improve your life. We’re willing to fit our schedules around yours. To us, you are that important.

I hope this is will be the beginning of a life-changing therapy experience.  Let's begin right now.