What is solution-focused therapy (SFT)?
A short-term therapy style that focuses on exploring what improvement looks like and acting on it. It is less insight-oriented than other forms of therapy and generally lasts between 5 and 8 sessions. Each session is about 45 minutes long.
Click on the image or here for a free, short questionnaire to help you determine what effects the pandemic and response are creating in your life.
PHL Therapy Collective is focusing this service on anxiety and isolation issues given the unusual circumstances we as a society find ourself in at this time. SFT can be used for relationship therapy and we are not ruling out working with other mental health and relationship needs. If you are interested in a more in-depth style of therapy, the work you have been doing with a therapist can switch to another type of therapy once initial stressors are coped with in a better way.
We are providing a mix of worksheets to track mood and progress in between sessions, helpful, fact-based information, as well as studied mind/body elements for you try.
Sessions are done via Skype, and payment is by Venmo. We are not limiting this to clients who can transition to in-person therapy in Philadelphia in the future. Standard sliding scale at this time is $30 and $50 for relationship sessions. If you have additional extenuating circumstances, please let us know prior to starting therapy.
Contact Brian Swope, LMFT via email or phone at 215.764.5469 to set up an appt.
The PHL Therapy Collective is following the direction of the City of Philadelphia and temporarily moving to a telehealth model to continue to provide services to our clients. This isn't ideal as we value in-person contact within a setting that provides respite from the places where you sometimes live in the stress that needs discussion and perspective from a distance. But your health and wellbeing are our concern.
With anxiety and stress rising and the discomfort that may come with social distancing and isolation, for the remainder of the forced changes from the routine we are providing an additional more specialized service around coping with these very specific stressors and situation.
We know the cause of the increased anxiety and depression: It is a drastic change that was not well prepared for and this is forcing societal and cultural changes that are maybe 2 generations removed us today. And this runs counter to everything we believed.
One simple thing you can do during this crisis is to limit the amount of time you spend seeking out or passively taking in the news. There are good sources and bad sources of information. The CDC and WHO and your local government can keep you up to date on information you need to know to keep you safe. News outlets can help to make this information more accessible and provide perspective.
News outlets that are mostly providing commentary and opinions on how well or poorly the response is going are fueling the panic mindset and anxiety that you are feeling. If you are taking care of yourself, you are doing all you can to support yourself and those around you.
If you or someone you know could benefit from a different perspective, from a mind-body connection, and making changes to the way we assess what is going on around us, then please reach out. Sliding scale rates are possible.
3, 2, 1 ... Launch!
Welcome to the newly formed and soon to be growing Philadelphia Therapy Collective.