Deborah Pelberg, LMFT

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Personal Statement

I believe that connection to both our deepest selves and others is an integral part of healing. Using compassion, empathy and respect, I strive to genuinely and authentically connect with my clients and walk with them on their journey to greater health, wellness and relationships. I take a strengths-based approach to treatment to ensure that individuals, couples and families can recognize the traits and tools they already possess for growth and change.

I have worked in community mental health where I had the experience of working with children and their families with a history of trauma or families in transition. Through my work at The Horsham Clinic, I learned the importance of mental health education, strong assessment skills and knowledge of the different levels of care within the mental health system.  I am passionate about educating clients so they can learn to be their own advocate in the health care system and helping them to learn new coping skills to ensure success outside of treatment.  

I enjoy working with couples to help foster and renew the bond that brought them together as well as help them communicate more authentically with one another. I like to take a mindfulness-based approach to working with children (ages 3-10) and their families to build a stronger and more connected family system. I also enjoy working with individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and those who struggle with codependency.


Qualifications

PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: MF001027​


AAMFT Clinical Fellow


LaSalle University

Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy


West Chester University

Bachelor's in Psychology



Client Focus

Adults (18+)

Children (ages 3-10)

Couples

Families


Specialties

Play Therapy 

Relational Issues

Parenting

Family Conflict

Anxiety  Depression

Bipolar Disorder

Codependency

Boundary Setting

Coping Skills

Mindfulness

Psychoeducation

Emotion Regulation

Self Esteem


Treatment Approach

I always approach treatment systemically, which means that I approach treatment with you in the context of your life and your relationships. I draw from many theories and utilize many techniques during treatment but most commonly I utilize Mindfulness Based Play Family Therapy which helps children through play therapy within the context of the family while incorporating mindfulness techniques and the ecosystemic structural model when working with families with multiple children in treatment. I recently completed the Gottman Method Level One training so I utilize mostly those techniques with couples. 


Availability

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