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Sandy Wiley, LCSW



I have been practicing therapy for almost 20 years and am so grateful for the opportunity to assist others make positive changes in their lives.  I am a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania and have lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia for many years.  Since I graduated from Bryn Mawr College with my Masters in Social Service I have spent time learning the most effective approaches to help others become the people they were meant to be.  I like to use a teamwork approach and I value the thoughts and insights I get from my clients during the course of therapy. Every person is unique and there are many different approaches and styles of therapy that can be used.  In addition to individual therapy, I offer therapy for families who want to learn to communicate more effectively with each other so that conflict can be reduced and healing can begin. I am also a mobile therapist in the community who provides in home therapy for individuals unable to attend office visits due to medical complications.  I really enjoy doing group therapy and have addressed issues such as social phobias and anger management just to name a few.   Stay tuned for upcoming groups!!

 Does it seem like you have often anxious for no apparent reason?  Do you sometimes feel nervous in social situations or have panic attacks and don’t know why?  Social anxiety affects millions of Americans and many people have reported that they feel embarrassed because they often perceive others to be more at ease in social situations.  There are some very successful techniques I have used that can help you become more relaxed and stop anxiety from being a hindrance in social situations.

 Sometimes specific thought patterns or repetitive rituals, (such as excessive hand washing) will develop for people making life difficult on a daily basis. Having obsessive compulsive disorder, (or OCD) is a reality for many people.  Fortunately, there are types of therapy practices I use which have been proven to be effective in decreasing obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and can even preventing these symptoms from reoccurring in the future.

Sometimes life can just be so overwhelming that finding the motivation and energy to function and deal with whatever issues are at hand?  Do you find yourself feeling sad and no longer able to enjoy what you used to?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone!!  Experiencing feelings of depression are more common than you realize especially in the fast paced world of today.  Therapy has been effective for many people and by becoming aware of how depression is affecting you specifically, we can begin to work on the best ways to alleviate your symptoms and begin to enjoy life again!!

 Have you recently lost someone or something and believe that you should be ‘over it’ by now?  Does is seem like friends or family facing the same loss have moved on with their lives leaving you to feel like there must be something wrong with you?  Grief and loss are also a part of life but sometimes a major loss such as a death of a family member or loss of a job can make you feel like life will never be the same again. The truth is that everyone grieves differently and help is available so that steps can be identified to begin to accept the loss and move on to a new life.

Do you find yourself saying things in the ‘heat of the moment’ to others that you never intended to say to a loved one?  Does it seem it seem like you often feel guilty about what you know should have said but didn’t?  If it feels like you will never be able to say how you feel without losing patience, therapy can be a great way to learn to express yourself so that others will be more likely to listen.  Through therapy, anger can actually become a tool that can bring greater awareness of knowing how to respect the needs of yourself and the needs of others in your life!!

 

                                      LIFE IS A JOURNEY AND THE FIRST STEP BEGINS NOW!!

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