Philadelphia Institute for Individual, Relational & Sex Therapy

PhIIRST is a counseling, therapy and training center dedicated to helping people work through life’s unique challenges.
We know how hard it can be at times and we are here to help.


Individual Psychotherapy can be useful for many interpersonal and intrapersonal problems. It involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing internal suffering which occurs in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs & feelings.


We offer this service to people who are married or have partners, those living together, considering future commitments, and those who are currently dating. We also provide couples therapy to people who are no longer together but wish to resolve their issues.


PhIIRST is a uniquely specialized practice dedicated to resolving sexual problems and enhancing sexual relationships. Sexual problems are so prevalent, that nearly two thirds of all men and women will experience them at some time during their lives.


We know that life’s challenges can often be complex and profoundly emotional. The therapists at PhIIRST offer a wide range of counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families. Click below to see the wide range of services we offer.


The therapists at PhIIRST are skilled, experienced professionals dedicated to your well-being and growth. We’re here to help, and we’re all trained in sex therapy and couples therapy as well as individual therapy. Look through our bios to choose the therapist who seems like a good fit for you. Or, if you want help deciding, our founder and director Chris Fariello, PhD, MA, LMFT can help match you with the right therapist for your needs.

Meet our Therapists

Come In, We’d Love To Say Hello!