Philadelphia Institute for Individual, Relational & Sex Therapy

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.

 

You may seek therapy for the following reasons:

 

Emotional Distress:  We all feel pain from time to time in our lives, but when the pain is intense and long lasting, it interferes in our daily life, our relationships and even our ability to function. When this happens it’s time to seek out therapy to relieve the symptoms and improve the quality of life.

 

Personal Growth:  Each of us has a different idea of what it means to be successful. Self-knowledge is one therapeutic goal that will help achieve personal success. It’s important to recognize that the discrepancy between what we have been taught is truly important and what we personally believe to be truly important is due to a difference in perspective. Realizing what is truly important to us is a major step toward achieving personal success. It is valuable to recognize our weaknesses so we can avoid these roadblocks as we strive for balance and peace.

 

Relationship & Communication:  When communication is faulty and laden with negative emotions, the result may be ruined relationships leading to broken friendships, separation, divorce and regret.  Learning and practicing good communication skills in therapy can help with problem areas that will improve your relational dynamics.

 

Sexual Issues: Healthy sexuality is important to all of us and can be expressed in a variety of ways. Many factors can effect the way we are able to express ourselves sexually. A trained sex therapist can be very effective in sorting out the root of the problem and offering solutions leading to a more fulfilling sex life.

 

At PhIIRST we can help with all these issues and many more.  

 

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Philadelphia Institute for Individual, Relational & Sex Therapy is a practice of highly trained and specialized therapists dedicated to helping people gain greater insight and create greater joy in their lives. We provide services for individuals, families and all types of relationships.

 

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We are conveniently located in the heart of center city Philadelphia with ample parking and great restaurants and shopping right outside our doors.

 

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Group Workshop

Talking to Your Kids About Sex: 4-week Workshop

 

October is Let's Talk Month! Let us help you find ways to handle challenging conversations about sex with your kids.

 

Dates: 4 Mondays from 7pm to 9pm, beginning October 6.

 

 

Pre-Marital/Relational Group Workshop

 

If you are in a relationship and want to prepare for a long and healthy commitment, then this is the class for you!

 

Dates: 4 Wednesday’s from 7pm to 9pm

 

Beginning September 17th – October 8th

 

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