Psychotherapy


Psychotherapy works for a variety of issues

For the majority of people struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or interpersonal issues, psychotherapy works, resulting in reduced symptoms and increased quality of life. Dr. Weibel treats the full range of issues from career and relationship struggles to anxiety and mood disorders. He does not treat severe anorexia, but will treat other eating issues. Over the twenty years he has been doing psychotherapy, Dr. Weibel has helped clients:

  • Overcome anxiety
  • Relieve depression
  • Manage stress
  • Find self-acceptance
  • Enjoy more of the moments of their life
  • Increase their emotional IQ
  • Overcome interpersonal patterns
  • Improve relationships
  • Overcome addictive & escape behaviors
  • Cope with pain
  • Transform grief
  • Lose fat and get healthy

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Unburden yourself & clarify your thinking
  • Receive empathy and support
  • Express and learn from emotions
  • Contribute to a therapy plan and goals
  • Gain insight about yourself
  • Get feedback
  • Experiment with new behaviors

Approaches we can use:

Dr. Weibel has studied each of the approaches below, which have literatures and  evidence behind them. We can also combine approaches to meet your needs. Matching techniques to your needs and motivations is important, as is establishing a solid working alliance and agreeing on tasks and goals.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We evaluate evidence for thoughts that are not serving you, and provide alternative explanations or perspectives, thus helping you think in a more flexible and adaptive manner, which positively influences feelings and behavior.

Mindfulness

We heighten our awareness, observing thoughts with non-judgment and acceptance, realizing that  . This will lessen your reactivity and stress and help you make wise choices.

Humanistic & Emotion-Focused

We develop an alliance based on empathy and genuineness, allowing you to feel supported and safe enough to discover and express your feelings and move toward authenticity, congruency between your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and self-actualization.

Psychodynamic

We explore and become aware of your interpersonal patterns and how you avoid or block awareness of feelings due to anxieties, possibly from the past. You can develop more trust in relationships and in your own feelings while lessening your avoidance, promoting freedom and flexibility, helping you form new secure relationships.

Behavioral

We help you achieve desirable behaviors by experimentation, practice, and shifting rewards. You can also overcome fears by facing them slowly and systematically.

Existential

We face and explore the universal concerns of loneliness, freedom, responsibility, meaning, and the finite nature of this life. You can use your freedom to assume responsibility for creating a meaningful life.

Transpersonal

We engage in discussions to help you develop within your own version of spirituality, possibly helping you find meaning, pursue service, increase compassion, and realize contentment.

Handouts that Dr. Weibel created as supplements to therapy: 

The handouts are not the therapy, but they do give you an idea of some of the ways we can work together.

Mindfulness

Changing Our Relationship to Thoughts

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work Sheet

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Relationship Patterns

Healing Relationship Patterns

What to Expect in the First Session

Some strengths of Dr. Weibel

Dr. Weibel practices scientifically and empirically based psychotherapy. He earned his Ph.D. in a therapy research group, and knows the origins of therapies, how they are tested, how psychotherapy compares to and complements other treatments, and how best to flexibly practice therapy with each client.

Dr. Weibel focuses primarily on psychotherapy in his practice. In the past he did formal evaluations of many types including ADHD, Veterans’ compensation, SSI disability, and competency to stand trial, but now focuses mainly on helping people grow via psychotherapy.

Dr. Weibel has sat on the other side of the couch. He believes in a traditional model of therapy training which indicated that a professional should have received therapy to practice psychotherapy. Dr. Weibel cannot imagine receiving a tennis lesson from a coach who never received a lesson, and believes a similar principle applies to psychotherapy.

Dr. Weibel has work experience outside of psychology. He has a B.A. in business-economics and an M.B.A. in management. He worked in a startup in Silicon Valley, and thus collaborated with computer, finance, and marketing types. He also was a certified personal fitness trainer for three years as he transitioned to psychology. He continues to regularly exercise, though he appears to also like eating.

He has been lucky enough to travel widely including solo trips to places such as Cambodia, as well as volunteer stints in places such as Nicaragua. Landing here in Philadelphia means that he has now lived in the West for childhood, the Midwest for a Ph.D., the South for his wife to earn tenure, and now the East to help her to further her career and to continue his practice. He believes his broad background and life experience is an asset to understanding many types of people.

Rates for Psychotherapy 

Individual Therapy:

$250 for the first 60 minute session

$200 for each subsequent 50-minute session.

Couples Therapy:

$300 for first 90-minute session

$250 for each subsequent 50-minute session

If we cannot find time for a 90-minute first session for a couple, we can begin with 60-minutes at a $275 rate.

Sliding scale appointments are available based upon your ability to pay. If you do not have insurance, and wish to discuss sliding scale, please consider what you can afford based on all sources of income, and assets, including that of your family.

Appointments: 215-779-5575

Services in Spanish

Dr. Weibel also offers all of his services in Spanish. Dr. Weibel does not call himself ‘fluent’, as some days he is not sure if he is fluent in English before coffee. Dr. Weibel is conversant enough in Spanish to conduct psychotherapy and has done so since 2008. Dr. Weibel lets the client decide if his Spanish is good enough for the client. This is usually done on the first phone call, and the vast majority thus far have said Dr. Weibel’s Spanish was good enough to pursue therapy. Dr. Weibel was lucky enough to have great Spanish instruction from 4th to 12th grade. During his Ph.D. he took two years of Spanish courses for fun. He practiced Spanish by pursuing four solo adventures of approximately one month each to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Dr. Weibel greatly enjoys meeting and bonding with people from many countries, cultures, and backgrounds.

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Appointments: 215-779-5575

d@drweibel.com

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