JAY REID

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor — LPCC #4195

Locations: Downtown

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Jay Reid

SERVICES

  • Child Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Online Therapy
  • Adolescent & Teenager Therapy

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Childhood Abuse: Emotional & Physical
  • Codependency
  • Marital Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Stress & Anxiety

EDUCATION

  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Clinical Psychology
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

APPOINTMENTS

Sessions are by appointment only and are 50 minutes in length; longer sessions are available by prior arrangement.

MEET JAY REID

“I build safe, warm and trusting working relationships with my clients.”

I customize therapy to fit each client’s specific needs and goals for therapy. Once we know where you are trying to go, I may use a variety of tactics to support you in this process. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy may be helpful with difficult symptoms of depression or anxiety. If you notice a pattern of holding yourself back when on the cusp of achieving major successes, we can explore in-depth what might feel dangerous about succeeding. I tailor my approach to serve each client’s goal for themselves in that moment.

Psychological suffering – and well-being for that matter – is born from beliefs about who we are, what we deserve, and who we’re responsible for. For example, a belief that one does not deserve success can lead to self-defeating ways of living. But beliefs are not facts. Beliefs can be understood, questioned, and exchanged for more empowering beliefs over time. I help clients engage in this process of change. In the course of therapy they often feel more entitled to acknowledge their strengths, get what they need in relationships, and believe in themselves. Symptoms of anxiety, substance abuse, and depression typically go away too.

I electronically collect feedback data from my clients to make sure that therapy is working and that they feel like they are getting what they came to me to get. When appropriate I will check in with clients to course-correct so that we are meeting their needs. This approach puts my client’s experience at the center of the therapeutic work and helps ensure we are making the progress they deserve.

Successful therapy looks different for each client but always involves the reduction of symptoms – whether anxiety, depression, substance abuse or post-traumatic states. A client’s goal for therapy is often intertwined with symptoms. For instance, some highly anxious individuals find it dangerous to disagree with loved ones because they have learned it threatens the other person’s goodwill towards them. Successful therapy for this person might mean gradually feeling safe and understood in the therapy to be able to state his/her point of view without worry that it will push needed others away. When a client reaches this point, their symptoms of anxiety are radically diminished.

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415.952.0290

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