* 215-922-LOVE (listen for the name of your therapist and then press his or her extension and you will be connected to their cell phone) * 215-922-LOVE x 100 (intake therapists) * 267-324-9564 (Alex Robboy, the founder)
DIRECTIONS TO THE ART MUSEUM / FAIRMOUNT THERAPY OFFICE, in Philadelphia PA
When you enter the lobby of "The Philadelphian" a high rise, the doorman will direct you to Suite 1A2. When you reach the call box, just call "The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia" and one of our therapists will buzz you in through two glass doors. Keep walking straight back down a long hallway. You will see our front door on the left. Our door will say "The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia" Please use the top handle to let yourself in. If you are a new client, please be sure to have filled out all the paperwork online. The paperwork should have been sent to you before your arrival to The Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office. Your therapist will not be able to properly greet you until your scheduled appointment time. Just have a seat and they will be out shortly to properly greet you. If your therapist does not come out exactly on time, it means they might be running 5 minutes late. You can call 215 - 922 - 56683 x 500 and be connected to their cell phone.
Unfortunately, the Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office is not wheel chair accessible. With that being said, we are able to offer your virtual counseling services to you in the privacy of your own home.
In Person Therapy and Virtual Counseling at The Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office
Why working with a local therapist is better? Working with a local therapist has its advantages, but whether it's "better" depends on your individual preferences, needs, and circumstances. Here are some reasons why some individuals might prefer working with a local therapist:
In-Person Connection: Meeting a therapist in person can provide a stronger sense of connection and presence. Face-to-face interactions may facilitate a deeper therapeutic relationship and better understanding.
Body Language and Nonverbal Cues: In-person therapy allows both the therapist and the client to observe and interpret body language and nonverbal cues, which can be an important aspect of effective communication and understanding.
Immediate Access: If you need urgent support or have a crisis, a local therapist might be able to provide more immediate assistance compared to an online therapist who might not be available in real-time.
Local Resources and Referrals: Local therapists often have knowledge of and connections to local mental health resources, support groups, and referrals to other specialists if needed.
Cultural and Contextual Understanding: A local therapist might have a better understanding of the cultural, social, and environmental factors specific to your area, which can be relevant to your therapy.
Specialized Services: Depending on your needs, local therapists might offer specialized services or therapeutic approaches that align with your preferences.
Less Technical Reliance: In-person therapy doesn't rely on stable internet connections or technological proficiency, which can be beneficial for individuals who are less comfortable with technology.
Preference for Face-to-Face Interaction: Some people simply prefer face-to-face interactions for therapy sessions, feeling that it offers a more authentic and personal experience.
However, it's important to recognize that online therapy (telehealth) also has its benefits and can be equally effective for many individuals. TCFG offers telehealth therapy services to. For many people telehealth is better because:
Convenience: Online therapy eliminates the need to travel, making it more accessible for those with transportation challenges or busy schedules.
Flexibility: Virtual sessions often offer more flexible scheduling options, accommodating various time zones and work hours.
Anonymity and Privacy: Online therapy can provide a greater sense of privacy for those who are concerned about being seen entering or leaving a therapist's office.
Access to Specialists: If you're seeking a therapist with expertise in a specific area, online therapy allows you to connect with specialists who might not be available locally.
Comfort Zone: Some individuals might find it easier to open up and express themselves through written or virtual communication, especially if they have social anxiety.
Ultimately, the choice between working with a local therapist or an online therapist depends on your individual preferences, needs, and the options available to you. Both approaches have their advantages, and what matters most is finding a therapist and a therapeutic approach that resonate with you and support your mental health goals. TCFG offers both inperson and virtual therapy services so you don't have to choose.
Towns near the Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office that clients regularly will drive in from: Center City, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, Manayunk, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Wayne, Media, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Doylestown, and West Chester
Parking Facilities near 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia
Park America, located at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & 26th street (least expensive lot)
Park America, located at 22nd street and Fairmount Street
Street Parking for the Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office
There are many metered parking spots in front of our building
Public Transportation to the Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office
There are several public transportation stops within walking distance. The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia is accessible via the SEPTA #7, #32, #33, #38, and #48 bus routes.
The major benefit of seeking inperson therapy at The Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy office location is the location. The Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy office is located in a beautiful area of Center City. Before or after the Counseling or Therapy appointment you can go biking, rollerblading or running along Schuylkill River trails. You can go to the Art Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Barnes, Rodin Museum or Mutter Museum. You can go to a cafe or restaurant. You can go grocery shopping at Whole Foods or many other activities. Having some extra dedicated time to yourself to process what you are about to discuss / or just discussed can help you integrate new ideas. Thoughtful reflection is key. Leaving your own house can be an important step. The travel time is just as important as the actual hour in therapy. Of course, for really busy people, having a weekly dedicated hour to yourself or time with your partner can give you / each of you the space and time to reflect on your week and be more intentional about your decisions. Therapy helps us slow down and make more intentional decisions about how we want to be in the moment, and what direction we want to go in the future.
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