Individual Counseling | Center for Growth Therapy

Individual Counseling

Individual Therapy / Individual Counseling in Philadelphia PA, Richmond VA, Ocean CIty NJ involves one-to-one interaction with a trained therapist at The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia. Typically, a client meets with a therapist once a week until the client feels satisfied. Nearly everyone can benefit from individual therapy. Individual therapy can help people gain insight about themselves and discover the tools they need to achieve their own goals. For example, people often seek therapy because they feel abandoned, depressed, lonely, scared, struggle with vulnerability, experience panic attacks, OCD, are grieving have trouble dating, feel lonely, or feel fat but are unable to maintain a diet or workout routine. Individual counseling can help clients to change careers, improve relationships, make better friendship choices, assert boundaries and develop healthier patterns and routines to cope with life’s ongoing life challenges.

    When seeking therapy it is always preferable to choose a therapist who has experience in helping clients with similar issues. For example, while most therapists have some knowledge about sexuality issues, sexual problems are best managed by a sex therapist who concentrates on sexual function/dysfunction issues and has received specialized training in these areas. Similarly, someone seeking help for grief and loss is best helped by a therapist who has an expertise in grief therapy. While the average therapist can work with clients struggling with a wide range of issues, certain areas require an extra level of training.


    Our services are offered by Caucasian, African American, East Asian, Jewish, Muslim, Christian Therapists as well as by therapists who identify their genders as as he / she / nonbinary and their sexual orientation as GLBTQI and their marital status as single, married, divorced, living together, as well as parents or no dependents. For a better understanding of our therapists’ specialties, as well as how much they want to discloses about their personal lives, please refer to our biographies in the About Us section of the site as well as our Information. To better understand each clinician's therapeutic styles therapists have written many self-help articles. You can call therapists directly, their phone numbers are listed, or you can bypass the wait time and schedule directly online. If you prefer talking to a therapist you may call 215 922 LOVE (5683) ext 100 (then you will be asked to choose which state) and be connected with our intake department. Lastly you can call our Director, “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW at (267) 324–9564 to discuss your particular situation. For your convenience, we have five physical offices offices and can also work with clients virtually.

    • Ocean City Office
      360 West Ave, Floor 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226
    • Richmond Office
      1806 Summit Ave, Suite 300 #1006, Richmond VA 23230
    • Alpharetta Office
      11720 Amber Park Drive, Suite 160, Alpharetta GA 30006
    • Society Hill Office
      233 S. 6th Street, C-33, Philadelphia PA 19106
    • Art Museum / Fairmount Office
      2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia PA 19130
    • Telemedicine: We have therapists who are licensed to work in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania


      If you would like to schedule a therapy appointment, you are encouraged to look at our clinician's biographies and schedule online. Each therapists phone number is listed on their home page or you can call 215-922-LOVE (5683) x 100 (then follow the next prompt to choose your state) and speak with one of our intake specialists or to call (267) 324-9564.

      Help is available. You don't have to do this alone.