Main Line Counseling Partners

1084 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 303B
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-642-3359

Bullying Isn’t Inevitable: Here’s How to Help

Bullying is a serious problem that leads to negative outcomes for all involved. One of the biggest myths about bullying is that it can be sorted out naturally between the kids involved. This isn’t true. The best way to resolve the problem is to work with the whole system including kids, schools, parents and the […]

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“It’s a pretty amazing thing to be part of:” A Conversation with Laura Silverstein, LCSW

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By Elizabeth Helen Spencer During my conversation with Laura, I was struck by her description of couples counseling as an opportunity for two partners to find and feel the love they have for each other. While many people imagine couples counseling as a place where people fight or complain about each other, Laura describes it […]

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“People are the experts on their own lives:” A Conversation with Michael Silverstein, Ph.D.

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By Elizabeth Helen Spencer Clients who walk into Dr. Michael Silverstein’s office are sure to feel accepted and understood. In our interview, I was struck by his openness and the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to his work. If there’s a single attribute that quickly comes across, it’s “non-judgmental.” Dr. Silverstein considers all […]

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Have you ever started to complain and then stopped yourself mid-sentence? Perhaps you tried to let go of the complaint by reminding yourself of something you’re grateful for. But that gratitude list may feel more like an admonishment than a blessing: “I shouldn’t be so negative when I have lots to be thankful for, like […]

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Speaking Up about Depression in High School: Silent Isn’t Better

 By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Helen Spencer In a recent NY Times Op-ed, two high school students discussed the censorship they faced when they tried to publish an article in their school’s newspaper. The article featured real stories of their classmates’ struggles with depression and other mental health issues, but the school principal feared that the […]

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