Main Line Counseling Partners

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

19 Ways to Say Thank You

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Why Every Day Should Be Thanksgiving My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is not watching the big floats in the parade, playing touch football in the crisp fall air or cooking those family famous sweet potatoes with grandma, but having each person around the table say what they are thankful for. With the Thanksgiving holiday right around […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

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Perhaps you are considering the idea that you could benefit from some professional support, but you’re not sure where to start.  Perhaps you have heard different titles and professional terms, but never really understood the difference. This article will clarify the differences and similarities among mental health professionals. What’s the Difference between a Psychiatrist and a […]

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3 Communication Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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Are you making any of these 3 communication mistakes? You are probably articulate and informed, and present yourself very well in social and professional situations.  Maybe you’re able to negotiate business deals with many commas and zeros, or convince your three-year-old that she’d rather join you at the grocery store than continue watching her favorite […]

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People Just Keep Dying! How Not to Become Numb?

People Just Keep Dying!  How Not to Become Numb? It usually starts with a question.  Did you hear what happened in France? You scramble to find a computer and brace yourself as the story unfolds in front of you. And then begins the struggle of integrating what has happened with what you know and love about the […]

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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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How to Stop Being Defensive (Even when you feel attacked)

How to Stop Being Defensive (Even When You Feel Attacked) You intended to have a loving, respectful conversation with your partner. Instead you ended up arguing again. Do you wonder why this happens? One likely explanation is that you’re becoming defensive without even realizing it.  The good news is that this is a teachable skill.  You […]

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The Truth About Affirmations

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Affirmations Work Through Repetition and Patience  My favorite commercial on TV starts off with a man weighing himself at the gym.  He gets off the scale, does a lap around the weight machines and rushes back to the scale.  He weighs himself again looking very surprised and disappointed to see that there is no apparent […]

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7 Minute Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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Do this progressive muscle relaxation exercise lying down if you are trying to fall asleep or relax, do it seated upright if you are trying to increase focus and energy. It Really is Worth 7 Minutes of Your Day Your muscles tighten when you experience stress, acute physical pain, chronic discomfort, and worry.  Most of us don’t […]

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