My name is Theresa Armandi and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Philadelphia area. I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, treating a wide range of populations and disorders. I have worked in both Community Mental Health and in a group practice. My counseling style is warm and supportive, but I will challenge my clients in a gentle empathetic way to promote self -awareness as well as having them take responsibility for their choices, which may keep them stuck in self-restricting and self -damaging ways.
My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Client-Centered and Psychodynamic. I will utilize the style that best meets the needs of my clients and I will begin treatment where my client is and then tailor the therapy as trust is built.
My expertise is in treating clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, and other mood disorders. Additional specialties are working with young adults who are facing difficult transitions and working with parents who struggle with children who have behavioral difficulties and other parenting issues. I also assist parents who are going through a separation or divorce develop healthy co-parenting skills to help their children with the changing family.
It takes courage to make this step toward change and I look forward to working with you on this journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #PC002594 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
She seems to really “get” my situation and I think she’s knowledgeable and can help me understand things and also help me learn better ways to deal with my family and people in general.
I was surprised how quickly we arrived at productive action steps to work through issues. I initially only wanted to use phone sessions but she helped me see how the chat session features could be used to make the live sessions more useful.
I have been working with Theresa for about 2 weeks on my anxiety/depression and she has helped me greatly! Very supportive and understanding.
Theresa has been great so far. She's very easy to talk to and connect with. I believe she understands my needs and concerns. She's been a pleasure to work with.
Theresa is the perfect therapist for anyone dealing with a mood disorder. I greatly appreciate her approach to care, guidance and support
Theresa first started working with me when I was going through an extremely dark point in my life. I lost a job, a boyfriend, my best friend’s mother and was getting added stress from family. But, after talking to a professional, such as Theresa she taught me to begin at one problem in my life. Family I lived with and was always around, so they were the continuous contributing factor. She taught me how to react to their actions and how to approach a disagreement maturely.
Next we were working on relationships and why it’s so difficult to feel wanted from a man. We’re still on that but she did teach me that it’s not always me that isn’t enough. Sometimes people don’t know what they want or just aren’t as mature or invested in a committed relationship.
I want to thank Theresa and I hope whoever is struggling out there can see the talent Theresa has to assist them in feeling happy and of value again.
Theresa has been awesome. I have been working with her a few weeks now, she is prompt in reaching out to me, listens to what I have to say and offers well thought out plans of actions for things that I am dealing with! I don’t think I would have made it through some difficult times without her.