When life seems to split your world apart...

For that time in your life when you need help
We try to be strong, no matter what we face - Divorce. Violence. Pain. Addiction. And yet, we do not give ourselves the chance to accept that we are human, and that sometimes we tend to run and hide from our problems. Without facing our problems head-on, they will only consume our lives and the lives of those around us. When you know you need help, but don't know what to do, the caring therapists at Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates are here to embrace your struggle with you. Help you understand that it's okay to be human. And know that although you may be struggling with life, you can gain balance in order to reach your life goals.

The skills to help
...CHILDREN express themselves, and enjoy the process of growth through discovery

...ADOLESCENTS understand their changing selves, and create a sense of self, of belonging, of acceptance

...WOMEN honor their uniqueness, and share their gifts with the world

...MEN discover their strengths, responsibilities, and the courage to challenge their lives

...COUPLES communicate with love to deepen intimacy and strengthen passion and commitment

...FAMILIES grow together, even when everyone is going in different directions

...YOU and those you love create the life you want, the life you deserve

You will always be an individual, with thoughts and feelings that nobody knows but you. All things begin with you, and sometimes they are positive, and sometimes negative. Loneliness, stress, sadness, and fear of your future might plague your every day. Our professionals can help show you ways to reach out of inner chaos, understand the purpose of your life, and develop a more positive attitude, with self-introspection using psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, and a series of treatments customized to your needs. If depression, anxiety, panic, or other serious emotional difficulties play a role in your problems, we will do a thorough evaluation to determine if you can be helped by our psychiatrists with comprehensive medications. These medications can be beneficial in situations where hope was once lost.

The family
You are supposed to be together, yet you may be broken apart by divorce, violence, abuse, alcoholism, and rebellion. Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates will see your family as a whole or will see one or more of its members together to determine the best way to help you resolve your problems.
Help with families
Separation and divorce: When spouses go their separate ways, bitterness and alienation of family members can result. Our expert counseling can help minimize the negative effect on everyone involved.

• Violence and Abuse: Spouses and children who have been abused need the comfort of understanding and expertise to put a healthy life back together. We will show you how to face the past, and head toward the future with greater confidence in who you are.

• Rebellious children and adolescents: A part of discovering who they are, rebellion in children can make the learning years stressful. Kids worry about acceptance from peers and parents, academic pressure, divorce, crime, drugs, and illness. We will show you how to better understand your children's needs for self-expression, and how to work with them on their development. Often, professional help can be invaluable in helping everyone get through this difficult period.

• Alcoholism and addiction: Loved ones addicted to alcohol or another substance can wreak havoc on the family. We help you understand the impact that substance abuse has had on your family, and we can help you work toward a positive future.

Understanding each other

Couples join together through understanding, trust, friendship, passion and love. But sometimes things go awry — communication becomes difficult, sex is not as important as it once seemed, and one or both in the relationship is considering separation — even though love is still present. At Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates, we usually see couples in the midst of crisis, and we work to help them to understand their differences, regain acceptance of each other's uniqueness, and renew the flame once thought lost.

Children are special

And they need someone who understands them. Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates is one of few professional groups in the area to provide extensive children's counseling and psychological help. For kids in the midst of divorce, custody battles, violence, or those with learning disabilities, our Children's Program can help youngsters find their way back to childhood innocence, and a brighter future.

We can also screen for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among children. It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, perhaps as many as 2 million American children. Two to three times more boys than girls are affected. On the average, at least one child in every classroom in the United States needs help for the disorder. ADHD often continues into adolescence and adulthood, and can cause a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain.

At Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates, we are able to identify and treat children, adolescents, and adults who have ADHD. A variety of behavior-changing therapies, medications, and educational options are available to help people with ADHD focus their attention, build self-esteem, and function in new ways.

Relief from the sadness

Depression is not something you can "snap" out of, as some think. It can arise from a traumatic life experience, current life situations, or from a chemical imbalance. The professionals at Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates have the skill to help determine the cause of your depression. With a comprehensive evaluation, we will work to find a way to help make the dark clouds go away. And, if necessary, our consulting psychiatrists can provide medication to help alleviate any chemical imbalance found.

Alleviating anxiety

Sometimes life can seem like too much. Too much work. Too many bills. Too many things in the way of achieving your goals. Anxiety is sometimes the body's way of dealing with the stress. For you, this can create a multitude of very real symptoms: Rapid heartbeat, breathing difficulties, dizziness, nausea, fainting, a feeling of being trapped, chills…

The body's "fight or flight" trigger goes into action as if you were in extreme danger, causing these and other similar symptoms. Often, anxiety episodes or panic attacks can have no obvious cause.

We will help you determine the reasons behind your anxiety, so you may better understand them. Then, we will teach you how to detect the onset of anxiety or a panic attack, and the steps necessary to help stop it before it takes over. Both understanding the reasons for your anxiety and how to manage it can help you put these episodes away, often for good.

Methods and treatments, tailored for you

Because Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates is comprised of experienced psychologists, consulting psychiatrists, counselors and clinical social workers, we can offer a multidisciplinary approach to almost all clinical problems. Our professionals specialize in many areas:

Depression Dysfunctional Family Resoultion Parent/Teen, Parent Child Relationships
Marital Issues Sexual Problems or Dysfunctions Relationship Communication Problems
Treatment of Children ADD - ADHD Psychological Trauma Resolution
Addiction & Recovery Sexually Compulsive Thoughts or Behaviors Difficulty Giving/Receiving Affection
Sexual/Physical Abuse & Recovery Relationship Issues Phobias
Obsessions and Compulsions Anxiety Geriatric Issues
Blended Family Issues Self-Esteem Issues Weight Loss/Control & Eating Disorders
Grief & Loss Codependency Men's Issues
Women's Issues Loss of a Love Neurophsychological Assessment
LGBTQ issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)    

For you, this means we will be able to address your needs, with psychotherapy, counseling, hypnosis, sex therapy, relaxation training, testing, and medication. The answers are within you, and we can help show you how to find and express them. Please call Chestnut Hill Counseling Associates today so that we may help.

...we help put the pieces back together again.
Over 100 Years of Combined Experience

Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups • Medication Evaluations • Prescription and Monitoring for Adolescents and Adults • Relaxation Training • Psychological Testing • Hypnosis • Treatment for Anxiety and Depression Disorders • Treatment for Sexual Problems or Dysfunctions • Treatment for Addiction • Treatment for Survivors of Family Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, or Family Abuse • Treatment for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse • Women's Issues • Men's Issues • LGBTQ Issues