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ABOUT MY PRACTICE:

The Office is open.  I continue to work during these times of COIVD-19 and follow all Guidelines established by the CDC.


Ira Bilofsky, LCSW's, mission is to improve mental health through a compassionate and personalized treatment that will be immediately apparent. I have offered the highest quality counseling services in the North Wales, PA area for over 30 years while remaining locally owned. My educational and work experience have cultivated alternative approaches and solutions that lead to the personalization of stress counseling, anxiety therapy, anger management therapy, and childhood hereditary disorders.


Ira Bilofsky, LCSW applies his psychotherapy experience to serve Individuals,  families, marriages and child counseling needs. A few of my offered specialties include a refined OCD treatment, assessment and support for children with eating disorders, and depression therapy. All of these services can be offered on a sliding scale to accommodate your financial needs because I believe your mental health care should be a right, not a luxury. Call me today to learn more about my affordable and reliable mental/behavioral health services.

IRA'S BACKGROUND

I graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During my College studies I worked in various Psychiatric settings including, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, North Western Institute of Psychiatry and Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital. I studied the theories of Salvador Minuchin (Structural Family Therapy), Jay Haley (The Strategic Model of Psychotherapy), and Carl Whitaker, MD (who realized the need to treat the family as a whole).


  • I am a recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment for childhood hereditary disorders (ADHD, OCD, and Tourette's Syndrome).
  • I am known for my expertise in helping Adults deal with depression, anxiety, and mental illness related to medical conditions (diabetes & pain management).
  • I consider all options in the treatment of individuals, families and in my work with couples. 

SERVICES PROVIDED AT A GLANCE:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Medical Illness related to MH
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES Available:

Telehealth Services

Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING:

People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem.  Therapy's considered as Individual therapy:

1. Depression

2. Anxiety

3. OCD

4. Eating Disorders

5. Bipolar Disorder

6. Career and Job Counseling

CHILD COUNSELING:

ADHD; Evaluations and Counseling, Behavior modification programs, help designing a program that works with home & school.


OCD: Evaluations and Counseling, as well as working with the family to understand how the illness affects the family as a whole.


BEHAVIOR: Evaluation and an Individual plan developed with parent's to change behavior from negative to positive.

PARENTING ISSUES:

1. I assess the needs of the child in trouble and help come up with a plan and goals to work toward a positive change in that child’s life.

2. I work with the family to help change how the child is seen so that the family can feel whole again or for the first time.

3. Family therapy.

SCHOOL RELATED PROBLEMS:

I will work with the family to identify the problem and help develop a plan which can be used at home and school.


I understand the PA Special Education rules and can help parents understand them as well so they can be a better advocate in school for their child.

FAMILY COUNSELING:

Traditionally, someone is identified as the problem. I look at the family as a whole and evaluate the reason they say they need help as well as the actual reason the family isn't working. Then I provide the system with a plan to correct both problems.

MARITAL COUNSELING:

I listen carefully to what both parties bring to the table and try and work out a plan so that harmony can be restored to the couple through trust and mutual understanding.

ADOPTION SERVICES:

To adopt means that a child is given a permanent home and family—forever! This is a beautiful thing. Adoption always comes with a loss though, such as the loss of the ability to be parented by birth parents, and this is no small thing. Please visit this page on Adoption.com to read more about issues adoptees deal with all their lives. While many obstacles can be overcome, patience and understanding are paramount.

GROUPS

ANGER MANAGEMENT:

**In 2017 this group is listed in the referral source guide for the Montgomery County Bar Association.

I provide a unique service for people with anger problems. Why unique? I am the only Psychotherapist who recognizes the need for face to face Group Services.

I meet with everyone on an individual basis to assess their needs. I look at whether their needs are best suited for Individual treatment or Group. When anger presents itself after a significant trauma I usually recommend individual treatment so that the trauma is given time to heal. But when someone comes in for road rage they are perfect for group.

I provide an on-going 11 week group with a new way to look at anger.

NEXT GROUP:

September 21, 2020 @ 730 PM Men

September 23, 2020 @ 730 PM Women