The Mending Space
We are a practice of skilled therapists that are grounded in the idea that to mend oneself is to heal. Every droplet that lands in the water creates a wave, and the current of the water is forever changed. How can we learn to feel joy and love in that new current?
Operating out of Philadelphia and the Main Line, we are available for online therapy services for all Pennsylvania residents.
It’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you are feeling overwhelmed.
You’re smart, motivated, and have always imagined great things for yourself but at every turn there seemed to be some obstacle holding you back. This feeling of stuckness can come out in a multitude of ways. Maybe you've had these thoughts:
Finding stability in my relationships feels impossible. I don’t know what a healthy relationship looks like, and it feels out of reach.
My parents never liked to talk about their emotions. Now when I have conflicts with my partner or with my friends, I always say the wrong thing, or I can’t put my feelings into the right words.
Even though I try my best, it still feels like I can never get everything done. When I can’t do something, or I do it wrong, I feel like a failure.
I can’t shake the feeling that I have to succeed in order to have worth in this world. If I am not working toward something, I begin to flounder.
I can imagine the perfect life for myself, but it always feels like I am held back by my own mistakes. I constantly agonize over what I could have done differently and about what I regret from my past. It’s hard to see how I can move past what’s bothering me right now.
If so, we're here to help.
Our counselors feel a purpose in serving those whose life stories mirror their owns--in both the beautiful ways and the tragic ones.
Feeling stuck or trapped can feel like one of the hardest things to overcome–in your career, in relationships, and in life. How can one navigate through this mess without having an idea of a way forward?
The counselors at The Mending Space can provide clarity for you as you begin to unravel or piece together the parts of you that feel broken or torn. Our therapists have lived experience of perfectionism, of trauma, of overwhelm, and we have learned how to help others move past this to live full and beautiful lives.
The Mending Space works holistically around a trauma-informed approach, which you can learn more about here.
But we work within this framework in several ways. Check out how EMDR therapy can help you work through old wounds, or how grief-focused therapy can help you to understand new ones. The Mending Space works with women, teens, LGBTQIA+ folks and couples with their relationship issues, their own identities and ways to untangle the knots that might be holding them back from their full potential. Reach out today to learn more.
How We Approach Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
is a type of memory consolidation therapy that has been used to help with trauma, chronic depression, anxiety, and self-doubt. Those who generally benefit from it are people who feel stuck in a way of thinking, either about themselves or the world around them.
focuses on a two-person solution. We work with you in any stage of your relationship, utilizing the clinically-proven Gottman Method to help your relationship heal and improve. Whether the issue is communication, an affair, addiction, or personal stresses that spill over into your partnership, we work through it together and your relationship comes out stronger.
is focused on healing and managing losses of all kinds, whether it’s the loss of a person, the experience of grief around how a system has failed an individual, or the loss of an imagined future.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
is an approach to psychotherapy developed by psychologist Richard Schwartz. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony. It does that by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities of a person and the person’s “self.”
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
focuses on helping you see the issue that concerns you in a way that is more empowering to you. Doing so helps you improve the way you feel about the issue and develop effective coping strategies
Some people are looking for specific clinical approaches, which is why we list them here, but it’s okay if you don’t understand what these are right now. We’re not expecting you to pick one. We will individualize your treatment to your needs. After we understand more about your issue, we can decide together what approach to counseling would work best.
How we'll work together
You fill out this contact form and or call (610) 756-9880
and leave a message telling us your name, phone number, and a description of your concern. Either way, someone from Mending Space will call you back within 24 hours. If you need help immediately, please call the Pennsylvania Crisis Line at 1-855-284-2494.
An intake counselor calls you back.
The call will last about 15 minutes. The counselor asks questions. You’ll ask questions. If you like what you hear, the counselor will schedule a telehealth therapy session with the therapist who is best able to help you. If there’s a particular therapist you wish to see, we can accommodate that.
A therapist conducts the first session.
The therapist asks you questions about your background and your issue. You talk about what your goals are regarding the issue. It’s very conversational. There’s nothing to prepare. Your comfort and feeling of safety in conversation with us is our highest priority.
The therapist develops a tailored plan for your treatment.
This may happen at the first session or after the first session. The therapist shares the plan with you for your feedback and agreement.
You schedule additional treatments.
If you feel connected to your therapist, they will schedule additional appointments with you, and provide a GFE (Good Faith Estimate) that shows to the best of their expertise how many sessions you can expect to utilize to complete your mental health treatment. Have questions? Your therapist is there to make things feel more clear.
Confidentiality is critically important to us, and we use processes to ensure you and your data stay private. This is one of the reasons we choose to stay out-of-network, as insurance companies require us to provide information to them about your diagnosis and treatment. Being out-of-network enables us to give you a greater level of privacy, and it reduces the paperwork our clinicians have to do and, therefore, the cost you have to pay.
All of our therapists are licensed professions who adhere to their highest license requirements.
Our services are fee-for-service, which means you pay us out-of-pocket when the services are delivered. Some insurance plans cover these services. If yours does, you will prepare a form for you to submit to your insurance company to potentially receive reimbursement. Payment of fees is expected at the time of each appointment unless other arrangements have been made with your counselor. We request that payment be made before your session begins.
It is important that you contact your insurance provider before your first appointment to determine if you need to have pre-approval for your sessions. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this procedure.
We accept checks, Venmo, PayPal, and all major credit cards including medical flex spending account cards. If you have a credit card on file with us, you can expect for your account to be billed on the Monday following your session.
Please note that we are also willing to negotiate our fees when necessary and appropriate. Let us know if you need more information regarding reduced fees and alternate payment options.
To get started, fill out this form or call (610) 756-9880 to leave a message.
Either way, an intake counselor will call you back within 24 hours.