The Center for Brief Therapy at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area. We provide a wide range of clinical assessment, treatment, and consultation services for children, adolescents and adults.
The Center specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, a short-term treatment model with an impressive history of research support. This model has been shown to result in significant improvements in the quality of life of individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, as well as difficulties related to medical problems.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Center for Brief Therapy is currently providing teletherapy via HIPAA-compliant video and/or audio platforms. If you are interested in teletherapy services, please call our main number at 215-871-6487 and leave a message with your name and phone number. You will be contacted within 24-48 hours and provided with additional information. At this time, we are not conducting psychoeducational evaluations. However, if you are interested in a neuropsychological evaluation, please call our main number and leave a message with your name and phone number. You will be contacted within 24-48 hours and provided with information regarding our evaluation procedures.
We understand that COVID-19 can cause emotional, social and financial distress. Teletherapy can provide you with healthy ways to cope during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, we encourage you to utilize social supports, and engage in healthy and hygienic practices, such as:
*Please note that we are not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
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The mission of the Center for Brief Therapy is twofold: training and clinical service. As a training site, the Center for Brief Therapy offers the opportunity for graduate psychology students to refine their skills and develop into compassionate, sensitive and culturally aware professionals. As one of PCOM’s patient service centers, we provide high quality, affordable mental and behavioral health services to the community. We endeavor to reach diverse individuals, including those who might not otherwise have access to these services.
Instead of accepting insurance plans, the Center offers quality services at reasonable self-pay rates* while not limiting the number of sessions. The Center accepts cash, check and credit cards.
* Prices are subject to change.
** PCOM students: $10 per session.
*** We do not offer comprehensive psychological assessments for any PCOM students due to a conflict of interest. Psychological services are not offered for any PCOM psychology students for the same reason. Reciprocal agreements, however, have been made with another university counseling service.
To schedule an appointment, please call 215-871-6487.
Our office hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Center for Brief Therapy is conveniently located on the campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), just minutes from Center City and the Main Line. The Center is easily accessible by SEPTA bus routes 1, 44 and 65.
5th Floor, Suite 530
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
On-campus parking is available in our five-level garage which you can enter from either Monument or Stout Road. The parking fee is a tiered rate starting at $6 for up to four hours. Please take a ticket when entering the garage as you will use it to pay and exit the garage. Pay kiosks are located near the garage elevators and take both cash and credit cards.