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Counselor / Therapist in Chadds Ford, PA

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Kathleen Gajdos, Ph.D.

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Kathleen Curzie Gajdos, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Psychotherapy, whether it be for the individual, the couple, or the family can be an invaluable experience. Psychotherapy can mean coming to a better understanding of yourself—becoming an expert on the self. It can mean understanding others around you and understanding your relationship with them. There are a variety of reasons why people find therapy helpful. In addition to therapy's being instrumental in helping people confront depression, general anxieties, and drug and alcohol abuse, psychotherapy can also be a valuable tool in helping people through particularly stressful transition times.

Every person, every family undergoes life transitions. Some transitions are more stressful than others, and the intensity of the stress may depend on a confluence of events. For example, for some, the death or illness of a family member may be the stressor for which they seek help.

For others, it is a career change or a geographic move. Other transitions that may precipitate the need for therapy include the birth of a child, the dissolution of a marriage, or “simply” the youngest's leaving home. Such life events marshal changes in our lives and create a disequilibrium.

To learn skills to understand and hurdle the disequilibrium, psychotherapy can be of immense and lasting value.
Bio
Dr. Gajdos combines her private practice -- working with individuals, couples and families -- with leading workshops and presentations on such topics as: grief and healing, motherless daughters, griefs of birthing, family then, family now, meditation and relaxation, the impact of multigenerational grief and trauma, compassion, synchronicity, narcissism, shame, the shadow and self.

Her numerous volunteer activities include being Disaster Response Network Coordinator for the Delaware Psychological Association. She also facilitates SAM (Survivors of Accident and Murder) groups for the Mental Health Association in Delaware. She has taught at Wilmington University in the Masters of Community Counseling program, for the Vermont College graduate long distance learning program and for the Union Institute's Center for Long Distance Learning, and for West Chester University.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression  Marriage Counseling
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Divorce  Men's Issues
 Adolescents  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Online / Phone / Video Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Group Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Herpes and STD Counseling  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Hypnotherapy  Stress Management
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Trauma and PTSD
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Women's Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Loneliness  Work and Career Issues
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy
Certifications
 Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
Dr. Kathleen Curzie Gajdos (Kayta) holds Master's degrees in both philosophy and clinical psychology and received her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a wide array of experience and training that includes the fields of addictions, hypnosis, family therapy, Jungian theory and dreamwork, Gestalt therapy, EMDR, ETT, bereavement, trauma and mindfulness meditation.
Memberships
Amer. Psych. Assoc.; Assoc. Traumatic Stress Specialists; Assoc. Death & Educational Counseling; Amer. Family Therapy Assoc.; Delaware Psych. Assoc.; Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International (EMDR); Greater Phila. Soc. Clinical Hypnosis; International Traumatic Stress Studies; Pennsylvania Psych. Assoc.; Sandplay Therapists of America; Philadelphia Assoc. Jungian Analysts
Payments Accepted
Medicare, some insurance, cash, check, MC, VISA, Discover, American Express
Hours:8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
License:PS002961L Pennsylvania B1-0000661 Delaware
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Location
1733 Creek Raod
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