Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults in Philadelphia

Dr. Valerie Braunstein Philadelphia Psychologist

Dr. Valerie Braunstein is a licensed psychologist who offers supportive, evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She maintains a private practice in Center City Philadelphia and is a staff psychologist at Council for Relationships. Dr. Braunstein is a skilled psychologist with specialized experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of problems. Her areas of specialization include anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder), depression, ADHD, behavioral problems, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting, and trauma.

Dr. Braunstein’s approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and based on the best available research, and is informed by the context of each client’s unique characteristics and preferences. She draws upon evidence-based treatment methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), behavioral activation (BA), mindfulness-based approaches, parent management training (PMT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Braunstein closely monitors her clients’ progress with empirically supported measures. She also offers school-based consultation, advocacy, and classroom management support.