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Individual, Couple and Family Therapy Services

The Drexel University Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinic offers teletherapy and in-person therapy to residents of Pennsylvania and in-person therapy to residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, including students. The fee for service is based on household income using a sliding scale so individuals, couples, and families can access care if they do not have insurance, need a more affordable fee, or prefer not to use their insurance. We provide services to people from childhood through their elder years, using relational and evidence-based approaches. We offer services for people who are seeking support to manage life challenges, find solutions, and develop strength and confidence to achieve your goals. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family problems, or other mental health issues, our Therapy Interns, supervised by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, are here to provide hope and experiences that will support you achieving your goals. The Interns can also help those who are looking for a growth experience such as learning more positive approaches to communicating with others, pre-marital therapy, self-identity work, or going through a normative or non-normative change in your life, such as adding a new member to the household or someone losing a job. To be eligible for services, you must be physically located in the state of Pennsylvania at the time of your telehealth session appointment.

To access care, call the DUCFT phone at (215) 571-3409 or send an email to CFTappts@drexel.edu. If no one answers the call, please leave a voice mail and someone will contact you within 2-3 days.

To support the mental health needs of our community, the Drexel Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinic is offering in-person and telehealth services (video) to new and current clients.

Hybrid Services:

Clients have the choice to access services via teletherapy or in-person services. Those who select teletherapy, must be physically located in the state of Pennsylvania at the time of your session appointment.

Questions? Call (215) 517-3409 and leave your name, telephone number, and a good time to reach you or send an email to CFTappts@drexel.edu and we will respond to your questions via email. Calls are returned between Monday and Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.


History

In 2014, the Drexel University Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Services opened. The mission of the clinic is to provide affordable access to behavioral and mental health services to the diverse population of individuals, couples, and families in Center and University City Philadelphia surrounding communities. The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree students see clients at our Center City clinic and via telehealth throughout the academic year, including the summer. The MFT program received its initial accreditation in 1985 and since then has successfully met requirements for reaccreditation from Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).


If you are interested in therapy services, please see below for additional information.

COVID-19
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. (CDC).

Mental Health Emergency
If this is a mental health emergency, please call the Philadelphia 24-Hour Crisis Line at 215-685-6440, 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you choose to get services at our clinic, be aware that our therapy interns do not provide services during the following holidays and academic breaks:


  • 10/12/20-Holiday
  • 11/25/20-11/27/20-Holiday
  • 12/14/20 thru 1/3/21-Academic Break
  • 1/18/21-Holiday
  • 3/20/21 thru 3/28/21-Academic Break
  • 5/31/21- Holiday
  • 6/12/21-6/21/21-Academic Break
  • 7/2/21 -Holiday
  • 9/4/21 thru 9/19/21-Academic Break
  • 10/11/21- Holiday
  • 11/24/21 thru 11/29-Holiday
  • 12/13/21 thru 12/31/21-Academic Break

Accepting Couples and Families for Therapy Services:
We are accepting requests for therapy services from couples and families at this time, although there may be a waiting period for therapy services. If you want to request services, please see “Next Steps” below.

Individual Therapy Services Not Offered At This Time:
People requesting individual services are not being accepted at this time at DUCFT. Below is a list of four organizations or agencies in the community and contact information for each.

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services
of Drexel University

850 N. 11th Street
Individual Therapy Services Not Offered At This Time
Philadelphia, PA. 19123
(215) 769-1100

Center for Families and Relationship (CFAR)
cfar@cfarcounseling.org
7901 Bustleton Avenue, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-537-5367
Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Council for Relationships
https://councilforrelationships.org/
To request an appointment, you may call Client Care at 215-382-6680, ext 1 or go to website and submit a request form.

Progressions
https://pbhsi.com/
3300 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215-924-0684

NEXT STEPS:
If you are interested in starting therapy services at DUCFT, send an email to CFTappts@drexel.edu with the following information. Sending information in an “encrypted” email is preferred and more secure. Once we have this information, someone will be in touch with you via email or a phone call.

  • First and Last Name:
  • Date of birth:
  • Address:
  • City, State, Zip:
  • Phone number:
  • Email:
  • Type of Therapy (Couple or Family):
  • Referral Source:

Intake Packet for New Clients: Once you have been accepted for services at DUCFT, you can review and download the documents below that make up the “Intake Packet.” The Client Information and consent forms are due before your first session. If you have questions, you can talk with your therapy intern before your first session. Once you sign the consent forms, send them to the clinic’s confidential email address, CFTappts@drexel.edu. Sending information in an “encrypted” email is preferred and more secure. .

HEALTH RECORDS:
Please send general questions or requests and documents related to your care to CFTappts@drexel.edu. Someone will respond to you within 24-48 hours during the work week. If you have an immediate need, please contact your therapy intern using the phone number provided to you by your intern.

Thank you.
DUCFT Clinic
1601 Cherry Street
Room 201 Three Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: (215) 571-3409