Ira L Bilofsky LCSW
Special NOTE: My State Licensing Board does not allow me to operate outside of Pennsylvania.
I have been in practice for 27 years. I graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During my College studies I worked in various Psychiatric settings including, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, North Western Institute of Psychiatry and Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital. I studied the theories of Salvador Minuchin (Structural Family Therapy), Jay Haley (The Strategic Model of Psychotherapy), and Carl Whitaker, MD (who realized the need to treat the family as a whole).
In 1993, I was awarded my Academy of Certified Social Workers certificate from the National Association of Social Workers, and in 1994 I received my Diplomat in Clinical Social Work certificate from the NASW. The highest accomplishments acknowledged by the NASW.
Today, I utilize that training in order to make my work with Individuals, Children, Families and Couples the best it can be.
I am a recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment for childhood hereditary disorders (ADHD, OCD, and Tourette's Syndrome).
I am known for my expertise in helping Adults deal with depression, anxiety, and mental illness related to medical conditions (diabetes & pain management).
I consider all options in the treatment of individuals, families and in my work with couples.
SERVICES PROVIDED AT A GLANCE:
Anxiety or Fears
Medical Illness related to MH
Strategies for Angry Teens
Trauma and PTSD
Impulse Control Disorders
The Latest Information on ADHD
New and changing information on ADHD.
My life has been dedicated to helping people. My daughter is 23 years old and wonderful. Our relationship is one that most parent's desire when your child is comfortable telling you everything and calling you first when she is trouble. In my 28 years of practice I have worked really hard at seeing each person as an indivdual with strengths and weakness, and work hard at establishing a treatment plan which allows that indidual to grow.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Talk by phone to assess need and then schedule an appointment for as soon as possible.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
1988 Graduated from Temple University. Master's in Social Work
1994, Board Certification from NASW, Academy of Certifed Social Workers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
My usual and customery fees:
Initial Intake without Insurance $150.00
Follow-up without insurance 125.00
Initial Intake $90.00
Follow up 75.00
How did you get started in this business?
After my daughter was born I stopped working for Large Groups and went into business for myself so I could crate a schedule around hers.