Ed received his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. He then received his master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling from the University of Scranton.
Ed has worked in different settings with diverse populations beginning with The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic as a Psychoeducational Specialist. There, Ed worked and trained with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, the clinic’s founder and the “Father of Structural Family Therapy.” Ed has also worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, community mental health agencies and for twenty years as a Secondary School Counselor.
As a dedicated advocate for mental health dignity and rights, Ed approaches each client, couple, or family as people with individual needs who may need to learn how to develop new strategies for living a more responsible and fulfilling life in their interdependent systems of family, school, work, and community.
Ed utilizes a multi-modal approach predicated on his client’s needs. Practical and useable options are explored and realistic plans developed depending on the client’s life situation. Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Couples and Marital Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy along with common sense are used to best meet the situation the client(s) may find themselves in. Ed believes that each individual deserves a shot at making their lives more manageable and can be guided to that end.
Specialties & Interests
- Diversity Issues (LGBTQ, women’s issues)
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Mindfulness Strategies
- Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy
- Anger Management