Center for Brief Therapy

Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy

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Center for Brief Therapy

The Center for Brief Therapy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area. We provide a wide range of clinical assessment, treatment, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults.

The Center specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, a short-term treatment model with an impressive history of research support. This model has been shown to result in significant improvements in the quality of life of individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, as well as difficulties related to medical problems.

The Center’s Mission

The mission of the Center for Brief Therapy is twofold: training and clinical service. As a training site, the Center for Brief Therapy offers the opportunity for graduate psychology students to refine their skills and develop into compassionate, sensitive, and culturally aware professionals.  As one of PCOM’s patient service centers, we seek to provide high quality, affordable mental and behavioral health services to the community. We endeavor to reach diverse individuals, including those who might not otherwise have access to these services.

Clinical Services

The Center offers ongoing cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adolescents, adults and older adults.

Therapy at the Center may focus on a wide variety of psychosocial or medical issues which can affect personal, interpersonal, educational, and/or daily functioning. Some of the commonly treated issues include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Reaction to traumatic experiences
  • ADHD, learning problems
  • Grief, bereavement
  • Eating disorders


Contact Us

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4190 City Avenue
Rowland Hall, Suite 530
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6487
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to Expect When You Call

To make an appointment, please call 215-871-6487 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. One of our staff members will ask a brief series of questions in order to make sure that we can be of service to you. A clinician will then contact you to set up an appointment.

What to expect when you call
Center Fees

Center Fees

Instead of accepting insurance plans, the Center offers quality services at reasonable rates while not limiting the number of sessions.