Center for Brief Therapy

Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy

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Center for Brief Therapy

The Center for Brief Therapy at 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.



Our 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 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.

Integrated health care services

The Center staff is trained in the treatment of psychological problems related to medical conditions. Staff members recognize the importance of the mind-body connection as well as the impact medical conditions can have on psychological well-being. We also offer a wellness/healthy lifestyles program.

Medical professionals frequently refer patients with the following issues to the Center:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress management
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight management
  • Adjustments to medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart conditions and infertility
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Smoking cessation
  • Medical treatment adherence difficulties

Schedule an appointment

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.

Center fees

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