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Career Opportunities Southampton Psychiatric Associates is looking for a child psychiatrist (part-time) and a psychologist who works with children and adolescents (as well as adults) to join our team. Both positions could gradually increase to full time if desired. Interested parties should fax a cover letter and CV to Margaret Sayers, Ph.D. at 215.396.1886.

New group forming: 55+ Women’s Group. Change happens! Soon after you receive the invitation to “Join the AARP,” issues concerning health, aging, loneliness, loss, diet, anxiety, exercise, work, sleep, memory, fatigue, family, depression, etc., may seem to trouble you more than they once did. And it may feel worse if you happen to live alone due to divorce or death of your partner. How do you attend to the melancholy that often accompanies these changes that occur? Let’s talk about it…and see how you can bring more joy into your life! Thursdays 12:15 to 1:15pm, starting in early fall and ending before the holidays. For more information, contact group leader, Peggy Ryan, MA, LPC. Cost is $45/session and may be covered in part by insurance.

We are delighted to welcome a new adult psychiatrist to SPA. Dr. Mona Masood is seeing adults of all ages who are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, among other psychiatric diagnoses and problems. She accepts some insurance plans, including Medicare, Penn Behavioral Health, and Total Care Network. Early morning and evening hours are available. Please contact the office manager at 215.355.2011, x213 if you are a new patient in need of psychiatric care.

Career Opportunities Southampton Psychiatric Associates is looking for a child psychiatrist (part-time) to join our team. Interested parties should fax a cover letter and CV to Margaret Sayers, Ph.D. at 215.396.1886.

Accepting new members: Women’s Therapeutic Writing Group. This biweekly group, for women of all ages who are also in individual therapy, focuses on the healing nature of writing. We explore poetry, journaling, personal narrative, and story as a means for gaining self-awareness, coping with difficult experiences, and empowering ourselves. For more information, contact Margaret D. Sayers, Ph.D. at 215.355.2011, x203.

Accepting new members: Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group. Based on Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this DBT-informed group aims to help teens regulate intense emotions, be more mindful, decrease maladaptive and impulsive behaviors, and develop successful interpersonal skills. Group time is divided between check-in’s and general group therapy, and coping skill lessons based on DBT worksheets and exercises. The group is open to teenagers and focuses heavily on reducing impulsive and harmful behaviors including self injury and suicidal ideation.  It provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment in which to build coping skills. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Amanda Johnson. at 215.355.2011, x 303. Please note that group members are required to be in ongoing individual therapy and cannot be in the active stage of addiction to participate in this group.

Accepting new members: Young Adult Group. Southampton Psychiatric Associates is forming a Young Adult Group for people between the ages of 18 and 25 years-old. The group will aspire to support young adults as they transition through one of the most challenging stages of life development. The goal of the group is to establish a safe and supportive environment in which to address themes related to decisions and feelings related to relationships, family dynamics, academic and career goals, friendships, identity formation, and the management of anxiety. For more information, contact Larry Tonetti, Psy.D. at 215.355.2011, x206.

Accepting new members: Mindfulness Group. This is a repeating group offered by Dr. Amanda Johnson. In the group, members learn and practice various mindfulness practices which have been shown to help people with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, substance abuse, among others. The group meets for 8 weeks. If you have questions or are interested in joining an upcoming group, please contact Dr. Johnson at 215.355.2011, x203.

 

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is now being offered at Southampton Psychiatric Associates. This research-based form of therapy is helpful for a wide range of problems including mood instability, self-injury, and relationship difficulties. If you have questions about DBT or would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist with expertise in DBT, please contact our office manager at 215.355.2011, x213.

Drug, Alcohol, and Gambling Services – Suzanne Devine, LPC, completed specialized training in treating gambling problems and is now a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 215.355.2011, x213.

Accepting new members: Children’s Social Skills Training Groups for children of all ages. These groups focus on skills such as meeting new people, maintaining conversations, and conflict resolution. For more information, contact Christina Fantauzzo, Ph.D. at 215.355.2011, x209.

Accepting new members: Parents of Children and Young Adults with Bipolar Disorder. This monthly group, which has been meeting since 2003, provides support and guidance for parents dealing with a child with Bipolar Disorder. For more information, contact Margaret D. Sayers, Ph.D. at 215.355.2011, x203.

 

New group forming: Men’s Group. Southampton Psychiatric Associates is forming a Men’s Group for men between the ages of 30 and 60 years old. Men possess unique concerns that are sometimes overlooked in our culture. This group aims to create a safe and comfortable place for men to support each other in discussing everyday life pressures related to family, work, money, relationships, health problems, mood, stress and more. For more information, contact Larry Tonetti, Psy.D. at 215.355.2011, x206.

New group forming: Young Adult Social Skills Group. Southampton Psychiatric Associates is forming a Young Adult Social-Skills Group for people between the ages of 18 and 25 years-old who have a history of social-skills difficulties. The group will be conducted with a psychoeducational approach, in a safe and supportive environment, in which members support and learn from each other, and through the facilitation and instruction of the group leader. Chief themes of the group will center on relational, vocational, and daily-living skills, establishing tangible goals for the future in these domains, and working toward making these goals a reality. For more information, contact Larry Tonetti, Psy.D., at 215.355.2011, x206.