News

We are delighted to announce that Leorah Walsh, M.D. is joining SPA! Dr. Walsh is an American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She completed her medical training at Thomas Jefferson University, psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining SPA, Dr. Walsh practiced outpatient psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia working with their First-Episode Psychosis Programs, Autism Integrated Care Clinic, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and general Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Walsh has also previously engaged in research in Schizophrenia and in Autism and has been involved in the training and supervision of medical students and residents. Dr. Walsh has additional experience treating individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, medical causes of psychiatric illness, and co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions. She uses a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. Her special interests include treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and Autism using both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Dr. Walsh is available to give talks to professional organizations and community groups on a wide range of topics including first episode psychosis and Autism Spectrum Disorders, among others.

Patients who wish to schedule with Dr. Walsh should call 215/355-2011 ext 213.

We are delighted to welcome a new psychologist to SPA, Rebecca Bubb, Ph.D.! Dr. Bubb is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College in Clinical Developmental Psychology and specializes in adolescents and young adults. Her training includes working with individuals and families primarily in outpatient settings, but also in schools, inpatient facilities, and mandated therapy settings. She specializes in working with adolescents and young adults but also works with families and adults. Dr. Bubb is experienced in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship and family issues. She has a particular interest and training in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Bubb’s primary goal in working with a client or family is to understand their unique challenges and goals and to work with their strengths to find the best path forward. Some of the approaches she incorporates into the work include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family systems therapies, and parent training.

Dr. Bubb accepts some insurance plans. Evening hours are available. Please contact the office manager at 215.355.2011, x213 if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bubb.

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.

 

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.