Counseling Services & Support Groups

Counseling Services

The practitioners at The Middleton Center are trained counselors, therapists, psychologists and social workers who see individuals, couples and families from all backgrounds. Many of them, including our clinicians in training are from the Council for Relationships, the oldest counseling center in continuous operation in Pennsylvania. The Council's mission is to help people interact in healthier, more fulfilling ways.

Our care is based on certain core beliefs: that all people are valued by God at each moment of their lives; that each of us is called to wholeness and a life of meaning; and grace is available to everyone, practitioner and client, to facilitate a process of healing and growth. Because life’s challenges are often complex and diverse, we offer many types of therapy. Problems we can help with include, but are not limited to:

  • relationship/marital issues
  • depression and anxiety
  • bereavement
  • chronic illness
  • child and adolescent problems
  • addiction
  • sexuality concerns, including LGBT issues
  • domestic violence
  • trauma
  • eating disorders

Fees are on a sliding scale based on income. There is a needs-based scholarship program available for those that qualify. We do not currently accept insurance.

Support Groups

The Middleton Center offers a variety of support and enrichment groups. Group membership is open; however, facilitators do request a conversation prior to attending.

  • Bereavement Support Group. The Bereavement Group, Searching for Still Waters, explores the many complex feelings of grief after the loss of a loved one. The group looks at choices that allow for healthy living while maintaining a connection with the deceased. Domenica Rafferty, MS, NCC, LPC, provides guidance and leadership. Searching for Still Waters meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, 10 – 11:30 a.m. All conversations are confidential.
  • Child Loss Support Group. The Child Loss Support Group, Forever in My Heart, provides a safe supportive group to process after the loss of a child born or unborn.  All who are grieving such a loss are welcome. Domenica Rafferty, MS, NCC, LPC, and Frank Bown, MD provides guidance and leadership. Forever in My Heart meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, 7 - 8:30 p.m. All conversations are confidential.
  • Clergy Colleague Groups. This specialized group for clergy members offers in depth and reflective dialogue using a case study approach, you will have the opportunity to develop substantive connections with other clergy. Groups meet on either the 2nd or 4th Monday of the month, at the Middleton Center in Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. 610-525-0766.

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All conversations are confidential.