• Chestnut Hill Philadelphia Counselor
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Perhaps you're on a counseling site because something is bothering you. Anxiety, relationships, young adult or mid-life transitions, concern about your own or family member's alcohol or drug use. Something you want: less stress, better relationships, peace. Life can be messy. Our 24/7 world can cause otherwise successful people to get out of balance in their lives. I help courageous professionals and couples get back on track. Good news: effective, quality counseling works. In a private boutique counseling setting we'll work together to get your life or relationships working again. It's time to feel better. Help is here.


Counselor & Therapist

Chestnut Hill & Lower Gwynedd

Deb Owens, Licensed Counselor, Relationship Coach




Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, well being, and future.

Through counseling, we work together to help you find more peace and happiness.

Does this sound like you?

Click links below for more info on each specialization:

MOOD: worrying, anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, CBT therapy

ADDICTION or unhealthy use: alcohol, drugs, codependence, concern about a love one’s alcohol or drug use, adult children of alcoholics, aca counseling

•RELATIONSHIPS: individual counselor, marriage or couples therapist

TRANSITIONS: counseling for midlife, young adults, empty nest, parenting

I help successful people upgrade their life and relationships.

Let’s get you feeling better. Live the life you deserve.

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It’s tough trying to figure out how to make a marriage or relationship work.

They never gave us a manual on how to have a healthy, long term relationship or marriage. Where’s the GPS for relationships?

As your marriage counselor, I’ll help you to get unstuck from unhelpful patterns.

  • Trust or intimacy challenges
  • Tense over family, parenting, chores
  • Feel like roommates, drifting apart?
  • Relationship coaching or couples counseling helps  

Struggle is inevitable. A necessary part of every relationship. We can’t grow a strong and healthy marriage without challenges.

Don’t wait until it worsens. There is hope.

Through relationship or marriage counseling you can discover tools to improve communication skills and connection. Get your relationship back on track.

With your commitment and right kind of effort together, your marriage can bounce back.

Marriage counseling can help you be close and caring and feel good about your relationship again.

It may be hard work for a while. The rewards are worth it.

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    Winter is Coming: How’s Your Mood?

    Yes, depression can be associated with winter. Those living in northern climates often see a lowering of mood during the winter months. We all feel it to one degree or another. These months can be brutal. Low light levels can lead to hormonal shifts resulting …

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  • A Marriage Therapist's POV on Chores

    A Marriage Therapist’s POV on Chores

    Marriage Musings As a marriage counselor, I think a lot about communication. Men and women seem to differ in how they view the essence, yes I said essence, of chores. I realize these are considered to be gender stereotypes, however, from my point of view …

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  • Relationship with Alcohol: Make up or Break Up?

    Relationship with Alcohol: Make up or Break Up?

    Can we have a relationship with alcohol? Let’s consider how a “relationship” with alcohol matters. How there may be a difference from when alcohol is a minor or more serious problem. In other words when it drifts from a casual relationship to a more serious one …

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  • ACA/ACOAs:Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

    ACA/ACOAs:Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Yes, I said it. I have a top 9 for ACOAs. We’ve all seen some variation of characteristics that are correlated with growing up in a household affected, directly or indirectly, by a parent’s use of alcohol or drugs. Common ACOA traits include: Adult children …

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  • Marriage Counseling & Men

    Marriage Counseling & Men

    Something has changed. Perhaps men are more willing to ask for coaching, counseling, or a consultation or women are more independent or just plain “fed up”. When I started doing Relationship Coaching and Marriage Counseling in suburban Philadelphia, PA., the norm was that wives dragged their …

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  • Small Changes in Counseling

    Small Changes in Counseling

    CHOICES Perhaps today you take a walk instead of watching TV or surfing the web. Maybe you choose to put your partner’s needs above your own and compliment him or her on what they did well. Or you overcome an urge to engage is a …

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  • MidLife Crisis: Myth or Reality?

    MidLife Crisis: Myth or Reality?

    Mid Life Transitions: Stressful or Transformative? Normal Stages Midlife represents a normal stage of life with some predictable and not so predictable experiences. The term crisis conjures up images of men and women in their 40s and 50s trying to recapture their youth often by …

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  • How Relationship Counseling Works (sort of)

    How Relationship Counseling Works (sort of)

    How Counseling Works Relationship counseling can be a mysterious process.  Lots of variables. Here’s an interesting take on one aspect of counseling for relationships gone off track. Architecture of Life An acquaintance recently needed the foundation of their home strengthened. Due to some faulty work when …

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  • Relationships & Cell Phones

    Relationships & Cell Phones

    As a Philadelphia area Licensed Counselor, I see so many couples, individuals, and families who are struggling with a sense of disconnection. TETHERED At a time when our cell phones allow us to be tethered to the workplace and the larger world many of us …

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  • Counseling:Challenges of Life

    Counseling: Challenges of Life

    Encountering Potholes on the Road of Life In the Philadelphia area, there can be potholes in local roads, especially after difficult or “stormy” weather.  The first time you go over one it can be startling.  Your vehicle shakes.  For a moment you don’t know what …

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Book an Appointment To work with me, FIRST read about my location, fees, and specialties then call (215) 802-6521, email, or click to book an individual or couples or marriage counseling session or a 10 min. phone consult to answer questions, see if we're a good fit, and learn how I can help.