• 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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  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Adults who grew up in a household where one or both parents had any type of addiction may find themselves struggling with relationships in their personal lives or at work. Many ACOAs (adult children of alcoholics or addicts) want to believe that they’ve somehow escaped the clutches …

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  • Couples Counseling Communication Skills

    Many times clients at my counseling service in Chestnut Hill and Fort Washington, PA talk about not feeling heard or understood. Friends and family members may mean well but we can all miss the mark when given an opportunity to respond to another’s pain, challenge, …

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  • Nagging & Criticism

    Nagging & Criticism

    Does “nagging” and criticism work to change your spouse or partner’s behavior? As a Marriage Counselor and Couples and Relationship expert I can’t help but see the wisdom in this approach. It’s important to review your strategy and if its not working to improve what …

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  • Stress 101

    As a Licensed Counselor near Lafayette Hill, PA, I hear how our 24/7 world can be stressful causing otherwise successful people to feel like their thoughts have been hijacked by anxiety. The worry bully in our brains. Check out this 10 min. video (click full …

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  • New Leaf Club

    Free Stress Mgt. Seminar New Leaf Club

    I’ll be presenting at the New Leaf Club Monday. Feel free to attend. Open to all. http://www.newleafclub.org/education/

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  • Marriage Map

    Marriage Map

    As a Marriage Therapist in Chestnut Hill, and Montgomery County, PA I like to show clients this marriage map (click on map to view fully) from Michelle Weiner- Davis, author of Divorce Busting, the Sex Starved Marriage, and the Divorce Remedy. Stages of Marriage So many couples …

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  • Communication: Men & Needing to Fix it

    As a Marriage Therapist, I know that Communication challenges with couples often can be viewed from the perspective of gender differences. While we all know that men have a higher need to want to respond in a way that fixes the problem women on the …

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  • Stages of Change Counseling

    Stages of Change Counseling

    As a Philadelphia area Counselor, I often use the concepts and suggestions related to The Stages of Change Model. This is recognized as a well-researched theory of change developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente from the University of Rhode Island. According to this change …

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  • Counseling Reluctance is Normal

    Counseling Reluctance is Normal

    The Counseling Process Everyone experiences challenges in life. You are not crazy to seek out counseling or personal coaching. The opposite is true. Successful human beings recognize when it’s time to take advantage of quality therapy resources to get their life or relationship back on …

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  • Couples Counseling: Chore Wars

    Couples Counseling: Chore Wars

    Many times one member of a couple gets upset and irritated that her spouse or partner leaves dishes in the sink, socks on the rug, toys laying around, you name it. Frequently the interpretation is that “he” just doesn’t care. Based on over two decades …

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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.