Dr. Briana Volpintesta, LMFT, PhD
Briana (she/her/hers) is an individual, couple, and family therapist specializing in self-esteem and identity work, trauma, grief, dating and relationships, anxiety, young adult life transitions, and sexual & emotional abuse recovery. She is trained in EMDR and uses a combination of EMDR and traditional talk therapy to work with clients to achieve their goals. Briana understands that therapy can be tough, and uses a collaborative approach to goal setting and treatment design. Briana is committed to practicing mindful, trauma-informed, and socially just therapy. She strives to practice anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and non-monogamy friendly therapy, and seeks to create safe spaces for all clients that she has the privilege of working with.
Education & Experience
PhD - Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Dissertation - White Clinicians' Way of Being With Their Black Clients MFT - Thomas Jefferson University Undergrad - Psychology, Villanova University Prior practice experience in inpatient, community-based mental health, and non-profit private practice, as well as teaching couples communication courses.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
AAMFT Transcending Trauma Project (Intergenerational Holocaust Research out of Council For Relationships in Philadelphia)
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Family Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident
- Sliding Scale