Paul HeadshotDr. Himmelberg, PhD earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University in 1993. He completed his clinical internship at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Since earning his degree he has worked primarily in private practice, providing individual and/or couple’s therapy for hundreds of clients in the greater Philadelphia area. He has studied a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, and includes techniques from a range of styles. These include strategies to deepen self-awareness or insight, cognitive-behavioral interventions, self-soothing techniques, and a focus on letting go of patterns which keep one feeling stuck. Recent training has included extended supervision in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, as well as ongoing education in mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Himmelberg is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychologists.

Many individuals who appear to function well nonetheless experience considerable emotional pain. Some suffer in silence, burdened by shame over being unable to “get over it” or “stop feeling sorry for themselves.” Others find themselves stuck in self-defeating patterns. Despite a longing for close relationships, they continually alienate others and end up in powerful loneliness. Both groups sense that life is slipping away from them. With perseverance and a willingness to risk opening up, a person can shed these crippling patterns and find greater satisfaction in both relationships and in work.

My approach emphasizes letting go of shame. I focus on creating a non-judgmental environment in which people can share their worst fears and discover that they are simply human. This also involves helping people make sense of their experience. Once things makes sense, guilt and shame melt away.


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