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Ira Bilofsky, Psychotherapist
Ira L. Bilofsky, LCSW

ABOUT MY PRACTICE:

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100 S. Main Street, 1A, North Wales, PA 19454
100 S. Main Street, 1A, North Wales, PA 19454
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Front view
Front view
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Outside of waiting room
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The Office interior
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With Ira Bilofsky, LCSW, my mission is to improve mental health through a compassionate and personalized treatment that will be immediately apparent. I have offered the highest quality counseling services in the North Wales, PA area for over 25 years while remaining locally owned. His educational and work experience have cultivated an abundance of alternative approaches and solutions that lead to efficient stress counselinganxiety therapyanger management therapy, and childhood hereditary disorders

Ira Bilofsky, LCSW applies his psychotherapy practice to serve families in their marriage and child counseling needs. A few of my offered services include a refined OCD treatment, assessment and support for children with eating disorders, and depression therapy. All of these services can be offered on a sliding scale to accommodate your financial needs because I believe your mental health care should be a right, not a luxury. Call me today to learn more about my affordable and reliable mental/behavioral health services.
 
IRA'S BACKGROUND

I have been in practice for 24 years.  I graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During my College studies I worked in various Psychiatric settings including, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, North Western Institute of Psychiatry and Eugenia Psychiatric Hospital.  I studied the theories of Salvador Minuchin (Structural Family Therapy), Jay Haley (The Strategic Model of Psychotherapy), and Carl Whitaker, MD (who realized the need to treat the family as a whole).

In 1993, I was awarded my Academy of Certified Social Workers certificate  from the National Association of Social Workers, and in 1994 I received my Diplomat in Clinical Social Work certificate from the NASW. The highest accomplishments acknowledged by the NASW.

 Today, I utilize that training in order to make my work with Individuals, Children, Families and Couples the best it can be.  

  • I am a recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment for childhood hereditary disorders (ADHD, OCD, and Tourette's Syndrome).
  • I am known for my expertise in helping Adults deal with depression, anxiety, and mental illness related to medical conditions (diabetes & pain management).
  • I consider all options in the treatment of individuals, families and in my work with couples.  

SERVICES PROVIDED AT A GLANCE:
  • ADHD
  • IEP Assistance
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Medical Illness related to MH
  • Strategies for Angry Teens
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infertility
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders












PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING:

I am trained in all issues, but specializing in:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. OCD
  4. Eating Disorders
  5. Bipolar Disorder
  6. Career and Job Counseling

CHILD COUNSELING:

ADHD;  Evaluations and Counseling, Behavior modification programs, help designing a program that works with home & school.

OCD:  Evaluations and Counseling, as well as working with the family to understand how the illness affects the family as a whole.

BEHAVIOR:  Evaluation and an Individual plan developed with parent's to change behavior from negative to positive.

PARENTING ISSUES:
 
  1. I assess the needs of the child in trouble and help come up with a plan and goals to work toward a positive change in that child’s life.
  2. I work with the family to help change how the child is seen so that the family can feel whole again or for the first time.
  3. Family therapy.

 
SCHOOL RELATED PROBLEMS:
 
I will work with the family to identify the problem and help develop a plan which can be used at home and school.

I understand the PA Special Education rules and can help parents understand them as well so they can be a better advocate in school for their child.

FAMILY COUNSELING:
 
Traditionally, someone is identified as the problem.  I look at the family as a whole and evaluate the reason they say they need help as well as the actual reason the family isn't working.  Then I provide the system with a plan to correct both problems.
 
MARITAL COUNSELING:
 
I listen carefully to what both parties bring to the table and try and work out a plan so that harmony can be restored to the couple through trust and mutual understanding.
 
ADOPTION SERVICES:

I began working as an Independent Adoption Service Provider in 2010.   I assist birth parents with the placement of their child through the Independent Adoption.    The ASP meets face to face with birth parents and “advises" them of their rights and obligations and then assist them through the Adoption Process protecting their Rights.  My work continues with the Birth Parent’s until the Adoption Placement Agreement is signed and the process is over.
 
Most of my work is with an Organization out of California.

GROUPS

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RELAXATION GROUP:

TBA

This is a five week course.  Each meeting is 90 minutes.

Course Content:

Week 1:
Pre-test
Defining Stress
Ways Group can help
Subjective Unit of Distress Scale

Week 2:
Triggers
Benefits Problem solving 
Visualization

Week 3:
Understanding Anxiety
Avoidance
Thoughts
Bad Behaviors 
Coping Strategies
Guided Imagery

Week 4:
Grounding
What it does
3 types
Practice grounding

Week 5:
Review
Post test
Certification
Ending


ANGER MANAGEMENT:

**In 2017 this group is listed in the referral source guide for the Montgomery County Bar Association.
 
I provide a unique service for people with anger problems.  Why unique?  I am the only Psychotherapist who recognizes the need for face to face Group Services.
 
I meet with everyone on an individual basis to assess their needs.  I look at whether their needs are best suited for Individual treatment or Group.  When anger presents itself after a significant trauma I usually recommend individual treatment so that the trauma is given time to heal.  But when someone comes in for road rage they are perfect for group.
 
I provide an on-going 11 week group with a new way to look at anger.

NEXT GROUP:
January 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM






PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING:

I am trained in all issues, but specializing in:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. OCD
  4. Eating Disorders
  5. Bipolar Disorder
  6. Career and Job Counseling

CHILD COUNSELING:

ADHD;  Evaluations and Counseling, Behavior modification programs, help designing a program that works with home & school.

OCD:  Evaluations and Counseling, as well as working with the family to understand how the illness affects the family as a whole.

BEHAVIOR:  Evaluation and an Individual plan developed with parent's to change behavior from negative to positive.

PARENTING ISSUES:
 
  1. I assess the needs of the child in trouble and help come up with a plan and goals to work toward a positive change in that child’s life.
  2. I work with the family to help change how the child is seen so that the family can feel whole again or for the first time.
  3. Family therapy.

 
SCHOOL RELATED PROBLEMS:
 
I will work with the family to identify the problem and help develop a plan which can be used at home and school.

I understand the PA Special Education rules and can help parents understand them as well so they can be a better advocate in school for their child.

FAMILY COUNSELING:
 
Traditionally, someone is identified as the problem.  I look at the family as a whole and evaluate the reason they say they need help as well as the actual reason the family isn't working.  Then I provide the system with a plan to correct both problems.
 
MARITAL COUNSELING:
 
I listen carefully to what both parties bring to the table and try and work out a plan so that harmony can be restored to the couple through trust and mutual understanding.
 
ADOPTION SERVICES:

I began working as an Independent Adoption Service Provider in 2010.   I assist birth parents with the placement of their child through the Independent Adoption.    The ASP meets face to face with birth parents and “advises" them of their rights and obligations and then assist them through the Adoption Process protecting their Rights.  My work continues with the Birth Parent’s until the Adoption Placement Agreement is signed and the process is over.
 
Most of my work is with an Organization out of California.

GROUPS

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RELAXATION GROUP:

TBA

This is a five week course.  Each meeting is 90 minutes.

Course Content:

Week 1:
Pre-test
Defining Stress
Ways Group can help
Subjective Unit of Distress Scale

Week 2:
Triggers
Benefits Problem solving 
Visualization

Week 3:
Understanding Anxiety
Avoidance
Thoughts
Bad Behaviors 
Coping Strategies
Guided Imagery

Week 4:
Grounding
What it does
3 types
Practice grounding

Week 5:
Review
Post test
Certification
Ending


ANGER MANAGEMENT:

**In 2017 this group is listed in the referral source guide for the Montgomery County Bar Association.
 
I provide a unique service for people with anger problems.  Why unique?  I am the only Psychotherapist who recognizes the need for face to face Group Services.
 
I meet with everyone on an individual basis to assess their needs.  I look at whether their needs are best suited for Individual treatment or Group.  When anger presents itself after a significant trauma I usually recommend individual treatment so that the trauma is given time to heal.  But when someone comes in for road rage they are perfect for group.
 
I provide an on-going 11 week group with a new way to look at anger.

NEXT GROUP:
January 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM






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