Andrea Perelman, Psy.D.
A licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist in PA, Dr. Andrea Perelman has over 25 years of experience working with children and families.
Andrea’s areas of expertise include psychotherapy, play therapy, parenting support, therapeutic assessment, and consultation with schools and medical providers. She works with children of all ages, teens, and families to nurture growth, communication, and skills for navigating life's difficulties and joys, big emotions,
and challenging behaviors. She offers treatment for a range of presenting issues including anxiety, mood dysregulation, depression, ADHD, coping with medical illness, and trauma.
Andrea’s approach is warm, collaborative, and based on the best available research while being informed by the unique characteristics and context of each individual and family. She is guided by her background in mindfulness, attachment, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches. Andrea has additional training in play therapy, sandtray therapy, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and clinical hypnosis allowing her to weave creative and complementary interventions into her work.
Andrea earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Widener University with specializations in child and school psychology. Before entering the field of psychology, Andrea worked as an early childhood educator and child development consultant. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Andrea currently teaches in the graduate program at Widener University and supervises psychology doctoral students. She is a member of the board of The MIP Foundation whose mission is to foster and promote mental health support and social services for adolescent and young adult Oncology Patients.
“Change and healing are cultivated in trusted relationships. My approach to therapy involves helping clients enhance their own capacities for growth in the here-and-now present moments of therapy, and nurturing skills that extend into all aspects of their lives and relationships. “ - Andrea Perelman