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Remedy.

The Private Practice of Meghan DeFino

Licensed Professional Counselor &

Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner 


Meghan's Specialities

Eating Disorders & Addictions

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Meghan believes full recovery from eating disorders and other addictions are possible for everyone.  She strives to help clients explore their goals in life and examine how their disordered eating or addictive behaviors are hindering them in meeting these.  She helps clients set treatment goals that are meaningful to them and supports clients in gaining the skills and autonomy to continue their recovery, ideally without the need for long-term ongoing treatment. Meghan believes one skill necessary for recovery is the ability to identify and refute the black and white, perfectionist thinking that often accompanies disordered eating and other addictions, in order to achieve more balance and contentment.  Meghan places a heavy emphasis on the client/therapist relationship as a healing agent and also believes those we live with can be powerful (and often necessary) allies in recovery and thus require education about the disease. Meghan believes that eating disorders and addictions are ideally treated with a team that often includes a therapist, nutritionist, medical doctor and psychiatrist.  Usually, if she is working as an individual's therapist, she will not also work as their nutritionist (though there are exceptions to this). She helps clients explore what services and level of care would be most helpful to them and can help refer clients to providers and programs in the area that could augment their work together. 

Depression & Anxiety

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Meghan works with many clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues.  She helps clients identify and change the faulty thinking patterns that are keeping them stuck in a cycle of worrying and feeling sad or hopeless.  She uses a strengths based approach that helps people create a new narrative of how they see themselves and explores how this self-narrative colors many of life's events and interpersonal interactions. She strives to create an accepting and judgement-free atmosphere where clients can feel safe to share things they may otherwise be hesitant to discuss. Meghan believes that each person can heal themselves if given the right environment and structure to do so. The therapeutic relationship is a place to receive the support and encouragement to explore and make changes.  

 

Nutrition

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Health Coaching is a funny thing when you're struggling with disordered eating.  It's not as if you don't know what you should be eating. It's that there is a disconnect between your knowledge of what is good for you, psychologically and physically, and your ability to carry this out.  That's why it is very important that nutrition information and strategies be provided bearing in mind the psychological underpinnings of how and why we eat the way that we do.  Together, you and Meghan will explore your body's true likes and dislikes and work to cultivate what your own unique and individual relationship with food will look like. Meghan prides herself on meeting people where they are at and thinking outside the box to come up with strategies that will work for them. She does not believe that nutrition can be a one size fits all approach. Whether people need help meal planning or not, Meghan believes the ultimate goal for everyone is eventually enjoying the freedom of intuitive eating.  

 

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Useful Information

Fees

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Fees: 

Initial Assessments (60 mins)- $175

Regular Appts (45-50mins)- $150

Half Sessions (nutrition only)- $90

Family Therapy (60 mins)- $175

Metabolic Testing (30 mins)- $125

Clinical Supervision (60 mins)- $100

*UPenn Aetna Student Health Plan- $50


All payments are due at the time of service. Clients may pay with credit/debt-it cards, HSA cards, cash or check. Receipts and invoices will be automatically emailed to clients monthly.  You may be able to to submit these receipts to your insurance company for reimbursement (if your plan allows for such). It is worth calling your provider to find out if they do this. The link below provides a helpful list of questions you may want to ask your insurance provider about reimbursement. 

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Getting Started

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Clients are welcome to contact Meghan via email or phone with questions or to schedule an initial appointment. A free 15 minute in-person or phone consultation is also available. Once your initial appointment is confirmed, you will receive an email prompting you to log into your new Client Portal in order to complete Intake paperwork prior to your first session. This will allow you more time to talk during your first session and less time spent doing paperwork! Clients will automatically receive all receipts via email and will also be sent email reminders the day before appointments. A credit card number is required to hold your appointments in the event of a no-show.  

Practice Policies

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When unforeseen events interfere with our scheduled time, it is not always possible for me to substitute someone or something else into the time that has been set-aside for you. Therefore, once a therapy session is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for that session unless 48 hours advance notice of cancellation is provided.  Should you need to reach me between sessions, you may do so by telephone or email. You may leave a message on my confidential voicemail at any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible or by the next business day under normal circumstances.  

Resources & Links

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Check out our Facebook page for ongoing articles and resources about good therapy, body acceptance, and more! 

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New: Metabolic Testing

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Remedy is pleased to announce the addition of metabolic testing to their suite of health and wellness services. Remedy uses BodyGem®, an independently validated device, to measure patients' Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). 

Learn More How Metabolic Testing Can Help You

Client Reviews

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Hear what clients are saying about their work with Meghan

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Remedy

1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, United States

(484) 679-6341 RemedyTC@gmail.com

Hours

Mon

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Tue

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wed

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Thu

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fri

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Evening FaceTime sessions are also available M-Th for existing clients 

Conveniently located in Rittenhouse Square

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