Last updated: 1/24/2020

Cynthia Closs, DSW, LCSW (215) 694-2383
Last Updated: 1/24/2020

Years of Experience: 13

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


PA - LCSW [CW015019]

Credentials and Certifications:
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Level II Clinician
Gestalt Therapist, Certified
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Office and Contact Information
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Empowerment and Recovery Psychotherapy, LLC
525 South 4th Street
Suite 598
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 694-2383

Contact: Cynthia Closs, DSW, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Abuse and/or Neglect Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Advocacy Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Grief/Loss Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Family Issues Immigration/Newcomer Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Pain Management Physical Illness/Impairment Sexual Disorders Stress Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Feminist Gestalt Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Case Management Crisis Intervention EMDR Holistic Humanistic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Narrative Therapy Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Biracial College Students Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Transgender
Caregivers Chronic Illness Immigrants/Refugees
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
Arabic Armenian Asian Indian Italian
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:

Highmark Keystone Health Plan East
Independence Blue Cross (Keystone Health Plan East) Magellan Behavioral Health
Independence Blue Cross (Personal Choice PPO)