Bio – Stephen M. Pogust

Stephen M. Pogust, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), has worked extensively with individuals, couples, families and groups for more than 20 years. Many of his clients have developed and implemented change strategies after only six sessions.

His graduate education was completed at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, after he retired as assistant news editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to extensive research, coping strategies are developed early in life. For some these strategies remain effective throughout life. But for many others, the strategies learned in childhood break down, often leading to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems, etc.

Stephen is a cognitive behavioral therapist who believes strongly that the vast majority of clients can learn how to lead more productive lives without medication. He believes that psychotropic medication often serves to mask symptoms and discourage the work needed to bring about meaningful change.

He believes that clients are the “experts” and that his role is as a guide toward better questions leading to better answers. He will support your progress along the new rode.

He accepts cash or checks. His fees, based on a sliding scale, have been kept affordable to accommodate a diverse population. His greatest reward is observing clients’ emotional growth.