Couples, Family, and Individual Therapy

Family Psychiatry

321 Mallwyd RD
Merion, PA 19006
610 667 4617

All therapy is a journey–toward growth, connection and aliveness.  Your journey may include your partner, your children or your parents and siblings, or you may be on your own path. When you are looking for a guide, you want someone who is practical, kind, and knows the territory.

My goal is to develop a broad understanding of the individual, family, and cultural issues that affect you, and choose effective treatment that will offer relief from pain and new ways of seeing the world.  I offer a safe, welcoming way to find your best self.

As one of the most experienced therapists and teachers in Philadelphia, my practice is the heart of my professional life. I specialize in couples and sex therapy, individual therapy, and consultation/therapy with adults and their families of origin.


Ellen Berman MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania

Founder and Director of Training for the Center for Couples and Adult Families
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

President, Association of Family Psychiatrists

Private Practice, Merion, PA


Upcoming events

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Toronto April 26-28 2019  psychiatryandculture.org

American Psychiatric Society (APA) San Francisco May 18-21, 2019 psych.org


NAMI PA Main Line  creates a book list for children and teens who have mental illness in the family:

The local chapter of AFP met Feb 6 at the home of Ellen Beman. We are requesting submissions from local training programs for the resident award for excellence in family inclusion.  Send to Dr. Berman at emberman@yahoo.com