Are you feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed?
Struggling with your relationships?
Wondering how transitions can lead to something positive?
I can help you clarify and work productively with these issues, develop your strengths, and experience a greater overall sense of well-being. I enjoy helping couples resolve conflict and build safe and satisfying relationships.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, PA who has been offering counseling to individuals and couples for over 30 years. I specialize in guiding clients through life transitions, reducing their trauma and stress using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and building safe and satisfying relationships using the Imago Relationship model.
I place a high priority on creating a respectful, accepting and supportive environment that allows clients to move forward with safety and comfort. I find great satisfaction in helping people understand themselves more fully, address important issues and connect with their essential joy and vitality.
Dr. Augie Hermann is a licensed clinical psychologist in Center City Philadelphia. She received her B.A. and M.S. from Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. in Transactional Ecological Psychology from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also awarded a NIMH Fellowship in Mental Health Policy Analysis from the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Center for the Study of Families and Children.
Over the course of her 30-year practice, Dr. Hermann has utilized a variety of therapeutic approaches. She specializes in guiding clients through life transitions, reducing their trauma and stress using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and building safe and satisfying relationships using the Imago Relationship model.
In addition to her therapy practice, Dr. Hermann has conducted workshops including Getting the Love You Want and Working With Shame. Along with Alan M. Lerner, JD, she created a teaching video, Legal Interviewing. A lifetime advocate for women and families, Dr. Hermann worked at Booth Maternity Center and volunteers for Maternity Care Coalition. She finds joy in yoga, knitting, hiking, meditation and the beach.
Dr. Hermann is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, Imago Relationships International, and the Mid-Atlantic Association for Imago Relationship Therapists.
Dr. Hermann places a high priority on creating a respectful, accepting and supportive environment that allows clients to move forward with safety and comfort. She finds great satisfaction in helping people understand themselves more fully, address important issues and connect with their essential joy and vitality. Dr. Hermann is an ally of the LGBTQIA community.
Is Therapy for You?
We humans are wired for connection. When life's experiences damage those connections, we end up depressed, anxious, angry, and unhappy, often turning to unhealthy life styles including alcohol, food, drugs, and overspending. We suffer and our relationships suffer. Therapy allows time for exploring these disconnections and learning new skills for connecting to ourselves, others and the world, so we can live the life we want.
Therapy for life transitions
I enjoy guiding adults through all stages of life, including:
Grief and loss
Therapy for trauma and stress reduction
I am experienced in relaxation techniques and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an information-processing technique that has been proven one of the most effective methods in treating post-traumatic stress as well as anxiety, panic attacks, complicated grief, sexual and/or physical abuse, and addictions. EMDR therapy can help people replace their anxiety and fear with positive images, emotions and thoughts.
Therapy for couples
In my work with couples, I focus on Imago Relationship therapy which teaches couples how to resolve conflict safely, deepen communication and empathy, and rediscover the joy of being together.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
Imago Relationship Therapy
The Institute of Imago Relationship Therapy
The Essential Experience is a 3 1/2 day workshop designed to help you feel your power to make changes in your life and to handle the obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.