Meet Our Psychologists

Dr. Perilstein Rittenhouse Square Location

drp copyJoanne Perilstein, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who worked for fifteen years helping individuals with various physical and emotional disabilities choose educational programs and careers. Dr. Perilstein made a major career transition in her own life after she became totally blind in 2000. Having attended a rehabilitation program that taught her to use the white cane, clean, cook and operate an adaptive computer, she then began working entirely as a psychotherapist since she could no longer administer the psychological tests to evaluate clients needing vocational change.

Following a period of working in a group practice, she again opened a solo psychology practice and is a provider for several major insurance groups. She has developed a thriving practice that provides her with much meaningful activity. Since she has maintained her interest in helping people find satisfaction in their work and careers she decided to offer groups to inspire others to find similar satisfaction during difficult times. She sees patients at her office at 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1104 in Center City Philadelphia.

Dr. Liggera Rittenhouse Square location

drl copyCourtney Liggera, Psy. D. is a licensed psychologist with nearly ten years of clinical experience. She helps patients coping with a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues as well as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University, and her Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) from The George Washington University. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, NY, and at Madison County Mental Health Center in Wampsville, NY.

Dr. Liggera believes in the power of psychodynamic/insight acclimated therapy, holding that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is being able to connect oneself with an unwavering guide in a secure and serene environment so that the path to overcoming life’s trials can become more clear. She is married, with a daughter, Alexandra. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading suspense novels, and baking.\

Dr. Kotch Rittenhouse Square location

Sharon Kotch, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience working with patients struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, issues of aging, parenting and relationship challenges.  

Dr. Kotch completed her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Scranton and her Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed an APA-accredited internship at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, NJ and at the Rutgers University Counseling Center, in Camden, NJ.  Dr. Kotch is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which informs her therapeutic approach and case conceptualization.  She believes in empowering individuals to develop more effective strategies to manage life's challenges, while living as fulfilling a life as possible.

Dr. Kotch is the mother of two teenage daughters.  In her free time, she enjoys being with her girls, running, reading, traveling to Cape Cod and spending time with friends.

 

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