RIGHT OF PASSAGE
Where I’ve been, isn’t where I’m going
Who I’ve been, isn’t who I have to be
No longer will I disguise inner turmoil,
Nor will I invalidate the challenges I have experienced.
Today, I can face difficult things with an open heart,
And conquer them with my own sense of self-worth
And the help of those around me.
I promise to love ME as much as I have loved others.
Today, my authentic self is my ONLY self!
*- Katie, Former Patient
|J. Gerald Celebre, EdD, LP|
|Dr. Gerald Celebre emphasizes empowerment in therapy and the healing nature of attachment and relationships. He has more than 20 years experience in the mental health field, providing clinical services to adolescents, adults, couples and families. His interest in eating disorders began during post-graduate training in family therapy, and Dr. Celebre went on to work in both outpatient and inpatient treatment at the Renfrew Center in Philadelphia. He sub-specializes in the field of trauma, working with law enforcement to help victims of violent crimes. He completed an externship in family therapy through the Child Guidance Clinic of Philadelphia. He is also trained as a Level II EMDR clinician and in critical incident stress debriefing. Dr. Celebre holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a doctoral degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Temple University. One of his favorite sayings comes from the famous football coach, Vince Lombardi: It's not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.|