About Kevin Kuehlwein, PsyD, ACT
SEE him explain a bit on his therapeutic philosophy and approach on Youtube:
Background and credentials:
- Graduate of Swarthmore College (BA in Psychology)
- Graduate of Hahnemann University (Doctorate of Psychology)
- Licensed PA psychologist (since 1991)
- Certified Cognitive Therapist and Trainer, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
- Postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania Health System's Center for Cognitive Therapy under the "father of cognitive therapy," Dr. Aaron Beck, 1990-91
- Adjunct Faculty (graduate & undergraduate) Hahnemann University (now Drexel), 1986-2007
- Clinical Faculty at University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy
- 1st Clinical Coordinator at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy trainer via the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Certified Trial-Based Cognitive Therapist from Dr. Irismar Reis De Oliveira's Trial Based Cognitive Therapy Institute
- Adjunct Faculty in University of Pennsylvania's graduate mental health nurse practitioner program, 2006-present
- Group leader in Dr. Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology resiliency project for adults, 2004
- Study therapist for scientific studies on Generalized Anxiety; Borderline, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Avoidant Personality Disorders; Cocaine Dependence; Major Depression; and Panic Disorder
- Co-editor of 2 professional books: Cognitive Therapies in Action: Evolving Innovative Practice & Constructing Realities: Meaning-Making Perspectives for Psychotherapists
- Editorial assistant on 4 other well-respected books in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy Trainer to psychologists, psychiatry residents, other physicians, nurses, and social workers (including Veterans Administration therapists)
- Member of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
- Member of Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Member of Pennsylvania Psychological Association
- Member of Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association
He is at his private practice office currently Monday through Friday. He sees individual clients from age 16 to 80 or so and couples who are not in the depths of crisis.
Professionals eager to learn more about or improve their application of cognitive-behavioral therapy also meet with him in person or over the phone for consultation. He has provided such consultation for people from Hong Kong, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and various cities in the United States.
With almost 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, and as a graduate of Hahnemann University (now incorporated into Drexel) specializing in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Dr. Kuehlwein currently serves as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are depression, anxiety of various kinds, anger management, self-esteem, communication, milder substance abuse, milder couples issues, stress management, as well as procrastination and avoidance.
In addition to being a well known therapist, Dr. Kuehlwein has presented at both national and international conferences as well as given numerous local workshops on the topics of applying CBT to self-esteem issues, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and gay/lesbian/bisexual client concerns.
Dr. Kuehlwein is an interactive, practically-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to explore new perspectives and skills with clients, and to provide support, understanding and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, stresses, and problems. He integrates various methodologies, techniques, and humor to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.