About Dr. Susan McCrea
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dr. Susan McCrea is a clinical psychology resident with over nine years of experience providing psychological services. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to help her clients reduce stress and build resilience. She also integrates complementary techniques such as biofeedback, relaxation, and mindfulness, in order to offer a highly customized and personalized approach, tailored to each client’s individual needs. Dr. McCrea treats all clients with warmth and genuine respect, viewing clients as collaborators in the therapy process. She offers counseling and psychotherapy, biofeedback, relaxation training, stress management, parent training, academic coaching, and ADHD coaching. Her testing services include diagnostic testing, ADHD evaluations, and new-hire evaluations for public service professionals.
Her areas of specialty include: depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, migraine and other headache disorders, chronic pain, stress management, relaxation training, biofeedback, ADHD, academic issues, parent training. Dr. McCrea obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ursinus College, graduating with honors in her major. After several years of conducting research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Treatment Research Center, she earned both her Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Dr. McCrea is Board Certified to provide biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She completed a rotation at Jefferson Headache Center working as part of a comprehensive team of headache specialists including neurologists, fellows, psychologists, psychiatrists, physician’s assistants, and nurses, while receiving advanced knowledge in treating migraine and other types of headaches. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Headache Society.
Dr. McCrea is also a Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist. She has extensive experience working in public schools, college disability services, and ADHD clinics. She was awarded the Patricia Bricklin School Psychology Award in 2011.