What is Social Therapy?


A Psychology of Becoming
  • We have helped thousands of clients create new possibilities for themselves, their families and their communities.

  • Our positive, unique group therapy process helps people grow emotionally. 

  • We get better by creating environments where we can share emotional and relationship struggles together and create something new with it: new conversations, new meanings, new emotions, new lives.

To Learn more, visit the East Side Institute.

Dr. Fred Newman, an eclectic and unorthodox therapist and community organizer, is the founder of social therapy.



Our Psychology supports people’s development in three related ways:
  1. To experience the socialness of our human existence

  2. To exercise the power of collective creativity

  3. To live our lives in ways that build community

--Holzman , L. (2004) Psychological Investigations: An Introduction to Social Therapy



Philadelphia Office

245 S. 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Doylestown Office

The Farm Complex

400 Farm Lane, The Carriage House

Doylestown, PA 18901

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