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Welcome to Introspect Care


We welcome you to INTROSPECT -- a safe, confidential, and comfortable psychotherapeutic facility. Our carefully chosen office personnel are trained to help you with medical insurance concerns and schedule your first appointment with one of our many compassionate, personable, and specialized therapists. When a medication consultation is recommended with one of our psychiatrists or nurse practitioners, our administrators will arrange the visit for you. We invite you to surf our website. Learn about our trained clinical staff and their specialties. Click on pull-down menus that elaborate on topics such as: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Medications, Stress, Eating Disorders and more. Please check out our growing list of articles as well as our blog. In addition, we provide links that take you to online sites where you can learn even more about mental health topics of particular interest to you.



Medical Director: Williard J. Shanken, MD

Psychological Services Director: Phyliss Shanken, MA

Associate Medical Director: Frank Sergi, PhD


Your Psychiatric Experience

Your Therapy Experience

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From the Directors

Articles by Williard J. Shanken, M.D.

Some Thoughts About Creativity and How It Applies to Psychotherapy

My Journey to Become a Psychiatrist

Continuing Education Lecture on Adult ADHD

More Articles


Articles by Phyliss Shanken, M.A.

What to Expect in Therapy and Why I Love My Job

Coach and Psychotherapist Collaborate

Everything is Funny as Long as It's Happening to Someone Else

More Articles


Phyliss Shanken's Latest Books

--- Eye of Irene --- Conversations with Perfect Strangers Memoirs of a Psychologist --- Heart of Boynton Beach Club ---


Therapy is the process of talking to a therapist who helps you to understand yourself and to problem solve your difficulties and conflicts.

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Anger Management

Road Rage, anger outbursts towards one’s friends, children, co-workers or your child’s anger outbursts are a few examples that trouble individuals. Talk therapy and sometimes medication can help those who struggle with anger.


Being a member of a family can be joyful and yet complicated and stressful. Through discussions with our trained therapists who see families as well as individuals, you can understand what prevents you and your family from communicating more effectively, functioning better and learn new ways to function better.


Through the compassionate help of a therapist, you can change your self-image, discover ways to affirm your self-worth, and cease to be impacted by a negative representation of who you really are.


Psychiatrists are medical doctors who prescribe medication to people who have emotional problems. Therapists may refer patients to psychiatrists when additional help beyond therapy is necessary where medications can augment the person’s progress.

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Today’s fast moving world presents many challenges from the outside. The way you react to these pressures from the inside may turn out to be detrimental to your health and sense of well-being. In these technological times, you might want to take a breath, speak with a professional, and develop more effective ways to deal with your daily challenges, as you navigate through this stressful world in which we live.

Fees and Insurance

In most cases your health insurance covers the majority of these fees. Most insurances are accepted, including Personal Choice, Aetna US Healthcare, Keystone, and Medicare.

For more info, Click here or Call us at 215-997-3600 between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM and ask for the Insurance Department.

About Us


2321 N. Broad St.
Colmar, Pa. 18915

Phone: 215-997-3600

Fax: 215-997-9409


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