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Irene Feigin,
Licensed Psychologist

Bilingual Extension

2375 Woodward Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA 19115

1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1424
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: (215) 969-2420

I am a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, currently in a private practice in Philadelphia. I received my master's degree from St. Petersburg (Russia). I also completed a postgraduate externship in a systemic family therapy at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and a two-year training in clinical hypnosis at the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia. I have almost twenty years of broad-range professional experience working in a variety of clinical settings with children and families, helping them to overcome personal challenges. Among my special interests is therapy with uprooted families and families in transition. I contributed the chapter on family therapy with émigré families from the former Soviet Union to "Ethnicity and Family Therapy" (eds. Monika McGoldrick, Joseph Jordano and John K. Pierce, 1996, Guilford Press).
As a bilingual psychologist and a family therapist familiar with the Russian orphanage system and child rearing practices, I provide pre-adoption and post-adoption services for parents and their adopted children from Russia and the former Soviet republics.
The following specific issues related to international adoption are addressed:

  • Review of medical records and developmental history
  • Developmental problems
  • Emotional and behavior problems (attention deficit, attachment difficulties, emotional trauma, depression and anxiety in children)
  • Help in understanding cultural aspects of behavior vs. behavioral problems
  • Bilingual psychological examination
  • Appropriate intervention (parents consultation, children/family consultation and therapy).


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