I provide a variety of services for behavioral health and wellness, including treatment for:
Trauma, both acute and complex (occurring over a long period, as in being bullied or abused)
Adjusting to life transitions (birth, death, changes in relationships, etc.)
Oppression and Empowerment
I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities. Together, we'll choose the one that best suits your needs. You decide the pace at which we'll move.
I look forward to being of service to you, your children, and your family.
NEW AND EXISTING CLIENTS
I work with
• Hard of Hearing
• Hearing people
• From 4 to 90+ years old
• Children, adolescents, adults, and families
• Intellectual Disabilities and/or Developmental Disabilities
I am also trained in working with the beautiful diversity that exists in humanity, including people of color, gender non-binary/gender nonconforming, differing faiths (including no denomination), and many others.
Like all healthcare providers, beginning a new relationship with a therapist requires the completion of several documents. Below is a link to my secure client portal where you can complete these forms online. Please send me an email, after which I will send you a link to the TherapyPortal site.
If you would like a free, no obligation 10-minute telephone call to determine whether we're a good fit for each other, please go here. Once you're an established client, go to the TherapyPortal to manage your appointments, share completed forms with me, and many other actions.
Here is where you can link to my secure client portal to make, change, or cancel appointments. Please be aware that appointments canceled with less than 24 hours (1 business day) notice will incur a full charge, which is NOT covered by insurance.
INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED (Please note that behavioral health benefits are often administered by a different company than your physical healthcare benefits)
• Geisinger Health Plan
• Capital Blue Cross
• Highmark Blue Shield
• United Behavioral Health
• Medical Assistance (behavioral health care managed by CCBH - Community Care Behavioral Health
I also take private pay clients if you do not want your insurance company or employer to know about your treatment services.
WHAT I OFFER DURING MY SESSIONS
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the primary treatment approaches I use in my practice. This process assists people in becoming aware of the thoughts that influence their emotions, which then drive their behaviors.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy which encourages people to focus on the symptoms they are experiencing in a moment of distress (how does your body feel, what thoughts are going through your head, what emotions are coming up) and employing Mindfulness-based techniques to work through the distress.
Problem-Solving Therapy is another modality I often use. Understanding the stressful events that bring you to therapy and working on productive ways to resolve those stressors is the crucial work in this treatment.
Because I treat individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their lives, I also use techniques that assist people in resolving the trauma in a way that does not require them to recall the shock repeatedly (as in Prolonged Exposure Therapy). I prefer to use treatment approaches like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing , Emotional Freedom Techniques, and other dynamic treatments that allow you to resolve the disturbing memories without having to talk about them over and over again.