The effective path to achieving
more productive and fulfilling life
The effective path
to achieving more productive and fulfilling life
Our practice provides a broad range of effective, client-centered and solution-focused counseling services to help you manage the challenges and stressors of everyday life
Our team of licensed counselors with diverse education and advanced clinical training utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches & distinct expertise to provide you with the support you need during difficult times
We view the relationship between the counselor & client as a partnership concentrating on you and working together to set realistic & attainable goals to assist you with overcoming your most complex personal hardships
Our counselors utilize evidence-based treatments (EBTs) and create personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and teach you effective coping skills & techniques to help you manage the stressors and challenges of daily life.
Is Counseling for you?
People seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Occasionally, we are faced with unexpected changes to our lives such a divorce, personal loss of a loved one, work transitions or other life circumstances.
More often, we are confronted with difficult situations in life and pursue counseling to deal with long-standing patterns of problematic behaviors and unwanted reactions, or due to challenges dealing with anxiety, depression or substance abuse.
Although choosing to seek counseling may cause uneasiness, it is an important life experience that can bring added meaning and many positive benefits to one’s overall health and well-being. Counseling promotes opportunities for self discovery, personal growth, inner and outer peace, self-esteem improvement, and coping skills to help resolve various life challenges.
It takes courage to admit that one needs help. It takes wisdom to realize that one might not be able to resolve issues without professional help. It takes strength to take the first step to initiate contact to seek help. We praise you on making this important life decision to seek counseling services.
Howcan we help?
1-3 month duration
- Mild Anxiety & Depression
- Educational Concerns
- First Responder Counseling
- Stress Management
- Parent - Child Conflicts
- Adolescent / Peer Issues
- Communication Issues
4-9 month duration
- Domestic Violance / Abuse
- Couples / Marriage Counseling
- Life Changes
- Co-parenting Support
- Moderate Anxiety & Depression
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pamela Tibbs, LCSW
Susan Barradale, LCSW
Dannielle Bennett, LCSW
Jennifer Bruno, LCSW
Rachel Greene, LSW
Brooke Neff, LPC
Laura Pape, LSW
Andrea Toohey, LCSW
Lauren Ziegler, LSW
Personalized care for every need
Our team of highly qualified counselors covers a wide range of specialties to meet your particular needs, such as:
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING FOR:
* Children (5 yrs and up)
* Young Adults
* Older Adults
COUPLES / MARRIAGE COUNSELING
* identify issues to work on and establish attainable goals to improve your relationship
* gain insights into relationship dynamics and interactions
* learn communication tools to improve interactions with your partner with the guidance of an unbiased professional
* adopt a solutions-oriented approach to rediscover your relationship's strengths
* practice conflict-resolution strategies for enhanced empathy and mutual support
Why choose us?
Our team offers over 100 years of combined clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Play Therapy to treat a broad range of mental health conditions across various age groups (5 yrs and up).
Our counselors design custom treatment plans tailored specifically to you based on your symptoms & personal circumstances.
We practice scientifically recognized and validated treatment methods proven to effectively reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning of our clients.
Our therapists meet stringent academic requirements, participate in ongoing specialized training and uphold uncompromised ethical standards to deliver the highest-quality, most-effective care to you. All of our counselors are licensed with the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists & Professional Counselors. We are a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
In-person or telehealth appointment options are available, including evening and weekend timeslots, to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs) and over 70+ insurance plans accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. For self-paying clientele we offer affordable rates. For those who experience financial hardship, we offer a sliding scale.
Accessing care is as simple as 1, 2, 3...
Call us or fill out online registration form to provide us with your demographic information, including insurance details if you choose to utilize your medical coverage to pay for services
Our goal is to pair you with the most qualified counselor to work with you. Our Clinical Director will evaluate the reasons you are seeking counseling. Once assessed, a counselor will be assigned based on your clinical needs and individual circumstances
We will verify your eligibility and benefits, including any co-pay, co-insurance or deductible amounts you may be responsible for based on provisions of your plan
APPOINTMENT SET UP
Once your counselor has been assigned and/or medical benefits have been verified, we will schedule your first appointment based on your scheduling preferences
Prior to first appointment, you will complete required new patient intake forms. For your convenience, this can be accomplished remotely via Adobe eSign or online on our patient e-portal free of charge
Meet with your counselor in person or virtually over the phone or via a video-chat through the app on your smart phone, tablet or computer and start your journey into new beginnings
Timely care is
Check out our FAQs
A: Generally, sessions are scheduled weekly especially at the early stages of establishing a therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client.
The intent is for the therapist to gather the necessary history about the client so his or her clinical needs can be properly evaluated and a correct diagnosis can be made. This, in turn, will allow the counselor to develop a custom treatment plan to address the needs of the client. As the client’s condition improves over time, the frequency of sessions may be adjusted to biweekly or monthly as deemed clinically appropriate by the provider.
A: Our counselors have diverse training and specific areas they specialize in. Generally, our Clinical Director carefully reviews all new intakes and assigns the most qualified therapist to work with a client based on client’s individual needs and circumstances. If a specific counselor at our practice has been referred to you by a friend of medical professional, please make sure to indicate your preference while requesting our services. We will be happy to accommodate your request as long as the provider is qualified to treat your condition(s).
A: Absolutely! Your privacy is our priority. All services, including your medical records, are considered Protected Health Information and as such are protected by strict federal, state and local laws. We always obtain client’s consent before we communicate with or release any part of the PHI to third parties. We also keep a detailed log of any PHI released for each client.
A: We strongly believe that a good fit with your counselor is very important to continuous engagement in therapy and essential to self improvement. If, at any time, you feel you are not connecting with your therapist, please do not hesitate to contact our administrative staff. Your feedback is very important to us and will be shared with our Clinical Director who will reassign another counselor within our practice to you. We want to make it right and ensure you receive the best quality care you deserve.
A: Yes we do! We are currently in-network with Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO) which administers the Medicaid program outside the Lehigh and Northampton counties. If Medicaid is secondary and you live in the Lehigh or Northampton county, Magellan Healthchoices covers any copays or deductibles.
A: The length of participation in therapy by each client depends on client’s individual clinical needs and level of engagement in the therapeutic process by the client.
Typically, most common conditions such as adjustment disorders, mild anxiety or depression may resolve within 1-3 months. However, more complex or severe conditions may require prolonged support lasting for several months.
We also note that many clients who have experienced significant improvement prefer to occasionally check in with their therapist every few months. Our counselors are here to provide the support you need for as long as you need it.