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17,031 people sought child & teen counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

Discover how starting child & teen counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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10 therapists available at Bethlehem
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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Life Transition, +3 more

My drive is to empower you to thrive -- a meaning that can only be defined by you. We will work together to understand and establish this meaning as a... My drive is to empower you to thrive -- a meaning that can only be defined by you. We will work together to understand and establish this meaning as a foundation for your healing process. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +14 more

I believe everyone can live a purposeful and meaningful life without having to win a battle against themselves.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +11 more

I strive to provide a reflective atmosphere to help individuals authentically engage deeper aspects of themselves.

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Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, Geisinger Health Plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS, +7 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

I am a licensed professional counselor with 13 years of work experience empowering clients to cope with their issues and live their best life.

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Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carelon, Geisinger Health Plan, +9 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

As an advocate in the mental health field, my goal is to help those who are struggling with any form of obstacle and help them reach their desired goa... As an advocate in the mental health field, my goal is to help those who are struggling with any form of obstacle and help them reach their desired goal to reach their highest potential. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +10 more

I believe that when we focus on strengths and solutions, inevitably we find exactly what we were looking for.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +6 more

Kelly emphasizes the importance of learning how to love and be yourself.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +14 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman who has been a client in therapy themselves, I understand the unique nature of reaching out for help when life becomes overwhelming.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +22 more
Bipolar Disorder, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

As a female who has experienced her own life's transitions, I understand the the importance of acknowledging the challenge of change.

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Aetna, Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carelon, +21 more
Behavioral Issues, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression

As a Hispanic clinician with 15+ years of experience in different levels of care, I offer not only a culturally sensitive approach to therapy but one ... As a Hispanic clinician with 15+ years of experience in different levels of care, I offer not only a culturally sensitive approach to therapy but one that is well-rounded. Read more

Jami Dumler

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What is your go-to approach for child therapy? What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My go-to approach for helping kids in child therapy is to make learning fun and interactive! In child therapy find the best benefit in creating a strong connection with both child and parent because parents have their child 95% of the week, whereas I get 1 hour. Parents are a needed and effective partner in therapy! My go-to approach for helping people in teen counseling is building a strong relationship of trust and genuine connection where teens feel safe to share openly. In teen counseling, find the best benefit in mixing fun activities with talk therapy because teens still enjoy fun activities and tend to open up more when you start with an enjoyable opener that takes the pressure off of just talking.

What tools do you teach in child therapy? What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

I teach the following tools in child therapy:

  • Parenting skills - Assisting parents in understanding their child's behavior and learning effective, attachment-building solutions to address behavior is crucial in creating a healthy home and child.
  • Coping skills - Teaching children fun, useful, easy-to-remember coping skills that parents can reinforce will help children cope better in times of distress.
  • Healthy relationships and boundaries with peers - It's never too early to learn how to have healthy relationships with friends and future romantic partners! Healthy boundaries are key as we enter peer pressure and “fitting in” ages.
Similarly, I teach the following tools in teen counseling:
  • Identifying feelings - In order to fully address and cope with stress and intense emotions, you have to know and understand where the feeling is coming from and why it's happening.
  • Communication skills - Teens communicate with parents, teachers, peers, partners, etc. Giving them tools to engage in healthy styles of communication early on helps them set up healthy relationships and get their needs better met.
  • Healthy coping skills - Teen life comes with a lot of stressors and change! Healthy coping is super important to cope with the ups and downs of teen life in ways that set us up for success.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy? How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in teen counseling?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in child therapy when the child and parents both report their household feels calmer and they feel more equipped to handle triggers and difficult moments. In teen counseling, I know a client is making meaningful progress when their parents, teacher, and themselves report things are going well outside of the therapy room.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement child therapy? What can clients do in their personal time to supplement teen counseling?

Clients can supplement their time in child therapy with the practice of coping skills, having habitual and expected one-on-one time between parents and child to talk and check-in, and ensuring they are noting items throughout the week that would be important for both parent and child to address in their next session. Similarly, clients can supplement their time in teen counseling by talking openly with parents during habitual one-on-one time with their parent, journaling, and practicing applying skills learned in sessions outside the therapy room.

What should someone do to prepare for starting child therapy? What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

Starting Child & teen counseling

What is Child & teen counseling?

Thriveworks child & teen counseling in Bethlehem helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst kids include behavioral issues, trauma, bullying, depression, and anxiety. All ages of children and adolescents can attend and benefit from therapy.

How does Child & teen counseling work?

Child & teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child or teen's needs — based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve play therapy for younger kids or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, child & teen counselors have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Is Child & teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Child & teen counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Child & teen counseling last?

The length of child & teen counseling at Thriveworks in Bethlehem, PA depends on your child's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child & teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

A lot of us wish, at one point or another, that we could be a kid again. But what we often forget after we’ve grown up and left this crucial stage is that being a kid isn’t always easy. As kids grow through childhood and into adolescence, they’re trying to figure everything out: the physical, mental, and emotional changes they’re experiencing; the relationships they’re forming; and all of the problematic areas they’re bound to run into.

Fortunately, there’s help available for kids and adolescents who could benefit from working with a mental health professional—whether the child is dealing with significant stressors like school bullies or divorcing parents, or they need some additional support as they’re going through the changes mentioned above. The counselors, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Bethlehem who specialize in treating children and adolescents understand how to help this age group. And just as importantly, they’re compassionate about providing this care.

Can My Child Benefit from Counseling?

We all know what it’s like to experience difficult emotions and not really know what to do with them. Now, imagine what this must be like for kids or teens who aren’t used to experiencing these emotions. Child counseling can help. Here are a few specific challenges that might cause a child or teen distress, which a child counselor can help with:

  • Moving to or settling into a new town
  • Understanding and coping with the loss of a loved one
  • Healing from abuse, at home or at school
  • Learning to manage a mental illness
  • Adjusting to life in a blended family

All of the above can bring about troubling feelings and leave one wondering where to turn. The providers at Thriveworks Bethlehem can provide the support they’re looking for and help them identify an effective plan for moving forward. Additionally, a child counselor can help their clients to understand their feelings more completely and equip them with the tools they need to grow well through life.

How Exactly Does Child Counseling Work?

The main goal of child therapy is to help your child handle the stressors they’re currently experiencing and equip them with skills that will enable them to handle future stressors. Here are a couple examples of how they might help their clients:

  1. Children of divorce often feel confused, depressed, guilty, and/or distraught. And these feelings can worsen over time if they go unaddressed. That’s where a child counselor comes in. The counselor can help the child to understand these feelings and manage them properly, of which can involve journaling, deep-breathing, and crafting.
  2. Many children suffer with a low self-esteem or lack the confidence that allows them to live well. A counselor can help these individuals to look within and see their unique value. Additionally, they can teach them to think positive thoughts, as opposed to negative thoughts that fuel the fire of a low self-esteem.

Scheduling a Session with a Child Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Bethlehem

If you think your child could benefit from working with a child counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Bethlehem. All you have to do to schedule an appointment is give us a call at 484-241-2848 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up. If your schedule allows it, you might even have a session within 24 hours of your call. The providers here are eager to help you and they offer flexible hours to get you in as soon as possible—these hours include evening and weekend appointments. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to working with you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bethlehem therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bethlehem
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
So far I have had good experiences with the clinicians and the management.
Susan Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Read more My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Susan Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Read more Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Bethlehem Oct 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Read more Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Bethlehem Feb 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Read more I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Bethlehem Jul 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Read more Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Read more I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Read more Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem is located off of Linden St, just north of Bethlehem Memorial Park. We currently share a building with Our Serenity Therapeutic Massage, and our office is neighbored by Purevon. The closest bus stop is Easton at Jennings, and parking is available in our parking lot at the front of the building. If you have trouble finding our office, please reach out to us! We'll be happy to provide specific instructions.

Phone number

(484) 246-8486

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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