Our Counselors

Anne Riddle
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anne Riddle, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Anne M. Riddle is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Mrs. Riddle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University DuBois Campus.   Mrs.  Riddle graduated with a Honorary membership of the Delta Mu Sigma honor society.  She went on to receive a Master’s degree is counseling from St. Bonaventure University with a membership of the Chi Sigma Iota honor society.  Mrs. Riddle attended the Hamburg, NY campus of St. Bonaventure University and received her degree in 2008.

Mrs. Riddle has vast clinical experience working with individuals including working individuals, children, and families with a vast array of issues such as   women and children who have been abused, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, suicide, major depressive disorder, rape, adjustment disorder, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, bipolar depression, child neglect, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Education

Master of Science in Education
St Bonaventure University

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Therapy
  • Attention Deficit Hypertension Therapy
  • Trauma and Stress related Disorders
Barbara Thomas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • UPMC
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Thomas, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Barbara Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family/life transitions. Additionally, she has experience working with autism spectrum disorder, trauma, grief & loss, and multigenerational family patterns. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and attained her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University.

Barbara provides systemic, client-centered, contextual, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adults, couples and families. Barbara focuses on the specific and unique needs of each individual through an adaptable, relational lens that encourages a fresh perspective into your life. Barbara incorporates empirically supported theories, family system theories and relational dynamics into therapy.

Barbara works to create a comfortable and open atmosphere to foster a growing and caring therapeutic relationship with you. She hopes to collaborate with you to create and achieve goals that enhance your strengths and personal fulfillment.

Education

Seton Hall University
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Multigenerational family patterns
  • Family restructuring
  • Grief & Loss
Bridget  Bogan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bridget Bogan, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Bridget Bogan is an art psychotherapist in the Greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. She  received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University where  she focused on Psychology and Fine Art. She completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge,  Massachusetts. Bridget has experience helping children and adults navigate peer relationships,  anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, social skills, and self-awareness. 

Bridget meets people where they are on their personal path. She enjoys creating individual  therapeutic experiences by combining the arts with person-centered and trauma-informed  cultural-relational, cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, mindfulness-based, humanistic  approaches. 

Bridget wants to build a positive relationship with you based on compassion, respect, and  inclusivity in order to guide you towards creating the meaningful changes and well-being you seek within yourself.

Education

Lesley University
MA in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement 
  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • Women’s issues
Britney Brinkman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • UMPC
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Britney Brinkman, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Britney Brinkman is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Britney works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has over a decade of expertise regarding adolescent girls’ experiences, issues impacting women, gender identity and exploration, and academic and career development. 

Britney utilizes interpersonal therapy and an intersectional feminist perspective. She often integrates mindfulness, arts-based therapies, and movement therapies to provide clients with a broad range of methods for expression and to integrate mind-body connections. 

Britney builds collaborative relationships with clients to foster opportunities for exploration and discovery. She supports clients in developing ways of creating meaningful connections and living their best lives. 

Education

Colorado State University
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Adolescent Therapy 
  • Girls/ Women’s Issues 
  • Gender Questioning/ Exploration
  • Leadership/ Career
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Life Transition 
  • Self-Esteem/ Exploration 
  • Issues with sex and sexual identity
Erica Ploski
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • UPMC
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erica Ploski, LPC

Erica Ploski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has more than 26 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and groups seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, reproductive, bariatric and divorce issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in German, Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and an Advanced Degree in Secondary School Guidance Counseling from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

Erica utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral, dialectic, mindfulness based, solution focused and Rogerian approaches to therapy. Erica especially encourages artistic expression in her work, allowing clients to tap into their creative abilities. She strives to assist clients in feeling comfortable and encouraged during their counseling journey. She provides psycho educational information so that clients have resources to refer to in between sessions. 

Erica seeks to establish a supportive and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Erica’s specialties:

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, etc before, during and after pregnancy)
  • Bariatric Lifestyle Support both before and after surgery 
  • Divorce Recovery 
  • Adoption preparation and post adoption support (domestic, international and embryo)
  • First Responder Support (Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters)
  • Infertility
  • Surrogacy Screening and Support 
  • Parenting Special Needs Children 
Holly Zill
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Holly Zill, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Holly Zill is Licensed Professional Counselor who works with her clients by meeting them at their pace and need level to achieve their personal goals, decrease negative symptoms, improve interpersonal relationships and increase quality of life.  She works to help her clients feel empowered, even in their vulnerability, and help them regain control over their own narrative to make lasting positive change. Holly incorporates a trauma informed approach to help facilitate a feeling of safety, trust, and build a strong therapeutic alliance with each of her clients.

She acknowledges the possible hesitation behind initiating and maintaining change. Holly works to understand her clients and meet them with flexibility. Holly received her Master’s from Kutztown University in Couples and Marriage and Family Therapy. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy and techniques developed by the Gottman Institute.

Education

Master of Arts in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy
Kutztown University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
Jodi Affuso
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jodi Affuso, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jodi is a Master’s level clinician in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University.  Jodi’s passion is helping her client navigate mental health challenges in order to live an authentic, meaningful life.  Her experience encompasses depression and anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, body image issues, and spirituality.  She is LGBTQ+ allied, gender affirming, trauma informed, and dedicated to creating a safe atmosphere for all clients.

Jodi draws from a variety of techniques in her client-centered approach.  Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma and solution-based approaches help her connect with clients where they are now, in order to help them get to where they want to be.  She is also adept at incorporating a client’s spirituality into therapy.

Deciding to work with a counselor can prompt many emotions, from hope to fear – sometimes all at once!  Jodi’s goal is to welcome you, and create a space where you can feel secure, supported and respected in your journey.  

Education

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Duquesne University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Body Image Issues
  • Spirituality
Joy Anderson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Joy Anderson, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Joy Anderson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. Joy has over 9 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, with varying diagnoses, such as behavioral disturbances, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, as well as, Schizophrenia. Joy has been fortunate to have gained experience in providing psychiatric, mental health, and substance abuse services in a wide array of settings including inpatient units, community settings, school settings, in addition to, outpatient facilities. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in psychology from Penn State University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Thomas Jefferson University, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), with the specialty of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Wilkes University. 

Joy employs a patient centered, collaborative approach, while encouraging active involvement of both parents and their children/adolescents, as well as, adult clients in creating a treatment plan suited to meet the specific needs of the client. She provides psychiatric evaluations and assessments, medication management, and brief psychotherapy.

Joy seeks to establish a caring, compassionate, and warm environment to empower through knowledge and education of mental health diagnoses. She supports the psychiatric, behavioral, and emotional needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Joy recognizes that a precise mental health or behavioral health diagnosis, can offer, “peace of mind,” to all clients, and will assist, “every step of the way.”

Education

Wilkes University
Masters of Science in Nursing, PMHNP

Specialties

  • Behavioral Disturbances
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
Karen Osborne
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Kathleen"Kate" Ivory
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kathleen “Kate” Ivory, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT).

Kate has over 13 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" -- a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.

One of Kate’s greatest realizations is that our thoughts and beliefs are not always reliable sources of information. When faced with stress, sorrow, pain, trauma and tragedy, inaccurate thoughts and beliefs can lead to depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, and unnecessary suffering. This in turn can lead us down distressing paths.

Kate commends you for recognizing and accepting that you can't figure it all out by yourself. She desires to help you learn to think clearly and effectively in times of crisis; show courage in the face of trauma; and find humor amid tragedy. She endeavors to help you make sense out of things that just don't seem to make sense.

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Master of Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Spirituality
  • Career Counseling
  • Multicultural Sensitivity - Latino/Hispanic, Native American
Kelly Corr
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelly Corr, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kelly Corr is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has spent the last 18 years supporting people through their journey in addressing challenges with both behavioral health and substance abuse recovery and has extensive experience with Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Parenting/Women’s issues. Kelly has worked with clients of all ages throughout her career, but has spent the majority of time working with adults age 18-64. Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. 

Kelly believes in the inherent ability for people to make positive changes in their lives. She has partnered with clients to support them in realizing their potential. She provides encouragement and empowerment to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Kelly utilizes cognitive behavioral strategies to assist clients in achieving their goals. 

Kelly will work collaboratively with clients to identify how thinking patterns lead to feelings and actions and on developing skills to reduce negative thoughts. Kelly wants to provide clients with a safe environment to work on their goals, improve functioning, develop more effective coping skills and lead the life you are meant to experience.

Education

California University of Pennsylvania
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family Issues
Krista Stanick
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Krista Stanick, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Krista Stanick is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has over ten years of experience providing mental health services to individuals and couples of all ages dealing with many conflicts and concerns impacting daily life. Krista earned a master's degree in Counselor's Education from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Point Park University.

Krista utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Reality Therapies. While using those therapies, Krista applies person-centered, mindfulness, and strength-based, solution-focused approaches to mental health recovery. Krista's course emphasizes the mutual development of goals for treatment and the provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic process. By strengthening the therapeutic relationship, creating a safe place to explore oneself and make desired changes is achieved.

Education

M.S.Ed. in Counselor’s Education
Duquesne University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger/Stress Management 
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Codependency
  • Substance Use
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Self-Image/Self Esteem/Self Harm issues
Mikayla Bartley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mikayla Bartley, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mikayla is a master’s level clinician in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience partnering with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, and more. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grove City College and her Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Messiah University. 

Mikayla utilizes a person-centered approach to counseling with techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, reality therapy, and more that emphasize awareness, mindfulness, acceptance, responsibility, and life skills necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Mikayla works towards an atmosphere of comfort and openness in order to foster a growing and caring relationship with each client. She strives for a therapeutic environment that is collaborative and goal-oriented in order for clients to create and achieve goals and engage in meaningful connections. 

Education

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Messiah University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship issues
  • Religious issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women’s issues
Paul Dalton
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Paul Dalton, Supervisee in Social Work

*** Offering both In-person & Online Counseling Services 

Philosophy of Care

Paul Dalton is a Licensed Social Worker having received his Masters of  Social Work from California University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with  a range of populations from teens into adulthood and has worked in  inpatient and outpatient settings.  

Paul for the past 8 years has used a multi-traditional approach when caring  for his clients that have experienced issues including such as depression,  anxiety, trauma, addiction, internalized toxic shame, and metaphysical  issues. He has an extensive background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness, and  Meditation. Paul prides himself on embarking alongside his clients through  their journey of healing; taking them from identifying their issues to  releasing the psychological and emotional energies related to the issue  which then allows for proper processing and healing. 

Education

Master of Social Work
California University of Pennsylvania

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • PTSD/Trauma 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Metaphysical issues 
  • Non-denominational Spiritual seeking 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Career planning and transitions 
  • Addiction
Rachel Ogilvie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Ogilvie, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

As your psychotherapist, Rachel will provide a safe, empowering, and empathetic environment to explore whatever brings you to therapy. The therapeutic relationship will aim to create an honest space to face the complex obstacles that may have you feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Rachel utilizes a psychodynamic, client-centered, narrative approach to therapy that can be tempered to fit the needs of each individual and their unique circumstances and goals. 

Rachel works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, sexuality, gender identity/LGBTQIA, grief/loss, adoption/foster care, and life transitions. Rachel is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for those clients looking to treat a specific traumatic experience. 

Rachel's greatest passion is helping others become the expert in their own lives through analysis of the stories we develop and carry with us about ourselves—past, present, and into our future. Through the interpretation of experiences, analysis of self, and implementation of tools clients will work towards achieving their goals through understanding. Anyone who is seeking therapy is welcome to explore and venture to make meaningful changes in their lives.

Education

Chestnut Hill College
Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Sexuality 
  • Gender Identity/LGBTQIA 
  • Grief/Loss 
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Life Transitions
Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Sobkiewicz-Palaski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of clinical experience in academic, clinical and private practice settings. She is privileged to work with adolescents and adults with various challenges to assist them with arriving at solutions to gain optimal life functioning. With compassionate listening and offering of various treatment modalities as appropriate, Theresa's approach fosters empowerment and supporting one's ability to focus on awareness, solutions and change.

There is always time to take care of yourself. As a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience, Theresa has been privileged to witness that awareness is the greatest agent for change.

Education

Masters of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Specialties

  • Eating disorders
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Career coaching
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Theresa Welsh
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Welsh, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Welcome to Thriveworks! Theresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship issues and mental health disorders. Theresa received her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in which she focused her studies on Marriage and Families.

Theresa’s clinical vision is to “ensure a virtual space that is a safe place for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.” Theresa implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing interventions in her practice. “I have found that when using these interventions, individuals, couples, and families have the ability to overcome and understand their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes.” 

Theresa’s strength-based approach, non-judgmental nature, and focus on a strong therapeutic relationships helps clients grow to accomplish their goals. Reach out to Theresa so that you can build on your strengths and attain the growth that you are committed to accomplishing.

Education

Geneva College
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
Zachary Garfinkel
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Zachary Garfinkel, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Zachary Garfinkel holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health and School Counseling with over 3 years of experience working with adolescents, teens and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, career exploration, and behavioral issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Towson University and received his Master of Science in Mental Health and School Counseling from Duquesne University.  

Zach utilizes relational, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused, person focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Zach seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Duquesne University
Master's in Mental Health and School Counseling

Specialties

  • Marriage
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
Erica Johnson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Jean Pantal
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Jean Pantal, PMHNP, NP-C

Philosophy of Care

“When life gives you lemon makes lemonade”. With the pandemic and restrictions in place, this quote makes more sense than ever. The only constant in life is change. This is not a cry to give up but one to redefine and refocus one-self, to adapt and find new meaning for our lives. Dr. Pantal's (aka Dr. P, DNP) philosophy of care revolves around the principles that we are all unique and we all have the ability and strength to change our life for the better.  Dr. P prioritizes the needs of the individual and works in partnership to find the best path to personal wellness.

Jean J. Pantal is a board-certified PMHNP and Medical nurse practitioner.  He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in business administration, a Master in Nursing Science, and a Doctor in Nursing Practice. He also graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in Nursing Science. Dr. P has more than ten years’ experience in Advanced Practice Nursing. The practice is dedicated to working with clients (adults) dealing with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

Jean J. Pantal is delighted to help you adapt to changes to your environment via a Holistic approach and medication management. Telehealth psychiatric platform is provided via a secure, and HIPAA compliant setting.

Education

Temple University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Monique Searight
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
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