Meet our Providers

Erica Ploski
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • UPMC
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • United Healthcare
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 
Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MA
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150:Intake $100:Follow-up

Juliana Igbinosun, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Juliana F. Igbinosun is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Massachusetts to provide patient-centered healthcare to patients of adult and geriatric ages.

Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems beginning in adulthood and continuing throughout the aging process. Provides Psychiatric and psychopharmacological assessment and treatment for a teenager, adult and seniors.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Juliana has an exceptional combination of strong medical and behavioral health skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long-lasting and trusting relationship with all patients.

Education

Regis College
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
Kelly Corr
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • 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
Kristin Roelofson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristin Roelofson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care 

Kristin Roelofson is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. She  received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Northeastern  University in Boston, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) with Integrated Healthcare  certification from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Kristin is seeking to help clients that are looking to receive guidance with anxiety,  depression, identity and relationship issues, obsessive thoughts, emotions, grief and  loss, psychoeducation, or self-efficacy. 

Central tenets of Kristin’s practice will include: 
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) 
Strengths-based approaches 
Solution-focused methods 
Motivational interviewing 
Active and empathetic listening 
Collaborative (teamwork) approach 

Kristin aspires to provide a warm, understanding, insightful, and supportive  environment, through which clients can be assured that they do not need to endure  challenges and difficulties alone. Via honest discussion and building trust, she longs to  help clients attain their goals and develop coping skills sustainable for the short and  long term. 

Clients can expect the following from therapy sessions: 
Strategy and Skill Building: Helping clients to develop skills and activate prior  knowledge and experiences to cope with issues inside and outside of therapy sessions
Application: Going hand-in-hand with strategizing, clients will learn to utilize the skills  developed in therapy through real-life application. 
Meaningful: Sessions will be tailor-made for the individual client, and the client’s  specific goals and desired outcomes. 
Motivation: Clients will become motivated to use learned skills and build new  strategies for coping and problem solving. 
Empowerment: Clients will develop confidence and belief in their abilities to use skills  independently, to overcome challenges that they face currently and in the future. 

Kristin is committed to her ultimate goal of equipping clients with practical methods to  create a fulfilling and meaningful life. She welcomes the opportunity to support you on  your journey!

Education

Masters in Public Health
Northeastern  University in Boston

Masters in Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
Larissa Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Larissa L. Smith, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

I like to provide a calm and welcoming environment in a world that may at times seem overwhelming. I have always found that not only are people's needs situationally specific, but so is the individual. In my time practicing, I have worked with a variety of people working to achieve many different goals, and together we have worked to identify such and build a framework to best achieve self-identified happiness. I have worked with individuals to assist on a path to finding a new and most positive direction in life. I like to know that happiness comes in many ways. One of my favorite sayings is "Do something good for yourself today".

In my time practicing, I have come to find that my realm of training to be of benefit to the broad range of clients that I serve. Of such, I specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing), as well as utilization of a Thera Tapper, Hypnosis, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Reiki Therapy.

I like to start every session saying that I am very easy going and more than willing to answer any questions at any point. My purpose is to get to know you as a person and not just a piece of paper or diagnosis. We have all had strife in life in some way, and the crisis or struggling point, is different. Yet, don't stop there. Find peace within the journey.

Education

University Of Pittsburgh
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Schizophrenia
  • EDMR
  • CBT
  • DBT

 

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
Erica Johnson
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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
Kimberlie Taylor
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kimberlie Taylor, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Kimberlie Taylor is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from in patient acute-hospitals, outpatient clinics and prison population. 

Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University and a BSN in Nursing from LaSalle University.  Kimberlie utilizes Jean Watson 10 Caritas, where the patient is always the focus of the practice.  

Kimberlie firmly believes that the patient is the leader in their care and has deep respect for the clients lived experience.  Kimberlie’s goal is to empower patients in their decision-making.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

 

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

Molly Alvord, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Molly Alvord is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work and has over 17 years of experience as a licensed clinician. Working in a variety of settings, Molly has had the pleasure of helping people of all ages and backgrounds by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. 

Molly has a Humanistic approach that involves unconditional positive regard with a blend of techniques including person centered, motivational, solution focused, cognitive, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to work with the client to find the methods that will fit their needs.

Molly starts where the client is and helps them explore their reasons for choosing therapy and identify their goals. Employing a variety of techniques to meet the client’s needs, Molly empowers her clients to use their strengths to make positive changes in their lives.  

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
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: $150:Intake $100: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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