Meet our Providers

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

Amanda Adamczyk, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Amanda Adamczyk is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who has over 9 years of experience working in the mental health field providing both crisis intervention skills and clinical assessments to adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, trauma, and other various mental health concerns. She is a strong ally and accepting of all individuals. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda utilizes strengths-based, collaborative, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy. She is flexible and understanding when engaging with others for the first time and all the while when building rapport. She actively and reflectively listens to what you have to say. She is fully aware that all individuals have their own unique backgrounds and will need to have their therapeutic journey progress at their pace.

Amanda seeks to build a warm, comforting, and welcoming relationship with you in order to better assist you with strengthening what you already possess, improving your overall well-being, and aiding you towards meeting your goals so that you can live your most meaningful life to its fullest.

Education

Master’s in Social Work
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disruption
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Prevention/Intervention
  • Psychosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
Christal Reynolds
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • UMPC
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christal Reynolds, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Christal Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania with nearly 20 years of experience as a field social worker providing assessments and therapeutic care to children, adults and seniors from culturally diverse families. Assisting those who have experienced traumatic situations, loss, grief, abandonment, depression/anxiety and host of life’s problems. She is a strong advocate for all by offering an individualized quality of care and service. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of West Virginia, School of Social Work.

Christal applies empathy to a strength based approach of mindfulness and solution focused goals. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy with a safe space for empathetic listening and awareness of each individual’s needs and goals. 

Christal seeks to establish an openness and sharing with the warmth of a safe place to explore your emotions and discover your unique abilities to transform aspirations towards the meaningful life you desire. 

Education

Master of Social Work
University of West Virginia, School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
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 
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
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
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
  • UMPC
  • 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

 

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
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
  • 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
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: $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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