Wilkes-Barre Counseling

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Location details

Phone number (215) 399-9764
★★★★★ 5.00 (1 reviews)
Office Hours Shown in ET
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Support team hours Shown in ET
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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Our providers help people make meaningful advances in their lives. We accept most insurances, and offer weekend and evening sessions.

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Main services offered

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. In-person & Online Therapy
  3. Child Therapy & Teen Counseling
  4. Family Therapy
  5. Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Top concerns & issues

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Relationships
  4. ADHD
  5. Trauma / PTSD
  6. Grief / loss
  7. Addiction
  8. LGBTQIA+ related issues
  9. Eating disorders
  10. Anger
  11. Bipolar disorder
  12. Coping skills
  13. Stress
  14. Life transitions
  15. Postpartum / pregnancy
  16. Sexual abuse / issues
  17. Self-esteem
  18. Sleep / insomnia

Common counseling approaches

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  2. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  3. Christian counseling
  4. Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR)
  5. Play therapy
  6. Family systems
  7. Emotionally-focused therapy
  8. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

Frequently asked questions

Therapy, Life Coaching, and Counseling—Mental Health Care in Wilkes-Barre, PA

*This office is currently not open. However, Thriveworks Philadelphia is open and their counselors are ready to meet with you. Call (215) 399-9764 to schedule an appointment.

When you were a kid, did anyone ever ask you, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most likely, multiple adults asked you this because for some reasons, adults love hearing kids’ answers. Some kids talk about what kind of job they want to do as an adult—maybe a cowboy, a teacher, a doctor, a firefighter. Some kids talk about what kind of family they will have—how many kids they want and what each of their names will be. Some kids dream about where they want to visit or explore—like going to the moon. Children often have a clear sense of who they are and what they want, and it seems like adults ask this question so often because they miss that clarity in their own lives. Life is a rollercoaster, and the ups and downs have their effect. People often lose their sense of identity and purpose in the process. Sometimes, the challenge is psychological. Sometimes, it is emotional. Sometimes, it is relational. But what if people could hold onto the clarity they had as children? Many people are doing just that, and they are doing it with the help of a mental health professional.

“I know how important good mental health care can be because
I personally benefited from it.”
—Tipper Gore

Everyone experiences setbacks and challenges in life, and everyone can also reach out for help during difficulties. Mental health care was once clouded by a social stigma, but more and more, that cloud is lifting. Working with a therapist, counselor, or life coach can be a sign of strength, and often one of the best choices an individual can make. What happened for Tipper Gore can happen for others: mental health professionals may bring untold benefits to an individual’s well-being.

The therapists, life coaches, and counselors at Thriveworks have worked with many clients who have lost themselves in the chaos of life, and together, our professionals and these clients have regained the identity and purpose they once had as children.

Mental Health Care: A Safe Place

The specific challenges that people face are unique, and mental health treatment is always personal. However, there is one common thread: everyone needs a place where they feel safe to feel, think, and process the challenge. Stepping back and reflecting may be two of the most important actions people can take, but they may also be two of the hardest to implement. Often, therapists, counselors, and coaches becomes allies who help their clients find safety amidst life’s storms. The therapeutic relationship should be a judgment-free relationship where clients experience freedom to feel, think, dream, process, and plan as they see fit. Within this safe context, it is amazing how often the chaos of life lifts and is replaced with clarity.

A common question people have is what appointments look like. While everyone’s experience will be unique, in general, the therapeutic relationship begins with trust. Clients often present a specific situation that is happening in their lives, and together, the client and therapist process this situation. As trust grows, clients often feel more freedom to speak openly about the good, the bad, and the ugly of their lives.

Often, therapists help their clients focus their attention upon the elements of their lives where they have control to make positive changes. In general, this means clients can seek out treatment for symptoms they may be experiencing. For example, if a client is experiencing Panic Disorder and panic attacks, therapy will focus upon practical skills to implement to lower stress, possible medications that may be helpful, and cultivating awareness of what a panic attack is and how to respond during one. Clients may also have control over finding healing for the root causes for what they are experiencing. Therapists have many treatments that can bring healing to deep wounds like mental illness and trauma.

Some of the issues that the staff at Thriveworks Wilkes-Barre has helped clients with include…

  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Life transitions
  • Career advancement
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Cannabis use
  • Marriage tensions
  • Childhood abuse
  • Anger management
  • Personality disorders
  • Video game addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Insomnia
  • Codependency
  • Addiction
  • Panic disorder
  • Infidelity
  • ADHD
  • Loneliness
  • Life coaching
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Alcoholism
  • Emotional abuse
  • Grief
  • Sexual issues
  • Divorce recovery

Setting Up an Appointment for Counseling, Therapy, or Life Coaching at Thriveworks Wilkes-Barre

When people are sick or need preventative care, they usually reach out to their primary care physician. When people need a special diet to fight a disease, they usually reach out to a nutritionist for help. When people want to grow physically stronger, they often work with a trainer or athletic coach. More and more, when people are experiencing psychological, emotional, or relational difficulties, they are seeking mental health care.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with a life coach, therapist, or counselors, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Wilkes-Barre. We have appointments available, and when you contact us,

  1. A real person will answer your call and help you make an appointment.
  2. You may be able to see your therapist the following day.
  3. We work with many insurance companies and accept many forms of insurance.
  4. You will not be put on a waitlist because we do not have one.
  5. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Let’s work together toward improved mental health. Contact Thriveworks Wilkes-Barre today.

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