Frequently Asked Questions

Will my insurance cover therapy?

Most insurance plans cover psychotherapy. If you are not sure, please call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if outpatient therapy services are covered. We accept the following insurance:

* Highmark BC/BS 
* Horizon Blue Shield 
* Federal Blue Cross 
* Blue Cross of NEPA 
* Choice Plus/Populytics 
* Capital Blue Cross 
* Aetna 
* Geisinger 

Do you offer telehealth?

Yes, clients are welcome to schedule telehealth sessions, which occur via a HIPAA-compliant portal accessible on any computer or mobile device. Telehealth sessions are covered by most insurance companies.

I don't have insurance. Can I private pay?

Depending upon the office location you choose, we are willing to negotiate a private pay rate for our clients who do not have insurance, or choose not to use insurance.

 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT?)

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that ties dysfunctional thoughts to emotions, and then to behaviors that can be problematic. Our goal is to reduce your symptoms and help you discover effective coping skills to restructure the negative thoughts that are impacting your behaviors and your life. CBT is goal-focused, and the only form of psychotherapy that has been scientifically proven to decrease anxiety.

 

How often will I come to therapy, and how long will I be in therapy?

Every client's goals are different. Some clients will need to be seen every week , while others can be seen once a month for maintenance sessions. Our goal is to get you out of therapy and back to living as soon as possible.

 

What is the age range of clients that come to therapy?

We welcome clients of all ages, including pediatric cases.

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