Yes. We accept most major insurances, including: Aetna, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Highmark, Medicare, and Value Options. We also participate with several smaller insurance companies in addition to several Employee Assistance Programs. Please call your insurance company if you want to confirm our participation. You can [...]
We encourage all new and current patients to contact their insurance plans to learn about their benefit coverage. More specifically, we encourage you to find out about your co-pay and if you need to meet a deductible. We will give you our best estimate of what the co-pay should be for each visit based on [...]
We offer daytime, evening, and weekend hours. We have therapists who work every day of the week with each of our therapists maintaining their own schedules. We generally have therapists who schedule appointments from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays/Sundays.
Our office staff is trained to match each new patient with a therapist who specializes in the problem area that is presented. You are more than welcome to look at our brief therapist profiles located on this website.
We ask that all new patients come to their first session 20 minutes prior to the start of the appointment in order to complete a packet of questionnaires and screenings. The information that you provide will help your therapist identify key pieces of information and will help direct them to establish an appropriate treatment plan [...]
Yes. We have one psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who primarily see adults. Our prescribers evaluate patients to determine if patients may benefit from medication. Both our psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner work collaboratively with the therapists in our practice to form a treatment team. Our policy is that all patients who work with a prescriber [...]
One essential difference is that a psychiatrist can prescribe medication and a psychologist cannot. Clinical psychologists have specialized training in the practical application of psychological knowledge, including psychological testing and evaluation. In essence, this training focused on training in psychotherapy. Psychologists typically spend 4 years in graduate school plus 1 year of a clinical internship [...]
Ph.D: Doctor of Philosophy (in Psychology)/Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology. These two degrees are for doctorate level psychologists. Psychologists spend 4 years in graduate school plus 1 year of internship. MA, MS, MSW, MSS, MED: This indicates that a therapist has attained a master’s degree. LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This is a master’s level degree [...]
There is no one answer as to how long therapy typically takes. Every person’s problem is different. It depends on the presenting problem that brings you to therapy. Some issues can be treated in just a few sessions but other issues are more complex or chronic and may require longer-term treatment. Please ask this question [...]
Why do I have to see a therapist if I am interested in making an appointment with the psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner?
We strongly believe that medication management and psychotherapy go “hand in hand.” Our psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and therapists form a team whereby treatment plans and goals are closely coordinated. Research suggests that people typically maximize benefits by combining these two disciplines.