Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD

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Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD


Location

Offers online therapy

KJW and Associates, LLC.
Downingtown, PA 19335

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Psychotherapy helps individuals, couples, and families develop skills to manage stress effectively and work through challenging life circumstances. I utilize an individualized approach based on each person's needs, abilities, and interests using talk therapy and specific interventions that decrease nervous system dysregulation and anxiety. I focus on improving relationships by enhancing communication, conflict resolution skills, and emotional expression. Therapy also includes an exploration of patterns of behavior that lead to feeling "stuck", and increasing meaningful or purposeful behaviors that are more fulfilling.
I provide services for trauma related disorders including PTSD, chronic stress, anxiety, grief/loss, mood disorders, and chronic medical conditions. I also specialize in working with the LGBTQA+ community and provide services for for gender nonconforming/transgender adults and adolescents including family based therapy, referrals, letters, and groups.
I utilize interventions that reduce stress physiologically based on the newest trauma informed techniques including polyvagal theory, sensory exercises, controlled breathing, and mindfulness meditation. Each client directs their own therapy process and decides which strategies or interventions they think will most effective.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / PS018102
  • School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Psychological Association / 95322203

Jeannie M Lerch's Groups

Exploring Transfemininity

This group is designed for anyone under the transgender, gender queer, or nonbinary umbrella who is exploring their femininity. Many of the group members are transitioning, although that is not a specific goal for the group. We discuss aspects of femininity in U.S. culture, offer resources for those who are transitioning, and provide a community of acceptance for individuals in Chester County who identify within the transgender community. This group is explicit for femininity but I am working on building an adult group for transmasculine or masculine leaning people if you are interested.

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Women's Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment group focuses on building healthy relationships and understanding ineffective ways of relating to others. It is also attachment focused and explores how upbringing and relationship experiences have developed into patterns of relating. It is an intimate group and each group member receives and provides support from other group members. Each member will also share skills, hobbies, and coping strategies with the group.

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Location

KJW and Associates, LLC.
Downingtown, PA 19335
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Transgender
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neurofeedback
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 18 May 2021
Jeannie M Lerch, PsyD, Psychologist in Downingtown
Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD