Direct Approach Psychological Services

Psychologist, PhD

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(610) 508-6568

Direct Approach Psychological Services

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Direct Approach Psychological Services
848 Parkridge Drive
Media, PA 19063
Call Cheryl McCarthy
(610) 508-6568

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Direct Approach Psychological Services is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I'm a psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I use a "direct approach" with patients and thus the name of my practice came to be. I work with patients to improve their self esteem, which is at the core of many symptoms. I also believe in different treatment approaches for different patients. So, one person may receive relaxation training, another CBT, another might build a behavioral hierarchy, while someone else may benefit from learning some DBT skills or using EMDR. Everyone is unique and so everyone is treated in a unique manner.
My strength is my ability to connect with patients so well that I can tell them things about themselves that no one has ever had the nerve to tell them before. They may be upset momentarily, but overall, my patients see changes rather quickly.
Although I take therapy very seriously and there are many tears shed in my office, there is also a lot of laughter. I live and believe that humor and optimism (not denial) are wonderful defense mechanisms, and I teach my patients these skills as well. Free initial consultations will be offerred to medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • BC/BS (all states)
  • Blue Card
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • Personal Choice
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 34 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PS006434L
  • School: Temple, West Chester, Widener
  • Year Graduated: 1989

Location

Direct Approach Psychological Services
848 Parkridge Drive
Media, PA 19063
Call Cheryl McCarthy
(610) 508-6568

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schema Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Direct Approach Psychological Services

Psychologist, PhD