Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC

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Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Brighter Visions Counseling
27 North Brown Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 889-7152

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Additional Location

Brighter Visions Counseling
22 Industrial Circle
Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 320-2303
Announcement icon I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen during this time. I accept most insurance.
I AM ACCEPTING PHONE AND TELEHEALTH CLIENTS IMMEDIATELY, equipped to provide HIPAA compliant telehealth services by voice or video for those locked down by the COVID-19 Virus. This has now been approved by all insurance carriers. Telehealth is an option which extends flexibility, but OUR OFFICE IS STILL OPEN FOR INDIVIDUALS . I have broad experience in working with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, and families struggling with addiction. I also help those with problems caused by alcohol or drugs, couples trying to save a relationship. and those in child custody disputes because of divorce or separation.
For over 20 years I have been helping people to find the strength within themselves to solve problems and enact change. My preference is to combine spiritual, behavioral, and physical efforts to make a real difference in lives. I consult regularly with physicians on medical supports for treatment of mental disorders.
It's a very difficult time for many of us, and the future seems more uncertain that at any time in memory. It's a very good time to speak with a mental health professional. Please contact me for an initial consultation.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • MHN
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • Tri-County Drug & Alcohol Funding
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20 Years
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License and State: PC003860 Pennsylvania

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: PA Certification Board / 4643
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Fred Benner's Groups

Intensive Outpatient Group (IOP) - D/A

IOP is designed to focus on early recovery topics including drug cravings as well as many issues facing those recently abstinent. It is for newcomers to sobriety, those just home from detox or rehab, just released from jail, or those who may have experienced a relapse and need an extra boost to get back into recovery mode. This group meets at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, in our Lewistown Office, and includes a twelve step meeting two days each week. New members are always welcome, but please call the office first to get registered.

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AMPS Group - Alternatives for Management of Pain

This is a brand new program for those over 45 who struggle with chronic pain and painkiller use. The full group name is "Alternatives for Management of Pain in Seniors" (AMPS), and is dedicated to lowering dependence on opioids hopefully before addiction sets in. Techniques include Acceptance, Commitment Therapy (ACT), restoring safe physical activity, mindfulness meditation, and new coping strategies. The time is yet to be set, but you may call with inquiries for yourself or a family member.

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Location

Brighter Visions Counseling
27 North Brown Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 889-7152
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Brighter Visions Counseling
22 Industrial Circle
Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 320-2303
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Fred Benner, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lewistown

Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC