Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC

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Fred Benner, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lewistown
(717) 889-7152 Website

Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC


Location

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

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Brighter Visions Counseling
22 Industrial Circle
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059
(717) 320-2303

I welcome a diverse mix of patients, adolescents confused about drugs or sex, their parents trying to help them, adults paralyzed by grief, financial crisis, or marital failure, and those who have lost control over bad habits and are desperate for a solution. I also help those with legal problems caused by alcohol or drugs, and those in child custody disputes because of divorce or separation. I am recognized by local courts and probation departments, and am contracted by Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Commission for substance abuse clients without insurance and subsidized with county funding. Call or email for more information.

For over 18 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. My dissertation research was in the area of opioid dependence and buprenorphine therapy.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License and State: PC003860 Pennsylvania

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Tri-County Drug & Alcohol Funding
  • UPMC
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: PA Certification Board / 4643
  • Certificate Date: 2017

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, Pennsylvania 17044
(717) 889-7152

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Brighter Visions Counseling
22 Industrial Circle
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059
(717) 320-2303
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

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

Links

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Last Modified: 15 May 2019
Fred Benner, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lewistown

Fred Benner

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC