Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD

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Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

KJW and Associates, LLC.
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 365-4920
Offers online therapy

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About

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 specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and provide comprehensive services for gender diverse adults and adolescents including couple and family based therapy, and gender confirmation letters. I also provide services for trauma related disorders including PTSD, chronic stress, anxiety, grief/loss, mood disorders, and chronic medical conditions.
I am very eclectic in my approach. I utilize interventions that help people reduce stress on the body and mind using the newest trauma informed techniques including sensory exercises, controlled breathing, and mindfulness meditation. Each client directs their own therapy process and decides which strategies or interventions they think will be most effective.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Quest
  • Out of Network
We Bill insurance for you. Gender confirmation letter writing is out of pocket but insurance covers the evaluation hour.
Email me or call (610) 365-4920 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PS018102
  • School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Training
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Membership: WPATH Active Member

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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Queer Group

This group provides a safe environment and increased visibility to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community who would like to have more connection and support. All sexual identities are welcome. Group will meeting twice a month as well as a chance to attend social events and engage in advocacy. Our first meeting will be Tuesday June 28th at 6:30. We will host a Pride potluck with snacks and munchies in our first meeting. It is open to anyone 18+. If you are interested please email: drjeannielerch@kjwassoc.com.

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Location

KJW and Associates, LLC.
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 365-4920
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Diverse Sexuality/Sexual Identity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • 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
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neurofeedback
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 7 Jun 2022
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Jeannie M Lerch

Psychologist, PsyD