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Kara A. Diefenderfer
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
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Kara A. Diefenderfer

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Let's Connect (484) 241-4178
So many of us struggle in life, but the worst part is, we struggle in silence. I’m here to listen to whatever part of your story you want to share, whether it’s your past, your present or everything in between. I hope through listening I can help guide you to what you already know within yourself, but might not be able to see right now. Wherever you are in your journey in life, I’d like to help you through the journey.
The main areas I specialize in are addiction, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, codependency and ADHD. Personally, I am neurodivergent, queer, and 10+ years out of active addiction. I offer a psychodynamic approach with unconditional positive regard. I give my clients a place where they can feel safe and judgement free.
Whether you are looking for a clinician for the first time or looking to find someone you can truly connect with; I understand this can be a stressful and anxious time in your life. Let me ease your anxiety by asking you to reach out to me for a phone consultation. I am licensed in both PA & NJ.
Call or Kara A. Diefenderfer now for a free 15 minute consultation - (484) 241-4178

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(484) 241-4178

Lebanon, NJ 08833

During this time I am offering Telehealth only sessions via HIPAA SimplePractice. I offer services in PA & NJ.
I specialize in Substance Use, Codependency and ADHD 
$160 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Ethical, compassionate, & direct are words I use to describe myself and the therapy I do. Please reach out for a brief phone consultation.
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Let's Connect (484) 241-4178

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(484) 241-4178

Lebanon, NJ 08833

During this time I am offering Telehealth only sessions via HIPAA SimplePractice. I offer services in PA & NJ.
I specialize in Substance Use, Codependency and ADHD 
$160 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Ethical, compassionate, & direct are words I use to describe myself and the therapy I do. Please reach out for a brief phone consultation.
Kara A. Diefenderfer

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $160
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Accepting insurance listed for PA residents only. Will provide superbills for OON. All charges will collected at the end of each session. Self-pay rates can be discussed on a case by case basis.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
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Accepting insurance listed for PA residents only. Will provide superbills for OON. All charges will collected at the end of each session. Self-pay rates can be discussed on a case by case basis.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / PC012602 Kara A. Diefenderfer
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • License: New Jersey 37PC00955400 / 2023
  • Attended Chestnut Hill College , Graduated 2018
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Substance Use
  • Codependency
  • ADHD

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT

Endorsement

Laura Bauder
Laura Bauder
Licensed Professional CounselorLPCCAADCATR-BCCCTPEMDR-PT
Kara is an excellent, seasoned clinician. She is well-versed in DBT and assisting clients who would benefit from DBT skills, such as those struggling with borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorders.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(484) 241-4178

Additional Location

Lebanon, NJ 08833

(484) 241-4178
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During this time I am offering Telehealth only sessions via HIPAA SimplePractice. I offer services in PA & NJ.
Call for a free consultation now - (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
"
During this time I am offering Telehealth only sessions via HIPAA SimplePractice. I offer services in PA & NJ.
Call for a free consultation now - (484) 241-4178
Kara A. Diefenderfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, C-DBT
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024