Karen M Palonis

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(570) 647-4273

Karen M Palonis

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Karen Palonis, LPC
321 Spruce Street
Suite 606
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 647-4273
Offers online therapy

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About

Everyday life often brings about many joys but also presents us with many obstacles, challenges, and disappointments that sometimes feel unbearable and lead us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and hopeless. The way we think and process these events lead to how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat disorders related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, obsessions, and compulsions. I assist individuals with developing the tools and skills necessary to make cognitive and behavioral changes that can open doors of opportunity for change, growth and personal fulfillment.
My experience includes working in residential treatment facilities, therapeutic foster care and adoption agencies, schools, community mental health agencies, and educational programs. I have been working in the field of human and social services for over 20 years with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, group, and family counseling.
I utilize a person-centered holistic approach and use techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Interpersonal, Play, and Structural Family Therapy when working with individuals, couples, and families. Most Major Insurances Accepted. Sliding fee scale on a case by case basis.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Priority Health
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / PC006283
  • School: University Of Scranton
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors / 243408
  • Certificate Date: 2009
  • Certificate: American Counseling Association / 6353583
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Karen Palonis, LPC
321 Spruce Street
Suite 606
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 647-4273
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 25 Jun 2021
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Karen M Palonis

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC