Michael Avender

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Michael Avender

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

524 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951
(267) 680-7165
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon In order to address COVID-19 and social distancing protocols, I am offering telehealth services. Feel free to email me with any questions.

About

I am a clinician committed to developing and strengthening the therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients. I believe that authenticity, transparency, and mutual empathy are imperative for the healing process. My goal is to foster a safe, inclusive space where individuals feel comfortable expressing who they are without fear of judgment. I specialize in talk therapy, incorporating multiple therapeutic modalities to cater to the specific needs of each client. I approach each session from strengths-based, person-centered, mindfulness lenses--as I believe that grounding oneself in the current moment is where healing begins.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a trauma treatment aimed at processing negative core beliefs and installing more adaptive ones. I have experience working with clients experiencing trauma, LGBTQ+ related concerns, anxiety and thought disorders, substance use disorders mood disorders, and general life stressors.
I recognize that seeking out professional support can be a process filled with trepidation and uncertainty whether this is your first time pursuing therapy or if you are seeking out a new therapist. It is my goal to guide the folks I work with towards a path of healing and growth by promoting unconditional acceptance and empathy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Prior to an initial session, verify with your insurance that you're in network with Jill K Harle Counseling or Jill Harle, my supervisor.
Email me or call (267) 680-7165 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / CW022330
  • School: The University of Pennsylvania

Location

524 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951
(267) 680-7165
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
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
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Mar 2022
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Michael Avender

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW