I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
Where did your ideas about life come from? The rules, and ways of coping we are taught, may not be working. I love helping others to find their own road map in life. We will work through different strategies, systems, problem solving, coping skills and find the ones that work best for you and/or your family. Anxiety, depression, ADHD, life struggles, navigating relationships and family conflict are only some of the reasons to reach out for help. You are worth the effort! Let's create our own rules! Take the unmanageable, and make it manageable. How would it feel to thrive instead of just trying to survive?
I provide clinical services for adults, and consulting services for area businesses and organizations. I will listen to hear your needs and goals, and work in partnership with you to set the course for your ventures ahead. I will challenge you to look for facets in your experiences and perspectives that you may not have considered. I will work with you to identify choices and options, developing strategies for handling tough situations, and managing relationships.
I am a Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist with Clinical Fellow status with the the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also an approved Supervisor with AAFMT. I have extensive training in Marriage, Family and Sex Therapy, providing individual, couple, and family therapy for more than 25 years. I am certified in Marriage, Family, and Sex Therapy through the University of Pennsylvania, Council for Relationships.. Professional counseling and consultation services are available in the Wilkes-Barre/Kingston and Allentown areas.
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
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.
I provide counseling/therapy to clients of all ages, ranging from preschool children to the elderly. My areas of specialty include: trauma, childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, anxiety, depression, parenting, behavioral issues, grief, loss, life transitions and aging. Cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and play / art therapy are a few of the evidence-based techniques used in counseling sessions. Through my experience working in schools, community mental health agencies, foster care and adoption services, the child welfare system and personal care/nursing facilities; I have gained a vast expertise in working with individuals and families.
"The therapeutic relationship-when supportive, insightful, and empathetic-is the greatest tool in the healing process." Sara Grier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Behavioral Specialist Consultant with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field and counseling. Sara's counseling and psychotherapy experience includes sexual abuse (both offender and victim) and processing the painful effects of trauma. Her experience includes disorders of mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality in both adults and children. Sara is currently licensed in both Pennsylvania(LCSW) and Ohio(LSW).
With over 25 years of experience in this field, I am unique and eclectic in my approach. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have been seen as "difficult" by others or who have been dissatisfied with counseling in the past. I recognize the hard work that goes into bringing about change, but still feel the overall experience in counseling should be enjoyable. I am passionate about my work and try to make myself as accessible as possible. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your issues with you in a totally free/phone consultation.
As a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization) Therapist I work primarily with people age 14 on seeking help resolving trauma or overcoming anxiety, phobias and performance anxiety. I also address depression and complicated grief utilizing a holistic approch to the wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Modalities are tailored to individual needs, perceptions, and goals and can include various approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ego state work, mindfulness, guided imagery and meditation.
I am a psychotherapist with over twenty-five years of experience helping people find solutions to the problems they are facing. My style is to provide an empathic, supportive therapeutic environment to help people understand their problems, learn skills to deal with them, and achieve their goals.
I provide outpatient counseling services on a vast array of clinical issues to adults in a non -judgmental environment that takes the whole person into consideration. Counseling feels like a calling and it is an honor to share the journey with each client. I feel it is imperative to provide a safe place for individuals to identify their own needs, and work to fulfill those needs.
My clinical expertise is addiction/substance abuse treatment (both user and impacted family members) as I've worked in both inpatient & outpatient settings. I am very familiar with 12-step recovery but it is not my only tool. I can provide evaluation/assessment and potential referral to rehab if needed. My style is hands on & solution-oriented -- my goal is that you leave our sessions feeling empowered, motivated and have more coping skills to manage your life. There is no reason why you should continue to suffer or struggle; you deserve to feel better & develop confidence in yourself.
I have nearly 27 years of experience providing counseling/therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, stressing that what we think determines what we feel and what we do. For many reasons, people learn unrealistic or destructive thoughts that cause them problems in their lives. Therapy works towards more realistic thinking, and avoiding old and destructive thinking. As I like to say, therapy is a conversation with a destination, and realistic thinking is that destination. I also offer NEBA, the only FDA approved diagnostic test for ADHD. Please visit my website for more information.
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in 2011. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I have been employed by a community mental health agency in a variety of positions, working with clients of all ages and in multiple settings.
This is a difficult and overwhelming time for most. Now, more than ever, we can all use support. I am committed to providing compassionate, supportive, and effective care to those that I work with. I have sought out and received specialized education, training, and experience in providing psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to enhance the behavioral and emotional adjustment and well-being of those that I work with using the most effective and efficient research-based treatment approaches.
GateHouse Treatment is a private addiction treatment facility providing intervention and addiction treatment services to people suffering from substance use disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental health issues. We offer treatment in a serene setting, and our staff has decades of experience treating substance abuse in those struggling with substance abuse. We provide therapy in a gender-specific environment. GateHouse offers the only comprehensive vocational program in New England.
Locally owned and operated by a BCBA with 20 years experience in ABA practices, specifically for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The BCBA will assess your child's skill level and program according to their individualized skill level. I am available for consultation to parents, school staff, and wraparound agencies to maximize your child's potential. I have experience working with school districts as an outside consultant. My role is to collect data, train staff, and assist with writing attainable IEP goals.My services can be utilized on a long- or short-term basis depending on your specific needs.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wilkes Barre are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wilkes Barre then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Wilkes Barre specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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