Penny Mechley-Porter

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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Penny Mechley-Porter

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Thrive Therapy Space
3910 Caughey Road
Suite 120
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 281-8812
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon At this time, I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen. I am currently accepting new clients.

About

I am an individual and family therapist who treats adults and adolescents. I help clients to find an effective way to balance life's struggles with feelings of success and competence. My experience living and working overseas--in a number of other cultures--allows me to be very open to how each of us is shaped and influenced by our life experiences. I specialize in a variety of issues, including depression and anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, parenting, family dynamics, adjustment issues, grief and loss, and trauma.
Many things can keep you from reaching your full potential--low self esteem, anxiety, depression, self sabotage, relationship issues, and guilt. I provide a warm and accepting environment and I can help you to release what is keeping you stuck so you will feel more productive, confident and content.
About me: I am a transplant to Erie--I've lived in the Midwest; as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa; in Washington, DC; and in Geneva, Switzerland. From Switzerland, I moved to Erie with my husband and our three kids. The summers in Erie are the best!!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • NOVA
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PC005219
  • School: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional / 820861
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: National Board For Certified Counselors / 226503
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Location

Thrive Therapy Space
3910 Caughey Road
Suite 120
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 281-8812
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: French
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021
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Penny Mechley-Porter

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC