Ronald J Pekala

Psychologist, PhD

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Ronald J Pekala

Psychologist, PhD


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Ronald J. Pekala, Ph.D.
309 N Franklin St
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 915-8658

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I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a great deal of experience in helping individuals change their behaviors, their minds, and hence, their lives. Through the use of insight and supportive therapies, noetic-behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques, biofeedback, hypnosis, relaxation and stress management, breathing strategies, communication training, and homework, clients are taught a variety of skills that are grounded in current scientific research and empirically tested strategies. Provided they practice these skills, clients can learn to help promote lasting change within themselves.
My services include the following: individual therapy; hypnosis and hypnotherapy; and EMG, HRV, ST, and SC biofeedback with the following disorders: anxiety, panic, and anger management; psychophysiological disorders; stress and conflict management; post-traumatic stress disorder; phobias; and existential and spiritual concerns.
I have 80 professional publications, one book, "Quantifying consciousness: An empirical approach," and numerous presentations. The questionnaire I developed to map subjective experience, the PCI, has been translated into 14 languages. I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, elected for my "unusual and outstanding contributions in the field

Finances

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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / PS004310L
  • School: Michigan State University
  • Year Graduated: 1981

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Amer Society of Clin Hypnosis / Consultant
  • Certificate Date: 1990
  • Certificate: Int Soc of Neurotherapy & Res
  • Certificate Date: 2007

Location

Ronald J. Pekala, Ph.D.
309 N Franklin St
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 915-8658
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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Life Coaching
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Noetic-Behavioral
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
  • Transtheoretical
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021
Ronald J Pekala, PhD, Psychologist in West Chester
Ronald J Pekala

Psychologist, PhD