Anchored Child & Family Counseling
Thanks for your interest in my practice.
I see children (3-12), teens (13-19), young adults (college age – 28), parents, and families.
I partner with clients and their families to provide psycho-education (education on the diagnosis and symptoms), support, and guidance for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, a traumatic experience, bullying, school-avoidance, ADHD, poor grades, and parenting skills. I also see some adults struggling with trauma and life transitions.
I currently accept the following insurance:
- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Medical Assistance)
- Optum/United Behavioral Health (including Medical Assistance)
- Self-pay or cash pay clients
- UPMC Commercial Plans
- UPMC For Kids
*I am not currently on the panel of UPMC For You or other Medical Assistance insurance plans. I do apologize for the inconvenience. Please ask about my payment policies and plans.
Sliding Scale fee/payment arrangements:
*I offer a sliding scale fee arrangement to clients who truly need assistance paying their bill. Please ask about this service if you are interested. I have clients sign a notice during the first session stating the pay agreement with dates on when each payment is due. Proof of income will be requested to put on file. At the end of the month/billing period, you will get a receipt, called a statement, which lists what you are responsible for paying for.
Counseling Services for Pennsylvania Residents
Individual Therapy and Family Therapy:
Individual therapy is often a great place to learn new skills with a trusted therapist. Sessions are often 45 minutes to 60 minutes ( i.e., 1 hour). If you are using your insurance, sessions will be billed to your insurance company if I accept that insurance payer.
I will ask that you sign up through my electronic billing program which I will discuss with you before we meet. Please have your insurance card and email address ready. I will use these two things to get you started as soon as possible. Once you sign up with my billing program, you will be able to track your sessions, your co-pays, and your insurance payments all online. You will also be able to put your credit card on file so that each system will be billed without you having to input that information each session.
I offer individual therapy that is a collaborative journey between client and therapist.
Family therapy focuses on the relationships within a family system and strives to provide a platform for open communication and problem-solving. Education on mental health conditions and how to cope is also provided.
I am certified as a clinical family trauma and child & adolescent trauma therapist. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy from a trauma perspective including a bio-psycho-social lense to assess and work with clients. If you are interested in trauma-based therapy with me, please indicate that on the form below.
I do offer teletherapy or online sessions to residents of Pennsylvania. All teletherapy or online clients in PA must visit the office at least 1 time a month. *No exceptions as a result of state guidelines. Tele-therapy will be offered to self-pay/cash clients and those whose insurance will cover the service.
Online Psycho-education meetings:
I offer online 2x per month psycho-education meetings for 30 minutes to answer mental health questions or provide suggestions regarding mental health. Psycho-education meetings provide individuals with the opportunity to have their mental health-related questions answered. This service also provides consultation to families needing immediate, short-term support. *This service may be covered by insurance. The fee is $40.
To get started you may complete this form. Please allow 1-2 business days for a response.