Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation
60 minute initial session of information gathering about a person within a psychiatric or psychotherapy service with the purpose of making a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan or referral. The assessment includes social, cultural, biological, and psychological information reported by the client as well as direct observations and data from collateral sources if available. A medical ICD 10 diagnosis or diagnoses are determined in preparation for treatment or referral. At our practice, these assessments are completed by a qualified, licensed professional appropriate for the presenting problem, to include anger management and substance abuse as referred by the court system or workplace. $150 *
Individualized Treatment Plan
A behavioral health treatment plan is a document created by the client and treating professional that details a client’s current problems and outlines the goals, strategies, and techniques that will assist the client in overcoming mental health, situational, and behavioral issues. This plan is assessed and amended often as the client changes and goals and objectives are met. This is a free service.
45 – 60 minute individual session in which the client and therapist interact using behavioral, psychological, and goal-oriented methods to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Clinicians utilize a variety of techniques based on our treatment model, and length of treatment depends on assessed problems, rate of client change, and treatment goals. The time length of the session will depend on the insurance or method of payment as well as the severity or complexity of the problems listed in the treatment plan. $125 *
50 minute session with both partners in a relationship, marital or committed partnership, as well as other familial relationship, designed to assist in recognizing and resolving conflicts, as well as improving their relations. Difficulties may include estrangement and loss of loving feelings, communication problems, mismatched expectations, and competing struggles or priorities. $125 *
Employee Assistance (EAP) Counseling
30-45 minute session through voluntary or mandated work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. EAPs address a broad and complex body of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, family problems, and psychological disorders. Although EAP is conducted by licensed clinicians, is not the same as or a substitute for psychotherapy. If a severe psychiatric or substance abuse problem is detected in an EAP session, the client will be referred for psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, or a higher level of care, ie. inpatient or residential treatment. $85 *
45 minute session for people who live outside of the metropolitan area, have disabilities, or have other qualifying reasons that prohibit them from physically attending therapy sessions, some insurances now approve telehealth based psychotherapy. Telehealth services allow clients to receive psychotherapy follow-up sessions via their home computer, tablet, or phone with a HIPAA approved internet-based video and telephonic platform. Please call or email regarding the availability of this service for your situation and/or health plan. $125 *
* All rates are prior to application of in-network insurance, any out-of-network benefits, or for clients not using insurance
Critical Incidence Stress Management
Critical incidence stress debriefing and psychological first aid provided to individuals, companies, agencies onsite for natural disaster or psychological trauma response. Please call or email for more information on this service. $300 hour onsite/$100 hour travel time.
Medication Assisted Therapies
Psychotherapy benefits and enhances care for those individuals who are on Vivitrol, Buprenorphine, or other medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Individuals must be willing to work toward abstinence from all substances of abuse to INCLUDE ALCOHOL to engage and benefit from psychotherapy with our clinicians while on these medications. The Center does not provide these medications nor do we provide medical monitoring of individuals that are taking them, but referrals and coordination are always standard of care.
Individuals that are using Medical Marijuana certified by a physician for PTSD in the state of Pennsylvania will be asked to suspend use for two weeks prior to the initial diagnostic appointment and may not qualify for ongoing care at this practice unless being willing to remain abstinent during the treatment process. We have found that most individuals fail to achieve the insight necessary to benefit from psychotherapy with chronic marijuana use or that the client may be masking a co-morbid cannabis use disorder under the guise of medicinal use. A panel of researchers at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting in 2019 stated that there is not enough evidence to recommend cannabis or cannabinoids to mental health patients and that it is not clear that any perceived benefits outweighs the risks of cannabis use.