My Approach to Helping
I use an individualized approach for each individual that I see. I work with the client to determine their goals, and when appropriate, to gain an understanding of how blocks and self-defeating behaviors began. In my therapy practice I give active feedback, and collaborate with clients to develop tools and skills that they can continue to use after therapy has ended. I use bibliotherapy, homework assignments so that clients can continue their work outside of the session.
Also, I work in a group practice with other mental health professionals. Those individuals provide some services that I do not, such as couple’s therapy, play therapy, and family therapy.
More Info About My Practice
I am a provider for Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, UPMC Health Plan (excluding UPMC for You), out of state Blue Cross Blue Shield and Anthem.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
During my career as a psychologist I have had the worked in a wide range of settings, including community mental health,emergency mental health, a specialty clinic for teenagers and an executive assessment organization. This range of experience has enabled me to bring a broad perspective to my therapy practice. I have done a great deal of short and long term therapy work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship problems.
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- UPMC Health Plan, Inc.