Kathleen Thomas, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerReady for change? Let's Get Started
4559 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668
Psychotherapy, often referred to as talk therapy is of then the first line of intervention for people suffering through life transitions, anxiety, depression or a loss. Talk therapy helps one to focus on the thoughts and actions that may have become a pattern of maladaptive coping skills. By reviewing life events that have shaped a person, there can be insight into new coping mechanisms that might be more adaptive.
Lisa Reed, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
900 6th Street and 342 South Richards Street, Saxton and Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522
I believe in the here and the now approaches to therapy, such as Reality, Person Centered, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, however, sometimes it is beneficial to explore a client's past experiences to look at hurts, needs, behavior patterns, etc. in order to make positive changes in their current lives. The past does sometimes affect ones current behavior and attitude. It is necessary sometimes to hear a clients past to help them recover and rebuild from their hurts. To accept and let it go, realizing they are still lovable, worthwhile, and can be successful and happy. I use a thorough assessment and behavioral techniques to help validate and encourage clients.
Steven Hand, MA, CAC
Psychologist, Certified Addictions CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
304 Frankstown Rd., Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
My approach to psychotherapy involves seeing each client as unique with a very personal history. I start by getting to know you - your likes and dislikes, your relationships, how you manage your feelings, your general experiences in life. We will define the problems together, and then we will - together - define your goals for treatment. I use a client-centered approach with a strong emphasis on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.