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Adam Kleinman, LCSW is a fully Certified Trauma Therapist and the Clinical Director of Choices Clinical Counseling. Adam received both his Bachelor and Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Adam has 20 years of diverse experience in mental health. In 2013 Adam opened Choices Clinical Counseling to provide high level, cutting edge counseling to people that want to get better and stay better.
Choices provides outpatient counseling and therapy services to individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma and a wide range of mental health challenges. Choices counselors are results oriented and will tailor counseling sessions to achieve maximum progress. At Choices, your mental health is our number one priority.
Accepts Major Commercial Insurances : Highmark, UPMC Commercial, Aetna and United Health Care /Optum Commercial Plans.
Progress in therapy is best made at the individual level in a calm and private environment. Successful therapy involves a partnership between counselor and client that focuses on improvement and progress rather than on stigmatizing pathology. Whether you are in the office or receiving online counseling, we guarantee the most cutting edge and results oriented treatment. This is your life and the right counselor can make all the difference.
Choices is in the process of hiring additional counselors to meet the overwhelming need for mental health services in the community. Along with treating a much larger geographical area as a result of COVID-19, the need has never been higher in the Johnstown/Altoona area. Check back soon.
Amanda has been with Choices since the beginning. When Choices first opened in 2013 she was in charge of billing, scheduling and insurances. She was instrumental in getting Choices up and running and her work ethic and dedication help maintain Choices still today. Amanda can help with any questions related to billing, scheduling, staffing and insurances.
Choices is in the process of hiring new outpatient therapists to join the team.
The number one benefit of receiving counseling and therapist services at Choices is developing the ability to emotionally ventilate your feelings. It is perfectly natural to feel good some times and bad at other times. You will feel sad on some days and happy on others. In sessions, you are always encouraged to feel however you feel. There is a trend in psychotherapy to push people to feel positive and good at all times. When individuals don't feel good fast enough they either blame themselves or the counselor for not helping them feel better. This can doom therapy to failure. The simple truth is that you will not always feel good and sometimes you will have bad days. The important thing is to accurately understand and express the way you feel. Angry, sad, happy or resentful. The only way to process through these emotions is to recognize them and fully feel them. This puts you on the path to mental health and overall wellness.
The intent of therapy is to change your thinking process. If the vast majority of your thoughts are negative, it is only a matter of time before this causes problems in your life. The problems may be complicated, but the solutions are simple. The path to wellness will be laid out for you and it will be your choice what you do next.
Therapist sessions at Choices focus on adapting and changing your thinking in a positive direction. They will also equip you with the ability to identify and evaluate your thinking patterns and change them permanently.
Success rates for therapy vary depending on the type of therapist and the motivation of the individual. When clients follow the SHOW UP-TRY-REPEAT philosophy, it is successful most of the time.
In order for therapy to work, the person must enter the therapy process with an open mind and be prepared to work hard. Depression, Trauma and Anxiety are tough to beat, but we help people do it every day. Success is usually achieved in small, daily, incremental steps. Time will go by no matter what, so why not make the most of it?
The best therapy is typically a blending of a variety of approaches to get you well. Counselors at Choices are trained in a number of evidence based psychotherapies and will quickly tailor treatment to your specific needs.
Choices counselors have a variety of skill sets, personality styles and specialties. It is important for you to find someone you feel comfortable with. We want you to feel better and will come up with the best path to wellness. Contact Choices with any questions.
One of the many benefits of Choices is unmatched confidentiality. Stigma and worry about being judged is a big reason why people decide not to get help for mental health issues. At Choices, you don’t need to worry about judgment or stigma. Choices therapists use time-tested and effective methods to help you get you well. Choices opened so that individuals could pursue mental health in a confidential and safe environment and we continue that philosophy today. Whether you are in the office or online from your home your privacy will be protected.
Often times after being discharged from Choices individuals no longer meet the criteria for the various disorders. Things may be difficult right now, but we can help. Think of Choices as a flashlight in the darkness. We know the way, you just have to walk it. While diagnosis is important it does not define you. Therapy helps and you can do this.
All Choices counselors have extensive training in trauma based treatments like EMDR and TF-CBT. As you do your research into different counselors it is important to understand how core issues in your past affect you in the present and possibly the future. Specializing in trauma means more than just treating traditional PTSD symptoms. It means the fundamental way that treatment is provided is different than many therapists. Your past drastically affects your present. The ability to reflect rather than react can make all the difference with work, marriage and raising children. As you understand your brain more effectively you become better at using your natural talents and will not be guided by fear and anxiety.
2517 Bedford Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904, United States
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM
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