Choices provides cutting-edge outpatient counseling services to highly motivated individuals who are ready to get better and stay better.
Choices counselors are results oriented and will tailor counseling sessions to achieve maximum impact.
We are here when you need us and your mental health is our number one priority.
Family owned and operated
No Stigma, No Judgment, 100% Confidential
Progress in therapy is best made at the individual level in a calm and private environment.
Our dedicated staff will do everything possible to get you to your goals.
Successful therapy involves a partnership between counselor and client that focuses on improvement and progress rather than on stigmatizing pathology.
We guarantee the most top-notch and results oriented treatment.
This is your life and the right counselor can make all the difference.
One of the biggest benefits to receiving counseling and therapist services at Choices is developing the ability to emotionally ventilate your feelings. In sessions, you are always encouraged to feel however you feel.
Your emotions are your own internal GPS. They will lead you where you need to go and your job is to listen to them. Happy, sad or angry all of your feelings are valid and are there for a reason. When you learn to work with your emotions instead of against them the benefits are endless.
"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways"
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 to work with your body and mind instead of against it.
Therapists 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.
"Some people can find a problem in every solution, while others will find a solution for every problem"
Success is 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.
"Strive for progress not perfection"
Choices counselors have a variety of skill sets, personality styles and specialties. It is important for you to find someone you feel comfortable with.
People learn through the "three I's". Imitation-Integration-Innovation. Imitate so you learn and absorb skills, integrate into your life and innovate - make it yours.
We want you to feel better and will come up with the best path to wellness.
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.
"The past affects the present even without us being aware of it"
Many of Choice's 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.
When you reprocess and work through your past it will help you to make better choices in the present. Our brains prioritize negative and fearful experiences so we can protect ourselves better. If we don't deal with our past it creates thinking styles and ways of being in the world that are maladaptive. Break the patter now so you can have a better 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. Depression and anxiety are symptoms of deeper underlying issues. Choices therapists help you to get well and stay well.
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.
One of the many benefits of Choices is unmatched confidentiality. Stigma and concern 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.
Adam Kleinman owner of Choices discusses services provided and information about mental health.
Highmark, BCBS, UPMC Commercial, CCBH, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna and Optum/United Health Care plans are all accepted
Choices accepts cash pay clients
We offer flexible scheduling and evening hours
Choices does not accept Magellan State Insurance-Cambria County Medicaid Plan. (UPMC for you Cambria County)
Choices does NOT provide drug and alcohol treatment
2517 Bedford Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904, United States
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 8PM
Now offering evening hours.
If you or someone you know is in crisis call: "988" or the number corresponding to your county below.
National Crisis Line:
1-800- 273-TALK (8255)
Cambria County Crisis
Somerset County crisis
Blair Country Crisis
ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll-free hotline, 1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse.
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