Choices provides innovative outpatient counseling services to 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 work diligently to find the right staff for you. This creates higher success rates as the therapeutic relationship with your counselor is key to your success.
We are here when you need us and your mental health is our number one priority. Choices staff is caring, compassionate and respectful when it counts the most.
Choices is family owned and operated and we take care of our clients and staff. Our family first approach has allowed the practice to grow successfully while increasing the quality of care.
No Stigma, No Judgment, 100% Confidential
Progress in therapy is best made at the individual level in a calm and private environment. Our resolute 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 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" -Sigmund Freud
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.
We work with your body using your natural responses to get you well.
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"
Choice’s 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 produce the best path to wellness.
Stoker Wieczorek interviews Adam Kleinman about suicide contagion, cluster suicide, virtual counseling and a proactive approach to mental health.
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" -Francine Shapiro
Many of 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 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 do not deal with our past, it creates thinking styles and ways of being in the world that are maladaptive. Break the pattern 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 most other 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. Choices made with a clear mind are better than choices 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 people decide not to get help for mental health issues. At Choices, you do not need to worry about judgment or stigma. Choices therapists use time-tested and effective methods to help you get 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.
Journaling is the simplest thing you can do. It is effective, easy, and anyone can do it. You can write in a notebook or take notes on your phone. There is extensive evidence on the effectiveness of journaling.
Journaling works because it creates the opportunity for self-reflection. As you write your thoughts down you are able to develop insight into your own thinking style and behavior. It does not sound like much, but it makes all the difference.
"On October 1 of 2013 I rented a small 10 x 10 office and opened Choices. At that time, I was still working my day job and seeing clients in the evenings. My initial goal was just to make enough money to pay my rent. ￼As the years have gone by, I have watched it grow into one of my proudest achievements. I just want to thank all the great friends, family, and staff ￼for the support and I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!"
Adam Kleinman, LCSW
Highmark, BCBS, UPMC Commercial, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna, and Optum/United Healthcare plans are all accepted
We do NOT prescribe medications and instead work to adjust negative thinking patterns and resolve core issues to fix the problem permanently
Choices accepts cash pay clients
We offer flexible scheduling during evenings and weekends
Choices does not accept Magellan State Insurance-Cambria County Medicaid Plan. (UPMC for you Cambria County)
Choices does NOT provide drug and alcohol treatment
At Choices Clinical Counseling, our team of licensed therapists have years of experience helping individuals navigate life's challenges. We specialize in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression and trauma.
If you or someone you know is in crisis call: "988 ".
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