“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”

-Sigmund Freud

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ABOUT LEGG COUNSELING & CONSULTING SERVICES

MY BELIEFS ABOUT SEEKING TREATMENT

As Freud observed, trying to bury our past is not the best way to recover from unpleasant events that have negatively impacted our lives. This is particularly true of traumatic situations that many people have experienced- experiences that they just can't seem to move past. The mantra of "forget about it" does little to improve our lives, and misery and suffering result from our ill-fated attempts to "bury" our past. Whether it manifests in strained family relations, challenges at work, the inability to feel "at home" in your own body, the inability to form close relationships, or as a substance use disorder, confronting your issues is the only way to successfully move on.

 

The decision to seek help for issues impacting your mental health is not an easy one to make. However, when you finally do make that decision, you need a therapist who is able to connect with you as a person. I keep my client base very small so that everyone gets the individual attention that they deserve because no one likes to feel like a "number."

I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  Through our work together I hope to enhance feelings of worth and dignity. I feel that this is important because when our self-esteem is at its zenith, our ability to cope with the problems of life is enhanced. My approach is one that puts the individual at ease and makes the experience of therapy as normal as possible.

EXPERIENCE

I have extensive experience providing care for individuals with a wide range of life challenges. My experience encompasses both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as NY State CPEP (comprehensive psychiatry emergency program) care, inpatient detox and rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming (IOP) and medication-assisted therapy for addictive disorders.

 

I am also experienced in the areas of corrections and forensics, having worked with individuals both during and after incarceration, addressing the unique mental health challenges associated with incarceration. I also work with individuals who have been impacted by crime/violence.  

SPECIALTIES

I provide care for individuals with a variety of needs and challenges. I have the most experience treating persons who seek my help for the following challenges:

  • Addictive Disorders

  • Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Complex Trauma

  • LGBTQ issues 

  • Stress/Significant Life Transitions

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

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OFFICE LOCATION

ADDRESS

Mid Valley Executive Office Suites

1418 Main Street

Suite # 101E

Peckville, PA 18452

Phone: (570) 489-HELP (4357)

BEFORE CALLING, PLEASE NOTE:

-If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

-At this time, I am not currently accepting new clients

-If you are attempting to contact me about a Healthline, Greatest, Medical News Today, or a PsychCentral article, you should direct your inquiry to the publication you are interested in. As I am no longer affiliated with Healthline or its subsidiaries I cannot make commentary, answer questions, grant interviews, etc., about the content of any of their proprietary materials. Calls placed to this office about Healthline articles or related matters will not be returned. Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

SERVICE AVAILABILITY: I only provide services to individuals living in the state of Pennsylvania.


 
Non-patient related inquiries:
Please note that I am a psychotherapist and as such, I devote 100% of my time to my clients. I am not available for any of the following endeavors:
  • Dramatizations
  • Podcasts
  • Interviews for news stories
  • Public speaking engagements
  • Service as an “expert witness”
  • Providing commentary on news/sociopolitical/world events
  • Any event that approximates any of the above endeavors
Calls to this office for any of the above reasons will not be returned.

Appointments Available on Evenings & Weekends!

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Safe, Convenient Location!  Handicapable Accessible! 

-Located on Colt's Bus Routes!

-Plenty of parking! 

NOTE: In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, telepsychiatric sessions are available using the doxy.me platform, a HIPAA compliant telepsych platform. In-person appointments are also available using appropriate social-distancing protocols. Providers at this location have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.