Specialized Approach

Our clinicians have specialized training in providing therapy for young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provide adapted Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-A) and Parent Training.

Assessment Services

Understanding child emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties require comprehensive evaluation to identify the multitude of factors influencing and maintaining problems. Our staff, led by board-certified psychologists, vehemently oppose rushing to diagnoses, simple explanations for complex problems, and the widespread use of psychiatric drugs on children without valid understanding of problems. To achieve this our team of psychologists will take the time to evaluate your child’s needs, and if required, utilize the array of scientifically valid tests and measurements to provide a comprehensive conceptualization of your child’s current functioning across domains with emphasis on the following services:

  • Clinical Evaluation for Treatment
  • Learning Disorder Assessment
  • Gifted Assessment

Therapy Services

Our center specializes in research supported cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the complex problems observed in adolescents. We believe effective treatment for emotional and behavioral problems begins with a thorough explanation of why problems exist and subsequently provides an active and skill-based individual and family treatment to target presenting problems. An area of focus within our center is to provide behavioral parent training to equip parents with the knowledge and skills to address the multitude of problems consistent with specific developmental challenges.

  • Anxiety Disorders and School Refusal
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exposure to trauma and Post-traumatic Stress
  • Mood difficulties and depression
  • Behavior Problems including aggression, defiance, and tantrums
  • Tic Disorders
  • Suicidality and Self-Harm
  • Substance use
  • Risky sexual behaviors

DBT- Adolescent Skills Training

Center for Integrated Behavioral Health is now offering a modified version of DBT-A.

DBT-A is an evidence based therapy for teens struggling with non-suicidal self-injury, suicide attempts, impulsive behaviors, labile moods and unstable interpersonal relationships.

We have adapted the treatment to provide a separate parent training skills group to address the myriad of questions and challenges parents face when their children are in crisis. At the same time, teens will receive targeted DBT skills training separate from their parents to assist in developing skills to regulate intense emotions and end problematic and life threatening behaviors. This adapted form of DBT-A will be provided in 1 hour sessions over 16 weeks. Parents will be offered the opportunity to receive telephone coaching consultations as needed over the course of skills training to assist with skill development and effective responses to crisis behaviors.

  • In-Network Insurance Accepted
  • Parent and Teen groups separate
  • Supplemental to Individual Treatment
  • Limited Availability
  • 16 weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

Is therapy right for me?

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice that will require commitment, openness, and a willingness to change. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing patterns of problematic behavior, or problems with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or food. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce, loss, or work transition. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Overall, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has demonstrated overwhelming research support and can provide long-lasting benefits. Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra help when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, but we are not in-network with all insurance plans. Please check with our office to be certain. Even if we are not in-network, most insurance companies offer out-of-network benefits. If so, you may receive reimbursement by your insurance company, even if you have to pay out of pocket at first. Some feel that this is a good strategy for finding a provider of their choosing, rather than being forced to stay within their insurance network.

How do I make a first appointment?

Please call our office to speak with our office staff. If you decide to go forward an administrative staff member will set up your first appointment, review your benefits, and direct you to download the forms you will need to complete prior to the first session. You will be guaranteed a safe, comfortable, and private environment.

Where are you located and how do I get there?

We are located at 1 East Broad Street, Suite 510 in  downtown Bethlehem, PA. Our address is 1 East Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. (Melting Pot Restaurant occupies the first floor).

From U.S. 22, take the PA-378 South exit. Travel about three miles to the Center City exit (exit 3). At the stop sign at the end of the exit, turn left onto Third Avenue. Go 100 yards to traffic light. At the light, turn left onto West Broad Street. Continue through the next two traffic lights onto Broad Street.

From Interstate 78  Take exit 67 for PA-412 toward Hellertown / Bethlehem. Turn right onto PA-412 N / Hellertown Rd for 0.8 miles and turn slight left onto E 4th Street for 0.7 miles. Take a slight right onto Daly Ave for 0.3 miles and turn right onto the Minsi Trail Bridge. After .5 miles take the first left onto East Market Street. Travel for a little over 1 mile and turn right onto Main Street. Take the 2nd right onto Broad Street and we are located on the left.

Where do I park?

There is a parking lot on the east side of our building with a meter parking. In downtown Bethlehem there are also two parking garages in walking distance to our practice on Walnut Street and North Street. Meter parking is also available throughout Broad Street.

How long are appointments?

A general therapy hour typically lasts 53-60 minutes. Evaluation sessions may be scheduled longer to complete initial assessments and undergo an interview to review relevant history. Testing and Assessment sessions are considerably longer and dependent upon the nature of the evaluation. Group therapy sessions are variable based on type of session.

Will the information shared with a therapist be kept private and confidential?

The privacy of information exchanged with your therapist is protected by law. The law also requires your therapist to break confidentiality with or without your permission if you or someone else is at risk of serious harm. Revelations that a child has been or is in danger of harm or neglect are required by law to be reported to Child Protective Services. You and your therapist may decide together that it is in your best interest for Center for Integrated Behavioral Health to exchange information with another party. In that case, your therapist may ask for written consent.

What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that our clientele notify us 24 hours prior to a scheduled session if they have to cancel. Barring any emergency situation within 24 hours of their scheduled appointment, clients who do not contact us before the 24 hour window will be charged a late cancellation fee of $50.00. If you reserve an hour and fail to attend that session without notice (no show) you will be required to pay the therapists full fee for that session.

Who do we contact in the case of an emergency?

During non-business hours our phone is answered by voicemail and we cannot guarantee each call will be answered during business hours. Center for Integrated Behavioral Health has coordinated with Northampton County Crisis Center for 24 hr coverage. Please call them at 610-782-3127. You can also call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

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