Therapists

Colleen A. Calcagni, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

I am a compassionate, board-certified licensed professional counselor in both Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. I learned about one of my favorite quotes at summer camp as a child. “For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up.” As a counselor, this quote still resonates with me. My approach is to help you “up” with your challenges through compassion and collaboration. Together, we can develop an individualized, personalized, and comprehensive plan to move forward through difficulties in your life.

I am trained in the evidence-based therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Through EMDR, my therapeutic approach is to empower you to work through your past experiences and have more control over your life. I work with individuals of all ages, and I am comfortable with a broad spectrum of diagnoses. My focus is on anxiety, depression, grief, anger, stress, relationship problems, trauma, domestic violence, disruptive behavior, and adverse life events. I am honored to help you navigate through challenges and work together towards the path to healing.

*Colleen accepts all insurance plans listed.  https://readingcounselingservices.com/contact-us/

 

Rebecca Chellquist, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in mental health counseling. I am skilled in working with all ages, child, adolescent, or adult. I have experience working in the mental health field for over ten years in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, in home services, and outpatient community mental health with individuals of all ages with serious mental heath conditions and some individuals just needing extra support for life stressors.

My interests extend into treating adults and the elderly through a variety of areas, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, family relationships, adjustment issues, anger, and substance use disorders. I also specialize in children and adolescents, as well as their families. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing strategies. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for individuals with trauma or PTSD.

*Rebecca accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Quest Behavioral Health and UPMC insurance plans.

 

Natasha K. Batdorf, M.Ed., LPC

When feelings overwhelm us we need a therapist who is not afraid of their intensity. Choosing to seek professional help is a difficult step. I assure you I provide warm, supportive, and professional therapy services. Reading Counseling Services, LLC is a safe environment where you can talk about your difficult life experiences without fear or judgment.

I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field; working with children, teens, and adults. I am a licensed professional counselor and a state certified Family-Based Therapist with over 300+ hours of clinical training in Eco-systemic Structural Therapy (ESFT). In addition to my work with youth and at-risk families, some areas of special interest include mindfulness, relationship dynamics, women’s issues, parenting, recovery from trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety and depression, addiction, and support for grief and loss.

I use an integrative and combined approach to therapy that brings together different elements of specific therapeutic techniques in order to best meet your needs. Please reach out for a free phone consultation if you have any questions for me. I sincerely look forward to meeting with you and supporting you in your journey to emotional and mental wellness.

*Natasha accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Carebridge EAP, ComPsych, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program,
Highmark Blue Shield and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.

 

Emilie Yeakel, MA, LPC

As a therapist, my commitment to you is providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore the most vulnerable depths of your humanness. I offer a dynamic approach to therapy, utilizing various modalities to best assist you in reaching your goals.

My experience as a therapist is diverse; ranging from treating persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and more.

I provide therapy for both individuals and families, and have worked with older adults, adults, young adults, teens, and adolescents in various settings.

You are worthy of living a productive, happy, and healthy life and I can help you with attaining the life you want. If you are motivated to work on a goal, I am willing to lend a hand.

*Emilie accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross,  ComPsych, Evernorth (Cigna),Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Quest Behavioral Health and UPMC insurance plans.

 

Sonia Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW

Are you struggling with balancing day to day life? Do you constantly worry, or have a difficult time managing your feelings? I have been there, and it can be a very lonely feeling. I want to help you. I have a passion for helping others who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, difficulty with healthy relationships and also have experience in providing support in trauma, grief and loss.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field with children, teens, and adults.

At Reading Counseling Services, LLC, I utilize a combination of different therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs, to offer you the best support when working to move past whatever it is that you are struggling with. We will work together to come up with goals that you would want to work on, as you are the expert of yourself!

*Sonia accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Carebridge EAP, ComPsych, Evernorth (Cigna), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Medicare Advantage West, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs, Optum, and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.

 

Kristen March, MA, LMFT

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, stress, or depression? Do you find it difficult to manage your relationships with your family members? Together, we will work on finding strategies and coping skills to help you manage your day to day life.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned my Master’s degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia. I have provided therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Six years of experience across various outpatient settings include; outpatient clinics, school-based therapy, mobile therapy, and a behavioral specialist consultant.

My interests include communication, boundaries, stress, anxiety, depression, child and parental issues, relationship issues, and personal fulfillment. 

I utilize including strategic, solution-focused, and collaborative styles through a direct and “real” approach to counseling. I strive to have you feel safe in your therapy sessions by being my authentic self in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. 

I look forward to working with you and being apart of your ever-evolving journey.

*Kristen accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.

 

Michael Rodriguez, LPC

When working on improving yourself it helps to have compassion and education. Searching for growth into yourself can be a challenging but very rewarding experience. My approach utilizes person-centered and solution focused techniques to help you reach the goals you set out during the treatment process.

I have worked as a Clinical therapist for 6 years helping young children, teens, adults, and the elderly. I can work with individuals, couples, and families to help bridge communication and improve your functioning. I take care with individuals who struggle with various traumas to help them find happiness and stability in their lives. 

The journey of change and growth has many hurdles and challenges you may face. I will work with you through the challenges whether they be short term or long term. I look forward to helping your reach the next stage of your journey.

*Mike accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, ComPsych, Evernorth (Cigna), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Optum and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.

 

John Force, LPC, CAADC, NCC

Today is the perfect day to make a change – whether big or small, long-term or short-term. Not another minute must pass before you start down the path of self-discovery and self-care.

I am a licensed and board-certified professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor with the Pennsylvania Certification Board. My professional experience and specialty area is working with both adults and adolescents with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, as well as counseling services for those receiving medication-assisted treatment for opiate and alcohol use disorders. My professional interests also include other forms of compulsive disorders, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders, anger management needs, and adjustment difficulties.

Each individual is just that – an individual – and requires a tailored approach to meet their specific counseling needs. I am well-versed in various therapeutic modalities, ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy, to solutions-focused and motivational interviewing strategies.

Being an individual in long-term recovery from substance abuse, I have not only experienced the hopelessness of addiction, but also the gift and grace that is recovery. I’m not telling you that it is going to be easy, but I am telling you that it is going to be worth it. I look forward to hearing from you and would be privileged to take this first step with you!

* John accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Carebridge EAP, ComPsych, Evernorth (Cigna), Health Advocate EAP, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Optum, Quest Behavioral Health and UPMC insurance plans.

 

Amy Kellerman LPC, CAADC, NCC

It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather, how we respond to what happened. You are brave, to have identified a problematic issue/issues in your life, and then to seek the support you need to make changes that will move you toward the person you want to be.

My name is Amy Kellerman, I am a licensed and board-certified professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with over 17 years of experience in the human service field and have worked with children, adolescents, teens, adults, older individuals, couples, and families.

My therapeutic approach is strength based and individualized. The therapy I provide is tailored to meet your needs and is a combination of both behavioral and humanistic approaches. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational Enhancement and Mindfulness therapies.

My professional concentrations include addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, eating disorders, interpersonal and relationship issues, aging and geriatric issues, adjustment issues and coping with life changes.

I commend you for your courage and commitment and would be honored to assist you in your process and personal journey.

*Amy accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, ComPsych, Evernorth (Cigna), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Health Advocate EAP, Highmark Blue Shield, Optum, Quest Behavioral Health insurance, and WellSpan EAP insurance plans.

 

Lora Shrock, MA, LPC, CAADC

My name is Lora Shrock. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with over 25 years’ experience in both the mental health and substance abuse field. 

I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  I believe change is possible and I am here to help you to become the best version of yourself and to recognize your value and worthiness as a human being.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and believe in individualizing one’s treatment. I provide a combination of behavioral and humanistic approaches. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational and Mindfulness therapies. 

My professional concentration is in addiction, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, trauma and working with those on medical assisted therapies for opiates and alcohol.

*Lora accepts Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Carebridge EAP, ComPsych, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield, Optum, and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.

 

Dee Foll, LPC, ATR, CAADC, CCTP

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, why not make a positive change! Hello, my name is Dee Foll, and I am here to assist you in overcoming the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals in life. Using care and compassion, as well as various treatment methods and a personalized treatment plan, together we can make a difference in your life.

I am a board-certified licensed practicing counselor, a state certified advanced drug & alcohol counselor a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Association and a certified clinical trauma professional. I have experience working with people with addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and range of diagnosis.  I have worked in a variety of settings including a youth placement facility, a drug & alcohol office setting and in a county correctional facility. I enjoy working with people of various stages of adulthood.  I look forward to meeting with you to begin your journey to a more satisfying life experience.

*Dee currently accepts Aetna (starting 1/23/2024), ComPsych, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Highmark Blue Shield,  Optum and Quest Behavioral Health insurance plans.