Counseling & Consulting Services

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Avg Cost (per session): $50 – $100
with Sliding Scale

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  • Accepted Insurances

Some Insurances Accepted

Insurance Services are supervised by a Licensed Psychologist. Please contact for information on which insurance plans are accepted.

Founded in 2008, Kara B. Golden Counseling & Consulting Services serves Northeast Pennsylvania in historic downtown Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Counseling services are located in a comfortable and confidential environment, and I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Most clients are ages 10 and older, although I work with younger clients on a case by case basis. Currently, I am accepting new clients on a limited basis, but would be happy to assist you in finding a therapist who will best meet your needs.

My counseling services operate from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on a person’s positive qualities (strengths) to meet challenges. In addition, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and other treatment techniques are utilized. When working with younger clients, play and art therapy are the typical treatment modalities. Specialty areas in private practice include: anxiety, depression, bereavement/loss, stress management, coping with chronic illness, self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, parenting issues, communication skills, trauma, PTSD, anger management, and much more.

Counseling provides an opportunity to talk about past and present life experiences, often deepening self-understanding, teaching new approaches to life’s challenges, and preparing for the future. Among the factors that will affect your progress is the degree of your commitment to the counseling process. The success of that process depends in part on your willingness to share openly, explore feelings, attempt new ways of behaving or relating, and regular attendance. When confronting painful issues, you may feel worse before you feel better. Although I cannot guarantee results, through the use of appropriate techniques and skills, which reflect the standard of care in our profession, we will work together towards realizing agreed upon and realistic goals.

Consulting services include mental health awareness, bereavement, stress management/relaxation, parenting and other topics. I currently facilitate a monthly parenting support group in Tunkhannock and provide presentations in the community. Recent presentations include: Stress in the Workplace (burnout), Surviving the Holidays (bereavement), Mind/Body/Spirit (wellness and self-care), and Parenting 101.

Personal Issues

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Infertility
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD

 

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