About Our Services
The Beech Street Program offers comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and families. We use a down-to-earth, collaborative approach that recognizes parents and other caregivers as the most important people in children’s lives. Our services range from educational, “enhancement” programs for families without major difficulties who wish to strengthen their relationships and prevent problems to services geared to the needs of seriously distressed children and families. In all cases, we respect the families with whom we work and involve parents as partners in the process whenever possible.

The first step in the process is a phone call. The therapist will ask for a brief description of your concerns and share information about the services we offer. If we cannot help meet your needs, we will gladly refer you to someone who can. Otherwise, we will arrange an “intake” appointment with you, where you will share your concerns in greater detail, and we will make a recommendation to you about possible options.

We use a variety of therapy methods that have been shown to be the most effective with child, adolescent, and family problems. These include play therapy, filial (parent-child) play therapy, behavior management, parent consultation & training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and expressive therapies. Our programs and therapy sessions are offered in several formats: individual, family, and group. To learn further information about the types of therapy we use, please go to www.play-therapy.com.

We are also happy to receive referrals from educational, medical, and mental health professionals.

Special Needs
We are committed to making our services accessible. Please inform us if you have special needs.


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • school problems
  • behavior problems
  • parent-child conflict
  • challenges in family dynamics
  • problems with friends
  • separation & divorce issues
  • anger/aggression/violence
  • chronic medical illness in the family
  • medically-related distress
  • trauma, grief, loss
  • obsessive/compulsive behaviors
  • attention deficits
  • attachment disruption
  • self-esteem problems
  • social/emotional crises
  • adoption
  • foster care
  • abuse
  • parenting frustrations/need for skill development
  • sexual trauma/inappropriate behaviors
  • self-harming behaviors
  • domestic violence issues

Our services are confidential, in compliance with professional ethical standards, & with PA and U.S. law. We will fully explain confidentiality at the first visit.

Research & Training
The Beech Street Program and the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center with which it is affiliated are also research and training facilities. Our goal is to ensure that our services are the highest quality possible, and this is accomplished by research, clinical supervision/consultation, & training programs. At all times, the confidentiality and privacy of children & families in our services are guarded. We will explain these aspects of our organization to you during your first meeting.

Payment & Cancellation Policies
Your therapist will explain the fees for our services to you. Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, checks, & credit cards: VISA & MASTERCARD.

We ask that you give us more than 24 hours notice if you must cancel an appointment. If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be responsible for the fee for that scheduled time.

You will be responsible for insurance submissions, but we will be happy to assist you when possible. Beech Street Program is credentialed with a number of insurance plans. Consult with your therapist regarding insurance coverage.

Just contact us at any time: 717-245-2404.


We are grateful for the playful sculpture that appears in the upper right corner, done by sculptor Peter Otfinoski.