About Our Services
The Beech Street Program offers comprehensive mental health services
to children, adolescents, and families. We use a down-to-earth, collaborative
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
We are committed to making our services accessible. Please inform us
if you have special needs.
- school problems
- behavior problems
- parent-child conflict
- problems with friends
- separation & divorce issues
- 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
- foster care
- parenting frustrations/need for skill development
- sexual trauma/inappropriate
- 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
You will be responsible for insurance submissions, but we will be happy to assist
you when possible. Beech Street Program is credentialed with Blue Shield.
Just contact us at any time: 717-245-2404.