You are unique …
and your therapy should be uniquely designed for you.
The therapy plan that works for someone else might not be the best fit for you. We’ll work together as a team to develop a plan drawing from a variety of techniques.
I bring my education, experience, and passion for helping people live rich and fulfilling lives to our sessions. You bring your experience as the world’s leading authority on you – your abilities, priorities, needs, sensibilities, and goals.
Your therapy may include elements of:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
PA License: Margaret E. Pope, LCSW
MSS, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, 2005
EMDR Trained, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, 2010-11
Post graduate training in Trauma Informed Care, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Coordination, Mediation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Clinical Supervision
Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Board Member / Governance Chair / Legislative Chair / Former Vice President
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
National Association of Social Workers
For ethical and therapeutic reasons I don't ask clients for reviews, but here are some reasons colleagues say they recommend my services:
"I highly recommend Meg's services as she is skilled, experienced, and authentic in her approach to therapy."
"She treats you like she would want her child, friend or family member to be treated."
Fees and Payment
$150 for standard 50 minute session
$ 37.50 (25%) for each additional 15 minutes of service
Fees are payable by credit, debit, or HSA card. 24 hours minimum notice is required for cancellations. $50 fee will be charged for late cancellations, full fee charged for appointments missed without any notice. These can be waived in cases of last minute illness or emergencies.
I'm an in-network provider for Highmark Blue Shield and United Healthcare. For other health plans, ask your insurance carrier about reimbursement for out of network fees. I'm licensed as an LCSW in my formal name, Margaret E. Pope.
There are a limited number of reduced fee slots for those with financial need.
Prior Experience Includes
Counseling Director, Family Service of Chester County
Instructor for Children in the Middle custody class through Chester County Family Court
Field Instructor for students in final year of MSW studies
Clinical counseling at adolescent day treatment center
Support groups for mothers of young children