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My Approach

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)

Family Therapy

Mindfulness

Communication Skills

Play

Strengths-Based Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

 

Qualifications

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

Professional Affiliation

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Board Member / Governance Chair / Legislative Chair / Former Vice President

Member:

     Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

     National Association of Social Workers

Testimonials
 
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

 

$140 for standard 50 minute session

$  35 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