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The mission of Kaleidoscope Therapy Center is to provide the highest quality of mental health services possible. All services will be provided by highly qualified individuals and will be administered to all persons without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, or sexual orientation.

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  • What services does KTC have to offer?

  • 1  Structured social skills group therapy for children and adolescents ages 4-18 2  Substance abuse counseling 3  Outpatient therapy for adults, couples, children, and families 4  Diagnostic interviews

Why choose Kaleidoscope Therapy Center?

Kaleidoscope Therapy Center has several qualified therapists, with years worth of mental health experience, ready to help you through your difficulties. We accept almost all insurance plans and offer sliding scale fees for uninsured clients. We understand that our clients have a wide variety of responsibilties and obligations throughout the day. That is why we see most of our clients in the evenings. Unlike most other therapy centers, we are open Monday through Thursday from 10 AM until 8 PM.

  • How do I begin services?

  • Beginning services in one of KTC's programs is as easy as 1,2,3.

  • 1   Call KTC and schedule an appointment. 2   Come in to the office and complete the intake paperwork. This usually takes about 45 minutes. 3   Schedule your first session. Services can begin as soon as your schedule allows.

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"    — Dr. Seuss

Services

  • Structured Social Skills Groups

    Structured Social Skills Groups

    For children and adolescents ages 3 to 18. The goals of the social skills groups are to increase positive interactions with peers, promote sharing and turn taking, develop appropriate social and communication skills, increase compliance, and promote independence.

  • Substance Abuse Programs

    Substance Abuse Counseling

    Kaleidoscope Therapy Center has a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor on staff to assist clients that have been affected by drug and/or alcohol abuse whether they are recovering addicts, family or friends.

  • Outpatient Therapy

    Outpatient Therapy

    Kaleidoscope Therapy Center offers individual, couples and family counseling services. Outpatient therapy is tailored to meet the needs of the client. The client is an active participant in all stages of treatment including, diagnosis, treatment goals and discharge planning.

  • Diagnostic Interviews

    Diagnostic Interviews

    Children, adolescents and adults can undergo a diagnostic interview with a Licensed Professional Counselor to assess whether or not a mental health diagnosis is present.

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."    — Dr. Seuss

Expectations

  • What is social skills group therapy?

  • Social skills group therapy is designed to help children learn how to get along with peers, be socially appropriate in a variety of settings, express their feelings, and practice important skills such as turn taking, holding a conversation and using manners. Social skills groups run for 12 consecutive weeks. Groups meet twice a week with each session lasting two hours. Children are placed into groups with peers of the same age or ability level. Groups contain no more than 10 children. Social skills groups offer a positive and safe environment for your child to work on improving their social skills. You will be kept informed about your child’s progress during family meetings held at the conclusion of every 12-week session.

  • Is social skills group therapy appropriate for my child?

  • Social skills groups can be helpful for any child having difficulty in a social, educational or family setting. If your child displays any of the following behaviors then participation in a social skills group may be beneficial.

  • • Failure to act age-appropriately in the home, school or community settings • Inability to relate to others • Poor eye contact • Difficulty following rules and/or directions • Can be physically or verbally aggressive • Difficulty sharing and/or taking turns • Unwillingness to participate in activities with others • Poor social skills and/or communication difficulties • Sensory deficits • Can be bossy and demanding • Low self-esteem • Difficulty making and maintaining friendships

  • What can I expect from KTC staff?

  • • An individualized treatment plan developed by your child's clinical treatment team
  • • Family sessions conducted after the initial 6 weeks of treatment as well as at the conclusion of every 12-week session
  • • Weekly treatment planning meetings in which all treatment team members are present
  • • Collaboration with other professionals providing services to you, your child and/or your family
  • • Access to other services offered by KTC, including individual outpatient therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and diagnostic interviews
  • Individual Theraoy Session

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."    — Stacia Tauscher

Staff

  • Courtney Cavanaugh, MA, MEd. - Owner / Program Director 1.724.627.4692

  • Courtney Cavanaugh
  • Courtney Cavanaugh is the Owner and Clinical Director of Kaleidoscope Therapy Center. She has been working in the mental health field for approximately 13 years, predominately with children and adolescents. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Education in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University.

    Prior to starting her own private practice, Courtney worked extensively in the BHRS (Wraparound) field. She served as a local BHRS program director after spending several years working in the field as a behavior specialist, mobile therapist, strengths based therapist and STAP camp director.

    Courtney takes a humanistic approach when working with her clients. She focuses on each individual's potential and stresses the importance of growth and self-actualization. She believes that people are innately good and that we are continually looking for new ways to grow, to become better, to learn new things, and to experience psychological growth and self-actualization.

    During her free time, Courtney serves as the Executive Director for the Autism Open; a non-profit that raises money for local children and families affected by autism. Children with autism have always held a special place in Courtney's heart and it’s a population that she really enjoys working with. Over the last six years she has helped raise close to $200,000 for autism. The vast majority of this money has been used to help local children and families in need of items like iPads, autism service dogs, sensory swings, and medical treatments.

  • Jennifer McClarren, MA - Licensed Professional Counselor 1.724.206.9996

  • Jennifer Walker
  • Jenny McClarren has been working in the mental health field with families, couples, and trauma survivors for approximately 4 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology from Colorado Technical University, continued her studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and received her Master of Arts in Counseling in Psychology from Waynesburg University in 2015. Jenny recently completed all of the requirements needed for licensure by the state of Pennsylvania and will hopefully be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the start of spring, 2017.

    Jenny has specializes in the care and well-being of members of the LGBTQ community. She has provided psychotherapy for couples, gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. She places an emphasis on the affirmation and exploration of gender identities and continuums. She has spoken in schools around Western Pennsylvania about the importance of rights for gender non-conforming, transgender individuals, and individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and pansexual. Jenny follows the standards of care set forth by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH).

    In addition to working with the LGBTQ community, Jenny also has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. She provides therapy in individual, group, couples, and family settings. She provides therapeutic services for those with ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also has experience treating sexual disorders, and is currently seeking her certification in sex therapy.

    Jenny hopes to offer a supportive, compassionate, and therapeutic environment for her clients. She is committed to helping individuals live their lives in the most meaningful way, and offers a safe space to engage in psychotherapy.

  • Patricia Lewis, LPC, NCC - Licensed Professional Counselor 1.724.206.9996

  • Mikee Krieg
  • Patricia Branlett-Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) that has been working in the mental health field for close to 17 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University and her Master of Art in Counseling from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

    She is a certified Rational Emotive Therapist and a Certified Christian Therapist.  She has over 15 years of experience working as an Outpatient Therapist with two major Federal Qualified Health Centers in Washington and Greene Counties.

    Patricia is currently a part of a 36 month clinical training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC). This training promotes and trains therapists in Minuchin and Nichols' Structured Family Therapy. It identifies children and adolescents under the age of 21 with serious mental illness or emotional disturbances who are at risk of a psychiatric hospitalization or out of home placement.

    Patricia works with children as young as four years old and adults with mental health and emotional disorders ranging from Adjustment Disorders to Schizophrenia. Patricia currently works as a Family Based Therapist with Centerville Clinics and sees clients at Kaleidoscope on the weekends in the Washington office.

    In addition to helping others, Patricia enjoys choral singing and swimming.

  • Elizabeth M. Smith, LPC, NCC - Licensed Professional Counselor 1.724.627.4692

  • Elizabeth M. Smith
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that has been working in the mental health field for 8 years. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University in 2010. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She has Specialized Family Therapy Certification and training to provide Co-Parenting, Trans-Parenting, and Re-unification services.

    Liz believes that many clients experience increased positive self-image, as well as improved constructive communication and coping skills as they strive together to reach collaborative treatment goals. Liz firmly believes that learning positive, assertive communication skills provides relief for many symptoms experienced with ongoing depression and anger. She strives to teach clients how to communicate, play, and work effectively with their peers, families and communities, while striving to facilitate their holistic growth.

    In addition to currently seeking certification in Grief Counseling, she provides therapeutic services for those with ADHD, anger management, anxiety, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults who have been traumatized. She provides counseling in group, family, couples, and individual settings. She structures children and adolescent sessions both individually and with family sessions to achieve optimal outcomes. She believes that it often requires the efforts of an entire family to achieve real change, while also emphasizing that, “while you can only change yourself… if one person changes in a family system, everyone else must adapt as well”.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."    — Helen Keller

Contact

WAYNESBURG OFFICE 95 East High Street Suite 407 Waynesburg, PA 15370 (724) 627-4692

WASHINGTON OFFICE 90 West Chestnut Street Suite 425 Washington, PA 15301 (724) 206-9996

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