Professional Counseling

Counseling or psychotherapy sessions can take many forms, and can include work with individuals, couples, families, or groups.  Sessions typically last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your insurance benefits.  Our areas of experience include:


Adults: Anxiety (e.g., phobias, social anxiety, OCD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder & Executive Functioning, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Forensics, Marital/Couple conflict, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Offenders, Substance Use, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.


Children & Adolescents: Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder & Executive Functioning, Autism Spectrum & Asperger’s Disorders, Career Counseling, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Functional Behavior Assessment, Parenting, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, School Consultation, Substance Use, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more. 


Our staff have been trained in the use of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT).  This is a highly-effective, scientifically-supported form of treatment for all the areas of concern listed above.  CBT has two parts.  The first part, Cognitive Therapy, seeks to look at automatic thoughts and beliefs that become distorted from life experiences, and replace these with more balanced thoughts and beliefs.  Behavior Therapy seeks to look at unwanted/unhealthy patterns of behavior that have been conditioned or reinforced over time, and replace them with healthy patterns of behavior.  If the CBT approach sounds interesting or helpful to you, please contact us to learn more and to set up an initial session with one of our counselors.* 


It is important to know that counseling has both risks and benefits.  Some of these risks include having to experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, anxiety, anger, or frustration.  It is not unusual for some clients to feel a little worse at the end of a session from time to time.  This happens because counseling can involve examining problematic thinking, discussing embarrassing or troubling behavior, or recalling unpleasant parts of one’s history.  Despite these risks, research shows that many people experience great benefits from counseling.  Over time, clients can feel less distressed as their relationships improve and they move towards their own goals.  While nothing is guaranteed in counseling, our experience has been that clients who remain committed to the counseling process report real results and improvements.

Counseling or psychotherapy is often covered by most insurance plans.  We accept a variety of insurance carriers and employee assistance programs that include the following:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna / Evernorth
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP Blue)
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Optum (formerly United Behavioral Health)
  • Out-of-Network: various PPO plans
  • PA Health & Wellness
  • Penn Behavioral Health
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • UPMC Health Plan-Commercial

If you are not a member of one of these insurance carriers, we can assist you in receiving out-of-network coverage if available under your current plan.  


We also offer competitive hourly rates for counseling sessions and consultations.  Fees** for initial sessions with new clients are $175.00 per session hour, with each additional session at $150.00 per hour.  Lower rates for groups may also apply.  Feel free to contact us about any questions related to fees or your ability to pay for counseling services.

*If you are in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.237.8255.  For emergencies, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  The Mauriello Group and its providers do not offer emergency behavioral healthcare services. 

**All fees for all services are subject to change without notice.  Feel free to contact us about any questions related to fees or your ability to pay for counseling and/or other services.  A current fee schedule for all services available by provider type is available upon request.  This information is required by under federal law (Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act) as well as the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors, which regulates the practice of those licensees.

Contact Us:

The Mauriello Group

139 West Market Street, Suite D

West Chester, PA 19382-2912

A National Certified Counselor (NCC) represents an individual's voluntary completion of and commitment to national standards determined by the counseling profession.  Several members of our team have achieved this level of certification.

Matthew Mauriello is certified to properly provide distance services to clients seeking telehealth.

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