Last edited 10/26/2022
Bianca O'Connor McDermottLPC
My approach to therapy is Humanistic and Client Centered. This means that I believe that all people are valuable, capable of change, and likely to do so given the right conditions. In therapy, I believe that it is the relationship between therapist and client that allows positive change to happen. I also use tools from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. You will always be focusing on some aspect of your life between sessions, making small changes and tracking the way you feel, think, and act. Most change–most of your life!--happens outside of the therapy session. We may spend time talking about your past, but always with a focus on how it is impacting your present. My focus is pragmatic, anchored in the here and now, with a view toward the future.
Our first visit (or two) will focus on assessment and goal planning. I will explain any diagnoses we are working with, get to know you and what is keeping you from living your life the way you want to, explore what your life would look like without “the problem” that motivated you to make that first appointment, and help you to define your goals for therapy. As we continue to work together over some weeks or months, my own goal is to come to a time when you are comfortable and confident identifying and achieving your life goals on your own. This timeframe is different for everyone; and of course you can always return to therapy if needed.
LGBTQIA related issues
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Young Adults (18-24)
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC011715
Arizona State University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Bianca O'Connor McDermott, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Bianca O'Connor McDermott accepting new clients?
Yes, Bianca O'Connor McDermott is accepting new clients.
Does Bianca O'Connor McDermott accept insurance?
Yes, Bianca O'Connor McDermott accepts insurance, including Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Does Bianca O'Connor McDermott offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Pennsylvania can book Bianca O'Connor McDermott for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Bianca O'Connor McDermott offer online therapy?
Yes, Bianca O'Connor McDermott offers online therapy to people in Pennsylvania.
How quickly can I see Bianca O'Connor McDermott?
Bianca O'Connor McDermott typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Bianca O'Connor McDermott speak?
Bianca O'Connor McDermott conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Bianca O'Connor McDermott online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Bianca O'Connor McDermott online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.