Last edited 01/23/2024

Erica Boncella LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Erica Boncella Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I am an extremely laid-back and easygoing person. I further tell my clients on the very first session that I will never judge them nor will I place blame. We are all human and we further all make mistakes in our lives, including myself. Even though I am the therapist, I do not consider myself to be any better than any one person and I do not show that either. I am an honest individual and will work with you in order to develop tailor-specific goals that you want to work on and not what I feel should be the "easy" route. I do not know everything nor do I ever pretend that I do either. If I do not know something, I will tell you and I will further attempt to locate the answer as best I can.

Specialties

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Domestic violence

Eating disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Trauma

General Expertise

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Communication issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Optum

UnitedHealthcare

UPMC Health Plan

Fees

First Session$125
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, certification

Licensure

  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, PC015018

Education

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology, 2004

Work History

I believe that each client who chooses therapy should be treated as an individual and not the same as the person before or after them. I do not utilize a "cookie cutter" method and instead, I tailor each session for that individual client. With the above in mind, I believe my vast knowledge throughout my career has given me not only the opportunities to work with many different populations but also to be able to develop my skills. I began my career working in the law enforcement field for about 12 years. I first worked as a juvenile probation officer then transitioned to an adult probation/parole officer. This was when I was specifically assigned as a specialized officer to supervise domestic violence cases, PFA violations, and any assault cases that surrounded domestic violence. I was fortunate enough to serve on two domestic violence task forces in my area as well as attend the National Domestic Violence Conference in 2018 located in Chicago, IL. Upon leaving the probation field after receiving my master's degree, I then transitioned to working as a therapist for 3 years at the state prison for male inmates. I ran anger management groups, and batterers intervention groups while working in the prison system. I transitioned back out into the community as I was there I truly wanted to continue my therapy skills. I worked for a short time at a local private practice agency before starting my own private practice office. I have not only experience but passion for helping clients overcome domestic violence relationships, trauma, PTSD along with other forms of mental health.

Online Therapy

Office at 3800 West 12th Street , Erie, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Erica Boncella, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Erica Boncella, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Erica Boncella accepting new clients?

Yes, Erica Boncella is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at 3800 West 12th Street , Suite 5, Erie, PA, 16505.

Does Erica Boncella accept insurance?

Yes, Erica Boncella accepts insurance, including Aetna, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, UPMC Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare.

What types of therapy does Erica Boncella offer?

Erica Boncella offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Erica Boncella offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Erica Boncella offers in-person appointments at 3800 West 12th Street , Suite 5, Erie, PA, 16505.

Does Erica Boncella offer online therapy?

Yes, Erica Boncella offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Erica Boncella?

Erica Boncella typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Erica Boncella speak?

Erica Boncella conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Erica Boncella online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Erica Boncella online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.