Neal KimblePsychologist

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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

Education is not always in a classroom or a textbook, it is where you find it.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

Do not skip the little things in life, or those events that one would rather avoid. For it is these events that you which to fast-forward that can make all the difference, and could be the most important – inspired by the movie “Click”

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Counselors give advice. Unsure about what to do? They’ll tell you. This is comforting. This is helpful. This, however, is not therapy. Therapy is giving a patient, through open-ended questions and carefully timed interpretations, the ability to solve their own problems. Its goal is emotional release, insight, and growth.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Anger management

Stress

General Expertise

Careers

Loss/Grief

Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Antisocial personality

Chronic illness

College & graduate student issues

Fees

$150

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) #9127

Licensure

NM, Psychologist, PSY1643

KS, Psychologist, LP2178

Education

Post-Doctoral Masters of Science, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Alliant International University

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

Masters of Arts, Forensic Psychology, Castleton State College

Work History

My approach to treatment goes beyond CBT. As one client described: “Your opening technique is CBT, like a boxer’s jab. If this fails, then you use ACT like a boxer’s right cross.” Stated in another away, in addition to competencies in CBT, I also have a therapeutic approach heavily influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999). Unlike CBT, the ACT model utilizes mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive diffusion, and other strategies to promote psychological health. This therapeutic approach addresses the notion that the mind is constantly running and cannot be directly changed. Rather than struggling to change thoughts, the goal of treatment is focusing on what clients really want in life and changing their behaviors, despite thoughts attempting to thwart these achievements. In my therapeutic approach, when clients struggle or obsess about their thinking, rather than persist with CBT techniques like a “failing jab”, ACT can be a powerful alternative to address psychological suffering. In CBT, the method is directly addressing symptoms and eliminating them. ACT looks to accept symptoms without struggling to change, while cultivating meaningful activities to achieve a valued life.

Location

Telehealth, Lewisburg, 17837, PA