Derik S. Berkebille LCSW, ACHP-SW, CMH

Derik S. Berkebille LCSW, ACHP-SW, CMH

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker - CW019024
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 33770
Office 1
1360 Eisenhower Blvd
Ste 400
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904 - United States
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I operate my practice with the understanding that clients should feel that therapy is helping during the course of treatment and together we set managable goals along the way so that clients can see real progress. I am a professor in the graduate school of social work and teach "Models of Intervention" which allows me to be intimately familiar with several therapeutic models. This allows me to avoid the "one size fits all" approach that is all too common in the counseling field. Therapy is relationship and I dedicate as much effort as possible towards assisting your recovery but also hold the client accountable for their own part in the healing process which eventually provides some degree of empowerment.

Email or Call Derik S. Berkebille LCSW, ACHP-SW, CMH at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33770

More Info About My Practice

My practice predominantly utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach and clients are often required to do homework between sessions so the therapeutic process can continue on yournown and not be limited to the clinical setting.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many people struggle with the idea of starting therapy. They may question if it will really help, if it will cost a lot of money or maybe even doubt the need for it.

Research has shown that when people treat their mental illness with the combination of psychotropic medications and therapy the outcomes are much more successful than with either in their own. Therapists DO NOT fix life's problems for you but can provide tools to empower you to be able to solve them yourself. Therefore, therapy is only as effective as the amount of effort you are willing to put into it. When clients are truly invested in getting well therapy can be extremely beneficial!

Clients often express concerns over cost. My practice, like most, accept most insurances and there is usually a minimal co-payment involved. In some cases it is covered completely. In some cases, your therapist may be able to work with tou to make it more affordable as well.

If you had experienced chest pains would you wait until having a heart attack to seek treatment? The same holds true for therapy. The sooner into the problem you start therapy, often the sooner recovery can occur. People often wait until the problems get completely out of control before seeking help.

Therapists really do care and strive to help people. It is a difficult decision for many to start therapy but in my experience onece a client starts therapy they often wish they'd started sooner.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have experience in several different areas and am especially skilled in helping with depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, marital problems, and interpersonal issues.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations

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