Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer telehealth counseling?

I offer remote counseling sessions both by phone and video.  Please review and sign the telehealth counseling agreement before your session (located in the main menu of the website).  Scheduling works as normal.  Just click on the schedule button, select an open timeslot, and choose your preferred method of counseling.  For video conferencing, please login to the counseling session 5 minutes early, to ensure audio and visual components are working properly before the session begins.  

Can I book an Intake Session?

Yes.  Simply click on the schedule link in the top right corner of the site, and select an available time that works for you. 

What are your fees?

I charge $90/session.  Most of my clients use insurance to pay for their sessions.  Please pay all copays at the time of the session. 

What is Marriage & Family Counseling?

Marriage & Family counseling is a dialogue between the members of the marriage and or the family and a mental and behavioral health professional.  In an atmosphere of unconditional affirmation, couples and families can share their situation, receive encouragement, guidance, practical advice and a listening ear, and work through challenges together. 

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  • Bachelor of Social Work, 1982, Gannon University

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, 1983, Gannon University

  • Master of Social Work, 1993, Temple University

  • Post-Master, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1996, Temple University

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Nationally Certified, Duluth Model for treating men who batter women

Family man

I was married in 1981, and have lived in Harrisburg, PA, with my wife Molly and our five children since 1984. Merle enjoys the cultural and arts events available in Harrisburg, Washington D.C., and New York.


I also like playing racquetball, and watching sporting events with friends, especially when the Pennsylvania teams are doing well.

Work life

I have worked as a marriage, family, and addiction counselor for over 30 years, including 15 in close collaboration with churches in the Harrisburg, Hershey, and York areas. After all this time, I am more enthusiastic than ever about helping people overcome life's challenges.

Fax: (717) 963-7142

3605 Vartan Way #204A, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA

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