I am an in-network mental and behavioral health professional with the following networks:

  • Capital Blue Cross

  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Traditional, EPO, PPO

  • Highmark ClassicBlue, DirectBlue, EPOBlue, MedigapBlue, PPOBlue, ShortTermBlue, Special Care

  • United Behavioral Health

  • ValueOptions

  • Health America/Health Assurance

  • Wellpoint Behavioral Health

  • Aetna Behavioral Health

  • MHNet

  • Teamsters Insurance

  • Optum Insurance


If your insurance company requires an authorization for Mental Health Counseling services, please obtain it beforehand and bring it to your appointment along with your insurance card.


Please note: At this time I am not accepting Access, Medicare, or health insurance plans purchased through the marketplace.


  • 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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