Individual Counseling

Advanced Counseling and Research Services provides 1:1 individual counseling sessions to clients. Generally, these sessions last about 50 minutes and are offered in-person or via a secure telehealth platform. Whether you are seen in person or via telehealth depends on clinician availability as well as your own preference. Sessions are pay-as-you go and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or at intervals you and your clinician determine are best for your treatment.

Contact us at 717-394-3994 or to book an appointment.

Concierge Counseling

Specialized Counseling relationship between client and therapist designed to provide Mental and Behavioral health care models in which the client pays monthly, bi-weekly, or annual fee to see their clinician. Concierge counseling provides a mechanism for our elite professionals to continue with services while engaging in their day to day lives with little to no disruptions.

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Group Counseling

Advanced Counseling and Research Services offers evidence-based best practices, trauma-related skills, knowledge, and objectives-oriented therapy groups specifically designed curriculum to provide mindful therapeutic and researched relief to individuals who have lived traumatic experiences. ACRS has developed, using researched, organized behavioral approaches, along with skills-based exercises to help individuals process traumatic responses to help them recover from symptomology related to their own traumatic experiences. Individuals work in groups facilitated by a professional counselor.

Our group design is centered upon the effective practical interventions and techniques drawn from trauma modalities such as CBT, EMDR, Energy Psychology, Focusing Gestalt Therapy, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Sensorimotor Psychology, Art Therapies, DBT, EFT, PT, CPT, and many others. We offer our group design in Women, Mens and Co-Ed Cohorts.

Healing Techniques

Healing Techniques is a coping skills and psychoeducational group for individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, coping skills use, etc. Group lasts an hour and a half and consists of supportive and interactive time with both a licensed therapist and peers who can relate to common issues. This allows for growth, accountability, and support on an ongoing basis.

Contact our office at 717-394-3994 to learn about our current group therapy options.


Professional Accountability

Advanced Counseling and Research Services seeks to be a reliable community resource for individuals seeking quality counseling services. Individuals seeking therapy can often find information about the services available in the community but have great difficulty assessing the quality of those services. Individuals seeking therapy for themselves or others may find the following services beneficial:

Evaluation of Potential Counseling Service: Individuals can contract with Advanced Counseling and Research Services to evaluate a potential counseling source. This evaluation will include such things as the qualifications of individuals providing the clinical services, compliance to "best practices", focus on individualized therapy, measurable clinical indicators used to determine client progress, and measurable indicators of overall treatment effectiveness within the practice

Evaluation of Outcomes Research Initiatives: There are many different types of research activities that can generate "evidence" of counseling effectiveness. Some of these approaches are more rigorous than others. Some approaches have little or no validity or reliability and are virtually worthless as stand-alone indicators of treatment effectiveness. Advanced Counseling and Research Services provides an opportunity for individuals seeking therapy from an "evidence-based" treatment program to better understand the dimensions and rigor of the research effort. On behalf of the individual, Advanced Counseling and Research Services will request information regarding the research efforts under consideration and evaluate the research design for accuracy and rigor.

Treatment Monitoring: Advanced Counseling and Research Services will assist in the monitoring of therapy provided by other practitioners or agencies. Working on behalf of the individual client, efforts will be made to determine the quality and effectiveness of the clinical services being provided.

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Educational Services

Contact us at 717-394-3994 if you are interested in booking one of our clinicians for an agency or corporate training session or a community event.

Research Support

Clinical Counseling Impact: In this era of accountability, counseling professionals and agencies are facing greater demands to prove that the clinical services they offer actually result in positive client behavior change. The element of proof of clinical effectiveness is also changing from the traditional "clinical opinion" to a more rigorous reliance on formal outcomes including both qualitative and quantitative measures. Advanced Counseling and Research Services believes that all professionals have a professional and ethical responsibility to engage in valid, on-site research efforts to support their clinical services. Through the use of selected age-appropriate psychometric instruments, our clinicians collect, analyze, and interpret objective data throughout the counseling experience to incorporate into a comprehensive assessment of each client and to help determine the impact of counseling. Advanced Counseling and Research Service makes the following services available to other counseling practitioners and agencies that seek to engage in valid, site-based outcomes research initiatives to support their clinical services.

Research Design Development: All counseling services are unique when considering the nature of clientele served, the professional training and qualifications of clinical staff, the counseling specialties represented, and the theoretical approaches used in therapy. An appropriate research design addresses the uniqueness of each counseling entity and reflects those clinical elements that form the philosophical tenets of the professional practice. Advanced Counseling and Research Services can help counseling professionals and agencies develop meaningful research designs that include sufficient rigor to assess the effectiveness of the clinical services provided to the public.

Data Analysis and Interpretation The analysis and interpretation of quantitative data can present a major challenge for professionals seeking to assess the effectiveness of their clinical services. Understanding "significant differences" and "effect size" are important features to consider in behavioral research. Advanced Counseling and Research Services maintains access to current statistical software programs (SPSS) to assist in data analysis and interpretation.

Contact us at 717-394-3994 if you are a clinician in need of research support.

Clinical Supervision

The clinical staff at Advanced Counseling and Research Services is committed to advancing the professional counseling discipline. One way to accomplish this is to provide clinical supervision for individuals seeking licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania. The clinical supervision experience will focus on counseling skills development, legal and ethical issues, exposure to current local, state, and national trends facing professional counselors today, evidence-based therapy, and best practices.

In most cases, clinical supervision will be provided to individuals who have already completed the graduate coursework required for licensure but may find themselves in a work environment that cannot provide the supervised clinical experience required by law. Our clinical staff will coordinate supervisory activities with counseling agency personnel and develop appropriate contracts and letters of understanding.

Contact us at 717-394-3994 if you are a clinician in need of supervision.