Pennington Counseling

Sherry Campbell, MS, LPC

 

Welcome

Thanks for visiting my website. It's not easy to seek counseling, and I appreciate the big step you've taken. I'm here to help if I can.

I enjoy working with many challenging issues, and appreciate the differences in working with women, men, and older adolescents. Each client is special and deserves not only my full attention, but also a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to their needs.

Blending cognitive-behavioral and psychodymamic approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I encourage people to build on their strengths, as they identify and achieve their own goals.

As a practical, interactive therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and useful feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity, compassion, and a little humor, I work with people to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. I may suggest homework, promote the use of relaxation skills, or refer to outside resources when appropriate.

 

Sherry Campbell, MS, LPC

I offer individual and couples psychotherapy in Pennington, New Jersey. I love my work and feel so fortunate to have a job that's always interesting. I am continually amazed at the complexity of human behaviors and emotions, and how the counseling process can help clients discover so many hidden strengths. It's an honor to be able to help people reduce their anxiety, relieve their depression, or improve their relationships.

I have over thirty years of experience in the provision of counseling services. I hold a master’s degree in counseling, am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Virginia, and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

Previous work experience includes inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment for adults, adolescents and their families, medical and vocational rehabilitation, career counseling and job placement, employee assistance programs, domestic violence programs, and behavioral case management with insurance companies. I have consulted with businesses on a range of mental health issues, and have provided training to professionals and the public on a variety of topics.

Licenses and Certifications

LPC- NJ License # 37PC00233100
LPC- VA License # 0701000927
NCC # 17372

Education

MS, Rehabilitation Counseling - Virginia Commonwealth University
BS, Psychology - James Madison University

Professional Memberships

American Counselors Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
New Jersey Counselors Association
New Jersey Mental Health Counselors Association

Other

Level I Certifed EMDR practioner
Yearly training (minimum 20 hours) on a variety of mental health topics and treatments
Ongoing monthly peer consultations to enhance my skills

 

Services

I offer individual and couples counseling to adults and older adolescents in a private and relaxed environment.

Generally, I see a client weekly, though we may decide to increase or decrease visits to meet their specific needs. Therapy works best when the goals of the counselor and client are in alignment. I help a client develop a plan that makes sense to them, knowing that plans and goals may change as our work evolves.

My varied experiences have allowed me to be comfortable with people who have a wide range of issues and symptoms.

Some of the Concerns I Treat:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Medical and Health Concerns
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBT Challenges
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction, Recovery and Codependency
  • Parenting and Family Problems
  • Divorce and Step-Parenting
  • Life-Stage Difficulties
  • Women's Issues
  • Caregiver Support
  • Grief and Loss

In an accepting and supportive atmosphere, I help clients find ways to work through challenges and improve their lives.

 

Availability

I'm available Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00

Rates and Insurance

Session Pricing

50-60 minute Initial Interview: $140
45-55 minute Counseling Session: $120

Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, credit, debit, or medical flex savings cards.

Insurance

Psychotherapy (counseling) is usually covered in full or in part by your health insurance plan. Each policy is different, so please check your coverage on your insurance company's website or by calling member services. Contact info is usually listed on your card.

  • You may need a referral or authorization for mental health services, but that happens very infrequently.
  • Some insurance companies may oversee your usage of mental health services, and may restrict the number of sessions they will cover. This also happens very infrequently with most companies.
  • Your copayment is probably noted on the card. Generally, but not always, mental health providers are considered "specialists."
  • If I have not contracted with your insurance company, I am considered an "out of network" provider, and your coverage, copayment, and deductible may be different. If you are concerned about this, check with your insurer to determine what your out of network coverage is - or isn't.
  • Some polices require a deductible be met before they begin paying any benefits, especially when using out of network benefits. If so, you will be responsible for paying for services in full until that deductible is met and your insurance company begins to cover at least some of the cost of your sessions.
  • Medicare: Federal law does not permit Licensed Professional Counselors to be Medicare providers. Regrettably, there are no out of network benefits with Medicare.

I am in the provider network of the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/POS
  • GEHA
  • Healthcare Payors
  • Horizon PPO and HMO
  • Value Options
 

Privacy

Your privacy matters. It is important to me that you feel safe in our sessions, and know that you can speak freely about any issue. The law protects the relationship between a client and a counselor, and information cannot be disclosed without your written permission. I will neither confirm nor deny that you are a client of mine. I will not speak to friends or family members without your permission. As a rule, if I happen to see you in public, I will not approach you unless you talk to me first.

Exceptions Include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to mental health practitioners by law in order to ensure their safety.
  • The details of this policy are available at my office, and I will ask that you review and acknowledge my policies if we work together.
 

Contact Me

To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information about my services, give me a call or send me an email any time. We can schedule a meeting via email, or we can talk more about your needs and what I can offer.

Email

Sherry@PenningtonCounselingNJ.com

Telephone

I am often in session during business hours and unable to answer your call, but I will respond as soon as I'm able. My voicemail is confidential. I try to return all calls and correspondence by the end of each business day.

Office Number: 609-818-9770

Office Location

106 Straube Center Boulevard
Suite F105
Pennington, NJ 08534

My office is conveniently located in the Straube Center, a great old building just off Route 31 north of Pennington borough.

I'm less than 10 minutes from I-95 and Route 31N exit. Find me on the map below.

I'm looking forward to speaking with you!