FAQs

Read Our Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the first step to come in for treatment?
 
A: Call us at 570-724-5272 to make an appointment for an assessment or evaluation. This is an hour-long individual session with a counselor. At the end of the assessment, the counselor will recommend the treatment he or she feels would benefit you the most.
 
Q: How long will I have to come for treatment?
 
A: There is no set time for how long one comes to treatment. Each individual is evaluated and recommendations are made for the best treatment for him / her. Generally, treatment should be at least three months in length and ideally would extend for a year or so. The research supports this. However, again, there is no set length of treatment; it varies from person to person.
 
Q: Do you accept insurance? What types of insurance do you accept?
 
A: Yes, we accept most commercial insurances which have substance abuse or mental health coverage. We are in-network providers for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, First Priority Health, United Behavioral Health, Aetna, Cigna, MH Net, ValueOptions and several other insurances. We also accept the PA Medical Assistance Access Card.
 
Q: I don't have insurance. How else can I pay for services?
 
A: There is funding available for drug and alcohol treatment for residents of Tioga County, PA through Tioga County Department of Human Services. We can help you through the process of applying for funding. Potter County and Bradford County, PA have similar programs as well. We also accept self-payment for services and are willing to work with clients to come up with a payment plan that works for them.
 
Q: I work during the day. Do you have services available in the evening?
 
A: Yes. Our clients who are recommended for group counseling may attend either our morning sessions held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM or our evening sessions from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Individual sessions can be scheduled in the evening if necessary, as well.
 
Q: I don't want to go to Group Therapy. Couldn't I just come for individual counseling?
 
A: There is not just one prescribed treatment. For many who need substance abuse treatment, group therapy is one of the treatments of choice, but it is not given for every client. Each client should be seen and assessed and the decision made according to their individual needs, taking into account their wishes.
 
Q: Is there public transportation available to your facility?
 
A: Yes. Our clients can arrange transportation on the BeST Transit (EMTA) bus or van. Prior arrangements are necessary, so please ask us at your first appointment how you can contact EMTA.
Individual and group counseling sessions are available. Call us today.
"I feel that Harbor Counseling has been very helpful to me, my family, and especially my recovery. I am very grateful for Harbor Counseling."

 - Anonymous

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