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Pathways For Change, Counseling Center for Children & Everyone

Welcome to Pathways For Change, Children's Counseling Center

Participating Providers with Capital Blue Cross, Highmark, Aetna and United Behavioral Health!

Your child's emotional mental health is our top priority!

We specialize in the treatment and support of children, adolescents, teens and their families as they navigate their way to becoming successful young adults. Children heal and learn through play! We utilize play therapy when working with children. Play therapy, in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy, are the quickest way we know to get the results you need. 

We treat children who have difficulty with emotional control/regulation, learning differences, AD/HD, social skills difficulty, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior modification, and so much more. Parents are always supported by the therapist throughout the process. Therapists are available by phone, office appointment, and email in between sessions, should a concern arise. 

We are located at 401 Chestnut Street in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. 

You may call our counseling office with your questions and/or to set up a consultation at 610-928-1097. 

 You can also email us at: [email protected]

In addition to individual play therapy sessions, we always have ongoing clubs and groups for children of various ages.

Club Ophelia is a group for girls between the ages of 10 - 15 who have experienced what I call "girl bullying." In the field of psychology we call it Relational Aggression, or RA. Girl bullying oftentimes goes under the radar of parents, teachers and school counselors. Girls can be very sneaky in their attacks against their own. They do this by utilizing cell phones to send harassing text messages, social media, the use of the internet to spread rumors and pictures of other girls they are bullying, and to send abusive instant messages to the girl being bullied.For more information on Club Ophelia and what we do to support girls who are familiar with RA, contact our office!

Pathways for Change Children's Counseling Center, LLC has been serving the greater Lehigh Valley for over eleven years. Our clients are always our first priority. You will not get a more personalized therapeutic experience anywhere! Jodi Merrill and her staff of clinicians makes themselves available to you via direct telephone, parent consultations, and email. You will not have to leave repeated messages at our office! At Pathways for Change, Children's Counseling Center, your child comes first, as it should be.

We utilize sand tray therapy with our children! Sand is an excellent medium for digging in and getting to the bottom of things!