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Kathryn L. Vennie, MS

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My education:

 

I am a graduate of Marywood College in Scranton, PA.  I have taken additional graduate work at New York University in New York City and St. John's University in Queens, NY.

 

I continue my education by regularly attending seminars and workshops on a variety of topics that help me to understand and bring the latest skills and techniques to my clients.

 

My experience:

 

My experience includes serving as a teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, and administrator in the public schools of Pennsylvania.

 

My private practice focuses on helping individuals of all ages, couples and families to achieve their goals and to maintain a mentally healthy lifestyle.

 

Forensics:

I also have an additional specialty in forensics, which means I deal with psychological issues facing clients who are also dealing with the law.

These matters include such things as personal injury, divorce, child custody, and criminal matters.  These matters are special and have different rules from my clinical practice.

 

Forensic services are not ususally covered under any medical insurance policies.

If you have an issue dealing with the law, please feel free to have your attorney contact me so I can explain my services in detail to him/her.

Bariatric Surgery:

If you are a candidate for sugery to assist with weight loss, such as gastric by-pass or lap-band, you will be required to undergo a behavioral health evaluation. 

I have been specially trained by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery to perform these evaluations.  I also provide follow-up after the surgery.


Practice History:
 
I opened a full time private practice in the Lake Wallenpaupack area in 1981. 
 
I have maintained a continuous appointment to the Medical Associate Staff of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA since 1982. 
 
If you or a family member are a medical patient at the hospital, and would benefit from a psychological consult, just ask your physician or nurse to call me.
 
Services available:
 
Therapy services include individual, family, and couples sessions.  Services for children and adolescents may also involve collaboration with the schools.  I am available to attend meetings with school personnel if needed.
 
Evaluation services include complete psychoeducational evaluations for children, psychological evaluations for employment or special certifications such as Act 120 and Act 235, and for child or adult ADHD.
 
                                  
Insurance Information:
 
I currently participate in the following plans:
 
BLUE CARD PPO - a nationwide network
Blue Cross/Highmark Blue Shield of PA
First Priority Health
First Priority Life Insurance Company (FPLIC)
CIGNA
United Behavioral Health
 
  
Please call the office to check on other insurance plans.
 
If your insurance carrier isn't on the list, it does not mean that you can't obtain services here.  If I am an  "out-of-network" provider, you will pay your fee and then file a claim directly with your company.  They will respond according to the terms of your coverage.  I will be happy to help you with the claim.


Contact me at anytime: 

Kathryn L. Vennie MS Licensed Psychologist

PO Box 37, Hawley PA 18428-0037

570-226-4022

or

336 S. State St., Clarks Summit PA 18411

570-587-9067


Email me at kvennie@kvpsych.com