I’m looking to help Pennsylvania’s doctors direct patients to the best mental health resources available.
The internet will show you a lot of mental health therapists in Philadelphia, but how do you know which one to choose? I’m looking to help doctors direct patients to the best mental health resources available.
The science of mental health is always evolving. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, integrating various approaches according to the client’s needs. Each disorder has a treatment protocol recommended by the APA and/or SAMHSA based on meta-analyses of treatment outcome studies.
Schedule a consultation if you have more questions prior to referring a patient or for any other consultation needs. I’ve been counseling for about 20 years. I’m licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and credentialed by multiple insurance companies and EAP’s.
Evidence-based approaches are necessary, but not enough. Effective treatment requires a strong therapeutic alliance, requiring the therapist to be client-centric and culturally sensitive. For Gary’s clientele, this requires a faith-based approach.
- He offers consultations and accept patient referrals.
- Treatment is tailored to the needs of your patient according to standards of best practice.
For logistical and technical details or questions about the methodology of my practice, visit my FAQ. Our approach is to start with the Bible for our understanding of human psychology. We apply research into human behavior as a tool to help people thrive by improving their mental health.
If you have a patient who is depressed, anxious or grieving, the APA recommends that you take their faith into consideration. According to the Barna Group, 48% of people surveyed said that their faith is very important to them. Let me do the heavy-lifting so you can focus and outsource more effectively.
Call me for a free consultation to determine if I am the right therapist for your patients. Let’s partner up!
ACCESSIBILITY / AFFORDABILITY
Where are you located?
DeVine Interventions Group is located in NW Philadelphia, in the Mt Airy neighborhood. Directions & public transportation information can be found here. We also offer online therapy by a secure app, accessible by phone or desktop. We are trying to reach patients in underserved counties of Pennsylvania. Although we love meeting clients in person, not everyone can travel, and we know from the research that telehealth is effective.
Are you affordable?
DeVine Interventions Group is credentialed by the following insurance companies: Aetna, Allied Benefits, Cigna, Quest Behavioral Health, and Optum (which includes UBH, UMR & UHC). We are also credentialed with the following EAP companies: Aetna, Cigna and Optum. We do not accept Medicaid/Medicare. Your patient can be reimbursed if their insurance is PPO. We also offer a sliding scale.
What about my handicapped patient?
DeVine Interventions located in a facility that is handicap accessible, both the entrance and the restroom. Also, we have telehealth.
What if my patient needs medication?
Due to a shortage of psychiatrists, many primary care providers are now evaluating their patients for depression and anxiety and prescribing medication to treat some disorders, such as Major Depressive Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder. DeVine Interventions Group does have a list of psychiatrists to whom clients are referred, but most don’t take insurance and there is a long waiting list.
Do you practice marriage and family therapy?
Couples therapy, yes, but family therapy or children’s therapy, no. We do have a list of therapists who treat children and/or families.
Do you use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Yes, DeVine Interventions Group uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT practitioners like to refer to ACT as the 3rd wave of CBT, along with DBT & MCBT. There is a difference between CBT & ACT, and ACT has proven itself effective at treating the same disorders as CBT, but more effective at treating other disorders. CBT has its limitations, which is why many CBT practitioners are adding ACT principles, such as diffusion and mindfulness to their treatment protocols. You can learn more about ACT here.
Do you use Motivational Interviewing?
Yes, largely for clients with a substance use disorder, process addiction or anxiety disorders. Gary DeVine received training in Motivational Interviewing from Michael Levy, Ph.D., an expert in this field.
Do you use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?
No, but Gary Devine is trauma certified. EMDR is an effective approach to treating PTSD, but research indicates that it isn’t more effective than prolonged exposure. We always use the protocol that is supported by research.
Will Christian Counseling have an adverse impact on some of my patients?
No, because DeVine Interventions abides by the recommendations of the ACA & APA to respect the culture of the client and to not proselytize. We meet our clients where they are, respecting their beliefs. We believe that we are more respectful of our client’s culture and beliefs by acknowledging them and allowing clients to talk about them without fear of judgment.
How do you protect privacy and confidentiality?
Most records are online using a secure site called SimplePractice and kept in secure OneDrive storage. Files in the office are kept in a locked cabinet and the office is locked. Telehealth is done through the SimplePractice secure video app. The office is private with a noise machine outside the door. We take privacy very seriously and get updated training every other year.
Do you have any history of malpractice or professional censure?
No, Gary DeVine has never been sued or had a complaint made against him to the ombudsman, or any other organization.