FAQs

If you’ve got questions or are just looking to learn more about my approach, this page will be a rich resource for you.

Psychotherapy is not simply counseling, but a multitude of methods (typically talk therapy) used to treat mental health needs. These methods are approved by the American Psychological Association (ACA, AACC, etc.) and by insurance companies, because these methods of treatment have demonstrated through research to be effective at improving mental health. This means that treatment at DeVine Interventions Group is evidence-based. Scroll below for more information.

If you’re looking for a forum where you can post questions, I recommend Mental Health Forum.

How do I find your office?

If you wish to come into the office for a session, and we love when clients come into the office, you can find DeVine Interventions Group at 6757 Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119.  We are in the office C203 in the Offices at Summit Presbyterian. More information, such as public transportation can be found by following this link. https://devineinterventionspa.com/directions-to-summit-presbyterian/

What hours do you see clients?

We are open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday.  

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. Gary is credentialed with Quest/Tower Health, Aetna, Cigna (Evernorth), Allied Benefits, and Optum (United Healthcare, United Behavioral Health, Oscar & UMR). Always check with your insurance company to make sure that you are covered.  We also accept many EAP’s and if we aren’t credentialed with your insurance company, they might reimburse you. Learn more about insurance by clicking on this link.

How do you safeguard my privacy?

In multiple ways.  Protecting your personal information is a top priority, so we use a company called SimplePractice, which goes above and beyond HIPAA (the federal Health Insurance Portability Act) and 42 CFR Part 2 (Substance Abuse treatment privacy) requirements.  Let us know if you have any concerns about the lack of privacy on your email or phone and we will adapt.  For other questions, follow this link

Do you prescribe medication?

No, only psychiatrists and psychiatric NP’s can prescribe in Pennsylvania.  We refer our clients to their primary care or to a psychiatrist.

Do you provide counseling by phone or video?

We provide video counseling via a secure app called Simple Practice.  We do not do counseling by phone.

Is a professional counselor a psychologist?

No, but professional counselors (LPC) do practice psychology, just as marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and some nurse practitioners.  The difference between LPC’s and psychologists is that LPC’s need supervision to use testing instruments like I.Q. tests.

Do you see children?

No, we will see teens, 16 and older.  We stick to our area of expertise and refer the kids to an expert in helping children.

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