we are challenged to change ourselves.
– Victor Frankl
even “Illness” becomes “Wellness.”
less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better,
we can bear a hardship today.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
– Helen Keller
Who We Are
Community Counseling Services (CCS) provides outpatient mental health treatment to Northampton County and the surrounding areas. We provide individual, family and group outpatient counseling and psychiatric services. The mission of CCS is to ensure that clients have the necessary social, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual support to achieve their greatest potential. Our therapeutic staff utilizes a holistic, strengths based approach which promotes independent functioning and self-reliance. The use of evidence based techniques empowers clients to identify personal strengths, access community resources and cope more effectively with daily challenges. All therapists hold advanced degrees in psychology, social work or counseling. We are passionate about nurturing the resiliency of the human spirit; we believe that the therapeutic relationship inspires personal growth and change. Services are provided without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other form of discrimination. Established in 1992 as a program of Methodist Services, CCS operates offices in Bangor and Easton. Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Community Counseling Services is a private, nonprofit and nonsectarian organization.
CCS offers mental health services at our Bangor and Easton locations: Individual Therapy • Family Therapy • Medication Management
Interested in counseling services? Please contact the Intake Coordinator at 610-588-9109 x110. The Intake Coordinator will conduct a brief pre-screening interview to help ensure that Community Counseling Services will be able to fully meet your therapeutic needs. The Intake Packet includes forms that can be completed and submitted at the time of your initial intake session. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.
Referrals: If additional services are needed that are beyond the scope of CCS, our therapists will assist with the necessary referral process.
Payment: We accept public Medical Assistance, Medicare and a variety of commercial plans. If you do not have insurance, we also have self-pay or grant funding through Two Rivers Health & Wellness of Easton for those who qualify.
When Should I Seek Help? Everyone experiences occasional periods of low mood and distress. However, if you find that those feelings are negatively impacting relationships, school or work performance, ability to perform daily tasks, or general sense of well-being, it may be time to consider therapy.
What About Medications? While psychiatric medications cannot solve the situations that lead to mood instability, sometimes neurochemical factors exist that impede the ability to make progress through therapy alone. The addition of medications can lead to an enhanced therapeutic experience and more effective management of symptoms. Your therapist will help you decide if this option would be beneficial to you.
We look forward to accompanying you on your journey to wellness!
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (adaa.org)
Autism Self-Advocacy Network (autisticadvocacy.org)
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center (bradburysullivancenter.org)
Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Development Services (cmpmhds.org)
COMPASS (apply for state benefits) (compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome)
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (glaad.org)
Lehigh Valley Drug & Alcohol Intake (lvintake.org)
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) (nami.org)
Northampton County Mental Health (northamptoncounty.org/HS/MENHEALTH/Pages/default.aspx)
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse (OMHSAS) (dhs.pa.gov)
Pennsylvania Diversity Network (padiversity.org)
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) (dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx)
Recovery Revolution (recoveryrevolution.org)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline)
Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation (trhwf.org)
Methodist Services provides life enriching programs to children, adults and families as they face the challenges of limited resources, increased poverty, homelessness, disabilities and inequities in education. We provide early childhood education, school age programs, housing services, supports for families, mental health and counseling services, and nutrition programs. Photos by Addison Geary Photography