individual counseling

Individual Counseling

Whether is it anxiety, stress, depression, or other emotional challenges, we can get to the root and develop a plan for change and improvement.Whether is it anxiety, stress, depression, or other emotional challenges, we can get to the root and develop a plan for change and improvement.

Family Counseling therapy for families and couples

Family Counseling

Sometime we see things differently. Learn the skills necessary to make it possible to regain the love, balance, and affection in your relationship.

Child and teenager counseling

Child & Family Counseling

With several people in the house, there are bound to be differences. But when those differences create tension, it needs to be fixed.

Tele Counseling

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, it’s possible for me to provide psychotherapy services to you after an initial meeting in my office. Through secure, HIPPA compliant technology, we can talk online at your convenience. However, this option may not be available for certain mental health disorders.

Hair pulling, trichotillomania, skin picking, dermotillamania

Hair Pulling, Skin Picking & OCD

I stopped pulling out my hair in 1989. I have been helping children, teens and adults stop pulling hair and picking skin since 1994 when I became a licensed professional counselor.

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Part of a health mind is a healthy body. I am a holistic therapist. My intention is for your total health; mind, body and spirit. As a licensed counselor I am an expert at helping you with your mental and emotional well-being.

I help people where they are & when they need it.

Getting help doesn’t need to be difficult.  I can meet you in the office, over the phone or through secure video conferencing.    I intention and passion to help people in the way they need and can best receive it.    Call for more information and to discuss what services may be best for you. 

Tele Counseling

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, it’s possible for me to provide psychotherapy services to you after an initial meeting in my office. I use Zoom to meet with you through your computer. It is secure and HIPAA compliant. However, this option may not be available for certain mental health disorders.

I am ready to help you whether it is an individual meeting or you wish to bring others into a psychotherapy session or consultation (delete because it’s important to NOT combine psychotherapy with consulting).  Technology allows us to meet from the comfort of your home or office.

Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania  and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

I stopped pulling out my hair in 1989.  I have been helping children, teens and adults stop pulling hair and picking skin since 1994 when I became a licensed professional counselor.  Trichotillomania and dermatillomania are body focused repetitive behaviors. They regulate emotions and help to soothe when we are  upset, overwhelmed, bored or stressed.  I consider pulling and picking to be addictions.  The treatment is completely difference from obsessive compulsive disorders.  Healing from an addiction is work. It can be done. I can teach you strategies intended to help you let go of the urges and counseling for the shame and depression and family stress that come with trich and picking.  I can teach your loved ones or parents how they can help you so anger and frustration are removed.  For the most up to date information go to www.bfrb.org

Here is a video that you may find helpful.  I also have an app available in all app stores for both iPhone and Androids. Click here for more information on my app.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

have many subtypes from mental to behavioral compulsions to avoiding situations that trigger OCD.        I am a graduate of the first Behavior Therapy Institute in 1996 from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation, IOCDF. I know exposure and response prevention.  I have treated 1000’s of individuals and families with trichotillomania, dermatillomania and OCD.  I started the local affiliate for the IOCDF in Pittsburgh in 2000. Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.  I also recommend visiting Beyond OCD.org for a wealth of information.

Trauma and PTSD

Sexual Abuse, Molestation, Rape, IncestTrauma happens when one experiences a horrific event. This would be the death of a loved one, serving in the military, an abusive relationship, a car or plane crash or a horrific event with many people.  The body and mind immediately goes into fight, flight or freeze.  If trauma is not released it can become PTSD. This is when the nervous system is stuck in the shock of the trauma.  The body and nervous system cannot release the shock.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), aka tapping, uses the ancient Chinese meridian system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body while focusing on issues of emotional intensity with the intention to release the intensity of the trauma. Talk therapy can be helpful in the beginning but is not enough.  Research shows that EFT reduces cortisol, the stress hormone and calms the amygdala in the brain.Traumas can also be inherited from generation to generation.   Although I can’t provide any guarantees, I can assist you in releasing the trauma and PTSD and return to living life.

Preparing for your session.

Here are the documents that you will be signing.  Please read them carefully.  It is helpful to print out the Client Information form, complete and bring with you on your first visit.  I will have the other forms in my office. I must witness your signature in my office so there is no need to bring any other form with you.

Here is my CV to browse my training and experience.

client_information form.  Please complete and return it to me before your appointment.

Privacy Notice

HIPPA Form

Disclosure Notice

Client & Rights_Responsiblities

Consent to Treatment

Cancellation policy:  I require 24 hours to cancel or chance an appointment.   Less than 24 hours notice or no show appointments your credit card will be charged $100.00

Organizations and Professional Counseling Licensure Board

National Board of Certified Counselors

Pennsylvania Counseling Association

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Worker, Marriage and family counselors and Professional Social Workers

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 6 pm. Friday and Saturday 9 am to 12 noon.  I am closed on Monday.

Contact me at: Joan@JoanKaylor.com or 724-413-0964.

Insurance & Fees

When you research Highmark or UPMC insurances, I am listed as Lisa Joan Kaylor. Please ask for Lisa Joan Kaylor as a provider.

I take Highmark and UPMC commercial (not medical assistance or medicare) insurances.

Please know your:  co-payment, deductible, co-insurance and health savings account before we meet.

If you have another insurance I will give you a super bill to turn into your insurance company. It is your responsibility to check for any  out of network benefits. 

My fee is $150.00 for  out of network counseling sessions in my office.

I accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express as well as cash and personal check. A credit card is required to secure appointments.

I request 24 hours to change an appointment. If you forget or cancel the same day there is a $100.00 fee.

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Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, NCC, LLC

Joan Kaylor, Licensed Professional Counselor


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Psychotherapy Practice

Welcome to the section of JoanKaylor.com where Joan Kaylor, as the single member of Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, NCC, LLC offers her services as a psychotherapist in Pennsylvania.

Please be advised Joan Kaylor only provides psychotherapy services and trainings in Energy Psychology methods under her license in Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In a separate practice, Joan Kaylor offers her services as an Energy Wellness Coach & Consultant. If you are interested in her coaching and consulting services, please visit the separate section of this website that features those services.

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You understand by viewing this website you will be introduced to an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy incorporating several methods within the newly emerging field of Energy Psychology, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Energy Psychology is a collective term used to refer to a variety of mind-body approaches, energy techniques, processes, methods, and therapies that work with selected aspects of the human energy system, including, meridians, acupoints, radiant circuits, chakras, and the biofield. Energy Psychology methods look at and seek to address imbalances within the client’s energy system, as well as the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions on the body and are designed to enhance therapeutic outcomes for clients. Specifically, EFT uses the ancient Chinese meridian system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body while saying specific phrases and focusing on issues of emotional intensity in order to release the intensity and reframe the issues. The prevailing premise of EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. It is believed that EFT helps clear these disruptions, thereby restoring the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies. The theory of Energy Psychology is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health, and for fostering well-being.

Although Energy Psychology methods appear to have promising mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health benefits and there is a growing amount of scientific research indicating that EFT is an effective evidence-supported technique, especially for managing stress, they have yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Therefore, Energy Psychology methods are considered experimental and the extent of their effectiveness, as well as their risk and benefits, are not fully known. Please be advised Energy Psychology methods, including EFT, are self-regulated and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania does not license practitioners of Energy Psychology methods and considers them to alternative or complementary healing approaches.

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