Mental Health Therapists in Wilkes-Barre & Drums, PA

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Red Bird Mental Health has convenient locations in Wilkes-Barre and Drums, Pennsylvania in close proximity to all public transportation. Our certified therapists practice an array of services for those struggling with various mental health conditions. Click below to meet our team of therapists.

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Counseling Services in Wilkes-Barre & Drums, PA

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We are located at 65 North Washington Street, Suite 1, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 and 53 West Foothills Drive, Drums, PA 18222. Please give us a call at 570-606-1888 or reach out anytime via email at [email protected]

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Offering a variety of therapies and counseling services in our Wilkes-Barre & Drums, Pennsylvania offices. Explore our services to see how we can best help you.
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Our locations: 65 N. Washington Street STE 1 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 | 53 West Foothills Drive, Drums, PA 18222
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Counseling Services in Wilkes-Barre & Drums, PA

How We Can Help 

RBMH provides exceptional counseling and consulting services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages.  We also work with agencies to provide training, consultation, and education about many topics related to mental health.  We will match you with the right counselor who will provide you with comfort, support, and help. 

RBMH’s therapists specialize in several areas, including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stress management, and life changes (see list below).  We work with couples struggling with their relationships, caregivers wanting to improve their parenting skills, families who want to improve communication, and individuals who want to improve their life satisfaction. 

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Children & Teens

Children learning to navigate the world today experience a number of stressors and challenges and often do not have the self-knowledge or tools to effectively cope.


Family relationships are so important in our lives, yet can also be our most complicated relationships. If your family is experiencing conflict, we can help.


Therapy is a process to help individuals identify effective strategies for moving forward when emotions, habits, or life circumstances become unmanageable or overwhelming.


Couples counseling helps increase effective communication and conflict resolution to bring meaningful, positive change to the relationship.

Therapies Offered

Free Mental Health Consultation

Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health care. We treat a number of mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

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Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is a highly specialized type of therapy designed to help you heal and resolve traumas, while keeping you from feeling overwhelmed.

Anxiety, Depression & Stress Therapy

We use evidence based therapy for anxiety, depression, and stress management designed to get you feeling better quickly.


Teletherapy allows clients to be seen by our therapists while still in the comfort of your own home.  All you need is a computer, smart phone, or tablet and an internet connection.

Art, Music & Play Therapy

Play therapy capitalizes on children’s natural ability to express their feelings and resolve conflicts through play. Play therapists use various media, including storytelling, puppet play, drama, music, dance, sand play, painting and drawing, and board games.

Meet Our Founder

About Dr. Megan Velo-Zorzi

Hi, my name is Dr. Megan Velo-Zorzi.  I am a psychologist and the owner of Red Bird Mental Health Services, with locations in Wilkes-Barre & Drums, Pennsylvania.   I’ve been in private practice since 2010 and started the group practice, Red Bird Mental Health Services, in 2018.  My hope is to provide a place for healing and recovery throughout the Wyoming Valley.

In 2014, my family and I experienced the immense loss of our daughter, Natalie.  Since then, my family has associated Natalie with cardinals, or “red birds” as my two-year-old son would say. Red Bird Mental Health was founded in her honor, and I believe that she is a part of the healing and recovery that takes place every day in our agency.  

More personally, losing Natalie started my own recovery; mentally, physically, and spiritually.  As I tried to make sense of my grief and recovery, my eyes were opened to many alternative ways of working with and thinking about mental health.  I incorporated talk and body-based therapy, movement, exercise, meditation, acupuncture, and Reiki.  My goal is to eventually be able to provide a place of healing that integrates these areas.  I want everyone to have access to whatever resources they need to facilitate their own healing.

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Does Therapy Actually Work?

Absolutely! Research shows that the benefits of therapy are both clinically and statistically significant. How effective therapy is depends on how chronic and complex the issues are, how much support the person has, and which treatment is used based on the issues

Therapy has been shown to be effective not only in the short term but also in the long term.  Depending on your diagnosis, the positive changes associated with therapy tend to last longer than medication. What this means is that if you are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, you will learn different coping skills that can be applied even after you end counseling throughout your life!

Therapy has also been shown to improve physical health, work functioning, and life quality.  It has been shown to decrease the need for both physical and psychiatric hospitalizations and decrease the need for many medical interventions.  Therapy has been shown to improve outcomes for people dealing with chronic diseases, such as pain, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and pulmonary disorders.

How Does Psychotherapy Work?

Basically, psychotherapy helps people who are struggling with so many different problems related to relationships, school, work, behaviors, pain, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, medical conditions, grief… and many others.  The goal is to improve your overall functioning, with relationships, work, family, and general well-being.  Usually counseling talks with you, but therapists can also use other strategies, such as art, play, music, reading, writing, or movement.

Can My Child or Teen Benefit From Counseling?

Therapy is useful for individuals, families, couples, and groups of people. Therapy works for people of all ages, from infancy through adulthood (for babies and toddlers, parents are an integral part of the counseling process!)

What is the Difference Between a Therapist, Counselor, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist?

A therapist is a general term that can refer to anyone, even someone without any mental health training or education. 

In Pennsylvania, a psychologist is a licensed professional with a doctoral degree.  This usually involved 5-7 years of graduate school, internships, licensing exams, and supervised clinical hours. 

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) are professionals with a master’s degree, who have also completed externships, licensing exams, and numerous hours of supervised clinical experience.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, who can provide both psychotherapy and prescribe medication.  Therefore, if you need psychiatric medication, it is necessary to work with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Get Support?

Often, clients call for support when life has become unmanageable, when they are struggling with their kids, partners, or work, or when they recognize that anxiety or depression is getting in the way of living the life they want. Sometimes their doctor has recommended counseling, or a close friend or family member.  Sometimes clients just know that they need help and are curious about what that may even look like.  If you are curious about how therapy can benefit you, please call us for a free phone consultation. 

How Often Do You Meet With Your Therapist and How Long is a Counseling Session?

Typically, you’ll meet with your therapist for the intake session.  Your therapist will ask you questions about your goals for counseling, ways you’d like to improve your life, and gather information about your history.  Based on this information, you and your therapist will collaborate on a plan for treatment, which includes an estimate for the length of time they expect you to need counseling.  The plan also includes different objectives and strategies to achieve the goals you would like to work towards.

Usually, a counseling session will last between 45-60 minutes.

What is Different About Therapy for Trauma?

RBMH specializes in the treatment of trauma.  Trauma can take many different forms, but at its core, it is the exposure to a significant event that leaves the survivor with bodily or mental injury or the injury or loss of a loved one.  These types of experiences can come in the form of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, traumatic death of a loved one, serious accidents, medical procedures, illness, or injury, war, interpersonal violence, community violence, or natural disasters.  Our therapists are specially trained to assist our clients in healing these profound wounds and finding a place of healing and recovery.

How Do I Pick The Right Therapist For Me?

Start by reviewing the Therapists’ profiles to see if any of the therapists seem right for you.  Your relationship with your therapist is just like any other relationship in your life.  To work well together, you need to feel comfortable and connected to your counselor.  It is okay if you need to try more than one counselor before you feel that way!  RBMH is a small, but growing practice with a diverse group of clinicians.  If you start with one but don’t feel like their style is right for you, you are welcome to try a different therapist.  Our goal is to make sure you are working with the right person.

Is Medication or Therapy Better?

It really depends on what problems you want to address.  For the most part, if you are dealing with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, trauma, or stress related to family, parenting, work, etc., trying therapy is the best first step.  Your therapist will do an assessment in the first few sessions to see if a medication can benefit you and provide a referral to a prescriber (we do not prescribe medication at our practice).  Often people will find that taking medication along with therapy can be beneficial.

Where Can I See Which Insurance Plans Are Accepted?

We accept most BCBS and Highmark plans, Geisinger, and United Healthcare.  Please contact us if you have a question about which plans are accepted if it isn’t listed.  We are adding insurance plans all the time. Click Here for more information >>

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