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Dr. Jennifer L. Kos, PsyD, LP, LPC, LPCC

of Tristar Counseling offers individual therapy both in office and online. Specialty areas include Trauma and ADHD informed treatment for all 18+ year old individuals:: ~ adult ADHD ~ anxiety and stress reduction ~ midlife transitions (relationship, career, health, family) ~ nervous system regulation, meditation and mindfulness ~ young adults navigating the stress and pressure of this time of developmental transition and decision making ~ aging, menopause ~ death, dying and grieving ~ retirement transition due to illness, accident, aging or economic change _______________________ I do focused work with those experiencing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma treatment for, but not limited to :: ~ mental health professionals ~ executives and professionals ~ health care providers​ ~ teachers / educators ~ primary caregivers ~ first responders ​~ energy workers / those with "claires~" *** ​ Those who take care of others are often in need of support and care themselves; This will be the space to find that support. ___________________________ Online Telehealth is provided through the HIPAA compliant Medical Zoom platform allowing all devices to use a personal / confidential ZOOM link which will be provided to all patients. Simple Practice, a HIPAA compliant Electronic Health Records system is used for all Documentation, Scheduling and Billing allowing you easy online access to all paperwork, self scheduling and billing functions with the highest levels of security and encryption available. I have certified training in Telemental Health skills and ethics and look forward to serving the community with this convenient and effective method of providing the highest quality of service and care in the convenience of your home or office. *** No more traffic, waiting rooms or running late, just settle in, click your meeting link and join your session. *** About Me: __________ Licensed Psychologist (LP) (Ohio) LPPC (Ohio) LPC (PA) ​_________ Education: ----------- BA in Psychology – Duquesne University MA in Counseling – Slippery Rock University PsyD – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – California Southern University __________ Specialties: __________ Trauma Informed Treatment Adult ADHD EMDR / IFS TeleMental Health Therapy Compassion Fatigue / Vicarious Trauma treatment for health professionals Gerontology / Aging Death, Dying, Grieving, Existential Crises Mood Disorders including Bipolar Disorder for patients and their loved ones Menopause / Mid Life / Retirement adjustment issues EFT / Meridian Tapping Supervision Instruction and Education for Groups or Corporations _____________________ Professional Objectives: _____________________ I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania so can work with people located in these two states. I have been working with individuals of all ages, couples and families since 1994. My combined experiences of working in the community with children, adolescents and their family, my current focus on outpatient treatment of people 18+ in combination with my graduate research in gerontology (the study of aging) and doctoral focus on trauma treatment has given me the opportunity to work with people from 5 to 85 years of age. I currently work with individual adult clients (18+) dealing with ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, trauma symptoms, aging issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, divorce, retirement adjustment, encounter trauma, grieving, and any relational discord issues across all settings. Working with other mental health professionals, energy workers, medical professionals, first responders, caregivers and those exposed to traumatic events and experiences is an area close to my heart. To take care of those who take care of others is a high honor and never undervalued. I also understand the extraordinary busyness of executives, educators, the self-employed and managers and work to provide private, confidential and easily accessible online options that will suit your schedule. I do not discriminate in any fashion due to religion, race, sexual orientation or well, anything really. LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples are warmly welcomed. I effort to be an ally and a safe space in the world. Come as you are and we will address your concerns and hopes for your future in a proactive, health oriented way. I strive to operate an inclusive practice that is prejudiced against none. I genuinely look forward to meeting you and planning out your treatment options and road to health and wellness. ____________________ Theoretical Orientation: ____________________ While I see the advantages of focusing on behavior and thoughts – the CBT way – sometimes changing our attitude, mindset or a habit is simply not enough. There are times in life when having someone to walk beside you in the most challenging parts of the journey is a source of comfort and strength. This belief, that we need each other at different places and spaces along the path, a guide, a companion, a torch bearer in the darker days is what drives my practice. While I do not focus on the spiritual without my client requesting that aspect be focused on, I do feel that the therapeutic relationship is sacred and recognize what an honor it is to have someone share their story with me. I strive to honor that trust with thoughtful, educated, empirically based therapeutic interventions that focus on healing, health and wellness across all the facets of life. Holistic treatment: body, mind and spirit are all aspects of treatment that I am open to when working with my clients according to their needs and goals. I have found in trauma treatment study, training and personal treatment that EMDR, EFT, IFS, Mindfulness and regulation practices are effective and optimal options for addressing symptoms related to trauma be it current or historic and do offer these interventions separately or in a blended fashion if it is deemed appropriate. _________________________ Fees & Insurance ________________________ - In Network Treatment - (Please scroll to bottom for In Network Information) * Please contact your insurance carrier to determine and verify your benefits, co-pays, percentage responsibility, and deductibles. * ** There is no guarantee that insurance will cover treatment expenses. ** *** Any uncovered costs will be the responsibility of the client at the time services are provided. *** ____________________________________________ Specific Questions to ask your Insurance Provider:: _____________________________________________ ​​​~ Do I have mental health insurance benefits? ~ Is Jennifer L Kos, PsyD, LPC, LPCCS of Tristar Counseling , Beaver, PA 15009 in network? ~ What is my deductible (if any) and how much of it has been met? ~ What is my copay and / or co-insurance per session? ~ How many sessions does my health insurance cover? ~ Is Telehealth covered? ~ What is the time frame of my coverage (from what month to what month so that you know when your deductible starts again - many do not start in January) ​ *** I am licensed in Pennsylvania (LPC) and Ohio (Psychologist and LPPC) therefore I am only able to provide treatment for individuals residing in those two states *** ​To schedule a session a credit card will need to be put on file. It will not be billed unless / until a session has been completed and only if there is a balance due according to the agreed upon self pay rate, co-pay, or % of session fee as described by your insurance. The fee will automatically be charged at the end of the billing day. _______________________________ OUT OF NETWORK PAYMENTS:: _______________________________ * Payment will be expected at the end of session via a credit card held on file. I will provide you with a superbill after payment that you can submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement or to go towards your deductible. This allows you to have complete autonomy in regard to who has information about your treatment and allows me to provide immediate treatment options. *Please check with your insurance company to determine Out Of Network (OON) options, if any, and what type of reimbursement options you will have. I cannot guarantee that services will be covered or reimbursements offered by your insurance. ____________ SELF - PAY ____________ Self - pay is a direct payment that you control completely. This is the only way to ensure that no one else will have access to your information. A sliding scale will be considered for self- pay clients if necessary. Please scroll to bottom for rates. ________________________________ ​*** FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS *** ________________________________ *** What can I expect from therapy? In simple terms, therapy is a research based process that teaches you how your mind, emotions and behavior work in everyday life. It helps you navigate your feelings, build better behaviors, and relate to your thoughts differently so that you can relate to yourself, others and your circumstances in healthier, more effective ways. *** Is therapy confidential? Yes! What you share with a therapist is legally required to be kept confidential with a few legal exceptions:: ~ Immediate threat of harm to self or other, ~ Suspicion of child or dependent elder abuse ~ In the case of a court subpoena. We’ll discuss all of this and other office policies during your initial intake session *** What is the first session ( Intake & Evaluation ) like? This first session is a 60 - 90 minute meeting and is a comprehensive interview with the client and anyone that will be involved in treatment. While it is a long process it helps me to understand your concerns, symptoms, goals and life history that impacts current functioning. We will determine if not only my services but telehealth is appropriate at this time. It also gives you a chance to know me and we then determine if we are a good fit to move forward with scheduled psychotherapy sessions. You are under no obligation to complete the evaluation or return for future services if you do not feel confident about doing so. *** During the first session (Evaluation), some questions might be:: What brought you to therapy? What do you feel needs focused on in your daily life? What are your symptoms? Some questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, relationships, work, friends), your current living situation, and daily activities and commitments. We will come to an agreement about the considered length of your treatment, therapy methods, and focus of treatment in the long and short term. ​You will have the opportunity to decline future treatment (at any time) but always remember you are under no obligation to continue treatment. *** What is your cancelation policy? My cancelation policy is 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment cancellations are allowed and can be managed in the online client portal; 48 hours is preferred if possible. This is to allow time to fill spots with other individuals who may be waiting. I do charge a $50 fee for any missed sessions not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. This fee is automatically charged the day of the missed session. *** How long are sessions and how long will this go on? Typical / non - evaluative sessions are all either 55 minutes or 40 minutes which includes a few minutes to review initial session update questions, check the upcoming schedule and to collect payments if necessary. ___________ Therapy is an individual experience so each person’s therapy treatment is different. Some individuals find just a few sessions helpful while others attend more frequently and / or for longer periods of time. ___________ We will determine the best options for you and your schedule and financial realities. The idea is for you to make progress and not need therapy as regularly as you once did. You are always welcome to come back in the future if circumstances arise that would make it a beneficial support. ______________________________________________ *** Are there any issues or types of clients that you don’t work with? ~ I do not work with people under the age of 18. ~ I do not write letters for Emotional Support Animals (ESA). ~ I do not conduct child custody evaluations nor do I provide custody recommendations. ~ I do not provide treatment for eating disorders, drug & alcohol or addiction issues. These are specialized focuses that I do not have specific training and licensure for. _______________________________________________ ~ I do not have a prescriber that I work with specifically but will gladly coordinate care with your PCP or psychiatrist. *** Due to state licensing laws, I can only provide therapy and counseling to individuals residing in Pennsylvania and Ohio. *** THIS SITE IS FOR SCHEDULING AND PRACTICE INFORMATION ONLY. It is not for direct clinical mental health treatment, communication or services. *** Therapeutic communication and services are only provided through HIPAA compliant telehealth (ZOOM), client portal or in office. *** ​​ If you are in need of immediate or crisis help for mental health concerns please contact your nearest mental health provider, emergency room or contact 911. Please call 211 for other non-emergency resources available in your area. Suicide Hotline US & Canada :: DIAL 988 Crisis Hotline :: (24 hours) Dial 988 Crisis TEXT Line :: text HOME to 741741​ ​*** (In Beaver County, PA) Call Crisis Intervention Hotline:: 724-371-8060 or 800-400-6180 WPIC-Beaver County Crisis Services 176 Viriginia Ave. Rochester, PA 15074 Outside of Beaver County PA:: visit:: https://www.preventsuicidepa.org IN OHIO:: Visit:: https://www.ohiospf.org *** “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”​ ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light *** “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.”​​ ~ J. Garcia, Scarlet Begonias
Jennifer L. Kos, PsyD, LPC, LPCCS
Psychologist, Professional Counselor


My Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Burnout
  • Caregiver Issues
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Existential Crisis
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Work Stress
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Aging
  • Menopause


  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Existential
  • Somatic
  • Group Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • Out of Pocket


  • Psychological Diagnostic Evaluation For New / Returning Patient : $175
  • Full Session (55 Minutes): $150
  • 40 minutes: $125
  • 30 minutes : $75
  • Late Cancel / No Show Fee: $50



347 3rd St
Beaver, PA 15009-2356

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