Last updated: 11/26/2019

Kara B. Golden, MSW, LCSW (570) 760-1227
Last Updated: 11/26/2019
Kara B. Golden, LCSW
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Years of Experience: 20

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


PA - LCSW [CW018153]

Credentials and Certifications:
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Office and Contact Information
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Kara B. Golden, MSW, LCSW Counseling & Consulting Services
130 Bridge Street
Suite #5
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 760-1227

Contact: Kara Golden

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 5 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Advocacy Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Academic Accommodations Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dementia Developmental Disability Disability Disaster Relief Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education Elder Abuse Emergencies Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Learning Disabilities Medication Management Memory Problems Multicultural Issues Neurological Pain Management Personality Disorders Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Tourette's Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Health
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Holistic Information and Referral Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Art Therapy Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dream Work or Analysis Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Education Consultation Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Focusing Geriatric Consultation Gottman Method Humanistic Integrative Medicine Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Mediation Narrative Therapy Outreach Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psychological Testing and Evaluation Sandplay Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Spiritual Counseling Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Group Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Military/Veterans Suicidal
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Corrections Officers Diabetes Gifted Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Parkinson's Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Transgender Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Brazilian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $90
Couples: $90
Group: $90
Family: $90

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Medicare PPO) Community Care Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Geisinger Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Community Blue) Highmark
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Direct Blue) Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (PreferredBlue PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Keystone Blue) Independence Blue Cross (Medicare PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO Blue) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Security Blue) TRICARE
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Select Blue) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United Healthcare
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania UPMC Health Plan
BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Access Care II) UPMC Health Plan (Medicare+Choice PPO)
Capital BlueCross

Parenting with Pride
Online Facebook support and educational group for parents/grandparents
Group Focus: Parenting Issues
Education/Personal Development
Family Dysfunction
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Facebook Group
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Phone: (570) 760-1227
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on