People seek treatment for individual symptoms or a failing relationship. In individual treatment the loss of control to one's self from symptoms that seem foreign is central. There are techniques that can be taught to maintain self-control, preventing anxiety and/or depression from running the show. These include Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, biofeedback training and varying degrees of mindfulness.
Relationships are best treated with couples counseling since we rarely see ourselves as our "significant others" see us. In couples counseling the highest task is to improve the relationship rather than letting it fester. Thus, conflict resolution and compromise are primary concerns. I try not to sugar coat because this merely perpetuates the problem.
I have an additional interest in athletics. I have coached many years and have worked with athletes in most sports. I believe there are behavioral techniques that may not make one a better athlete but can certainly reduce the tension and frustration that leads to impaired performances.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Edward Batista now - (717) 467-4244


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: New York University
  • License No. and State: PS000164L Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $160
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • HealthAmerica/MHNet
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • PPHN
  • PrimeSource/Quest
  • UBH/Optum
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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  • Marital/Couples Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Pain Management
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sports Performance


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014