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Reading Pediatrics

Betterview Counseling and Trauma Recovery and Reading Pediatrics have partnered to provide patients with high quality and accessible mental health care.

Reading Pediatrics patients (or their parents) with in-network insurance get priority status to receive outpatient counseling and therapeutic services.

At Betterview, we make enrolling in therapy as easy as 1-2-3! Most patients can receive an appointment in as little as a week.

Let's start healing together!

Numerous modern studies show the link between physical health and mental health.  In the past, we would often view and treat them separately.  By doing this, it can be easy to miss physical symptoms that may be triggered by mental health disorders and vice versa.  


We're here for you

Betterview Provides in-person services (at the Temple Reading Pediatrics location or in our main office) or telehealth; whichever is most convenient for you and your family.

Let's get started

If you are interested in enrolling in services for yourself or your child, there are 2 ways to begin:

  • emailing Laura Tjarks at
  • scheduling a consult or appointment on our website at the link below.

In Network Insurances accepted

  • Highmark
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Tower/Quest BH
  • Cigna
  • UPMC (commercial)

Betterview Therapists that work with Reading Pediatrics clients

Laura Tjarks, M. S.

Laura Tjarks, M. S.

Most individuals are their biggest critic.  Negative thought patterns became a habit, and eventually turn into a lifestyle.  Life continues to have unexpected challenges and we are tasked to handle these while continuing to play all our other daily roles.   While we prioritize other areas of our life, we often place less importance on […]
Matthew Widmann, LPC

Matthew Widmann, LPC

I’ve always been interested in helping others. From elementary school throughout high school I found myself joining clubs and getting involved in activities revolving around helping others and being of service. Graduating with a Desiree in Sociology in 1994, I began my mental health career working with children and adolescents as a Therapeutic Support Staff […]
Danny Gilmore, M.H.S.

Danny Gilmore, M.H.S.

My interest in the mental health profession started in my days of undergraduate study at Albright College.  I took psychology courses there and grew passionate enough to pursue a master’s degree in human services from Lincoln University.  My education prepared me to meet the demands of children and adults who are seeking to better understand […]
Shana Bradley, MSW

Shana Bradley, MSW

One of my favorite quotes that I live by and utilize in daily practice is “The ultimate use of power is to empower others”- William Glasser. I have found that if someone has just one person who believes in them, they have the power to make positive changes in themselves. I strive to be that […]
Cody Minnich, MSW

Cody Minnich, MSW

Are you in search of a holistic approach to mental health that embraces the mind-body connection and empowers growth? Entering therapy is difficult. Finding a therapist that you feel safe with and can trust is important. The opportunity for change is waiting to be unlocked inside of you. Love and Acceptance are the essence of […]