Anthony Butto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCSW

Anthony Butto, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, Director of the center, holds the designation of Clinical Fellow, former supervisor and past board member for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He earned his Doctoral degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Butto is licensed in Pennsylvania and has practiced in the region for more than thirty-five years.

 

Practice Description

I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 40 years, 25 year of which have been at the doctoral level. I offer therapy to individuals, couples, and families in order to address a wide range of problems. I work with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and family-of-origin problems. In addition to practicing at the Courtyard Counseling Center, I write and have lectured on marriage and family therapy. I taught therapy related courses at Bucknell University for 20 years, and at Temple University’s Family Therapy Post-Graduate program in Harrisburg, PA.

Though I frequently see individuals, my specialty is in relationships and family therapy. As a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, I help couples who struggle with communication, commitment, infidelities, sexual problems, parenting, extended and blended family issues, and substance abuse.

My approach to therapy is active and supportive. I am informal but direct and candid. My goal is to help individuals understand the meanings behind situations that have affected them. While therapy is serious, I believe that humor can help us locate perspectives that make our problems easier to resolve. Most of my clients enjoy the therapy process.

Therapy can be either long or short term, depending on the severity of the problem presented and how long it has been present. Problems that have only recently developed can often be resolved in 6-12 sessions. Longstanding problems can require much longer treatment—25 or more sessions. Oftentimes, individuals, couples, and families that have been in therapy return for what I call a “thirty-thousand mile check-up.” These refresher sessions usually require only a few meetings.

I do take some insurance plans (PEBTF, GHP, Cigna, UBH, and some EAPs), but not many, so you should inform me of your insurance type when you call for an appointment. Many of my clients pay privately. My private fees are $155 for the 50-60 minute session, and $250 for the 90-minute session that many couples and families prefer. Generally, the 90-minute sessions are more productive, and therefore, often require a fewer number of sessions to completion. If I do not participate in your insurance plan I can provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Blue Shield and a few others cooperate in such an arrangement.

On a personal note, I am married, have two grown children, and five grandkids. My wife Pam, a retired college administrator, and I share our 1840s home with our rambunctious and beloved Goldendoodle dogs, Maggie and Annie.

You can reach Dr. Butto either at the clinic or email at butto@ptd.net

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 39 Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: CW012087 Pennsylvania

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Social Work, Marywood University
  • Numerous Advanced Clinical Trainings in Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Organizational Associations

  • Clinical Fellow and Former Supervisor, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Past Board Member of The Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • The Academy of Clinical Social Workers
  • The National Association of Social Workers
  • Board Certified Qualified Clinical Social Worker