About Us


Pinnacle Counseling Center (PCC), located in beautiful Newtown, PA within the Wellness Solution Center, offers a full range of mental health service for individuals of all ages. Staffed by highly-trained and experienced clinicians, the practice serves the needs of children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. We feel everyone deserves the need to be heard and at PCC you will be. Our staff will take the time to not only make you feel welcomed and comfortable, but you will leave feeling like you have been heard and supported.  We are a full-service counseling center of dedicated, experienced therapists' who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their mental health. We work together to serve your entire family for all of your needs in all stages of life. Our therapists believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best mental and physical state possible. A healthy mind will contribute to a healthy physical well-being. 

In addition to providing excellent psychological services, PCC is committed to making these services accessible to individuals in need. All providers have flexible hours during the weekend and evening. The building has ample parking. Non-emergency calls are routinely answered within one to two business days.


Each therapist is certified and/or licensed and comes to our practice with extensive experience in their area of expertise.


To schedule an appointment, please call: 215-867-1876.


Call Us:  (215) 867-1876

Manuel J. Rivera, MA., LPC, NCC, co-founder of Pinnacle Counseling Center, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor.  He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling psychology from LaSalle University.  Mr. Rivera is currently working as a Clinical Supervisor and Senior Therapist for the young adult population of Bucks County Pennsylvania.  He is Nationally recognized as a Certified Counselor.  Since 2007 he has worked with several programs based in psychological theory in which he has helped young adults who have been diagnosed with a wide range of addictive and mental health disorders.  He has used psychological theory to impact the behaviors of adults and hopes to continue this trend while working with those in a private counseling setting.  Mr. Rivera's philosophy is to provide a sanctity of trust and an opportunity to explore assisted, self-guidance, to effectively combat dysfunction.  His aim as a clinician is to help those realize that, although we are imperfect, we can make great decisions and are capable of wonderful things once the time and effort of counseling can be provided.  He believes he can offer that realm of understanding and compassion that transcends passed the destructive thoughts of judgment and preconceptions from which a person can experience in the struggles of life.

Brian A. Young, MA., M.Ed., LPC, LBS, BCBA, co-founder of Pinnacle Counseling Center, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Behavior Specialist, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling psychology from LaSalle University.  He has spent the last 16 years in special education.  Mr. Young spent twelve of those years specializing in Autistic Spectrum Disorders as both a special education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.   The last four years he has supported students at the high school level with substance issue, social/emotional needs, and challenging behavior through counseling, positive behavior support plans, and functional behavior assessments.  Mr. Young is a certified Elementary/Special Eduaction teacher who received his Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and an additional Masters Degree in Education from Holy Family University.  He specializes in anxiety disorders, behavior modification, and working with individuals with special needs and their families.  Mr. Young enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.