Lehigh Valley Counselors
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ICAADC, CCTP, DOT-SAP Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
We offer the latest in Behavioral Health treatment. We have now integrated PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT and MEDICATION MANAGEMENT into our practice. Everyone has uncomfortable times and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place in life.
(610) 596-4222
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
We offer the latest in Behavioral Health treatment. We have now integrated PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT and MEDICATION MANAGEMENT into our practice. Everyone has uncomfortable times and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place in life.
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Avis Pitkow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Dr. Pitkow earned her Master’s Degree and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She has a diverse background having worked with outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse and dual diagnosis populations. In addition to working in the field for close to 20 years, Dr. Pitkow brings essential life experiences to the work. Dr. Pitkow believes that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship established between the client and the therapist, without which very little is accomplished. To that end she aims to create a safe and warm environment where the relationship can develop.
(610) 665-3940
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Dr. Pitkow earned her Master’s Degree and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She has a diverse background having worked with outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse and dual diagnosis populations. In addition to working in the field for close to 20 years, Dr. Pitkow brings essential life experiences to the work. Dr. Pitkow believes that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship established between the client and the therapist, without which very little is accomplished. To that end she aims to create a safe and warm environment where the relationship can develop.
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Philip Rusche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phil has been in private practice settings for over 20 years. His work is primarily in couples therapy across the continuum of their relationship, but also sees families, individual adults and adolescents. He enjoys bringing humor to the setting and is active with clients in challenging their thinking and behavior and truly enjoys working with couples across the continuum of their relationships. Phil also works with establishing/re-establishing good communication skills in order to reduce the possibility of conflict and increasing satisfaction in couple's relationships.
(610) 228-0181
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phil has been in private practice settings for over 20 years. His work is primarily in couples therapy across the continuum of their relationship, but also sees families, individual adults and adolescents. He enjoys bringing humor to the setting and is active with clients in challenging their thinking and behavior and truly enjoys working with couples across the continuum of their relationships. Phil also works with establishing/re-establishing good communication skills in order to reduce the possibility of conflict and increasing satisfaction in couple's relationships.
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William James Dougherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
As noted by the award-winning nationally and regionally recognized correspondent, television and radio host Jim Masters (of PBS and Close-Up Talk Radio), "effective therapy requires a combination of compassion, skill set and education level, as well as a safe environment in order for clients to share their feelings", and "nowhere is that more true" than with Bill Dougherty. Furthermore, Jim points out that Dougherty "provides a client-centered approach....and I love when I hear that phrase, client-centered ....its all about you, its not one size fits all, it's tailored to you..."
(610) 810-2847
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
As noted by the award-winning nationally and regionally recognized correspondent, television and radio host Jim Masters (of PBS and Close-Up Talk Radio), "effective therapy requires a combination of compassion, skill set and education level, as well as a safe environment in order for clients to share their feelings", and "nowhere is that more true" than with Bill Dougherty. Furthermore, Jim points out that Dougherty "provides a client-centered approach....and I love when I hear that phrase, client-centered ....its all about you, its not one size fits all, it's tailored to you..."
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Chelsea Renna
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
At times, we encounter complex situations and emotions that are difficult to cope with on our own. I can help you to navigate these experiences. Experiencing difficult life changes? Overwhelmed by stress and sadness? Struggling to cope with medical issues? I will ask you the right questions to fully understand the problem, give you tools to help you cope, and help you to change unhelpful patterns of behavior. My style is warm, accepting, and genuine.
(610) 813-6321
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
At times, we encounter complex situations and emotions that are difficult to cope with on our own. I can help you to navigate these experiences. Experiencing difficult life changes? Overwhelmed by stress and sadness? Struggling to cope with medical issues? I will ask you the right questions to fully understand the problem, give you tools to help you cope, and help you to change unhelpful patterns of behavior. My style is warm, accepting, and genuine.
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William Schneller
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
You want to feel better. You want someone you can trust, who is experienced and well-qualified, to help you. Don't let your anxiety, depression or past experiences have control of your life. We can work together to change that. Unsure of your life path or in a transition, we can find the direction that fits you best. Our supportive relationship, new treatment approaches and brain-based therapies can help you feel better.
(610) 467-9824
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
You want to feel better. You want someone you can trust, who is experienced and well-qualified, to help you. Don't let your anxiety, depression or past experiences have control of your life. We can work together to change that. Unsure of your life path or in a transition, we can find the direction that fits you best. Our supportive relationship, new treatment approaches and brain-based therapies can help you feel better.
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Jessie Lynn Birckhead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
“Why Now”? and “What has happened”? are the ways my first session begins with a new patient. This patient is ready to begin their story. A favorite story I often reference in my work, filled with metaphors and twists and turns, is The Wizard of Oz. At the end of the story Dorothy discovers that she has always had the power to return home to Kansas. However, the power was hidden from her and she did not know how to access or utilize it. I am not the helpful Glinda, but I do collaboratively assist my patients to define and achieve their goals by optimizing their hidden strengths and skills.
(833) 531-0253
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
“Why Now”? and “What has happened”? are the ways my first session begins with a new patient. This patient is ready to begin their story. A favorite story I often reference in my work, filled with metaphors and twists and turns, is The Wizard of Oz. At the end of the story Dorothy discovers that she has always had the power to return home to Kansas. However, the power was hidden from her and she did not know how to access or utilize it. I am not the helpful Glinda, but I do collaboratively assist my patients to define and achieve their goals by optimizing their hidden strengths and skills.
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Patricia Marino Hardwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
I believe that every person has a story. To tell that story and be deeply heard by a compassionate, supportive person, with no judgment, is the main work of therapy. Within my work with individuals, we build a relationship of trust, consistency, and commitment, while exploring roots and doing problem-solving together. I use a similar approach with couples and families, hearing each story of the individual, couple or family unit. I look at how these individuals have come together to form important ties with one another, and together we explore ways to create positive change within their relationships.
(732) 412-3751
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
I believe that every person has a story. To tell that story and be deeply heard by a compassionate, supportive person, with no judgment, is the main work of therapy. Within my work with individuals, we build a relationship of trust, consistency, and commitment, while exploring roots and doing problem-solving together. I use a similar approach with couples and families, hearing each story of the individual, couple or family unit. I look at how these individuals have come together to form important ties with one another, and together we explore ways to create positive change within their relationships.
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Kimberly A Woodling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Woodling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who utilizes insight and emotion-oriented approaches to assist patients experiencing various psychological and social challenges. Kim believes that breakthroughs and enhancements to overall relational, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning will occur as a person increases their self-awareness, and acquaints themselves with their full range emotions, contradictory feelings, interpersonal patterns, and defenses. She helps her patients scratch beneath their surface to explore unmet expectations, and unproductive patterns of behavior that keep them stuck and unsatisfied. Kim views the therapeutic process as a personal "journey" and places a strong emphasis on developing a trusting relationship with her patients, which she deems as vital to growth and symptom reduction. Kim believes in every person’s ability to live successful, fulfilling lives. Her sessions are laid back, relaxed, and she can assist patients in finding the humor or silver lining in difficult situations. She is passionate about empowering individuals, and helping them recognize their own strengths and abilities to cope with stress and challenges.
(484) 866-8099
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Woodling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who utilizes insight and emotion-oriented approaches to assist patients experiencing various psychological and social challenges. Kim believes that breakthroughs and enhancements to overall relational, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning will occur as a person increases their self-awareness, and acquaints themselves with their full range emotions, contradictory feelings, interpersonal patterns, and defenses. She helps her patients scratch beneath their surface to explore unmet expectations, and unproductive patterns of behavior that keep them stuck and unsatisfied. Kim views the therapeutic process as a personal "journey" and places a strong emphasis on developing a trusting relationship with her patients, which she deems as vital to growth and symptom reduction. Kim believes in every person’s ability to live successful, fulfilling lives. Her sessions are laid back, relaxed, and she can assist patients in finding the humor or silver lining in difficult situations. She is passionate about empowering individuals, and helping them recognize their own strengths and abilities to cope with stress and challenges.
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Carolynn Holmes Search
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MDiv, NCC, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that each human person has an innate wholeness and the resilience to heal. This is why my approach is client-centered, relational and holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit. By meeting you where you are in your life, with compassionate psychotherapeutic care and deep listening, I work together with you on your goals and assist you in experiencing improved feelings of well-being and deeper meaning in life.
(610) 546-2497
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that each human person has an innate wholeness and the resilience to heal. This is why my approach is client-centered, relational and holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit. By meeting you where you are in your life, with compassionate psychotherapeutic care and deep listening, I work together with you on your goals and assist you in experiencing improved feelings of well-being and deeper meaning in life.
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Lynsey Reiss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Lynsey holds the belief that change is fundamental to who we are as human beings, and sometimes the changes we need to make are difficult and overwhelming. She also believes that we inherently have the answers to our questions locked inside ourselves, and sometimes we need therapeutic support to reach them. As a clinician, Lynsey’s role is to help you develop more awareness into your insights; utilizing your strengths to help you become the best version of yourself. If you have been feeling stuck, Lynsey will work with you to explore the barriers keeping you from achieving your goals.
(610) 580-0229
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Lynsey holds the belief that change is fundamental to who we are as human beings, and sometimes the changes we need to make are difficult and overwhelming. She also believes that we inherently have the answers to our questions locked inside ourselves, and sometimes we need therapeutic support to reach them. As a clinician, Lynsey’s role is to help you develop more awareness into your insights; utilizing your strengths to help you become the best version of yourself. If you have been feeling stuck, Lynsey will work with you to explore the barriers keeping you from achieving your goals.
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Rachel Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACP, NCC, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Rachel Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years in the mental health and addictions field. Rachel works with adults who are seeking help for trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, Women’s issues, and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lock Haven University and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University.
(484) 430-3259
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Rachel Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years in the mental health and addictions field. Rachel works with adults who are seeking help for trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, Women’s issues, and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lock Haven University and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University.
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Jocelyn Ackerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Jocelyn Ackerman is a PA & NJ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a NJ Licensed Addiction Counselor with experience working with trauma, addiction, couple and family therapy, domestic violence, religious/spiritual abuse, organizational/workplace abuse, incarceration, military life, chronic health and financial challenges, grief and loss. Jocelyn earned her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Cairn University (05) and her masters in Family Therapy at Liberty University (10). Jocelyn has Postgraduate Clinical Training from Council for Relationships (12) and Rutgers Addiction Counselor Training Programs (14).
(610) 686-7199
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Jocelyn Ackerman is a PA & NJ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a NJ Licensed Addiction Counselor with experience working with trauma, addiction, couple and family therapy, domestic violence, religious/spiritual abuse, organizational/workplace abuse, incarceration, military life, chronic health and financial challenges, grief and loss. Jocelyn earned her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Cairn University (05) and her masters in Family Therapy at Liberty University (10). Jocelyn has Postgraduate Clinical Training from Council for Relationships (12) and Rutgers Addiction Counselor Training Programs (14).
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Rebekah Messenger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
For many of us, taking those first steps towards greater health can be a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to our mental and emotional wellbeing. I commend you on taking these initial and pivotal movements. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to obtaining my license I served as a music therapist (MT-BC) in a variety of settings for ten years. I have had the pleasure of assisting those with numerous needs and strengths including children and adults with special needs, youth in the community, psychiatric, and educational settings, adults with severe mental illness.
(610) 426-1477
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
For many of us, taking those first steps towards greater health can be a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to our mental and emotional wellbeing. I commend you on taking these initial and pivotal movements. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to obtaining my license I served as a music therapist (MT-BC) in a variety of settings for ten years. I have had the pleasure of assisting those with numerous needs and strengths including children and adults with special needs, youth in the community, psychiatric, and educational settings, adults with severe mental illness.
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Curtis G Kemmerer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
You're not content with your relationship? He seems more distant? She complains too much? You worry about fidelity? You and your child argue often? Your child seems too quiet? You're too sad or worried? You've grieving a loss? Call me! A marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselor, I embody compassion in my work. People find client centered, solution based, strength focused process a way to heal and grow as they live challenges of death/loss, isolation, meaning and freedom/responsibility. As the saying goes: you can talk it out or you will act it out!
(484) 629-8983
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
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You're not content with your relationship? He seems more distant? She complains too much? You worry about fidelity? You and your child argue often? Your child seems too quiet? You're too sad or worried? You've grieving a loss? Call me! A marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselor, I embody compassion in my work. People find client centered, solution based, strength focused process a way to heal and grow as they live challenges of death/loss, isolation, meaning and freedom/responsibility. As the saying goes: you can talk it out or you will act it out!
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Christiana Mastrominas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker and received my Master's degree in Social Work from Millersville University in 2009.  I have been providing group, individual, and family therapy for ten years and have a passion for helping people to reach their desired goals.  I utilize a strengths based approach and view therapy as a collaborative relationship in which the person is able to explore and learn more about themselves.
(610) 615-7026
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
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I am a licensed clinical social worker and received my Master's degree in Social Work from Millersville University in 2009.  I have been providing group, individual, and family therapy for ten years and have a passion for helping people to reach their desired goals.  I utilize a strengths based approach and view therapy as a collaborative relationship in which the person is able to explore and learn more about themselves.
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Sharon Kozuch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMHC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
You are seeking relief... from anxiety, relationship conflict, work stress, life or physical changes, that can feel overwhelming. Maybe a particular event triggered this or perhaps you have been feeling this way for a while. Life can be messy at times and bring unexpected challenges that can feel like you've been sideways most days. You desire a life that is more fulfilling. With so much going on, you made it here today!  
(610) 421-9938
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
You are seeking relief... from anxiety, relationship conflict, work stress, life or physical changes, that can feel overwhelming. Maybe a particular event triggered this or perhaps you have been feeling this way for a while. Life can be messy at times and bring unexpected challenges that can feel like you've been sideways most days. You desire a life that is more fulfilling. With so much going on, you made it here today!  
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Anissa Rieger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Anissa A. Rieger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has over 15 years in the helping profession supporting individuals with interpersonal relationships, phase of life stressors, gender identity & expression, educational, learning, and career difficulties, all levels of anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, grief and loss. Additionally, Anissa has a background in Early Childhood Education, School Counseling, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, as well as certification in Psychological First Aid and Disaster Mental Health through the American Red Cross.
(610) 510-4923
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Anissa A. Rieger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has over 15 years in the helping profession supporting individuals with interpersonal relationships, phase of life stressors, gender identity & expression, educational, learning, and career difficulties, all levels of anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, grief and loss. Additionally, Anissa has a background in Early Childhood Education, School Counseling, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, as well as certification in Psychological First Aid and Disaster Mental Health through the American Red Cross.
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Sara Diehl Barr
MS, CADC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Congratulations on making the decision to search for a counselor. It is my belief that despite increasing awareness into the field of psychology and counseling, there still exists a pervasive stigma that can keep us from seeking the help we need. Making the decision to get into treatment can be very challenging but also very rewarding and I am dedicated to doing whatever I can for each client to make this transition as comfortable as possible. Additionally, it is my goal to meet the individual needs of each client as we all have different concerns, strengths, and experiences.
(610) 624-8866
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Congratulations on making the decision to search for a counselor. It is my belief that despite increasing awareness into the field of psychology and counseling, there still exists a pervasive stigma that can keep us from seeking the help we need. Making the decision to get into treatment can be very challenging but also very rewarding and I am dedicated to doing whatever I can for each client to make this transition as comfortable as possible. Additionally, it is my goal to meet the individual needs of each client as we all have different concerns, strengths, and experiences.
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Brandon Ballantyne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC Verified
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Offers online therapy
Brandon Ballantyne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. He is board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Brandon has advanced credentials in the area of treatment planning and ethical decision making. He received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Alvernia University in 2011. He has been featured in Counseling Today for his development of CBT related therapy interventions and exercises.
(610) 632-6541
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Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Brandon Ballantyne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. He is board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Brandon has advanced credentials in the area of treatment planning and ethical decision making. He received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Alvernia University in 2011. He has been featured in Counseling Today for his development of CBT related therapy interventions and exercises.

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