David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
West Chester 19382
It is critical that you develop a connected and trusting relationship with your therapist. That you feel safe and understood. When this relationship is formed, healing often begins. I am very influenced by positive psychology and neuroscience (the science of the brain). The concept of neuro-plasticity - that our brains can heal and improve at every age - offers hope and a guide to achieving the changes we desire.
Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
517 south Orange Street, media, Pennsylvania 19063
Psychotherapy should ideally be a fun and interesting process of self-exploration. It is often helpful to have a neutral (but supportive) person with whom to discuss your concerns. You should be able to take away something helpful, whether an idea, concept, or a new way of looking at an issue or pattern in your life. It doesn't have to take forever - you should feel within the first session that the therapist generally "got it" and was able to say something helpful to you.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
171 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
" All emotions and behaviors make sense, we just need to understand how". I believe that most behaviors and feelings in the present can be understood in the context of past experiences. By looking at one’s early life with an eye to understanding how those experiences may have felt to a young child, the therapeutic process helps to develop self compassion and a broader perspective. This curious and non-judgmental process builds self-confidence and empowers the client to make desired changes. My approach to Psychotherapy is collaborative and builds on mutual trust. The therapist guides, the client travels, and together they gain clarity to strengthen the client's Sense of Self.
Sandra Wiley, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
30 South Valley Road, (Suite 211), Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Do you? ever feel like life is a never ending "to do" list? While you may know that others care about you, it can sometimes seem like no one has the time to listen to what you need to say! Psychotherapy is a great way to find the support needed to get through life and is often one of the best chances to learn about what makes your life unique and worth living! Helping you gain the knowledge and the insight to discover who you are and what makes you "tick" are at the core of what how I practice therapy.
Katey Moody, BSc., MBACP(Accred)
237 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 231, Devon, Pennsylvania 19333
My clients say that they feel safe with me. They say that I help them to see themselves and their lives in a more positive and clear way. They also say that I enable them to look at their issues and not feel so scared. I use my depth of skills gained throughout my career to help a client become more aware of themselves and their process and work with them towards meeting their goals. I am able to provide practical solutions as well as creative therapeutic skills to help find clarity and confidence in an ever complex world.
Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
412 Newcomen Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Let’s face it – many children and teenagers don’t like therapy or counseling. It’s boring. It’s uncomfortable. They’re not sure how it’s supposed to work. I approach kids differently than most therapists do. I don’t bombard them with a lot of questions and I don’t try to “get” them to talk with me—an undertaking I find as insulting to us both as it is unproductive. Instead, I introduce a variety of topics and see which ones evolve into conversations that can heal, animate, encourage, stimulate, or inspire. I answer questions, offer opinions, and say what I think is going on without ever trying to muscle any points across. I work quickly, but never rush.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Life is valuable. It is too important not to feel as good as you can as you journey through life. Sometimes issues in our lives in the present come from concerns in the past. At REACH Counseling, we explore what your goals are for your life and how you can reach them all in a supportive, caring environment. We provide an atmosphere where we really listen to you and what you are going through. We help you find your internal and external resources to deal with life's concerns.