Stephanie Keith

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success looks different for everyone. Typically during the first session, I work with the client to identify goals and understand their expectations from therapy. A client will know they are making progress in many ways, but a primary one will be there will be more "good" moments than "bad" moments along with feeling more well-equipped to handle life's challenges is another way a client may notice they are making progress.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I started out very interested in forensic psychology and remain interested as I was set out to become a psychologist; however, I then realized I wanted to specifically do counseling without various other roles and duties. I wanted to be able to focus on the client without distraction and provide the most productive and effective experience for them.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Starting therapy can be intimidating for sure. I would encourage most people to think about it as a neutral, outside party that is solely here to listen to you and support you. It's a time where you can prioritize you and your needs without feeling like you owe the same level of support in return. It's your session.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$120

First Session

$130

Family Therapy

$130

Couples Therapy

$130

Group Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Group Session

Family Session

Individual Session

Couples Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Certified Counselor

Licensure

PA, LPC, PC012490

Education

MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

MS, Forensic Psychology, Walden University

Work History

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience working within the mental health field. I have a dual master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I strive to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for individuals to develop effective coping skills for life’s challenges. Utilizing a client-centered approach first and foremost allows me to approach each client with compassion and respect and empower the client to influence positive change by improving their quality of life. I recognize the importance of building rapport with clients to lay a foundation for a productive and effective counselor-client relationship. My counseling style will focus on incorporating the best treatment modalities for you, your presenting concerns, and personality. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing; however, I will tailor our treatment approach to meet your specific needs and address any concerns to work towards creating a more fulfilling and happier life. I have worked with clients ranging from children to older adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, career changes, substance abuse, ADHD, relationship issues, and ASD among others. Additionally, I have worked with individuals dealing with traumatic experiences. I also have experience working with addictions counseling and anger management. My counseling experience includes different settings such as individual, family, couples, and groups.

Location

500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, Hershey, 17033, PA