To be a LPC Intern at RCC is an honor that I am proud of. I’ve been committed to a life of service for over 30 years. More than 20 of those years have been dedicated to serving as a direct-service professional and various leadership roles in behavioral health, community-based settings, and youth & family services. I obtained a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies, with a focus in Child Youth and Family Services from Pennsylvania State University. I also hold a M.S. in Organizational Psychology & Development from St. Joseph’s University. I currently attend Gwynedd Mercy University, pursuing an additional master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor focusing on Trauma & Crisis Response Treatment.
I live by my core values of FAITH, FAMILY & UNDERSTANDING. It is my Faith in God and fellowship in the Apostolic Faith where I draw my strength to overcome and conquer challenges. I value the strength and bond of the Family Unit. Family Services is where I’ve grounded my life’s work.
I believe that in all things, having an Understanding is principal, as it will keep and guide me into stronger and healthier outcomes. I look forward to a collaborative relationship with you as we journey to explore your path of resilience and healing of the mind and in each dimension of wellness.
My goal is to utilize over ten years of experience working with individuals and families in schools and community therapeutic settings and work with you find or rediscover your inner strength. We will accomplish this by developing a therapeutic relationship that allows you to feel safe and welcomed to explore your emotions and gain insight into the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and actions. I successfully work with adults, adolescents, children, and families by utilizing evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), and Eco-Systemic Family (ESFT) therapies. I implement these techniques and personalize and tailor them to your specific therapeutic journey so that you and your family can learn the skills needed to persevere over depression, anxiety, and trauma while also mastering interventions that can aid you in improving your communication and social skills. As we work together our goal will be for you to take what you learn in therapy and utilize it to develop a better understanding of yourself, and the world around you.
My goal is to help foster a growth mindset by developing the necessary skills to improve one's quality of life in a safe and supportive environment during the therapeutic process. Together we will navigate unhealthy or maladaptive life issues. I will utilize integrative, holistic, and evidence-based approaches to assist in developing healthy coping and relational skills, help facilitate change, and maintain balance. I will apply techniques from the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and mindfulness models to aide in cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral modifications. We will utilize techniques from the existentialist approach to help foster greater meaning its you navigate life. I have worked successfully with children, adolescents, adults and families and look forward to working with you as your mental health professional.
Please Note: There is an Active Client Waiting List to See Kira At this Time
My goal is to foster resilience, the ability to recover from adversity, within the individuals and families that I work with throughout the course of the therapeutic relationship. During our work together I utilize an integrative, evidenced-based approach which encompasses Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, and Eco-Systemic Family (ESFT) therapies. I provide a safe, supportive, and culturally competent environment for my clients to explore, heal from, and overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, unhealthy communication patterns, challenging behaviors, social skills deficits, and other behavioral, social, emotional and developmental challenges.
My personal experiences as a wife, and mother of three children, my professional experiences as an PA Dual Certified Educator, and training and work practicing Counseling Psychology as a Masters Level Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Behavior Specialist shape my work with clients. All of these pieces of my personal and professional journey help create a unique therapeutic perspective, and strengthen my ability to successfully provide mental health care to adults, adolescents, children, and families during their healing process.
Please Note: There is an Active Client Waiting List to See Lauren At this Time