Counseling

Your Guide to Accessing Telehealth Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Published on: March 15, 2020

Our lives as we know it changed rapidly last week with the detection of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania. Now that the schools are closed and some counties are on quarantine, your options to continue or start mental health treatment may appear to be limited. But there is another way for people to continue to receive services, even while they are at home, and that is through online therapy or “telehealth.” Fortunately, another change happened this week that was a positive response by the insurance companies in light of the coronavirus — they lifted the barriers for healthcare providers to offer… Continue Reading This Article

Why summer is the best time to focus on your child’s mental health

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Published on: June 17, 2019

Summertime is great for many reasons. The kids are out of school. The weather is great. There is more freedom on our time and less extracurricular obligations. It is a great time to get outside, to reconnect with yourself, and to get your child the therapy he/she/they needs.  Therapy tends to be thought of as a school-year thing. Parents see their kids struggle with stress over class assignments and drama with their peers while school is in session. But, often times busy schedules get in the way of scheduling counseling appointments and mental health falls to the bottom of the… Continue Reading This Article

Move Forward Opens Eden Road Location

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Published on: March 5, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest office, located at 825 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pa.  Renovated from top to bottom, the 50-year-old building has been turned from dental office to therapy suite. Complete with soundproof walls and doors and beautifully designed and decorated by Lisa Baker of Blue Stone Home Staging and Design, the new space provides a safe and inviting environment for clients. A Calm & Inviting Environment The soft lighting, neutral furnishings, and blue/green colored walls welcome clients into the relaxing and calming space with open arms. The office includes modernized facilities including new bathrooms for… Continue Reading This Article

Parents: Help Yourself to Help Your Kids

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Published on: January 22, 2019

This post is for you, parents — you know who you are. If you have a child who is working through some mental health issues, whatever they may be — depression, anxiety, struggling through divorce, friendships, or perfectionism — you should also seek help. Yes you, the parent, should also seek help. Why? You might be thinking “this is an issue my child is struggling with, I am fine.” Clear your head, so you can be available for your child By taking the time to speak to a licensed mental health professional about the struggles going on in your own… Continue Reading This Article

Meet Elizabeth (Lisa) O’Hara, LCSW

Published on: December 18, 2018

Meet Elizabeth (Lisa) O’Hara, LCSW, a new therapist at Move Forward Counseling, LLC: What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? I have always been interested in people and how they work. As a child, my friends would call me on the phone to tell me about their problems. My parents made me a sign that read “The doctor is in. Five cents please.” What is your favorite thing about being a therapist? Being a witness as people begin to understand that there are always reasons for behavior choices and if they can understand the reasons, changes can… Continue Reading This Article

Eating with Mental Health in Mind at the Holidays

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Published on: December 10, 2018

’Tis the season for eating. The holidays are in full swing and with them comes the parties, gift baskets, special treats, and creative drinks. We are often told to be careful to not overdo it on the sweets, the alcohol, and the fatty foods but the reason for that usually revolves around our waistlines. The food we put into our bodies can also have a big impact on our mental health—especially for depression and anxiety sufferers.  This holiday season, and everyday really, we should be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies and what it is doing for… Continue Reading This Article

How To Cope With the Reminder of a Loss of a Loved One at the Holidays

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Published on: November 26, 2018

The holidays have a way of bringing a wave of emotions surrounding lost loved ones. The reminder of them is strong as we are gathering with others we care about and noticing their absence. While these feelings might make you want to curl up in bed and pull the blankets over your head until the holiday season is over, doing that wouldn’t benefit anyone. Grief invites us to remember, not forget. While memories can be painful, transforming that grief into a way to honor and remember that person can help to ease your pain. For example, you could light a… Continue Reading This Article

How To Set Boundaries With Your Family at Thanksgiving

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Published on: November 14, 2018

Holidays are great for many reasons — they bring people together to connect over food and traditions. But, they are also a time for family drama, arguments, and stress. If you are one of those people that dreads family get-togethers for this very reason, then it is time to set some boundaries.  Your stomach doesn’t have to turn at the very thought of Thanksgiving dinner with your family, you should be dreaming of turkey and mashed potatoes instead. You are in charge of you and it is time you show your family exactly what you will tolerate. Dysfunction is something… Continue Reading This Article

An Interview with Laura Dyott, LSW, Therapist at Move Forward Counseling

Published on: October 15, 2018

We interviewed our newest therapist, Laura Dyott, LSW, who specializes in teen issues as she joins the Move Forward Counseling team. What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? I initially wanted to be a school psychologist, but when I realized that school psychologists focus on testing and creating education plans, I lost interest. At the same time I had began working in an adolescent residential program and I enjoyed working with the clients on a one-on-one level and helping them tackle their issues across all environments. With that experience, I switched masters’ programs and decided to pursue… Continue Reading This Article

Is Social Media Good or Bad For Your Mental Health?

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Published on: October 3, 2018

The quick rise in the use of social media has changed the landscape of mental health. I am sure you have already heard some of the arguments of why it is bad, how much is too much, and maybe some of the positives. I am not here to swing one way or the other, except to stress the importance of limits. Everything in moderation.  It is my tendency in life— and in practice— to first focus on the positives. Social media was created for one simple reason— to bring us together. Having access to others who think and feel the… Continue Reading This Article