Maureen McCarthy, LSW (she/her)
Hi! I am Maureen McCarthy, a Licensed Social Worker in Central, PA. I am certified in ‘Affirmative Therapy for Transgender Communities from Widener University. My plans include solidifying a ‘Sex Therapy’ certificate through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
I have extensive experience working with gender-expansive and sexually diverse individuals, including LGBTQIIA+, Polyam/CNM, and BDSM and kink communities. In addition, I have supported folks facing life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
I offer an eclectic approach in session, playing off of humanistic, relational, and psychodynamic therapies. This will show through you as the expert in your life and lived experience. I offer you the space to share your story and learn about yourself through our therapeutic relationship. Through your self-awareness and learned acceptance of change, you will find a new sense of meaning. I utilize mindfulness, problem-solving, and radical acceptance to encourage you to process and evaluate choices to promote your well-being.
It is important to me to provide a warm setting for your healing and self-exploration with validation, laughter, and empathy. I aim to create a safe and supportive space for you to show up as your authentic self. You will find yourself collaborating, reflecting, learning, and being challenged in session. You will make connections and identify patterns that will lead to enhanced relationships, changed behaviors, and more effective coping.