Hi! I’m Whitney! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor but that is just a fancy way of saying I’m someone you can talk to about anything and I’m trained in how to help.
I help people who wish they had extra support and encouragement but feel like they don’t have anybody they can trust. Some people are just uncomfortable talking to the people they do trust, like their parents, about certain topics. I support my clients in feeling more comfortable expressing their feelings, gaining confidence, and learning new communication skills and behaviors so they can have healthier and more rewarding relationships with parents, family, and friends.
I know from working with teenagers and young women from all over the country that it can be really hard to find people who understand who you are and don’t judge you for being unique. I also know from my own experiences that there can be really stressful life stuff and you need other people to lean on during difficult times. My clients often tell me I’m sort of nerdy sometimes but then kind of cool other times and they like that because I’m not afraid to just be myself. I think it is through setting an example of confidence and being your true self that other young women can learn to take pride in being who they are.
A little bit about my background and training–I grew up in Lancaster County and attended Hempfield High School. I received an Ivy League graduate education and completed 2 Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Psychological Services and Professional Counseling. In 2010 I became licensed and am a National Certified Counselor.
I believe in the power of courageous young women. I believe we can change our world for the better and it starts within ourselves. I believe everyone deserves to be happy and be treated with kindness, respect, and decency. That is why I’d like to get to know you and help with your unique life circumstance. I hope you call today to schedule an appointment with me.