Hello and welcome!
As a licensed professional counselor I am dedicated to providing quality mental health care and substance abuse treatment. It is my overall goal to help you, the individual, adult, college student, adolescent, couples, and families, enhance your quality of life. I believe that all people are valuable and unique and should be treated with dignity and respect. I want to provide a safe, calm place for you to be able to talk about the things that are on your mind. I like to begin with helping people learn how to relax, breathe, feel calm, grounded and centered. My wish for your therapy session is that you will leave the session feeling better than when you arrived. Some ideas for counseling and things to think about might include decreasing and eliminating anxiety and depression, resolving trauma, controlling anger and improving moods. Learning how to accept change and develop a healthier self-esteem. Learning better communication skills, relaxation and coping skills, and managing stress. Talking about and understanding grief and loss. Working towards a happier life, a happier relationship, and feeling more at peace. Please be reassured that you will decide what you want to talk about in therapy.
Licensed, Credentialed, Board Certified
Barbara Elkin is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, credentialed with a graduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and certified by the National Board of Community Counselors. Deciding to schedule counseling sessions with Barbara is deciding to invest your time with someone who has a quality education, good character, years of experience and a true desire to help others.