Therapist Candace McKay Photo

Candace McKay, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Coping with life changes
Live Chat Messaging

About me

My specialty is in working with adult clients who are looking to discuss a variety of issues related to general life stress and/or relationships. I completed my Masters in Counseling in 2002 at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and have been running my own practice since 2017. I lean towards being solution-oriented, and having a resilient and proactive mindset.

My strengths are in using a person-centered supportive approach. I tend to use counseling interventions that include CBT, body-based relaxation techniques, and mindfulness. I may also integrate some attachment-based therapy, which reflects on your childhood upbringing to see if there are any rooted patterns, insecurities, or beliefs that have been problematic for you as an adult.

Depending on what you need at the time of therapy, I can provide an objective and professional viewpoint, as well as a place for you to feel heard and understood. We can also work together towards creating a treatment plan that pertains specifically to you, which includes interventions and recommendations that could help you feel better over time. I like to empower and validate my clients in addition to discussing making some life changes depending on the issues presented.

If you'd like to work with me, I prefer to use the 'messaging/writing feature' or we can schedule 1 live video session per week. I respond to clients during EST hours between 10am and 8pm. My turn around time for accepting a new client or responding to written messages is up to 24 hours (sometimes much faster depending on the time of day).

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Commitment Issues, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CO LPC LPC.0013414

NJ LPC 37PC00570500

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Candace McKay. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Candace really listens to me. She has a lovely and wise demeanor that makes me feel relaxed and trust she is really focused on my needs. She is reliable and I can always depend that our weekly meetings will happen with certainty. The service provided to me is one that provides incredible value and I am so grateful to have an unbiased sounding board to help me to just make sense of life's challenges.

Written on May 10, 2018 after therapy with Candace for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Candace is the first counselor that I feel like I have a good rapport and counseling relationship with. She is very helpful.

Written on Dec 19, 2017 after therapy with Candace for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Really helpful and empathetic. Thank you for all your support.

Written on Nov 26, 2017 after therapy with Candace for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

Candace is super accommodating, a great listener and very intuitive with her advice.

Written on Nov 22, 2017 after therapy with Candace for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I truly enjoy counseling session with Candace. I decided to give BetterHelp a try after a not-so-happy experience with another online counseling company, and I cannot be more happy that I made the choice. BetterHelp indeed matches me with an ideal counselor that can help me with my issues. Candace is fun to talk to and she makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 17, 2017 after therapy with Candace for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

I'm new on this journey but Candace has got me on the right road, and it feels a lot nicer traveling with her and not on my own. Thank you, Candace :)

Written on Nov 10, 2017 after therapy with Candace for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem