Howard Hansell


About Me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience helping clients with a diverse set of concerns including depression, anxiety, career issues, stress management, substance abuse, work-life balance and bereavement. I believe in a collaborative approach to help clients identify their internal strengths and external resources and to develop tools to not only meet life's challenges, but to thrive despite them. I combine evidenced-based approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and solution-focused schools of thought to target troubling symptoms as we work jointly to improve your functioning and overall quality of life.

In your first meeting with me, we will discuss what prompted you to seek counseling, your personal history and current situation along with any symptoms you may be experiencing so that we can lay the foundation to work effectively as a team to establish your treatment goals and to develop a concrete plan for achieving them. This setting is a safe place for personal expression, stabilization and growth. Counseling with me can either be short-term to get help for a personal crisis or longer-term to promote lasting change. I look forward to our productive work together!

Howard F Hansell, LPC


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PC005180 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by R.E. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I switched to Howard after initially being assigned another counselor. That person was not responsive at a time when I really needed help. Howard, on the other hand, is always quick to respond and is thorough in his answers. He takes notes and remembers important details. He does not judge and he is teaching me not to be so hard on myself. He’s great. Highly recommend.

Written by A.K. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My sessions with Howard have been very helpful so far and have provided some much needed perspective. I look forward to continuing to work towards my goal with him

Written by A.R. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Howard for 5 days on issues concerning addictions

Mr Hansell was extremely professional and non-judgemental, which made me feel comfortable enough to share all of my thoughts and feelings.
He put the patient before himself and was very flexible on scheduling my session.
I would surely recommend him as a competent counselor.