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
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC005180 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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Howard is a great listener! He has a gentle manner and is able to listen non-judgmentally (even when I get a little heated about work stuff). Howard had provided me the tools I needed to get my work done and I am so thankful for him!
Howard has been very professional and understanding. I would recommend anyone interested in therapy try better help.
Howard is the best therapist in the world. He is intelligent and wise but also very in touch with how young people think and communicate. He never judges and always encourages me to make my own decisions.
I have been counseled by Howard for a year now and continue to look forward to our sessions. He is amazing at keeping me focused on my goals and aspirations with both therapy and life. Thank you for always being there!
Howard is one of my favorite people. There is no judging, he gives great advice/suggestions and he is ALWAYS available (it seems) and responds very quickly. He has helped me grow leaps and bounds in a short period of time
We have only met once so far, but I am very impressed with Howard's professionalism and approach as a therapist getting to know about me.
Howard has helped me tremendously since I've started working with him. He makes me feel heard and understood. Howard listens carefully and can always be counted on to give an insightful and caring response. I know that Howard is always there if I need his help and I always feel comfortable talking to him.
Howard’s a great counselor response great to my needs in are conversations great feed back and help towards my goals into my recovery for a better future.
He is the man
Very nice man. Listens very intently and tries his best to understand and work with your situation.
Dr. Hansell has a great way of pinpointing issues, and offering efficient solutions
Extremely helpful and insightful.
Howard is the counsel that I was hoping to find through better help.
His attentive, receptive, and warm presence compliments his thoughtful responses. His counsel is easy to digest, but he knows when to back it up with theory.
I generally use the video session feature for our meetings, but my occasional messages have always been responded to promptly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out in a crisis.
He is a great listener and is very educated in the field of CBT. He has provided a lot of strategies that have helped me improve my life
Howard was incredibly knowledgable and empathetic. When I wanted structure, he provided it. When I needed to just talk, he listened. I feel night and day from when I started, and I owe it to him.
Howard is very understanding and a great listener. He always checks in on my goals and homework to hold me accountable. He has given me valuable tools, self- discovery worksheets and helps me see the positive in all situations. I'm grateful for his help!
I was hesitant about doing counseling but I'm glad I joined. I immediately felt comfortable talking to Howard and I've definitely made progress toward my goals.
Howard understands me! He has the ability to softly help me extract issues that i want to talk about but sometimes can’t. Amazing skill he has! Howard also keeps me accountable for things such as homework, and goals! I am thankful i was matched with Howard!
we’ve only chatted a few times over the live chat and I feel comfortable opening up and am validated in my feelings, and also knowing he has a way to help me to cope and heal. I look forward to continuing my growth. Thanks Howard!
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
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.