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


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

LPC #PC005180 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Howard Hansell. 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.

Written by T.A. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Howard for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by M.I. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Howard for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Howard has been very professional and understanding. I would recommend anyone interested in therapy try better help.

Written by R.E. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Howard for 1 year and 1 month 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

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.

Written by J.E. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Howard for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by L.I. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Howard for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by C.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by D.E. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by H.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He is the man

Written by R.I. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Very nice man. Listens very intently and tries his best to understand and work with your situation.

Written by J.A. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and career difficulties

Dr. Hansell has a great way of pinpointing issues, and offering efficient solutions

Written by J.A. on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Extremely helpful and insightful.

Written by B.R. on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Grateful

Written by S.A. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

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

Written by A.L. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by K.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

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!

Written by A.L. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Howard for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written by A.K. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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.

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