Stephanie Van Ingen, LCSW
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience providing mental health services to clients of all ages. I am a developmentalist at heart, believing in the whole of our life experience making us who we are today. Over the years my clients have ranged from age 2 to age 80 and I have seen individuals and families in settings such as outpatient, inpatient, treatment facilities, hospitals, schools and residential.
More important than approach or type of therapy is the relationship that you form with a counselor. Research indicates that the client/therapist relationship is the biggest indicator of success in therapy. In other words, safety and comfort in the therapeutic relationship is key.
I use an eclectic approach to counseling which means that I draw from various types of therapies to best meet your needs. Each person is unique and to be most effective, each approach needs to match the individual. I use aspects of Person-Centered Therapy , CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology), Dyadic Developmental Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT and Psychodynamic Therapy.
It takes strength to reach out for counseling, especially if you are not feeling particularly strong. I will join you by whatever means of communicating is best for you; video, messaging, phone or live chat. Together we will move toward your goals. I am available to communicate daily and look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
PA LCSW CW015661
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Excellent therapist. Very attentive and great advice.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief
Stephanie has been so helpful to me. I LOVE what we've done together. All my history we've unpacked has been instrumental in my emotional growth. And the self-trust she's helped me to find and build, as a result of reflecting, has led me to understand myself better. It's amazing how far we've come - considering where everything started. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Stephanie has assisted me in inner growth and finding my own identity beyond outside relationships. The work isn't done, but I'm more content with who I am after starting our sessions and using the tools she's suggested in my life.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Stephanie has been a rock for me when I was going through one of my worst points in my life with addiction. Great therapist who strives to understand and care about you. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to make a change in their life.
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
A wonderful therapist, probably one of the most caring individuals I have ever met. I felt supported and heard during all of our sessions. She has years of experience to draw from for so many different situations and will meet you wherever you are.
Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Stephanie has been a godsend! She asks good questions, gives great recommendations and puts things in a way I haven’t thought of before, which is very much appreciated! I am very pleased with her and would recommend her highly.
Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes