The decision to talk with a counselor is significant. All of us have developed skills to deal with life. Most of us have also experienced overwhelming circumstances, and in these moments, we realize the coping/managing skills we usually turn to fall short. Counseling provides opportunities to develop new perspectives, additional skills, and insights to apply in our current situation. Together, as counselor and client, we can establish goals to give hope for a future on the other side of the present issue. I look forward to the opportunity to hear your story and work together on formulating the next steps.
I began my education in Marriage and Family Therapy over 30 years ago. Out of the desire to understand my own family dynamics, as well as to be of better help to members of the congregation and local community, I obtained my Marriage and Family Therapy license in Pennsylvania. For the past three decades I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings, both in more formal counseling offices as well as in our local church. I have experience with clients with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, life-change challenges, parenting and family struggles, career transitions, faith-related issues, and communication, among others.
I am committed to hearing people’s stories and assisting them in the process of understanding. As such, to address the issues, I utilize methods such as : cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, client-centered, psychodynamic, multi-systemic, and motivational interviewing therapies are all considered for the best fit.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LMFT MF000462
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Excellent in all areas. Attentive and kind. Great listener and proactive. Knowledge and well educated. Highly recommend!
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Todd has been very supportive and I feel we are a great fit! :)
Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Todd validates your situation and feelings along with giving you helpful feedback on how to navigate your situation. He is easy to talk to and a great therapist.
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Todd for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Working with Todd has been very helpful!
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Todd for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Todd is extremely supportive, wise, and helpful. I have never felt uncomfortable or hesitant to share anything with him. Definitely an answered prayer!
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Dr. Witmer has been excellent so far
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Todd for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue