Kim Beggs, MS, LPC, NCC
In today's hectic society, many families struggle to manage responsibilities and maintain satisfying relationships. Parents often experience stress as they attempt to balance busy work schedules with the demands of raising children. The natural tension between parents and adolescents has been intensified in the 21st century as appropriate technology use becomes an additional battle ground. Parents may question their own judgment about what rules are appropriate for their adolescents who are pushing away in an attempt to figure out their place in the world. In the midst of this "chaos", nurturing the marriage may slip to the bottom of the parents' priority list, resulting in conflict and adding to family stress.
I specialize in all aspects of family counseling with emphasis on healthy communication and divorce prevention. Focus areas include parent education, premarital and marital counseling, healthy communication and conflict resolution, assertiveness training, and blended family/step-parenting issues. I help adolescents and twenty-somethings who are experiencing challenges with life skills, relationships and transitions to explore their personal, family and career goals. I use the Myers-Briggs personality inventory and other assessments with clients who wish to explore career options and decisions. My treatment orientation is cognitive-behavioral, but I design interventions and provide resources and skills training which are tailored to my clients' individual preferences and strengths. I encourage a collaborative approach and offer clients a non-judgmental atmosphere in which to explore satisfying solutions to current life challenges.
I have a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and a Bachelors degree in Education from Bucknell University. I have completed the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Certificate Program through Widener University and am trained to help child sexual abuse survivors and those experiencing difficulty dealing with other forms of grief, loss and trauma.
See the "Services Provided" tab for a list of presentations I provide for organizations.
Please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.
Welsley Brutto, MS, LPC, NCC,
In our work together, I will utilize an Integrative Wellness and Solution Focused approach pulling from a variety of clinical methods and techniques to meet your desired goals. With a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and Bachelors Degree from Shippensburg University, I went on to become licensed in PA as a Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Wellness Coach, and Stress Management Coach, an integrative approach best utilizes my belief in the connection between the mind and body. In today's hectic world, we are can find ourselves out of balance, stressed, overscheduled and struggling to find time for relaxation. Together we will embark on a journey towards whole-wellness centered on you achieving optimal satisfaction, happiness, and mindfulness.
Please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] if you have further questions or to schedule an appointment. I am also now offering digital sessions following an in person assessment.
Kim and Welsley are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), National Certified Counselors (NCC) and members of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA).