Behavioral Health Consultant and Counseling Services
Welcome, my name is Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in PA, VA, and FL. In my practice, I strive to help my clients find clarity and purpose in their lives and relationships. I stand ready to walk this journey of self-discovery with you. Over time, my clients increase their level of self-awareness. They begin to understand on a deeper level how they relate to people in different situations. In therapy, I work with clients as they begin to understand their family of origin (FOO). During this time you will gain more insight into the reasons behind certain decisions, choices, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. In our families of origin, we all have experienced different life experiences. Some examples may include: domestic violence in the home, alcohol or substance abuse, loss of a family member through death or suicide, anger issues, divorced or blended families, adoption, abuse or neglect, a family member with a chronic medical issue, or a family member with mental illness. It is important to reflect on our younger years and understand how they have shaped our present and past decisions.
Are you experiencing life transitions?
Are you feeling anxious about stressors that are happening in your life now? Have you experienced trauma that is impacting your daily functioning? I provide support for individuals, couples, and families that are engaged in high-conflict relationships. This includes supporting clients that are going through a divorce, break-up, or helping the client to separate from an unhealthy relationship. What I find most rewarding in my practice is when clients find a greater level of hope, determination, success, and self-love during their counseling journey. I understand the importance of having your feelings heard and validated as you navigate through challenging times in your life.
What makes my private practice unique?
I have been in private practice for over 20 years. I offer concierge-style counseling which leads to an open pathway toward your inner healing. Each client that I work with has different experiences that have brought them in for guidance. I encourage clients to remain optimistic about their future. In life, you may have experienced times where you felt rejected. In our work together we can unpack these feelings and emotions. It is important to first identify the root of your emotions. The next step is to make adjustments to the way you interact with others in your life. This includes setting clear boundaries in relationships to begin your journey toward healing.
"There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Have you been struggling with the way you are thinking or feeling?Are you feeling frustrated or overwhelmed related to things that are out of your control?
Are you feeling stressed and uncertain about your relationship?
Are you going through a high-conflict dating or marital relationship?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with everyday responsibilities? Is it affecting the way you feel about yourself, relationships, work, or life in general?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the first step toward reclaiming happiness in your life. Together we will develop unique solutions to help you become stronger emotionally, find your voice, and begin to make yourself a priority. Asking for help can be scary, but seeking support may be just what you need to find that sense of happiness that you deserve.
Identifying unhealthy relationship patterns
In an unhealthy relationship, there may be certain behaviors that may present, Ex. gaslighting, emotional abuse, shaming, and/or narcissism. In sessions, you may explore your feelings, emotions, and outline some possible decisions. During therapy sessions, you will increase your level of self-understanding. You can reflect on yourself and your responses to conflict in the relationship. In sessions, you can explore strategies to restructure negative thoughts processes and develop creative techniques to reduce stress. During periods of conflict, it is important to increase self-care strategies to help you achieve your goals.
I offer telehealth counseling sessions for clients that live in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. I can provide consulting services through telehealth, telephone, or on-site. I can support organizations nationally that are looking to grow and develop their business model. Please contact me directly at 610-248-0059 or contact me directly by email.