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About Move Forward Counseling

Move Forward Counseling offers online counseling across Pennsylvania and in-person counseling at therapy offices in Lancaster, Lancaster Downtown, Lebanon, Hershey, Emmaus (Lehigh Valley), Pittsburgh, and York.

Our History & Philosophy

Founded in 2015

Move Forward Counseling LLC was started in September 2015 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by Alison Pidgeon, MA, LPC. Her vision was to provide excellent mental health care for the community and a great place to work for its staff. Over the years, Move Forward Counseling has grown from a team of 2 to over 70 employees.

We believe therapy should be a place where all people can feel safe, comfortable, and supported as they change their lives. Change is never easy, but with the support of our caring and experienced therapists, you can start to make changes that you feel happy about. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we will work with you to figure out what is important to you and help you determine the best ways to meet your goals.

Why the Name "Move Forward Counseling?"

People are Looking for a Way

In the early days of the practice, Alison, our founder, answered the phone to schedule new clients. She noticed that clients often mentioned they “felt stuck” and had tried everything they knew to solve their problem, but it still wasn’t working, so they called for counseling services.

Around the same time, Alison came across this quote on a piece of artwork, “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving forward.” It was then she realized the clients who were calling because they felt “stuck” were looking for a way to “move forward” in life. And so Move Forward Counseling became the permanent name of the practice.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people to improve their lives through excellent mental health outpatient therapy in Pennsylvania.

Our Vision and Values

Want to know more about what makes Move Forward Counseling with in-person and online counseling in Pennsylvania different? Read more about our values and how they affect our clients, staff, and the community in a positive way.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer

Meet Our Therapists

We offer many specialized counseling services by highly trained, licensed therapists. Use the filters below to connect with a therapist that can help.

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Unlicensed Masters Student
Unlicensed Masters Student
Unlicensed Masters Student

Administrative Team

Administrative Intern
Executive Assistant

Scheduling Department

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Scheduler, PRN Admin
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Billing Department

Are You Ready To Take The First Step?

Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.

Move Forward Counseling Locations

We offer in-person therapy in our Lancaster and Pittsburgh offices. We can help people all over the state with online therapy in Pennsylvania. So, we can help you in Hershey, Philly, College Station, Allentown, Scranton, York, Harrisburg, Erie, and beyond!