Hey there! I am Allie Schwartz, a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
Although I am currently offering individual therapy only, I’ve worked in the mental health field for nine years, supporting individuals, couples, and families to reach healing and positive change in their lives.
Taking the first step to begin therapy is courageous, and I feel honored to stand by you as you partake in this journey of self-exploration and acceptance. Creating an atmosphere of safety, non-judgment, and empathy is essential to my practice as a therapist. I will work with you to identify patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you and learn to cope with the stressors in life.
I am certified in Trauma-Informed Care and practice both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and TF-CBT to support healing. My additional therapeutic approaches include CBT, Person-Centered, Ecosystemic-Family, and Emotion-Focused therapies. As a client-centered clinician, it is important that we use a method that will meet you where you are, focusing on your needs.
I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University. Since then, I have worked in family-based mental health treatment and outpatient therapy. These positions have allowed me to work with individuals of all ages and demographics who struggle with various mental health challenges. This experience enables me to counsel people effectively, who are living with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relational challenges, family conflict, life transitions, self-image, and attachment issues.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring nature trails with my Goldendoodle, trying new recipes, and catching up on guilty-pleasure TV shows. I love talking and meeting new people, and I look forward to connecting with you!
PA License #SW125358
Allie Schwartz offers in-person counseling at the Hershey Therapy Office and online sessions for anyone in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
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.