Welcome, I’m Allison Wade!
I am a Licensed Social Worker who provides individual therapy to adults experiencing various mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, addiction struggles, self-esteem, eating disorders, and family conflict. I also have experience working with military veterans and those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.
My Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are from Kutztown University in Social Work. I have always had a passion for working in the mental health field, especially after experiencing my own difficulties. Through those, I was able to gain self-awareness and a more positive outlook moving through my own journey in life. I have always been passionate about helping and guiding others to their inner healing.
I am here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be yourself. We thrive when we experience belonging and acceptance. Through a collaborative approach, I work alongside you to explore your intentions and goals for therapy. I want you to challenge yourself by addressing what has been holding you back so that you can achieve self-sufficiency and resiliency. I want you to be able to grow to your fullest potential.
A vital part of my practice is utilizing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing through a strengths-based, person-centered approach. Each of these modalities can also be utilized through a trauma-informed lens. Through the collaborative approach, I can guide you to develop an improved self-understanding understanding.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling solo or with friends and family to see new places I have never been. I also enjoy exploring nature, finding new shows or movies, trying food, and listening to music.
PA License #SW139698
Allison Wade provides in-person therapy at the Hershey office and online therapy to 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.
Caregiving for a loved one can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Often we don’t think about how the caregiver needs support, too. If you are experiencing burnout, our therapists can teach you skills to help you cope.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
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.