Hi! My name is Carley Tkaczuk, and I am a licensed social worker (LSW).
My Master’s Degree in Social Work is from Millersville University, and my Bachelor’s in Psychology is from Eastern University. I have always been interested in working with people and entered the mental health field after working with college students experiencing things like anxiety, depression, and burnout.
Since then, I have worked with children and adolescents, college students, survivors of domestic violence, and families. Through all these experiences, I found my passion in working with women, young adults, and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, and life transitions.
It is a courageous first step to being in therapy, and I consider it an honor to walk alongside you on your journey toward wellness. Providing a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you is essential to me.
What is a collaborative, client-centered approach? Simply put, we will work together to meet you where you are at in the present moment. I hope to help you grow your confidence and promote healing so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, systems theory, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness are techniques I enjoy using. Also, I integrate a trauma-informed perspective, which means that I consider the impact of trauma on your emotions and behavior. If you are interested, I can provide faith-based counseling if you’d like.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking for friends and family, spending time outdoors, and going to coffee shops. I am also an aspiring gardener and enjoy talking and learning about plants.
Carley Tkaczuk sees clients online across PA and in person at the Lancaster, PA, office.
PA License #SW138244
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