Hello, I’m Faith Ann Day, an alumnus of Lancaster Bible College-Capital Seminary & Graduate School, where I earned my Master’s in Family, Couple, and Marriage Counseling.
My passion for the mental health field started at a young age when I developed a deep curiosity for human behavior (why we do what we do) and the inner workings of relationships (how people relate to one another). This interest continued to grow as I witnessed the suffering and injustice of others throughout my life. From this, I accepted that suffering is a part of life, but no one should suffer alone.
I value life and relationships, and we can all benefit from having support in navigating challenging life circumstances. In the context of a safe and trusting relationship, we experience the power of hope and cathartic healing. As a licensed professional counselor, I aim to treat everyone I meet with dignity and respect as they courageously embark on their mental health journey. Whether others have hurt you, feel overwhelmed by anxiety, are stunted by depression, or are simply trying to adjust (and work through) challenging life transitions and adversities, my mission is to empower you to find your voice and strength within to begin taking steps towards healing and health.
My framework was built with a foundation in family systems, where I worked for several years to help strengthen and stabilize family units involving a child or adolescent with severe emotional disturbances. I transitioned to lower-level care as an outpatient therapist, where I dabbled briefly in drug & alcohol counseling before moving to full-time mental health services.
As an outpatient therapist, I have experience working with all different ages, populations, and diagnoses. I approach treatment with a trauma-informed lens and incorporate skills to help people embrace a more mindfully enriched life. Offering an eclectic approach to treatment, I also include cognitive behavioral techniques, elements of dialectical behavioral therapy, and an overall client-centered, collaborative outlook that allows me to meet people where they are. Also, I love incorporating therapeutic play and art for children as children express themselves best through these avenues. For all ages, I integrate mindful self-compassion and acceptance-based practices.
Outside of my role as a therapist, my interests include learning more about the mental health field through researching and reading/attending seminars and training didactics, cheering on my favorite sports teams and arts & crafts, going on walks outside, and spending quality time with friends and family. However, my favorite role in life is being a devoted mother.
“All pain deserves to be held in the warm embrace of compassion so that healing can occur.” ― Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.
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Faith Ann offers online sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania and in-person sessions in Lancaster, PA. Faith Ann primarily does in-person therapy but will accommodate clients with online sessions.
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.
Struggling with infertility can be so difficult, especially if no one around you has experienced something similar. It can feel like an isolating journey and people find they often need support to navigate the emotional aspects of the process. Our therapists have specialized training to help you.
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.