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Matthew Kornacki,






Therapy Techniques:

ACT, CBT, Psychodynamic

About Matthew Kornacki

Hi, I’m Matthew Kornacki (He/Him).

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2019.

My Background

I received my undergraduate degree in biopsychology at Monmouth College and pursued my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have been in the mental health field for ten years, working in various settings. From inpatient mental health, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient therapy, and community mental health, I have been fortunate enough to explore a variety of settings. This includes working with individuals who have spanned a broad spectrum of suffering and growth.

Choosing Therapy

The choice to go into mental health and counseling was buried under many factors that I have found, over the years, are much bigger than myself. Every day I learn something new about myself that I did not know the day prior, and I strive to help people do the same. As counselors, we must honor that clients allow us to be vulnerable with them, trust us to sit with their pain, and sometimes be the first to celebrate their accomplishments.

Helping people develop the insight, tools, and techniques to live a full and rich life fills me with gratitude and excitement. Helping people build aspirations and achievement allows me to look within myself to be aware of my feelings, whether contentment, pain, or annoyance, and further model this awareness to the people I work with.

I particularly enjoy working with emerging adults striving to learn how they fit in the world. Identity explorations, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between adolescence and adulthood, and a sense of broad possibilities for the future; what a truly amazing and challenging part of life to navigate through!

My Therapy Style

I tailor my therapy style to suit the unique facets of every individual that I work with. In my training, I have pulled from many different theoretical perspectives, including client-centered, acceptance, and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family systems/structural therapy.

Before transitioning to Move Forward Counseling, I focused on the systems/structural work as a family-based therapist for over three years. I try my hardest to see human beings for who they are in the moment. Whatever brings you into therapy, whether it be difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, etc.

Goals for Therapy

My goal is to create a comfortable environment where you do not feel judged and a therapeutic relationship that will allow us to explore and celebrate who you are while giving us the patience to heal from the past and present.

About Me

In my free time, I love spending time outside with or without my lovely greyhound: Addie. Throughout my life, I have loved spending time outdoors. Being from the Midwest, I have become quite an avid ice fisherman, although I haven’t engaged in this activity in quite a while. Being outside has always centered me. Whether it be a canoe trip, camping, hiking, or a simple walk outside, I have always enjoyed what nature offers.

I look forward to meeting you! Please reach out if you feel like we would work well together!

PA License #PC014458

Matthew Kornacki Availability

Matthew Kornacki can provide in-person sessions at our Lancaster therapy office or online sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania.

Matthew Kornacki's Specialties

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