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Matthew Kornacki,



Lancaster Downtown



Therapy Techniques:

ACT, CBT, Psychodynamic

About Matthew Kornacki

Hi, I’m Matthew Kornacki (he/him), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor

My Background

I was born and raised in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 2019.

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 people who have spanned a broad spectrum of suffering and growth.

My Journey in Mental Health

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 a counselor, I’ll honor that you allow me to hear where you feel vulnerable. I promise to sit with your pain, and as your partner, I’ll sometimes be the first to celebrate your accomplishments.  You don’t have to go through life alone.

Choosing Therapy

I’ll help you develop the insight, tools, and techniques to live a full and rich life.  That honor fills me with gratitude and excitement. Helping you build aspirations and achievement also 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.

Therapy for Teens and 20-Somethings

I particularly enjoy working with emerging adults striving to learn how they fit in the world. Identity explorations, instability, self-focus, feelings between adolescence and adulthood, and a sense of broad possibilities for the future are truly amazing and challenging parts 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 (ACT), Emotionally-Focused therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Structural Family 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, and more.

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 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’s Availability

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

Matthew Kornacki's Specialties

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