Hello! I’m Tasha Medina.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Applied Behavioral Sciences and my Master of Social Work degree from Temple University.
My background includes over 20+ years of experience working in the mental health field. The therapeutic relationship is one of the essential factors in the therapeutic process. I love to be part of clients’ healing and discovery journeys to reach their full growth, healing, and wellness potential.
My goal as the therapist is to make you feel comfortable, validated, and empowered throughout the therapeutic work that we do together. I take a more supportive role, and compassion is paramount to me.
I use a variety of approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Client-Centered and Narrative therapy approaches that focus on building trust and an authentic rapport while addressing the client’s unique concerns and resolving a variety of life’s challenges and old narratives or “stories” that we tell ourselves that are destructive and impede on personal growth.
My approach is relaxed, warm, nurturing, empathetic, non-judgmental, and individualized to meet your specific needs. We will collaboratively apply practical and effective strategies to help resolve your life’s struggles.
My specialties include anxiety disorders, panic disorders, depression, mood disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, trauma work, employment-related issues, parenting concerns, self-esteem struggles, and many more personal growth and healing areas.
MY SPECIALTIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
If this is a good fit for you, please call us. I would love to meet you!! I truly look forward to working with you!
PA License #CW018904
Tasha Medina provides in-person therapy at the Emmaus, PA, therapy office and teletherapy from anywhere 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.
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.
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.