Hi! I’m Whitney Kopco! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, but that is just a fancy way of saying I’m someone you can talk to about anything. Therefore, I’m trained in how to help.
Helping people who wish they had extra support and encouragement but don’t have anybody they can trust is important to me. Some people are uncomfortable talking to the people they trust, like their parents, about specific topics. I support my clients in feeling more comfortable expressing their feelings, gaining confidence, and learning new communication skills and behaviors to have healthier and more rewarding relationships with parents, family, and friends.
Working with teenagers and young women from all over the country, I know it can be tough to find people who understand you and don’t judge you for being unique. Also, know from my own experiences that there can be stressful life stuff, and you need others to lean on during difficult times. My clients often tell me I’m sort of nerdy sometimes but then kind of cool other times, and they like that because I’m not afraid just to be myself. I think it is through setting an example of confidence and being your authentic self that other young women can learn to take pride in being who they are.
A little about my background and training–I grew up in Lancaster County and attended Hempfield High School. I received an Ivy League graduate education and completed 2 Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Psychological Services and Professional Counseling. In 2010 I became licensed and am a National Certified Counselor.
I believe in the power of courageous young women. We can change our world for the better, and it starts within ourselves. Everyone deserves to be happy and treated with kindness, respect, and decency. That is why I’d like to get to know you and help with your unique life circumstance. I hope you call today to schedule an appointment with me.
PA License #PC005658
Whitney is available to provide telehealth sessions to anyone in the state of 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.
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.
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.