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Free To Be Me Counseling LLC

Who Do You Want the Freedom to Become?

Specializing in Individual and Family Therapy for those healing from OCD, Anxiety, Trauma, and Addiction


Meet Kristen

Kristen Schenker, MSSA, LCSW, ICADC-ICCS


Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn more about my practice and me!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, and Addiction. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, including 9 years working as an administrator and trainer in inpatient dual disorder and substance use disorder specialty hospitals in both PA and Ohio.

I am also a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with the Clinical Supervisor Certification. 

I have specialized postgraduate training in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP/EXRP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and PE for PTSD, and am a certified meditation teacher.

I have had the unique privilege to oversee and facilitate specialized programming for Medical Professionals struggling with substance use and dual disorders.

In addition to providing therapy services, I offer clinical trainings and supervision. I have a passion for clinical teaching and therapist development and have presented at numerous conferences and other training events on group therapy and practice, addiction, grief, anxiety, and family recovery in PA and Ohio.

My mission is to empower and educate people while providing evidence-based treatment so you can be free to be your true self!

My approach is individualized based on your needs and preferences however I typically incorporate mindfulness, stress management, and visualization techniques into my practice.  I have a passion for fitness and enjoy offering people the opportunity to learn more about how physical health and nature allow us to become out best selves!

While I am results oriented and passionate about clinical excellence, I am more than training and a CV! I can briefly summarize myself as a compassionate Tigger! Yes! A Winnie-the Pooh reference! I love my amazing, goofy, wonderful family and am truly humbled each day by the opportunity to be a mom to the most amazing little girl! My passion, energy, and flexibility are all traits I proudly bring to my role as a therapist.

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Unlock Your True Potential

At Free to Be Me Counseling LLC, we’re committed to providing exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Located in Erie Pennsylvania, Free to Be Me Counseling LLC offers individual and family therapy. We offer specialized, evidenced based treatment for those wanting freedom from anxiety, OCD, trauma, and addiction. 

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Our Services


Group Therapy

Individual and Family Therapy

Field Supervision for MSWMSSA Interns

Supervision for Clinical Licensure

Small and Large Group Training

Private Pay and Insurance Plans Accepted

Free to Be Me Counseling LLC serves clients in the Erie, PA region and offers telehealth services throughout the states of Pennsylvania and Florida. Check out our list of recognized insurers and schedule an appointment with us today.

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Optum/United Health Care

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 

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