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 14 years, including 7 years working as an administer 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.
I have a passion for clinical teaching and therapist development and have presented at numerous conferences and other training events on addiction, grief, anxiety, and family recovery.
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 tiger! 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.