Kelli Alassad, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Populations: Children & Adolescents, Adults
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Geisinger, UnitedHealthcare/Optum, Aetna
Areas of Focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Negative Emotions and Behavior Patterns, Work Related Stress, Low Self-Esteem/Confidence
Approach: CBT, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Individual (CCTSI)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. I am also nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, as well as Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, trained and certified by Arizona Trauma Institute. My experience working in community mental health has offered me the opportunity of assisting adolescents, teens, adults, and families affected by many of life’s challenges. I take pride in being a non-judgmental, compassionate therapist and always strive to be an advocate for my clients.
I earned a Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Messiah University. I work to support individuals to enhance or develop skills to manage life stressors and communication by building on their existing strengths. Treating the person, not just the problem or its symptoms, is critical to long-term success in therapy. I am deeply invested in my client's feelings of comfort, safety, and choice in therapy. I am deeply invested in my client's feelings of comfort, safety, and choice in the therapy process.
Haines is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International (TDI). Haines is a Standard Poodle and works alongside his person, Kelli AlAssad, as a partner in therapy. Kelli rescued Haines when he was 6 months old from “My Young and Old Furbabies” rescue in Ohio. Haines’ original owner was violently killed, with Haines alongside him. He has had to work hard to overcome his fears caused by that tragic event. If requested, Haines can provide comfort to individuals during therapy sessions. He stands as a true testament that it is possible to heal from trauma and move forward with hope.