Sandra Elder, MS NCC LPC

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Personal Statement

I believe in providing a safe environment where clients can explore their feelings, fears, and concerns. In attaining a strong and genuine therapeutic relationship, therapy can be a life-changing experience. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with a concentration in family systems, I have extensive training in high conflict families, as well as with children and teenagers with behavioral issues. I enjoy working with couples to resolve negative interaction patterns and intimacy issues.  I enjoy working with individual adults to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship issues, and overall life stressors. I am available for individual, family, and/or couples therapy sessions.

I have worked in community mental health for more than fifteen years, and have a strong knowledge base of this system. I enjoy working in tandem with other professionals if needed.

I also specialize in the clinical perspectives of diabetes management, in conjunction with Endocrinology and Registered Nutrition Services.


In addition to clinical treatment, I also provide clinical supervision for candidates seeking to accrue hours towards licensure. 


Lastly, I participate in the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group as a Divorce Coach.

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Qualifications

 PA Licensed Professional Counselor: PC007015​

Holy Family University
Master's in Clinical Counseling, concentration in Family Systems

Temple University
Bachelor's in Psychology, minor in English 

Client Focus

 

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Children (ages 6-10)
  • ​Preteens/Tweens   (ages 11-13)

Specialties


  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Loss or Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationships Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self Esteem
  • ​Sexual Abuse 
  • Divorce

Treatment Approach

Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy/Family Systems Therapy: a form of counseling which specializes in treating family relationships to assist a family function in more comfortable and useful ways. 


Person-Centered/Humanistic approach to treatment: facilitating learning and growth at the client's speed.


I also incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when needed.

Availability

By appointment only.