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Learn a little more about the therapists here to guide you on your path to wellness.

Daniel Derrer

LMFT

Daniel Derrer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Wyomissing and Hershey PA. His goal is to help individuals, couples, & families connect emotionally with each other.

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With over 11 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Myerstown Evangelical Theological Seminary focusing his study on emotions and strategic systems therapy, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

Among his areas of expertise are men expressing themselves fully, families working together and learning how to balance the demands of everyday life, couples learning to express deep emotions in ways that are safe and helpful to resolve long standing problems and patterns of disconnection.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Daniel has presented to local churches on the areas of Youth and tech., Faith, Church, and Mental Health, and gave consults to Pastors about treatment.

Daniel is an interactive, strategic and emotionally focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates strategic and emotion focused methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Areas of Practice
  • Mens Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety

Daniel Derrer

LMFT

Daniel Derrer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Wyomissing and Hershey PA. His goal is to help individuals, couples, & families connect emotionally with each other.

With over 11 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Myerstown Evangelical Theological Seminary focusing his study on emotions and strategic systems therapy, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

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Among his areas of expertise are men expressing themselves fully, families working together and learning how to balance the demands of everyday life, couples learning to express deep emotions in ways that are safe and helpful to resolve long standing problems and patterns of disconnection.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Daniel has presented to local churches on the areas of Youth and tech., Faith, Church, and Mental Health, and gave consults to Pastors about treatment.

Daniel is an interactive, strategic and emotionally focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates strategic and emotion focused methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have over 15 years of experience of working with individuals and families, first in child welfare, and then in mental health counseling. I have a Ph. D in Counseling, and am an Interfaith Minister.

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I work with clients desiring to include all of the aspects of the self in therapy- emotional and spiritual. Anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and difficulties in relationships are all areas where I can offer creative, heart-centered solutions grounded in the values and beliefs of the client. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The work I do is centered in developing self-compassion and a belief in the inherent wisdom of every person. I offer strategies to enhance a deeper awareness of and connection to the self, healing from relational trauma, and developing skills to maintain balance in life.

Emotional difficulties, trauma, and stress can feel overpowering. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, and families to deepen connection and to work together to find contentment in home, work and play.

Areas of Practice
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz

Licensed Professional Counselor
I have over 15 years of experience of working with individuals and families, first in child welfare, and then in mental health counseling. I have a Ph. D in Counseling, and am an Interfaith Minister. I work with clients desiring to include all of the aspects of the self in therapy- emotional and spiritual. Anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and difficulties in relationships are all areas where I can offer creative, heart-centered solutions grounded in the values and beliefs of the client. I also have extensive experience working with individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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The work I do is centered in developing self-compassion and a belief in the inherent wisdom of every person. I offer strategies to enhance a deeper awareness of and connection to the self, healing from relational trauma, and developing skills to maintain balance in life.

Emotional difficulties, trauma, and stress can feel overpowering. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, and families to deepen connection and to work together to find contentment in home, work and play.

Laura Martin

Licensed Professional Counselor

Laura Martin provides individual, couples and family therapy in Hershey, PA. She enjoys helping others gain insight on how to improve their mood and their relationships.

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Laura has experience working with those who have struggled with the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, bipolar and other mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem and identity issues, family counseling, parenting concerns, career and professional concerns, learning how to manage stress or major life changes, grief and loss and marriage counseling.
Areas of Practice
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Laura Martin

Licensed Professional Counselor

Laura Martin provides individual, couples and family therapy in Hershey, PA. She enjoys helping others gain insight on how to improve their mood and their relationships.

Laura has experience working with those who have struggled with the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, bipolar and other mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem and identity issues, family counseling, parenting concerns, career and professional concerns, learning how to manage stress or major life changes, grief and loss and marriage counseling.

Karen M. Thrush

LMFT

Hi there! My name is Karen and I am a Pennsylvania native and state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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I work collaboratively with clients to provide a safe and welcoming space to address a wide range of concerns such as: marriage and family conflict/distress, individual behavioral health (ex. Depression, anxiety, parenting, women’s issues, trauma etc), grief/loss, life adjustments, and much more.

My focus in treatment is systemic and includes the use of cognitive behavioral, emotionally focused, and contextual strategies. I believe in listening well while also actively engaging with clients to resolve the unhealthy patterns and dynamics that hold them down.

I work with people right where they are in life – respecting all people and their individual beliefs and faith systems—and do offer counseling from a Christian, faith-based perspective, per client’s request. I am not an expert in anyone’s life—but I am trained to offer focus, psychological/behavioral/relational insight, and healthy challenge so that you can move forward in a positive direction.

My role is to walk on this path with you and, if there is a way to sum up how I seek to practice in therapy, it is this: “Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being someone for the client” (Ili Rivera Walter). If you are looking to invite someone into the mess and vulnerability of your journey—no matter how dark (or little) you think it is—know that I am both honored and humbled to walk with you.

Areas of Practice
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Karen M. Thrush

LMFT

Hi there! My name is Karen and I am a Pennsylvania native and state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work collaboratively with clients to provide a safe and welcoming space to address a wide range of concerns such as: marriage and family conflict/distress, individual behavioral health (ex. Depression, anxiety, parenting, women’s issues, trauma etc), grief/loss, life adjustments, and much more.

Read More
My focus in treatment is systemic and includes the use of cognitive behavioral, emotionally focused, and contextual strategies. I believe in listening well while also actively engaging with clients to resolve the unhealthy patterns and dynamics that hold them down.

I work with people right where they are in life – respecting all people and their individual beliefs and faith systems—and do offer counseling from a Christian, faith-based perspective, per client’s request. I am not an expert in anyone’s life—but I am trained to offer focus, psychological/behavioral/relational insight, and healthy challenge so that you can move forward in a positive direction.

My role is to walk on this path with you and, if there is a way to sum up how I seek to practice in therapy, it is this: “Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being someone for the client” (Ili Rivera Walter). If you are looking to invite someone into the mess and vulnerability of your journey—no matter how dark (or little) you think it is—know that I am both honored and humbled to walk with you.

Bleu

Emotional Support Dog

He is our emotional support dog and an ambassador for his breed. Bleu is the most gentle, loving, calm, supportive dog. He does not jump but will greet you with a soft sniff and tail wag. During times of crying he will come and sit with you in your pain. If you bring treats he will give you his paw and sit. He loves Milk Bones!

Areas of Practice
  • Emotional Support
  • Breed Ambassador
  • Milk Bone Connoisseur

Bleu

Emotional Support Dog

He is our emotional support dog and an ambassador for his breed. Bleu is the most gentle, loving, calm, supportive dog. He does not jump but will greet you with a soft sniff and tail wag. During times of crying he will come and sit with you in your pain. If you bring treats he will give you his paw and sit. He loves Milk Bones!

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