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Counseling is at the core of what we do at The Center KSQ. The inception of the design of our integrated-wellness community was founded on the insight and vision of our original counseling team. Counseling is such a vital and important tool. It centers around not what is wrong with you, but about what has happened. This is a paradigm shift in the clinical world and a cornerstone to who we are and how we practice as a team at The Center KSQ.

Eric Shapiro

Eric is a mental health therapist who recently moved to the area from Philadelphia. Eric’s approach and philosophy are grounded in creative interventions through a supportive and trauma focused lens. A writer, father, and graduate of Thomas Jefferson University’s Trauma Counseling program, Eric uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, existential, and narrative techniques to help clients tell their story and work through both past and present struggles to lead a more fulfilling life.

“Maybe you’re coping with the grind of daily living, or something deeper that was never properly addressed. Our minds have a funny way of trying to reconcile the past by taking a toll on the present. And by building awareness to past experiences we can create a stronger bridge to the present, connecting what you have endured to what you might be struggling with today.”

Eric models his existential work after Viktor Frankl, psychologist and author of “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Eric strongly believes in a non-judgmental person-centered approach, one where the counseling relationship is built with absolute trust.

Eric is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

“My background and specialization in trauma treatment means you never have to worry about whether something you want to discuss is ‘too much.’  We can’t be expected to walk on egg shells or tip toe around the more difficult aspects of our lives. How else can we ever switch from merely surviving, to thriving? I think we all deserve that. Everyone has to start somewhere.”

Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Creative Professionals, Adults, Adolescents, Life Changes, Career Counseling, Family Conflict, Couples, Stress Management, Existential Crises. Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD.

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