Kelly Chismar

Licensed Professional Counselor

Thank you for taking the time to read about us. As you consider choosing someone to help you or the person you care about, I would like to encourage you to remember that it takes courage to face challenges in life and I believe it is an honor to come along side of those in the process. I care deeply about my faith, family, and friends and desire to help people, especially children, walk through difficult times in their journey.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Board Certified School Counselor with a master’s degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University. Over the last decade, I have gained experience working in residential treatment, outpatient care, school counseling, and private practice. I am very passionate about working with children, their families, and those in need of healing. I believe in using a holistic approach and place great value on the relationship between therapist and each individual and their families, to strengthen the ability to learn and grow through difficult life circumstances, problems in relationships, and various other struggles.

As a trained EMDR therapist with a trauma informed approach, I incorporate how the brain and body can be impacted by painful life events. I use these skills to help bring some of the most seemingly complex things become more understood. Play therapy techniques are also an extremely valued asset for me in my role working with children, adolescents, and trauma survivors. The therapeutic powers of play have made, and continue to make a tremendous difference for every individual I’ve encountered. I would be happy to share more about this and answer any other questions you may have. I hope you found this helpful and I look forward to hearing from you!



Education

Penn State University
(BS in Therapeutic Recreation)

Penn State University
(M.Ed. in Counselor Education)


Specialties

  • Children
  • Play Therapy Techniques
  • Trauma with Children
  • EMDR
  • Parenting

Insurance & Fees

  • $100 per session (out-of-pocket discount)
  • Highmark BC/BS
  • Capital Blue
  • Aetna