Kelly Mandel, LCSW
In addition to experience providing individual counseling in Michigan, Kelly’s 16 years in social work have brought opportunities to serve the geriatric population in a continuing care community setting, oncology patients and families in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, and many individuals and circumstances including emergency room care within a trauma hospital just outside of Detroit. She has been clinically licensed in Michigan since 2008, and in Pennsylvania since 2014. She has been providing individual counseling to primarily college students, as well as others in State College since 2014.
Clinical areas of passion include: trauma, advocacy, empowerment, working with chronic illness and palliative care/end-of-life decision making, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem and relationship challenges. Therapeutic approach blends a variety of styles, including: humanism, motivational-enhancement, compassion-oriented, depth-oriented brief therapy, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapeutic experience, and including psychodynamic and systems-theory approaches. Goals are always meeting clients where they are, suiting style and approach to best meet client and need, and planning with the client on how to identify and build from strengths to help best move forward successfully.