The Samaritan Counseling Center’s mission begins and ends with people and our community.

Ellen Kanagy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ellen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having earned her Master of Social Work degree at Marywood University. She has over twenty years of professional experience working with all age groups in a variety of settings. Currently she works primarily with adults, focusing on issues such as anxiety and depression, life transitions, living with illness, grief and loss issues, stress management, communication and conflict resolution, relationships, personal growth and spiritual issues. Her style is warm, supportive, and non-judgmental as she seeks to help clients find new perspectives and solutions for dealing with challenges in their lives. Ellen uses an eclectic approach, drawing from client-centered, family systems, solution-oriented, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral interventions to support positive change and growth. She also believes art, music and poetry are often beneficial for self-expression, comfort, insight, and healing.

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