Changing Possibilities into Realities

Changing Possibilities into Realities

Welcome to this West Chester Therapy practice: a place of support, clinical excellence, and practical therapy.

Sometimes life’s challenges and stress seem insurmountable. The support of Marjorie Johnson, an experienced, compassionate psychotherapist, can help you overcome stressful events, learn coping skills, and become more resilient. Marjorie Johnson, LCSW, PCC, owner of Ascend Counseling (a division of Ascend Consulting, Inc.), believes it is possible to overcome challenges and continue to grow throughout life to achieve your highest potential. As an experienced therapist, she provides counseling and therapy for people grappling with depression, anxiety, panic, ADHD, and stress.

Couples counseling and family counseling for life transitions, grief, and postpartum, are also provided by this Chester County Therapist.

Marjorie Johnson has been helping people like you successfully recover from depression, anxiety, ADHD, and couples issues, for over thirty years. Even at times of great stress, you can overcome life’s real problems. With help, you can change negative thinking, and turn it into realistic optimism. In counseling, you‘ll improve self-esteem, recover from grief and stress. This West Chester therapist will help you learn and practice new couples counseling skills and manage symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

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Who Ascend Counseling Helps

Regardless of where you are in the life cycle or on your healing journey, Marjorie Johnson can help you create a more peaceful and satisfying life. Whether you are just beginning your counseling, returning to therapy to work at a deeper level, or someone who has not seen results from other treatment approaches, we encourage you to call today to begin the next step in your healing for anxiety, depression, ADHD, couples counseling, and personal growth at Ascend Counseling.

Ascend Counseling, a West Chester Therapy practice, offers individual, couples, family, and group counseling, and psychotherapy for

  • Depression – sadness, low self-esteem, hopelessness, and fatigue
  • ADHD – distractibility, disorganization, procrastination, and hyperactivity
  • Anxiety – panic attacks and insomnia
  • Couples counseling and relationship issues
  • Family therapy
  • Stress from work and life
  • Postpartum
  • Grief and loss
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Treatment Approach

This counseling practice is based on respect for the whole person. You will find the treatment style is compassionate, approachable, and practical, in a confidential and comfortable environment. While it helps to have someone to talk with, Marjorie goes beyond listening to actively provide feedback, advice and practical strategies based on best practices in depression counseling, ADHD counseling, anxiety counseling, and couples counseling. She draws from a wide range of therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy counseling (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Other therapeutic techniques used in this Chester County counseling agency include Psychodynamic Therapy, movement and visualization, and ACT (acceptance and compassion therapy). Together you will create the unique blend of strategies that are most helpful to you. Your therapy will be custom designed based on you and your goals. Marjorie will provide education about the symptoms and causes of emotional distress, mental health disorders, attention problems, and relationship challenges. Together with Marjorie, you will work to build your self-worth, expand your possibilities for positive change, and design workable strategies for you to practice between sessions. You will grow and find new hope for your future.

Resources & Events

Mindfulness Meditation to De-stress

Mindfulness Meditation Group Starts Soon

Are you looking to de-stress? You are invited to be still, relaxed and more present. Join Marjorie for a 6-week online program from noon to 1 PM. All adults are welcome, whether you are a beginner or want to benefit from consistency with our program. 2022 Mindfulness Meditation Group Dates: ·       Sept. 27 ·       Oct. …

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The Power of Presence

Breathe, Reset Our Awareness, and Be More Present

As we begin Summer, many of us are feeling relieved. Kids are happy for the summer off from school. Teachers can relax without the pressures of Covid necessitating simultaneous in-person and remote teaching, and without the fear of gunfire in their schools. Many workers look forward to time at the pool or beach on vacation. …

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Mindfulness Meditation Support Group

Marjorie’s Mindfulness Meditation Based Support Group Returns in September 2022.

Research shows that meditation can improve stress, promote relaxation, and help you to sleep better. Meditation can help those with ADHD to improve focus and concentration. Email Marjorie for details –
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Every journey begins with a single step. If you are hurting and are serious about overcoming depression, anxiety, ADHD, or couples issues, call 610-696-4443 today to start your healing journey.

Payment and Fees

At Ascend Counseling, your privacy and confidentiality are valued; therefore, we do not participate with any insurance companies. You can use your flexible spending account. Also, some clients get reimbursed for part of the cost by using out-of-network benefits. Please call your insurer to see if you have these benefits. The telephone number is on the back of your insurance card listed under “Mental Health and Substance Abuse”.

About Telehealth

Whether due to public health concerns, personal preference, or necessity, counseling meetings can be held using telehealth. We will use an easy-to-use, secure, HIPPA compliant website that requires no special setup. Most insurance companies reimburse for this, so if you have out-of-network benefits, please call your insurance company to verify that they will count telehealth towards your deductible.

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