Ascend Counseling – Therapy for Anxiety, Stress & Depression – West Chester PA (TEST)

west chester counselingSometimes life’s challenges and stress seem insurmountable. The support of an experienced, compassionate professional can to help you overcome stressful events, learn coping skills and become more resilient. Owned by Marjorie Johnson, LCSW, PCC, Ascend Counseling (a division of Ascend Consulting, Inc.) reflects my philosophy that it is possible to overcome challenges, and continue to grow and develop throughout life to achieve our highest potential. As an experienced West Chester, Chester County therapist, I provide counseling for people grappling with depression, ADHD, anxiety and panic, stress, life transitions, bi polar disorder, postpartum and couples counseling. For thirty years, I’ve been helping people like you successfully recover from mood disorders, change negative thinking, improve self-esteem, learn and practice new relationship skills, deal with stress and manage symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Treatment Approach:

As a Chester County therapist, my counseling practice is based on respect for the whole person. You will find my treatment style is compassionate, approachable and practical, in a confidential and comfortable environment. While it helps to have someone to talk with, I go beyond listening to provide feedback, advice and practical strategies based on best practices. Therapies used include: mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy and guided visualization. Your therapy will be custom designed based on you and your goals. I’ll provide education about the symptoms and causes of emotional distress, mental health disorders, attention problems and relationship challenges. Together we 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.

Who I help:

Regardless of where you are in the life cycle or on your healing journey I, 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, I encourage you to call today to take the next step your of personal growth through counseling at Ascend Counseling.

I offer individual, marital, 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
  • Stress by life’s multiple demands
  • Couples counseling and relationship issues
  • Postpartum and other losses

Every journey begins with a first step. If you are hurting and are serious about wanting to tackle a personal challenge, I encourage you to call today to start your healing journey.


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We are conveniently located in West Chester, PA easily accessible from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Summary of Services
Individual counseling to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and family of origin problems and to facilitate personal growth and development
Couples counseling; marital counseling
Family counseling to aid in loss, addiction or relationship issues
Group therapy: women’s’ groups; emotional and behavioral skills groups
Mindfulness Meditation Support groups where you learn and practice mindfulness meditation and apply it to emotional challenges and life stress


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