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Amy Scarano, Therapist 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148 
(267) 388-2513 

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ABOUT ME

Online counseling for everyday people.

Choosing a therapist who is the right fit for you is an important (and tough!) decision, so let me tell you a bit about myself and my web-based counseling practice.
 

I am a therapist formally trained as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I maintain my licensure to practice as a therapist in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Arkansas. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 15 years in a variety of settings including prisons, psychiatric units, hospitals and outpatient clinics. My varied experiences have given me a chance to see all different types of life issues and help people fix the parts of their lives that are in disarray or simply not working as smoothly as preferred. 

I am well-versed in research-based theories and my clinical approach is eclectic. I treat each client as an individual and assess each life experience only once I understand the facts that bring you to my practice. I consider myself a humanist by nature and affirm our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good. That said, change is hard and is often as simple as pairing yourself up with the right helper along the way. Kindness to yourself goes a long way. I am flexible with my clients and follow their lead. I also welcome any feedback about how my approach is helpful or not. I want to make sure that I am well-aware of your feelings regarding our work together. With that, I ask that you make the dedication to this process. I put a lot of care into my work and take it very seriously.

My goal is to help you embrace and recognize your strengths, while finding healthy ways to change or cope with the parts of your life that aren't working as well as you'd like. I'm a firm believer in compassion, empathy and the power of a solid therapeutic relationship. We are a team – but you are the expert of your own life experience. It’s my job to learn how to best help you.

Fun facts? I live in South Philadelphia with my wife and dog. I love music, documentaries, fashion, sports, trying new restaurants and city exploration.

 

Questions you didn’t find here and are still curious? Send me a message.

Ask away.

Areas of concentration
  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship and Marriage

  • Self-Esteem

  • Women’s Issues

  • Career Counseling

  • LGBTQI

  • Veterans

Education

New York University
College of Arts & Science, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1999. 

          

Columbia University
Graduate School of Social Work, New York, NY

Master of Social Work, May 2005.

Columbia University
Graduate School of Architecture,
Preservation and Planning, New York, NY.

Master of Urban Planning, May 2005.

Licensure

Pennsylvania, Clinical Social Worker, #CW017216

District of Columbia, Independent Clinical Social Worker, #LC50081075

Arkansas, Clinical Social Worker, #8213-C

Professional Memberships

Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work