About Mj Spahr

About Mj SpahrMy philosophy is that each of us have an innate knowledge and wisdom to manifest a healthier more fulfilling life.  Sometimes we may need help in navigating through the challenges we face.  In therapy, I can guide you in discovering unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior that are keeping you from living the life you desire and deserve. I utilize a holistic personalized approach by integrating traditional talk therapy with whole body awareness (mind, body, spirit), in finding solutions to meet your goals and expectations.

As Jon-Kabat-Zinn stated “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you, no matter what is wrong.” I offer to support growth from within by hopefully, illuminating your strengths, and developing inner clarity in helping you to connect to your true self. The greatest symbol of our power is to choose our path of destiny and choosing to take back our power when life’s adversities get in the way. Life is change, and growth is optional. We have choices, and can learn to use opportunities that developed from difficult times and pain for growth and healing.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist and trained in EMDR for Trauma.  In 1996, I graduated from Florida International University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. For fourteen years, I was employed by the Miami-Dade County Health Department in inner city schools and provided services and therapy for children and their families of various cultures and backgrounds. The following four years, I was employed with a national hospice agency working as a Clinical Social Worker with primarily elderly individuals and their families.

My original vision was to open a private practice and I finally realized, I needed to follow my heart. I now have a private practice in Hershey, Pa. Twenty years of experience and study allow me to offer numerous therapeutic approaches and techniques. In connecting from within, with the mind, body and spirit, we can strengthen ourselves and our relationships. I have a passion for what I do and continue training extensively in order to help you in ways that are most beneficial for you.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (State of Pennsylvania #CWO17852)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (State of Florida #SW8090)
  • Certified Consulting Hypnotherapy (National Guild of Hypnosis)
  • Certification in Hypnosis For Pain Management