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ABOUT ME

Joseph Torre M.Ed.(he, him, his)I am a pre-licensed professional counselor practicing in Pennsylvania under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor (Amber Lynn Connell, Pennsylvania LPC #PC006684). I received my Master of Education in Counseling Psychology (M.Ed.) from Temple University. As an added note, I have also completed a graduate certificate program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Temple University. This certification has helped prepare me better to meet our diverse community's needs. Before becoming a professional counselor, I had an extensive career in human resources.  

 
MY QUALIFICATIONS
Education  

Temple University, Master of Education: Counseling Psychology

Temple University, Graduate Certificate: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

All Hands In
Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association – Division 17

American Counseling Association

SAIGE - Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities

Couples Therapy
Therapeutic Approach

Affirmative care for the LGBTQ+ community is more than just a slogan. It requires the clinician to work to develop competencies relevant to our community actively. In my education and continuing professional development, I have focused my work on understanding the process of gender identity development and building resilience in LGBTQ+ youth. I am experienced in both virtual online and in-person mental health services.

Therapist and Patient
Use of Diagnosis

Mental health diagnosis can help provide a common understanding of a condition, help identify treatment options, and provide access to health insurance coverage. However, a mental health diagnosis can sometimes carry a stigma, affecting employment, housing, and relationships. Before making any diagnosis, I will partner with you to consider the benefits and possible consequences.