About Me

WHO AM I, WHAT DO I OFFER

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Current availabilities: 

 

I am working both in person and virtually using secure telemedicine or online video platforms. 

I do not have a formal sliding scale, but will consider reducing my rates in special circumstances.

 

Starting therapy can be stressful. I make things as easy and straightforward as possible for us to get started. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to briefly discuss your reasons for seeking counseling and how I may be able to help.

 

The first 2-3 sessions will be set up for us to get to know each other more formally, and see if you feel comfortable working with me. If either of us should feel we are not a good match, I will try to help to find you an appropriate referral who fits your needs.

Amelie Yang Custer, M.S., M.Phil., LPC, NCC

M.Phil.Ed in Professional Counseling (PC)

           -- University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

M.S.Ed in Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS)

-- University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

B.S in Applied Psychology, minor in Education, Philosophy

-- Hainan Normal University, School of Psychology

Welcome to my practice!

I work with individuals and couples to reach their goals in achieving wellness and success. I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds across various settings, including community mental health, schools, and outpatient clinics in China and the U.S.. Through these experiences I have gained profound and meaningful understandings of how people evolve to be who they are today considering their developmental psychology, personality, and cultural/environmental influences.

 

My style is described as attentive, open, creative, warm, and flexible mixed with a good sense of humor. I see you as the unique and complex person as you are, and I work with you as partners and co-creators to connect you to deep sense of healing, understanding, clarity, personal growth, peace, and fulfillment. I can help you build a healthy relationship with yourself and others. I listen to you without assumptions, judgement, or an agenda, and we will carefully work with your experiences that need healing or understanding, with the ultimate goal of improving your overall quality of life and achieving your full potential. 

Outside of therapy sessions, I enjoy drawing, painting, and making music. Benefiting from my experience as a musician and an artist, I listen beyond words and look beyond appearances to understand and connect with your inner voice and world.

I tend to address issues in their systems, not in isolation. I seek to discover the root of the problem, not simply address the symptoms on the surface, but to produce long-lasting positive changes. 

My areas of expertise include trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and stress, identity exploration, self-esteem, ADHD, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, international student mental health, and cultural adjustment/acculturation issues. I offer LGBTQIA+ affirming care.

I am especially skilled in psychodynamic, existential therapy, DBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, ACT, BSFT, and creative arts. I provide therapy to adults ages 18+.

 

Please feel free to call 267-592-3863 for a free phone consultation. You can also fill out the form below to request more information and request an appointment.

CONTACT

 
Amelie Yang Custer
MS, MPhil, LPC
 
Rittenhouse Square
 1845 Walnut Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19103
 
(267)592-3863
Hello@yangcuster.com

To schedule an individual, adolescent, couples, marriage or family therapy appointment or to obtain additional information about any of these counseling services, please fill out the form below or give me a call.

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