Trish McCoy Kessler, LPC & Owner
I started Empower Counseling, PC to address the specific needs of women and teenage girls. My goal is to provide a place for women to feel safe, learn about themselves, find healing, increase confidence, and return power back into their lives. My heart lies in helping others and it is my pleasure and honor to help those whom are suffering and in need of hope, and infinite change.
I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2013. Prior to attending graduate school, I was a business and marketing professional in the fields of advertising and pharmaceuticals. I am also a professional musician and have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Voice from Lynchburg College.
Throughout the years, I have also sought out specialized training in the areas of : Eating Disorders from Sheppard Pratt Health System, River Mend Health Institute, and Laureate Eating Disorders Program/St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in addition to providing group and individual therapy at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness in Charlottesville, VA. Currently I am pursuing certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through IAEDP, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I also am certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Adolescents Coping with Loss, Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma, and certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) to treat substance abuse in adolescents. I also have worked with varying populations ages 10 and up: children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and groups.