Angela M. Trop, LCSW, BCD

Psychotherapy and Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

115 Farley Circle, Suite 105
Lewisburg, PA 17837
phone: (570) 524-0909
angela.trop@gmail.com

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I have worked with youth and their families in a variety of environments for over 20 years.  In those twenty years, I have taught individuals and groups in school settings; I have advocated and found resources for persons in broken systems, and I have counseled children and parents in their homes.  Currently, I am providing outpatient therapy in an office setting. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  LCSW's can provide counseling to individuals and groups and must follow a code of ethics that is monitored by the Pennsylvania State Board.  Additionally, I am recognized as a Board Certified Diplomate by the American Board of Clinical Social Workers.

What is Therapy?

If you are thinking about coming to therapy, you may wonder what it is like. You may feel nervous about the first session.  Our first session will be mostly about gathering information.  You will fill out some forms that include information about you and your concerns.  Those forms can be completed ahead of time if you want to download and print the introductory forms from this website and complete them before arriving.  During our first session, I will ask you some questions about what brings you to therapy. Sometimes a person wants to become better at an interpersonal skill such as communicating. Sometimes a person needs to grieve a loss or heal an old wound. Regardless of what has brought you to therapy, my goal is to assist you in recognizing your strengths and skills and to facilitate opportunities to learn new skills. Developing new skills may include the work of discovering unfillling patterns that have caused you unhappiness or pain.

You may feel some relief after the first session having let out some of what is on your mind.  However, most clients share that it is not until the second session that the overwhelming feelings that brought them to therapy feel less overwhelming.  Matter of fact, many tell me that after the second session they feel less stressed and no longer feel nervous about coming to therapy. If you have further questions about what therapy is like, do not hesitate to call or email me.

EDUCATION

  • Master in Social Work, Marywood University
  • Bachelors in Secondary English Education, Purdue University

AWARDS

  • The Isabelle and Karl Patten Award, Lewisburg Prison Project
    Advocacy for Oppressed Populations
  • The Geffen Medal, Marywood University
    Outstanding Performance in Practicum Education
  • Polizzi Medal, Marywood University
    Honorable Mention Scholarship and Community Service

ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association for Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Workers Association