Cory Ian Shafer LPC

Psychotherapist, Jungian, Hypnotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
20 years in practice
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About Cory Ian Shafer LPC

Cory Ian Shafer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with his MS in Counseling from Marywood University. He has been practicing professionally in the counseling field since 2005 and has worked in the mental health field since 1999. He has experience in family therapy as well as individual therapy and has worked with children, adults and families. Cory operates as an Jungian-Existentialist however he realizes that many clients may need different approaches to achieve success he has also adopted an eclectic style of counseling in addition to his primary school of thought, he can utilize many different modalities of therapy depending on the what the client brings to their sessions. He has specialized with anxiety, depression and grief counseling and belongs to the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is actively pursuing his PhD in Transformative Studies and Certification as a Thanatologist. Cory is also an author and has recently published a book entitled "Dreams, Sessions and Observations-Poetry from Therapeutic Sessions", Cory has also just published his second book entitled "Using Nature to Heal your Emotions-A 30 day Journaling-Meditation Program". Cory is also available for Drug and Alcohol, Custody Evaluations and is available to function as a expert witness in court concerning Mental Health with children and adults. Cory is also an adjunct instructor at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke Pennsylvania where he instructs students in the field of psychology. He also provides Diagnostic Court evaluations and works as a corporate trainer and behavior analyst.

Cory Ian Shafer LPC Psychotherapist and Educator

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Answers  (18)

In general, I usually let the client decide when this should occur, sometimes with some clients it will be a joint agreement, but even in that case it should weigh mostly on what the client feels. In short, therapy ends when you feel your done.

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Usually people call me by phone, they introduce themselves, we chat for a bit, then we schedule a time for their appointment

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This suffering and clinging to the past, especially a troubled past or a past that we dont like, may be  amplified due to the Christian framework that may be built into your life. I am not averse to religion, i just think that many times it puts unreasonable expectations on us and helps us to form a... more

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Therapy does not work overnight, oftentimes it is a lifelong struggle, the therapists job is not to "cure" you or to remove something but rather to make you strong enough to live your life with your own peculiarities and struggles, remember we are human and constantly fallible. Another important... more

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Fears are not that difficult to deal with, first you need to train yourself to relax using some relaxation strategy, once you are able to employ that in your daily life, you then need to start facing your fear, for instance I'll use an example of a man who has a fear of driving over a bridge. We... more

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Counseling allows us to have a sacred space, a space that is set apart from the outside world, it is a space of non-judgement and exploration. Being that the universe is not made for us and that the the world tends to be a fairly untamed place at times, this sacred space allows us to explore... more

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The way that I see it is that Humans have always been afraid of life and death, historically we have always tried to understand life, we try to organize it, categorize it, explore it, and we've built up this system, our system and societies system around us to help us define what life and (death) is... more

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Its hard to answer this question based on the information presented but I shall give it a go, Is it possible that your daughter is afraid of failing , I've seen many children and kids who get stressed out over grades or performance in sports, can you tell me "what was your grade in fourth grade... more

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This is perhaps the deepest question that one can ask of themselves and the answer is as elusive as the deepest enigma. We are fluid beings, we are never the same from day to day, we learn or unlearn, we evolve or some of us even devolve, we are in a state of constant flux, changing and adapting... more

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First thing that you must realize is that most people only post the "best parts" of their lives on Facebook, some people even go so far as to make their lives seem better or more interesting and post mostly false views of their life. Facebook is watered down, candied version of our life, you put on... more

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It sounds like your in quite a rough place, my recommendation just based on what you type might warrant a visit to a psychotherapist to resolve what may be going on, I am not entirely sure but it sounds like he might have a bit of a sex addiction problem. One thing you need to ask yourself is "Am I... more

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One thing I would ask is "why are you still hanging with those { friends} ?" A relationship needs to be nurtured by both parties, it is a dynamic fluctuation between two people. I would ask you to question why you continue to remain together as friends, I always believed that a relationship should... more

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Best answer that I can give to you is that some level of de-personalization is quite normal for everyone, it will come and go throughout life, kind of like being on a roller-coaster, "here it is, then it's gone not to return for quite some time", like many things, the more that you fixate on it, the... more

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My first reaction to this is that It sounds like you rely alot on the impressions and projections of the outside world, that you need validation from other people to compensate for a lack of something on the inside, build yourself up on the inside, work on yourself, use positive affirmations daily... more

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This can be tough to do in this money-driven crazy world where many therapists are not taking cases pro-bono anymore and quite often charge exorbitant prices for sessions, however I would ask potential therapists if they do take any cases on pro-bono, I usually reserve some hours for people who... more

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