Andrew J. Kohlhepp, MS, LPC, NCC
My many years in the corporate world as an executive for a significant family business helped prepare me for my work as a professional addictions and substance abuse counseling.
Not only did it condition me with the tools of awareness, acceptance and compromise in the face of diversity and difficulties, but also it taught me never to give up: keep looking for options and solutions even in the times of darkest trouble.
As an executive managing hundreds of employees it would have been easy for me to assume that my perspective on life was the only one that mattered. Fortunately, my own struggles managing relationship and emotional challenges taught me that everyone has a right to their own perspective and feelings. I endeavor to listen intently to my clients, be open and honest with my feedback and always honor and protect the right of the people I work with to make their own decisions in life.
As a former high school teacher, wrestling coach and girls soccer coach, I have experience with teenagers and parents and have helped resolve family conflicts.
My work experiences took me on a career path through many states, Oregon, Oklahoma, Arizona and California before returning to our 4th generation family business in Pennsylvania. As such, I have experienced many different cultures and life styles.
As a current board of director of a billion dollar bank, I have experience working and connecting with other business leaders in Central Pennsylvania. As a counselor, this gives me a unique insight into the world of high finance and connects me with the culture and work ethic of the corporate world.
My work in professional counseling and the addictions psychology field in particular gives me an opportunity to practice what I've learned and share those benefits with others. When problems beset us and challenges threaten to overwhelm us, looking for who's to blame is a waste of time. Rather, I've come to realize that the best use of energy and life strategy is to find ways to accept reality, deal with facts without denial and grow into greater levels of maturity as a result.
I am no stranger to life transitions and with my counseling skill sets, I make that experience available in creative ways to my clients. I cannot change my clients. Only they can change themselves. My goal as a professional counselor is to help clients find the ways and means to modify their behavior so that they are able to take better care of themselves.
When the time is right for you to call (843-422- 2861) and make an appointment with me, I will be delighted to be your companion as you move along your path of change.
License & Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - South Carolina
Licensed Addiction Counselor - South Carolina
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC), Dr. David Watkins & Assoc, South Carolina
Certified Life Coach, Calvary Baptist Church, State College, PA
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
South Carolina Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors
National Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2013, MS Mental Health Counseling
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1978, MBA Marketing
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1974.
BA - Business Admin. Management: BS - Business Education
Phone: 843-422-2861...any time & any day!
Email: [email protected]