Hello! My name is Kierson Romero (she/her). I hold master’s degrees in both counseling and education from the University of Pennsylvania and Widener University. Currently I am pursuing a doctorate in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener. I have been working in the fields of community mental health, addiction and recovery, and harm reduction since 2016. I am a pre-licensed clinician working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
As a therapist I work with adults and adolescents, individually and in small groups. I utilize a humanistic approach and draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology to process a variety of topics. Some areas of specialty include, substance use, gender and sexuality, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, trauma, and communication. My mission as a therapist is to support clients in understanding their current condition, to foster autonomy and control of their futures, and to advocate for them across the many systems in their lives. I am committed to creating an anti-oppressive therapy space and apply a social justice lens to all of my work.
I am committed to conducting my service with social justice at the forefront of all that I do.
I acknowledge the systemic racism present within our society. I am committed to taking meaningful action to prevent and respond to incidents of racism and social injustice. I want clients of all marginalized backgrounds to feel safe from harm, discrimination, and aggression.
I am committed to protecting gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation and will continue to be a supportive force for LGBTQIA+ members of the community.
I am invested in creating mutual respect, understanding and openness, challenging my own biases and engaging in dialogues for growth. I take responsibility to educate myself and others about the impact of mental health issues on our diverse community.