Ken Beldon, Licensed Social Worker
Ken Beldon is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) leading the intensive outpatient program for substance use for adults in West Chester. Ken is committed to the idea that although mental health symptoms and life challenges can be the motivating factors for seeking out help, that each person is so much more than just the difficulties they may be experiencing. Ken believes that therapy can be a powerful, transformative way for people to clarify their values and strengths so they can integrate these things more intentionally into their lives on a daily basis.
Utilizing mindfulness and compassion-based skills, Ken works with people as a licensed social worker to help them develop greater emotional freedom and flexibility so they are able to move in the direction of the change, growth, and healing that they seek. Ken has training and experience in trauma-informed CBT, ACT, DBT, and narrative and experiential forms of therapy. He seeks to integrate mind and body awareness into his practice so that clients are able to live as fully as they can in the present moment, and develop conscious contact with their lives.
Ken is especially committed to working with clients on how substance use disorders may be connected with relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Ken received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, had master’s degrees from Yale University and Union Theological Seminary, and recently earned his Master of Social Work from West Chester University.