Hi, my name is Alan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor since 1996. I have a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Bridgeport CT, as well as course work in professional counseling from Georgia State University, Capella University and the William Alanson White institute for psychotherapy.
Currently I run a Human Service Program at a college in Maryland where I teach students how to be “Helpers” I teach courses in individual, family, addiction and group counseling.
I have over 40 years of counseling experience working with people from all walks of life as well all ages, (i.e. nationalities, race sex & sexual orientation etc.) I have worked in such diverse settings as prisons, community mental health centers, college counseling centers, state mental hospitals, drug treatment centers Veterans hospitals & Vet Centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and private practice
What makes me effective working with teenagers is I raised 2 boys through their teenage years and currently helping my teenage grandchildren going through there the same issues. I suspect your issues are remarkably similar. I have a very non-judgmental approach free from “should and should nots” I understand that adolescence is a normal time of rebellion and experimenting with new ideas and behavior. I also understand that adolescent can be a time of profound alienation, loneliness and self -hatred. As a teacher I tend to see all teenagers through the lens of my own children and grandchildren. I am a soothing and genuine person with the ability to set “firm but fair limits.
I promise I will listen, support, care, help you problem solve and focus on helping you understand who you are and what you want in life, as if we were sitting together in a face to face consulting room. One final comment Although we will have a designated time to talk, I want you to feel free to contact me anytime day or night, I check my computer very frequently and I am never bothered by my clients who contact me out of genuine need and concern.
I look forward to working with you in the future
Trauma issues, especially Veterans issues
Life Span and Sexual identity issues
Depression, anxiety and alienation
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Anger management
- Compassion fatigue
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he is kind and understanding and has connected with my son
Alan is the best, we have had a very good experience working with him and he has been successful at helping us.
He is truly an amazing person he really listens . And he has a lot of experience ;)
Alan is absolutly fantastic and very dedicated. He listens well and is very helpful. He has a variety of approaches and methods.
So far so good! We’re early into our sessions yet but Alan’s been a great listener and communicator.
Alan, from the very first session has been helping is identify ways to communicate better and address some underlying issues we had hidden that was affecting our relationship. Highly recommend.
Very informative session. Knowledgeable and professional. Nice person.
Alan is a counselor who listens and suggests helpful methods of dealing with my concerns.
Dr. Kahn is a very passionate and understanding person! He takes the time to understand my feelings and what I was going through and have given me very good insights on life and have given me a greater understanding of the importance of self love and self independency. For the 6 months of therapy I have received, he has been there for me and checked up on me when I needed guidance and encouraged me to do better habits when I feel upset. I have learnt so much about myself and about am happy where I am in life because I met Dr. Kahn!
Alan Kahn is a warm and likeable person. He is knowledgeable and strategic in his attempts to get to the foundational issues. I came to him not quite understanding the reason I felt the need to get therapy so we are exploring my past together to come to some sort of determination of what's needed. I have enjoyed our sessions thus far and look forward to getting closer to my awareness.
Alan is helpful and exactly understands the point . Realistic approach and friendly approach . I would highly recommend him to all irrespective of any specific challenge .
I can honestly say my life has changed for the better. I’ve learned how to let go of things harming me. Thank you so much.
Alan is one of the best counselors I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a few. He does an amazing job linking the fundamentals of psychology to things you may be thinking or feeling. He also using easy to remember psychological terms or phrases that will help you to better navigate your life. Alan is super easy to talk to and has a wide range of experience. I highly recommend working with Alan.
Excellent counselor. He has helped me through many issues. I’m excited to see what else is in store!
Alan provided me with support, insight and encouragement in dealing with a recently ended relationship. With his help, I've been able to process the situation and move forward successfully. Alan is a compassionate person, I would highly recommend his services. I will seek his help in the future to deal with life's ups and downs.
Alan is wonderful! He has helped me immensely with understanding my own lived experiences more and with improving my relationship with my parents.
I love Dr. Kahn - he is a very good listener and very patient and kind in helping me work through tough emotions. I had trauma happen to me years ago that I hadn't worked through that was still affecting my life, and he was able to inquire, intuit and give guidance that has made a huge difference in my daily emotional state. He is also a teacher himself so I felt he was really good as a counselor at giving resources and tools, like a teacher would. Highly recommend.
Alan Kahn,is a great counselor,he’s helping me to understand how to create boundaries dealing with family and friends..
Alan was extremely accommodating and respectful and provided us with several tools that have helped us chart a path forward.
Alan is a very experienced professional. It has been incredibly easy to connect with him, he understood my concerns very well and showed me ways of thinking that I haven't been very comfortable about before. I had to stop for a while for personal reasons but I am sure as long as he is available, I will need his help in the future as well.
I have loved speaking with Alan. He is like talking to an old friend. He’s kind and gracious and always comforts and supports me. Gives great advice and always make me feel like I’m not “crazy” haha. Couldn’t recommend him enough!
Alan has been so helpful to me wading my way through my emotional state and helping me become a better person, mother and wife. He is always checking in with me to make sure I am ok, and has giving me so wonderful resources to put my concerns into perspective. He is very open with me and makes me feel extremely comfortable. He never makes me feel like my problems are trivial, and guides me just enough to find cause for all my complex emotions.
Highly recommend! Alan is attentive as well as communicative. He has a variety of mindsets that differ by how you feel to keep you engaged and understanding that there is not just one way to think
Alan was immediately effective. I sense he’s seen just about everything before and knows how to expose what you need to work on and compliments the positives.
I love my counselor, he is very understanding and although we’re in two different time zones, he responds almost immediately. When I first started using this app, I had to switch my counselor because she was a bit too busy for me. The app then paired me with Alan. Alan is excellent, he has helped shift my perspective and build clarity. I recommend Alan to anyone in need of a great counselor!
Dr. Kahn is a brilliant and caring psychologist. In our first session, he nudged me towards difficult topics I hadn’t considered while making me feel supported, valued, and heard. His thoughtful synthesis of what I’d shared stayed with me and continued to provoke reflections. I’m excited to build our relationship and learning together - could not recommend more highly!
Alan is very honest, attentive and responsive. He is always there when I need to reach him. I'm definitely getting more clarity about my situation as I talk with him more.
So far Alan has been responsive and I really feels like he cares for my mental health. He consistently checks in if I haven’t written anything in a while which I appreciate. I have a long way to go, but I feel like I am in good hands.
Mr. Alan is very helpful by contributing to my transformation as a man.
Alan has a great bedside manner that makes you feel comfortable to confide in. Both my wife and I are extremely happy with his service, we can't praise Alan enough.
Alan has been very responsive and a great listener. I’ve enjoyed my time working with Alan and think others would highly recommend him to others.