With over 30 years of clinical practice, extensive continuing education, and an emphasis on what works rather than on what’s wrong, I tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual, couple, family, and group for whom I provide service. Using proven methods, I am able to offer, among others, supportive, interactional, brief problem-solving, cognitive-behavioral, including trauma focused cognitive-behavioral, and relational psychotherapies. Common themes among my clients are concerns related to relationship difficulties, bereavement, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral problems, eating disorders, compulsive and additive behaviors, and difficulties related to specific life circumstances.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work with sub-specialization in Practice with Children and Their Families. My memberships include: Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, Employee Assistance Society of North America.
My Columbia address houses Windswept Stables which provides nature-based, creative arts, and equine related activities, including the use of horses with treatment, personal development, and team development. Complementing my private practice is experience with inpatient, outpatient, & partial hospital psychiatric services, foster care, adoption, program evaluation, training, supervision, and mentorship.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Stephen Michael Schuch now - (717) 229-7295


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: CW002920L Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Coventry
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Wor/15423
  • Certificate Date: 1988


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Beh.


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2015
Stephen Michael Schuch, MSW, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Palmyra

Stephen Michael Schuch

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD