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Hope Nester, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Welcome! Reaching out for support and counseling to make positive changes in your life takes courage.
My counseling orientation is mostly Person- centered and Strength- based, however being flexible in therapy to tailor treatment for your individual needs is fundamentally important. I also practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. My style is warm and empowering. I strive to meet you with compassion, empathy, and respect.

Therapy is a collaborative process where you are the expert in your own life experiences and I act a supportive guide throughout your journey. I believe in building authentic therapeutic relationships, utilizing idiosyncratic strengths to achieve goals, and developing individualized treatment for comprehensive care. My focus throughout my four years in private practice has been building resiliency to depression and anxiety, integrating wellness for co-occurring disorders, and healing trauma. I am currently licensed in Pennsylvania and have been practicing for five years.

Thank you for reaching out and I look forward to meeting with you.

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

PA LPC PC011661


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Hope Nester. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She’s amazing, knowledgeable, and helpful! Hope is a fantastic therapist.

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Hope is fun to talk to and very knowledgeable. The sessions I have had with her have been very helpful and beneficial to me.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Hope always helps me pinpoint the root of my issues in a caring, supportive way. She relates to me and helps me work through problems

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Hope is absolutely wonderful. She has helped me through very hard times, and has built me up in the process. I really enjoy my time with Hope, and appreciate her greatly.

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I wasn't hesitate to join Better Help as they worked with me without hesitation to find what was affordable for me. Better Help provides similar opportunities, resources, and results as in person therapy can do but typically double the price. Hope was not my first therapist I spoke with at Better Help. I did not feel a connection and knew if I remained with who I was matched with I would not get the best value and full experience of therapy. After a few video chat sessions and weeks worth of discussion back and forth Hope makes me look forward to reaching out! I can admit, I bull-sh** my way through therapy, counseling in the past because I didn't want it for myself. For the last few months I have had an internal "ahh-ha" moment. I am starting to realize I have value, talents, and purpose with troubles and past/current issues that have made it extremely challenging to reveal my worth.
Hope provides (me) with a sense of excitement by the journey of putting the pieces together. In addition, she is patient yet direct. There is nothing I dislike more is the feeling of wasting my time and others time. I am interested to see the future and I truly sense Hope can be apart of this journey of mine.

Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

My time with Hope so far has been wonderful. Bringing up past experiences is not easy or a comfortable thing but Hope is super supportive and really validates my feelings and is really helping me work through how I see myself and how my past experiences are affecting me to this day. I would highly recommend working with Hope!

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes