Pennsylvania is known for the Liberty Bell. A beautiful, cracked bell that symbolizes freedom for all. In life, we’re a little cracked, but we have potential. A counselor can be a person who sees past your cracks and gets your bell ringing. 

Speak to a Pennsylvania based counselor and see how they can change your life. 

 

This is Jenny Delacruz's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
MS,LPC,NCC
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I commend you for starting your journey in seeking counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor of over 10 years of experience. I have provided counseling services to individuals and couples while working in with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Career Challenges, ADHD, Intimate Partner Violence, and relationship issues. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, client focused therapy, and career counseling. We can work together on formulating your goals for therapy and revisit them at anytime. I look forward to t...

This is Valerie Lees's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is Valerie Lees. I am a Licenced Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been helping people lead happier, more fufilling lives for over 20 years. I received my Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Drexel University in 1989 and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia Unversity in New York City in 1992. My work has included inpatient psychiatric settings, outpatient psychiatric clinics...

This is Elena Gregorio's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Elena Gregorio and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I got my master’s degree in social work from West Chester University in 2012 and have been working with individuals and groups ever since, focusing on mental health and/or substance abuse issues. This was a second career for me; I started out with a music degree and teaching elementary schoolers. But as happens to most people, life threw some curve balls and it was time for a change. Perhaps you’re at a curve ball stage yourself and you have come here looking for...

This is Rodney Carson's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, my name is Rodney W. Carson and I am a Licence Clinical Social Worker. I have work in the field of counseling and social work for the past 25 years. I am very passionate about helping individuals for I received help when I was struggling in life with drug addiction. I have been in recovery and working a recovery program for the past 25 years. For the last decade, I have worked as a Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Outpatient Therapist for a local community counseling agency. I am co-inventor of a therapeutic medication game/program that has been utilized at ...

This is Libby  Burris's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
MSPC,LPC,LBS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome! My name is Libby, and I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Behavioral Specialist (LBS) in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2014 from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have 10 total years of experience in the mental health and behavioral health field, and I have worked with a variety of populations including young children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and have ...

This is Ashley  Travers 's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems, and addiction. Helping others is my passion in life and I feel so fortunate to have a career that I love. I place a top priority in creating a non-judgmental and safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. We will work together to find the root causes of whatever may be keeping you stu...

This is Erin Morris's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

If you are here, it’s probably because you are at a breaking point. Tired of feeling down? Tired of feeling exhausted? Maybe you feel alone or ignored? No matter what you are dealing with, it is my honor to walk beside you. My approach to counseling is one of empathy and understanding. I want to help you develop deeper insight into your thoughts and emotions and how they impact your behavior. I will not simply give advice. I will, instead, help you to see yourself from a different perspective. I use an eclectic blend of psychodynamic therapy and cognit...

This is Janelle  Potts 's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome! My name is Janelle Potts. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and I completed my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Marywood University in Scranton. Over the past 10 years, I have gained experience working with children, adolescent, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, corrections and medical settings. I am comfortable using a variety of approaches to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships concerns and other issues. My counseling style i...

This is Gregory McFarland's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LPC,CAADC
Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am have a masters degree from Liberty University and I am a licensed professional counselor as well as a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. I work primarily with individuals in addiction. As a result of working toward helping people in addiction become whole, I work frequently with depression, anxiety, life issues, family issues and a variety of other things that come up in counseling. I work with the individual in 1 on 1 sessions, in groups and at times with their family. The goal with each person I work with is to bring them to a place of we...

This is Andrea Gahagan's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania working as a therapist in mental health and substance use disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance use disorder, and childhood trauma. I have also helped many people who experience low self-esteem, and who struggle with body image/self-love. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines...

This is Ann Marie  Morreale-Lafoca's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LCSW,MSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi and thank you for looking at my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. True to the social work profession my approach to therapy is client centered focusing on strengths. I am accustom to many therapy models; however, I do not subscribe to just one or a handful. We are all truly unique and we can't always fit into a model. I have years of experience with children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens, individuals, relationships, families and groups. I have spent the later years helping people with chronic health ...

This is Dean Moyer's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
MS ,LPC ,NCC
Specialties: Addictions, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

I offer an individualized approach in counseling my clients. I am collaborative, eclectic, and pragmatic in my approach using a client-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused framework. I will use the therapeutic methods that work best for you. I have been honored to share many people’s lives and experiences in my more than 30 years working in this field and have continued to be reminded of our ability to be resilient and grow through difficult and overwhelming circumstances. One of the many things I’ve had the privilege to learn in doing this work is that whe...

This is Maria Phillips's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
MA,NCC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Maria (she/her) and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. I have supported clients and their families in navigating a range of challenges including grief/ loss, self-esteem concerns, intimate partner violence, depression, anxiety, and specific neurodevelopmental needs. I strive to create a therapeutic experience that aligns with clients’ emotional needs, strengths, values, and cultural identity. My approach integrates evidence-based ...

This is Jesse Schiavone's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have experience working with adults and also adolescents ranging in age from 13-17 years old. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here t...

This is Laura Beeny's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Angela Freed's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and I am currently in the process of getting my Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) licensure in Indiana. I've worked in many different settings and with varying genres of clients with 14 years of professional work experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

This is Robert Daufenbach's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tiffany Chenery's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Texas with over 7 years of professional work experience. I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Emily Lopez's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
LPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Elysia Groschwitz's avatar and link to their profile
Pennsylvania
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Please message me for scheduling.

How Can Therapists In Pennsylvania Support You?

therapist in Pennsylvania can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 5581915 people live in Pennsylvania, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Pennsylvania Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Pennsylvania, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Pennsylvania may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Pennsylvania can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.