If you’re looking for therapy in Pennsylvania, consider an online platform like BetterHelp. With BetterHelp, young adults, middle-aged people, and seniors can access mental health care from the comfort of their homes at a time that suits their schedules. Whether you’re a student pursuing a doctoral degree or a working single parent experiencing stress in both your personal and professional life, online treatment can make attending sessions more convenient and flexible.

The platform offers various practitioners, and you can change providers at any time until you find one with whom you have a productive therapeutic relationship. While BetterHelp does not provide group therapy at this time, the providers on the platform are experienced with many approaches to individual treatment, like art therapy, behavioral therapy, or commitment therapy. They will work collaboratively with you to identify your unique challenges and find a treatment approach to help you meet your goals.

Whether you have experienced trauma, want to learn anger management techniques, or need to overcome anxiety in group settings, therapy can help. If you’re looking for an online therapist, PA has many options for telehealth services. The Pennsylvania therapists listed below are licensed to provide telepathy across the Keystone State.

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Heather Brown

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Heather Brown. I am a Licensed Professional Counseling living in Pennsylvania. I am a mother of three and work in a federal penitentiary. I provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to inmates participating in a modified therapeutic community within the prison. My experience in the counseling field began with adolescents. I provided individual, group and family counseling for adolescents participating in an after school program. The program was based on a Cognitive Behavioral approach and involved the clients working through thoughts and feels that were leading them to make poor decisions in their lives. We would work through struggles such as self-esteem issues, substance use, criminal behaviors, family issues, trauma and any other problem area the client would identify during sessions. I had decided that counseling was a great fit for me during this time and wanted to make this my professional career choice. I decided to further my education and obtain my Master's Degree through Capella University. I loved having the flexibility that came with going to school online. It allowed me to work full time and raise my son while furthering my education. I completed my internship at Crossroads Counseling providing individual and group counseling for clients struggling with addiction issues. While completing my internship I began working in the prison setting. I was able to obtain a Drug Treatment Specialist position for an addictions based modified therapeutic community within the prison. I then moved into a psychology program that was more focused on criminal behaviors at the penitentiary level. Within this position I have worked with a variety of diagnoses from substance use to Antisocial Personality Disorder to Depression to Borderline Personality Disorder to Schizophrenia, and various others. I have conducted family counseling with adolescents. I worked with families on examining their relationships, what was effective and ineffective within these relationships and how to work together to resolve any issues that came up. Relationships are difficult and no two people are the same. It's important for couples to consider one another's perceptions and thought patterns. With understanding comes acceptance and compromise. I like to examine the love language of each individual and facilitate discussions on how to ensure these are met for each individual. The theoretical approach I subscribe to is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I feel it’s important for clients to understand that in any situation they have choices. It’s important to consider each choice and what desirable and undesirable consequences may result from making each choice. Clients and I work to challenge negative thinking patterns and think in ways that lead to positive feelings and positive actions. There are many ways this approach can be utilized within the therapeutic setting and empowers the clients to examine choices and make the best one for their personal situations. I also utilize the Solution Focused Therapeutic Approach. This allows for clients to scale feelings and examine life situations that contribute to certain places on the scale. It provides a tangible way to track progress and recognize situations that contribute to negative feelings and/or behaviors. I also utilize Reality Therapy in counseling which also focuses on the fact that client's have choices and the importance of examining consequences related to each choice before making decisions. William Glaser identified five basic needs of human beings, power or a sense of self-worth, love and belonging, freedom/independence, fun, and survival. Clients and I would examine which needs are met and which need strengthening within their lives. I am have a great deal of experience in the counseling field. I have been counseling for 13 years with various populations. I am compassionate, genuine, open-minded, objective and understanding. I want what is best for my clients and desire to be a tool in their journey to emotional well-being.

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Danielle Williams

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Life is difficult. Life is hard. And life can be beautiful too. My name is Danielle and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania with over eight years of experience working with individuals with both significant mental health needs as well as persons who desire help and support to assist with life crises and issues. I have had the privilege of assisting folks with persistent mental health and clinical diagnoses as well as persons who are experiencing life problems which effect their ability to feel fulfilled and happy. My approach in sessions is to be the listener to your personal story, validate your life's journey and work with you in order to determine the next best steps to resolve your most presenting issues. Therapy can be a healing process. Where else can you have the opportunity to converse and interact with a person in a safe space for the purposes of sharing what troubles you most? Together we can find a way to make life more manageable and (hopefully) more beautiful too. The struggle is worth the journey.

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Susan Lockard

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
16 years of experience

Hello! I am Susan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have experience in Trauma Informed Counseling, TF-CBT, and EMDR. I received my MA in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2010. I have done in-home counseling, family-based counseling, and outpatient since then. I continue my learning with ongoing trainings which have included Motivational Interviewing, Case Formulation, principles for working with members of the LGBTQI community, using trauma informed care, supporting wellness and recovery, Autism, and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. I am also a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner. I have worked with clients as young as 3-years of age through adults in their 60’s. I have experience dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting challenges, behavioral issues, ADHD and emotional/physical/sexual abuse and neglect. I have experience supporting members of the LGBTQI community. I engage in advocacy as well. I work diligently to create a trusting, authentic, therapeutic relationship with my clients. I believe a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere is needed for you to explore life’s challenges. My approach combines strength based and solution focused techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care. I believe in supporting the “whole person” not just pieces. You do not live in a bubble and true well-being should incorporate all aspects of your life. This belief has led me to incorporate a holistic approach in treatment which encourages exercise, diet, Mindfulness, self-care, essential oils, and spirituality just to name a few. I am open to almost anything as long as it supports your well-being. I know “one size does not fit all.” I will tailor treatment to your individual needs. I am here to guide you on the journey to wellness. You have the tools and the strength to heal yourself. My purpose is to help you discover your potential and tap into your hidden resources. If you are ready to begin healing, I am ready to walk beside you on the journey. I look forward to working with you! Susan

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Denise Carey

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
19 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with almost 20 years of experience providing behavioral health counseling to children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, as well as those struggling with addiction. I have over 10 years experience providing crisis assessments to Civilians and Veterans who experience suicidality. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe recovery is possible and look forward to walking that journey with you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused and trauma -informed. You are the leader of our team, and together we will devise a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It is my honor and privilege to be a part of your recovery and wellness. You deserve to live your life to your full potential! I look forward to working with you!

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Ashley Hershberger

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor in PA, with a focus in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with a wide age range of clients. As a therapist I take a holistic approach to counseling, focusing on wellness, mind body connection, building self esteem, building healthy expressions of self, and overall mental health. I am also a CTRS who enjoys working on the effects of recreation on building healthy lifestyles and communication. I have my Master's in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. I am presently working on my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.

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Nadine Porter

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hi there! I’m Nadine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience. Are you stressed? Anxious? Sad? Do you have problems you feel can’t be resolved? Do you have relationship problems or problems with your children? Are you lonely? I can help with all of that and more! I’m a great listener, extremely compassionate, and most of all, I’m not pushy. I’m here to listen and walk through the tough parts of your life with you while you make the major decisions. I’m very open-minded and I never pass judgement on anyone. If you think we’d be a good fit, please schedule with me. You are not alone. I am here for you. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.

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Joseph Almeida

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LMHC,LPC- Provisional
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Joseph Almeida and I'm licensed in two states. I'm a LMHC in Florida and have my LPC Provisional License in Pennsylvania. Most of my experience has been with youth, teenagers, and college students. I received my Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University. I then received my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. My style of counseling is very person-centered which allows the people I counsel to have freedom and time to express what they are going through and I enjoy walking with them and help supporting them regain the helm of their life back. I have a heart for getting to know people's stories and helping them discover what brings them joy and also how to solve the challenges they face in their lives.

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Anthony Mastroianni

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
25 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of post masters level experience and licensed in Pennsylvania. My earliest trainings began at a university affiliated psychiatric research institute with focus on therapies for substance dependence and mood disorders. Following this, I focused on family therapy interventions, working with highly conflicted couples and helping persons using aggression and violence in relationships. I am well trained and experienced in both individual and group psychotherapies including psychodynamic, cognitive based, dialectical and relaxation-meditative approaches to increase mindfulness. I have lived and worked in rural, urban and island communities. I have experience working with people across cultures and value the cultural experience of people in shaping their lives. I am experienced in working with active duty personnel and military veterans. My current practice is focused on the treatment of problems of mood and anxiety, post traumatic stress, post-acute recovery from substance dependence, persons with histories of family disruption and codependency, and highly conflicted relationships with and without intimate partner violence. My approach is person-centered and non-judgmental. I believe strongly in a client's ability to find solutions to the difficult issues in life, the importance of individual freedom of choice in seeking out those solutions, and personal accountability in managing the results of those choices. My style is collaborative. We will work together to identify your goals, explore the choices that will move you toward these goals and develop the knowledge and skill necessary for your success. I believe that the discomforts and difficulties we encounter are only part of the rich fabric of life and that it is through the resolution of these that we learn to manage our lives. And so, the life difficulties that you bring to our work together will contain the unique gateways to a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.

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Renee Delgado

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
19 years of experience

I am a disabled veteran of Desert Storm and the Gulf War. After my service I returned to Pennsylvania where I completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and have 19 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients dealing with issues of stress and anxiety, depression, military and childhood traumas, marriage and family issues, anger management and general mental health concerns. 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.

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John Kleppner

Offering therapy in Pennsylvania
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
36 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How can therapists in Pennsylvania support you?

Therapists 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 5,581,915 people live in Pennsylvania, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals 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?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Pennsylvania, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Pennsylvania support clients with varying issues, which 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 has over 35,000 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:

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. 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 counselor 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 professionals 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 an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. 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.

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