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Alice Griffin

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

My name is Alie and I am a Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over 7 years of experience in working with clients presenting with various challenges, including: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, marital issues, OCD, attention-related disorders, self-harm, trauma, addiction and challenges related to various life transitions. My style is warm and personal, for I think it is important to tailor therapy to each individual, so as to inspire both comfort and positive growth. Sometimes, asking for help is the most difficult step and for that, I already admire your strength. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic therapies, wherein we will explore methods of helping you to find a happier and more functional way-of-life. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to ask; there is nothing I would like more, than to help you lead a more satisfying life. Thank you for checking-out my profile and I look forward to working together :)

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Stephanie Van Ingen

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience providing mental health services to clients of all ages. I am a developmentalist at heart, believing in the whole of our life experience making us who we are today. Over the years my clients have ranged from age 2 to age 80 and I have seen individuals and families in settings such as outpatient, inpatient, treatment facilities, hospitals, schools and residential. More important than approach or type of therapy is the relationship that you form with a counselor. Research indicates that the client/therapist relationship is the biggest indicator of success in therapy. In other words, safety and comfort in the therapeutic relationship is key. I use an eclectic approach to counseling which means that I draw from various types of therapies to best meet your needs. Each person is unique and to be most effective, each approach needs to match the individual. I use aspects of Person-Centered Therapy , CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, IPNB (Interpersonal Neurobiology), Dyadic Developmental Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT and Psychodynamic Therapy. It takes strength to reach out for counseling, especially if you are not feeling particularly strong. I will join you by whatever means of communicating is best for you; video, messaging, phone or live chat. Together we will move toward your goals. I am available to communicate daily and look forward to working with you.

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Pamela (Pam) Heyman

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC,LPCMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Pam Heyman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I have been providing therapy in a variety of settings such as community mental health centers, hospitals, agencies and schools throughout my career. I have also managed therapy programs and provided supervision to other professionals who are looking to obtain professional licensure. I have worked with individuals of all ages and walks of life who are trying to work through challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life changes and addiction. I provide client centered, solution focused therapy while integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I prefer to look at our time together as a collaborative effort where the work is individualized based on your needs. Your concerns are of utmost importance to me and I will help you prioritize and work towards achieving your goals. I am here to listen and provide support for you. If you are ready to take that next step, I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

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Donald Rindfuss

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW, LCSW, CAADC
AddictionsTrauma and abuse
15 years of experience

Hello all. Thank you reaching out , My name is Donald and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor as well as a certified YOGA instructor. I enjoy working with others to achieve a happy values based life. Life happens and sometimes we do need some help to get back on track. Sometimes this is brief intervention other times it is an on-going struggle. Either way I can be there to assist you on your personal journey. I have my own experiences with life issues that I share and draw from to assist others as well as an education from The University of Pittsburgh where i received my masters degree in Social Work. Over time I have developed a rather "laid back" approach to therapy, and some have told me I have a calming influence. My experience includes EMDR ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) nd Motivational interviewing. I am also a huge fan of mindfulness (meditation) which has proven efficacy for many life problems. I draw from my experience with yoga and meditation to assist folks with anxiety/depression, grief, and trauma. I graduated U of Pitt Magna Cum Laude and Golden Key Honor Society as Masters in Social Work and certifications in Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health. I have spent much of my career working with addicts, homeless people, veterans suffering from PTSD and readjustment issues. I have recently retired from the Veterans Administration where i worked with the veterans with a wide range of issues. I have also worked as a therapist in Drug Rehabilitation in patient settings. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how I may be able to help. SPECIALTIES: Stress/Anxiety Trauma/abuse Grief Depression Anger Management general life issues (not fitting in..) My response time is very flexible as I am mostly retired but my preference is early morning, later afternoons or evenings. I can also be available later at night with advance notice/scheduling.

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Kendra McKee

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Thank you for stopping by to get to know more about me and the work that I do! My name is Kendra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania with experience providing individual and group therapy. Since graduating with my Masters of Social Work in 2010, I have worked in a variety of settings. These settings have included traditional outpatient clinics, schools, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and in a primary care clinic. I have primarily worked with individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sleep behavior problems, grief/loss, adjustment disorders, as well as seasonal affective disorder . Many of my clients struggle with negative thoughts, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and stress management. In my work, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and while taking a client centered approach. I can help you recognize some of your underlying problem areas, identify and utilize your strengths, and adjust your thoughts and behaviors to see things differently.

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Taylor Fraundorfer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Taylor and I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I have been providing counseling to individuals from all ages and backgrounds over the last 4 years. I have frequently worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, self-esteem issues, learning disabilities, and parenting issues. I am also currently working on training to receive certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children, as well as a certification for treating individuals with an ADHD diagnosis. My style is open, inviting, and strengths-based. I believe that cultivating trust in the therapeutic relationship is key to helping clients feel safe and ready to share whatever is on their mind, without fear of judgment. I aim to help you uncover any blind spots and find opportunities for self-reflection and growth. My hope is that I can assist individuals in improving their sense of self-efficacy, so they feel empowered to tackle any future life challenges with the skills and ideas they have learned through our experience together. I believe that all people have the power to make small steps toward change, no matter how difficult things may seem. Baby steps are just as important as giant leaps and bounds. I hope you allow me to come along your healing journey; I would love to be a part of it!

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Katherine Bennett

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

With 25 years of experience both counseling and supervising counselors, I have the knowledge and dedication needed to make a positive impact in your life. I believe that you have a compass within that can help you to self-direct and move out of any current and future strife. You can find your center, your own wisdom, and get unstuck! Let's work on it together. My style of counseling is warm, informal, compassionate and collaborative. I'm here to help you find your own answers and make the needed plans to create movement and change in your life. It would be an honor and privilege to participate in your healing journey.

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Natasha Prince

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 14 years of professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues & concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Corinne Motto

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jaime Neal-Riddle

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma learn to identify, understand, cope with and communicate the thoughts, behaviors and emotions that originate with those experiences. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will help you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am here to be a support to you in that process.

How to find counseling in Abbottstown

Finding the best therapist close by in Abbottstown can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Abbottstown. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Abbottstown, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Abbottstown or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Abbottstown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Abbottstown, elsewhere in Adams, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Abbottstown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Abbottstown therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Abbottstown due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Abbottstown may not take health insurance, some in the state of Pennsylvania may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Pennsylvania you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Abbottstown above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Abbottstown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Abbottstown therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Abbottstown therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Abbottstown therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in PA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 17301 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Abbottstown counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Abbottstown licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Abbottstown has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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