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Victoria Torres

Offering therapy in PA
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi, I'm Vicky! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, anger management issues, and other mood management issues. I have experience working with a variety of individuals, including children, adolescents, and adults, clients with special needs, and clients from many different cultural backgrounds. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and dialectical-behavioral therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you and will help you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Diana Georgeou

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,CAADC,CCTP
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience

ABOUT ME Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I am excited to meet you. My name is Diana and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been working in the field of mental health for years helping to improve the quality of life for my clients. I work extensively with individuals and families who have PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addiction of all modalities. I specialize in working with trauma, more specifically, victims of emotional, physical, and / or sexual abuse. I work with adults presenting with a wide range of symptoms and various behaviors resulting from low self-esteem and worth. I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the counseling experience. I follow a client centered approach that is outcomes driven while creating an environment of trust and comfort. The pace of work is defined by the reductions of distressful symptoms and attainment of agreed upon treatment goals. SPECIALTIES Addiction / Substance Abuse: Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opioid and other substances Anxiety / Stress Career Counseling and Planning Codependency Depression Relationship Issues: Conflict Resolution, Infidelity, Trust Issues Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Esteem Self-Harming Trauma: Emotional Abuse , Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse (adults with childhood abuse history) Also Experienced in: Working through life changes and transitions, control issues and body image. Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Family / Marital, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused Approach, Somatic, Trauma-Focused Years of Experience: 20+ I am truly looking forward to meeting you! Diana K. Georgeou, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP

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Carol Britt

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

About Me Hi, my name is Carol Britt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. I have been counseling for over 25 years and enjoy working with clients that are courageous enough to seek assistance due to struggles in their lives. My therapeutic style is person centered, that is, helping my clients see changes that they might make in life, or work on issues that are causing pain and need coping skills to bring peace, or clients that just need to vent about everyday situations that are causing them distress and are in need to find heathy ways to cope. Counseling gives you that opportunity to connect with a professional that cares about you and the challenges you are facing. Specialties *Coping with life changes and challenges *Anxiety and stress *Depression *Identifying and dealing with feelings Also experienced in: Enhancing low self esteem, helping with anger management, dealing with grief and life adjustment, marital issues, coping with living alone and caregiving struggles. Licensing: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #PC003949 (Expires 2/28/2023) Be courageous and willing. Let us begin!!

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Dean Moyer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS ,LPC ,NCC
AddictionsDepressionCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

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 when we accept our experiences and learn from them, we can obtain clarity and value from all experience. I have worked with clients and families with diverse origins on a variety of concerns and many have shared that they find me to be warm, supportive and easy to talk to. Some of the techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, and family/relationship issues. It would be my honor to share my training and experience with you in hope that our collaboration will help you experience a richer fuller life. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) SPECIALTIES • Stress, Anxiety • Addictions • Relationship issues • Self esteem • Depression • Family conflicts • Parenting issues • life changes • Compassion fatigue • Mood Disorders • ADHD

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Carol Fritzsche

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Carol Fritzsche. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a mental health therapist for the past 8 years. I have 18 years experience working with children and families in the education field and in social services. My style of therapy enlists a few different approaches such as Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Processing therapy and others. I use a variety of evidence-based clinical interventions that meet your individual needs. I also am certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. My experience has been treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, social anxiety, trauma, poor concentration and focus, parenting issues, relationship issues, codependency, domestic violence, phobias, mood issues and disorders, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, problems related to chronic illness, grief and loss, and struggles with aging. I think it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I want to be a part of your journey in self-discovery and being the better version of you. In addition, you owe it to yourself to feel better. The path towards feeling better is wide enough for us to walk together. This is the therapeutic relationship. It is a key component in understanding the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are holding you back. Our relationship is collaborative and you are the best guide for me as we navigate you together. I look forward to knowing you and working with you. Please message me or check the calendar to schedule our first appointment.

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Sonja Allardyce

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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. 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.

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Tracey York

Offering therapy in PA
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
34 years of experience

Hi, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania with 33 years of professional work experience. I have worked extensively with helping clients and their families, with issues around chemical use disorders, behavioral addictions, personality disorders and mental health issues. I tend toward having a more directive style of therapy but I also have experience with non directive styles as well. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have 16 years experience working with Exposure Therapy to resolve trauma reactions that disrupt healthy living and contribute to depression and anxiety. I enjoy working with couples and families to explore and resolve family dynamics, parenting and relationship issues that disrupt connections needed for unity and stability. The goal is to help clients learn and utilize tools to maintain healthy, strong relationships, long after therapy is concluded. I have also worked extensively with clients, both children and adults, around issues of sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse and sexual compulsivity. Most of my career I have worked with marginalized communities. I endeavor to increase my understanding of religions, human drives and cultures so that I might be able to serve my clients with a broader understanding. 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 . I look forward to working with you.

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Tariq James

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

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Dr. Roger Osmun

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am clinical psychologist licensed in Pennsylvania with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions or co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, LGBTQ+ related issues, interpersonal & work conflict. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, but also utilizing a person's strengths and being culturally competent. My clinical work is based on cognitive-behavioral principles and humanistic interventions. I will tailor our work based on evidence-based research and your personal interests, adjusting the interventions to address 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!

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Stephanie Balbuena

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by and taking the first steps towards your self improvement journey. I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, life changes/ transitions, & 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.

How to find counseling in Akron

Finding the best therapist close by in Akron 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 Akron. 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 Akron, 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron, elsewhere in Lancaster, 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 Akron area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron, 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 17501 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 Akron 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 Akron 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 Akron, 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.

Akron 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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.

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:

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