Having good mental health can feel like the biggest gift of them all. When you've been tackling depression, anxiety, and other troubles, seeing improvement can make you feel much happier about yourself. With that said, it can be hard to accomplish. A counselor based in Bethlehem can be able to help you. 

Bethlehem is known as the Christmas City. A counselor can feel like a gift giver, giving you a new reason to continue your life. Speak to a counselor today and see how they can help you. You can live a better life. 

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Amy Titzer

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I have a passion for counseling which began over 25 years ago. I have lots of experience with just about any age, diagnosis, and issue that are problems for people. A recent client said to me that I "was her lighthouse" in the foggiest time in her life. Another client recently told me that I helped him "spread his wings" and see how strong and wide they really are. Another client described my style as "intuitively accurate" and that her work with me was "life changing." I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Temple University, and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. (PA License # 006032) My style of counseling is individualized to fit the client. I am told my approach is warm, engaging, and supportive. I am solutions oriented and often utilize a cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths based approach. I specialize in anxiety difficulties, confidence and self esteem, relationships and communication, emotional trauma, and mood disorders. I know there are many counselors to choose from, but I think you will find me to be able to quickly determine what you need and get you comfortably back on track to living the best life you can. And I won't quit until you are satisfied. Whether you choose to work with me or someone else, I wish you the very best life has to offer.

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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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Amy Bryant

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor located in Pennsylvania and have been in practice for about 30 years. My first career was in music. After leaving New York CIty, moving to PA, and starting a family, I became involved with a postpartum support group and , a few years later, decided to get an MA in Counseling. I feel most comfortable seeing myself as a work partner with my client. You bring your story, and together we explore what changes you might want to make in yourself and in the direction of your narrative to promote your well-being. I have training in many modalities, all of which work better after establishing a space for you that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful, We are not often given the encouragement and the opportunity to talk about ourselves, to pull over for an amount of time each week and make sure we are living as well and deeply as we want to be. That is what therapy can offer, and I hope that the knowledge and experience I've gathered through the decades, both in and out of the office, may be helpful to you.

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Lindsey Kosowicz

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC, CAADC, CCTP, ATR
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to stop in and find out a little about me and how I would like to help you. I understand how difficult it can be to acknowledge and accept that there is an issue, and to also seek out help. I am so proud that you are taking the first step to taking back control in your life and recognizing your true potential. My name is Lindsey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with certifications in Addiction Counseling, Trauma, and Art Therapy. My adventure into becoming a Therapist began 12 years ago when I enrolled in Graduate School for Clinical Art Therapy. Prior to this, I had been a Teacher. Although I thoroughly enjoyed being a Teacher, I felt confined to curriculums and did not like having to place grades upon student's work. Every individual is unique and can not always be held to the same standards as the next. This became clear very quickly and that is when I knew it was time to move on to something that had more freedom and flexibility. I obtained my Master's Degree from Long Island University @ C.W. Post in 2012. From that point, I began working as a Mobile Therapist working with children and their families to help build more positive relationships and to understand how to better utilize community resources. Life happened, and I changed locations moving from NY to PA and began working as an Art Therapist at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. I spent 5 years at that location, working with every age group and level of acuity. I was given the opportunity to also work at the Partial Program that was associated with the Hospital. I have a wide range of experience when it comes to serving different populations and needs. I moved on from the Inpatient setting and became the Clinical Supervisor for an Outpatient Facility for Addictions where I am presently working. Once obtaining my license, I knew I had the opportunity to reach further out to help those in need. I am an out of the box kind of thinker who is also very creative. I will meet you where you are at and help you develop a plan that is most suitable for you.

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Dr. Glorianna Pionati

Offering therapy in PA
LGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania (LPC) with 25 years of professional work experience. I am also certified in the state of California as a PPS counselor. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I have worked domestically and internationally with various populations in clinics, school settings and higher education. 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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Ranjit Bhullar

Offering therapy in PA
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hey folks! I am licensed in the great state of Pennsylvania with 3+ years of providing mental health services in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, substance abuse, anger management, & coping with life changes. Additionally, I have served in the mission field of Haiti and offer an informed ear in regards to culture shock and assimilation issues post short-term and long-term assignments. But don’t worry, I’m all about a good therapeutic swear word, or more. I am with you as we work to engage emotional pain, vent about your neighbors, and when you need someone to talk to just to make sure you’re not going out of your mind. Welcome to therapy!

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Emily Masko

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Robert Daufenbach

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, life transitions, 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, and always attempt to work within the "window of tolerance". We will look at the story you are telling yourself, and whether that is serving you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Individual therapy, no couples therapy.

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Jayson Zammerilli

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, career difficulties, & executive and professional coaching. 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!

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Jaime Gaudet

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Bethlehem

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 18017 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem, 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.

Bethlehem 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bethlehem:

18015, 18016, 18017, 18018, 18025

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