Bristol was founded in 1681 and became important to the American Industrial Revolution because of the Delaware Canal, which also gave them access to other town’s resources as well as selling their own. The town was built on the hard work and community strength of the whole city.

Whether you are young, old, male, female, and whatever your social status, you can be affected by a mental health condition such as anxiety disorder, depression, ADHD, or any other type of problem. In fact, one in every four people in the world will be affected by a mental health condition. Bristol has some excellent counselors in and around the town who can help you understand what is going on.

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Stephanie Altomonte

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

"It's like you're surfing... The same wave that can be a source of pain can be a beautiful flowing grace and source of power. It's all a matter of how you respond to it." Trey Anastasio I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and nationally certified. I have worked in this field for 9 years and have gained experience from many different settings and populations. I have experience working with addiction issues as well as depression, anxiety, and trauma. My work focuses a lot on values and being in the present moment. I am a certified in Acceptance Commitment Therapy however I utilize techniques from all different modalities. I believe the most important part of therapy is having a strong therapeutic relationship. If you feel I could help you along your journey, let's talk and start on your path. I look forward to meeting you! :)

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Stacie Brethauer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,MFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Behavior Specialist. I have enjoyed over 13 years working in the mental health field, helping my clients change their lives in positive ways. Those that I come alongside often say I provide warm, heartfelt support and professional guidance as they found hope and transformation through their struggles. Taking part in their journey as an expert guide, I have helped individuals navigate their way through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lack of self-confidence, major life transitions, grief, and loss. Refreshing to my clients, I have a unique and individualized approach to my counseling, while at the same time being highly educated and expertly trained in mental health. I make coping strategies simple and easy to apply in real life. Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed Care, and Strength-Based are just some of the theories that I draw from. I tailor my service in unique ways to support the specific needs of my clients while drawing from proven theoretical strategies. During our sessions together, you can expect that we will sort through the challenges you are facing, choose the strategies that work the best while focusing on making the changes that matter the most to you. What's on your mind most and how may I support you is a theme of the service I provide. I am confident of this: the life you want is already within your reach and the struggle that you are feeling right now is just temporary. You’ve already done the hardest part; you reached out and asked for help. Now it's time for you to take the next best step. Know I am here for you, as you begin this journey. Let’s take that next step, together.

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Joanne Scarrone

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I have alway been interested in what makes people tick. Why are we so different and yet so much the same? I love my work because people and their issues are always unique no matter what age or gender. My name is Joanne Scarrone and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my Bachelors of Arts Degree from Seton Hill University and my Masters Degree from Duquesne University. After graduation, I trained/worked with a psychologist for 11 years. This opportunity deepened my understanding of how our minds and bodies are interconnected by teaching me the physiology of the brain and body. My practice includes modalities that treat depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, stress, isolation, abandonment. I believe that people are always doing the best that they can given their current resources. When I am not counseling, I love to garden and paint. My favorite artistic endeavor is portraiture because I strive not just for a likeness but for a person's essence.

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Georgette Ventura

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
36 years of experience

I am a Licensed Psychologist in PA. I have worked in the mental health field since 1986 and have been in private practice since 1992. I have worked with many and varied individuals and families during these years. My early training was in Structural Family Therapy and I continue to seek to understand the role the family system plays, and has played, in each client's current life challenges. I strive always to meet the client where they are in their current situation so that I can begin to understand their needs and goals in seeking treatment. As I learn more about a client and their situation, we can then determine together what treatment modality would best fit their needs and proceed from there. When clients are not quite sure how to express these needs and concerns, the first goal is then to determine what is causing the current distress and what can be done to resolve it. Again, meeting the client where they are in the moment and walking with them through the resolution of any underlying issues is the primary goal of all treatment. Therapy can be very difficult at times and some sessions are more difficult than others. I can't guarantee that you will leave each session "feeling good" or even "feeling better" as there are often tough things to address. However, it is important to note that this is also a critical part of the therapy. Even in tougher therapeutic times, I will continue to provide support and encouragement to you. So, welcome aboard Better Help! I hope I can make your life easier in some way.

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Mary Beth Yates

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and family conflict. I have also counseled many clients who are dealing with life adjustments and coping with grief and loss. My counseling style is caring, sensitive and interactive. I believe it is important to establish a rapport in order to have a successful outcome in therapy. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused counseling while also individualizing your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I want to help you achieve your goals by establishing a safe and interactive experience where you feel supported and encouraged. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle Braun

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. I have worked with adults in home, community, residential, and office settings. I do have some experience working with LBTGQ+ individuals. Primarily I work with adults of any age with serious mental issues such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and various psychotic disorders. I have much experience with assisting individuals with co-occurring anxiety , self-esteem, and anger management issues. I have assisted individuals with a variety of issues stemming from childhood and adult trauma. My primary approaches to therapy are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and teaching emotional regulation skills.

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Lareane Nuby

Offering therapy in PA
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lareane Nuby and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory endorsement. I earned a BSW degree from Youngstown State University in 2004 and then went on to pursue a Master of Social Work degree from Youngstown State University in 2007. I have over 17 years of social work experience working with many individuals from diverse backgrounds, populations and of all age groups. In addition, I have many years of work experience in the various settings; medical/psychiatric units in hospitals, elementary, middle and high school, nursing homes, group homes, palliative/hospice services and county children services board. I enjoy working with client's who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, anger, relationship issues, trauma, parenting problems, and self-esteem issues. I believe that everyone is a unique individual and deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. My therapeutic style includes the following; cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength -based perspective, social learning, task centered, solution focused and system theories. I realize that the journey of life can be very complicated and difficult to walk at times but if you are ready to take that step, I am willing to walk beside you and support you on your journey towards self-empowerment and change. Specialties Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Self-Esteem Depression Trauma Focus Care

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Dr. Arthur Zipris

Offering therapy in PA
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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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Christine Parsons

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Brad Cherry

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Texas and New Mexico with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find counseling in Bristol

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol, 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 19007 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol, 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.

Bristol 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.

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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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