Brookhaven is a beautiful Pennsylvania place to live full of history and small town charm. But not all of its residents are enjoying all this small town has to offer. Some of us, just like millions of Americans across the country are struggling to just get through the day without letting mental wellness issues get in the way.

If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, mental illness, substance abuse, loss, trauma, toxic relationships, or anything in between, please don't hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional today. They can give you the support you need to work through tough issues and enjoy life again.

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Amanda Shaw

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello and welcome to Betterhelp! I know seeking additional support can be intimidating initially. I hope if you chose to work with me, I will be able to meet you where you are and provide reassurance and support as we go through this process. Allow me to introduce myself to you. I have been working within the field of social work for 13 years with populations ranging from infancy to late adulthood. Upon completion of my graduate program in 2015, I geared my focus to outpatient adult individual/group/family mental health counseling. I have and continue to work alongside those who are experiencing significant life changes, depression and anxiety. I have also supported survivors of trauma (domestic violence) and those who are experiencing grief and loss of any kind. It is my hope to provide you with a non-judgmental, safe place for you to explore challenges, strengths, and your goals. When we work together, we will explore the most suitable therapeutic approach based on your specific needs/desires for treatment. A few treatment modalities I utilize include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. On this platform, I am happy to interact within all methods offered on the platform, that you find comfort in-phone, text, and live chat My availability is limited and sessions will be scheduled with messaging.

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Vakhtang Gomelauri

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have over 7 years of experience providing therapy in person as well as online. My clinical approach is eclectic, I tailor my therapeutic methods and techniques to specific needs and resources of my clients. I specialize in treating issues related trauma, depression, anxiety and how they affect our bodies, everyday functioning, and relationships. I have experience effectively helping individuals from all over the world, different cultures, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and gender identities. My therapist's toolbox contains methods that you can learn and use independently in your daily life to alleviate stress, avoid anxiety and panic attacks and overcome depression. If you want to explore your emotions, be able to be more conscious of your internal processes and work through your early life experiences I can offer you my psychodynamic skills that can help you understand yourself better and reach significant insights through therapeutic relationship. We are living though chaotic and stressful times when it can be hard to find meaning in our experiences, and purpose for our actions, but by exploring your values, relationships and life story we can find a way for you to feel empowered and see the way forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, I check my messages several times a day.

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Erika Gilmore

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

**Not Available for Evening Hours** Erika Gilmore, M.S.Ed, LPC is an experienced psychotherapist with a diverse background in the mental health field. She has treated a range of clients such as toddlers, school age children, teenagers, and adults in individual and family counseling settings. Erika Graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, then began working with children and their families who were in different stages of permanency within the Adoption and Foster Care System. Erika continued her work with aiding clients of all backgrounds and ages in processing through their life events and creating their own narrative while delivering Trauma-Focused services within the community, school, and outpatient setting. The past few years Erika has specialized in working with families who have experienced traumatic and stressful events in their lives, allowing them to create a joint-narrative, develop positive communication skills, learn effective ways of coping and strengthen bonds within the family. Erika also has experience with integrating other models within her practice depending on the needs of the client, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family Therapy, Psychoeducation/Parent Consultation, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Erika believes that every client comes to her with individualized strengths and interests that can be built upon in a safe environment to develop positive coping skills and techniques to heal from the past and move towards a healthier future.

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Meagan Filoon

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Eva Kramer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a good deal of experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and OCD, along with relationship issues and parenting difficulties. I have some experience in helping clients to navigate grief and loss as well. My treatment approach is warm and unconditional and client centered. I prefer to be more interactive with my clients. I frequently utilize a solution focused approach to treatment and find that working collaboratively with clients has produced positive outcomes time after time. I have experience with relationship mediation and with assisting parents to develop positive parenting skills with their very young children via Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Above all, your treatment will be designed with YOU in mind and collaboratively with you to meet your individual, specific needs. I'm looking forward to working with you in this process of growth and change!

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Domenica Rafferty

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Dr. Regina Miller

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

I am licensed in PA & NJ with 18 years of clinical work in caring for clients and families. Recently, I obtained a doctorate in my field to enhance my learning and to provide quality care. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts & career difficulties. I have experience working with those facing complex medical needs, along with their loved ones who may be experiencing compassion fatigue. It takes courage and energy to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. Whether new to a therapeutic relationship, or returning for a new experience, I appreciate your journey. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. www.linkedin.com/in/reginamiller976

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Jordan Garvin

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience

Are you feeling like your marriage/relationship is a runaway train? Missing a connection with your, now, adult family members? Getting ready to walk down the aisle but need to address some things first? Feeling like you don’t know who your partner is anymore? Not ready to give up on your best friend? Wondering "where did we go wrong"? Have sex and affection become a cringy topic in your relationship? You’re in the right place. I am passionate about helping re-build healthy relationships and growing from past mistakes. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology with minor studies in Family Science and Deaf Studies from Towson University and Masters in Family Therapy from Drexel University. Jordan is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. I specialize in addressing problems and symptoms such as anxiety, codependency, depression, grief, infidelity, life transitions, peer relationships, sleep issues, spirituality, stress, weight loss, women’s issues. Using my 5 years of clinical experience, personality, marriage and family therapy training, I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” -James Baldwin

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Brian Leskovac

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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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Kelly Cramner

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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 Brookhaven

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven, 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 19015 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven, 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.

Brookhaven 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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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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