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Dr. Terri Sawyer

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): DSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and for almost 20 years, I have worked with teens and adults. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, help couples navigate marriage and families, individuals with mental health struggles, and teach at a local university. I "retired" after 15 years of helping teens and their families try to understand how to resolve conflict and learn to communicate better. I also have a small private practices where I help people in tough transitions such as divorce and family issues. I counsel a lot of couples who have struggled with infidelity and polyamorous and open relationships. In my clinical practices and experiences, I have had the privilege of helping families overcome struggles with teens are struggling through issues of adolescence and mental health problems. Parents sometimes believe that they are the only parents going through tough with teens. I enjoy supporting parents in the journey as hard as it might be sometimes. Also, I have a passion for helping those navigating a new life in sobriety. Addiction recovery is one of the bravest things that I have seen people overcome and I like to help people stay on the path of recovery. All my clinical practice incorporates cognitive behaviors strategies with a very positive Rogerian approach. Those I treat will be treated with respect and clearly set boundaries. I want to help others by starting to help them where they want to begin. I believe in my clients I help and I want them to be happy and successful. I can help my clients by setting goals, open communication, and unconditional positive regard to help with hard life situations. I wish you the best on your journey and hope to have the chance to help you! Sincerely, Dr. Terri Nicole Sawyer, LCSW Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT)

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Rozanne Secrest

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome. Well, as you might know, there are times when we encounter challenges to the difficulties or changes in our life circumstances. While we are able to resolve some of those challenges on our own or by talking about them with close friends and family members, there are other times when we need some professional help. You may have found yourself in such a situation, so, thank you for reaching out. I am here to help. I am licensed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, and for over 24 years, I have been helping people of all ages as a professional clinical counselor. I offer a supportive atmosphere so as to help to reduce any feelings of depression, anger, stress or anxiety. I also help to develop more rational, confident ways of thinking. My treatment style is active, instructive, and informative. I use an integrative approach to therapy as I draw primarily upon cognitive-behavioral, family systems and psychodynamic theories as needed. Additionally, I offer strategies for parents who are finding that they are having behavior difficulties with their children. In our first session together, I will most likely be asking you a lot of questions to find out more about you and to more fully understand what you are hoping to accomplish or resolve during our time together. Since counseling has a direction and is goal-oriented, developing a general idea of goals in your therapy with me will set the tone and the focus for the next session, as well as the direction of the counseling process itself. So, if you are ready for some new ways to manage your feelings or behavior and, ultimately, your life, I look forward to working with you.

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Stacie Brethauer

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,MFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

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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Danielle Williams

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Life is difficult. Life is hard. And life can be beautiful too. My name is Danielle and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania with over eight years of experience working with individuals with both significant mental health needs as well as persons who desire help and support to assist with life crises and issues. I have had the privilege of assisting folks with persistent mental health and clinical diagnoses as well as persons who are experiencing life problems which effect their ability to feel fulfilled and happy. My approach in sessions is to be the listener to your personal story, validate your life's journey and work with you in order to determine the next best steps to resolve your most presenting issues. Therapy can be a healing process. Where else can you have the opportunity to converse and interact with a person in a safe space for the purposes of sharing what troubles you most? Together we can find a way to make life more manageable and (hopefully) more beautiful too. The struggle is worth the journey.

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Rob Henry

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,CAADC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Though I have a limited schedule, and I am only able to meet with clients either through the Live Chat or the phone session formats, I am a very confident, very optimistic and very patient counselor licensed in Pennsylvania, with over 40 years of helping individuals, couples, families and parents. I've helped parents to assist extremely difficult children, both the young ones and the children who are now chronologically adults; I've helped families with conflicts that seem unbearable; I've helped couples with outrageous relational problems; and I've helped individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders and frustrations related to problems in reaching vocational, spiritual, relational hopes and dreams. In addition to using an eclectic approach that includes person-centered and solution-focused approaches as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for all clients in need, I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as needed and requested to deal with trauma and upsetting memories, and I enjoy engaging clients who are interested in spirituality either in a form of existential therapy that integrates some of the works of Viktor Frankl and Soren Kierkegaard, a 12 step facilitation to encourage recovery in many areas of life, and/or a form of pastoral counseling for clients who desire to include specifics of their faith in how they make progress toward feeling better about their daily walk with God and/or their relationships and their thoughts about the future. I am also both confident and equipped to assist parents and grandparents with specialized parenting techniques to help children who have various emotional and behavioral concerns, including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). For those with other specific needs, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), having spent nearly 15 years treating individuals with 12 step facilitation, medication-assisted treatments and co-occurring disorders therapies, and I've worked for more than 10 years helping individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as providing therapeutic support and training for foster and adoptive families. I look forward to speaking with you about your specific concerns.

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Season Apple

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Season Apple and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my bachelors degree in psychology in 2005 from Widener University and earned my masters in mental health counseling in 2009 from Walden University. I also have a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years and look forward to many more years doing what I love! I have a private practice in the Philadelphia suburbs where I treat individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression along with other symptoms. My work in the last few years has been with those who require further development of coping skills to deal with stress, relationship issues and problems related to social isolation. Through years of research and practice, I have become highly well-versed in first decreasing problematic symptoms, getting to the root of the problem and aiding my clients in developing skills to control those symptoms in the future. I tell clients almost daily that the work we do together in our sessions is only a small piece of the puzzle. It is what they do outside of our sessions and the work they put in that really changes their situation. Empowering others and motivating them to adjust their negative patterns is significant in my work. Change can be really overwhelming but adjusting is a more manageable idea! My personality is warm and down to earth. I have a silly sense of humor and invite my clients to let their guards down and allow themselves to be vulnerable. That is when the magic happens! I am passionate about my job and make it a point to ensure all of the clients I work with know how important they are. Life isn't easy and when we have a therapist we can trust and open up to without the fear of being judged, it can be so worthwhile. Looking forward to working with you!!

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Stephanie Quinn

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LPC,CFTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Stephanie Quinn and I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I am grateful that you are reading my profile and if you connect to what I am sharing, please reach out to me. I chose the counseling field after working with children with autism and then adults suffering with addiction for several years. I have many years of experience working with trauma, Christian counseling, anxiety, self-worth and self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, LGBTQIA, postpartum depression and anger management. I also enjoy working with addictions, depression and spiritual struggles. I would describe my style as warm, validating and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration is important and together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current obstacles. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!

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Emily Anderson

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Pittsburgh, PA, USA area. I'm always honored when people let me be a part of their life and journey. I use a collaborative approach to help figure out what matters most to you and how we can build that reality. I focus a lot on strategies that help you build a more compassionate view of yourself, find some peace in daily life, and communicate what you need. This can include things like working to understand more about how your own mind, body, and experiences shape your day-to-day life, as well as finding practices to re-shape your relationship with yourself and others. We also look at finding a balance with your commitments in a way that fits with your values, and work through difficult decisions in life, health, and family. I might be a good fit for you if: -You find yourself "overthinking" things and worrying a lot -You feel down and have trouble enjoying the things you used to -Your family or partner is stressing you out -You have a hard time telling someone when they have hurt you emotionally -You are helping take care of someone who is aging or sick -You feel stuck in life and aren't sure what to do next The approaches I draw on most are cognitive behavioral therapy (how we think and act), mindfulness-based therapy (finding acceptance and calm), and DBT (handling emotions and communication). I love to help people understand how their minds and emotions work, so that you have the tools to get and stay healthy!

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James Armstrong

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been able to work with people in different settings for nearly a decade. I have the most experience providing services that relate to anxiety, stress, family relationship issues, coping skills, and life transitions. My counseling style is primarily person centered and I like to adapt different therapeutic approaches as the therapeutic relationship evolves. I have enjoyed working with people of all ages and helping them reach their goals through adapting approaches to their unique circumstances. I have found that often the most part important part of developing confidence and motivating people for a positive change in their lives is providing a space where they are truly heard without judgement. The path to healing can be difficult to start and even more difficult to maintain yet I hope that you will undertake this journey and know that you are not alone in it. I look forward to hearing from you and am excited to be a part of your journey!

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John Kleppner

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
36 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Bryn Athyn

Finding the best therapist close by in Bryn Athyn 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 in Bryn Athyn that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bryn Athyn. 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 Bryn Athyn, 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 in the Bryn Athyn region and in the state of Pennsylvania. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bryn Athyn or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn, elsewhere in Montgomery, 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 Bryn Athyn area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Bryn Athyn, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn 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.

Bryn Athyn therapists 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 Bryn Athyn 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 Bryn Athyn 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in PA, therapists 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 19006 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bryn Athyn 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bryn Athyn.

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 from a therapist. A Bryn Athyn 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Bryn Athyn, 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.

Bryn Athyn 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 to customer service 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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19006, 19009

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