Anxiety is one of the top mental health illnesses in the country and affects over 40 million Americans every year. Some of the signs of anxiety disorder include chronic nervousness, trembling, aggravation, insomnia, panic attacks, racing heartbeat, dizziness, confusion, and even fainting. Luckily, there are many dedicated professionals in Carlisle who can help. 

Carlisle is a small city with a motto of “Excellence in Community Service” because the leaders strive to make their residents happy. Forbes rated them number two in the top 10 places to raise a family in 2010. If you have an anxiety disorder, raising a family is hard. Talk to one of the mental health professionals in Carlisle right away to get help. 

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Laura Pengelly

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hello! I understand that reaching out for help and support can be difficult and I'm really glad you've made the decision to start counseling. I believe in treating the whole person and will strive to understand you and all of the moving parts in your life. My goal is to offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach to therapy is warm and interactive. I strive to understand the whole person and believe in treating people with respect and compassion. My goal is to help you to find solutions to your current struggles by exploring the way in which you are looking at the problem and by helping you to identify solutions. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). I've spent the past 17 + years working with people of all ages and their families to overcome wide variety of problems. As an LMFT, I'm not only well versed in treating relationship problems of all types; I've worked with many individuals struggling with individual concerns like depression, anger, and anxiety. Additionally, I've worked with a large number of individuals who have experienced trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. You are not alone. Things can and will get better. I'm really looking forward to working with you!

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Rosa Stokes

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSA, MSW, LCSW
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania with 5 years of experience as a therapist and educator. I have worked with teens and adult clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, adoption issues, and teen problems. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in the biblical principles of treating others as I wish to be treated with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and dignity. My approach is solution focused, strength based, and client centered. I believe the client is the driver of the therapeutic relationship; thus, I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. I applaud you for taking the first steps toward a fuller, healthier and happier life; and I am here to support, encourage and empower you. I look forward to working alongside you.

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Melva Hartzog

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,MA,M.Div
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I believe in incorporating an integrative, holistic approach to wellness, acknowledging the role of mind, body, and spirit in the healing process. Healing is also promoted through the development of psychosocial areas of life: career, emotional, social, and interpersonal. Holistic healing embraces body, mind, and spirit, and includes making sense of life from social, environmental, interpersonal, religious, and spiritual perspectives. I believe and uphold that all people are created with the purpose to live their lives to the fullest free from religious, racial, gender, or sexual biases. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), including Christian- and spiritually-integrated CBT. I am a multicultural competent counselor. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Divinity degree, I understand the need for some individuals to seek Christian counseling for a variety of issues. Sometimes there is a crisis of faith, other times there is a need to understand Biblical principles in relation to any issues or struggles. There are other times when a spiritual crisis or need occurs and a person may need to make sense of a situation from a spiritual perspective. I understand that both religion and spirituality are integral in treating the whole person. I understand that therapy is challenging for many people. Therefore, I importance of meeting individuals where they are....without judgment. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, warm, safe, and healing environment. I believe that while "The past cannot be changed, the future is yet in your power."

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Lynette Belknap-Williams

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime for Life, and practice as a full time professional counselor in several venues. I believe in meeting people where they are and walking with them on their journey to accomplish their goals to be their personal best. Sometimes in life, there are situations that arise, that cause problems we struggle to cope with on our own. Anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed or depression, just to name a few. I can help by working together, with you, on creative solutions, setting goals and guiding you through the steps of accomplishing those goals. I specialize in trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety and depression concerns, as well as substance abuse, and I have significant experience in families and relationship issues. There are solutions, we can find them together, and we can accomplish your goals to reduce negative emotions, relieve stress and build a path to overall health and wellness. I am an eclectic therapist. I believe in building a a custom strategy that is tailor fit to your specific situation and needs. You are the expert on your situation. With you choosing the destination, my navigation will see you through to great success! Whenever you're am I!

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Michael Brown

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,MACC,MA. Ed.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My passion is to help people heal at their deepest core levels. In my clinical practice I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological symptoms using CBT, ACT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness interventions and most recently EMDR and IFS for the treatment of traumatic events. EMDR and IFS are empirically based treatment interventions designed to access and transform prior emotional wounds. These trauma wounds are often at the root of present day suffering. Compassion, empathy, genuineness, unconditional acceptance and love of learning are a few of the personal traits that I bring to therapeutic work. My clients have experienced freedoms from Anxiety, PTSD, Panic, Depression, Self Esteem and Religious and Spiritual issues. I hold two Master’s degrees, with broad vocational and life experience. I offer you hope that with therapy your life can be transformed.

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Antoinette Bogan

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

LPC in PA and NJ. I have 14 years of experience in social services, including working as an investigator and helping people in crisis in the individual and family services industry. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion at all times. I strive to help others develop a sense of hope that will propel them as they transition into new ways of being. I completed two Master of Science degrees. One in Criminal Justice and the other in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, specializing in Diverse and Underserved Communities. I strongly believe in the power of self-love being the foundation for helping people lead successful productive lives. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific individualized 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. I work with my clients to create an open and nonjudgmental environment where thoughts, feelings, and experiences can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Marjorica Ducheine

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. 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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Colleen Pellette

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 9 years of experience. I believe my role on this journey is to help you understand yourself better, provide support when times are hard, and help you figure out ways to make change by focusing on areas within your locus of control. Over the years I have worked with many children, adults, and families from all walks of life; helping individuals and families along their journey of self-discovery and healing. I believe that individuals and families know themselves best and my role is to help increase self-confidence and self-awareness so they can figure out what is best for each of them and their family systems. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and working with you further Additional Trainings: Parent Child Interactional Therapy Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy

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Estela Valera

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including relationship issues, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, career and academic challenges, and managing emotions. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and have experience working with motivation, self esteem, confidence and breaking generational cycles. My therapy style is warm and interactive. 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. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-processing therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Melinda Fedoris

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional work experience. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trauma Informed Care and is credentialed by most major insurance providers. I have specialized training in treating mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. I am EMDR credentialed and excited to bring this technique into practice. I infuse DBT and REBT into EMDR practice. I have an active therapy style with individualized attention and constructive specialized feedback at each session. I am skilled in the treatment of individuals who are unable to resolve symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress that are negatively impacting their lives. My active therapy technique provides an environment for expressing feelings and developing effective coping skills. I am an LGBTQIA-affirming clinician, provide a Health At Every Size philosophy, and also specialize in treating educators and other therapists.

How to find counseling in Carlisle

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle, 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 17013 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle, 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.

Carlisle 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

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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