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Tom Post

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I love what I do, and I know why I do it. Since 2007 my focus has been coming along side of people and assisting them with challenges they face in life to become the most authentic and genuine person they were meant to be. In my own journey I've come to accept and appreciate the gifts I've been given, even if they're seemingly unrelated. I love my work as a therapist and I will always be passionate about performing music. How the two coexist within me is the journey I'm on. My focus has been in becoming a better therapist each day ... but I also know I'll never stop playing guitar and performing music, it's part of who I am. I have been singing and playing guitar forever. I have worked with a variety of people, with a variety of personal struggles, and a variety of ages. I am very passionate about understanding and helping people with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, distressful emotions, and broken relationships. I believe that we all have inherent value, and I strive to truly understand my clients and give all of them the respect and honesty they deserve.

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Emily Salkever-Scott

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the field for 7+ years. I have a Trauma-Informed Approach and am very hopeful about change. I have a positive, person-centered perspective. I can help you move forward, based on what you want to get out of therapy. I have extensive training in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Therapy. I enjoy helping people dealing with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, anger, regaining trust in relationships, racial & cultural issues, and those going through transitions. You made the first step of coming to Betterhelp; now let me walk with you as you take the next step towards living the life that you want. I look forward to meeting with you soon!

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Kristen Gaughan

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania with over 20 years of clinical experience in the behavioral health field. I've worked in a variety of treatment settings with a wide range of clients. I have extensive experience treating mental health issues, as well as substance use and process addiction (gambling, eating, sex, spending, etc.) issues. I am truly passionate about helping people in need, having decided to become a counselor at the age of 13. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and double minors in Criminal Justice Corrections and German. I also received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. My work as a counselor is not just a job, but a true vocation. I am committed to helping each and every one of my clients to live their healthiest life. I look forward to continuing to work to help people to find the peace, joy, and contentment they deserve in their lives. Please note that due to the nature of the Betterhelp.com platform, I am unable to write letters on my client's behalf.

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Katherine Bennett

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

With 25 years of experience both counseling and supervising counselors, I have the knowledge and dedication needed to make a positive impact in your life. I believe that you have a compass within that can help you to self-direct and move out of any current and future strife. You can find your center, your own wisdom, and get unstuck! Let's work on it together. My style of counseling is warm, informal, compassionate and collaborative. I'm here to help you find your own answers and make the needed plans to create movement and change in your life. It would be an honor and privilege to participate in your healing journey.

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Amanda Kriger

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with eight years of professional work experience. As a therapist, I meet my clients where they are at and offer an approach to meet their individual, and unique needs. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in both an individual and group setting and have experience treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, OCD, substance and process addictions, and personality disorders. Theoretically, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and a Humanistic approach to help clients better understand themselves, as well as motivating themselves to build self-confidence and to weather any emotional storm they may face. My purpose is to help individuals explore their past to better understand what is going on in their present life to build a healthier future. I believe in empowering individuals to see their full potential and what opportunities await, as well as offering a safe space where emotions and feelings can be shared openly and freely. While being warm, humorous and direct, I help my clients improve their relationship with themselves and the people they interact with the most. I genuinely believe that people are allowed to make mistakes and growth comes from overcoming any type of adversity. My clients are the experts on their own lives, but sometimes can get stuck in patterns they are unaware of without someone guiding them to awareness.

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Dawn Wolf

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Masters level clinician and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (LPC) with 20+ years of professional work experience. My work experience includes diverse clients from preschool aged through young adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, anger management, emotional regulation, sensory issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience with parenting issues, ADHD related concerns and neurodiverse clients. My therapeutic approach is comprised of elements from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered Therapy as well as techniques based on Mindfulness and overall wellness. Treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion is very important to me and I will seek to establish a genuine, caring therapeutic relationship with my clients. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take a lot of courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kimberly Brown

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 + years experience in counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns which included addictions, gambling, relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, familial conflict, emotional and physical abuse. My therapy style is warm. I understand that sometimes seeking help can be extremely overwhelming and find that having a safe and caring place to express yourself is imperative. Together we can work on creating this unique space based on your personal preferences. I ensure that every client that I work with receives individualized care specific to your needs. Courage and vulnerability are essential in change. Taking the first steps towards a happier life is progress in itself! If you are ready to make that step, I am here to encourage and support you! I look forward to working with you on this journey!

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Samantha Prince

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in PA and have been in the field for about 10 years. Most of my experience lies with addiction, anxiety/depression, relationship issues as well as trauma. Additionally, I'm certified specifically for addiction services and specially trained in both DBT and EMDR. I think the most important part of the therapy process is building a rapport between client and therapist as well as individualized communication and treatment to fit what is best for the individual. Signing up for therapy is hard in itself, I try and make the process as comfortable as possible.

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Virginia Schuetz

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

I like to take a collaborative and person-centered approach to therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I take the time to get to know and understand each of my clients before diving deeper into the work of therapy. I operate with the belief that everyone is always doing the best they can in the moment they are in. Our work together will help you to develop the skills you need to help you through whatever you're going through. No matter what life has thrown at you, you're stronger than you realize and we will use that strength to help you be the best version of you. I use a behavioral based approach to help people understand how their thoughts and feelings affect their actions. What I love most about providing therapy is having the opportunity to help people discover inner strength that they've always had and maybe didn't know was there. I believe that all people are capable of becoming who they want to be. When you're ready, I'll be there with you, ready to help you reach your limitless potential.

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Elvan Kama Kurtz

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with several years of experience working with diverse populations of adult individuals and couples. One of the core values that guides my treatment approach is the belief that nothing happens in isolation. I firmly believe that every behavior, thought and feeling has underlying reasons and meanings that deserve exploration. With genuine care and empathy, I help you uncover the root of your struggles, empower you to gain insight and achieve lasting growth. To offer the most effective and tailored treatment approaches, I utilize evidence-based and eclectic models. I draw upon the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which focuses on enhancing communication, fostering intimacy, and strengthening couple’s relationship. Additionally, I incorporate Systemic Sex Therapy, Family Systems Theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address wide range of individual and relational concerns. I’m a Gottman Method Level II Trained couples therapist and PREPARE/ENRICH premarital counselor. I’m bilingual in Turkish and English.

How to find counseling in Carrolltown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown, 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 15722 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown, 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.

Carrolltown has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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