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Martine Saul

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSCP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Martine Saul is a licensed professional counselor with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Point Park University and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) from Chatham University. She earned her certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Her graduate field placements all took place within hospice and palliative care facilities, and she therefore, has experience and interest working with hospice patients as well as doing bereavement, grief and loss counseling with those patients and their loved ones. Martine is also interested in working with older adults with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as she worked closely with older adults at an adult day program where she planned and executed daily activities for the participants. These activities were geared towards engaging all participants, especially those within the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Along with Martine’s work at Orenda Counseling Center, she co-facilitates a bereavement support group for Allegheny Health Network Hospice and Palliative Care at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, as well. She is also interested and participates in social advocacy work for the community. Martine currently works with the aging, medically-complex, and grieving populations. Martine used to work as a service coordinator and through this position Martine has been gathering local and community resources to provide to all of her clients both through Service Coordination, as well as counseling. Martine is trained to help children, adolescents, and adults in areas of health and well being, as well as to prepare and aid people for life’s many transitional periods.

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Yen-Pei Huang

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a license professional counselor with over 10 years of experiences. I believe life is an adventure and everyone has the ability to decide their own routes and to make changes. I believe people has the ability to heal themselves. Through therapy, I assist my clients to learn about themselves and find their unique ways to heal from their life challenges. My Therapeutic approach is client-centered, collaborative, holistic, and integrative (drawing effective interventions from different therapy theories such as CBT, Gestalt therapy, Narrative therapy, expressive art therapy based on client’s need). Graduating with an undergraduate degree in clinical psychology and a CACREP accredited graduate program in counseling (Indiana University Bloomington), I thus have a strong background in counseling theories/ techniques, assessment, and diagnosis. My specialties include, but not limited to grief/lost, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, couple and family issues, interpersonal problems, communication, stresses, self-esteem, and anger management. As an avid backpacker and a psychotherapist who has experienced working with diverse clientele, I am open-minded, flexible, and am competent when interacting with diverse communities. I am also effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Sara Scarberry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with over 6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual health, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD and ADHD. Since completing my masters I worked within a Rape Crisis and Victim services agency to help empower survivors to heal for over 6 years and recently began the process of joining a private group practice. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and that the best growth comes from meeting people in a very down to earth approach. I often refer to this as "Human to Human" as we are all only human. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, humanistic theories as well as information learned through EMDR training. 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 have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual abuse and trauma or emotional abuse and domestic violence. I look forward to working with you!

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Melissa McMahon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 23 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings with children, teens, and adults to manage a number of concerns including; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family and relationship issues, attention and concentration (ADHD) and overcoming traumas. I have been blessed with a very rewarding career that I truly enjoy and continue to grow and educate myself so that I may better help others. Over the years I have learned everyone is capable of change and personal growth if given the support needed to identify their individual strengths and abilities. I also believe that each person is unique and deserves a therapy style/type that best fits their situation and goals. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and The Humanistic Approach though I am very flexible so that I can tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I am a very compassionate and non-judgmental person and have been told many times that I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I will always welcome your feedback and hope you will be open about what is most comfortable for you. Asking for help truly takes courage and I am so glad you have taken this first step! Change can be scary and I know this isn't an easy process, but I will be there to support and encourage you through your journey of personal growth.

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Katie DePanfilis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients teens, adolescents, young adults and adult with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tiffany Thornton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of counseling experience. However, I have worked in behavioral health for 10+ years providing trauma informed services to adolescents and families. I have experience in helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse and parenting issues. I believe that you are your life's expert. No one's opinion should matter more than your own. Together, we will identify your strengths and areas of growth that will help you reach your life goals and address challenges. Taking this first step took courage. Acknowledging your role in your wellness is key. Committing to the process of living well based on your needs is essential. I am here to support you in that process.

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Samantha Prince

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist in PA and have been in the field for 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 each person. Signing up for therapy is hard in itself, I try and make the process as comfortable as possible.

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Laure DeForges

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, depression and various life challenges. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am also happy that you've chosen me to begin your journey towards healing.

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Justin MacDonald

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maine and Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Dianna Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Mexico and Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with/and recovery from addictions, relationship issues, & processing grief and loss. A favorite quote of mine is "Be kind. Everyone is carrying a heavy burden." I believe in meeting my clients where they are, with compassion, and walking along side of them through a process of healing and empowerment. We can work together to design a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Reaching out can take courage and I am happy that you have done it!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Centerport

Finding the best therapist close by in Centerport 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 Centerport 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 Centerport. 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 Centerport, 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 Centerport 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 Centerport 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 Centerport area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Centerport 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 Centerport, elsewhere in Berks, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Centerport area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Centerport 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 Centerport 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 Centerport 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Centerport online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Centerport, 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 Centerport psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Centerport 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 Centerport 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Centerport 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Centerport 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 in Centerport?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Centerport 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.

Centerport 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 Centerport 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 Centerport 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 19516 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 Centerport counselor?

Before seeing your Centerport 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 Centerport.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Centerport 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 Centerport 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Centerport, 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.

Centerport 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 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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