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Keith Welsh

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

PLEASE NOTE: Presently I am only available for unlimited messaging but am not available for live appointments except very sporadically when I have cancellations week to week with my full caseload of clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​ I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!

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Stephanie Quinn

Offering therapy in PA
License: NCC,LPC,CFTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

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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Patry Rodriguez

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC
Trauma and abuseSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Patry Rodriguez. I am a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, and my expertise is related to working with individuals that experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorder, and trauma. My therapeutic frame is client centered and humanistic. The client is seen as the expert in your lives, while I guide them through internal awareness, interpersonal changes and healing. I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experiences. I use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and solution-focused counseling. My goal as a therapist is to assist the client in fulfilling their therapeutic goals to their fullest potential and healing inner conflict with present or past trauma.

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Angela Swettlen

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor, caseworker and social worker in Pennsylvania. I have worked with clients to include teenagers and adults, both individually and in a group setting, with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, self-harm, physical disabilities, chronic illness, relationship issues and legal issues. My therapy style is judgment free and interactive with some humor (when appropriate). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based and utilizes Narrative Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing and Collaborative Problem Solving. I believe in meeting an individual where they are at. You know yourself better than anyone (thanks Captain Obvious!); however, sometimes we need to engage in self-examination and open dialogue with someone who does not know us, that approaches us with no preconceived notions, opinions or judgement, thus truly allowing one to look inward and to freely express and process their feelings and experiences. This alone can be freeing. It’s amazing how talking through your experiences can lead you to so many eye opening conclusions. Technology has given us a unique opportunity to incorporate self-care into our busy lives. Thank you for being open to taking part in the virtual counseling arena. I also want to recognize you; for reaching out, I know it can be so hard—it really takes courage to seek help and work toward change. I am glad you’re here. If you choose to work with me as your BetterHelp counselor, I look forward to joining your support network. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Teresa Angiolieri

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I have over 10 years experience helping clients with stress / anxiety, coping with addictions and mood disorders, relationship issues, and parenting issues. 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!

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Dr. Kendra DiLascio

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Welcome to a space where healing and growth intertwine. I am Kendra, a dedicated and compassionate licensed therapist based in Pennsylvania. With a commitment to guiding individuals through their journey of self-discovery and empowerment, I offer a safe and nonjudgmental environment for exploration and transformation. With a background encompassing 6 years of professional counseling experience, coupled with 3 years dedicated to providing recovery support services, I offer a wealth of expertise to my practice. Presently, I hold certifications as a Certified Recovery Specialist and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, I have received specialized training in delivering trauma-informed services and assisting individuals with involvement in the criminal justice system. My journey within the realm of mental health and wellness has been profoundly influenced by a sincere passion for aiding others in navigating life's obstacles and uncovering their innate strengths. Firmly rooted in the belief in the resilience of the human spirit, I am dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your journey. My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrating evidence-based techniques with empathy and understanding. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals on their path to recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. In our sessions, you can expect a collaborative and personalized approach to therapy. I believe in creating a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and authenticity. Together, we will explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, uncovering patterns and insights that promote healing and growth. Whether you're seeking relief from distressing symptoms, striving for personal development, or navigating life transitions, I am here to empower you to create positive change and cultivate a more fulfilling life.

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Dr. Cynthia Vejar

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! I am licensed in Pennsylvania and work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am empathic, supportive, and will help you navigate various issues. Some of my areas of specialization include but are not limited to the emotional impact of infertility, career counseling, navigating career malaise, exploring meaning/purpose in life, relationship issues, and parenting issues. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed school counselor, and tenured professor, and have worked in the field for over 25 years. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process, and look forward to meeting you.

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Jessica Lonzi-McVay

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. *I am only able to accommodate chat sessions at this time*

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Abby Feinberg

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

As someone who has committed to my own personal growth, I understand the importance of feeling comfortable, seen, and accepted, within therapy. I am best known for my creative and flexible integration of skills, providing effective approaches tailored to each client. I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I appreciate that addressing life’s challenges can be uncomfortable, especially with someone you don’t know. I am committed to supporting you in your journey. I work best with highly motivated clients who are aware of their goals, curious about their barriers, and open to collaboration. Individuals who are receptive to gentle-challenging and feedback coupled with compassion, validation, and encouragement, are a great match for my therapeutic style. I also thrive with clients who are interested in learning more about themselves. I wish all clients knew that growth in their relationship with themselves and others is possible. It might take becoming uncomfortable and vulnerable or attempting multiple interventions, but with commitment, hope, and learning, it is possible. If you are highly motivated to improve your relationship with yourself, and those around you, schedule an appointment with me today.

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Risa Lenney

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW-R,BC-THP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
32 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 33+ years, graduating from a school of social welfare . I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I am married and have two grown Children. I currently work in an urban Community Mental Health setting helping people with mental health issues,(diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Personality disorders)as well as issues with major life stressors and relationship issues. I am the Assistant Director supervising 13 clinicians, and I have a caseload myself. Prior to being promoted in 2000 I was a full time therapist. I also have experience working at the local Correctional Facility, and at our County Social Services Department. I have dealt with all kinds of people and a variety of issues. I am open minded and do not judge people for their actions, believing respect for everyone is very important no matter what their background or current circumstances. I also believe in the safety of the therapeutic relationship, allowing people to experience their feelings without judgments or fear of ridicule. Grief and loss are common issues, along with depression, anxiety, vocational issues, stress and especially relationship issues( which can cause distress). I also try to motivate people to be healthy, reach out to people and feel better about themselves. I have some experience with addictions and how they get in the way of people reaching their goals. I have an eclectic approach using, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which can include homework that works to examine and change thoughts and feelings), Person Centered , Problem Solving a supportive Therapy and mindfulness. My approach is supportive and I start where the person is. I work hard to create a safe environment where people can feel free to express themselves. I am also accessible, allowing daily contact when needed or wanted. I have also been trained on helping people with smoking cessation. Therapy along with working with a prescriber for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be very effective for quitting. I do operate from a strength based position. I am going to help highlight what is going well and build on that. Many people don't realize they have strengths or what things are going well. I also like to set small goals that lead to bigger changes. I like to use work sheets and homework as appropriate. You are always part of this decision making process as this is your treatment. I know it can be hard to reach out for help, but making positive changes in your life can only help. I want you to reach the goals you set for yourself. I look forward to helping you through this process. Please also note, I may respond daily, but on occasion, I may not answer until the next day. It does not mean I do not want contact with you, it means I am thinking about the appropriate answer to your question/issue. one last thing. If at any point you feel that you no longer need/want services or will be unable to continue, please don't hesitate to let me know ahead of time so that we can bring things to a close when we need to. Please talk to me about your particular issue before you decide if I have the experience you are looking for. Welcome and I look forward to working together! **NOTE: I do not provide letters for Social Security, Therapy animals, Court, Motor Vehicles, employment, references or other types of letters. so if you are seeking treatment/therapy/counseling for those reasons, please seek out another counselor****

How to find counseling in Chest Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs. 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 Chest Springs, 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs, 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 Chest Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs, 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 16624 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs 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 Chest Springs, 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.

Chest Springs 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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