Collegeville, Pennsylvania is a borough that was originally part of the William Penn purchase. It is now a suburb of Philadelphia. As the story goes, there was a debate about the name of the town as the railway was being built. The rail company wanted to call it Perkiomen Bridge, but they didn’t want to rile the citizens who opposed a toll booth so much that they burned the booth and through the gate into the river. The rail company opted for Collegeville after the Pennsylvania Female College. Conflicts and disagreements are part of life and they can have a pretty big impact on your moods.

You don’t have to go through rough times alone. All you need to do is match up with a Collegeville area mental health counselor and ask for help in resolving your feelings.

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Brandon Graf

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoaching
15 years of experience

Brandon's main areas of focus are anxiety, fear, depression, and stress. These are all things that many people experience at some point in their lives. They are also typical of existential and spiritual crises. Existentialism in the context of counseling refers to finding meaning in life, especially when questions start to arise. Questions about personal values and sense of direction are common. These questions can be become especially frequent during major life transitions like starting or ending relationships, jobs, and geographical moves. His experience is wide-ranging and includes private practice, employee assistance, and drug and alcohol settings. His counseling style is humanistic, person-centered. As such, he takes a non-judgmental approach that seeks to meet people where they are and to help them articulate what they’re experiencing including potential solutions for issues needing resolution. This point of view assumes that the therapist is not an expert on the person seeking help, but an assistant on the journey of self-discovery. Brandon has extensive experience in counseling individuals, couples, and families. He enjoys traveling and has lived in and visited over 30 countries. He’s an avid sports fan who also enjoys exercise, hiking, and reading.

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Michele Cotter

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with extensive experience and clinical training. I have 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health and wellness since completion of my master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working as an outpatient counselor for over 20 years. I have extensive training and experience counseling individuals like you who are struggling with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. I have advanced training and experience in the area of trauma and stress-related disorders over the last 17 years. My counseling style focuses on creating an environment of acceptance, encouragement and support throughout the therapeutic process. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on your needs. I have a holistic approach toward achieving emotional well-being while eliciting hope and healing.

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Jarrett Garland

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor that resides and works in Pennsylvania. I graduated from Duquesne University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a therapist, I strive to help you connect to your authentic self, which can impact more fulfilling experiences on your life journey Also, as a man of color, I have an empathic style of communication which can connect, guide, and support other minorities in struggling with various interpersonal and intrapersonal issues stemming from obstacles that may affect them in their daily lives. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, relationship issues, divorce, grief and loss, sexual/physical abuse, childhood trauma, career challenges, life event changes, social skills, self-esteem issues, substance abuse disorders, and parenting problems. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My specialty is working with couples and families specifically due to my professional background and personal experiences, which I use to guide my practice. It's a joy to walk help people within their search for healing, insight, and empowerment. I've assisted in improving communication, through learning and building relationship skills, decreasing anxiety, and depression. My approach to therapy combines Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic/Person Centered, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling with a socially/culturally competent and Trauma -Informed lens to help the client not only recognize their strengths, but also utilize existing support systems, develop new coping skills, effectively respond to crisis and empower the client/family/couple to recognize the solution to their problem already exist inside themselves. I applaud you in taking the first step in improving your well-being and I look forward to working with you!

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Nicole Henning

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,M.Ed.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I hold a Masters of Education (M. Ed) in Counseling, and I have been practicing for years now as an LPC for the state of Pennsylvania. My main focus is applying CBT (Cognitive behavioral) therapy to help challenge any irrational thinking and implement more positive thinking strategies in one's life, along with applying self-care into one's life. I also have experience working within corrections (incarcerations) and have worked with individuals who are struggling with acclimating back into society after this. I have also worked with clients that have Drug & Alcohol backgrounds. I have experience with couples and relationships and enjoy working with family systems theory. I also have an extreme interest in neuroscience and the brain, and always love learning new material and attending trainings on the brain. My other clinical modalities that I enjoy practicing are as followed; Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, trauma-informed care, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, TANT (trauma- art narrative therapy), couples/family therapy, and Grief counseling. I have also taught as a professor of Psychology and enjoy educating students and clients on the constant changing discipline of Psychology/Mental Health. My goal with clients is to help set future goals, apply positive thinking strategies, implement coping skills, implement self-care/self-love, and guide clients to be the best version of themselves. In my sessions, I do believe it is important to understand all aspects of life; physically, spiritually, emotionally , and mentally. Your mental health is wealth!

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Lareane Nuby

Offering therapy in PA
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lareane Nuby and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory endorsement. I earned a BSW degree from Youngstown State University in 2004 and then went on to pursue a Master of Social Work degree from Youngstown State University in 2007. I have over 17 years of social work experience working with many individuals from diverse backgrounds, populations and of all age groups. In addition, I have many years of work experience in the various settings; medical/psychiatric units in hospitals, elementary, middle and high school, nursing homes, group homes, palliative/hospice services and county children services board. I enjoy working with client's who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, anger, relationship issues, trauma, parenting problems, and self-esteem issues. I believe that everyone is a unique individual and deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. My therapeutic style includes the following; cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength -based perspective, social learning, task centered, solution focused and system theories. I realize that the journey of life can be very complicated and difficult to walk at times but if you are ready to take that step, I am willing to walk beside you and support you on your journey towards self-empowerment and change. Specialties Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Self-Esteem Depression Trauma Focus Care

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LaShawn Bond

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

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Nicole Carrita

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with thirteen years of professional work experience. I am in the process of being trained with Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). 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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Jennifer Terry

Offering therapy in PA
License: CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. Eight years in the mental health field has exposed me to many wonderful people in a variety of settings. My professional experience began in residential group homes and then out-patient care. I have most experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, complex trauma, schizophrenia, and intellectual disabilities. For the past nine years, I have volunteered as a mentor for people who are incarcerated through a national Bible study outreach program. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned is that, each person already possesses gifts and talents to overcome even the bleakest circumstance. My passion is to help you uncover the emotional gifts that may have been buried under the corrosion of negativity. This lesson drives me to learn more about each person I am fortunate to meet. I strive to always provide a supportive environment as we work together. At times, I will ask difficult questions that are designed to spur your growth and development to the next level. I provide worksheets and information sheets throughout out our time together to help you learn more about anxiety, depression, and emotional well-being. These also help you discover more about yourself. They are part of our therapeutic work together, take a relatively short amount of time to answer, provide meaningful information, and are at no extra cost to you. I do expect the worksheets to be completed. This world is rapidly changing, and this can become overwhelming for many. I believe in planning for tomorrow but celebrating victories and examining defeats on a day by day basis. We can work through emotions, concerns, and often discover root causes to break the power they hold over you. I know there is a great need for LGBTQ counselors. However, I do not have training in LGBTQ issues and can't provide treatment as it is outside my scope of practice. My role as therapist, is to guide and walk with you along your pathway. Using your values and your priorities as the road map to YOUR success. My primary approach is a client-centered approach with motivational interviewing, CBT and/or EMDR incorporated. I always tailor the treatment to your needs. These are your sessions; I will use my training and experience to help guide you along your journey. Each discussion will promote development of the terrific qualities you already possess in order to help you flourish! Any time you have questions in general or the about the process, please let me know.

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Jayda Fields

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

At times, we don’t realize the need to take a break & get help to navigate our mental health until our relationships change or daily activities grow more difficult to complete. Working alongside a supportive and compassionate therapist can benefit your progression and exploration. This is your space to exist freely, exhale, & restore. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, mood disorders, & life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and modern approaches. 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 satisfying life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Katherine "Kate" Kegarise

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. 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.

How to find counseling in Collegeville

Finding the best therapist close by in Collegeville 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 Collegeville. 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 Collegeville, 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville, elsewhere in Montgomery, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville, 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 19426 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville 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 Collegeville, 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.

Collegeville 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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19426

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