Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

"At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end". My experience is in counseling individuals with depression and anxiety disorders while developing a positive, empathetic, non- judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I have a background in working with youth and young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, and autism spectrum disorders. My theoretical approach is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, a talking therapy. The therapy aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, beh...

Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here seeking additional supports. It is a brave step. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is important, so feel free to ask any additional questions that are not answered below. I have a Master's degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Outside of BetterHelp, I am a trauma counselor at a victims' services center in Pennsylvania, working with survivors of crimes such as sexual abus...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many people's life struggles. I have worked with people with many different issues such as life transitions, LGBTQ, couples, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and life's general difficulties. I also help people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My therapeutic style is that of person-centered genuine interactions. I have a very friendly and open style and I like to meet the client in their world and current struggle. I try to walk in your shoes while I am helping you. My approach ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including major life changes, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Substance Use and Behavioral Health Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and disorders involving psychosis. My counseling style is empathic and conversational. I believe respect, sensitivity and compassion are vital components to the therapeutic process. My ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Hello, my name is Denise. I have been a Counselor/Therapist for over 20 years. Through my years of experience, I have found that a client centered approach is often the most effective. Each client's story is unique and I want to have the opportunity to hear their story before going forward with a specific style of therapy. I listen with compassion and then review with the client the key points of their experience. The goals for treatment are then created with the client based on what they feel would be not only beneficial, but easily attainable. Counseling...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Thank you for viewing my page. If you are here that means that you are ready to participate in the therapeutic process. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. I am a professional counselor and behavior analyst in Pennsylvania with 25 years experience working in the behavioral health field. I have worked as a therapist as well as a behavior consultant. I have worked with clients with a ride range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, anxiety, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. My co...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 14 years experience in the mental health field. I am also a Doctor of Behavioral Health and am able to provide brief focused therapy for issues related to grief and loss, anger control, behavioral health issues related to pain and many other struggles that have physical health and behavioral health connections. I am a 2014 graduate from Arizona University where I earned my Doctorate in Behavioral Health, my Master's is from Shippensburg University and is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and my Bachelor's is f...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Namaste! My name is Kelly McCloskey. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a MSW. I have been in the field for over 12 years and have worked in a variety of settings. I specialize in a variety of therapeutic techniques including DBT, CBT, Hypnotherapy, and motivational interviewing. I am here to help you through life's journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Licensed in Pennsylvania, with over 11 years of professional work experience, some of my specialty areas include treating survivors domestic violence and narcissistic abuse, adult children of emotionally immature parents, severe trauma, trichotillomania, BFRB disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety. I am a level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist. I offer many treatment modalities, including EMDR. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Have you already tried therapy and had a negative experience? Are you convinced it isn't for you and you're grasping at straws to get real genuine help? I've been in your shoes and that's why I am sincerely committed to my purpose of helping others. I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our ...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, and welcome to my room. My name is Christopher D Patchet Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been working in mental health for the past 9 years. I started working with homeless veterans and fell in love with helping others achieving their goals. Since then I completed my Degree in Social Work and got my license to work in therapy. Along with my private practice, I am working with the Veterans Affairs helping veterans with trauma related issues. I have been constantly expanding my knowledge in different treatment sty...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and have a variety of professional work experiences with children, teen, and adult clients. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, self-harm, conflict resolution, behavioral issues, communication skills deficit, and relationships, I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence building. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy and I applaud you for having the courage to take the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you i...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 24

Rachel Ehrhardt, LPC, MSCP I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) from Chatham University in Pittsburgh PA. I have 24 years of experience with a vast range of populations and clinical settings. I am a working mother of 3 small children and have been married for 15 years. I know better than anyone that time & money are novelties that no one seems to have anymore. Often times by the time someone makes an appointment - they have been suffering for a quite a long time. Desperate for relief ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including relationship issues, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, career and academic challenges, and managing emotions. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and have experience working with motivation, self esteem, confidence and breaking generational cycles. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, ...

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Collingdale can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Collingdale area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Collingdale, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Collingdale or elsewhere in Delaware or the state of Pennsylvania.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Collingdale counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Collingdale Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Collingdale 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 in Collingdale: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Collingdale: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Collingdale: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Collingdale: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Collingdale and elsewhere throughout the state of Pennsylvania you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Collingdale virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Collingdale has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Collingdale, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Collingdale counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Collingdale, PA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 19023 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 in Collingdale can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Collingdale Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Collingdale area, including:

  • CBT in Collingdale
  • DBT in Collingdale
  • Substance use therapy in Collingdale
  • Couples therapy in Collingdale

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Collingdale.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Collingdale: