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Rebecca Poladian

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have had the pleasure of working with clients ranging from children to older adults in an array of areas such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges and many others. I have also worked with both younger and older adults around the area of trauma. I approach each client as a partner in their journey. I believe all people are able to achieve wellness. I affirm that each person is different and that there is no such thing as a cookie cutter approach to therapy. I take a holistic approach to counseling, understanding that a person’s motivation and readiness for change can be a catalyst for positive outcomes. I applaud anyone who seeks out counseling. I am always excited and enthusiastic to be part of your journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are willing, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Kristen Patryna

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
7 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Kristen Patryna and I have been doing outpatient therapy for 3 years but have been in the field for 13. I have experience working with teens and adults both in an individual and a group setting. I enjoy building a strong therapeutic relationship with my folks and emphasize the equality in the relationship. I find it most beneficial for clients to have a good blend of validation, problem solving and developing skills that can be used outside of session; I want my folks to feel heard and also want to help them produce change. I have experience in using a Person Centered approach, CBT and DBT which includes teaching emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness, all which can be helpful for a variety of concerns and used across many different settings. I particularly enjoy treating anxiety and related symptoms. I am very excited to get started and most importantly, I commend you for reaching out for support! I am looking forward to working together and learning more about you!

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Christine Hopkins

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
14 years of experience

I am deeply experienced in helping people recover from and find positive success growing beyond their mental health challenges. Please contact me for an appointment by video, phone or email to get started. Your therapy is based on us focusing on you and cooperating and communicating as a team for your positive future. We target your goals, your best ways of making progress, your feedback. Along the way we make adjustments to activate your path of symptom reduction, problem-solving, better coping, recovery and healing. I will offer you options, help you choose as needed and speak up whenever you need a boost or reminder. It’s also important to maintain your pace in therapy at the right speed for you—not too fast, not too slow—to get results that build positive momentum. I provide you with my 30+ years of professional experience in mental health and addictions treatment settings and in private practice with diverse adults of all ages. Some of my specialty approaches include creative arts therapies, contemporary spirituality, energy work, shamanism and dreamwork. We’ll be getting clear on what you can do between sessions that benefits your progress. Doing more than talking helps you get much more of your brain involved in treatment, which helps you get the results you want faster and easier. Please schedule an appointment with me right now by video or voice or email. Let’s see how we work together, what will best help you and let's get started. Together we can get you moving forward into your more positive future and help you overcome and heal from these issues: Grief and loss Isolation and loneliness Depression, numbness, despair Anxiety, phobia social anxiety, indecision PTSD and Complex-PTSD, Trauma (recent or distant) Chronic anger, impulsive outbursts, poor self-control Chronic pain: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual Auto-immune disorders, stress-sensitive medical problems Family relationships, conflicts and traumas Abuse, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, religious Narcissistic abuse, bullying, social trauma Personal or business relationship traumas and failures Relapse prevention (substance or behavioral addictions) Codependency, dysfunctional relationships Artistic dilemmas, creative blocks Identity confusion, lack of sense of self, inner emptiness Borderline personality disorder, hyperemotionality Spiritual conflicts or preoccupations I am here for you in the BetterHelp way. That means 24/7 email any time, as often as you want, and your emails can be as long as you want. You have the freedom and the space here to communicate in full as much as you need to. We can also include scheduled in advance sessions by video or phone to get the just right mix for you. Contact me to started.

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Kelly Lenzi

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,BCBA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

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 counseling approach is client centered and I strive to meet each person "where they are" and help them as they work through periods of change and self-discovery. I have many years providing behavior consultation and parenting training/education to help with behavior management and parenting issues. I also use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused therapy during sessions. My education credential include: Licensed Professional Counselor-Pennsylvania Board Certified Behavior Analyst Slippery Rock University - MA in Counseling I continue to complete various continuing education hours in order to remain up to date on the most current treatment modalities and supplement my training with reading and attending conferences. I also remain up to date on the most recent legal and ethical guidelines. I believe in working as a team to process whatever you may need to discuss and to facilitate resolution of issues. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your personal needs and experiences, with using your strengths to help achieve those goals. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here for you and thank you for trusting me. I look forward to working with you.

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Donna Bolinger

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW-C,LCSW
LGBTGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a licenced clinical social worker providing individual therapy in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have 25 years of experience working with individuals facing a wide range of issues and stressors including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, family issues, life challenges and healthy adjustment to life changes. I have extensive experience working with the aging population, caregivers, chronic and debilitating illness, and death and dying. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, warmth, compassion and understanding. I believe a person is much more than a category or label and use a strengths based approach with multi-modal forms of therapy. I will work in collaboration with you to identify your goals and treatment needs and believe in open and honest dialogue that will empower you and assist you in meeting your goals. It takes courage to face changes and challenges and I am here to support you. Donna Bolinger, LCSW-C

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May Meyer

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship & parenting issues, as well as coping with life changes. Therapy is not a one size fits all process, I use a variety of methods (including EMDR and CBT) with clients to explore their personal stories to create their desired future selves. Taking the first steps towards change is courageous. I would be honored to support you through your journey. To assist in the matching process; my current availability for sessions 730a Tuesday-Thursday, 430-730pm Tuesday-Friday, and Saturdays by 9a-12pm.

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Corinne Motto

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. 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.

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Traci Krider

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & 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!

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Abner Santiago

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

The counseling process is a collaborative experience. A main goal is to improve overall functioning and quality of life. I'll work with you to regain that positive outlook and make life changing strides. I have extensive experience working with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and depression. I look forward to assisting you on this journey.

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Christina Garry

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of professional experience. I believe that you are the expert on your own life. With my help, we can work on what is getting in the way of having the life, career, and relationships you want. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I believe every person should be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach to working together is collaborative and combines cognitive behavioral and person-centered interventions. I will follow your lead and tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. You have already taken the courageous first steps toward change. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Dauphin

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin, 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 17018 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin, 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.

Dauphin 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.

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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 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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