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Victoria Torres

Offering therapy in PA
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi, I'm Vicky! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, anger management issues, and other mood management issues. I have experience working with a variety of individuals, including children, adolescents, and adults, clients with special needs, and clients from many different cultural backgrounds. 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 approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and dialectical-behavioral therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you and will help you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Aimee Lighty

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 22 years of experience across a wide range of domains - career, education, mental health, relationship/family work. I have a particular passion for helping clients to manage stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms that negatively impact their functioning in their relationships or careers. My style is warm, supportive, and light-hearted in general, but I can be intense and emotive when helping clients process through negative experiences and feelings. I don't believe in telling clients what to do, but I do believe in collaboratively exploring problems and designing solutions together rather than spending valuable time talking about things but not doing anything about them. Your time is precious to me, so I strive to ensure that our time together is productive and helpful. The primary modalities I use are cognitive behavior therapy, but I pull from structural and strategic family therapy concepts and techniques to help improve client relationships as well.

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Jennifer Stahler

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSCP,MBA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
9 years of experience

I am a therapist licensed in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and researcher. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, career challenges, and bereavement. My therapy style is warm, respectful, and interactive. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am here to help as a guide. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You're already making the hardest step, which is seeking assistance. If you are ready to begin, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Andrew Kohlhepp

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC, MS, MBA
AddictionsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
10 years of experience

My many years in the corporate world as an executive for a significant family business helped prepare me for my work as a professional addictions and substance abuse counseling. Not only did it condition me with the tools of awareness, acceptance and compromise in the face of diversity and difficulties, but also it taught me never to give up: keep looking for options and solutions even in the times of darkest trouble. As an executive managing hundreds of employees it would have been easy for me to assume that my perspective on life was the only one that mattered. Fortunately, my own struggles managing relationship and emotional challenges taught me that everyone has a right to their own perspective and feelings. I endeavor to listen intently to my clients, be open and honest with my feedback and always honor and protect the right of the people I work with to make their own decisions in life. As a former high school teacher, wrestling coach and girls soccer coach, I have experience with teenagers and parents and have helped resolve family conflicts. My work experiences took me on a career path through many states, Oregon, Oklahoma, Arizona and California before returning to our 4th generation family business in Pennsylvania. As such, I have experienced many different cultures and life styles. As a former 20 year board of director of a billion dollar bank, I have experience working and connecting with other business leaders in Pennsylvania. As a counselor, this gives me a unique insight into the world of high finance and connects me with the culture and work ethic of the corporate world. My work in professional counseling and the addictions psychology field in particular gives me an opportunity to practice what I've learned and share those benefits with others. When problems beset us and challenges threaten to overwhelm us, looking for who's to blame is a waste of time. Rather, I've come to realize that the best use of energy and life strategy is to find ways to accept reality, deal with facts without denial and grow into greater levels of maturity as a result. I am no stranger to life transitions and with my counseling skill sets, I make that experience available in creative ways to my clients. I cannot change my clients. Only they can change themselves. My goal as a professional counselor is to help clients find the ways and means to modify their behavior so that they are able to take better care of themselves. My Website is Transitionsamerica.com

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Lynette Belknap-Williams

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime for Life, and practice as a full time professional counselor in several venues. I believe in meeting people where they are and walking with them on their journey to accomplish their goals to be their personal best. Sometimes in life, there are situations that arise, that cause problems we struggle to cope with on our own. Anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed or depression, just to name a few. I can help by working together, with you, on creative solutions, setting goals and guiding you through the steps of accomplishing those goals. I specialize in trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety and depression concerns, as well as substance abuse, and I have significant experience in families and relationship issues. There are solutions, we can find them together, and we can accomplish your goals to reduce negative emotions, relieve stress and build a path to overall health and wellness. I am an eclectic therapist. I believe in building a a custom strategy that is tailor fit to your specific situation and needs. You are the expert on your situation. With you choosing the destination, my navigation will see you through to great success! Whenever you're ready...so am I!

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Sherri McGhee-Brenneman

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Pennsylvania with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Zachary Soohy

Offering therapy in PA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

My name is Zach and I am honored you are interested in looking into me as a potential therapist! I am a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania and I have have been working as a mental health and substance abuse counselor for the last seven years. Helping people to gain the skills and abilities they need to help them build a better life for themselves is my goal. I have worked in many different counseling fields in the last seven years, but my main areas of focus include: trauma, abuse, coping with life changes, addiction counseling, PTSD, depression, anxiety, phobias, and dealing with grief and loss. In addition, I am currently getting my specialization in trauma and abuse counseling. As a counselor, I have been described by my former clients as being a “warm and interactive therapist who is willing to help his client's succeed in meeting their goals while respecting their unique life challenges”. I believe in unconditional positive regard for my clients and as such, I refrain from labels and judgment and instead deal with my clients with compassion and sensitivity. Simply by seeking out help, you are taking a courageous and difficult step. While I may have the training you are seeking, you are the expert on the events in your life. True counseling is a two (or more) person job. I can lead you on the path you want to go and help guide you through life's pitfalls. I look forward to making this journey with you! *Please note that if you are in need of a counselor to write official documentation for parole officers, courts of law, or employers, I do not offer this service to clients.

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Nara Pezolano

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Nara Pezolano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP) in Pennsylvania with over 18 years of professional mental health experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, relationship issues, self esteem and confidence, career difficulties, personality and mood disorders, anxiety & depression, grief, and end of life issues.  I take an eclectic, person-centered approach where you are in the driver seat in your own recovery. I am here to support you in that process and will meet you where you’re at, without judgment. Are you ready to take the first step? Schedule a session with me today! I am a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, sex positive. 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. Rachel Goode

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesGriefEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with experience in helping clients with eating disorders and weight issues, coping with grief and loss, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety, self esteem, and confidence. We are all on a healing journey. I believe you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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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 Dillsburg

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg, 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 17019 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg 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 Dillsburg, 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.

Dillsburg 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

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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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