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Christine Abrams

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
35 years of experience

My name is Christine Abrams and I am glad you are reaching out through BetterHelp to make a positive change in your life. Therapy can be a great resource and support. The best therapy happens where there is a high level of trust between you and the counselor, so it's important to find a therapist who will be a good fit for you and the type of concerns you have. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, I have been providing therapy in community mental health centers, agencies, and colleges throughout my career. I have also managed therapy programs and provided supervision for counselors to obtain professional licensure. In over 35 years of providing therapy, I have worked with individuals of all ages and from all walks of life. I have worked with people who come in with concerns like stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life changes, and parenting issues. Working through those challenges presents great opportunity for personal growth! The therapy I provide is based in client centered and family systems theories, while integrating other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. This work is active and individualized. We discuss your concerns, develop priorities, and work together to accomplish your goals. I like to generate lots of options for clients to get the most out of our time together, so we may use books, helpful apps, or creative activities (like art or writing). All these would be specifically chosen for your unique concerns and interests. Since much of my training is in family work, I think about people in the context of their relationships, environment, and culture. I often ask about those topics, looking for the strengths in your life that we can harness and apply to your current concerns. I am looking forward to talking with you, helping you to develop positive strategies, and celebrating as you move forward!

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Dr. Stephanie Keane

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,LMHC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been working in the helping profession for roughly 7 years. I am also currently enrolled in a PhD program for Counselor Education and Supervision. I am very passionate about working in the helping profession. I have never wanted to do anything else. Throughout my life, I have always intended on being a professional counselor. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, which has provided me the opportunity to work with a wide range of different clients. This has been one of my favorite parts of working in this profession. I love having the opportunity to get to know so many different people and walk with them on their journey to improved mental health. I have a laid back approach to counseling that focuses on the here and now. I approach counseling from a DBT approach, but I also adjust my approach to meet my client's needs. I value honesty and transparency, they are the guiding principles of my life, both personal and professional. I understand that finding the right therapist can be a difficult process. I am here to help! It's what I love to do. I look forward to being a guide for others and helping them realize their full potential. **Please note to contact me directly to schedule sessions. All the best, Stephanie Vitolo, LPC, LMHC. MS

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sean Erno

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

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 approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative and researched, evidence based strategies to help you find solutions to the challenges you face. I will tailor our strategies and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Together, we can find ways to harness and build upon your strengths and overcome the challenges in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Trista Conway

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings with adults to assist in a wide range concerns to include overcoming traumas, coping and adjusting to change, dealing with stress and difficulties effectively, finding meaning and purpose in life, developing and maintaining a healthy, positive mindset to minimize depression and anxiety, understanding healthy relationships, and learning to feel whole and complete as you are. I am passionate about promoting self-love and acceptance. I enjoy helping others embrace their qualities to appreciate what makes you your own unique self! Since no two people are the same, one single approach is not the right fit for every individual. I have an eclectic, client-centered style. I am experienced in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Humanistic approaches with a focus on Trauma-Informed Care. I am flexible with my approach to therapy to meet your needs and welcome you to be open about what you feel is most compatible for you. I am a compassionate person and maintain a nonjudgmental approach. I consider myself to be a spiritual person that is very open-minded, and am always open to exploring topics related to your own spirituality if requested. Reaching out takes courage, and I commend you for taking that first step! Change can be scary, but I am here to support you and encourage you throughout your process of personal growth. You deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life! Thank you for considering me as your guide through life's journey.

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Rebecca Green

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I entered the helping profession in 1991. Over the years I've had experiences working with individual from a variety of ages, cultures , and backgrounds. Prior to obtaining my masters degree I worked as a case manager with foster children, a counselor at a day program for adolescents struggling with behavior and developmental issues, as well as intake/referral counselor for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. While working as a an intake worker/case manager for individuals with substance use disorders I decided to further my education. I wanted to develop more counseling skills and education in the helping profession to better serve in my community. My education background is from Alvernia College I obtained my Bachelors degree in Social Work in 1991, and my Masters degree with the focus of Community Counseling in 2007. I have been licensed as an LPC by the state of Pennsylvania since 2010. My experience since obtaining my masters degree includes helping individuals in group, as well as individual settings to improve their quality of life by managing mental health symptoms. I really enjoy watching individuals grow and find their own paths. I was able to assist them to develop new ways to cope with stressors from; current living situations, past histories that may have included trauma, and struggles from mental health symptoms. I believe that I can help in developing coping tools as well as providing an empathetic listening ear. In turn those, and my other therapy skills will help to more effectively manage thoughts, emotions and situations that life has brought to you. I look forward to helping you work toward developing your personal resilience to help you with your journey through life

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Amber Preston

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I graduated with my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from California University of PA (now PennWest California) in 2014. I have 8+ years experience in working with clients affected by mental health issues, traumatic experiences, and other life stressors. I specialize in dealing with PTSD and trauma. I also have experience working with people facing depression, anxiety, ADHD, struggling with peer issues, issues with school/extracurricular activities/life balance, relationship issues, low self-esteem, identity issues, and other mental health struggles. I am a gender affirming therapist that also addresses issues related to LGBTQIA+. I use different approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and person-centered strategies to assist clients in working towards their goals and managing their issues. I believe clients are the authors of their own stories, masters of their own destinies. I am here to help guide, challenge and change narratives, and support what my client is working towards. It takes courage to ask for help. It takes bravery to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to offer support, guidance, corrective feedback, and support.

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Dr. Stephanie McDonough

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I also obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2019. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I am trained in dialectic behavior therapy. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Matthew Menard

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Dr. Marianna Nunez

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and family/parenting issues. I will work with you to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jamie Giunta

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 11+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Ebensburg

Finding the best therapist close by in Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg. 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 Ebensburg, 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg, elsewhere in Cambria, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg, 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 15931 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg 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 Ebensburg, 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.

Ebensburg 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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