Named after Samuel Gettys in 1761 and home to the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, this historic town is a popular tourist town for history buffs. The Gettysburg National Military Park boasts the Gettysburg National Battlefield with tons of information about the city’s past.

Sometimes, your past can come back and haunt you with memories that you would rather not deal with, but it is important to work these thoughts out, so you can continue with your life without the weight of the past. Talk to a mental health professional in the Gettysburg area about how to work through these memories and be free of the past.

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Amber Romanyshyn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Amber Romanyshyn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Moravian College and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that everyone can benefit from participating in therapy. Whether you are going through a difficult time or trying to focus on self-improvement, I feel that therapy can be a way to help us all gain awareness of our underlying thoughts, feelings, or issues that may be influencing our worlds. I have been providing counseling for over nine years in a variety of environments, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. I have worked with children, teens, and adults, and I have delivered therapy in individual, group, and family contexts. Much of my experience has been helping people to work on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family difficulties, and traumas they have experienced. I take pride in the work that I do and am always trying to learn more about how to help people, whether it is through reading updated information about treatment methods or attending trainings to learn more about current treatment strategies. During sessions, I allow clients to tell me their stories and remain non-judgmental about what they are going through. My relationship with the client is a high priority, and I feel that it is one of the most important aspects of the therapy experience. I prefer for clients to be in control of the therapy sessions but am absolutely willing to provide direction or guidance for treatment as needed. My goal is to help clients with whatever their identified goals are, and I like to check in regularly to make sure that I am on the same page as them. I often will ask for some background information, as this allow me to better understand clients' experiences and help with identifying their strengths and ways they have been resilient in the past. I use a strengths-based approach and typically start by using cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, as I believe that helping people better understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior can assist them in making changes more quickly in their lives. However, if other approaches seem more appropriate, I will suggest those strategies instead and try to remain flexible throughout the therapy experience. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and help you to achieve your goals!

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Constance Bienkowski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Connie. I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with about 6 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflicts, and trauma within outpatient and family-based home settings. My therapy style includes the use of empathy, strength-based focus, and mindfulness. My therapeutic approach includes strength-based and systems therapy. This means exploration and reflection in how people have experienced their family system and how multiple systems in their life continue to affect them; such as school, jobs, community, etc. I find importance in open communication, promoting understanding, and building trust. I want to help others uncover the strengths that they already have to help them with their struggles. To do this, I will find which therapy style best fits the individual. I want to be an additional support for clients who have taken this first step to seek therapy. I look forward to working with you.

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Rachel Lackovic

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been in the Social Work field for over 14 years and I have been doing individual, family, couples, and group therapy for several years as well. I have extensive experience working with people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marital/relationship issues, hoarding behavior, and those who are having difficulty achieving the goals they have set for themselves. I consider it a blessing that I have the opportunity to work with so many diverse people and help them to achieve whatever it is they believe will enrich their lives. My approach is person-centered, as I do not believe that I am an "expert" on any other person but myself. However, I do believe I possess some of the tools needed to help others to discover how to make the journey from illness to wellness. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as my primary approach. I am also a certified Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) group facilitator. I find that both of these approaches compliment each other well and they both allow the individual to determine the best course of action for themselves. I liken my technique to this metaphor: We are on a journey together. You are in the driver's seat, I am holding the road map. I can make suggestions on where to go or what to avoid to get to the destination you have chosen, but ultimately it is your decision where you end up. I believe that giving each individual person the opportunity to make healthy choices and take personal responsibility for his or her own health is paramount in someone's ultimate success. Yes, we all stumble and make poor choices sometimes; however, I believe that I can help to guide others in a gentle but firm way that will encourage and build upwards toward success. Working in a clinical setting, I often see how the "system" fails people. I am excited about an opportunity to do what I love to do in a different setting and overcome some of those clinical challenges. It takes a lot of courage to make the first step toward recovery and wellness. I am honored to be a helping hand in that process!

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Paula Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): Master Human Services,License Professional Counselor (NJ & PA),National Certified Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficulties
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings I have always had a deep affection for the field of Human Services since the day my siblings came to me seeking advice for whatever problems they had. That personal experience led me to peruse my affection for counseling. My educational credentials consist of a Master’s in Human Services, License Professional Counselor in both New Jersey & Pennsylvania, and a National Certified Counselor. Additionally, I have extensive training and experience in providing holistic personal development through behavior modification to individuals from all walks of life. For more than 30 years, I have been blessed with opportunities to provide therapeutic counseling in systems such as: Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Educational, Cooperate sector, and Military Family Life (all branches). This interaction has provided me with impeccable communication and engagement skills. My eclectic treatment approach is distinct, genuine, and personable using Cognitive Behavioral and Client Centered Therapy. My energetic personality coupled with a sense of humor has always allowed me to engage the most resistant client. I have come to realize in any therapeutic counseling relationship, to effectively correct thinking and behavioral patterns that produce life long change, the client must be empowered how everything starts and ends with the individual. As a Therapist, I am the instrument that provides a genuine safe space for you to be you while welcoming change inch by inch with the belief, “All things work together for an abundance of good”. Together, Let’s Do This!!!!

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Lesa Vivio

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I'm Lesa Vivio (pronounced lee-za), a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania. My mission for the past two decades has been to assist individuals in finding their path to personal growth and wellness by improving their awareness, understanding, and adaptability to change. I have significant experience in helping clients deal with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. At my core, I am a teacher and like to help you challenge your beliefs so that you may expand and grow. Every person is different, so I will work with you to identify a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Starting this process takes a lot of courage and I commend you for this first step! I would be honored to help you find the insight that you need to move forward with more confidence, insight, and esteem. I have an eclectic and integrative approach to treatment because I have equal passions for the scientific and the intuitive. In addition to degrees in Philosophy and Counseling Psychology, I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider that is specially trained in Couples and Relationship Issues, Trauma-Informed Care, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, and Mindfulness. In addition to clinical approaches, I am also well-versed and trained in many complimentary and alternative healing arts, such as: Vibrational Medicine and Sound Healing, Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Yoga and Meditation, Qigong, Interfaith Spiritual Counseling, and am a practicing Reiki Master.

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Robert Daufenbach

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in the following areas; anxiety, understanding defenses, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, understanding values and navigating life transitions. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, and always attempt to work within the "window of tolerance". We will look at the story you are telling yourself, and whether that is serving you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Individual therapy only, no couples therapy.

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Christopher Patchet

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 styles. I have been formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. My style includes a warm engagement. I provide a completely non-judgmental environment to allow a space to be opened with thoughts, feelings, and communications. You have taken the hardest step of asking for help, and I believe that we can work together to overcome the barriers of your problems, and to achieve your goals.

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Shakina Small

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made, As stated in Isaiah 9:6. When requested, providing Christian-based therapy to those who need a holistic approach. Furthermore, I am a licensed professional counseling and National Certified Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, licensed behavioral consulting, and minister. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, marital, couples, and family issues, depression, parenting problems, career challenges, learning disabilities, teens and youth, and adoptees. I have also worked in diverse settings, such as prisons, schools, churches, residential treatment programs, group homes, inpatient, outpatient, foster care, and more. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual, emotional, and physical trauma and abuse. My therapy style is empathetic, engaging, educational, and when necessary, direct and will speak the truth in love to bring forth growth. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while providing a safe, free zone to share their intimate feelings. My approach combines an eclectic therapy approach that draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques to serve my clients better, e.g., Biblical, ESFT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, REBT, Psychodrama, Writing/Poetry therapy, and other forms of creative therapeutic expressions help evoke feelings to bring about change in a nontraditional setting. My mission as an abuse survivor, adoptee, and once a young mother is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma. Let’s move forward together! @cheartservices.

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Angela Angiolieri

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Self esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to my space of support and empowerment! I'm Angela, a licensed professional counselor based in Pennsylvania with over 11 years of experience. My passion lies in assisting women in mid-life looking for support in the areas of career counseling, self-esteem, and women's issues. Life is a journey marked by various phases, and I help women navigate the complexities that arise during critical life transitions. I am here to support you if you find yourself grappling with burnout, chronic stress, or low self-esteem. I am best suited to work with clients that are interested in receiving support in the following areas: * career exploration and discernment * career changes or loss * exploring a second career or side gig * increasing self-esteem * managing menopause and mid-life concerns * parenting young adults * planning for and redefining the empty nest period * planning for retirement * navigating toxic workplace environments In our sessions, we embark on a journey together to explore what isn't working in your life and work towards guiding you back to a place of balance. I believe in a holistic approach that addresses the interconnected needs of your mind, body, and spirit. By fostering a collaborative and supportive relationship, we will work towards creating positive changes in various aspects of your life. My approach is rooted in creating a safe, accepting, calm, and compassionate space. This environment is designed to empower you to share your innermost thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. You can expect to feel heard and validated in session and to spend some time outside of our sessions working on therapeutic techniques that will help you reach your goals. I will not give you more work to do outside of the session than you can handle, but it is important to know that you will see changes and reach your goals faster if you can spend a few minutes outside of the session working on relevant techniques. I want you to know that you have control over what you want to talk about and the goals you want to focus on. I will ask questions to try to understand your history and patterns, but you do not have to discuss any area of your life that you are not fully ready to share with me. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, build resilience, and find a renewed sense of well-being. Details about my training: I have earned an MS in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and a BS in Organization Psychology from Geneva College. All professional counselors are required to continue their education annually. I consistently exceed the Pennsylvania requirement for continuing education because I value professional development and delving deeper into therapeutic modalities ultimately benefits you and your therapeutic journey. I have received specialized training in the following areas: * career preparation and development * techniques designed to increase self-esteem and self-worth * expressive arts therapy * mindfulness-based stress reduction * self-compassion therapy * nutrition for mental health If you are ready to take the next step towards positive change and improved well-being, I invite you to reach out. Let's work together to navigate life's transitions. Your journey to a more balanced and fulfilling life begins here.

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Tara Walters

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuse
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! However, I am presently only working with clients who are suffering with PTSD and are looking for an evidenced-based psychotherapy to help them heal.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gettysburg

Finding the best therapist close by in Gettysburg 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 in Gettysburg that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Gettysburg. 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 Gettysburg, 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 in the Gettysburg region and in the state of Pennsylvania. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Gettysburg or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Gettysburg area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg, elsewhere in Adams, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Gettysburg online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gettysburg, 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 Gettysburg psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gettysburg 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Gettysburg 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 in Gettysburg?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gettysburg 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.

Gettysburg therapists 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 Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in PA, therapists 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 17325 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Gettysburg counselor?

Before seeing your Gettysburg 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Gettysburg.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Gettysburg 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 with a Gettysburg counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Gettysburg, 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.

Gettysburg 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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