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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Adam Oldham

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed,,LPC,NCSC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome and hello! My Name is Adam and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a nationally board-certified counselor (NCC) and school counselor (NCSC). I have experience working with children as young as 6 and adults as old as 76, and everything in between! For the past decade, I have worked in various settings with teens, college students, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and addiction, relationship and family conflicts, grief and loss, and life transitions. I help people through the lens of narrative therapy, which means you and I will start our time together talking about your personal stories – the people, the places, and the experiences that make up who you are – and as time progresses, we will process the themes of these stories and how you understand the way the impact your life. I also use strategies and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). In simple terms, most of my work has been supporting incredible people who are experiencing distressing life circumstances and transitions. I have witnessed many of these people successfully navigate these challenges and thrive through the counseling process. If you are struggling with diagnosed mental health difficulties or just a hard season of your life, I would be honored to support and help you discover healing and growth. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Laurel Buxbaum

Offering therapy in PA
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

Stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues and other difficulties are very common in our challenging times. Reaching out for help is the first step in finding solutions for your problems and achieving greater happiness. My job is to compassionately help you along the path toward feeling better by working with you to identify the sources of difficulty and the things that stand in the way of change, and developing a clear, approachable plan of action. My approach in therapy is based on the evidence of what works, and my understanding that the collaborative and supportive relationship you have with your therapist is a really important agent of change. I have a Psy.D. in Psychology with a specialization in cognitive neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation, and have been a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania since 1989. My background means that I have substantial training and experience in providing empathic and supportive therapy, as well as in clearly identifying underlying causes of difficulty and generating solutions. When not providing therapy, I am a research professor in cognitive neuroscience at Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In addition to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflict, I also specialize in health-related issues and stress, including illness of oneself or family member. By combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with many other different approaches, as needed, in a warm and supportive atmosphere, I can offer clients a number of strategies for success and growth.

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Carol Britt

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

About Me Hi, my name is Carol Britt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. I have been counseling for over 25 years and enjoy working with clients that are courageous enough to seek assistance due to struggles in their lives. My therapeutic style is person centered, that is, helping my clients see changes that they might make in life, or work on issues that are causing pain and need coping skills to bring peace, or clients that just need to vent about everyday situations that are causing them distress and are in need to find heathy ways to cope. Counseling gives you that opportunity to connect with a professional that cares about you and the challenges you are facing. Specialties *Coping with life changes and challenges *Anxiety and stress *Depression *Identifying and dealing with feelings Also experienced in: Enhancing low self esteem, helping with anger management, dealing with grief and life adjustment, marital issues, coping with living alone and caregiving struggles. Licensing: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #PC003949 (Expires 2/28/2023) Be courageous and willing. Let us begin!!

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Shawna Lupori

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Your decision to allow me into your life is a privilege. My first goal as your therapist will be to settle any uncertainties that you might have in trusting me to be a safe person to share your challenges, hopes, and desires for your life with. It is my role to be an unbiased, caring, and reliable professional who will support you in your efforts towards moving forward, healing, and reaching your goals. I am a licensed clinical therapist (LPC) in Pennsylvania and board certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC). I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor though the Pennsylvania Certification Board. I have 20+ years of human services experience working with a diversity of populations including young adults, adults, aging seniors, and persons with mental health and addiction co-occurring diagnoses. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns. My primary expertise is in addiction and mental health. My other areas of counseling competency include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, career challenges, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes. My counseling approach will be catered to your specific individual needs and preferences. Some of my most used therapy approaches include: Christian Counseling, Addictions Counseling/Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. I often use Existential therapy which targets the underlying factors that cause internal conflict within. The thing that I want you to know more than anything else about me is that I am FOR YOU. I am rooting for you to build upon your strengths while you learn to use your weaknesses as steppingstones – leading you to come OUT of your issue(s) and come IN to the NEW YOU - a new way of thinking and a new life!

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Kelly Scheibe Chambers

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW,MSSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Thank you for your interest in my profile. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My passion lies with helping to define those reasons and naturally surface solutions that we will explore together. I specialize in treating anxiety and have extensive experience working with those who suffer from chronic illness and who are grieving due to the loss of a loved one. I promote an especially empathetic and genuine style of therapy and always emphasize a genuine honest and down-to-earth relationship. Starting therapy can be intimidating and down right difficult at times. I am committed to building a safe and trusting working relationship with each and every client. Within this warm and non judgmental environment we will identify what may be preventing you from maximizing your potential and creating a more full-filling life. We can work together to identify your goals, reduce your anxiety and take a practical approach to effective healing.

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Dr. Dan Cane

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of professional work experience in psychotherapy. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, depression, executive functioning, parenting issues, and career development. My core values include respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Therapy will unfold through an open hand approach that offers tools for reaching personal goals. I look forward to working with you as you gain hope, confidence and improved relationships.

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Courtney Alio

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jamie Jeffrey

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issues
3 years of experience

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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Timothy Tobin

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the states of New Hampshire, Utah, and Pennsylvania, with 30 years of professional work experience. I have worked extensively with clients experiencing intense depression, stress and anxiety; addictions and other compulsions; trauma and abuse; intense grief and loss; issues related to meaning and purpose; and experiences that would be categorized as unusual or paranormal. At BetterHelp, I would like to limit my services to working with individuals who have had specific life experiences related to things that may not be easy to process - like anomalous, paranormal, and other unusual experiences. There might be apprehension about sharing these experiences with a health care professional, but I am here to help eliminate that apprehension. These types of experiences (like NDE) can be both powerful and enlightening, but also confusing and disturbing. If you have had these types of experiences, and would like to explore them in a safe space, please consider me. Taking steps to explore, process, and integrate these personal experiences takes courage, but can be very therapeutic and healing. I am here to support you in that process.

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Nickia Lowery

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

I am licensed in Georgia and Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

How to find 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 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 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. 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 Gettysburg 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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:

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?

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 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 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 17325 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 Gettysburg 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 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 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 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?

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.

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