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Bradley Jump

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have provided professional counseling for over 7 years to those struggling with mental health, substance abuse, couples and family issues and many other concerns. My approach is to meet you where you are, providing a supportive atmosphere and listening hear to understand your concerns and work together to come up with solutions. I use a number of therapy approaches to best suit your individual needs. My goal as a counselor is to assist you in developing skills you need to get "unstuck" in your life or relationship, and get back to being your best (or finding out what that is!). I admire you for taking these first steps to reach out. Half of the challenge is out of the way and now you have someone by your side!

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Constance Moody

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am a licensed professional counselor with approximately 20 years of experience. I enjoy working with many different populations and believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. Much of my experience is in the field of addiction (drugs, alcohol, food, and work), but I also have extensive experience with mood disorders and personality disorders. My preferred approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) because it is highly effective. I also have some experience with dialectical behavior therapy, which I think provides the best type of group experience. In CBT we learn how our belief system is a lens through which we see everything in life. The lens affects how we feel about things and our behaviors. By becoming aware of this lens, we become able to change it, which can lead to dramatic changes in our lives. The best thing about these therapies is that you will learn how to use them on your own so they become a lifelong skill that can really improve the quality of your life.

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Theresa Connelly

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

Hello and Welcome! Life can bring a lot of challenges and it can be difficult to reach out for extra support, I am so glad that you have taken the first step and are considering supportive therapy. My name is Theresa Connelly and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania, I also am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and have training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). I am a strong believer that with the right level of support anyone can feel empowered to face what life is placing in front of them, sometimes we just need a friendly face to help walk through the more difficult times. I have been practicing in the social work field for 10 years; four of those years have been with my clinical license. My experience includes working with individuals and their families in various settings including inpatient psychiatric, mobile crisis, and most recently hospice. A large portion of my working history is helping patients and families deal with end of life issues and grief; however, I also have a special interest in helping individuals who are dealing with anxiety and depression. I believe in a client-centered approach to counseling, meaning that I want to do my best to understand what life looks like from your point of view. Offering an empathetic and non-judgmental atmosphere is important, I am here to listen and help not judge.

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Karly Pulcinella

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor and certified school counselor with over 9 years of experience working in schools and providing professional development and coaching to young adults. As a therapist, I have over 4 years of experience working with child/adult populations with a wide range of challenges and diagnoses. I identify as a counselor, a coach and a consultant. My goal is to provide my clients with an approach that best fits their needs. Therapy is personal and individualized- there's no one size fits all approach. Therefore, you can expect a modality that seeks to match what you are looking for. My primary modality is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I believe that self-awareness, self-compassion and ultimately, acceptance, are the catalysts for change. I believe in recognizing the daily "small wins" and working toward the "big" ones. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief & loss, career issues, or simply struggling and don't even know what you need, I am here to partner with you in the process. We will work to identify and meet your goals through a strong therapeutic alliance, transparency and support. I look forward to collaborating with you!

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Christine Fallon

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

Hello I am Christine. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have obtained my Masters In Social Work from Marywood University in 2007. I have a bachelors in psychology from Bloomsburg University. I have worked with adolescents, families, and individuals who struggle with trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, depression, delusional beliefs, irrational beliefs, anger management concerns, and self-harm concerns. I use many approaches in therapy, depending on the individual. I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Based Therapy, Grief Counseling and Anger Management Therapy. I believe in meeting an individual where they are with no judgement and improve on what he, she, they, or them wants to work towards. I believe in challenging your beliefs to help you obtain your goals of a healthier you!

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Richard LaDuke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 30 years of experience in a high school setting. I have worked with young adults of differing backgrounds with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, and relationship, parenting, and family issues. My counseling style is client-centered. I try to be an active empathetic listener and refrain from offering quick solutions or advice. I strive to provide a safe, confidential, and calm environment. I enjoy interacting with family and friends, reading and sports. I look forward to meeting with you!

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Jamitia Wilson-Knight

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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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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Vanessa Britton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking this step and looking for a therapist. You're on the right track! I have known since middle school that helping others was the job for me. In one context or another I have been in the counseling field for 15 years, from settings such as prisons, to drug and alcohol centers, in home therapy, counseling in public schools and the community office setting. My number one priority is the client. If you are questioning taking the step to call or email, I encourage you to do so! My hope is together we can explore issues and learn techniques to make your present and future the best you that you can be. My experience includes working with children, teens and adults to address concerns with depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital counseling and much much more. 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. I will accommodate you in any way that I can, I offer daytime, evening and some Saturday appointments! I look forward to hearing from you!

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Jason Adkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi. How are you? Really, how are you? How is your health? Do you feel mentally and emotionally healthy? If you or someone you know is having a hard time with navigating relationships, managing depressed moods, fighting anxiety, overcoming loss, or if you are haunted by trauma from your past then we need to talk. More importantly, I will listen. As a trained and licensed psychotherapist, I am equipped to support you through your challenges and come out with tools and strategies to make a real difference in your life. You deserve a better life, a healthy one. I would love to partner with you to get there.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Jefferson

Finding the best therapist close by in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson. 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 Jefferson, 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Jefferson 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 Jefferson, elsewhere in York, 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson?

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

Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 17311 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 Jefferson counselor?

Before seeing your Jefferson 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 Jefferson.

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson, 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.

Jefferson 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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