History is something that has the potential to be very inspiring. When you have a history of depression issues, then history can be something that ties you down to a negative past. You want to be able to get through the bad things in your life so that you can enjoy a brighter future. It is important to look for help so that you do not have to face these problems alone.

You are never alone when you can count on Kennett Square-area online counselors. Counselors like this understand how to help people get through troubling problems. They can help you to work through your depression issues over time and will offer you helpful coping methods. Simply having an ally that you can count on consistently will make a great difference in your life. These counselors are always there at any time, so reach out if you are having trouble with depression issues today.

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Erica Holtz

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
16 years of experience

Welcome! It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek therapy , you should feel proud of yourself for taking the first step in reaching out. My name is Erica Holtz, M.A., LMFT and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also have a Certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University. I graduated from La Salle University in 2007 after a year long internship at a family therapy agency in Philadelphia, where I continue to assist in training other therapists and interns. I also am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, which means the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy required me to do an extensive training program to be able to supervise therapists who want to be licensed to practice marriage and family therapy. My therapeutic approach is based in Systems Theory, which is the basis for couples and family therapy. Systems theory differs from purely individual therapy models in that all affected parties are included in therapy, whether they are present in the sessions or not. This means there is a focus on the family relationships you had as a child and how they have affected current relationship issues. It focuses on patterns of behavior between people, and what is happening between people that maintains the problems. The first choice is to Include all parties affected in the problem (s) because it helps enhance the quality of relationships and create positive lasting changes often at a more rapid pace. However, I have done systemic work with individuals with great progress. My goal is to help individuals, families and couples who are struggling with painful emotions, distressing relationship problems and who feel “stuck”, confused or frustrated with their current life situation. I specialize in couples therapy, working with various types of families and working with individuals with trauma histories. I also work well with families who have a member with Autism. My therapeutic style is adaptable as well as empathetic . I often use humor and authenticity in my approach with clients, which allows the therapeutic relationship to grow and evolve by creating emotional safety from a "real" person. I have also been a client before, so I know what it is like to enter the therapy room feeling anxious, unsure, and vulnerable. I look forward to working with you and creating lasting change and growth!

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Lourna Charles

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

My name is Lourna Charles. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for various challenges. I appreciate the courage you displayed in seeking professional help. Many have endured these challenges in silence. This journey ahead may be challenging. It is my hope that I can assist you with finding peace, strength, and to develop appropriate strategies to cope and overcome life’s challenges. Through your therapeutic journey, I hope to empower and motivate you to make the necessary changes that would promote personal growth. This may involve discovering a different path, building skills to manage obstacles or working to eliminate obstacles altogether. My role also consists of helping you find courage, inspiration, and simply being present with you as you face and navigate through life’s challenging moments. My style of therapy involves providing a welcoming, warm, and encouraging environment. The two theoretical approaches that influence my style of therapy are Cognitive and Humanistic perspectives. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. My approach to therapy is to meet people where they are. As your therapist, I would guide you in navigating your challenges and provide the appropriate support to help you reach your goals. Sharing personal problems with a stranger can be difficult. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic environment for you to discuss sensitive issues with assurance of confidentiality and emotional support. I believe that each significant event in one’s life impacts them in a unique way which creates resiliency. I hope to create a therapeutic setting where you feel safe to be open and honest with yourself about what you need and desire out of life. I am excited about the opportunity to assist you in identifying your strengths and natural supports to improve your overall happiness.

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Ann Burris

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
35 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. For over 35 years I have worked in a variety of settings including colleges in New York and Pennsylvania, and a psychiatric hospital. I have worked with a wide variety of clients during my career. I work with clients with the following concerns: grief/bereavement, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, trauma, and relationships. My approach to counseling is helping clients discover their own resilience and grit. My counseling style is interactive. I meet and accept clients where they are and help them move to where they want to be. I focus a lot on self-care and mindfulness. Taking care of yourself first allows you the opportunity to be the best you can be. I look forward to being part of your journey. One of my personal heroes is Eleanor Roosevelt who said "All of life is a constant education"

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Lisa Eckert

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with about 15 years experience working as an individual and family therapist in a variety of behavioral health settings. I am certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and have extensive training in Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. I have worked with individuals and families with a wide variety of concerns, needs, and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, relationship issues, boundaries, family of origin issues, etc. I have a warm and open approach to working with individuals, and strive to develop a partnership that fosters and promotes safety, autonomy, and openness. My approach is mostly cognitive-behavioral, along with being solution-focused, trauma-informed, and centered on the holistic individual. I will draw on strengths to set the foundation of assisting each individual to reach their objectives and live life to their fullest potential. I will be honored to take part in this journey with you, and realize that it is not easy to reach out for help. I look forward to working with you!

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Eric Tillman

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

You may be feeling anxious, sad, depressed, overwhelmed, misunderstood, and lonely right now. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, and I applaud you for reaching out. I am passionate about bringing healing to those who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to individuals dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, panic disorder, life transitions, etc. I will provide a thorough assessment to aid in identifying specific concerns and will modify my therapeutic approaches to match your individualized needs. My approach is direct, and client focused. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and have also been trained in a range of other modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, & Solution Focused Therapy. It is my goal to help you develop strategies and skills that will directly affect the way that you relate to the world around you. Together, we can increase empowerment and self-compassion to help you live a more fulfilling life.

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Danielle Hagerich

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Lora Casteline

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lora Casteline. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania with 20+ years of professional work experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with individuals who are coping with grief and loss. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Misty Clements

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sabrina Hailey

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, mental health, behavioral health & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jessica Lonzi-McVay

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. *I am only able to accommodate chat sessions at this time*

How to find counseling in Kennett Square

Finding the best therapist close by in Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square. 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 Kennett Square, 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square, elsewhere in Chester, 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 Kennett Square area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square, 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 19348 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square, 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.

Kennett Square has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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