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Robin Witt

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

I am a licensed professional counselor with ten years of experience. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship troubles, parenting support, and grief. I have also helped numerous clients struggling with addictions to substances and/or gambling. Treating the loved ones of a person suffering from addiction is one of my strengths. My counseling style is warm and inviting. Our sessions will be a safe space for you to open up about your thoughts and feelings. I will never pass judgement or criticize. My counseling approach is holistic with a basis in cognitive behavioral therapy. I also integrate other modalities to meet the needs of each individual client. Seeking counseling is a good first step in improving your life physically, mentally, and emotionally. It would be a privilege to support you on your journey.

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Deborah Gershanok

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD, LCSW, MPH
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings. As a psychotherapist who has been working on emotional growth both personally and professionally, I share useful approaches for resilience and recovery from wounds, chronic conflict, and secrets. I honor the diverse expressions of all sentient beings. Psychotherapy with me involves mindful insight and experiential action. The client's reality is gradually shared as well as wants, needs and feelings are expressed. No one is truly lost while in therapy. Attitudes of curiosity and humility leads to an awareness expansion and a move away from snap interpretation and judgement toward empathy to self and other-directed compassion. I offer 30-45 minute afternoon sessions for adults ages 21 and older specializing in adult life stage concerns. Brief and long term psychotherapy offered. Limitations to my psychotherapy practice are: child, teen, couples and/or family counseling; domestic violence situations; eating disorders; substance abuse treatment; process addictions; custody battles; any other lawsuit and court related concerns; acute a/o severe mental illness that would preclude rational processing; and disability, FMLA, fitness for duty or related issues. Please also note that crisis intervention within this virtual platform is not appropriate and clients will be referred to their local crisis services. If you may be comfortable with my approach, I recommend scheduling an initial assessment so we each can feel if I can be a supportive person for your concerns. Deborah

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Anna Ruggirello

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CGC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Anna M. Ruggirello LPC CGC Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor and certified grief counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked in a variety of settings helping my patients, and I put my clients first! I believe in providing passionate care. I am warm and compassionate. I am here to encourage you if you are facing a depressive chapter in your life. I will encourage you and treat you with care and concern. Respect is important to me, and I will make certain you are treated warmly. I will provide the attention and time you deserve! If you are facing anxiety, depression and relationship conflict, I can help. I can help you navigate anxious feelings to promote a sense of peace and confidence. I can help by teaching you mindfulness skills and focusing on what you need to do next. I promote finding meaning or trying to make sense of changes. I believe I can help you grow in a positive manner. I cheer and encourage all of my clients to reach their best! I am also able to help with communication issues with family. I support a holistic approach as well as the traditional approach. We will together design a treatment to match your needs. Talking to someone about issues you are facing can be scary and intimidating. I will treat you as a unique sensitive person, and I will keep your narrative and journey confidential. It takes courage and strength to reach out; I am here to help! I will dedicate our time to be meaningful and helpful. Please note I provide a supportive type of counseling, and that should You need a diagnosis or paperwork for reimbursement to insurance company , you need to seek service elsewhere. Specialties Solution Focused Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Grief and Loss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Reality Focused Therapy Years of Experience 16 Services Offered Messaging, Live Chat, Phone and Video

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Kimeesha Reed-Walker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): Kimeesha K. Reed-Walker
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with over 13 years of experience providing supports to individuals dealing with behavioral and mental health diagnoses, substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, co-occurring, suicide, and life stressors. My therapeutic styles are person-centered, nurturing, warm, supportive, compassionate and interactive. I believe that unconditional positive regard, empathy, and being authentic are key elements to building rapport and a therapeutic alliance. I understand that it can be a difficult to ask for help so it's' important for me to provide a safe space for individuals to ensure they are being heard and understood. I use evidenced based therapies including cognitive and behavior therapies, talk therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, trauma-informed, skills training, and an integration of therapeutic techniques and interventions. With trust and collaboration, clients will learn how to make meaningful change towards wellness.

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Phyllis Hartman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have worked with people of all ages since 1981. I went to graduate school, earned an MSW in 1999, and have an advanced clinical license in PA (LCSW). I view therapy as intensive individual teaching to resolve issues that get in the way of moving toward the best person an individual can be. My faith, surrounding myself with family and friends and finding joy in helping others are things that sustain me which keep me in a positive frame of mind.

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Sarah Duett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I specialize in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma as well as prenatal/postpartum concerns. 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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Susan Sciarratta

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 9 years of professional counseling experience. In my prior career, I was a professional engineer for 20 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Daniel Quinn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist with many years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Using solution-focused methods, I work with my clients so they achieve their desired goals.

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Rachel Phelps

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Karon Hicks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
LGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Laurel Mountain Park

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park, elsewhere in Westmoreland, 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Laurel Mountain Park, 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Laurel Mountain Park 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.

Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 15658 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 Laurel Mountain Park counselor?

Before seeing your Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park.

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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park 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 Laurel Mountain Park, 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.

Laurel Mountain Park 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.

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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