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Rodney Carson

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, my name is Rodney W. Carson and I am a Licence Clinical Social Worker. I have work in the field of counseling and social work for the past 25 years. I am very passionate about helping individuals for I received help when I was struggling in life with drug addiction. I have been in recovery and working a recovery program for the past 25 years. For the last decade, I have worked as a Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Outpatient Therapist for a local community counseling agency. I am co-inventor of a therapeutic medication game/program that has been utilized at different outpatient facilities, hospitals, nursing schools, and prisons throughout the United States and Canada. I enjoy motivating individuals to help themselves in times when they may be at their lowest point in life. It has been very rewarding to see a person get better and their life improve from the help I offer through counseling. At my place of worship, I am on the path to becoming an ordained deacon and have been teaching the adult Sunday School class for the past nine years. One of my favorite scriptures in the bible which helps motivate me is, Philippians: 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me". I am excited to have this opportunity to be of help to you.

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Vanity Ray

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania and Delaware with over 18 years of experience serving in a variety of therapeutic settings including out-patient clinics, residential treatment facilities, schools, hospitals, and in homes. I have experience with children, adolescents, families, couples, individuals living with chronic health conditions and those who have experienced grief & loss. I like to take a Client Centered/Strengths Based approach to therapy. While I prefer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic techniques, I understand that the therapeutic process should be uniquely tailored to the individual and a variety of therapy models may be needed to achieve client success. Choosing a therapist is a big step and it is my objective to build a positive rapport, inspire trust and work with you towards goal achievement.

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Beth Allen

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Beth Allen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Fully Trained EMDR Therapist (seeking EMDR Certification) in Pennsylvania. Congratulations on taking the first step towards making a change in your life! It takes courage to seek to make changes toward a more fulfilling, happier life and it is my honor and privilege to accompany you on your journey toward hope, healing and empowerment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, sensitivity, and individuality, so we will work together to create a plan to address your unique concerns and priorities. Counseling is my passion, and my approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), motivational interviewing, dialectic behavioral therapy, mindfulness, inner child work, person centered, psychoeducation, mind/body connection, and others. With over 19 years of experience in therapy and counseling, and 12 additional years in human service, my work settings include community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment, private practice, crisis hotline, group private practice, physician's office, telehealth, schools, and residential facilities. My experience covers a wide area of concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, guilt & shame, self esteem, stress, trauma, and emotional abuse. If you are ready to begin your journey, I am here to support and help empower you. I so look forward to working with you!

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Cary Truley

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, OCD, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Kathryn Eller

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience working with adolescents, families, and adults with addiction and SMI. I have the most experience in helping clients with family conflicts, specifically 5 years working with the Structural Family Therapy Model as a Family-Based Therapist. 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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Dustin Parsons

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with addictions, as well as a Trauma Professional. 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!

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Victoria Minor

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to my profile! I am licensed professional counselor with 5 years of clinical experience doing group and individual therapy sessions. I hope to use my counseling experience to help individuals on BetterHelp who are struggling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My counseling style is eclectic, meaning that I use interventions from many different therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also have an interest in using creativity in counseling whether that be through writing or other forms of art. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My personality as a therapist has been described as being cheerful, friendly, patient, funny, and supportive. I am also open to feedback from clients as I value honesty and open communication. Receiving feedback from my clients helps me become a better therapist. It takes a lot of bravery to seek help for your concerns so if you’re looking at my profile, you are already taking the next step! One of my favorite quotes by Seneca is “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Whether you have been in therapy before or this is your first experience with counseling, I hope to guide and support you to a life that seems more fulfilling.

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Belinda Twumasi

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! I am Belinda Abena Twumasi, a licensed clinical social work therapist who possesses a diverse skill set and a profound sense of empathy and insight, allowing me to establish authentic and meaningful connections with my clients. I want to first acknowledge that starting therapy can be a significant and challenging step, and I understand the courage it takes to embark on this journey. Rest assured, I am here to provide unwavering support as you navigate your path of self-discovery and healing. Allow me to provide some insight into myself and the motivation driving my profession. Over the course of my career, I have been privileged to support individuals and families of diverse ages through various challenges. My areas of expertise encompass trauma healing, as well as addressing concerns related to depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, parenting conflicts, and navigating life transitions. Moreover, my experience extends to working with mandated or court-ordered clients with complex needs, enriching my understanding of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. One of my core passions lies in transformative work, as I encourage my clients to explore their lived experiences. Through a narrative approach, we delve into the depths to identify behaviors, beliefs, and patterns that may hinder their current progress. My goal is to cultivate confidence and empower clients to embrace renewal and emerge prepared to face the world with newfound strength. My therapeutic style is grounded in cultural humility, recognizing the importance of understanding, and valuing the distinct perspectives and lived experiences that shape each client's narrative. I believe that healing must occur on all levels, and to facilitate transformative growth, I utilize an array of therapeutic techniques tailored to suit your unique needs and desired outcomes. I believe it is my moral obligation as a POC to highlight the importance of fostering a respectful and safe space for minorities to engage in therapeutic vulnerability. In the same spirit, I am deeply committed to cultivating a compassionate space where everyone, feels welcomed and supported without fear of judgment. As a clinician, my dedication lies in providing the highest quality of inclusive care that acknowledges the intersectionality of diverse experiences, including those of marginalized groups. My priority is to affirm each individual's unique identity and honor their rich cultural backgrounds, fostering a sense of pride, purpose, and self-acceptance among all my clients. I eagerly look forward to being a part of your journey, providing unwavering support and guidance as you take steps toward positive change and growth. My office hours are thoughtfully designed to accommodate your busy schedule, available during evenings and weekends. I strive to check my message inbox daily between 3 pm and 4 pm, ensuring prompt follow-up. In Service, Belinda Abena Twumasi, LCSW Licensed Therapist

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Dawn Madden

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 11+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have a ton of experience in the substance use field and trauma related issues. 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 and I am here to be a safe space for you.

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Timothy Tobin

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

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.

How to find counseling in Lilly

Finding the best therapist close by in Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly. 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 Lilly, 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 Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly, elsewhere in Cambria, 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 Lilly area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly 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).

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

Therapists in Lilly, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Lilly 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 Lilly 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?

BetterHelp's verified Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly 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.

Lilly 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 Lilly 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 Lilly 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 15938 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 Lilly 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 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 Lilly.

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 from a therapist. A Lilly 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 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 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 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 Lilly, 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.

Lilly 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 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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