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Patrick Smith

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
15 years of experience as a therapist

In my 16 years of experience as a therapist, I have discovered that each of us has problems that at times become overwhelming. Many of us know that we are capable, but there are times when each of us find ourselves struggling to cope with certain issues. My counseling approach acknowledges this similarity in all of us. My approach to counseling embraces the reality that all of us will both need and offer help as we journey through life. More importantly, I embrace the value that my clients place upon the issues they present to me. From my perspective, any issue that you feel will improve your well being deserves the benefit of therapy to help you get there. In my practice, I take a non-directive, practical approach to helping. I acknowledge your strengths and embrace you as your own greatest resource. I recognize that each of us experience our distress in our own way. My approach involves listening to you. I believe that therapy is a place for growth and new perspectives. My clients have come to me for many reasons, but much of the time it is because although help is needed, they don't want to be a burden on friends or worry family members that might otherwise be supports. My approach involves exploring your difficult experiences, processing emotions, and building strategies to help you cope with life's challenges.

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Katherine Beck

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed, LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, My name is Katherine Beck and I am licensed counselor who has been working in the helping field for over twenty years. I have worked with a range of different people, from children and adolescents, people struggling with end of life issues, and many others in between. I am skilled at helping others navigate through difficult times and strive to instill hope in all of the people I work with. I genuinely believe that things can get better and that you can feel better than you do right now! I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, dually diagnosed individuals (MH/IDD), ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety/depression, anger management, behavioral issues, and helping through difficult transitional stages. I am trained in the Sanctuary (trauma-informed care) model and use these principles in my every day work to help people navigate through traumatic experiences. I have experience working with parents and families of children to determine underlying causes of behavior and to provide support for caregivers. I practice using a best fit method, or finding what works best for every individual, and will work together with you to find creative solutions. You have already made the first step in your recovery by seeking help, which is often the most difficult part. I look forward to working with you! -Katherine

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Nicole Baker

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,BCBA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
32 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania; I believe that there are solutions within us, and sometimes a guide is needed to unearth them. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Mansfield University in 1992 and became a Board Certified in Music Therapy within the same year. In 1997 I completed a Masters of Arts with a concentration in Music Psychotherapy from Temple University. Seeking to find a balance between the arts and science, I returned to school for a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis through Penn State’s Worldwide Campus (2008) and a year later became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. My therapeutic approach is rooted in expressive arts techniques with the guiding principles of trauma-informed care. I use specific therapy interventions, including the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, the Mandala MARI Art technique, Positive Psychology, and Attachment-Based therapies. These techniques are woven together in a creative tapestry for individual growth and wellness. My areas of interest include: 1) Performance Anxiety; 2) Depression; 3) Sleep Disturbance; 4) Parent-Child Relational Problems; 5) Stress Management; 6) Compassion Fatigue; and 7) Vicarious Trauma

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Vicki Mansure

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,Ed.S,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, my name is Vicki and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. It takes courage to seek therapy and difficult to find a therapist you connect with. I believe in creating a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I have over 20 years of counseling experience and it is an honor to have people put their trust in me. As a counselor, I employ cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive restructuring/reframing, and help you identify and address coping styles that are no longer effective for you, however, I tailor therapy to your needs. Together we will examine your core beliefs, dysfunctional assumptions, and your negative automatic thoughts,. We will work on replacing them. Although I am the counselor, our relationship is collaborative and we will work together to effectively define problems, set goals, and develop skills to manage these problems. I want to assure you that I am here to listen to you and help you gain insight.

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Victoria Seltzer

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, Anxiety
5 years of experience as a therapist

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has over six years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and she works with clients to help them identify how their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact. She works with clients in a person-centered approach that focuses on client’s strengths and experience. Victoria offers kind and supportive guidance to help clients identify and work towards therapeutic goals.

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Catherine Sechrist

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
9 years of experience as a therapist

I believe that every individual is unique and therefore not one approach works for everyone. With nearly ten years of experience as a therapist, I utilize a range of therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of the client. I focus on a strength based approach to build rapport and together I co-journey with the client on their way to fulfilling their potential. I specialize with stress, anxiety as well as grief and life changes. I have experience in working with teens who struggle with bullying, body image, and anxiety.

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Katherine Bennett

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

With 25 years of experience both counseling and supervising counselors, I have the knowledge and dedication needed to make a positive impact in your life. I believe that you have a compass within that can help you to self-direct and move out of any current and future strife. You can find your center, your own wisdom, and get unstuck! Let's work on it together. My style of counseling is warm, informal, compassionate and collaborative. I'm here to help you find your own answers and make the needed plans to create movement and change in your life. It would be an honor and privilege to participate in your healing journey.

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Danny Varughese

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hi there, my name is Danny Varughese and I'm a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, career difficulties, & depression, and more. Along with being a therapist, I'm also a singer-songwriter musician with 2 albums out there and frequently put on live shows. My creativity and art can often find itself integrated into my therapeutic style. I'm a passionate researcher of the brain and am fascinated with the concept of neuroplasticity - which is the idea that the brain is constantly evolving and changing over time through the repetition of patterns. This concept informs my work, as I believe that there's no pattern that can't be strengthened or weakened, and therefore you always have the power to create a shift in your life. I was certified in trauma focused Cognitive behavioral therapy, and have extensive experience working with all age groups and the wide majority of diagnoses. I have also handcrafted visualization techniques and coping skills that don't exist elsewhere, and I love sharing them with clients when they feel resonant. When our journey begins, I bring the a high standard of care, passion, and determination to the table.

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Tina Rowan

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & anger management. 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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Amanda Braun

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Linesville

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

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

Linesville 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 Linesville 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 Linesville 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 16424 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 Linesville 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 Linesville.

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 Linesville 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 Linesville, 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.

Linesville 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.

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