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Dr. Marsha Chase

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience working in family homes, residential setting, school setting, and outpatient settings. Clients have reached out to me for a wide range of reasons including depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, personality disorders, relationship concerns, parenting struggles, and personality characteristics. I have specialized in working with clients who struggle with attachment disruptions and trauma and abuse. My counseling style is caring and interactive. I believe that a therapist should be able to empathize, be genuine, and treats clients with unconditional positive regard. Every client is unique and should be treated as such. I will work to get to know you personally to develop the most personalized plan for you combining a humanistic, personal centered, cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach. My goal is to help you work through whatever challenges you may be faced with while helping you to develop skills to manage other difficulties as they arise. I want to be able to give you a time and a place to feel safe and secure exploring those challenges so you can identify what it is you need and how you can meet those needs. I work with you so that you can feel better about yourself and where you are in life. It takes courage to accept there are challenges and it takes motivation to begin to explore and process those challenges and struggles. When you are ready to begin the journey in your life, I will be ready to walk that journey with you. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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Melissa Ray

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Melissa. I am a liscensed clinical social worker I look forward to beginning work with you to improve your overall mental health! I graduated from Edinboro University in 2017 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I obtained my LCSW in 2020. Since becoming a social worker in 2013, I have gained some professional experience working in child welfare, hospital social work, community mental health, school-based therapy and residential treatment, as well as personal experience with foster care and adoption. I can provide an array of treatment modalities, such as: CBT, DBT, and ACT. I am also certifited in Trauma Focused-CBT and I always provide trauma informed care. I look forward to helping you work through your depression, anxiety, trauma and/or any other challenges you are facing that take away from you living your best possible life. I can't wait to meet you!

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Laura Dubrow

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hi there, and welcome! First things first: Pat yourself on the back for taking a significant step just by coming to this website. My name is Laurie Dubrow, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. For nearly 20 years, I've worked at schools, in private and group practices and at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, PA (where I spent almost 12 months on a special project involving teenagers and young adults with serious health concerns). The issues that have brought people to my offices have included: anxiety, ADHD, anger that doesn't diminish or can't be easily contained, depression, division in the family, deceit, divorce, feelings of not measuring up, a friendship or relationship gone awry, jealousy, one's ; unreciprocated love, marital woes, money problems. Other issues include: cheating, problems with parents, siblings or kids; emotional or physical abuse; and trauma. A graduate of Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research, I come with a hefty toolbox that includes such interventions and therapies as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, solution-focused or emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy. But enough about me. What's going on with you, and how can I help?

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Melissa McMahon

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
23 years of experience

Hello. I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 23 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings with children, teens, and adults to manage a number of concerns including; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family and relationship issues, attention and concentration (ADHD) and overcoming traumas. I have been blessed with a very rewarding career that I truly enjoy and continue to grow and educate myself so that I may better help others. Over the years I have learned everyone is capable of change and personal growth if given the support needed to identify their individual strengths and abilities. I also believe that each person is unique and deserves a therapy style/type that best fits their situation and goals. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and The Humanistic Approach though I am very flexible so that I can tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I am a very compassionate and non-judgmental person and have been told many times that I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I will always welcome your feedback and hope you will be open about what is most comfortable for you. Asking for help truly takes courage and I am so glad you have taken this first step! Change can be scary and I know this isn't an easy process, but I will be there to support and encourage you through your journey of personal growth.

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Kathryn Eller

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

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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Mimon Mamane

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & 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!

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Sharon Presta

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience

Greetings, amazing clients! I bring to the table an unwavering commitment as an LPC, holding dual licenses in Pennsylvania and Delaware, coupled with a rich background in counseling. My passion lies in the empowerment of adults, the cultivation of self-awareness, and the delivery of pragmatic coping strategies. As a skilled therapist, I use an eclectic approach with a focus on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Through collaborative and goal-oriented conversations, I help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, fostering a more rational and balanced mindset. My approach incorporates clients' strengths to assist them in making lasting, positive changes. Brace yourself for an enthusiastic, client-centered journey towards enhancing your personal growth and overall well-being.

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Todd Bowser

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting 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.

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Emily Standridge

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Paige Fitzmaurice

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Mechanicsburg

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg, 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 17055 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg 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 Mechanicsburg, 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.

Mechanicsburg 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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