On the banks of the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County, you will find the quaint borough of Middletown, Pennsylvania. The town was founded in 1755 and incorporated in 1828 largely due to the connection of Lancaster to Middletown on the newly constructed Union Canal. It was named because it is halfway between Lancaster and Carlisle.

While Middletown is a wonderful place to live and visit, sometimes we all need an extra hand or just someone who will listen and understand what we are going through. If your life is not as you want it to be or you need a change, talk to one of the Middletown area counselors for advice.

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Noam Dinovitz

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

My philosophy is that therapy is more than just giving you a space to talk; therapy is about getting you results. If you are working through symptoms of depression, lack of motivation, anxiety or self-esteem issues we'll work on getting a good understanding of it, tools to manage it and perspectives to address it. Whether you've been feeling down or simply trying to figure yourself out, progress and relief are your ultimate goal and we're going to work on that together. My focus is on helping you figure out your next step, learn the next tool, or develop the new insight that will help you get to where you’d like to be. I collaborate with you to make sure your goals are being met. You and I will check in with each other often to make sure we are moving in the direction you'd like! I take a Client-Centered approach and utilize the latest advancements in mental health care to treat clients as individuals with unique needs. What that means is that I will meet you where you're at by prompting you with exploratory questions and then also provide you with practical feedback/interventions/techniques to help you facilitate the changes you're looking to make. Bettering yourself can start today!

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Tara Watts

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.S.,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Tara Watts, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience working as a clinician, working with individual, couples and families. I have worked with clients of varying ages with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, OCD and ADHD, this includes people who have histories of trauma. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, person-centered, solution-focused and trauma-informed using cognitive -behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic therapies. I am also committed to continuous education, as I strive to remain consistent with best practices. I strive to meet you where you are and work together to set goals and develop a plan that targets your needs. I tend to focus on what you are experiencing and the impact to your daily life, not on labels or specific diagnosis. I understand how labels can be debilitating, but with the right approach you can experience growth, change and success. I acknowledge your courage in taking the necessary steps to have a more fulfilling and happier life. I am willing and able to assist you as you engage the process of change. I look forward to talking with you soon and joining you in this effort.

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Glenda “Dianne” Brooks

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dianne Brooks, LPC, NCC If you are struggling with something significant in your life finding the right person to help you is very important. Sometimes we just need one other person to validate, hear, and believe in us. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 22 years’ experience engaging with adults around a variety of clinical and non-clinical issues. My counseling style is friendly and interactive and I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I listen intently to clients, help them identify and connect with inner strengths, and assist gathering information to find solutions to challenges. My clients come with a wide range of concerns as they try to cope with life adjustments, anxieties, personal challenges, and career issues. You might not know what you want to do with your life yet and that is understandable. Maybe, you are stuck in a dead-end job, retiring, or thinking about changing careers. I can help you figure out what you want to do next. It takes courage to engage in counseling and taking that first step towards change can lead you to a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready and decide my experience and counseling style is the right match for you, I am here to support you! Specialties • Stress, Anxiety • Self esteem • Grief • Depression • Coping with life changes • ADHD • Career Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Career Assessment, Exploration, & Development Counseling, Life Coaching

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Trista Conway

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed therapist in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings with adults to assist in a wide range concerns to include overcoming traumas, coping and adjusting to change, dealing with stress and difficulties effectively, finding meaning and purpose in life, developing and maintaining a healthy, positive mindset to minimize depression and anxiety, understanding healthy relationships, and learning to feel whole and complete as you are. I am passionate about promoting self-love and acceptance. I enjoy helping others embrace their qualities to appreciate what makes you your own unique self! Since no two people are the same, one single approach is not the right fit for every individual. I have an eclectic, client-centered style. I am experienced in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Humanistic approaches with a focus on Trauma-Informed Care. I am flexible with my approach to therapy to meet your needs and welcome you to be open about what you feel is most compatible for you. I am a compassionate person and maintain a nonjudgmental approach. I consider myself to be a spiritual person that is very open-minded, and am always open to exploring topics related to your own spirituality if requested. Reaching out takes courage, and I commend you for taking that first step! Change can be scary, but I am here to support you and encourage you throughout your process of personal growth. You deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life! Thank you for considering me as your guide through life's journey.

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Angela Marshall

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC, RPT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

Hello, My name is Angela Marshall and I am Licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. In the last five years I have worked with a wide range of issues such as substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, transitional challenges and ADHD. My counseling style is person centered, meeting people where they are to help them attain their goals. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing and rational emotive counseling. I will design your treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. Taking the first step toward change can be very challenging. However, If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!

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Pamela McCloskey

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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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Valentina Hollinger

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience helping people overcome a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and life transitions. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and grow. In therapy, I help my clients to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also teach them coping skills and strategies for managing their anxiety, depression, or day to day stressors. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered. I believe that the best way to help someone is to listen to them and understand their unique needs. I also believe that therapy is a journey, not a destination. It takes time and effort to heal, but it is possible. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or day to day stress, I encourage you to reach out to me. I'm here to help you on your journey to healing.

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Jamie Ott

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

Hello and Welcome! I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 16 years of professional work experience. I am trained and specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, anger, relationship and interpersonal issues, trauma and abuse, life changes, grief/loss, infertility issues, emotion dysregulation & depression/mood issues. I also offer Christian counseling if requested. 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 to help guide you on your journey. I'll meet you where you're at and we'll work together to meet your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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George Dalzell

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, self esteem and confidence, lgbtq+ related issues and relationship issues. 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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Jasmine DeBeary

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Pennsylvania. I have worked for over 14 years in the behavioral and mental health field; in settings such as hospitals, daycares, schools, and outpatient mental health facilities. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma. My approach to therapy is an integration of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, and narrative. The evidence-based treatment modalities utilized are determined by my client's individual needs and personal goals. I appreciate research and utilize only evidence-based treatment modalities that have proven to be effective for many who are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, and having difficulty on their life journey following a loss. Sometimes life's daily demands can become a bit too much. As a result, one may feel overwhelmed, defeated, and the stress may begin to negatively impact relationships, job performance, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. If you can relate to this in any way, be encouraged to know that you certainly are not alone. I am here and I am here to help.

How to find counseling in Middletown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown, 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 17057 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown, 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.

Middletown 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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