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Caralee Crary

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed., MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I believe that a person moves in and out of their various life stages with the desire to learn and sometimes re-learn life lessons. I work with clients to enhance self-awareness, insight, and skill sets for managing life. Our therapeutic experience will be a joint effort in reaching your goals! I work with adult couples struggling in their relationships, communication, and living styles over all stages of life. I work with children and teens in their social, emotional, educational, and family systems. I see adults attempting to clarify and reach life goals involving education, work, independence, esteem, and healthy relationships. My formal training is in psycho-dynamic therapy and object relations but I also received a specialized cognitive-behavioral training through The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Colorado. I have developed a combination of being able to work with and understand behaviors and thoughts, but also deeper set feelings and patterns. I have an intuitive combination of understanding how people learn and feel, to empower them to identify the direction in which they need to go. I am extremely collaborative and offer useful feedback while respecting the growth and change process. I offer an extremely nonjudgmental and safe environment with which to explore those areas people often cannot. Part of the reason I became a therapist was because after having experienced many major life events both as a child and an adult, it empowered me to understand, empathize, and guide others in their psychological growth. I genuinely look forward to working with clients and bearing witness to their story. I am married and have two children. I enjoy reading, gardening, music, yoga/walking, nature, and films. Thank you! Caralee Crary, MEd, MA, NCP, LPC

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Katelyn Elliott

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! Here is a bit about me and how I can join you on your counseling journey: I have a master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012), am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, and a National Certified Counselor. My experience lies in working with individuals with substance use issues, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, stress management, identity issues, and LGBTQ concerns. My approach to counseling is humanistic with a foundation in Existential Therapy. I view the client as their own expert and seek to build a collaborative counseling relationship that will aid in the process of connecting to a meaningful life. I believe that this can be accomplished by exploring personal experience, how we exist in the world, and the meaning we find/create in our lives. It is my belief that the healing is in the lessons that we can discover through the counseling process. It is my goal to be present with the client and to offer a nonjudgmental, understanding atmosphere. In my practice I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to explore client needs. Some of these approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Mindfulness. Through the use of these approaches the client is able to learn to cope more effectively with the conditions of the human experience with a sense of meaning and purpose. Our lives are like a tapestry, with experiences being woven together to create an image. We need the contrast of the light and dark to depict our story. We may not be able to see the beauty or understand the meaning until we take a step back, with another set of eyes, and see our story from a place of compassion. It is then that we can appreciate, and even love, our fate.

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Dr. Heesoo "Karina" Kim

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD,LCSW,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
24 years of experience

Such a pleasure to meet you. I am happy you want to work on goals to change your life. I value change, hope, optimism, compassion, positivity, gratitude, mindfulness, and learning from those who have overcome multiple barriers but have still followed their dreams. I also value being kind to people and animals. I appreciate that life is precious and we need to live in the moment and treasure it and the people and animals we love. Psychotherapy Specializations include: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, phobias, sexual abuse/sexual assault, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), traumatic brain injury, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, social communication issues, relationships (friendships, love, family, etc), fertility issues, adoption, LGBTQ, work stress, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, couples counseling, substance use disorders, and working with children and adolescents. I believe that a therapist who has a diverse range of work experience can help clients on a deeper level. Thus, I have gained other experiences across various states (besides providing psychotherapy for 23 years for individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds), including administration and management, directing clinics, implementing and auditing compliance measures, authorizing inpatient detoxification for substance use disorders and acute inpatient mental health admission in managed care settings, public health administration, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, teaching since 2004 at the graduate school level, research, training, developing programs, writing and implementing policies, community outreach, and in-home therapy services. Counseling Techniques: Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Affect Regulation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that weekly live sessions are most effective in helping people. I look forward to getting you to where you want to go as quickly as possible.

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Dr. Charlotte Phillips

Offering therapy in PA
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

Our thoughts and behaviors are dynamically influential of one another. As inherently good beings, changing the way we think and/or behave will ultimately change how we perceive and experience our worlds. Our lives are a collection of individual experiences that shape how we learn to respond to our environments. Each of us comes equipped with many gifts that make life wonderful as well as many challenges that often hinder our ability to live fully enriched lives. My life’s work has been geared towards addressing the truly challenging psychological phenomena that often times disrupt our minds, bodies, and spirits, leaving us unsure of how to change. I have served in a number of professional capacities as a neuroscience researcher, addiction & family therapist, administrator, grant writer, program manager, and professor of both undergraduate and graduate studies. My theoretical approach is founded in a convergence of Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Humanistic Theory, and Pyschodynamic Theory. With specializations in addiction, grief, and trauma, and a background in neuroscience, I can help guide you and your family on your journey(s) to health, healing, and growth, if only you will accept the challenge to do the work necessary. Dr. CP

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Jan Horner

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I believe that an authentic, caring, and strong connection between therapist and client is essential to facilitate meaningful change and it is an honor to be invited to participate in another person’s transformational journey. My role as a therapist is to not only help clients heal the inevitable relational wounds, but also to help them cultivate the resilience to live life with courage, compassion, and clarity. I seek to help clients find the changes they seek by responding to the needs and challenges that emerge during our work together. As a therapist, I strive to build a healing relationship that fosters trust and growth. I will listen and respond as a non-judgmental witness trying to understand how all the parts of your experience affect movement toward your desired goals.

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Stephanie Knauer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have 4 years of clinical experience. In 2016 I graduated from Shippensburg University with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then continued at Shippensburg to receive my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduating in 2018. I have worked in several treatment settings with different populations to include inpatient behavior health treatment with teens and adults in a psychiatric inpatient setting and inpatient and outpatient substance abuse counseling. While using a variety of therapeutic techniques, I tend to gravitate towards Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused techniques when working with her clients. I also enjoy utilizing holistic approaches to health and wellness and has a unique interest in helping athletes with performance anxiety.

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Darin Hudson

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have over 5 years of experience providing counseling to clients who struggle with substance use, depression, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, anger management and mental health disorders. My knowledge base includes several years of training in trauma-informed care, crisis management, and mental health first-aid. My most commonly used therapy techniques include CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered approaches. At my core, I am a teacher, motivator, and relator. My approach to counseling is to honor, respect, and serve my clients by maintaining an environment that makes them feel heard, and valued . I believe that confronting our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors can be challenging. My philosophy is that self-improvement is DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE! I applaud for starting your journey toward meeting the BEST YOU! If you choose to journey with me, I look forward to serving you!

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Laura Hank

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 14 years of experience in various settings, including school, telehealth, and community-based outpatient mental health helping adults, adolescents, and families navigate life’s challenges. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for clients to share their feelings as they take their first step toward better emotional awareness and mental well-being. I have have expertise in treating a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life changes. I want to help clients develop the skills and insights they need to achieve their goals by using evidence-based approaches such as person-centered, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness-based strategies. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am dedicated to helping clients achieve their full potential by taking the step toward a happier, healthier life.

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Alyssa Zelsnack

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
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, coping with addictions, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Meagan Moore

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

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

How to find counseling in Mohnton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton, 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 19540 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton 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 Mohnton, 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.

Mohnton 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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