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Mary Alice Emert

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work also at University of Pittsburgh. While there I earned a certificate in Child Welfare. My experience is in individual, couples and family counseling. I have owned my own private practice for nearly 20 years in which I have been successful in helping people sort out some of their unique life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, parenting issues and many others. I believe in treating my clients with genuine care, compassion and respect. I do this utilizing a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, insight oriented therapy, structural therapy and others. While the details of your unique situation may be different than others, I assure you I will do my very best to help you find comfort and peace in your life situation. While it is a difficult decision to reach out for help, that is the biggest step toward attaining your treatment goals. Having taken that step we can begin to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. We will begin that relationship by building trust in the fact that our work together will be completely confidential and professional as well as competent. My compassion for others, my professional experience and life experience has provided me with the tools necessary to help meet your expectations. I do look forward to working with you.

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Tom Post

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I love what I do, and I know why I do it. Since 2007 my focus has been coming along side of people and assisting them with challenges they face in life to become the most authentic and genuine person they were meant to be. In my own journey I've come to accept and appreciate the gifts I've been given, even if they're seemingly unrelated. I love my work as a therapist and I will always be passionate about performing music. How the two coexist within me is the journey I'm on. My focus has been in becoming a better therapist each day ... but I also know I'll never stop playing guitar and performing music, it's part of who I am. I have been singing and playing guitar forever. I have worked with a variety of people, with a variety of personal struggles, and a variety of ages. I am very passionate about understanding and helping people with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, distressful emotions, and broken relationships. I believe that we all have inherent value, and I strive to truly understand my clients and give all of them the respect and honesty they deserve.

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Michael Abell

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hello and welcome. I am an Ordained Minister (Rev), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Pennsylvania. My background is in pastoral ministry (since January 2001). My wife and I have been married since June of 2000 and we have five children ranging in ages from 11 to 17. Over the past 23 years I have spent a lot of time in counseling with individuals, couples, and families helping them to overcome their struggles (Parenting, premarital and marital issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, gambling and substance abuse and addiction, legal issues, religious issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, and many others). I desired to be better equipped to help, so I went back to get my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy which I completed in December of 2017. I was glad to be able to bring my real world experience to the classroom and I found that I was already putting into practice a lot of what I was studying. Over the years I have worked with clients from all walks of life. I've had clients from all faiths (and no faith) backgrounds, straight and LBGTQIA, children, teens, adults, parents, grandparents, and people in Hospice and their families. I believe that you are the expert of your life. I will help you find ways to utilize your strength to overcome your struggles and move you from your current situation to where you want to be. I will be your supporter, your cheerleader, your encourager, and your teammate. I believe that real change can start in the therapy session, but you make the change happen outside of session and in the real world. You can do it, you can achieve your goals. I'm looking forward to helping you do so.

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Quinette Williams

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

You did it! You took the first step on your journey toward change. You may have been fearful, didn't know what to expect, but you did it anyway. I'm a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with experience treating depression, anxiety, social phobia, and OCD, hair pulling and skin picking. My training includes ACT, behavior activation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ERP therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Therapy is a safe place for you to open up without judgement. It also includes honesty, work, and commitment. My role is to help you identify your strengths, ask questions to increase your insight, teach you effective coping skills, and provide support as you change unhealthy patterns. I am committed to walking with you on this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Alicia Emmanuel

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Alicia Emmanuel and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the field since 2008, while also pursuing other certifications. My mental health background ranges from working with children, adolescence, mental health, adults, couples, grief and loss. I have been working with adults more for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach is person centered. I am a proponent CBT/DBT; however, I use multiple therapy approaches. I believe my clients lead me to the best therapeutic style or combination of styles for them. I am passionate in helping individuals, regarding the struggles with trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. My goal is to go through the journey of healing together, assisting with the support, listening ear and appropriate follow ups.

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Amanda Kriger

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with eight years of professional work experience. As a therapist, I meet my clients where they are at and offer an approach to meet their individual, and unique needs. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in both an individual and group setting and have experience treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, OCD, substance and process addictions, and personality disorders. Theoretically, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and a Humanistic approach to help clients better understand themselves, as well as motivating themselves to build self-confidence and to weather any emotional storm they may face. My purpose is to help individuals explore their past to better understand what is going on in their present life to build a healthier future. I believe in empowering individuals to see their full potential and what opportunities await, as well as offering a safe space where emotions and feelings can be shared openly and freely. While being warm, humorous and direct, I help my clients improve their relationship with themselves and the people they interact with the most. I genuinely believe that people are allowed to make mistakes and growth comes from overcoming any type of adversity. My clients are the experts on their own lives, but sometimes can get stuck in patterns they are unaware of without someone guiding them to awareness.

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Stephanie Bongiorno

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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. 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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Christian Geirsson

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Cristina Juisti

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

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges or even everyday demands? Know that you do not have to struggle alone and are worthy of a life filled with hope and serenity. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 12 years of experience working in community mental health in the Greater Philadelphia area with adults and older adults (55+) experiencing depression, mood swings, and anxiety. Regardless of what symptoms you are experiencing, the key to a more fulfilling life is finding hope for the future. Together we can find this hope! We can accomplish this as I create a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your current challenges, feelings, and existing strengths. By helping you recognize choices and solutions that you may not have considered before, you will be empowered to approach life's challenges in new ways. Your new approach will result in positive outcomes in your life.

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Dr. Stephanie McDonough

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I also obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2019. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I am trained in dialectic behavior therapy. 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.

How to find counseling in Mount Wolf

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf. 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 Mount Wolf, 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf, elsewhere in York, 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 Mount Wolf area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf, 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 17347 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf 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 Mount Wolf, 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.

Mount Wolf 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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