Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and you should get checkups for both at least once a year. If you have any signs of mental conditions like depression or anxiety, you should get checked more often. There are many dedicated therapists in New Castle who can help. 

New Castle, Pennsylvania is a small town on the banks of the Shenango River and the mouth of the Neshannock Creek where the residents like to fish, swim, and go boating. If you are having symptoms of a mental health condition, talk to a therapist in New Castle so you can get back to enjoying the waterfront.

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Rebecca Poladian

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have had the pleasure of working with clients ranging from children to older adults in an array of areas such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges and many others. I have also worked with both younger and older adults around the area of trauma. I approach each client as a partner in their journey. I believe all people are able to achieve wellness. I affirm that each person is different and that there is no such thing as a cookie cutter approach to therapy. I take a holistic approach to counseling, understanding that a person’s motivation and readiness for change can be a catalyst for positive outcomes. I applaud anyone who seeks out counseling. I am always excited and enthusiastic to be part of your journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are willing, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Deborah Gershanok

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD, LCSW, MPH
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
36 years of experience

I am a practitioner who has grown personally and professionally by selecting, using and sharing the most useful approaches for resilience and recovery from wounds, conflict, and secrets to move toward mindful insight, patience, discernment, alertness and open awareness. I honor the diverse expressions of all sentient beings. Psychotherapy involves mindful insight and action. Each client's reality is gradually shared as wants, needs and feelings are expressed. No one is lost as everyone has a now. Attitudes of curiosity and humility bring the most awareness of movement from judgement to empathy to self compassion. I offer 30-45 minute afternoon sessions for adults ages 21 and older. Honing the scope of clientele's age span allows for specialization in adult life stage concerns and by understanding that time is actually non-linear. Necessary limitations to my psychotherapy practice are: couples and/or family counseling; domestic violence situations; eating disorders; substance abuse treatment; process addictions; custody battles; any other lawsuit and court related concerns; acute a/o severe mental illness that would preclude rational processing; and disability, FMLA, fitness for duty or related issues. Please also note that crisis intervention within this virtual platform is not appropriate and clients will be referred to their local crisis services. If you are comfortable with my approach, please consider scheduling an initial assessment so we each can assess if we work well as a team. Warmly, Deborah

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Alba Miranda

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been in the mental health field providing counseling and life coaching for close to 20 years. I have experience working with people who struggle with a variety of reasons including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Stress, relationship issues, intimacy issues, parenting problems, career uncertainty and life stressors. I use several of different approaches that best fit the client needs that may include, solution -focused, cognitive -behavioral and/or problem solving modalities. My main goal is to assist my clients to live a life they enjoy and full of purpose. I am here to help and empower you on your journey to better health! Alba Miranda, MSW, LCSW

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Brenda Newberry

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed iPennsylvan Having 32 yrs of professional work experience. I graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh with a masters degree in social work. I am trained and well versed in CBT, Supportive Therapy, Family Therapy, CPT, and Mindfulness. I believe in holistic approach to treatment and work closely with my patients to meet their needs. I have taught at Penn State University and worked with our nations veterans with a focus on direct care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you to fulfill your desired changes.

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Marlena O'Kane, NCC

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Hello. I’m so glad you’ve taken the first step to reach out through BetterHelp and choosing us to start the next chapter of your journey. Whether you are seeking hope, healing or support, I feel privileged to provide the safe space for you to do so . Counseling is about finding a therapist who truly listens. If you are ready to be heard, you've come to the right place. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I also hold a school counseling certification, and I am a national certified counselor. I have been in the field for 16 years now working with a variety of populations from children to adults. As a licensed therapist, I focus on Cognitive Behavioral techniques. If this sounds like jargon, it's ok! You only need to approach therapy with your authentic self, and I will do the same. I have worked with people struggling with sadness and depression, addiction, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, anger, relationships, grief, eating disorders, phobias and parenting; just to name a few. It’s my objective to support you in reaching your goals at your own pace. I’m here to facilitate personal growth when you are feeling like it might not be reachable. My goal is to allow you to feel safe, supported and challenged, yet empowered. I will listen, guide and support you to be the best version of yourself you can be! Whether you decide to work with me or another therapist, I am proud of your strength for getting to this step and I wish you health and happiness moving forward. Please reach out if you feel that I could be helpful to you!

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Nicole St. Pierre

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Welcome :) I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Pennsylvania. I am a warm and understanding therapist. I pride myself on being able to create a laid back space for you to feel seen, heard, and supported. I am experienced in helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, while challenging you to achieve realistic goals. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards that change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Let’s get started!

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Elizabeth Coutts

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
32 years of experience

I am licensed counselor in Pennsylvania with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, all forms of anxiety, addiction and substance use, among many other problem areas. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My past clients have informed me of how well I was able to understand them and empathize with their issues. 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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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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Shakina Small

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
25 years of experience

As a Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made, As stated in Isaiah 9:6. When requested, providing Christian-based therapy to those who need a holistic approach. Furthermore, I am a licensed professional counseling and National Certified Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, licensed behavioral consulting, and minister. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, marital, couples, and family issues, depression, parenting problems, career challenges, learning disabilities, teens and youth, and adoptees. I have also worked in diverse settings, such as prisons, schools, churches, residential treatment programs, group homes, inpatient, outpatient, foster care, and more. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual, emotional, and physical trauma and abuse. My therapy style is empathetic, engaging, educational, and when necessary, direct and will speak the truth in love to bring forth growth. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while providing a safe, free zone to share their intimate feelings. My approach combines an eclectic therapy approach that draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques to serve my clients better, e.g., Biblical, ESFT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, REBT, Psychodrama, Writing/Poetry therapy, and other forms of creative therapeutic expressions help evoke feelings to bring about change in a nontraditional setting. My mission as an abuse survivor, adoptee, and once a young mother is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma. Let’s move forward together! @cheartservices.

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Tara Walters

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
22 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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 New Castle

Finding the best therapist close by in New Castle 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 New Castle. 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 New Castle, 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle, elsewhere in Lawrence, 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 New Castle area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle, 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 16108 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 New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle, 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.

New Castle 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

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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

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in New Castle:

16101, 16102, 16103, 16105, 16107, 16108

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