New Freedom, Pennsylvania is a small town bordering the Mason-Dixon Line. The area was settled by German, English and Scottish-Irish farmers who made a good living from agriculture. One of the most profitable enterprises is a canning operation. The Northern Central Railway sparked the population growth. The York County Heritage Rail Trail goes right through the town of New Freedom all the way to the city of York. If not farming, most working citizens find work in neighboring cities 20 to 35 miles away and is, in fact, a short commute.

Farming brings its own pressures and stresses to landowners. There are many instances where one or both parents have to work elsewhere to make a decent living. Trying to balance farm responsibilities, outside work, family needs can by trying even for the strongest person. Call a licensed counselor or therapists in the New Freedom area to help you cope with the stress and emotional issues that may be holding you back from enjoying your life and family.

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Kathleen Beaulieu

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience working as a psychotherapist/mental health counselor. I have been in private practice since 2013. Prior I worked with children and families as Mobile Therapist, and School Based Mental Health Counselor. 
Trauma, sexuality, addictions, depression, anxiety, family, relationships, career, occupational stress, dysfunctional coping skills, and nervous system regulation are some of the client challenges I have helped people work through, and overcome. Areas unique to my practice include holistic and integrative approaches which incorporate nutrition, fitness, and other lifestyle issues, and how they impact mental health and wellness. Bodybuilding and whole food approaches have been part of my healing journey of stability, and nervous system regulation. 

 My counseling style is sincere and nonjudgemental, and I combine trauma informed, somatic awareness, nervous system regulation, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. Your unique and specific needs will guide the treatment process.

 It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to initiate change in your life. If you are ready embark on a new journey, I am here to support, and empower your unique needs.

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Naomi Kim

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also a 14 year Air Force veteran. I started my adult life in Florida and have settled here in Pennsylvania after living in several states as well as a couple of years in South Korea. I have worked for the past 13 years on an inpatient psychiatric unit and have a vast experience with depression and anxiety and how they affect one's well being and self confidence. Prior to that I worked with an agency that worked closely Children and Youth Services and have gained much experience in working with family issues, parenting concerns, and communication challenges. I have also worked with adults with developmental disabilities and enjoy exploring what you can do as opposed to what you can't do. I have experience using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help a person better understand the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behavior as well as the power of automatic thoughts. I can help you with issues of self esteem and confidence as well as helping you learn how to problem solve and make decisions more effectively. I have experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which provides a person with concrete tools to help deal with interpersonal relationships and as well as helping to develop tolerance for distressful situations. I can help you learn how to say no to unwanted requests and develop healthy boundaries for yourself as well as learning the power of being able to realize what you can and cannot change and deal with the consequences. I am a trauma informed therapist and understand the need for a specialized approach to traumatic events and memories and so will not bring up or focus on those events in our interactions. I will work with you on relaxation techniques to help you get past the memories and focus on the moment. I am a military veteran and understand how hard it is to open up about some events and issues. And I understand how difficult it is for those around you who don't understand. I can be there for you. I look forward to working with you as you face the crossroads in your life. I will be there for you. You are not alone.

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Stacey Luczejko

Offering therapy in PA
License: Licensed Professional Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

Hi, my names is Stacey Luczejko and I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Counselor. I attended Pennsylvania State University for my Bachelor's degree in Psychological & Social Sciences. I attended Rider University for both of my Master's degrees for Counseling and Educational Specialist (in counseling services). I have been counseling for the past 13 years in various capacities ranging from counseling in schools to counseling in the community. My counseling style is eclectic because I utilize many different therapeutic strategies based off of the needs of the individuals I am working with during the session. Some of my counseling theory styles consists of: cognitive, behavioral, person-centered, reality, solution-focused, and psycho-education components. In other words, I have many ways for helping individuals to deal with their struggles or with whatever is challenging them. My approach focuses on thought processes, behaviors, and action plans. I also find ways to creatively use your interests (such as: music, hobbies, movies, and etc.) in the solution process. Most importantly, during every counseling session I strive for my clients to take away something new or something that can be utilized outside of counseling in everyday life. You are not alone, I look forward to the opportunity to help you with your concerns, difficulties, or situation.

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Amy George

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am an experienced clinician in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, mood regulation, and relational conflict. I work primarily with adolescents and adults. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming practitioner and understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their families. I am a strong and committed advocate for social justice. I provide clients with a safe and compassionate space for which to explore, process, and heal emotional pain. Patience and acceptance throughout the therapeutic process is paramount to my practice. I utilize a strength-based, resilience-focused approach that helps clients build a stronger and more cohesive sense of self.

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Dr. Geri-Lynn Utter

Offering therapy in PA
License: PsyD.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with substance use disorders (i.e. opioids, stimulants, alcohol, etc.) in conjunction with other concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as relationship conflict related to these issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced learning differences, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. My counseling style is approachable, non-judgmental, and empathetic. I believe in treating individuals with respect and compassion and have worked respectfully with the LGBTQ+ community. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, psychodynamic and motivational interviewing forms of counseling. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. It takes courage to reach out for help and take the first step towards change. I know taking this first step may not seem like a big deal - but it is! If you are ready to take this important step, for you, I am here to support, motivate and empower you on this journey! I am truly looking forward to working with you. Warmly, Dr. Geri-Lynn Utter, PsyD.

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Alyssa Knauber

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

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my bachelors of Psychology at Lock Haven University and my masters in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. I started my career in a partial hospitalization program facilitating groups and moved to outpatient therapy where I currently conduct individual therapy and facilitate groups within our dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program. I am intensively trained in DBT and approach therapy from a behavioral stance incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I am also intensively trained in prolonged exposure (PE), an evidenced based treatment for trauma. I view the therapeutic relationship as a relationship between two equals needing to find the balance between validation and change to help each person find their life worth living. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.

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Dr. Bina Soni

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
27 years of experience

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in the State of Pennsylvania with over 15 years of experience working as a Professional Psychological and Academic counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, childhood and adult sexual trauma, career challenges, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is client-centered: warm, affirmative, non-judgmental, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Rather, I focus on client’s strengths, and I am positive in my approach. My therapy style combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards positive and healthy change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you in your journey through our therapy sessions. I’m available for online therapy sessions with individuals anywhere in the State of Pennsylvania. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the State of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with you!

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Meagan Filoon

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Marcie Stover Jividen

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional work experience with children, youth and adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I have experience with interactive and expressive therapy. 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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Susan Wolfe

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Pennsylvania with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in New Freedom

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom, 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 17349 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 Freedom 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 Freedom 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 Freedom, 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 Freedom 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.

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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 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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