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Monique Sheppard

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSEd,CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
19 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. In addition, I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, and other mental health issues. I also helped people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I consider myself an eclectic counselor. I believe that no one individual is the same as another, therefore treatment should be personalized. Based on where the individual is at and their goals for life and goals for counseling will determine what technique I will use. Techniques may change from session to session. Some techniques I use include, but not limited to, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy. People seek counseling for a variety of reasons and seek counseling at different stages in their lives. My counseling approach begins with meeting the individual where he/she is currently. Each person and their situation are unique which is why I am a strong believer that person centered is the best approach as counseling is not one size fits all. I value developing a therapeutic relationship with each individual that I counsel. My goal is to allow the individual to feel comfortable in each session as a result of me offering respect and empathy, being able to accept, and being genuine and authentic. In return I ask that each person is committed to the process and honest throughout. Taking the steps to seek counseling is the first step to seeking change. If you’re ready to take that step, I am here to guide and support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Lourna Charles

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

My name is Lourna Charles. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for various challenges. I appreciate the courage you displayed in seeking professional help. Many have endured these challenges in silence. This journey ahead may be challenging. It is my hope that I can assist you with finding peace, strength, and to develop appropriate strategies to cope and overcome life’s challenges. Through your therapeutic journey, I hope to empower and motivate you to make the necessary changes that would promote personal growth. This may involve discovering a different path, building skills to manage obstacles or working to eliminate obstacles altogether. My role also consists of helping you find courage, inspiration, and simply being present with you as you face and navigate through life’s challenging moments. My style of therapy involves providing a welcoming, warm, and encouraging environment. The two theoretical approaches that influence my style of therapy are Cognitive and Humanistic perspectives. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. My approach to therapy is to meet people where they are. As your therapist, I would guide you in navigating your challenges and provide the appropriate support to help you reach your goals. Sharing personal problems with a stranger can be difficult. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic environment for you to discuss sensitive issues with assurance of confidentiality and emotional support. I believe that each significant event in one’s life impacts them in a unique way which creates resiliency. I hope to create a therapeutic setting where you feel safe to be open and honest with yourself about what you need and desire out of life. I am excited about the opportunity to assist you in identifying your strengths and natural supports to improve your overall happiness.

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Robert Trombetta

Offering therapy in PA
License: ATR, B.C. ,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

(Please note: for the present, I am not providing therapy services via the video option on BetterHelp. Due to both ongoing technical problems that interfere with and mitigate the effectiveness of sessions and some mixed feelings about the value of this type of session, I am temporarily restricting the modality options to phone, chat and messaging communications. My apologies to anyone inconvenienced or discouraged from working with me due to this condition; I may resume video sessions in the future.) I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a registered, board-certified art therapist (AT-R, B.C.) Since receiving an M.A. from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in 2004, I have practiced in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, community residential services and private practice, including my own, which I established in 2010. Over the course of my career, I have worked in residential and inpatient settings, as well as in private practice, with clients dealing with a wide range of often overlapping challenges , including severe mood disorders, substance abuse issues, personality disorders and debilitating thought disorders such as schizophrenia . In private practice, I have been able to focus on work with clients – including adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum – struggling with problems in living ranging from depression, anxiety and addictive behaviors, as well as family, relationship and career conflicts. Therapy is hard work, for both client and practitioner, and one of my primary sources of inspiration and re-fueling is my immense gratitude and respect for my clients – for their willingness to confront what is difficult, embrace change and do the work necessary to foster growth and self-determination for themselves and therefore also for the benefit of those they work, live, connect with – and love. I believe, based on my experience, that most clients seeking therapy already know a good deal about both the nature of their problems and conflicts and the possible routes to change. But change is difficult, and can be scary and when something is difficult and scary, there is nothing wrong – and a great deal right -about seeking help and a collaborative relationship, rather than trying to achieve some of the most difficult tasks in isolation. . I often visualize the therapist as, ideally, a trustworthy guide walking alongside the client, carrying a lantern and helping to cast light into and illuminating the shadows, with the goal of locating the best and clearest path forward towards a more effective and self-determined life. In attempting this guidance and collaboration, I always try to maintain an attitude of warmth, respect, and compassion. Honesty and trust on the part of both partners is essential, of course. Humor and lightheartedness can, at times, be a significant healing factor as well! My approach is basically a humanistic one, which addresses problems and conflicts through careful and reflective listening and communication, with an underlying focus on the kinds of common concerns -the need and desire for connection, understanding, insight, growth and personally driven change - that most often propel a client towards therapy. As the client, you set our goals, and as part of the therapeutic process, we may make use of techniques and methods derived from established clinical practices, including Cognitive-Behavioral, narrative and expressive therapy techniques. This can be helpful in allowing the therapist to better know the whole person he is working with, rather than just as a collection of “problems” needing to be solved. Creativity, especially in the forms of writing or art, can be tremendously helpful in this regard. I have extensive experience in working with art as a aid to therapy (which can be done, with some limitations, even in a remote context, and requires no "skill" or talent whatsoever) and the exploration of this dynamic route to insight and growth is always available and might be encouraged at times. However, whether these or other techniques or approaches are used is always the result of discussion and agreement between therapist and client. If what I have outlined sounds appealing or promising to you as you explore therapeutic possibilities, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you – please do not hesitate to contact me, and thank you for your time.

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Carol Fritzsche

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Carol Fritzsche. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a mental health therapist for the past 8 years. I have 18 years experience working with children and families in the education field and in social services. My style of therapy enlists a few different approaches such as Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Processing therapy and others. I use a variety of evidence-based clinical interventions that meet your individual needs. I also am certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. My experience has been treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, social anxiety, trauma, poor concentration and focus, parenting issues, relationship issues, codependency, domestic violence, phobias, mood issues and disorders, Asperger's Disorder, learning disabilities, problems related to chronic illness, grief and loss, and struggles with aging. I think it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I want to be a part of your journey in self-discovery and being the better version of you. In addition, you owe it to yourself to feel better. The path towards feeling better is wide enough for us to walk together. This is the therapeutic relationship. It is a key component in understanding the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are holding you back. Our relationship is collaborative and you are the best guide for me as we navigate you together. I look forward to knowing you and working with you. Please message me or check the calendar to schedule our first appointment.

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Christina White

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW,MSW,MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 18 years of experience working as a counselor. I specialize in toxic relationships and narcissistic abuse recovery, relationship conflicts, communication issues, family problems, significant life changes, and finding a life purpose. I also have significant experience in other areas, as I have worked with clients with various concerns, including, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, self-esteem, ADHD, OCD, and vocational issues. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, corrections, mental health, and crisis centers. I have worked with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers to seniors. I have a master’s degree in human services, with a concentration in substance abuse, and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. I am currently working on my doctorate in psychoanalysis. My counseling style is friendly and relaxed. I believe in treating anyone with respect, understanding, and empathy. I have several approaches I use and believe every individual is unique. I tailor my approach to the individual and their needs. These approaches could be motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, strengths-based, Jungian reality therapy, rational-emotive therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Charlise Bell

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
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, family conflicts, anger management, & 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. 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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Brian Long

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementCareer difficulties
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Anna Hahn Weaver

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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!

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Ashley Patton

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Are you seeking support, understanding, and positive change in your life? I'm Ashley Patton, a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania with a passion for guiding individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. About Me: I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work and have accumulated approximately eight years of experience providing compassionate and effective care to individuals in a range of populations and settings. My approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and rooted in evidence-based practices. I am an empathetic listener who is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Specializations: My expertise includes but is not limited to anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, stress management, substance use disorders, and various forms of trauma. Ultimately, I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your unique needs, combining modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques. Online Therapy: Embracing the convenience of online therapy, I offer a secure and confidential virtual space for our sessions. Whether you're navigating challenges from the comfort of your home, or while managing a busy schedule, online therapy provides flexibility without compromising the quality of care. What to Expect: We will work collaboratively to identify goals, explore coping strategies, and foster personal growth. I believe in empowering individuals to harness their inner strengths and resilience. Together, we can build a foundation for positive change and emotional well-being. Take the First Step: Beginning your therapeutic journey is a courageous decision. If you're ready to take the first step towards healing and personal growth, I am here to support you. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation together. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 988. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

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Carolyn Wolff

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Delaware and Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health. Working extensively with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, relationship and work issues, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to helping yourself make a change takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in New Galilee

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee, 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 16141 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 Galilee 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 Galilee 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 Galilee, 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 Galilee 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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