Philadelphia is known for its colleges and universities, making it a study hub for many people. College is commonly seen as a place to find yourself, but other times, it can be overwhelming and you may feel lost. Whatever your case, the goal is to achieve awesome mental health and graduate with a plan. 

A counselor can be the guidance you need, giving you the ability to help you choose your life the way you want it. If you ever need to talk to someone and receive guidance, a counselor based in Philadelphia can help you.

Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 12

I love to take a journey to empowerment with those who I am honored enough to work with. It is a wonderful and exhilarating experience to witness an individual grow and learn, and to see them come into their own with my assistance and guidance. I fully believe that we do not realize our own strength and capabilities, but with the help of those who can hold us in our times of weakness, and vulnerability, we can be molded into powerful creatures. I specialize in working with folks who have chronic and persistent mental health experiences - bipolar disorder, chro...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

I have worked across various environments and with many different people. I have experience working in not only parenting, family conflict, trauma, addictions, grief and loss, but also with transgendered , gay, old and young populations. My background includes working with children as young as toddler to adults as seniors including those whom are now raising their grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have been known most for understanding others and listening with care without jumping to conclusion allowing someone to teach themselves to cope with life ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I strongly believe in the healing power of a supportive community focused on overall health and mental wellness. I provide a positive and empowering environment that is grounded in open communication, mutual respect, and creative collaboration. I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and have over 10 years of experience working with individuals suffering from mood ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania and I have over 7 years of experience providing various human services including therapy/counseling, casework, and professional training/education. Since I have completed an additional two year certification process in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and have a lot of experience utilizing a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach or CBT, these are my main therapeutic interventions. I believe in addressing the present and not putting a lot of emphasis on the past or the future since we cannot c...

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? By considering therapy, you have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. As your therapist, I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and emp...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Jennifer Gismondi M.S., NCC, LPC Jennifer received her BA in Psychology in 2006, & her Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling in (2008) from California University of Pennsylvania. She also received her National Certified Counselor (NCC) certificate in 2015 from the NBCC in North Carolina, & became a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2015. Her background includes several internships at mental health partial hospitalization programs, high profile mental health intensive case management for Washington County, PA, & individua...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress management , depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ specific concerns, adjustment and transitions, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings throughout the years including schools, a university setting and outpatient mental health clinics. I also own and operate my own private practice. My experience has allowed ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Greetings. My name is Lee Shadeck and I have been helping people in one form or another since I got fired from a gas station in 1996. I got my introduction into the helping professions in Southern Oregon working with adults with disabilities for a few years before returning home to Pennsylvania to start a family with my wife. I received my Bachelors Degree in Education in 2001 and promptly chose not to use that degree for it's intended purposes and became a Crisis Worker on and off for the next decade. I have worked in group homes, taught Life Skills to inca...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression

Hi there! My name is Melissa Hochbaum Strauss and I am looking forward to working with you. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that every client can teach me something and my approach is warm and engaging. I hope that you feel you have control over our time as well. Every individual has strengths and it is important to use this in the therapeutic process. My approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused and Internal Family ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Caryn. I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania as well as a board-certified music therapist. My experience is primarily at higher levels of care, such as inpatient and partial hospital programs, and this has prepared me to work with people with diverse needs. I incorporate an eclectic blend of therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have additional training in Exposure and Response Prevention to treat OCD and anxiety disorders. I lo...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Philadelphia area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Philadelphia, elsewhere in the Philadelphia county.

What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Philadelphia ranges from $75-$150. Some therapists in the state of Pennsylvania will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Philadelphia and elsewhere throughout the state of Pennsylvania, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).

Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above able to work with people like you in or around Philadelphia offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs. Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Philadelphia therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 1,567,872 people in the city of Philadelphia, finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 19154 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.