Even the strongest people with hearts and minds of steel need a little support now and then. The people of Phoenixville know all about being made of steel. This town was built on the shoulders of its steel industry.

If you're in need of a little extra support, if you don't feel as strong as you know you can be, don't be afraid to reach out to one of the many Phoenixville-area mental health professionals ready to lend a helping hand. They can provide the services you need to help you feel better, and to become as strong as steel once again.

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Elena Gregorio

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

My name is Elena Gregorio and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I got my master’s degree in social work from West Chester University in 2012 and have been working with individuals and groups ever since, focusing on mental health and/or substance abuse issues. This was a second career for me; I started out with a music degree and teaching elementary schoolers. But as happens to most people, life threw some curve balls and it was time for a change. Perhaps you’re at a curve ball stage yourself and you have come here looking for some support. I would welcome the opportunity to hear your story and see if we are a good fit to set some goals together and start working toward the type of positive changes you would like to see in your life. I am a patient, compassionate, and nonjudgmental person in all of my interactions. I believe in the importance of dignity for all, regardless of background or identity. My style in therapy can be an eclectic one, as one approach does not necessarily fit everyone. I tend to draw from cognitive behavioral, narrative, and mindfulness-based therapies at first and then see if more experiential or varied approaches might work best for you. But we can discuss all of that in more detail, as well as any other questions you may have, as we get to know each other. Therapy does not have to be a scary, intimidating thing to get into! I look forward to hearing more from you.

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William E. Krill, Jr.

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
42 years of experience

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been working in human services for over 35 years. I work with issues of relationship difficulty and improvement needs , recovery from abusive relationships, anxiety, stress, depression, and parenting issues. I have recently begun to assist clients coping with grief and loss. I hold an undergraduate degree in mental health and a graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling. I am a published author in the areas of childhood trauma and couple relationship repair and enrichment. The name of my private practice is "Gentle Counseling", which is quite descriptive of my approach to counseling: to be patient and gentle, but firm and providing forward momentum by using solution-focused, cognitive behavioral self-help techniques. My goal is to help you solve your issue as quickly as possible, but also to never rush folks in the process of moving forward in resolving their issues.

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Dr. Dolores (Dee) Littleton

Offering therapy in PA
License: D.MIN,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I specialize in helping my clients manage life transitions, strengthening relationships. I am an ally to clients who identify as LGBTQ. I am also very much interested in spirituality and faith. I work to empower my clients to gain self-acceptance, independence, and courage to overcome life challenges. I value being a compassionate, empathic and engaging therapist whose approach is collaborative and supportive while challenging my clients to meet their therapeutic goals. I believe in the importance of fostering a safe, secure environment helping my clients feel comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities. I take an integrative, systemic approach to my work, addressing the complexities that arise in families of origin and other intimate relationships, in order to nurture the clients’ change and growth as an individual and within their relationships. I have over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families. I hope to create a safe space for you to connect with yourself with resilience and take the next steps toward desired areas of growth and change.

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Piper McMichen

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 9 years of counseling experience working in schools, non profits, private practice and hospitals. I have been formally trained in a variety of therapy methods in order to meet each person's individual needs. I have a passion and dedication to working with individuals with concerns including family and parenting issues, attachment issues, trauma, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with individuals in crisis needing short term, solution focused treatment. My counseling style is warm and welcoming. I believe in treating people with respect, understanding and creating a non-judgmental space. I believe in starting where you are and supporting you in the way the want and need to achieve your goals and become your best self. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused, attachment based and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our time together to meet your specific needs and goals. Thank you for your courage in taking the first steps toward a fuller and happier life. Please let me know how I may be able to help.

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Katharine Anderson

Offering therapy in PA
License: NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania, and I have worked in the mental health field since 2005. I have worked with a wide range of clients from adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and communication difficulties. As a strong mental health advocate, I address the societal and cultural causes and solutions to issues faced in the counseling process. I work to build a welcoming, safe space to empower individual clients in creating positive change. I believe that by focusing on a client's strengths, and accepting and validating a client's experience, emotional healing can occur. I use tools and techniques such as role-playing, and assertiveness training to help clients build their identity and self-esteem to the degree that they can embrace their own personal power. I am dedicated to using evidence-based practices and my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution focused therapy. I tailor the dialog and treatment plan to meet a client's unique and specific needs. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I am a strong advocate for self-care and therefore prioritizes practices such as meditation and breath-work to achieve a healthy state of mind and overall well-being.

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Laura Davis

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an extensive history with working with various populations. I have clinical experience working with anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, addiction, depression, and relationship concerns. By building a therapeutic bond, we will collaborate to establish tangible goals and outcomes to enhance your quality of life and improve your overall outlook. This will be accomplished by challenging negative thought patterns that have hindered personal growth, lowered self-esteem/confidence, and negatively affected positive interpersonal relationships. I believe that when individuals invest in their mental health, this is a form of expressing self-love, personal care, and respect for themselves. See you soon!

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Todd Bowser

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Valentina Hollinger

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience helping people overcome a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and life transitions. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and grow. In therapy, I help my clients to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also teach them coping skills and strategies for managing their anxiety, depression, or day to day stressors. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered. I believe that the best way to help someone is to listen to them and understand their unique needs. I also believe that therapy is a journey, not a destination. It takes time and effort to heal, but it is possible. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or day to day stress, I encourage you to reach out to me. I'm here to help you on your journey to healing.

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Daniel Marrow

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I taught a court-ordered anger management class from 2000 - 2021, which closed due to Covid-19. I am non-judgmental towards my clients and accept them wherever they are in their life, thus I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of rejection. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Thanks for choosing me to help you at this time in your life.

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Mabel Castro

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the states of Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia and Utah. The clients I work with are full of diversity and have a variety of issues in their day to day lives. Together, we overcome relational turmoil, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I love helping my clients heal through trauma, pain and/or negative thoughts - that’s why I named my practice Meraki Therapy. The word Meraki means to place creativity, soul and passion in what you do - I believe that is the beauty of what we do in therapy. The first couple sessions, you can expect us to dive into the root of what is getting in the way of your happiness. I take pride in being non-judgmental and easy to talk to this way you can feel comfortable in sharing your story. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which means you can expect to complete homework assignments focusing on your inner-self. At the moment, I am available for telehealth sessions including phone and live chats. I am very flexible in my responses and get back to you within 24 hours. It's important keep transparent communication with each other in order to build a strong therapeutic alliance.

How to find counseling in Phoenixville

Finding the best therapist close by in Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville. 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 Phoenixville, 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville, elsewhere in Chester, 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 Phoenixville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville, 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 19460 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville 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 Phoenixville, 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.

Phoenixville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

19432, 19460

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