Do you have trouble getting up in the morning or going to bed at night? Sleep disorders can be a sign of many different illnesses, both physical and mental – namely depression or an anxiety disorder, to name a couple. The City of Pottstown has licensed therapists available that are trained to help with these and other mental conditions. 

Pottstown is a small town in Pennsylvania named after its founder, John Potts, back in 1752. There are still several buildings from that era standing in town that you can visit. If you have a mental health condition that is affecting your sleep or mood, you may not feel like visiting anywhere. Contact a Pottstown area therapist who can help you sleep more restfully.

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Jennifer Rice

Offering therapy in PA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, and 13 years of experience as a licensed therapist. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings who have come to therapy with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship/communication concerns, fertility struggles, parenting challenges, and grief and loss. My therapy style is relaxed and conversational, however I challenge my clients to see patterns that may be keeping them "stuck" in some ways in their personal and professional lives. I use a variety of therapy models and personalize your therapy sessions to meet your needs. Some therapy techniques and theories that I have been trained in and that my clients feel are particularly helpful are CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques, Solution Focused therapy, and Strategic therapy just to name a few. As a Marriage and Family therapist, I try to look at how a system (family, work, social etc.) affects the individual. Thank you for taking the first steps toward change. Our therapeutic experience will be a joint effort in helping you accomplish your goals!

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Leigh Sturm

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 18 years of experience. I earned my Master's degree from Slippery Rock University in 2002. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, Veteran's with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, life changes, and stress. I am a board certified telemental health provider and I am looking forward to working with you. I am also a certified EMDR therapist. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach to adapt to the unique needs of each client, depending on needs and goals.

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Joseph Wall

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

My name is Joseph Wall I am a LPC and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I obtained my Bachelors in Professional Counseling/Biblical Studies at Lancaster Bible College and my Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at Liberty University. I believe everyone is doing the best they can, and life at times gets in the way of our best lives causing struggles that are not avoidable and need to be worked through. I believe that how we attach to our safe people and safe places from childhood affects how we are able to cope and regulate our emotional state in life throughout our lifespan. When people of any age feel as if they have a lack of stability and security in their lives, the ability to optimally function is inhibited, and people therefore cannot regulate themselves, and often benefit from working with professionals to re-regulate. I strive to help adolescents, couples, and families find safe people and places in their lives to build a secure base of trust, safety, and hope in healthy relationships with others. My experience is in Marriage and Family Counseling, Individual Outpatient Counseling, School Based Outpatient Counseling, Community Based Counseling, Therapeutic Day Treatment in schools (Elementary through High School) , and in Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction.

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Theresa Bradbury

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
26 years of experience

I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist. Over the past 25 years, I have provided mental health services and support to children and their families, helping clients gain control over emotional and behavioral dysregulation and learning difficulties. I worked for over a decade on the child and adolescent units of a psychiatric hospital. As the educational consultant, I assessed children carrying a variety of diagnoses including ADD, ODD, Tourettes Disorder, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Anorexia, Depression, OCD and others. Unique IEP's or 504 Plans were developed for students before their return to their home schools. I also worked in the public school sector as a school psychologist for twelve years in Pittsburgh, PA and for five years since moving to the west coast. I have administered and interpreted hundreds of psychoeducational tests over the years and while in person assessments are on hold during the pandemic, families may have questions about their child's school progress. My experience in both the medical and educational systems allowed me to gain a unique understanding of school systems from an educational and legal perspective as well as expertise in the the development and monitoring of a successful IEP. In private practice, my areas of advanced study include PTSD, Anger Management, Depression, and ADHD in both children and adults. The pandemic has affected all if us in ways we may not yet fully understand. And now we are all dealing with inflation and the related financial concerns. If you feel the need for support, this would be a good time to call.

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Mariana Scutaru

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I believe that if every human being had someone to provide them with unconditional positive regard, especially during the formative years of childhood, our world would be a safer place. Unfortunately, many of us don’t even make it through childhood without wound from emotionally painful experiences. Sometimes the consequences from these experiences are long-lasting, and can impact our well-being, relationships, and work. Fortunately, therapy can help. I have worked in community and university settings for the past 7 years, and I have experience treating a variety of mental health struggles such anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, trauma, marriage/family issues, and communication challenges. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. I draw from process-experiential models to help you explore your inner world in order to access your authentic self. To accomplish this, I create a non-judgmental space for you to be able to process your emotions and experiences honestly. I also integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theories to provide you with coping tools and a deeper understanding of your situation.

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Elysia Groschwitz

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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! Feel free to take a look at my schedule and see what may work for you!

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Adrian Thompson

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

I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Beth Peters

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 22 years of professional work experience. Since 2001 I have worked in multiple environments including Private Practice, Community Mental Health Agencies, Spiritual/Ministry settings, and in both Elementary and Secondary School settings. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress/anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, trauma/abuse, and self esteem. 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. Teen Counseling: My MEd is in Secondary School Counseling and I am a PA State Department of Education Certified Secondary School Counselor. I worked as a School Counselor for 10 years and I have had experience in working with teens since 2001. Pride Counseling (LGBT Counseling): I am both an Ally and Member of the LGBTQ+ community and strive to stay up to date on continuing education, policies, political changes, and societal views that impact the LGBTQ+ community. Faithful Counseling (Christian Counseling): My EdD is in Pastoral Community Counseling and I am well versed in working with people from many faith backgrounds as well as those who have experienced trauma in the church and are in the process of deconstructing from the Evangelical/Pentecostal movements.

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Carole Boes

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 35 years of professional work experience. My clinical focus has been in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression and developing coping strategies for dealing with major life transitions, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Nour Alabase

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoachingADHD
5 years of experience

Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. I offer a custom approach for each of my clients. I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and I celebrate your successes along the way. I offer an inclusive, safe space with virtual appointments to suit your schedule. Helping people live a better life is my passion. It might mean learning to set boundaries, working through a loss or life transition - it could be changing a pattern of behavior that is keeping you stuck. My goal is to help you feel better so you can live better. Contact me today we’ll get started on your journey together!

How to find counseling in Pottstown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown, 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 19464 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown 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 Pottstown, 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.

Pottstown 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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