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Karen Palmer

Offering therapy in PA
License: L.C.S. W
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
25 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me. My name is Karen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have 19 years experience working in Mental Health. I currently work in a private practice outside of Pittsburgh. Although I have experience working with teenagers and their families in the past, I primarily work with adults and couples. I believe taking care of our emotional health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. One can affect the other. Going to see a therapist, should be just as natural as going to see your primary doctor. Sometimes we don’t realize how our thoughts, our work, and our interactions with friends and family can have an impact on how we feel. I can help you explore this. I use a variety of strategies in therapy depending on the client and the problem. I have experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and family issues. I’m glad that you have taken this step to access our site so you can explore therapy and can begin to feel better.

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Katharine Starrantino

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW, M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hi there, I’m glad to see you have taken the first step to feeling happier and healthier. My name is Katharine and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have master’s degree in clinical social work and an additional master’s in sex and relationship therapy. I believe that you have the strength in you to make big changes, and I am here to support and empower you to reach whatever goals you may have set. I understand that your relationship with your therapist is integral to you being successful in reaching your desired results. I have an optimistic mindset and work to encourage and build up the clients I see. I work a solution focused approach, which means that I want to help you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. This often means that there is "homework" between our sessions to ensure you are working towards the changes you seek. If you're unsure about the solution focus approach and want to learn more, we can do a session to see if it would be a fit for you. I have worked in different settings including private practice, medical settings, and community based mental health. I have seen clients who are struggling with familial conflict, communication, intimacy issues, body image, grief and loss, anxiety, caregiver stress, and challenging life transitions or adjustments. I look forward to working with you and creating positive change in your life! Regarding my confidentiality and safety practices: I take confidentiality seriously and will not disclose the confidential information you share without your consent, except under the circumstances that I believe you are a danger to yourself or others. Pennsylvania state law requires me to disclose information in these cases. By continuing to seek therapy with me you are agreeing to these terms. If you are not agreeable to these terms, I recommend you find another provider. This can be achieved by logging into your account, click on the icon in the top right corner of the counseling page, and choosing “Change Counselor” from the drop-down menu.

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Courtney Sonntag

Offering therapy in PA
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hello! My name is Courtney Sonntag and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Nevada. I have over 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of therapeutic settings, ranging from private practice to residential care. I received a Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors in Human Development from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky. My main focus in therapy is to help clients find their inner personal strengths through various treatment modalities. I believe each client deserves to feel heard in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I strive to help clients notice the power within themselves to grow and develop better understanding of the roles they have in their lives. Through therapy, I work to foster resiliency and self-empowerment in clients, ultimately increasing awareness and growth in the individuals I work with. I’m glad you’re here and I look forward to taking this journey together!

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Thomas Austin

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) ,with over 30 years of experience. I have experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorder, relationship issues, and anger management. I also have expertise working with clients who have suffered from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. I am an experienced life coach, helping individuals to improve their self-esteem, self-confidence, and motivation. I assist clients in transitioning to new careers, or relationships, and identifying and achieving their life goals. My counseling style is direct and caring. I demonstrate good listening skills, and encourage clients to actively engage in counseling sessions, and follow through with the treatment plan that we mutually design. In therapy, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Therapy. A positive first step is recognizing a problem and seeking help. If you are truly ready to change, and willing to put in the work, I am here to help you achieve contentment and fulfill your goals in life.

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Jarrett Garland

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor that resides and works in Pennsylvania. I graduated from Duquesne University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a therapist, I strive to help you connect to your authentic self, which can impact more fulfilling experiences on your life journey Also, as a man of color, I have an empathic style of communication which can connect, guide, and support other minorities in struggling with various interpersonal and intrapersonal issues stemming from obstacles that may affect them in their daily lives. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, relationship issues, divorce, grief and loss, sexual/physical abuse, childhood trauma, career challenges, life event changes, social skills, self-esteem issues, substance abuse disorders, and parenting problems. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My specialty is working with couples and families specifically due to my professional background and personal experiences, which I use to guide my practice. It's a joy to walk help people within their search for healing, insight, and empowerment. I've assisted in improving communication, through learning and building relationship skills, decreasing anxiety, and depression. My approach to therapy combines Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic/Person Centered, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling with a socially/culturally competent and Trauma -Informed lens to help the client not only recognize their strengths, but also utilize existing support systems, develop new coping skills, effectively respond to crisis and empower the client/family/couple to recognize the solution to their problem already exist inside themselves. I applaud you in taking the first step in improving your well-being and I look forward to working with you!

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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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Caminy Curry

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, complicated grief, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and I will meet you where you are. I will assist you in overcoming difficulties that challenge you, offering you an individualized choice of therapies. My therapy is warm and accepting, with respect and compassion. My approaches include cognitive behavioral, humanistic, rational emotive, solutional, and dialectic. Explanations of therapies are offered with easy to understand descriptions. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling, peaceful and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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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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Dr. James Supplee

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 30 some years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Robin Thurman

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 9 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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.

How to find counseling in Sellersville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville, 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 18960 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville 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 Sellersville, 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.

Sellersville 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.

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