Shillington, Pennsylvania was the home of Sam Shilling who made the first survey and laid out the town, so they named the town Shillington. 2018 marked the 100th year anniversary of Shillington. The citizens celebrated with a running race, scavenger hunt, time capsule dedication, classic car show, music, a parade, and historic trolley tours. When your mental health isn’t as well as you’d like it to be, it can feel like you’re getting old before your time.

You should expect to feel healthy and well most of the time. Don’t allow yourself to feel down in the dumps for too long of a period. Match up with a Shillington area licensed mental health counselor and get some help in feeling fresh and vibrant again.

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Benjamin Shoch

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepression
8 years of experience

Hi I'm Ben. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been a counselor since I graduated from school in 2015. I have worked with children experiencing behavioral problems, teenagers and adults with substance use disorders, and people of all ages with concerns related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, developmental trauma, and OCD. I have worked as a counselor in an outpatient mental health agency, outpatient drug and alcohol clinic, university, and outpatient private practice. I have particular interest in working with LGBTQ+ individuals and people experiencing problems related to drugs and alcohol. My counseling style is eclectic. I use a variety of counseling techniques and approaches when I am working with a client. The approach I take and techniques I use depend on what the client needs and what is the best fit for them. Some of the techniques I frequently utilize come from Experiential, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Person-Centered Therapy. I am a very easy-going person. I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I have a good sense of humor and use this in my work with client's when appropriate. I look forward to meeting you if you decide to have me as your therapist.

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Olivia Varney

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, baby son, and our dog. I am a continual learner in this life. I enjoy going on walks, writing, and spending time with loved ones. My passion and experience is working with young adults struggling with the challenges that accompany life stressors and transitions relating to health, career, relationships, family dynamics, school, finances, etc. Many clients I work with experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or low self worth. My style is a collaborative approach in which my clients become the experts in themselves in their needs through deepening their skills of self-reflection. I meet my clients where they are at on their journey of life. Together, we will practice nonjudgementally assessing your current obstacles . You will learn to use your inner strengths and external supports to foster growth and achieve your goals- whatever they may be. Just reading this page shows that you have the courage to look inward and begin your journey of self-growth. I am here to help you see that you are NOT alone, that whatever you are feeling is real and valid, and that it is never too late to begin the journey of discovering your worth and overcoming your stressors.

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Glenda “Dianne” Brooks

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dianne Brooks, LPC, NCC If you are struggling with something significant in your life finding the right person to help you is very important. Sometimes we just need one other person to validate, hear, and believe in us. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 22 years’ experience engaging with adults around a variety of clinical and non-clinical issues. My counseling style is friendly and interactive and I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I listen intently to clients, help them identify and connect with inner strengths, and assist gathering information to find solutions to challenges. My clients come with a wide range of concerns as they try to cope with life adjustments, anxieties, personal challenges, and career issues. You might not know what you want to do with your life yet and that is understandable. Maybe, you are stuck in a dead-end job, retiring, or thinking about changing careers. I can help you figure out what you want to do next. It takes courage to engage in counseling and taking that first step towards change can lead you to a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready and decide my experience and counseling style is the right match for you, I am here to support you! Specialties • Stress, Anxiety • Self esteem • Grief • Depression • Coping with life changes • ADHD • Career Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Career Assessment, Exploration, & Development Counseling, Life Coaching

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Alyssa Kirk LPC

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with over 11 years experience in therapy. I also have a background in social work with expertise in linking individuals to community resources. My approach in therapy is person centered with the goal of developing a good therapeutic relationship, which has been shown to be the most important ingredient in a successful therapeutic experience. I also have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) which are helpful in treating many issues. I have experience with the following diagnoses: dépression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.

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Antoinette Bogan

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

LPC in PA and NJ. I have 14 years of experience in social services, including working as an investigator and helping people in crisis in the individual and family services industry. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion at all times. I strive to help others develop a sense of hope that will propel them as they transition into new ways of being. I completed two Master of Science degrees. One in Criminal Justice and the other in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, specializing in Diverse and Underserved Communities. I strongly believe in the power of self-love being the foundation for helping people lead successful productive lives. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific individualized needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I work with my clients to create an open and nonjudgmental environment where thoughts, feelings, and experiences 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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Leah Andrews

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am currently working towards a certificate in Grief Counseling while also spending all the time I can with my 3 young boys. I have worked with clients of all ages for over 6 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques throughout therapy sessions to enhance progress towards goals in a safe, comfortable and judgement-free environment. Together, we can discuss goals you want to achieve and ways we can work towards and accomplish those goals. Growth and change can be difficult, but together we can make it happen!

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Maria Picciotti

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed social worker in Pennsylvania with 10 years of licensed professional work experience, but 25 years overall. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia & depression.I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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! I am looking forward to getting to know you and working together with you,

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Akia Izzard

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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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Justin Womer

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

It is not success that builds us, but how we handle adversity that creates character. Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in California with approximately 15 years of experience in Chemical Dependency, Addictions and psychotherapy. In all that time I have met numerous people walking different paths and living different experiences in life. There is no one size fits all in therapy, each of us is an individual, worthy of the dignity and respect that comes with our own lived story. I utilize a strengths-based approach in a non-judgmental and safe environment. I describe my technique as Rogerian and Client focused. I utilize Cognitive-Behavorial Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment approaches. I look forward to hearing from you. Come, let us walk the path together for now.

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Dr. Stella Diai

Offering therapy in PA
License: Ed.D, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. I have a doctorate degree in Psychology and Behavioral Health with a specialization in Education and Counseling Psychology. The primary focus of my practice is to help my clients to reach their potentials. I have been privileged to work in the helping profession for the past fifteen years. I believe that the entire process begins by identifying those stumbling blocks in the lives of the individuals that prevented them from achieving their desired goals. I maintain a high level of openness with my clients having realized over the year that what matters most in therapy is the client /therapist relationship. I truly believe that it is the relationship that heals. My practice incorporates the client-centered, non-directive approach, the cognitive behavior approach and the eclectic approach. This is important to me because every individual is unique and should be treated as an individual by entering into each clients own world. The use of compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard are the core elements of treatment in my practice. I specialize in psychotherapy with individuals of all ages with various mental health diagnoses and behavioral issues. I have extensive experience working with families and children and I also have a great interest in community development. Additionally, I run Anger management courses, Parenting courses and Coping skills courses for interested individuals and also for those who are mandated by the legal system to do so. I look forward to working with you.

How to find counseling in Shillington

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington, 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 19607 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 Shillington 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 Shillington 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 Shillington, 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.

Shillington 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

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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

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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