The City of Somerset, Pennsylvania is the county seat of Somerset County and has a little less than 6000 inhabitants. The town was settled in 1795, one year after it was the center of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. However, it was not officially incorporated as a city until March 5, 1804. There are two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in Somerset.

If you would like to learn about your family history, take the time to also examine your family’s medical history. You could learn some important things such as whether there were any hereditary illnesses to worry about like heart disease, cancer, or mental illnesses. In and around Somerset, you can find some great counselors and therapists who can help with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Tom Post

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I love what I do, and I know why I do it. Since 2007 my focus has been coming along side of people and assisting them with challenges they face in life to become the most authentic and genuine person they were meant to be. In my own journey I've come to accept and appreciate the gifts I've been given, even if they're seemingly unrelated. I love my work as a therapist and I will always be passionate about performing music. How the two coexist within me is the journey I'm on. My focus has been in becoming a better therapist each day ... but I also know I'll never stop playing guitar and performing music, it's part of who I am. I have been singing and playing guitar forever. I have worked with a variety of people, with a variety of personal struggles, and a variety of ages. I am very passionate about understanding and helping people with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, distressful emotions, and broken relationships. I believe that we all have inherent value, and I strive to truly understand my clients and give all of them the respect and honesty they deserve.

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Jim Disantis

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
38 years of experience as a therapist

I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and commercial as well as private practice. I have supervised other therapists among additional professionals. Life has taught me that non judgmental based therapy can be successful and I am able and willing to help you deal with issues by using well established professional methods. This includes interventions of cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy. I also help those who are in recovery. Your spiritual and religious beliefs are "safe" to bring to the table with me if you choose to do so in a "guilt free zone".

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Eileen Schrader

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
30 years of experience as a therapist

You can feel better. Your life can become happier, your relationships more enjoyable. You can begin to feel a purpose in the reality of this challenging world. I have seen in 30 years of experience people begin to love themselves, and experience the joy of loving others. One of my goals was to work with the Life Span--and I have seen people from 2 to 96! Many people feel unlovable and think no one really understands them. I can listen without judgment. You can tell me your experiences and your feelings. Maybe you feel disappointed or abandoned in life or confused about your direction. Someone may have hurt you. Maybe you are having family problems. You may feel anxious or depressed. Teaching simple and practical tools can help. Taking the time to just talk about your experiences and feelings is so important. Everyone needs to be heard with empathy and to feel that their lives and struggles are heard. There is no problem too big or too small. Before I became a therapist, there were so many different jobs to learn from--office work to factory work--from restaurant work to cleaning houses, to selling hot dogs at the baseball stadium!-- from teaching to copywriting to becoming a Department Head of Social Service in a health care facility, my varied work experience gave me a window into the stressors men and women face on the job. Doing my own work in therapy, required of every student in my graduate school, really transformed my life. It would be a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of your work.

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Ethel "Dawn" Capone

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed professional counselor - LPC
Parenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changesADHD
24 years of experience as a therapist

I believe the therapeutic relationship is the key to unlocking the door, no matter what issues lie behind that door. Without a strong foundation of trust, respect, and communication--the 3 pillars upon which any relationship is built--progress cannot be made. This is where we begin. My clients view me as empathic, empowering, and trustworthy--ideals I foster through open communication. I have a unique ability to meet people where they are so that I am able to guide them on their journey toward wellness. My goal is to help you move through your problems toward effective solutions.

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Brenda Newberry

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
33 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed iPennsylvan Having 32 yrs of professional work experience. I graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh with a masters degree in social work. I am trained and well versed in CBT, Supportive Therapy, Family Therapy, CPT, and Mindfulness. I believe in holistic approach to treatment and work closely with my patients to meet their needs. I have taught at Penn State University and worked with our nations veterans with a focus on direct care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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 look forward to meeting with you and helping you to fulfill your desired changes.

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Nicole Codagnone

Offering therapy in PA
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania. I graduated from West Chester University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2013, and shortly thereafter, received my LSW. I attained my LCSW most recently, in 2021. During the last 13 years, I have been working with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental health and behavioral health disorders in a variety of settings, including community mental health, outpatient therapy and the school and home settings. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. My treatment modality focuses on a trauma informed, strength-based perspective and integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as play therapy techniques. My work focuses on the importance of building rapport with clients, in order to establish a solid therapeutic relationship and safe space for delving into the work. 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. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy exercising, baking, and spending time with my family.

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Andrea Thompson

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

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Scott Clary

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Makoto Ikegami

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed to work in Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with 15 years of professional experience. I am bilingual in English and American Sign Language and also deaf. I will need your phone number to use my ASL interpreter if you prefer a phone session. This will help me translate my ASL into spoken English and your English into ASL. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and 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. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Jasmine DeBeary

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Pennsylvania. I have worked for over 14 years in the behavioral and mental health field; in settings such as hospitals, daycares, schools, and outpatient mental health facilities. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma. My approach to therapy is an integration of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, and narrative. The evidence-based treatment modalities utilized are determined by my client's individual needs and personal goals. I appreciate research and utilize only evidence-based treatment modalities that have proven to be effective for many who are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, and having difficulty on their life journey following a loss. Sometimes life's daily demands can become a bit too much. As a result, one may feel overwhelmed, defeated, and the stress may begin to negatively impact relationships, job performance, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. If you can relate to this in any way, be encouraged to know that you certainly are not alone. I am here and I am here to help.

How to find counseling in Somerset

Finding the best therapist close by in Somerset 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 in Somerset that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Somerset. 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 Somerset, 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 in the Somerset region and in the state of Pennsylvania. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Somerset or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Somerset 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 Somerset, elsewhere in Somerset, 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 Somerset area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Somerset, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Somerset 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 Somerset helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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.

Somerset therapists 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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in PA, therapists 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 15501 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Somerset 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Somerset.

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 from a therapist. A Somerset 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Somerset, 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.

Somerset 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 to customer service 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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