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April Condemi

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,CFRC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with a variety of concerns and specialize with working with first responders. I have seen individuals in various setting and throughout the lifespan. I have a focus on working with those suffering from trauma related symptoms. I have experience working with first responders and working through daily life challenges as well as work challenges that they experience. In addition to working with first responders, I have experience with working with a variety of mental health disorders and certified in working with trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings and with various ages, which has allowed me to have a broad range of experience and understanding. My counseling style is as unique as every individual is. I believe that not one counseling approach is effective for everyone, therefore use an integrative approach. Some of the variety of approaches I use include: cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered, solution focused, and Adlerian therapeutic techniques. I focus on your needs and what it is that you want to gain from therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I find it is important to focus on your strengths and building these up rather than focusing on the things you may not be the best at (after all, we are all human and are not perfect at everything!) It can be scary to take the first step to seek help, but I will be here to support and empower you through this fulfilling process! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Dolores (Dee) Littleton

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

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

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Beth Allen

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

Hello! My name is Beth Allen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Fully Trained EMDR Therapist (seeking EMDR Certification) in Pennsylvania. Congratulations on taking the first step towards making a change in your life! It takes courage to seek to make changes toward a more fulfilling, happier life and it is my honor and privilege to accompany you on your journey toward hope, healing and empowerment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, sensitivity, and individuality, so we will work together to create a plan to address your unique concerns and priorities. Counseling is my passion, and my approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), motivational interviewing, dialectic behavioral therapy, mindfulness, inner child work, person centered, psychoeducation, mind/body connection, and others. With over 19 years of experience in therapy and counseling, and 12 additional years in human service, my work settings include community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment, private practice, crisis hotline, group private practice, physician's office, telehealth, schools, and residential facilities. My experience covers a wide area of concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, guilt & shame, self esteem, stress, trauma, and emotional abuse. If you are ready to begin your journey, I am here to support and help empower you. I so look forward to working with you!

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Christina Kulp

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW,APHSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained my degree from Marywood University’s Graduate School of Social Work. I completed my undergraduate education at Cedar Crest College, with dual majors in Psychology and Sociology. I have provided counseling in many settings including the geriatric, non-profit and healthcare fields, for over 18 years. I also hold post-graduate certificates in Gerontology, and Palliative/End of Life Care. I am pursuing my doctorate in social work in a combined program through Kutztown and Millersville Universities. I believe in building a solid therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy and respect using a variety of techniques, and building from a strengths-based perspective to help foster understanding, coping and change. My eclectic therapeutic techniques often include CBT, transformational and psychodynamic approaches, individualized in relation to each client’s need and provided through a trauma informed lens. I am experienced in individual, couples, family, and group counseling. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. My hope is to provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment for you to discover yourself and to start on the road to healing. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amanda Hillberry

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed therapist in the state of Pennsylvania with a broad range of experiences in the counseling field. I have worked with children, teens, and adults with many different backgrounds and concerns in home-based, school-based, and outpatient settings over the past 5 years. My therapy style is more laid-back but interactive, while also being direct when needed. I am passionate about counseling from a Christian perspective, but I am also able to counsel persons from all religious and spiritual beliefs to help them live more fulfilling lives. My therapeutic approach consists of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential theory, Humanistic, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Since every person is unique, I will take time to learn your individual needs, wants, strengths and what you respond best to in sessions. It is admirable to take steps to help oneself in greater self-discovery and growth. Thank you for being here, and for being you. I hope you feel heard and can know what it is like to be truly authentic. I look forward to working alongside you!

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Melissa Frost

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and have a variety of professional work experiences with children, teen, and adult clients. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, self-harm, conflict resolution, behavioral issues, communication skills deficit, and relationships, I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence building. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy and I applaud you for having the courage to take the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in that process and look forward to working with you.

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Eric DeCriscio

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with 15 years of licensed professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, and self-esteem. I have advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, compassion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. 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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Cyana Wulfers

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience in counseling and 6 additional years in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, changes in life, relationships & 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. My therapy style is to be interactive and goal oriented. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will help you with any goals you want to work towards. 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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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.

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Donnelle Super

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working towards 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. 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.

How to find counseling in South Coatesville

Finding the best therapist close by in South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville. 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 South Coatesville, 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville, elsewhere in Chester, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the South Coatesville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville, 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 19320 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville 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 South Coatesville, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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

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

19320, 19376

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