Formerly two railroad towns, Telford Pennsylvania is a split personality of sorts. It was once known as County Line because the area sits in between two different counties. But even with its name changes and defying of boundaries, Telford was once described as one of Montgomery County's liveliest boroughs.

If anything, Telford history teaches us that it isn’t necessary to have it “all together” to live life to the fullest. Still, there are times when we need a little help getting situated, especially where our mind and emotions are concerned. If you have found yourself in such a place, consider talking to a Telford-area mental health counselor about ways to get back on track.

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Tara Watts

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.S.,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Tara Watts, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience working as a clinician, working with individual, couples and families. I have worked with clients of varying ages with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, OCD and ADHD, this includes people who have histories of trauma. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, person-centered, solution-focused and trauma-informed using cognitive -behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic therapies. I am also committed to continuous education, as I strive to remain consistent with best practices. I strive to meet you where you are and work together to set goals and develop a plan that targets your needs. I tend to focus on what you are experiencing and the impact to your daily life, not on labels or specific diagnosis. I understand how labels can be debilitating, but with the right approach you can experience growth, change and success. I acknowledge your courage in taking the necessary steps to have a more fulfilling and happier life. I am willing and able to assist you as you engage the process of change. I look forward to talking with you soon and joining you in this effort.

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Stefani Dzikiy-Wasil

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor in Pennsylvania. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I have also helped people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My typical approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and motivational interviewing. I have also used hypnotherapy in helping people quit smoking and lose weight. I will tailor our dialogue and design your treatment plan to meet your individual needs. It takes courage to seek help and to take the first steps towards a change. 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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Cathryn Shorday

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Do you find you are frequently feeling sad, anxious, or angry? Is this an especially challenging time in your life, with more stress than you feel you can manage? Deciding to seek help for challenging times can feel daunting, but therapy can provide support, resources, and insight. As a compassionate and skilled therapist, I have helped many clients move from a place of feeling stuck and hopeless to a place where they feel fulfilled, regain confidence, and find life meaningful again. There are many paths to healing and I personalize my treatment approach to each unique situation. Having worked in the field for 10+ years, my experience includes working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I work to empower individuals with the tools needed to overcome obstacles, improve self-awareness, recognize strengths, and break down barriers to enhance their quality of life.

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Eden Diasio

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Eden Diasio and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I provide individual counseling to adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance use issues, relationship challenges, and other life stressors. I offer the opportunity for you to discover and explore your concerns in an unbiased and safe place where you can build confidence and learn new tools towards improving your mental health and quality of life. Sharing about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings might feel uncomfortable however, leaning into discomfort does not have to be done alone. It takes great strength to allow an outsider into your world and it is a tremendous privilege for me to share this therapeutic relationship with you. In my approach to counseling, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques while working to meet the needs of each individual. Together we can explore and understand thoughts and perceptions and how they influence behavior. We will also work to identify your opportunities for growth and healing, while building upon your strengths. The act of seeking therapy is courageous as you are allowing someone else into the private and sacred places of your life. Fostering a trusting relationship with you will always remain at the forefront of my practice as I am committed to providing you with a meaningful and honest connection.

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Frances McNamara

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, having worked in the field for the past 15 yrs. My experience has ranged from adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD all the way to severe and persistent mental illness, including bipolar, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. I look forward to working with you, offering an authentic, present approach to the needs you bring to the session, specifically trained in cognitive and dialectical approaches, as well as, client and emotion focused therapies. I believe in respect, wanting you, as the client, to have the space you need to process the unique and “very real” circumstances of your life and be able to express the success and barriers you are experiencing in this process. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out for help, and I look forward to walking alongside you as a support in your journey to health, strength and better wellness!

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Ebony Graves

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Congrats on taking the big step to do something different! The most important and fulfilling peace is the one we have within and I want to help you achieve that peace. I find great joy in helping others achieve their highest fulfillment and look forward to helping my clients live a happier life. I have a strong background working with varying mental health concerns. My career began with providing both individual and group therapy to children with severe Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and ADHD. Recently, I have found a passion in providing Exposure Response Prevention Treatment for Anxiety and OCD as a speciality. Additionally, I have experience providing both CBT and DBT interventions. I am able to assist clients with managing life changes and environmental stress. My sessions are tailored for each individual and the treatment is unique to your goals. The biggest step to change is always the first one. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Margaret Roberts

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Vanessa Martin

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

I am a licensed therapist with over 8 years of experience working with individuals who experiences grief, trauma, emotional struggle, and stress. I have worked with clients who have challenges concerning anxiety, depression, intimate partner, violence, relationship issues, sobriety challenges, parenting issues, and career struggles to name a few. I also helped many who struggle with discovering who they are among the many roles/relationships they engage in. My passion is to help others. My joy is to be a part of their journey. Individuals, couples, and families rich, with diversity, traditions, and discovery make the journey that much richer. Therapy is an investment in yourself and self-care is the cornerstone of the investment. I like to build relationships of transparency, safety, and trust within the therapeutic alliance. Discovering innate and building coping skills is a part process to be realized in therapy. My focus as a therapist is to assist clients in feeling supported as they discover the prescription for their own healing. My therapy style is adaptive, and interactive and centers on encouraging the development of self-care and accountability in establishing yourself as a priority in your own life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-education, and rational-emotive therapy through a strength-based lens. I will tailor our interaction to meet your specific needs and self-expressed goals and outcome. I appreciate the challenge of deciding to create change in your life. The best thing about therapy is you will not have to travel the road toward change alone. Congratulations on living your best life!

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Leorosie Trexler

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Heather Hodges

Offering therapy in PA
AddictionsLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, anxiety, depression, & career difficulties. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Telford

Finding the best therapist close by in Telford 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 Telford. 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 Telford, 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford, elsewhere in Montgomery, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford, 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 18969 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 Telford 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 Telford 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 Telford, 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.

Telford 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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