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Erica Holtz

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
16 years of experience

Welcome! It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek therapy , you should feel proud of yourself for taking the first step in reaching out. My name is Erica Holtz, M.A., LMFT and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also have a Certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University. I graduated from La Salle University in 2007 after a year long internship at a family therapy agency in Philadelphia, where I continue to assist in training other therapists and interns. I also am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, which means the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy required me to do an extensive training program to be able to supervise therapists who want to be licensed to practice marriage and family therapy. My therapeutic approach is based in Systems Theory, which is the basis for couples and family therapy. Systems theory differs from purely individual therapy models in that all affected parties are included in therapy, whether they are present in the sessions or not. This means there is a focus on the family relationships you had as a child and how they have affected current relationship issues. It focuses on patterns of behavior between people, and what is happening between people that maintains the problems. The first choice is to Include all parties affected in the problem (s) because it helps enhance the quality of relationships and create positive lasting changes often at a more rapid pace. However, I have done systemic work with individuals with great progress. My goal is to help individuals, families and couples who are struggling with painful emotions, distressing relationship problems and who feel “stuck”, confused or frustrated with their current life situation. I specialize in couples therapy, working with various types of families and working with individuals with trauma histories. I also work well with families who have a member with Autism. My therapeutic style is adaptable as well as empathetic . I often use humor and authenticity in my approach with clients, which allows the therapeutic relationship to grow and evolve by creating emotional safety from a "real" person. I have also been a client before, so I know what it is like to enter the therapy room feeling anxious, unsure, and vulnerable. I look forward to working with you and creating lasting change and growth!

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Katherine (Kate) Schenk

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience as a therapist working with individuals with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, phobias, co-dependency, addiction, brain injury, trauma and abuse. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and a certified brain injury specialist and I have gained my experience by working in different settings such as correctional environments, in patient and out patient rehabilitation and community based settings. I consider myself to be a theoretically integrated clinician who places value on a client centered approach. I believe that it is important to support individuals with identifying challenges and help them to construct realistic and achievable goals in order to build insight and confidence for success. It is not always easy to ask for help, but you are not alone in your journey.

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Lareane Nuby

Offering therapy in PA
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lareane Nuby and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory endorsement. I earned a BSW degree from Youngstown State University in 2004 and then went on to pursue a Master of Social Work degree from Youngstown State University in 2007. I have over 17 years of social work experience working with many individuals from diverse backgrounds, populations and of all age groups. In addition, I have many years of work experience in the various settings; medical/psychiatric units in hospitals, elementary, middle and high school, nursing homes, group homes, palliative/hospice services and county children services board. I enjoy working with client's who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, anger, relationship issues, trauma, parenting problems, and self-esteem issues. I believe that everyone is a unique individual and deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. My therapeutic style includes the following; cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength -based perspective, social learning, task centered, solution focused and system theories. I realize that the journey of life can be very complicated and difficult to walk at times but if you are ready to take that step, I am willing to walk beside you and support you on your journey towards self-empowerment and change. Specialties Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Self-Esteem Depression Trauma Focus Care

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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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Dr. Bina Soni

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
27 years of experience

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in the State of Pennsylvania with over 15 years of experience working as a Professional Psychological and Academic counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, childhood and adult sexual trauma, career challenges, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is client-centered: warm, affirmative, non-judgmental, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Rather, I focus on client’s strengths, and I am positive in my approach. My therapy style combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards positive and healthy change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you in your journey through our therapy sessions. I’m available for online therapy sessions with individuals anywhere in the State of Pennsylvania. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the State of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with you!

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Eva Kramer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a good deal of experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and OCD, along with relationship issues and parenting difficulties. I have some experience in helping clients to navigate grief and loss as well. My treatment approach is warm and unconditional and client centered. I prefer to be more interactive with my clients. I frequently utilize a solution focused approach to treatment and find that working collaboratively with clients has produced positive outcomes time after time. I have experience with relationship mediation and with assisting parents to develop positive parenting skills with their very young children via Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Above all, your treatment will be designed with YOU in mind and collaboratively with you to meet your individual, specific needs. I'm looking forward to working with you in this process of growth and change!

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Kristen Templin

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsGrief
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. When you are authentic, you create a certain energy. The path of spiritual awakening involves uncovering the values and ideas that are authentic to you, regardless of what others think. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Glorianna Pionati

Offering therapy in PA
LGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania (LPC) with 25 years of professional work experience. I am also certified in the state of California as a PPS counselor. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I have worked domestically and internationally with various populations in clinics, school settings and higher education. 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.

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Sheera Maitland

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and have 12 years of professional counseling experience. I have helped clients obtain relief from issues of stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, as well as depression. I know that reaching out for help isn't always easy. The unknowns can be scary and I'm here to walk you through each step of the way. I believe that we all have many strengths and that anyone can use those assets to overcome the things that challenge us in life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is courageous and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dwight Evans

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Trainer

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer, 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 19061 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 Trainer 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 Trainer 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 Trainer, 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.

Trainer 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 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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