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Robyn Martin

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! :) My name is Robyn Martin and I am a seasoned Licensed Psychologist working with adults, 30 years & older in Pennsylvania. With over 20 years of experience in counseling, therapy, executive & life coaching. I have worked with clients with many backgrounds and experiences. I enjoy supporting successful, stressed, anxious adults across their home, work and social worlds. Stress & Anxiety, Career Concerns Life Transitions & Relationship Issues are but a few of the concerns I would love to help with! Employing evidence based modalities, I combine elements of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Positive Based, Person Centered, Mindfulness, Psycho-Educational and other therapeutic counseling interventions in a unique individualized way to meet the needs of my clients. I strongly believe in a collaborate approach which honors all human differences. I'm told that I am present, open, supportive, honest, positive and can offer humor. It is always my privilege to work with clients who entrust their commitment to improving their world with me. I applaud your first steps in this process and truly look forward to working together!

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Rob Henry

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,CAADC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Though I have a limited schedule, and I am only able to meet with clients either through the Live Chat or the phone session formats, I am a very confident, very optimistic and very patient counselor licensed in Pennsylvania, with over 40 years of helping individuals, couples, families and parents. I've helped parents to assist extremely difficult children, both the young ones and the children who are now chronologically adults; I've helped families with conflicts that seem unbearable; I've helped couples with outrageous relational problems; and I've helped individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders and frustrations related to problems in reaching vocational, spiritual, relational hopes and dreams. In addition to using an eclectic approach that includes person-centered and solution-focused approaches as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for all clients in need, I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as needed and requested to deal with trauma and upsetting memories, and I enjoy engaging clients who are interested in spirituality either in a form of existential therapy that integrates some of the works of Viktor Frankl and Soren Kierkegaard, a 12 step facilitation to encourage recovery in many areas of life, and/or a form of pastoral counseling for clients who desire to include specifics of their faith in how they make progress toward feeling better about their daily walk with God and/or their relationships and their thoughts about the future. I am also both confident and equipped to assist parents and grandparents with specialized parenting techniques to help children who have various emotional and behavioral concerns, including Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). For those with other specific needs, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC), having spent nearly 15 years treating individuals with 12 step facilitation, medication-assisted treatments and co-occurring disorders therapies, and I've worked for more than 10 years helping individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as providing therapeutic support and training for foster and adoptive families. I look forward to speaking with you about your specific concerns.

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Christina Kulp

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,APHSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

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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Sheri Fay

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,LPC,MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
27 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Dually Licensed Mental Health Therapist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been seeing clients with a wide range of concerns since 1996. I use a trauma informed and solutions focused style of therapy meaning that I take into account the whole person and their life experiences, not just their symptoms, and work toward solutions that can bring relief quickly while also attempting to get at the root of the concerns. I have extensive training and experience in working with anxiety and narcissistic abuse. In addition, some of the issues that I have helped individuals cope with include stress, depression and mood related concerns, childhood trauma including emotional/verbal abuse, postpartum issues, parenting concerns, relationship issues, family of origin issues, and life transitions. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based therapy and somatic therapy depending on what the best fit is for each particular individual. I also utilize education to further your understanding of why you may be suffering and assign homework to do in between session to accelerate change. My goals are for you to become equipped with several tools that you can use to manage your symptoms as they arise, reduce their frequency and severity and come to a better understanding of what ails you - ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. Whatever your personal goals are, we will work diligently together toward them,

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Deborah Meabon

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a trauma-focused therapist, working with people who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various other traumas since 2017. People with unresolved trauma may have difficulty finding and maintaining an internal sense of peace and safety. They often struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a variety of addiction behaviors. I have extensive training and experience in therapy skills that address current symptoms that are causing extra challenges in a person's life, with a focus toward obtaining healing for unresolved trauma experiences. While it is not possible to rewrite the past, it is possible to change the way you continue to be impacted by those painful experiences from your history. I also have four years experience as a hospice counselor/social worker, plus twelve years working as a social worker with people who have disabilities. These combined experiences have enriched my understanding of how the grieving process is engaged in many of our life experiences, including: life changes (job change, retirement, moving, empty nest, etc); loss/change of ability status; and witnessing or experiencing trauma. Some of the treatment methods I use: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), PC (Progressive Counting), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Mindfulness, Crave-Ex (addiction method that incorporates EMDR), attachment focused, somatic awareness, Trauma-focused Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Systems Theory. As a trauma-focused therapist, this is the general path I follow: 1) learning skills to help reduce anxiety and depression symptoms; 2) learning about the connections between past traumas and current triggers in your life; 3) building a general emotional tolerance for working on healing from trauma history; 4) gently working through healing process for trauma history; 5) rebuilding emotional wellness to include an improved self-esteem, healthy boundary, relationship and communication skills. If you prefer a more traditional, talk-therapy type experience, I may not be the right choice for you. A major focus I have is to help a person gain a sense of hope by slowly replacing negative self-beliefs into positive beliefs that are enhanced and reinforced. I look forward to starting on this healing journey with you!

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Shauna Villar

Offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed counselor who provides services for people in any walk of life. I have trainings in anxiety, depression, trauma, family therapy, autism, intellectual disability and older adult mental health. My clinical approach is diverse and I like to include CBT, DBT, and a person centered approach. In my opinion, the client is steering the ship of their treatment while I assist them in reaching their destination. I look forward to talking with you and thank you for trusting me with your journey.

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Cary Truley

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Colorado with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, OCD, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Monica Trick

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania. I have 6 years of professional experience helping individuals make changes to their lives and reach their personal goals. I have experience working with people challenged by depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, trauma, relationship issues, and parenting struggles. My approach is client centered with a focus in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Currently my available sessions will typically be on Friday from 8-3 pm. My clinical work has included training and experience with utilizing parent child interaction therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Prolonged Exposure Trauma Therapy. 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. 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 am excited to work with and support you as you move toward your goals!

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John Kleppner

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
36 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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John Shustitzky

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & 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. 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 Ursina

Finding the best therapist close by in Ursina 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 Ursina 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 Ursina. 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 Ursina, 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 Ursina 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 Ursina 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 Ursina 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 Ursina, 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 Ursina area can be found below:

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

Ursina 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 Ursina 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 Ursina 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 15485 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 Ursina 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 Ursina.

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 Ursina 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 Ursina, 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.

Ursina 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 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.

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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15424, 15485

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