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Dr. Marsha Chase

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience working in family homes, residential setting, school setting, and outpatient settings. Clients have reached out to me for a wide range of reasons including depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, personality disorders, relationship concerns, parenting struggles, and personality characteristics. I have specialized in working with clients who struggle with attachment disruptions and trauma and abuse. My counseling style is caring and interactive. I believe that a therapist should be able to empathize, be genuine, and treats clients with unconditional positive regard. Every client is unique and should be treated as such. I will work to get to know you personally to develop the most personalized plan for you combining a humanistic, personal centered, cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach. My goal is to help you work through whatever challenges you may be faced with while helping you to develop skills to manage other difficulties as they arise. I want to be able to give you a time and a place to feel safe and secure exploring those challenges so you can identify what it is you need and how you can meet those needs. I work with you so that you can feel better about yourself and where you are in life. It takes courage to accept there are challenges and it takes motivation to begin to explore and process those challenges and struggles. When you are ready to begin the journey in your life, I will be ready to walk that journey with you. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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Tena Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist with over 4 years of experience counseling children, teens, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management and ADHD. My counseling style is caring, friendly, and honest and my clients will always be treated with respect and compassion. Therapy should be rewarding for each client and tailored to your individual needs. My therapy style includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and is Solution Focused. We will work together to establish and achieve the goals that are important to you. Change can be difficult, but I am here to help guide you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Sara Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW,Reiki2 Certification
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Do you want to increase your happiness? My life’s work has been researching ways to overcome challenges and change and sharing those modalities with others. University of Pennsylvania traditionally trained. Trauma Specialization. 25 year Child Welfare Public Servant. I look forward to working with you. My specializations include trauma, grief, anger, and physiological integration. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Welfare, Addiction in the Family, Family Relationships, and Employment. Thank you so very much for considering allowing me to serve you. I have spent the last 25 years working with folks and families who find themselves wanting to make change. I look forward to facilitating the changes in your life.

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Leslie Ellwood

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed. CRC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Leslie. Congratulations on taking this positive step toward better health! I am a very genuine, calm and kind professional with an innate desire to help others achieve happiness. I truly enjoy all people and believe there is good in everyone! I am guided by integrity, caring and compassion. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. I have 40 years of work experience that includes counseling in hospital, school, and private rehabilitation settings. I have also worked in disability case management and account management. My counseling style is eclectic. I tailor my approach to you. I like to use a combination of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, ACT and DBT. I am a big proponent of relaxing our minds and can coach clients through the use of Progressive Relaxation, Imagery, and Deep Breathing. I also believe in many forms of physical exercise to calm our mind and heal our bodies. I am here to listen and guide you. I am here to support and help you. I welcome you.

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Maria Phillips

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Maria (she/her) and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned my master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. I have supported clients and their families in navigating a range of challenges including grief/ loss, self-esteem concerns, intimate partner violence, depression, anxiety, and specific neurodevelopmental needs. I strive to create a therapeutic experience that aligns with clients’ emotional needs, strengths, values, and cultural identity. My approach integrates evidence-based and trauma-informed approaches including eco-systemic structural family therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Throughout the therapeutic process, I hope that clients experience growth in their ability to navigate difficult emotions and conflict while developing new skills to improve their relationship with themselves and develop healthy relationship patterns with others.

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Christina Burnett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Christina Burnett and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University, University Park, PA in 2010. In 2017, I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of New England, Biddeford, ME. While obtaining my master’s degree I began my counseling career in 2015 in community mental health and substance abuse treatment assisting and advocating for adult men and women who were involved in the criminal and family court systems. After graduating from the University of New England, I obtained my LSW in April of 2018 and began my clinical supervision. In June of 2020, I passed the Pennsylvania Board of Social Work’s licensure exam and obtained my LCSW (#CW021224). In 2018 I also acquired my Level One certification in cognitive behavioral therapy from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. My experience in the field of mental health includes helping adult clients navigate life transitions, substance use/abuse/dependence, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and stress associated with legal/work issues. My clinical orientation is client-centered focusing on cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, empowerment, and solution-focused approaches. I am truly passionate about the counseling field and sincerely look forward to having a collaborative, therapeutic relationship with you to find solutions and relief to obtain better mental wellness.

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Katherine (Kate) Vozar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersAnger managementCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Kate! I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with many issues including but not limited to anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It is important to me that I treat the whole person; mind, body, spirit to create the desired change. I look forward to working with you!

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Kathryn Eller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience working with adolescents, families, and adults with addiction and SMI. I have the most experience in helping clients with family conflicts, specifically 5 years working with the Structural Family Therapy Model as a Family-Based Therapist. 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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Kimberly Ochester

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in this field for 12+ years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work to provide an open, safe space for client driven treatment, combining lived experience, professional experiences and knowledge gained from traditional studies. I am here to support you through your journey, improving your personal circumstances and helping you to become your best self- whatever that looks like to you.

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Loretta Gephart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 a therapist for counseling in Venango

Finding the best therapist close by in Venango 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 Venango 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 Venango. 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 Venango, 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 Venango 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 Venango 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 Venango area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Venango 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 Venango, elsewhere in Crawford, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Venango 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 Venango 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 Venango 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Venango online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Venango, 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 Venango psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Venango 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 Venango 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Venango 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Venango 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 in Venango?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Venango 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.

Venango 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 Venango 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 Venango 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 16440 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 Venango counselor?

Before seeing your Venango 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 Venango.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Venango 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 Venango 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Venango, 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.

Venango 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 during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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