Waynesboro’s Northside Park and Pool offers a fun atmosphere for residents to enjoy all summer long. Your life can be just as pleasant at times, but at other times, the fun can disappear. Sadness, isolation, or stress can keep you from the happiness you deserve.

You try to relax and enjoy your life, but mental health problems get in your way. You feel like others get all the good things in life while you must suffer alone. A counselor in the Waynesboro area can help you deal with your emotional challenges and get in the swim of a happier life.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research Masters Program. Since then, I have worked in adoption, with hospice, and with a variety of people with different problems in my private practice of 25 years. Some of these include relationship counseling, individual counseling, obesity, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, alcoholism, drug addiction, women's issues, and geriatrics. Working with people to be the best that they strive to be is always the only goal that I have. I will help you discover what is right with...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello My name is Laverne P. Hoffler-Duckworth, I have been in the counseling field since 2009. Over the course of 10 years, I have gain experience in the drug and alcohol field and became empathetic towards individuals with substance abuse issues due the epidemic of drug overdoses in our society. My practice serves individuals who are struggling with various issues, such as relationships, self esteem, drugs and alcohol, bullying, anger management, grief and loss and other mental hurdles. I help clients who feel that their life is spiraling out of control, gai...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania with over 15 years of experience working in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTF), private practices , and non-profits such as crisis shelters. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of issues to include depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, and self-esteem. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma to include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. While every counseling experience is unique to the individual my goal is to create and provi...

Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

Jessica Dashevsky, M.S, L.P.C. I am a licensed professional counselor who earned my Masters from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a concentration in substance abuse, behavioral addiction and offenders. I have over 10 years of varied experience treating adolescents, adults with addiction issues, high needs families and couples. As a therapist with over 15 years of experience, I specialize in perinatal mood disorders, fertility challenges, intimacy and sex issues, sexual kink, and gender confusion. As a mother who has personally struggled with...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, thanks for reaching out. My name is Kate. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients in therapy for 16 years. The clients I have seen have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder. I provide a warm, caring environment where people can look at past hurts/trauma, current life situations and changes/losses, relationship issues, self-esteem issues and their own questioning/wondering about life’s meaning and their own goals. I tend to use a client centered strengths based approach, helping the client obtain the ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Martine Saul is a licensed professional counselor with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Point Park University and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) from Chatham University. She earned her certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Her graduate field placements all took place within hospice and palliative care facilities, and she therefore, has experience and interest working with hospice patients as well as doing bereavement, grief and loss counseling with those patients and their loved ones. Martine is also i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed therapist working with clients with all types of needs. I have 29 years experience. My experience includes supporting children, teens, adults, and families. We have raised 3 children. I have many years of experience working at a mental health agency and supported children, teens, and adults with a variety of diagnoses. My early experience is with a sexual assault prevention and counseling center. I have extensive experience working in the Pennsylvania public education system. I am EMDR trained. In 2019, I was awarded the credential of certifie...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Greetings, My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working in mental health, and working as a therapist for the last 14 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, grief & loss, and stress management. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a supportive and compassionate therapist who enjoys working with a diversified group of clients. I design the therapy approach based on the client's needs. The first therapy session reviews the goals of the client so that a treatment plan can be planned. The therapy experience should be motivational and helpful to the client. The client should walk away from the therapy session with a fresh approach to their problem.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and currently have a license to conduct therapy in Arizona pending, I have thirty years of experience working in the human services and education fields. My past experience includes outpatient mental health, inpatient mental health, a dual diagnosis program, mental health roles in schools and homes, and teaching in a public school. I have experience working with various populations such as adolescents, college students, and adults, and needs including but not limited to helping clients with stress and an...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is licensed in Pennsylvania and has worked in the field for over 7 years with individuals, couples and families. I believe that connection is what we are all looking for. I have worked with both adolescents and adults in mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders, grief, relationship issues, and a variety of other things and helped to build the skills within to cope with whatever brought someone to therapy. I believe that we are all capable of coping more effectively and it begins with the first step and making ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My Counseling focus is person-centered in that I believe that each of us is naturally motivated to want to achieve a high level of psychological functioning. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

You have chosen to take the first step in seeking out a mental health professional. Whether you are struggling to manage your emotions, experiencing the stresses of parenthood, or having difficulty coping with emotions and negative thoughts, I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with 12 years of experience. I have worked with teens and adults on the Autism spectrum, clients dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, college students, and parents in all stages of their journey. My counseling style is warm and non-...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! I am very glad you have landed here. Grief and loss can be very confusing and difficult journeys to navigate, however, with the right support, you can begin to explore a new path forward. Although death is a part of life, humans constantly receive unhelpful messages about how, when and where to grieve. There is NO right or wrong way to move forward, only your way, keeping your loved one close to you always. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has spent the majority of my career working in end-of-life care. I provide services for anyone exper...

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Waynesboro can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Waynesboro area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Waynesboro, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Waynesboro or elsewhere in Franklin or the state of Pennsylvania.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Waynesboro counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Waynesboro Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Waynesboro 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 in Waynesboro: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Waynesboro: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Waynesboro: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Waynesboro: $80

Some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Waynesboro and elsewhere throughout the state of Pennsylvania you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Waynesboro virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Waynesboro has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Waynesboro, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Waynesboro counselor 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Waynesboro, PA, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 17268 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 in Waynesboro can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Waynesboro Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 counselors often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Waynesboro area, including:

  • CBT in Waynesboro
  • DBT in Waynesboro
  • Substance use therapy in Waynesboro
  • Couples therapy in Waynesboro

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Waynesboro.

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