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.

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April Condemi

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC,CFRC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with a variety of concerns and specialize with working with first responders. I have seen individuals in various setting and throughout the lifespan. I have a focus on working with those suffering from trauma related symptoms. I have experience working with first responders and working through daily life challenges as well as work challenges that they experience. In addition to working with first responders, I have experience with working with a variety of mental health disorders and certified in working with trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings and with various ages, which has allowed me to have a broad range of experience and understanding. My counseling style is as unique as every individual is. I believe that not one counseling approach is effective for everyone, therefore use an integrative approach. Some of the variety of approaches I use include: cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered, solution focused, and Adlerian therapeutic techniques. I focus on your needs and what it is that you want to gain from therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I find it is important to focus on your strengths and building these up rather than focusing on the things you may not be the best at (after all, we are all human and are not perfect at everything!) It can be scary to take the first step to seek help, but I will be here to support and empower you through this fulfilling process! I look forward to working with you!

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Karen Gano

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compassion-Focused, Client-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness, and Strength Based therapies to assist clients in improving their outlook and life. I have a holistic and goal oriented practice, working primarily with women who are going through some type of life transition whether it be separation, divorce, career changes, relocation, empty nest, illness, etc. I also provide counseling to healthcare workers as I have been a practicing medical social worker throughout my career, and I have worked in trauma, emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, palliative care, and domestic abuse. We can all benefit from talking to someone now and again. It is my primary goal to empower clients so that they can build and expand their "team," discover their voice, increase self-awareness and esteem, and make wanted changes in their life. My professional and personal mantra is "Self-Care + Time = Healing." I can help you with healthy coping strategies and tools to guide you from surviving to thriving. I very much look forward to working with you!

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Shelly Proper

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionCompassion fatigue
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have worked in both private practice and at local agencies, as well as in the school system and in higher education. I have over 17 years of clinical experience with various populations with a wide variety of concerns, ranging from psychiatric conditions, addictions, physical trauma, emotional trauma, grief/loss/end of life, as well as menopause, healthy aging, career and life coaching. I have many years beyond working in the mental health setting in other capacities. I have a post master's certificate to teach psychology and have worked intensively with educational planning. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. I believe that the most productive therapy happens when clients are encouraged to be the experts of their own lives and that the goals of therapy are to help them find the options, skills and perspectives that can empower them to make changes to live a healthier and happier life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy in my practice and emphasize maintaining appropriate boundaries within the therapeutic alliance. I see clients who are 25 and older. I look forward to working with you!

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Teresa Rosebosky

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome to Better Help. Congratulations in taking the step towards your healing journey. You may be going through a life change or experiencing depression, stress, anger, or anxiety. I am sure you have questions about therapy and whether this will be a good fit for you. Let me introduce myself - my name is Terry Rosebosky. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania, I have been in the field for 20 years in a variety of roles in mental health and drug and alcohol community outpatient facilities. I have worked as an in-home family therapist, supervised family visitations, work as an in-school counselor, team member of a Community Treatment Team and have been a drug and alcohol therapist. My style of therapy is very humanistic and person centered - which basically means that therapy is focused on you and your specific needs. The way through healing is to work through the things that are bothering you. I work with individuals who have the following needs: (this is list is not an extensive list - please reach out if you have questions) Anger Anxiety Adjustment issues Compassion fatigue Depression Divorce, separation Grief and loss LGBTQA Mood disorders Trauma Substance abuse I look forward to working with you

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Laura Hank

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with over 14 years of experience in various settings, including school, telehealth, and community-based outpatient mental health helping adults, adolescents, and families navigate life’s challenges. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for clients to share their feelings as they take their first step toward better emotional awareness and mental well-being. I have have expertise in treating a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life changes. I want to help clients develop the skills and insights they need to achieve their goals by using evidence-based approaches such as person-centered, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness-based strategies. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am dedicated to helping clients achieve their full potential by taking the step toward a happier, healthier life.

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Shawn Brisbane

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Have you already tried therapy and had a negative experience? Are you convinced it isn't for you and you're grasping at straws to get real genuine help? I've been in your shoes and that's why I am sincerely committed to my purpose of helping others. I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Taylor Isley-Clark

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Lorianne Martin

Offering therapy in PA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Belinda Twumasi

Offering therapy in PA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

Welcome! I am Belinda Abena Twumasi, a licensed clinical social work therapist who possesses a diverse skill set and a profound sense of empathy and insight, allowing me to establish authentic and meaningful connections with my clients. I want to first acknowledge that starting therapy can be a significant and challenging step, and I understand the courage it takes to embark on this journey. Rest assured, I am here to provide unwavering support as you navigate your path of self-discovery and healing. Allow me to provide some insight into myself and the motivation driving my profession. Over the course of my career, I have been privileged to support individuals and families of diverse ages through various challenges. My areas of expertise encompass trauma healing, as well as addressing concerns related to depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, parenting conflicts, and navigating life transitions. Moreover, my experience extends to working with mandated or court-ordered clients with complex needs, enriching my understanding of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. One of my core passions lies in transformative work, as I encourage my clients to explore their lived experiences. Through a narrative approach, we delve into the depths to identify behaviors, beliefs, and patterns that may hinder their current progress. My goal is to cultivate confidence and empower clients to embrace renewal and emerge prepared to face the world with newfound strength. My therapeutic style is grounded in cultural humility, recognizing the importance of understanding, and valuing the distinct perspectives and lived experiences that shape each client's narrative. I believe that healing must occur on all levels, and to facilitate transformative growth, I utilize an array of therapeutic techniques tailored to suit your unique needs and desired outcomes. I believe it is my moral obligation as a POC to highlight the importance of fostering a respectful and safe space for minorities to engage in therapeutic vulnerability. In the same spirit, I am deeply committed to cultivating a compassionate space where everyone, feels welcomed and supported without fear of judgment. As a clinician, my dedication lies in providing the highest quality of inclusive care that acknowledges the intersectionality of diverse experiences, including those of marginalized groups. My priority is to affirm each individual's unique identity and honor their rich cultural backgrounds, fostering a sense of pride, purpose, and self-acceptance among all my clients. I eagerly look forward to being a part of your journey, providing unwavering support and guidance as you take steps toward positive change and growth. My office hours are thoughtfully designed to accommodate your busy schedule, available during evenings and weekends. I strive to check my message inbox daily between 3 pm and 4 pm, ensuring prompt follow-up. In Service, Belinda Abena Twumasi, LCSW Licensed Therapist

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Ashley (Nikki) Griffin

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, pregnancy and birth experience, infant mental health, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Waynesboro

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waynesboro 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 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro, 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro, 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.

Waynesboro has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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

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

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