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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George Dymiotis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been working in the field of helping people through counseling for over 15 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addictions, and relationship problems among other. My counseling approach is client centered and I view counseling as a collaborative process. I concentrate on developing a therapeutic relationship and cultivating a safe environment where clients can share freely. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. Developing resiliency, and transferring coping skills from therapy to the outside world are also things I strive for. My approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfullness, and Rogerian. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It takes courage to reach out and seek counseling. I look forward to working with you!

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Michele Cotter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with extensive experience and clinical training. I have 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health and wellness since completion of my master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working as an outpatient counselor for over 20 years. I have extensive training and experience counseling individuals like you who are struggling with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. I have advanced training and experience in the area of trauma and stress-related disorders over the last 17 years. My counseling style focuses on creating an environment of acceptance, encouragement and support throughout the therapeutic process. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on your needs. I have a holistic approach toward achieving emotional well-being while eliciting hope and healing.

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Tara Hummel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,BSL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It is so hard to ask for help but you have gotten this far, let me help you! My goal is to provide hope and guide you to a more fulfilling future! My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania, also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For 6.5 years, I worked with children and adolescents with Autism and other mental health disorders and their guardians, managing their children's challenging behavior. This has also included co-parenting difficulties. I have 15 years' experience helping people who struggle with alcoholism and addiction. Also, pre COVID, I volunteered to assist and facilitate activities during the weekend-long (2015-2019) Camp Erin, Philadelphia (Eluna Network), as a cabin ‘Grief Chief'. This camp is geared toward helping children ages 6-17 process the death of a loved one. We created a fun and safe atmosphere where the children could express their feelings, tell their stories and memorialize their loved ones. I believe in treating my clients with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused (because really- who makes it out of childhood without some kind of trauma!), and psychodynamic therapy.

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Kasey Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LCPC,BA Psychology
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My experience offers effective outpatient, individualized, and psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Depression & Anxiety Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. Trauma & PTSD Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after post traumatic events. The goal is to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Relationships Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with couples and are a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.

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Miriam Brisley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCP
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You can change your life. You can become the person that you want to be. Sometimes it takes hard work, usually it means being uncomfortable. But if you are willing to do that work, you can meet your goals. I would love the opportunity to support you on your journey. I have spent over 20 years committed to this belief and committed to helping individuals along their way. My true passion is helping those who have a history of trauma and helping them learn how it has impacted their lives. Empowering individuals take their power back from whatever it is that they have survived. Trauma is such a vague word, and many things can fall into that category. No trauma is too severe, or too insignificant. I am a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania. My Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are both in Professional Counseling from Toccoa Falls College and Liberty University. I have spent the majority of my career working with adults from all walks of life. Making people feel safe and comfortable is utmost priority for me. I have an eclectic approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person Centered. I have trauma informed and focused on all my interactions no matter what approach is being used. Additionally, I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy. In my personal life I am a wife, mom, stepmom, dog mom, and survivor myself. I love to cook, travel, and use creativity around my house. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you.

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Shawna Lupori

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Your decision to allow me into your life is a privilege. My first goal as your therapist will be to settle any uncertainties that you might have in trusting me to be a safe person to share your challenges, hopes, and desires for your life with. It is my role to be an unbiased, caring, and reliable professional who will support you in your efforts towards moving forward, healing, and reaching your goals. I am a licensed clinical therapist (LPC) in Pennsylvania and board certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC). I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor though the Pennsylvania Certification Board. I have 20+ years of human services experience working with a diversity of populations including young adults, adults, aging seniors, and persons with mental health and addiction co-occurring diagnoses. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns. My primary expertise is in addiction and mental health. My other areas of counseling competency include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, career challenges, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes. My counseling approach will be catered to your specific individual needs and preferences. Some of my most used therapy approaches include: Christian Counseling, Addictions Counseling/Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. I often use Existential therapy which targets the underlying factors that cause internal conflict within. The thing that I want you to know more than anything else about me is that I am FOR YOU. I am rooting for you to build upon your strengths while you learn to use your weaknesses as steppingstones – leading you to come OUT of your issue(s) and come IN to the NEW YOU - a new way of thinking and a new life!

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Dianne Mathias

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Patricia Eckstein

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesADHD
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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Mary Elaine Sheehan

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Caitlin Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictions
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with addictions. I have worked with children ages 5 and up. In addition to this I have worked with families and children in a group therapy environment. 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. My schedule has evening availabilities.

How to find a therapist for 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 in Waynesboro 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 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 in the Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 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 Waynesboro 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) about therapists and mental health services

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 with a therapist 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 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 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, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

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:

  • 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 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 in Waynesboro?

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

Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 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 17268 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 Waynesboro counselor?

Before seeing your Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro.

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 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 with a Waynesboro 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 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 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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