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Jennifer Rice

Offering therapy in PA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Pennsylvania. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, and 13 years of experience as a licensed therapist. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings who have come to therapy with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship/communication concerns, fertility struggles, parenting challenges, and grief and loss. My therapy style is relaxed and conversational, however I challenge my clients to see patterns that may be keeping them "stuck" in some ways in their personal and professional lives. I use a variety of therapy models and personalize your therapy sessions to meet your needs. Some therapy techniques and theories that I have been trained in and that my clients feel are particularly helpful are CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques, Solution Focused therapy, and Strategic therapy just to name a few. As a Marriage and Family therapist, I try to look at how a system (family, work, social etc.) affects the individual. Thank you for taking the first steps toward change. Our therapeutic experience will be a joint effort in helping you accomplish your goals!

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Stacie Brethauer

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC,MFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Behavior Specialist. I have enjoyed over 13 years working in the mental health field, helping my clients change their lives in positive ways. Those that I come alongside often say I provide warm, heartfelt support and professional guidance as they found hope and transformation through their struggles. Taking part in their journey as an expert guide, I have helped individuals navigate their way through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lack of self-confidence, major life transitions, grief, and loss. Refreshing to my clients, I have a unique and individualized approach to my counseling, while at the same time being highly educated and expertly trained in mental health. I make coping strategies simple and easy to apply in real life. Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed Care, and Strength-Based are just some of the theories that I draw from. I tailor my service in unique ways to support the specific needs of my clients while drawing from proven theoretical strategies. During our sessions together, you can expect that we will sort through the challenges you are facing, choose the strategies that work the best while focusing on making the changes that matter the most to you. What's on your mind most and how may I support you is a theme of the service I provide. I am confident of this: the life you want is already within your reach and the struggle that you are feeling right now is just temporary. You’ve already done the hardest part; you reached out and asked for help. Now it's time for you to take the next best step. Know I am here for you, as you begin this journey. Let’s take that next step, together.

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Deborah Gershanok

Offering therapy in PA
License: PhD, LCSW, MPH
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
36 years of experience

I am a practitioner who has grown personally and professionally by selecting, using and sharing the most useful approaches for resilience and recovery from wounds, conflict, and secrets to move toward mindful insight, patience, discernment, alertness and open awareness. I honor the diverse expressions of all sentient beings. Psychotherapy involves mindful insight and action. Each client's reality is gradually shared as wants, needs and feelings are expressed. No one is lost as everyone has a now. Attitudes of curiosity and humility bring the most awareness of movement from judgement to empathy to self compassion. I offer 30-45 minute afternoon sessions for adults ages 21 and older. Honing the scope of clientele's age span allows for specialization in adult life stage concerns and by understanding that time is actually non-linear. Necessary limitations to my psychotherapy practice are: couples and/or family counseling; domestic violence situations; eating disorders; substance abuse treatment; process addictions; custody battles; any other lawsuit and court related concerns; acute a/o severe mental illness that would preclude rational processing; and disability, FMLA, fitness for duty or related issues. Please also note that crisis intervention within this virtual platform is not appropriate and clients will be referred to their local crisis services. If you are comfortable with my approach, please consider scheduling an initial assessment so we each can assess if we work well as a team. Warmly, Deborah

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Kendra McKee

Offering therapy in PA
License: LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Thank you for stopping by to get to know more about me and the work that I do! My name is Kendra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania with experience providing individual and group therapy. Since graduating with my Masters of Social Work in 2010, I have worked in a variety of settings. These settings have included traditional outpatient clinics, schools, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and in a primary care clinic. I have primarily worked with individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sleep behavior problems, grief/loss, adjustment disorders, as well as seasonal affective disorder . Many of my clients struggle with negative thoughts, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and stress management. In my work, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and while taking a client centered approach. I can help you recognize some of your underlying problem areas, identify and utilize your strengths, and adjust your thoughts and behaviors to see things differently.

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Geneve "Evie" Telfer

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.,LPC
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

The decision to seek therapy can be a scary one but it is also a choice that opens a space in a life for something new to come in. It helps to have someone who is outside the landscape of your life walk with you around that terrain. This companioning can help you see your stuck places from new angles and find new ways of moving forward. I walked with college age young adults in this process for 26 years and in the past 3 years I have been taking this journey of curiosity and change primarily with older adults. I’m a licensed professional counselor with specialized training as a pastoral counselor. I work with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, spiritual issues, and loss and grief. Primarily I work from a person-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. I also integrate techniques from other approaches, such as gestalt, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, short-term psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, depending on the client's unique problems and goals. I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you into a new place of hope and healing.

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Darlene Maggiolo

Offering therapy in PA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience and hold a BS in Psychology from Rutgers University and a MSW from Simmons University. I am currently working towards a certification in perinatal mental health. My specialty is women's wellness and empowerment with a focus on life transitions and adjustment using a mindfulness approach. Other areas of expertise include boundary setting, attachment, parenting and co-parenting, relationship building, self-discovery and esteem, ADHD management, and LGBTQIA+ wellness. I practice a holistic approach because I believe mental health IS health. I strive to meet individuals where they are most comfortable and focus on their self-identified needs and strengths. Every person is unique and deserves full consideration of their experiences. I am passionate about creating a genuine connection with people grounded in acceptance, mutual respect, and unconditional positive regard. A productive therapeutic relationship should provide validation and empowerment while guiding you on your healing path. I am here for you. Availability (Subject to Change): Weekdays: 11 am -4 pm Evenings /Weekends: Limited and by request

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Natalia Vergara-Berenda

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. Access my private practice link here! https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=21465&utm_source=provider-sourced&utm_medium=booking-link&utm_campaign=provider-dashboard

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Tiffany Lewis

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & 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. 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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Merissa Lindsay

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 11 years of professional therapy experience. However, I have been working in the social work field for 17 consecutive years. I have experience working with clients who have mild to severe mental illness via my work in inpatient hospitals, group homes, case management, behavioral health insurance management, elementary, middle and high school settings. I have spent the past 11 years of my career providing counseling services to women and children in an Outpatient Therapy setting. I continue to provide in person Outpatient Therapy services on a fulltime basis in addition to my platform on Better Help. I have many years of experience with helping clients manage stress, anxiety, 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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Nicole Kuneman

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 Wheatland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland, 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 16161 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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