Wyomissing’s name, from the Delaware language, means “the land of the flats.” If life’s troubles have knocked you flat on the ground, it’s hard to get back up and keep walking forward. You get stuck in a state of emotional confusion. Your feelings are hard to bear, and you can’t think how to get through your problems.

Sadness and anxiety take away the joy of your life. Your thoughts are too confused to provide any help. You need to learn new techniques for improving your mental health. Talk to a counselor in the Wyomissing area to elevate your life.

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Dr. Courtney Liggera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years of clinical experience gained in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities and a college counseling center. I have worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. In addition to my broad clinical background, I have gained expertise as trauma-focused clinician providing individual and family therapy and community-based interventions to children who have experienced traumas suffered from neglect and abuse. I have also often served as a clinical advocate testifying in court on behalf of my clients’ needs and well-being. Encountering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on a regular basis has put me on the cutting edge of treating stress from an integrated body and mind and social perspective. Augmenting to my holistic perspective, I have confidence in the power of psychodynamic/insight oriented therapy. I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is being able to connect with yourself and a trustworthy guide in a safe and calm environment, so that the root of difficulties and the path to overcoming them can become clear.

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Shannon Powe-Saunders

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 18 years of experience in the helping profession. I began my career as a Mental Health/Substance Use Case Manager, where I linked individuals who were diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder to needed resources in their community. After completing my masters degree in Community Counseling, I began to counsel various individuals and families who experienced issues with: depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance use/dependency and other life issues and events. I am a warm, relatable person who believes that each person is currently on their own life's journey. During that journey we experience things that can be pleasant as well as things that can be painful. Therapy/counseling can help serve as a guide to help us navigate those unpleasant moments and painful experiences. Respect and empathy are my guiding principles. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-Dynamic and Humanistic Therapy with Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Thinking concepts and techniques. Taking the first steps toward change can be difficult at times. If you are ready to begin the journey of healing and positive change I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to meeting you!

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Traci Lechwar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.Ed.,M.Phil.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile-I truly believe the strongest people are those who ask for help when they need it. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and have over ten years experience working with the college aged population on a variety of presenting concerns. I believe strongly in meeting a client where they are and working through sessions by helping clients examine their world around them in a way that allows them to function at their best. My approach is client centered, non-judgmental and focused on helping to examine and/or challenge patterns of thinking that can contribute to stress and anxiety. Some areas of focus I work with often include family/intimate relationships, panic disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD to name a few. I would love the opportunity to meet and work with you focusing on progress, not perfection in all areas of a person's life.

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Dr. Sean Spelgatti

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this :) My name is Dr. Sean Spelgatti. I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor with a PhD in Counseling, Approved Clinical Supervisor credential, as well as being a State Licensed Professional Counselor. I have intentionally diversified my experiences during my master's and doctoral-level internships in an effort to be a well-rounded thorough holistic, metacognitive and integrative therapist. The majority of my clinical experience has been in the outpatient mental health setting working with kids, families, couples, individuals, groups, and more. I am a published psychological researcher with a mind for solving problems in the most efficient and comprehensive manner possible. I strive to consider every angle and reach optimal well-being through a comprehensive and whole-person-centered approach. Lastly, I am a compassionate great listener who is very adaptable, and am great at finding solutions and seeing through layers to efficiently but also thoroughly support you. Thank you again for taking the time to read this, I would be happy to be on YOUR team :)

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Emily Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Pittsburgh, PA, USA area. I'm always honored when people let me be a part of their life and journey. I use a collaborative approach to help figure out what matters most to you and how we can build that reality. I focus a lot on strategies that help you build a more compassionate view of yourself, find some peace in daily life, and communicate what you need. This can include things like working to understand more about how your own mind, body, and experiences shape your day-to-day life, as well as finding practices to re-shape your relationship with yourself and others. We also look at finding a balance with your commitments in a way that fits with your values, and work through difficult decisions in life, health, and family. I might be a good fit for you if: -You find yourself "overthinking" things and worrying a lot -You feel down and have trouble enjoying the things you used to -Your family or partner is stressing you out -You have a hard time telling someone when they have hurt you emotionally -You are helping take care of someone who is aging or sick -You feel stuck in life and aren't sure what to do next The approaches I draw on most are cognitive behavioral therapy (how we think and act), mindfulness-based therapy (finding acceptance and calm), and DBT (handling emotions and communication). I love to help people understand how their minds and emotions work, so that you have the tools to get and stay healthy!

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Rebecca Scandell

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

I am licensed in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oregon, Massachusetts and Nevada with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship 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. 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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Kristen Meier

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

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. 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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Jordan Garvin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you feeling like your marriage/relationship is a runaway train? Missing a connection with your, now, adult family members? Getting ready to walk down the aisle but need to address some things first? Feeling like you don’t know who your partner is anymore? Not ready to give up on your best friend? Wondering "where did we go wrong"? Have sex and affection become a cringy topic in your relationship? You’re in the right place. I am passionate about helping re-build healthy relationships and growing from past mistakes. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology with minor studies in Family Science and Deaf Studies from Towson University and Masters in Family Therapy from Drexel University. Jordan is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. I specialize in addressing problems and symptoms such as anxiety, codependency, depression, grief, infidelity, life transitions, peer relationships, sleep issues, spirituality, stress, weight loss, women’s issues. Using my 5 years of clinical experience, personality, marriage and family therapy training, 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. “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” -James Baldwin

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Bethsaida Rivera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
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, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Elvan Kama Kurtz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with several years of experience working with diverse populations of adult individuals and couples. One of the core values that guides my treatment approach is the belief that nothing happens in isolation. I firmly believe that every behavior, thought and feeling has underlying reasons and meanings that deserve exploration. With genuine care and empathy, I help you uncover the root of your struggles, empower you to gain insight and achieve lasting growth. To offer the most effective and tailored treatment approaches, I utilize evidence-based and eclectic models. I draw upon the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which focuses on enhancing communication, fostering intimacy, and strengthening couple’s relationship. Additionally, I incorporate Systemic Sex Therapy, Family Systems Theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address wide range of individual and relational concerns. I’m a Gottman Method Level II Trained couples therapist and PREPARE/ENRICH premarital counselor. I’m bilingual in Turkish and English.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Wyomissing

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing, elsewhere in Berks, 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Wyomissing, 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing?

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

Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 19610 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 Wyomissing counselor?

Before seeing your Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing.

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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing 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 Wyomissing, 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.

Wyomissing 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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