Hello and welcome! My name is Whitney Thomas and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have 13 years of experience in the field of mental health. I received mt Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2005). After graduation I obtained a job at a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program where I worked with individuals on reaching their mental wellness goals to live their best lives. Due to the influence of this wonderful program I went on the obtain my Master's Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling (2014) and then on to obtain my Professional License (2017).
Due to my experience in Psychiatric Rehabilitation my preferred therapeutic approach is person-centered. This gives me the opportunity to meet you where you are at and help you grow from there. Therapy is not a one size fits all program and I enjoy getting to know you as the unique individual that you are coming with your own unique experiences and backgrounds. I strive to make the therapeutic experience a positive one where you will feel confident to share openly and honestly about your accomplishment and hurts without the fear of judgment.
With my 13 years of experience I have had the opportunity to work with adults, children, couples and families. In various settings I have been able to work with people individually and within the group setting. I have been trained in several trauma informed practices and attend yearly continuing education sessions to keep up with the latest skills and practices.
I look forward to collaborating with you and thank you for choosing me to help you on your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
PA LPC PC010010
She is absolutely wonderful. I honestly lost faith in therapy but knew that I needed it. My therapist has been wonderful so far and I feel better after every session.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Whitney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Whitney was the first therapist I was matched with and it’s a perfect fit!
Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Whitney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Whitney is one of the most genuine persons I have ever had the pleasure of speaking to. She is kind, sincere, compassionate and truly puts her heart into what she does. She listens without judgement, offers thoughtful and intelligent advice that truly helps, and I can sincerely say that she saved my life and I don't know where I would be if it had not been for her. She is a one of a kind therapist and I have been truly lucky, as has Betterhelp to have her.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Whitney for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
She is very friendly, extremely non-judgemental and helps me feel safe when explaining my non conventional lifestyle and problems that arise from such
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Whitney for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Whitney is understanding helpful
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Whitney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Whitney is a great listener and gives feedback. She has been supportive and so easy to talk to.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Whitney for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue