Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Find a therapist in Allentown, Pennsylvania that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Allentown to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Brian Swope

LMFT
9 years experience
Hi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania, though I prefer the term relationship therapist, as I also work with poly relationships and when working with individuals, I use the vantage point that we are always in relationships - to ourselves, family, friends, religion, culture, works, etc. etc. I also see clients for sex therapy and am a member of professional organizations for both of these facets of my work. Outside of... Read More
Hi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pennsylvania, though I prefer the term relationship therapist, as I also work with poly relationships and when working with individuals, I use the vantage point that we are always in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Maria Brown

MA,LPC,CCTP
4 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I also have my certification as a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional. I joined this field simply because I want to help others. I believe in empowering and encouraging individuals to be the best version of themselves possible. In one way or another I have been in the mental health field for six years. I obtained my Masters of Arts at Indiana University... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I also have my certification as a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional. I joined this field simply because I want to help others. I believe in empowering and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amanda McAtee

LPC,NCC,MS
5 years experience
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Amanda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also Nationally Certified as a counselor. I currently have my master’s in clinical counseling, and I am going for my Doctorate in Psychology specializing in addictions. I have over 5 years’ experience working in the mental health field and in addictions combined.... Read More
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Amanda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also Nationally Certified as a counselor. I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Naomi Kim

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also a 14 year Air Force veteran. I started my adult life in Florida and have settled here in Pennsylvania after living in several states as well as a couple of years in South Korea. I have worked for the past 13 years on an inpatient psychiatric unit and have a vast... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also a 14 year Air Force veteran. I started my adult life in Florida and have settled... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Casey Sbat

M.S.,NCC,LPC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here! My name is Casey and as a licensed therapist in the state of Pennsylvania, my job here is to provide online counseling through the BetterHelp platform. I am board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) and have experience in a variety of settings. I started my career in the mental health field in 2009 when I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here! My name is Casey and as a licensed therapist in the state of Pennsylvania, my job here is to provide online counseling through the BetterHelp platform. I am board certified... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Angelina DeLong

MA,LPC,NCC
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 5 years experience. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in both group and individual settings. I have worked with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, and addiction. My counseling style combines cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered approach, and solution focused therapy, among other strategies. I believe that therapy is a judgement free area where individuals should feel comfortable... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 5 years experience. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in both group and individual settings. I have worked with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Ashley Houston

MS,LPC
9 years experience
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution. I assure you; therapy can be a valuable and useful tool for your life. So again, I welcome you. To me, therapy really comes down to two people in a room building a foundation of... Read More
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Monica Molen

MSW,LCSW
8 years experience
Hi! I'm glad you are reaching out! I'm Monica. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. I started my career in the mental health field in 2006 when I began working as a Bachelor’s level counselor in a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2007. I continued to work in the residential facility as a counselor while... Read More
Hi! I'm glad you are reaching out! I'm Monica. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. I started my career in the mental health field in 2006 when I began working as a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Caroline Swantkoski

MS,LMFT
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My approach to therapy is systemic and relational, which means I focus on understanding individuals in the context of their families, relationships, and society. I utilize a variety of different therapeutic approaches based on client needs and goals, including family systems/couples therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working in a variety of therapeutic settings and have specialized... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My approach to therapy is systemic and relational, which means I focus on understanding individuals in the context of their families, relationships, and society. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Allentown, Pennsylvania

There is a good chance you have already heard of Allentown, Pennsylvania because of the constant mentions of the city on the hit TV show ‘The Office.’ But, there may be some happenings in town that you are unaware of. For example, a remarkable 120,000 people claim Allentown as their home, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Located in the visually appealing Lehigh Valley on the Lehigh River, Allentown is not known for very much. In fact, many residents describe their Pennsylvanian suburban lifestyle as average. The city is perhaps best known for its large Spanish-speaking population. Hispanics make up around 40 percent of the city’s populace.

While the predominant reason people choose to uproot their lives and move to Allentown is uniform with almost every other major American metropolitan area: A job opportunity. That being said, not everyone who is competing in the labor market is able to land a decent-paying job. Moreover, those who are able to find employment are often subject to things like layoffs and are unable to maintain their job for very long. The job market in the area appears to be drying up. Unemployment is running rampant at approximately 74 percent higher than the national average. However, the concern of jobless individuals serves to be ancillary to another complex societal problem. Experts are saying that Allentown is experiencing a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what mental health looks like in Allentown, what’s causing it to be so poor, and what you can do to seek help from a licensed therapist if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, the problem of poor mental health is one that much of the country is dealing with. A recent report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness suggests one in five, or 20 percent, of Americans suffer from a mental illness. Skyrocketing rates of mental illness are affecting the state of Pennsylvania as a whole as well. As per a 2017 report from Mental Health America, Pennsylvania can be doing a lot better in terms of reducing the prevalence of mental illness amongst its citizenry and bolstering access to mental health care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any psychiatric disorder one can attain a diagnosis for. For example, clinical depression or schizophrenia. So, what is causing the state of mental health to be so poor in Allentown, specifically?

Firstly, the city of Allentown has a significant crime problem. Violent crimes, in particular, are some of the most disproportionately common. According to statistics sourced from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is almost 15 percent higher than the rest of the nation. Local officials are noticing the need for better policing tactics and community outreach to reduce crime, but nothing works overnight. Allentown is doomed to endure all the the danger that comes along with crime for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, there is an undeniable statistical link between areas with high rates of violent crime and high rates of mental illness. Regrettably, Allentown is no exception.

Furthermore, Allentown’s economy is not what people call pristine. Unemployment is far too common, as discussed previously, forcing vast swaths of people to rely on whatever low-income they manage to obtain. For some insight, the poverty level in the area is almost 80 percent higher than the national average. Poverty plays an important role in mental health. Statistically, it is known to worsen the experience of mental illness as well as cause mental illness. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living under the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to live with a mental health condition. Undoubtedly, the unchecked rate of poverty in Allentown is negatively impacting the mental health of residents.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Allentown, Pennsylvania

People across the nation are feeling the troubling nature of reaching out to a therapist who can help as they struggle to get in contact someone providing treatment. Experts partly blame the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals. According to a recent report published by the National Institute of Mental Health, a clear majority of mentally ill Americans will receive no form of treatment in any given year, regardless of the importance of doing so. Experts are also blaming poorly made public policy, poverty, and stigma as being the driving force behind the abysmally low number of people who receive mental health care.

In the case of Allentown, in particular, insurance is crucial. However, the rate of people going through life without any health insurance in Allentown is double that of the rest of the nation, coming in at roughly 17 percent, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. The general absence of insurance coupled with widespread poverty and unemployment makes the out-of-pocket cost of counseling something unaffordable.

Mental Health Resources in Allentown, Pennsylvania

The good news for those in need living in Allentown is there are many organizations with their doors open ready to help thanks to input and funding from local government officials attempting to tackle the problem. For example, Omni Mental Health Services is a local mental health clinic focusing on improving the community’s psychiatric health. The Haven House is another local provider of a variety of services tailored to help those experiencing mental illness.

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