Allentown, Pennsylvania Therapists

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Bryan Bass-Riley
LPC, MS, NCC, MDiv
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I became a therapist because I have found that helping others is one of the greatest privileges afforded to a person. For me, working with people experiencing difficulty is a both a passion and a calling. My sense of purpose in life-what I describe...
Mark Borland
LPC, Ph.D.
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Erie, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I currently focus on treating treating individuals and couples who are coping with a variety of psychological and life challenges. I graduated with a master's degree in 2008 and a Ph.D. in 2012 and am licensed as a Professional Counselor in...
Melissa Donohue
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Hi there! My name is Melissa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in good standing in the state of Pennsylvania (License #: CW020871). I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, where I specialized in the...
Stephen Shafer
LPC, BCHSP CCTP
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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I have a PHD in hard knocks. I am not the traditional therapist. I have gone through almost everything a person can go through and still live. I am willing to work with almost everyone. I have been in practice as a volunteer and professional since...
Daisy Chow
LMHC, L.P.C
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New York

I am a licensed professional counselor in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am licensed in New York and Pennsylvania. My strengths are helping clients with histories of various trauma, including attachment/relational, abandonment, early childhood sexual...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

My therapeutic approach is informed by my background in meditation, Eastern contemplative philosophy, and evolutionary psychology. I work with clients to establish a treatment plan that is uniquely sensitive to their particular clinical needs and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During my College studies I worked in various Psychiatric settings including, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, North Western Institute of Psychiatry and Eugenia...
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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Empathetic, but effective, Dr. Penny Levin is a clinician with more than 25 years of experience who is uniquely qualified to help you through a host of stressful situations. Dr. Levin is a psychologist and a personal trainer/nutrition specialist,...
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Hanover, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Nice to meet you! I have always known that I was meant to help people, in one capacity or another. I’ve worked in the mental health field for the last 10 years. My passion is teaching skills for helping people thrive, and discovering the best...
Brittany Azzolina
LCSW, LPC 172, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

At Virtual Counselor, we view therapy from a holistic perspective, recognizing your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are interconnected. We believe that counseling is a collaborative, action-oriented process providing you the...
Lori McNulty
LPC 172
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Brentwood, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Hello! This is a difficult step for many, asking for help, but I am not here to judge you. I am here to help. I have been practicing for over 20 years. I have experiences with both children and adults. I teach you skills that you can use for a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Do you want to break out of the darkness of depression or find an inner calm from anxiety? Do you need to develop a loving connection with yourself as opposed to one of judgment and criticism? You have come to the right place. I firmly believe that...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Adrian P. Quinn, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University. He specializes in Coparenting Counseling and Reunification Family Therapy. He is...
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Media, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Karina Suero was born in Spain and obtained a medical degree at the Universidad Automoma, Madrid. Karina moved to the US where she resumed her life-long passion of helping others Karina joined the world of therapy through the Philadelphia Child and...
Daniel Rodgers
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I have been a therapist for 11 years and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania. I am also a trained clinical supervisor helping other clinicians with their caseloads and getting licensed. I specialize in Trauma,...
Salome Saah
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 7 years now with a passion for helping people. Counseling for me is a passion, a passion to connect with another person and play a vital role in their self-development and awareness of...
In-Person Sessions:

, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I am an Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist. My goal is to help clients become aware of and understand that relational difficulties need to be rooted in change. It is never easy to change a behavior but it is absolutely possible. I am a...
Jeff Beers
LMFT, LMFTA (NC)
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Asheville, North Carolina

I'm an individual and relationship therapist with a focus on treatment for adults and adolescents. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns and with people from many backgrounds. I have an aptitude for working with trauma, anxiety,...
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Delaware

Psychotherapy is a very personal, often intimidating experience. I value the relationship that I build with my clients in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. My practice covers a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress,...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I have a passion for working with young adults struggling through transitions in life. I like to work with people on utilizing coping skills we already have as well as developing new ones to confront daily concerns and create a more enjoyable and...
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Mental fitness plays a primary role in everything we do- from mastering our emotions, to building relationships to achieving our life’s purpose. Just like one might train with a personal trainer to improve their physical fitness, Mental Fitness...
Sara Makin
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

We are on a mission to help millions of people to heal & become happy again through excellent online therapy. We provide a safe, caring environment with only top-rated specialists. We provide secure online therapy & counseling that fits your life....
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist. I obtained my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University. I have worked in the mental health field for over ten years providing therapy...
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Easton, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Having a healthy, passionate marriage isn’t as complicated as you think when you learn how to build a supportive relationship one loving step at time. I am a Licensed Marriage/ Family Therapist with 20+ years experience working with couples,...

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. 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.

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 can land a decent-paying job. Moreover, those who can 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.

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 in 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 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 with 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.