Allentown, Pennsylvania Therapists

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Feeling Stuck and Overwhelmed? It's time to get the support you deserve. I help teens, young adults, and parents navigate the next steps towards living a more healthy, supported, and fulfilling existence- even through all of life's curve balls....
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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So, it looks like you’re reaching out for help? You just took a huge step in doing so, reaching out can be a scary thing, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s work together on figuring out life struggles. Do you feel confused, stressed, worried,...
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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

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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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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Jennifer A. McPherson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and Board-Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is also a Consultant, Coach, Public Speaker, and Author. Born and...
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Malvern, Pennsylvania

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One of the most important components in the therapeutic process is finding a therapist who helps your feel seen and helps you feel safe. My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, highly individualized, and evidenced-based. I use...
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Therapy Loft Collective is a 100% online group therapy practice where therapists provide quality teletherapy. Clients like you are able to attend therapy and heal from home! TLC specializes in, but is not limited to therapy for Black, Indigenous,...
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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...
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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I believe that warmth, understanding and compassion are the key to any successful and supportive therapeutic relationship and these qualities are the foundation of my practice. I have been providing counseling services to individuals, couples and...
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Hi there! I'm Sage. I would be grateful for the opportunity to empower you to become the healthiest and happiest you. I am passionate about working with clients from a person-first, holistic approach to achieve optimal wellness, and I am skilled in...
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Media, Pennsylvania

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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...
Ben King
LMFT
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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I am the Director of the West Chester Therapy Group and an Individual & Relationship Therapist who specializes in working with individuals to cope with life transitions & anxiety, as well as helping couples feel more connected intimately &...
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Using teletherapy, I practice a holistic multi-faceted approach, helping people deal with trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships. With compassion and resourcefulness, I help identify my clients’ inherent strengths, which can be the key to...
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Easton, Pennsylvania

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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,...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Kristle J. Small Psychological Services, LLC is a private mental health practice of individual clinicians that can help facilitate change and growth in your life. We offer expert services to help with your marriage, job, career, relationships,...
Daniel Rodgers
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1
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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,...
Daisy Chow
LMHC, L.P.C
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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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...
Michael Selbst
Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Franklin Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. He is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr....
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Narberth, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Eli’s devotion in the field of therapy is working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults living with the feelings of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Eli has successfully worked with hundreds of clients in creating a life worth living....
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A co-founder of Hornstein, Platt and Associates, I have been a Licensed Psychologist and counselor for over 30 years. Prior to that I completed a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked with young children. Earning a doctorate from the...
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Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Owner and therapist at 20/20 Counseling in Kingston Pennsylvania. Attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate business/psychology major. Received an MBA in Health Care Administration from Temple University and a Master of Arts in Counseling...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Virginia

Hello there! My name is Dr. Colleen Reichmann. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, PA. I specialize in eating disorders and body image issues. I have also done a lot of work with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma,...
Shari Pescatore
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
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Warrington, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

TELE-THERAPY/VIRTUAL SESSIONS, will be available to all as we navigate through these difficult times. As a Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist with over 27 years of experience I understand beginning therapy is not an easy decision to make. It can...
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Wilmington, Delaware

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Delaware, Pennsylvania

Bonnie Kotler is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She works with clients from adolescent to adult with a wide variety of life issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, abuse and trauma. She favors...
Joseph Nines
LMFT, Ph.D., MA
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Flourtown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Joe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. With graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality, he serves as a...

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.

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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