Allentown, Pennsylvania Therapists

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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...
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Dr. Megan is a sport psychologist who will work with you to establish goals & a plan for developing a strong mindset to achieve peak performance in sport and life. She utilizes an educational & strengths-based approach to assist you in developing...
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that in any dynamic, whether it is in couples, family, or individual counseling; in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle it is a journey and every journey starts with one step. The first step is...
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I am a doctoral level, licensed psychologist with 41 years of professional experience as a humanistic and transpersonal teacher, supervisor, counselor, and coach. I am a certified practitioner of NLP, a Level II Clinician of EMDR, a Certified...
Dena Augustine
L.P.C, MA
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Dena Augustine is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in individual psychotherapy. Ms. Augustine holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Arcadia University....
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Easton, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
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...
Amber Berkoski
LMFT, Ph.D., MS
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Practicing LMFT specializing in blended families, couples, and trauma work for kids aged 5-18.
Trish Martin
LPC, MS
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Everyone can use an objective voice to help them work out whatever is going on in their lives. Sometimes relief can begin just by deciding that a little help won’t hurt. “Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a...
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I began as a school counselor in a clinical setting working mostly with adolescents and families. In 2015 I began working in private practice and obtained my license as a professional counselor. Since then I have shifted my specialty to women...
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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...
Ellen Schrier
LPC-Supervisor 1
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North Wales, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

First and foremost, counseling is about you and fulfilling what you need and what you want. We work together to discover what would help you live a happier, more fulfilled life and uncover what is keeping you stuck. We will unlock and breakdown the...
Darci Bloss
L.P.C, LCPC
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Warrington, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Illinois

20 years of experience in the field, specializing in helping people better manage their stress and anxiety and improve the relationships that matter most to them. My approach is client-centered, meaning I aim to meet people where they're at and help...
Shari Pescatore
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
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Warrington, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Dr. Christina Wohleber is a PA licensed psychologist with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults with various concerns. In addition to serving individuals residing in PA Dr. Wohleber is approved to practice...
Rose Skeeters
L.P.C, MA, PN2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Are you feeling frustrated, resentful, lost, overwhelmed, or disconnected? I can help. I specialize in helping frustrated individuals, resentful couples, and disconnected families navigate through tough times, get and stay on the same page, and...
Nicole Hall
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, Ohio

Hello! I love connecting well with clients and finding deep strength and resiliency within them! I have been a counselor for 15+ years and find great satisfaction in my work! I use evidence based treatment interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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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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,...
Joseph Nines
LMFT, Ph.D., MA
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Flourtown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Karen Seif
LCSW, LICSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, Massachusetts

I am a seasoned Clinical Social Worker who has spent more than 25 years working in a variety of contexts, serving a wide range of populations with dedication and passion. I grew up in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, where I spent hours...
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...

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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