Therapists in Bethlehem , PA and Nearby Locations

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I am a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania, with a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from Widener University’s Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology. I completed an APA accredited Pre Doctoral Internship at Widener Disability Services and...
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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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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...
Becca Goldstein
LPC, MA, LPC Supervisor
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Sometimes life can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is my duty to support my clients through this journey. I am confident in my ability to create a collaborative environment to...
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...
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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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Pennsylvania

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...
Salome Saah
LPC 172
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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...
Rebecca Whitten
Psy.D., M.Ed.
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Narberth, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed psychologist and received both my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and my masters in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. I had a practicum placement at Council for Relationship’s Institute for Sex Therapy, and...
Akiva Harris
LPC-SC 1
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Pennsylvania

I am a clinically trained therapist who uses a holistic approach because it treats the whole person, and promotes individual growth and stability. I serve as a change agent that provides support and empathetic understanding allowing clients to gain...
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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...
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I've been involved in the clinical counseling field for almost 6 years. However, my passion for this line of work goes back much further than this. I LOVE working with people , identifying goals, and developing action steps to achieve them. My areas...
Rose Skeeters
L.P.C, MA, PN2
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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...
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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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...
Ellen Schrier
LPC-Supervisor 1
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North Wales, Pennsylvania

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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...
Holly Sawyer
LPC, CAADC, NCC, SAP
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Pennsylvania

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,...
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...
Karen Seif
LCSW, LICSW
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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...
Darci Bloss
L.P.C, LCPC
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Pennsylvania, Illinois

Fresh and Hope Therapy freshhopetherapy.com More than 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,...
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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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Pennsylvania

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. I also hoId board certification as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. I am an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a certified...
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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,...
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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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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Florida

I am a licensed clinical social worker and a founder of Pandolfi Counseling Associates, a private counseling service agency with a mission of helping individuals and families to achieve healthy healing and healthy living through counseling.

An Overview of Mental Health in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

With a livability rating of 72, Bethlehem is not an entirely bad place to live. It offers easy access to amenities to its 75,910 residents, experiences below-average crime, and boasts a perfectly average cost of living. The median household income in this city is $49,349, which is below the national median household income of $55,322, and far below the counties’ in which it rests. It is also significantly below the state median. The average property value is $168,900, which is almost a full percent decline from previous years. The homeownership rate hovers right around 50 percent.

In such a completely average town – at least based on what the numbers say – one might think that Bethlehem’s mental illness rates would be average as well. This is not the case. Bethlehem and Pennsylvania as a whole are dealing with the same mental health crisis with which the rest of the U.S. is coping. This post explores possible reasons why.

Factors That Affect the State of Emotional Health in Bethlehem

Though the state of one’s mental well-being is sometimes genetic, environmental factors often play a role in how one feels and behaves daily. Some factors that may affect the emotional health of Bethlehem residents are as follows:

  • Weather: Weather is a known trigger for poor mental health. According to the National Environmental Education Foundation, extreme weather such as that Pennsylvania is subject to can cause increased levels of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Cold and dreary weather has been known to cause depression in several populations. Bethlehem earned a D+ for the weather.
  • Education: The average test scores in Bethlehem were 47 percent, which is lower than both the state and national averages. Just 26.6 percent of residents have earned a bachelor’s degree, and 3.5 percent have earned a doctorate. Lack of education often leads to a lack of employment opportunities, which leads to poverty. Poverty is directly associated with poor mental health.
  • Poverty: The poverty rate in Bethlehem is 17 percent, which is greater than both the national and the state rates. The income per capita is just $25,432, which is significantly lower than Pennsylvania’s $30,137. Again, there is a direct link between poverty and mental illness.
  • Drug Use: The opioid overdose death rate in Pennsylvania is 18.5 per 100,000. Though by no means the worst rate in the nation, it is still fairly high, especially compared with rates on the west coast. Pennsylvania also borders West Virginia and Ohio, which have the first and third most number of opioid deaths in the nation, respectively. Drug use causes addiction, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, job loss, paranoia, and countless other mental health issues.
  • HIV Diagnoses: The county in which Bethlehem sits reported 143.8 HIV diagnoses per 100,000 individuals in 2017. This type of diagnosis can cause depression, anxiety, fear, and feelings of isolation.
  • Excessive Drinking: The excessive drinking rate in Northampton is 18.1 percent. Excessive drinking can lead to anxiety, obesity, liver disease, job loss, and even death.

The state of mental health in Pennsylvania is not just speculation. Though Pennsylvania’s youth are not as depressed or suicidal as the youth on a national scale, approximately 29 percent still reported having felt depressed every day for two or more weeks within a year. 12 percent had depressive episodes, and 15 percent considered suicide. Seven percent attempted. Though the statistics for adult mental health remain undisclosed, it is estimated that one in five adults in the U.S. lives with some kind of mental disorder. Approximately one in 25 live with severe mental illness. In a year, approximately 396,000 PA adults had serious thoughts of suicide.

Availability of Mental Health Care

Pennsylvania ranks number nine in terms of the availability of mental health care. Because it ranks so well, nearly half of all individuals who live with a mental disorder sought treatment from 2010 to 2014. This is far better than the number that most other states boast. However, that does not mean that Pennsylvania’s mental health concerns are minimal.