Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Therapists

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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Amber Berkoski
LMFT, Ph.D., MS
In-Person Sessions:

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Practicing LMFT specializing in blended families, couples, and trauma work for kids aged 5-18.
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...
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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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I know firsthand what it feels like to struggle - and to free yourself from the inevitable challenges that life brings. When I was twelve years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, after remission, my mother passed away. No amount...
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Malvern, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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...
Nicole Hall
LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

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

Hello my name is Jashawn Kelly, I’m a Philadelphia native whom is invested in providing counseling/therapeutic services to help others. I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide...
Joseph Nines
LMFT, Ph.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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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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...
Rebecca Whitten
Psy.D., M.Ed.
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Narberth, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Ben King
LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

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 &...
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...
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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.
Shari Pescatore
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

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...

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 is 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 is 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 State of Emotional Health in Bethlehem

Though the state of one’s mental wellbeing is sometimes genetic, environmental factors often play a role in how one feels and behaves on a daily basis. 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 eared a D+ for 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 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’s rates. 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 Northhamptom 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-span. 12 percent had depressive episodes, and 15 percent have considered suicide. Seven percent actually attempted. Though the statistics for adult mental health remain undisclosed, it is estimated that one in five adults in the U.S. live with some kind of mental disorder. Approximately one in 25 live with severe mental illness. In a year-span, approximately 396,000 PA adults had serious thoughts of suicide.

Availability of Mental Health Care

Pennsylvania ranks number nine in terms of 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 a far better than the number than most other states boast. However, that does not mean that Pennsylvania’s mental health concerns are minimal.

As the numbers indicate, there is still a long way to go to recovery, especially if residents hope to preserve the emotional wellbeing of the state’s youth. E-Counseling has joined the movement to make mental health care more easily accessible to all. If you’re in need of psychiatric help, or if you know of someone who is, use E-Counseling’s directory to find a compassionate therapist in the Bethlehem area.