Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Erie, Pennsylvania

Find a therapist in Erie, Pennsylvania that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Erie to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Erin Riley

MS,LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, sexuality concerns, drug/alcohol addiction, and with crisis issues. I also helped many people who have Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Lastly I have worked with clients who... Read More
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Maureen Rebar

LCSW
27 years experience
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine as a medical social worker at Moses Taylor Hospital for 8 years then worked in long term care and hospice until 2008. At that time, I worked with the homeless to help them find and... Read More
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Robyn Martin

20 years experience
Hi! :) My name is Robyn Martin and I am a seasoned Licensed Psychologist working with adults in Pennsylvania. With over 20 years of experience in counseling, therapy, executive & life coaching. I have worked with clients with many backgrounds and experiences. I enjoy supporting successful, stressed, anxious adults across their home, work and social worlds. Anxiety, Life Transitions, Woman's Issues, ADHD (ADD) and High Functioning Autism are but a few of the... Read More
Hi! :) My name is Robyn Martin and I am a seasoned Licensed Psychologist working with adults in Pennsylvania. With over 20 years of experience in counseling, therapy, executive & life coaching. I have worked with clients with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

James Disantis

LCSW
35 years experience
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and commercial as well as private practice. I have supervised other therapists among additional professionals in an inner city area. I would best describe myself as a faith believing Evangelical Roman Catholic. Life has taught me that ... Read More
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Angela Cianchetta

MA,LPC
7 years experience
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here you are taking steps towards mental clarity. For that, you should be very proud of yourself, as you have crossed one of the biggest hurdles. My name is Angela, and I am a Licensed Professional... Read More
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Michael Ryan

MS,LPC
3 years experience
Welcome! My name is Mike Ryan. I am a Christian Counselor, specializing in marital conflict and men‘s issues. While trained to address a range of mental health issues(i.e. anxiety, depression and trauma), I have a passion for helping high conflict marriages become safe and strong relationships. I have a passion to help men overcome bondage and walk in absolute confidence. I utilize the empirically proven Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach, yet from a biblical... Read More
Welcome! My name is Mike Ryan. I am a Christian Counselor, specializing in marital conflict and men‘s issues. While trained to address a range of mental health issues(i.e. anxiety, depression and trauma), I have a passion for helping high... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Renee Cavallaro

MSS,LCSW,CAADC
24 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with almost twenty-five years of experience as a clinician and administrator. I have worked in a variety of settings which has provided me with a diverse clinical experience. I have worked with individuals who have reported dealing with a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to issues related to life/work balance, self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety, parenting, and career transitions. Developing a positive... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with almost twenty-five years of experience as a clinician and administrator. I have worked in a variety of settings which has provided me with a diverse clinical experience. I have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 years

Jennifer Turek

LCSW,NBC-HWC
9 years experience
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and Master’s from The University of Chicago. In addition to my clinical social work background, I also received training from Duke University’s Integrative Health Coaching program and continued to... Read More
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Jason Harper

MA,LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Clinical Mental Health. I strive to work with individuals of all ages, experiencing mental health disorders in addition to families. I maintain a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including substance abuse recovery. My treatment approaches includes Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help individuals gain understanding and strength. In addition... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Clinical Mental Health. I strive to work with individuals of all ages, experiencing mental health disorders in addition to families. I maintain a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the most historic cities in the United States with a wealth of tourist attractions such as the U.S. Brig Niagara and the Battles Estate. This “Gem City” was founded in 1795 and is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania.

A variety of shopping and entertainment options and easy access to Buffalo, New York and Cleveland, Ohio also make Erie an attractive place to live, but the “Gem City” has plenty of problems — including poverty and mental illness.

Mental Health

According to a report from the American Psychological Association Pennsylvania has nearly 6,000 active psychologists — one of the largest numbers in the entire United States.  Also, Pennsylvania ranks ninth in the country in regards to a low prevalence of mental illness and access to mental health care, according to a 2016 Mental Health America (MHA) report.

According to SAMHSA’s Pennsylvania Mental Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are nearly identical to the national average. The average for serious mental illnesses among Pennsylvania adults in 2013-2014 was 4% — just below the national average of 4.2%. The percentage of major depressive episodes among Pennsylvania children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 10.7% — again just below the U.S. average of 11% for the same period.

Poverty and Mental Illness in Erie, Pennsylvania

As of July 2017, Erie has 97,369 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Erie’s poverty rate of 26.9% is more than two times the Pennsylvania average of 12.5% and the national average of 12.3%. Only Reading (at 38.8%) tops Erie’s poverty rate in Pennsylvania, according to a 2016 article in the online edition of The Erie Times-News. An estimated 50% of children under five years old in Erie live in poverty, and the issue is also significant among women and people of color.

Also, the 2016 per capita income for Erie was $19,577 — significantly lower than the state and national averages of $30,137 and $29,829 (respectively).

In addition, approximately 10.2% of Erie, Pennsylvania residents do not have health insurance. While this figure is identical to the national average of 10.2%, it is significantly higher than the state average of 6.6%.

Consequently, finances could present a substantial roadblock to people in Erie, Pennsylvania who need to see a mental health professional such as a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Finally, anyone who has a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia is more likely to end up living in poverty after symptoms begin to appear. This applies to people of all education levels and professions.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women of any income level are more likely to experience depression and bipolar disorder than men. Because many people living in poverty in Erie are women, this further compounds mental health issues.

Mental Health Resources for Erie, Pennsylvania

A SAMHSA online search engine lists 13 facilities in Erie that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. There are 15 providers of services related to substance abuse in Erie, Pennsylvania.

There is one additional mental health treatment provider in Harborcreek (approximately six miles away), but it appears to serve only adolescents.

All other providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment services are at least a 54-mile round trip from Erie, according to SAMHSA.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Erie offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. This is especially important because of the high number of people in Erie who do not have health insurance.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Erie, Pennsylvania

This website is dedicated to helping people in Erie, Pennsylvania and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in Erie, Pennsylvania. We provide mental health resources for residents of Erie, Pennsylvania who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.