Lancaster, Pennsylvania Therapists

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Ben King
LMFT
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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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 &...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

As a Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in Maternal Mental Health, I will work with you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviors around reproductive health and beyond, in an effort to foster...
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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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Wexford, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Board Certified Counselor, and one of the first clinicians in Pennsylvania to earn the designation of Certified Perinatal Mental Health provider. She received her Master of Science in...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D.) with over 22 years of clinical experience. Personally, I have been involved in a daily meditation practice for over 15 years. After years of conducting psychotherapy, I transitioned to providing...
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Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia, Pennsylvania

Each and everyone of us has the ability to live a full and happy life. Life sometimes develops ways of being that keep us stuck and unable to move forward with life. Counseling is a relationship that helps you move forward beyond what has you caught...
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...
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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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Florida, Pennsylvania

My focus is on helping you learn how to empower yourself to become stronger and more determined to reach the goals that you set. I work with clients in education, healthcare, emergency response, & military personnel as they navigate to balance...
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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...
Mark Borland
LPC, Ph.D.
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Erie, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I currently focus on treating treating individuals and couples who are coping with a variety of psychological and life challenges. I graduated with a master's degree in 2008 and a Ph.D. in 2012 and am licensed as a Professional Counselor in...
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...
Samantha Torres
LPC, NCC, MA
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Grand Junction , Colorado

Even the strongest person needs support at times to be able to grow through life's challenges. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor empowering clients who are seeking supportive guidance through past/current trauma or difficult life events. I...
Trish Martin
LPC, MS
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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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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Delaware

Psychotherapy is a very personal, often intimidating experience. I value the relationship that I build with my clients in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. My practice covers a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress,...
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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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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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Pennsylvania

I'm Kim Wheeler Poitevien, and I'm a therapist who is qualified to help your child confidently express their feelings and needs. I've worked with kids and teens in their homes, schools, residential placements, and hospitals. My experience and...
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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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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...
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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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.
Sara Makin
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy...
Nicole Hall
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The 59,708 residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, enjoy the city’s many benefits, from its four distinct seasonal changes to the city’s storied history. Lancaster is the seat of the county of the same name and has experienced minimal growth since the 1990s. However, while most people in Lancaster live happy lives, there are residents who are experiencing poor mental health and the challenging struggles that accompany it. There are avenues to treatment, but before they can be found, understanding what may be causing or triggering these psychological issues may help those who are suffering and their families find assistance that best suits them.

Employment Problems in Lancaster

Job growth in Lancaster has created new employment opportunities for residents of Lancaster. There are a variety of different industries, both common and specialized, and they include:

  • Manufacturing/production
  • Sales/retail
  • Food service
  • Warehouse/storage and goods transport

Despite the minor growth in the city’s job market, many residents have to commute into nearby larger cities to find full-time work. In addition, Lancaster’s unemployment rate is three percent higher than the national average of 4.7 percent, which may be causing economical hardship for some residents and causing or increasing feelings of depression and anxiety. However, since it is unlikely that these unemployed individuals have any type of health insurance, it is unlikely that they are getting the mental health treatment they need.

Poverty and Mental Health Issues in Lancaster

Lancaster’s statistics concerning poverty are troubling and may be causing poor mental health among its residents. Nearly 30 percent of people live under the poverty line, with the greatest number being young white females. Overall, there are more females than males living with hardship in Lancaster, and this may be due to the limited job opportunities in the urban area, a lack of education or health issues. Some who live in poverty may be in their situation because of poor mental health, especially for those who inherited problems such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Poverty and Lancaster’s climbing suicide rate may have a correlation. The number of suicides in both Pennsylvania and the surrounding counties are on the rise, and while the act of suicide may be performed in a moment of desperation, others who are living with economic hardship may commit suicide when they so no other way out of their situation. The threat of bankruptcy, mounting medical bills and other types of debt may also be factors for Lancaster residents who fall into depression and choose to take their own lives.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Treatment in Lancaster

Not all residents living in Lancaster may be able to find access to mental health treatment, even if they are aware they need it. While children in Lancaster are the largest group in the city to have coverage, there are currently no inpatient services in the county for minors facing mental health crises, and they must be sent elsewhere for treatment.

Elderly people living in Lancaster may also have troubled finding psychiatric care. Medicare may not cover reimbursements for therapy or other mental health services, and the cost of some treatments may be too steep for seniors living on a fixed income. This issue may be especially troublesome for older veterans living in Lancaster who may be experiencing post-traumatic disorder or other mental health issues as a result of their military experiences. If left untreated, these mental illnesses can result in a variety of negative behaviors that may include:

  • incidents of self-harm
  • episodes of violent behavior
  • hallucinations triggered by traumatic memories
  • suicide

Lancaster’s relatively small size and lack of mental health treatment centers may present a problem for residents who need immediate help. While there is public transport available in the city, its routes are limited and may not travel to some of the larger mental health services located outside the area. Those without vehicles may find themselves unable to reach a therapist.