Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Find a therapist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lancaster 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 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.