Therapists in Lancaster, PA and Nearby Locations

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.

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New York, Pennsylvania

For clients who are struggling with overwhelming emotions, I provide empathy, compassion, a sounding board, and a safe space to be vulnerable. The journey to seek out therapy can be a difficult one, and I highlight your resiliency and courage in...
Laura Morse
LPC 172, M.Ed. LPC, Certified Sex Therapist
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, Maryland

Laura Morse, M.Ed., LPC serves as the Executive Director at Sun Point Wellness Center where she oversees Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s talk therapy center, along with the Kitchen Counseling Program. She earned The Lavanda P. Muller Fellowship at The...
In-Person Sessions:

Erie, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I am a father, a husband, and a mental health therapist. I received my training as a counselor from Gannon University. I have a master of science in counseling as well as a master of arts in pastoral studies. I began my career as a college campus...
Darci Bloss
L.P.C, LCPC
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Pennsylvania

My therapeutic approach is informed by my background in meditation, Eastern contemplative philosophy, and evolutionary psychology. I work with clients to establish a treatment plan that is uniquely sensitive to their particular clinical needs and...
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...
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New York

Therapy is an investment. Your career, marriage, or relationship with children may be at stake. Know that all professionals do not have doctoral training and extensive clinical experience. I am well-trained in a straightforward, action-oriented CBT...
Jeff Beers
LMFT, LMFTA (NC)
In-Person Sessions:

Asheville, North Carolina

I'm an individual and relationship therapist with a focus on treatment for adults and adolescents. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns and with people from many backgrounds. I have an aptitude for working with trauma, anxiety,...
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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 &...
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Pennsylvania

Jithin Vijayan is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Virginia Tech and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. Jithin utilizes a biopsychosocial...
Salome Saah
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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.
Lori McNulty
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

Brentwood, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Hello! This is a difficult step for many, asking for help, but I am not here to judge you. I am here to help. I have been practicing for over 20 years. I have experiences with both children and adults. I teach you skills that you can use for a...
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I love walking with people as they grow, overcoming obstacles and learning to thrive in life and flourish in relationships, growing into all that God has created them to be. I began practicing almost 10 years ago. As my practice has evolved, I've...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

My name is Chuck Kuhn and I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. With a wealth of life experience, education and professional experience I have faced many changes and losses in my life. Whether occupational, personal, social...
Mark Borland
LPC, Ph.D.
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Erie, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" If you are looking for a guide in your therapeutic journey, I will work with you to establish a more fulfilling life. Assisting my clients to achieve their goals and rebuild their lives is something I...
Trish Martin
LPC, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Daisy Chow
LMHC, L.P.C
In-Person Sessions:

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New York

I am a licensed professional counselor in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am licensed in New York and Pennsylvania. My strengths are helping clients with histories of various trauma, including attachment/relational, abandonment, early childhood sexual...
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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, some residents are experiencing poor mental health and the challenging struggles that accompany it. There are treatment avenues, 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
  • Foodservice
  • Warehouse/storage and goods transport

Despite the minor growth in the city’s job market, many residents have to commute to 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 these unemployed individuals have any type of health insurance, they are unlikely to get 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 those who inherited problems such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

Poverty and Lancaster’s climbing suicide rate may be related. The number of suicides in both Pennsylvania and the surrounding counties is 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 trouble 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.