Lancaster, Pennsylvania Therapists

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Jeff Beers
LMFT, LMFTA (NC)
 Asheville, North Carolina
 In-Person Sessions
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,...
Rebecca Whitten
Psy.D., M.Ed.
 Narberth, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Akiva Harris
LPC-SC 1
 Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
I am a clinically trained therapist who uses a holistic approach because it treats the whole person, and promotes individual growth and stability. I serve as a change agent that provides support and empathetic understanding allowing clients to gain...
Daisy Chow
LMHC, L.P.C
 Allentown, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Shari Pescatore
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
 Warrington, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Trish Martin
LPC, MS
 Doylestown, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Rose Skeeters
L.P.C, MA, PN2
 Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
Are you feeling frustrated, resentful, lost, overwhelmed, or disconnected? I can help. I specialize in helping frustrated individuals, resentful couples, and disconnected families navigate through tough times, get and stay on the same page, and...
Melissa Donohue
LCSW, MSW
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
Hi there! My name is Melissa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in good standing in the state of Pennsylvania (License #: CW020871). I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, where I specialized in the...
 Online Sessions
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...
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
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...
 Media, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
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...
Sara Makin
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Becca Goldstein
LPC, MA, LPC Supervisor
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
Sometimes life can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is my duty to support my clients through this journey. I am confident in my ability to create a collaborative environment to...
 Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Salome Saah
LPC 172
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
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...
Jacquelyn Matotek
LPC, NCC, MA
 Online Sessions
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Right now, things are changing quickly; there are many scary uncertainties. Life losses and traumas have led you to losing sleep, anxiety, less focus and motivation, overwhelming emotions, and fearing the...
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
Hello there! My name is Dr. Colleen Reichmann. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, PA. I specialize in eating disorders and body image issues. I have also done a lot of work with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma,...
 Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
 Online Sessions
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...
 Warrendale, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
Are you or your child struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, relationship challenges, anxiety, or major life changes? It's healthy to talk to someone to help cope with many of life’s obstacles. I’m a licensed therapist in the...
Samantha Torres
LPC, NCC, MA
 Grand Junction , Colorado
 In-Person Sessions
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...
 Malvern, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
 Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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Mental fitness plays a primary role in everything we do- from mastering our emotions, to building relationships to achieving our life’s purpose. Just like one might train with a personal trainer to improve their physical fitness, Mental Fitness...
 Online Sessions
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...
 West Chester, Pennsylvania
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...

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.