Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Amber Romanyshyn

Amber Romanyshyn, LCSW

Hello! I am Amber Wilson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Moravian College and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that everyone can benefit from participating in therapy. Whether you are going through a difficult time or trying to focus on self-improvement, I feel that therapy can be a way to help us all gain awareness of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Katie Frank

Katie Frank, MA, LPC, NCC

Hello there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over 5 years of experience working as a therapist in an agency and private practice setting. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self-esteem/confidence, career challenges, and stress management. I use and integrative approach to therapy drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, holistic, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Heather Sheely

Heather Sheely, MS, LPC

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have 4 years of experience working with children, teenagers and adults. The last few years of my career I have been working at a partial hospital program, because of this I have experience working with individuals that have been diagnosed with anxiety, anger, depression, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Bi Polar Disorder and those experiencing grief and loss. I have also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Heidi Unterberg

Heidi Unterberg, MA, LPC, NCC

My status as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) allows me to competently deliver individualized clinical and evidence-based approaches to therapy. My main priority is to ensure you get the best of your experience through your own autonomy and growth. I have worked with a diverse population of individuals with specialties in family conflict, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management. Through these experiences, my appreciation to individualization of each client is an imperative concept Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Kathleen McDonald-Gilfert

Kathleen McDonald-Gilfert, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCTP

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a board certified art therapist, and a certified trauma therapist with over 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual settings. The clinical issues I have the most experience in are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress management,and parenting skills. I have also helped many people who suffer from trauma. My counseling style is person-centered. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Candace Ross

Candace Ross, MSW, LCSW, MAC

Thanks for stopping by. I believe that it is never too late to change if you want to live a better life. I practice person centered therapy, and use a variety of skills--whatever works best for the clients, after a careful assessment. I have been licensed since 1995, and my experience was gained in the following settings: outpatient, inpatient (psychiatric, detox, rehab), community mental health, and private practice. I am comfortable in helping those with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years


Dr. Courtney Liggera

Dr. Courtney Liggera, Psy.D.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with twelve years of clinical experience gained in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities and a college counseling center. I have worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. In addition to my broad clinical background, I have gained Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Jenny McClarren

Jenny McClarren, LPC, NCC

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life, seeking a new direction, or are ready to embark on a new journey. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing the effects of traumatic events, or have been exposed to conflicts in your relationships, I want to hear your story. I welcome you to bring your grief, infidelity, and questions or concerns surrounding sex and relationships into our Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Carissa Ferguson-Thomas

Dr. Carissa Ferguson-Thomas, Psy.D, LCSW

I hold a Doctorate and Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have provided individual, couples, and family therapy for more than twenty years. I am trained as a cognitive behavioral therapist but my approach is eclectic, person-centered and trauma-informed. I work with the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years


Kelly Lambie

Kelly Lambie, M.S., NCC, LPC

Welcome! My name is Kelly Lambie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. I have a Master's degree from Walden University in Mental Health Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am married and have one child. Currently, I work in a private practice setting with ages 14-85 and in a multitude of areas. Because of the wide age range, I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is also known as the City of Brotherly Love. It is rich in history and draws tourists year-round to view attractions such at the Liberty Bell, the Rocky Statue and of course the opportunity to taste a famous Philly Cheese Steak. However, to live in Philadelphia can be an entirely different experience. With social problems such as low incomes and poverty, homelessness and substance abuse, Philadelphia’s citizens often face an uphill challenge.

Philadelphia’s population earns incomes that are less than the national average. The city has a Cost of Living Index of 79.4, which while less than New York, it is greater than cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. The result is a poverty rate almost twice that of the United States as a whole.

The disparity between incomes and housing prices causes many people to rely on shelters and have either chronic or recurring homelessness. Last year about 15,000 experienced homelessness. And in 2010 on any given night, 26% of all sheltered persons who were homeless has a severe mental illness. 35% had issues with chronic substance use. Further limited access to food, medicine and healthcare continue to be barriers for Philadelphia’s at-risk population.

With incomes low and living expenses high, making ends meet in Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, may be, well a bit unfathomable.  Add to that a climate that is cloudy or overcast seven and a half months out of the year and you have the recipe for depression, seasonal affect disorder, anxiety and substance abuse. Also, Philly has one of the highest drug  overdose rates  in the United States.

Whether you’ve experienced the stress of a recent move to the area or you have lived here for years, you may not know where to turn for help when you are feeling uneasy or out of control. A good resource about obtaining mental health care opportunities is the “Quiz to Find Help” by Mental Health America. When you’ve decided to seek help, knowing what resources are available and where to start can be tricky. Answer the questions in the quiz to help you figure out your options for getting help. There are over 300 mental health and substance abuse treatment  centers within the Philadelphia area.

Not everyone knows what they are looking for when it comes to finding a therapist. Some may have previous experiences that guide them in developing a preference for one type or another. Others have never taken advantage of counseling as a type of recovery and will therefore need to lean the base goals of therapy and the therapist themselves. Just remember, your health and well-being should be at the center of every encounter, time after time.

Your health insurance representative will be able to guide you to a provider who accept your insurance as well as provide alternatives should that recommendation not work out. Then you should look for a Philadelphia mental health professional who is near you and has hours that coincide with your schedule. This will make getting in to see them much easier on you. Trying to make it to an awkward appointment time or place almost always puts an insurmountable hurtle in place. Many providers offer evening or Saturday hours. Take advantage of those offerings.

Our therapist directory (listed above) was created to help you in your search for the best therapist for you. It contains providers who are trusted professional in Philadelphia and are familiar with the specific challenges the city presents.

One final note. After you decide on a provider, spend some time thinking about your sleep routine, eating habits and your general mood. Perhaps start a log to keep daily information on these subjects. This will likely be a topic of discussion at your first visit and having a clear picture will make it easy to answer any questions your provider might ask.