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.


Dr. Thomas Ritter

Ph.D.,LPC
19 years experience
I've been working in the counseling field for over 21 years. I am a doctoral level Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Drug & Alcohol Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I treat a variety of disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. I have provided counseling in a variety of settings including addictions, veterans and persons who have experienced traumatic events. Prior to working in counseling I had over 20 years experience working in... Read More
I've been working in the counseling field for over 21 years. I am a doctoral level Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Drug & Alcohol Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I treat a variety of disorders such as... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

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

Joseph Wall

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
My name is Joseph Wall I am a LPC and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I obtained my Bachelors in Professional Counseling/Biblical Studies at Lancaster Bible College and my Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at Liberty University. I believe everyone is doing the best they can, and life at times gets in the way of our best lives causing struggles that are not avoidable and need to be worked through. I believe... Read More
My name is Joseph Wall I am a LPC and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I obtained my Bachelors in Professional Counseling/Biblical Studies at Lancaster Bible College and my Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at Liberty University. I believe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Brittany Sager-Heinrichs

LPC,CCTP
3 years experience
Hello and I’m glad you are taking the steps necessary to find a counselor that best fits your needs. I look forward to being able to help you in the best way that I can. I have been working in the counseling field since 2014, but have been doing individual, group, couples, and family counseling since 2016. I graduated with my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have my license as a Licensed Professional Counselor.... Read More
Hello and I’m glad you are taking the steps necessary to find a counselor that best fits your needs. I look forward to being able to help you in the best way that I can. I have been working in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Erin Riley

MS,LMHC,LPC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. 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... Read More
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Rachel Margolin

LCSW
23 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, loss of a loved one, trauma, and physical and sexual abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My clients are the experts' of their life experiences, so I work hard... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Victoria Prisco

ATR,CAADC,LPC
13 years experience
My name is Victoria Prisco, I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CAADC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the behavioral health field since 2007, helping adults and children find inner peace through creative expression and talk therapy. My passion lies in helping clients become at peace with their past and their present. Weaving creative expression and mindfulness directives into psychotherapy I... Read More
My name is Victoria Prisco, I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CAADC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the behavioral health field since 2007, helping adults and children... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Erica Conklin

LPC
12 years experience
Hi, Welcome. I am so proud of you for taking the first step into your healing journey. My name is Erica and I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults for over 12 years. I have a strong knowledge base of resources in the philadelphia metro area, as well as flexible scheduling including nights and weekends. During the day I am a stay at home mom, which is a... Read More
Hi, Welcome. I am so proud of you for taking the first step into your healing journey. My name is Erica and I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults for over 12 years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 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

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

Tejal Misra

LCSW
10 years experience
As a psychotherapist, I help individuals and couples overcome their emotional problems and cope with tough situations. Through the unique experience of the therapeutic relationship, I can help individuals develop a better understanding of their struggles and what they need to persevere and persist. Psychotherapy provides a safe place for those to communicate their feelings.... Read More
As a psychotherapist, I help individuals and couples overcome their emotional problems and cope with tough situations. Through the unique experience of the therapeutic relationship, I can help individuals develop a better understanding of their struggles and what they need to persevere and persist. Psychotherapy provides a safe place for those to communicate their feelings.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.