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 Wilson

Amber Wilson, 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 our underlying thoug Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 years


Rachel Wilson-Snyder

Rachel Wilson-Snyder, MA, LPC, CBIS,

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with almost 20 years experience providing counseling across a variety of professional settings with a diverse clientele. A well-practiced and experienced professional, I am comfortable assisting with a broad spectrum of clinical issues. Areas I am exceptionally well-versed in include: development and adjustment issues over the lifespan, career challenges and unexpected life changes, developing a stable and p Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 19 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 cl Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 years


Kathleen McDonald-Gilfert

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

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a board certified art therapist, with over 15 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. I believe that counseling should Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years


Lori Kolb

Lori Kolb, MA, LPC, MT-BC,

Choosing to begin counseling is a powerful first step towards your future. I believe strongly in working with people where they are at, helping them identify their goals, and then helping them begin to explore how that path is possible. I believe that there is no one way to healing, and I enjoy getting to know people and working with them on their unique needs. I have a warm and interactive approach, taking time to truly know my clients as people. I have over 10 years of Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 13 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 13 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 have helped my cli Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy, LPC,

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over ten years' experience in the mental health field, mostly in my private practice. I work with a lot of adults who have chronic illnesses, with couples, and with young adults. Many of my clients are dealing with anxiety and depression, and relationship issues, and trauma_symbol_backslash_masking_slas Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years


Rose Skeeters

Rose Skeeters, PN2, LPC,

Welcome! My name is Rose Skeeters. I currently hold a master's degree in professional counseling and have been working as a professional counselor for several years. I am a licensed professional in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my undergraduate degree from Temple University and completed graduate studies at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. I am a skilled clinician, providing empirically supported treatments to individuals with varying di Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 years


Brandon Graf

Brandon Graf, LPC,

Brandon's main areas of focus are anxiety, fear, depression, and stress. These are all things that many people experience at some point in their lives. They are also typical of existential and spiritual crises. Existentialism in the context of counseling refers to finding meaning in life, especially when questions start to arise. Questions about personal values and sense of direction are common. These questions can be become especially frequent during major life transitions Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 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.