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.


Amanda Taylor

MS, NCC, LPC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Amanda Taylor and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and I have my Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working in the mental health field since 2013. I have worked with clients ranging from age 4 up to elderly clients with multiple different mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia,... Read More
Hello! My name is Amanda Taylor and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and I have my Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Samantha Gibson

MA, NCC, LPC
8 years experience
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and hold credentials as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in the field just shy of 10 years and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns; including depression, anxiety, identity formation, crisis management, addiction, and life transitions. My counseling style is very person-first and engaging. I believe in incorporating different therapeutic techniques in order to... Read More
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and hold credentials as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in the field just shy of 10 years and have worked with clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jessica Bratt

MA, LPC
3 years experience
Welcome to your first step towards a happier, healthier life! I believe in the importance in developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and openness to ensure a non-judgmental and inviting environment. Just as each person is different, I conduct my therapeutic approach around each individual to find the most productive way to greater emotional health. Through warmth, guidance and hope, I believe it takes a team effort to gain insight into one’s... Read More
Welcome to your first step towards a happier, healthier life! I believe in the importance in developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and openness to ensure a non-judgmental and inviting environment. Just as each person is different,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kristen Keeper

MA, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working in the field for 3 years. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, and addiction. My counseling approach is based around a Person-Centered, Strength- Based approach. I believe in meeting people where they are at in a warm, non-judgemental, compassionate environment. My approach is eclectic, because I utilize various... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working in the field for 3 years. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, and addiction. My counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Amanda Boyer

LPC, NCC, CCTP
8 years experience
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda and I have worked in the mental health field for 8 years with a focus on substance use, trauma, and family services. I use a client-centered approach along with skills from evidence-based treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to work collaboratively with clients so they are able to live a life more aligned with their personal values and goals. I... Read More
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda and I have worked in the mental health field for 8 years with a focus on substance use, trauma, and family services. I use a client-centered approach along with skills from evidence-based treatment... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Katie Frank

MA, LPC, NCC
5 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathleen McDonald-Gilfert

MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCTP
20 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a board certified art therapist with over 20 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
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a board certified art therapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual settings. The clinical issues I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Julie Bergstresser

LCSW
3 years experience
Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 11 years. I obtained my Master's of Social Work at the University of Maryland in 2008 and have been practicing ever since in both Pennsylvania and New York. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, addiction, struggles with life transitions, as well as... Read More
Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 11 years. I obtained my Master's of Social Work at the University of Maryland in 2008 and have been practicing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Amber Romanyshyn

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am Amber Romanyshyn, 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
Hello! I am Amber Romanyshyn, 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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Diana Wilcox

Ph.D.
14 years experience
I have over 14 years of experience working with clients. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I completed my APA-approved internship year at Maimondies Medical Center and Community Mental Center in Brooklyn, NY. I am a very caring and compassionate psychologist. My approach is client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and insight-oriented. I have worked with clients of all ages, and am... Read More
I have over 14 years of experience working with clients. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I completed my APA-approved internship year at Maimondies Medical Center and Community Mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Walter Matweychuk

Ph.D.
29 years experience
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 therapy by the two fathers of CBT. I will teach you how to cope with people & hardships. Read More
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 therapy by the two fathers of CBT. I will teach you how to cope with people & hardships. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 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. I utilize an eclectic therapy approach and tailor that to my client’s needs.​​ 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. I utilize an eclectic therapy approach and tailor that to my client’s needs.​​ 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.