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.


Kelsey Hofer

MS, LPC
5 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you are here seeking additional supports. It is a brave step. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is important, so feel free to ask any additional questions that are not answered below. I have a Master's degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Outside of BetterHelp, I am... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you are here seeking additional supports. It is a brave step. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is important, so feel free to ask any additional questions that are not answered below. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Tanya Goodman

MS, CAADC, LPC
10 years experience
I currently hold an MS in Psychology from Misericordia University and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton. I am presently a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the field for 10 years. I presently specialize in trauma informed practices and utilizes CBT, strength based, and motivational interviewing techniques throughout my work. Over the last 10 years, I have gained... Read More
I currently hold an MS in Psychology from Misericordia University and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton. I am presently a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Genevieve Crossley

MS, NCC, LPC
9 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many people's life struggles. I have worked with people with many different issues such as life transitions, LGBTQ, couples, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and life's general difficulties. I also help people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My therapeutic style is that of person-centered genuine interactions. I have a very friendly and open style and I like to meet the client in... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with many people's life struggles. I have worked with people with many different issues such as life transitions, LGBTQ, couples, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and life's general difficulties. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Sarah Murphy

LPC
11 years experience
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, relationship issues, and trauma/abuse. My... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Rev. Constance Hughes

LPC, MDiv, MS, Ed
18 years experience
I have thought about and studied how people grow, heal and thrive for most of my life. My involvement in a 12 step group for many years gave me many clues: sharing our stories and challenges in an environment where trust and positive regard are present. I incorporate these two things in my counseling relationships. This help I received in my group was a big motivating factor in wanting to be... Read More
I have thought about and studied how people grow, heal and thrive for most of my life. My involvement in a 12 step group for many years gave me many clues: sharing our stories and challenges in an... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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

Holly Jones

MS, LPC
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Holly, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to providing high quality counseling services. By combining mindful, holistic and evidence-based practice, I believe that we can work together to identify obstacles that prevent you from understanding your unique struggles and rediscovering your true self. Using an empathetic and person-centered counseling style, I will help you to develop a deeper relationship with yourself, and will encourage opportunities for self-exploration... Read More
Hello! My name is Holly, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to providing high quality counseling services. By combining mindful, holistic and evidence-based practice, I believe that we can work together to identify obstacles that prevent you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Kimberly Montgomery

MA, LPC
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 10 years experience working with mental health and co-occurring treatment. My years of experience include; chronic mental health, recovery, anxiety/depression, family therapy, trauma, and substance dependence. I have a background in forensic involvement and assistance in self identification of recovery. I believe in meeting any individual where they are at. Building rapport is crucial including allowing a warm, safe, trusting relationship for therapeutic gain. A diagnosis... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 10 years experience working with mental health and co-occurring treatment. My years of experience include; chronic mental health, recovery, anxiety/depression, family therapy, trauma, and substance dependence. I have a background... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.