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.


Rebecca Hartjen

LCSW
16 years experience
I am a licensed therapist with 16 years of counseling experience from Pittsburgh PA. My treatment approach is person-centered, present-focused and collaborative. I truly believe in meeting people where they are at, and empower them to be their "authentic self". I coach individuals on healthy coping skills and provide "real life" feedback to help you gain control over your emotions and tackle life challenges. I believe that validation and acceptance... Read More
I am a licensed therapist with 16 years of counseling experience from Pittsburgh PA. My treatment approach is person-centered, present-focused and collaborative. I truly believe in meeting people where they are at, and empower them to be their... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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

Francesca Sutera

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
My therapeutic philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that you know yourself best, and it is my passion as a therapist to provide you with the space to collaboratively explore as well as make meaning out of your own unique life experiences. I am dedicated to fostering an authentic and supportive relationship with my clients in order to promote awareness, empowerment and growth. I have training and experience in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD,... Read More
My therapeutic philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that you know yourself best, and it is my passion as a therapist to provide you with the space to collaboratively explore as well as make meaning out of your own... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

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

Amber Romanyshyn

LCSW
9 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: 9 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

Kathleen McDonald-Gilfert

MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CCTP
18 years experience
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
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. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Emily Cyburt

MS, LPC, NCC
6 years experience
Hello! My name is Emily Cyburt, and I have been an outpatient mental health therapist for 6 years. I currently work for two outpatient therapy clinics (in Westmoreland County and Somerset county, respectively). I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Community Counseling. Additionally, I am recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors and hold a license in the state of Pennsylvania... Read More
Hello! My name is Emily Cyburt, and I have been an outpatient mental health therapist for 6 years. I currently work for two outpatient therapy clinics (in Westmoreland County and Somerset county, respectively). I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Michelle Kimmerly

MS, LPC
10 years experience
Does every day feel like a dreaded Monday with no weekend in sight? Are you feeling down, anxious, stressed, burnt out or just plain stuck? Nothing seems to change no matter what you try. Even thinking about change is exhausting and overwhelming. I've been there. You're convinced that no one else feels this way - that there's something wrong with you for not being able to just snap out of it. You are not alone.... Read More
Does every day feel like a dreaded Monday with no weekend in sight? Are you feeling down, anxious, stressed, burnt out or just plain stuck? Nothing seems to change no matter what you try. Even thinking about change is exhausting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.