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.


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

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

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

Melissa Strauss

LPC
0 years experience
Hi there! My name is Melissa Hochbaum Strauss and I am looking forward to working with you. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that every client can teach me something and my approach is warm and engaging. I hope that you feel you have control over our time as well. Every individual has strengths and it is important... Read More
Hi there! My name is Melissa Hochbaum Strauss and I am looking forward to working with you. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that every... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Margaret Scepura-Michel

MA, LPC
10 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor that has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience with treating addiction, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience in couples and family counseling as well as dealing with trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive, but I also challenge clients. I believe that everyone can meet their goals and become happier and more successful in life. My therapeutic approach combines... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor that has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience with treating addiction, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience in couples and family counseling as well as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Courtney Liggera

Psy.D.
13 years experience
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 to my broad clinical background, I have gained... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Ebony Johnson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hi there, My name is Ebony Johnson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. If you found your way to my page I'm assuming that you're probably not having the best day. Let me assure you that whatever you are going through, there is a way out. I have experience with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Relationship issues, self esteem and many others in the adult and college student population. I believe that all of us... Read More
Hi there, My name is Ebony Johnson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. If you found your way to my page I'm assuming that you're probably not having the best day. Let me assure you that whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kelly Lambie

M.S., NCC, LPC
9 years experience
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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Jenny McClarren

LPC, NCC
4 years experience
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life, seeking a new direction, or are ready to embark on a new journey. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing the effects of traumatic events, or have been exposed to conflicts in your relationships, I want to hear your story. I welcome you to bring your grief, infidelity, and questions or concerns surrounding sex and relationships into our... Read More
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life, seeking a new direction, or are ready to embark on a new journey. Whether you are grieving a loss, experiencing the effects of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Catherine Misciagna

MA, LPC
30 years experience
Hi, My name is Cathy and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse backgrounds in many different settings, with many different issues. Specialties include work with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and family issues. I've also worked with addictions, sex offenders, kids of all ages, employee assistance,... Read More
Hi, My name is Cathy and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse backgrounds in many different settings,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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.