Reading, Pennsylvania Therapists

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Pennsylvania, New York

I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Academic. My approach is to work with my client's strengths; help them develop new views and skills...
Shari Pescatore
LPC-Supervisor 1, LPC
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Warrington, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

TELE-THERAPY/VIRTUAL SESSIONS, will be available to all as we navigate through these difficult times. As a Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist with over 27 years of experience I understand beginning therapy is not an easy decision to make. It can...
Laura Morse
LPC 172, M.Ed. LPC, Certified Sex Therapist
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Maryland

Laura Morse, M.Ed., LPC serves as the Executive Director at Sun Point Wellness Center where she oversees Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s talk therapy center, along with the Kitchen Counseling Program. She earned The Lavanda P. Muller Fellowship at The...
Michaela Herr
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Pennsylvania

Michaela Herr, MA, ATR-BC,LPC Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor mindfullyrootedarttherapy.com ​ With passion and drive, Michaela strives to give every person she works with a voice. She creates a safe space for people to explore...
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Pennsylvania

I enjoy empowering the individuals that I work with to help them make a decision in the direction they would like to see their life go. Through several Cognitive Behavior Techniques, we are able to discover faulty cognitive patterns that may or may...
Amber Berkoski
LMFT, Ph.D., MS
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Practicing LMFT specializing in blended families, couples, and trauma work for kids aged 5-18.
Darci Bloss
L.P.C, LCPC
In-Person Sessions:

Warrington, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Illinois

20 years of experience in the field, specializing in helping people better manage their stress and anxiety and improve the relationships that matter most to them. My approach is client-centered, meaning I aim to meet people where they're at and help...
Dena Augustine
L.P.C, MA
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Dena Augustine is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in individual psychotherapy. Ms. Augustine holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Arcadia University....
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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Empathetic, but effective, Dr. Penny Levin is a clinician with more than 25 years of experience who is uniquely qualified to help you through a host of stressful situations. Dr. Levin is a psychologist and a personal trainer/nutrition specialist,...
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Pennsylvania

Do you want to break out of the darkness of depression or find an inner calm from anxiety? Do you need to develop a loving connection with yourself as opposed to one of judgment and criticism? You have come to the right place. I firmly believe that...
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I am a doctoral level, licensed psychologist with 41 years of professional experience as a humanistic and transpersonal teacher, supervisor, counselor, and coach. I am a certified practitioner of NLP, a Level II Clinician of EMDR, a Certified...
Rose Skeeters
L.P.C, MA, PN2
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Pennsylvania

Are you feeling frustrated, resentful, lost, overwhelmed, or disconnected? I can help. I specialize in helping frustrated individuals, resentful couples, and disconnected families navigate through tough times, get and stay on the same page, and...
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Pennsylvania

I graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During my College studies I worked in various Psychiatric settings including, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, North Western Institute of Psychiatry and Eugenia...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Virginia

Hello there! My name is Dr. Colleen Reichmann. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, PA. I specialize in eating disorders and body image issues. I have also done a lot of work with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma,...
Nicole Hall
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, Ohio

Hello! I love connecting well with clients and finding deep strength and resiliency within them! I have been a counselor for 15+ years and find great satisfaction in my work! I use evidence based treatment interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral...
Ellen Schrier
LPC-Supervisor 1
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North Wales, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

First and foremost, counseling is about you and fulfilling what you need and what you want. We work together to discover what would help you live a happier, more fulfilled life and uncover what is keeping you stuck. We will unlock and breakdown the...
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Pennsylvania

A co-founder of Hornstein, Platt and Associates, I have been a Licensed Psychologist and counselor for over 30 years. Prior to that I completed a degree in Early Childhood Education and worked with young children. Earning a doctorate from the...
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I began as a school counselor in a clinical setting working mostly with adolescents and families. In 2015 I began working in private practice and obtained my license as a professional counselor. Since then I have shifted my specialty to women...
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Pennsylvania, Maryland

Finding a therapist is hard. To make it easier, I offer: Quick and easy scheduling, a free phone consultation, evening and weekend appointments, video/phone counseling and accessibility though phone, text or email. I specialize in the treatment of...
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Pennsylvania

Adrian P. Quinn, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University. He specializes in Coparenting Counseling and Reunification Family Therapy. He is...
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that in any dynamic, whether it is in couples, family, or individual counseling; in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle it is a journey and every journey starts with one step. The first step is...
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania, New York

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...
Michael Clemente
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

Our Private Practice: Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. We also offer LPC...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania, with a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from Widener University’s Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology. I completed an APA accredited Pre Doctoral Internship at Widener Disability Services and...

An Overview of Mental Health in Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania is located in the state’s southwestern region. Situated about an hour’s drive from metropolitan Philadelphia, the city’s population of 88,423 ranks fifth largest in the Keystone State. Historically, the area achieved city status in 1847 and was known for its coal and textile industries. Currently, residents have access to the rich history of the region preserved in local museums. The town is also home to the Pagoda, a historical landmark and tourist attraction atop of Mt. Penn.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.3 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental illness. However, only 43 percent of those people seek treatment. Unfortunately, Reading residents are not immune from economic, social and other factors that can threaten emotional well-being.

Condition of Mental Health in Pennsylvania

The non-profit agency Mental Health America looks at data on prevalence of disorders and availability of psychological services across the nation. Overall, Pennsylvania falls 14 out of 51 in the rankings. Specifically, in terms of prevalence the state is ranked 15 out of 51 with a similar rating of 13 out of 51 based on access to care.

Since 2005 the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Administration, part of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, has been committed to a recovery-oriented system for emotional health. This initiative is supported by the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant.

Family Structure in Reading, Pennsylvania

A close group of family and friends can buffer the impacts of stress and promote positive well-being. However, the opposite is true as well. Overall, Reading has a relatively young population with the median age of 29 years compared to the age of 40.6 years in Pennsylvania and the national average of 37.7 years. Considering age, it makes sense that only 35 percent are married compared to both the state and the nation (56 and 55 percent respectively).

The concerning statistic is the 13 percent divorce rate in Reading, which is shocking considering the state of Pennsylvania has one of the lowest rates in the nation at 6.59 percent. In Reading, an additional 5.1 percent are separated and 4.3 percent are widowed. Death of a spouse, divorce and marital separation are the top three most stressful life events for adults according to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory. The more stressful events that occur, the likelier a person is to have failing health. Marriage counseling and therapeutic intervention for grief and loss are crucial to maintain both physical and mental well-being.

Economic Factors in Reading

The people of Reading benefit from a low cost of living. With the national index set at 100, residents enjoy an index of 86, which is 14 percent lower than the nation and 13 percent lower than the average in Pennsylvania. The biggest impact related to prices is the housing market. The median house cost in Reading is $68,400, 63 percent cheaper than the average US home expense of $184,700.

However, there is an economic downside. Reading has a higher than average unemployment rate of 11.6 percent compared to the national average of 4.7 percent. The median household income of $27,247 is also significantly lower than Pennsylvania ($52,895) and the nation ($55,322). Consequently, 39 percent of the population live at the poverty level, which is 160 percent higher than the US average of 15.1 percent. Struggles with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter can cause a significant amount of anxiety and stress.

Reading Crime Statistics

The overall crime rate in Reading is 14 percent higher than the national average and 59 percent higher than the state. The most concerning aspect is the level of violent crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery and assault. In Reading there are 713 violent crimes per 100,000 people, significantly higher than both the state (313) and the nation (383). Victims of violent crimes often suffer emotional distress that responds to therapeutic care.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Reading, Pennsylvania

Residents of Reading have access to local therapists, however, barriers may exist to accessing quality mental health care. Some people may be embarrassed to seek help, perceive counseling as unaffordable or don’t know where to begin finding the help they need.