Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Find a therapist in Scranton, Pennsylvania that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Scranton to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Mary Alice Emert

MSW,LCSW
25 years experience
Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work also at University of Pittsburgh. While there I earned a certificate in Child Welfare. My experience is in individual, couples and family counseling. I have owned my own private practice for... Read More
Hello, my name is Mary Alice Emert. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh and a Master Degree in Social Work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Michael Sucro

LCSW
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 yrs experience in numerous settings. My focus is to aid you in recovering from difficult life circumstances and to help you find meaning, purpose and direction in your life. I provide Individual therapy, couples/family therapy. I specialize in depression, anxiety (PTSD, generalized anxiety, panic disorder) OCD and pure 'O' (BDD, intrusive thoughts, sex, harm, relationship, religious, contamination, ritual and hoarding OCD, depersonalization/derealization), addictions (alcohol/drugs, sex, porn,... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 yrs experience in numerous settings. My focus is to aid you in recovering from difficult life circumstances and to help you find meaning, purpose and direction in your life. I provide Individual... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Dr. Domingo Luiggi

45 years experience
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well as having been certified as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I was trained in a Clinical Psychology program that included a module in Decision Analysis that allows me to address both clinical as well as life issues in terms of the choices made by my clients. In my career, I have worked in different settings such as schools, mental health... Read More
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well as having been certified as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I was trained in a Clinical Psychology program that included a module in Decision Analysis... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:45 years

Erin Riley

MS,LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, sexuality concerns, drug/alcohol addiction, and with crisis issues. I also helped many people who have Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Lastly I have worked with clients who... Read More
Hello! My name is Erin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. I have over three years of post-graduate experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with various... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Maureen Rebar

LCSW
27 years experience
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine as a medical social worker at Moses Taylor Hospital for 8 years then worked in long term care and hospice until 2008. At that time, I worked with the homeless to help them find and... Read More
I am a proud NEPA native that graduated Marywood University in 1992 and gathered 28 years of social work experience beginning my career in child and adolescent mental health. I followed my interest in medicine... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Ashley Houston

MS,LPC
9 years experience
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution. I assure you; therapy can be a valuable and useful tool for your life. So again, I welcome you. To me, therapy really comes down to two people in a room building a foundation of... Read More
Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

James Disantis

LCSW
35 years experience
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and commercial as well as private practice. I have supervised other therapists among additional professionals in an inner city area. I would best describe myself as a faith believing Evangelical Roman Catholic. Life has taught me that ... Read More
I am Jim Disantis and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) who has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. I have worked in settings from child development to geriatric. I also have experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, both non-profit and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Angela Cianchetta

MA,LPC
7 years experience
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here you are taking steps towards mental clarity. For that, you should be very proud of yourself, as you have crossed one of the biggest hurdles. My name is Angela, and I am a Licensed Professional... Read More
Hello there! Let me first start by saying thank you and congratulations! You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative to becoming a better version of yourself. Admitting that you may need guidance is hard, but here... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Jennifer Turek

LCSW,NBC-HWC
9 years experience
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and Master’s from The University of Chicago. In addition to my clinical social work background, I also received training from Duke University’s Integrative Health Coaching program and continued to... Read More
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Electric lights in Scranton, Pennsylvania were first introduced in 1880, leading to the first streetcars powered exclusively by electricity six years later. As a result, Scranton earned the nickname, “The Electric City,” a fact announced by a lighted sign that serves as a local landmark. Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County and the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania, with a population of 77,294 as of 2016.

An Overview of Mental Health in Scranton

According to a 2016 study, the most common mental health diagnosis in Scranton was anxiety and stress disorders at 20 percent. The second most common diagnosis was depression at 18 percent. Four percent of respondents reported being diagnosed with a substance abuse problem, while 3 percent were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and 2 percent with schizophrenia. With the exception of substance abuse diagnoses, which were reported by 4 percent of respondents both inside and outside of Scranton, the percentages of each of these diagnoses were lower among respondents outside of Scranton. Reports of people who felt depressed, down, or hopeless more than five days out of the preceding two weeks were equal between respondents in and out of Scranton, both at 9 percent, but Scranton residents were slightly more likely to report stopping usual activities due to feeling sad or depressed, 14 percent compared to 13 percent outside of Scranton.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Eight percent of respondents in the above study reported needing counseling or mental health treatment in the preceding 12 months but not receiving it. The number-one most commonly cited reason, at 47 percent, was inability to pay for it. Other reasons cited were that the respondents didn’t think it would help, felt too embarrassed, the facilities were too far away, or they didn’t know where to go.

Poverty and Other Economic Factors: Respondents’ claims about not being able to pay for mental health treatment are borne out by economic data that show high levels of poverty in Scranton. In 2017, the poverty rate in the United States was 12.3 percent. By contrast, the poverty rate in Scranton is nearly twice that at 23.1 percent.

People who identify as white make up the largest ethnicity in Scranton (75.1 percent) and also the largest ethnicity living in poverty in Scranton (64.4 percent). Approximately 21 percent of people who live in poverty in Scranton identify as Hispanic, despite Hispanics making up only 12.6 percent of the population. However, the single largest demographic living in poverty in Scranton is women age 18 to 24.

The median household income for Scranton is between $38,232 and $38,807 per year, lower than the medians for Pennsylvania and the United States (each right around $55,000) and even lower than the median for Lackawanna County ($46,673). Unemployment and underemployment may contribute to the stress disorders and anxiety so prevalent in Scranton.

Education: Only 22.3 percent of Scranton residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with 85 percent of residents who hold a high school degree. The lack of higher education may prevent some residents from obtaining jobs that not only pay well but provide health insurance benefits, both of which may be factors in residents’ reported inability to pay for mental health services.

Substance Abuse: Pennsylvania has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country at 37.9 per 100,000 people in 2016. The rate of opioid-related deaths specifically was lower, though still significant, at 18.5 per 100,000. The prevalence of excessive drinking in Lackawanna County was moderate at 17.6%

Risky Behaviors: HIV diagnoses were moderate to moderately high in Lackawanna County at 142.3 per 100,000.

Mental Health Resources in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Despite the perception that mental health services are too far away for Scranton residents to take advantage of, there are mental health resources available in Scranton. One of the most significant is the Lackawanna Susquehanna Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Early Intervention Program. In the interest of enhancing positive personal outcomes and consumer satisfaction, it takes a proactive approach to procurement, development, planning, management, and evaluation of mental health services.

Help Is Available; It’s Just a Matter of Finding It

E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to answer the concerns of people who don’t know where to go for mental health treatment or counseling. The directory can help you locate a suitable therapist you can trust without having to travel too far away. Don’t be embarrassed to try; there’s no shame in admitting that you need help.