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268 therapists in Pennsylvania specializing in Trauma and PTSD

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Cory Ian Shafer LPC

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Cory Ian Shafer LPC profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, I'm Cory Ian Shafer, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with my Masters in Counseling. I have been practicing professionally in the counseling field since 2005 and have worked in the mental health field since 1999. I approach therapy primarily as a Jungian-Existentialist, however, I also realize that many clients may need different approaches to achieve their success, and because of that I also incorporate an eclectic approach towards therapy in addition to my primary school of thought, therefore I can utilize many different modalities and approaches of therapy depending on the what you need in your sessions. My specializations are working with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and grief counseling. I also like to write a little bit and have published a few books concerning the human condition. On the personal side of things I lead a simple and quiet life, where I enjoy reading history, science fiction and philosophy books, playing the bass guitar, listening to music, traveling and amateur astronomy. www.coryianshaferlpc.com

Next available: Apr 25

Lynn Ackert

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LPC
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Lynn Ackert, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania with 13 years of experience. My background includes working with children and teenagers in various mental health settings, and with adults of all ages in crisis and outpatient settings. In my work with clients, I focus on my clients' strengths, by creating an open and safe environment of rapport where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement. Taking the first step to connect to therapy takes courage. I am here to support you on that journey. I enjoy working with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and pulling from other therapeutic orientations for skills and tools to manage challenges. Working with clients on anxiety, depression, trauma and life challenges offers the opportunity to use strengths to create a joyful life. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for trauma memories and follow a trauma-informed practice with continuing education on various topics.

Next available: May 1

Tom Bender

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LCSW
35 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastor in Pennsylvania. I have over 35 years' experience in the Mental Health Field. I have been trained as a family therapist early in my career and more recently, in the past 10 years, have focused more on trauma treatment, becoming certified as an EMDR therapist and now an approved Consultant in EMDR.

Next available: May 1

Tiffany Thornton

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LPC
5 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I received my graduate degree from Lincoln University of PA and my undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph's University. I've spent most of my career working with older adolescents and their families. Over the last 4 years, I have branched out to adults and couples. My hope for this work is to assist others in acceptance. Inviting individuals to accept their feelings with the intention to address them and move towards an inner harmony. To define peace of mind. Once acceptance takes place navigate in a manner that brings you fulfillment and optimum functionality.

Next available: May 3

Meagan Filoon

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, and welcome! I'm Meagan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem and self-harm, and anger management. I also specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with communication and relationship issues, and infertility. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change, and you've already taken that first step just by being on this page! I am here to support & empower you throughout your journey to finding a happy and fulfilling life, and I am here to help you define what that means to you. I look forward to working with you and helping you grow!

Next available: Apr 24

Michelle Miller

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LPC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Your story matters. Your life has value. You are worth it. Seeking help through life's difficulties can be daunting. It can, at times, also be met with some disapproval by others who don't understand the position that you are in or the struggles you face. I want to acknowledge your bravery in taking this step to prioritize your mental health. It isn't easy, but I can assure you it will be worth it. A little about me: I am passionate about helping others seek out health and wholeness in their lives. I currently practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. In my 8 years of clinical experience, I have worked in multiple settings (community based mental health, in-home therapy for adults and children, outpatient adult & pediatric therapy) and have experience with a variety of mental health concerns. These include: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, ASD, substance abuse, trauma, and more. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!

Next available: Apr 24

Marita Gallagher

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LMFT
35 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Marita and I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist with more that 35 years experience working in both the children and adult mental health field. I have practiced within the children’s behavioral health system providing services to both children, adolescents and their families in the home, school, and community. My practice also includes working with individuals and couples experiencing relationship issues, parenting, and life cycle transitions. My educational background includes a BA in Psychology from Mansfield University, a MS in Community Counseling from Villanova University, and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University.

Next available: May 13

Sophia Harbove, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCPT

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Sophia Harbove, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCPT profile image
LPC
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Sophia. I know it can be scary and uncomfortable asking for help; I'm here to be a guide as you maneuver through this interesting journey we call life. I can offer a safe space where we can look at the parts and pieces you don't share with others and put them back together again. Becoming more aware of how we perceive and interact with the world and those around us can be challenging but I am here to help find a way. I am passionate about providing a compassionate and nonjudgemental experience; I want to meet you where you are and provide a framework we can work towards in effort to bring about lasting change. Whether you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges or want to get into a healthier frame of mind, I'm here to help.

Next available: Apr 30

Howard Hansell, MA, LPC

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LPC
32 years of experience
Open-minded
Challenging
Authentic
Virtual
Are you experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and burnout? Is life feeling a bit too much for you right now and leading to depression, low energy, decreased productivity and interpersonal relationship problems? Would you like to take some time to get your life back from all of this? Better days are ahead, and I am here to help! I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience helping clients with a diverse set of concerns including depression, anxiety, career issues, stress management, substance abuse, work-life balance, and bereavement. I believe in a compassionate, collaborative, and integrative approach acknowledging the contributions of mind, body and spirit to help you identify your strengths and external resources and to develop tools to not only meet life's challenges, but to thrive despite them. Therapy with me is a safe place to explore thoughts and feelings, gain insight into patterns, intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics and to put that insight into action in your day-to-day life so that you are achieving all that you have set out to do.

Next available: Apr 29

Patrick Schuler

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, and welcome! My introduction to the counseling field began while working within therapeutic group homes that served children through adults experiencing mental health struggles. This experience, both enriching and meaningful, inspired my interest in pursuing counseling. I was deeply moved by the varying degrees of challenging life experiences that we are all tasked with navigating and the ways we attempt to cope, gain insight from, and hopefully transform our adverse circumstances. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University and since, I’ve had the opportunity to assist a diverse range of clients in both inpatient treatment and outpatient therapy settings, and more recently, at a college counseling clinic at the University of Montana. Within these programs, I’ve helped clients address anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, academic challenges, relationships, identity changes, sexuality, and general life stressors. I am grateful that I can work to help individuals navigate the evolving nature of their lives by providing unconditional positive regard, encouragement, and supportive guidance.

Next available: Apr 26

Angelina Stanton, LPC, C-DBT, NCC, MS

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LPC
6 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Are you struggling to find your way? Are you feeling stressed out or stuck? Are you struggling to be the best version of yourself? I invite you to experience a better path toward healing today. I specialize in treating Anxiety in children and young adults throughout their college years. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Pennsylvania. I received my Masters from Wilmington University and have been practicing for 6 years. I also help children, teens, and adults struggling with any difficult life circumstances or stressors that may be inhibiting their ability to fully function or experience inner healing.

Next available: Apr 29

Stephanie Dykyj

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Stephanie Dykyj profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I believe therapy can be a universally rewarding practice that can help navigate through life's stressors. Especially in the last few years, we see how important it is to take care of ourselves and find support. It can be overwhelming and intimidating even trying to find a place to start. My goal is to help you navigate through obstacles and barriers you may experience in order to start looking forward to the future. You are the expert on your thoughts and experiences, and we will work together to find solutions that best fit your needs. My orientation is client-centered, meaning that you and I are equal partners in navigating the struggles you are going through. My approach is integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), and humanistic approaches. My style is warm and casual; I understand the importance of building a strong and trustworthy relationship to create a safe and comfortable space for you. My main objective is to help you make the changes you need to have a life you enjoy living. We will work together to rediscover excitement in life and overcome the stressors that can overshadow them.

Next available: Apr 24

Christina Kulp

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained my degree from Marywood University’s Graduate School of Social Work. I completed my undergraduate education at Cedar Crest College, with dual majors in Psychology and Sociology. I have provided counseling in many settings including the geriatric, non-profit and healthcare fields, for over 18 years. I also hold post-graduate certificates in Gerontology, and Palliative/End of Life Care. I am pursuing my doctorate in social work in a combined program through Kutztown and Millersville Universities. I believe in building a solid therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy and respect using a variety of techniques, and building from a strengths-based perspective to help foster understanding, coping and change. My eclectic therapeutic techniques often include CBT, transformational and psychodynamic approaches, individualized in relation to each client’s need and provided through a trauma informed lens. I am experienced in individual, family, and group counseling. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. My hope is to provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment for you to discover yourself and to start on the road to healing. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Best, Christina

Next available: Apr 24

Charity Morgan

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PsyD
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
"Life can be stressful, overwhelming and confusing at times. It's as if you have this weight that is on your shoulders that does not seem to get any lighter. Therapy is a great way to unpack the load that you are carrying and help make life more manageable. Whether it's conflict with your children, spouse, co-workers or friends, or financial difficulties, or even the pressure you put on yourself, all of these concerns and more I address with my clients in therapy. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe place where you can be yourself and talk about issues and topics that matter to you. It is a value based and strength based approach meaning, each of us have values that we live by and have built in strength and resiliency. Therapy is a tool that can highlight those values and build upon those strengths. I am a licensed psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults to help them achieve their personal goals. I look forward to assisting you with developing insight into your own life about recurring patterns, thoughts or behaviors and help you learn more adaptive ways of approaching life so you can master it!"

Next available: Apr 29

Cindy Dempsey

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LPC
15 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware and an MS in Clinical Health and Counseling Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). In addition, I have obtained post-master's graduate credits in Addictions, Psychopharmacology, Career Counseling, and Child and Adolescent Therapy. Finally, I am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist. I began my career in therapy and counseling working with individuals in outpatient settings, residential settings, schools, and home-based settings. I have worked with clients of all ages and developmental levels—including clients with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues; clients with stress-management concerns, career concerns & planning, and clients working through family-related difficulties. I utilize my strong background and graduate education in cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR in order to help clients work through a wide range of concerns such as trauma, anxiety, stress, panic, and depression. I aim to provide an environment where individuals can feel understood, accepted, and confident that common goals will lead to success. Additionally, I am trained in trauma therapy and recovery and help clients address current and more complex past traumas in a caring and understanding setting. I am certified in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.

Next available: Apr 25

Kathleen M. Walsh

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LPC
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, friends call me Kate. I have been Board Certified for 22 years and bring a variety of work experiences to the table. I currently work 2 days a week at a hospital in Outpatient Behavioral Health. Are you going through a rough patch in your life? Sometimes when life gets tough, it helps to share that burden with someone else. Is it hard for you to balance work life and home life? Let’s work together so that we can create a way to better handle the stress that life presents. If you need tools to better cope with anxiety and depression, we can work on that. I’ve had lots of experience with parent coaching and enjoy helping families live a more positive life.

Next available: Apr 24

Nicole Knox

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LPC
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and welcome! I'm glad you are here to help yourself grow as a person! I am Nicole Knox and I am an LPC in Pennsylvania. I love what I do and enjoy helping others live their happiest life. I specialize in ESFT, PTSD, and DBT. I have had the pleasure of working with all age groups in all areas of diagnosis. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs and what is most comfortable for you. Please, if you have any questions I encourage you to reach out and schedule a session to see if we are a good fit! I look forward to working with you! Take care!

Next available: Apr 24

Jessica Polsky

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LPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi! My name is Jessica and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to take care of yourself? Are you giving so much to others that there’s no time left for you? Are some of these relationships one-sided and go against your personal boundaries? I have a passion for helping individuals identify and shift patterns that no longer serve them, heal from toxic relationships, and explore their true identity. A safe and nurturing space is what I strive to cultivate for my clients. In my opinion, this must come first in order to set the foundation for a successful therapeutic experience. I’m so excited to start working with you!

Next available: Apr 30

Richard States

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Richard States profile image
LPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! People of all walks of life often go through tough times ... and I am here to help. I have worked, since 1991, with individuals and families across outpatient and inpatient settings, in homes and schools, and now through telehealth. I have assisted people with a variety of challenges--whether related to depression, anxiety, stress and trauma, behavioral control, self-esteem, substance use, life transition, family and marital concerns, and other issues. I believe in "possibilities thinking", goal setting, active strategizing, and frequent accounting of progress. As a long-term counselor and college psychology professor, I am well acquainted with many therapeutic approaches; however, I am somewhat partial to cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation and mindfulness, and solution-focused treatment. I am also formally EMDR-trained and DBT-Certified. There are many therapy options and providers--whomever you select, I wish you the best. Remember--it’s your life, your journey … make the most of it! Sincerely, Rick NOTE: At the current time, my availability will typically be from 5 pm - 8/9 pm during most weekdays (M-T-W-TH-F) and 8 am - 2/3/4 pm on most weekends. Daytime weekday availability is limited due to my full-time behavioral-health position. NOTE: At this time, I am accepting only adults (age 18 and up) of any age. NOTE: I am offering only 1:1 (no family or couples) therapy. NOTE: I do not engage in any court-ordered treatment. NOTE: I am interested in conducting therapy, not doing work-mandated, IEP, or other one-time (e.g., Drug & Alcohol or Mental Competency) evaluations. NOTE: Though an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I am not a Licensed Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. As such, I cannot conduct psychological testing or prescribe medications.

Next available: Apr 27

Ashley Smith Nicholas

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LPC
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
One of the greatest honors I have in life is to walk with those who are struggling with emotional pain and trauma. I have dedicated my life to helping others, advocating through systems, and empowering individuals to build confidence in order to create positive change. If you or your children are struggling with trauma, overwhelming stress, parenting, grief and loss, or other matters that are interfering with your daily functioning, I commend you for taking the first step in living a more balanced, happier life. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, LPC in Pennsylvania, who holds a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a MEd in Adult Education.

Next available: Apr 30

Vicki Mansure

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LPC
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Hello, I'm Vicki. I have been described as compassionate and intuitive and whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues I am here to help. My methods of counseling will provide you with the tools needed for you to work through your questions and struggles. Through guidance you can learn how to create relationship skills and build upon the skills you already possess. Some of the benefits of therapy include: gaining a better understanding of yourself, learning how to handle difficult emotions, identifying underlying causes of symptoms, providing coping strategies, managing symptoms and facilitating lifestyle changes.

Next available: Apr 29

Jolene Batarick

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LPC
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
I have been in the mental health profession for over 10 years. I have many years experience working with adults, children and adolescents with mental health issues. I continue educating myself on various interventions and techniques. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can express themselves. I believe that compassion, empathy and patience are needed with all. I have a genuine concern for my patients. I have experience with Individual, group, couples and family therapy.

Next available: Apr 24

William Snyder

William Snyder profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi. I'm Bill. I've been working in this field since 2003 treating adults experiencing symptoms related to the anxiety disorders, depressed mood, identity and self-concept difficulties, relationship problems, life-transition difficulties, and traumatic memories. These difficulties along with other related topics that may surface during a therapy session. My therapy approach is quite straightforward, collaborative, and non-judgmental. It's structured to help you develop a healthier and happier life. We begin by identifying the circumstances that prompted you to seek therapy. Then I help you to develop skills and solutions tailored for you to help you move forward toward that healthier life. It's a collaborative approach. You and I work together through this process. From this perspective, listening is the most-important part of communication. When I genuinely listen to your experiences and concerns without judgment or distraction, I can respond appropriately to your concerns. "Right Speech begins with Right Listening." PLEASE BOOK APPOINTMENTS ON THE HOUR. THANKS.

Next available: Apr 24

TL Taylor

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TL Taylor profile image
LPC
17 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- licensed in Pennsylvania with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns; such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and life transition. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma, addiction and abuse. My counseling style is motivational and encouraging. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Motivating people to help them help themselves has provided past clients with long-term success. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our communication and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 24

Chris Friend

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Chris Friend profile image
LPC
3 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hi ya’ll, I’m Chris. The state of the world and our own well-being can often feel very fragile, especially after these last few years. Through counseling I am able to provide an outlet for processing your emotions and actions and finding a way to unstick yourself when you don’t like where you are. Therapy can be a frightening step for many, but I hope to make your journey to a healthier mindset as comfortable and rewarding as possible. My clinical experience and education are focused on working with those who struggle with severe depression and anxiety. I work with clients of all ages but specialize working with adolescents, teens, and young adults. In addition to anxiety and depression, I also work with people who struggle from symptoms of PTSD, BPD, and bipolar disorder. I utilize a CBT and DBT approach but believe therapy is very person-specific and will tailor our sessions to fit your specific needs. Past clients have told me I am very patient, kind, and relaxed. I can effectively incorporate breaks and humor into sessions, so therapy does not feel like a chore. If you believe I could be a good fit for you please feel free to reach out and let’s get to work!

Next available: Apr 24

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