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Tariq James

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LPC
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
So, my guess is that you are here because you are looking to make a change possibly. The same problem continues to surface without an end in sight. Maybe you thought about making this change before, but then a few days went by then life went on. Even though life went on that change you needed to make never happened so now we are back here again. At this very moment when you are contemplating a change it is very important that you make a commitment to yourself that you will not continue to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

Next available: Jun 16

Kimberly Thurston-Brown

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Kimberly Thurston-Brown profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Have you been affected by adverse life experiences in childhood or as an adult? Do you feel stuck and lack motivation? Are you ready to heal and transform? I believe that everyone's light is meant to shine no matter how dark times are or have been. I'm passionate about empowering others to overcome difficulties and thrive. As a skilled counselor, the practice of active listening, the art of effective communication and collaborative planning help identify deeply rooted emotional issues. I've witnessed person-centered, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches foster trust, awareness, and clarity that leads to growth and mental balance. Living in a variety of areas throughout the country from the East to the West Coast. Allowed me to have life experiences combined with education that cultivates a safe and brave environment that is richly diverse and culturally competent. Anxiety, depression, addiction, hang-ups or habits can all be managed or eliminated with healthy coping skills, education and varying tools.

Next available: Jun 17

Renee Curll

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Renee Curll profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Asking for help is hard. When life gets to be overwhelming, talking about the issues can help organize your thoughts. The therapeutic relationship is the most important tool we'll use! We'll work on building trust, a sense of safety, and open communication to identify how we can improve on your already existing coping skills, supports, and knowledge. I utilize an eclectic approach to best meet your needs. I believe that being kind and compassionate with yourself is the first step to healing and creating change. I enjoy providing therapy for women and adolescents 14 and up. I love working with women and teens on issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship/family problems. I can offer compassion and a safe space to explore what's going wrong and what we can do about it. Taking the first step is the hardest. I'd love to work with you on your journey to improved mental health.

Next available: Jun 17

Lynn Ackert

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Lynn Ackert profile image
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: Jun 17

John M. Berns

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John M. Berns profile image
LPC
40 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. I have a PhD in Educational Psychology and a Masters degree in Music Therapy. I also got a certification in Gestalt therapy by going to a 3 year training program. Over my career I have worked with many different populations and in many different settings. My basic approach to therapy is to use the tools and techniques that I've developed to help people become unstuck and to grow and to reach toward their full potential.

Next available: Jun 18

Patricia Pocratsky

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Patricia Pocratsky profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hey everyone! I am here to help with providing ways to get started in developing a new and happier you. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters Degree in Counseling and I am also a certified rehabilitation counselor, having worked with youth and adults with learning disabilities. In addition I have a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Studies. I am a believer that if the mind and body are focused on goals, obstacles can be overcome, as you become more confident and powerful. We will begin our journey together as we work in small steps toward developing your new goals. These will always be your goals and I am here to help guide you toward them. My work begins by listening to you and then we will summarize what your expectations are. Then I will reflect to you what you have communicated. I will tell you what we can expect to change and how we will be able to make that change happen. My therapeutic techniques are driven by your needs and how you will respond to the new direction. No one said life would not send us off the pretty path that we all want to remain on. It happens. I can't think of anyone who has not had obstacles to overcome. I specialize in helping people overcome rejection, low self-esteem, work issues, disabilities, anxiety, living in the past, how to forgive themselves, addictions, how to stop living your life as the victim, and how to love and accept yourself and others.

Next available: Jun 15

Tiffany Thornton

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Tiffany Thornton profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Direct
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: Jun 28

Meagan Filoon

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Meagan Filoon profile image
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: Jun 17

Gwyn Lipari

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Gwyn Lipari profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
Hi I'm Gwyn! Have you found that somedays are great and other days you can barely accomplish minimal tasks. This struggle is real and often times we can thank anxiety, depression, and trauma for this rocky road. The body and mind desires balance, consistency, and routine which can easily be disturbed with everyday life stress. Perfection is not an option however, by working together we will explore how to feel more in control of your stress and anxious thoughts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe space where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgement. I am here to support and empower you in that journey. Let’s restore hope together.

Next available: Jun 18

Mary V Schaefer LCSW, CCTP

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Mary V Schaefer LCSW, CCTP profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Are you navigating life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief and loss, or other situations that are interfering with your confidence and comfort in your everyday? Are you overwhelmed and would you like to gain new perspectives, grow your present and emerging strengths and explore improved life balance? I am strength-focused and offer a collaborative partnership opportunity to focus on you and your goals. I strive to provide new perspectives and empower you to explore your current and potential skills and strengths as well as offer you opportunities to discuss and review their use and benefit to you as you activate them in your day to day. I enjoy providing tools, skills and resources that you can use and incorporate into your existing skill set to help you explore your own empowerment and personal growth. I am an active empathetic listener and I consider that a priority in building a therapeutic partnership. You know you best! I will not assume and will ask questions to help the process move forward in a manner that promotes your individual growth toward your goals. I like to use real-life examples in discussion and I often employ humor in this and will get to know specifics that will personalize these examples. I am well-trained and experienced in many evidence-based treatments and together we can explore and plan how to proceed and progress in these for you. Reaching out to engage in therapy can be scary. Please know I understand this and will provide a reassuring, supportive setting to focus on you and on what you are looking to get out of the therapy experience. It is a partnership focused on you, for you and in support of your growth and life balance progress. We can discuss and plan how to best work together toward your goals.

Next available: Jun 15

Nicole Henning

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Nicole Henning profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I’m a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and I have been practicing for about a decade now. I enjoy working with my clients on cognitive behavioral therapy along with dialectical behavioral therapy, and also motivational interviewing tactics as well. I am very excited to work with clients that have been experiencing family conflict issues, along with anxiety and depression, and help tackle issues in their present day, personal and professional life’s. My style of therapy includes the importance of mind/body, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. In the years practicing as a clinician I have learned many therapeutic styles, and techniques that helps target individual problems also on the relational levels as well, working with individuals on intimacy issues and helping them increase communication skills effectively and have helped many couples and families restore healthy forms of communication. I truly love/enjoy neuroscience (overall brain health education) and have multiple trainings in this. I enjoy teaching my clients about the importance of brain health and how the body functions with the brain, and how certain mental health traits happen based on the chemistry of the brain, along with encouraging clients to practice self care, emotional regulation, and being able to think about ways of exercising healthy brain health. Your health is wealth! :)

Next available: Jun 14

Trauma Informed Therapist

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Trauma Informed Therapist profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I am Veronica Coker, a Licensed Trauma Therapist with a Master's Degree in Community and Trauma Counseling from Jefferson University. I work primarily with children that suffer from more than one Adverse Childhood Experience and have 10 years of working in behavioral therapy. I am here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling and psychological services catered to their needs. I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with difficult life experiences. My number one priority is to focus on my clients happiness and success. I go above and beyond to help them through all of their obstacles. ​ ​

Next available: Jun 17

Amanda Fink

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Amanda Fink profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello there! I am privileged and honored to call myself a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), living in the state of PA. I have been working in the field of psychology for about 8-years now. I help children, adolescents, and young adults gain tools and skills needed to help improve their functioning and life satisfaction.

Next available: Jun 15

Julie Kowalski

Julie Kowalski profile image
LPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome, I know how scary starting therapy can be. I commend you on taking this first step. I believe it is important to heal the hurts that may continue to affect you. As a therapist, I am invested in your story and will walk with you through your healing journey, so you can live a happier more fulfilled life. My therapy style focuses on you as a whole person. I use empathetic and reflective listening to support self-awareness and acceptance. I focus on providing a safe place where you can tell your story without judgment. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults in all stages of their lives. I received my education from University of Valley Forge located in Phoenixville Pennsylvania where I achieved a BA in Counseling. I continued my education at Medaille College located in Buffalo, NY where I achieved an MA in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in behavioral health, non-profit community-based agencies, school based settings, crisis settings and in private practice.

Next available: Jun 26

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: Jul 8

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

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Sophia Harbove, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, CCPT profile image
LPC
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: Jun 24

Colleen Main

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Colleen Main profile image
LCSW
Virtual
Hello, I’m Colleen. Does it feel as if you are giving more energy than you have or that there are too many things and not enough mental energy to juggle all those tasks? Are you finding that your relationships are strained or that keeping up with friends and loved ones seems like an unsurmountable task? Do you find it difficult to give yourself grace and empathy? I am looking to work with young professionals and adults to help manage anxiety, burnout, depression, and the stressors that come with living in a chaotic world. Together, we can identify the issues that you are facing, discuss how best to manage these feelings and stressors and find a way to make your routine and relationships work with you instead of against you. I have weekend availability to help fit therapy into your busy schedule. Anxiety, depression, and strained relationships can feel overwhelming and unsurmountable alone, but I’m here to help. In our sessions, I hope to provide a place where you feel safe, and somewhere we can work together to make a plan to make any stressors that you are dealing with manageable. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Jun 16

Jennifer Morrison

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Jennifer Morrison profile image
LCSW
30 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Do you lose it over the smallest things? Is it difficult to shut off your brain at night? Are you not smiling and laughing like you used to? I help individuals manage their anxiety and depression. Together we will use a Cognitive Therapy approach and a Strengths based approach to help identify and dispute your negative thought patterns and to help you find practical solutions for your concerns. Let therapy be a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings so you can genuinely smile again.

Next available: Jun 19

Howard Hansell, MA, LPC

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Howard Hansell, MA, LPC profile image
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: Jun 17

Patrick Schuler

Patrick Schuler profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jun 14

Angela Fucci

Angela Fucci profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I’m Angela. I am a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping individuals cope with the everyday stressors of life, reaching their full potential and seeing themselves in a new light. I have provided therapy to individuals from children to the elderly. I also have experience providing therapy to adults with an Intellectual Disability and have used modified treatment strategies to work effectively with that population. I use a strength based approach and encourage you to talk about whatever it is you would like to work on to set the pace for your sessions and develop your treatment goals. Whether you're dealing with feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you are making the right decision. You deserve a safe space to express yourself, reflect, heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can identify and overcome any barriers that you feel are holding you back. We can work together!

Next available: Jun 15

Sally McAfee

Sally McAfee profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I am Sally! Welcome to a new adventure and journey in your life which promises a more rewarding future for yourself! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know to you! Did you know it takes courage and strength to enter therapy? Do you long to be listened to, have your feelings heard and understood without judgment or criticism? How about building your confidence, peace of mind and ability to depend on yourself? Are you interested in improving your ability to balance your academics, social life and personal time? Reconnect to your best self, or discover it for the first time! Learn practical, down to earth ways to build your confidence, manage your time and make the best of your opportunities. Have fun learning and growing. Counseling/therapy does not have to be difficult and painful, but can be eye opening, expansive and energizing. I bring humor, common sense approaches to help you learn to calm down and focus on your priorities. I use my background in yoga, meditation, and relationship building skills to enrich our learning together to discover what best meets your needs.

Next available: Jun 17

JoAnne Gaines

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LPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Good day! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH). I received my MS in Psychology, specializing in Clinical Counseling from Capella University. I have extensive experience working with youth and adolescence in the community, outpatient, educational, and therapeutic in-home settings. I am a warm and friendly therapist who loves working with individuals of all ages and helping them unlock doors to achieve their goals, dreams, and desires. I find great joy in assisting individuals during times of adversity, find peace, hope, and healing. I believe in helping each person tap into their strengths to grow, blossom, and find balance. I utilize an eclectic approach, developing treatment and interventions tailored around the needs of the individual. My person-centered, solution focused, and strength-based approaches are used to guide individuals in gaining new perspectives on self and life. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, to ensure that the entire family system is supported. My knack for communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution allows me to assist my clients in diffusing challenging situations and developing new ways to cope. I also believe in meeting individuals where they are and I am fully committed to making a positive difference in the lives of each person that I work with. My life’s motto is from a song sung by Mahaila Jackson, “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.

Next available: Jun 14

Marla Jones

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Marla Jones profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello and welcome. My name is Marla Jones. Are you struggling with people who are important to you in your life? Your spouse, your children, co-workers, and others? Do you lack a meaningful connection with yourself and others? Or desire for deeper, more satisfying relationships? I help individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, family dysfunction and violence. I am a trauma-informed helper, with a specialization in relationship dynamics, specifically, the perpetration and victimization of Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Abuse. It is my goal to provide people with the lasting tools to navigate the relationships we need to be successful in our own lives. I use a variety of methods that are person-centered, collaborative, and personalized to the presenting concern. These methods are deprived of Cognitive Behavioral and Realty Therapies. These methods include self-awareness and evaluation, mindfulness, perception reframing, and planning for and executing new helping behaviors. My clients are given the unique opportunity to become an active participant in their personal growth and well-being. I believe that when people began to take their power back through personal accountability, responsibility, and empowerment; healing and transformation will soon follow. I look forward to growing with you.

Next available: Jun 17

Charity Morgan

Charity Morgan profile image
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: Jun 17

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