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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Pennsylvania

Mental Health Crisis Response in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Care Partnership has compiled a list of local resources that you can reach out to if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to. You can also find a list of hotlines, and reach out to the one closest to you, here. A third route would be to call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania currently ranks 1st in the United States for mental healthcare. This is primarily attributable to Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). Together, these agencies determine the standard of care that all Pennsylvania’s residents can expect when they seek treatment from a licensed counselor or therapist. OMHSAS wants to provide the opportunities for growth, recovery, and inclusion to every Pennsylvania resident, through increasing accessibility to culturally competent services.

OMHSAS’s children’s behavioral system is youth-guided and family-oriented. The services that are provided for adults adapt to the unique needs of Pennsylvania's older population. With Pennsylvania’s stellar ranking, the focus has shifted to preventative care and early intervention care, as well as care that values, respects, and accommodates diversity. As the OMHSAS focuses on eliminating discrimination and stigma, and enforcing individual human rights, more communities are able to access quality care that they need to become resilient. OMHSAS ensures that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse, call PA Get Help Now at 1-800-662-HELP.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Pennsyvania

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Pennsylvania, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Pennsylvania

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Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC
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work to identify a therapist that is the best clinical fit for you within the Therapy Loft Collective.


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Picture of Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, therapist in Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Together, we will:

work to identify a therapist that is the best clinical fit for you within the Therapy Loft Collective.

Something to know about my approach is:

that TLC therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, ​Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
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Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC remote and phone therapy in Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Megan McHugh
Together, we will:

Build you up. Stand up against things that have kept you down and get you feeling proud of yourself again.


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Picture of Megan  McHugh , therapist in Pennsylvania
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Together, we will:

Build you up. Stand up against things that have kept you down and get you feeling proud of yourself again.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in wellness and challenging ourself. In therapy, things should flow but you should feel like you're making progress. This is especially true in the beginning. Working with me involves noticing change but putting in the work to get there.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Manic Depression
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Shopping and Spending
  • Social Anxiety
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Megan  McHugh  remote and phone therapy in Pennsylvania
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Stephanie Brown
Together, we will:

Identify the beginnings of your concerns to understand their presence and learn ways to recognize and break old patterns that keep surfacing.


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Together, we will:

Identify the beginnings of your concerns to understand their presence and learn ways to recognize and break old patterns that keep surfacing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am drawn to experiential approaches which means focusing on what’s happening in session in the present space and time as a way to address “old stuff”. I offer EMDR as one way to do this work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
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Stephanie  Brown remote and phone therapy in Pennsylvania
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Dahlia Rifkin
Together, we will:

Explore your thoughts and feelings in your mind and body, practice healthy coping strategies, build self-esteem and self love and learn better ways to communicate to improve your relationships.


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Together, we will:

Explore your thoughts and feelings in your mind and body, practice healthy coping strategies, build self-esteem and self love and learn better ways to communicate to improve your relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on mind-body healing and use movement, mindfulness techniques, breathing and other creative arts. I also work with individual and family strengths to empower clients to make positive changes.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional regulation
  • family conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dahlia Rifkin remote and phone therapy in Maryland, Pennsylvania
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Megan Schlude
Together, we will:

Create the needed changes in your life. We will find a deeper understanding in why you are experiencing unwanted symptoms in order to help reduce them. Increase happiness, self-confidence, self-esteem, reduce stress. Experience overall wellness.


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Together, we will:

Create the needed changes in your life. We will find a deeper understanding in why you are experiencing unwanted symptoms in order to help reduce them. Increase happiness, self-confidence, self-esteem, reduce stress. Experience overall wellness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize evidence based treatments in therapy to ensure progress towards your goals, and I also believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship. We will gain greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to heal you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
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Megan Schlude remote and phone therapy in Pennsylvania