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Lauren W Pratt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if your presence really matters? Is it easy for you to extend grace and compassion to those around you, but difficult to do the same for yourself? Maybe you long to be truly known and loved as your authentic self, but vulnerability scares you or you don’t even know how to begin. And maybe you aren’t even sure who you really are. Therapy creates a space where you can ask questions, get curious, and more deeply learn about yourself, giving you the power to make choices that set the course for a more fulfilling life.
Do you wonder if your presence really matters? Is it easy for you to extend grace and compassion to those around you, but difficult to do the same for yourself? Maybe you long to be truly known and loved as your authentic self, but vulnerability scares you or you don’t even know how to begin. And maybe you aren’t even sure who you really are. Therapy creates a space where you can ask questions, get curious, and more deeply learn about yourself, giving you the power to make choices that set the course for a more fulfilling life.
(223) 210-7942 View (223) 210-7942
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Stephen Michael Schuch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
With over 30 years of clinical practice, extensive continuing education, and an emphasis on what works rather than on what’s wrong, I tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual, couple, family, and group for whom I provide service. Using proven methods, I am able to offer, among others, supportive, interactional, brief problem-solving, cognitive-behavioral, including trauma focused cognitive-behavioral, and relational psychotherapies. Common themes among my clients are concerns related to relationship difficulties, bereavement, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral problems, eating disorders, compulsive and additive behaviors, and difficulties related to specific life circumstances.
With over 30 years of clinical practice, extensive continuing education, and an emphasis on what works rather than on what’s wrong, I tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual, couple, family, and group for whom I provide service. Using proven methods, I am able to offer, among others, supportive, interactional, brief problem-solving, cognitive-behavioral, including trauma focused cognitive-behavioral, and relational psychotherapies. Common themes among my clients are concerns related to relationship difficulties, bereavement, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral problems, eating disorders, compulsive and additive behaviors, and difficulties related to specific life circumstances.
(717) 229-7295 View (717) 229-7295
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Behavioral Healthcare Corporation
MD, PsyD, MEd, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
Our mission: Mental health for all we serve. Our passion: Helping you achieve mental health. Life can be hard. We all have challenges. We all experience loss, stress, grief and, at some point, all of us feel overwhelmed. The team at Behavioral Healthcare Corporation has been helping people just like you deal with life's issues and restore their mental health since 2002.
Our mission: Mental health for all we serve. Our passion: Helping you achieve mental health. Life can be hard. We all have challenges. We all experience loss, stress, grief and, at some point, all of us feel overwhelmed. The team at Behavioral Healthcare Corporation has been helping people just like you deal with life's issues and restore their mental health since 2002.
(717) 502-4771 View (717) 502-4771
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Michael C Peachey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Michael Peachey, MAMFT and I am the founder of Shalom Counseling. Though I am trained to see a wide range of clients, I specialize in marriage and couples therapy as well as family therapy. I am excited to get to know you, and to work with you to come up with the best plan to tackle whatever problems you are facing in life! I do not specialize in simply "giving advice", rather I want to walk with you as you look at issues in your life so that there can be healing and wholeness.
Hello! My name is Michael Peachey, MAMFT and I am the founder of Shalom Counseling. Though I am trained to see a wide range of clients, I specialize in marriage and couples therapy as well as family therapy. I am excited to get to know you, and to work with you to come up with the best plan to tackle whatever problems you are facing in life! I do not specialize in simply "giving advice", rather I want to walk with you as you look at issues in your life so that there can be healing and wholeness.
(717) 259-2497 View (717) 259-2497
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Sue Tushingham
MS
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
Over my 30 years of experience, I have seen that when clients reach out for therapy, it is a sign of strength and a willingness to change. I view counseling as a partnership between the client and myself, and help each client learn a new skill set that enables them to grow through life's challenges. I provide a non-judgmental and calming environment, with a focus on mindfulness. A holistic approach is used, which recognizes the importance of addressing body, mind, emotions, and spirit in order to achieve and maintain health. I am a safe, neutral sounding board for clients, which allows them to learn, grow, and heal.
Over my 30 years of experience, I have seen that when clients reach out for therapy, it is a sign of strength and a willingness to change. I view counseling as a partnership between the client and myself, and help each client learn a new skill set that enables them to grow through life's challenges. I provide a non-judgmental and calming environment, with a focus on mindfulness. A holistic approach is used, which recognizes the importance of addressing body, mind, emotions, and spirit in order to achieve and maintain health. I am a safe, neutral sounding board for clients, which allows them to learn, grow, and heal.
(717) 366-7918 View (717) 366-7918
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Matt May
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, ABD, MSPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
I am a therapist at Eagles Counseling. I have experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and/or families in individual, family, and group settings. I have previously worked as a regional supervisor of an intensive therapy program troubled youth and truancy program. My goal is to improve behavioral problems, mental/emotional difficulties, and overall functionality. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as in Motivational Interviewing. I chose to become a mental health professional, because I felt called to help others improve to become the best person possible. I
I am a therapist at Eagles Counseling. I have experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and/or families in individual, family, and group settings. I have previously worked as a regional supervisor of an intensive therapy program troubled youth and truancy program. My goal is to improve behavioral problems, mental/emotional difficulties, and overall functionality. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as in Motivational Interviewing. I chose to become a mental health professional, because I felt called to help others improve to become the best person possible. I
(717) 912-9604 View (717) 912-9604
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Patience Buckwalter
Counselor, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, PA 17512
Dealing with our mental health can be a challenging experience for many of us. It is sometimes helpful to have someone available to offer support and guidance to help create a plan that works for you and to get your wonderful self back! The goal is to have you be able to have control of your life again and feel happy, motivated and at peace! As your counselor I will help you process your own personal journey!
Dealing with our mental health can be a challenging experience for many of us. It is sometimes helpful to have someone available to offer support and guidance to help create a plan that works for you and to get your wonderful self back! The goal is to have you be able to have control of your life again and feel happy, motivated and at peace! As your counselor I will help you process your own personal journey!
(717) 229-9641 View (717) 229-9641

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 17512

< 10

Therapists in 17512 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
71% ADHD
71% Parenting
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Highmark
100% Blue Cross
100% Blue Shield

How Therapists in 17512 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 17512?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.