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Kelly Vermeerensmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
(570) 672-5705 View (570) 672-5705
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Samantha Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a dedicated pre-licensed professional with a Master’s degree from Marywood University. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families in the realm of drug and alcohol treatment. I’ve come to learn that substance use disorder is a co-occuring condition that is most often accompanied by struggles surrounding underaddressed or untreated depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This insight has provided me the opportunity to become skillful in treating a variety of mental health disorders.
I am a dedicated pre-licensed professional with a Master’s degree from Marywood University. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families in the realm of drug and alcohol treatment. I’ve come to learn that substance use disorder is a co-occuring condition that is most often accompanied by struggles surrounding underaddressed or untreated depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This insight has provided me the opportunity to become skillful in treating a variety of mental health disorders.
(272) 203-8547 View (272) 203-8547
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Deanna Warren
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
(570) 980-1751 View (570) 980-1751
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Bill Poray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
It is essential for the client to feel safe upon entering counseling and throughout their course of treatment. I have come to believe that treatment is about increasing one’s connection with the present, while seeking solutions, rather than being stuck in one’s past. My goal with any client is to work with them, so that they can feel part of the treatment process.
It is essential for the client to feel safe upon entering counseling and throughout their course of treatment. I have come to believe that treatment is about increasing one’s connection with the present, while seeking solutions, rather than being stuck in one’s past. My goal with any client is to work with them, so that they can feel part of the treatment process.
(570) 857-2608 View (570) 857-2608
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Danielle Vicario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
(570) 539-9919 View (570) 539-9919
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Savina Vavlas Ortiz
Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
(570) 243-6131 View (570) 243-6131
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Valerie Palencar, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
(917) 821-6645 View (917) 821-6645
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Allison Baur
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
Welcome! As a counselor, it is my goal to build a genuine, trusting, and helpful relationship with my clients. I work with adult clients who have the desire to live their best lives. It is my role to share the space and support you need to become the best version of yourself. Although life can be difficult, I believe that everyone has the potential to find meaning and fulfillment. Together, we will work towards positive changes to enhance your mind, body, and spirit.
Welcome! As a counselor, it is my goal to build a genuine, trusting, and helpful relationship with my clients. I work with adult clients who have the desire to live their best lives. It is my role to share the space and support you need to become the best version of yourself. Although life can be difficult, I believe that everyone has the potential to find meaning and fulfillment. Together, we will work towards positive changes to enhance your mind, body, and spirit.
(570) 774-4362 x705 View (570) 774-4362 x705
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Scott D. Carey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Not accepting new clients
I have 12 years of experience in treating clients struggling with various substance use disorders as well as associated co-occurring disorders including but not limited to anxiety and depression. I have experience in treating grief and loss through the use of the Kubler-Ross Model also known as The Five Stages of Grief. Determining treatment goals is considered to be a collaborative effort, always fostering the right to control the direction of one's life. My experience also includes assisting families and loved ones of those who are struggling through education, information, understanding and compassion.
I have 12 years of experience in treating clients struggling with various substance use disorders as well as associated co-occurring disorders including but not limited to anxiety and depression. I have experience in treating grief and loss through the use of the Kubler-Ross Model also known as The Five Stages of Grief. Determining treatment goals is considered to be a collaborative effort, always fostering the right to control the direction of one's life. My experience also includes assisting families and loved ones of those who are struggling through education, information, understanding and compassion.
(272) 422-1264 View (272) 422-1264
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Tony Kearney LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, person-centered therapist specializing in Emotion Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), a highly effective approach helping couples achieve more trust, safety, security and closeness in their relationship. It is a very affirming model, with an active therapist guiding you and your partner as you learn new ways of relating to one another. I also use it for my clients in individual therapy. I am certified in alcohol and drug addiction.
I am a compassionate, person-centered therapist specializing in Emotion Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT), a highly effective approach helping couples achieve more trust, safety, security and closeness in their relationship. It is a very affirming model, with an active therapist guiding you and your partner as you learn new ways of relating to one another. I also use it for my clients in individual therapy. I am certified in alcohol and drug addiction.
(570) 279-4564 View (570) 279-4564
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Stephanie E. Lynch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CRC, CVE
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Our roads in this life are never perfect. We will all experience bumps, roadblocks, and detours we did not plan for. Sometimes it is a life event, loss, or a new diagnosis that rattles our sense of reality.
Our roads in this life are never perfect. We will all experience bumps, roadblocks, and detours we did not plan for. Sometimes it is a life event, loss, or a new diagnosis that rattles our sense of reality.
(570) 676-1602 View (570) 676-1602
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Jen Buckwash
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
Do you find yourself wanting to work on your relationship with yourself or others but you are not sure where to start? Are you tired of hearing a voice in your head that says you are not enough? Are you frustrated with being stuck in thoughts that prevent you from living the life you want? If any of those sound like you I would be honored to help! I believe that every person can benefit from therapy at times in their life and have a space that it exclusively theirs.
Do you find yourself wanting to work on your relationship with yourself or others but you are not sure where to start? Are you tired of hearing a voice in your head that says you are not enough? Are you frustrated with being stuck in thoughts that prevent you from living the life you want? If any of those sound like you I would be honored to help! I believe that every person can benefit from therapy at times in their life and have a space that it exclusively theirs.
(570) 852-2369 View (570) 852-2369
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Peaceful Journey Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
We are all on a personal journey through life and are faced unexpected challenges. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have a positive support system to help guide you through these tough times. It's never easy to ask for help, but that is the first and most important step to getting to where we want in life.
We are all on a personal journey through life and are faced unexpected challenges. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have a positive support system to help guide you through these tough times. It's never easy to ask for help, but that is the first and most important step to getting to where we want in life.
(570) 273-9146 View (570) 273-9146
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Better Patterns Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for over 10 years. My partner is a counselor in the field for over 5 years. We are well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. We believe that therapy should start with forming a connection between counselor and client, as well as providing and practicing coping skills during the initial session. We offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. We have weekend and evening appointments and work with our clients to the best of our ability to meet their immediate needs.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for over 10 years. My partner is a counselor in the field for over 5 years. We are well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. We believe that therapy should start with forming a connection between counselor and client, as well as providing and practicing coping skills during the initial session. We offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. We have weekend and evening appointments and work with our clients to the best of our ability to meet their immediate needs.
(570) 554-1157 View (570) 554-1157
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Theresa Ann Skotleski
BA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Hello, my name is Theresa Skotleski and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that an individual willing to seek out help to improve upon their life with the right guidance, tools and support can have a positive outcome that only improves their quality of life.
Hello, my name is Theresa Skotleski and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I earned my master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I believe that an individual willing to seek out help to improve upon their life with the right guidance, tools and support can have a positive outcome that only improves their quality of life.
(570) 673-0463 View (570) 673-0463
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Brian J Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
The role of counselors is to ensure clients feel heard, respected, and validated and, in turn offer supportive and constructive feedback to help individuals gain greater insight and understanding. Therefore, I use a mix of compassionate techniques and problem solving strategies to aid individuals in problem resolution and management of their difficulties. This enables and empowers the individual to take charge of things and have control and direction in their lifestyle.
The role of counselors is to ensure clients feel heard, respected, and validated and, in turn offer supportive and constructive feedback to help individuals gain greater insight and understanding. Therefore, I use a mix of compassionate techniques and problem solving strategies to aid individuals in problem resolution and management of their difficulties. This enables and empowers the individual to take charge of things and have control and direction in their lifestyle.
(272) 200-4877 View (272) 200-4877
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Stephanie Chapman Waters
LSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
Hello and welcome to my Profile page! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University. I am a fun loving therapist that isn't afraid to give tough love when needed and/or offer a non-biased; honest truth. My ideal client is seeking change or maybe they just need a listening ear, someone that will be there for them in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with something, or just need someone to talk to. I am looking forward to helping you! We will work together, in a safe and inviting environment or via telehealth. We will find healthy coping methods that work for you.
(272) 444-3077 View (272) 444-3077
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Levi Y. Wolff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
You don't have to struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, or relationship issues.
You don't have to struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, or relationship issues.
(570) 763-9177 View (570) 763-9177
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Diana Ruhf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Life is like a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, twists and turns. I'm here to navigate through it with you. I believe in understanding our emotions and accepting that there can be multiple truths to a situation. Life isn't always clear-cut; it's full of shades of gray, and that's alright. Let's also learn to stop comparing ourselves to others and instead learn to be kinder to ourselves. Together, learn to embrace your imperfections and find contentment in who you are. After all, those little quirks we perceive as flaws might actually be your biggest assets.
Life is like a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, twists and turns. I'm here to navigate through it with you. I believe in understanding our emotions and accepting that there can be multiple truths to a situation. Life isn't always clear-cut; it's full of shades of gray, and that's alright. Let's also learn to stop comparing ourselves to others and instead learn to be kinder to ourselves. Together, learn to embrace your imperfections and find contentment in who you are. After all, those little quirks we perceive as flaws might actually be your biggest assets.
(272) 359-7514 View (272) 359-7514
Emily Supko
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 526-4843 View (570) 526-4843

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 18640

20+

Average cost per session

$92

Therapists in 18640 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
75% Depression
70% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
60% Relationship Issues
60% Grief
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Geisinger
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Highmark

How Therapists in 18640 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18640?

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.