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Wayne J. Woznikaitis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Providing Telehealth in PA & Telehealth in Florida. There is a vast range of experiences, life-events, and challenges that can overwhelm our abilities to effectively cope. Counseling provides a path to address these issues, make positive changes and improve our overall quality of life. I have helped clients navigate a diverse range of issues, from managing daily stressor to more complex struggles, such as personality disorders, trauma, & serious mental illness. It is my aim to help clients through this process by providing a supportive and validating environment where positive transformation & healing and can occur.
Providing Telehealth in PA & Telehealth in Florida. There is a vast range of experiences, life-events, and challenges that can overwhelm our abilities to effectively cope. Counseling provides a path to address these issues, make positive changes and improve our overall quality of life. I have helped clients navigate a diverse range of issues, from managing daily stressor to more complex struggles, such as personality disorders, trauma, & serious mental illness. It is my aim to help clients through this process by providing a supportive and validating environment where positive transformation & healing and can occur.
(272) 225-6925 View (272) 225-6925
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Radiance Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
(570) 608-8154 View (570) 608-8154
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Jessica Bender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
(272) 381-3976 View (272) 381-3976
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(570) 416-2884 x1 View (570) 416-2884 x1
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Amanda Rosentel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Do you get stuck in an endless cycle of thoughts? Do you have a difficult time communicating your needs? Do you have an overwhelming number of things to do and you're not sure where to start? Do you struggle with inner self love and focus more on others? If any of these resonate with you, we can work together WITH your brain, instead of against it. Our thoughts drive our entire life; the way you've been thinking, could be holding you back. Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I am certified in ADHD and specialize in parenting, adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on YOU.
Do you get stuck in an endless cycle of thoughts? Do you have a difficult time communicating your needs? Do you have an overwhelming number of things to do and you're not sure where to start? Do you struggle with inner self love and focus more on others? If any of these resonate with you, we can work together WITH your brain, instead of against it. Our thoughts drive our entire life; the way you've been thinking, could be holding you back. Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I am certified in ADHD and specialize in parenting, adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on YOU.
(570) 405-8135 View (570) 405-8135
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John Oraczewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Hi! I'm John. Are you having a hard time managing your work stress? Anxiety? Are you feeling like your relationship/marriage is 'On the rocks?' Or, just feeling down? If so, I can help!
Hi! I'm John. Are you having a hard time managing your work stress? Anxiety? Are you feeling like your relationship/marriage is 'On the rocks?' Or, just feeling down? If so, I can help!
(570) 244-3937 View (570) 244-3937
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Cory Ian Shafer Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
A world of dew, And within every dewdrop A world of struggle. Kobayashi Issa
A world of dew, And within every dewdrop A world of struggle. Kobayashi Issa
(570) 852-2498 View (570) 852-2498
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Peter Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
(570) 291-5608 View (570) 291-5608
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Matthew Semanision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
My name is Matt Semanision. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have spent the majority of my professional career working with the LGBTQIA+ population. 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.
My name is Matt Semanision. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have spent the majority of my professional career working with the LGBTQIA+ population. 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.
(215) 253-4289 View (215) 253-4289
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Valerie Palencar, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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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Sara L Grier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"The therapeutic relationship-when supportive, insightful, and empathetic-is the greatest tool in the healing process." Sara Grier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Behavioral Specialist Consultant with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field and counseling. Sara's counseling and psychotherapy experience includes sexual abuse (both offender and victim) and processing the painful effects of trauma. Her experience includes disorders of mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality in both adults and children. Sara is currently licensed in both Pennsylvania(LCSW) and Ohio(LSW).
"The therapeutic relationship-when supportive, insightful, and empathetic-is the greatest tool in the healing process." Sara Grier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Behavioral Specialist Consultant with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field and counseling. Sara's counseling and psychotherapy experience includes sexual abuse (both offender and victim) and processing the painful effects of trauma. Her experience includes disorders of mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and personality in both adults and children. Sara is currently licensed in both Pennsylvania(LCSW) and Ohio(LSW).
(570) 216-5574 View (570) 216-5574
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Robert Tryzenski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
With over 25 years of experience in this field, I am unique and eclectic in my approach. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have been seen as "difficult" by others or who have been dissatisfied with counseling in the past. I recognize the hard work that goes into bringing about change, but still feel the overall experience in counseling should be enjoyable. I am passionate about my work and try to make myself as accessible as possible. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your issues with you in a totally free/phone consultation.
With over 25 years of experience in this field, I am unique and eclectic in my approach. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have been seen as "difficult" by others or who have been dissatisfied with counseling in the past. I recognize the hard work that goes into bringing about change, but still feel the overall experience in counseling should be enjoyable. I am passionate about my work and try to make myself as accessible as possible. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your issues with you in a totally free/phone consultation.
(570) 491-1828 View (570) 491-1828
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Michael J Kreidler, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in 2011. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I have been employed by a community mental health agency in a variety of positions, working with clients of all ages and in multiple settings.
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in 2011. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I have been employed by a community mental health agency in a variety of positions, working with clients of all ages and in multiple settings.
(570) 390-7517 View (570) 390-7517
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Paul Janeski Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought & by the mind. Since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again. This quote by Eckart Tolle is at the core of my belief in what troubles most of us. We live in our minds, incessantly thinking about our fears, failings, troubled relationships, losses, & shortcomings. We spend too much time inside the mind. The trouble is that when we treat our thoughts and feelings as facts, we allow anxiety, doubt, sadness, hopelessness & self-loathing to take hold and thrive.
The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought & by the mind. Since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again. This quote by Eckart Tolle is at the core of my belief in what troubles most of us. We live in our minds, incessantly thinking about our fears, failings, troubled relationships, losses, & shortcomings. We spend too much time inside the mind. The trouble is that when we treat our thoughts and feelings as facts, we allow anxiety, doubt, sadness, hopelessness & self-loathing to take hold and thrive.
(570) 279-4708 View (570) 279-4708
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Natasha H Coy
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
You may be confronted with significant challenges which lead you to feel sad, anxious, angry, resentful, or isolated. Despite your best efforts, you may feel stuck. I believe it is a privilege to walk alongside you during your personal journey toward change, understanding, or personal growth. I am trained as a generalist and provide an integrative, evidenced-based approach to meet your clinical needs. I provide treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety), life transitions, grief/bereavement, anger management and other concerns.
You may be confronted with significant challenges which lead you to feel sad, anxious, angry, resentful, or isolated. Despite your best efforts, you may feel stuck. I believe it is a privilege to walk alongside you during your personal journey toward change, understanding, or personal growth. I am trained as a generalist and provide an integrative, evidenced-based approach to meet your clinical needs. I provide treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety), life transitions, grief/bereavement, anger management and other concerns.
(570) 491-1519 View (570) 491-1519
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Sara J Cornell
Psychologist, PsyD, CFRC, CMHIMP, CCTP, GCSC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Comprehensive Psychological is a psychological and integrative medicine practice committed to helping people improve their their mental and physical well-being through mental health services as well as integrative medicine, including aromatherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, relaxation, and other means. It is our mission to help our patients address the problems in their lives through a holistic approach and find more effective ways of living.
Comprehensive Psychological is a psychological and integrative medicine practice committed to helping people improve their their mental and physical well-being through mental health services as well as integrative medicine, including aromatherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, relaxation, and other means. It is our mission to help our patients address the problems in their lives through a holistic approach and find more effective ways of living.
(272) 268-7618 View (272) 268-7618
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Cynthia Zolner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
30 years of counseling experience. "I just want to be happy."- This is the goal of therapy. Client-centered Solution Focused Therapy. Specializing in Relationship Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress Management.
30 years of counseling experience. "I just want to be happy."- This is the goal of therapy. Client-centered Solution Focused Therapy. Specializing in Relationship Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress Management.
(570) 506-8952 View (570) 506-8952
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Hope Krashnak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with clinical focuses on working with trauma, anxiety disorders, gender exploration, identity issues, and sexuality/sexual orientation. I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and utilize peer consultation to improve my skillset to best support your needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with clinical focuses on working with trauma, anxiety disorders, gender exploration, identity issues, and sexuality/sexual orientation. I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and utilize peer consultation to improve my skillset to best support your needs.
(570) 209-9317 View (570) 209-9317
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George Mercurio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
I started my therapy career as a Drug & Alcohol dual diagnosis counselor in 2016 and have expanded my client base and areas of concentration ever since then. I work with clients suffering from traumatic experiences, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, personality disorders, and family issues. My client population is 18 and over and I do individual as well as couples counseling, both in person and on telehealth. I use EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, grounding skills, and emotional regulation techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
I started my therapy career as a Drug & Alcohol dual diagnosis counselor in 2016 and have expanded my client base and areas of concentration ever since then. I work with clients suffering from traumatic experiences, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, personality disorders, and family issues. My client population is 18 and over and I do individual as well as couples counseling, both in person and on telehealth. I use EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, grounding skills, and emotional regulation techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
(570) 865-7547 View (570) 865-7547
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Bill Poray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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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Number of Therapists in 18702

30+

Average cost per session

$92

Therapists in 18702 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
74% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Highmark
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Optum

How Therapists in 18702 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

59% Female
35% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18702?

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.