Therapists in Allentown, PA

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Scott J Masotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
Waitlist for new clients
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
(272) 268-3309 View (272) 268-3309
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Aliya Kenyatta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18109  (Online Only)
“How do I keep ending up here? Is there something wrong with me?” It feels exhausting and embarrassing to be thriving in most areas of your life, while continuing to struggle with relationships. Running into the same relational issues over and over wreaks havoc on your nervous system and overall well being. Imagine how amazing it would feel to be comfortable and confident in this realm; To cruise this part of your life with the same knowledge and skill as you do with your career; To hold less resentment toward yourself and others in your life.
“How do I keep ending up here? Is there something wrong with me?” It feels exhausting and embarrassing to be thriving in most areas of your life, while continuing to struggle with relationships. Running into the same relational issues over and over wreaks havoc on your nervous system and overall well being. Imagine how amazing it would feel to be comfortable and confident in this realm; To cruise this part of your life with the same knowledge and skill as you do with your career; To hold less resentment toward yourself and others in your life.
(610) 379-3551 View (610) 379-3551
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Tracy Lovelace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18103
Having the chance to talk and be heard in a non-judgmental environment can be the key to breaking out of old patterns, gaining insight, and arriving at valuable new perspectives. I am a certified trauma professional, and my areas of focus include but are not limited to adjustment and relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Having the chance to talk and be heard in a non-judgmental environment can be the key to breaking out of old patterns, gaining insight, and arriving at valuable new perspectives. I am a certified trauma professional, and my areas of focus include but are not limited to adjustment and relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
(484) 500-8937 View (484) 500-8937
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Elizabeth A Moyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18106
Most of us will experience difficulties in our lives at one time or another, and during these times, we can benefit greatly from some extra support. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have seen that therapy can be an effective way to improve wellness and learn new coping skills to manage stressors while engaging in a supportive relationship. I am able to help individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, marital difficulties, PTSD, and ongoing stressors, as well as those wanting help in reaching their personal goals. I enjoy collaborating with other counselors and can also provide career guidance and supervision for licensure.
Most of us will experience difficulties in our lives at one time or another, and during these times, we can benefit greatly from some extra support. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have seen that therapy can be an effective way to improve wellness and learn new coping skills to manage stressors while engaging in a supportive relationship. I am able to help individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, marital difficulties, PTSD, and ongoing stressors, as well as those wanting help in reaching their personal goals. I enjoy collaborating with other counselors and can also provide career guidance and supervision for licensure.
(484) 619-2304 View (484) 619-2304
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Tiana Kirby Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18103  (Online Only)
Born and raised in the inner city by a single mother and a large extended family, I noticed the needs of those that were mentally or physically diagnosed were often not met. Therefore, I began to inquire about what I needed to do in order to be a part of the solution. I began to work in the field and I have worked in Behavioral/Mental Health for close to 20 years. My experience covers a plethora of ages and diagnosis across many settings.
Born and raised in the inner city by a single mother and a large extended family, I noticed the needs of those that were mentally or physically diagnosed were often not met. Therefore, I began to inquire about what I needed to do in order to be a part of the solution. I began to work in the field and I have worked in Behavioral/Mental Health for close to 20 years. My experience covers a plethora of ages and diagnosis across many settings.
(484) 435-8671 View (484) 435-8671
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Ramona Ramirez De Perez ( English Spanish).
BSED, MA, FT, CCBT
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18102
'I have worked with individual, families and groups for many years, I specialize in treatment management. 'I believe that we can all positively change and improve attitudes, thoughts and lifestyle.
'I have worked with individual, families and groups for many years, I specialize in treatment management. 'I believe that we can all positively change and improve attitudes, thoughts and lifestyle.
(610) 839-8139 View (610) 839-8139
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Pamela Kay Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18106
During my internship at a domestic violence shelter, I gained valuable experience providing support to those who have been impacted by verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse that can occur in unhealthy relationships. I also have experience serving a varied population including those who are experiencing chronic stress, anxiety and depression, as well as those who are having difficulty adjusting to the ongoing challenges and struggles that life can bring. My experience with Nonviolent Communication provides a solid foundation for building healthy relationships and broadening communication and conflict resolution skills.
During my internship at a domestic violence shelter, I gained valuable experience providing support to those who have been impacted by verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse that can occur in unhealthy relationships. I also have experience serving a varied population including those who are experiencing chronic stress, anxiety and depression, as well as those who are having difficulty adjusting to the ongoing challenges and struggles that life can bring. My experience with Nonviolent Communication provides a solid foundation for building healthy relationships and broadening communication and conflict resolution skills.
(484) 241-4513 View (484) 241-4513
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Elyse Lubell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
I have been working with individuals for over 20 years. I primarily work with individuals with self esteem issues, depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Issues. We work together to improve everyday life. During post- Covid life is harder and there are many more challenging situations. I will listen, and hear you in a non- judgmental manner.
I have been working with individuals for over 20 years. I primarily work with individuals with self esteem issues, depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Issues. We work together to improve everyday life. During post- Covid life is harder and there are many more challenging situations. I will listen, and hear you in a non- judgmental manner.
(610) 557-8731 View (610) 557-8731
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Lauren M Churchill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
With perseverance you can take the first step towards bettering your life, With hope you can see that brighter days are coming, With patience you can find the balance and peace for which you've been searching.
With perseverance you can take the first step towards bettering your life, With hope you can see that brighter days are coming, With patience you can find the balance and peace for which you've been searching.
(610) 546-7257 View (610) 546-7257
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Veley Foundation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
If you'd like to master coping skills, learn more about yourself, conquer anxiety and/or depression, we can help. Do you want to strengthen your relationships with family members or repair a damaged marriage? Would you like to work on co-parenting in order to enjoy your child and prepare them for a successful future? Veley Foundation can provide supportive parenting coaching in order to increase familial attachment and enhance emotional regulation for the individual and/or the entire family using a family systems approach.
If you'd like to master coping skills, learn more about yourself, conquer anxiety and/or depression, we can help. Do you want to strengthen your relationships with family members or repair a damaged marriage? Would you like to work on co-parenting in order to enjoy your child and prepare them for a successful future? Veley Foundation can provide supportive parenting coaching in order to increase familial attachment and enhance emotional regulation for the individual and/or the entire family using a family systems approach.
(267) 362-4310 View (267) 362-4310
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Lindsey Sauder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18104  (Online Only)
Lindsey Sauder is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has training and experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. While Lindsey is open to and passionate about working with all clients, Lindsey also specifically values working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Lindsey specializes in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, life transitions, trauma, and much more. Lindsey graduated from Messiah University in 2018 with a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, with a specialization in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling.
Lindsey Sauder is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has training and experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. While Lindsey is open to and passionate about working with all clients, Lindsey also specifically values working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Lindsey specializes in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, life transitions, trauma, and much more. Lindsey graduated from Messiah University in 2018 with a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, with a specialization in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling.
(610) 665-3091 View (610) 665-3091
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Sharpe Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18104
My interventions and assessment skills focus on building healing connections in order to gain relief from various mental health disorders. Specific disorders include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, codependency, and relationship issues. I work from an interpersonal and relational theoretical framework and believe insight into our core relationships can impact current psychological road blocks. While these insights are significant, it is also important to work in the here in now for problem solving skills in our daily life.
My interventions and assessment skills focus on building healing connections in order to gain relief from various mental health disorders. Specific disorders include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, codependency, and relationship issues. I work from an interpersonal and relational theoretical framework and believe insight into our core relationships can impact current psychological road blocks. While these insights are significant, it is also important to work in the here in now for problem solving skills in our daily life.
(484) 652-2936 View (484) 652-2936
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Kristen Vogt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CCLS, CPS, MT-BC, NCC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
Whether you or someone you love is currently experiencing difficult times or just want to gain stability in life, I can utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help guide you in excelling past your fullest potential. I believe in forming safe relationships with my clients in assisting them to strive to achieve their goals and work through difficulties. The areas in which I have had much experience include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders, grief, abuse, school issues, stress, family conflict, and self-harm.
Whether you or someone you love is currently experiencing difficult times or just want to gain stability in life, I can utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help guide you in excelling past your fullest potential. I believe in forming safe relationships with my clients in assisting them to strive to achieve their goals and work through difficulties. The areas in which I have had much experience include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders, grief, abuse, school issues, stress, family conflict, and self-harm.
(610) 490-8325 View (610) 490-8325
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Nicole Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18104  (Online Only)
Within the last 12 years, Nicole Dunn, MA, LPC, NCC provided support in the field of counseling to nurture and empower the potential for beneficial progress, enriching life, both individually and within relationships. Nicole is motivated in her efforts towards using skill-building approaches, as well as passionate about using a systemic focus, providing understanding of people both individually, as well as within their relationships with others, and within other systems and communities, helping others towards positive growth and adjustment, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.
Within the last 12 years, Nicole Dunn, MA, LPC, NCC provided support in the field of counseling to nurture and empower the potential for beneficial progress, enriching life, both individually and within relationships. Nicole is motivated in her efforts towards using skill-building approaches, as well as passionate about using a systemic focus, providing understanding of people both individually, as well as within their relationships with others, and within other systems and communities, helping others towards positive growth and adjustment, mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.
(610) 646-5351 View (610) 646-5351
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Sarah Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18106
I am a licensed Counseling Professional utilizing a combination of the Cognitive Behavior model of therapy and mindfulness practices, among others. I assist adults, and teens throughout their lifespan, to find solutions to better regulate their emotions, language, belief system, and perceptions of life challenges. Specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress Management, Sports Performance, Artistic Minds, Transitional Periods of Life, Perfectionistic Thinking, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Conflict, and Brief Solution Focused work.
I am a licensed Counseling Professional utilizing a combination of the Cognitive Behavior model of therapy and mindfulness practices, among others. I assist adults, and teens throughout their lifespan, to find solutions to better regulate their emotions, language, belief system, and perceptions of life challenges. Specialties include Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress Management, Sports Performance, Artistic Minds, Transitional Periods of Life, Perfectionistic Thinking, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Conflict, and Brief Solution Focused work.
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Christine Fellin Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18104
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in focusing on the strengths an individual has and using them as a platform to improve and address their struggles. I offer a warm, inviting, and relaxed therapeutic environment and strongly believe that a positive client/counselor relationship is important to successful treatment. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of diagnoses and struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting skills, grief and loss, Bipolar Disorder, life changes, anger management, PTSD, LGBTQAI+ concerns, and more.
I believe in focusing on the strengths an individual has and using them as a platform to improve and address their struggles. I offer a warm, inviting, and relaxed therapeutic environment and strongly believe that a positive client/counselor relationship is important to successful treatment. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of diagnoses and struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting skills, grief and loss, Bipolar Disorder, life changes, anger management, PTSD, LGBTQAI+ concerns, and more.
(484) 646-2172 View (484) 646-2172
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Jocelyn E Davco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18103
My work is grounded in evidence-based theories and techniques that will help us to better understand what may be getting in the way of you living the life you want. We will partner together to explore what may be contributing to the areas where you feel stuck, anxious, and depressed, and find new ways of thinking that lead to growth and positive change. I value the mind-body connection and integrate somatic practices into my work, as well as the natural restorative power of the outdoors.
My work is grounded in evidence-based theories and techniques that will help us to better understand what may be getting in the way of you living the life you want. We will partner together to explore what may be contributing to the areas where you feel stuck, anxious, and depressed, and find new ways of thinking that lead to growth and positive change. I value the mind-body connection and integrate somatic practices into my work, as well as the natural restorative power of the outdoors.
(484) 626-5329 View (484) 626-5329
Lisa Ellis
PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18106
At some point, many people feel off-track, and I enjoy helping people develop or re-establish the life and relationships they seek for themselves. I use a psychodynamic, insight-oriented approach, meaning that we will explore the ways in which your experiences have shaped you into the person you are today including how these experiences have contributed to your current difficulties. You are the expert on your life, and we will work together to bring you relief from troubling symptoms and get you on the path that you desire.
At some point, many people feel off-track, and I enjoy helping people develop or re-establish the life and relationships they seek for themselves. I use a psychodynamic, insight-oriented approach, meaning that we will explore the ways in which your experiences have shaped you into the person you are today including how these experiences have contributed to your current difficulties. You are the expert on your life, and we will work together to bring you relief from troubling symptoms and get you on the path that you desire.
(484) 929-2453 View (484) 929-2453
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Paula Graner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, PA 18109
Since the moment I saw my first client I knew my calling was to help people navigate the challenges of their life. I love to work with children, adolescents and adults, helping them move toward human flourishing, understanding that every unique journey deserves dedication and respect.
Since the moment I saw my first client I knew my calling was to help people navigate the challenges of their life. I love to work with children, adolescents and adults, helping them move toward human flourishing, understanding that every unique journey deserves dedication and respect.
(484) 263-8939 View (484) 263-8939
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Raphael Alfaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18104  (Online Only)
Raphael Alfaro is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience in the mental health and substance use field. He is passionate about wanting to help adults and couples address the challenges that they face on a daily basis to help them live a more balanced and fulfilled life. Raphael specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use concerns, self-esteem, schizophrenia, and other major life transitions.
Raphael Alfaro is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience in the mental health and substance use field. He is passionate about wanting to help adults and couples address the challenges that they face on a daily basis to help them live a more balanced and fulfilled life. Raphael specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use concerns, self-esteem, schizophrenia, and other major life transitions.
(610) 904-9997 View (610) 904-9997

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Allentown, PA

500+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Allentown, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Relationship Issues
59% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Highmark
78% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Allentown, PA see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Allentown?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.