I have my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling. I focus on acting as a therapeutic support in assisting people in improving their lives by gaining personal insights about themselves. My goal is to help clients gain stability and manageability over their underlying problems that impeded on them being a productive member of society. I help clients to develop healthy coping skills and raise level of functioning as well as satisfaction.
Thank you for taking interest in my profile! Searching for the right therapist is the first step towards achieving growth and change in your life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Behavior Specialist, and I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique. My goal is to create a safe, comforting environment for exploration of past experiences and life challenges. I work with clients to identify maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior that may be negatively influencing their lives.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CMBSRT
I have experience with various clients from diverse backgrounds across a multitude of different settings. I have experience within child welfare, hospital, community mental health, and school settings. I primarily work with children/adolescents, adults, and families. I have a client-centered, solution focused approach to my practice. I assist clients to make positive life changes in order to keep moving forward towards life goals.
I like to work with a broad range of clientelle who prefer a straightforward approach. I work with individual clients and at times, host couple/family sessions to assist in the treatment of the individual. I accept many commercial insurances as well as PA Medicaid. However, my waitlist for Medicaid spans over a year in length, so currently, I am not accepting new Medicaid referrals. I work primarily with clients with symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma. As a US Army Veteran, I have a keen understanding of the military culture and concerns of military personnel and their families.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CSAT, MA
For over 40 years I have sought to understand truth and wisdom. I've come to recognize the nature of suffering and each persons desire for release from suffering. I know that healing is a gentle unfolding, created with correct individual guidance, support and care. This assists each person's understanding of their personnel truth and authenticity, which leads a deeper inner awareness of true self, inner wisdom and to peaceful liberation.
This is a difficult time and you may be dealing with isolation or home life struggles. You may have greater stress at work or lack work. You may be facing illness and loss or handling others' needs. Managing it all on your own, talking only with family and friends, may not be enough to give you peace of mind and may not help you to do it all. Consulting with me has given many people relief and helped them find new ways to cope. Call me to tell me what's going on and maybe a telephone or Zoom meeting is a good idea now. I can also help with many other conditions and concerns so please don't hesitate. I look forward to your call.
“Why Now”? and “What has happened”? are the ways my first session begins with a new patient. This patient is ready to begin their story. A favorite story I often reference in my work, filled with metaphors and twists and turns, is The Wizard of Oz. At the end of the story Dorothy discovers that she has always had the power to return home to Kansas. However, the power was hidden from her and she did not know how to access or utilize it. I am not the helpful Glinda, but I do collaboratively assist my patients to define and achieve their goals by optimizing their hidden strengths and skills.
Christiana Mastrominas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been providing group, individual, and family therapy for 10 years. She has a passion for helping people to reach their desired goals and has extensive experience in working with those who struggle with addictions and/or mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Cari Herschman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania who has more than 5 years of experience partnering with teenagers, young adults, and adults who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, grief, loss and relationship issues. Cari completed her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University and received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University.
I started working in the Lehigh Valley in 1979 after post-doctoral training in marriage and family therapy. My focus now is on helping people age through their senior years with creativity and grace, using writing, visual images, and a psychological and spiritual method called SoulCollage®. I assist people going through transitions in their lives as well as those who are stuck. My ideal client is between the ages of 40 and 80+, who is eager to learn about him/her self and move ahead with insight and wisdom. I also work with couples at all stages and writing memoirs.
I have worked primarily with anxiety disorders, OCD, depressive disorders, and Christian counseling, although have experience in a wide range of areas within mental health. I utilize a range of more directive approaches that have flexibility to grow and change during the therapeutic process.
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. My goal is to listen, understand and assist you on your journey through life. Together we will decide your direction ... creating boundaries, building bridges, and experiencing all life has to offer, while laying to rest negative and painful habits.
I believe that every person has a story. To tell that story and be deeply heard by a compassionate, supportive person, with no judgment, is the main work of therapy. Within my work with individuals, we build a relationship of trust, consistency, and commitment, while exploring roots and doing problem-solving together. I use a similar approach with couples and families, hearing each story of the individual, couple or family unit. I look at how these individuals have come together to form important ties with one another, and together we explore ways to create positive change within their relationships.
“Is the glass half empty or half full?” Life is all about how we perceive it. Our perception is built from the interactions or lack of, with others. Interactions force us to make choices. And, we always have a choice. The options may not be what you would like them to be, but there is always one choice better than the other. What will you choose?
Stressed or depressed? Relationship struggles? My goal is to help you as you go through the stressors of life and we can generate solutions together. Sometimes we can even find some humor in it all. I specialize in working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, complex PTSD, ADHD, and families of addiction. With the ongoing pandemic, I offer support regarding mental fatigue. I utilize modalities of CBT, client-centered, family systems, mindfulness-based skills, solution-focused, strengths-based, multicultural perspectives, and existential and spiritual approaches to form a holistic approach.
I value making therapy a safe and comfortable experience for my clients. Therefore I take a collaborative approach to treatment: I believe the best outcomes in therapy happen when both the client and therapist work together. It may be that therapy is new to you, or you have had a bad experience before; but I will work with you to ensure that we are addressing your needs and meeting your goals. The process of therapy is different for everyone and treatment should be viewed in the same way.
I have worked with individuals and couples for over 40 years. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues, and sexual dysfunction. I utilize well-respected and researched interventions from the field of cognitive behavioral therapy and marriage and relationship counseling.
When seeking a therapist, one must not only consider the competence and experience of the prospective therapist, but also one's comfort level and ease of rapport with the therapist.I view any individual or couple's entrance into therapy as an expression of courage and hope.
Have you been struggling with addiction, codependency, trauma, anxiety or grief/loss issues? Are you looking for effective strategies to help you overcome these problems and get your life back on track? Using evidence-based techniques can help you identify the barriers to living the life you want and learn the skills to achieve the goals that are important to you. I am passionate about empowering clients to make useful changes in their lives. I provide a path to those changes through various therapeutic techniques, such as DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy).
Today, the world is moving very fast, often not allowing individuals time to do self-care, self-reflection, or personal/family needs assessments. I can help you slow the pace down and focus on your individual or group needs. For others, the world is unrecognizable, adjusting has become complex, and adaptation has proven complicated. My role is to help you find yourself and your strengths amid life, emotional, psychological, relational, spiritual, and physical challenges.
I feel that all clients have a choice in their treatment and should have access to an array of techniques to address their needs. I also think is is important that clients find a therapist that is a good "fit" for them. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based techniques in my work. I also believe in the importance of taking care of your physical health in conjunction with mental health. I help to identify triggers to symptoms as well as creating healthier coping strategies and boundaries.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bethlehem are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bethlehem then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bethlehem, or Child Psychologists in Bethlehem.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bethlehem psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bethlehem specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.