Therapists in Luzerne, PA

Photo of Ariel McPeek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Luzerne, PA
Ariel McPeek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Luzerne, PA 18709
It is brave to choose how you want to craft your life. Many people are struggling through big life transitions, are unhappy in their relationships, or they want to move past anxiety and depression. Therapy is a place to understand what is happening now, and how to create something different and better to feel more satisfied. If this is you, I offer a space to look at and understand what is happening in your life, and how you can regain a sense of agency to create what you want. I am warm and engaging, and together we find patterns in your life that keep showing up and getting in your way. We look at how to cultivate what you want.
It is brave to choose how you want to craft your life. Many people are struggling through big life transitions, are unhappy in their relationships, or they want to move past anxiety and depression. Therapy is a place to understand what is happening now, and how to create something different and better to feel more satisfied. If this is you, I offer a space to look at and understand what is happening in your life, and how you can regain a sense of agency to create what you want. I am warm and engaging, and together we find patterns in your life that keep showing up and getting in your way. We look at how to cultivate what you want.
(570) 731-8805 View (570) 731-8805
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Better Patterns Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Luzerne, PA 18709
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for 10 years. I am well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I 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. I offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. I have a flexible schedule and often will schedule session on weekends and evenings.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for 10 years. I am well versed in substance abuse issues/addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I 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. I offer both in person and virtual therapy sessions, depending on what is best for the client. I have a flexible schedule and often will schedule session on weekends and evenings.
(570) 554-1157 View (570) 554-1157
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Kristen L. Shipsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CDP
Verified
Luzerne, PA 18709
Do you struggle with feelings that affect your relationships? Do you put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed while trying to find their place in the world. Ignoring your needs and giving too much of yourself can lead to long-term issues for the mind and body. Therapy is a perfect way to learn more about yourself and take control of your life. I specialize in working with adults who are motivated and ready to learn more about themselves. Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness or dementia? I have vast experience helping caregivers cope with life's challenges.
Do you struggle with feelings that affect your relationships? Do you put your needs at the bottom of your to-do list? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed while trying to find their place in the world. Ignoring your needs and giving too much of yourself can lead to long-term issues for the mind and body. Therapy is a perfect way to learn more about yourself and take control of your life. I specialize in working with adults who are motivated and ready to learn more about themselves. Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness or dementia? I have vast experience helping caregivers cope with life's challenges.
(570) 487-3220 View (570) 487-3220
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Mountaintop Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Luzerne, PA 18709
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
(570) 600-5658 View (570) 600-5658
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Robyn Docherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Luzerne, PA 18709
You have taken a brave and difficult first step by considering therapy. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, increased self judgement, or going through a stressful life transition, I am here for you. I believe that therapy is a commitment and an opportunity to invest in and explore our true selves. I believe change flourishes once a person feels seen and understood. My priority is ensuring that you feel safe and comfortable so that we can work together to reach your goals. We all need a safe space to process and work toward our full potential.
You have taken a brave and difficult first step by considering therapy. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, increased self judgement, or going through a stressful life transition, I am here for you. I believe that therapy is a commitment and an opportunity to invest in and explore our true selves. I believe change flourishes once a person feels seen and understood. My priority is ensuring that you feel safe and comfortable so that we can work together to reach your goals. We all need a safe space to process and work toward our full potential.
(570) 676-1872 View (570) 676-1872
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Diana C. Cuello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Luzerne, PA 18709  (Online Only)
Let's invent together a way beyond your suffering or problematic repetitions. I use creative language play to release unconscious tensions manifesting as symptoms. In psychoanalysis you can elevate your agency by recognizing your own unfolding processes without the pressure to change. My attention will be focused on the linguistic and homophonous patterns of your unconscious as manifested in your speech, with the aim of distilling the suffering from your words and possibly producing a creative practice in its stead. To that end I will invite you to speak. I don't take insurance, but you may be able to use your OON benefits!
Let's invent together a way beyond your suffering or problematic repetitions. I use creative language play to release unconscious tensions manifesting as symptoms. In psychoanalysis you can elevate your agency by recognizing your own unfolding processes without the pressure to change. My attention will be focused on the linguistic and homophonous patterns of your unconscious as manifested in your speech, with the aim of distilling the suffering from your words and possibly producing a creative practice in its stead. To that end I will invite you to speak. I don't take insurance, but you may be able to use your OON benefits!
(570) 471-5727 View (570) 471-5727

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Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D. & Associates, Inc.
Psychologist
Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
I have worked to create an integrated, evidence-based, and holistic group practice where my vision of the ideal environment for growth can unfold. The associates in the practice have diverse backgrounds, interests, and training. No matter what problem or difficulty with which you present, someone in our group can assist you. We have cultivated an environment of peace, warmth, and acceptance to assure you will be respected, unconditionally.
I have worked to create an integrated, evidence-based, and holistic group practice where my vision of the ideal environment for growth can unfold. The associates in the practice have diverse backgrounds, interests, and training. No matter what problem or difficulty with which you present, someone in our group can assist you. We have cultivated an environment of peace, warmth, and acceptance to assure you will be respected, unconditionally.
(570) 654-4357 View (570) 654-4357
Photo of Dr. William S. Chase, II, Psychologist in Luzerne, PA
Dr. William S. Chase, II
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
I am a 'think outside of the box' generalist psychologist that strives to aid individuals in achieving their goals and an overall sense of mental wellness. I am devoted to delivering evidence-based treatments, which are well-researched treatments, demonstrated to be effective in treating specific conditions. I primarily practice cognitive-behavior therapy, which focuses on making active changes to the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to individual struggles. It is my goal as a professional to 'meet you where you are at' and tailor treatment to best address your needs.
I am a 'think outside of the box' generalist psychologist that strives to aid individuals in achieving their goals and an overall sense of mental wellness. I am devoted to delivering evidence-based treatments, which are well-researched treatments, demonstrated to be effective in treating specific conditions. I primarily practice cognitive-behavior therapy, which focuses on making active changes to the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to individual struggles. It is my goal as a professional to 'meet you where you are at' and tailor treatment to best address your needs.
(570) 319-6441 View (570) 319-6441
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Cheryl Rittfeldt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, Bilingual
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Cheryl Rittfeldt. I am a multilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I believe that healing is a collective venture that requires honest caring without judgment. I cooperatively assist clients in identifying their goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I gather from a variety of methods to generate a suited strategy. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, teens, couples, and adults. Hola, Yo hablo Espanol
Hello, my name is Cheryl Rittfeldt. I am a multilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. I believe that healing is a collective venture that requires honest caring without judgment. I cooperatively assist clients in identifying their goals. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I gather from a variety of methods to generate a suited strategy. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, teens, couples, and adults. Hola, Yo hablo Espanol
(272) 204-3482 View (272) 204-3482
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Leah Losavich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Life can become overwhelming, sometimes we forget it is a work in progress. The last few years have been a wild ride! Detours can happen making it easy to forget that the detours may be necessary to help us move forward. I enjoy having the privilege of helping individuals reach their full potential by helping to recognize their strengths through therapeutic intervention, self care, identifying coping strategies and learning to stay in the moment. The work can be difficult but that does not mean there may not be laughter, tears and progress.
Life can become overwhelming, sometimes we forget it is a work in progress. The last few years have been a wild ride! Detours can happen making it easy to forget that the detours may be necessary to help us move forward. I enjoy having the privilege of helping individuals reach their full potential by helping to recognize their strengths through therapeutic intervention, self care, identifying coping strategies and learning to stay in the moment. The work can be difficult but that does not mean there may not be laughter, tears and progress.
(272) 268-7453 View (272) 268-7453
Photo of Ann T. Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor in Luzerne, PA
Ann T. Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
Life can be rough and its easy to get into a place where one may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Its hard to find solutions, make decisions, or find a path out and it's often helpful to talk to a genuine and supportive person that can help to untangle all the things that race through one's mind when we are in a tough spot.
Life can be rough and its easy to get into a place where one may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Its hard to find solutions, make decisions, or find a path out and it's often helpful to talk to a genuine and supportive person that can help to untangle all the things that race through one's mind when we are in a tough spot.
(570) 852-2771 View (570) 852-2771
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Sara J Cornell
Psychologist, PsyD, CFRC, CMHIMP, CCTP, GCSC
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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Hollie Browning Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, PA 18704
I am a license professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I graduated from The University of Scranton where I received a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, oncology and resilience counseling, grief counseling, addictions counseling, co-occurring disorders and other severe mental health disorders, as well as personality disorders, couples therapy, and group therapy. My method of therapy mainly involves psychoanalytic theory.
I am a license professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I graduated from The University of Scranton where I received a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, oncology and resilience counseling, grief counseling, addictions counseling, co-occurring disorders and other severe mental health disorders, as well as personality disorders, couples therapy, and group therapy. My method of therapy mainly involves psychoanalytic theory.
(272) 808-1807 View (272) 808-1807
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Joel Cahn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
This is a difficult and overwhelming time for most. Now, more than ever, we can all use support. I am committed to providing compassionate, supportive, and effective care to those that I work with. I have sought out and received specialized education, training, and experience in providing psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to enhance the behavioral and emotional adjustment and well-being of those that I work with using the most effective and efficient research-based treatment approaches.
This is a difficult and overwhelming time for most. Now, more than ever, we can all use support. I am committed to providing compassionate, supportive, and effective care to those that I work with. I have sought out and received specialized education, training, and experience in providing psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to enhance the behavioral and emotional adjustment and well-being of those that I work with using the most effective and efficient research-based treatment approaches.
(570) 585-4262 View (570) 585-4262
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Stephanie E. Lynch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CRC, CVE
Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
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
Photo of Savina Vavlas Ortiz, Social Worker in Luzerne, PA
Savina Vavlas Ortiz
Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Kingston, PA 18704  (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) 904-7363 View (570) 904-7363
Photo of Robert Tryzenski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Luzerne, PA
Robert Tryzenski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
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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Bill Poray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
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
Photo of Gina Weidow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Luzerne, PA
Gina Weidow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forty Fort, PA 18704
I provide counseling to individuals from teenagers to the elderly. My passion is to empower others to grow their self-worth, organize their thoughts and lives, increase insight and awareness, and focus on healthy solutions. I blend Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Reality therapies so that clients can be more well-rounded, work through their emotions, and attain practical goals. My areas of focus are adoption/ fostering, anxiety, depression, family counseling, infertility, life transitions, and relationship issues.
I provide counseling to individuals from teenagers to the elderly. My passion is to empower others to grow their self-worth, organize their thoughts and lives, increase insight and awareness, and focus on healthy solutions. I blend Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Reality therapies so that clients can be more well-rounded, work through their emotions, and attain practical goals. My areas of focus are adoption/ fostering, anxiety, depression, family counseling, infertility, life transitions, and relationship issues.
(570) 968-8115 View (570) 968-8115
Photo of Karen M Palonis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Luzerne, PA
Karen M Palonis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Everyday life often brings about many joys but also presents us with many obstacles, challenges, and disappointments that sometimes feel unbearable and lead us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and hopeless. The way we think and process these events lead to how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat disorders related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, obsessions, and compulsions. I assist individuals with developing the tools and skills necessary to make cognitive and behavioral changes that can open doors of opportunity for change, growth and personal fulfillment.
Everyday life often brings about many joys but also presents us with many obstacles, challenges, and disappointments that sometimes feel unbearable and lead us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and hopeless. The way we think and process these events lead to how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat disorders related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, obsessions, and compulsions. I assist individuals with developing the tools and skills necessary to make cognitive and behavioral changes that can open doors of opportunity for change, growth and personal fulfillment.
(570) 647-4273 View (570) 647-4273

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Luzerne, PA

< 10

Therapists in Luzerne, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Highmark
100% Geisinger

How Therapists in Luzerne, PA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Luzerne?

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.