Women's Issues Therapists in Mechanicsburg, PA

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Becky Thebes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, addiction, parent wounds, mood disorders, coping skills, and couples counseling.
Thank you for visiting my page. I know it can be difficult to reach out for professional support when life is feeling out of control or one is feeling stuck. Feeling sad or anxious can be part of life that sometimes one does not have the tools to overcome. I want to offer you a safe harbor to be able to explore your negative thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Through a collaborative effort we will work to relieve feelings of being stuck and improve your over all wellbeing.
I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, addiction, parent wounds, mood disorders, coping skills, and couples counseling.
Thank you for visiting my page. I know it can be difficult to reach out for professional support when life is feeling out of control or one is feeling stuck. Feeling sad or anxious can be part of life that sometimes one does not have the tools to overcome. I want to offer you a safe harbor to be able to explore your negative thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Through a collaborative effort we will work to relieve feelings of being stuck and improve your over all wellbeing.
(717) 229-0042 View (717) 229-0042
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Debra Belack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
I believe that maintaining and focusing on our mental health should be as normal as attending to our physical health, and just as important. Therapy is a way to work through the challenges of life, understand ourselves more fully, and work towards a place of wellness unique to each person. Therefore, I use multiple evidence-based modalities, coupled with a therapeutic style that is impartial, non-judgmental, and encouraging, specific to each person’s needs. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults of all stages of life. I am passionate about working with women's issues & also enjoy working through spiritual/faith issues.
I believe that maintaining and focusing on our mental health should be as normal as attending to our physical health, and just as important. Therapy is a way to work through the challenges of life, understand ourselves more fully, and work towards a place of wellness unique to each person. Therefore, I use multiple evidence-based modalities, coupled with a therapeutic style that is impartial, non-judgmental, and encouraging, specific to each person’s needs. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults of all stages of life. I am passionate about working with women's issues & also enjoy working through spiritual/faith issues.
(717) 883-1136 View (717) 883-1136
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Yorktowne Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055  (Online Only)
I have also successfully worked with clients who are managing past trauma and abuse (emotional and physical), co-dependency, self-esteem, women's issues and issues related to gender identity/transitioning.
Not feeling like yourself? Have you been struggling with life's ups and downs, relationships, or significant life changes? Your experiences and emotions are important and I want to help you make sense of them. I offer a warm, accepting, professional environment and work to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I know that if we build trust and a positive relationship your success therapeutically increases significantly. I emphasize evidence-based therapy techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been clinically proven to be effective, and I see the positive effects of therapy in my clients.
I have also successfully worked with clients who are managing past trauma and abuse (emotional and physical), co-dependency, self-esteem, women's issues and issues related to gender identity/transitioning.
Not feeling like yourself? Have you been struggling with life's ups and downs, relationships, or significant life changes? Your experiences and emotions are important and I want to help you make sense of them. I offer a warm, accepting, professional environment and work to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I know that if we build trust and a positive relationship your success therapeutically increases significantly. I emphasize evidence-based therapy techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been clinically proven to be effective, and I see the positive effects of therapy in my clients.
(717) 524-1008 View (717) 524-1008
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DeAnna Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Sometimes you want someone who understands your unique situation and can help you see that there is a way through. Experiences in life shape who we are. Whether it is navigating depression/anxiety, relationship challenges, or figuring out why you react the way you do (and what to do about it), I am here to help. With the belief that everyone's needs and path to change are different, I offer two areas of specialization: (1) Counseling women, teenagers, and those from diverse backgrounds and (2) Helping service providers process personal and work-related trauma; therefore being the “therapist’s therapist."
Sometimes you want someone who understands your unique situation and can help you see that there is a way through. Experiences in life shape who we are. Whether it is navigating depression/anxiety, relationship challenges, or figuring out why you react the way you do (and what to do about it), I am here to help. With the belief that everyone's needs and path to change are different, I offer two areas of specialization: (1) Counseling women, teenagers, and those from diverse backgrounds and (2) Helping service providers process personal and work-related trauma; therefore being the “therapist’s therapist."
(717) 510-1215 View (717) 510-1215
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Elizabeth Brillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BASW, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Greetings and welcome. My name is Elizabeth Brillon and I am an expert in managing anxieties and trauma. Life doesn't seem to work out the way we expect it to, does it? Do you ever feel like sometimes it is just too much to handle? When you pause to take a moment to think, are you pondering why your connections with others aren't allowing you to gain the elements you need to be at peace? This disharmony can be difficult to balance. It can feel lonely when you feel overwhelmed by those things in life that you cannot control. You are deserving of peace, safety, and healing. Caring for our being includes nurturing our mental health.
Greetings and welcome. My name is Elizabeth Brillon and I am an expert in managing anxieties and trauma. Life doesn't seem to work out the way we expect it to, does it? Do you ever feel like sometimes it is just too much to handle? When you pause to take a moment to think, are you pondering why your connections with others aren't allowing you to gain the elements you need to be at peace? This disharmony can be difficult to balance. It can feel lonely when you feel overwhelmed by those things in life that you cannot control. You are deserving of peace, safety, and healing. Caring for our being includes nurturing our mental health.
(717) 884-0427 View (717) 884-0427
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Colleen Torrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Are you a neurodivergent woman who feels like you’re living in a world that wasn’t made for you? The parts about yourself that you love—your interest in new hobbies, your tendency to daydream—make you feel like you don’t quite belong. You often feel bored, distracted, and disconnected from others, often analyzing social situations to try and pinpoint where you went wrong. You spend so much time masking your ADHD or autism that you’re not entirely sure who you really are anymore. You want to find a way to go through life that doesn’t force you to change, but instead celebrates the real, authentic version of you.
Are you a neurodivergent woman who feels like you’re living in a world that wasn’t made for you? The parts about yourself that you love—your interest in new hobbies, your tendency to daydream—make you feel like you don’t quite belong. You often feel bored, distracted, and disconnected from others, often analyzing social situations to try and pinpoint where you went wrong. You spend so much time masking your ADHD or autism that you’re not entirely sure who you really are anymore. You want to find a way to go through life that doesn’t force you to change, but instead celebrates the real, authentic version of you.
(267) 313-5683 View (267) 313-5683
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Zoë Endicott
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC, PMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Life is hard (especially right now!). Many of us have encountered loss and disappointment that is oout of our control. But the difference between grief and trauma is very often the support we receive during these periods and the meaning we make of these losses. I work with clients using a highly effective, evidence based treatment called EMDR to help clear away trauma and experience more joy and ease in daily life. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and specialize in supporting individuals and couples during the complex transition into parenthood and the losses that may accompany it.
Life is hard (especially right now!). Many of us have encountered loss and disappointment that is oout of our control. But the difference between grief and trauma is very often the support we receive during these periods and the meaning we make of these losses. I work with clients using a highly effective, evidence based treatment called EMDR to help clear away trauma and experience more joy and ease in daily life. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and specialize in supporting individuals and couples during the complex transition into parenthood and the losses that may accompany it.
(704) 270-6643 View (704) 270-6643
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Ally Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, RTTP, CHyp
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Are you sometimes puzzled by your own actions, unsure of the motivations driving them? Do you set goals that seem perpetually out of reach? Have you found yourself stuck repeating the same unhealthy patterns in different areas of your life? Or perhaps, you're grappling with maintaining fulfilling relationships, whether with a partner, family member, or friend? If so, I can help! I am here to be your compassionate guide and ally, helping you to uncover the root causes of these challenges. My approach is all about helping you better understand yourself and bridging the gap between where you are now and where you desire to be.
Are you sometimes puzzled by your own actions, unsure of the motivations driving them? Do you set goals that seem perpetually out of reach? Have you found yourself stuck repeating the same unhealthy patterns in different areas of your life? Or perhaps, you're grappling with maintaining fulfilling relationships, whether with a partner, family member, or friend? If so, I can help! I am here to be your compassionate guide and ally, helping you to uncover the root causes of these challenges. My approach is all about helping you better understand yourself and bridging the gap between where you are now and where you desire to be.
(215) 201-4073 View (215) 201-4073
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Lynn Carper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been practicing since 2015 but have been in the behavioral health field for 15 years. My passion for behavioral health goes back as far as I can recall, and helping people achieve their goals and genuine happiness is my life's work.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been practicing since 2015 but have been in the behavioral health field for 15 years. My passion for behavioral health goes back as far as I can recall, and helping people achieve their goals and genuine happiness is my life's work.
(223) 214-8948 View (223) 214-8948
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Heloise (Lois) Ridley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Lois supports adults struggling to connect with others, establish healthy boundaries, or communicate within their current relationships due to early childhood trauma. She utilizes a trauma-informed, culturally responsive lens to support clients with unconditional regard and occasional humor. Based upon a client’s needs and preferences, her clinical orientation can include a blend of AEDP, family systems, trauma-healing, strengths-based, and narrative therapy. Lois strives to provide a "no judgement zone" for clients to pursue their healing. She serves as a cheerleader in her clients' journey towards new hope and resilience.
Lois supports adults struggling to connect with others, establish healthy boundaries, or communicate within their current relationships due to early childhood trauma. She utilizes a trauma-informed, culturally responsive lens to support clients with unconditional regard and occasional humor. Based upon a client’s needs and preferences, her clinical orientation can include a blend of AEDP, family systems, trauma-healing, strengths-based, and narrative therapy. Lois strives to provide a "no judgement zone" for clients to pursue their healing. She serves as a cheerleader in her clients' journey towards new hope and resilience.
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Chad Briggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Kids and teenagers encounter new challenges every day. School, sports, activities, and family dynamics can lead to anxiety, stress, and even depression. They may feel overwhelmed and struggle to talk about what is going on. They may be scared, feel embarrassed, or feel unsure of who to talk about what they are feeling. You may have noticed changes in their behavior or mood as a result. I work with kids, teenagers, and families to identify and gain understanding of what has led to their struggles and collaboratively work on how to move forward. I bring a different energy to therapy.
Kids and teenagers encounter new challenges every day. School, sports, activities, and family dynamics can lead to anxiety, stress, and even depression. They may feel overwhelmed and struggle to talk about what is going on. They may be scared, feel embarrassed, or feel unsure of who to talk about what they are feeling. You may have noticed changes in their behavior or mood as a result. I work with kids, teenagers, and families to identify and gain understanding of what has led to their struggles and collaboratively work on how to move forward. I bring a different energy to therapy.
(717) 229-0564 View (717) 229-0564
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Dr. Marcelle Giovannetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, ACS, LPC, NCC, CADC, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
I am a full-time Assistant Professor in Messiah University’s Graduate Counseling Program. I also works part-time as a clinician and am the owner of Courageous Hope Counseling LLC. I identify as an immigrant woman of Indian decent and have lived in several countries. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University, a doctoral degree from Shippensburg University in Counselor Education and Supervision. and a postgraduate certificate in Social Justice from Harvard University.
I am a full-time Assistant Professor in Messiah University’s Graduate Counseling Program. I also works part-time as a clinician and am the owner of Courageous Hope Counseling LLC. I identify as an immigrant woman of Indian decent and have lived in several countries. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University, a doctoral degree from Shippensburg University in Counselor Education and Supervision. and a postgraduate certificate in Social Justice from Harvard University.
(717) 775-6704 View (717) 775-6704
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Audrey M Farris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055  (Online Only)
My work is targeted towards individuals who desire personal growth through the many hardships that life may bring. At times, therapy is beneficial during times of crisis when joy and anticipation for the future seem lost. For others, it can be helpful to explore life transitions and ones deeper purpose and meaning. The therapy experience is unique for each client. Some clients may desire brief treatment to get themselves back on track. Other clients, may utilize therapy as an ongoing adjunct to their journey of personal growth. I welcome clients to bring their spiritual values and beliefs into the counseling process, if desired.
My work is targeted towards individuals who desire personal growth through the many hardships that life may bring. At times, therapy is beneficial during times of crisis when joy and anticipation for the future seem lost. For others, it can be helpful to explore life transitions and ones deeper purpose and meaning. The therapy experience is unique for each client. Some clients may desire brief treatment to get themselves back on track. Other clients, may utilize therapy as an ongoing adjunct to their journey of personal growth. I welcome clients to bring their spiritual values and beliefs into the counseling process, if desired.
(844) 884-5581 View (844) 884-5581
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Rosemarie Holland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, BCPC
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Are you overwhelmed with your life? Feeling like life is too much for you to handle?Do you feel helpless and alone with no where to turn? I'm here to help you overcome anxiety and depression using mindfulness based cognitive therapy and focusing on the whole person. Let me show you how to build on your strengths and manage life more successfully by removing the blocks that are preventing you from living the life you were meant to live! I'll show you how to make those shifts in a very private, confidential setting along the Yellow Breeches Creek.
Are you overwhelmed with your life? Feeling like life is too much for you to handle?Do you feel helpless and alone with no where to turn? I'm here to help you overcome anxiety and depression using mindfulness based cognitive therapy and focusing on the whole person. Let me show you how to build on your strengths and manage life more successfully by removing the blocks that are preventing you from living the life you were meant to live! I'll show you how to make those shifts in a very private, confidential setting along the Yellow Breeches Creek.
(717) 253-9792 View (717) 253-9792
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Megan Cavanaugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I am here to help you feel better, feel accepted, and feel heard. Finding the right fit between therapist and client is very important. I am a collaborative therapist that provides a safe and supportive space to learn about yourself, your relationships and how your life experiences impact you.
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I am here to help you feel better, feel accepted, and feel heard. Finding the right fit between therapist and client is very important. I am a collaborative therapist that provides a safe and supportive space to learn about yourself, your relationships and how your life experiences impact you.
(717) 563-7495 View (717) 563-7495
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Alcove Counseling Services
LCSW, LSW
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Thanks for considering Alcove Counseling Services. We are a group of caring and competent professionals. Our desire is to use our knowledge base and skills to help you get through the various transitions involved in life. Most of our backgrounds are in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But we all have an eclectic approach based on your needs and interests. We hope to provide a safe nurturing environment where you will feel comfortable. Your health and well being are of primary concern to all of us, and we are eager to help you in your journey.
Thanks for considering Alcove Counseling Services. We are a group of caring and competent professionals. Our desire is to use our knowledge base and skills to help you get through the various transitions involved in life. Most of our backgrounds are in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But we all have an eclectic approach based on your needs and interests. We hope to provide a safe nurturing environment where you will feel comfortable. Your health and well being are of primary concern to all of us, and we are eager to help you in your journey.
(717) 691-1090 View (717) 691-1090
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Kelly Bishop
Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Now Accepting New Patients for In Person ONLY in PA. The journey through life is full of ups and downs and sometimes those downs can create barriers that make us feel stuck and can impact our ability to enjoy the ups. Though it might not feel like it, you have the power and strength to overcome those struggles; it just might take a little help, and hey, we ALL can use a little help navigating the curveballs of life! My mission is to provide that guidance to help unlock the answers within you to create that change you’ve been wishing for.
Now Accepting New Patients for In Person ONLY in PA. The journey through life is full of ups and downs and sometimes those downs can create barriers that make us feel stuck and can impact our ability to enjoy the ups. Though it might not feel like it, you have the power and strength to overcome those struggles; it just might take a little help, and hey, we ALL can use a little help navigating the curveballs of life! My mission is to provide that guidance to help unlock the answers within you to create that change you’ve been wishing for.
(717) 357-8230 View (717) 357-8230
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Margie Melder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MTS
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055  (Online Only)
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, explore emotional patterns, and have more fulfilling relationships. My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, explore emotional patterns, and have more fulfilling relationships. My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
(717) 229-0338 View (717) 229-0338
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Shaunaca James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BSC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Hello! My name is Shaunaca. (Pronounced like Hanukkah but with the "sh" sound) I graduated with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. I am nationally certified by the NBCC, as well as, licensed as a Behavior Specialist by the State Board of Medicine. I have worked in many different environments such as, schools, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics with all sorts of people and personalities. I enjoy working with teens and adults.
Hello! My name is Shaunaca. (Pronounced like Hanukkah but with the "sh" sound) I graduated with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. I am nationally certified by the NBCC, as well as, licensed as a Behavior Specialist by the State Board of Medicine. I have worked in many different environments such as, schools, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics with all sorts of people and personalities. I enjoy working with teens and adults.
(717) 316-0918 View (717) 316-0918
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Emerge Counseling Ministries PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, MDiv
Verified
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Emerge Counseling Ministries PA accepts clients 8 yrs and older. We help those in need of marriage, couples, families or individual counseling. We help clients deal with many different mental health conditions from relationship and school-related issues to more specialized mental health issues. Our group is trained and skilled in the treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders and multiple other mental health or life issues. We take most insurances. Please call us at (330)-867-5603 with any questions or send us an email.
Emerge Counseling Ministries PA accepts clients 8 yrs and older. We help those in need of marriage, couples, families or individual counseling. We help clients deal with many different mental health conditions from relationship and school-related issues to more specialized mental health issues. Our group is trained and skilled in the treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders and multiple other mental health or life issues. We take most insurances. Please call us at (330)-867-5603 with any questions or send us an email.
(717) 219-5181 View (717) 219-5181

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Women's Issues Therapists

How do you encourage a woman to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual may be suffering, and what effects it has on them, should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.

How can women prepare for therapy?

Women can prepare for therapy by being willing to talk about their past experiences and their private thoughts. Before a session, an individual may want to reflect on how they’ve felt since the last session and what’s happened in their lives. Between sessions, it can be useful to write down notes about their reaction to a given event or how they felt at a particular time.

How long does therapy for women’s issues often last?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual and the challenges they face. Therapy types like Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Prolonged exposure therapy (PET), and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. In some cases, such as for women with eating disorders, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

How can women overcome stigma around specific challenges in order to seek therapy?

Women dealing with domestic abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, and any other number of troubles may feel a stigma around seeking help. It’s important to remember that these issues are not uncommon and there is no shame in getting help for them. Therapy is confidential, and women can talk about their experiences without fear of judgment. Seeking therapy can be a courageous and liberating act, and an important step toward healing and recovery.