Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Dawneisha Spratley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dawneisha Spratley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of clinical experience working with clients up to 80 years old. I value supporting each client with where they are and working with them through any issues that they encounter during their life journey. I believe in partnering with each client and walking alongside them through the healing journey.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of clinical experience working with clients up to 80 years old. I value supporting each client with where they are and working with them through any issues that they encounter during their life journey. I believe in partnering with each client and walking alongside them through the healing journey.
(267) 458-7792 View (267) 458-7792
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Kenzi Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-PA, LMSW-NY, CCTP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
You deserve to have every part of yourself be valued, honored, and felt in a way that acknowledges the complexities of life that centers YOUR truth and authenticity. As a first-generation, Queer, Non-Binary, Black and spiritual being, I see the healing space as a transformative space where folx can step in and tap in to those parts of yourself that can really help to facilitate the connection between mind, body, and heart.
You deserve to have every part of yourself be valued, honored, and felt in a way that acknowledges the complexities of life that centers YOUR truth and authenticity. As a first-generation, Queer, Non-Binary, Black and spiritual being, I see the healing space as a transformative space where folx can step in and tap in to those parts of yourself that can really help to facilitate the connection between mind, body, and heart.
(484) 623-6847 View (484) 623-6847
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Katie Ruf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Katie and I have a decade of experience in severe mental illness, grief therapy, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and women's issues. I take a client-centered, empowerment approach. Together we will work on creating and sustaining your goals (not just in therapy but long after).
Hello, my name is Katie and I have a decade of experience in severe mental illness, grief therapy, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and women's issues. I take a client-centered, empowerment approach. Together we will work on creating and sustaining your goals (not just in therapy but long after).
(484) 623-5747 View (484) 623-5747
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Nancy Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I am trained in object relations theory, but my experience as a high school counselor, family therapist and lawyer informs my flexible and practical approach. While offering a deep therapy experience that leads to enduring change and growth, I am mindful that patients need strategies to manage immediate concerns and feel relief during the change process. I approach patients with a belief that their early experiences and attachments have shaped the way they see themselves, how they approach relationships and what they expect from life. I seek to help patients develop new ways of relating that lead to healthier connections to others and increased autonomy.
I am trained in object relations theory, but my experience as a high school counselor, family therapist and lawyer informs my flexible and practical approach. While offering a deep therapy experience that leads to enduring change and growth, I am mindful that patients need strategies to manage immediate concerns and feel relief during the change process. I approach patients with a belief that their early experiences and attachments have shaped the way they see themselves, how they approach relationships and what they expect from life. I seek to help patients develop new ways of relating that lead to healthier connections to others and increased autonomy.
(267) 323-1224 View (267) 323-1224
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Dr. Amy E. Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a caring, authentic, and compassionate individual, I reflectively listen, teach about different communication styles, and can help you to identify emotions and unmet needs. I can help you utilize coping skills for ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use, as well as learn how substance use often results from traumatic experiences. I can help you to understand the physiological consequences of trauma and how it impacts the body, learn mindfulness practices to restore serenity in daily life, nurture your creative soul (through art, writing, music, somatic therapy such as dancing and yoga, etc), and improve self-esteem
As a caring, authentic, and compassionate individual, I reflectively listen, teach about different communication styles, and can help you to identify emotions and unmet needs. I can help you utilize coping skills for ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use, as well as learn how substance use often results from traumatic experiences. I can help you to understand the physiological consequences of trauma and how it impacts the body, learn mindfulness practices to restore serenity in daily life, nurture your creative soul (through art, writing, music, somatic therapy such as dancing and yoga, etc), and improve self-esteem
(215) 583-8048 View (215) 583-8048
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Mike Molloy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
I am currently accepting new clients in two practice settings- my individual private practice as well as through Rittenhouse Psychological Services. Please read a descriptions below regarding each setting and, should I feel like a good fit for you and you want to connect, please let me know which setting you are interested in. Recently, I also offer parent coaching. If reaching out about parenting work, please note in your email.
I am currently accepting new clients in two practice settings- my individual private practice as well as through Rittenhouse Psychological Services. Please read a descriptions below regarding each setting and, should I feel like a good fit for you and you want to connect, please let me know which setting you are interested in. Recently, I also offer parent coaching. If reaching out about parenting work, please note in your email.
(215) 593-2617 View (215) 593-2617
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Sarah Burgess
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sarah Burgess, LPC Sarah Burgess is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Art Therapist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Sarah offers a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic space to explore patterns of behavior and examine feelings while developing creative solutions and enduring habits of self-awareness and growth. Integrating features of Person-Centered Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, DBT, Art Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Practices, Sarah collaborates with individuals experiencing transition, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and neurodiversity.
Sarah Burgess, LPC Sarah Burgess is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Art Therapist in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Sarah offers a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic space to explore patterns of behavior and examine feelings while developing creative solutions and enduring habits of self-awareness and growth. Integrating features of Person-Centered Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, DBT, Art Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Practices, Sarah collaborates with individuals experiencing transition, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and neurodiversity.
(484) 292-2612 View (484) 292-2612
Photo of Maia Rosser, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Maia Rosser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19123
I have a very rich and diverse professional experience spanning 20 years. My work is guided by this mantra “It’s the relationship that heals” Irvin Yalom. I am Maia Rosser, LMSW a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work.
I have a very rich and diverse professional experience spanning 20 years. My work is guided by this mantra “It’s the relationship that heals” Irvin Yalom. I am Maia Rosser, LMSW a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work.
(267) 692-8027 View (267) 692-8027
Photo of Jane Helene Finkle, MS, NCC, MCC, Counselor
Jane Helene Finkle
Counselor, MS, NCC, MCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I excel at helping individuals through the career transition process and offer a wide range of services designed to help you navigate the path to a satisfying career. Whether you are considering career change or advancement, I can help you sort it out and take action.
I excel at helping individuals through the career transition process and offer a wide range of services designed to help you navigate the path to a satisfying career. Whether you are considering career change or advancement, I can help you sort it out and take action.
(215) 261-7924 View (215) 261-7924
Photo of Madeline Rice - Madeline Rice & Associates, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Madeline Rice & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
ACCEPTING NEWS PATIENTS: We are an all Female group of seasoned and skilled therapist who are passionate about working with people. We know how to give you the tools to feel better and live the life you want. We specialize in a broad array of presenting issues that include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, Adolescent and Women's issues to name a few. We bring a warm, compassionate approach to partner with you in the process of seeing and understanding long standing ineffective behavior patterns and, through our experience and training, will help you to reach your goals.
ACCEPTING NEWS PATIENTS: We are an all Female group of seasoned and skilled therapist who are passionate about working with people. We know how to give you the tools to feel better and live the life you want. We specialize in a broad array of presenting issues that include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, Adolescent and Women's issues to name a few. We bring a warm, compassionate approach to partner with you in the process of seeing and understanding long standing ineffective behavior patterns and, through our experience and training, will help you to reach your goals.
(215) 392-2344 View (215) 392-2344
Photo of Marlo S Powell, MS CSP, Pre-Licensed Professional
Marlo S Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS CSP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
As a compassionate and dedicated Masters level, Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking guidance and healing. With a Certification and Master's degree in School Psychology and 20 years of experience in the field, I offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions tailored to each client's unique needs.
As a compassionate and dedicated Masters level, Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking guidance and healing. With a Certification and Master's degree in School Psychology and 20 years of experience in the field, I offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions tailored to each client's unique needs.
(267) 656-6303 View (267) 656-6303
Photo of Jessica Zuniga, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Zuniga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
You made it here! Getting to the point where you finally make a connection and start feeling some relief from your burdens, it's a lot. If you schedule with me, you will find that I'm an open, honest person who creates a warm, safe space for you to explore anything and everything that brought you here. I help people untangle their suffering from their daily lives.
You made it here! Getting to the point where you finally make a connection and start feeling some relief from your burdens, it's a lot. If you schedule with me, you will find that I'm an open, honest person who creates a warm, safe space for you to explore anything and everything that brought you here. I help people untangle their suffering from their daily lives.
(484) 486-8069 View (484) 486-8069
Photo of Joyce Livingston, MEd, MAC, EMDR
Joyce Livingston
MEd, MAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19153
I am a Clinical Mental Health therapist with certifications in Addiction and Family Therapy. I have over 30 years experience helping individuals and families to become drug-free, and helping to empower individuals, couples and families in creating a healthy, loving, prosperous environment. My style is to explore their total health issues and challenges. My method is to develop a plan to assist/coach clients to grow, step-by-step, to overcome their life challenges. I have studied Clinical Counseling, Family, Addiction and Behavior Modification Therapies for many years. I have also studied Family Therapy Post-Graduate for 2 years.
I am a Clinical Mental Health therapist with certifications in Addiction and Family Therapy. I have over 30 years experience helping individuals and families to become drug-free, and helping to empower individuals, couples and families in creating a healthy, loving, prosperous environment. My style is to explore their total health issues and challenges. My method is to develop a plan to assist/coach clients to grow, step-by-step, to overcome their life challenges. I have studied Clinical Counseling, Family, Addiction and Behavior Modification Therapies for many years. I have also studied Family Therapy Post-Graduate for 2 years.
(484) 214-2179 View (484) 214-2179
Photo of Brooke Messinger, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brooke Messinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
There are times in life when people will seek counseling because they feel disconnected in their relationships, are struggling with difficult situations and emotions, or long to live a life that feels meaningful, satisfying, and authentic. My approach begins with the belief that individuals are resilient and may benefit from utilizing their strengths to increase their resiliency. I can assist in attaining lifestyle balance, developing healthy coping skills, recognizing your priorities and problem-solving.
There are times in life when people will seek counseling because they feel disconnected in their relationships, are struggling with difficult situations and emotions, or long to live a life that feels meaningful, satisfying, and authentic. My approach begins with the belief that individuals are resilient and may benefit from utilizing their strengths to increase their resiliency. I can assist in attaining lifestyle balance, developing healthy coping skills, recognizing your priorities and problem-solving.
(267) 651-8445 View (267) 651-8445
Photo of Lizzie Birmingham, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lizzie Birmingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal population is adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, or substance use - however I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who is dedicated to them, and I would never turn away a client unless their needs were out of my scope of practice. My ideal client is someone who is motivated for therapy and is willing to learn.
My ideal population is adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, or substance use - however I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who is dedicated to them, and I would never turn away a client unless their needs were out of my scope of practice. My ideal client is someone who is motivated for therapy and is willing to learn.
(267) 490-3565 View (267) 490-3565
Photo of Samantha Ruiz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samantha Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I believe therapy is a safe nonjudgmental space to share your story. In our work together, we will create a trusting relationship where you can feel heard and supported while exploring your feelings and experiences. My focus is to reflect on your experiences, develop coping skills to manage stressors, and gain insight to assist in the healing process. My approach to therapy is relational, as well as using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and mindfulness, while maintaining a culturally appropriate lens.
I believe therapy is a safe nonjudgmental space to share your story. In our work together, we will create a trusting relationship where you can feel heard and supported while exploring your feelings and experiences. My focus is to reflect on your experiences, develop coping skills to manage stressors, and gain insight to assist in the healing process. My approach to therapy is relational, as well as using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and mindfulness, while maintaining a culturally appropriate lens.
(267) 861-3685 x1 View (267) 861-3685 x1
Photo of Teena Scott, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Teena Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
(215) 999-6175 View (215) 999-6175
Photo of Jacob C Neff, LCSW, MSS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacob C Neff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
(610) 295-5584 View (610) 295-5584
Photo of Claudia Apfelbaum, MSS, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Claudia Apfelbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19144
A young and successful woman came to see me. She was already on her professional path and she was happily married. She had many friends and a full and busy life. I said to her, “Your life sounds so good. You’ve achieved so many things. Tell me, what’s on your mind?” “I have a problem with talking about my feelings,” she said. “I can’t find the words.” She had grown up in a ‘go, go, go’ household. Neither parent had the time or attention for listening to her feelings. She learned that the best way to live was to ‘go, go, go.’ But she didn’t fully like this. She noticed that there were times that something bothered her...
A young and successful woman came to see me. She was already on her professional path and she was happily married. She had many friends and a full and busy life. I said to her, “Your life sounds so good. You’ve achieved so many things. Tell me, what’s on your mind?” “I have a problem with talking about my feelings,” she said. “I can’t find the words.” She had grown up in a ‘go, go, go’ household. Neither parent had the time or attention for listening to her feelings. She learned that the best way to live was to ‘go, go, go.’ But she didn’t fully like this. She noticed that there were times that something bothered her...
(267) 633-8375 View (267) 633-8375
Photo of Aldis Gamble, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Aldis Gamble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
My approach to therapy begins with creating a safe and welcoming space in which I can get to know my clients as people. I work collaboratively with them to explore their challenges and difficulties, as well as their joys and successes. I believe that healing happens in supportive relationships. I enjoy building such connections with clients to support them working towards becoming the version of themselves they want to be.
My approach to therapy begins with creating a safe and welcoming space in which I can get to know my clients as people. I work collaboratively with them to explore their challenges and difficulties, as well as their joys and successes. I believe that healing happens in supportive relationships. I enjoy building such connections with clients to support them working towards becoming the version of themselves they want to be.
(267) 494-0334 View (267) 494-0334
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Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Philadelphia?

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.