Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Alex Gross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Alex Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management. He provides individual, couples, and family therapies.
Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. With over 16 years of experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations of adults, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and related challenges. His areas of specialization also include the treatment of anxiety and depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, attentional and behavioral difficulties, performance enhancement, anger and stress management. He provides individual, couples, and family therapies.
(215) 395-8274 View (215) 395-8274
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Lane DiFlavis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148
I believe that all people are deserving of love & healing. All too often life does what life does and we lose sense of our self, our worth, & our belonging. Choosing to pursue therapy is a radical act of self love & a gift towards enriching your life, deepening your understanding of self, & improving your relationships. Congratulations on taking this courageous first step on a journey towards your most authentic self & more satisfying life.
I believe that all people are deserving of love & healing. All too often life does what life does and we lose sense of our self, our worth, & our belonging. Choosing to pursue therapy is a radical act of self love & a gift towards enriching your life, deepening your understanding of self, & improving your relationships. Congratulations on taking this courageous first step on a journey towards your most authentic self & more satisfying life.
(215) 883-4414 View (215) 883-4414
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K & K Holistic Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128  (Online Only)
Navigating the complexities of being human can be as rewarding as it is complicated. Our journeys are filled with moments that require us to muster resilience, practice self-compassion, and foster hope—even when the path seems unclear. It's not uncommon to find ourselves ensnared in cycles of negative thinking that foster shame, grappling with emotional regulation that impacts our relationships, or struggling to stay anchored in the present, affecting our decision-making abilities. At K & K Holistic Counseling, we are dedicated to guiding you through these challenges, helping you cultivate a life of significance and joy.
Navigating the complexities of being human can be as rewarding as it is complicated. Our journeys are filled with moments that require us to muster resilience, practice self-compassion, and foster hope—even when the path seems unclear. It's not uncommon to find ourselves ensnared in cycles of negative thinking that foster shame, grappling with emotional regulation that impacts our relationships, or struggling to stay anchored in the present, affecting our decision-making abilities. At K & K Holistic Counseling, we are dedicated to guiding you through these challenges, helping you cultivate a life of significance and joy.
(267) 729-9590 View (267) 729-9590
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David K Prince
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Not accepting new clients
I believe that people want and need to be understood by themselves and by other people. Without this, life and relationships can feel hollow and lonely. At the most difficult times, problems with others, depression and anxiety, unmet goals, and the critical ways you feel about yourself can be too much to bear and feel too hard to change. But change comes with the development of a therapy relationship fostered by careful listening, trust, curiosity, honesty, and taking chances. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-esteem and relationship issues.
I believe that people want and need to be understood by themselves and by other people. Without this, life and relationships can feel hollow and lonely. At the most difficult times, problems with others, depression and anxiety, unmet goals, and the critical ways you feel about yourself can be too much to bear and feel too hard to change. But change comes with the development of a therapy relationship fostered by careful listening, trust, curiosity, honesty, and taking chances. I help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-esteem and relationship issues.
(484) 946-4326 View (484) 946-4326
Photo of Makenzie Pacocha, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Makenzie Pacocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
If you are dealing with the impact of past or current trauma, all while trying to keep it together and manage the stress of daily life- you are in the right place. I work with adults and teens (16+) who yearn to heal, but feel like they can never quite find a therapist that they can be real with. You may be facing relationship challenges and attachment wounds, anxiety and low self-worth, past patterns resurfacing, or approval seeking and perfectionism. You deserve time and space to navigate these complexities, to untangle the threads of your experiences, and to rediscover profound self-compassion and connection.
If you are dealing with the impact of past or current trauma, all while trying to keep it together and manage the stress of daily life- you are in the right place. I work with adults and teens (16+) who yearn to heal, but feel like they can never quite find a therapist that they can be real with. You may be facing relationship challenges and attachment wounds, anxiety and low self-worth, past patterns resurfacing, or approval seeking and perfectionism. You deserve time and space to navigate these complexities, to untangle the threads of your experiences, and to rediscover profound self-compassion and connection.
(215) 709-5930 View (215) 709-5930
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Kathleen Shapiro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and hold credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked in the field for 10 years and have worked with individuals with a wide range of challenges; including addiction, crisis management, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. I have worked with adults 18 and older, but I believe any phase in life can be overwhelming without support or coping mechanisms.
I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and hold credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked in the field for 10 years and have worked with individuals with a wide range of challenges; including addiction, crisis management, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. I have worked with adults 18 and older, but I believe any phase in life can be overwhelming without support or coping mechanisms.
(215) 999-7819 View (215) 999-7819
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Emily Skale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with 10 years experience supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking therapy to heal from trauma, manage anxiety and depression, and improve their relationships. Emily is deeply committed to creating a safe space for reflective conversations that promote healing. Emily meets clients where they are, empowering them to achieve their self-determined goals and improve their overall well-being. She strongly believes every person has the capacity for change, and can utilize their strengths to manage the stress of challenging life events.
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with 10 years experience supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking therapy to heal from trauma, manage anxiety and depression, and improve their relationships. Emily is deeply committed to creating a safe space for reflective conversations that promote healing. Emily meets clients where they are, empowering them to achieve their self-determined goals and improve their overall well-being. She strongly believes every person has the capacity for change, and can utilize their strengths to manage the stress of challenging life events.
(267) 651-0528 View (267) 651-0528
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Kinder Mind Pennsylvania
Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19122  (Online Only)
Kinder Mind Pennsylvania brings over 36 years of experience working with people struggling with negative symptoms related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, being isolated, work-related stress, and relationship problems. Kinder Mind continually strives to remain passionate about helping others move toward, health, wellness & healing.
Kinder Mind Pennsylvania brings over 36 years of experience working with people struggling with negative symptoms related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, being isolated, work-related stress, and relationship problems. Kinder Mind continually strives to remain passionate about helping others move toward, health, wellness & healing.
(267) 435-2461 View (267) 435-2461
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Katherine Quintero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
Katherine is a highly skilled therapist who brings a unique perspective to her practice as a first-generation bilingual Latinx therapist. Her proficiency in both Spanish and English allows her to effectively communicate and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This linguistic ability enables her to bridge potential language barriers and establish a sense of trust and understanding with her clients. Katherine's main areas of interest lie in exploring issues related to attachment, race, ethnicity, and culture, and how these factors can contribute to anxiety or depression.
Katherine is a highly skilled therapist who brings a unique perspective to her practice as a first-generation bilingual Latinx therapist. Her proficiency in both Spanish and English allows her to effectively communicate and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This linguistic ability enables her to bridge potential language barriers and establish a sense of trust and understanding with her clients. Katherine's main areas of interest lie in exploring issues related to attachment, race, ethnicity, and culture, and how these factors can contribute to anxiety or depression.
(215) 344-7433 View (215) 344-7433
Photo of Anthony Perillo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Anthony Perillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSC, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19134  (Online Only)
Are you an athlete, musician, actor, dancer or performer striving for excellence in your field? Do you believe that mental strength is just as crucial as physical prowess in achieving your goals? If so, you've come to the right place!
Are you an athlete, musician, actor, dancer or performer striving for excellence in your field? Do you believe that mental strength is just as crucial as physical prowess in achieving your goals? If so, you've come to the right place!
(267) 389-5636 View (267) 389-5636
Photo of Bronwen Callaghan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Bronwen Callaghan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field for over 6 years; I specialize in working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. While it is true the work we do together is serious and important, it can also be enjoyable.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 6 years; I specialize in working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. While it is true the work we do together is serious and important, it can also be enjoyable.
(484) 642-8054 View (484) 642-8054
Photo of Roberta Kabat, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Roberta Kabat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
People come to me confronting many issues in their lives, fears of intimacy, difficulty setting or achieving goals at work, marital problems, problems with other family members, grief and loss. I see my job as exploring these issues and finding ways to deal with and resolve them so that the patient is able to find ways to deal with their feelings, find solutions to their problems, and be able to move forward in their life in the most effective and healthy way.
People come to me confronting many issues in their lives, fears of intimacy, difficulty setting or achieving goals at work, marital problems, problems with other family members, grief and loss. I see my job as exploring these issues and finding ways to deal with and resolve them so that the patient is able to find ways to deal with their feelings, find solutions to their problems, and be able to move forward in their life in the most effective and healthy way.
(914) 340-0832 View (914) 340-0832
Photo of Laura Richlin, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Laura Richlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, KCT, ES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19144
I am a spiritual companion guiding people on their path toward health, balance and contentment. I help clients work out mind, body, and spiritual issues along their journey. I work with a variety of presenting mental, emotional, and physical health concerns which also includes the mind/body impact of traditional medicine in treating these issues (e.g. effects of chemotherapy, AOD recovery, and drug resistant anxiety and depression.)
I am a spiritual companion guiding people on their path toward health, balance and contentment. I help clients work out mind, body, and spiritual issues along their journey. I work with a variety of presenting mental, emotional, and physical health concerns which also includes the mind/body impact of traditional medicine in treating these issues (e.g. effects of chemotherapy, AOD recovery, and drug resistant anxiety and depression.)
(215) 770-2861 View (215) 770-2861
Photo of Kara Bailey Mifflin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Kara Bailey Mifflin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals looking to recover from the effects of growing up in alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. Adversity and traumatic experiences are common. Strategies to reduce the impacts can include numbing, detaching, becoming depressed/hopeless, compulsiveness (i.e. acting without thinking), over-functioning, over-responsibility, avoidance, isolation, perfectionism, procrastination, hypervigilance and many others. All of which are protective and helpful when needed but often lead to inner conflict and unintended blowback including feelings of shame and worthlessness.
I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals looking to recover from the effects of growing up in alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. Adversity and traumatic experiences are common. Strategies to reduce the impacts can include numbing, detaching, becoming depressed/hopeless, compulsiveness (i.e. acting without thinking), over-functioning, over-responsibility, avoidance, isolation, perfectionism, procrastination, hypervigilance and many others. All of which are protective and helpful when needed but often lead to inner conflict and unintended blowback including feelings of shame and worthlessness.
(267) 263-7936 View (267) 263-7936
Photo of John Machalaba, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
John Machalaba
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize understanding and appreciating their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize understanding and appreciating their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
(215) 607-7402 View (215) 607-7402
Photo of Michael Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Michael Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Not accepting new clients
I believe that personal growth and change come from understanding. There is no shortage of therapeutic approaches to building understanding, and the "right one" just depends on what works best for you. My style of therapy focuses on the person in context - you're an individual, so therapy should match your individual needs. I pull from different evidence-based modalities like CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness, to help you get where you want to go. By exploring your past and present, I hope we can work together to shape the future you want.
I believe that personal growth and change come from understanding. There is no shortage of therapeutic approaches to building understanding, and the "right one" just depends on what works best for you. My style of therapy focuses on the person in context - you're an individual, so therapy should match your individual needs. I pull from different evidence-based modalities like CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness, to help you get where you want to go. By exploring your past and present, I hope we can work together to shape the future you want.
(484) 276-5331 View (484) 276-5331
Photo of City and Shore Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
City and Shore Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Makayla from City and Shore Counseling. We offer Telehealth services to adults in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Since each individual has unique needs, we listen and adjust the therapeutic process to provide the most productive and enjoyable experience possible. With a down-to-earth approach, we offer a wide array of services to ensure personal growth and a better quality of life, all from the comforts of your home. We believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between client and counselor. We pride ourselves on being a safe, inclusive, judgement free space.
Hi! I’m Makayla from City and Shore Counseling. We offer Telehealth services to adults in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Since each individual has unique needs, we listen and adjust the therapeutic process to provide the most productive and enjoyable experience possible. With a down-to-earth approach, we offer a wide array of services to ensure personal growth and a better quality of life, all from the comforts of your home. We believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between client and counselor. We pride ourselves on being a safe, inclusive, judgement free space.
(617) 362-4123 View (617) 362-4123
Photo of Anne Miller-Uueda, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Anne Miller-Uueda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each person to find an approach that meets their needs. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, client-centered, supportive counseling, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral.
I am continually honored to bear witness to healing as I support individuals and groups as they strengthen the relationship to themselves, others, and communities. I believe that healing occurs in therapy when there is a safe and trusting connection between the therapist and client. I strive to support the person sitting with me through listening with empathy and no judgments. My therapeutic style is integrative; I work with each person to find an approach that meets their needs. In doing so I draw on a variety of approaches including relational, client-centered, supportive counseling, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral.
(215) 709-3425 View (215) 709-3425
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Richard Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19150  (Online Only)
I enjoy treating adults, teens, couples (married or otherwise), and families who are suffering from a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, illness, recent loss, drug and substance abuse and/or a history of trauma (emotional, physical and mental).I specialize in working with couples (married or otherwise). The relational dynamic and negative reinforcement cycles intimate partners find themselves trapped in are the things I have a strong knack for noticing and interrupting to allow couples to find new ways to improve their relationship quality.
I enjoy treating adults, teens, couples (married or otherwise), and families who are suffering from a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, illness, recent loss, drug and substance abuse and/or a history of trauma (emotional, physical and mental).I specialize in working with couples (married or otherwise). The relational dynamic and negative reinforcement cycles intimate partners find themselves trapped in are the things I have a strong knack for noticing and interrupting to allow couples to find new ways to improve their relationship quality.
(267) 270-5315 View (267) 270-5315
Photo of Derek Parker, Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Derek Parker
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Derek! It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to explore what Grow Therapy can do for you.
Hello, I am Derek! It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to explore what Grow Therapy can do for you.
(215) 791-8985 View (215) 791-8985

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Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$141

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.