Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

View neighborhoods in Philadelphia
Photo of Samaria Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Samaria Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I genuinely love people and the beautiful human spirit in each of us. I honor the courage it takes to keep getting up no matter how many times life knocks you down. If you are ready to move from a state of survival to a state of thriving, I am here to be your guide. My childhood was complex and turbulent and healing from the impact of trauma has been the greatest work of my life. My hope is to help you understand the transformative power of the human spirit. You have more personal power than you could ever imagine and it can be used with intention to create the result you desire in your life.
I genuinely love people and the beautiful human spirit in each of us. I honor the courage it takes to keep getting up no matter how many times life knocks you down. If you are ready to move from a state of survival to a state of thriving, I am here to be your guide. My childhood was complex and turbulent and healing from the impact of trauma has been the greatest work of my life. My hope is to help you understand the transformative power of the human spirit. You have more personal power than you could ever imagine and it can be used with intention to create the result you desire in your life.
(267) 578-7421 View (267) 578-7421
Photo of Deena Goldstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Deena Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I work with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, emotion regulation, and relationship difficulties. My approach is collaborative and person-centered, drawing effective interventions from several different therapy approaches. I provide an atmosphere of warmth, insight, and acceptance, in which people feel comfortable sharing and exploring their experiences and developing new skills.
I work with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, emotion regulation, and relationship difficulties. My approach is collaborative and person-centered, drawing effective interventions from several different therapy approaches. I provide an atmosphere of warmth, insight, and acceptance, in which people feel comfortable sharing and exploring their experiences and developing new skills.
View
Photo of Brighid Shea, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Brighid Shea
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Brighid Shea is a Resident Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the mental/behavioral health field. She is committed to creating a safe and collaborative space for adolescents, adults, and families to deepen their understanding of themselves and those around them. Brighid is passionate about supporting clients with complex trauma histories, attachment and relationship concerns, life transitions, and mood disorders. She believes that lasting change is only possible when clients feel seen and understood for who they are, and she is committed to nurturing a therapeutic relationship to meet the needs of each client.
Brighid Shea is a Resident Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the mental/behavioral health field. She is committed to creating a safe and collaborative space for adolescents, adults, and families to deepen their understanding of themselves and those around them. Brighid is passionate about supporting clients with complex trauma histories, attachment and relationship concerns, life transitions, and mood disorders. She believes that lasting change is only possible when clients feel seen and understood for who they are, and she is committed to nurturing a therapeutic relationship to meet the needs of each client.
(267) 719-1851 View (267) 719-1851
Photo of Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Dr.Alyson Nerenberg, a clinical psychologist is a compassionate and dynamic therapist with over 30 years in practice. She works with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, divorce, addictions and eating disorders. Dr. Nerenberg integrates philosophies from the medical, psychological and self-help communities in order to treat the whole person. She is a positive person who focuses on her clients strengths in order to help them heal.
Dr.Alyson Nerenberg, a clinical psychologist is a compassionate and dynamic therapist with over 30 years in practice. She works with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, divorce, addictions and eating disorders. Dr. Nerenberg integrates philosophies from the medical, psychological and self-help communities in order to treat the whole person. She is a positive person who focuses on her clients strengths in order to help them heal.
(610) 331-7303 View (610) 331-7303
Photo of Dana Joud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Dana Joud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Syrian, Queer, & Genderfluid clinician. As an immigrant kid raised in queer subcultures in the Pacific Northwest, my therapy practice is inspired by writers, creators, and organizers who complicate the narratives of our human existence. I believe the personal is deeply political and therapy is a tool to help us identify how our bodies, relationships, and internal beliefs have been impacted by systems of power and oppression. I utilize celebration, gentleness, and reflection alongside various modalities to inform my practice in session for a customized approach with each person who enters into a therapy relationship with me.
I am a Syrian, Queer, & Genderfluid clinician. As an immigrant kid raised in queer subcultures in the Pacific Northwest, my therapy practice is inspired by writers, creators, and organizers who complicate the narratives of our human existence. I believe the personal is deeply political and therapy is a tool to help us identify how our bodies, relationships, and internal beliefs have been impacted by systems of power and oppression. I utilize celebration, gentleness, and reflection alongside various modalities to inform my practice in session for a customized approach with each person who enters into a therapy relationship with me.
View
Photo of Dr Robin Lowey & Associates Psychological Svcs, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Dr Robin Lowey & Associates Psychological Svcs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates is a group psychology practice where experienced clinicians have been offering therapy and assessment services in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We provide psychotherapy, medication management, and psychological evaluations. The therapists at Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates have differing educational backgrounds and therapeutic styles, but the common theme is that we are all focused on heightening each client's overall happiness. We see the pain caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship turmoil as an opportunity for growth and change.
Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates is a group psychology practice where experienced clinicians have been offering therapy and assessment services in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We provide psychotherapy, medication management, and psychological evaluations. The therapists at Dr. Robin Lowey & Associates have differing educational backgrounds and therapeutic styles, but the common theme is that we are all focused on heightening each client's overall happiness. We see the pain caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship turmoil as an opportunity for growth and change.
(215) 839-1259 View (215) 839-1259
Photo of Adreeonah Mundy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Adreeonah Mundy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19138  (Online Only)
I help people, just Like YOU, eliminate the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from being your best self so you can live authentic & free. My aim is to get you a place where you feel confident enough to stop living on the surface, start trusting your intuition, and stop settling for less by living below your inheritance. I help couples who are struggling to remember why you decided to do life together in the first place. Through individualized activities, prayer, and various techniques, I assist couples in identfying unhealthy patterns of communication, deal with and heal from trauma, and create a new vision for their marriage.
I help people, just Like YOU, eliminate the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from being your best self so you can live authentic & free. My aim is to get you a place where you feel confident enough to stop living on the surface, start trusting your intuition, and stop settling for less by living below your inheritance. I help couples who are struggling to remember why you decided to do life together in the first place. Through individualized activities, prayer, and various techniques, I assist couples in identfying unhealthy patterns of communication, deal with and heal from trauma, and create a new vision for their marriage.
(267) 356-4351 View (267) 356-4351
Photo of Alaina O'Neill, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Alaina O'Neill
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Alaina. I am a counseling student pursuing a Masters at Thomas Jefferson University. I have a passion for working with individuals to pull on their strengths and support them through the many different transitions that emerge during early adolescence and young adulthood. During our work together, I strive to cultivate a safe environment for us to work through any thoughts, feelings or emotions.
Hello! I am Alaina. I am a counseling student pursuing a Masters at Thomas Jefferson University. I have a passion for working with individuals to pull on their strengths and support them through the many different transitions that emerge during early adolescence and young adulthood. During our work together, I strive to cultivate a safe environment for us to work through any thoughts, feelings or emotions.
(267) 848-9808 View (267) 848-9808
Photo of Jon Krigel, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Jon Krigel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I have focused on developing an expertise in technology addiction; including the internet, cell phones, and video games. I work with clients of all genders from early adolescence through adulthood. Additional presenting issues that I often treat include depression, loss, trauma, and anxiety. These may be episodic manifestations of the symptom, or part of a larger personality, autistic, or adjustment disorder. These clients typically are looking for support and the chance to explore their feelings and experiences in a way that enhances their self-understanding and self-efficacy.
I have focused on developing an expertise in technology addiction; including the internet, cell phones, and video games. I work with clients of all genders from early adolescence through adulthood. Additional presenting issues that I often treat include depression, loss, trauma, and anxiety. These may be episodic manifestations of the symptom, or part of a larger personality, autistic, or adjustment disorder. These clients typically are looking for support and the chance to explore their feelings and experiences in a way that enhances their self-understanding and self-efficacy.
(215) 795-4795 View (215) 795-4795
Photo of Kelly Mariani, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Kelly Mariani
Pre-Licensed Professional, PC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hi! I’m Kelly and I am a Professional Counselor specializing in assisting adults who are struggling with relationship challenges, as well as couples seeking pre-marital counseling. I have a special interest in working with couples finding it difficult to connect and communicate, noticing themselves in “the same fight over and over.” I'm able to see clients in person and virtually in PA.
Hi! I’m Kelly and I am a Professional Counselor specializing in assisting adults who are struggling with relationship challenges, as well as couples seeking pre-marital counseling. I have a special interest in working with couples finding it difficult to connect and communicate, noticing themselves in “the same fight over and over.” I'm able to see clients in person and virtually in PA.
(267) 478-4164 View (267) 478-4164
Photo of Kimberley Desir, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Kimberley Desir
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I view therapy as a collaborative process with the goal of identifying effective tools for personal growth and change. My goal is to provide support in your healing process and provide a safe space for you to navigate life’s inevitable challenges. My style is direct and empathic to create a therapeutic space for people to feel confident, empowered, and safe to explore vulnerability. I am passionate about assisting my clients in self-exploration and personal growth, and recognize this varies based on the individual.
I view therapy as a collaborative process with the goal of identifying effective tools for personal growth and change. My goal is to provide support in your healing process and provide a safe space for you to navigate life’s inevitable challenges. My style is direct and empathic to create a therapeutic space for people to feel confident, empowered, and safe to explore vulnerability. I am passionate about assisting my clients in self-exploration and personal growth, and recognize this varies based on the individual.
(267) 861-3685 View (267) 861-3685
Photo of Intrins Inq, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Intrins Inq
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127
I serve a diverse clientele and work really well with creatives, empaths, entrepreneurs, and the LGBTQ+ community. I typically treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use, and support clients with behavior change, life stage + transitions, identity + sexuality, relationships, and career issues. I am trauma-informed, apply queer, feminist, anti-oppressive, and body/sex-positive lenses, and incorporate harm reduction principles. I also offer clinical supervision.
I serve a diverse clientele and work really well with creatives, empaths, entrepreneurs, and the LGBTQ+ community. I typically treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use, and support clients with behavior change, life stage + transitions, identity + sexuality, relationships, and career issues. I am trauma-informed, apply queer, feminist, anti-oppressive, and body/sex-positive lenses, and incorporate harm reduction principles. I also offer clinical supervision.
(267) 753-8017 View (267) 753-8017
Photo of Kevin McGarvey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Kevin McGarvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with a full schedule? Do you feel like the intensity of emotions can be a burden? Maybe it feels difficult to keep up with work, health, and relationships that are important to you. Do you struggle with feeling an abrupt surge of fear that seems hard to predict? Perhaps it is easy to predict and hard to control unless specific actions are taken that leave you feeling stuck in a loop. Anxiety can cause trouble in a variety of ways, and I am here to help you figure it out!
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with a full schedule? Do you feel like the intensity of emotions can be a burden? Maybe it feels difficult to keep up with work, health, and relationships that are important to you. Do you struggle with feeling an abrupt surge of fear that seems hard to predict? Perhaps it is easy to predict and hard to control unless specific actions are taken that leave you feeling stuck in a loop. Anxiety can cause trouble in a variety of ways, and I am here to help you figure it out!
(267) 361-1855 View (267) 361-1855
Photo of Keri Barrett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Keri Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I enjoy helping people through talk therapy. I received my Masters from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been practicing for over 6 years.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I enjoy helping people through talk therapy. I received my Masters from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been practicing for over 6 years.
(484) 897-7789 View (484) 897-7789
Photo of Carolyn Michaels, Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Carolyn Michaels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127
My clients come to me because they want to deepen and strengthen their relationships - not just with each other, but with themselves. They want to understand the family and societal systems that shaped them into who they are today, and to heal old wounds and trauma so that they can move forward from a place of strength, healing, and connection. Many of my clients exist at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and have struggled to find a therapist who will understand and not further stigmatize their identities, and who is committed to unlearning systems of oppression. I seek to provide a healing space for them.
My clients come to me because they want to deepen and strengthen their relationships - not just with each other, but with themselves. They want to understand the family and societal systems that shaped them into who they are today, and to heal old wounds and trauma so that they can move forward from a place of strength, healing, and connection. Many of my clients exist at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and have struggled to find a therapist who will understand and not further stigmatize their identities, and who is committed to unlearning systems of oppression. I seek to provide a healing space for them.
(215) 475-5797 View (215) 475-5797
Photo of Elizabeth Cohane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Cohane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Sometimes it can feel like life is just passing us by, and we can't seem to find a rhythm; where we feel settled and satisfied. Life can feel really hard sometimes, and no one should have to struggle alone when things are overwhelming. My goal is to empower you, and help you break down the barriers that stand in the way of you living a happy and fulfilled life. I specialize in working with adolescence, young adults, and adults struggling with (but not limited to) life transitions, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and those experiencing relationship issues.
Sometimes it can feel like life is just passing us by, and we can't seem to find a rhythm; where we feel settled and satisfied. Life can feel really hard sometimes, and no one should have to struggle alone when things are overwhelming. My goal is to empower you, and help you break down the barriers that stand in the way of you living a happy and fulfilled life. I specialize in working with adolescence, young adults, and adults struggling with (but not limited to) life transitions, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and those experiencing relationship issues.
(215) 666-0845 View (215) 666-0845
Photo of Rita Woidislawsky, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Rita Woidislawsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
View
Photo of Sherira J Fernandes, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Sherira J Fernandes
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
Is there some sort of rule book for life that you missed? How do other people know what's going on? You have/wonder about ADHD or Autism, or maybe people tell you that you should, but what does that really mean? I can help you understand what this means for you; how impacts you, and what this might mean in relationships. This might include work on planning, executive functioning, burnout, working on personal goal setting/finding direction, or a diagnostic evaluation. You'll have a safe place to be yourself, insight into your life, and concrete tips for moving forward, allowing you to be you.
Is there some sort of rule book for life that you missed? How do other people know what's going on? You have/wonder about ADHD or Autism, or maybe people tell you that you should, but what does that really mean? I can help you understand what this means for you; how impacts you, and what this might mean in relationships. This might include work on planning, executive functioning, burnout, working on personal goal setting/finding direction, or a diagnostic evaluation. You'll have a safe place to be yourself, insight into your life, and concrete tips for moving forward, allowing you to be you.
(484) 209-2579 View (484) 209-2579
Photo of Arielle Ettinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Arielle Ettinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I utilize a psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy, greatly valuing the therapeutic relationship built together as an important place for understanding to begin and healing to occur. I aim to provide a supportive space to build a deeper personal understanding of yourself and exploring how early life experiences and relationships support or bring obstacles to present day life. Together, we can work to rediscover the value in all of the unique parts of yourself, and gain the capacity to experience, feel, and safely regulate difficult emotions, working towards living a more authentic and vibrant life.
I utilize a psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy, greatly valuing the therapeutic relationship built together as an important place for understanding to begin and healing to occur. I aim to provide a supportive space to build a deeper personal understanding of yourself and exploring how early life experiences and relationships support or bring obstacles to present day life. Together, we can work to rediscover the value in all of the unique parts of yourself, and gain the capacity to experience, feel, and safely regulate difficult emotions, working towards living a more authentic and vibrant life.
(484) 214-2267 View (484) 214-2267
Photo of Dawn Polansky, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Dawn Polansky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Not accepting new clients
My first goal as your therapist would be to create a safe and accepting atmosphere in which you can feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings openly. I believe a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship is the most important part of creating real change. We will work together to explore your concerns, eliminate barriers, and identify your strengths to help you achieve your goals.
My first goal as your therapist would be to create a safe and accepting atmosphere in which you can feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings openly. I believe a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship is the most important part of creating real change. We will work together to explore your concerns, eliminate barriers, and identify your strengths to help you achieve your goals.
(267) 966-2306 View (267) 966-2306

See more therapy options for Philadelphia

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% Online Only
50% 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.

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.