Teletherapy for Pittston, PA

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Valerie Palencar, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
Hello! I work with my clients using a Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Solution Focused Approach. Solution Focused means we try to solve issues and problems as soon as possible. I am also a trauma specialist and have worked with military and domestic violence victims for many years. Trauma is relative to each individual and shouldn't be compared. And there are ways to heal and thrive! I also work with sexual addiction, childhood behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, career coaching, and all female issues. I also offer premarital and marital counseling.
(917) 821-6645 View (917) 821-6645
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Kelly Vermeerensmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in applied behavior analysis and dual diagnosis with 12 years of experience. I have been successful in working with people find obtainable and realistic solutions to their problems. I want to help people gain new insight and self-awareness while developing healthy skills to address stressors
(570) 672-5705 View (570) 672-5705
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Bill Poray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640
It is essential for the client to feel safe upon entering counseling and throughout their course of treatment. I have come to believe that treatment is about increasing one’s connection with the present, while seeking solutions, rather than being stuck in one’s past. My goal with any client is to work with them, so that they can feel part of the treatment process.
It is essential for the client to feel safe upon entering counseling and throughout their course of treatment. I have come to believe that treatment is about increasing one’s connection with the present, while seeking solutions, rather than being stuck in one’s past. My goal with any client is to work with them, so that they can feel part of the treatment process.
(570) 857-2608 View (570) 857-2608
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Danielle Vicario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
I have always enjoyed helping others grow as individuals, overcome adversity, and find their inner strength. I believe all individuals possess resiliency and they may need a helping hand in awakening that resiliency from time to time throughout their life. I take a client-centered approach which means you are behind the wheel, I am here to help guide you in a positive direction.
(570) 539-9919 View (570) 539-9919
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Deanna Warren
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
LSW with 3 years experience working in the mental health field. Offers assistance with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD. I like to meet you where you are at in the stage of healing and work at your pace to what your end goal is.
(570) 980-1751 View (570) 980-1751
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Savina Vavlas Ortiz
Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittston, PA 18640  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth and change through one on one counseling! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, whether you are a concerned parent or simply an adult struggling to manage the chaos of everyday life, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic process. I commend you on being brave enough to take those steps and for valuing your emotional health enough to do the work on becoming your best self.
(570) 243-6131 View (570) 243-6131
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Allison Baur
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
Welcome! As a counselor, it is my goal to build a genuine, trusting, and helpful relationship with my clients. I work with adult clients who have the desire to live their best lives. It is my role to share the space and support you need to become the best version of yourself. Although life can be difficult, I believe that everyone has the potential to find meaning and fulfillment. Together, we will work towards positive changes to enhance your mind, body, and spirit.
Welcome! As a counselor, it is my goal to build a genuine, trusting, and helpful relationship with my clients. I work with adult clients who have the desire to live their best lives. It is my role to share the space and support you need to become the best version of yourself. Although life can be difficult, I believe that everyone has the potential to find meaning and fulfillment. Together, we will work towards positive changes to enhance your mind, body, and spirit.
(570) 774-4362 x705 View (570) 774-4362 x705
Emily Supko
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 526-4843 View (570) 526-4843

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.