Therapists in University Park, PA

Photo of Ainsley Rager, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ainsley Rager
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802
How can I help? My role is to create a safe and affirming space for you to reconnect with emotions and give voice to the hard stuff. While at the same time raising awareness of your inner strengths and illuminating and transforming unhealthy patterns, helping you heal, get unstuck, and make desired changes to transform yourself and others.
How can I help? My role is to create a safe and affirming space for you to reconnect with emotions and give voice to the hard stuff. While at the same time raising awareness of your inner strengths and illuminating and transforming unhealthy patterns, helping you heal, get unstuck, and make desired changes to transform yourself and others.
(814) 568-5866 View (814) 568-5866
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Maria T. Huber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802  (Online Only)
I am particularly adept at navigating the challenges faced by those adjusting to new environments, dealing with academic pressures, and experiencing cultural transitions. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual, drawing on a variety of modalities to foster resilience, promote personal growth, and enhance overall well-being.
I am particularly adept at navigating the challenges faced by those adjusting to new environments, dealing with academic pressures, and experiencing cultural transitions. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual, drawing on a variety of modalities to foster resilience, promote personal growth, and enhance overall well-being.
(814) 560-5269 View (814) 560-5269
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Jessica Frick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Park, PA 16802
Not accepting new clients
You’re not sure - but something feels off here. You spend all of your time being everything to everyone else, because it feels selfish to do anything less. Even giving yourself space to feel upset about it feels wrong - when your emotions rise up, your inner voice gets cruel and stomps you back down into submission. Other people have offered to help, but you don’t think they can give you what you need any better than you can yourself - or you know for a fact that their offer is bullshit. You’re not about to get hurt again, so you push some people away, and you never say “no” to others.
You’re not sure - but something feels off here. You spend all of your time being everything to everyone else, because it feels selfish to do anything less. Even giving yourself space to feel upset about it feels wrong - when your emotions rise up, your inner voice gets cruel and stomps you back down into submission. Other people have offered to help, but you don’t think they can give you what you need any better than you can yourself - or you know for a fact that their offer is bullshit. You’re not about to get hurt again, so you push some people away, and you never say “no” to others.
(814) 473-7985 View (814) 473-7985
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Ruth Han
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802  (Online Only)
I work with accomplished and high achieving people who are struggling in their current chapter of life. Your struggle could present as depression, grief, anxiety, rage... There are particular times in our life where if we haven't been living authentic lives, being able to admit what we want (or don't want), our true selves will still demand to be recognized and dealt with. The need to live authentically never goes away. If anything, the last thing you want is to near the end of your life and be full of regret or wishing you had done things differently.
I work with accomplished and high achieving people who are struggling in their current chapter of life. Your struggle could present as depression, grief, anxiety, rage... There are particular times in our life where if we haven't been living authentic lives, being able to admit what we want (or don't want), our true selves will still demand to be recognized and dealt with. The need to live authentically never goes away. If anything, the last thing you want is to near the end of your life and be full of regret or wishing you had done things differently.
(484) 430-3484 View (484) 430-3484
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Pathways to Inner Peace
MS
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802
Adriene holds intuitively-guided psychotherapy, psycho-spiritual counseling, &/or energy healing sessions to help individuals heal from traumas, remove blockages, & gain an understanding of life events to help clients turn difficult situations into valuable lessons and gifts. With each session as individual as the person, she navigates clients through a unique process to help them transform subconscious forces of personality, old negative patterns, and challenging emotional states. Sessions cultivate mindfulness, foster personal resilience, & build faith in life, all for lasting change.
Adriene holds intuitively-guided psychotherapy, psycho-spiritual counseling, &/or energy healing sessions to help individuals heal from traumas, remove blockages, & gain an understanding of life events to help clients turn difficult situations into valuable lessons and gifts. With each session as individual as the person, she navigates clients through a unique process to help them transform subconscious forces of personality, old negative patterns, and challenging emotional states. Sessions cultivate mindfulness, foster personal resilience, & build faith in life, all for lasting change.
(814) 250-3502 View (814) 250-3502
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Shawna L McKean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802
I employ a holistic approach enabling the client to heal in their own time within a safe, understanding and caring environment. In relationship therapy, I assist couples in doing the work needed to heal their relationship and move forward, with healthier communication and expectations. Healing from sexual abuse is a painful journey. I have experience in working with both victims and perpetrators, which gives me a unique perspective and understanding to assist you in your healing journey.
I employ a holistic approach enabling the client to heal in their own time within a safe, understanding and caring environment. In relationship therapy, I assist couples in doing the work needed to heal their relationship and move forward, with healthier communication and expectations. Healing from sexual abuse is a painful journey. I have experience in working with both victims and perpetrators, which gives me a unique perspective and understanding to assist you in your healing journey.
(814) 359-7244 View (814) 359-7244
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Shephard Associates LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802  (Online Only)
I have been passionate about teaching, coaching, and helping individuals reach their goals for my entire life. I spent much of my professional career as a gymnastics coach. Since retiring from coaching in 2010, I went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with people dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, child sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, anger management, and more. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Bowen Family Systems therapy. I want to help you reach your best self and live your best life.
I have been passionate about teaching, coaching, and helping individuals reach their goals for my entire life. I spent much of my professional career as a gymnastics coach. Since retiring from coaching in 2010, I went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with people dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, child sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, anger management, and more. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Bowen Family Systems therapy. I want to help you reach your best self and live your best life.
(814) 501-4377 View (814) 501-4377
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Kathryn Pohland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802  (Online Only)
I provide therapy across the lifespan in individual, family and couples therapy. I work with clients struggling to manage symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief and Loss, and ADHD. I offer parenting sessions for parents struggling with a child dealing with ADHD, emotional and behavioral difficulties. You don't have to be in a "psychological crisis" to seek therapy.
I provide therapy across the lifespan in individual, family and couples therapy. I work with clients struggling to manage symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief and Loss, and ADHD. I offer parenting sessions for parents struggling with a child dealing with ADHD, emotional and behavioral difficulties. You don't have to be in a "psychological crisis" to seek therapy.
(814) 501-4294 View (814) 501-4294
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Wes Scala
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Park, PA 16802
The best way to contact me is through email with a brief statement about why you are seeking therapy. College and early career life can be especially difficult times in life to navigate, and stress can lead to unhealthy ways of coping (e.g., emotional eating, focusing too much on work, lack of self-care, etc.) and feelings of loneliness. The experiences we have can lead us to feel disconnected in various ways, from our own sense of self and values, important people in our life, and our emotions.
The best way to contact me is through email with a brief statement about why you are seeking therapy. College and early career life can be especially difficult times in life to navigate, and stress can lead to unhealthy ways of coping (e.g., emotional eating, focusing too much on work, lack of self-care, etc.) and feelings of loneliness. The experiences we have can lead us to feel disconnected in various ways, from our own sense of self and values, important people in our life, and our emotions.
(814) 205-0622 View (814) 205-0622
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Kyle Newkam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University Park, PA 16802
Availability: 10am-3pm (2pm latest session). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I am a believer that counseling is a place where an individual can work to understand themselves (developing self-awareness) and manage themselves (managing mind-body and true self). My job is to help you in your journey of personal growth. Every person has unique and valuable skills within them. Our goal in therapy is to find what you want to change, what those unique skills are, and to work toward your goals. Often times people come to therapy because they feel disconnected and struggling. Our therapy will be a place for rejuvenation.
Availability: 10am-3pm (2pm latest session). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I am a believer that counseling is a place where an individual can work to understand themselves (developing self-awareness) and manage themselves (managing mind-body and true self). My job is to help you in your journey of personal growth. Every person has unique and valuable skills within them. Our goal in therapy is to find what you want to change, what those unique skills are, and to work toward your goals. Often times people come to therapy because they feel disconnected and struggling. Our therapy will be a place for rejuvenation.
(717) 384-2418 View (717) 384-2418
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Nancy E. Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
University Park, PA 16802  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience working with young adults, 18 and over, seeking treatment for anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Primarily I work with college students. both graduate and undergraduate, who seem to be a good fit. Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as eating disorder recovery techniques. I offer 1 hour Telehealth sessions and accept most major insurances. The best way to reach me is by email or text.
Hello, I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience working with young adults, 18 and over, seeking treatment for anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Primarily I work with college students. both graduate and undergraduate, who seem to be a good fit. Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as eating disorder recovery techniques. I offer 1 hour Telehealth sessions and accept most major insurances. The best way to reach me is by email or text.
(520) 878-7857 View (520) 878-7857

More Therapists Nearby

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Joshua Schultz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16801
Therapy is a series of conversations that change how you see yourself and the world. I work with ambitious people looking to change their lives in the most important ways. No matter the issue, I help people understand themselves more fully, build healthy habits, and make life changes. In the therapy room, I help people get to know and make friends with their minds. I also work extensively in business, performing executive coaching with founders, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders, and career transition work for those looking to change jobs.
Therapy is a series of conversations that change how you see yourself and the world. I work with ambitious people looking to change their lives in the most important ways. No matter the issue, I help people understand themselves more fully, build healthy habits, and make life changes. In the therapy room, I help people get to know and make friends with their minds. I also work extensively in business, performing executive coaching with founders, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders, and career transition work for those looking to change jobs.
(215) 608-5861 View (215) 608-5861
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Melanie Veeder
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16801
Life has a way of throwing challenges at you when you least expect it. It can be hard to know how to understand and cope with those life challenges. But fear not, because you don’t have to face them alone.
Life has a way of throwing challenges at you when you least expect it. It can be hard to know how to understand and cope with those life challenges. But fear not, because you don’t have to face them alone.
(814) 743-9190 View (814) 743-9190
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Vithusha Selvavelautham Specializing In Children Of Immigrants
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
State College, PA 16802
Are you starting to feel resentful towards the people in your life because you’re constantly putting them before you? Are you tired of staying in relationships that make you feel small and insignificant? I get it. You feel like the entire world’s expectations are on your shoulders. On one hand you believe if you don’t fulfill other’s expectations their world falls apart, and on the other hand you’re exhausted because no matter what you do it will never be enough.
Are you starting to feel resentful towards the people in your life because you’re constantly putting them before you? Are you tired of staying in relationships that make you feel small and insignificant? I get it. You feel like the entire world’s expectations are on your shoulders. On one hand you believe if you don’t fulfill other’s expectations their world falls apart, and on the other hand you’re exhausted because no matter what you do it will never be enough.
(267) 310-1863 View (267) 310-1863
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Jessica Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16801
Hi, I’m Jes. My clinical and professional experience is rooted in community service, and I value a client-centered and collaborative approach to therapy. Life can be hard at times, and we all experience difficult and challenging events that we need help navigating. I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, and have been working in the field for 15+ years.
Hi, I’m Jes. My clinical and professional experience is rooted in community service, and I value a client-centered and collaborative approach to therapy. Life can be hard at times, and we all experience difficult and challenging events that we need help navigating. I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, and have been working in the field for 15+ years.
(724) 278-8915 View (724) 278-8915
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Eve J. Cannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
State College, PA 16801  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to cope with big changes in your life? Perhaps you're adjusting to a shift in relationship or career, moving, going to college, or past trauma is resurfacing during a stressful time. Whether your challenges are new or familiar, as a counselor, art therapist, and holistic health coach, I'll help you break old patterns, shift your mindset, and find more ease in life. I also enjoy supporting helping professionals and caregivers to prioritize self-care. I offer individual therapy, supervision, and therapeutic art workshops (see Groups section below to learn more).
Are you struggling to cope with big changes in your life? Perhaps you're adjusting to a shift in relationship or career, moving, going to college, or past trauma is resurfacing during a stressful time. Whether your challenges are new or familiar, as a counselor, art therapist, and holistic health coach, I'll help you break old patterns, shift your mindset, and find more ease in life. I also enjoy supporting helping professionals and caregivers to prioritize self-care. I offer individual therapy, supervision, and therapeutic art workshops (see Groups section below to learn more).
(215) 999-6730 View (215) 999-6730
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Gene-Leigh Wheeler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16801  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! You are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed. You feel "other". And our current social and political climate is exacerbating it. You feel like no one gets it. You have such a hard time trusting people, so the idea of taking the first step to start therapy is terrifying. You don't feel like yourself anymore, and sometimes you wonder what that even means. You feel shame. You feel like you simply "don't have time for therapy", but also know you can't continue like you have been. You want to feel more grounded, balanced, and resilient. But you have no idea how to get there.
Currently accepting new clients! You are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed. You feel "other". And our current social and political climate is exacerbating it. You feel like no one gets it. You have such a hard time trusting people, so the idea of taking the first step to start therapy is terrifying. You don't feel like yourself anymore, and sometimes you wonder what that even means. You feel shame. You feel like you simply "don't have time for therapy", but also know you can't continue like you have been. You want to feel more grounded, balanced, and resilient. But you have no idea how to get there.
(878) 666-9864 View (878) 666-9864
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Michael Bowersox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16801
It's wonderful you are taking the time to poke around and find a therapist that will be a fit for you. Honestly this may be one of the most important pieces in the whole process of therapy - that you and the therapist 'click' and are able to co-create a trusting, collaborative relationship. My hope is that our work together brings more groundedness and balance into your life. And this journey looks different for each of us. It’s an active process, discovering unhelpful patterns of physical sensation-emotion-thought reactivity and then co-creating mindful, body-based practices that draw on your inner strengths and facilitate healing
It's wonderful you are taking the time to poke around and find a therapist that will be a fit for you. Honestly this may be one of the most important pieces in the whole process of therapy - that you and the therapist 'click' and are able to co-create a trusting, collaborative relationship. My hope is that our work together brings more groundedness and balance into your life. And this journey looks different for each of us. It’s an active process, discovering unhelpful patterns of physical sensation-emotion-thought reactivity and then co-creating mindful, body-based practices that draw on your inner strengths and facilitate healing
(724) 221-3452 View (724) 221-3452
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Nadermann Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16801
With all the muddiness around us in the world and our daily lives, it's easy to become stuck in the quagmire and lose sight of our values. Counseling offers a chance to look introspectively at what is truly important, so we can then discover ways to center those values in our day to day lives. My goal is to build relationships with clients that allow for exploration and deeper understanding of how to live your best life.
With all the muddiness around us in the world and our daily lives, it's easy to become stuck in the quagmire and lose sight of our values. Counseling offers a chance to look introspectively at what is truly important, so we can then discover ways to center those values in our day to day lives. My goal is to build relationships with clients that allow for exploration and deeper understanding of how to live your best life.
(814) 995-6531 View (814) 995-6531
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Anne Lloyd Batchelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16801
Anne Lloyd Batchelder, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania offering psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. She is committed to helping individuals and families by using a collaborative, strength based, client-centered approach. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and received her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in New York. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings, including: clinics, schools, community-based organizations, and inpatient treatment programs.
Anne Lloyd Batchelder, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania offering psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. She is committed to helping individuals and families by using a collaborative, strength based, client-centered approach. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and received her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in New York. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings, including: clinics, schools, community-based organizations, and inpatient treatment programs.
(814) 264-3507 View (814) 264-3507

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in University Park, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$126

Therapists in University Park, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Highmark
86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in University Park, PA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University Park?

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.