Therapists in West Chester, PA

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Lizzie Birmingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
My ideal population is adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, or substance use - however I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who is dedicated to them, and I would never turn away a client unless their needs were out of my scope of practice. My ideal client is someone who is motivated for therapy and is willing to learn.
My ideal population is adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, or substance use - however I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who is dedicated to them, and I would never turn away a client unless their needs were out of my scope of practice. My ideal client is someone who is motivated for therapy and is willing to learn.
(484) 613-3418 View (484) 613-3418
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Tell Perry Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
As a therapist, I strive to collaborate in creating a space that nurtures and empowers clients on their journey to better mental health. I work with adults of any and all backgrounds, particularly LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC clients. I lead my sessions with trauma informed care, and I am specialized in grief, depression, anxiety, and sex therapy. Allow me to help you grow more confident, promote self-exploration, and assist you on your path to better mental health.
As a therapist, I strive to collaborate in creating a space that nurtures and empowers clients on their journey to better mental health. I work with adults of any and all backgrounds, particularly LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC clients. I lead my sessions with trauma informed care, and I am specialized in grief, depression, anxiety, and sex therapy. Allow me to help you grow more confident, promote self-exploration, and assist you on your path to better mental health.
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Hillary Elizabeth Hess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC, RYT
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Hello, the work that I do with individuals, couples and families is based in a mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy approach. I work with clients to integrate mindfulness skills and cognitive behavior strategies into their daily lives. These strategies help to access a more centered and deliberate way of being. The skills and strategies used are tailored for each individual based on concerns, goals and interests. This approach is great for those who experience anxiety, high levels of stress, trauma, depression, or have anger related concerns.
Hello, the work that I do with individuals, couples and families is based in a mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy approach. I work with clients to integrate mindfulness skills and cognitive behavior strategies into their daily lives. These strategies help to access a more centered and deliberate way of being. The skills and strategies used are tailored for each individual based on concerns, goals and interests. This approach is great for those who experience anxiety, high levels of stress, trauma, depression, or have anger related concerns.
(484) 282-3313 View (484) 282-3313
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Maria Christina Salomone Gabelberger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
In my experience, inside every person there is a psychological center, like a ‘Light’ leading us to love, healing, joy and growth. In a deep place in each of us, it is always present, though sometimes hidden. Known by many different names and through many different senses - center, core, soul, real-self, heart or unconscious, it is wise and kind and delights to do no harm, and intends only good. We all have a longing to connect to this profound potential, goodness and love within ourselves, within others and in all. I enjoy supporting folks in their journey back to this connection.
In my experience, inside every person there is a psychological center, like a ‘Light’ leading us to love, healing, joy and growth. In a deep place in each of us, it is always present, though sometimes hidden. Known by many different names and through many different senses - center, core, soul, real-self, heart or unconscious, it is wise and kind and delights to do no harm, and intends only good. We all have a longing to connect to this profound potential, goodness and love within ourselves, within others and in all. I enjoy supporting folks in their journey back to this connection.
(610) 915-8793 View (610) 915-8793
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Toni Marie Giordano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
Not accepting new clients
I believe that healing occurs within the context of a relationship. Through a trusting, therapeutic relationship, one is given the opportunity to see things in a different light. My goal, as a therapist, is to help people identify what they would like to change in their lives and how to work toward this change.
I believe that healing occurs within the context of a relationship. Through a trusting, therapeutic relationship, one is given the opportunity to see things in a different light. My goal, as a therapist, is to help people identify what they would like to change in their lives and how to work toward this change.
(484) 786-0464 View (484) 786-0464
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Alexandra Pool
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
Do you find yourself using your relationship with food as a way to keep your uncomfortable emotions at bay, only to find this emotion pops back up with vengeance after restricting, binging, or purging? Your eating disorder has helped you survive a traumatic and stressful environment, yet you now realize it is no longer needed to keep you afloat. Now what kept you alive for so long is holding you back from moving forward with your life. You want to make a change yet are uncertain how to even start healing your relationship with food and your body.
Do you find yourself using your relationship with food as a way to keep your uncomfortable emotions at bay, only to find this emotion pops back up with vengeance after restricting, binging, or purging? Your eating disorder has helped you survive a traumatic and stressful environment, yet you now realize it is no longer needed to keep you afloat. Now what kept you alive for so long is holding you back from moving forward with your life. You want to make a change yet are uncertain how to even start healing your relationship with food and your body.
(610) 756-2392 View (610) 756-2392
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Angela Sanson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
Now Accepting New Clients! Hi, I'm Angela and I am a Marriage and Family therapist who works with couples, families, and individuals struggling with self esteem, grief, family dynamics, relationship issues, and life transitions. You are more than what your struggles are, so I want to emphasize the importance of knowing you as an individual and how all of your relationships, responsibilities, and life experiences impact and shape who you are and how you interact with the world around you. I believe that building and creating meaningful and healthy relationships with ourselves and others has the power to help us live fulfilling lives.
Now Accepting New Clients! Hi, I'm Angela and I am a Marriage and Family therapist who works with couples, families, and individuals struggling with self esteem, grief, family dynamics, relationship issues, and life transitions. You are more than what your struggles are, so I want to emphasize the importance of knowing you as an individual and how all of your relationships, responsibilities, and life experiences impact and shape who you are and how you interact with the world around you. I believe that building and creating meaningful and healthy relationships with ourselves and others has the power to help us live fulfilling lives.
(484) 729-9405 View (484) 729-9405
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Lisa Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD, MFT
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
I believe that our relationships with others provide a mirror into our selves. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, issues with relationships, self-esteem, trauma, grief, illness, infertility, co-dependency, and issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender. I work with couples who are experiencing difficulties with respect to communication, lack of connection, infidelity, co-parenting and the blending of two families. My work with families includes communication issues between parents and children as well as between adult siblings.
I believe that our relationships with others provide a mirror into our selves. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, issues with relationships, self-esteem, trauma, grief, illness, infertility, co-dependency, and issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender. I work with couples who are experiencing difficulties with respect to communication, lack of connection, infidelity, co-parenting and the blending of two families. My work with families includes communication issues between parents and children as well as between adult siblings.
(484) 653-6185 View (484) 653-6185
Photo of Carla Jean DeMarco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Chester, PA
Carla Jean DeMarco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, BCD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
I have been in the field of emotional health for over 30 years. My experience has been diverse, working with the entire age spectrum. I am comfortable utilizing several psycho therapeutic approaches. I will also integrate the Christian perspective into the counseling process, if requested. I believe that each client is a unique individual. I want to assist them in accomplishing their goals in counseling with the approach that fit their needs. My goal is to "work myself out of a job" by equipping my clients with the emotional tools that they need, so that they may enjoy their lives.
I have been in the field of emotional health for over 30 years. My experience has been diverse, working with the entire age spectrum. I am comfortable utilizing several psycho therapeutic approaches. I will also integrate the Christian perspective into the counseling process, if requested. I believe that each client is a unique individual. I want to assist them in accomplishing their goals in counseling with the approach that fit their needs. My goal is to "work myself out of a job" by equipping my clients with the emotional tools that they need, so that they may enjoy their lives.
(484) 241-4329 View (484) 241-4329
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Bill Reichle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCMH, NCC, MSEd
Verified
10 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
Hi, I'm Bill! I have a Master's degree in School & Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Oregon in Family & Human Services. Additionally, I completed a Master's degree from Penn State in Special Education. As a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware and a board-certified National Counselor by NBCC, I have extensive experience working with youth, young adults, and parents.
Hi, I'm Bill! I have a Master's degree in School & Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Oregon in Family & Human Services. Additionally, I completed a Master's degree from Penn State in Special Education. As a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware and a board-certified National Counselor by NBCC, I have extensive experience working with youth, young adults, and parents.
(610) 890-7951 View (610) 890-7951
Photo of Kate Bowden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Chester, PA
Kate Bowden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
As a Licensed Social Worker my goal is to empower individuals and promote human potential. My experience includes working with dually-diagnosed children and adolescents, many of whom are navigating life transitions, behavioral challenges and emotional distress; as well as adults who are feeling challenged by life’s hurdles. I am a strong advocate for individual empowerment, but also look to how we can grow through our eco-systemic support systems. I enjoy working with families, and often find that through focusing on the relational dynamics people can increase connection and find the support they need to feel emotionally empowered.
As a Licensed Social Worker my goal is to empower individuals and promote human potential. My experience includes working with dually-diagnosed children and adolescents, many of whom are navigating life transitions, behavioral challenges and emotional distress; as well as adults who are feeling challenged by life’s hurdles. I am a strong advocate for individual empowerment, but also look to how we can grow through our eco-systemic support systems. I enjoy working with families, and often find that through focusing on the relational dynamics people can increase connection and find the support they need to feel emotionally empowered.
(267) 727-2844 View (267) 727-2844
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Danielle Bills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Pennsylvania. I am based in Chester County and have worked in the area for over a decade. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life and, although we all have differences, one thing that connects us is our need to feel supported and heard while going through periods of change and transition. As a psychotherapist my specialties include anxiety and depressive disorders, healing from trauma/ PTSD including working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and women’s health with a focus on perinatal and maternal mental health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Pennsylvania. I am based in Chester County and have worked in the area for over a decade. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life and, although we all have differences, one thing that connects us is our need to feel supported and heard while going through periods of change and transition. As a psychotherapist my specialties include anxiety and depressive disorders, healing from trauma/ PTSD including working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and women’s health with a focus on perinatal and maternal mental health.
(484) 291-5566 View (484) 291-5566
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Debbie Waterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
My style as a therapist is characterized by warmth, honesty, and a non-judgmental, open approach. I strive to help patients understand the nature of their problems and create solutions that can be brought about in a relatively short period of time. I use a range of interventions, including humanistic, existential and psychodynamic approaches. I encourage clients to consider their strengths, take an active role in psychotherapy, and practice positive change in their lives.
My style as a therapist is characterized by warmth, honesty, and a non-judgmental, open approach. I strive to help patients understand the nature of their problems and create solutions that can be brought about in a relatively short period of time. I use a range of interventions, including humanistic, existential and psychodynamic approaches. I encourage clients to consider their strengths, take an active role in psychotherapy, and practice positive change in their lives.
(610) 915-8633 View (610) 915-8633
Photo of Caitlin Cassidy, Psychologist in West Chester, PA
Caitlin Cassidy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
My clients come to me with a wide variety of concerns related to anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, life transitions and adjustments, impulsive behaviors (e.g., substance use, binge eating, self-harm), etc. There is no problem too big or too small, and you are brave for considering therapy. No matter what you are searching for, I believe change is possible and therapy can help.
My clients come to me with a wide variety of concerns related to anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, life transitions and adjustments, impulsive behaviors (e.g., substance use, binge eating, self-harm), etc. There is no problem too big or too small, and you are brave for considering therapy. No matter what you are searching for, I believe change is possible and therapy can help.
(484) 878-3147 View (484) 878-3147
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Dr. Francis J Sizer, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
My goal is to help you improve your quality of life, substantially. I will help you make the positive changes you need by reducing anxiety, easing your stress, and gaining more control in your life. You will achieve and experience these goals in a secure and caring environment, discover your own inner strengths and develop effective coping skills. For more information on treatment modalities and specific problem areas I target please read on in this website page. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention therapy and interpersonal therapy focusing on anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
My goal is to help you improve your quality of life, substantially. I will help you make the positive changes you need by reducing anxiety, easing your stress, and gaining more control in your life. You will achieve and experience these goals in a secure and caring environment, discover your own inner strengths and develop effective coping skills. For more information on treatment modalities and specific problem areas I target please read on in this website page. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention therapy and interpersonal therapy focusing on anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
(610) 915-8983 View (610) 915-8983
Photo of Kelly Kowalchuk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Chester, PA
Kelly Kowalchuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
Grief can be an intricate and isolating experience for People Pleasers. The constant desire to please others adds a unique layer to the tasks faced during the grieving process, often leading individuals to disregard their own needs and emotions. You do not have to navigate this journey alone. We will embark on a compassionate and nonjudgmental narrative approach to address the tasks of grief. In our sessions, your goals to restore balance to your entire being—mind, body, and spirit—will be our focus, and one step at a time, we will work towards fostering healthy relationships and enhancing self-advocacy. Ask me about Walk & Talk!
Grief can be an intricate and isolating experience for People Pleasers. The constant desire to please others adds a unique layer to the tasks faced during the grieving process, often leading individuals to disregard their own needs and emotions. You do not have to navigate this journey alone. We will embark on a compassionate and nonjudgmental narrative approach to address the tasks of grief. In our sessions, your goals to restore balance to your entire being—mind, body, and spirit—will be our focus, and one step at a time, we will work towards fostering healthy relationships and enhancing self-advocacy. Ask me about Walk & Talk!
(484) 946-3989 View (484) 946-3989
Photo of Elizabeth Stone, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Chester, PA
Elizabeth Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCATP
Verified
21 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
Life is complicated and each individual's situation is unique. No one escapes having difficulties in life. Some are tougher obstacles and we might need help figuring out how that affects us personally. Together we can work through those obstacles life handed you. Let's talk about moving forward. You aren’t alone - Help is availble!
Life is complicated and each individual's situation is unique. No one escapes having difficulties in life. Some are tougher obstacles and we might need help figuring out how that affects us personally. Together we can work through those obstacles life handed you. Let's talk about moving forward. You aren’t alone - Help is availble!
(610) 880-0998 View (610) 880-0998
Photo of Andrea J. Yost, Psychologist in West Chester, PA
Andrea J. Yost
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
I have more than 20 years working as a licensed psychologist. I like to make the counseling process comfortable and relaxed for clients, so that the person seeking help can develop a trusting relationship with me. Feel free to call me for a free phone consultation. I am typically able to get back to people within a day or two so be sure to leave a number and a time during the day when you are available to talk. Please note that unfortunately, I am not available for appointments after 3pm.
I have more than 20 years working as a licensed psychologist. I like to make the counseling process comfortable and relaxed for clients, so that the person seeking help can develop a trusting relationship with me. Feel free to call me for a free phone consultation. I am typically able to get back to people within a day or two so be sure to leave a number and a time during the day when you are available to talk. Please note that unfortunately, I am not available for appointments after 3pm.
(484) 601-5270 View (484) 601-5270
Photo of Hannah Gilmore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Chester, PA
Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(484) 276-3873 View (484) 276-3873
Photo of Todd L Grimm, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Chester, PA
Todd L Grimm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
I believe anyone can change. My role is to help you identify what you want to be different and to develop the strategies necessary to achieve these goals. I approach people from a non-judgmental mindset, treating them with respect and dignity. Many of the people I see struggle with major life altering events such as divorce and/or addiction. Many others have come from abusive environments, which interfere with their ability to form healthy connections with others. What these people often share is the feeling of being overwhelmed. By systematically reviewing the forces creating the difficulty, peace can be yours.
I believe anyone can change. My role is to help you identify what you want to be different and to develop the strategies necessary to achieve these goals. I approach people from a non-judgmental mindset, treating them with respect and dignity. Many of the people I see struggle with major life altering events such as divorce and/or addiction. Many others have come from abusive environments, which interfere with their ability to form healthy connections with others. What these people often share is the feeling of being overwhelmed. By systematically reviewing the forces creating the difficulty, peace can be yours.
(610) 429-4100 View (610) 429-4100

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Number of Therapists in West Chester, PA

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in West Chester, PA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
63% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Chester, PA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Chester?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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