Therapists in Wilkes Barre, PA

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Jessica Bender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
Too often, I hear clients say they’ve struggled to find the right therapist because they didn’t feel seen, or heard, or understood. Or their therapist sounded more like a textbook than a human, or treated them as simply a number rather than a person. My approach to therapy is to work with you on a very real, very human level while showing you that I am human too. We all have thoughts, feelings, worries, and fears that we struggle with sometimes, as well as experiences that can be difficult to move past. We all need help sometimes, and that’s ok. You are not alone.
(272) 381-3976 View (272) 381-3976
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Michael J Kreidler, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18706  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in 2011. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I have been employed by a community mental health agency in a variety of positions, working with clients of all ages and in multiple settings.
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in 2011. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I have been employed by a community mental health agency in a variety of positions, working with clients of all ages and in multiple settings.
(570) 390-7517 View (570) 390-7517
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Jordan Sod
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in 2020. I have experience working with anxiety, depression as well as other mental health disorders and I am certified in trauma counseling. I have been working in the field for 7 years in a variety of different atmospheres and populations. I have a history of working within inpatient, substance use and in the outpatient setting.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in 2020. I have experience working with anxiety, depression as well as other mental health disorders and I am certified in trauma counseling. I have been working in the field for 7 years in a variety of different atmospheres and populations. I have a history of working within inpatient, substance use and in the outpatient setting.
(570) 701-9126 x843 View (570) 701-9126 x843
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(570) 416-2884 x1 View (570) 416-2884 x1
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Amanda Rosentel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I specialize in ADHD parents/adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on your needs. - Our thoughts drive our entire life. The way you have been thinking, or taught to think, could be keeping you stuck and feeling alone. You can create a thought process, & your OWN life rules, that work WITH your brain, instead of against it. We’ll practice different strategies, systems, problem solving techniques, boundaries & coping skills; focusing only on the ones that work for you.
Welcome to a journey, you’ve never experienced before; I specialize in ADHD parents/adults and couples counseling, offering unique boutique type services that focus on your needs. - Our thoughts drive our entire life. The way you have been thinking, or taught to think, could be keeping you stuck and feeling alone. You can create a thought process, & your OWN life rules, that work WITH your brain, instead of against it. We’ll practice different strategies, systems, problem solving techniques, boundaries & coping skills; focusing only on the ones that work for you.
(570) 405-8135 View (570) 405-8135
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Dennis R Gourley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705  (Online Only)
I provide clinical services for adults, and consulting services for area businesses and organizations. I will listen to hear your needs and goals, and work in partnership with you to set the course for your ventures ahead. I will challenge you to look for facets in your experiences and perspectives that you may not have considered. I will work with you to identify choices and options, developing strategies for handling tough situations, and managing relationships.
I provide clinical services for adults, and consulting services for area businesses and organizations. I will listen to hear your needs and goals, and work in partnership with you to set the course for your ventures ahead. I will challenge you to look for facets in your experiences and perspectives that you may not have considered. I will work with you to identify choices and options, developing strategies for handling tough situations, and managing relationships.
(570) 933-7464 View (570) 933-7464
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Radiance Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
My ideal client is interested in growth and change. I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, process their experiences, and heal from hurt. Mental health is health. Most of us have not been taught to think critically about our life experiences, emotions, and triggers, we're simply just reacting and not understanding why we're struggling. In my practice, I work with people to make connections, heal from past hurts, and understand their feelings. I specialize in working with women, but provide services to men and folks anywhere across the gender spectrum.
(570) 608-8154 View (570) 608-8154
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Cory Ian Shafer Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Chattering finch and water-fly are not merrier than I; Here among the flowers I lie Laughing everlastingly. No; I may not tell the best; Surely, friends, I might have guessed Death was but the good King's jest, It was hid so carefully. The Skeleton by G. K. Chesterton
Chattering finch and water-fly are not merrier than I; Here among the flowers I lie Laughing everlastingly. No; I may not tell the best; Surely, friends, I might have guessed Death was but the good King's jest, It was hid so carefully. The Skeleton by G. K. Chesterton
(570) 852-2498 View (570) 852-2498
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John Oraczewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MS, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Hi! I'm John. Are you having a hard time managing your work stress? Anxiety? Are you feeling like your relationship/marriage is 'On the rocks?' Or, just feeling down? If so, I can help!
Hi! I'm John. Are you having a hard time managing your work stress? Anxiety? Are you feeling like your relationship/marriage is 'On the rocks?' Or, just feeling down? If so, I can help!
(570) 244-3937 View (570) 244-3937
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(570) 514-4584 View (570) 514-4584
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Peter Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
(570) 291-5608 View (570) 291-5608
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Levi Y. Wolff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
You don't have to struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, or relationship issues.
You don't have to struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, or relationship issues.
(570) 763-9177 View (570) 763-9177
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Matthew Semanision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702  (Online Only)
My name is Matt Semanision. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have spent the majority of my professional career working with the LGBTQIA+ population. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
My name is Matt Semanision. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have spent the majority of my professional career working with the LGBTQIA+ population. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
(215) 253-4289 View (215) 253-4289
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Valerie Palencar, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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) 994-9885 View (917) 994-9885
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Robert Matthew Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
I have 31 years of experience providing counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, stressing that what we think determines what we feel and what we do. For many reasons, people learn unrealistic or destructive thoughts that cause them problems in their lives. Therapy works towards more realistic thinking, and avoiding old and destructive thinking. As I like to say, therapy is a conversation with a destination, and realistic thinking is that destination.
I have 31 years of experience providing counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, stressing that what we think determines what we feel and what we do. For many reasons, people learn unrealistic or destructive thoughts that cause them problems in their lives. Therapy works towards more realistic thinking, and avoiding old and destructive thinking. As I like to say, therapy is a conversation with a destination, and realistic thinking is that destination.
(570) 257-4554 View (570) 257-4554
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Karen M Palonis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Everyday life often brings about many joys but also presents us with many obstacles, challenges, and disappointments that sometimes feel unbearable and lead us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and hopeless. The way we think and process these events lead to how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat disorders related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, obsessions, and compulsions. I assist individuals with developing the tools and skills necessary to make cognitive and behavioral changes that can open doors of opportunity for change, growth and personal fulfillment.
Everyday life often brings about many joys but also presents us with many obstacles, challenges, and disappointments that sometimes feel unbearable and lead us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and hopeless. The way we think and process these events lead to how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to treat disorders related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, obsessions, and compulsions. I assist individuals with developing the tools and skills necessary to make cognitive and behavioral changes that can open doors of opportunity for change, growth and personal fulfillment.
(570) 647-4273 View (570) 647-4273
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Laura Chickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Waitlist for new clients
I provide outpatient counseling services on a vast array of clinical issues to adults in a non -judgmental environment that takes the whole person into consideration. Counseling feels like a calling and it is an honor to share the journey with each client. I feel it is imperative to provide a safe place for individuals to identify their own needs, and work to fulfill those needs.
I provide outpatient counseling services on a vast array of clinical issues to adults in a non -judgmental environment that takes the whole person into consideration. Counseling feels like a calling and it is an honor to share the journey with each client. I feel it is imperative to provide a safe place for individuals to identify their own needs, and work to fulfill those needs.
(272) 200-3362 View (272) 200-3362
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Linda Benson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
Not accepting new clients
As a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization) Therapist I work primarily with people age 18 on seeking help resolving trauma or overcoming anxiety, phobias and performance anxiety. I also address depression and complicated grief utilizing a holistic approch to the wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Modalities are tailored to individual needs, perceptions, and goals and can include various approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ego state work, mindfulness, guided imagery and meditation.
As a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization) Therapist I work primarily with people age 18 on seeking help resolving trauma or overcoming anxiety, phobias and performance anxiety. I also address depression and complicated grief utilizing a holistic approch to the wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Modalities are tailored to individual needs, perceptions, and goals and can include various approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ego state work, mindfulness, guided imagery and meditation.
(570) 556-4574 View (570) 556-4574
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Robert Tryzenski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
With over 25 years of experience in this field, I am unique and eclectic in my approach. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have been seen as "difficult" by others or who have been dissatisfied with counseling in the past. I recognize the hard work that goes into bringing about change, but still feel the overall experience in counseling should be enjoyable. I am passionate about my work and try to make myself as accessible as possible. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your issues with you in a totally free/phone consultation.
With over 25 years of experience in this field, I am unique and eclectic in my approach. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have been seen as "difficult" by others or who have been dissatisfied with counseling in the past. I recognize the hard work that goes into bringing about change, but still feel the overall experience in counseling should be enjoyable. I am passionate about my work and try to make myself as accessible as possible. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your issues with you in a totally free/phone consultation.
(570) 491-1828 View (570) 491-1828
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Michael James Capozzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
My clinical expertise is addiction/substance abuse treatment (both user and impacted family members) as I've worked in both inpatient & outpatient settings. I am very familiar with 12-step recovery but it is not my only tool. I can provide evaluation/assessment and potential referral to rehab if needed. My style is hands on & solution-oriented -- my goal is that you leave our sessions feeling empowered, motivated and have more coping skills to manage your life. There is no reason why you should continue to suffer or struggle; you deserve to feel better & develop confidence in yourself.
My clinical expertise is addiction/substance abuse treatment (both user and impacted family members) as I've worked in both inpatient & outpatient settings. I am very familiar with 12-step recovery but it is not my only tool. I can provide evaluation/assessment and potential referral to rehab if needed. My style is hands on & solution-oriented -- my goal is that you leave our sessions feeling empowered, motivated and have more coping skills to manage your life. There is no reason why you should continue to suffer or struggle; you deserve to feel better & develop confidence in yourself.
(272) 770-3729 View (272) 770-3729

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Number of Therapists in Wilkes Barre, PA

70+

Average cost per session

$117

Therapists in Wilkes Barre, PA who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Highmark
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Optum

How Therapists in Wilkes Barre, PA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
34% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilkes Barre?

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.