I. Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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There are no therapists currently located in Philadelphia, PA. The following therapists are located in PA.

Pamela McGarry

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression

Chris Weidler

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Annie Strout

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Areas of focus: Caregiver Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Pennsylvania and Virginia

Kim Engstrom

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family / Marital, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Pennsylvania

Jessica Pavelka

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Narrative, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State License: Pennsylvania

Jenny Delacruz

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Trauma Focused

State License: Pennsylvania

Olga Lomanovitch

  • 13 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Gestalt, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Trauma Focused

State License: Pennsylvania

Jennifer Seip

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Narrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

State License: Pennsylvania

Maddie Lukens

  • 2 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Areas of focus: Adoption, Chronic Pain, Depression, Faith Transition, Immigration Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Person-Centered Therapy

Lola Georg

  • 15+ years of Experience
  • United States
  • Philadelphia, PA
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Feminist, Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Pennsylvania

II. Choosing the Best Philadelphia, PA Therapists

Online Therapy compiled this list of 15 top-rated therapists in Philadelphia using eight key factors, including specializations, credentials, availability, cost, and other essential features. You can be confident all the therapists recommended offer quality care at a fair price and are easy to work with.

Credentials

Credentials should follow state regulations and prove a therapist is trustworthy. In Pennsylvania, applicants must complete a 60 semester-hour graduate degree in counseling, a 100-hour practicum, and a 600-hour internship. Post-graduation, they must complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience within two to six years and pass a national licensing exam.

Accessibility

The right therapist will focus on the type of therapy you’re seeking and be accessible. A therapist’s availability is enhanced by flexible scheduling, which may include extended and/or weekend hours. All the therapists listed offer remote services to make therapy more attainable on your schedule.

Cost

The listed therapists charge per-session with varying rates for individual, couple, family, and group sessions. While cost shouldn’t be the only deciding factor, per-session rates must work with your budget. Ask whether they accept your insurance or provide documentation so you can be reimbursed, and find out if they offer a sliding fee scale based on income.

III. The Best Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

Harold Kirby: LCSW, BCD | Best for OCD

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Website
610-517-3127

Harold Kirby is a licensed clinical social worker and nationally recognized speaker and expert in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has over 27 years of clinical experience treating OCD, and the complete range of anxiety disorders and depression. Harold provides an eclectic approach to treatment so clients can better understand and effectively manage their disorder and related symptoms. He offers a free OCD support group.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Anxiety
Grief
N/A Cost per Session: $240 No Yes

 

Jessica Pavelka: M.S., LPC, NCC, RYT | Best for psychotherapeutic yoga

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Website
267-551-1270

Jessica Pavelka is a licensed professional counselor of seven years and a registered yoga teacher who believes in a mind-body approach. She uses psychotherapeutic yoga as a complementary tool to enhance overall well-being by bridging therapy techniques with yoga asana. She accepts FSA/HSA and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Jessica is a truly beautiful soul. She exudes patience, kindness, and understanding.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Flex Spending Account
Health Savings Account
Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

 

Noam Dinovitz: LCSW | Best for accessibility

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Website
484-278-1230

Noam Dinovitz is a licensed clinical social worker who prides himself on his accessibility. He offers evening and weekend appointments, video/phone counseling, and connects through email, phone, and text. He specializes in anxiety, depression, and addiction and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Noam is very prompt with his responses and very flexible when it comes to scheduling. He makes me feel comfortable with sharing my experiences.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Addiction
N/A Not Provided Yes Yes

 

Anna M. Fineberg: Ph.D. | Best for postpartum mental health

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Website
610-525-7527

Dr. Anna Fineberg is dedicated to the unique needs of postpartum women and is an expert in treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She also devotes her practice to reproductive psychology, including infertility, loss, prenatal anxiety, traumatic childbirth, depression, body image issues, and postpartum adjustment. Dr. Fineberg has spent numerous years researching stress during pregnancy and has completed training in perinatal mental health.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
N/A Not Provided No Yes

 

Olga Lomanovitch: LCSW | Best for identifying your needs

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Website
267-227-9373

Olga Lomanovitch is a licensed clinical social worker who believes in the healing power of cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself by identifying, understanding, and connecting with your needs, then learning how to provide for them accordingly. Olga has been practicing for 14 years.

What patients say: “Olga is great! She listens and challenges me when I need it. She understands everything and shows me so.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Self Esteem
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $125 No Yes

 

Uchechi Ukuku: Ph.D. | Best for trauma

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Website
267-281-9839

Dr. Uchechi Ukuku is a licensed psychologist with over 10 years in the field. She concentrates on the treatment of trauma and has extensive training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents and prolonged exposure therapy for adults. Dr. Ukuku works with clients aged 10 and older and believes in developing a therapeutic relationship that facilitates change through experiencing emotions and changing thoughts and behaviors.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Sexual Abuse
Life Transitions
Aetna Student Insurance
Highmark
Optum
Cost per Session: $140 No Yes

 

Ebony Peake: M.S.W., ACSW, CAMS-II, CGT | Best for anger management

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Website
267-343-5327

Ebony Peake is a clinical social worker and certified anger management specialist who provides anger management therapy designed to meet the needs of adults struggling with various anger issues. She’s been helping clients address their anger in group settings and one-on-one counseling for 13 years.

What patients say: “Helped me with my anger, helped us understand our relationship and the way we communicate is toxic.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Relationship Issues
Anger Management
N/A Cost per Session: Yes Yes

 

Adrian Chiu: Ph.D. | Best for relationship issues

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Website
267-702-4862

Dr. Adrian Chiu is a licensed clinical psychologist who delves into relationship issues, including identity and cultural concerns. Through couples therapy, he encourages clients in romantic relationships fraught with emotional distance, distrust, and miscommunication to facilitate intimacy through open, honest communication. Dr. Chiu also treats depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. He works with several insurance carriers and Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale on a limited basis.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Aetna
BCBS Federal Employee Program (FEP)
BCBS of (Any State)
BlueCross and BlueShield
Highmark
Horizon BCBS (PPO Only)
Medicare
OON for Amerihealth
OON for Indepedence Blue Cross
OON for Independence Administr
OON for Keystone Health Plan
OON for Magellan
Cost per session:
60 Minute Initial Evaluation – $175
45 Minute Therapy Appointment – $130
55 Minute Therapy Appointment – $160
90 Minute Process Group – $50
Sliding Scale on a Limited Basis
Yes Yes

 

Kaitlin Staples: M.A., ATR-BC, LPC | Best for art therapy

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Website
215-821-7211

Kaitlin Staples is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified registered art therapist who primarily works with adults using art therapy, dream analysis, and discussion to better understand the symbolic nature of their patterns and behaviors. Her areas of practice include relationship issues, grief and loss, disordered eating, body image, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and addictions. Kaitlin offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Eating Disorders
Addiction
N/A Cost per session:
$150 per 60 minute session
Yes Yes

 

Rivera Walter: Ph.D., LMFT | Best for couples therapy

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Website
833-444-9446

Dr. Rivera Walter is a licensed marriage and family therapist and couples therapist who specializes in helping couples sort through individual desires and couple goals to better understand each other and move forward again. Each couple receives a tailored therapy plan that helps them quickly see progress as they work together as a team. Dr. Walter provides online therapy only and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Infidelity
N/A Cost per session:
Couple Therapy
$150 – 200: 60 minute session
$225 – 300: 90 minute session
$300 – 400: 120 minute session
$75 – 100: 30 minute session
Yes Yes

 

Michael E. Keesler: Ph.D., J.D. | Best for neuropsychological evaluations

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Website
215-437-0632

Dr. Michael Keesler is a neuropsychologist who offers neuropsychological evaluations for ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, among others. He treats patients aged six to 99, has 12 years of experience, and accepts various insurance carriers and Medicaid.

What patients say: “He was pretty usefull [sic] to me while I was trying to overcome my debilitating social anxiety disorder.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Traumatic Brain Injury
Alzheimer’s
ADHD
Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Amerihealth
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
CHIP
Cigna
Highmark
Independence Blue Cross
Keystone First
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicaid
United
Cost per Session: $3000 No Yes

 

Alisa Stamps: M.S.S., LCSW | Best for adult children of narcissists

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Website
484-416-1160

Alisa Stamps is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating adult children of narcissists and helping them overcome a lifetime of emotional pain and narcissistic abuse so they can discover their true selves. She also treats clients struggling with disordered eating and body image issues and additional concerns, including anxiety, complex trauma, PTSD, and codependency/family conflict. Alisa offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Codependency
Eating Disorders
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per session:
50 minutes. The cost is $140 per session
Yes Yes

 

Dennis M. Debiak: Psy.D. | Best for depression

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Website
610-348-7780

Dr. Dennis Debiak has been practicing for 25 years and focuses on treating depression. He helps clients improve their lives by looking at their relationships, then examining and changing their way of relating so they feel less depressed and anxious.

What patients say: “I have never felt as confident and relaxed with a therapist as I have in therapy with Dr. Debiak. He is insightful and encouraging.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per session:
$150 for one 45-minute individual
No Yes

 

Arlene Goldman: Ph.D. | Best for sex therapy

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Website
215-545-7014

Dr. Arlene Goldman is a licensed psychologist who offers therapy for relationship conflicts, sexual dysfunction, and other sexual difficulties. She has 30-plus years of experience and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Dr. Goldman was very professional in her demeanor while still communicating warmth and concern. She both listened well and explained things well. Our work together, though brief, was highly effective and satisfying.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Marital and Premarital
Infidelity
N/A Cost per session:
Avg Cost (per session): $200
Yes Yes

 

Catherine Fries: M.S.W., LCSW, RPT | Best for childhood trauma

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Website
484-899-9665

Katie Fries is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist who specializes in helping clients with childhood trauma. She is both a child-trained and adult-trained therapist and has a unique understanding of how childhood experiences shape relationships throughout an individual’s life. Katie has extensive training in trauma, depression, inner child work, and play therapy, and tailors treatment so it will be most effective.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Child or Adolescent
N/A Cost per Session: $180 No Yes

 

IV. What You Should Know About Philadelphia Therapy

How are Philadelphia therapists licensed?

Pennsylvania’s State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors administers licensure for LPCs in Philadelphia. Licensure requires completion of a 60 semester-hour degree in counseling or a closely related field with a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship. Master’s degree graduates must complete 3,000 hours of supervised counseling experience, and doctoral degree graduates must complete 2,400 with 1,200-plus hours post-degree. All applicants must pass the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.

How much does therapy cost in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia therapists usually charge per session, but per-session costs vary greatly. For the therapists listed, the cost of individual sessions lasting an average of 50 to 60 minutes ranges between $125 and $240. Longer sessions and couple and family sessions are available at a higher cost. Many of the therapists listed offer sliding fee scales, although some are only offered on a limited basis. Very few of these therapists work with private insurance carriers.

 

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