Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in State College, PA

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Dzana Saynes
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dzana Saynes, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Dzana Saynes is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience helping adult clients who are coping with ADHD/trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, difficult life transitions, anger management, and more.

Dzana earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is from Lithuania originally and immigrated to the US in 2004 with her son. She always had a dream to meet her family in the U.S. As a therapist, she loves to provide a non-judgmental and safe environment to talk about family issues. Dzana utilizes a multicultural counseling approach that is integrated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused, person-centered, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment, and existential therapy approaches.

Dzana's belief is that a unique approach to life changes and personal difficulties can be accomplished through cooperative engagements toward improving or making powerful changes in your unique life situations. She specializes in helping clients to improve interpersonal skills, reduce symptoms of mental health conditions, develop better cognitive and emotional skills, and improve self-esteem.

Education

Walden University
Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
Gregory Lyncha
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gregory Lyncha, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Greg Lyncha is a Nationally Certified Counselor with license pending who specializes in providing clinical assessments and therapeutic care to adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use issues.

Greg completed both his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and his Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lock Haven University. He is approved by the EMDR International Association in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Greg utilizes collaborative, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches that integrate a range of clinical theories and techniques best suited to meet the client's needs and promote the therapeutic progress. Greg centers his practice around creating a safe environment to gain emotional resilience through self-awareness and understanding. The body and the mind are connected. Greg believes that clients benefit from gaining emotional understanding through exploring this mind-body connection.

Education

Lock Haven University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • General/Undisclosed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Karen Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Kimberly Deutsch
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kimberly Deutsch, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Deutsch is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She sees individuals of all ages and is willing to treat the majority of psychiatric conditions. Kimberly is also comfortable providing care during some of life’s most delicate times, including pregnancy. She desires to provide high-quality care to everyone she encounters.

Kimberly began her journey in nursing more than 15 years ago and since that time she has maintained a focus on increasing her knowledge and the level of care she is able to provide. Due to her nursing background, Kimberly stresses the importance of open communication and places an emphasis on working with the people she sees to develop a treatment plan together. She feels it is important to address an individual’s specific needs and not just prescribe a medication based on a label. She also takes side effects and difficulties with medications seriously and is willing to discuss changes or even specific medication requests to determine if a treatment is appropriate.

During the initial appointment, Kimberly will review psychiatric and medical history and complete a thorough evaluation, including previous medication trials that were or were not successful. After collecting the necessary information, she will review diagnoses, provide education as needed, and discuss treatment options. If you're looking for a provider who is down-to-earth, compassionate, easy to talk to, understanding, and supportive, you've found it in Kimberly.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Nathaniel Stuart
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nathaniel Stuart, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Has your emotional pain reached a critical point? Do you feel more anxious and scared lately? Do you need guidance dealing with a specific issue in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed with sadness and loneliness? I provide both brief therapy (1-12 sessions) with a very specific focus and long-term therapy to address deeper, underlying issues. Coming to therapy is often viewed as a weakness, however I appreciate how risky and anxiety ridden it can feel to open up to a complete stranger. In my professional experience, coming to therapy requires a great deal of courage and determination, deliberately and consciously facing yourself.

Education

Barry University of Miami
Masters Degree in Clinical, Trauma Informed, Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • CBT
  • DBT
Russell Bohner
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Russell Bohner, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Russell Bohner is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has worked with psychiatric patients for over 21 years. Through his education and previous practice experience, Russell has accumulated a wide range of experiences working with people from adolescents to the elderly.

Russell started his career in psychiatry as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked his way to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Wilkes University before obtaining his Nurse Practitioner (NP) license. Russell believes that healing, both physical and emotional, must involve a complete and holistic approach to assessing one's problems, finding solutions, and ultimately providing healing to the mind, body, and soul. This is accomplished through the development of a nurturing, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with his patients. Medication management and supportive counseling are the primary modalities utilized.

Russell seeks to establish a positive and productive therapeutic relationship with you to provide wholeness and psychiatric wellness that will ultimately allow you to work toward your life's goals with confidence, dignity, and respect.

Education

Wilkes University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Theresa Fry
Self Pay Rate: $99

Theresa Fry, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Theresa Fry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. Theresa has experience with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, substance use, and anger.

Theresa completed a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Lock Haven University and a second bachelor's degree in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling at Elizabethtown College. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) in Children Youth and Families at Temple University.

Theresa utilizes a variety of interventions, such as positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma informed therapy, recovery, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and anger management. She tailors her treatment to meet individual needs and goals of patients collaboratively utilizing a holistic approach.

Education

Masters in Social Work- Children, Youth and Families
Temple University

Specialties

  • Trauma 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Substance use, addiction, recovery 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Adjustment Disorders
Victoria Motter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Victoria Motter, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Victoria Cruse Motter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 25 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues, including family conflict issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, substance use, chronic stress, trauma and PTSD, and women’s issues.

Victoria earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from Pennsylvania State University. She's provided counseling services in a variety of settings, including schools, autism centers, pre-schools, juvenile justice programs, and residential group homes for youth in CYS custody. She is a very personable counselor and easily develops a rapport with her clients. In sessions, Victoria is very person-centered, engaged in active listening, and genuinely cares about all of her clients. She always encourages the client to be honest and to be patient with the counseling process.

Victoria is excited to begin your journey in healing and the therapeutic process of counseling. She'll help you create a personalized treatment plan that helps you tackle the tough issues in your life with grace.

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Master's Degree in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Mental Stress
Emily Skale
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Skale, LCSW

As a therapist, Emily is deeply committed to creating a safe space for reflective conversations that promote healing. Emily meets clients where they are, empowering them to achieve their self-determined goals and improve their overall well being. Her approach is strengths based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, family centered, and queer/trans affirming. She strongly believes every person has the capacity for healing and can utilize their strengths to manage the stress of challenging life events. Her goal is to create a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you reach your full potential and transform your life. 

Emily specializes in working with children, young adults, families, people of color, survivors of trauma, adoptive/foster families, and queer youth. She holds a certification in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, providing family therapy to children and their caregivers to help resolve conflicts and heal from traumatic events. Using play, art, and narrative therapy, Emily can support the therapeutic needs of children from birth through adolescence. 

Emily has 7 years of experience using a social justice lens to treat people of all racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, gender identities, sexualities, and religions. By building a warm and supportive relationship, Emily joins you on your journey to healing to help you live the meaningful life you deserve. 

Emily’s Specialities: 

  • Trauma-focused treatment 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Child and Adolescent psychology 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Adjustment Disorders 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Family Systems Therapy 
  • Play Therapy 
  • LGBTQ 
  • Mindfulness
Erica Johnson
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Monique Searight
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia

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