Counselors in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (1587)Pittsburgh (1574)Pottstown (679)Uniontown (349)Allentown (345)
Lancaster (326)Erie (285)Harrisburg (284)Bethlehem (259)Indiana (256)York (221)Greensburg (196)Sellersville (191)McKeesport (187)Lebanon (176)Altoona (176)Chester (175)Reading (170)Langhorne (158)Mechanicsburg (151)Doylestown (140)Johnstown (138)Du Bois (114)Penndel (113)Exton (111)Chambersburg (109)Phila (103)Carlisle (98)Williamsport (97)Wexford (97)State College (85)Newtown (83)Media (82)Butler (81)Scranton (77)Huntingdon Valley (77)Bridgeville (76)Monroeville (75)Phoenixville (74)Havertown (73)West Chester (71)Wyomissing (70)Meadville (67)Jenkintown (66)Hermitage (63)Beaver (60)Easton (55)Gettysburg (54)Fountain Hill (53)Coatesville (53)Camp Hill (53)New Castle (51)New Kensington (50)Washington (49)Somerset (49)Wilkinsburg (48)Wilkes Barre (48)Dickson City (47)Sewickley (47)Warminster (46)Bryn Mawr (45)Stroudsburg (42)Hanover (41)Bedford (41)Paoli (41)King of Prussia (38)Lansdale (38)Norristown (38)Homestead (38)Wayne (38)Yardley (37)Springfield (37)Mount Gretna (36)Bala Cynwyd (36)Dunmore (33)Mc Murray (33)Oil City (33)Quakertown (33)Kingston (32)Kittanning (31)Plymouth Meeting (31)Montgomeryville (30)Glen Mills (29)Dubois (28)Cranberry Township (28)Radnor (27)Zelienople (27)Ebensburg (27)Levittown (27)Blue Bell (26)Malvern (26)West Reading (26)Clarion (25)Bensalem (25)Bellefonte (24)Connellsville (24)East Stroudsburg (24)Beaver Falls (24)Huntingdon (23)Southampton (23)Willow Grove (23)Hershey (22)Haverford (22)Ephrata (22)Latrobe (21)Flourtown (21)Fort Washington (21)Clearfield (21)Cranberry Twp (21)Lewisburg (21)Fleetwood (20)Mercer (20)Murrysville (19)Franklin (19)Milford (19)Kennett Square (19)Moosic (19)Waynesburg (18)Bangor (18)Spring City (18)Clarks Summit (18)Collegeville (18)Philipsburg (18)Pottsville (18)Jamison (17)Sharon (17)Glenside (17)Canonsburg (17)Wynnewood (16)Mc Kees Rocks (16)Ardmore (16)Emmaus (15)Mill Hall (15)Jeannette (15)Gap (15)Devon (15)Honesdale (14)North Wales (14)Douglassville (14)Downingtown (14)Hazleton (13)Warren (13)Carbondale (13)Turtle Creek (13)Broomall (13)Strafford (13)Coopersburg (13)Braddock (13)Lewistown (13)Bradford (13)Collingdale (13)Elkins Park (13)Hatboro (13)Duncansville (13)Sinking Spring (12)Abington (12)Leola (12)Mount Pocono (12)Mount Joy (12)Moon Township (12)Upper Darby (12)East Petersburg (12)McMurray (11)Bethel Park (11)Moon Twp (11)Lafayette Hill (11)Seven Fields (11)Watsontown (11)Willow Street (11)Orwigsburg (11)Ambler (10)Hollidaysburg (10)Export (10)Drexel Hill (10)Elizabethtown (10)Shillington (10)Wellsboro (10)Edinboro (10)Lock Haven (10)North Huntingdon (10)Irwin (10)Leesport (10)Sharon Hill (10)Clarks Green (10)Columbia (9)Brookville (9)Fredericktown (9)Mars (9)Bristol (9)Bellevue (9)Everett (9)Manheim (9)Danville (9)Bloomsburg (9)Chadds Ford (9)Royersford (8)Conshohocken (8)Dallas (8)Hellertown (8)Narberth (8)Punxsutawney (8)Orefield (8)Lititz (8)Monessen (8)Nazareth (8)Montoursville (8)Selinsgrove (8)Newtown Square (7)Ligonier (7)Annville (7)Holland (7)Oakmont (7)Hummelstown (7)Upper Saint Clair (7)Swarthmore (7)Penn Valley (7)Warrington (7)Wyndmoor (7)Tunkhannock (7)Harleysville (7)Greenville (7)Montrose (7)Shrewsbury (7)Erdenheim (7)Lederach (6)Towanda (6)Cambridge Springs (6)Grove City (6)Rochester (6)Trevose (6)Mc Connellsburg (6)Colmar (6)Schnecksville (6)Lemoyne (6)Chester Springs (6)Olyphant (6)West Mifflin (6)Allison Park (6)Emsworth (6)Horsham (6)Frazer (6)Nanticoke (6)Middletown (6)Leechburg (6)Shippensburg (5)Baden (5)Rostraver Township (5)Berwyn (5)Ridgway (5)Aston (5)Girard (5)Monaca (5)Palmyra (5)Palmerton (5)Windber (5)Fairless Hills (5)Coraopolis (5)Tarentum (5)Monongahela (5)Penn Hills (5)Roaring Spring (4)Akron (4)Ambridge (4)Berwick (4)Lehighton (4)Millersville (4)Sayre (4)Mansfield (4)Lansdowne (4)Wormleysburg (4)Myerstown (4)Yeagertown (4)Brodheadsville (4)Dravosburg (4)Matamoras (4)Grindstone (4)Elizabeth (4)Lower Gwynedd (4)Northern Cambria (4)Greencastle (4)Tobyhanna (3)Tannersville (3)Swissvale (3)Susquehanna (3)Sunbury (3)Exeter (3)Valley Forge (3)Spring House (3)Hellam (3)Warrendale (3)Breinigsville (3)Washington Crossing (3)South Abington Township (3)Hawley (3)Waverly (3)Slippery Rock (3)Shippenville (3)Elwyn (3)Wescosville (3)Trooper (3)Ellwood City (3)Bartonsville (3)Elizabethville (3)Saint Marys (3)Wilkes-Barre (3)Quarryville (3)Carnegie (3)Centre Hall (3)Limerick (3)North East (3)New Wilmington (3)Wyncote (3)New Hope (3)New Bloomfield (3)Mountain Top (3)Morrisville (3)Dillsburg (3)Millersburg (3)Belle Vernon (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 14084 specialists practicing Counseling in Pennsylvania with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 57 hospitals in Pennsylvania with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Allegheny General Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.