Counselors in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh (1788)Philadelphia (1580)Pottstown (747)Uniontown (380)Lancaster (356)
Allentown (355)Erie (296)Harrisburg (293)Lebanon (272)Bethlehem (267)Indiana (264)Langhorne (250)York (233)Greensburg (226)Reading (219)Chester (192)Sellersville (187)Altoona (163)McKeesport (157)Mechanicsburg (157)Doylestown (146)Johnstown (146)Exton (132)Du Bois (131)Chambersburg (106)Wexford (106)Williamsport (102)Carlisle (95)Paoli (95)West Chester (92)State College (91)Newtown (89)Scranton (88)Media (86)Monroeville (85)Butler (82)Havertown (81)Phoenixville (81)Bridgeville (79)Huntingdon Valley (71)Beaver (68)Hermitage (66)Meadville (66)Jenkintown (65)Gettysburg (61)Washington (60)Fountain Hill (58)Easton (56)Coatesville (55)Camp Hill (52)Dickson City (52)New Castle (52)New Kensington (52)Somerset (52)Wilkes Barre (52)King of Prussia (48)Warminster (46)Sewickley (45)Wilkinsburg (45)Bedford (44)Hanover (43)Bryn Mawr (41)Oil City (41)Yardley (41)Stroudsburg (40)Kittanning (39)Lansdale (39)Norristown (37)Wayne (35)Zelienople (35)Mount Gretna (34)Quakertown (34)Springfield (34)Kingston (33)Bala Cynwyd (32)Beaver Falls (32)Canonsburg (32)Dunmore (32)Homestead (32)Cranberry Township (31)Plymouth Meeting (31)Wyomissing (31)Huntingdon (30)Ebensburg (29)Montgomeryville (29)Bensalem (28)Blue Bell (28)Ephrata (28)Levittown (28)Radnor (28)Connellsville (26)Glenside (26)Clarion (25)Haverford (25)Bellefonte (24)Flourtown (24)Malvern (24)Mercer (24)Southampton (24)Clearfield (23)Hershey (23)Collegeville (22)Fort Washington (22)East Stroudsburg (21)Glen Mills (21)Lewisburg (21)Sharon (21)Willow Grove (21)Franklin (20)Kennett Square (20)Latrobe (20)Moosic (20)Bangor (19)Fleetwood (19)Mc Kees Rocks (19)Mc Murray (19)Philipsburg (18)Pottsville (18)Waynesburg (18)Jamison (17)Milford (17)Seven Fields (17)Ambler (16)Broomall (16)Clarks Summit (16)Douglassville (16)Emmaus (16)Mount Pocono (16)Spring City (16)Wynnewood (16)Ardmore (15)Bradford (15)Coraopolis (15)Devon (15)Elkins Park (15)Gap (15)Mill Hall (15)Orwigsburg (15)Coopersburg (14)Hollidaysburg (14)Phila (14)Watsontown (14)West Reading (14)Abington (13)Carbondale (13)Cranberry Twp (13)Drexel Hill (13)Hatboro (13)Honesdale (13)Irwin (13)Jeannette (13)Murrysville (13)North Wales (13)Upper Darby (13)Braddock (12)Downingtown (12)Duncansville (12)Leola (12)Penndel (12)Allison Park (11)Bellevue (11)Bethel Park (11)Bristol (11)Columbia (11)Hazleton (11)Lafayette Hill (11)Lewistown (11)Sinking Spring (11)Strafford (11)Turtle Creek (11)Conshohocken (10)Edinboro (10)Elizabethtown (10)Erdenheim (10)Export (10)Fredericktown (10)Lock Haven (10)Montoursville (10)Mount Joy (10)Punxsutawney (10)Sharon Hill (10)Warren (10)Willow Street (10)Chadds Ford (9)Chester Springs (9)Clarks Green (9)Danville (9)Harleysville (9)Horsham (9)Leesport (9)Manheim (9)McMurray (9)Orefield (9)Upper Saint Clair (9)Wellsboro (9)Brookville (8)Dallas (8)East Petersburg (8)Hellertown (8)Mars (8)Monessen (8)Narberth (8)Nazareth (8)North Huntingdon (8)Oakmont (8)Olyphant (8)Selinsgrove (8)Swarthmore (8)Tunkhannock (8)Cambridge Springs (7)Dubois (7)Everett (7)Frazer (7)Greenville (7)Holland (7)Hummelstown (7)Lititz (7)Montrose (7)Moon Township (7)Moon Twp (7)Newtown Square (7)Warrington (7)Akron (6)Ambridge (6)Annville (6)Aston (6)Bloomsburg (6)Dravosburg (6)Fairless Hills (6)Lederach (6)Lemoyne (6)Ligonier (6)Mc Connellsburg (6)Middletown (6)Monongahela (6)Myerstown (6)Nanticoke (6)Palmyra (6)Penn Valley (6)Ridgway (6)Rostraver Township (6)Royersford (6)Schnecksville (6)Shippensburg (6)Windber (6)Berwyn (5)Brodheadsville (5)Carnegie (5)Colmar (5)Feasterville Trevose (5)Girard (5)Grove City (5)Leechburg (5)Lehighton (5)Matamoras (5)Monaca (5)Natrona Heights (5)Palmerton (5)Rochester (5)Shrewsbury (5)Sunbury (5)Towanda (5)Baden (4)Bartonsville (4)Belle Vernon (4)Berwick (4)Blairsville (4)Collingdale (4)Greencastle (4)Ivyland (4)Jermyn (4)Lansdowne (4)Limerick (4)Lower Gwynedd (4)Mansfield (4)Millersville (4)Morrisville (4)New Wilmington (4)Roaring Spring (4)Shillington (4)Shippenville (4)Yeagertown (4)Avis (3)Boyertown (3)Bridgeport (3)Centre Hall (3)Corry (3)Elizabeth (3)Elizabethville (3)Ellwood City (3)Exeter (3)Fogelsville (3)Ford City (3)Hellam (3)Lemont (3)Millersburg (3)New Freedom (3)New Hope (3)North East (3)Northern Cambria (3)Quarryville (3)Saint Marys (3)Sayre (3)Schuylkill Haven (3)Slippery Rock (3)South Abington Township (3)Spring House (3)Tannersville (3)Tarentum (3)Tobyhanna (3)Valley Forge (3)Warrendale (3)Washington Crossing (3)Waverly (3)Wescosville (3)West Mifflin (3)White Oak (3)Wyncote (3)Wyndmoor (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 14734 specialists practicing Counseling in Pennsylvania with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 47 hospitals in Pennsylvania with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Allegheny General Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.