The Better You Institute, LLC

Online Therapy & Counseling in State College, PA

The Better You institute’s mission is to create a warm, inviting, and safe space for all. We do this by joining with our clients and meeting them where they are. Our clinicians are genuine and open in their sessions with their clients. We offer therapy & counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, sex, LGBTQ+ specific issues, BIPOC specific concerns, couples, and teens, among many other topics with our online therapy and counseling to anyone in the State College, PA area.

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Online Therapy & Counseling in State College, PA

Everyone has emotions that come up uninvited. When your emotions feel too intense, you’re down or anxious about something in your life, it makes sense to seek professional help from someone who has been trained for just this kind of situation!

Our therapists will listen without judgment and work together with their client(s) to find solutions tailored specifically around what’s bothering each individual person based on their unique story.

It’s not just about helping you feel better in the moment. We want to equip and educate our clients to be their own best advocates! Our goal is total wellness.

The focus of therapy isn’t solely on dealing with symptoms or managing stressors. Instead, we view therapy as a place to build coping skills (like self-care) by exploring thoughts and emotions more thoroughly than ever before to get to an understanding without judgment or fear. Only through understanding and compassion of your past can you move forward into your future.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is the best way to manage or overcome depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue. You can work with an experienced therapist through mood dysregulation, such as mania, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, or other emotional issues you may be encountering. Our therapists can help you through other circumstances that may be problematic to you, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), past/current trauma, self-esteem, negative self-talk, feeling like a failure, LGBTQ+ specific issues, BIPOC focused experiences, and so much more!

Our therapists teach clients how to manage stress, regulate their emotions and heal from past trauma in a judgment-free zone.

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

It can be difficult to maintain a loving relationship at times. When communication suffers, it’s okay to find ways to fix the cracks in your foundation! Couples therapy allows you to work together with your significant other(s) to gain a new perspective on how communication styles affect personal relationships. This therapy is great for any partner and could help eliminate problems such as trust issues, infidelity (emotional or physical), anger issues, anxiety in relationships, or communication.

If you want to save your relationship, couples therapy can be a valuable resource. You don’t have to figure things out on your own – having an objective third party that you both respect and trust can help tremendously!

Child & Teen Therapy

Our therapists are trained to help children and teenagers overcome emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, grief or loss, behavioral problems, separation anxiety, or other mental health concerns.

We make sure that every child has a positive and judgment-free experience. We also provide expert insight to parents or guardians on how they can interact with their child outside of the therapy sessions to promote growth and change.

Our goal is to make sure that when children or teenagers leave therapy, they feel supported and hopeful about the future.

Family Therapy

Families are the basic unit of our society. However, some individuals’ families can be incredibly triggering at times making it challenging to be a part of the family.

Arguments between family members are common and can lead to long-term damage if not resolved.

Family therapy is a great way to resolve these arguments and build stronger relationships within the family unit. In family therapy, each member of the family has an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. This allows everyone to understand each other better and work towards a common goal. Family therapy can help families heal from past wounds and build a stronger foundation for the future.

Sex Therapy

Are you struggling with sexual issues?

Sex therapy can help! Our therapists are trained to help people of all ages and genders resolve a variety of sexual issues. We want to help you have the best sex life possible, and we believe that starts with open communication and education.

We strive to create a safe space for you to get vulnerable with yourself and your partner(s) to explore sexual scripts and build a sexual identity you are comfortable with. Our therapists will work with you to explore your sexuality at your pace. We want you to feel empowered and understood.

LGTBQ+ Therapy & Counseling

We believe everyone deserves to feel welcome and valid! We are here to help individuals or couples of all sexual orientations, gender identities, or expressions reach their goals.

Our LGBTQ+ therapists have extensive experience working with people from all identities and orientations. Therapy is a great place to explore your true self, work through past traumas that come with owning your identity or orientation, or work through other issues that people go through on a daily basis.

Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels safe, heard, and understood, and we strive to provide an affirming environment for people of all genders and sexual preferences.

Anger Management Therapy

Do you yell, get angry often or feel like you have poor control over your emotions?

Anger management therapy can help! We want to help you channel your anger productively and learn how to manage the stress in your life.

No one escapes difficult times and we believe that anger management will give clients a healthier way of dealing with these struggles.

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is a common problem that affects many people.

It’s hard to know where to start when you’re feeling anxious, especially when your thoughts are racing a mile a minute and everything feels so overwhelming! Finding a direction can seem so far away.

The first step is finding the right therapist for you. Our therapists are trained to work with anxiety-specific nuances that you may be going through and will work with you one-on-one to find the best way for your body and mind to heal from anxiety. We want our clients to feel empowered, understood, and safe during their sessions so they can explore their thoughts without judgment or fear of being judged by others.

We offer affordable rates as well as sliding scales depending on your income level, so we can make sure everyone has access to the therapy they deserve.

Depression Therapy

Depression can be a debilitating state that affects every area of your life.

You may feel like you’re stuck in a dark hole with no way out. It can feel extremely lonely like you’re the only one who feels this way.

We want to help you find your way out of the darkness. Our therapists want you to feel equipped to handle life’s challenges, seen in your despair and secure during your sessions.  Our aim is to help you gain insights into the dark places you go to and heal from the inside out.

Grief Therapy

Grief is a natural and inevitable part of life, but it can be hard to know how to cope with the pain of losing someone or something.

Life throws curveballs and we understand that it can be difficult to find your way back up when life knocks you down. This is why we want to help our clients explore their grief and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

PTSD & Trauma Therapy

Many people suffer from PTSD and trauma but feel so stuck and struggle to get help.

Trauma can be a very isolating experience, and it’s hard to know where to start when you’re trying to heal.

We want to help our clients see that they’re not alone. You don’t have to feel isolated or hopeless as you try to move forward. Our therapists are here to guide you along the way in your healing journey.

Therapy and counseling sessions at State College, PA, are available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends – we have openings for therapy or counseling RIGHT NOW.

Yes, we are still seeing clients!! Telehealth (Video) Therapy Available.

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