Real Therapy. Real Change.

Experience makes the difference. We believe good mental health starts with a strong therapeutic relationship. We are a local private practice, not a big tech company with a text-based app. We provide you with one-on-one online therapy with a dedicated licensed counselor. We offer Individual and Couples Therapy and we will guide you on a path to better mental health.

Affordable and Professional

The support you need from the comfort of your home. Contact one of our Pennsylvania Licensed Counselors today. Unlike other telehealth counselors, we provide you with live-online therapy from an experienced and dedicated therapist who works exclusively with you and not by texting with someone who is on-call. Contact us today to get started.

Convenient and Private

HIPAA compliant. With flexible appointment times and days (including evenings and weekends), your appointments with eTalkTherapy are always confidential and private. The face of healthcare is changing rapidly and we are here to meet your needs. Don’t allow scheduling conflicts, bad weather or long distances keep you from getting the help you need.


eTalkTherapy provides live-online Individual and Couples Therapy from the comfort of your home. Schedule a free consultation or an appointment with a local, licensed counselor today. It’s easy, affordable, private and HIPAA compliant. Is it time to make a change? Why not get started today? Fitness is not just physical, it also means good mental health. A life-changing balance between your body and mind is possible. Contact us today to find out how.

Couples Therapy

Let’s face it, relationships and marriages can be difficult, but they are not impossible. Our therapists will help you and your significant other identify where connection, communication and expectations are stuck and unrealistic. If there has been infidelity or a loss of intimacy, your relationship or marriage is going to need expert care and support in order to heal. Our goal is to restore harmony, healthy boundaries and practical expectations to your relationship. By providing encouragement, highlighting strengths and supporting you and your significant other in a way that is not about choosing sides, we will explore new ways to trust, communicate and create a relationship that is healthy, honest and balanced.

Most people attribute the failure of a relationship or marriage to their significant other. Blaming someone else or trying to change the other person instead of focusing on your own expectations and responsibilities seems like an easy way out, but it soon becomes clear that nothing changes unless you do.

Stop fighting against your relationship and start fighting for it! If you feel it’s finally time to talk about the issues that are damaging your relationship or marriage, then contact us today. Our rates are very affordable, the sessions are private, and the results may just surprise you in a positive way. Sessions are conducted live on video through our HIPAA compliant site.

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Talk Therapy

You’re not alone. Most of us are experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress, chaos, fatigue and burnout these days. Our experienced, caring, and licensed therapists have flexible schedules and are ready to talk with you today about your worries, fears, and anxieties.

Unlike other telehealth providers that appeared because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been practicing telehealth counseling since 2017. We offer flexible appointment times, affordable self-pay rates, and we do accept some insurance plans. In short, we are a local group of professional telehealth therapists and counselors, not a text-based app. We provide the same type of quality therapy that you would receive during a traditional office visit.

If it is time for you to promote better mental health, enrich your relationships, and create a life worth living, we are here to listen and to help. Contact us today to schedule an initial phone consultation and experience why we are the best choice for online therapy in Pennsylvania.

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Anxiety Specialists

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? You’re not alone. Reclaim Your Life from Anxiety.

Millions struggle daily with anxiety, but it doesn’t have to control your life. At eTalkTherapy, we offer personalized solutions from professional therapists to help you break free from anxiety and rediscover your inner peace. Take the first step toward a calmer mind and create a life worth living. Schedule your free consultation today!

eTalkTherapy is more than just another tele-therapy platform. We’re a team of local, professional therapists specializing in anxiety disorders and related issues. We understand the unique challenges you face and tailor our approach to your specific needs.

  • Experienced Pennsylvania licensed therapists and mental health professionals.
  • Flexible scheduling: Daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available.
  • Private, convenient, and HIPAA Compliant.
  • Affordable self-pay rates with some insurance plans accepted.

Do you recognize these symptoms of anxiety?

  1. Feeling restless, nervous, or on edge.
  2. Feeling like you can’t turn your mind off.
  3. Feeling irritable or fatigued.
  4. Feeling tired easily.
  5. Having feelings of impending panic, danger, or doom
  6. Having difficulty concentrating or focusing.
  7. Having difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep.

If you answered yes to any of these symptoms, please contact us today to take the first step toward a healthier you.

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Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “counseling” or “psychotherapy”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a highly trained therapist or licensed counselor to explore their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, behaviors, relationships and life issues. In order to work through challenging life problems, painful memories, trauma, depression or anxiety, a qualified therapist will help a client gain insight into the issues that have them feeling “stuck,” “hopeless” or “lost” in life. Good therapy provides a confidential, non-judgmental space for people to have a better understanding of themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change through meaningful conversation and problem solving. A client and therapist may work together for only a few sessions or for several months or years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

How can eTalkTherapy help? We want to build a relationship with you, not just provide a quick fix. We want to give attention to your life, not just your symptoms or a diagnosis. Our approach is about exploring meaning, solving problems, finding peace, and helping you live fully with yourself and others. Many people who seek therapy are coping with major life challenges, unresolved trauma or grief, or trying to manage depression or anxiety. Others may simply desire personal growth and greater self-knowledge.

Together we will find solutions and rediscover meaning, so you can create a life worth

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Initial Consultation

Are you ready to get started or do you have additional questions? To determine how we can best meet your needs, please complete our brief consultation form to speak with one of our therapists. The phone consultation is at no cost and no obligation to you. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your therapy needs, fees, insurance, and answer any other questions you may have about our online services.

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Meet Our Experienced Team

We want to build a meaningful relationship with you, not just provide another quick or temporary fix for your issues. Our experienced, and licensed therapists all believe good mental health starts with building a strong therapeutic relationship and ends with you creating mind-body balance and a life worth living. Let us help you discover solutions, create balance, and rediscover meaning starting today.

Don Laird
Don Laird
Licensed Therapist
Christina Pettinato
Christina Pettinato
Licensed Therapist
Andrea Avecilla
Licensed Therapist
Jennifer Master
Licensed Therapist
Sherri Brunner
Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk
Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk
Licensed Therapist

Don Laird

Don Laird, NCC, LPC

With over 21 years of experience, Don is a seasoned professional in the field of counseling and psychotherapy, offering a comprehensive approach to various mental health and life challenges. He brings a wealth of expertise, warmth, and kindness to his practice. Don’s focus on meaningful conversation and genuine interest in each client’s journey underscores his commitment to helping individuals achieve wellness and purpose.

Specializing in a diverse array of clinical issues ranging from anxiety and depression to grief, guilt, and relationships, Don provides a supportive environment for individuals to navigate life’s complexities. His expertise extends beyond traditional therapy, encompassing existential life coaching and supervision for aspiring counselors.

As the clinical director at eTalkTherapy and as an adjunct professor at Carlow University, Don is deeply engaged in both practice and education. His involvement as a board member and Chair of Professional Development and Education at the International Network of Personal Meaning reflects his dedication to advancing the profession and promoting personal growth, meaning, wellness, and development.

Through his published papers in numerous journals and textbooks and ongoing contributions to the field, Don demonstrates a commitment to exploring existential questions in life, applied existential wellness, Logotherapy, and the pursuit of meaning amid life’s challenges and suffering.

For those seeking guidance and support on their journey toward improved mental health and a fulfilling life, Don offers compassionate, knowledgeable, and valuable insight and support. Reach out to him today to begin your path toward growth and well-being.

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Christina Pettinato

Christina Pettinato, NCC, LPC, DCC

Christina is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with over 13 years of experience as a therapist. She fosters a warm and supportive environment, emphasizing compassion, mindfulness, self-reflection, and problem-solving techniques.

Seeing beyond your symptoms, Christina approaches counseling as a collaborative journey, prioritizing you as a person. Whether addressing depression, anxiety, life-transitions, trauma, self-esteem, autism spectrum or ADHD in adults, or existential questions, she employs evidence-based and meaning-based strategies tailored to your unique circumstances and needs.

Embark on your path to wellness with Christina today—she’s here to listen and support you every step of the way.

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Andrea Avecilla, LPC, EMDR Certified

Andrea, a Licensed Professional Counselor, brings over 9 years of expertise to individuals facing various mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, and life stressors.

Drawing from an eclectic therapeutic framework, Andrea incorporates cognitive and humanistic therapy into her practice. Additionally, she is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

In therapy, Andrea emphasizes three key principles: collaboration, non-judgment, and empathy. She views therapy as a joint endeavor, where growth continues amidst life’s fluctuations. Clients are encouraged to actively engage in their healing journey alongside her. Andrea’s aim is to facilitate personal growth and cultivate fresh perspectives, guiding individuals towards their desired outcomes.

As Eric Butterworth aptly puts it, “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” Andrea is dedicated to supporting you on your path towards growth and fulfillment.

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Jennifer Master, M.S.Ed., NCC, LPC

Jennifer, a seasoned mental health professional with over a decade of experience, excels in addressing anxiety through a personalized, client-centered methodology. Combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), she adeptly tailors her interventions to suit each client’s unique requirements. Jennifer earned her Psychology degree from Penn State before swiftly gaining admission to Duquesne University for her Master’s in Counseling.

Beyond her expertise in anxiety, Jennifer also focuses on career development, depression, peer relations, and navigating life transitions. She dedicates her professional time as a high school counselor and as a private practitioner.

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Sherri Brunner, BS, MA

With a rich background in addressing diverse mental-health concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma, Sherri brings a wealth of experience to her practice.

During sessions, Sherri employs an empathetic approach that fosters a sense of acceptance and understanding among her clients. Her therapeutic objective is to ensure that each individual feels acknowledged and supported in a nurturing and secure environment conducive to personal growth and healing. Sherri is in her concluding year of doctoral studies in counseling psychology at Carlow University.

Reach out to Sherri today to embark on your path to well-being.

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Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk

Mandi C. Dalicandro-Turk, MSPC, NCC, LPC

Mandi is a licensed therapist with over 10 years experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and first responders. Mandi works with an array of issues, and is passionate about supporting others. She feels strongly that human-beings benefit from the experiences of learning, growing, and developing throughout each stage of life.

Areas of Focus: anxiety, depression, chronic stress, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem and confidence, autoimmune issues, critical incidents, PTSD, infidelity, divorce, loss of connection, break up recovery, developing a strong authentic identity, parenting, burnout, grief and loss.

As an adjunct professor, Mandi teaches courses focusing on organizational psychology, research methods, biopsychology, human development, leadership, motivation, genetics, and stress. She volunteers for a Critical Incident Stress Management Team that assists public safety personnel after the experience of a critical incident. Among her latest projects, Mandi focuses on research related to clinical levels of stress, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Mandi also creates the curriculum for seminars, workshops, and continuing education. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology summa cum laude and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.

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Prices and Insurance

We offer affordable self-pay fees on a sliding scale if needed, and we accept a limited number of insurance plans. Please contact us today to discuss your options. Ask us for details.

Our Services Include:

Individual therapy
Couples therapy
Life coaching
EMDR therapy

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Live-Online Sessions:

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Convenience & Affordability:

Flexible appointment times to meet your schedule. Affordable self-pay rates, sliding scale available. Some insurance plans accepted.

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Here are a few Health Insurance Providers* accepted by eTalkTherapy:

  • Highmark
  • Anthem
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

*Insurance plans and coverage vary by therapist. Always contact your health insurance provider prior to your first appointment for coverage details. We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you choose a self-pay option, there is no insurance needed, no inflated prices and no subscriptions necessary. Just good therapy for those looking to make significant life changes.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Contact us for more information.

Our fees are more affordable than other telehealth providers. Talk to us today about your payment options. Get started!

* Effective January 1, 2022: Under a new Federal law, you have the right to receive a good faith estimate for the total estimated cost of any self-pay services, including therapy and counseling sessions. Learn more.

eTalkTherapy Reviews

Here are a few client testimonials. Our online services are affordable, convenient and HIPAA compliant.
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Issues We Treat

Here are just some of the issues we treat through our online services. Not seeing what you need or do you have more questions? Contact us

Experiencing issues of anxiety and stress
Experiencing issues with depression
experiencing issues with transition
Life Transitions
experiencing issues of dependency or addiction
experiencing problems with your relationship
Relationship Problems
mental health and wellness issues that impact women
Women’s Issues
mental health issues that impact men
Men’s Issues
experiencing issues of low self esteem or confidence
Self Image/Esteem


Anxiety is intense and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations that does not stop once a situation is over. It produces an overwhelming sense of uneasiness and apprehension. Clinically, anxiety may be diagnosed as anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder. It’s characteristics can manifest in racing thoughts, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, distorted thinking, fatigue, excessive fear, and life avoidance. Help is available. Contact us today.

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Thinking


Depression is more than just feeling sad or having the blues. It can impact your sleep, appetite, daily activities, work, relationships, sex-life, and overall interest in life. Clinically, it is characterized as a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, fatigue, and loss of interest in life. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems, including hopelessness, loss of energy, guilt, and worthlessness. It may manifest as a seasonal affective disorder (SAD) where the change of seasons feels overwhelming. Any gender can experience depression at some point in their lives, but postpartum depression and other health issues can contribute to a depression diagnosis among women. Help is available. Contact us today.

  • Seasonal Depression
  • Hopelessness
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Interest
  • Loss of Energy
  • Guilt
  • Sleep Disruption

Life Transitions

These are life changing events or situations that cause us to examine our present sense of being. Life transitions may run smoothly, but people often struggle to adjust to change and may find these periods of life highly stressful and perhaps distressing.  Just a few of these may include, divorce, career change and burnout, separation, illness, grief and loss, aging issues, empty nest syndrome, and caregiver issues. Help is available. Contact us today.

  • Divorce
  • Career Change/Burnout
  • Separation
  • Illness or Accident
  • Empty Nest
  • Aging Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Caregiving


Dependency is defined as a condition of being dependent on a particular substance, thing, or activity. There are many moving parts to substance abuse and dependency, but there is no time better then right now to take that first step in creating a life free from dependency. Dependency may manifest in the forms of alcohol abuse, prescription drug dependency, substance abuse, pornography dependence, sex dependence, social media and online dependency, food issues, and gambling. Help is available. Contact us today.

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Prescription Drug Dependency
  • Pornography Dependency
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mental Health & Dependency

Relationship Problems

All couples run into relationship issues at some point, but there are times when therapy can help by exploring new ways to communicate, build trust, and foster connection. Relationship problems may include, poor communication, lack of connection, excessive arguing, infidelity, sex, intimacy, financial, parenting, and trust. Trust issues may include jealousy, possessiveness, unreasonable rigidity, emotional infidelity, physical and sexual infidelity, gaslighting, lack of reliability and dependability, lack of emotional support, and lack of mutually-supportive goals. Help is available. Contact us today.  

  • Communication
  • Sex & Intimacy
  • Codependency
  • Infidelity
  • Trust
  • Financial

Women’s Issues

Good mental health is a crucial part of any woman’s overall wellness. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. In fact, new research demonstrates how closely the two are connected. Taking care of your mental health can help you feel better physically, and there are many mental health and wellness issues that impact women in a unique fashion. They include, postpartum depression, body image, pregnancy issues, infertility, trauma, self-esteem issues, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD). Help is available. Contact us today

  • Postpartum Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Body Image
  • Trauma
  • Infertility
  • Confidence & Esteem
  • Pregnancy Issues
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Men’s Issues

Men and women can develop most of the same mental health issues and conditions, but may experience different symptoms. Some prominent symptoms in men may include: anger, irritability, or aggressiveness; noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite; substance abuse or addiction; difficulty concentrating, feeling restless, or on edge; and feeling sad and hopeless. Additionally, there are issues unique to men including: erectile dysfunction, body image, changing roles, pornography addiction, confidence, and esteem. Help is available. Contact us today

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Confidence & Esteem
  • Changing Roles
  • Body Image
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Anger
  • Purpose & Meaning

Self Image/Esteem

People with low self-image or confidence often feel shame, guilt and doubt, and are usually their own worst critic. Some of the many causes of low self-esteem may include: an unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical or abusive; poor academic performance in school resulting in a lack of confidence; ongoing stressful life event such as a relationship breakdown or financial trouble. Signs of low self-esteem usually include: negative self-talk and being critical about yourself; focusing on your negatives and ignoring your achievements;  thinking other people are better than you; not accepting compliments; feeling sad, depressed, anxious, ashamed or angry. Help is available. Contact us today

  • Depression
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Anxiety
  • Shame & Guilt
  • Body Image
  • Social Anxiety
  • Low Self-Worth
  • Substance Abuse

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