Find Therapists and Counselors in Bethlehem, PA

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About Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a city located in both Northampton County and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The city was founded in 1741 and incorporated in 1917. It has a land area of 19 square miles. Due to its biblical name, Bethlehem is sometimes known as the Christmas City. 

Bethlehem has a population of 76,000 people. Around 96% of people in the city are United States citizens (compared to 93% of people nationwide). Roughly 4,200 military veterans live in the city.

The racial composition of Bethlehem is 61% white, 28% Hispanic, 6% black, and 3% Asian. Around 8% of residents were born in a foreign country, and 25% speak a language other than English at home. Bethlehem is home to 12,900 Spanish speakers and 500 Chinese speakers.

People in Bethlehem take home a mean yearly salary of $25,400. The median household income is $49,300. The city’s homeownership rate is 51%. Seventeen percent of Bethlehem residents live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Bethlehem

Drug overdose is a major issue in both Northampton County and Lehigh County. In 2015, Lehigh County had the 8th highest drug-related death rate in the state of Pennsylvania. Northampton County had the 15th highest rate. 

In the city of Bethlehem, the average person who experiences a heroin overdose is between the ages of 21 and 40. White men experienced the most heroin overdoses in Bethlehem in 2015. Hispanic men had the second most heroin overdoses that year.

Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services (MARS) offers substance abuse counseling for people in Bethlehem and the surrounding area. Residents typically go through a combination of group, individual, and family counseling. According to the director of MARS, a combination of treatments tends to work better than individual therapy alone. 

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