Adrienne Better

(LCSWC, MDiv.)
Therapist Adrienne Better Photo

About Me

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
~Barbara Haines Howette

Hello, my name is Adrienne Better, and I am a license clinical social worker living in the State of Maryland. For my entire life, I have always had a passion to help people through their own life’s journey. I have been in the helping professional for over 10 years, and within those years I have had the privilege of assisting people in making changes for the better in their lives. You have already started your process of change by exploring this website and my page, it would be my honor to assist you in your journey towards healing and wholeness.

I do a combination of person-centered and strength-based approaches in treatment where I provide you with the moment and the virtual space you need to be heard and empowered. I co-journey with you to explore your areas of concerns and provide you with the therapeutic interventional tools you need to work towards resolution. I am a believer in you and the goal you set for yourself. Let the journey begin.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #18784 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

To say Adrienne's work has been life-saving and life-changing for me would be an understatement. I connected with her during the pandemic when I was struggling with deep depression and anxiety that I had no idea how to deal with or talk about with anyone. She taught me so many techniques about how to live and build a life I am proud of by combining her professional expertise as a counselor with her caring spirit. I was very skeptical about therapy in the past because of a few experiences where I felt like I wasn't being heard or understood and spending a lot of money but seeing no meaningful results. Adrienne's care and counseling, however, have been invaluable to me and shown me that there are truly good and talented people out there that can help you get better and heal, even when you don't even think that is possible.

Written by C.R. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Adrienne continues to be a lighthouse in the midst of the turbulent waters we are currently living in. So grateful that I discovered BetterHelp and even more grateful to have been paired with such a wonderful therapist!

Written by C.A. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Adrienne has been integral in my personal growth this year. She's been incredibly supportive and has helped me with some important realizations about myself. I know that she truly cares about me and I'm extremely grateful for her.

Written by K.A. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Adrienne has been a light for me in a very dark time. She listens very well. You know she is a good therapist when she tells you things you don't want to hear but know you need to be the one listening. I could not have gotten through this past year without her. I'm so glad we were matched through Betterhelp.com

Written by R.A. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 months on issues concerning adhd

Great therapy sessions. Highly recommend.

Written by J.O. on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Just recently started working with Adrienne and loving it so far. Important to have a counselor that can relate to you on some aspects and challenge you as well , Adrienne does that well. Easy to talk to and very accommodating with scheduling. Very knowledgeable as well. I would highly recommend Adrienne to anyone!

Written by M.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve spent years in and out of therapy but never felt I’ve matched so well with a therapist until I had Adrienne. I absolutely love getting to work with her

Written by L.O. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Her ways and inputs has made me felt comfortable in opening up with both my current and past struggles. She is encouraging and provided necessary feedback, that I need to heal, to learn and to grow.

Written by K.E. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

My counselor is amazing. She’s a listener and gives the best advice thank you Adrienne your the best!!!!

Written by P.R. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Adrienne is exactly what I needed. God sent her to me, there is no other way around it. She has been a safe place for me to take things to someone that I have never been able to take anywhere else. She listens and responds with intentionality, she always makes sure that what she is saying is what needs to be heard. The conversation is always about you, and she is extremely kind and gentle.

Written by K.E. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Adrienne is an exceptional listener and very understanding to my situation. The work being put in is seeing results. I appreciate her honesty and advice. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat.

Written by A.L. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Adrienne is phenomenal! We clicked on the first meeting and she’s been extremely supportive and understanding since. She really takes her time to listen and understand you personally. I feel seen by her and that by itself makes a significant impact in my mental health

Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Adrienne is very kind and a great listener. I feel like from the first session that she cared about me and genuinely wanted to help me. I wasn't sure what to expect but Adrienne has been a great help over the past couple weeks and it feels great to feel like someone not only wants to help but also is unbiased and not judging me.

Written by T.I. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 4 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, and eating disorders

Adrienne is awesome. We've been working together for about a month now and I already feel like we're making great progress. I'm looking forward to continuing counseling with her.

Written by F.R. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Adrienne is awesome she attentive and she listen and she give you exercise to help with what you dealing with at the time I definetly recommend her and I always look forward to our live sessions

Written by C.H. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Adrienne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s a good listener, very empathetic and compassionate. I feel like she’s more of a friend than a counselor.