"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." - Brené Brown
I appreciate the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek therapy, and I'm glad you're here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with a wide range of issues. My specialties include helping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, LGBT issues, and addictions. I believe that each person is the expert of their own experiences and has their own unique strengths and abilities. Unfortunately, sadness, shame, fear, or other emotional road blocks often get in the way of healing. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to build upon a client's existing strengths as well as to provide new tools and insight. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches to help clients achieve their goals. This means that together we can find new ways to think about your issues, learn to use concrete and evidence-based solutions, and help shift thinking from a place of confusion and conflict to acceptance and understanding.
My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago. I possess a license to practice psychotherapy independently in the state of Florida.
I am comfortable working with clients on long-term issues, such as chronic anxiety and depression, as well as short-term issues, such as processing grief and loss. I have extensive experience working with the LGBT population and use a sex-positive approach when discussing issues of sex and sexuality. I look forward to the privilege of hearing your story and helping you to become the best version of yourself.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Career
LCSW #SW14038 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
I’ve worked with Anthony for years now, and our time together has been nothing short of extraordinarily transformative. He is able to relate to my experiences in a personal way in which other therapists have not been able to. He has helped me through some rough stuff and I’m a better person for it. I’m very grateful for his solid advice, unwavering compassion, and genuine kindness. Anthony has made my experience with BetterHelp very easy and is always understandable and flexible with scheduling. My experience with BetterHelp and Anthony has been outstanding and memorable, and I already recommend this service to many.
He understands me more than I understand myself.
He’s so kind. I think he’s brilliant. Hugely insightful too.
Anthony Dykes is fantastic counselor. He's careful to always make it clear that he understands and is listening to your concerns and has a very insightful view of your problems. When speaking with Anthony, you not only get a mindful and sympathetic listener, but also an intuitive analysis of your discussions that he uses to show you new and enlightening angles to your issues and feelings.
Anthony is one of the best counselors I’ve ever had. I really feel like he cares and truly works hard to help me find resolutions to my issues. He completely understands what I need, and he has already helped me so much. Good counselors are hard to come by in my opinion and he definitely exceeded my expectations. So thankful to have him. I would definitely recommend Anthony!
Anthony has helped me immensely.
He has seen me at my worst and has always spoke to me with utmost respect & understanding. He has really helped me get over a really dark period in my life that I honestly didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and he never gave up on me. He gives me lots of words of encouragement and he also puts things in a different perspective to help me understand from a different stand point. It helps tremendously and I’m glad he is the person to see me through this tough time I’ve been going through. I hope I’m making him proud I do value what he thinks of me and I don’t want to disappointment him or myself.
I have only just started communicating with Anthony again but I find him to be engaged with where I am coming from and sensitive to my concerns.
Anthony listens to my stories and opinions and gives me support and advice. It helped me to gain some insight to my problems that I would find it more difficult on my own. I’m feeling great since Anthony became my counselor.
Anthony is amazing and supportive and has helped me through so much!
Amazing counselor! Anthony has always been there for me, has been extremely supportive and understanding, and has always been patient with me. Couldn't have asked for a better counselor!
I can't describe how much I appreciate Anthony's supportive and caring approach, as well as his sharing and openness He's been helping me to cope with day-to-day issues and process some struggles which have been around for many years. I've learned a lot from him and this therapy has been really liberating and life-changing for me.
Anthony has been a great councilor. He really listens to my concerns and how I'm feeling, even when I'm not sure how to say what I'm feeling. He gives me the space to say what I feel when I need to and then we can circle back and talk about the why's. I like that he gives tools that I can use everyday to help in my calming anxiety. He is the best councilor I have had on here.
Well we have spoke a few times, but he just listens and it's appreciated.
Antony is very attentive and sensitive to the exposed facts, and how those impact on you.
Anthony is incredible at making it absolutely clear that he understand the issue I am raising. That alone is amazing because I know for sure that I am not the only one trying to think of solutions.
One problem I have is knowing which of my attempts at improvement are healthy and valuable and which are not so productive. Anthony helps by confirming that I should keep up with certain things that over time will lead to real change. Without him I might give up on stuff that I tried out but didn't seem to work at first, or I might continuing trying something that is not productive.
Mr. Dykes is a very respectful and insightful person. He is also very intuitive in his approach to my problems - and to psychology as a whole - he has greatly helped me in my endeavor to understand myself. His questions often help me reflect on things that I may have previously missed. He is a man that I respect.
He's great! Very attentive, and caring. Has helped me a lot.
Anthony is very personable and is VERY intuitive and right on the mark with things for his age! I was surprised how incredibly helpful he is! Sometimes I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have him to talk to! Thanks Anthony Dykes and Betterhelp!!
Taking the first step is the most important one of all. Anythony (my counselor) was the starting point of that first step, and has been present for many that have followed, and the steps I will continue to take. Reaching out was the best thing for me, and I am sure many others will come to benefit from doing the same!
Thank you, Anythony, for all you have helped me with. I truly appreciate your thoughts, guidance, and insight.
Very assertive and attentive therapist
Very professional and helpful
Anthony is a great counselor. Caring, competent and understanding. He has helped me greatly.
He's kind, and very helpful, and I feel comfortable talking to him. He makes dealing with things a little bit easier.
I got lots and lots of help for super-complex problems.
Anthony is a good guy who has been very helpful to me.
He's very good at restating what I've said so that I know he understands it properly (pretty important for text). And he's good at helping me see things from an outside, less cluttered viewpoint.
Extremely helpful and empathetic. A joy to talk to, Anthony is wonderful at walking you through whatever you are going through and helping you make sense of it all.
Anthony has been absolutely keen and insightful in understanding what I feel. His respect in regards to letting myself open up on things that could seem trivial under an unscratched magnifying glass is soothing. I was able to do so with no hesitation thanks to the trust he showed.
I find Anthony really easy to talk too, he has a way of making you think about what you are doing. I really like Anthony's approach and I feel I have connected really well with him as my counselor; I can see changes in me already, changes I never ever thought I would see, but somehow, Anthony has helped me to begin making these changes. I am so grateful for Anthony's support, and he does it in such a casual yet professional way... I like it :) Thanks Anthony. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Anthony has been understanding, patient, and compassionate to me from the very start. I can see that he is willing to help people like me to become better versions of ourselves. I easily connected to him and I quickly trusted him with my problems because he is like a good friend who doesn't give up on friends.
Anthony is intuitive and able to guide a client along the path that fits them. He is gentle, but very effective.
Anthony is such a caring counselor. He makes sure to answer every topic you touched on. It's obvious that he puts time in to each individual person.
So far, I've been very happy that Anthony has been my therapist here. He is always able to explain exactly why some technique might be beneficial. His responses are insightful and I really feel that he is very able to pick out the real issues out of various descriptions. His questions always further my understanding. Moreover, he is extremely professional, patient, kind and open.
Anthony is hands-down the best therapist I have ever had...and I've had a few! I tried another online therapy service, and the responses were "canned" brief, and only slightly applied to me. It was like "copy-and-paste" therapy. When BetterHelp matched me with Anthony, I was pleasantly surprised. All of a sudden, I was conversing with a wise, experienced therapist who I could tell was really listening to me and giving me lots of good insight that I wasn't able to come up with on my own. I find Anthony to be extremely caring and affirming, and I couldn't be happier with our therapeutic relationship. I look forward to continuing my therapy with Anthony long into the future!
Absolutely amazing! He's been so supportive and so helpful with everything. I've never met a therapist that takes the time to ponder over the situation with the client and then proceeds to try to find solutions and different techniques of coping with things like he does! He's been such a big help with everything, and I cannot thank him enough for going through all this with me.
Excellent counselor, really takes the time to make sure he understands my needs and concerns.
Anthony has been such a wonderful counsellor. I can tell him anything because he is so understanding. He was able to take all the negative thoughts I have about myself and turn them into something positive. Thank you so much Anthony for your help.
Anthony is a brilliant counsellor and has helped me so much over the past while. He really listens and understands my situation. He helped me to understand why I was feeling the way I was and he is teaching me how to overcome this. This has made such a huge difference in my life and it has only been a few weeks. I'm so grateful for all of his support and I would definitely recommend him for anyone who is looking for help.
He is honest but also kind. He seems to know what he's doing. And it doesn't feel as stiff or robotic. It's like there's an actual person on the other end.
He is a very caring person. I felt he help me see things from another point of veiw. Would reassured how I felt about things that were going in my life. Very easy to talk to and look forward to what insight he had for me through our cousling. Really helped me during my time of need and looking for clarity. Thank you.
Anthony Dykes is a great counselor for me. He has made me re-think some of the emotions that I was experiencing, and look at my reality from a different perspective. I would recommend him to someone who is in need of relationship counseling.
Having had a number of therapists throughout the years, Anthony has been, by far, one of the best. I was very skeptical about the online therapy trend - but I've come to learn that the power of online therapy lies not within the system of delivering it - but by the ability to match appropriate therapists with clients from a wide array of practitioners. Anthony is kind, compassionate, and truly empathetic and offers a lot of great advice and insight. He cares, has a real gift for helping people, and has a lot of tools up his sleeve for helping others through tough times.
Anthony has been brilliant in helping me sort through some of my problems. He has been very understanding, patient and continuously gives a great perspective to help me begin sorting some things in my life out that have been causing a lot of stress. Thank you.
Anthony is amazing. We have been working together for about 2 months now and he has greatly helped me reduce my anxiety levels. I am much more comfortable in social situations than I have been in my entire life. He is helping me excavate the real me :)
Anthony Dykes is a wonderful counselor, and I'm so happy that I'm matched up with him.
Anthony has been the greatest. No other counselor has been so patient, validating but firm, and helpful before. Would definitely recommend.
Anthony has been extremely understanding in helping me deal with my anxiety and depression. He heard me out and then came up with some activities to do each day to help with my issues. I look forward to our discussions and I try to take his words with me when I'm dealing head on with a situation that causes me anxiety or stress. I find that I am more assertive and also more confident in certain aspects. I'm so glad that I was matched with Anthony. If it were not for him, I would probably still be having two anxiety attacks a week. Thank you for everything you've done for me and for teaching me how to channel my negative energy.
Anthony has been a great support through some tough life transitions and relationship drama. In a safe way, he's helped me realize my role in issues and that has helped me be able to implement change in how I approach relationships.
Anthony quickly provided me with many tools and methods to give me strength and calmness during preparation for an upcoming scary time in my life. He's been valuable in walking me through the aftermath and has cemented insights that I've noticed I now use in other areas of my life. He's personable, articulate and I highly encourage a phone session with him.
I am really enjoying talking to Anthony. He has created a safe space in which I feel comfortable sharing anything without fear of judgement, and where I know that whatever I say will be met with empathy and professionalism. I never feel pushed, just gently guided, challenged when I need to be, and allowed to work things through organically at my own pace. Anthony has been a huge help to me so far. He is insightful, caring and never fails to make me smile as Iâ€™m fumbling my way through my life. Everyone needs an Anthony!
Anthony has given me the perspective I needed to think about my issues. I appreciate his way of being considerate and at the same time very direct when needed. His help has been very precious to me.
Anthony's been great to talk with. At every turn he's been able to help me see clearly through situations and get me back on my feet with dealing with my issues. Kudos!
I have been working with Anthony for a few months now to deal with self-esteem issues, as well as some insecurities that I have with relationships. Anthony has been very open and understanding of my problems and needs, which he has completely exceeded my expectations of the help I would receive through BetterHelp.com. I appreciate the work he does and the progress we are making together. I would highly recommend Anthony to anyone who needs advice, or help figuring out major issues -- he's a good guy and a great counselor!
Anthony has been most insightful with his approach and invaluable with his advice. I hope to continue working with him in due course.
Great service, he see things and had a nice way to talk with you about it with you. I give him 5 stars
Anthony has been a patient, caring, supportive therapist. He listens and provides valuable insight into the concerns raised. He has been a source of inspiration, allowing me to make positive changes in my life. When I first signed-up I was uncertain about counseling, but Anthony has made it a worthwhile, positive experience towards self-improvement.
Great guy to talk to. Very responsive and gives good advice.
From the very beginning, Anthony helped me find out more about myself. I found myself able to open up to him a lot easier than I ever have with any other person. What really struck me is the fact that he came across a quote and automatically shared it with me because it reminded him of my situation- he doesn't just pretend to care, he actually cares. So glad I began my sessions with him.
Love him so much.
He actually listens to everything you say and gives really good feedback on things you could be doing differently. Also not at all judgmental and very empathetic to your problems. Helped me in just a few times of talking with him!
Right from the start I knew Anthony was going to be a good counselor for me. He is prompt, caring and intelligent. He doesn't push you to stay in one format within or outside of BetterHelp, but instead encourages you to do what's best for you, because he cares. He uses outside research to supplement his own copious knowledge of psychology and therapy techniques. He is willing to make good referrals but is upfront about the extent of his network. He is skilled with both the messaging format and the realtime chat-based approach, and he always responds to everything I write, each question and each issue, with the utmost of care. I would recommend Anthony's help to anyone, and am only sorry there is only so much of him to go around- but you'd never know it.
Anthony has been very helpful through my healing process. He understands how I feel and gives me great advice on how to work through everything.
I have been talking with Anthony for a short while now but he has been able to help me feel better about myself and my relationship. He is patient and understanding and it is very easy to talk to him. Also he is prompt in his responses and has a very goal oriented yet flexible approach. I am looking forward to continuing my counseling with him. Thank you!