Bridgette Eaton

(LCPC)

About Me

Greetings, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland. I worked within multiple counties in the state of Maryland including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carrol County, Howard County, and Montgomery County. I have more than 10 years of experience assisting persons in distress related to career difficulties, multiple types of grief including complicated grief resulting from the loss of a loved one to suicide, as well as the loss of a previous ability such as sight and sound, life changes (planned and unplanned), criminal justice involvement, caring for elderly parents as well as loved ones of all ages who have special needs. In addition, I am experienced in assisting persons who have the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait/ Sensory Processing Sensitivity and identify as an empath. Also, persons convicted of serious offenses including murder, those of a sexual nature (i.e. sex offense, prostitution) as well as in developing boundaries and identifying techniques to use when interacting with persons different from one’s self: politically, economically and those with whom we become connected through marriage, at work, school and other places of association. I am equally experienced in assisting those who were victims of crimes inclusive of burglary and rape.

My motto: better is possible. Better coping, outcomes, focus, relationships, etc. is possible.

Primarily, I use cognitive behavior therapy, which involves assessing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors then developing ways to make changes in those areas to feel and function better. In addition, my approach is completely client-centered meaning that you, the client, set the goals for therapy. Also, case management is a large part of my work. While it is nice to gain an understanding of one’s self and what would be beneficial to change or add, it is equally important to be afforded resources that can help you on your journey as well as assistance action planning.

I have a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as a counselor to persons who were court involved. I was an employment union chapter-representative assisting people in processing their emotions about workplace issues. I also served as a hotline crisis counselor and a mobile crisis team counselor during which I met with clients in the community. In addition, I facilitated a support group for persons who have lost loved ones to suicide as well as worked with those who are grieving one-on-one.

I am here to empower and help you, not judge you. It is my desire to help you eradicate feelings of helplessness, guilt, shame, and poor self-images. Moreover, I am here to help you achieve better coping during and through the circumstances that arise in your life for as short or long as it takes.

I am available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. (Occasionally and upon request, I am available Saturdays). I offer morning, mid-day, and evening sessions via phone and chat. Please note I regularly reserve slots for clients who are in time zones outside of Maryland within the United States of America by request. Additionally, I respond to all correspondence sent Monday through Thursday within 24 hours and I respond by Monday to all correspondence sent Friday through Sunday.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCPC #LC10446 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you very much for the counseling I received, and I really appreciate the counseling sessions that you offered to me and May God bless.:)

Written by K.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She seems to be a good fit. im happy with the sessions with her.

Written by A.S. on Jun 20, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I lover! She’s relatable, easy to talk to, wise, and encouraging. It feels like I’m talking to my auntie who have a degree in psychology lol! Keep up the great work!

Written by J.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The access and ease of Better Help really helped me during a time where I was having a lot of difficulty finding a therapist on my own. Not only was I matched quickly but I was paired with a therapist that has really helped me, listened to me, and has provided tools and strategies for coping. I’m really grateful for this platform!

Written by J.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Bridgette is caring, friendly, and so helpful. I feel so comfortable talking to her and she validates how I feel. I highly recommend Bridgette!

Written by N.I. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She's great!

Written by C.A. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

she's great, she listens carefully and gives me tips in the areas i struggle in. Very helpful will refer to anyone.

Written by N.A. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I enjoy her perspectives and allowing me to incorporate my Faith in each session. She is always communicating and available. I appreciate her support and insight.

Written by T.R. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

She’s definitely an awesome counselor! It helps me look at life from a different perspective!

Written by D.E. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve been getting counseling 2 weeks now and it is great! She helps me see things from different perspectives

Written by A.N. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Understands my problems and concerns to find solutions. Keeps checking on me even when I have not taken any sessions for a while.

Written by T.A. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appteciate you so much and i hope to speak to you in the future sometime. She is awesome

Written by L.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Excellent counselor and very relatable.

Written by S.A. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I love my counseling sessions. She listens to me and respects how I feel. She gives great insight and shows that she understands where my priorities are in life and she lets me guide the therapy sessions. I really do look forward to our sessions.

Written by D.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

Bridgette listens to what I have to say and offers suggestions on how to improve myself that make sense to me. I really enjoy my talks with her.

Written by S.H. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Bridgette is warm and understanding and she actively listens to me with no judgement. She offers wisdom and insight that has helped me developed as a person. Her support has been invaluable to me. Love Her!

Written by E.L. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Bridgette is always kind, wise and supportive. Her advice is always just what I need!

Written by M.I. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you for listening to me and offering suggestions.

Written by M.E. on Jan 14, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Bridgette is great! She's thoughtful and easy to talk to. I love that she likes animals!

Written by A.Y. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is patient ,understanding and provides great advice and tips to get you in the right direction.

Written by T.R. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very kind, earnest person with a lot of care for her client and her work. Helped me change my life for the better!

Written by D.E. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 5 months on issues concerning parenting issues

Great listener and provides thought provoking, action steps to move forward.

Written by J.E. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

A wonderful person and counselor wish I could of met her a little sooner

Written by F.U. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

It was a good first session. Looking forward to the subsequent sessions.

Written by A.D. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

She’s so understanding, she can pinpoint my issues when I struggle to understand them myself. So kind and she shows me how I can do better.

Written by B.I. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Bridgette has been a pleasure to work with. I was a little uncertain as to how this would work virtually but it’s actually going very well. Bridgette listens to my concerns and makes sure I’m active in how the sessions go. She listens to my concerns and we work together on developing a plan on how to navigate through the issues I am having. I am very please and would recommend Bridgette to anyone. It’s been a true pleasure working with her and she’s very knowledgeable friendly and offers realistic solutions that are really helpful.

Written by R.Y. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Bridgette is a great listener and has a strong background. I appreciate her directness most of all, as she doesn't waste my time by dancing around subjects. I genuinely feel better after our sessions and my thoughts are always more organized than they were before.

Written by J.E. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

She is so kind and helpful. I’m loving working with her so far!

Written by O.L. on Sep 06, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Bridgette is very relatable and motivating especially for students and or/working students. She is insightful, understanding, and has walked in student's footsteps and can provide good step by step ways to go about success not only in school but in life working through school.

Written by H.O. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression

I think my counselor gives the most useful pep talk: the kind based on having helped many people out of similar situations before, but does not allow her experience to overtake her expertise, as she repeatedly stress that what works for different people is very different, definitely would recommend for anyone going through a slump or having doubts about their lives

Written by G.R. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She gives the best guidance and is truly the most comforting person. She calms my fears and anxiety and always seems to know what to say!

Written by V.I. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Bridgette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is quick to respond, very personable, and makes me feel heard and understood.