Chanell Gaines


About Me


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in DC and MD. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families with a varying array of needs to include depression, substance use and ADHD. I have also worked in a variety of settings to include an inpatient state hospital, an inpatient substance abuse facility, a non-profit in-home therapy provider, private practice and an outpatient mental health clinic. While I work well with those that aren't quite ready to make life changes, I work best with individuals that are engaged and ready to do the work needed to live their best life.

I have a person-centered approach to therapy and typically use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients accomplish their goals. I believe that everyone deserves to live their best lives and deserves to be happy from within.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PRC14169 (Expires: 2020-12-01)

LCPC #LC7236 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by B.R. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Chanell for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Since talking to Chanell Gaines I have grown tremendously in my relationships with family and friends as well as myself. I feel more confident in myself and my ability to have healthy boundaries, thanks to Chanell Gaines.

Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Chanell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Chanell was a great counselor! I felt that she was very sincere and a great listener. I felt like she was always reassuring and that I felt better every time we had a session. Thank you Chanell!

Written by L.E. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Chanell for 2 weeks

Chanell is compassionate, caring and a great listener. She proactively asks questions to guide me and help me unpack my feelings. And she shows she really cares about your healing and improvement. I also like that she explains things well so I feel I gained more clarity after each session.

Written by E.R. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Chanell for 2 weeks

Chanell Gaines is an amazing counselor! She really listens and wants to get to the root of my problems. She gave me a couple worksheets to do so I could retrain my brain on the way I think. I really feel like I made progress even with 2 sessions. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Chanell.