Judy McLaughlin

LCPC, LCMHC

About me

Hi, I am Judy. I am so excited about the opportunity to support you here on betterhelp. I have worked as a therapist for over 23 years with experience in individual and family therapy. I have experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a broad range of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism, and substance abuse issues.

I use a person-centered, holistic, eclectic approach in treatment, meaning I begin where you are and focus the treatment approached to your needs while ensuring the therapeutic relationship is built to impact the best possible outcome for your counseling experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I do incorporate more other approaches to counseling as well. I would describe my counseling approach client focused and supportive, but I am ready to help you tackle the obstacles you face in the most direct way possible. Together we can work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. Living your best life is like preparing for a marathon, not a sprint. If you are looking for quick fixes, I am not the best counselor to work with. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health! I look forward to helping you in any way I can!

I truly value the therapeutic relationship and hope to help guide you through the concerns and issues that you are facing. I believe that the most important part of therapy is a trusting relationship with a goal oriented focus I look forward to getting to know you and exploring options and opportunities together.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ME LCPC CC6789

NC LCMHC 923


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Judy McLaughlin. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, and adhd

I love Judy! We’ve only had a couple of sessions so far but I’ve already learned so much about myself and have been given the tools to overcome my obstacles!

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy is my guardian angel I love her so much. She really truly is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I will not be letting her go

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is a great therapist…period!

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist listens to me. Really listens and helps me from my spiraling out of control thoughts. Helps me see things from different angles and walks me through each step. Very helpful and kind.

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This therapist is patient. She makes practical suggestions for problems. She reinforces positive statements I noticed.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Sheaves me feel heard and is very supportive, I just haven't experienced receiving tools and guidance with what I'm dealing with like I expect to. I feel like I'm venting and getting someone to hear me but not really digging deeper or being giving new practices that would help me.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy has helped my navigate my ADHD, anxiety and self confidence immensely in the past three months. Her nurturing and kind approach makes her very easy to talk to, and her solutions and guidance have helped me tackle obstacles at work and at home. Judy’s way of speaking about anxiety and our work to improve my anxious thoughts have changed the game for me.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy is an amazing therapist! She is very empathetic and attentive to my needs in making suggestions that will help in improving my life. Her passion for what she does has made my experience, as her client, more rewarding.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Judy is so helpful! She has such a loving and kind presence and I feel so comfortable sharing my needs and concerns with her. I feel like I have grown so much already with the short time that I've had with her and I cannot wait to see how much my perspective will continue to shift and change the more I work with her. I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you for all you do Judy! :)

Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy is exceptional and has coached me through some very difficult times. Very much appreciate her expertise and friendliness!

Written on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Judy is wonderful at what she does!
She has been kind, caring, understanding and truly supportive, while helping me to navigate through so many things during a very challenging year of my life. Since beginning therapy with her, I feel so much better prepared to take on any new issues that arise while also working to process/move forward from the past.
I am incredibly thankful for all of the guidance I have received from Judy over the past few months, and I can’t wait to see the continued growth showing up for myself in therapy will bring.

Written on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh

My experience with Ms McLaughlin has been really good. She’s very encouraging and helpful. She does good with guiding me in the right directions and with helping me come up with ways to try to improve my life and to try to resolve different conflicts that come up. I’d definitely recommend if you have past traumas or even a personality disorder.

Written on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Since I have started talking with Judy she has helped me in so many ways. She makes me feel very comfortable talking about myself and sharing my thoughts without judgement. She is thoughtful and gives me great exercises to help me think through problems and understand myself better. I appreciate her presence in my life and would recommend her to anyone in need of someone to talk to.

Written on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks

I would recommend Judy for anyone who’s been through a trauma. She is very kind gentle and understanding. She is never judge mental. She is very easy to talk to. It gives me great comfort and helps me so much through my healing process just to know that she’s there.

Written on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She’s awesome and truly cares for other humans!!

Written on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

I've only been speaking with Judy for a couple weeks, but she seems intelligent and caring and professional. Therapy is a very new thing for me so I don't really know how to rate or review it. As of now though, I have been very pleased with my experience.

Written on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s very helpful and provides various tips on any situation.

Written on Mar 08, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Extremely professional. I have not been online much but she checked in anyway. Guilt free.

Written on Feb 28, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is wonderful!! Just trust me!

Written on Feb 24, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Judy is very helpful! She listens t my concerns and helps me work through them.

Written on Dec 06, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Judy is conscientious about following up quickly and always communicates in a way that shows that she cares. I appreciate her kind and thoughtful suggestions and guidance for me. She’s been a great help as I navigate this rough patch in life.

Written on Oct 24, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I can tell just from a few sessions that this provider is going to help me reach my therapeutic goals. She is clearly experienced and knows what she's doing.

Written on May 20, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

Judy is a good listener. She also has thoughtful, helpful advice for dealing with all parts of my counseling needs. I like her approach and our proposed plan of action.

Written on Feb 13, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Great and responsive

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