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Judy McLaughlin, LCPC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues
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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.

Professional experience

29yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

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

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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.

Talking to Judy is my favorite part of my week. I know it is a therapy session but she makes you feel so comfortable as if you’re chatting with a friend.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, 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 Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, and adhd

She is a great therapist…period!

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

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 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

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

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

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 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