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Lorraine Helferich, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, as well. I am also board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) . I have been working as a licensed professional since 2014. I have been active in the mental health field working with individuals experiencing crisis, mental health concerns, and challenging life transitions for the past 13 years. I have experience working with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns and challenges including; depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, life transitions and adjustment issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, as well as, trauma, and abuse.

My counseling style is compassionate and engaging. Everyone deserves a safe and confidential space to share in which they are treated with respect and compassion. I work to collaborate with clients to help them gain insight and find ways to manage their struggles. My approach combines humanistic, and existential theories using evidence based techniques drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and psychotherapy treatments. I believe that individuals deserve to be treated with respect and compassion and that they have the ability to collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to their personal needs and experiences.

It takes a lot of courage and motivation for change to reach for additional support. I am here to provide the extra support and guidance that may be needed to assist in your reaching your personal goals for therapy.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative 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 Lorraine Helferich. 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.

Lorraine is hands down one of the best therapists I've had, she's extremely understanding and experienced with the issues I struggle with. I highly recommend her as a therapist!

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Lorraine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love her!! Highly recommend

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Lorraine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Very understanding, intelligent, and kind therapist. Lorraine is helping me on my journey to self-love and compassion.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

Lorraine is wonderful! I’ve been working with her for about 2 years and she’s such a kind and caring counselor but also tells it like it’s real!

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Lorraine is warm and kind, very knowledgeable, and an excellent listener.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love working with Lorraine! From the very beginning it felt like we were on the same page and for lack of a better word vibed well. She listens to me when I need to get everything out she has great suggestions/strategies/perspective and provides me with useful and functional resources. She's also very consistent at checking in to see how things are going and letting me know that she's available should I need support inbetween our sessions. My betterhelp experience has been very helpful and I owe it all to Lorraine.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes