Lorraine Helferich

LCPC

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #LC9159 (Expires: 2024-01-31)


Reviews

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.

Written by T.R. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is always checking up to see how I'm doing. She responds to my text messages in a timely fashion. So glad I picked her for my sessions.

Written by D.E. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lorraine is kind and fair, but is also serious about helping me identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. I feel she goes above and beyond for me on a regular basis.

Written by M.A. on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Lorraine is a highly competent and thoughtful therapy guide. I really appreciate my time working with her, and I feel I am making encouraging progress in my therapy goals.

Written by K.I. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Lorraine is kind and non-judgmental. She checks in with me frequently and I feel like she really cares about me.

Written by K.I. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I'm so grateful to have found Lorraine - she's very responsive and checks in on me regularly. I really enjoy having her as a therapist!

Written by H.E. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lorraine has lifted my spirits and my view of myself. She has helped me gain the strength I need to put the boundaries in place that have been missing for years. She has been available outside of our weekly video sessions via chat, and that comforts me. Her random check-ins also let me know I have someone who cares, thinking about me. I feel I've grown leaps and bounds in just the time I've been working with her compared to other therapies I've tried.

Written by J.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazingly open minded and helps talk about the tough things in a easy way

Written by M.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Lorraine has left a very positive impact on my life. I've been speaking to her for about 3 to 4 months and have really improved in that amount of time. She's helped me deal with many of my issues from depression to self esteem. She really understands me and my struggles on a personal level. I really can't thank her enough for teaching me how to deal with my negative emotions and how to love and care for myself.

Written by J.U. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lorraine has been my therapist for several months now. I haven’t felt so connected to a therapist or felt like someone was looking out for me and me alone, in a really long time. The work we have been doing and the check ins that we do keep me accountable and make me feel cared for. Even on my worst days I know I can talk to Lorraine about it at our next session and that glimpse of hope and trust that I will be taken care of makes all the difference.

Written by G.R. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

an amazing supportive therapist and does her best to understand my problems

Written by G.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and intimacy-related issues

Lorraine had been an incredible support to me these past few weeks. I appreciate her 'realness' and being able to talk to her about my lgbtq issues.

Written by J.U. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Lorraine is responsive, she knows what she is doing, and she has really helped me get through some hard times and grow while doing it. She takes the time to check in when she knows I’m having a hard time. She is also not judgmental and I have always felt comfortable confiding in her. I highly recommend Lorraine.

Written by B.E. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. The most incredible woman I have worked with in my life. I love her to pieces. She saved my life. She has such a big heart is so warm and truly listens and hears you

Written by G.E. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's amazing and funny. She always knows what to say when I have very bad days.

Written by K.Y. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lorraine is truly the best. I have said it before but I will say it again. I have legitimately recommended her to other people. I have been with her for about a year now, after switching counselors two other times. She truly listens to me, never judges me, never tells me "what" to do but always advises and is extremely patient, she actually cares about my life and remembers little details which I am so impressed with because I know she has plenty of clients. She asks for updates, she checks in with me throughout the week. She is amazing.

Written by A.L. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Lorraine is always helpful, thoughtful and understanding. She is wonderful at talking through different concerns and has helped me realize things that I didn’t realize were impacting me over years.

Written by O.N. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Ms.Lorraine was one of my first real experiences with therapy. Allow me to say I haven’t felt this free in years. I have a safe space to speak and express. She also has a solid expertise and experience that relates with what I need. 10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend the app as well as Ms. Lorraine to anyone. Amazing therapist :)

Written by Z.O. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Lorraine is a generous therapist with a great sensitivity to her clients' emotional complexities

Written by R.I. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Lorraine shared so many tools and techniques to help with anxiety, communication, and managing emotions. In just a few months, I was able to feel a shift in my perspective and approach to anxious thoughts.

Written by A.L. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Lorraine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lorraine is kind, patient, proactive, and makes me feel valid. I have been in therapy for almost 10 years and she really understands my needs.

Written by J.U. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Lorraine has been nothing but amazing to me. I came into this never having any type of counseling before and Lorraine had no problem helping me through the process and gettting me comfortable.

Written by D.A. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lorraine is incredibly professional but somehow still like a very close friend. I appreciate everything she’s done to help me work through both simple and complex issues. I’m hopeful for my future, and I have the confidence I need to take on what I need to.

Written by T.I. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lorraine is easy to talk to and asks questions that get to the roots of my issues.

Written by K.R. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

Exceptional!

Written by A.L. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Lorraine makes counseling feel like a genuine conversation and a truly enjoyable and helpful conversation at that. Thank you!

Written by E.M. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Lorraine is a delight to work with. I feel like she is in my corner to support me, and I really appreciate her time and attention.

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lorraine is very attentive. She checks on me frequently and makes me feel heard, confident and empowered. Thank you Lorraine ❤️

Written by A.U. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lorraine really listens and provides spot on advice that has helped me. I appreciate her just touching base in between sessions too. I highly recommend her!

Written by D.I. on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really feel safe with Lorraine, and her help has been invaluable.

Written by J.O. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Lorraine is fantastic! Her relaxed down-to-earth approach is exactly what I needed. She has really helped me to manage my anxiety, my work, and my relationship—I felt so overwhelmed and hopeless before starting with Lorraine, and now I feel like anything is possible.

Written by S.Y. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lorraine has been amazing to work with! She is a great listener and always reaches out. I appreciate her will to make sure we’re connected and that I’m feeling alright. She also is an a very calm presence.

Written by J.U. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Lorraine has been extraordinary. I feel understood, listened and supported. I’m very thankful that I was able to meet Lorraine thru BetterHelp

Written by R.Y. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Lorraine is great! 10/10 recommend

Written by R.A. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Good listener and offers practical advice. I feel better after taking her suggestions.

Written by A.S. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

At a time when there’s lots of stress overlapping and piling on top of each other: Lorraine has been really great and worked with me when I couldn’t do necessarily sessions with my crazy work hours exceeding 75+ a week. I’ve used BetterHelp as almost like a journal here on messenger which has been really helpful. She helps me see into my thoughts and feelings which is really great when you’re somewhat blind to your own like me!

Written by M.I. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

I absolutely love Lorraine. Very thoughtful and works to remain on the same page to provide solutions.

Written by C... on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lorraine is wonderful. I’m not the easiest person to work with, but she has been patient and slowly gaining my trust and because of that I’ve been able to be more open and honest. She knows when to push me and when to back off. This is something I really appreciate.

Written by S.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lorraine has been such a huge support and motivator for me. She’s allowed me to process things at my own pace and she always checks in with me throughout the week. I am so thankful to have had her support. I’ve made so many positive life changes since I’ve started talking with her.

Written by M.. on Jun 12, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 4 weeks

Lorraine is an amazing counselor and a wonderful person. She is incredibly empathetic, supportive, and knowledgable about my issues and, in just the few weeks I've worked with her, she has helped me feel so much better-equipped to deal with my issues and cope with the often-alarming state of the world with patience, compassion, and hope. I highly recommend her.

Written by A.N. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. Highly recommend.

Written by J.E. on Dec 02, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Lorraine is an excellent counselor. She provides great support and she is caring and understanding. I've only been talking to her a few weeks, but I am starting to feel the positive changes.

Written by A.N. on Aug 26, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She's a kind person. I think Lorraine tries a lot, listens and is quite good at being an aid to people in need, especially since people worry about remote interface and audio visual sessions not being the same as in person. I feel Lorraine is a professional, sticks by her patient, and I can say she's helped me so far anyway.

Written by R.U. on Aug 22, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lorraine has already offered me a lot of help and support since speaking with her. She is very empathetic towards my feelings. She proposes different approaches and theories to help me move forward. She is a great listener and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering using BetterHelp.

Written by S.A. on Jul 07, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Lorraine is very helpful in every session; she listens well and responds in ways that really make me think.

Written by R.I. on Feb 23, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has been a wonderful support to me for the past few weeks with my girlfriend and family, helping me incrementally improve on my anger management as well as checking in even when we don’t have a scheduled session. Her consistency and reliability have given me that push every week and day to try to be better for those around me. Thanks Ms. Lorraine for everything you do!

Written by C.E. on Feb 04, 2019 after therapy with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Lorraine is amazing at what she does. She’s very helpful and knows exactly how to help you out. She also makes you feel very comfortable to talk to her.

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