Lorraine Helferich

(MS, LCPC, NCC)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, as well as, a licensed professional counseling in the Michigan (LPC). 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 11 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: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 B.E. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Lorraine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's amazing! She is really wise and intuitive. I love how warm, understanding, respectful and accepting she is! She is a really wonderful counselor who actually process what you say instead of saying generic things back so you feel heard. She actually helps you and remembers what you tell her. I've only worked with her for a few weeks and already have made so many breakthroughs i cant wait to continue working with her. And working through issues together. She is a really special lady.

Written by A.N. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.