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Maria Bechdel, LPC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

I am licensed in the state West Virginia. I have 21 years of professional counseling experience and a total of 30 years in the mental health field. I have enjoyed helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse & parenting issues. I have been honored to work with individuals who experienced unfair treatment due to race, gender, sexuality and spiritual beliefs. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment that promotes understanding your life story without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I feel privileged to help you get started!

Professional experience

23yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

WV LPC 2033



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Bechdel. 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.

Matia is very understanding of my crisis points and attends to them. She is so very good at what she does, I appreciate having her in my life!

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

We've had two sessions so I cannot provide an accurate review. However, based on those 2 sessions I can say she is very attentive and will challenge me (as I told her I need that) and encouraging.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd