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Qiana Paynter, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed in Indiana, New Jersey, and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in multiple different capacities in the social work field including therapy and behavior management. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, self esteem/self love, and family conflict. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm, interactive and client focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. My approach is individualized and I will use the best modality to address your concerns. I have experience with using several different therapeutic modalities, but the most commonly used are cognitive-behavioral, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and client centered therapy.

It takes courage to seek help with taking the first steps towards change and pursuing a more fulfilling and happier life. You have already done so much by taking that first step. Congratulations! I truly believe you already have what you need inside of you to face the challenges and/or make the changes you want to make. You just need someone to help you tap into it. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. It is my hope that I can help you become the best version of yourself and help you realize that you can do and be whatever your heart desires.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

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

Services offered


License information

CA LCSW 112660

NJ LCSW 44SC06067900

VA LCSW 0904013667

IN LCSW 34007719A


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

Qiana listens to every concern I have. She remembers things that I don’t remember saying which shows me she is always listening to me. She’s helped me through some pretty rough times and continues to be a great resource. I know I can reach out to her at any time if I really need to and she will always respond as quickly as she can. It feels good to have a provider that you feel comfortable with and is always in your corner.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Qiana for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Qiana is kind, respectful, insightful, and a great listener. I've only been seeing her for a few weeks now, but I can confidently say that she is a great therapist and I look forward to speaking with her every week.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Qiana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's great.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Qiana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful. I feel like I’m learning new skills and doing better with myself after therapy sessions with Qiana. She listens and helps me express myself with a better approach.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Qiana for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s the 1 & the 2!! My therapist has supported me through many stages of my life within 6 months of weekly communication. I’ve opened up about things that I never thought I’d discuss, & now I’m able to manage my anger & process through emotional hardships a lot easier. She listened to me & showed me that I could walk through those dark tunnels & for that I’m grateful. I highly recommend 10/10

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Qiana for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Qiana and I were matched perfectly. I've been in therapy before but her style is very patient based and I appreciate the tools she recommends and solutions she presents in every session. i always walk away feeling empowered and ready to tackle whatever issue i'm dealing with.

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Qiana for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd