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Rene Brathwaite

Offering therapy in DE
License: LPCMH,ICCDP-D,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

Thanks for visiting my page! My name is Rene Brathwaite and I am a Licensed Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I have been working in the Mental Health field for 8 plus years and a counselor for last three. I have experience in several settings: residential, inpatient, community based. and mobile therapy. I have now ventured into outpatient practice with kids, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. My counseling styles range but are primarily person/client-centered and solution-focused with an emphasis on Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT & DBT); I believe the client is the expert on their experience. My current and future interests for expertise are in Career Counseling and becoming a Certified Eating Disorders Professional. I am easy to get along with, very attentive and supportive, and always rooting for you but not afraid of therapeutic confrontation. One of the phrases that has stood out to me during my education is "unconditional positive regard"; I will fully accept who you are and where you are. I am a Board Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional working with adults living with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. This is not limited to just mental illness, co-occurring encompasses developmental disability, medical illness, and environmental issues coupled with substance use. I employ Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Stages of Change Theory, and knowledge of the 12 Steps for Addiction with this population. My philosophy is that our relationship comes first, if we establish the appropriate therapeutic bond, we can work through anything together; this process is worth taking the time to build. Thanks for considering working with me! Thanks for considering me!! My clients range from: Child Adolescent Adult Family Group Senior Clinical Scope: Depression Anxiety PTSD ADHD Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia Anger Management Career Counseling Grief Substance Use Addiction

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Raquel Huerta

Offering therapy in DE
License: LPCMH
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience

Hey. My name is Raquel Huerta. Born in NYC, raised and trained as a psychologist in Israel. I love working with people to help them help themselves in their growth process. Becoming who we are is our most sacred goal in life, and it often times poses the most challenges. Let start on the road of healing, growth and self discovery. I work with all populations, but I have found that issues relating to parenting, couples therapy, self esteem and occupational satisfaction, are where we reach the most success. If you choose to lean on Biblical inspiration for therapy and growth, my knowledge is focused on the Old Testament, but would love to learn from you how your faith inspires you, and we can use that to further catapult your growth. I have worked with clergy in the past and growth using the Bible is uniquely wonderful. If we are teamed up, I'd be honored to get to know you, but I do understand that I will never know you as well as you know yourself, so I always invite you to correct and tweak what I say so that it uniquely fits who YOU are. Shall we?

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Laura Kern

Offering therapy in DE
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Welcome! Reaching out is often the most difficult step to initiate change in our lives. I am so glad that you have stopped by and are looking to make change. My name is Laura and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker . I received my Masters in Social Work at the University of Kentucky and spent my first 1.5 post graduate school in Lexington, Kentucky serving those with severe mental illnesses, trauma, and substance use. From there, I moved to New York, where I started my career with the VA. I have worked with clients with a wide range of struggles, including, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and trauma from military, childhood, and civilian life. Not only have I worked with clients with those types of struggles, but I have also worked with clients that are struggling with life changes, marriage, divorce, grief and loss. I have been trained by the VA to work with clients who are struggling with new or ongoing health issues. I have enjoyed working in all of these areas with my clients! I typically utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution focused approach with my clients. I believe that it is important to identify areas in which one wants to improve and possible solutions to those areas and struggles a person is experiencing. I am very client-focused, meaning that I am willing to discuss and address whatever the client wishes, not what I think would be best at that exact moment. I believe that this approach allows for clients to make progress, while feeling safe and comfortable. To me, the most important piece of counseling and therapy, is the therapeutic relationship and I encourage all of my clients to be open and honest with me, so that we have a strong therapeutic relationship! I am looking forward to working with you and seeing the growth and progress that you can make!

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Donyetta Cross

Offering therapy in DE
License: LPCMH,MFT,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of Delaware and Nationally Board Certified since 2013. I have a passion to serve people and have hope that all people have the ability to make positive changes to achieve a healthy and whole life. I am an honest, genuine, caring, and respectful person who enjoys building relationships and assisting people in their growth and empowerment to be the expert in their own lives. My professional experience entails assisting people with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, and grief and bereavement. My theoretical approach is person-centered focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, and Christian Counseling. I believe you have the ability to work through your challenges, and achieve your best you. We do better together!

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Christine Oyamo

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Demetrius McKay

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Gabrielle Mensah

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Gabrielle Mensah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Healing is one of the most important aspects of a healthy well-being and mental health. At Healing Generations, LLC we strive to lead individuals to become their best selves by focusing on the traumas of the past and learning effective ways to cope with them in the present. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with many populations. My specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, anger management, and self-esteem. My clinical approaches include CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Perspective. I believe that every youth and family can be empowered regardless of previous situations. My goal is to help individuals reach their ultimate potential by empowering and motivating others to understand and heal from their past traumas.

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Clatoyia Andrews

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware and Maryland. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral health services to adults and teens with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and family issues. My experience is varied and across settings. I have provided individual skill building services to those with serious mental illness, facilitated groups in school settings and provided brief psychotherapy intervention through telephonic and emergency room settings. I tend to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy. My therapy style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. A top priority for me is to meet you where you are and adjust my approach to what will work best for us as we work together. EDUCATION Masters of Social Work NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2016

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Michelle Kery

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
15 years of experience

Hello! I am Delaware licensed with 15 years of professional work experience in private practice. I have experience in helping clients with ADD/ADHD, stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone uniquely, with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to support you in the journey of your choosing.

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Sharon Presta

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience

Greetings, amazing clients! I bring to the table an unwavering commitment as an LPC, holding dual licenses in Pennsylvania and Delaware, coupled with a rich background in counseling. My passion lies in the empowerment of adults, the cultivation of self-awareness, and the delivery of pragmatic coping strategies. As a skilled therapist, I use an eclectic approach with a focus on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Through collaborative and goal-oriented conversations, I help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, fostering a more rational and balanced mindset. My approach incorporates clients' strengths to assist them in making lasting, positive changes. Brace yourself for an enthusiastic, client-centered journey towards enhancing your personal growth and overall well-being.

How to find counseling in Ardencroft

Finding the best therapist close by in Ardencroft can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Ardencroft. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Ardencroft, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Ardencroft or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Ardencroft area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Ardencroft, elsewhere in New Castle, or in the greater state of Delaware.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Ardencroft area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ardencroft therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Ardencroft due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Ardencroft may not take health insurance, some in the state of Delaware may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Delaware you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Ardencroft, Delaware working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Ardencroft above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Ardencroft helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Ardencroft therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Ardencroft therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Ardencroft therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in DE, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 19810 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Ardencroft counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Ardencroft licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Ardencroft, Delaware can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Ardencroft has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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