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Debra Hutz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Debbie and I am a licensed professional therapist. I have been in practice for 5 years and am currently in private practice in Delaware. I graduated with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2014. I have worked with adults and children in both individual and group settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, coping with life changes, relationship issues, OCD and ADHD. My style of counseling is warm, interactive and compassionate. I consider my sessions a "no judgement" zone. I strive to create a trusted rapport with my clients and feel that a successful therapeutic relationship is based on mutual respect. While my therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Solution Focused therapy, I will tailor my approach to meet your personal needs. I believe that change happens when a person is ready to embrace it. It is a brave step to seek counseling and I am here to support you through this journey of self discovery. Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 grown children. My hobbies include reading, needlepoint, knitting hats for the NICU and when time allows, a good "binge watch" on Netflix! I look forward to working with you!

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Pamela (Pam) Heyman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,LPCMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Pam Heyman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. I have been providing therapy in a variety of settings such as community mental health centers, hospitals, agencies and schools throughout my career. I have also managed therapy programs and provided supervision to other professionals who are looking to obtain professional licensure. I have worked with individuals of all ages and walks of life who are trying to work through challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life changes and addiction. I provide client centered, solution focused therapy while integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I prefer to look at our time together as a collaborative effort where the work is individualized based on your needs. Your concerns are of utmost importance to me and I will help you prioritize and work towards achieving your goals. I am here to listen and provide support for you. If you are ready to take that next step, I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

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Kathryn Everette

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LPC therapist licensed in Alabama and Delaware and have over 6 years of working with individuals and families, helping navigate the hardships that life throws at us. I have worked with clients with various life problems such as work stress, family conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and parenting problems. While I have the most experience working with teenagers, in recent years I have branched out to work with adults and younger children. I have helped clients identify, process, and move past what is blocking them from living the life they want. I come from a therapeutic style of compassion, understanding, educating, and not judging. I believe that we all need to have a kind, unbiased, and honest person with whom we can trust to help where we need it sometimes. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT), and client based modalities. You will be the captain of the ship, I just give advice on how to get where you want to be. So, you choose the treatment goals, and we will work together to create the right kind of treatment plan that will work best for you. I am proud of doing this for yourself and taking the brave step to seek assistance on your journey. I hope to give you the guidance, techniques, and coping skills in order for you to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Thomas McClernon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware with 8 years of clinical work experience and 18 years of social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management in outpatient, inpatient, and virtual spaces. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process with compassion and empathy. I value the strength of mindfulness practices in leading to a path of hope and resiliency.

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Renee Fortune

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Delaware with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jacqueline Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you ready for change? Does your past or anxiety have you in a chokehold? Overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt? Ready to break free? We are living in unique times and the struggle is all too real. The good news is that you don't have to travel on your journey of renewal alone. We all encounter adversities throughout our lifetime and various circumstances, along with the uniqueness that exists amongst us, determines how we handle it. Through collaborative efforts, you'll increase your ability to navigate through this thing called life and grow from "surviving to thriving". I utilize an integrative and culturally-aware approach to therapy, all while incorporating the strengths you already bring to the table. If you're ready to release what has been holding you back from living your truth and living life confidently, then let's get to work! Jacqueline is a Texas State Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving the States of Delaware, Florida, and Texas. Jacqueline R. Smith, LCSW-S, is an African-American therapist born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and pursued her graduate studies in Clinical Social Work at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Jacqueline has spent her professional career serving a multitude of populations. Prior to the establishment of her private practice, Jacqueline worked as a Social Work Specialist in the Multicultural Student Center at her alma-mater Weber State University and transitioned into serving at-risk children for several years with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services as an intake specialist, investigator, and providing additional transitional services to youth in foster care. Jacqueline further dedicated time to addressing the mental health needs of adolescents at the San Antonio State Hospital. Jacqueline has worked as a clinical case manager with University Health System's Ryan White Program, providing services to those affected by HIV/AIDS. She has also served as a counselor for both the Bexar County Adult and Juvenile Detention Centers and has been employed as a Clinical Social Worker within Harlandale Independent School District and Judson Independent School District, providing services to at-risk youth and families. Jacqueline currently volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas and is a member of the Black Advisory Council (BAC).

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Alexis Bynum

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Delaware with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Felecia Bernard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Cheers to making the first step in becoming a better you! Client focused, licensed in Delaware and Nevada, with four years of practicing therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self-esteem/ confidence, and depression. In need of a life change, look no further! I believe that you are the expert of your story. My services have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming intrusive thoughts and feelings that continue to be challenging. I am proud of you for getting started by taking the first step.

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Clatoyia Andrews

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Brian Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Delaware and Massachusetts with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Cheswold

Finding the best therapist close by in Cheswold 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 in Cheswold that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Cheswold. 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 Cheswold, 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 in the Cheswold region and in the state of Delaware. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Cheswold or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Cheswold area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Cheswold 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 Cheswold, elsewhere in Kent, or in the greater state of Delaware.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cheswold 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 Cheswold 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 Cheswold 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Cheswold, 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 Cheswold psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Cheswold 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 Cheswold helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Cheswold 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Cheswold 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 in Cheswold?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Cheswold 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.

Cheswold therapists 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 Cheswold 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 Cheswold 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in DE, therapists 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 19936 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Cheswold 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Cheswold.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Cheswold 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 with a Cheswold counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Cheswold, 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.

Cheswold 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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