Georgetown has a rich history, including as a border town in the Civil War. Many families and residents of the town were divided in their loyalties and politics during this time, and those sentiments caused conflict for many years. Conflict such as this is common in life, and it can often cause depression, stress or anxiety.

If you are suffering from these emotions due to conflict or stress in your life, it can help to talk to someone outside the situation. Georgetown-area counselors are available to be a listening ear and offer their advice and guidance to help you overcome such conflict. Contact a therapist today.

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Raquel Huerta

Offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): LPCMH
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience as a therapist

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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Dr. Vincenza Fabber

Offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): PhD, ,LPC,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! I am Dr. Vincenza L. Fabber a psychologist with over thirty years’ experience in the behavioral / mental health field. Previously, I was the Director of the Shore Memorial Hospital Children’s Center and Assistant Director of the Montessori Early Childhood School in Virginia. In Pennsylvania, I was a consulting Behavioral Specialist at Scranton State School for the Deaf and served in a leadership role with Mentor. In 2002, I accepted a clinical position within the state prison system and eventually became the Statewide Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Department of Correction. Post DOC retirement, I continued to provide behavioral health services - working with SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery) and in private practice. Additionally, I provide oversight of treatment services for the Joseph Patrick Fabber Memorial Foundation. My degrees and certifications include: Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Certified Clinical Correctional Health Care Provider, Certified Hypnotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Filial Therapist, EAGALA Equine Assisted Therapy certified, Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified CPR Trainer, Certified Trauma Informed Care Specialist, and is a certified National Institute of Correction Crisis and Hostage Negotiator. In my spare time, I run a therapeutic horse farm, and enjoy the company of my children and grandchildren, good friends, my pets and my beloved KoKo. My area of expertise include Trauma, Anxiety, Situational Depression, ADD/ADHD, Grief and Loss, couple therapy, and professional growth and learning. Let's talk and see if we are a good fit to work together on your goals.

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Lynn Jones

Offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPCMH,NCC
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a therapist

Lynn C. Jones, MS, LPCMH, NCC Sometimes life’s journey has a way of showing us that perhaps it’s time to take a second look, take a step back, or simply take a new path. Therapy offers the opportunity to face life’s challenges with someone who is trustworthy, compassionate, and knowledgeable. If you choose, I am that person--Lynn C. Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and National Board Certified Counselor. I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University with top honors. I am fervent in encouraging and empowering adults and families through life-altering emotional, medical, social, and spiritual stumbling blocks. I have worked in various clinical settings-- mental health, wellness, and substance abuse treatment centers, cancer care management, hospice, nursing, assisted living, and correctional facilities. Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Holistic/Spiritual Integrated Therapy I look forward to the opportunity to work with you along your journey to explore and/or revisit the benefits of positive change.

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Lucian M McMillan-Cardona

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings! My name is Lucian, and I am a passionate, caring, and effective licensed therapist in Delaware. I am eager to help you reach your full potential. I bring a broad array of life experience and expertise, into the therapeutic relationship. Through empathy and understanding, you will gain a unique perspective into your world. I have 7 years of professional experience and worked in a variety of settings with different populations. As a therapist, I am here to intervene. I am not here simply to listen, or allow you to have a cathartic experience. I implement the Strength Base Approach, Cognitive Behavioral approach, and Mindfulness approach. These approaches are goal-oriented, directive, and problem-solving in nature. It takes a skillful therapist to help clients make the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I strive for the opportunity to build and maintain a solid therapeutic alliance with my clients. I approach therapy as a healing process, helping to answer deep-rooted unanswered questions we have about ourselves. You are the expert of your narrative, and I am your creative outlet ready to listen and help you find solutions because we find strength in sharing our experiences. I value honesty, the importance of a working relationship, and your integrity, dignity, and worth. So, let’s do this!

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Dawneisha Spratley

Offering therapy in DE
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LBS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, social conflicts, PTSD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical & emotional abuse. My therapy style is diverse and engaging. I value treating everyone with dignity, kindness, and am sensitive to their needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, eco systemic, humanistic, play, and trauma focused therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is not always easy to reach out for support and It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. It takes commitment to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to help. I look forward to working with you!

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Daniel Norvell

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Delaware with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Bertee Thomas Jr

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Delaware, New Jersey and North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Danielle Jones

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Delaware with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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. 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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Sharon Presta

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

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.

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Kelly Earl

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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.

How to find counseling in Georgetown

Finding the best therapist close by in Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown. 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 Georgetown, 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown, elsewhere in Sussex, 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 Georgetown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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).

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

Therapists in Georgetown, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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?

BetterHelp's verified Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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.

Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 19947 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 Georgetown 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 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 Georgetown.

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 from a therapist. A Georgetown 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 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 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 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 Georgetown, 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.

Georgetown 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 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.

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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