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Dr. Vincenza Fabber

Offering therapy in DE
License: PhD, ,LPC,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

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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Jessica Caruana

Offering therapy in DE
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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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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Cynthia Pore'e

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, confidence and so much more using a mind, body, & spirit approach. 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. Let's get back to being YOU!

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Catherine Nakonetschny

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Renee Fortune

Offering therapy in DE
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

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

Offering therapy in DE
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

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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Maureen Miller

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Irene Clark

Offering therapy in DE
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Delaware with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Anton Pustaver

Offering therapy in DE
License: M.Ed./Ed.S.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor who lives in Florida. I received my M.Ed./Ed.S. degrees from the University of Florida. I have been working as a therapist in the mental health field for over 15 years in residential and outpatient treatment centers for substance abuse as well as outpatient mental health facilities. I have worked with a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety (in its many forms), existential issues and lack of meaning/purpose, addiction, trauma, identity, and low self-esteem. I have run therapy groups on these topics as well as: creating rules for happiness, communication, analyzing problems, and conflict resolution; which makes it sound like I have seen it all but I learn from my clients each day. I enjoy being able to provide mental health services to those who are struggling with life's varied possibilities and challenges. To me, therapy is an egalitarian process. I believe that you have the ability to change and find meaning in your life. I refer to myself as an existential, narrative, and reality therapist but I have also used feminist theory when needed as well as behavioral analysis. What this really means is that I am eclectic in my approach and since no two clients are the same, neither are my sessions or my approaches. I like to give assignments that speak to each individual’s unique personal makeup, so be ready to bring some creativity to our sessions! I previously sat on a statewide ethics committee, so I am sensitive an individual's ethical considerations and quandaries in their own life. I have availability to respond to messages twice a day (morning and late afternoon). I look forward to working together and taking part in your journey of self-improvement.

How to find counseling in Laurel

Finding the best therapist close by in Laurel 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 Laurel. 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 Laurel, 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel, 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 Laurel area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel, 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 19956 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 Laurel 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 Laurel 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 Laurel, 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.

Laurel 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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