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Enrique Simmons

Offering therapy in MD
License: LPC,LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

Welcome I am a mental health counselor with more than 7 years experience working with individuals of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. My focus is to help you develop skills and strategies to address marriage and relationship issues, lifestyle challenges, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction and addictive tendencies. My counseling style is integrative and geared towards empowering each individual with self-discovery and self-correction skills. Integrative therapists don’t subscribe to any one therapeutic approach. Instead, they treat each client as an individual and pull from a variety of therapeutic approaches based on what the client seems to need in the therapy session. We will look at different approaches to help you develop routines and useful strategies to strengthen your ability to implement and practice change in daily living. As in all counseling relationships a solid foundation is essential and at times necessary to explore, review and process underlying issues in order to learn how to rid oneself of emotional and psychological baggage, improve thinking and behavior patterns and become the expert in your life. I am looking forward to our first session where we can collaborate on developing the skills to address areas of concerns and provide you with the support in achieving your goals. Things to expect during the initial visit are as follows; to work collaboratively towards development of a treatment plan, not necessarily during the first session but soon after. The treatment plan is a road map used as a guide and consists of goals, objectives and intervention. The length of the session is 45 minutes long, the goal of the session is to help you learn how to implement and practice coping and stress management skills in daily living via education, role-play, problem solving, communication and self-assessment strategies and homework.

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Samuel Howden

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Maryland with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. My education includes a Masters of Social Work at Howard University, and Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park. I enjoy working with a diverse group of individuals who have various levels of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, anger management, self-esteem, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma via physical or emotional abuse. My approach to psychotherapy comes from an understanding that every individual is unique and to treat each individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion is vital build strong therapeutic relationship. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I utilize techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), brief solution focused therapy (BSFT), motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I'm glad you have courage to take the first step to seeking a happier and perhaps more fulfilling life. If you are ready I am more than happy to be here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Laura Willard

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland with over 14 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, childhood adjustment issues and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is strengths based combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, family therapy, client centered therapy and mindfulness. I will work with you to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Susanna Armstrong

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Welcome, my name is Susanna Armstrong and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I have been fortunate to work with diverse populations and modalities throughout the years. I have a lot of experience working with teens and currently work in addictions. I love to continue learning and growing in this field and believe in treating clients holistically. I understand that different people respond to different approaches and will work with you to define your treatment goals and needs. I take an integrative approach and believe in incorporating nutrition, movement, and body work into therapy whenever possible. Working in the field of addictions for over ten years, I enjoy helping people overcome issues with anxiety and depression, learn coping skills and finding out about themselves. I look forward to working with you!

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Helene Diop

Offering therapy in MD
License: MS, PhD Candidate,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

Hi, I am Hélène Diop is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC & LCAD Board-Approved Supervisor in the State of Maryland for more than 14 years. I have treated and supported individuals, couples, and families on three continents – Europe, North & South America – as well as various states in the US. My cross-cultural professional trainings and experiences over the years has uniquely equipped me to understand that a person’s challenges in life are often resolved by effectively negotiating one’s worldview’s demands and the context in which a person currently lives. I tailor my treatment approaches to my clients/patients’ needs and strengths. I do not believe that “One size fit all” would be the most effective approach in the field of psychology. I have experience in supporting/treating individuals/families with related legal issues (Substance Use Disorders, Drug & Mental Health Court), as well as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, mental health crisis, and relationship issues. I base my clinical practice on integrative approaches such as: Schema, Psychoanalyses, Emotional Intelligence, Reality, Solution Focused therapies, and some aspects of the Gottman approach of couple therapy.

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Despina Hangemanole LCSW-C

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Beginning therapy for the first time or resuming after a break can be nerve-racking, exciting and overwhelming. It can bring up anxiety, but can also bring a welcome sense of relief knowing a start has been made. Finding the right fit with a therapist can be challenging. I am hopeful I can provide answers to determine if I would be a helpful fit. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) with an additional certification in Addiction Counseling (MAC) based in Maryland. I have 13 years of experience helping others who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges make significant, positive changes in their lives. Life can be filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer support by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer. My goal is to provide care that is compassionate, validating, supportive and rooted in mindfulness. I draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my practice with a strengths based focus. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better, but I am also available to you via phone if that is more comfortable for you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and to work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them.

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Adam Brown

Offering therapy in MD
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland with 5 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. 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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Dr. Susan (Sue) Futeral

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & eating disorders. 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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Thomas Floyd

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
42 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and The District of Columbia with over 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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Jamice Holley

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

No matter what life has thrown your way or what you have experienced over time, you can recover. Healing occurs through a reparative therapeutic relationship, which helps you connect to the relationship first with yourself, family and friends, and the world surrounding you. I am enthusiastic about working with adults and couples. I offer an open, brave, and safe space to help support my clients in their healing to become the best version of themselves. I am gentle in my approach. However, I do confront matters to help you dig a little deeper to help you connect with the insight for your healing. I am licensed in Maryland with eight years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. Begin the process, demystifying that therapy doesn't work. Give yourself permission to journey with me as we re-discover who you are and who you are in your relationships as you recover mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am looking forward to beginning the journey with you.

How to find counseling in Betterton

Finding the best therapist close by in Betterton 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 Betterton. 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 Betterton, 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton, elsewhere in Kent, or in the greater state of Maryland.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton may not take health insurance, some in the state of Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Betterton, Maryland 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 MD, 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 21610 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 Betterton 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 Betterton 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 Betterton, Maryland 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.

Betterton 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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