The town of Bladensburg, Maryland was founded in 1861 and was named after Thomas Bladen, who was the governor of Maryland from 1742 until 1747. This town loves its history and has many sites on the National Register of Historic Places such as the William Hilleary House or Hilleary/Magruder House, Market Master’s House, Hilltop Manor, Bostwick, and the George Washington House.

Sometimes you may need to just talk to someone about all that is going on in your life such as relationship or parenting issues, anxiety, depression, or employment troubles. There are several professional counselors and therapists in and around Bladensburg who can help you figure out what is going on to give one of them a call today.

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Willie Simmons

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW, LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As far as I can remember, I have always been a counselor. As a kid, adults would seat next to me on the bus and tell me the problems of their day. I soon learned the value of listening and discovered this was the profession for me. I then went to college and got a BS Degree and later an MSW in Social Work. I became licensed in VA, Maryland and DC. With over thirty years doing crisis intervention, individual therapy, group therapy, and case management; I would like to help you through modern technology, to conquer your fears, discover why things are not working right and why you keep doing the same wrong things repeatedly.

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Penny Walters

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical from Maryland with 29 years experience. I am experienced in helping clients develop goals to help them overcome their life stressors that are impacting their daily living activities. I have experience working with clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD and childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I will help my clients develop their goals and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other techniques to meet their goals. I believe in providing clients with support and guidance while allowing them self determination. I look forward to working with you and helping you meet your goals!

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Emmanuella Owobu

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Emmanuella Owobu a licensed therapist. I present myself fully, and professionally in helping willing clients develop the right coping skills to better handle successfully, challenging life, behavioral and mental issues like anger management, anxiety related disorders, trauma related disorders, bipolar related disorders, depression, suicidal thoughts, aging, effective parenting, change of life, grieving, self-esteem, family and couples problems, stress, as well as drug and alcohol use disorders. I provide psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, substance abuse treatment, and crisis management. I possess extensive experience in multicultural sensitive therapeutic skills. Able to work with individuals, couples, family and groups. Licensed by the State of Maryland Board of professional counselors in clinical counseling, approved as clinical supervisor and certified in the treatment of drug and alcohol problems. My knowledge in many theories helps me better work with clients to personalize the direction of treatment best suited for each client. It is my belief that "one size fits all" never works in life stressors and developing the skills to work through them.

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Tiara Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Shahla Abdi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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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Lindsay Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, life transitions & 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! My approach to therapy is to provide an understanding and compassionate environment to help guide clients towards healing and feeling comfortable to open up about what is significant to them. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space to help my clients work towards their goals and live their best lives. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults implementing individual and family counseling. I use an integrative, client-centered approach as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-based therapy techniques and other modalities based on client's individual needs and goals. I look forward to helping you on your journey!

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Kasie Frazer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
LGBTGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. My name is Kasie Frazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California Los Angeles with a major in American Literature and I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!! I have the great privilege of being licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan. I come to the Better Help platform with 19 years of professional work experience including helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, coping with grief/loss, depression & anxiety. I also enjoy helping clients with executive and professional coaching to enhance their career goals. It may sound like a cliché, but helping people has always been my passion. My social work background allows me to listen and support clients on their level. It has always been extremely important to me for people to feel safe, heard and supported. It is only in that environment where an individual can be open to speaking freely. 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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Fanita Jackson-Norman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida and Maryland with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

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Karen Koski-Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 15 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, and confidence. 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.

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Sarah Henson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Grief
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Sarah Henson. I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland who has five years of clinical work experience, and over ten years of paraprofessional support experience in the Grief and Loss, Caregiving Support, and End of Life Counseling Support fields. I specialize in helping clients cope with grief and loss and to adjust to a variety of changes in their lives such as caregiving for a loved one at end-of-life. Grief and anticipatory grief is unique an experience as is the relationship you have/had with your loved one. Expressing your thoughts and feelings during the grief process promotes healthy adjustment to the loss, and often reduces the severity of emotional distress and/or even possibly prevents the development of prolonged grief disorder. 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. Please note, my availability as a support to you on this platform is limited to residents of the state of Maryland. Also, given the limitations of my availability and the mode of on-line therapy, any urgent emotional support needs should be met by an immediate professional mental health support provider such as a mental health crisis response provider/team. My hours of availability are generally only weekly video sessions, and also weekly follow up messaging. At the onset of our deciding if our therapeutic relationship is a good fit, I may ask about your expectations of support needs, and also your willingness/ability to engage with supports outside this platform if I recommend them.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bladensburg

Finding the best therapist close by in Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg. 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 Bladensburg, 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 Bladensburg region and in the state of Maryland. 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg, elsewhere in Prince George's, or in the greater state of Maryland.

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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). 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 Bladensburg online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bladensburg, 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg?

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

Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 MD, 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 20710 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 Bladensburg counselor?

Before seeing your Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg.

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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg, 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.

Bladensburg 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.

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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