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Wayne Barnstone

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I also have supervised and trained therapists . My approach will always be collaborative and together we will develop specific methods and perspectives that will not only help you resolve your current issue, but give you the tools to make your life from today onward more fulfilling and satisfying. I would be honored to help you achieve the clarity, confidence and joy that you are seeking. And, we will have fun along the way.

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Emily Tarantola

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Arizona. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 15 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, ADHD, and trauma. My counseling style is a combination of Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused. I think it is very important to focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship to help the counseling process be most effective. I believe in meeting the client where they are mentally and emotionally in order to help them work toward what they would like to achieve in counseling. I always encourage and support the client with creating individualized therapeutic goals to help motivate and empower the client to make positive changes. I look forward to working with you and helping you overcome the challenges you are experiencing.

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Fabiola Jamieson

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Welcome! You have taken a courageous step to look for support. Now you can breathe and release the tension you may be experiencing in your body. I am here to walk with you on this journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of clinical social work experience. I specialize in the following areas: stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, and coping with life changes. I have worked in Romania, Guatemala, India, Utah, and now I call Maryland home. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University-Provo and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a mental health emphasis from the University of Utah. My experience abroad combined with my personal life experiences and education have equipped me with the expertise to help you navigate through your personal storms. I believe you have the power and wisdom within you to grow. I offer a nurturing and safe space where healing and learning can take place. I will listen with compassion and genuine interest in understanding what you are saying and where you are coming from. I hope to work with you to build upon your strengths, explore and remove barriers, gain insights, strategies, and skills. I will help you feel empowered to take charge of your journey and create a fulfilling, meaningful life. At the end of our time working together, I want you to leave feeling more at peace and hopeful. My wish for you is that you may feel present, connected, informed, and capable of healing. I primarily utilize a Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach. As needed, I will integrate other theoretical approaches.

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Emilia Casale

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Welcome to therapy, glad you're here! I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) licensed in Maryland with over 8 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked successfully with clients with a wide range of concerns including difficulties with self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse in unhealthy relationships. I offer my clients a positive and inviting space in which real acceptance and growth can be fostered. Using evidence-based treatments with an open and compassionate approach, I help clients get to a place where they are able to live the life they desire and deserve. My counseling style is warm and interactive as well as direct, with the underlying belief that therapy should be a respectful partnership with the mutual goal of getting you to where you want to go. I highly value my client's natural gifts, preferences, and cultural perspectives they bring to the therapeutic relationship, therefor I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, humanistic, and mindfulness practices. It takes courage and self-determination to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to reach your goals! Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

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Rodney Lyles

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementADHD
6 years of experience

In life, we all come in contact with issues, situations and circumstances that we either need assistance with, understanding about, guidance or just someone to vent to. I have a master’s degree in human services, and I have been working in the therapy/social help area for over 20 years. Working with persons from different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds has helped me grow as a therapist and as a person. My treatment approach is to first listen, gather information on the issue at hand and then together, attempt to come up with a solution to resolve the issue(s). We all have strengths and sometimes if strengths are identified, they could possibly help you resolve the issue at hand. Now, as how I think I can help you, there is more to me than this intro profile and if you are inclined to choose me, I will work hard for you. Lastly, there are wonderful therapists on this site, and if you came this far, give one of us a chance to help you be the best person you are destined to be!

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Marissa White

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Marissa White and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I work with individuals who have a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. I combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Life's challenges can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide a safe environment for my clients to speak openly about life and stressors. As my client, we will begin services where you are, and together, I will help you explore, develop, and create sense of balance as you learn, grow, and make positive changes that can result in a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.

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Jessica Goodman

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

My childhood dream of talking to people all day has finally come true as a counselor. My mission is to intentionally empower others to thrive in whatever situations they experience or choose. I am particularly passionate about helping clients feel more engaged with life and encouraging them to make values-based decisions. I have experience with clients as young as 3 (and as old as 78) in community, college, court, and school settings. When not working, I volunteer, walk my pup, Sammy, and stay on the move as much as possible.

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Dr. Jerome Anderson

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience

I am Dr. Jerome Anderson, an advanced-practice clinical professional offering a wide range of clinical services. I am licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW), nationally board certified as an advanced practice clinical social worker (BCD), certified as a clinical forensic social worker/psychotherapist (CCFC), and certified as a correctional health care professional (CCHP). As such, I provide services focused on severe and persistent mental health concerns as well as mild mental health conditions, such as professional counseling, psychotherapy, and consulting services for clinical assistance in mental health symptom management, behavioral redirection, life-style adjustment, and crisis abatement. All therapeutic approaches are scientific & evidence based. The treatment modalities utilized but not limited to are cognitive-behavioral principles and strengths-based theory. I am licensed to provide these services in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Most recently, I worked as a clinical psychotherapist, Behavioral Health Consultant, and Flight Commander of Behavioral Health Services for the United States Department of the Air Force. I also have a history of working as a criminal justice clinician and director of the mental health departments within large metropolitan jails and correctional facilities. I have also worked in maximum-security prisons as a forensic clinician. In all capacities, I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and developing appropriate treatment goals. I also have experiences working with the judicial systems where I have developed and implemented recommendations based on patient competency levels as well as led the therapeutic treatment process. Along with this experience, I have worked as a full-time law enforcement officer. Lastly, I am an Active Duty Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant Commander) in the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corp (USPHS-CC) where I operate as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Coordinator for Employee Relations/Officer Advocacy for USPHS. I look forward to working with you!!

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Natasha Joyner

Offering therapy in MD
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia and Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am trained in EMDR. 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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Rhonda Wells-Wilbon

Offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia and Maryland with over 10 years of professional social work experience as a social work professor and practitioner. I have expertise in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with individuals, couples, families and small groups. 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. I work well with Black populations and other people of color. But, I’m culturally sensitive to the diverse needs of all individuals. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Am also trained in Brain-spotting.

How to find counseling in Burkittsville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville, 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 21718 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville 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 Burkittsville, 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.

Burkittsville 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

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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