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Dawn Byrne

Offering therapy in MD
License: M.A. ,LCPC,Addiction counselor
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland with over 30 years of experience in treating mental health and addiction issues. I specialize in treating adults who present with both issues at the same time ("co-occurring" disorders). I hold two masters degrees- in Counseling and Education. I have worked in a variety of settings: corporate employee assistance programs (EAP); community psychiatry programs; out- patient addiction recovery clinics. I have also served as a "Crisis Interventionist" in an ER setting, so I am comfortable sorting out complex problems in a rapid manner. Prior to serving as a corporate and community counselor, I was a corporate trainer, specializing in Coping Skills. So I provide psycho-educational skills to enhance individual therapy. My style is client-centered and solution-focused. I will provide you with a safe space to help you explore, assess and develop a do-able treatment plan. The goal is to help you decide what changes you want to make to increase satisfaction with your life. My focus is on providing you with practical skills that help you with everyday issues: relational conflict, decision -making; self-management; emotional regulation; anger management, and coping with anxiety. Areas of Specialty: Alcohol and drug addiction Relapse Prevention Recovery Skills Crisis Interventions Risk assessments Additional Areas of Expertise: Self-Management Skills Coping Skills Setting Boundaries Decision-making skills Emotional IQ Fear and Stress Getting Unstuck Years of Experience: Counseling: 25+ years Crisis Interventionist: 7 years Corporate training: 10 years

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Theresa Huffines

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Theresa Huffines, LCSW-C, is a strengths-based, solution-focused therapist who is dedicated to empowering others, improving their personal growth, life skills, decision making when faced with life challenges, and overall emotional regulation through therapeutic evidenced-based treatment modalities. She is passionate about working with young adults, couples, and geriatric clientele. A graduate of Regent University and Salisbury University, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2011 and Masters of Social Work in 2013. Theresa’s experience includes internships at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Salisbury University Counseling Center, case management in therapeutic foster care, substance abuse outreach, advocating for military families, and outpatient mental health as a therapist and agency site supervisor, specializing in anxiety, depression, grief, conflict resolution, and couples counseling. Theresa has fostered relationships with community partners within the area, thereby developing a comprehensive network of resources. She has been recognized for her accomplishments and awarded Summa Cum Laude and Employee of the Year.

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Naomi Durand-Kabasela

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I am an individual, family and couples therapist licensed in Maryland with over 18 years of experience working as psychotherapist. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxieties, psychosis, OCD, ADHD, substance use addiction, gambling addiction, relationship issues, and parenting problems. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My philosophy is simple take me down a road you would like to go to address your concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, client centered, adlerian therapy, dream analysis and rational emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan based on your strengths and opportunities for growth. It takes courage to recognize a desire to live a more fulfilling life, a willingness to seek help and taking the first step towards a change. If you are ready to embark on the journey to wellness, I am here to support, guide and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Lauren Williams

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). I obtained my M.S. from McDaniel College and B.A. from UMCP. I have an extensive clinical background servicing individuals within a school, hospital, and private practice setting. I service the community at large with compassion, empathy, patience, and excellence. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, motivation, low self esteem, stress management, and career transitions. I create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Congratulations on taking the first step. I am looking forward to working with you during this transforming process of healing and growth. Please contact me today in order to schedule an immediate appointment. All inquiries are addressed in less than 2 hours. Thank you.

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Lindsay Smith

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

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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Minsu Kim

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, Anxiety
7 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and I've been helping people for 7 years. I've worked with lots of different issues like stress, feeling worried, problems with friends or family, feeling motivated, believing in yourself, and feeling really sad. I've also worked with kids and teenagers who have been diagnosed with ADHD, which makes it hard for them to focus sometimes. I am available from late in the evening (9:00PM EST) to early in the morning (6:00AM EST). I know that it is a weird time schedule, but it may mean that I am an ideal psychologist for those who are only available when other people are sleeping. Please feel free to ask questions. In therapy sessions, I want you to feel comfortable and safe. You can share your thoughts and feelings with me, and you don't have to worry about being judged. It takes a lot of courage to want things to be better and take the first steps to make a change. I'm here to help you give you the strength to do that. I'm really excited about the change to work with you. I look forward to helping you on your journey to feeling better and happier.

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Dr. Godwin Oshegbo

Offering therapy in MD
AddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. In addition, I am a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in Maryland, and a national certified counselor (NCC). I have over 20 years of professional and clinical work experience. I have extensive experience working in different clinical settings over the years. I have experience in helping individuals with substance use issues and disorders, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, & depression, including issues of faith and spirituality in wellness. I have a special interest in mind and body medicine, integrative care, spirituality, and trauma care. As such, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (including mindfulness practices), crisis intervention, substance use/addictive disorder, and Family-focused interventions. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I will tailor our dialogue and treatment approaches to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. You have taken the first step toward that change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to optimal wellness.

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Zandria Hooks

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland, Oklahoma and Texas 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, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Shabana Abdullah

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
3 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland with 3 years of psychotherapy experience. I have seen both sides of the therapy relationship- as a therapist and as a client, and I use personal experiences and humor to connect with clients. I use multiple, empirically-based methods to help clients work through feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, self-esteem, motivation, ADHD, trauma, and more. I primarily use cognitive behavioral methods as well as psychoanalytic and systems therapy to identify negative patterns and move towards growth. We will work together to develop a treatment plan with your goals in mind. Deciding to begin therapy is a courageous step on a journey that is as important as the destination. I look forward to walking the path with you.

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Dr. Timothy Ibutu

Offering therapy in MD
License: MS, LCPC, LCAD, NCC (Doctoral Candidate)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

ABOUT ME Greetings, I am Timothy Murungi Ibutu, a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licenced Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCAD) in the State of Maryland (MD), Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I hold a PhD in counselor education and Supervision, specializing in situation-specific counseling sessions. With over 19 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to working with diverse demographics facing crisis, addictions issues (substance abuse), trauma, homelessness, and various life challenges. As a seasoned counselor, I have worked extensively with clients who have completed court-ordered sessions, offering a continuum of care to support individuals throughout their life journey. My counseling modality/style is characterized by warmth, understanding, and interactivity. I firmly believe in treating anyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, empathy, and compassion. I steer clear of labelling and categorizing people into boxes. My approach integrates Choice Theory, Motivational Interviewing (MI), experiential techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic counseling. I specialize in trauma-informed care, and substance abuse, recognizing that everyone is unique with distinct needs. Tailoring counseling to these specific needs is crucial in guiding individuals through their life journey. Taking the initial steps towards change can pave the way for a more fulfilling and happier life. When you are prepared, I am ready and willing to accompany you on your life journey.

How to find counseling in Capitol Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights. 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 Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights, elsewhere in Prince George's, 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 Capitol Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 20790 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights, 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.

Capitol Heights 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.

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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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Capitol Heights:

20731, 20743, 20790, 20791, 20799

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