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Angela Velez

Offering therapy in MD
License: MA,LPC, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among individuals and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs. More about me: I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling in 2005, and since that time have become a National Certified Counselor. I have obtained my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials in the state of Georgia, Tennessee, and Connecticut. The Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credential in the state of Maryland. My background includes serving children, individuals and families through mostly community agency settings and private practice. I have extensive knowledge and experience in substance use issues, depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma focused therapies and autism. I was raised in a military family and was a military spouse. I understand circumstances surrounding living in a military family and working with individuals that have experienced trauma using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I also use other methods of counseling that include mindfulness training, ERP for OCD, solution focused and brief therapy models.

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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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JoAnn Vaughn

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am a therapist that provides individual , family therapy, couples therapy. I am a license in the state of Maryland with over 21 years of experience as a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, post -traumatic stress, relationship issues, marital issues, parenting issues, career challenges, and life changes. I also help people who have experience physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm an interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect , dignity. sensitivity, empathy and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels, My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic , psychodynamic and rational emotive therapy. I am skilled in tailoring our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take those first steps , I am here to support and empower you. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Rachel Rachlinski

Offering therapy in MD
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am an LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and an LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana. I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Community Counseling and a Post Master’s in Play Therapy at John’s Hopkins University. I received a second Post Master’s Degree from University of Denver in Animal-Assisted Therapy. My work has been primarily spent focusing on family counseling, including all members of the family unit. I have been actively practicing as a therapist for 11 years. My expertise includes working with young adults transitioning to new stages in life as well as adults managing women’s and general life issues. My clinical expertise includes dealing with anxiety, depression, oppositional youth, at-risk adolescents, women’s issues, family counseling, parent training, adoption-related issues, and other trauma disorders and adjustments. 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 combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and existential counseling. I will tailor our dialog and 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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Beverly Jordan

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience working as a psycho-counselor and play therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy 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 techniques combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Gill

Offering therapy in MD
License: MSW, LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Liza. A licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience working with clients dealing with chronic health issues, grief, loss, relationship issues, addiction, unforgiveness, shame/guilt, anxiety, depression, addiction, and faith/spirituality concerns. My therapy style is warm, non-judgemental, engaging, and compassionate. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable to share their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and concerns, and in return, receive individually tailored clinical support through a blend of therapeutic models. My integrative approach incorporates concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered. I have experience working with clients from a Christian faith perspective, but I work with clients from all faith backgrounds. I look forward to working with you!

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Mariangela Weiskopf

Offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am here to help you feel seen and heard in this crazy age of disconnection and isolation. I love water metaphors and strive to be a Beacon of Hope in the Ocean of Life. I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. My life experience has provided me with unique perspectives that impact my empathic approach. I have worked in private practice, community mental health and in schools K - 12. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I understand how vulnerable and scary entering therapy can be and I aim to provide you with a safe non judgmental space to begin finding clarity and achieving desired changes. My style of counseling is client centered strength based. I look forward to partnering with you on this therapeutic journey. 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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David Myford

Offering therapy in MD
AddictionsGriefAnger management
16 years of experience

I am licensed in several states and 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Colleen Clark

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Aysha DeSilva

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist with three years in professional practice, working with clients ages 18 and above who have experienced relationship concerns, family-related concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. My therapy approach focuses on creating a safe, warm environment for clients to deeply explore their concerns leading to a more fulfilling life.

How to find counseling in Charlestown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown, 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 21901 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown 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 Charlestown, 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.

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

21901, 21914

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