Chestertown, Maryland is revered for its amazing seafood, cultural history, nature, beautiful sunsets and so much more. If you want to live someplace with an uplifting and healthy environment, then Chestertown is definitely a great city to consider. No matter who you are or where you come from, there is something for anyone to enjoy in this great city.

Regardless of all the awesome opportunities which Chestertown has to offer, your personal happiness and wellbeing ought to be your top priorities. Thankfully, you never have to feel alone in this city; you always have the option of sitting down with a Chestertown-based counselor who can help you work through things and truly enjoy what the city has to offer.

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Chamika Block

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficulties
7 years of experience

Hello! At various times in our lives we may feel the need for change and personal growth. I believe that therapeutic collaboration can assist with making this change and personal growth achievable. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a unique opportunity to take a look within and move pass anything that is holding us back. While this process is not easy; it is sacred and rewarding and I am honored to be a part of your process. I am a native of Ohio, and began my road to becoming a counselor through undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University where I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology. I continued my studies at Martin University where I obtained my first Master's Degree with a concentration in Community Psychology. I later returned for a second Master's and attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where my concentration was Counseling Psychology. Through these studies I was able to develop a love and great respect for the human experience. I began counseling in 2015, and I am an LCPC in Maryland. From 2015 until May 2020, I worked full-time in an Outpatient facility which focused on substance use and mental health disorders associated with addiction, such as anxiety and depression. My clinical approach blends Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential, and Person-Centered and is centered in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy); for me this means that I look at the thought patterns that have been developed based on the early life experiences and look create meaning and context, and I believe that each person is unique based on their experiences. While this blend may be beneficial for many, I understand that at times I may need to suspend my typical approach and take time to integrate other approaches that may be better suited for the person I am collaborating with and their needs. As we venture through this time, I hope to provide positive interactions that facilitate change. You can also find me at www.blockcounselingpws.com

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Angelique Fontaine

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSWC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuse
4 years of experience

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Angelique Fontaine, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland. I earned my Masters of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston.I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, domestic violence and trauma. I am experienced in multiple modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My counseling style is empathetic and trauma informed. I believe everyone deserves respect and dignity. It takes courage to seek professional help and implement change. I look forward to working with you!

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Mara Swan

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC-ACS,LCPAT-ACS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingADHD
20 years of experience

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 2pm. I have been in practice since 2000. My specialties include PTSD and ADHD (all ages), executive and business coaching. I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist. The population I work with is ages 6 to elder. I bring 20 years of experience to each session. As a seasoned therapist you and I will work together to make a plan to attain your goals. Health care providers and first responders are also welcome. This has been a trying time for all involved. I am accepting new patients. I believe in treating the whole person. It is important to incorporate wellness coaching. We might discuss diet, exercise and emotional concerns. The mind body connection is vastly important. Finding alignment between these two may have a significant possitive effect.

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Denise Larson

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCP,LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as nationally certified. I am also certified in school counseling k-12. I have worked with varying age groups and populations. I started out my professional career in a social service department in a hospital. Following this, I have worked in schools, as well as various mental health agencies. Most recently I was the director of a mental health and drug and alcohol facility. During my career as a clinical psychotherapist, I strived to become a very well-rounded clinician, working with multiple modalities along with ongoing continued education to provide the best care to those I served. I am in the process of earning my PhD. While I do utilize multiple modalities such as DBT, CBT, and SFT, I believe in a person-centered approach overall, as each individual is unique and thus deserves the approach and style that best fits their own unique needs. Additionally, I have worked with addictions extensively both individually and in a group format. I have taken extensive training in gambling addiction and have run IOP for drug and alcohol groups for many years. I believe wholeheartedly in providing validation and helping my clients understand the importance of self-validation. No matter what the struggle is my clients are facing, I believe that they have the strength within them to overcome their obstacles. I strive to help them find that strength.

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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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Shiho Murakami

Offering therapy in MD
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 6 years of professional work experience. I am licensed in District of Columbia as well. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Ramona Jones

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have experience working with teens and asukts as well as individuals & couples. 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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Johnny Barton

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. 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. 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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Desiree Gharakhanian

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hi there! I'm Desiree, Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland with 6 years of professional experience. I have experience in assisting with life transitions, stress, anxiety, anger management, depression, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where we can work together in exploring challenges, identifying strengths and developing solutions.

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Meghann Mulherin

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I hope our work together will free up space in your life to focus your energy and time on what is important to you. My approach is active and incorporates cognitive behavioral and interpersonal techniques as well as mindfulness. I am experienced and trained in working with individuals struggling with stress, life-transitions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, issues related to gender and sexual identity, and helping develop strategies to more effectively manage anger and feelings of self-doubt that can manifest as imposter syndrome, among many other important issues that are helpful to talk about in therapy. Therapy helps us draw upon the brain’s inherent capacity to reorganize and grow. I am here to help you take the first step.

How to find counseling in Chestertown

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown, 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 21690 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown, 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.

Chestertown 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 Chestertown:

21620, 21690

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