This is Ken Powers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Greetings and welcome to my profile. My name is Ken Powers, Jr. and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Actually, I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in three states. I serve as the Director of Behavioral Health for a Federally Qualified Health Care Facility (FQHC). I am a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers through the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Association of Clinical Social Workers. The American Board of Examiners in Clinica...

This is Craig Kalman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, LPC NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 31

I've been a professional counselor for over 31 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of the leading health researchers in the world to the hardworking staff workers from executive administrators to cafeteria custodians. I was the senior staff EAP representative and crisis counselor during the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/2001, the anthrax attack in Washington D.C. two weeks later and the D.C. Sniper about a year later. Subs...

This is Abigail Garcia-Garwicki's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Hi! I’m so glad you’re here today. My name is Abigail Garcia-Garwicki, but you can just call me Abby, and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in both Maryland and Florida. I have been in the field for over 10 years working in community based mental health/developmental services, and provided direct counseling services for almost 8 years in both the community and private practice. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals living with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, substance abuse, and trauma/PTSD to ...

This is Annette Levesque-Nieman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I bring over twenty years of experience as a Therapist and Social worker. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families regarding issues that impact daily living. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients address there thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Catholic University of American and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy an...

This is Alison Russell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Alison Russell, LCSW-C Hi. I’m Alison Russell! I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and have been in the Social Work field for over 25 years. One of the many things I learned during my extensive experience working with First Responders, adults, adolescents and children is that people are resilient. I have hope and believe in those who are ready, willing and able to self reflect and work towards positive change. I received my Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland and after many years of working with the adolescent populatio...

This is Mary Hales's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I am Mary Hales, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College in NY. I have over 15 years of experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential settings, community-based agencies, and private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, substance and other addictions, trauma, and abandonment, couples, and grief therapy, to name a few. I beli...

This is Lynn DiFatta's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Lynn DiFatta and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland. I completed graduate school in 2004 but began working in mental health in 2000. I have experience in both long term and short term psychiatric inpatient care, emergency care, and private practice. I have extensive experience in Trauma Disorders (PTSD, CPTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Anxiety) and significant experience with depression, self injury, mood disorders, sexual/intimacy struggles, and relationships. Additionally, I have given seminars and educational lec...

This is Samuel Howden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Maryland with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. My education includes a Masters of Social Work at Howard University, and Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park. I enjoy working with a diverse group of individuals who have various levels of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, anger management, self-esteem, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma via physical or emotional abuse. My approach ...

This is Olivia Laguerre's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Social Worker in Maryland with over 6 years of experience working as an educator social worker and advocate for the State of Maryland. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse during childhood. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and down to earth. I am a therapist that looks like you, talks like you, and wants you to be the bes...

This is Kamayani (Kay) Odegard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

You deserve to live a life with purpose, peace and joy! My primary purpose “is to enhance human wellbeing and help meet the basic human needs of all people.” Mental Health treatment is very stigmatized in our society, but I want to overcome those preconceived notions and evolve. I come from a place of understanding and concern and want the best for my clients. Let’s walk this journey together and discover what you are really seeking in life. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a Masters in Social Work and have been practicing therapy for over...

This is Debra Jenkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a seasoned clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979. I received a Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Family Services from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 1981, During my tenure as a private practice practitioner, clinical administer, certified trainer and evaluator, I have had the unique pleasure to obtain several certifications and recognition for my interac...

This is Rochelle Lachance's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 38

I have been a Social Worker since 1975 and have spent over 40 years years in a variety of treatment settings. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1983. I have worked in hospitals, outpatient treatment facilities, psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment units, special education schools and have provided home visits for geriatric patients. I am knowledgeable about children and families and have had specialized marriage and family therapy training and understanding family dynamics. My ability as a therapist to listen, empathize, build ...

This is Susan Schwerd's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. I have been practicing since 1999, when I graduated from Temple University with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I spent the first 7 years of my counseling career working in a large outpatient mental health organization, several as assistant clinical director, before entering private practice. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I spent 10 years as Director of Human Resources for a mid-sized corporation. My goal is to facilitate your healing, growth, and transformation. Rooted in the ...

This is Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical psychologist and have been licensed in the State of Maryland for over 25 years. I was born in St. Lucia, a Caribbean Island in the West Indies, and immigrated to Brooklyn, New York as an adolescent. My personal knowledge and clinical training working with English-speaking immigrants has resulted in significant understanding and expertise in family re-unification, challenges related to dual identity and adjustment in multigenerational households. I received my master’s and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and my clinical t...

This is Harriett Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I have been in the helping professions for 22 years. My master's degree is in Rehabilitation Counseling Education, M.Ed. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I am a published author of the book, Good Night, Baby, Good Night, a parenting resource. It is a short book on how to get Baby or Twins to sleep through the night. My years of experience have afforded me the opportunity to work with parents, including adult clients of all ages, ...

This is Tracy Augustin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there, my name is Tracy Augustin. Thank you for taking the time out to read this profile. I have a Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work and have been practicing in this field for over 13 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my goal as a provider is to ensure that my clients feel heard and seen, especially during challenging times. We all can benefit from a listening ear, a person with a non-bias opinion, to help quiet the negative thoughts we are sometimes faced with. Contrary to popular belief, we all have days where we feel overwhelmed, unable...

This is Dr. Kelly DaCunha's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSocSci,LCSW-C,CFLE
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with over 15 years of experience working in various settings. I work primarily with individuals and couples and I specialize in relationship challenges, family dynamics, significant life changes, and shifting developmental stages. I use a trauma-informed approach in all that I do, understanding that one's experiences have great impact on various dynamics. My therapy style is warm and compassionate and I believe that everyone deserves to have a tailored approach that best meets their individual needs. In partnersh...

This is Jodi Pallett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in California and Maryland with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Anna  Thomasson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Maryland with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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.

This is Lawrence Ngashu's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland (Chevy Chase Section Five, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Maryland with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Chevy Chase Section Five?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Chevy Chase Section Five area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Chevy Chase Section Five and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Chevy Chase Section Five or elsewhere in Montgomery or the state of Maryland.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Chevy Chase Section Five therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Chevy Chase Section Five due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Chevy Chase Section Five and elsewhere throughout the state of Maryland you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Chevy Chase Section Five to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Chevy Chase Section Five, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Chevy Chase Section Five, MD, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 20815 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Chevy Chase Section Five:

20815

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.