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Dr. Jamie Spohn

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): Psychologist,Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed psychologist with over 11 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of difficulties. I specialize in traumatic brain injury, concussion, depression, anxiety, women's issues, relationship issues, child and adult ADHD, pain, learning, academic, and work difficulties, self-esteem issues, chronic illness, and adjustment to illness and injury. I believe in treating clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My style is empathic and supportive, yet direct. I will challenge my clients to gain more independence and accept responsibility. My primary orientation is cognitive-behavioral, although I do integrate other theoretical orientations on a case-by-case basis. I focus on areas of strength in order to compensate for areas that are not as strong. I prefer a positive approach to problem-solving. I will be sure to treat each case individually and gladly accept your feedback. I look forward to helping you! Also, just an FYI as there has been some confusion, I typically respond one or potentially two times a day, Monday through Friday. I will not typically respond Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays unless there are special circumstances. This also includes use of the “Urgent” button- this button is only to be used in an immediate crisis situation, meaning a life or death situation where an immediate resource is needed to stay safe. Use of this button over a holiday or weekend will likely result in no response until the next working day, UNLESS the message fits the criteria of a crisis situation. Further, if and when you schedule a live session, I am only doing live text at this point, no video or audio. Live text sessions are scheduled in 30 minute blocks. You are able to schedule one of these per week, plus write in your room as often as you wish and expect a response within 24-48 hours Monday through Friday. Thank you, I look forward to working with you!

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Ken Powers

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience as a therapist

Ken Powers is a strength-based clinical social worker with 20+ years of experience using CBT, TF-CBT, and Person-Centered Therapy. Ken works with children, teenagers, adults, and parents, helping individuals discover how their strengths may be utilized to overcome challenges. After each session, he hopes you will gain insight and make new discoveries about yourself.

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Diane Bahr

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
GriefAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I was pretty lost in my teens dealing with my parent's divorce, relocation, depression, anger and I did not know how to ask for help. I just hid my feelings, kept busy with work and school and no one ever knew how I was suffering on the inside. I got through college, had a nice career, got married but was still not feeling whole on the inside. My world totally blew up when my husband suddenly died in my early 30's. That was my breaking point..... but I didn't break. I got help. I started counseling to deal with the ugly stuff in my past and to get to a place that I could even begin to heal. I stuck with it as much as it scared me to look inside. And... I started to heal. I also found my passion of helping others to move forward in their lives. The key is to identify your thinking patterns that hold you back and change them to a more realistic and motivating message. When our thoughts are more inline we feel better and our behaviors follow as well. I will help you identify how you hold yourself back, help you set goals, and work with you to make the changes you want in your life. It is such an enlightening experience and we may even have some laughs along the way.

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Jeffrey Becker

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C,CEAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
36 years of experience as a therapist

Hi - my name is Jeff Becker. I am a therapist licensed in Maryland with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and addiction. I have particular expertise in work based problems, especially within school systems. I live and work in an area where the population is diverse, and my caseload has always reflected this. My therapy style is straight forward, supportive and interactive. I believe in treating all my clients with respect and dignity. I have learned that when people come into therapy they mostly wish to be heard and understood. I try to create an environment where this can happen. It is within such a setting I can best facilitate your ability to come up with solutions that will work for you. As with most experienced therapists, my approach is eclectic. My training includes elements of client centered, solution focused, CBT, and couples approaches (Gottman and Imago). I also have extensive training in trauma, including Mitchell Model and EMDR. I have helped many people who have recently experienced a trauma. Your decision to seek assistance is a big step that takes a lot of courage. I know you are looking to feel better and I would be happy to help find the best path for you.

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Jannia Mitchell

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

“Some people survive and talk about it. Some people survive and go silent. Some people survive and create. Everyone deals with imaginable pain or life hurdles in their own way, and everyone is entitled to that, without judgement…” - Nikita Gill I am a licensed clinical social worker with eleven years of experience as a mental health therapist in Maryland. I believe that we are all equipped to make it through our life hurdles, but sometimes we need someone to walk with us to help dig deep to find our inner strength and motivation to pull through. I offer guidance and support to clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship hardships, and parenting challenges. I also assist individuals experiencing challenges within their family origins and need support with breaking generational cycles. My therapy style is accepting, interactive and authentic. I believe the key success in therapy lies within the client and therapist working collaboratively together to achieve the desirable change to reach life fulfillment. I value the importance of client’s connection with their therapist as it aids in the work of change. My therapeutic support is based on the foundation of client centered and strengths-based perspective. In addition, my approach combines various therapeutic techniques such as CBT, SFBT, DBT and ACT. No two journeys of navigating life hurdles are the same; therefore, I value the importance of individualized approach according to the client’s personality and unique needs. I believe that you are the writer of your story and I am dedicated to instilling assurance and empowerment to clients in hopes that they never put down their pen as they continue to write their life story. If this therapeutic approach matches your needs, I am available when you are ready to start your very own journey of clarity and healing…

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Mariangela Weiskopf

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

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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Brian Anderson

Offering therapy in MD
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Maryland & Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a belief that as humans we develop, grow and have the ability to prosper. Often life circumstances rather: financial, environmental factors, upbringing and limitations with modeling can frequently prevent or reduce happiness. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I’m a proud alumni of two historically black college universities (University of Maryland Eastern Shore & Bowie State University) which has prepared me to have a unique ability to connect with underrepresented populations. In my 20 years of professional experience, I've worked with underserved & low-income communities that include the following areas of disparities: at-risk adolescent/teen population (related to substance use, low academic achievement and criminal behavior), adult/youth individuals with significant substance use and dependency issues, clientele with a severe mental illness, co-occurring disorder, incarcerated inmates. I’ve been trained to recognize matters that impact human growth from an “equity lens”. My knowledge of systemic, structural and institutional barriers has helped government departments be further educated on how to better serve disadvantaged communities, in particular as this pertains to mental health issues. Areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, at-risk adolescent & young adults, substance use issues, parent & family therapy, experience with court mandated individuals to mental health & substance use counseling, adjustment related disorders

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Paula Sponaugle

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
35 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a combination of solution focused, Cognitive Behavioral and other therapies to provide the most effective and appropriate treatment to each individual. I have a relaxed and flexible style to allow individuals to feel at ease as they work through difficult issues.

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Tanya McClung

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Tanya McClung and I am a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia with over 12 years of experience in the therapeutic world. I have been practicing as a license professional counselor for 9 years. I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work from Concord University and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, neuro linguistic programming, brainspotting, expressive arts, somatic processing, psychodrama, and meta-modeling. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, stress and anxiety, depression, challenging irrational beliefs, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, problematic relationships, and identity development. I also have experience facilitating groups and family therapy. It is my goal to work with my clients to not only focus on the symptoms, but to find the cause of their suffering and struggles.

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Lauren Williams

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a therapist

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, chronic illness, depression, caregiving & coping with life changes. I believe in approaching therapy holistically by utilizing various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered and mindfulness. I am hopeful we can work together to build on your strengths, knowledge and resilience to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Chevy Chase Section Three

Finding the best therapist close by in Chevy Chase Section Three 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 in Chevy Chase Section Three that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Chevy Chase Section Three. 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 Chevy Chase Section Three, 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 in the Chevy Chase Section Three region and in the state of Maryland. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Chevy Chase Section Three or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three, elsewhere in Montgomery, 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 Chevy Chase Section Three area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Chevy Chase Section Three, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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.

Chevy Chase Section Three therapists 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 Chevy Chase Section Three 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MD, therapists 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 20815 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Chevy Chase Section Three 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Chevy Chase Section Three.

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 from a therapist. A Chevy Chase Section Three 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Chevy Chase Section Three, 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.

Chevy Chase Section Three 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

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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 to customer service 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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