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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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Krista Olson

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MS, MSW, LCSW LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! I am so glad you're here. A safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment is key to bringing about the change clients are seeking in their lives and in their relationships. Creating that kind of environment in counseling is my primary goal. Additionally, I bring a breadth of training and experience that allows me to utilize a blend of approaches to counseling dealing with a wide range of concerns. My approach is eclectic—tailored to each client's unique needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counseling experience. As such, I am actively engaged with clients and believe strongly in a collaborative and respectful relationship. Your issues, concerns, personal history, and worldview will inform our work together. My theoretical orientation is integrative and strength based—and I will strive to provide a safe and consistent relationship with you while challenging you to examine how you relate with the world around you. I hold a Master's Degree in Urban Studies, Policy Analysis and a Master's of Social Work Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In my clinical experience I have counseled individual adults, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in a community counseling center, private practice setting, and a long-term care facility. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical, (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut. I also hold a designation of Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. We all need to feel connected and heard. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Office Hours: Monday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Thursday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

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Lauren Barr

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Lauren Barr, and I'm so glad that you have reached out for help. It can be difficult to seek out therapy, and it is the first step in making positive changes in your life. I hope that I can help you during this difficult time. I have been a therapist for four years. I have worked with teenagers, families, and individuals to set them up for success. I combine DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and Motivational practices to help people identify skill sets that help them overcome issues that may be stalling them from things they want. How can I help you? I work from a strength's based perspective; what skills or talents do you have that might lend themselves to overcoming issues in your everyday life. I then help you identify new or rusty coping skills as a practical approach to getting what you want. Most of all, I am here to listen to you, and help you in anyway I can. I hope that I might be a good fit for you. I believe that together, we can set you up for success and a new found confidence.

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Kari Perez

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Kari Perez and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland. I graduated from Loyola University with my Master's in Science - Counseling Psychology in 2011. I started out working for four years in a long term residential facility for adults struggling with co-occurring addiction and mental health diagnosis. In this role, I have experience with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and helping work on life skills. After this, I moved to working with children and their families in home settings for several years. In this setting I developed the skills to work with the family unit as a whole. In family situations, I believe that whoever is being identified as the client with diagnosis is often just a piece in a larger dynamic. My goal is to try to support and address the family as a whole to help change the dynamic creating problematic symptoms. I utilize a multi-modal approach, being able to pull from multiple theories to find the strategies that best fit the person and situation. My strongest belief in a therapeutic relationship is that the client is the expert in their experience and I am there as a partner to try to understand as best I can and provide support. I use my experience to help clients create and meet the goals they desire. I enjoy working with kids through adults who are looking for help becoming their best self.

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Wendy McDermott

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CCM
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and thanks for checking out BetterHelp. If you are struggling or need help dealing with a life issue you have come to the right place and I may be your person. I'm Wendy...I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in a vast array of settings. I received my MSW from the University of Oklahoma and I hold licenses in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Washington DC. My experience as well as my diverse life history and worldwide travel will help me see you as a unique and remarkable person. I am a military brat and a veteran, a sports enthusiast as well as a dedicated clinician who enjoys creating a venue for growth and adaptation. I appreciate any and all walks of life. I understand there is no one person like you and or knows what you need better than you. I will listen and provide you an avenue to explore yourself. I tend to be straight forward and direct with a kind, nonjudgemental approach. You will find that I have an open and caring attitude and I am passionate about exploring ways to help you become your best self. My practice is based on a Strengths-Based approach and or guided by Solution-Focused Brief therapeutic interventions however I am able to incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral techniques depending on your needs. I am available if you need assistance for an immediate crisis, a tune up for continued growth, a cheer leader or a "coach" to guide you through a life change or challenge. I have a good deal of experience working with individuals who have addictions, sexual trauma, end of life coping and or death grief, trauma, LBGTQ+ challenges and military life stressors. During my career I have assisted troubled, foster, adoptive, non traditional and blended families. I respect you for your courage and bravery to seek help. I realize your time is precious and would be honored to be your ally in this tough world.

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Marcie Koenig

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with over 20 years of professional work experience. My expertise is working with older adults and their families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Renee Carr

Offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience as a therapist

If you would like to have more fulfillment or more success in your life - whether in your personal or professional life - I invite you to schedule a session with me. My research expertise is happiness and achievement, and my clinical approach is goal-oriented with increases in clarity, decision-making, understanding self and others, and removing obstacles blocking you from living the life you truly desire. Hello! I am Dr. Renee, a licensed psychologist with a commitment to helping you. You can count on me to be honest, compassionate, and intentional.

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Stacy Ciano

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe 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.

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Daniel Cardenas

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. 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. 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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Alfred Hillwig

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in Chevy Chase View

Finding the best therapist close by in Chevy Chase View 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 View 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 View. 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 View, 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View, 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 View area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Chevy Chase View 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 View 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 View 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 View, 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 View 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 20895 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 View 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 View.

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 View 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 View, 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 View has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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.

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