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Gale Dollard

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

I am an experienced Maryland licensed therapist. I have many years working with adults in various stages of life. The people I have helped were living with severe trauma, grief, addiction, divorce, career indecisions, relationship, life adjustment, body image and family problems. When left unresolved, these issues can lead to depression, anxiety, panic and generalized sadness or uneasiness. Sometimes we get stuck and don't know the way out of problems and painful/uncomfortable feelings that just won't go away. That's when we need the support of someone who can help in a warm and caring environment. You will find my approach to counseling is eclectic. What this means is, we can use a mixture of therapeutic tools based on your own needs. After all, we all have different backgrounds and have experienced different upbringings, cultures, religions, prejudices and home lives. So, after hearing your personal story and what you would like to achieve while here, you will have therapy that reflects your individual needs. I thought you might like to know a little about the person you will be speaking with. When I'm not counseling, I'm most likely hiking with my two dogs, Baily and Emmy. I love being outdoors but not so much during the winter :) I'm married with 2 grown children and I have a grandson. Oh, and I love to cook. I find cooking for me is relaxing......it puts me in a peaceful zone!

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Bridgette Eaton

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Greetings, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland. My experience includes over one decade of assisting persons related to career difficulties, the loss of a loved one to suicide, the loss of sight and sound, life changes (planned and unplanned), criminal justice involvement (including sex offenses), moving forward after being a victim of a crime, caring for elderly parents as well as loved ones of all ages who have special needs. In addition, I am experienced in assisting persons who have the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait/ Sensory Processing Sensitivity, need help establishing boundaries, and in identifying techniques for dealing with people different from themselves (politically, economically, etc.) as well as with those who are simply difficult. While I can assist clients with almost any life circumstance, I am the counselor for the client who wants to take a goal oriented approach to better mental health. My focus is to empower clients through their circumstance by affording organization, strategy and a host of therapeutic interventions. This means, if you decide to work with me, you are ready to build an action plan, set goals and do homework. 
My motto: better is possible. Better coping, outcomes, focus, relationships, etc. is possible. 

 I use a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, (which involves assessing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors then developing ways to make changes in those areas to feel and function better), Solution Focused Therapy (focusing more on how to move forward instead of how an issue arose), Rational Emotive therapy (a direct approach that includes teaching and supporting) as well as the client-centered approach (meaning that I help you find solutions on your own). Additionally, case management is a large part of my work resulting in resource recommendations to help you meet your goals. 
I have a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I served as a counselor to persons who were court involved. I was an employment union chapter representative assisting people in processing their emotions and developing action plans to confront workplace injustices. I served as a hotline and mobile crisis team counselor, during which I met with clients in the community. In addition, I facilitated a support group for persons who lost loved ones to suicide.

 I am here to empower and help you, not judge you. I desire to help you eradicate limiting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can achieve your goals. 
I am available during the day and evenings. In addition, I reserve weekly time slots upon request. Further, I respond to all correspondence sent Monday through Thursday within 24 hours. For correspondence sent Friday through Sunday, I respond by Monday. I encourage regular text communication between sessions. I offer all session types; video sessions are offered upon request.

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Angela Velez

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

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

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Daria Willoughby

Offering therapy in MD
License: MSW ,LCSW-C,CDBT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoaching
3 years of experience

Hi, I am an LCSW-C, licensed in the state of Maryland with 5 years of experience working as a Behavioral Health counselor and crisis therapist and Certified in DBT. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including Mental health diagnosis, anxiety, Anger management, with a focus in Domestic Violence, Motivational interviewing, Crisis intervention and Solution based therapy. My counseling style is relaxed and direct. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, not believing in stigmatizing labels. There is a need for me to build rapport with each individual served to better assist in understanding the process we are embarking on. There must be a mutual understanding as my goal is for every client to be a part of their wellness journey. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Crisis intervention, psychodynamic, holistic counseling, and Cognitive-behavioral counseling. The journey to change is not easy but doing it alone only makes it more difficult. If you will allow me to, we can take this journey through the stages of change together. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Stephen Carroll

Offering therapy in MD
License: PhD ,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Dr. Stephen T. Carroll, a licensed clinical professional counselor, has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. During his career, he has worked with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life. He has most recently served as a clinician and administrator at residential treatment facility serving people with addictions, trauma, and dual diagnosed conditions. Dr. Carroll has vast experience in the fields of treating addictions, mood disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. He has specialized training in spiritually integrated treatment approaches like mindfulness through which clients can enhance their desired change through building internalized resources. He received his doctoral degree in counseling from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College. He served as a visiting professor at Loyola University in the school counseling department and conducted research for Georgetown University’s Woodstock Center for Business Ethics. His research on the impact of religion and spirituality on employment attitudes and behaviors was published in the Journal of Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. He has researched the role of religion and spirituality on employment attitudes and behaviors and recently developed a chapter on this topic for the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

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Joshua Foster

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
4 years of experience

I’m Josh and I specialize in helping people overcome their problems (because YOU are NOT the problem) and the obstacles that keep them from living the life they aspire to have. I especially enjoy helping & journeying with people who are trying to make sense of & recover from religious trauma. After having spent the vast majority of my life in a religious system, I know exactly what it is like to leave (or want to leave, or even to consider leaving) your faith community, & the risks involved in even asking questions. I know what it is like to experience a loss / change of your belief system & how completely disorienting this is. As someone who was diagnosed w/ PTSD, I have great empathy & understanding for people dealing w/ traumas. I am an empathetic & hopeful counselor. I am comfortable talking (or not talking) about issues of faith. Reach out via my website or here. I deeply believe you are not the problem, but whatever problem(s) you are facing in your life are the problem(s). What could change if you believed the problems (depression, anxiety, fear, anger) are the problem? What if the power your problems hold could be eradicated? What if you had hope for the future? When hope is a struggle, I will hold onto it for you.

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Steven Lanman

Offering therapy in MD
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Stephanie Little

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 6 years of professional work experience with focus on mental health, and drug and alcohol counseling. I attended Shippensburg University, and graduated in 2017 with a MS in Mental health counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 takes courage and I am proud of you for taking that first step! I enjoy being outside, reading, spending time with friends, and spending time with family including our 6 fur children.

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Carmella Long

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Wright Doss

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

In 23 years of clinical experience, I have helped clients like you learn how to manage anxiety and depression due to work stress, cancer diagnosis, and significant life changes. Medical professionals including nurses, social workers, counselors, and other professionals who found themselves burned out because of their experiences during the pandemic have called me for help. The objective is to guide you successfully through these life changes and hardships, manage the impact they have on your closest relationships, and move you forward in life with a renewed perspective.

How to find counseling in Colmar Manor

Finding the best therapist close by in Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor. 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 Colmar Manor, 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor, elsewhere in Prince George's, 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 Colmar Manor area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor, 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 20722 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor 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 Colmar Manor, 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.

Colmar Manor 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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