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Theresa Huffines

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Theresa Huffines, LCSW-C, is a strengths-based, solution-focused therapist who is dedicated to empowering others, improving their personal growth, life skills, decision making when faced with life challenges, and overall emotional regulation through therapeutic evidenced-based treatment modalities. She is passionate about working with young adults, couples, and geriatric clientele. A graduate of Regent University and Salisbury University, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2011 and Masters of Social Work in 2013. Theresa’s experience includes internships at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Salisbury University Counseling Center, case management in therapeutic foster care, substance abuse outreach, advocating for military families, and outpatient mental health as a therapist and agency site supervisor, specializing in anxiety, depression, grief, conflict resolution, and couples counseling. Theresa has fostered relationships with community partners within the area, thereby developing a comprehensive network of resources. She has been recognized for her accomplishments and awarded Summa Cum Laude and Employee of the Year.

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Melissa Nash

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Melissa Nash and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland. I have been working as a therapist now for 12 years. I believe each person is made up of many parts. When one of these parts is stressed, scared, hurt, or has experienced some type of trauma, the entire person is impacted. I approach therapy by looking at you, the client, as the expert. You know you and your life story. My job is to be the outsider looking in. To help identify the problem areas and work with you to discover how to get your entire system working in a peaceful way again. I have been blessed to work with clients from all walks of life. The problem areas that I have helped others work through include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, work/life balance, and the journey of searching for your purpose in life. A fun anecdote about myself is: that I always wanted to become a nurse. I really wanted to help people. Once I got into college, I quickly realized that nursing was not for me. I am happy to say I found a career that I love AND I can help people.

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Tamekia Powell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCAS,LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It is my belief that every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore the theoretical approach taken will be based on your unique individual needs. A collaborative treatment and/or goals plan is created based on the information you provide and my assessment of your emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, economic, and career characteristics. I will need your continual input as we identify issues to be addressed within the counseling session. Open and honest communication between counselor and client is imperative to a successful therapeutic relationship. I am credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, National Certified Counselor and Trauma Focus CBT Therapist.

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Jannia Mitchell

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

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, my name is Susanna Armstrong and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I have been fortunate to work with diverse populations and modalities throughout the years. I have a lot of experience working with teens and currently work in addictions. I love to continue learning and growing in this field and believe in treating clients holistically. I understand that different people respond to different approaches and will work with you to define your treatment goals and needs. I take an integrative approach and believe in incorporating nutrition, movement, and body work into therapy whenever possible. Working in the field of addictions for over ten years, I enjoy helping people overcome issues with anxiety and depression, learn coping skills and finding out about themselves. I look forward to working with you!

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Marcia Winter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficulties
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career in the child dependency field and worked with children and families. I currently work in the hospital setting and my current role is the emergency room social worker. Many of the patients I see have experienced a traumatic event or recent life change. I primarily complete brief interventions in my current role. It would be nice to have a longer-term relationship with my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have a variety of work experience with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, death and dying, loss and trauma. My therapy style is open and nonjudgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. It is a big step to seek therapy and start making changes in your life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and help you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Launa Duffy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed counselor in Maryland with over a decade of education in psychology and counseling. I have half a decade experience in the field in a number of different settings from emergency rooms to outpatient clinics. I gained my PhD in Counseling in May 2022. I am a National Certified Counselor and am a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor. I have had training in an array of mental health issues from depression, anxiety, bipolar, career concerns, life transitions, racial or identity discrimination, and trauma. While I don't exclusively work in these therapies, I heavily borrow from CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. Working in the settings from inpatient to outpatient has afforded me the skill to shape keen diagnostic skills, and you receive the benefit of knowing I will take on the most efficient treatment for your diagnosis. I work first and foremost with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. As a counselor, I know it takes courage to seek and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. At Liberty University I became keenly aware of the five domains of the individual: the cognitive, the behavioral, the emotional, the social and the spiritual. While I attended Liberty University I know our faiths, spirituality and walks of life all look different. I will support you in your journey.

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Courtney Hoyman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Psychotherapist in MD with 10 years of professional work experience. I have worked in the fields of Foster Care/ Adoption, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, as well as specializing in ADHD assessment and diagnosis. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples and families overcome stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, depression and grief. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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JoAnn McKinney

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, mental health, and substance misuse counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career issues, OCD, ADHD, and dual diagnoses. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional setbacks. My counseling style is warm, welcoming, and supportive. I engage everyone in a respectful, affirming claim and nonjudgmental way. My approach is a blend of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our therapeutic relationship and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to support and empower you through courageous exploration towards the possibility of change and engage the process of seeking a more fulfilling and happier life through the explorative process. I look forward to our journey together.

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Jessica Adams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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 a therapist for counseling in Leonardtown

Finding the best therapist close by in Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown. 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 Leonardtown, 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown, elsewhere in St. Mary's, or in the greater state of Maryland.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Leonardtown online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Leonardtown, 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 Leonardtown psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Leonardtown 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Leonardtown 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 in Leonardtown?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Leonardtown 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.

Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 20627 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 Leonardtown counselor?

Before seeing your Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Leonardtown, 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.

Leonardtown 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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