This is Brittany Duckworth's avatar and link to their profile

Brittany Duckworth

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Maryland. I have 8 years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship issues, parenting issues, ODD, ADHD, and trauma. I received my MSW from Salisbury University in 2015 and my clinical licensure in 2019. Some of my practice styles come from the strength’s perspective, solution focused therapy, and dialectal behavior therapy. I believe in helping clients identify their own strengths and what their ideal situation would look like in order to take achievable steps towards their goals. I also believe that client’s need a safe and neutral platform to verbalize and process thoughts and feelings. I work with individuals of all ages, children, teens, and adults for individual and family therapy. My style of therapy is very inviting and interactive. I believe in showing my clients the upmost respect in a empathetic and sincere manner. I provide therapy in a nonjudgmental manner allowing clients to be their true selves through the therapeutic process. I believe seeking therapy is the first step that an individual can take to make major steps toward change and commend those who do! I love the work that I do and the individuals I assist in becoming their best selves. I am excited to be working with you!

This is Marcia  Winter 's avatar and link to their profile

Marcia Winter

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

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!

This is Jenny Rowe's avatar and link to their profile

Jenny Rowe

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a licensed behavioral health professional for over 20 years in Maryland. My style is collaborative and holistic with a focus on my client's identified goals and overall health. I treat all ages and respect the challenges that come with each phase of life. Each phase can trigger anxiety, depression, problems with sleep, change in appetite or job performance or satisfaction issues, problems with attention or concentration, all of which I am experienced working with. Therapy can sometimes be a challenge because it requires accountability and openness for change but with the right support it can be a platform for positive self-improvement. Learning coping skills, increasing frustration tolerance, changing perspectives, learning to enjoy life's unpredictability is all part of successful therapy. I look forward to working together to achieve your goals.

This is Faith Storms's avatar and link to their profile

Faith Storms

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

This is Kathryn Hunt's avatar and link to their profile

Kathryn Hunt

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with seven years of experience in working with adults and children. My experience includes mood disorders, perinatal mood disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, anxiety and adjustment concerns. I believe a client centered approach allows a genuine experience for both client and clinician. My goal is to help my clients reach a point of internal growth through self-discovery and encouragement.

This is Brent Walter's avatar and link to their profile

Brent Walter

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

I am licensed in Maryland with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Jennifer Brooks's avatar and link to their profile

Jennifer Brooks

Offering therapy in MD
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, loss of independence, coping with care giving stresses, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared freely, with honesty and humor, without any 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 and help you improve your sense of well-being and move on with life.

This is Lindsay Smith's avatar and link to their profile

Lindsay Smith

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, life transitions & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change! My approach to therapy is to provide an understanding and compassionate environment to help guide clients towards healing and feeling comfortable to open up about what is significant to them. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space to help my clients work towards their goals and live their best lives. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults implementing individual and family counseling. I use an integrative, client-centered approach as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-based therapy techniques and other modalities based on client's individual needs and goals. I look forward to helping you on your journey!

This is Sharnece Thomas's avatar and link to their profile

Sharnece Thomas

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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! Due to current maternity leave, I am only available for live chat (messaging) sessions and messaging.

This is Stephanie Dudley's avatar and link to their profile

Stephanie Dudley

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and New Jersey with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

How to find counseling in Marydel

Finding the best therapist close by in Marydel 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 Marydel. 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 Marydel, 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel, elsewhere in Caroline, 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 Marydel area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel, 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 21649 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 Marydel 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 Marydel 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 Marydel, 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.

Marydel 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Marydel.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Marydel:

21649

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist