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Wayne Barnstone

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calm and easy going manner. I have been a psychotherapist for 20 years, helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I also have supervised and trained therapists . My approach will always be collaborative and together we will develop specific methods and perspectives that will not only help you resolve your current issue, but give you the tools to make your life from today onward more fulfilling and satisfying. I would be honored to help you achieve the clarity, confidence and joy that you are seeking. And, we will have fun along the way.

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Tai-Anne Linton

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, I'm Tai-Anne. I am a licensed therapist, currently located in Baltimore, Maryland. I have been practicing therapy for seven years and have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany, SUNY and was previously a Rape Crisis Counselor. My focus is on trauma, anxiety and depression and I utilize strength-based, CBT and person-centered approaches to treatment. I enjoy working with diverse populations, including the LGBTQ+ community, parental challenges and African-American women. Therapy helps us to address concerns that created a significant stress or change in our lives. My way of counseling is to create a non-judgmental environment as I help clients challenge their negative thinking patterns, cope with current stressors and create action plans to address their concerns. I believe psychoeducation is important throughout the therapeutic process, as it can help to address these negative cognitive patterns through learning coping skills and building a tool kit of resources to tackle stressors now and apply them in the future. I believe that self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, other than constantly expanding our knowledge. I am a big advocate for traveling and engaging in activities that bring us joy, allowing us to feel less stressed. If I seem like a great fit for you, I look forward to helping you through this growth period!

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Dr. LaKeesha Woods

Offering therapy in MD
License: PhD,Licensed Psychologist
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients with concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment challenges, relationship difficulties, parenting and family challenges, and family violence. My professional experiences in counseling as well as consulting in the private sector have focused on promoting holistic well-being and helping people live out their full purpose and potential. My counseling style is client-centered, supportive, and empathic, and I incorporate cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused approaches. My approach is grounded in trust, collaboration, and a deep appreciation and respect for clients’ multicultural experiences, identities, and perspectives. We will work together to discuss strengths and resources, identify areas of focus and change, set goals, and develop a tailored plan and tools to address your concerns and achieve your goals. I look forward to supporting and partnering with you in this process. Thank you for taking this step and be well!

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Juliette Dixon

Offering therapy in MD
License: MS ,LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with ten years of counseling and mentoring experience. I am licensed in the State of Florida and Maryland. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions , with a special focus in legal issues and mental health issues. Counseling is a collaborative process undertaken between you and a therapist, designed to empower you to accomplish mental health and wellness goals. While providing services to individuals and couples, I have found that for counseling to be most effective, it is important that you take an active role in the process. Some of my past experience include: *Adolescence and young adult life coach (age16-32) *Stressor relating to navigating social security disability. *Individual and/or family counseling relating to allegations of child abuse, neglect, human trafficking and /or abandonment. *Adolescence substance addiction counseling *Consultants and advocates for post-incarceration related issues. *Facilitate Individual counseling and virtual support group for people with the following disorders: Chronic illness Thank you for beginning this journey. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome. I look forward to working with you!

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Linda Johannisson

Offering therapy in MD
License: L.C.S.W.-C.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesEating disordersDepression
30 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help Counseling! Please give yourself credit for taking this difficult and important step towards improving your health and your life. I most certainly give you credit. I know it is not always easy to open up to someone that you don't really know. So, Big Time Congratulations on having the courage to do something that will be both valuable and helpful for you and quite possibly those around you as well. My name is Linda Johannisson. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (L.C.S.W.-C.) in the state of Maryland. I earned my Masters of Social Work degree in 1994 from the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, with a subspecialty in Mental Health. For over 26 years I have practiced as a therapist in many settings, from the fast-paced environment of the Emergency Room to the more relaxed setting of Private Practice. I have had the honor of working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, veterans, the homeless and medically complex care patients. These clients brought a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety (including PTSD), relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflict, alcohol, drug, food, and behavioral addictions, grief and loss, anger management, emotional abuse, career challenges and more. Additionally, I have had two other careers which afford me a great broad perspective and ability to understand life from a non-therapist view. In 1978, I graduated from San Diego State University, CA with Bachelor’s of Art in Telecommunications & Film, with a Minor in Spanish. I worked as a producer and writer at the local ABC Television station in San Diego and learned many skills including video competence, the importance of knowing my audience and the impact of emotional connection. In 1984 I graduated from Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and worked on the beginnings of the Internet. I learned many skills including computer proficiency, the importance of being prompt and available. My second duty assignment was as the Admiral’s Aide at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Again I learned many skills such as the ability to work with people from different countries and cultures from all over the world and the importance of attention to detail. Because your experiences are unique, I will do my best to meet you where you are. I want what is best for you just as much as you do! As a therapist I strive to be supportive, empathetic, validating, and comfortable to talk with because when sharing private thoughts or fragile topics it is imperative that you feel at ease and safe. Additionally, I will help you set individual and realistic goals. Adjectives that might describe my style are: engaged, respectful, down to earth, relaxed, practical, mindful, insight-oriented, and solution focused. I lean more towards a collaborative, engaging and interactive approach so that feel you are not doing all the talking. I do my best to go at your pace and have a youthful, somewhat playful demeanor. I honor your innate intelligence and know that when you look within, you gain confidence in yourself and your choices. At times I might recommend reading a short book, or give you a handout, or have your complete a creative assignment to deepen your process between sessions. If you believe in balancing mind, body, and spirit, then we might be a good fit for each other, as each is essential to the healing process. Finally, it is important to me that you feel better after meeting with me. I offer my warm welcome and offer my help to get you on your path to health, happiness, self confidence and peace.

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Lisa Hughes

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. I have been working in the Mental Health field for 28 years providing services to adults with serious mental health issues. I am originally from Jamaica and came here in the 80’s with the idea that I was going to save the world. I obtained my B.S. in Psychology back in the 90’s and focused on doing what I love; helping people. In 2013, I made the decision to go back to school while still working full-time to continue along my path to achieving my best self. After sleepless nights, I did it! I graduated with my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. For the past 5 plus years, I have been providing individual therapy to adults and providing resources to help them achieve their best self. I believe that we are all individuals with our own needs and cultural experiences. As your Therapist, I am here to listen to you and to help you achieve your goals in a non-judgmental space. By signing up with me, you are making the conscious choice to let me help you achieve the best you. I look forward to working with you.

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Michelle Evans

Offering therapy in MD
License: LPC,NCC,CEDS-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Missouri, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP). Michelle has an extensive amount of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Michelle is also highly experienced with assisting parents in navigating behavioral issues with their adolescent/teenager. Michelle enjoys utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Michelle is a stay at home mom caring for her kids and keeping her therapeutic skills sharp by carrying a caseload on BetterHelp! Michelle loves helping people, talking to people, and getting to know people better. Michelle tries to have therapy feel safe, warm and welcoming.

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Hayward Mouton

Offering therapy in MD
LGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Hayward Mouton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. As an experienced licensed practitioner (therapist) since 2016, I am highly skilled in providing Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to adults, children, families, couples, and (LGBTQI) experiencing mental health and emotional challenges to include: anger management, self-esteem, daily life stressors, life transitions, and disruptions in marriages and families. I pride myself on providing a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment, which fosters a healthy therapeutic relationship, in which allows you the space to address your experiences that are impacting your life’s journey, gain new skills, techniques, and perspectives, in coping with them. As your therapist, you will receive quality therapy through evidenced practices with culturally sensitivity perspectives.

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Dr. Godwin Oshegbo

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC,LCADC,NCC
AddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. In addition, I am a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in Maryland, and a national certified counselor (NCC). I have over 20 years of professional and clinical work experience. I have extensive experience working in different clinical settings over the years. I have experience in helping individuals with substance use issues and disorders, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, & depression, including issues of faith and spirituality in wellness. I have a special interest in mind and body medicine, integrative care, spirituality, and trauma care. As such, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (including mindfulness practices), crisis intervention, substance use/addictive disorder, and Family-focused interventions. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I will tailor our dialogue and treatment approaches to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. You have taken the first step toward that change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to optimal wellness. https://therapist.com/clinician/godwin-oshegbo-57463/

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Dr. Renee Carr

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

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.

How to find counseling in Morningside

Finding the best therapist close by in Morningside 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 Morningside. 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 Morningside, 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside, 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 Morningside area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside, 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 20746 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 Morningside 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 Morningside 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 Morningside, 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.

Morningside 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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