Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of experience: 15

As a therapist my goal is to assist people with making practical changes in their lives. Making therapeutic progress can alleviate suffering and increase satisfaction with life but the process can be a painful journey especially when family of origin or significant others are involved. The counseling strategies I use are a mix of developmental, psycho-dynamic, cognitive, reality therapy and experiential practices. The heart of my effort is client centered and client motivated. I encourage authentic discussion about these strategies and value decision making ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Karima Nero-Woodfork, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bowie State University, in Bowie, MD and her Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. She is dually licensed by the State of Maryland and Washington, DC as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Her education and career have always focused on her passion for working with children and families in the community. Karima has over 20 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including long-term...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 3

Are you struggling with managing your day to day life? Looking for some relief from your problem? Look no further, I am here to help! I specialize in offering immediate help to individuals who experience unforeseen life events that cause mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. I possess a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a License in Clinical Social Work in the States of Nevada, Maryland, and Texas. I have practiced therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting for the past five years and have been a tele...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am a seasoned and compassionate therapist licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years. I have a passion for helping others improve their overall wellbeing and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting issues, career challenges, neglect, physical abuse, trauma, and more. I have also worked with individuals who were formerly incarcerated. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 6

Thank you for your interest in my background! I am a Counselor who has worked in the field since 2014, and in that time I have provided treatment for a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Adjustment, LGBTQ, Military & Veterans, Occupational, Crisis Intervention, Homelessness, Couples, Polyamory, Eating Disorders, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Childhood Trauma, and Multicultural. I am a U.S....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of experience: 8

Hi, my name is Allison and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with six years of experience working in the mental health and behavioral health fields. I am a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapy provider as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Theraplay among other modalities. I have experience working with individuals dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. My counseling style is client-driven. I truly believe that the ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 5

I am Nwando Olisa, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgement free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). My strengths lie with actively listening , client engagement, support, processing your feelings and empowering you to heal and thrive. With the use of Mindfulness, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Humanistic/ Client - Centered approaches, we will work on your specific goal(s) with the purpose of arriving at an outcome you desire. Ea...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Maryland with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland with 7 years of professional experience. I have an extensive background in hospice and palliative care, including helping individuals cope with chronic illness and/or pain, end of life concerns, supporting caregivers, and navigating grief and loss (as well as pet loss). Together we can identify tools and practices for managing stress and anxiety. I believe in a strengths-based approach to treatment; that every person has unique strengths that can be harnessed to navigate life's challenges. I commend you for taking...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 4

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 / c...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 4

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, relationship issues, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed in Maryland with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Maryland with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in District of Columbia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Maryland with 5 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 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 Mount Airy

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Airy can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy. 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 Mount Airy, 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, these professionals 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy counselors 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 Mount Airy area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Mount Airy
  • DBT in Mount Airy
  • Substance use therapy in Mount Airy
  • Couples therapy in Mount Airy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Mount Airy, 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 Mount Airy, elsewhere in Carroll, 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 Mount Airy area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 in Mount Airy: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Mount Airy: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Mount Airy: $100
  • Therapy in Mount Airy: $80

While many psychologists in Mount Airy may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Mount Airy and elsewhere throughout the state of Maryland you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Mount Airy, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Mount Airy above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Mount Airy 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Mount Airy counselor 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 almost one million people in Mount Airy, MD, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 21771 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 in Mount Airy can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Mount Airy 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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.

Mount Airy has many professionals 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. In Mount Airy, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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 Mount Airy.

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

21771