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Kim Ray

Offering therapy in MD
License: MSW,LICSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome…..I look forward to getting to know you better. Seeking help is a sign of courage and you are making a conscious decision to enhance the quality of your life. I know that searching for a therapist can be difficult. I would like to share some details about myself that will assist you in your decision. I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing clinical social work for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. My areas of expertise is trauma, depression, anxiety, self -esteem issues, grief and loss, and parenting concerns. I also have expertise along with a deep passion in working and supporting survivors of human sex trafficking. I have a strong passion for helping others to become empowered and take control of their lives. I have experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. In working with you, I may utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to include solution focused therapy, person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic. You can expect me to create a space that is safe and non-judgmental, yet honest and genuine. I will work with you through any tough times and difficulties you may be facing and help you to find peace, learn more about yourself and how you interact in the world. I am flexible and we can meet in whichever manner you choose and are most comfortable with. I am available via video session, phone and text. I am mostly available in the evening and weekends, but can be available as needed throughout the day. When I'm not helping others, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, dancing and being a karate mom. I have experienced some of the life challenges faced by my clients and I am able to successfully combine my personal experience and professional knowledge to provide a safe, thoughtful and interactive approach to treating clients. I have been described by others as a competent, caring, and compassionate clinician who has a passion to make a significant difference in the lives of others. Whatever your concerns, you are not alone. Don’t wait for things to get better. Choose me today. I know how hard it can be to find a therapist who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

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Angela Velez

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

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

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Casey OSullivan

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) based in Maryland with four years of experience as a licensed counselor. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing life stressors, ADHD, and trauma. I can help you to recognize and explore feelings, resolve conflicts, work through difficult behaviors and impulses, reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase self-esteem. Prior to licensure I served as a crisis counselor on the National Suicide Hotline and am a certified Suicidologist, as well as a trauma-informed counselor. I help to normalize difficult thoughts and feelings and provide concrete supports and tools to help manage them. My counseling style is warm and accepting, and I embrace partnership with clients. I use humor frequently in sessions, but will always honor your story with respect. My approach builds strongly from your strengths, combining humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral approaches (and it is fully okay if you don’t know what those are). I tailor approaches based on each client’s needs and therapy goals. If you feel like we might be a good match, or even if you are unsure, I encourage you to reach out and take that step. I am here to support you, and I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Jennifer Outlaw

Offering therapy in MD
License: MS,MSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSleeping disordersBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Outlaw and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical/Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Social Worker in the states of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. I have experience in working with adolescents, adults, service members, and veterans. I have extensive experience working inpatient and outpatient mental health and promote well-being through assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness and substance abuse. I have provided professional counseling and psychotherapy services for the past 10 years to adults with severe and persistent mental illness to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also provide counseling services for individuals with a wide array of mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges. I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I bring to you authenticity, genuine compassion, and support to help you through what is bringing you here. I look forward to working with you.

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Shanita Burch

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSWC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I believe that there is help for everyone and that progress IS success. I believe that anything worth having takes time and anything worth keeping takes patience. My goal is help you reach your goals with a systemic approach, that leads to positive outcomes. I have been in the field of Social Work for almost 20 years and I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, groups, adults, seniors, teenagers, Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, clients struggling with addictions, clients struggling with grief and loss, and clients struggling with life challenges. Let’s work together to meet your goals and get you to that internal place of peace.

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Keisha Broyles

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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! I have years of professional experience serving with children, adolescents, families, and adults in various settings. I believe that all children (within the support of their familial unit) and adults have the power within themselves to evoke healing despite their race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or zip code. I am a liberation-focused clinician who supports clients in freeing themselves from oppressive systems and conforming to oppressive thoughts. I am certified in Grief and Loss from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and in Telemental Health and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional via Evergreen Certifications. I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life by utilizing an eclectic approach to various treatment modalities that evoke healing and wellness.

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Dashaira Bennett

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Many changes happen as families grow and communities transform, Dashaira, is here to help bring life to life, with all living transitions. 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.

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Charles Ellis

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
32 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to provide mental health services in California, Nevada, and Maryland, with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have enjoyed working with clients with various concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I specialize in working with people who have experienced psychological trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked for years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, helping Vietnam Veterans find their way home and the psychosocial-emotional balance needed to navigate the effective life they desire. I have also worked with gang members in LA County, individuals, and families in Hollywood, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Baltimore, helping clients build meaningful and purpose-filled lives. My book, Beyond the Wound, Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World, can be found on Amazon, Xlibris publishing, and many other book outlets. You can read more about this book on my website, www.healingstrategiesforlife.com, where I hope to provide many more healing strategies for clients. I discuss in this book some of the approaches and techniques I have used effectively for years in helping clients. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in something we call self-efficacy; that is, I respect my client's inner wisdom, and I believe that while the problems people confront rest within them, so does their road to recovery or healing. Therefore, my style is to be that instrument that guides clients to their problems and the road toward their recovery and healing. I have learned that respect, compassion, and sensitivity are paramount to an effective working relationship, and I believe this is another one of my strengths. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which I have found exceptionally effective over the years. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I promise to support and empower you if ready to take that step. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle Pote

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 22 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.

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Andrea Cennington

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW,EMDR,ABD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

As a veteran and sought-after trauma and somatic expert, Andrea Cennington leverages the power of education and community outreach to bridge gaps and address disparities. Through storytelling, training, mindfulness, humor, and transparency, she aims to show minds, hearts, and organizations that they can heal and make a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities. Her mission is to inspire others to embrace their inner strength, rewrite narratives, break down barriers, heal ancestral trauma, and cultivate resilience together. From a certified special education teacher to a licensed mobile crisis counselor, her diverse background allows her to approach therapy from multiple paradigms. Combining clinical expertise with a heart-driven and data-based approach, she aims to cultivate a safe space for beings to be vulnerable. As a trusted trainer for PESI®, she's also a licensed therapist, neurodiverse parent, prior Special Education Teacher, and an advocate for mental well-being. Beyond her professional achievements, Andrea is an author, poet, yogi, and marathon runner.

How to find counseling in New Market

Finding the best therapist close by in New Market 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 New Market. 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 New Market, 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market, elsewhere in Frederick, 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 New Market area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market, 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 21774 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 New Market 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 New Market 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 New Market, 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.

New Market 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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