Poolesville, Maryland is a gem in a haystack. A town of only 4 square miles in the heart of Montgomery farm country, Poolesville is close to several small towns and cities, but its wide-open spaces make it feel a bazillion miles away from the hustle and bustle of larger towns. It’s not uncommon to feel mentally and emotionally distant at times.

It’s not necessary to feel detached and unsociable for long. Despite the small town flavor of Poolesville, professional mental health counselors are available in the local area. Getting back to feeling connected is as easy as getting matched with a professional who can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me! If you are searching for a warm, enthusiastic, empathetic person with whom the begin the journey of therapy, I might be a great fit for you! I am a licensed therapist (LCPC) and have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families-- I love getting to know people and offering support. I believe I we all go through periods of light and periods of shadow in our lives. I believe that, by developing insight, awareness and self-compassion, we learn to better...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, as well. I am also board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) . I have been working as a licensed professional since 2014. I have been active in the mental health field working with individuals experiencing crisis, mental health concerns, and challenging life transitions for the past 13 years. I have experience working with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns and challenges including; depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, life transitions and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Dr. Chad Nelson, and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland. Following my internship and fellowship at The University of Maryland School of Medicine, I have been in practice for the past 23 years. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of presenting symptoms, including anxiety, mood, attention, organization, motivation, school performance, work performance, and athletic performance. My primary therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Welcome to the possibility of seeing a therapist as part of the other services you have subscribed to on this platform. During our scheduled video or phone sessions, I will be supporting your individual growth and empowerment while being present with you throughout these sessions. You will find that I have a STRONG preference for those who plan to actively engage in the counseling process as opposed to subscribing to the service, without scheduling appointments. Some of the approaches I may use in working with you include motivational interviewing, empowerment ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSc,LCPC-S,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am an LCPC board-certified mental health therapist in Maryland and I am also licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC). I am equally certified in Telehealth for mental health professionals. Furthermore, I'm certified to supervise LGPC professional looking for LCPC certification, and I’ve been in practice for the past 6 years. I graduated from Walden University in 2014 with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I’m presently a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) at the Ph.D. ABD (All but Dissertation) leve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I believe in the inherent value and worth of people so I use evidence based treatments with a warm and compassionate approach to provide quality care for my clients. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland with over 9 years of clinical experience and was active duty in the Navy for over 11 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. By using my specialized training, I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma including ph...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C,LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am an experienced therapist, licensed in Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I am privileged to work with those who have taken the first steps toward change, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines strengths-based, acceptance and commitment, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies with a strong focus on skill-building. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I practice a type of therapy that aims to help clients accept wha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management
Years of Experience: 5

I am a substance abuse and mental health counselor licensed in Hawaii and Maryland with 5 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with various agencies providing services to children and adolescents, working with families (including those with youth in foster care), and with adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor for 3 years, and have 4 years of experience working with clients involved in the legal system as well as those who have severe mental illnesses. My counseling sty...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NCC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am School Counselor by day, and a licensed counselor in Maryland. I specialize in working with middle school students and their families. The students I work with come from various backgrounds, and deal with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, difficult family lives, trauma, social issues, and school related issues. I believe that, with the help of their support systems, both children and adults can effectively work through many different issues they may face, and become successful, productive, positive members of society. People need to be hear...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland with over 20 years experience in the mental health field, and 4 years experience as a direct therapist. I have spent my career helping individuals and families with trauma and child abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I utilize Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you identify triggers, learn your warning signs, and then utilize coping skills. My goal is to help imp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families. Throughout my career, I have partnered with individuals and families to explore behaviors, emotions, skills, and patterns in their lives through many lenses and therapeutic styles. I have found that my honest, compassionate and straightforward personal style has allowed me to join clients and explore together where they are, where they have been and what they need to move forward as the unique individual they are. Loss, anxiety, depression, tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 40

Hello, I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I have 40 years of experience working with children and their families providing individual, group and family counseling. I spent my first twenty years working with adolescent males and their families with mental health and criminal charges. The last twenty years I have provided counseling in the school setting working with children of all ages as well as their families. In addition, I have provided outpatient therapy in a private practice setting for the last 6 years. Clients at this fa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Linda Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who resides in the state of Maryland and has years of experience providing psychosocial assessments and treatments to children, adolescents, within various treatment facilities, and has experience as a mobile crises clinician assessing clients for safety to themselves and others within their homes, schools and residential treatment faculties. She initially began her career in Boston, Massachusetts where she provided mental health services to clients for approximately seventeen years. Shortly after arriving in Ma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C ,BSW Lc # 19175
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Christine Haines earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and has worked at the Allegany County Department of Social Services for many years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. Christine's areas of expertise involve working with adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of issues such as anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, bariatric patients, and others who are attempting to overcome life transitions. Christine and her husband, Wesley, have two children and one grandchild. They ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed therapist in states of Georgia and Maryland with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH) native from Peru, Clinical Social Worker,licensed in Maryland with 40 years of professional work experience. I am certified in alternative therapy techniques: Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Acupressure, Eye Movement , and Mindfulness .Those (optional)techniques are evidence base that help to accelerate the healing process. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello my name is Constance, I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Virginia and Florida. I have 7 years of experience employed in behavioral health facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, correctional centers, and also providing medical social work/ therapy to oncology, emergent, and crisis patients in the hospital setting. Focusing on the client through a strength-based approach and building resilience is key in obtaining a therapeutic relationship and striving for successfully outcome. My professional experience includes working with adul...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am speaking to the broken who would like to get healthy. A healthy mind is a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. I am a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and wife. I am retired Military, and I am a Counselor/Therapist. Schooled at Capella University with a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. I enjoy traveling, putting together jigsaw puzzles and most of all being around my family especially my grand-babies. I have worked with the incarcerated population from substance abuse to mental health. I am here to help you rewrite your story's ending...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poolesville, Maryland (Poolesville, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 32

I'm Gabe Kajeckas, LCSW, licensed in Maryland and Virginia, with 32 years of experience in helping clients cope with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma left over from earlier life. I have extensive experience with addictive behaviors in families, and in helping individuals heal from family of origin issues. I would like to help you discover how your strengths can help you work through the challenges you're facing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage, and I applaud you for getting star...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Poolesville?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Poolesville area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Poolesville and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Poolesville or elsewhere in Montgomery or the state of Maryland.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Poolesville therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Poolesville due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Poolesville 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Poolesville to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Poolesville, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Poolesville, MD, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 20837 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

20837

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.