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Dionne Bowie

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Ms. Dionne (Dee) Bowie, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the difficult things right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. I have deep regard and respect for the therapeutic journey. I consider it a privilege to assist clients on their healing journey. I use a holistic approach to develop powerful tools, coping mechanisms, and new patterns to achieve goals and work through obstacles in a nonjudgmental space. Our focus will be to build a safe, warm, interactive, and trusting environment where I will challenge you to become your true authentic self. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My career has focused on working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, teen issues, life transitions, and anger issues. My clients have included Military members, Veterans, and their families. If you're ready to take this new journey of building hope, strength, and courage, let's schedule a time to talk. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Veronica Smith

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and substance abuse treatment counselor. I have worked with clients having a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and brief/solution-focused counseling. In addition, I'm also a Christian counselor who is experienced with integrating faith, Biblical principles, and practical counseling methods to aid in the recovery process. It is my belief that prayer and scripture are essential tools that can assist the Christian believer in decision-making as well as promote healing from past experiences that have been traumatic and long-lasting. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tamekia Powell

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCAS,LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

It is my belief that every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore the theoretical approach taken will be based on your unique individual needs. A collaborative treatment and/or goals plan is created based on the information you provide and my assessment of your emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, economic, and career characteristics. I will need your continual input as we identify issues to be addressed within the counseling session. Open and honest communication between counselor and client is imperative to a successful therapeutic relationship. I am credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, National Certified Counselor and Trauma Focus CBT Therapist.

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Sean Blade

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hi there! Reaching out for help takes courage. I am glad you are here! My name is Sean Blade. I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Florida and Maryland. I have a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University. I have spent much of my career, to this point, working with a highly diverse population, including BIPOC, immigrants, and the LGBTQIA+ community. My approach to counseling is a combination of Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, I never stray far away from the ultimate goal of healing your heart. I believe that the relationship I build with those I work with is the most important factor to growth. I bring with me a unique and unusually wide-ranging array of personal experiences that allow me to connect with others in a warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic way. I am honored when people choose to share their pain with me and allow me to walk with them on their journey.

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Janet Hughes

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C,LICSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Janet L. Hughes. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work in July 2001. I went to the University of Florida for undergrad studies. I would first like to acknowledge the courage it takes to identify a need for change. I would be honored to assist in your seeking and healing process. You are the expert in your life and we will work together collaboratively to focus on the issues requiring action or attention. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have a licence in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and Trauma for over 20 years. I am also certified in addiction. I feel confident that we can develop a working relationship that facilitates personal growth and empowerment. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT and mindfulness techniques. In my individual sessions, I offer empathy, transparency and support. I am here, awaiting your contact to begin your journey to a better you.

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Kelini Coker

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Kelini Coker and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Community Counseling at McDaniel College where I cultivated a passion for supporting others through difficult seasons. My heart's work is to help clients navigate challenges due to life-event transitions, family of origin struggles, trauma, depression, anxiety, identity formation, and more. My sessions are a safe space within which I utilize an eclectic framework comprised of Person-centered Counseling, Existential Counseling, Cognitive reframing and Mindfulness. I am committed to meeting you where you are, moving at your pace, helping you find meaning in your journey, and assisting you in moving closer to your goals. I look forward to walking alongside you on the path towards your personal best self!

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Christine Haines

Offering therapy in MD
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C ,BSW Lc # 19175
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

Christine Haines earned her Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. Christine's areas of expertise involve working with adults (18-80) experiencing a variety of issues such as anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, bariatric patients, and others who are attempting to overcome life transitions. Using a variety of therapeutic approaches, Christine believes quality of life transformation occurs when one is focused on the solution and not so much the problem. Christine will teach you a variety of skills from self-awareness to emotional regulation and from distress tolerance to interpersonal effectiveness. With supportive listening, psychoeducation and homework challenges she will inspire you to grow. Christine and her husband, Wesley, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Cumberland, MD. They attend and participate at Sharing Life Ministries. Are long standing members of Christian Motorcycle Association. In her recreation time Christine enjoys being outdoors; weather motorcycle, bicycling on the canal, camping near water or kayaking down a river. She also enjoys painting with her grandson, playing her guitar, watching old movies with her husband and learning piano.

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Dr. Derek Sabedra

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
19 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maryland with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experiences in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Chriselda Fleming

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a therapist

I am psychologist licensed in Maryland with over 20+ years of experience providing therapy to adults. My areas of clinical experience include - depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, relationship concerns, parent-child conflicts, workplace stressors, family of origin issues, survivors of childhood sexual abuse/trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, low self-esteem, body image and weight issues. My job is to be your guide and assist you during your therapeutic journey. My approach to therapy merges cognitive-behavioral techniques within the framework of brief psychodynamic therapy. The decision to start therapy can be life changing. It is my hope that I will be able to assist you into growing into the person you hope to become.

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John Gartner

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoaching
40 years of experience as a therapist

I've practiced psychotherapy for many decades now. During that time, I also wrote books and taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins Medical School. My areas of specialization are bipolar type 2 and borderline personality disorder. I've also worked with many entrepreneurs since the publication of my book in 2005, The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between ( a Little) Craziness and (a Lot of ) Success in America. What's different about me is that after receiving the finest traditional training, I've integrated what I know with meditation. Mindfulness, especially when combined with therapy, provides self-awareness and self-control, an antidote to the bad judgement, impulsivity and acting-out that causes most of the problems. More meditation can mean less medication, if you develop the capacity to slow things down and become more calm and objective. Medication is a blunt instrument, and in my opinion, many patients are over-medicated. More recently, I'm working with research subjects who have undergone psilocybin therapy, for a book, "The Cosmic Consciousness Cure." Effecting the same brain areas as meditation, psilocybin therapy produces a quantum leap in mindfulness. I'd be happy to speak with anyone seeking legal psilocybin treatment. I can't provide it, but it is now legally available in Oregon. National FDA approval is pending.

How to find counseling in Queenstown

Finding the best therapist close by in Queenstown 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 in Queenstown that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Queenstown. 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 Queenstown, 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 in the Queenstown region and in the state of Maryland. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Queenstown or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Queenstown 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 Queenstown, elsewhere in Queen Anne'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 Queenstown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Queenstown, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Queenstown 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 Queenstown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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.

Queenstown therapists 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 Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MD, therapists 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 21658 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Queenstown 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Queenstown.

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 from a therapist. A Queenstown 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Queenstown, 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.

Queenstown 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

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

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.

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