This is Dr. Elizabeth Nyang's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Dr. Elizabeth Nyang. I have a masters degree in counseling from Seaton Hall University and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. I work with clients (adults and adolescents) that have issues with mental health and/ life issues. I accept clients with depression, anxiety, problems at work, problems within the family, mood disorders, and adjustment issues. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and Gestalt techniques integrated with meditation and tai chi to help clients gain insight into the root c...

This is Saundra Krieger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 34

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland, with over 32+ years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. My experience draws from working in outpatient, inpatient and emergency psychiatry and has provided me with the skills to use in my general therapy practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, blended family issues, women's issues, parenting problems and career challenges. Also, I have helped many people who are living with multiple scl...

This is Barbara Kass's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). For over eight years, I have worked with people to help them reconnect with their ability to heal and become whole. I have experience working with trauma issues, grief, depression, anxiety, stress management, and adjustment difficulties. In addition, I also help my clients when they are struggling to manage their careers. Settings I have worked in include hospitals, clinics, private practice, and county services. As a graduate of Loyola Universit...

This is Robyn Hunt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

You don't have to deal with overwhelming stress and anxiety on your own. Whether it's life changes, serious illness, or feeling overwhelmed in life where you once felt confident. You may be struggling to find your old self, balance, or it's time for renewal and change. Together we will build upon your strengths and allow a space where you can feel comfortable to express your experiences. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and straight-forward. Whatever your stress, anxiety, or life change, I will work with you to build strengths that you already have, build on yo...

This is Atiya Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome! The first step towards change is usually the hardest. But, if you are here then you’ve taken a step in the right direction. A step towards Change. Congratulation! Hello! My name is Atiya Moore and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), in the state of Maryland. Over the last 17 years I have work in a variety of Behavioral Health settings. I have worked collaboratively with a variety of clients experiencing challenges including, but not limited to, mental health, substance use, trauma recovery, sexual health recovery and criminality. I special...

This is Samuel Howden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Maryland with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. My education includes a Masters of Social Work at Howard University, and Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park. I enjoy working with a diverse group of individuals who have various levels of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, anger management, self-esteem, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma via physical or emotional abuse. My approach ...

This is Danielle Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CAC-AD ,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed professional counselor in Maryland. I am committed to helping my clients find healing in a way that's meaningful for them. My goal is to offer time and attention for intentional and reflective listening so that my clients feel heard, validated, and receive the tools necessary to find freedom from emotional hurts. Most of my clients manage substance use concerns, anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships, and adjustment difficulties. I am pursuing a counseling-related doctoral degree, and I look forward to implementing relevant skills and techn...

This is Theresa  Huffines's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Theresa Huffines, LCSW-C, is a strengths-based, solution-focused therapist who is dedicated to empowering others, improving their personal growth, life skills, decision making when faced with life challenges, and overall emotional regulation through therapeutic evidenced-based treatment modalities. She is passionate about working with young adults, couples, and geriatric clientele. A graduate of Regent University and Salisbury University, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2011 and Masters of Social Work in 2013. Theresa’s experience includes i...

This is Rachel Chernow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, I'm Rachel Chernow and I'm a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland since 2007. In my 10+ years as a clinical therapist, I've worked with various populations struggling with a wide variety of diagnoses, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, adjustment Disorder, schizophrenia, and others. I have a Master's degree in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University and have worked in private practice settings as well as community based settings. I believe in order to have success in therapy, the initial focus must be on the relationship. I striv...

This is Judith McCall-Rosenfeld's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, 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...

This is Linda Young's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, 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...

This is Marcia  Winter 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career in the child dependency field and worked with children and families. I currently work in the hospital setting and my current role is the emergency room social worker. Many of the patients I see have experienced a traumatic event or recent life change. I primarily complete brief interventions in my current role. It would be nice to have a longer-term relationship with my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have a variety of work experience with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relat...

This is Tzipora Frager's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Maryland with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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!

This is Tyronea Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe life can leave footprints on our hearts and minds, this path can be challenging but with the help of a compassionate and understanding therapist those footprints can be redirected to a desired path of a healthy mind and heart. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, anger and other mental health issues are manageable with the proper tools and support. Replacing ha...

This is Raysa Creque's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed bilingual (English-Spanish) therapist in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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.

This is Kerry Lance's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Maryland with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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.

This is Allison  Sztajer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Maryland with 15 years of experience counseling children. adolescents, and young adults, as well as the parents of children with emotional and behavioral disorders and other disabilities. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults that are struggling with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, learning disabilities, anger management, emotional regulation, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and impulsivity. I am gender affirming and have specialized training in working with the LGBTQIA+ community...

This is Michelle Crawford's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also use EMDR therapy to assist with overcoming trauma. 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!

This is Benedict  Ijomah 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Maryland with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & mental health disorder. 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. 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 - Smithsburg, Maryland (Smithsburg, MD)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Charles has devoted the last 20 years working the field of Behavioral Health. During this time, he earned his degree in clinical mental health counseling and is currently Doctorate Candidate in Health Care Administration (DHA). These accomplishments as well as extensive experience has expanded and enhanced his skills to provide measured based care to patients seeking to understand and improve their mental health. Charles’ main approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); specializing in Trauma and Crisis. However, he is known to be eclectic in the...

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

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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg or elsewhere in Washington 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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg 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 Smithsburg, 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 Smithsburg, 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 21783 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 Smithsburg:

21720, 21783

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.