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Brooke Herrmann

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C,Certified Integrative Mental Health Medicine Provider,Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! Brooke is a holistic psychotherapist (LCSW-C), trauma-informed yoga teacher (RYT300), Reiki Healer, and spiritual counselor, with 10+ years providing psychotherapy, spiritual guidance, holistic life coaching, and intuitive healing. Therapy is safe container for self discovery and is a collaborative, intentional process. Sometimes, life hits you with unexpected changes, and you may benefit from guidance & support to bring you into clarity & peace within yourself and in your relationships. Brooke's role is to support you in navigating life & spiritual changes, discovering your inner strength, presence, and soul purpose. She intends to support you in creating peace of mind. Her counseling style is genuine, inquisitive, and empowering. Her intention is to create a non-judgmental space for self awareness, spiritual growth, and personal changes. Brooke uses interventions such as: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, yoga therapy, relaxation techniques, breathwork, visualization, & affirmations. She looks forward to getting to know you and supporting your life journey. Her intention is for you to discover your voice & feel seen, heard, supported & understood. If this approach feels aligned with you, let me know, and let's schedule your first session. Brooke also accepts insurance: United Healthcare, Optum, BlueCross, Aetna, and sliding scale private pay. Peace and Namaste, Brooke

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Laurie Mombay

Offering therapy in MD
License: MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland with nearly 20 years experience providing counseling in a variety of settings. I have helped many people struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders and trauma. I have a Master's Degree from Loyola College in Pastoral Counseling, which informs my approach, however most of my professional work has been in secular settings, including outpatient, employee assistance programs, and criminal justice (victim advocacy and corrections). My counseling style is compassionate and non-judgmental, but I will also challenge and encourage you as you work towards change. I believe in empowering my clients by giving them the tools and skills they seek to live a healthier and more satisfying life. I think that insight is important but more critical is what you do with that insight once gained. My primary approach is cognitive-behavioral and I have a lot of experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, working with clients who have difficulties managing their mood and behavior. I regularly work with people who have suffered tremendous trauma in their lives and enjoy helping them find a path to recovery. I went into the counseling field because I love listening to peoples' stories and helping them make sense of them. I stayed in the counseling field because I have a passion for providing a safe and nurturing space within which to encourage people to take those stories and experiences and create a life worth living. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you create your best life!

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Erin Clegg

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia with 15 years’ experience as a therapist, clinical consultant, and trauma trainer. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout my practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling to manage their emotional and behavioral health due to the impact of trauma, maltreatment, grief, loss, mental health challenges, and stressful life experiences. My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space free of judgment and open to exploration. My approach is grounded in healing-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive interactions that promote empowerment. My practice integrates the latest research in neuroscience, trauma, attachment theory, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I believe in leveraging the healing power of the brain-body connection. Stress and adverse experiences can impact how we experience ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. I partner with my clients to explore how their past and present experiences may impact how they think, feel, and act. By raising awareness of body signals, triggers, and patterns of responses, we position ourselves to identify and reinforce restorative pathways that promote growth and healing. Together, we develop strategic and personalized interventions that build upon their unique set of strengths, meaningful connections, and interests to help them achieve goals one step at a time. I believe that attuned and responsive relationships are essential to transformational healing and growth. Everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued for who they are, not simply what they do. As your partner in this process, you can count on me to be fully engaged, meet you where you are, and affirm your worth every step of the way. The therapeutic process should be intriguing, empowering, and rewarding throughout the journey. I look forward to working with you!

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JoAnn Vaughn

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am a therapist that provides individual , family therapy, couples therapy. I am a license in the state of Maryland with over 21 years of experience as a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, post -traumatic stress, relationship issues, marital issues, parenting issues, career challenges, and life changes. I also help people who have experience physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm an interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect , dignity. sensitivity, empathy and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels, My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic , psychodynamic and rational emotive therapy. I am skilled in tailoring our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take those first steps , I am here to support and empower you. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Dr. Bruce McClure

Offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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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Rashad Mills

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amanda Clark

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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!

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Sarah Henson

Offering therapy in MD
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Sarah Henson. I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland who has five years of clinical work experience, and over ten years of paraprofessional support experience in the Grief and Loss, Caregiving Support, and End of Life Counseling Support fields. I specialize in helping clients cope with grief and loss and to adjust to a variety of changes in their lives such as caregiving for a loved one at end-of-life. Grief and anticipatory grief is unique an experience as is the relationship you have/had with your loved one. Expressing your thoughts and feelings during the grief process promotes healthy adjustment to the loss, and often reduces the severity of emotional distress and/or even possibly prevents the development of prolonged grief 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. Please note, my availability as a support to you on this platform is limited to residents of the state of Maryland. Also, given the limitations of my availability and the mode of on-line therapy, any urgent emotional support needs should be met by an immediate professional mental health support provider such as a mental health crisis response provider/team. My hours of availability are generally only weekly video sessions, and also weekly follow up messaging. At the onset of our deciding if our therapeutic relationship is a good fit, I may ask about your expectations of support needs, and also your willingness/ability to engage with supports outside this platform if I recommend them.

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Tenesha Jeffery

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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John Gartner

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

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 Westernport

Finding the best therapist close by in Westernport 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 Westernport. 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 Westernport, 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport, elsewhere in Allegany, 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 Westernport area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport, 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 21562 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 Westernport 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 Westernport 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 Westernport, 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.

Westernport 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

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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