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Ken Powers

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

Ken Powers is a strength-based clinical social worker with 20+ years of experience using CBT, TF-CBT, and Person-Centered Therapy. Ken works with children, teenagers, adults, and parents, helping individuals discover how their strengths may be utilized to overcome challenges. After each session, he hopes you will gain insight and make new discoveries about yourself.

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Erin Welsh

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoachingADHD
10 years of experience

Hi, I am Erin, I am a licensed counselor in the state of Maryland. I help children, adolescents, adults, caregivers, and people wanting to grow their families. I have a wealth of experience, training, and knowledge in many areas, and my goals are to work with my client to reach their highest potential. My therapeutic approach is focused on a collaborative effort to identify individual strengths and needs, develop meaningful goals, and to explore the necessary steps to attain those goals. My approach leads to increased self-esteem, learning, and attaining the supports that are out there — and teaching you to learn how to transition to a positive lens. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I believe treatment should be as unique as your situation. And I will utilize eclectic methods to help you reach your fullest potential. I am a believer that each case should be treated as each client is unique and therefore utilizes an eclectic source of techniques. When working with children as young as four, I believe that parent involvement is essential, and likes to work with both the parents and the child individually and in a group setting. This may include adding in siblings or other family members so everyone can work as a whole to benefit the child and family. I want my clients to learn how to control their negative self-talk, and therefore, will utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies. I also do not shy away from multisensory and tactile work with her younger clientele. I am only providing messaging and live messaging services and occasional phone sessions. If this is something that you were interested in I am so happy to work with you. I will be checking in Monday through Friday. I can't wait to begin our work together!

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Samuel Howden

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

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 to psychotherapy comes from an understanding that every individual is unique and to treat each individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion is vital build strong therapeutic relationship. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I utilize techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), brief solution focused therapy (BSFT), motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I'm glad you have courage to take the first step to seeking a happier and perhaps more fulfilling life. If you are ready I am more than happy to be here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Stephen Carroll

Offering therapy in MD
License: PhD ,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Dr. Stephen T. Carroll, a licensed clinical professional counselor, has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. During his career, he has worked with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life. He has most recently served as a clinician and administrator at residential treatment facility serving people with addictions, trauma, and dual diagnosed conditions. Dr. Carroll has vast experience in the fields of treating addictions, mood disorders, grief and loss, and trauma. He has specialized training in spiritually integrated treatment approaches like mindfulness through which clients can enhance their desired change through building internalized resources. He received his doctoral degree in counseling from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College. He served as a visiting professor at Loyola University in the school counseling department and conducted research for Georgetown University’s Woodstock Center for Business Ethics. His research on the impact of religion and spirituality on employment attitudes and behaviors was published in the Journal of Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. He has researched the role of religion and spirituality on employment attitudes and behaviors and recently developed a chapter on this topic for the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

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Monica Dada (Barham)

Offering therapy in MD
License: LCSW-C,CCM
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! Congratulations on your commitment to better health and healing. It takes courage to identify a personal problem or concern and then to take the next step to actively work toward resolving it. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years providing clinical social work, therapy and case management services. Over the years I have gained valuable experience working with people of all ages experiencing mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. I am most experienced and have professional interests in the areas of depression and anxiety, relationship problems, grief and loss, hopelessness, shame/guilt and coping with chronic conditions. I have also worked as a Pastoral Counselor, and recognize that for some the path to healing may also include their spiritual and religious beliefs and practices. Individuals I have worked with in the past have described me as calm, sincere and understanding. I use an array of therapy approaches that commonly include focus on the individual's strengths, problem solutions, and understanding the relationship between an individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I look forward to working with you.

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Elizabeth Gill

Offering therapy in MD
License: MSW, LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Liza. A licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience working with clients dealing with chronic health issues, grief, loss, relationship issues, addiction, unforgiveness, shame/guilt, anxiety, depression, addiction, and faith/spirituality concerns. My therapy style is warm, non-judgemental, engaging, and compassionate. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable to share their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and concerns, and in return, receive individually tailored clinical support through a blend of therapeutic models. My integrative approach incorporates concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered. I have experience working with clients from a Christian faith perspective, but I work with clients from all faith backgrounds. I look forward to working with you!

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Lauren Williams

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). I obtained my M.S. from McDaniel College and B.A. from UMCP. I have an extensive clinical background servicing individuals within a school, hospital, and private practice setting. I service the community at large with compassion, empathy, patience, and excellence. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, motivation, low self esteem, stress management, and career transitions. I create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Congratulations on taking the first step. I am looking forward to working with you during this transforming process of healing and growth. Please contact me today in order to schedule an immediate appointment. All inquiries are addressed in less than 2 hours. Thank you.

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Rebekah Machiela

Offering therapy in MD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I'm thrilled you are taking this first step in caring for yourself by considering a therapeutic relationship with me. I am a licensed therapist in Maryland with 12 years experience providing counseling in medical hospitals. I am uniquely positioned to help you process grief, trauma, living with chronic illness or a disability, caregiver burnout, postpartum adjustment, end of life issues, and the stress and anxiety associated with life transitions. I have a significant amount of experience with helping clients manage relationship difficulties and teaching applicable communication strategies. You can expect me to have a warm and empathetic approach as I come to know you and your story, of which you are the expert! I will use various therapy styles to structure our dialog and help you learn healthy coping techniques that empower you towards your goals. I encourage growth, self-awareness, reflection, and self-compassion. Whether this is your first time beginning therapy or you are looking for a new provider, I look forward to coming alongside you and supporting you on your journey!

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Charles Ellis

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

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

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Nadya Andrusik

Offering therapy in MD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia and Maryland with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Williamsport

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport, 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 21795 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport, 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.

Williamsport 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 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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