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Dr. Lisa Clarke

Offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD.,LMFT,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! My name is Dr. Lisa Clarke. I look forward to walking with you on your journey toward more excellent health and wellness! I am a Doctor of Psychology and hold an LMFT licensure in Virginia and an LPC license in Idaho. I am a certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I also hold certifications in Nutrition for Mental Health and Affirmative Strategies for Addressing Sexual and Gender Identity for LGBTQ+ clients. I have been in the helping profession for 20 years and have been licensed since 2015. I am a U.S. military veteran. It has been my great pleasure to serve diverse racial, ethnic, and gender populations in civilian and military spheres. My work spans across a wide range of issues to include anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, prenatal education, postnatal depression in women, postpartum depression in men, parenting concerns, relocations, deployment, family-of-origin interference, interracial marriage and family concerns, incest survivor, grief and loss, social phobia, infidelity, communication issues, parent and adult-child estrangement, and self-esteem. My integrative approach includes, but is not limited to, Adlerian theoretical approach which emphasizes “Encouragement” toward the enhancement of your human experience and success! I employ Solution-Focused therapy to guide us in searching for solutions. I also use Interpersonal Psychotherapy for improving and developing relationships as well as neurologically informed CBT techniques toward the goal of rewiring the anxious, worried, and panicked brain. Again, I look forward to connecting with and walking alongside you as you create new joys and wellness in your life! Dr. Lisa Clarke Specialties Coaching Stress, Anxiety Depression LGBTQIA+ Narcissistic Abuse Narcissism Life Transitions Prenatal concerns Postpartum Depression (women) Postnatal Depression (men) Self-Confidence and Personal Development Also experienced in: Coaching using the Louise Hay philosophy (Certified) Clinical Approaches: Integrative Neurologically Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Solution Focused Therapy Interpersonal Psychotherapy Adlerian Therapy Motivational Interviewing

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Dr. Gwendolyn Drake

Offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

I believe that a sense of compassion is essential in dealing with life's challenges, and I take my work and my clients seriously. Seeking help is difficult enough, and it's my job to make the process easier by offering my clients a warm, empathic, and safe place to address their challenges and concerns. If you are struggling with a particular issue, or simply looking for a safe place to express yourself, I'm excited to begin the process with you. I am a clinical psychologist with 17 years of experience, and am currently licensed in Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas. I was excited to join the BetterHelp team because I have always believed that mental health services are more effective in a range of formats, and in a manner that makes them accessible anytime and anywhere. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and adjusting to many of the challenges life throws our way. I utilize a client-centered approach (meaning that YOU are the expert on you) that will allow you to identify your own strengths and resources, as well as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and dialectical behavior therapeutic approaches. I look forward to speaking with you!

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Sonya Pearson

Offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

Sonya Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sonya has been working as a counselor since 2002. She received her BA in Sociology from Claflin University and preceded to receive her MA in Counseling from Webster University. Sonya is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the South Carolina area. She has work with individuals from age 18 to 65 years old. She works with helping individuals who have problems dealing with depression, stress and anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, family conflict, blended families, anger, relationship problems, grief and loss, separation disorders and many more. Sonya has a great love for what she does. She has earned many achievements throughout her career aimed from helping others. Sonya has worked in numerous settings, from group homes, to mental health facilities, crisis centers, private practices and out patient facilities. Throughout her career Sonya has went from counseling clients to also being a supervisor over several clinicians to help increase their counseling skills. She has provided leadership for interns who are currently pursuing their licensure. Sonya's motto is "Where there is a tomorrow, there is also hope for change." Sonya's counseling approach is person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused. She loves to allow the client to express themselves through communication. Sonya implements many therapeutic activities to help the client identify current thoughts and feelings they are dealing with. Sonya is willing to help all that is in need of helping and willing to receive her services. Don't wait to see what tomorrow will bring, go ahead and begin dealing with life unexpected circumstances today and live a better tomorrow.

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Janet Hughes

Offering therapy in VA
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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Rosalie McGrane

Offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, my name is Rosalie Grayson McGrane. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and my Master's in Counseling and Guidance from Appalachian State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, stress and depression. I enjoy providing individual, couples, and family counseling.eating disorders. I have assisted clients with relationship issues, eating disorders, and grief and loss. I believe a trusting relationship between counselor and client is most important. Therefore, I will strive to provide a comfortable climate with warmth, caring, and confidentiality so that you feel safe. I believe being accepting, objective, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in working with clients. It is is important that we are open and honest with each other in order for appropriate counseling goals to be established. I feel every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore the approach I take with your concerns is based on your mental, physical, social, and spiritual development. Depending on your individual needs, I will use different methods of therapy including psychotherapy, coaching, and consulting. Most sessions will focus on self-awareness, choice, problem-solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and reality therapy form the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. I like to help people in a way that allows them to learn how to better control relationships and all their actions in order to live a healthier and more productive life. 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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Shérral Harding

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

Life can be so challenging at times and hard to navigate when everything seems to be going the opposite of what we hoped or wish for. Considering the current climate of the world and our everyday struggles it can feel like a daunting task just to keep the motivation for the day. It’s as if life begins to feel more like a routine than an enjoyable journey. What used to be amusing or a previous interest just doesn’t feel that way anymore and that can be hard to fathom. Truth is, you are not alone as we all have these moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, empty, hurt, confused, hopeless, irritable, and/or worthless. Or maybe you’ve encountered some recent changes that have caused you to feel off-balanced, hyper-distracted, disorganized, or unmotivated. Whatever roadblock you are currently facing, I am here to support you through your journey to regaining peace, balance, and/or healing. I look forward to supporting you by providing a safe space starting with an open conversation, meeting you where you feel comfortable in a judgment-free zone. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, depression, adjustment issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and more. You have already taken the first step in your transformation and healing journey by starting this process, which is huge! I am proud of you and you deserve to experience peace and empowerment. Allow me to help you better thrive in your journey.

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yvetta smith

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Shekila Melchior

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 12 years of professional work experience. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. My areas of speciality are Relational Cultural Therapy, Decolonized/Liberatory practices and am a somatic experiencing practitioner. 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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Kate Bell

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

(She/Her) I became a mental health provider because I am passionate about helping people find their own strengths and better their understanding of themselves. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed in Iowa and Virginia, and I have experience supporting adolescents/young adults and adults with concerns such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, family systems, work issues and LGBTQIA+ affirming care. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I utilize a variety of approaches, often drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Models. I prioritize creating a safe environment individualized for each client built upon warmth, empathy, and trust. I strongly believe each client is the expert on their life and I enjoy exploring how systems, cultural norms, and individual identities and beliefs interact to impact one’s overall health and mental well-being. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Kimberly Beasley

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida and Virginia with 7 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 have experience working with adults, children, couples, and families . I also have experience working with the military population including active duty, veterans, and there families. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lovettsville

Finding the best therapist close by in Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville. 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 Lovettsville, 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 Lovettsville region and in the state of Virginia. 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville, elsewhere in Loudoun, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Lovettsville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Lovettsville, Virginia 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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.

Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville 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 VA, 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 20180 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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville.

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 Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville, Virginia 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.

Lovettsville 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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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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