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Carla Jones

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
26 years of experience

My name is Carla Jones, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have owned my practice since 2008, working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in using a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session will be tailored specifically to meet your unique and specific needs. I am aware seeking counseling can be difficult. I am happy you have made this decision to take care of yourself. Working together, we can achieve your desired goals. I look forward to working with you. Carla Jones LCSW

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Brandy Peterson

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA,LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 and my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010. I have been working with children and adults in a variety of roles and settings for 12 years. I have helped people with many different issues to include anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, and stress management. I have specialized training in trauma and integrative medicine, which allows me to provide a holistic approach. I believe that seeking help is a strength and should not be looked down on. I also believe that we can all use some help or guidance at some point in our lives. I strive to treat each person and situation with dignity, respect, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy techniques. My goal is to collaborate with you as well as provide the tools and support you need to meet your goals.

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Saunique Eason

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Saunique Eason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years experience in the field of social work, and over 15 years in the mental health field. Saunique received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (2006), and her Masters in Social Work (2010) from Stonybrook University in Long Island, New York. Saunique began her mental career as a Psychiatric Activity Therapist in an acute hospital in Queens New York, and held this position for 10 years, including while working toward her master's degree. Saunique has experience working with adults, children, adolescents and groups with a wide range of diagnosis, in a variety of settings including, inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital, community based organizations, schools and residential facilities. Her passions include working with adolescents and young adults with trauma contributing to current oppositional and maladaptive behaviors. However, Saunique has a zest for helping all people who cross her path in becoming "unstuck" in the behaviors, patterns, cycles and relationships which are working against self- actualization (the realization of one's talent and full potential). Saunique is a culturally sensitive, strengths based, person-centered, trauma informed clinician trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and DBT (Dialactic Behavioral Therapy), and regularly uses CBT, IFS and Motivational Interviewing concepts and techniques in her therapeutic work. Saunique is also an approved clinical supervisor registered with the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision to Supervisee's in Social Work. Saunique is so glad you stopped by, and is ready to work with you!

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Dr. Angela Roberts

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 28 years of experience. I received a Doctorate of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Hampton University. I am a Certified Crisis Responder and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have conducted research on the prevalence of PTSD symptoms among Public Safety Professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am compassionate about helping others towards mental wellness and spiritual growth. One of my favorite anonymous quotes is: “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table and not a taller fence”.   My areas of clinical interest and specialties include mind-body, culture and identity development, family dynamics, mood disorders, life transitions, crisis intervention, trauma, and abuse.

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Diane Witmer

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am an LCSW in the states of Tennessee, New York and Virginia, with over 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in several therapy modalities including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Trauma focused Treatment and EMDR. I am here to help clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Wendy Moore

Offering therapy in VA
Parenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 18 years of professional work experience. I am also licensed in Maryland. I primarily work with young children and adolescents. I also enjoy helping parents navigate behavioral and emotional issues with their children. I also work with parents on child related issues of bullying, separation anxiety, anger management and divorce along with helping children cope with life changes and transitions. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I am open to working with clients in the early stages of adulthood, those transitioning out of HS and those enrolled in college. 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.

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Hope Richardson

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Clatoyia Andrews

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware and Maryland. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral health services to adults and teens with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and family issues. My experience is varied and across settings. I have provided individual skill building services to those with serious mental illness, facilitated groups in school settings and provided brief psychotherapy intervention through telephonic and emergency room settings. I tend to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy. My therapy style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. A top priority for me is to meet you where you are and adjust my approach to what will work best for us as we work together. EDUCATION Masters of Social Work NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2016

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Nichole Henderson

Offering therapy in VA
License: EAGALA Member,AAMFT Member,Sex Trafficking Advocate
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I offer unique, specialized faith-based therapy services designed to help individual adults, couples and families build Victorious identities. Providing two-way discussions that bridge the gap to help you with difficult life transformations. It's time to unlock fear, pain, confusion, unresolved grief, loss, and any barriers keeping you from living a Christ-filled lifestyle. Serving individuals & couples who seek to enrich and maintain healthy marital relationships. Together we will create a safe space to motivate intentional transformation! https://victoriousbeginnings.com/

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Rebecca Bunch

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Virginia with 31 years of professional work experience. I am a Christian, a wife and a mother. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I am a firm believer in prayer and the application of faith to our personal goals in life. If you want to discuss your own faith or include prayer as an important part of your plan let me know and we can do that for sure. My sessions are 45 minutes and scheduled in evening time slots but occasionally I can open up Saturday appointments if that works for you.

How to find counseling in Middletown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Middletown, 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 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 VA, 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 22645 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown, 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.

Middletown 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 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Middletown:

22645, 22649

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