Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 5

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy you reached out for help! I am Kelley Kramer, a licensed counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I know sometimes stress, anxiety, relationships, and life changes can get in the way of positive mental health. Depression and worry can oftentimes rob us of our potential. Past trauma can sometimes intrude on our current life, and freeze us in our tracks. I work with adults who have these problems and more. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach by clicki...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hello!!! Are you looking to experience therapy and have fun at the same time. If so, you have found the right therapist as I love humor and I am down to earth. My history of mental health counseling includes over 10 years of working with individuals and from many diverse backgrounds and I earned a PhD in human services with a concentration on family interventions and family studies. I am a therapist who provides a comfortable, safe environment where you can trust me to maintain professional boundaries, and support you with making healthy decisions as you move for...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Virginia. I am the owner & clinical director of 'Write The Vision-Advocacy Consulting & Counseling.' I received my Master's of Arts (M.A) in Clinical Mental Health- Professional Counseling from South University of VA Beach, VA in December 2013. I received my Bachelor's of Arts (B.A) in Psychology from the HBCU-Norfolk State University in July 2010. I have a variety of experience working in the public and private school sector, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Intensive-In Home services and Out...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has over 6 years of experience working with families. At risk children, and extreme behavioral issues while in the school setting. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, ADHD, parenting, behavioral Challenges both at home and school and ODD. My counseling style is warm and inviting. I believe in a person centered approach that focuses on the person’s needs to help equip them with skills to help them feel successful. Courage and grace are important steps t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 6

I am a professional counselor in the state of Virginia with 7 years of experience working with teens, adults, and the elderly population! I have worked in a small counseling practice, in-home services services, psychosocial group support, outpatient counseling, grief camp, life coaching, and community mental health! I have experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, self harm, fear, stress, psychosis, and major life changes. My passion is helping people find hope in know...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, professional identity/imposter syndrome, career challenges , transitions and ADHD. I also have experience working with high-performance individuals struggling with work-life balance. My approach to therapy combines gestalt, person-centered, and solution-focused. I focus on what is happening in the here and now and work with you to gain more insight, awareness, and more satisfacti...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 36

Dr. Colby has many years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She has worked with individuals in acute in-patient, residential and out-patient treatment settings. Dr. Colby provides a supportive, non-judgmental space where one can share whatever stressors they are experiencing. She is a great listener. People often feel so comfortable in her presence that they share intimate details of painful experiences that they may have never felt comfortable sharing with any one previously. Dr. Colby completed a master’s degree in Community Clinical Psychology from ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 22

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. I have been practicing for over 20 years with various populations to include persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc. I have worked with individuals, couples and families. My clients consisted of veterans, active duty military , cisgenders and members of the LGBT community. In private practice as well as in hospitals, I was able to establish a rapport quickly with clients, and they obtained goals of the treatment plans expeditiously. I look forward to w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with various issues, including but not limited to depression, PTSD, adoption issues, preparing for adoption, addiction, ADHD, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management. I have worked with those who are vets, police officers, active military, and other first responders, along with having additional training in military and forensic psychology. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of experience: 32

I'm Gabe Kajeckas, LCSW, licensed in Maryland and Virginia, with over 30 years of experience in helping clients cope with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma left over from earlier life. I have extensive experience with addictive behaviors in families, and in helping individuals heal from family of origin issues. I would like to help you discover how your strengths can help you work through the challenges you're facing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage, and I applaud you for getting...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 3

Hi I’m Monica, Are you feeling stuck, unsettled and ready to regain some normalcy in your life? Are you hoping to become the best version of yourself? Allow me to assist you in becoming more self-aware and regaining more control of your life. I am a licensed counselor for the state of Illinois and a certified substance abuse counselor for California. My experiences have allowed me to work with diverse clientele ranging from children and adolescents to adults with varying needs. My therapeutic style is collaborative and engaging and I assist you in learning to l...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 21

I began working in the mental health field in 1993. I worked in residential treatment facilities with teenage girls and boys until I received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1999. Since 1999, I have been employed as a social worker for severe mentally ill adults, counselor and a director in foster care settings, counselor in psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys, intensive in home counselor for children and teenagers with their families for the past 15 years, and outpatient mental health...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 33

I am H. Lane Baggett, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia with 33 years of professional work experience. I received my doctoral degree from the University of Miami in 1991, after completing my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After that, I completed 2 years of post-doctoral training, also at UVa, in pain management and behavioral medicine. Since then, I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have experience in helping clients with medical conditions, stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ relate...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have been in the mental health field for 20 plus years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

How To Find Counseling Washington

Finding the best therapist close by in Washington can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Washington 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 Washington. 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 Washington, 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, these professionals 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 Washington 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 Washington counselors 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 Washington area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Washington
  • DBT in Washington
  • Substance use therapy in Washington
  • Couples therapy in Washington

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Washington, 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 Washington, elsewhere in Rappahannock, 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 Washington area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Washington 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 Washington 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 in Washington: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Washington: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Washington: $100
  • Therapy in Washington: $80

While many psychologists in Washington may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Washington and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Washington, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Washington above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Washington 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Washington counselor 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 almost one million people in Washington, VA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 22747 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 in Washington can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Washington 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Washington 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 Washington, 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.

Washington has many professionals 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. In Washington, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Washington.

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

22747