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MS, LPC Kathleen Van Allen

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Kathleen Van Allen is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: MS, LPC
Years in Practice: 4

Hello, Welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been in the field for four years with experience working as a crisis counselor, in home counselor, working within a community service board organization providing counseling as well as currently through a private practice. I use an integrative holistic & humanistic approach working with a range of mental health diagnoses and symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, behavioral issues, substance use, trauma, grief, anger management, self-esteem issues, interpersonal relationship issues, etc. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I enjoy using psychoeducational activities, worksheets, visual aids, and person centered activities to assist clients with finding their path in life, reaching self-actualization, identifying goals/objectives, reducing negative symptoms, and improving overall functioning in life. I strive to teach my clients skills to assist with improving thinking patterns, communication skills, motivation, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and problem solving skills. I want my clients to feel supported, safe, and encouraged to reach their highest potentials in life by finding personal growth through counseling services. Starting counseling can be a daunting journey but having an experienced counselor there every step of the way makes it that much easier to achieve your goals in life. I look forward to walking this journey with each and every one of my clients!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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She is very understanding as well as encouraging. I have enjoyed talking with her over the last several months.

A.M.·Jan 31, 2022


Kathleen is absolutely amazing, she is kind and very helpful, I highly recommend her.

M.E.·Nov 06, 2021


Kathleen has been amazing, she is extremely knowledgeable and informative. She makes me feel so comfortable when I am in contact with her, no matter the topic. Working with her has truly been a blessing.

C.A.·Sep 30, 2021


She is always there if I need her. She listens and tries to direct me in the right direction.

A.M.·Sep 07, 2021


Excellent communicator.

J.O.·Jun 06, 2021


Kathleen is the most kind and understanding counselor I’ve ever worked with. She has a way of making you feel so comfortable and understood. I have grown so much since working with her. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

K.E.·Dec 06, 2020


Kathleen is easily one of the best counselors I've ever had the joy to speak with. She not only help me through one of the darkest times of my life, but she showed me that I have the tools to make my life better. I can't stress enough how kind and understanding she has been through this whole process.

Z.A.·Jul 31, 2020


I am still in the early stages of working with Kathleen, but this is hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with therapy. This is my first time with a virtual therapist. In the past, I’ve always done in-person office visits. This method is FAR more convenient for my busy life. And it’s way easier to be open and honest when I’m in a comfortable home setting than a therapists office. Kathleen has been such a soothing presence these past few weeks. She has a very calm, level headed way of speaking and it helps me when my mind is overactive. She allows me to ramble when I need to, but keeps me on track for what I need to focus on. I love that I am able to send her updates throughout the week in between sessions. It’s been helpful for my anxiety to know that when I’m having an intense moment, I can just hop on my phone and write it all out to Kathleen. She always responds very quickly (and is always understanding when I DONT respond quickly). It’s nice to feel like I have my support system at the tip of my fingers. I was extremely skeptical about virtual therapy, but I am so thrilled that I gave it a try. I’ve tried therapy so many times in the past, and I was never able to fully commit myself. For the first time ever, I feel hopeful that I’ve found something I will be able to easily incorporate into my daily life and see genuine progress in my mental health. I’m looking forward to continuing my journey with Kathleen and utilizing the tools and insight that she provides me with.

E.M.·Apr 23, 2020


I love working with Kathleen. She’s very kind and listens to all my concerns. I’m so happy to have her as my counselor.

E.L.·Apr 03, 2020


Kathleen is great to work with! She makes me feel positive about all the goals you wanna work on. She is understanding and flexible with time changes and such. She really wants to help you with the things you want to work on. She really makes you feel like you're in it as a team:)

B.O.·Feb 21, 2020


I just started with Kathleen but she is really great. She always listens to me and provides me with support. I feel a lot more confident going about with my day knowing that I have Kathleen to talk to. She's super reliable and transparent. She's really a gem!

M.O.·Jan 23, 2020


I love Kathleen! I switched counselors because my other one wasn’t working for me and Kathleen is amazing and I’m so happy I have her as my advocate and therapist.

E.L.·Oct 03, 2019


I really like when Kathleen sends chapters and reading tools to help me understand what I am going through!

H.U.·Sep 22, 2019


Kathleen has been wonderful so far!

S.A.·Sep 09, 2019


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