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LPC Brian Strode

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Brian Strode is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LPC
Years in Practice: 9

I was a career Paramedic/Firefighter before going to graduate school. This is part of why working with first responders is one of my passions and my primary area of expertise. I completed my Masters in Counseling at Old Dominion University in 2009. I am licensed by the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. My primary areas of counseling are in traumatic stress and professional burnout and compassion fatigue. I also provide counseling in couples counseling, family issues, occupational issues, life stressors, general depression, general anxiety, etc. I understand that the world is not made of perfect scenarios and not everything in treatment is going to work idealistically the first time. I see my role as a counselor as being that I help you learn the knowledge and skills to help yourself. I adapt my counseling style to my client's needs, so I will use a mix of REBT, CBT, Person-Centered, Gestalt, and Adlerian, among various other theories and methods, as needed to meet each specific individual's needs. I do not typically limit my counseling practice to any specific age or population, nor do I typically limit what issues I will help a client with in counseling, but I do use a lot of cognitive approaches that requires a level of maturity where the client is willing and able to think critically, self-reflect, and understand the interactions between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and actions. Many of my clients are people that previously had difficulty finding comfort with other counselors, so I have over the years learned to appreciate and enjoy working with people who have started losing faith in the benefits of counseling. The counseling that I provide by distance counseling platforms, such as BetterHelp, is the same as the counseling I provide in-person; my clients here get the same level of dedicated service that my in-person clients receive.

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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Stress Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Career difficulties Compassion fatigue Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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Brian has been extremely helpful and tentative to all of my issues concerning my mental health and I have improved many aspects of my life after meeting with him!

I.A.·May 29, 2022


Brian understands what I want to work on and is easy to talk to.

A.M.·Apr 26, 2022


Best therapist I’ve ever had! Brian is so intelligent and gives me so many ways to improve. He also makes me feel so comfortable and open to share all of my emotions

M.A.·Apr 09, 2022


Brian is easy to talk to and incitful

A.S.·Mar 29, 2022


Brian listens and give helpful tips and advice. The interactions don't feel forced. I feel the freedom to express myself in the way that is comfortable to me. I strongly recommend Brian and I am thankful that he’s who I get to talk to.

L.I.·Mar 23, 2022


I've been with Brian a while now. His help has been priceless towards my overall growth and mental health in life!

B.R.·Jan 10, 2022


Brian is an excellent therapist who listens to my concerns and responds in a very thoughtful way, offering great insights and applicable exercises to get me through difficult times. I really appreciate his approach to therapy in where he challenges me, gives me homework, and helps me navigate through the areas in my life where I need to grow.

R.A.·Dec 22, 2021


Brian is kind, honest and able to meet people where they are. He listens but he also teaches. I would recommend him to anyone who has issues with therapy or needs something a little different.

A.M.·Dec 21, 2021


Brian is great. He is a great listener and offers various insightful ways to deal with challenges.

J.U.·Dec 20, 2021


Brian Strode has helped me figure out myself through CBT. I think he is an extremely helpful person, who is a subject matter expert in his field. If I could give him 11 out of 10 stars, I would. He is incredibly personable and he listens, but also engages in the conversation and makes me see things in a different perspective. Thank you Brian for everything you have done so far!!!

B.E.·Nov 15, 2021


I have been working with Brian for a few sessions and already i feel more confident in therapy. I have had some negative experiences in the past but brian has given me a more positive outlook. His style of therapy is productive in creating goals moving forward as well as educating you. I feel heard when i have a concern and therapy feels more like a conversation than an interrogation. 10 out of 10 will recommend.

M.I.·Oct 14, 2021


He’s great for veterans!

B.R.·Jul 01, 2021


I’ve only been meeting with Brian for a few weeks, but the primary skill I was looking for in a counselor was someone who can explain my challenges to me on a neurological and scientific level, in combination with providing skills to manage those challenges. Brian has already done both of those things. Looking forward to continuing to work with him!

L.A.·Jun 30, 2021


Brian was able to use easily relatable examples during our conversations to help me better understand what he was trying to explain. He was also able to quickly and effectively identify what I had been struggling with for a while and then help me work thru it all. I would highly suggest Brian to anyone!

B.R.·Dec 24, 2020


Brian helped me significantly in the past. I am returning to continue with him

S.A.·Dec 22, 2020


Brian’s help has been amazing. He truly cares and is able to explain complex things in a way that I can understand. I’ve had a wonderful experience.

G.A.·Sep 09, 2020


The best counselor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Nobody has ever helped me to this extent.

J.E.·Aug 14, 2020


Brian is an awesome counselor!

B.R.·Aug 03, 2020


Brian has been an exceptional counselor and has exceeded my expectations by his ability to listen and provide optimal feedback. His knowledge is vast and is able to effectively articulate his knowledge to ensure your understanding. He has been a breath of fresh air for someone who tends to be on the picky side towards counselors and does not want to waste time or money.

A.S.·Mar 13, 2020


Brian is a great counselor and I’m grateful to have him as a counselor

B.R.·Mar 04, 2020


Brian Strode was quite helpful with my sleep problem. This problem has disappeared.

E.R.·Jan 08, 2020


I really appreciate Brian's supportive words and advice. He is very easy to talk with and connect.

R.I.·Nov 26, 2019


Outstanding professional help, and very relatable.

R.O.·Nov 14, 2019


Brian is kind, open, and honest. I respect him a great deal and trust his advice. His frankness is incredibly welcome and has helped me to address several of my issues.

A.L.·Oct 18, 2019


So far I've only had one session with Brian but he has already been relatable, flexible and competent with our items. I definitely recommend him.

B.R.·Oct 13, 2019


Brian has been a Godsend for me. He was the counselor who first responded to me when I turned to BetterHelp to finally reached out for help after years of insipid damages. His cultural sensitivity is superb. At the same time, his nonjudgmental approach helped me open up and discuss my case in a constructive manner. I had sought help elsewhere before, but was turned off and stopped counseling after feeling judged, & honestly, didn’t feel like I was a good fit with that counselor. Brian is problem solving oriented, & that matches my ideologies as well - which I believe makes it a good patient provider dynamics. He has helped me save my marriage, sanity, & helps me with career navigation as well. I can’t recommend Brian enough for the amazing work he has done with me. Thank you Brian!

S.A.·Aug 29, 2019


Brian listens to my concerns, and he helps me find the solutions that are best for me. His advice is practical, which has helped me find new ways to tackle my problems.

J.O.·Feb 21, 2019


I’ve been in and out of counseling for years, and I have always struggled to connect with my counselors. From our very first video chat, I immediately felt the respect, concern, and relatability I needed to open up. I’m actually in the counseling/human services field myself, and Brian is the first counselor I’ve had to really acknowledge that, and talk to me like an equal.

L.Y.·Oct 25, 2018


Brian Strode offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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