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LCPC, BC-TMH, NCC Lara Peter

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Lara Peter is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Years in Practice: 10
State: MD

Finding the right fit with a counselor matters, just like any other healthy relationship. It is of the utmost importance to feel supported and understood by your therapist; that you feel you can talk about everything and anything that you need or want to without fear of judgment. It may be helpful for you to know that I have also been the client in the therapeutic relationship and I understand the courage it takes to be vulnerable with another person. We will go at your pace in our work together so that the process is just as impactful as the destination.

My name is Lara Peter and I am a licensed therapist (LCPC), a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Professional Counseling (ACS). I have both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. All of that alphabet soup aside, I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health; 10 of those years as a therapist providing individual, family, and group therapy. I have had clients as young as 4 and through the lifespan; however, I specialize in providing individual therapy to adults. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, in-home, residential, public school and universities.

I believe my role as a therapist to be like that of a sponge and a mirror. I soak in what you share with me during our conversations together and reflect back to you your disclosures to foster greater self-awareness and insight into the root of the concern. My theoretical orientation is foundationally person-centered and solution-focused; however, I am eclectic in my interventions and draw from an array of theoretical approaches to best meet your needs. What this means is that I take an empowering non-judgmental stance to my work and will not only listen but also provide you with feedback, tools, and resources to help you actively achieve your goals.

I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling and I creatively partner with you to help bring about the changes you seek. I find building therapeutic relationships with my clients to be very fulfilling and genuinely appreciate the trust placed in me with the intimate details of your life. Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me and I look forward to hearing more from you!

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 $60 to $90 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 Grief Eating disorders Self esteem Depression Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Sleeping disorders Anger management Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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Lara is great at identifying what to dig deeper into in conversations to achieve desired growth goals. She utilized effective worksheets that help guide discussions, reflections and next steps.

N.A.·Feb 02, 2021


She's really patient and kind. I have enjoyed my time so far.

M.E.·Nov 11, 2020


Great counselor. Understanding and attentive. Easy to talk to with no judgement whatsoever. Helped me realize things about myself I wasn’t aware before.

D.O.·Oct 14, 2020


Lara is fantastic and personable. She is kind and interested in my life and worries.

P.A.·May 18, 2020


Lara has been an amazing counselor and happy to continue working thru my issues with her. She is able to give me other perspectives I hadn't considered prior and additional resources to help further my understanding and progress toward my goals in addition to the work/progress we do together. She always makes me feel like she truly cares, not as if I'm just another patient to "get through" like I've felt in the past with traditional counseling.

A.M.·Mar 05, 2020


Lara Peter offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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