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LCSW Mary Sudduth

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Mary Sudduth is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 11
State: VA

Hello, I am glad you are here! You are either taking the first step on your journey to wellness or reaching out to continue that journey. I am the founder of "Wellness Place, LLC." After 25+ years of professional experience and study in the areas of social work, mental health and healthcare and many years of self-study in nutrition and philosophy, I have come to realize that well-being depends on more than a healthy body. On my journey through life, I have learned that mental, physical, social and spiritual components make up who we are and how we define ourselves. It is my goal & the goal of "Wellness Place" to help you on your journey to wellbeing.

I have practiced in the field of Social Work since 1993 and hold a BA in Social Work, Minor in Gerontology from Christopher Newport University, an Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Licensure. My areas of practice include healthcare social work, mental health, substance abuse, education, and non-profit, adjunct college professor, and I have published, and written curriculum for educational programs and groups. My Areas of concentration include healthcare, aging, death & dying, grief, oncology, chronic & acute medical conditions. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Biopsychosocial Spritual, Problem Solving, and Systems Theory, but I use an ecclectic, individualized approach based on where you are in life and what direction you wish to take. I like to use very practical ways to address obstacles that are keeping you from the peace you seek. This often includes learning new relaxation techniques, use of resources like worksheets and websites, and proactive approaches to stress and problem prevention.

I consider myself a generalist therapist (kind of like a what a family doctor is in medicine) have successfully assisted people with the following issues:

* Depression

* Anxiety

* Bipolar I and II

* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

* Family and Relationship issues

* Parenting

* Caregiver Stress

* Acute and Chronic Health Conditions, including cancer

* Loss of a loved one, people or pets

* Work related stress

* Aging and age related issues

* Anger/Violence Prevention

* Substance Use and Abuse

I have worked with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, but do not specialize in LBGTQIA issues. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist 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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Reviews for Mary Sudduth

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My therapist Mary has given me so much insight and useful resources. I feel very confident allowing her to help me with my life’s challenges. She approaches problems with a lot of grace, understanding, experience, flexibility, and a little bit of humor :). Every time we meet, I leave our discussions with a more positive outlook. She’s been a wonderful help during some of my most difficult times.

Mar 21, 2023


Mary is wonderful!

Feb 03, 2023


Mary is wonderful. So patient and kind. She give great advice and is a terrific listener. I will be back just need a break at the moment.

Jan 17, 2023


Mary matches your depth and commitment, I think there's real value in that and I appreciate her!

Dec 15, 2022


Reads everything I write and responds accordingly; not missing any question or concern.

Nov 04, 2022


Mary is extremely open and professional. She made me feel very comfortable from day one. She has a natural helping spirit which makes me feel low stress. My insurance change so I am not able to use it with her anymore but did not want to go with anyone else so using my HSA so stick with her!!

Sep 14, 2022


This is a great service especially if going into an office is not viable. The face to face still allows me to het to know my therapist and know she is still engaged with me.

L.O.·Jun 14, 2022


Mary has already helped me so much in such a short time. I cannot wait for what’s to come. Shes makes me feel comfortable, is a great listener and gives awesome advice when needed.

M.I.·May 11, 2022


So far, so good. I'm a nervous foal about therapy and Mary is helping to ease me in.

A.M.·May 11, 2022


She’s absolute amazing.

E.L.·May 10, 2022


Mary is very helpful and messaging with her for a few weeks has already made a big difference in my life. Thank you!

J.O.·May 09, 2022


Mary has been a tremendous help to me over that last year. She's helped me talk through my issues with depression, anxiety and work stress, teaching me a lot about myself and different ways I can self-reflect and make my life better. I'm in a much better place now, thank you!

L.U.·Mar 07, 2022


I never expected to enjoy therapy, but Mary keeps it interesting. She is insightful and compassionate but also manages to make me laugh and never ends the session on a low note.

J.E.·Feb 06, 2022


Mary was great for my needs. I am only changing providers because I want to explore attachment styles and how to deal with mine.

T.A.·Oct 24, 2021


Mary is great! I've worked through a lot of old trauma and gained so much perspective with her as a guide. Highly recommend!

A.M.·Sep 16, 2021


I just started with her. I can say she is a very nice lady. She listens and does her best to give appropriate advice & support. She is always available when you need her.

S.I.·Sep 13, 2021


Mary has been a lifesaver this year. I am so thankful for her guidance and support. I have had a few therapists over the years, but I have never felt this respected and heard. This is what therapy is supposed to feel like. Thank you!

K.R.·Sep 03, 2021


A great counselor she have empathy , she listens , understand and then give you the best solution and switch your way of thinking , she is non judgmental Such a wonderful human being and therapist ❤️❤️

S.H.·Aug 04, 2021


I feel like this is off to a great start and really appreciate her ability to help me stay focused and collaborate on the main topics. I was given resources immediately and felt comfortable with talking to her!

K.E.·Jul 19, 2021


I have only worked with Mary for a short while but I have already had some excellent insights through our sessions. Working with Mary is a very positive experience. I am glad I have been connected with such a caring and professional counselor.

S.H.·Jul 09, 2021


Mary is an excellent resource. She is kind and makes me feel very comfortable.

K.A.·Jul 08, 2021


Mary has been unbelievable during our session and has helped me immensely. I was happy to be matched with someone as caring and understanding as she is.

J.A.·Jun 22, 2021


She has been very instrumental in helping me create a more balance home life with the talks we have around self, marriage, parenting, and being a working mom. She has provide valuable resources and tips for tackling small issues that I struggle with at the root of my anxiety while also helping me to make sense of deep rooted issues.

J.I.·May 22, 2021


Working with Mary has been life-changing for me, I didn't think I'd ever get to the point of self-acceptance that I have found in the time we've worked together. My past experiences with mental health professionals were not always great but Mary has been fantastic. I highly recommend her and BetterHelp!

A.M.·May 07, 2021


Shes amazing! She provides me several tools and give great advice to help with my me tal health struggles!

J.A.·Mar 03, 2021


Mary is great to work with, she gives excellent advice and helps me feel comfortable with sharing. I’m very thankful she’s my BetterHelp counselor!

J.O.·Jan 26, 2021


I have only been working with Mary for a few weeks, but so far it has been a great experience. As someone who is new to therapy, I was unsure what to expect, but she made the process easy and painless. I feel heard and respected. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

H.A.·Jan 20, 2021


So far Mary has shown me that I can trust her, it doesnt feel like she judges me at all, she takes in what I tell her and provides me her honest feedback and trys to help me come up with a precise gameplan and way to achieve my goals

D.A.·Jan 16, 2021


Mary has absolutely changed my life! while always professional, Mary treats her clients like close friends and always reaches out to support them

C.A.·Jan 12, 2021


Mary is patient, supportive and understanding. I feel so lucky to have come across her and this is way to use service. I feel I am improving myself everyday. Thank you. I truly appreciate it especially during 2020, which has proven to be an extremely difficult year.

C.E.·Dec 14, 2020


Mary definitely listens and hears your concerns/issues. She provides great tools to help you through the process in session or out of sessions. She checks to make sure you are okay and if you need any other support.

R.O.·Sep 27, 2020


Personable, patient and easy to talk to Mary helped me greatly over the past few months. Thank you!

R.O.·Sep 24, 2020


Mary has offered some great insights that have helped me discover ways to deal with the stress of a family member's health concerns. The tips and suggestions have helped me remember to focus on self care and the present situation.

K.E.·Aug 10, 2020


In just a short time, Mary has made a huge impact for me. Her style is compassionate and direct, driven by concrete steps and strategies to move into a better space. I look forward to continuing to work with her on healing and growing.

R.O.·Jul 28, 2020


Mary has been so intentional in listening; and also very helpful with providing resources, sharing tips, and inspiring self-reflection. I really appreciate her counseling services and highly recommend her! Thank you Mary.

A...·Jul 04, 2020


Great therapist.

R.E.·Jun 09, 2020


Mary is the best therapist I’ve ever had through the years. From the start she was quick to adapt so that we got the most out of the therapy: She is kind, a good listener, but is still confident on her take on things, which is exactly what I need. Her experience also shows, and she is confident in what she does, so I would warmly recommend her.

T.O.·Jun 07, 2020


Mary is attuned, receptive to feedback, adaptive, thoughtful, quick on her feet in session and out. Really appreciate Mary's clear expertise and many years of expertise.

T.I.·Apr 04, 2020


Mary is the first of 3 counselors I have met with on BetterHelp who I feel really, really cares about me, and has great advice. Mary is just WONDERFUL. She has helped me sort out all my major issues with no judgements, and she genuinely cares how I am doing. All through my life, I have valued therapy, and I go when I know I don’t have the tools to deal with what is going on in my life. I honestly think Mary is the best of all the counselors I have had in the past 24 yrs. She is genuine, caring, courteous, non-judgmental, has given me a lot of helpful tips / tools to use and remember that are life-changing, she has a great sense of humor, and a genuinely great mind, heart, and spirit. She is a great therapist, but also feels a little like the wise sister I always wanted, but didn’t have. I am very thankful God assigned her to me when I was about to give up.

T.A.·Mar 21, 2020


Mary is an absolutely wonderful counselor who is patient kind and provides the tools I need. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She is extremely flexible and understanding.

J.E.·Mar 14, 2020


Mary has been very helpful in helping me toward my goal of a happier, less anxious life. She's helped me to understand the impact and lingering effects of past difficulties on my mind and body and shared many great ideas for healing that damage. It's been less than three months but I feel like I am making good progress. She is very knowledgeable and has the wisdom that comes with some experience. Highly recommend!

A.M.·Mar 06, 2020


Mary helps me a lot with day to day stresses that could become anxiety attacks or depression. She also suggests ways to deal when she cant be reached (which isn't often) she is quick to respond, has good availability for scheduling appointments and you can tell she genuinely cares.

C.H.·Jan 22, 2020


Mary Sudduth has helped me in just the short time I've been chatting with her. She's got me taking on new behaviors to replace old, bad behaviors. She is kind and caring, and always a pleasure to chat to.

B.R.·Jan 16, 2020


Mary has been supportive and understanding. I didn’t feel that she judged me, just gave me options for dealing with my issues. I think I may have been somewhat contradictory with some of the things I may have told her, but she has responded according to what I have said, not how I’ve said it. She has helped me enormously with encouragement and advices without giving opinions.

S.H.·Dec 24, 2019


She is in tune with what I am saying and giving me space to adjust to information.

M.A.·Nov 20, 2019


So far so good, has been very helpful so far :)

S.H.·Nov 15, 2019


Mary Sudduth offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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