Online Counseling
Accepts International Clients

MA, LPC, LCMHC Margaret Hodgson

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Margaret Hodgson is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MA, LPC, LCMHC
Years in Practice: 29
State: VA

As a licensed clinical counselor in NC and VA, my career of 28 years has been devoted to helping others through talk therapy and goal-setting. People seek and come to counseling with a variety of feelings and reasons for issues they experience. Thus, my treatment approach is individualized for each person, since everyone is unique and has their own “story”.

In order to successfully reach goals and change the thoughts or behaviors affecting feelings, I generally use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches. Using these builds rapport and keeps the focus on partnering with clients to process and encourage change where it is beneficial.

I can help by listening, clarifying, working together, and giving clients tools to use throughout life. It is my firm belief that anyone can benefit from 'seeing' a mental health provider (the same as physical health)!

You can also find more info and my own tele-therapy counseling website at Thank you for your time and interest.

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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18 Reviews
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She is understanding, non judgmental and kind

A.L.·Jun 29, 2022


Excellent therapist. Supportive and down to earth. Listens very carefully to help solve issues. Great communication, explains things in a way I can understand. 5 stars.

K.J.·Oct 31, 2021


Sweet and understand, it’s like texting a friend and it feels comfortable. Need someone to talk to that gives great feedback, Margaret is great.

C.H.·Aug 09, 2021


Margaret is amazing, she has given me the tools I need to get well, a complete approach to wellness! Thank You, Margaret

S.A.·May 05, 2021


She is very attentive.

M.I.·Feb 15, 2021


She is very intentional. She takes great notes so if feels like we pick right back up where we left off, in between sessions. She’s very clear and has wonderful empathy and makes even the hardest subjects relatable. Very wise and a great asset to my life and success.

B.E.·Jan 15, 2021


Margaret does a great job of remembering what we talk about week to week and asking follow ups about different situations even when I don't bring them up.

A.N.·Jan 14, 2021


Margaret is so fantastic. She is really easy to talk to and has such an open mind when sometimes I feel like I ramble on a tangent. She is great at getting to the root of what I’m concerned about, even when I’m not sure myself. This is the best thing I’ve done for myself this year.

C.C.·Oct 17, 2020


I never thought counseling would help me but I have been pleasantly surprised at how much it has helped. During this rough time with CoVid and having to work as a Respiratory Therapist, Margaret has helped me deal with my anxiety and overcome the tough times to get to the better.

C.H.·Sep 16, 2020


Margaret is very friendly, astute and professional. She quickly understood the issues underlying my need for counseling, and made very appropriate recommendations for me to alter my routine, especially during quarantine. Thank you, Margaret!

K.I.·Sep 06, 2020


She makes therapy very comfortable. I feel less like I am bearing my soul to a stranger and more like venting to a friend or somebody close. I throughly enjoy my journal sessions and phone calls with her.

A.N.·Jul 30, 2020


Ms. Hodgson is a great counselor. She listens to a client’s input and also takes into consideration any needs or wants an individual may have. She is professional and respectable. I would certainly recommend her.

S.A.·Jun 09, 2020


My first experience with Margaret was fantastic. I originally signed up two months ago and the first counselor I had wasn’t very responsive. I didn’t even get to my first session because I never really got a sense that the counselor was available or wanted to help. I quit before really getting to use the service. I’m glad I took the chance and tried again because Margaret is great. I didn’t really know where to begin and in no time I felt validated, listened to and had a plan to help with my current stressors. I wish I had signed up for this sooner!

C.C.·May 02, 2020


Margaret has been a great help in getting me to create a more positive outlook on my life by looking back and realizing where some of the negative emotions were stemming from. She’s very understanding and easy to talk to.

C.O.·Apr 14, 2020


She's extremely helpful even with the handful of times we've communicated due to my work obligations.

F.E.·Apr 01, 2020


She listens well and seems to understand my state and major concerns and gives counsel accordingly.

M.A.·Mar 26, 2020


Margaret Hodgson is very professional and attentive. She's a good listener, offers helpful tips and solid advice, showcases empathy and makes you comfortable. I highly recommend her as a counselor.

H.O.·Mar 16, 2020


She has a great outlook on life and how to handle things when they get tough. Great at professional development, listens well and has a great non judgemental approach.

K.J.·Mar 09, 2020


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