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PhD, LPC, NCC Dr. Darlene Anderson

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Darlene Anderson is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PhD, LPC, NCC
Years in Practice: 20

Hello, I am Dr. Darlene Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, and a Nationally Recognized Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I have 30 years of experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families in various settings such as community mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, detention centers, and private practice. I graduated with my bachelors degree from Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, my masters degree in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia, and most recently with my doctorate degree in Social Work from Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD in 2018. I have worked with clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina through various issues and concerns, which includes depression, drug and alcohol abuse issues, low self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, codependency issues, trauma, behavioral issues, and stress related issues.

My clinical approaches include the following: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy .

Taking the steps to improve one's life requires courage, change, and commitment. So great job in taking this first step. I believe that everyone has the internal capacity to bring positive change in their thinking and overall lives . I am here to help you through the process and at the pace in which you are most comfortable.

Looking forward to working with 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 $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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Dr Anderson is the best she understands me and gives me good advice on my journey ..Thank u Dr Anderson for everything

M.O.·Apr 17, 2022


I've been in and out of therapy for 18 years and I've never had a connection like I do with Dr. Anderson. She helps me feel great on my wins no matter how small. She helps bring me confidence and encouragement on the things I need to work on. And she calls me on my own (for lack of better words) BS. Every single one of my friends of family that brings up therapy I recommend BetterHelp and find Dr. Anderson !!

C.H.·Feb 02, 2022


After talking with a few therapists Dr Anderson is hands down the best! She is an excellent listener and is very good at making connections between things in my life that I had never thought of before. I would definitely recommend her to other people who may deal with anxiety, relationship issues, or self-esteem issues.

H.A.·Jan 25, 2022


She is amazing. After my time with her, I have progressed dramatically

K.A.·Jan 06, 2022


For years I have thought about doing therapy but have never been willing to spend the money on myself, I always felt selfish and guilty for doing something like this for myself. I finally decided to take the plunge and have been so impressed with how comfortable I feel with Dr. Anderson right from day one. She's super sweet and light hearted, but also takes my concerns seriously and validates my feelings and frustrations. I'm so happy to have been paired with Dr. Anderson, and am so glad I finally decided to do this for myself.

A.I.·Jan 06, 2022


Dr. Anderson is amazing! I am more content with therapy than I ever thought I would be. I am grateful to have found her right in the beginning of my journey. She is compassionate and provides you with practical ways to cope with challenges according to your individual needs.

A.N.·Dec 31, 2021


Dr Anderson is awesome therapist concern about my well being and offer worksheet to assist with my issues..I give her a high five she's the best

M.O.·Nov 20, 2021


I have enjoyed my sessions with Dr. Anderson. She is very attentive. In my opinion the sessions have been very helpful. I am elated that she is my counselor.

B.E.·Nov 07, 2021


Dr. Anderson is so kind supportive and available when I need her most. Thank you so much.

P.R.·Aug 31, 2021


I've really enjoyed working with Dr. Anderson. Other counselors have sometimes made me feel like I had to stick to one topic or "fix" just one thing at a time before I could talk about something new. Dr. Anderson is a great sounding board and has helped me make new connections and see patterns that I had never seen before.

R.A.·Aug 31, 2021


Dr. Anderson is amazing. She doesn’t sugar coat anything while making me feel reassured with my own anxiety and emotions

K.A.·Aug 30, 2021


Dr.Anderson is very patient, wise, honest and a great listener. Breaks things down in a clear way, helped me understand my issues and gives very practical advice. Very positive experience.

M.A.·Aug 27, 2021


Dr. Anderson is very good in dealing with anyone who has been through a traumatic experience. She can pinpoint your problems very well, and offers advice and solutions to work through them. I definitely recommend her for anyone who has gone through traumatic experiences, or any relationship issues.

S.I.·Jul 10, 2021


Dr. Anderson takes the time to listen and provides insightful feedback. She has helped me in a tremendous way as I work through my journey.

C.L.·Jul 01, 2021


Dr. Anderson is a very good listener. Her suggestions are relevant to my needs. I am very pleased with her counseling style.

B.E.·Jun 24, 2021


She is amazing. I have enjoyed my sessions from the very beginning. I am grateful that I found her.

A.N.·Jun 14, 2021


I needed an honest yet patient and wise person and I got that with Dr. Anderson!

C.A.·May 15, 2021


Dr. Anderson has the expertise of a social worker and psychologist all combined into one package. She is the perfect person to discuss family issues or interpersonal issues with. I cannot recommend her enough, highly experienced and intelligent with such a warm outgoing nature.

P.H.·May 11, 2021


Dr. Anderson has already helped me massively after just two sessions. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and is very quick to help me uncover the root of whatever issues I am dealing with, and to offer me guidance on how to move forward.

D.S.·May 05, 2021


After trying several counselors I finally found a great fit!

A.J.·Apr 24, 2021


Very respectful and supportive. Offers a variety of support options and is genuinely interested in helping me.

D.A.·Mar 27, 2021


Dr. Anderson is real and super supportive-listening and providing tools and resources for further reflection. I would definitely recommend!

P.R.·Mar 23, 2021


Dr. Anderson is not only very attentive and informative. Although I have only had 2 sessions I’m very excited to continue my mental and emotional healing journey with her assistance.

B.E.·Mar 13, 2021


Sr. Anderson has been amazing! I have really enjoyed working with her and continuing to learn and progress within myself with all of her help and expertise!

J.E.·Mar 09, 2021


Dr. Anderson is a compassionate and kind soul who helped me SO much in a short amount of time. The validation and support she gave me was exactly what I needed, and I am very grateful for her expertise.

C.A.·Mar 07, 2021


Dr.Anderson has really displayed a willingness to want to help me. She is very patient, professional and kind. I look forward to our upcoming appointment. I love the fact that she is very flexible when it comes to scheduling as well!!

T.Y.·Mar 03, 2021


Dr. Anderson is so understanding, easy to talk to, and insightful! She allows me to evaluate my situation from new perspectives and helps to guide me through my own thought process.

C.L.·Mar 01, 2021


I really like Dr Anderson .very professional and very helpful during this low time for me..I hope I can afford the sessions after the 3 free ones ..thank u so much

M.O.·Feb 24, 2021


I was really anxious starting counseling and I was sure it wasn’t going to be for me. Dr. Anderson created an environment where I wanted to share and open up. I look forward to my counseling sessions now. She really listens and provides resources that help me further my healing.

L.A.·Feb 10, 2021


Even though it is just the beginning with Dr. Anderson she was been very kind and extremely helpful. She is easily reached and for me that is great because unfortunately I do feel like I have daily occurrence where I need more guidance so by having her to speak with has really helped my anxiety already. I’m excited to proceed with sessions with her.

A.N.·Jan 27, 2021


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