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LPC Ida (Jo) Downey

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Ida (Jo) Downey is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LPC
Years in Practice: 25
State: VA

I am dually Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina (#2391) and Virginia (#07011008258) and have over 20 plus years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with couples, families, and individuals on relationship issues, family conflict, trauma and abuse, addiction, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, and women’s issues.

Counseling is a process by which we work together to identify and work on any issues you bring to our sessions. My approach to counseling operates from a strength base approach to help you identify your strengths within yourself and develop self-awareness that will aid you to meet you goals through your active involvement as well as efforts to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Sometimes change will be easy and swift, but more often it will be slow and deliberate; effort may need to be repeated. I’m here all the way to work collaboratively with you and help you reach your goals.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic typically blending “Gestalt Therapy” developed by Fritz Perls, “Cognitive Behavior Therapy” developed by Aaron Beck, “Reality Therapy” developed by William Glasser, “Motivational Interviewing” developed by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, and “Strategic Family Therapy” developed by Jay Haley.

I look forward to working with you and exploring and building on the strengths you already have.

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 Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression ADHD Addictions Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue
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Jo is thoughtful and caring. She is a great listener and has tools to offer for healing.

L.O.·Dec 16, 2021


Jo is caring and compassionate. She asks really thoughtful questions that lead to insights. She also has practical tools that help me sit with my emotions. She has truly seen me through a rough patch.

L.O.·Jul 28, 2021


Jo is an excellent listener and has a calm and caring demeanor. She encouraged me to mediate and suggested books that were helpful for me and guided me on my therapy goals.

A.N.·May 20, 2021


Ida (Jo) Downey offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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