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LCSW Alyson Whitaker

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Alyson Whitaker is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 8
State: VA

Hello! My name is Alyson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have spent over half of my profession working with clients in crisis. I have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, stress management, those managing disabilities and student (college) populations.

I have a person centered, solution focused style. I believe in honesty, dignity and respect as core values. My goal is to meet you where you are and assist you with moving to where you want to be.

I am aware it takes courage to seek professional help. My goal is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental space, to assist you with the tools and skill sets to help you be the best you in moving forward. I’d love to help guide you along the way.

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 Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Career difficulties Bipolar disorder ADHD
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Alyson is kind and understanding. She gives great advice and has an open mind.

E.L.·Feb 22, 2022


I love working with Alyson. She's wonderful!!

R.A.·Jan 06, 2022


Alyson is super patient and made me feel heard. Thank you!

K.A.·Oct 30, 2021


She seems to really understand what I want out of this, and is very obviously working toward that goal

M.A.·Oct 05, 2021


Seems to care and is taking time to listen and get to know me. Will continue session for a little longer before making final determination.

J.E.·Oct 03, 2021


I have only spoken with Alyson three times but I already feel comfortable and at ease with her. She is really helping me manage my emotions and communication skills

S.A.·Sep 30, 2021


- Understanding and has a calm approach which relaxes me

J.O.·Aug 19, 2021


I have only had a few sessions with Alyson, and she has already become such a fortress in my mental wellness journey. Her background in community organizing and crisis counseling equips her to offer a grounded and objective point of view, while simultaneously being a safe space for me to voice anything that I need to work through. She offers pertinent resources, extremely helpful advice, and is an excellent listener. Our sessions have given me so much solace.

E.L.·Jul 23, 2021


Good therapist

M.A.·Jun 19, 2021


Alyson has been very supportive and given me some useful tools.

M.A.·Jun 17, 2021


Amazing...thank you Alyson!

W.I.·Jun 12, 2021


Alyson has been great so far. She is very intuitive and is able to put words to what I am feeling that I am unable to articulate. She listens as well as teaches which is a great combination for me.

A.L.·Jun 02, 2021


Alyson has been very helpful so far, our discussions and the supplementary material she sends me have been useful in understanding myself better.

H.E.·May 03, 2021


Alyson Whitaker offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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