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LCSW-C, MAC Despina Hangemanole LCSW-C

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Despina Hangemanole LCSW-C is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW-C, MAC
Years in Practice: 3
State: MD

Beginning therapy for the first time or resuming after a break can be nerve-racking, exciting and overwhelming. It can bring up anxiety, but can also bring a welcome sense of relief knowing a start has been made. Finding the right fit with a therapist can be challenging. I am hopeful I can provide answers to determine if I would be a helpful fit.

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) with an additional certification in Addiction Counseling (MAC) based in Maryland. I have 13 years of experience helping others who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges make significant, positive changes in their lives.

Life can be filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer support by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer.

My goal is to provide care that is compassionate, validating, supportive and rooted in mindfulness. I draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my practice with a strengths based focus.

I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better, but I am also available to you via phone if that is more comfortable for you.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and to work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them.

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 Addictions Family conflicts Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Career difficulties Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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