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LCSW Mary Messerschmidt

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Mary Messerschmidt is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 25
State: VA

I am a therapist licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of experience tailoring treatment services to each individual, honoring and respecting every unique life story.

I have also just recently become a life coach. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that a caring, authentic therapy relationship, combined with finely tuned, innovative interventions can shape life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion and I don't rely on labels, we are all evolving every day.

My therapy and counseling specialties include:

Individual psychotherapy

Anxiety, fear, and the courage to make it through adversity

Couple counseling & marriage therapy

Self-esteem, shame issues

Grief, trauma / PTSD or abuse therapy


Life coaching

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look 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 $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.

Try online counseling with Mary Messerschmidt

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Addictions Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Bipolar disorder Stress Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Anger management Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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Reviews for Mary Messerschmidt

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11 Reviews
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I love her. And, I’m very picky.

Dec 02, 2022


Best therapist ever. She responds to my concerns. Is kind. I feel comfortable with her. And, I am making progress!!

Nov 29, 2022


Mary is always there for me whenever I need her! She pushes me out of my comfort zone and builds me up when I need her to. She’s very helpful and is an amazing therapist!

Nov 10, 2022


I've only started working with Mary but she is very compassionate and easy to talk to. I already trust her after two sessions and was able to open up to her about some pretty big problems. She was able to help me navigate a difficult situation when I didn't know where to begin. Can't say enough about how hopeful I feel after talking to her.

Aug 31, 2022


Great!! I like her very much and she's very understanding!

K.A.·Aug 02, 2022


She’s great. She listens to me and asks great questions that get me thinking. She helps me see things in a different light.

E.L.·Jun 22, 2022


Her comments were encouraging and I appreciated her feedback.

B.E.·Jun 12, 2022


Super supportive and helped me work through some things that had been bothering me for a long time. She’s fantastic!

K.A.·Jun 08, 2022


They are super caring and easy to talk to I really feel heard and no judgement at all

A.L.·May 21, 2022


Easy to talk to, understanding, doesn't pressure me into things I don't want

S.A.·Mar 25, 2022



K.Y.·Mar 15, 2022


Mary Messerschmidt offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
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