Online Counseling
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MSSW Shemica Cole

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Shemica Cole is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MSSW
Years in Practice: 20
State: MD

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC. I have been a licensed social worker for over 15 years. I have worked with clients concerned about a variety of issues including : depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, and employment challenges. I have also worked with adults with history or trauma and abuse.

My approach is tailored to your needs and among others may include CBT, EFT, ESFT, and Gestalt Therapy. Through conversation we will develop a plan of action tailored to your needs.

My therapeutic interaction is open, warm, and respectful. I utilize humor coupled with hope in therapy. I recognize, welcome, and celebrate diversity. My professional aim is to equip you with the right tools and confidence to use your skills to live your life to the fullest.

Every new beginning starts with a deep breath and a decision to do differently. When you are ready to take that breath and make that decision, I am here to assist and encourage you.

I look forward to working with you!

Shemica Cole, LICSW

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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Reviews for Shemica Cole

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20 Reviews
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Easy to talk to with a great sense of humor

Feb 10, 2023


Shemica has been great to work with. Her matter of fact approach is exactly the style I like and need. Very nurturing in her approach, yet firm, and I like the level of accountability she had provided me during our sessions.

Jan 02, 2023


Shemica has been absolutely wonderful!

Nov 27, 2022


I was matched with Shemica for my first time using BetterHelp and I am so happy with the sessions we have had. She is a very positive and encouraging person to speak with, highly recommend!!

Oct 29, 2022


Shemica is amazing! Her ability to connect with others and intuitively provide helpful advice, guidance and making you feel seen, heard and understood is far more than what I could ask for from a therapist. Shemica is a gem and I’m grateful to have her as a therapist. She just gets it!

Oct 24, 2022


Shemica is understanding and has patience. She is also relatable and has a great sense of humor

Oct 12, 2022


Shemica is amazing!! She has taught me a lot about how to take care of myself and cope with changes in my life. She’s wonderful!

Aug 22, 2022


Shemica is great! I wish Better help would offer 60-90minutes sessions, however. And getting a hold of any leadership of BetterHelp to discuss this seems next to impossible.

Aug 21, 2022


Shemica is a warm and kind professional with a lovely sense of humor that keeps sessions moving in a positive light :) She has been a huge help in shifting my perspective around life and improving my relationship with myself.

N.I.·Aug 13, 2022



A.E.·Aug 11, 2022


She’s a great help to my problems. I need a person like her who’s a great listener and can give professional help

H.E.·Aug 03, 2022


Shemica, has been the listening ear and guiding hand that I really needed. I really appreciate her help and support.

E.R.·Jul 25, 2022


For my first time in therapy, Shemica has completely exceeded my expectations!

S.T.·Jun 22, 2022


Shemica is the absolute best. I love working with her. It's been easy to form a connection, she has helped me learn some great coping skills for some of the issues I struggle with. She is so real and authentic, I look forward to every session with her. I greatly appreciate everything that she does. Honestly, I cannot recommend Shemica on Better Help enough. It has been so convenient and helpful to schedule or reschedule my video live sessions with her. She is true to herself and encourages you to be true to yourself. When she says she appreciates diversity, she means it! As I am working through gender dysphoria right now. Shemica helps you take things one step at a time. As I struggle with anxiety and worrying over my worries, she helps bring you back to focus on one issue/thing at a time. She helps open up your perspective and get you out of your tunnel vision. Shemica is one of my favorite people to interact with. It can be so hard to find a good therapist, someone who actually cares about you, is genuine, and shares/respects your values. I recommend Shemica 100,000 percent.

B.R.·Jun 16, 2022


Shemica is kind. Empathetic and caring. I enjoy working woth her. She makes therapy less intimidating. I would highly recommend Shemica. She's a highly effective professional.

J.B.·Jun 13, 2022


Shemica is a wonderful therapist who listens and provides a lot of wisdom and joy for me in our sessions. She has been a huge help and I look forward to our sessions each week.

A.R.·May 27, 2022


Shemica is the first therapist I’ve ever really felt comfortable and safe with. She’s so encouraging and genuinely cares about me. I appreciate her so much.

M.A.·May 05, 2022


She is real and cool.

D.A.·Apr 28, 2022


Shemica is wonderful, and has been very helpful to me right from the beginning of our first session. I appreciate her and am already using her advice regularly!

L.I.·Apr 26, 2022


Wonderful human being. She takes such great & detailed care of me!

S.A.·Apr 13, 2022


Shemica Cole 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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