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Sheila Askins

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Sheila Askins is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Years in Practice: 28
State: MD

I have worked in the helping profession for over 25 years because of my love for assisting populations to overcome issues, that hinders their ability to function to the best of their ability,using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach.

Initially, I started with a background in Social Services to Families with Children, with a focus on stabilizing the family unit, by providing case management services and counseling to oppressed populations.

My experience evolved into my role as a Mental Health Specialist, providing counseling and Resources to Social Service recipients, who were experiencing problems becoming gainfully employed due to mental health issues , such as Depression and Anxiety issues. A focus on removing the barriers prohibiting them to obtain employment was identified, and counseling / case management, and family issues were addressed.

Substance Addiction/Abuse, and School Counselor is also a part of my expertise, and experience.

I look forward to assisting my clients identify, address, and work through issues that prohibit them to move forward, and to live the best life possible.

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 Depression Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes ADHD
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Sheila was warm and inviting and made me feel comfortable to talk to her about anything without judgment. She was very responsive to messages and reached out to check on me regularly. She made the idea of therapy less daunting.

Feb 02, 2023


I love talking to her

Jan 23, 2023


Sheila creates a safe and supportive environment, which allows me to communicate my thoughts and feelings honestly and openly. Her counseling is aided me in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. She is a pragmatic therapist that I highly recommend.

Dec 20, 2022


Sheila cares about her clients. She makes sure she is updated on what has been going on with her clients on a weekly basis so that when we do get together, we can focus on current issues. She has given me tips on how to relax. She has given me tips on how to handle issues on my job. She makes sure she reviews all of the issues you discuss with her. She is so knowledgeable.

Dec 03, 2022


She is a good listener.

Nov 30, 2022


Great listener and problems solver

Nov 02, 2022


What I appreciate about Sheila is that she’s very helpful and honest. She’s also very practical with her advice and shows that she cares about my growth as a person.

Oct 21, 2022


She’s Very attentive, helpful and gives great insight. I love every session with her and plan to continue.

Oct 15, 2022


Sheila is very kind, understanding and non-judgmental. She always gives me a more positive way of viewing my situation and challenges me to learn from my experiences. I really appreciate her.

Oct 15, 2022


Thank you so much for all your help!

Sep 30, 2022


Strongly looking forward to the next session with Sheila Atkins

Aug 29, 2022


Sheila is attentive, kind and supportive. Takes time to listen and recommend tools to help with the situation.

A.S.·Jul 24, 2022


She listens and then recommended several ways to cope with my issue. Her recommendations for treatment was very helpful.

S.H.·Jul 07, 2022


Sheila is great and easy to express my emotions to.

K.U.·Jun 08, 2022


She is sincere with her response

O.L.·Jun 08, 2022


Sheila was professional, communicated well and efficient.

L.A.·Jun 06, 2022


Sheila Askins listens well and facilitates effectively. She offers material, documentation, and artifacts for understanding, clarification, and implementation. I enjoy working with Sheila because she cares, works toward success, uses the time effectively, and ask for feedback to process improve. I have "grown" (developed) working with Sheila and independently. I will continue to put in the work and follow her guidance towards success.

P.A.·Jun 04, 2022


Shelia was great and I throughly enjoyed discussing with her.

N.I.·May 30, 2022


Sheila as been extremely patient with me, super professional understanding and compassionate. I enjoy working with her and I have grown a lot since starting my sessions.

S.H.·May 11, 2022


Really good listener, very kind and respectful

C.H.·May 02, 2022


Sheila Askins 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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