Online Counseling
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Rufus Alkebu-Lan

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Rufus Alkebu-Lan is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Years in Practice: 33
State: VA

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have 20 years working with adolescents with adhd and other mental heath disorders. My experience includes a clinical supervision in therapeutic day treatment and in intensive in-home therapy.

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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Allows opportunity to speak and work through thoughts and gives proper assignments to assist in getting clarity on my concerns. Thank you Rufus!

Feb 05, 2023


Rufus is a wonderful therapist, especially to first time therapy users. He is very kind and understanding and willing to work with you wherever in life you may be. I greatly appreciate the time that I spent being his client and it has helped me change view and understanding of therapy and it's importance.

Jan 26, 2023


Rufus is a great listener. My favorite thing about our sessions is that we don't hide who we are and we speak to each other crystal clear on hard topics. I really enjoy my sessions because I do feel listened and seen.

Jan 06, 2023


Rufus is a Great listener with succinct and on target input. His guidance has helped me weather a lot of storms that hit all at once. When I need his advice again—and I am sure I will—I will be back. For now, thanks to Rufus’ help, I’m moving in the right direction.

Jan 03, 2023


I had great sessions with Rufus— he listens well and is very perceptive.

Jan 02, 2023


Rufus helped me greatly with some work-related productivity and motivation issues. He was attentive and supportive, but also wasn't afraid to challenge me on my bad habits and incorrect assumptions. His sense of humor and ability to avoid jargon in favor of clear terminology helped me connect with the advice he gave.

Jan 02, 2023


He’s been awesome he is so fun to talk to

Dec 19, 2022


Rufus was a very straight shooter right from the start. He asked me questions that were simple and to the point and got to the root of the issues I needed to address. He challenged me by sending ample worksheets and very helpful thought activities which addressed my confidence, communication skills, and emotional maturity. I appreciated his direct approach and his ability to help me set achievable goals.

Dec 17, 2022


Good Work

Dec 12, 2022


Rufus is a very relatable therapist who displays incredible empathy and understanding. Conversations are easy and there is no feeling of judgment whatsoever.

Dec 03, 2022


I feel safe and comfortable with Mr. Rufus!!

Nov 29, 2022


Mr. Alkebu-Lan was very kind and empathetic during my first session. He was very invested in my wellbeing and did his best to make me laugh and to listen to what I had to say. I will be working with him more going forwards.

Nov 28, 2022


Rufus is very kind and helpful while pushing me to think in the right direction instead of spiraling. He's relatable and professional and I can't recommend him enough.

Nov 21, 2022


I had an excellent experience with Rufus as my therapist. When I first started therapy I was a hot emotional mess and having loads of anxiety/insecurities/uncertainty related to a relationship I am in. Rufus was amazingly helpful and supportive. I appreciated his empathetic directness and room for me to figure things out at my own pace. I’m taking a break from BH - and when I return, I’ll ask for Rufus to be my therapist.

Nov 21, 2022


He’s very personable and easy to talk to. He feels like an old friend.

Nov 16, 2022


He is attentive and insightful. I look forward to seeing what our work together will produce.

Oct 22, 2022


Wonderful listener who provides smart, actionable counseling. Best therapist I’ve had.

Sep 27, 2022


Space filler

Sep 17, 2022


So far my encounters with Rufus has been helpful. He seems to listen and understands my concerns and provides constructive feedback.

Aug 22, 2022


Rufus has been amazing in helping me deal with the sudden loss of my fiance. He has helped me realize that I need to take time for myself and grieve as needed.

M.A.·Aug 04, 2022


Rufus Alkebu-Lan offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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