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PhD, LPC, ACS Dr. Lynn Bañez

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Lynn Bañez is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: PhD, LPC, ACS
Years in Practice: 25
State: VA

When people ask me, "Why do you do what you do?" This is my answer (or some form of it):

"I would have to say that in many ways I felt called to this profession. Back when I went to grad school there was not the focus or specialization on substance abuse and use like there is today. I did know that having grown up in a family with domestic violence, substance abuse and feeling alone, in pain and as though I had to just “soldier on” if you will. I know that if it had not been for music and sports and the few seemingly random adults who “cared enough” along my way, I may not have made it safely to the place I am now. I do know that I left home and launched into a very winding, sometimes tumbling down pathway to adulthood and my career choice in mental health. I had always been a “helper,” a “mediator” a “fighter for the oppressed” and knew that I was called from my life experience to choose a profession, Licensed Professional Counselor, so that I could help others, much like myself who felt sad, alone, unwanted, abused. I wanted to help them find that they are not alone on their journey. That the path will not always seem so dark. I made it. They could make it and I wanted to help them to know that everyone has a life worth living…even if it does not feel that way in the moment."

If you're struggling with life's challenges or you're feeling distressed, hopeless, anxious, lonely, frustrated, misunderstood, sad, or angry. I am here to help you. I am here to listen, support, and guide you in addressing the issues that you feel are hindering you from fully succeeding or engaging in life and in your relationships. You are the expert in you and you're seeking help to change and grow in order to reach your life's goals, to fully engage in your life, and to improve relationships with yourself and others. Your unique story is the map from which we will work together. I have immediate openings for video sessions.

I have 25+ years of journeying with clients who've blessed me with the privilege of helping them overcome & grow from life's challenges. My passion is working with individuals. I incorporate humor, music & other creative or physical activities. My virtual office is a judgement free zone!

If you're experiencing the emotions above, want help overcoming life's challenges, I invite you to review my listed specialties, issues & treatment approaches. I listen, value & validate each client forging a mutually trusting relationship.

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 LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Coping with life changes Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Eating disorders Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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She is a great listener and can understand all things I am trying to say. She is great! If you need someone to understand you even if you don’t understand you, this is your Dr.

S.H.·Jul 26, 2022


Dr. Lynn Bañez offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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