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Ed.D., LCSW Dr. Freda Shipman

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Freda Shipman is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: Ed.D., LCSW
Years in Practice: 25
State: VA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in a Clinical Setting. My areas of clinical experience are aging and geriatric issues, anxiety, anger, abuse, caregiver stress - coping with illness in the family, special needs planning, oncology, chronic and terminally illness, visual impairment, financial management, end of life planning, life challenges, career planning, work-life balance, retirement planning and adjustment.

My therapy style is warm and engaging. I treat every individual with dignity, respect and compassion. I meet you where you are and I provide a safe environment to help you achieve your goal to address your life challenges.

I acknowledge the courage it takes to take action and seek change. I will be here to listen, support and empower you in your journey. 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.

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Dr. Shipman is extremely kind knowledgeable and she really takes the time to listen to you. She allows you to express yourself and get out whatever emotions you need without totally derailing the time. Her expertise shines through all during the meeting as she helps me navigate my feelings, explore new ones, become aware of upcoming events that might be triggering, and she can steer me away. I appreciate her I’m so many ways .

Dec 07, 2022


Dr. Shipman is wonderful! She seems to be able to help talk me through my career concerns, and helps me find new tools to implement to help me stay focused and confident in my work.

Nov 28, 2022


I just started with Dr. Shipman and it has been a great couple sessions and I feel she hears me and has very great insight.

Oct 13, 2022


Dr. Shipman has been a great help in showing me my stressors and strengths as I have struggled to keep my footing during the COVID-19 pandemic and my Mother aging. She has allowed me to be myself in a safe space filled with compassion and empathy. I can not thank her enough for her calm and gentle presence.

Sep 26, 2022


Great therapist, caring and provides meaningful feedback.

Sep 15, 2022


I enjoy talking with my therapist and she seems to understand what I am going thru and brings kindness and Compassion to times when I do not.

M.R.·Aug 20, 2022


Dr. Shipman is pushing me in the right direction. She acknowledges where I’m slacking and gives me motivation and hope to keep going! I appreciate her honesty and I look forward to the work we’ll complete together!

E.R.·Aug 18, 2022


Dr. Shipman is patient, attentive, encouraging and helps me feel better about all aspects of my life as I move through this grieving process. She is prompt to respond and checks in often and offers excellent suggestions and feedback. I am so blessed and thankful to have her support right now.

C.I.·Aug 02, 2022


Dr. Freda Shipman offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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