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Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Elizabeth Giele is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: LICSW, LCSW/LISW, ACHP-SW Years in Practice: 31 State: Virginia

Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and advanced certified hospice/palliative social worker (ACHP-SW) with over 30 years of experience providing counseling and coaching services to people throughout many parts of the United States. I respect and honor your decision to seek a counselor to help you with the challenges you are going through.

I work with clients from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, meaning that I LISTEN to you non-judgmentally, and I LEARN from you about your values and dreams, what helps you most, and what your wishes are to improve your life, your relationships, and how you are feeling. In addition to deeply hearing you and your story, I provide interventions and support based in mindfulness and insight-orientation, life coaching, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, all of which will improve your confidence and your compassion for yourself, and increase your resilience to cope with whatever challenges have come your way.

We all go through losses and unexpected change and crises at some point(s) in our lives. I am here to help you navigate these upsets, whether it is the diagnosis of a serious illness, the death of a loved one, divorce, the loss of employment, questions about your relationships and sexuality, or helping take care of your elderly parents, to name just some common challenges we all may deal with. I am an expert specifically in life and personal development coaching, career issues, grief and loss, coping with life-threatening illness, navigating medical systems, and compassion fatigue and caregiver support especially for adult children or caregivers of elderly parents.

I look forward to working side-by-side with you to improve your health, confidence, and well-being, and to help you achieve your most fulfilling, authentic, and empowered life!

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 Grief Career difficulties Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Sleeping disorders Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression Coaching ADHD
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Reviews for Elizabeth Giele

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She is the absolute best!

Feb 12, 2023


Such a wealth of knowledge as well as being emotionally attuned. Warm and welcoming presence that offers safety. :)

B.R.·May 09, 2022


I’ve now been seeing Elizabeth on Better Help for 2 years, and I am so grateful for her guidance. Whether it’s work stress, generalized anxiety or a traumatic event, it’s comforting to know I can confide in Elizabeth at our next appointment. Elizabeth has helped provide me with the tools to deal with anything from organizing my schedule to confronting a difficult situation or healing from past hurt. I would recommend Elizabeth to anyone looking for someone to help them better navigate their life.

K.A.·Apr 12, 2022


Elizabeth has been a tremendous help in picking up the pieces and re-centering after a hectic year. Her warmth, intelligence, and holistic approach to therapy have empowered me to think about my life differently. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who asked!

M.A.·Feb 06, 2021


Elizabeth has been a wonderful counselor - she's an incredible listener but knows the perfect moments to step in and ask the right question or provide a helpful piece of guidance. She has helped me manage my anxiety in these uncertain times and I always leave our conversations feeling stronger than I did earlier in the day.

W.I.·Oct 28, 2020


Elizabeth Giele is a talented, warm, kind and honest therapist with an array of experience. She has a holistic approach but guides each sessions based on her client's current needs. Our sessions have helped me with my panic attacks, anxiety and depression and I was grateful to be in therapy with Elizabeth at the time of my serious car accident so that she could help me navigate my symptoms of PTSD. I have no doubt that if not for her help that I would still be struggling to drive again. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone looking for someone to listen and guide you through anything from traumatic events to life's daily struggles.

K.A.·Sep 02, 2020


i’ve been in therapy with Elizabeth for a few months now and it’s been great so far. she always listens to me and often understands exactly how i’m feeling about something before i even express it. she’s given me a variety of great ways to cope with anxiety and anger and although it’s been hard to get over those things, her suggestions really have been helping. i’m really glad i started therapy and Elizabeth has been a huge help.

E.R.·Aug 20, 2020


Elizabeth has been incredibly helpful during a time in my life when I finally admitted to needing therapy. She's offered insights that I couldn't have come across and given me a much better peace of mind than I've had in years.

B.R.·Jul 23, 2020


Elizabeth is exactly the ideal counselor. She listens and is truly non judgmental no matter how obscure, strange, painful or deeply personal the topic may be. My short stint with Elizabeth was incredibly productive and helpful. She is a wonderful listener and overall calming presence. She is the absolute best.

D.A.·Jun 15, 2020


Elizabeth is a great match for me. She actively listens, quickly understands what I am saying, has great suggestions without being overbearing and is easy to talk to. I find her very respectful of my intellect and knowledge and helps me grow just that little bit more which is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Elizabeth!

L.I.·Jun 12, 2020


Elizabeth is a fantastic counselor. I feel that she has helped me to better understand myself as a person, and my motivations for how/why I do things that I do. I think she has been very helpful in helping me become centered and learning to combat my own fears regarding anxiety and relationship phobias. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. She's very good at getting you to see not only the big picture, but also your role with yourself.

E.T.·May 14, 2020


Elizabeth has given me many tools to help me work through my relationship issues and my own mental health. She helped me recognize some of my self-defeating patterns and taught me how to break out of them. I’m grateful for her work and would highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with a relationship or anxiety

C.O.·May 09, 2020


I'm queer and trans and working class. She is so supportive and respectful while not being a part of my community. Still so helpful and kind. I'm not reduced to just being 'other' but rather seen as a whole human with lots of competing stresses. Also so kind and helpful about being a senior's caregiver. Highly recommended.

L.I.·Apr 29, 2020


I have tried therapy on and off for 15 years, and Elizabeth is the only one I have ever connected with and it's only been a few weeks! I feel like Elizabeth actually listens to me when I vent and not only offers empathy but solutions. She is helping me learn mindful techniques to combat frequent panic attacks and cope with my anxiety. I have felt a lot better even since booking our first appointment.

K.A.·Apr 16, 2020


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Elizabeth Giele offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.