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M.Ed, LMSW-C, LCSW Shannon Julianne Toy

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

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

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Licensing: M.Ed, LMSW-C, LCSW Years in Practice: 4 State: Virginia

Hello! My name is Shannon Toy, but I prefer to go by my middle name, Julianne.

I live in Virginia, but hold licensed in 3 states. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia, a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland, and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Michigan. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients all the way from birth to elder care. I have worked in many different settings including homes, the community, courts, jails, hospitals, schools, and offices. I also have experience doing teletherapy in multiple different formats. I have 4 years of therapy experience, but before that I worked as a case manager, and volunteered with at risk youth and individuals with developmental disabilities for many years. I have worked as a crisis therapist to provide brief therapy and to provide interventions with individuals with at imminent risk, and have done both individual and group counseling.

My counseling style is solutions focused, and strengths based rather than problem focused. I am a true believer in client centered care, and believe that you should be included in every step of your care. Working with me means that I will advocate for you and work WITH you to empower you to live a happier and healthier life.

If you are ready to take the next steps to finding your version of a happier and healthier life, I am here to support you. I look forward to hearing from you, and can't wait to get started!

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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Very attentive to my problems, flexible hours, and really understanding

Mar 16, 2023


I appreciate Julianne Toy so much! She's an insightful and personable therapist who is adept at helping me navigate toward each new milestone of mental wellness. I am so very thankful that BetterHelp matched me with her!

Apr 16, 2023


Julianne from my few months of experience with her and actually attending my sessions (my own personal trouble) Julianne is very professional, I have had a lot of experience with mental health issues in my family since I was born and I’m 22 now so I’ve seen my fair share of everything involved and specialist and “licensed professionals” Julianne gives genuine advice and genuinely tries to listen and compile info and help you and also she does not act like she heard you or understands exactly what you mean the first time you say it, it shows she cares. I’ve loved my actual sessions that I decided to show up for and I would recommend Julianne to most.

Mar 14, 2023


Gratitude Absolutely thankful for Shannon and the care that She provides. I needed someone and She became My someone. An incredible listener. I feel safe with Her while I’m expressing My feeling or things that are bothering me. She’s just great

Dec 30, 2022


Shannon is approachable and responsive.

L.A.·Jul 05, 2022


She was there for me, even when I wasn't. She also gives a variety of ideas to help me with my multitude of problems.

K.A.·May 04, 2022


Shannon Julianne Toy is helping me so much. She is working with me to me back to myself or even better. She is so caring. She listens to me and I mean really listens. I'm so glad I have found her. I now have hope.

K.E.·Mar 17, 2022


She is knowlagble and professional . A real win!

N.A.·Feb 03, 2022


When Shannon and I held our first Video session she was very in tune with what I saying. I could tell she was listening and following my conversation. She also gave me feed back on things and I like that.

T.R.·Dec 23, 2021


I have a variety of complex needs Ms. Toy is able to respond to the need of the day as well as my overall goals. I have a challenge of internet and she's able to respond to every time be it through phone call or video chat to make sure I get the help I need. Most importantly her recommendations have helped greatly reduced anxiety in several aspects of my life. She is a top-tier therapist and I highly recommend her.

N.A.·Sep 07, 2021


I love her so much, shes such a sweet person and she understands when im struggking

K.E.·Aug 11, 2021


She has been very helpful, I'm still newer to this. But she has given me a lot of good advice and is great at reminding me my coping skills. (^:

S.H.·Jun 08, 2021


since either have worked with her, she has always been perceptive and understanding and she wants to make sure that the therapy is tailored to me, so she will often ask what I want to work on which is quite different than other therapists I have seen.

M.I.·Apr 07, 2021


Shannon has been really great so far. She listens, offers good suggestions, and I feel like she is really there for me and invested in helping me.

K.E.·Mar 26, 2021


Julianne is great, she takes time to respond to all of my messages, she has been there for me during the hardest time in my life and supporter me when I didn't want to support my self.

S.C.·Mar 17, 2021


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Shannon Julianne Toy 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.