Licensed
Online Counseling
Accepts International Clients

LPC, LCDC, LVN Michael Hester

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Michael Hester is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LPC, LCDC, LVN
Years in Practice: 17
State: VA

Hello, my name is Michael. I am an Expert People Developer (EPD), United States Army and Georgia National Guard veteran; a servant-leader with over 25 years of experience in the helping field.

As a graduate of Bowie State University, Adler-Dreikurs Institute, Washington Bible College, Prince George’s Community College and the Academy of Health Sciences, I earned numerous professional validating credentials. In addition to being a psychotherapist and educator, I participated in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield during the Persian Gulf War, presented at various conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics health, personal growth, spirituality, overcoming real and perceived challenges and Phases of Life and HESTEROLOGY.

Phases of Life and HESTEROLOGY are a growth and development theory and counseling methodology I created and developed. I am an energetic, interactive and solution-focused psychotherapist and facilitator. My therapeutic approach and educational philosophy includes providing support and practical feedback to help participants learn and effectively address life challenges and mistaken goals.

Although I specialized in Adlerian therapeutic techniques, complementary methodologies are integrated as needed to offer a highly personalized and holistic approach. With compassion and understanding, I work with individuals, couples, and groups throughout the lifespan to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

I am excited about the possibilities and 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 $35 to $80 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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Issues
Stress Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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English

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Reviews for Michael Hester

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41 Reviews
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Had my first session with Michael today and all I can say is, ‘Wow’!! He got a handle on my issues within record time and explains things in ways which really resonate. I’ve had many counselling sessions in the past with other counsellors and whilst they have all helped in some way, I have never experienced such a positive and insightful counselling session as I have with Michael. Really looking forward to the next session!

E.V.·Jul 28, 2022

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Very understanding and open minded. listenes to you

N.I.·Jul 15, 2022

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Michael Hester is gentle when he needs to be and real with me when I need it. 10/10 would therapist again

Z.U.·Jun 11, 2022

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I'm so thankful for the expertise of Michael. I leave every session better than where I started. His perspective and knowledge in so many areas provides me with the comfort to think holistic.

T.I.·Jun 08, 2022

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Great Therapist.

K.A.·May 25, 2022

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It is early in our relationship but so far he is amazing and I am happy with his guidance.

T.A.·May 25, 2022

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Michael is a wise man who has greatly helped me in only a few sessions. I look forward to continuing my sessions with him.

R.Y.·May 24, 2022

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Love my sessions with michael. He’s understanding and patient and always makes me think or see things in ways I hadn’t seen or noticed before

M.A.·May 23, 2022

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Michael is full of energy and delivers hard truths in the most delightful and enlightening way with practical examples and solutions.

S.O.·May 22, 2022

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Micheal puts you at ease, and has you reflecting on new ideas and possibilities. He gets a grasp of what you’re struggling with fairly quickly. I enjoyed our first session and I am looking forward to more.

E.M.·May 19, 2022

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Really amazing person always respectful and willing to listen. He can really pin point the issues and has a quick way to help. Always has a way to make you feel pretty good especially after a session.

G.A.·May 18, 2022

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Mr. Hester was a fresh vibe to receive, considering this is the first time I have ever sought clinical counseling. His openness and expertise in many areas of life, as well as Biblical knowledge, helped me in my sessions, to not only feel better about myself, but about how I've been navigating through my life journey... and, how I can move in better ways, going forward.

B.R.·May 15, 2022

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He seems to have a genuine concern for others.

D.E.·May 14, 2022

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Michael is an excellent listener and makes it seem as if you’ve known him for years. He makes the environment very comfortable, which allows for any topic to be discussed.

L.U.·May 11, 2022

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Being someone who has never looked for any kind of help like this, I feel like I was matched with someone who made me feel conformable to be able to freely share information I wouldn't share with just any one. Highly appreciated.

F.E.·May 11, 2022

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Class act, he’s made my attempt at seeking help feel dignified and important.

J.A.·May 10, 2022

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Michael Hester is in interesting fellow, when I first made the appointment I felt like something was wrong with me, not the case with him he takes you step by step, listens and is very keen on what's going on with his clients.

M.A.·May 10, 2022

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So far I've had a really great experience. Look forward to more!

C.H.·May 09, 2022

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From day one I felt comfortable. I was hesitant about therapy. But I was match with an amazing therapist and very understanding and honest!!

T.A.·May 08, 2022

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My session with Michael was far more beneficial than I could have ever imagined.

B.R.·May 07, 2022

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For the short time I been working with him he is great no complaints

N.U.·May 05, 2022

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I enjoy working with Michael. He has good bedside manner and very competent.

Q.U.·May 01, 2022

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Just finished my first session and Michael put me at ease and I look forward to next week

L.O.·Apr 25, 2022

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Michael is an incredible therapist & mentor. He supports me and helps guide me to be the best version of myself. His constantly positive outlook is contagious and meetings with him will always brighten up even the darkest of days.

I.A.·Mar 13, 2022

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Very nice

A.G.·Mar 04, 2022

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Micheal Hester is a fine example of a therapist. Never finish one of our sessions with out a new outlook.

Z.U.·Jan 23, 2022

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Today was the 1st session with Michael and wow I was full of Nerves but he made me feel comfortable and feel like I had made a friend from the off and can’t wait for are next session thanks again Michael

C.O.·Dec 30, 2021

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Mr. Hester is very knowledgeable about his job. I really appreciate his input.

J.O.·Dec 27, 2021

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I didn't know what to expect but go matched to the perfect therapist on the first go. Timely and so much needed. Thank you Michael. I see changes in my life. GOD BLESS YOU

M.A.·Dec 26, 2021

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Michael is awesome. He's authentic, listens and has great advice.

L.A.·Dec 01, 2021

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Brilliant therapist- can’t describe how his personality is so comforting and supportive, learn your tools and apply!

A.N.·Nov 23, 2021

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Michael is helping me to see life in a more positive way and this is brilliant for my mental health recovery. Thank you Michael!

S.A.·Nov 19, 2021

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Michael is amazing! I just finished my second session with him. He holds a lot of knowledge of life and people, with so much compassion. Our personalities work well together so my sessions don't feel like therapy, but more like a positive, empathic, energetic conversation that provides me with new skills. I look forward to our next session.

S.A.·Nov 13, 2021

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Michael is a great human being who clearly has a lot of experience in helping people. He figured me out pretty quickly and helped guide me to make a quick recovery back to my best self.

H.U.·Nov 08, 2021

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Michael and I clicked from the first appointment and I'm very glad to have found him through this service! It was a great match!

C.H.·Nov 03, 2021

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Michael is a great therapist! He brings excitement and passion for helping others. The connections and realizations he creates put things into perspective. In a fun and exciting way. I am very glad to have him as my therapist! 10/10 recommend.

E.L.·Oct 29, 2021

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Micheal is very solutions oriented. He stresses taking action, and he always lifts my spirits and motivates me when we meet. I would recommend him for anyone who is trying to bring more positivity to their mind and to their life.

D.O.·Oct 26, 2021

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I have tremendous respect for Michael. His approach to counseling is always positive yet actionable. He normalizes your concerns as tangible and provides tools to best address them with a positive mindset. I’m always looking forward to our sessions. Very glad for the help!

S.T.·Oct 25, 2021

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We've only met 2 times, but It seems like we've know each other for many years... I enjoy his prospective and how he communicates with me... Feels more like a big brother... Thx

K.E.·Oct 25, 2021

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Michael is kind and lifts you up :)

D.I.·Oct 22, 2021

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He is phenomenal. He always keeps a smile on my face and genuinely cares about me. I was so hesitant to seek help, but I am so grateful for Michael and so happy I joined and was matched with him.

L.A.·Oct 20, 2021

Benefits

Michael Hester offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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