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LCSW Anita Willoughby

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

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

More about me

Licensing: LCSW Years in Practice: 10 State: Virginia

I am licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of professional work experience supporting individuals through tough times and situations. My strength is helping people through challenges triggered by stress, anxiety, and trauma recovery. I work toward supporting individuals who want to increase their motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. l tailor treatment to meet each person's unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first step. I am here to align with you in your efforts toward self-care, empowerment, healing, learning, and growing.

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. Starting at $65 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 Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes ADHD
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Reviews for Anita Willoughby

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(24 reviews)
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Working with Anita has been a transformative experience. From the outset, she established herself as my rock and confidant, fostering a deep sense of trust and rapport that has been the foundation of our sessions. Her intuitive understanding of my thoughts, behaviors, and expressions is nothing short of uncanny, providing a level of empathy and support that is both constant and unwavering. Anita’s guidance is marked by profound insights that have been instrumental in navigating the complexities of my life. Her ability to help me address the root causes of my challenges has been invaluable, empowering me to not only overcome but also to grow and thrive. I feel incredibly blessed to have her in my life, as she continues to make a significant impact on my daily well-being. Anita’s role in my journey of healing and self-discovery has been, and continues to be, indispensable."

Jun 05, 2024


Anita is an excellent therapist! I appreciate her intentional, targeted, and organized approach to therapy. I would highly recommend Anita for anyone struggling with trauma and/or anxiety.

May 09, 2024


She willing to listening and provide guidance to work towards a place of heal and coping in day to day activities. She is hands on therapist which I appreciate.

May 07, 2024


Anita Willoughby has been a lifeline to me. She is an excellent therapist and always recommends the perfect resource to help me better understand my responses, how to communicate, and how to understand the world around me. I feel very fortunate to have found her.

Apr 19, 2024


She is a great therapist. She is very compassionate and lovely

Apr 18, 2024


Anita is a wonderful therapist I had never done therapy before and she was so welcoming and did not make me feel anxious or nervous at all once the call started.

Mar 15, 2024


Anita "tunes into me" and directs me to resources, methods and perspectives that help me see me in a much bigger light than just my problems. As a result, I am able to dig myself out of spinning around in my problems. I love the way she finds things for me to DO that help me so much.

Mar 05, 2024


She’s a very relaxed and easy going therapist. I really appreciate that she lets you guide each session and focuses on drawing issues in your thinking to your attention and adds her professional input on how to better address problems within yourself.

Jan 20, 2024


She so understanding and caring

Dec 27, 2023


Anita is wonderful

Nov 22, 2023


Anita is calm an compassionate. She presents me with new perspectives that are incredibly helpful in managing my ADHD, anxiety, and grief.

Nov 13, 2023


Anita us absolutely amazing, she provides great perspectives and helps you achieve understanding with helpful tools/homework!

Aug 25, 2023


Anita is simply amazing. She is kind and considerate while still offering unbiased feedback. She uses strategies and draws from a wealth of knowledge to help guide her clients. I an so thankful to have worked with her, she made a huge difference in my life!

Aug 25, 2023


Anita has been an excellent therapist. She is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. I was nervous to start therapy, but she has really made it a great experience. I've learned so much in the short time that I've been working with her.

Aug 18, 2023


Anita has been so nourishing to my self esteem and self. She allows me to be unapologetically myself, and makes sure I know that I am enough. She is a very good listener and will make sure she understands what you are saying before proceeding on with the conversation. I personally love her and tell my family and friends about her. If you are struggling with self confidence, boundaries, understanding who you are, finding real meaning to life.. She’s the one.

Aug 17, 2023


She is the best therapist I've ever had. She truly comprehends me and cares about her clients. I wish everyone could have her as a therapist. She is so helpful and genuine. She doesn't judge you at all. I feel like I can truly be myself and vulnerable with her.

Mar 23, 2023


Awesome therapist! Attentive/thoughful/a great thought partner that helps me work through my thoughts by reframing and various excersises

Mar 08, 2023


She is fantastic and has helped me tremendously!

Apr 27, 2023


Anita is very friendly, easy to talk with. She is engaging and patiently listening to your concerns. She will work with your needs and give suggestion that are helpful to you. I am glad I found her.

Feb 12, 2023


“When you’re ready the teacher will appear”. That’s what comes to mind when I think of Anita. She is phenomenal at what she does. The space she creates allows you to feel safe to do the work. Beyond grateful for our time together. The nuggets she gave me I will carry and use forever

Feb 02, 2023


Anita did such a great job helping me out when I hit a rough patch! She listened to where I was at and did an outstanding job helping me re-frame my circumstances and get a better perspective about my situation.

Jan 25, 2023


Fantastic experience! She is wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Dec 23, 2022


Beyond grateful to have been paired with Anita. She is by far the best therapist I’ve had. I leave our sessions feeling energized and motivated, which is rare since therapy in the past used to make me feel drained … but not with Anita! She is so knowledgeable and gives great “homework” that also act as tools for me to help manage my anxiety. I really can’t say enough great things about her. I finally feel a sense of relief since meeting with her and I look forward to it every week because of how productive our sessions are :). Very thankful.

Dec 20, 2022


I've only had a couple of sessions with Anita but I really think she listens to me and cares.

Dec 18, 2022


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Anita Willoughby 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.