Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Wilmington, Delaware

Find a therapist in Wilmington, Delaware that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Wilmington to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Carolyn Lehman

MA, LPCMH
9 years experience
Hi and thank you for checking out my profile. My name is Carolyn Lehman and I have 9 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling. I am licensed in the state of Delaware. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship, self-esteem and confidence issues. I also have extensive experience working with couples and families, especially in regards to parenting difficulties... Read More
Hi and thank you for checking out my profile. My name is Carolyn Lehman and I have 9 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling. I am licensed in the state of Delaware. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Dr. Jamie Spohn

Psychologist
11 years experience
I am a licensed psychologist with over 11 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of difficulties. I specialize in traumatic brain injury, concussion, depression, anxiety, women's issues, relationship issues, child and adult ADHD, pain, learning, academic, and work difficulties, self-esteem issues, chronic illness, and adjustment to illness and injury. I believe in treating clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My style is empathic and supportive, yet... Read More
I am a licensed psychologist with over 11 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of difficulties. I specialize in traumatic brain injury, concussion, depression, anxiety, women's issues, relationship issues, child and adult... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Vanessa Foulk

LPCMH, NCC
7 years experience
Deciding to reach out for help can be a strangely tough thing to do, yet my clients tend to say afterwards how much they enjoy therapy, and they wished they had done it sooner! With that in mind, welcome. I think you’ll find counseling can be not only an eye-opening and helpful experience, but one that lets you go places and learn things you never realized were even there. A little about me, I’m a licensed... Read More
Deciding to reach out for help can be a strangely tough thing to do, yet my clients tend to say afterwards how much they enjoy therapy, and they wished they had done it sooner! With that in mind, welcome. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Joyce Keene

LPC, NCC, MVBH
28 years experience
All of us, at some point, encounter a problem that seems insurmountable. For more than 25 years, I have helped a variety of people from all walks of life find solutions to issues at home, at work, in the military, at school, in their relationships or within themselves. I have in-depth knowledge of people in law careers, having worked 8 years in law firms. In addition, I was a partner is... Read More
All of us, at some point, encounter a problem that seems insurmountable. For more than 25 years, I have helped a variety of people from all walks of life find solutions to issues at home, at work, in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 28 years

Rebecca Roebke

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in Delaware with 13 years experience. I currently work in a private practice. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues, relationship issues, ADHD, and adjustment issues. I have years of experience providing individual and family counseling. I believe in using a strengths based perspective to help you reach your goals. My style is... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in Delaware with 13 years experience. I currently work in a private practice. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Megan Blackwell

LPCMH, NCC, CAADC
5 years experience
Megan Blackwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health who provides client-centered therapy to teens, adults, couples and families. Megan has experience treating a range of issues including trauma, addiction, anxiety, relational issues, mood experiences and more. Megan is a native Delawarean born and raised by the sea. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware she pursued her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. Immediately following... Read More
Megan Blackwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health who provides client-centered therapy to teens, adults, couples and families. Megan has experience treating a range of issues including trauma, addiction, anxiety, relational issues, mood experiences and more. Megan is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Rich Lombino

LCSW
15+ years experience
Rich Lombino is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received his Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. Since 2003, he’s been providing counseling and advocacy services to individuals, couples and groups regarding depression, anxiety, stress management, alcohol/drug use, relationship issues and other concerns. Read More
Rich Lombino is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received his Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. Since 2003, he’s been providing counseling and advocacy services to individuals, couples and groups regarding depression, anxiety, stress management, alcohol/drug use, relationship issues and other concerns. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is a city of 71,106 located in the First State in the nation. The city is easy commuting distance into Philadelphia – although there are ample finance, insurance and healthcare jobs within the city itself – and only a mere two hours from both Washington D.C. and New York City. With fun festivals every summer and easy access to Delaware’s beautiful beaches, Wilmington can be a nice place to live.

Mental Health in Wilmington

Mental health is just as important as physical health. For residents in Wilmington, they may face some of the specific challenges listed below.

  • Crime: New Castle County has the highest rate of homicide in Delaware. Although Delaware is a relatively small state, the crime rate is so high in Wilmington that it often ranks high on “most dangerous cities” listings. High crime rates can often result in fear, anxiety and post-traumatic stress that need special mental health attention to heal.
  • Substance Abuse: In Delaware, the rate of opioid-related deaths was higher than the national rate. Residents in New Castle County tend to have higher levels of alcohol abuse than others in Delaware or the US, per a community health needs assessment (CHNA). Anyone struggling with the harmful effects of addiction may benefit from mental health services as well.
  • Poverty: At 27%, the percentage of Wilmington’s population living in poverty is quite high. Poverty can often result in complicated physical and mental health concerns.
  • Suicide: Suicide continues to be a top nationwide mental health concern. The rates in New Castle County are similar to national levels but are still higher than the Healthy People 2020 goal.
  • Chronic Health Issues: The CHNA also highlighted high blood pressure, obesity, joint pain, diabetes and arthritis as top health concerns in the region. Managing chronic illnesses can often weigh on the mental health of the patient and caregivers.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Wilmington

The biggest obstacle to obtaining mental health care in Wilmington is likely to be financial. When residents live in poverty, the focus is often on making ends meet. Treating mental health issues tends to fall low on the priority list.

Individuals facing financial hurdles should look into non-profit groups, community organizations and mobile forms of therapy. These services may be available free of charge or on a sliding scale based on income. Mobile therapy such as voice or video calls are often more affordable than traditional face-to-face therapy.

Some residents may feel stigma around the decision to ask for mental health support. In the wake of rising suicide rates, there’s been a surge in dialogue around mental health. As people become more open in talking about their challenges, hopefully this stigma will fade.

Mental Health Resources in Wilmington

Delaware has relatively decent access to mental health care per national rankings. In an “Access to Care” ranking, Delaware ranked ten out of fifty states. Individuals in Wilmington can access a range of experienced licensed counselors of mental health, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, national board certified counselors and board certified co-occurring disorders professionals.

These therapists have worked with patients of all ages in residential, community based, mobile, inpatient, school, outpatient, hospital and group home settings. They have experience with a wide range of therapy modalities including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, stages of change theory, motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy. Even if you don’t know what these different terms mean, your counselor will work with you to find a style that best suits you.

These counselors can offer support for a variety of life’s challenges. Wilmington-area counselors have experience helping clients through many of the following issues.

  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Challenges surrounding blended families

Note, this list is just a sampling of their expertise. To find a counselor who is right for you, it’s best to have an introductory conversation with him or her to inquire about background, experience, treatment styles, etc.

Find a Therapist in Wilmington

If you’re looking for a therapist in Wilmington, Delaware, check out our online therapist directory. Our listing contains details on the therapists’ education and experience to help you find a professional who is a good fit for your situation.