You are worthy of healing.

Psychotherapy can help.

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Worthy of Healing, LLC

Are you worthy of healing? This question often makes people feel uncomfortable. A lot of people come to therapy unable to create lasting change because they believe they are unworthy of healing. Together we can discover just how worthy you are. 

I'm Bethany Yates: your friendly neurodivergant therapist based in Southern Maryland. Being a healer has come naturally to me since childhood and has lead me to become a licensed clinical social worker and level two certified complex trauma professional. I specialize in working with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, LGBTQ Issues, Codependency, and Adoption Issues. I bring my warm and witty personality into the professional setting in order to establish genuine connections with clients. I view each client as my equal and view therapy as a team approach for navigating pain and hope.

I established Worthy of Healing, LLC in 2021 because I was exhausted from helplessly working for mental health agencies  knowingly holding policies that perpetuate classism, racism, sexism, and ableism. My practice is dedicated to decolonizing mental health treatment.

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I define a therapy session as a time set aside to connect with a mental health professional with the shared intention of healing. During sessions, I provide you with my undivided attention, empathy, insight, and training in order to help you reach your goals. In addition to providing evidence-based treatments, I promote healing by utilizing the expressive arts, intersectional feminism, buddhist psychology, tarot readings, journaling, and dark humor. 

The biggest populations I serve are LGBTQ adolescents and adults. I provide support groups and therapy groups, some specific to LGBTQ issues and others related to broader topics but in a group catered to the community. This is done with the intention of creating a safe space where clients can navigate everyday issues. I also provide letters of readiness for clients proceeding with gender-affirming procedures.


 Caregivier Coaching

I define caregiver coaching as a time set aside to connect with a professional with the shared intention of helping your child(ren) heal. During these 45 minute meetings, I provide you with a safe space to express your frustrations about parenting and learn skills to address your child's maladaptive behaviors. With seven years of professional experience and two years of experience as an adoptive parent, there is nothing I haven't handled or experienced. 

There is an abundance of research showing that emotional support animals (ESA) can be highly effective in helping individuals manage various mental health symptoms. I provide letters for clients who would benefit from an ESA cat or dog, which allows them to recieve accomodation for no pet policies in rental units and dormitories. 

Now accepting United Healthcare and Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland.

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Contact Me

Lexington Park, Maryland 

Tel: (240) 434-8154 |