Judy McLaughlin


About Me

Hi, I am Judy. I am so excited about the opportunity to support you here on betterhelp. I have worked as a therapist for over 23 years with experience in individual and family therapy. I have experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a broad range of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism, and substance abuse issues.

I use a person-centered, holistic, eclectic approach in treatment, meaning I begin where you are and focus the treatment approached to your needs while ensuring the therapeutic relationship is built to impact the best possible outcome for your counseling experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I do incorporate more other approaches to counseling as well. I would describe my counseling approach client focused and supportive, but I am ready to help you tackle the obstacles you face in the most direct way possible. Together we can work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. Living your best life is like preparing for a marathon, not a sprint. If you are looking for quick fixes, I am not the best counselor to work with. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health! I look forward to helping you in any way I can!

I truly value the therapeutic relationship and hope to help guide you through the concerns and issues that you are facing. I believe that the most important part of therapy is a trusting relationship with a goal oriented focus I look forward to getting to know you and exploring options and opportunities together.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #923 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by Y.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Judy for 1 year and 11 months

Judy is amazing she has been my counselour for 2 years now, and I am so grateful for this journey we have been on! I highly reccomend her!

Written by S.U. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks

Judy was always responsive, understanding and her input was helpful.

Written by K.I. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks

She has been very understanding and helpful so far.

Written by P.A. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks

I haven’t been working with Ms McLaughlin long but she is so easy to talk to. So far using faithful counseling has been a pleasant experience.

Written by A.L. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 6 months

She’s wonderful, and patient, as I’m the one that struggles to open up sometimes...but like today, and I knew I was sliding down a slippery slope, reaching out helped balance the terrain...

Written by V.A. on Mar 15, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 2 weeks

I appreciate how concerned and genuine she seems. She is flexible and understanding. I feel really comfortable and safe to express my true feelings and thoughts with her.

Written by D.O. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Judy for 4 months