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LCSW-BACS Dolores Cancino

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

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

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Licensing: LCSW-BACS Years in Practice: 24 State: Virginia

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.

I have been a social worker for more years than I care to admit! (more than 20) and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My experience began in the Family Services arena working with challenges related to Abuse and Neglect and Foster Care and Adoption. I then transitioned into Crisis Social Work in an Inpatient Hospital Setting serving those with Serious Mental Illness and their Families. A significant part of my career has been spent with the Active Duty Military and Veteran populations. I specialized as a Trauma Therapist and have been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, adoption and foster care challenges and challenges of Caregiving. The feedback I receive from clients and co-workers is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world.

Currently, I have availability late in the day (ET); I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. I check messages several times during the day and will get back with you.

I know how hard it can be to find a counselor with whom you feel a connection. I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

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 Grief Self esteem Depression Addictions LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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Reviews for Dolores Cancino

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So amazing understanding and very insightful helping you see within yourself while also seeing out side of your self and other perspectives

Jul 11, 2024


The sweetest woman ever. She’s so caring, loving, and more relatable than you’d thing. She has never made me feel judged and has only helped me grow.

Jul 02, 2024


Every conversation we have I feel better, she is very understanding and compassionate. She has a great insight and I enjoy working with her on my mental health.

Mar 28, 2024


Dolores is amazing! I believe she will be helpful to anyone with any issue. She has significant and varied experience and you would be lucky to have her as your therapist!

Mar 22, 2024


Professional, prompt and caring.

Mar 04, 2024


Dolores is kind, seems to be knowledgeable, and is helping me.

Jan 31, 2024


Dolores is wonderful! I appreciate her insights so much!

Jan 27, 2024


Dolores is the best therapist I have ever had. She is incredibly insightful and caring. I honestly feel like God brought Dolores into my life because we have so many shared past life experiences and she is able to talk to me and help me in a way that no one has ever before. Dolores is incredible!!

Jul 01, 2022


She’s great. Very happy we matched.

Sep 11, 2020


Dolores, has been an overwhelming help at a time a desperately needed it. She was a way of making you feel like everything is going to be ok no matter what. Great listener with lots of insight and feedback to help with everyday life. Thanks Dolores!

Dec 29, 2023


Dolores is such a thoughtful and caring therapist and human. I would recommend her to anybody! I truly look forward to my sessions every week.

Dec 29, 2023


Great therapist that is kind and goes above and beyond. Thank you so much for being understanding and knowledgeable!

Nov 10, 2023


Dolores is amazing! Thank you for everything

Aug 22, 2023


Doc is the best! I’ve been working with her for years! In fact, I followed her after she retired from the VA.

Aug 08, 2023


Dolores has helped me through so much and never makes me feel judged or unheard. She supports me and lets me know I’m doing an amazing job facing everything that I’m facing. She’s helped me turn my life around and I’m extremely thankful for her.

Jun 27, 2023


Delores has given me the chance to work through various issues and reasons to continue and pursue all the difficult I am struggling with. Coming from an outsiders opinion to her expertise has given me strength to conquer and find my inner self.

May 11, 2023


I worked with Dolores for a year and a half, when counselors could work across state lines. Dolores was caring, resourceful, and a great listener. She also told me what I needed to hear, not just what I wanted to hear. She was also very flexible and responded to my messages if I sent one during the week. I highly recommend Dolores.

Apr 06, 2023


Dolores changed my life. She applied just the right amount of pressure and kindness always to get me to get out of bed and out of my house. I’m going to miss being her client.

Apr 04, 2023


Dolores is kind and funny and understanding but she’s tough. She listens without judgment and helps you to better understand your anxiety and work through it. I can’t say enough about how truly wonderful she is!

Apr 01, 2023


I worked with Dolores for a little over a year and she’s truly an amazing therapist. Very candid and down to earth, I always felt much more grounded after our sessions. She’s great at listening and relating in her own way to your situation. Who I was a year ago and who I am now feels like two different people. I’m on solid ground now and am so grateful for the insight and support I received from Dolores.

Mar 08, 2023


She is a gem.

Feb 22, 2023


I’ve only have 2 sessions and Dolores has been amazing. She listens and helps to each situation. Thank you for all you have done for me so far.

Feb 02, 2023


Despite being in the healthcare field, I was terrified to take the step of initiating counseling. There were many things that had held me back from getting the help I needed for far too long. I was paired up with Dolores and quickly found there was nothing to fear. We started out chatting on the computer for our sessions. Soon it progressed to telephone calls and before I knew it we were video chatting. She challenged me and held me accountable, but never made me feel pressured or embarrassed over anything that I brought to the session. It simply was what it was and we would pick at it, decipher it, and work on it together. There were many tears but also many victories and laughs. It brought great comfort knowing I wasn't alone, no answer was a wrong answer, and I had someone to help me process things. Over time I began to grow in ways I never imagined. I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been, and I feel as though I can take on whatever may be thrown my way. I can also stand firm on the knowledge that she is there to help if it becomes too much or I simply can't see my way through it. Dolores has been a game changer for me. I cannot say enough about Better Help but more so about Dolores. I will be forever thankful I faced my fears and I took the leap of faith.

Jan 09, 2023


Dolores is a wonderful counselor. She is able to understand my struggles and help me to address my anxiety. She has a wonderful balance of listening, caring, and advice. I would recommend her to anyone.

Nov 06, 2022


Doc is the best and has helped me keep my life together.

Sep 25, 2022


A great, engaging conversationalist, has really helped me worth thru stuff.

Sep 17, 2022


I have only seen Dolores once so it is hard to get a good idea yet as to how much help this will be but so far she has given me lots of information and I am looking forward to our next meeting.

D.E.·Aug 19, 2022


Awesome counselor. She's helped me tons

B.E.·Jul 29, 2022


Dolores is a life saver! She has been helping me navigate after an unwanted divorce and I don’t know how I would do this without her - I am so grateful to have her as my therapist

J.A.·Jul 07, 2022


Dolores has been a wonderful therapist! She cuts to the show when it comes my problems as I've been prone making a lot of excuses for a lot of things over the years. She's wonderful and I recommend her to everyone I know!

J.U.·Jun 29, 2022


Delores is wonderful. She listens well and offers pertinent advice.

S.H.·Jun 15, 2022


I've been to a few therapists over the years and then stopped going because I felt it wasn't really getting to the source of my challenges. Dolores has helped me so much, even at the very first session! She provides feedback and insight that helps me understand why I have certain issues and provides solutions on how to address and overcome them. I believe her experience is a huge benefit. She is amazing and I am incredibly thankful to have found her!!!!

L.I.·Jun 14, 2022


I always feel better and like I am given new tools to work with after each of our appointments.

L.A.·Apr 06, 2022


Dolores has been wonderful to work with.

C.U.·Mar 01, 2022


Dolores is an outstanding therapist. It truly amazes me during each session how much she prioritizes me. She knows exactly when to talk and when to listen. She has so much knowledge about every topic I have brought up. I cannot put into words how good I feel after each session. She challenges me enough, but also leaves my feeling positive. I would recommend her to anyone seeking help.

G.R.·Feb 14, 2022


Doc is the best!

P.A.·Jan 24, 2022


I feel Dolores not only listens but engages with me to help me better understand my challenges, causes, etc. I am very thankful I found her!!!!

L.I.·Jan 24, 2022


I think we all need someone at times to talk to. Between the Covid Pandemic, knowing that I wanted to be less defensive in my life, and a health scare Dolores helped me tremendously. I know I love my husband and want to stay connected with him, and Delores gave me many suggestions to help that improve as well. I highly recommend her.

L.I.·Jan 22, 2022


She’s amazing!!!

H.A.·Jan 20, 2022


Dolores is absolutely amazing and has been a God send in coping with one of the hardest times of my life. She has walked me through the grieving process and I am so grateful I have her with me during this time in my life.

J.A.·Dec 22, 2021


Dolores is a great therapist to work with! As someone who is participating in therapy for the first time, she makes me feel really comfortable. She helps me to figure out why am I seeking therapy when sometimes that question can be hard to answer. Dolores gets that life happens and that it looks different for everyone. Dolores has been great at helping me to make sense of situations, process my feelings, and to accept things that I cannot change.

K.E.·Dec 09, 2021


Dolores has been a lovely person to talk to each week. She focuses not on what's holding me back as much as how I can move forward. She's been a motivating influence in my life when I needed one and has helped me see myself a bit more clearly.

A.M.·Dec 08, 2021


Delores is insightful and very skilled at getting to the heart of the matter. She has helped me change my perspective greatly in only a few weeks. I look forward to our sessions so much.

G.I.·Nov 30, 2021


Dolores is absolutely wonderful! I can talk to her about ANYTHING that is on my mind. She holds me accountable, but in a respectful and non-judgemental way. She is helping me to recognize where a lot of my coping mechanisms and learned responses come from. Extremely easy to interact with. Offers realistic suggestions. She does not hold unrealistic expectations. Dolores accepts you as you are and where you are. I am so thankful I sought help and Dolores is a perfect pairing for me. "There are no wrong answers!" "Feelings aren't facts!"

K.I.·Oct 14, 2021


Dolores Clemons is able to provide so much insight and picks up on cues one may not even think about or realize. She is supportive while fostering growth. I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to my sessions with Dolores!

K.A.·Sep 27, 2021


She's been a spectacular therapist and I love working with her

J.U.·Sep 24, 2021


Professional, understanding, and knowledgeable.

C.U.·Sep 13, 2021


I very much enjoy my sessions with Dolores Clemons. She's a good listener and calls on her wide background to relate to issues I discuss with her. She's very open and I trust in her. Highly recommended.

P.A.·Sep 09, 2021


Dolores always offers the perfect insights to give me Ahhh moments . She is a great listener, relatable, kind, smart, and has wonderful points of perspective.

K.I.·Aug 03, 2021


Dolores is amazing, she listens and understands and helps!! I’m so happy I joined BetterHelp in a time if need, it’s helped a lot! And I plan on continuing.

J.A.·Jun 19, 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed our first session; I was dealing with a crisis that needed attention over other areas and Dolores understood that and we were able to work through it rather than pushing it down the road. It was extremely refreshing to be able to deal with problems as they arise.

K.A.·May 24, 2021


Her experience has giving me good insight on a new path to my mental health.

W.A.·May 13, 2021


I was beyond impressed with my being matched with Dolores. She has expertise in the areas I am struggling and then some! I feel well listened to, taken care of, and honored to learn from her. I would recommend her to a friend, family member, or a therapist looking to understand holistic approaches to counseling. I appreciate that my physical, mental, and emotional states are understood.

S.A.·Aug 30, 2020


For the first time I feel listened to and addressed without feeling intimidated. It’s convenient and timely and a less expensive option than in person counseling

J.O.·Aug 24, 2020


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Dolores Cancino 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.