It’s okay to not feel okay. Sometimes you need a little help.

How many of these can you relate to?

  • A toxic/abusive relationship is affecting your mental health. 
  • You need help and healing from a painful experience or trauma.
  • Stress and worry are burning you out.
  • You need new coping skills, boundaries, and effective communication.
  • You’re going through a family or personal crisis or adjustment.
  • You’re concerned about a family member and need professional guidance.
  • You set sky-high standards and are successful but often feel like a failure or an impostor. 


If you can relate to any of these, I can help.

I am passionate about helping people become their “Best Self.”

The bad news:

Much of what people do on their own for Anxiety makes it worse (it’s counter-intuitive).

Perfectionism and self-criticism are really hard to overcome on your own.

Difficult relationships can become toxic and affect your happiness and mental health.


The great news:

You can go from anxious, stressed, and frantic to peaceful and present. I specialize in teaching Mindfulness-based coping skills.

We can’t change toxic people in your life but I can help you become healthier.

If you struggle with perfectionism you can become an “Imperfectionist.” 

Virtual Therapy

I provide virtual therapy over a secure HIPAA-compliant video system.  Found to be as effective as in-person therapy, virtual therapy allows individuals the convenience and privacy of their own homes.


Areas of Expertise

General Anxiety



Stress management


Relationship counseling


Post-Partum Depression


Personality issues and disorders



Psychotherapist Maureen O’Connell, LCMHC

About Maureen O’Connell, LCMHC

I have always been an empathetic people person, passionate about understanding others’ stories. Dreaming of becoming a therapist since seventh grade, I thrive on connecting with people, uncovering what makes them unique, and addressing the challenges they face. As a licensed therapist since 2008 and the founder of Best Self Virtual Therapy, I am living my dream. 

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Avoiding issues in our lives is easy and common. It takes courage to admit you need help. Congratulations on getting here. My take is we can all benefit from the gift of therapy. We need other people, and sometimes we reach a point where our ideas and strategies about how to be healthy and solve life’s many issues simply aren’t working.

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“Working with Maureen was a gift. She has tremendous expertise, insight, and a special talent for seeing right to the heart of the matter. She helped me understand myself, my history, my family, and my implicit assumptions about the world. She was both professional and courteous as she challenged me on things I needed to change and cheered me on as I made progress. I highly recommend working with her!”

“I met Maureen at the lowest point of my life. When I saw her picture in her bio, my first impression was, ‘she looks like someone who knows what it means to suffer and come out the other side.’ I was right. I came to her feeling totally out of control of my own thoughts and life, but she wasn’t afraid like I was. And that calmed me. Therapy wasn’t a cure-all but it was most definitely the turning point that changed my trajectory.”