When one part of your life burns down, you need to learn to start again. However, this can be a challenge, especially if you've lost all your motivation. One person who can help you in this situation is a counselor who is based in Shelton. 

Shelton is a good example of a new beginning. Originally an industrial town, Shelton’s industry suffered after a fire. However, it soon became a place for offices, and now it’s found its own economy. When you feel like you're going through a big change, a counselor can help. Speak to one today and learn how.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I have worked with young adults, families, and individuals. I sincerely love building relationships with my clients and empowering them to become the very best version of themselves. I look forward to sharing with you my expertise in self acceptance, self esteem, self awareness, and relationships ranging from frie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome to Better Help! It would be my pleasure to be part of your emotional wellness journey! Everyone encounters challenges in their life, while difficult situations of the past can’t be changed, in therapy we will work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. One of the most important aspects of a successful therapy experience is a strong relationship between the therapist and client. It is my hope to provide you with a warm, accepting and safe space to build a solid therapeutic relationship. I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed counselor with experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance use, trauma, and professional or career related issues. My goal is to support and empower my clients in deepening their insight into their current struggles so that we can work together to build skills and develop tools that will allow for confidence and success. My approach to counseling style is attentive, interactive, and flexible. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): L.C.S.W.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

Hello, my name is Dania Feller Anderson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. First, I want to thank you for taking your time to learn more about my practice. An individual's stressors are deeply personal, so taking this first action is already a significant accomplishment on your part. I have been a Clinician since graduating Columbia School of Social Work in 1995. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings as well as maintain a Private Practice, started in 2004. My background includes the areas of: Addictions, Trauma,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master's degree in Social Work. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with clients of all ages, and using a warm, safe environment, assists my clients to identify their strengths, goals, and abilities to cope with and overcome their symptoms and discomforts. I have worked with a diverse range of populations in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, substance abuse and mental health agencies. My experience has been working with chi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D MA, CAS, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

I am a New York State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut State Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. Having worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and in the school counseling field for 19 years, I work especially well with children and adolescents providing individual, family and group counseling. I also enjoy providing couples counseling. I am a commissioned minister of pastoral care-- licensed by Experience Ministries. I have my Ph.D in Clinical Christian Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Sem...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. Alana Stewart My name is Melanie Griffin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), practicing in North Carolina (#C11127). I am also licensed and have done extensive work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut (#007008). I have been a Therapis...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, If you are on here you are seeking some help and support and struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I would like to provide you with some information about me to see if we are a good fit. I'm a hard-working, highly motivated therapist with over 15 years of experience in social work as a clinician/therapist. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, and self-esteem issue...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a broad base of counseling experience with; children, adolescents and families. Areas of emphasis; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders and Asperger/Autism Spectrum. I view mental health holistically, incorporating the roles of mind, body and spirit as key components to healthy living. I am a relationships based counselor, which uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy as my models for treatment. Considerable experience working with adolescence who have suffered various...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS-MFT/C,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Nevada (also licensed in Connecticut) with 4 years of counseling experience including working with parents struggling with infertility and loss. I completed my degree in marriage and family therapy but I chose to pursue licensure as a professional counselor. I am experienced in a group setting as well as with, couples, families and individuals. I have worked with clients experiencing issues with self-esteem, depression and addiction. My approach is very much person centered. I value the client, counselor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Hello! I'm so happy that you are here. Taking the first step and asking for help is often one of the hardest things to do and I applaud your bravery! My name is Abby and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the state of Connecticut. I've worked as a counselor since 2008 and am currently employed in the field of Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use/Addiction. I also work at a private practice and see clients with a variety of needs including Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD amongst other...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut and I have been working in the field of addiction and mental health treatment since 2008. I am also a certified nutrition coach which allows me to combine my clinical experience with my passion for health and wellness. I want to help others navigate through the chaos of life by teaching them how to prioritize their own mental health and physical well-being so they can feel their best and most productive. My practice focuses on building a healthy foundation of “self”, using a strength ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! I am glad to see you've decided to explore therapy for yourself or a loved one. It's a big step, and an important one. Starting therapy can be uncomfortable and stressful. Your willingness to look at the things in your life that are causing you distress and open yourself up to healing and support, is courageous. I am currently licensed in Connecticut as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of experience. My experience as a mental health therapist comes from my work with children, teens, and adults from a range of social and econ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MDiv
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am passionate about supporting the well-being of the people I serve and have been working in adult mental health for over 10 years. I believe we are strongest when we connect to the people and activities that encourage us along life's journey and help us continue to develop a sense of purpose. I utilize various therapy models, and have become an advocate and practitioner of mindfulness, which I believe helps us bring new awareness and insights into patterns which keep us stuck. I honor your courage in seeking support, and would be equally honored to work wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi there. My name is Kate and I bring with me, to Betterhelp, over 14 years of post-master clinical experience in Connecticut. After earning my Masters at Fordham University, I gained valuable career experience through working in Substance Abuse out-patient rehab, Elderly psych support services, Emergency Room Psychiatric Crisis Intervention and private practice. My approach can best be described as warm, respectful, non-judgmental encouragement with a smidge of humor thrown in. I utilize an eclectic array of treatment models tailoring them, as we go along...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Lcsw
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York and Connecticut with over 8 years of experience working with people experiencing complex trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. I have a focus on individual and family therapy, and also assisting with parenting needs. Through self-reflection, we can discuss how to best targets areas in your thoughts and behaviors you would like to change for the better. We can also develop a plan for support and working through external stresses in your life and how ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

You are not alone. I'm here to guide you to get solutions to tackle symptoms of depression, relationship problems, stress, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, grieving, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, anger management, substance abuse and other symptoms that you might be facing in your life. I’m a bilingual clinician with over 13 years of experience providing psychotherapy. My background includes supervisory and leadership experience in clinical and hospital settings conducting assessments, individual therapy, couple, group therapy and crisi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a therapist licensed in New York with over 5 years of experience working as an eating disorder therapist. I have worked with and continue to work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and relationship issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is gentle and warm. I treat anyone that I interact with with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines CBT, DBT and ACT however I create tre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience in individual and family therapy, specializing in treating adults, children and adolescents. My style is a collaborative and dynamic Strengths Based approach incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Systemic (Family) therapies. We all need guidance and support throughout life, now more than ever. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which my client's allow me to assist them on their journey towards change. How we think directly impacts how we feel and therefor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shelton, Connecticut (Shelton, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Shelton? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Shelton area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Shelton' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Shelton, or elsewhere in the Fairfield county or state of Connecticut.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Shelton therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Shelton counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Shelton, CT ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Connecticut will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Shelton and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Shelton offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Shelton has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Shelton, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Shelton therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 41334 people in the city of Shelton, CT finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 06484 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Shelton therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Shelton, Connecticut can serve:

06484

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Shelton' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Shelton's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Shelton, Connecticut?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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