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Amanda Raether

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

Hello! If you're reading this, you may be experiencing an array of different feelings and emotions. Maybe you have found yourself in a mood you cannot describe, feelings you do not know how to express, and with behaviors you cannot explain. Maybe you have found yourself at a loss for words when some asks you, "What is wrong?" or "Why are you acting this way?" Maybe that someone asking is...yourself. So, here you are, exploring Better Help with the hope to find someone that you connect with, that may be able to listen, understand, and give you the help you are searching for to navigate some of life's challenges that have been thrown your way. A good relationship between you and your therapist is needed for you to achieve the changes you wish to see and the meet the goals you set. I'd like to give you a little information about myself to help you decide if my experiences and therapy style make me that person for you. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Kentucky where I have been working in the social work field for the last 10 years, providing individual and group therapy, mentorship, and advocacy to adults and children. In my time providing services I have worked with people from all walks of life struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been helping those with complaints of; depression, anxiety, insomnia, trauma, substance abuse, grief, and problems with poor self-esteem/self-worth. My therapy style is warm, empathic, empowering, and patient specific. I best describe my therapeutic approach as a combination of behavioral and psychodynamic. I recognize there are situations that a short-term approach is needed and times when a long-term approach may be best. With that in mind some types that may be used are; cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, humanistic, interpersonal psychotherapy, and rational-emotive therapy. Your treatment is exactly that, "your treatment" and together we will tailor the treatment to fit your specific needs. I understand that asking for help and committing to making a change is not easy to do. However, I came across a quote years ago that stuck with me and I repeat to myself, and others, often; "If you are ready to change, you will find a way....if not, you will find an excuse." If today is the day you decide you are ready and want to begin down a new path in this thing called life, just know I am here. I look forward to working with you!

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Katie Graham

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience in the mental health field. I initially began in the mental health field while completing my undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University. Following my undergraduate degree, I further expanded my work in the mental health field and began my Masters of Social Work program while working as a Behavioral Health Specialist at a community mental health agency. In May 2019, I completed my MSW degree and began my clinical practice. I have experience with group, individual, and family therapy and have worked with adults ranging in age from 18 to 65 years of age and in all stages of life. Many clients came to me with significant difficulties in daily life functioning and through services, time, effort, and dedication most saw significant improvement in functioning in day to day life. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and grief/loss to name a few. I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate and approachable demeanor when working with clients. I strongly believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation to a productive client/therapist relationship. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process. I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, and Psycho-Education for individuals aged 13 and up. My belief is individuals who have the motivation to improve and courage to seek growth through vulnerability and hard work can accomplish all the goals they desire.

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Christopher Conley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello my name is, Chris. I am license Social Worker with 10 years of experience in counseling interventions with children, adults, and families. I have a successful history in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, & confidence. It is paramount to me to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapy style has been characterized as warm, encouraging, compassionate, and goal oriented. I believe that every person deserves a mental headquarters to map out how they think, and to be able to alter the course in which travel through reality. My approach is an amalgam of cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, as well as, grounding/practical techniques. Together we can create goals so you can regain and/or maintain your mental health. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jenny Collier

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ashley Dawson

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jennifer Knight

Offering therapy in KY
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tracey Zion

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky and Ohio with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Christine Parisen

Offering therapy in KY
License: MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience in treating people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. I use a strengths based approach when treating my clients, believing that we all have tools within us that we can use to help during the bumps in life and sometimes need a guide to help us use these tools. As a therapist I hope to be a partner in healing and growth. I've worked with clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, LGBT issues, relationship problems, chronic illness, and grief. It is most important to me that I build solid rapport with my clients and that they feel safe and accepted. Although not everyone is willing to take the plunge, I think that everyone can benefit from counseling. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Brian Moore

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyDepression
30 years of experience

Hello -- I am Brian Moore, a therapist and licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with individuals who are depressed, stressed out or confused about how to make their lives better. Sometimes clients have substance use problems, sometimes relationship problems. I am a "PhD" clinical psychologist with the training and education that comes with that. Throughout therapy,, I will trust that you know yourself best. I may offer my thoughts, but I won't tell you what to do. My goal is to work along side you. At our first meeting. We will discuss how you want things to be better. I may give you my impressions of how therapy might help. Sometimes I reflect on what we've discussed -- sleep in it -- before I message you back with my thoughts. Therapy, is essentially us meeting and talking together once a week for several weeks. will talk about you and your lifhow you can begin to live a more fulfilling life. I may suggest particular ways to approaches your difficulties. However, your ideas often work better than mine. Often, with overwhelming problems, we will break them down into more manageable steps. We want you to experience some success and relief as soon as possible. Therapy can't change everything. However, my experience has taught me to be optimistic about what we can change. Even in the darkest situations, people can and do get better. Other guidelines: If you need to contact me between sessions, my goal is to respond within 24 hours (48 on weekends). But the reality is I cannot *guarantee* that I will always respond that quickly. I check my messages at least once in the morning and once in the evening. If you are in a crisis -- when you are emotionally overwhelmed, if you have lost touch with reality, when you are not safe — you must get immediate help. Call 988 or 911. Go to a hospital. Seek out a trusted friend nearby. After you are safe, contact me. That’s most of it, but not all. I'll be glad to answer any questions. And I'll ask questions to learn mire about you. We'll work out more details as we go.

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Nerissa Pratt Franklin

Offering therapy in KY
License: MS, LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Nerissa Pratt Franklin and I am mental health counselor that is licensed in Florida,Georgia, Kentucky, and Arizona . I have been counseling for the past twenty years and during that time, I specialized in working with couples, adults, children, and families. I help my clients address a variety of issues including (but not limited to) military lifestyle issues, relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, and grief. I am very passionate about helping my clients build strong relationships and coping skills through counseling. I will help you accomplish your therapy goals through person-centered therapy combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe that these two therapeutic approaches will help to empower you and change the thinking/behaviors that are causing difficulties in your life. For your safety and due to my licensure states legal and ethical requirements, if you choose to work with me I will need a copy of your driver's license, contact information, and emergency contact information. Please be informed that anything in our sessions remains confidential unless you say you are going to harm your self or someone else. Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming a better you! Remember to trust yourself and the process. I am here to help you. Let’s get started today!

How to find counseling in Uniontown

Finding the best therapist close by in Uniontown can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Uniontown. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Uniontown, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Uniontown or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Uniontown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Uniontown, elsewhere in Union, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Uniontown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Uniontown therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Uniontown due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Uniontown may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Uniontown, Kentucky working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Uniontown above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Uniontown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Uniontown therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Uniontown therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Uniontown therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in KY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42461 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Uniontown counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Uniontown licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Uniontown, Kentucky can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Uniontown has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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