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Anita Coffey

Offering therapy in KY
License: MSSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

Hi, I am Anita and appreciate you stopping by to learn more about me. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in social work. I have been practicing for 15 years in a variety of ways. I have spent 10 years working within short- and long-term addiction rehabilitation facilities, outpatient therapy in clinical setting with children and adults, therapist for Drug Court, children and families in school setting before entering private practice. I have enjoyed working with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I am very flexible and easy to communicate with whether it be verbal or written. My treatment approach is client centered and solution focused while utilizing motivational interviewing. I also utilized cognitive behavior techniques integrated with the others. If you think this would be a good fit for you, reach out to me. It doesn't hurt to try. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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Tiffany Bolinger

Offering therapy in KY
License: MAE,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Tiffany and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky with over six years of experience providing counseling services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including; inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, long-term inpatient substance abuse centers, and intensive outpatient programs. I have experience working with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, co-dependency, dual diagnosis, and relationship challenges. I am native to Western Kentucky. I earned my undergraduate degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky and my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I believe clients are the experts on their own lives making therapy more meaningful and successful when they decide the direction they would like to go and goals they would like to accomplish. Working through a solution-focused lens clients are helped to identifying meaningful goals and develop treatment plans. Through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) clients are encouraged to challenge negative thoughts in order to improve their emotions and develop positive coping skills. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Christopher Willis

Offering therapy in KY
License: M.Ed,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSleeping disordersAnger management
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist/counselor in Owensboro, Henderson, Morganfield, Glasgow, and Columbia Kentucky. I have provided treatment for adults, teens, and children with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, stress, and substance abuse/addiction. I have also helped many people who have experienced legal problems, physical trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels; the only labels that concern me are confident, mature, happy, and proud. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, emotional maturity, reality therapy, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our therapeutic treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs...you are the foremost expert on your life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and motivation to take the first steps towards being your own change agent. If you believe you are ready to begin searching for increased motivation, confidence, and overall happiness I am here to support, guide, and empower you every step of the way. I look forward to working with and for you!

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Dr. Brandon Olive

Offering therapy in KY
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
21 years of experience

Hello! I am Dr. Brandon Olive, a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I have learned from personal and professional experience that compassion and caring are crucial to overcoming life's struggles. It's important to acknowledge that an individual's cultural background and personal beliefs are key to individual development and change. I will work with you together, in a collaborative way, to empower you as an expert of your own life. I believe in what science and research can offer in terms of helping us reach our full potential, to use strategies for better planning, thinking, reacting, and behaving. As a clinician with 21 years of experience working in many different settings, one of my strengths has been my exposure to a wide range of clients from many walks of life, all experiencing a broad spectrum of problems and concerns. Your personal characteristics, wants, desires, and needs will help me draw from these experiences to assist you with minor concerns or more severe problems such as major depression, anxiety, panic, serious life adjustment, or prolonged grief. I have some fairly unique experience working for lengthy periods of time with patients suffering from severe symptoms who have required hospitalization and management with medications, including individuals with traumatic brain injuries and psychotic symptoms. As a provider with this background, in addition to counseling, I may be able to provide recommendations for other forms of assistance which are helpful for alleviating difficult-to-treat symptoms and guiding you toward your higher potential. I would encourage you to feel comfortable reaching out to me for an initial chat about your unique concerns and needs. This will enable you to decide in an informed way if we are a good match. No therapist is "effective" if they are not a good "fit". I believe in honesty and transparency when selecting a person with whom you will likely be sharing very personal and sometimes painful experiences. This is a person-to-person endeavor, and you should be comfortable with your selection and what you can expect from this journey. Using online services is an increasingly convenient way for me to reach out to others in my community who are very difficult to engage in my part-time private work, and impossible to reach through my full-time agency work. We can accomplish a lot through this platform. Hopefully I can be of assistance! I look forward to meeting you and mutually determining the best approach for your success. Brandon

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McKenzie Linton

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

Difficult experiences are something that we as humans all go through as we progress through life. Depression, severe stress, anxiety, life transitions, career struggles, relational issues, divorce, domestic abuse, grief/loss, and trauma are just a few of life’s blows that come at us at any given time. If managing these life situations are too daunting, consider seeking counseling services. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience as a social work professional. I specialize in providing individual and family counseling services with having worked with populations such as: military families and veterans, domestic violence survivors, adolescent populations in their school setting, hospice patients and their families as a bereavement counselor. When working with clients, I like to utilize a non-judgmental approach and work to meet clients where they are in their life’s journey. In today’s society where there are messages of how we should look, how we should live or what success looks like, I off a safe place for my clients to discover their authentic self through the use of theocratical approaches, talk therapy and educational materials.

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Jennifer Hamilton

Offering therapy in KY
License: MSW,LCSW-S,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesEating disordersAnger management
10 years of experience

I am an independently licensed Social Worker that has been practicing therapy since 2014 but have been in the social work field since 2005. I have experience in medical, mental health and substance use treatment settings, working with diverse populations in community mental health agencies, healthcare, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. In addition to my experience, I have significant training in Trauma Informed Care as a Certified Trainer, certification as a trauma professional, program development and implementation. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I want anyone I work with to be aware of their full potential and assist them in getting there. Life can be hard enough, therapy doesn't have to be. I pull from many different therapy styles which include; cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, strengths based and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am here to support your goals and assist in managing the challenges that may arise. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Montgomery

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteem
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 25 years of work experience with adults, adolescents, and families. I have worked in psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, with foster care children and families, in outpatient therapy private practices, domestic abuse shelters, and numerous other settings. I am experienced in work with clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and other areas of need. 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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Glenna Henson

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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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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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find counseling in Water Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Water Valley 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 Water Valley. 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 Water Valley, 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley, elsewhere in Graves, 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 Water Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley, 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 42085 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley, 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.

Water Valley 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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