Belmont earns its reputation as the place Where Southern Charm Blooms with its friendly people, its fascinating culture, and its many Southern-style restaurants. Yet, life isn’t so charming when your troubles follow wherever you go.

Days seem endlessly sad, distressing, or boring, and all you want to do is hide from your problems. Going out seems like too much effort, and socializing seems more stressful than enjoyable. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, you can get help and support in private counseling. Talk to a counselor in the Belmont area to find the charm and beauty in your life.

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Anna Bolliger

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS, NCC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Kit, and it is an honor to give you a glimpse of who I am as a counselor. After 30 plus year in the corporate world, I returned to school to finish up my life long dream of being a counselor. Having raised my own child, step children, and partners children, I felt it was time to pursue something for me. Because I have lost a husband, gained a husband, and then added a partner to my world, I have some unusual exposures in my life that have brought new insight into others, without judgment. My approach to life is to live it fully while being considerate of others and their beliefs. This has been a bonus for me as I finished my Masters in Counseling in Chicago, IL at National Louis University. During my Master's program, I knew I wanted to do something different than just traditional sit in an office and talk therapy. I was exposed to Equine Assisted Therapy, which is a non-riding therapy, using a solution focused approach. It was a perfect fit for me, and with my continued education I became certified as an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) provider. I took my years of corporate experience and applied it to opening up my own practice in NC, called Acres of Hope Equine Therapy Services. While doing equine assisted therapy, I also do traditional talk therapy working for a fellow counselor in another county. This keeps me fresh and exposed to many different types of people, both rural and big city cultures. The type of people I work with are generally dealing with some form of trauma. I work predominantly with teens and young adults in traditional talk therapy and anyone over the age of 6 using equine assisted therapy. Working with first responders has been something I have been involved with since before I graduated. Another very important part of my life has been working with hospice for over 10 years doing palliative and bereavement counseling. Facing end of life issues can be very hard for some and very easy for others, but being a companion on that journey is extremely rewarding. Regardless of my journey, I would be honored to be a companion in self exploration on yours. Congratulations for taking the first step.... now let the journey begin.

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Danielle Bonner

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in North & South Carolina as well as Alabama with more than 20 years of experience working as an outpatient therapist, DBT Facilitator and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma including intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. My counseling style is realistic, kind and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Breo’na Troutman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
9 years of experience

Hi, my name is Breo'na, my counseling style is welcoming, non-judgmental, and interactive. I firmly believe that people are experts regarding themselves and realize the importance of meeting individuals, as clients exactly where they are in life. My guiding technique is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the rationale of an individual’s cognitive beliefs and distorted thoughts as well as the combination of Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and Person-Centered Therapy. I have experience working with clients that struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Atlanta, Georgia. I am also a licensed in North Carolina as a clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC). I attended Wright State University located in Dayton, Ohio where I was born and raised. There I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2011) and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014). I strive to make a positive impact on others, while guiding them to recognize their ability to become the person they desire to be, through any given circumstance, hardship, or experience. I have found that my work as a counselor for the past 9 years has allotted me the opportunity to do just that! It should be said that there is never a dull moment in therapy with me, as I enjoy laughing, making others laugh, and creating an organic and relaxed environment for my clients.

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Davida Thompson

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.Ed.,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and Texas with over 15 years of counseling experience working with clients ages 9 to 65 and older. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, trauma, grief/loss, relationship/family, self-esteem, and adjustment challenges. I have also worked with clients from various cultures, states, backgrounds, and socio-economic statuses. I have extensive experience in all levels of care in various settings, such as crisis stabilization/inpatient hospital, outpatient/intensive outpatient clinic, women and children residential, home-based, school, church, and correctional/probation settings. I also proudly served our courageous military veterans and their families for several years. My therapy style is caring, warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I believe in treating you with the same utmost respect and compassion as I would display to any of my own personal loved ones. I believe in meeting you where you are, and when you are ready, helping you take the courageous steps to regain control of your life. I believe laughter is good medicine to the soul, so when appropriate, I love to share this gift of joy with you in our sessions. My therapeutic approach consists of a solid foundation in cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, and rational-emotive therapy, tailoring our sessions and your treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. I also thoroughly enjoy providing Christian counseling to those that request this therapeutic approach, utilizing the Unconditional Love of Christ as the primary foundation in our sessions. Congratulations on taking this first step toward positive change. It takes courage to ask for help. We all need support at one time or another. I am overly excited to join this part of your journey toward a more fulfilling and happier life. You deserve it! I look forward to working with you, and I cannot wait to get started! See you soon!

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Trevor Blue

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Trevor Blue and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I earned my Bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Social Work and also my Master's degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. I have gained experience working with children, teens, and adults throughout my career in several different settings. I am a rostered provider of Child-Parent Psychotherapy and I utilize other modalities of treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral, Attachment-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, etc. While my counseling style is client-centered, warm, and empathetic. First and foremost I work to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you so that you can feel at ease sharing your worries and concerns. A strong relationship between the Client and the Therapist is an important factor toward a more positive outcome. From there we will work together to identify and tackle the stressors that are present and have brought you to this platform. I personally commend you on taking the steps to seek help toward becoming a better you. Know that I am ready and here to take this journey with you. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

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Zane Wright

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW, SAP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficulties
20 years of experience

Hi, my name is Zane. Thank you for viewing my profile. I am an LCSW, SAP in North Carolina, and have been practicing for 18 years. I use many approaches in assisting clients to achieve their goals, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In the 18 years of practice, I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns; including depression, family conflicts, substance abuse, marital & couple issues based on the Imago model, and families or individuals dealing with aging parents & caregiving. I have also been an EAP business owner & provider for behavioral health issues for the past fifteen years & have acquired specialized skills working with occupational-related stressors. While I am working with you; respect, professionalism, patience & empathy will be practiced. All of us have times in our lives that present struggles that can be overwhelming. It would be my privilege to assist you in finding a solution or improvements to your struggle.

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Julia Davis

Offering therapy in NC
License: NCC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands! As a committed, professional Mental Health Service Provider in Charlotte NC, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Parenting Problems, Career Challenges, Depression, Schizophrenia, Grief, Trauma, PTSD, HIV, Bipolar ADHD, and Personality Disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I worked with various populations such as LGBTQ+, HIV, Homeless, Intellectually Disabilities, Prison's and Jail Systems. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Dr. Freda Shipman

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ed.D.,LCSW
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in a Clinical Setting. I have a passion for helping individuals understand and help build on personal strengths while addressing their challenges. My areas of clinical experience are aging and geriatric issues, anxiety, anger, abuse, caregiver stress - coping with illness in the family, couples therapy, special needs planning, oncology, chronic and terminal illness, visual impairment, financial management, end of life planning, life challenges, career planning, work-life balance, retirement planning and adjustment. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I treat every individual with dignity, respect and compassion. I meet you where you are and I provide a safe environment to help you achieve your goals to address your life challenges. I acknowledge the courage it takes to take action and seek change. I will be here to listen, support and empower you in your journey. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Leah Walker

Offering therapy in NC
License: PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, relationships issues, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and family of origin work. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to step forward and try to change your life. 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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Jennifer Brigman

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS/EdS, BSN,LPC,RN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Hello and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Jennifer. I have both Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling, with a specialization in Couples and Family. I also received my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Duke and am a practicing Registered Nurse. I’ve worked as a licensed therapist in North Carolina for over 17 years. I work frequently with difficult relationship dynamics whether in families or among romantic partners. I do quite a bit of work in trauma recovery, anxiety and stress reduction, resiliency building, and identity development. Mine is a holistic, positive, supportive approach that promotes self-awareness and the interruption of unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors that lead to being "stuck". I teach mindfulness, yogic interventions and encourage gratitude and curiosity in my clients! I'm a good fit for those who are struggling to understand themselves or their relationships as well as those who continue to meet obstacles in creating the kind of lives and relationships they'd like. Presenting concerns may include PTSD/trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, intense anger, difficulty coping or transitioning, challenges with relationships, and poor body image (with or without eating concerns). In my spare time I enjoy hiking, beekeeping and chasing my two sons! I hope we are a good fit and look forward to connecting with you.

How to find counseling in Belmont

Finding the best therapist close by in Belmont 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 Belmont. 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 Belmont, 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont, elsewhere in Gaston, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 Belmont, North Carolina 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 NC, 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 28012 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont, North Carolina 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.

Belmont 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.

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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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28012

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