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Dr. Nicole Jones

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

Hello, I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with multiple state licenses. I am a member of the America Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. These organizations keep me abreast of the current trends and research to better support my clients. I have over 18 years of experience utilizing an array of skills and theoretical orientations, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy. I have worked extensively with clients who experience anxiety, depression, ADD, parenting and relationship issues as well as career counseling. My therapeutic style is attentive, supportive and empathetic. I do not ascribe to "labels" that may further alienate or stigmatize clients. I am an advocate for physical and mental health awareness and well being. I have many community resources to support your journey into a positive direction for your betterment specifically tailored to your individual and unique needs. I am glad that you are seeking support and I will work with you to empower you in learning new and effective ways to process life's challenges. I look forward to working with you. N. A. Jones, PhD

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Darlinda Banda

Offering therapy in NC
License: EdS,LPC-S,RPT-S
Anger managementADHD
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Darlinda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S), and National Certified Counselor (NCC) licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina with over 8 years of counseling experience. I also provide supervision for LPCI and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, foster care/adoption, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD and ODD. I also help people who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse and trauma. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and sometimes playful when needed. I believe in treating everyone as I would like to be treated, with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in the inherent worth and value of others and that nutritional deficiencies underlie many of the lingering issues. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and dialectic behavior counseling. If you would like to schedule a time to talk, go to my schedule and select a day and time that is convenient for you. In addition, you can always let me know if there are no convenient times for you. Congratulations on taking the first step to a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you. I look forward to working with you! Darlinda

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Emily Carden

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I'm Emily Carden and I am happy you have found my profile. I am a mother of 4 beautiful children and a grandmother to 3. I live in Coastal North Carolina and I enjoy the beach and spending time with my family. I am a LCSW with over 10 years experience working with Veterans, active duty military, adolescents, individuals and families. I enjoy helping people find the tools to create a more peaceful fulfilling life. I feel it is important to be well balanced as an individual in order to have healthy fulfilling relationships with others. I use a variety of modalities to help individuals and families reach their personal balance in life. A few of the approaches I use include: ACT, CBT, DBT, Client Centered Therapy, Gottman Method and IMAGO. I also have experience in trauma focused therapy and grief and loss. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Divorce and Separation Clinical approaches: Gottman Method, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, IMAGO Relationship Therapy Years of Experience: 10 SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING PHONE VIDEO

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Ashley Stewart

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for taking the first step in putting your mental health first. Having been in your shoes I know firsthand how scary it can be to discuss difficult issues with someone you've never met. I want to reassure you that if you're feeling nervous or anxious, that's ok, those are normal responses! My job as a clinician is to create a safe space for you to work through those difficult issues. Now let's work together to create a happier and healthier YOU! My approach to therapy is a mixture of different modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Strengths Based Approach and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). A majority of my professional career has been working with clients experiencing grief and loss. I also work closely with anxiety and depression seeing as both typically run concurrent with grief and loss. I attended Campbell University in North Carolina for my Bachelor's of Social Work and then moved to Denver Colorado to attend The University of Denver and graduated their advance standing Master's program. I then obtained my LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) through the North Carolina Board of Social Work. License # C014486 11/08/2023

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Kenyetta Cooper

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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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Jane Rosseth

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I received my degree in 2003 and have been in the field ever since as a therapist. I also have 10+ years of experience as a Clinical Director. I have worked with all ages, and provide individual, couples, sibling, and family therapy. I have a wide variety of experience, and enjoy working with people who seek help for stress/anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem/confidence, life transitions, aging, and overall difficult decision making. I believe in individualizing treatment based on your needs, strengths, and personality. Asking for, or accepting help, is not easy for everyone, so I appreciate you taking the first step in your journey.

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Kylie Yacuzzo

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Grace Davis

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a clinical therapist who is licensed in the state of Florida and North Carolina. I have over 7 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients who have a range of concerns such as feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, low self-esteem and bullying. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma such as abuse or neglect. I also have worked with individuals who have special needs. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I use modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and trust-based relational therapy. Together, we will form a treatment plan and goals to meet your specific needs. It takes courage 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! If you need a different time or day than what is available for live sessions let me know and we can schedule a session that works.

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Olivia Danilko

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed within your life and need support in navigating the chaos? Do things feel too hard, and you just want to give up? Do you consider yourself a people pleaser or have difficulties expressing your needs? Are you having issues within your relationship or currently going through a brutal breakup? If any of this sounds like you, I'm here to help. I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and grief/loss. I offer an eclectic approach of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and solution-focused techniques. I offer a compassionate and judgement-free zone to anyone who chooses to reach out to me for help or guidance. Asking for help is the first step in feeling better, and taking that step is crucial for our mental and emotional well-being. I look forward to meeting with your or your child to discuss how I can help with your mental health journey.

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Penelope McGee

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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 Biltmore Forest

Finding the best therapist close by in Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest. 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 Biltmore Forest, 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest, elsewhere in Buncombe, 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 Biltmore Forest area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest, 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 28803 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest, 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.

Biltmore Forest 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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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

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.

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