Brevard got the nickname of “The Land of Waterfalls” because of the many waterfalls in the town including Triple Falls, Sliding Rock Falls, Batson Creek Falls, Connestee Falls, and the Looking Glass Falls. The town is also famous for the white squirrel and has a White Squirrel Festival every year on Memorial Day weekend.

However, if you are suffering from any kind of mental or emotional illness, you may not feel like seeing the falls or going to the festival. There are many reasons why you may be feeling this way, including depression, anxiety, and even certain physical illnesses. Talk to one of the Brevard area counselors about what is bothering you today.

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Afton Jones

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

A healthy mind is something that I believe is essential to overall health and I strive to do my best to help others improve in this area. Meeting clients where they are and helping them work through their ambivalence is something that I feel is essential to the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in helping women navigate life's transitions, set boundaries, and improve their self-confidence. I have years of experience working with adult populations to help them gain tools to better manage their lives. In my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. In the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. In my free time I enjoy working jigsaw and Sudoku puzzles, traveling, spending time with family, and watching the HGTV network. I look forward to helping you on this journey of becoming the best version of you!

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Quanda Banks

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I'm Quanda L Banks, a therapist, Developmental and Leadership Strategist. With years of expertise, I specialize in building self esteem, healing trauma, and guiding clients towards their best selves! As an accomplished author in the field, I bring a unique blend of insight and practical strategies to empower growth and emotional well-being. Let's work together to transform lives and create a brighter future! My approach is centralized on a holistic foundation that utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as the foundational component for therapy. However, each individual has a specific therapy intervention that is designed to their unique needs. My mission and my passion is to help individuals process and work through their life adversities by reclaiming their resilience and assisting them in creating a balance mentally, physically, and spiritually that they will be able to use throughout their life's journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Razaria Best

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hi, I am Razaria Best, MA, LCMFT, CRCYCP, BC-TMH. I specialize in working with people experiencing distress from General Anxiety symptoms, Dating/Relationship issues, Adulting/Adult Friendships, and College/Work-Life Balance. I have experience working with College Students, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, Immigrant/First-Generation, and Monogamy/Non-Monogamy relationships. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University. My MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University. I use various therapeutic models (Solution-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist my clients in alleviating stressors and to enhance their lives. ** I only provide Individual Therapy on this platform. *I provide online therapy to clinically appropriate residents of Maryland (MD), North Carolina (NC), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), and District of Columbia (DC).

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Jill Duffy

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

If you are seeking online counseling support, you are among thousands of others currently struggling with depression, anxiety, illness, loss, trauma or other critical stress, whose timely access to care requires the flexibility of services offered by BetterHelp. As a Master of Social Work, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have over 30 years’ experience working with families and children across numerous settings, to include private non-profits, mental health, social services and K-12 education. I have worked with adults around issues of abuse and neglect, domestic violence, parent-child conflict, intergenerational trauma, and other associated diagnoses, to include depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and substance abuse. I retired from public education as a Director of Student Support Services in July 2020 and am currently also rostered as a Resiliency Educator. The training curricula used in this work is trauma-informed and heavily steeped in the body’s neuro-biological response to stress. My approach to treatment is holistic, strengths-based, client centered, and solutions focused. I employ several techniques, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness training, psycho-educational counseling, resiliency tools, and case management, should there be a need for advocacy or other community supports. As a clinical social worker, I involve the client in their treatment to ensure the plan includes their goals and desired outcomes. Guided by the NASW Code of Ethics, my personal style is non-judgmental, respectful, genuine and sensitive to the individual’s situation. I am very comfortable dealing with individuals, couples, or families that are experiencing a crisis, and strive to provide a welcoming, safe space to a diverse client population. Above all else, the relationship formed during our work together is critical to your success and satisfaction with the services offered. I have found that using the video option during sessions is the quickest and best way to create a strong, therapeutic connection, and encourage my clients to use that format whenever possible. My professional goal for all is to provide clients with the skills needed to manage their current circumstances along with the ability to apply those skills to future issues. Everyone’s journey includes inevitable bumps along the way. If my strategic approach aligns with your counseling expectations, I’m here to help you achieve your goals.

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Sherry Friedman

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

To all my Prospective Clients: Hello, I am Sherry ("Share") Friedman, I am a National l Board Certified Counselor (NCC), clinically licensed as a mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the states of Rhode Island, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I have over eight years of experience working as a psychotherapist from a Jungian (transformational and psychodynamic) clinical orientation. My counseling approach is holistic and multi-dimensional. This means exploring the biopsychosocial, emotional, cultural, energetic, spiritual, and cosmological influences that may be creating stress, anxiety, grief, emotional trauma, relationship issues, and career challenges. In my background as a nurse, doula, and energy healer, I have also helped support women with postpartum depression and parents experiencing adjustment issues associated with their changing roles. As a psychotherapist with a warm, interactive counseling style, I tend to gravitate toward clinical assessment and listening skills based on "Listening with HEART" (Healing, Energy, Awareness, Resiliency, Transformation). I believe strongly in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), I am skilled at creating a safe space for my HSP clients and empowering them to discover and embrace their gifts of compassion and empathy with healthy boundaries. The ultimate goal of all therapy is transformation, so that we can exist as the highest, best version of ourselves. This typically involves finding one's life purpose and who we incarnated on this planet to become. Deeper self-discovery and getting to the root cause of pain requires a rare form of bravery. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take that first step toward change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! All the best, Sherry Ann Friedman, NCC, LCMHC, MA, MS Ed., MSCC

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Sharon Bowen

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of social work for over 10 years. In my career, I have worked with families and children as an advocate, case manager, and therapist. I know that therapy can be a scary step but I am here to help in your journey. I am here to help no matter where you are in the therapeutic process - whether this is your first time or you've seen others in the past. We will work on this journey together and move forward at your pace. Therapy can bring out all sorts of feelings, but we will get through them as they arise. My goal is to provide a safe and open environment for you to feel free to address anything that is on your mind. I strive to be nonjudgmental, caring, and compassionate. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires trust on both your end and mine. I look forward to working with you!!

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Miltonjha Grier

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Miltonjha Grier (pronounced Mill-tawn-juh) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in South Carolina with years of professional work experience. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Studies and Human Services from Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC (Go Rams!) and I obtained a Masters degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC ( Go Golden Bulls). I have experience in helping teens/adolescents, adults and families with stress and anxiety, life changes, motivation, self esteem/confidence, & depression/anxiety mostly in the outpatient setting. Those are just a few of my favorites but, I have experience with helping individuals with other mood disorders as well. I implement a variety of therapeutic interventions based on your specific needs but just to name a few, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I prefer to tailor the therapy modalities to your needs. 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. The partnership between therapist and client is essential in developing and strengthening coping techniques that are EFFECTIVE! I like to think of myself as down to earth, understanding, goal driven and compassionate. I enjoy spending time with family, nights out on the town, traveling, 90's R&B and fashion, and trying new restaurants. My favorite color was pink but as I have gotten older, I find myself liking more things gray! I do not have any pets but I enjoy talking about animals and fur babies. My style of therapy is more of a listener but when it's my turn to share, I am coming with all the guidance to help you find your own solutions, in efforts to help you leave every session feeling motivated, determined and empowered! This journey is not easy, but if you made it this far to reading this profile that means you have a thought to maybe start therapy and start healing. Everything we do starts with a thought. So I say to you, don't stop here. Think about what you want and let's get to work! I'm here for you. Happy healing!

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Elisa Sanchez-Tarman

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Elisa and I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. Life can be full of obstacles and curve balls, many of which are be unexpected. Seeking therapy is a powerful first step, so congratulations on getting this far! I identify as a passionate empath, a highly sensitive person (HSP), an ally (in every sense of the word), a believer in all humans, an open-hearted, kind, lifelong learner. I have worked with folks from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and circumstances. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, communication, unpacking the past, and depression to name a few. You are the expert of your story and you have many strengths to build upon to grow in the ways you desire. I work to create a safe and comfortable space for you to take the steps toward discovery, change, and healing. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sarah Powell

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have over 17 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of environments. I have supported clients who are dealing with with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lakia Branch-Rollins

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Our lives do NOT get better by chance or happenstance, they get better by CHOICE! Congratulations on making a huge choice towards a more meaningful change in your life. We all come from various backgrounds, experiences, and will all face difficulties at one point in our lives. It's at that point, that we desire more, something different, a shift that will assist us from where we are, to where we desire to be, and I am here to assist you on that journey. We will accomplish growth together. I will assist by incorporating your mind, body, spirit and environment while bringing about meaningful change. I enthusiastically offer a person-centered approach that is designed towards your needs and unique situation. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" Aristotle. I am a licensed mental health counselor having obtained over 5 years of experience delivering crisis, case management, behavioral specialist consultations, interventions, and mental health counseling. Effective and efficient therapeutic background focusing on the totality of clients served by facilitating individualistic person-centered care while utilizing research-based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; all expedited with collaborative and constructive goal composition and treatment planning. I initiate all partnerships by guiding with compassion and empathy as a counselor, and I am open to working with all individuals regardless of age or population. Your individual goals are important to me and will always be considered in your growth and development. I am excited for you, your choice and our partnership. I look forward to hearing from you.

How to find counseling in Brevard

Finding the best therapist close by in Brevard 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 Brevard. 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 Brevard, 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard, elsewhere in Transylvania, 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 Brevard area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard, 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 28712 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 Brevard 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 Brevard 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 Brevard, 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.

Brevard 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.

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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