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Jeffrey Helms

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a mental health counselor for the past seven years. The population I work with is unique as most of my clients live in group homes and low income housing who have chronic mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from growing up in an abusive family and/or who have been homeless at one point in their lives. I have also worked with many couples as they forge a path through obstacles in their marriage and have seen them meet their goals. My counseling style is considered eclectic but I often approach each session in a person centered manner and often lean on cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe the client is their own expert and they know their limits. I want to know what has worked for a person as well as what has not worked and if they have hit a wall. Some clients I have met three to four times and they have met their goals and some I have had for over two years. I offer a great deal of understanding and empathy as I have had to deal with storms in my own life and know the value of having someone I know will simply listen.

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Benita Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Benita Wilson and I have been a therapist for more than 20 years, successfully working with families, couples and individuals. I provide therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Anger, Stress Related Disorders, Relationship Counseling . My counseling style is client centered, open, engaging and supportive. I believe that it is important for everyone feel respected and safe to express themselves. My therapeutic interventions consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, rational -emotive therapy, solution-focused interventions. I look forward to working with you!

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Stacia Marcellin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life can bury us in some overwhelming circumstances at seemingly the most inopportune time. With therapy, skill building, and the right supports in place, we can live purposeful and well-intended lives. My name is Stacia Marcellin and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With more than 14 years as a behavioral and mental health professional, I have helped clients and their families adjust to the changing dynamics of a new job, a new baby, employment stressors (i.e. horrible boss), and financial stress. I have helped overwhelmed and frustrated professionals find work-life balance, and I have helped new moms struggling through perinatal and post-partum concerns. In fact, I entered into this profession because I hoped to make an impact on families. I attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years, I decided to go back to school so that I could support families more. I attended Smith College in Northampton, MA and received my Master of Social Work. When I became a mother, I became keenly aware of the unique challenges that parents face. Both my experience and training have allowed me to develop a comprehensive skill set to assist my clients in developing a self-awareness and mental wellness. I also specialize in Women's wellness and Maternal Mental Health. In partnership, we can discover new skills together to help you find your healthy balance. If you are looking for tools and are ready to take action steps, contact me today. One of my greatest joys is being there to see my clients overcome their biggest challenges and helping them to tap into the answers that they already have. I look forward to supporting you on your wellness journey.

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Amber Barnett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2013. I started my practice in a community mental health agency in the state of North Carolina, gaining perspective and understanding how poverty, addiction, and trauma, can truly impact, both the individual and a family system. I have worked with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, family issues, stress, trauma, and overall difficulties in life. I would describe my approach as warm, empathetic, and goal-oriented. I use a person-centered approach, meeting the client were they are, while also utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My goal is to help you help yourself be your best person. I truly believe each person is doing the best they can with what they've been given in life and sometimes, we all could use a little help to make sure we're being our best selves. My goal is to help you feel empowered to find the best version of yourself. I earned my Bachelors Degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Psychology with a focus on Human Development and Family Studies. I went on to earn my Masters Degree from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina in Marriage and Family Therapy. I look forward to working with you. Let's chat! My schedule can also be flexible to what is currently shown.

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Stephanie Silva

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have extensive experience working with diverse populations including children and adults, military and civilians, individuals with special needs, patients with traumatic brain injuries, domestic violence, retirees and veterans, and case management. I served in the military and have experience in many settings, to include Deployment Case Manager, Emergency Room Social Worker, and Family Advocacy Social Worker providing care to clients that were in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, exhibiting suicidal behavior, and drug using or seeking behavior as well as working with local agencies such as Child Protective Services, Homeless Shelters, Battered Women Shelters, Victims’ Advocates, Army Community Service personnel, other branches of the military, and also with professionals assigned to military bases and civilian agencies all around the world. My counseling style is understanding and interactive. I believe in treating everyone in a respectful manner and with compassion. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, and reality therapy. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" treatment mentality, and will design a treatment plan that will address specific goals and needs. To begin to implement changes in ones life can be scary. I am here to help help guide and motivate you during this process. I look forward to working with you!

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Katherine Sibblies

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, with over 10 years of experience in providing therapy to adults, adolescents, children and families. My Masters Degree is in Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy along with solution focused techniques (based on client's needs). I enjoy providing support and guidance as individuals address barriers, life changes, and/or relationship difficulties. My belief is that therapy is a process and a journey, that allows an individual to break through challenges, find motivation, or to develop a healthier mindset that will allow one to live freely in their best versions of themselves. Areas of Focus: * Stress Management *Anger Management *Depression *Anxiety *Grief I look forward to meeting you, Let the journey begin.

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Dr. Sharon O'Connor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,LPC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan/North Carolina/South Carolina with 25 years of professional experience. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have the strength that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support and guide you in that process.

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G Keilan Rickard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychologist in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with lgbtqia+ related issues, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with grief & loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will collaborate to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Jessica Bates

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina and Iowa with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, 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. 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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Lesley Moran

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am also a Intensively trained DBT Therapist. I come with 26 years of professional work experience. I am trauma informed, with experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addiction, trauma & coping with grief and loss. I also work with those suffering from chronic suicidality and self harming behaviors and those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I engage in open and direct communication and encourage my clients to do the same .I feel the client therapist relationship to be pivotal for success in therapy. I am trained in many clinical interventions to include CBT,DBT,ACT, somatic therapies, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and EFT, to make a few. I am a gender affirming therapist and a supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am trained in providing guidance and support for those exploring their sexuality or their gender identity. My work is results oriented, want you to feel like you got what you came for; yet supportive and an outlet to process difficult emotions or events in your life. I want to help clients clarify their goals. I want to help focus on the solution instead of the problem. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage . I am excited that you decided to get started! I would be honored to be a part of your journey. A life worth living is there for you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Catawba

Finding the best therapist close by in Catawba 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 in Catawba that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Catawba. 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 Catawba, 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 in the Catawba region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Catawba or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Catawba area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Catawba 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 Catawba, elsewhere in Catawba, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Catawba 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 Catawba 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 Catawba 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Catawba, 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 Catawba psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Catawba 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 Catawba helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Catawba 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Catawba 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 in Catawba?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Catawba 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.

Catawba therapists 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 Catawba 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 Catawba 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists 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 28609 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Catawba 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Catawba.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Catawba 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 with a Catawba counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Catawba, 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.

Catawba 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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