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Bonita Hutchinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC, LCMHC-S, LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Hello, my name is Bonita Hutchison. I am a Nationally Certified Trauma Therapist and hold dual licensure in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling in North Carolina / International Certification in Alcohol and Addiction Counseling / New Jersey Professional Mental Health Counselor Licensure and my License in California for Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling . Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio is where I earned my Masters Degree in Agency and Community Counseling in 1998. Over the years, I have learned that many people who come in for depression or anger sometimes have drinking, eating or substance use issues they are also struggling with or have used to cover up their pain. Each year to better serve you and provide the help needed to live and feel better I have continued to master additional skills to support your needs and recovery. These methods and approaches to counseling include Mindfulness, Couples Counseling, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing and how to improve Sleep Habits. My career as a Professional Counselor started with caring for children and teaching them to make better choices. I learned how I could help Parents and their children address challenges and barriers to success in facilitation of groups, individual and family therapy. After attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earning Post Graduate Certification as a Drug Counselor in 2010, then my North Carolina License Professional Counselor (LCMHC #7953) credential and in 2020 due to the pandemic New Jersey Temporary Licensure (LPC # 010006) to provide mental health Counseling and Alcohol and Addiction treatment ( LADC # 014783) I applied recently to the California Board for Behavioral Health Licensure and Continue to hold International and National credentials to support you where ever you find yourself. In September of 2022, after over two years of temp licensure in New Jersey the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy issued my Permanent NJ license as a Professional Mental Health Counselor. I’m a good listener and educator that provides a warm and person centered approach to counseling that allows others to feel safe and supported in therapy. I work with consumers from all over the world and hold the IC&RC International Certification (ICAADC) to provide therapy and coping skills to better manage life situations as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My work through mental health Counseling and as a Clinical Supervisor (LCMHC-S #S7953) in North Carolina is very rewarding and teaches me how to reduce your anxiety, manage depression symptoms, cope with ADHD, move past Guilt and Shame, process Grief and Relationship/Family issues. My Substance Abuse licensure in North Carolina (LCAS #2313) and California (LAADC #RA8620417) as well as Mental Health Professional Counselor in New Jersey (#37PC00850200) has allowed me to help people struggling with abuse, problems and explore the questions you have about relationships, eating disorders or emotions. Alcoholism, Mental Health and Drug Addiction do not discriminate and working in this field has allowed me to support and assist many people and families from a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds, races and relationship situations that were keeping them from reducing mental health symptoms, maintaining recovery or sobriety. I might be able help and I look forward to working with you!

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Anne (Devon) Burnore

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC,LCAS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
13 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist in the state of Colorado and North Carolina. I have over 12 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have experience with a variety of clients including active duty military, couples, teens, families, professionals, hospice patients and medically compromised. Through out my career I have had the chance to work with clients struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, marital problems, parenting concerns, family issues, PTSD, military reintegration, addictions, abuse and trauma. My counseling style is client centered and works to empower and create internal growth. I am open and accepting of all types of people and concerns and consider my counseling approach non-bias and compassionate. I draw from a few types of counseling theories and interventions though out the duration of my sessions. I am based in person centered therapy but frequently utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques, dialectic behavioral therapy, solutions focused and mindfulness techniques. My sessions are client driven, meaning that the client determines the goals and pace of therapy. Counseling is conducted for a variety of reasons, but everyone has one commonality in their reason for seeking counseling – change. counseling is the gateway to making personal changes and can assist in solving particular problems or learning to lead a healthier life. The counseling process can be interesting and exciting. It can also, at times, be very challenging, difficult and even painful. However, the goal will always be to bring about positive changes. I look forward to taking this journey with you.

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Kimberly Pretty

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

Thank you for considering me in your journey. I am a firm believer that you are the ultimate expert in your life and that my role as a therapist is to provide you support and guidance to elicit the change you are seeking. My name is Kimberly Pretty and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, addiction, parent-child relationships, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief/loss, and stress management. Life experiences can sometimes cloud our view and we need someone who is objective, and can meet us where we are, and I do my best to offer that voice . I always bring authenticity and honesty to sessions, infused with a bit of humor when appropriate. I utilize CBT, cognitive processing therapy, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches in dealing with most issues. My motto is simply this, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa

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Mala Ross

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services to clients for over 20 years. I have worked in several state including New York, Florida and North Carolina. I have treated a wide variety of populations and ages across the entire life span. I believe that a therapist is a tool for you to use on your individual life journey. I also know believe that a person's mental health is just as if not more important than physical health. If your mind is well, physical healing is easier and more possible. Although I enjoy working with all populations I believe that my experience, skills and level of training are a good fit for individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and self esteem issues. I also have many years of experience working in family systems. I hope that my clients will find that I am a compassionate therapist who does not have any other agenda other than what my clients' stated goals are. I hope that my clients will find that therapy with me will be a safe and supportive place to come to. I utilize cognitive behavioral treatment, dialectical behavioral treatment, family centered treatment and emotionally focused treatment. My approach is to start where you want to begin. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Katherine Freiman-Fox

Offering therapy in NC
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
31 years of experience

I've been licensed to practice psychology for over thirty years. I am retired from work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where I worked with individuals (staff and inmates) experiencing extreme life circumstances as well as depression, anxiety and family issues. After I retired, I had my own business as a matchmaker, but found that I was missing my therapeutic work. I did learn quite a bit during my 4+ years as a matchmaker about what works and what doesn't work in the search for a life mate. This is an extra set of skills I bring to the table in working with folks. One therapy style does not fit all, so I work to tailor my approach to what my clients request and what they need. Sometimes a deep dive into the historic underpinnings of current life problems is warranted, but sometimes a problem-solving approach is appropriate. I work with people to figure out what their goals are for therapy and to tailor my interventions accordingly. I also believe therapy should not be like experiencing a root canal! I work to bring perspective to my clients and to help them experience joy even in the midst of difficult situations.

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Wanda McWilliams

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am a clinically licensed social worker who is trained to provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with providing services with couples and also provide premarital counseling. I use faith-based counseling with clients who identify that desire this type of service to help resolve issues and symptoms. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy and solutions therapy to assist clients with identifying strengths, gifts, and skills that they currently possess to help them to achieve their goals. I work with the client to assist them with planning and achieving their goals and work to help them become the person they want to be. I have achieved success with assisting individuals with accomplishing goals and have been instrumental in helping families to re-unify and resolve issues that cause friction and discord in their relationship. I provide a safe, nurturing environment to allow individuals to thrive.

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Susan Urtz

Offering therapy in NC
License: LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
25 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Florida with over twenty-five years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples and family systems in a therapeutic capacity to promote constructive solutions that lead clients to live more positive and productive lives. I have worked with clients to address a variety of issues, to include depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem and family conflict. As a therapist, I strive to provide my clients with a consistent level of compassion and support, ensuring to respect clients' diversity and life experiences. I utilize a whole-person approach, implementing cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to assist clients in reaching their identified goals. I firmly believe that in life we always have some form of control, including the ability to change the things that are not working for us. If you are ready for change, I would love to join you on your journey!

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Reia Chapman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in both North and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, boundary concerns & personality disorders. 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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Ryan Barker

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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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.

How to find counseling in Centerville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville, 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 27549 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 Centerville 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 Centerville 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 Centerville, 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.

Centerville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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