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Amy Parsons

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.Ed.,LCMHC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist and life coach. I have worked with Clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem related issues, PTSD (childhood, domestic violence, physical trauma, emotional trauma, sexual assault, MST, and Combat trauma), relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people with geriatric/elder transitional related issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, strength based, and solution-focused therapies. . I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs based on your personal goals. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and 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!

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Katie Sheets

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Katie. Thanks for reading my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have been working with individuals and families since 2010 in a variety of different settings. I have worked throughout the world in Italy, Japan, and South Korea. I love my job and I enjoy getting to know new clients. I use a strengths-based, solution focused approach. Therapy strategies are not one size fits all. I utilize different modalities depending on my clients needs. I frequently gravitate to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT can help you view challenging situations more clearly and respond more effectively. My primary goal is to provide a positive, safe environment where you feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings. I believe we all desire meaningful, fulfilling lives. Oftentimes figuring out what that looks like for you is a journey. I applaud you reaching out and showing up! I look forward to the chance to partner with you on your journey.

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Dr. Hiza Jackson-Price

Offering therapy in NC
License: PhD,LCMHC,LCAS
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Hiza Jackson-Price, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist licensed in North Carolina with over 19 years of experience working as a Mental Health Counselor, Addictions Therapist and Victim Advocate. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns including those individuals who have suffered domestic and/or sexual abuse or who have experienced other traumatic events, as well as individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I have provided individual and group counseling to individuals who are chemically dependent. My experience also includes working with families, couples, high risk adolescent youth and their families, as well as the active-duty military and Veteran population. My counseling style is empathic and interactive. I believe the counseling experience is a deeply personal interaction between two people in which the most crucial aspects of this relationship are trust, respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Counseling is a joint effort that cannot be successful without your hard work, energy, and courage. I practice client-centered and cognitive-behavioral as well as motivational interviewing and solution-focused counseling approaches because I believe that a sense of self understanding and acceptance is essential in all situations, including understanding how our past experiences have shaped the way we view ourselves, as well as how we understand relating to others. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are ready to take that courageous step towards change for a more fulfilling and happier life, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Areas of Specialization I am competent and experienced in the following areas of counseling practice: • Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment • Motivational Interviewing • Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy • Family and systems therapy • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Group Therapy • Existential Therapy • Mindfulness Therapy • Victim Advocacy • LGBT Years of Experience: 19 SERVICES OFFERED: LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO LICENSURE: LCMHC (Expires: 2023-06-30) LCAS (Expires: 2022-07-23)

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Linda Karcher

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
33 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina with over 33 years of experience combining my educator and clinical roles. I work primarily with adults from post secondary up to 65 with life challenges including anxiety, stress management, relationships and grief and loss. My counseling style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I use a great deal of humor in my practice. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered, motivational interviewing, family systems, brief solution focused, mindfulness and Yoga if indicated. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I applaud you for reaching out and trying to find help. That in itself indicates self-awareness and a strength within you.

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Peggy Fair

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
38 years of experience

Hi, I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the mental health field for the last 38 years. The first part of my career was in in Virginia working as an emergency mental health therapist in a community mental health clinic. I moved to North Carolina 30 years ago. For 16 years I worked as a mental health therapist in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Then I went to work for the military as a mental health therapist working with the Marines and Navy servicemembers for the last 14 years. I also had a part time private practice for 23 years where I primarily worked with couples who were working on their relationship. I did not have much opportunity in my full time job to work with couples which is my passion. I was able to meet with couples in the evening to help them resolve their conflicts and develop positive coping skills as a couple. I am semi-retired and living in Florida now. I love being close to family and the beach. I love working with people to help them achieve their goals. My style is to help you develop the goals you want to change and give you the tools to achieve that goal. It is my privilege and honor to help those who are seeking help for themselves. I see my self as an integrative therapist who utilizes many tools to help my clients. I check my messages several times a day seven days a week and will get back to you within 24 hours or less.

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Tenikka Denard

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am an energetic, driven, and effective mental health professional with a passion in trauma informed care. I have a Master's degree (MA) in counseling and 7 years experience providing therapy. I enjoy helping my clients learn strategies to manage everyday challenges and a broad array of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc. I am also trained to treated trauma using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My approach to counseling begins with compassion, empathy, and acceptance. I generally work from the framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I love this framework because it has been highly researched and recognized as an evidenced based practice to treat an array of symptoms. My overall goal is being your therapist is to walk with you providing support as you journey to reach your desired personal goals.

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Donza McLean

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Self esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over ten years of social work experience. My works consists of a broad spectrum including diverse populations, individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, life changes, grief, self-esteem matters, and work place stress. I listen with empathy and work to establish rapport and mutual respect. Varieties of clinical approaches are used in each session including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy. Each therapy session is tailored to the individuals need. I enjoy working with children and adults. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. Making the decision to attend therapy can be overwhelming. Please know that my goal is to work with you to alleviate your fears and assist with your concerns in a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental manner. I look forward to working with you!

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Alisha "Nikki" Lowman

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Nikki Lowman. I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I specialize in providing trauma-based and client-centered therapy to help clients find peace and serenity in the middle of many storms life can bring. My goal is to always help clients understand that when you cannot change your environment, you change the way you respond to your environment. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and a trauma-informed therapist. My approach to therapy is warm, interactive, and collaborative. I have experience in working with adolescents and young adults who have concerns related to anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, & trauma, and abuse. As well as concerns related to adjusting to college, divorce/separation of parents, or any other changes life can bring. I am here to support you on your journey to healing and creating a life worth living.

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Heather Fultz

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience in a variety of different settings. I am originally from Chicago and I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with my Master's in Social Work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. Additionally I have specialized training in substance use and addiction. I have worked with adults in various stages of their lives and assisted with working through some of those tough transitions. Some of my prior work experience includes working with college aged adults, working in a psychiatric hospital, as well as working in various levels of substance use treatment including running groups for IOP, and PHP levels of care. I have worked extensively with law enforcement and first responders and come with an understanding of those professions. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Glenda Johnson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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.

How to find counseling in China Grove

Finding the best therapist close by in China Grove 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 China Grove. 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 China Grove, 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove, elsewhere in Rowan, 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 China Grove area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove, 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 28023 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 China Grove 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 China Grove 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 China Grove, 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.

China Grove 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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