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Matthew Vaughn

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I have been in the mental health industry since 2001, working in psychiatric hospitals and the private practice setting. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I have a deep theoretical understanding but approach psychotherapy in a humorous, down to earth way. The growth and change process is difficult, but I truly believe that it can be fun and enjoyable as well. My graduate program was started by the founder of Humanistic Psychology, Abraham Maslow and had a humanistic and transpersonal orientation. My education certainly didn't stop after graduate school. I am passionate about this field and am constantly learning new approaches and deepening my understanding of the therapeutic process. I have devoted a lot of time and energy to becoming a better therapist. I am certain I can help you through your current struggles. I am a Certified IMAGO relationship therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and North Carolina. My specific areas of professional experience have been working at psychiatric and addiction hospitals. It was their I worked with individuals struggling from a range of severe psychiatric and addiction issues. I also have extensive experience practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in my private practice. My areas of expertise included working with issues surrounding emerging adulthood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, spirituality, addiction, finding meaning in life, and dream interpretation. My theoretical base is the person-centered approach of Carl Rogers. However, I have a truly eclectic approach as I embrace cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic, focusing, relational, and spiritual approaches.

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Tiffany Chavis

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Greetings everyone and thank you for trusting the process and doing your work! Its hard, but it's so worth it. So who am I? Well, I am Tiffany Chavis, LCSW, Durham, North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina A&T State University (in conjunction with UNC-Greensboro) as well as North Carolina Central University. My career has given me the opportunity to practice social work in a number of different ways, and that experience has been amazing so far! What should you expect from partnering with me? We will 'Keep it Real'. There is a place for hiding who you are and pretending; a counseling relationship is not that place. I will be authentic and create space for courage and vulnerability to promote overall wellness. We will work through tough spots and partner to resolve those what may be holding you back from being your best self. Why did I choose Social Work? Social work chose me! I have always been drawn to share in peoples experiences, especially those who have been misrepresented and experience mistreatment. My values dictate that I advocate for social justice, equality of race, ability and other socioeconomic values which have been used to advance some, and oppress others. Currently, I am an advocate for those who have served our country in the military and their families. While mental health is the primary tenant, removing barriers which exist to healthcare access and addressing disparities in health outcomes has become a personal and professional passion of mine. In addition to Veterans and those who have served our country, my experience also includes providing therapeutic interventions for at-risk youth, family reunification, mental health advocacy, individuals with various trauma experiences, clinical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, child protective services (investigation, foster care and adoption) and crisis intervention services among all populations. Congratulations on your commitment to yourself! Let's connect!

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Shevene Bryant

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Difficult times and unexpected life changes happen. Relationships struggle and sometimes end. Losses of all kinds happen. Hurt, stress, grief and anxiety are often a result. Counseling is a powerful asset to help you navigate these in order to reach healing and growth. You do not have to walk this alone. I can help you understand your situation, cope and move through it productively. My name is Shevene Bryant, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor for North Carolina. My undergraduate degree was in Psychology. My graduate degree is in Counseling. My background is work in Mental health centers, hospitals, and private practice settings. I have over 25 years of counseling experience with individuals, couples, children, teens, and family. I am the author of a child's book called Emotions. I have a great passion for the work I do. I offer a warm and empathetic personality to help meet your goals. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, BDD, eating disorders, depression, grief, loss, life transitions, trichotillomania, abuse, and trauma. I use a person-centered, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Terri Ellerbe-Graves

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

My name is Terri Graves, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have nearly 23 years of experience working in the helping field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns. My goal is to help you find ways to get through these times by creating coping strategies, healthy boundaries, and core skills where needed. Our world is ever-changing which requires a modern therapeutic approach. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by current stressors, or perhaps you want to heal from past experiences. Whatever your goals are, I am here to help you grow, heal, change, and thrive in your life. Many clients feel ashamed or scared to be vulnerable, but I can promise that you are safe from any judgment. There is nothing you can say in our space that will phase me or surprise me. All of your thoughts, worries, traumas, and hardships are welcome. Let’s start your journey to being a better you.

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Joshua Heying

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Josh and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with roughly 11 years of experience in the field, 6 of which have been in direct, community-based clinical practice. In that time, I have worked in adolescent and adult community mental health/crisis intervention including experience in residential treatment, school-based counseling, family counseling, LGBT+ issues, personality disorders, parenting problems, severe/persistent mental illness, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, family conflict, and trauma. All that said, my aim is simply helping others reach their goals of managing everyday life a little easier. I like to believe that therapy is firstly based in a trusting relationship and enhanced by my clinical knowledge, not necessarily in disorders/clinical jargon; however, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, strengths-based, and psychodynamic therapy and I am comfortable utilizing any/all of these to tailor treatment to your individual needs! I applaud you for taking the first, often difficult, step towards meeting your goals and I look forward to working with you! I can also be found at:

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Kemisha Copeland

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Naomi McDonald

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, eating disorders, ADHD, spirituality, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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.

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Steven Allman

Offering therapy in NC
Career difficultiesCoaching
20 years of experience

I have been licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, USA, since 2001. Prior to getting licensed I was employed in the Executive Search industry. I have also worked as an Outplacement Consultant for the largest outplacement firm in the US. Recently, I was employed with the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services as a Rehabilitation Counselor for 16 years providing career services to clients with physical, mental, and/or developmental challenges. In 2022, I contributed to a newly published career counseling textbook and currently serve as Advocacy Chair for the Licensed Clinical Counselor Association of NC. I also Chair the Professional Association Council in NC and received the "Outstanding Advocacy Award" in 2023 "for excellence in clinical mental health advocacy efforts that advance the counseling profession and the communities served." Earlier, I served as President of the NC Career Development Association, NC Rehabilitation Association, and NC Association of Personnel Consultants. I remain a Certified Personnel Consultant and I have been a Master Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. I have written a weekly column for a New York Times regional newspaper known as "Career Talk." You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will support you in overcoming challenges you may currently face. My approach to counseling is from a career perspective. All activities of life contribute to our "career" including what we do for pay as well as what we do just for the joy of doing it! Finding joy at work can lead to creating joy when not at work and generalizes to all our relationships! Taking the first step to sign up for counseling requires courage and I look forward to meeting you!

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Cassie Houf

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

I am licensed in the states of North Carolina and Kansas, with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Kasie Caswell

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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 Conway

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway, 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 27820 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 Conway 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 Conway 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 Conway, 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.

Conway 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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