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Jennifer Quagliariello

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. As your therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to facilitate your own healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. It is important to recognize that clients are the expert of their own lives, and I honor and respect their beliefs, values, and goals. I have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and working with survivors of abuse, rape, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. I also have experiencing working with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger, and self-esteem. I received my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My background includes work in community mental health, private practice, and hospital social work. I'm looking forward to working with you!

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Terence Hunt

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCAS, LCMHCS , LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
25 years of experience

It is never to late to make a change for the better! You can start right where you are and begin to have a better today and tomorrow. Improvement begins when you choose to do something different! I have over 20 years of mental health and substance abuse counseling experience. I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am able to provide counseling for and have experience working with Couples, Depressive disorders, Bipolar disorder, Trauma and Abuse Issues, Substance Abuse Issues and Grief Issues and Military veterans. My goal is to work along with the client to facilitate the healing process and help the client find healing and direction for their own lives. I would like to empower individuals to fulfill their maximum purpose and overcome any hurdles to success.

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Dr. Jillian Mahatha

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

Welcome, and thank you for viewing my profile page. I am a Christian cis-gender woman and the mother of two adult daughters and one teenage son. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a post-baccalaureate certification in psychology specializing in play therapy. I am a licensed professional counselor for the state of TX, a licensed clinical mental health counselor for NC, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am an active National Board of Certified Counselors member, the Chi Upsilon Chi Chapter of CSI, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. As a counseling professional of eleven years, I have the most experience working with children, adolescents, college students, families, couples, groups, individuals, and those in crisis. My theoretical orientations are multiple, including humanistic-existential and solution-focused brief therapy. I use these approaches to look at the whole person while helping clients remain true to themselves (humanistic), increase self-awareness and responsibility, and live more authentic lives (existential) while focusing on finding solutions for issues in the here and now (solution-focused). Regardless of my most often used theoretical approaches, when appropriate, I integrate spirituality and methods that match the needs of each unique client. I enjoy volunteering, reading, singing, working out, and traveling in my free time.

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Alison "Rachel" Weiss

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
20 years of experience

Partnering in the healing process with my clients is such an honor for me. I am a trauma, attachment, and addiction specialist, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I work with a variety of issues, with a focus on healing from trauma, or "toxic" life experiences. I can also help with life changes and stress, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship issues, secondary traumatic stress, complex trauma and dissociative "disorders." I work hard to meet the needs of each individual, providing a safe, non-judgmental, empathic space essential for healing. I am up front and "real," while highly nurturing and caring; I believe in the transformative effects of the therapeutic relationship. I have 20+ years working as a psychotherapist with a central focus on trauma and trauma healing, along with the myriad of affects resulting from unresolved traumas/ adverse experiences and attachment wounds. I also have years of specialization and training in addictions/compulsions (mostly sexual & substance, along with work and food-related compulsions, among others). I do not view addictions or compulsions as diseases, lack of willpower or moral failures, nor do I view them as life sentences. I use modalities that can help people heal from such issues, not just manage them. This work requires working on traumas, when the individual is ready and it is safe to do so. My decades of dedicated and focused work in this field of trauma recovery, has included, but is not limited to, working with adult survivors of single-incident traumas, complex trauma, developmental trauma, toxic stress, insecure attachment, and/or adverse life experiences. I believe that unresolved traumas, and/or insecure attachment (early relationships with caregivers), is at the root of most of our emotional, relational and physical issues. This has in fact been proven, and cannot be disputed, by multiple and extensive groundbreaking scientific studies (see the ACE Study- Adverse Childhood Experiences- at: https://acestoohigh.com/aces-101/). I use a Trauma-Informed approach, asking the question: "What happened to you?" instead of "What's wrong with you?" This also requires that safety comes first, as well as a commitment to do no harm. I also work with individuals struggling with difficult life situations and transitions, such as job changes / job loss, break-ups or separations, partner infidelity, gaining or losing weight, legal trouble, abortions or miscarriages, contemplating a change in career, moving to a new city, or just any place in your life where things feel "off-balance," and your "normality" has been interrupted. I also enjoy working with people who are simply wanting to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, increase self-confidence, or wanting to feel re-invigorated by life. With the use of EMDR, Mindfulness Work and Body-Centered/Somatic Approaches, I have seen many people achieve this in an incredibly deep, powerful and transformative way! Talk therapy can help greatly, and is a very important part of therapy, especially as it is needed to create safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship (which is essential for healing), however I have found that adding EMDR, as well as Body-Centered Approaches, along with other modalities of therapy, helps us achieve the lasting results we desire much faster and more profoundly. I use a variety of practices including, but not limited to: -Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); -Psychodynamic Therapy (Object Relations, Self-Psychology, Ego Psychology); -Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR); -Mindfulness-Based Therapy; -Somatic/ Body-Centered Psychotherapies: The Hakomi Method, Sensorimotor, and Somatic Experiencing (SE); -Psychoeducation; -"Parts Work"/ Ego State Psychotherapy; -The EMDR Phobia Protocol; -The EMDR-based Feeling State Addiction Protocol; My goal in therapy is not to help people just cope and survive, but to actually heal and thrive. No one wants to just manage and survive- we all want to be able to live, and this is possible! I believe all good therapy is an art, not a technique. I practice in an individualized and integrative way, using only scientifically proven modalities. You are an expert in your healing and in your struggles. You bring the problems, I bring the expertise, and we will embark on your healing journey together. If I'm not the right fit- I will be happy to direct you to someone who is, and/or support you in finding the right help. Feel free to reach out! I look forward to hearing from you!

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Lakishia Bussell

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

I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Working since 2012 in North Carolina. I have worked with clients with wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, behavioral management, relationship issues, parenting, and crisis management. I specialize in trauma and emotional abuse. My therapy style is encouraging and interactive. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, person-centered approach, and solution-focused. Therapy is a collaboration; therefore, my job is not to instruct or advise, but to empower you to create the change you wish to see. I am excited and look forward to working with you.

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Linda Blandshaw

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I provide counseling through video and telephone sessions.

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Carla Gray

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSleeping disordersDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & sleeping disorders. 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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Angel Chavis

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
4 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, relationship issues, 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. I use a variety of modalities such as solution-focused approach, person-centered therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Therapy is a collaborative effort. We will work together as a team to develop the skills and strategies needed to cope with the challenges, transitions and/or stressors that you may experience. My goal is to help encourage and empower you with the resources necessary to be self-aware and the best version on yourself.

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Connie Kretchmar

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

Welcome to counseling! I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in identifying and accomplishing your goals in a safe, supportive setting. I have 18 years counseling experience, have a BS in Human Development, a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling from East Tennessee State University, and am licensed in North Carolina (LCMHC) and Tennessee (LPC-MHSP). I enjoy working with women and men, families, adolescents, all races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations. My treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, acceptance/commitment, person-centered, solution-focused, and I have found that working with a client usually leads us to a therapeutic approach which can be satisfactory and successful for the client. Taking the first step to come to counseling can give you a wonderful opportunity to clarify what has meaning to you, what may be lacking in the present or is holding you back from a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Once we identify these issues, we can address them positively, learn to use coping skills that may have been absent or forgotten, and have the opportunity to feel relief and momentum toward an improved present and future. It’s my personal belief that everyone benefits from counseling, whether they may be suffering from (and want to lessen) symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma from the past or the present, grief, behavioral problems, parenting or relationship challenges, communication or self esteem issues. Working with a client in the counseling setting, I believe in the importance of building a caring, empathic, non-judgmental relationship by meeting a client where she/he is in life. I believe in the strength, courage, and resilience inherent in all people and that most people who seek out counseling come because they are temporarily stuck, not sick.

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Bethany Peter

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 10 years of professional work experience. Together, we will work together to find your authentic self and help you regain the hope and happiness you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. My approach is eclectic and client led. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again. I will strive to assist in your growth by supporting you in ways that are non-judgmental, empathetic and in a safe place to work through any issues, personal development, relationship concerns, and conflict. Together, we can find solutions and develop plans and skills to handle life’s obstacles. 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.

How to find counseling in Danbury

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury, 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 27016 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 Danbury 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 Danbury 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 Danbury, 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.

Danbury 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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