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Patricia Price

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LPC,NBCT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Service Agency Counseling, which I received from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2005. I also became licensed in school counseling in 2008 (License Number: 1096979) by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). In 2015, I became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in School Counseling/ Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood (Certificate Number: 02771048). I also During my educational experience, I worked as an intern with Family Alternatives, Inc. in Lumberton, NC, completing 200 hours of counseling experience. After graduating, I gained employment with Family Alternatives, Inc. in June 2006, as a case manager and therapist. In July 2007, I changed courses and began work in the public school setting. I have been employed as a Professional School Counselor in NC Public Schools for 13 years. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of NC (License # 14606). Before we begin our sessions together, I would like you to understand my personal view of counseling and how I practice it. The following information should help you gain a better grasp of what to expect from your counseling sessions. I view counseling as a relatively short-term, collaborative effort, although I will continue sessions as long as we deem necessary. I believe that in order to reap any benefits from our time together, you must be committed and active. As your counselor, I can only support, educate, and encourage you. You will have to put forth effort in homework assignments, including special exercises or journal writing, for example. Some changes will come more quickly than others, which may require more effort. I subscribe primarily to “Person-Centered Therapy” developed by Dr. Carl Rogers and “Reality Therapy” formulated by Dr. William Glasser. Relying heavily on the methods and techniques form these two theories, I will help you feel more comfortable with the idea of self-exploration. This will enable you to meet your needs in a more effective manner by understanding the consequences of the choices you make. Together, we will identify your goals, the time commitment involved in reaching these goals, the risks and benefits of counseling, and the approaches used in reaching your goals. We will also develop a plan that will be evaluated periodically. If the progress towards these goals is less than satisfactory, we will revise our treatment plan. Although our sessions may be both emotionally and psychologically intimate, it is important for you to understand that the relationship between us is not personal, but strictly professional. In order for you to best address your concerns, it is better for our relationship to reach no further than the confines of our counseling sessions. Even though you may learn a lot about me through my own disclosure, you need to remain aware that you are experiencing me only in my professional role.

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Tara Knight

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi and welcome! You have taken the courageous step to a happier and healthier life...good for you! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 plus years of experience and am excited to work with you. Some of my specific areas of focus include depression and anxiety, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and low self-esteem. My approach is simple and straight forward...I believe it is crucial to have a trusting relationship with your therapist. Through that relationship we will take a journey of discovery and transformation together. And along the way we will conquer the issues that are holding you back or simply stressing you out. In therapy I typically utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing with a general sense of Person Centered Therapy in which the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance. I began my career working in Substance Abuse running several treatment programs in Florida and North Carolina. Eventually I started my own general counseling practice in North Carolina where I spent many years working with adults, children and families. Most of my time with clients was focused on stress related issues, depression & anxiety, trauma, and relationship and family dynamics. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Genera Gilliam

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome, The counseling experience is one of a very personal, shared interaction; one of the most crucial aspect of this relationship is trust. People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. The counseling process can be fun and exciting, and at times, possibly challenging. However, the goal will always be to bring about some positive change. My approach to counseling is best described as and can include: strength based, solution-focused, client-centered while utilizing cognitive behavioral and/or family systems techniques. I believe people are capable of reaching their fullest potential given the right support and tools for change. Whenever possible, treatment should involve the entire support system. The goals and techniques of therapy will be based on the client specific goals and reasons for entering into counseling. I view counseling as a process where I help my client explore, clarify and identify their needs and facilitate them in making changes in thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. I also value collaborating with other community resources in order to extend support for the well-being of the client. I look forward to working with you. I have 14 years of experience in school, agency, and private practice settings providing individual, group, and family counseling. Counseling experience that I have provided treatment for include: Crisis Intervention Anxiety Stress Management Grief and Loss Anger Management Depression/Bipolar Parenting Issues Education Communication Skills Values/Goals Clarification At-Risk Youth Career Development Lifestyles: Cultural, Religious, and Sexual Orientation Training B.A in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- 2001 M.A. in Counseling, North Carolina Central University- 2006 Grace and Courtesy , Genera N Gilliam, MA, LCMHC, NCC (Nicole)

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Ronald Wells

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

From time to time, life presents itself as a series of obstacles with some higher than others. I prefer to see problems as a positive challenge to embrace life and seek positive growth that we can do for ourselves. Seeking help is hard enough, and it's my job to ease the process by offering my clients a warm, empathetic, and safe place to address their challenges. If you are struggling with a particular issue, or prefer a safe place to express yourself, I am happy to help you explore your issues. I have been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina since 2007 (we were originally called Licensed Professional Counselors, but that changed a few years ago). During my career, I have worked with adolescents and adults. In any therapeutic interaction, it is important to initially develop a relationship with my clients to develop an environment that promotes empathy, understanding, and support. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, various approaches drawn from Narrative Therapy, Redecision Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing strategies. We will discuss these approaches to match your needs and preferences while we are in session together. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addiction, chronic pain and health issues, trauma, bereavement, disability-related issues, and adjusting to many of the challenges that life presents us. I use a client-centric approach (meaning YOU are the expert on you) that will allow you to identify your strengths and abilities. I look forward to meeting you and speaking with you!

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Meghan Graham

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersDepression
10 years of experience

It takes courage to seek support when faced with adversities and challenging life situations. Counseling can offer a safe and supportive space for processing and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of clinical counseling experience. My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to, supporting people struggling with trauma exposure, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, eating disorders, relational concerns, behavioral concerns, intimate partner violence, and those experiencing suicidality. My counseling style is to build a therapeutic alliance where we can approach challenges and this therapeutic journey as a team. I have worked with people from all diverse walks of life and believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines trauma informed interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Whatever you are facing, please know that you are not alone. I hope to join you on this journey of growth and healing. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions and I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Erika Delco

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I look forward to working with you!

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LaShana Poole

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Mary Catharine Guicheney

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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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LaToya Sutton

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Nicholas Chamberlain

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with children and parents across various therapeutic services, including psychiatric hospitals, Day Treatment, Group Homes, In home therapy, and outpatient therapy. I am currently working full time as a clinical assessor for children and adolescents in North Carolina. I am married, have many pets, and enjoy live music and outdoor activities across North Carolina. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.

How to find counseling in Ellenboro

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro, 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 28040 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro 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 Ellenboro, 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.

Ellenboro 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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