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Christy Clavio

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LCAS,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“I believe in each individual’s power to heal and live life to their fullest potential as we are each our own best expert. My goal as a counselor is to provide support throughout the healing process, facilitate personal empowerment, and assist in growing self-awareness, self-compassion, and positive self-identity.”
 Christy Clavio is a holistic health-care practitioner focusing on mind-body therapies to educate and empower people in their personal wellness. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and a trained mediator. She provides individual, couples and group therapy to adults, adolescents, children and families with current life challenges, mental health needs, addiction, loss and trauma. Christy is highly skilled in practicing with sensitivity, compassion, and creativity. Christy uses strength-based approaches to help align thoughts, feelings, and actions for the highest good and empowerment of oneself. She helps individuals learn to have more control and improve the quality of their lives and relationships. She has extensive clinical training in mind-body counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed care, addiction recovery, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, expressive arts, music therapy, play therapy, relaxation/meditation techniques, yoga, and Qi gong. Christy holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). She is certified as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist (NTS) and is licensed in therapeutic massage and bodywork (LMBT). She teaches continuing education for licensed professionals, including Healing Trauma in the Body, Mindfulness Through Music, and Sound Therapy. Christy has a diverse clinical background that has included: providing integrative therapies to adults with specific needs concerning depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep difficulties, addiction recovery, grief and loss, chronic pain, and life / career transitions; leading trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment with adolescents, children and families referred by the Departments of Social Services and Juvenile Justice; school-based therapy with children; and working in a recovery education center with adults diagnosed with severe mental health challenges, psychosis, bi-polar and substance use disorders.

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Meg Gemelli

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

** Not receiving new clients at this time ** I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina with over sixteen years of experience working with women, couples, and families. I've collaborated with clients facing a wide variety of challenges, such as marriage struggles, parenting concerns, depression and anxiety, career concerns, confidence and self-esteem, issues of spirituality, grief, and abuse. I'm experienced in providing online therapy, as well as working within residential treatment settings, outpatient/office spaces, faith-based environments, and within the hospital and school systems. My therapy style is warm and experiential. I strive to provide both depth and insight, and just as important, joy and laughter into my work with clients. I believe there's beauty and meaning to be discovered in every life story--regardless of creed, color, or income bracket. My approach is one of human connection and safe/secure attachment to one another, and I rely heavily on emotionally-focused therapy techniques, especially in my work with couples. While serving individual clients, it's common that I also integrate aspects of narrative, solution-focused, and trauma-informed therapies into our work together. On a personal note, I'd like to applaud your decision to invite someone into your story instead of attempting to journey alone. We experience no greater strength than when we join together in our most difficult times in life. I look forward to working with you, and if you have additional questions for me as you consider your next step, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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Dr. Natalia Rivera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Georgia with over 12 years of experience working as an active duty Army Officer in Military Treatment Facilities and community partners. In my 22 years as an active duty Army Soldier, I have worked with clients of different ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self-harm, conduct disorder or oppositional defiant disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the U.S. Army my specialty was combat and military sexual trauma-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Combat Operational Stress. I currently provide counseling services for individuals over 18 years of age, but I also provide behavior modification or Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy for children under 18 who are diagnosed with a neurological condition. My counseling style is warm, humorous, and interactive. I am empathetic and nonjudgmental, and I strive to create a therapeutic environment rooted in acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. However, I am also realistic and honest, and I will always tell you the truth, but in a kind and supportive way. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic or client-centered, reality and rational-emotive counseling. I will work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and together we will track your progress and revise the treatment plan when necessary. In our journey together, you will be the driver and I will be the passenger reading your map. Sometimes we may take a wrong turn and that is OK, but together we will use your map to get back on the track to the destination of your choice. My regular schedule is: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 PM (EST) Saturday & Sun: Out of the office (Appointments may be considered on a case-by-case basis) I typically check my messages after 5 PM every day (sometimes more) and try to respond within 24 hours of your message, but this is not always possible, but I will do my best to give a timely response. Please note: Periodically my schedule may change. I try to be as flexible as I can when there are specific appointment requests, and we can always discuss other convenient times when I may be able to open up a one-time slot on another day. MY CANCELLATION POLICY Just a quick message to inform you about my cancellation policy. Your appointments and well-being are very important to me, and I understand that sometimes, unexpected delays can occur, making schedule adjustments. If you need to cancel your appointment, I respectfully request at least three days’ notice. Appointments are in high demand, and your advanced notice will allow another client access to that appointment time. Please note: It is Betterhelp’s cancellation policy that you cancel at least 24 hours before the appointment. I look forward to working with you! V/R Dr. Natalia R. Rivera, DSW, LCSW, CADC

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"Cindy" Cynthia Brown Stiltner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LCAS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I provide therapeutic services which utilize an evidence-based approach focused on discovering and accepting how you arrived at the place you are now, with the goal of achieving your goals. Together we can collaborate and codevelop new perspectives and solutions to the distress in your life.

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Dr. Elliot Sanchez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I received a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, from Grand Canyon University in 2016. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina license number 12968. I practiced as an LPC-Intern at Davis Regional Medical Center Psychiatric Unit for a total of 6 months from June 2016 to December 2016. In addition, I have been practicing counseling from a pastoral perspective under a ministry since 2012 for a total of 5 years in that arena of pastoral counseling. I have also been working in the profession of counseling from a substance use disorder perspective since 2013 license number CADC 2108 for a total number of years of 4 years of substance abuse counselor. Prior to working as a counselor, I worked in the capacity of a pastor since 2003. The National Christian Counseling Association licenses me as a Pastoral Temperament Counselor LN-16647 since 2013. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have a broad background in services to encompass adolescence, adults individuals, and couples. I work with individuals with a variety of issues including emotional, spiritual, relationship, or behavioral challenges; making difficult life decisions; dysfunctional eating, divorce; or those simply wanting to glean a deeper understanding of themselves. My specialties include relationship counseling, anxiety, stress and anger management, and sexual disorders.

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Kaitlin Therien

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In my experience, I have noticed that my clients know themselves better than anyone which makes them the best resource when it comes to treatment. Therapy is a joint venture or partnership where both of our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions that work best for you. A good therapeutic relationship includes multiple aspects; however, I feel the most important are trust, authenticity, freedom, and positive outcomes. My name is Kaitlin Therien, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I utilize a collaborative, individualized approach with each and every client. Working together, I encourage you to find happiness and meaning within your life. I will support and validate my clients using Solution Focused, Strength-based, Person-centered, Trauma-informed approaches, along with mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). I have 5 plus years of experience working with people of all ages, in a variety of settings, from residential placements all the way to community based therapy. I feel it is important to establish a warm, non-judgmental, safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings with courage and a sense of curiosity. My primary interest is working with adolescents and young adults with depression, anxiety, difficulty with mood regulation, substance use, stress management, life transitions, trauma, grief, career/academic performance enhancement, and healthy relationships.

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Shelly Jennings Jarrard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have worked in the mental health field for the past 20 years in other capacities. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I often use CBT, DPT and motivational interviewing to address these issues. I have worked with all populations in the areas. With therapeutic interventions, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression symptoms can be reduced. My goal is to help everyone I work with to reduce symptoms that create a barrier to living their best life. 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. I use evidence-based practices in a seamless fashion to apply them to everyday situations. 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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LaShonda Milsap

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have over 23 years social work and clinical social work experience working with diverse clients dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, and life transitions. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I work with children, couples, and families. With each client, a specific treatment model is used which involves a holistic approach that is person centered to address each client’s needs/concerns. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. In sessions, solution focused, CBT, DBT, ACT and other evidence-based interventions are used. Not only am I a therapist but I am also a co-author who helps and motivates others to pursue their goals/aspirations and assist individuals to recognize their strengths.I work with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with grief and loss, stress management, life transition, relationship, parenting, and emotional management issues. We all face challenges and it helps fo talk with someone who can truly meet you where you are with no judgement. Just remember If you fall and if you can look up, you can get up. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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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Kasie Caswell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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.

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Latechia Hester

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC,CRADC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an African American female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I started my career in the counseling field in 2001, as a group home counselor for at-risk male youths, homeless young male adults, and their families, where we worked on family reunification, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, job skills, life skills, and independent living. From there I moved more into the substance abuse field working with DUI offenders, court mandated persons ordered to do anger management, and as an interventionist for families, and individuals who struggle with all forms of addiction and co-dependency. Since then, I returned to school to obtain my masters in Clinical Mental Health, during which time I worked with individuals who struggled with family issues, depression, suicide, grief and loss, schizophrenia disorder, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, dually diagnosed individuals, and those with other co-occurring disorders in an outpatient hospital clinic setting. I then furthered my career and obtained a second master's degree in School Counseling, where I enveloped experience in working with students in an inner-city school setting who struggled with body image, depression, suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, ADHD, ADD, OCD, neighborhood trauma, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My primary therapeutic orientations are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy; however, I strongly believe that it is essential to meet a person "where they are at" and establish a therapeutic alliance using my developed professional skills and eclectic abilities to provide each individual with a therapeutic orientation is necessary to move them toward a place of peace and healing. I believe in the purpose of counseling and I believe that even the most skeptical can become a believer! METAMORPHOSIS is the process of change into something adult, mature and breathtaking. I would like to think that I've been entrusted by clients to help them transition into living a better life, so that they may spread their wings and fly! My goal is to uplift, empower, teach, and motivate those who struggle to work toward living a healthy and happy lifestyle. My commitment is to provide the best clinical services each person deserves with dignity and respect and there has been no greater pleasure for me other than to be blessed with the opportunities to work with individuals in this field of healing and the transformation of lives.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gaston

Finding the best therapist close by in Gaston 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 in Gaston that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Gaston. 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 Gaston, 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 in the Gaston region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Gaston or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Gaston area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gaston 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 Gaston, elsewhere in Northampton, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Gaston area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gaston 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 Gaston 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 Gaston 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Gaston online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gaston, 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 Gaston psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Gaston 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 Gaston helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gaston 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Gaston 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 in Gaston?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gaston 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.

Gaston therapists 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 Gaston 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 Gaston 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists 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 27832 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Gaston counselor?

Before seeing your Gaston 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Gaston.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Gaston 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 with a Gaston counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Gaston, 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.

Gaston 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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