Graham is located in the heart of the Carolina Corridor where the small town offers a high quality of life and serves as the hub for government offices and services in Alamance County. Because the city is the heart of government and politics in Alamance County, many government workers live in Graham where burdens are heavy on their shoulders.

Whether your burdens or stress come from making important government decisions, running a business, or taking care of your family, Graham has counselors available to help you work through these burdens and feel at ease with life.

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Bette Blondin

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW, CHt
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in private practice. I am down to earth and pretty much laid back, with a great sense of humor. My approach is holistic, mindful and eclectic using cognitive behavioral and other therapeutic methods as needed. I have worked with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, parenting, life transitions, blended families, and many other issues that concern my clients. I work well with most people, regardless of their spiritual, religious beliefs or political beliefs. I am non-judgmental and do not criticize. I will be supportive and encouraging as you navigate this journey to feel better. I will use my intuitive nature and empathetic feelings to help you work through difficult times. I want you to know that you do not have to do this alone. I am here to be with you in that place and be sensitive to your needs and concerns. I will provide you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, and sort through whatever is on your mind. Together we will look at the obstacles you are facing, and work at breaking them down. We will maximize your strengths, and help you to put forth the best version of yourself. I look forward to meeting you! Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arizona (15847) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arkansas Certified Hypnotherapist Life Coach and Mentor in all other locations MSW in Social Work, Arizona State University

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LaShica Hemingway

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hi, I'm LaShica and I'm very excited that you are reaching out to take time for yourself. Counseling is a great form of personal care. I would like to tell you a little about myself. I currently live in Charlotte, NC but I'm originally from Marion, SC. I am married with 2 kids. I love lifting weights, playing softball, and running. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems. I have experience working with young adults in transitional housing providing therapeutic individual and group counseling. I have worked with families providing individual and family counseling in the clinical and home setting. My approach to therapy comes from an eclectic base with a strong focus on cognitive-behavioral and person centered therapy. I believe that a person should be able to make choices about their future and should be given all available resources to make that informed choice. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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LaShaunda Hanna

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

My counseling experience has prepared me to counsel adult clients from various walks of life. I have provided counseling services to clients with various mental health diagnoses related but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, mood disorders, and grief/loss. I view counseling as a process by which I facilitate my clients in exploration, clarification and identification of their needs and help them to make changes in cognition and behaviors that will result in the attainment of life satisfaction and self-acceptance. I operate from a Cognitive Behavioral approach but utilize a Multi-modal approach to counseling which is holistic, person-centered, and empirically based. I rely on research and employ my training and integrate an array of therapeutic interventions that I believe will yield optimum results for the individual and the issues presented. Although I expect you to benefit from counseling, I cannot guarantee any specific results. Counseling is a personal exploration and may lead to major changes in your life perspectives and decisions. However if you are ready and willing to work through the therapeutic process I'll be here to support you all along the way of your counseling journey. I sincerely look forward to getting to know you better .

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Dr. Hiza Jackson-Price

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

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

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Esther Mfonyam

Offering therapy in NC
License: LMFT,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina with 11 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, family shelters, community mental health agencies, health clinics and religious organizations since my graduation from Columbia International University in 2011. My expertise lies in working with children, women, families, couples and groups. As a therapist, I strongly believe that the quality of our lives are depended on the quality of our relationships. Our foundational relationship is our family of origin, which sets the pattern for the rest of our relationships. Our relationships with our significant others and close friends provide opportunities to rewrite dysfunctional family of origin patterns. The health of our relationships directly influences how we enjoy life's successes as well as how we cope with life's struggles and challenges. If our relationships are good, we feel well supported and can weather any storm that comes our way. The quality of our relationships impacts our mental, physical and spiritual health. My therapy approach is a combination of Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Client Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Experiential Therapy. These approaches guide my understanding in identifying problematic patterns in clients relationships with self, others and the world. These theoretical lenses also guide my treatment approaches.

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Melissa Seals

Offering therapy in NC
Depression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Toecia Land

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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. 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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Joy Miller-Kyle

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Russell Goodwin

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

**Effective 5/27/2023, I am available only for Live Chat and Messaging** I am a solutions-focused Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in North Carolina since 2009. I have extensive experience working with adult populations and, in particular, those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and existential concerns. I hold a masters degree in professional counseling as well as masters degrees in two other disciplines (business, education). I am active in higher education having served as an undergraduate human services instructor since 2009. If we choose to work together, we will spend time exploring how your beliefs and thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors (i.e., a cognitive-behavioral approach). We will also focus on what truly motivates you and use that information to determine goals that are both relevant and doable (i.e., a motivational interviewing approach). I will work with diligence to provide a space for you to explore both your thoughts AND your feelings. If this sounds compelling, feel free to schedule an appointment!

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Kelly Gould

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts and North Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Graham

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham, 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 27253 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 Graham 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 Graham 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 Graham, 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.

Graham 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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Graham:

27253, 27258

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