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Rae Marsh

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW,BCPCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

MY EXPERIENCE AND TREATMENT APPROACH My name is Rae Marsh. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and therapist in North Carolina with a passion to help others navigate moments that feel overwhelming. I've provided counseling for the past 10 years and have helped people work through unresolved childhood trauma, divorce , friendship conflicts, anxiety, depression, self-concept challenges, financial behavior difficulties, family conflict, and issues surrounding child abuse and neglect. As I counsel I seek to provide an opportunity for transparency and self-awareness. I use cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, and solution-focused strategies to help individuals meet their goals. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS I obtained my Master of Social Work degree in Management and Community Practice with a specialization in Child Welfare from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from North Carolina A&T State University in 2008 with a specialization in School Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW License #C009941). WORKING WITH ME As we work together you'll find a judgement-free outlet where you will be heard and understood. You'll receive empathy, compassion, and professional guidance that will empower you. I celebrate your willingness to expand your support and I look forward to our work together!

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Crista Nezhni

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC, MA,Aadc
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

Crista Nezhni, MA, LPC, LCAS is an experienced counselor who received her degrees from Marshall University. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degrees in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She has specialized areas including addictions, trauma, adjustment issues, and grief. She loves to help guide individuals on their journey to achieving their goals and becoming the version of themselves that they strive to be. She attempts to create a safe and accepting space for each individual who seeks sessions with her. She tends to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (focusing on mindfulness techniques, challenging cognitive distortions and automatic thinking, and exploring the interplay of behaviors/ thoughts/ emotions. Depending on what you want to work on, other theories and techniques may be utilized.

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Tunisia Lumpford

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Do you worry often or feel sad most days? Do you have conflict at home, school or/and work? I am available to help you through those challenges. I will listen and help you with writing your story. I will help you to rejuvenate and regain balance in order to THRIVE. I am a licensed clinical social worker who has experience working with individuals, adults, and families who are facing life’s challenges that includes trauma, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with youth and their families who have experienced violence, depression, bullying, low self-esteem, and family changes. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and Master's degree in Social Worker from Clark Atlanta University. I have been in the field of social work for 19 years. Currently, I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and Georgia. I utilized Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. I have passionate about seeing you THRIVE; therefore, I would love to be apart of your journey to change your current state. My ultimate plan is to be there every step with you in order for you to experience a balance in the days ahead. Specialties: -Anxiety -Depression -Family conflicts -Bullying -Workplace/School Stress

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Nancy Marts

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
45 years of experience

I have been in the field of helping people since 1976 when I became involved with a juvenile first time offender and "ungovernable" youth program. From there, I have worked with children and families in a variety of situations. Throughout my 45 years of experience, I have been a licensed medical social worker where I worked with home health/hospice; as a hospital based trauma, surgery, and orthopedic social worker; and as an in patient, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient psychiatric social worker. The combination of skills has led to where I am now- a generalist with a vast array of experience and training. One area that I enjoy working with is persons in life transition. Often, life throws us a curve and the plans that we thought we had suddenly change. Life's circumstances can be rewarding and also cruel, leaving us confused, stuck, anxious, sad, in a rut and not sure what to do. During some of these changes, we can get back on track and resume our course, but others may require a bit more adaptation and ultimately redefinition of ourselves. An example is when one becomes physically or medically disabled. The loss of identity, sense of usefulness, and belonging (to name only a few) can leave us devastated and asking, "WHY". I can't promise that I have the answers to life's challenges, but maybe, we can explore that journey, be it a new one for you, and come up with some skills to improve your coping with your life's situation. I believe that life is a journey, let's take it one step at a time.

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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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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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Joseph Barnes

Offering therapy in NC
License: Joseph Wallace Barnes
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I currently specialize in relationship counseling not limited to intimate relationships, but also everyday interactions i.e. working, organizational, non-traditional, casual, mutually beneficial, and structural. I am able to assist with communication which is a common underlying issue within relationship dysfunction. Whether a relationship exists in a professional or private setting, I am competent in adjusting a persons understanding of the situation to bring out the best outcome. I have lived in over 7 areas of the world and am open minded. The preferred methodologies for my treatment consist of but are not limited to Gestalt Therapy, Autogenic Training, CBT, Existential Therapy, and Grief Counseling. My strengths lie in understanding, compassion, and experience. I am able to channel superior levels of comprehension in the following areas: Abandonment Depression Jealousy Lack of Trust Anger Management Insecurity Relationship Strain Everyday Challenges Forgiveness I am a firm believer in meeting the client where they are. I have worked with veterans for over 10 years. I have experience with newlyweds and those wishing to maintain a healthy relationship. I believe that every relationship is different and that they are constantly evolving over time.

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Monica Edwards

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Mieasha Edmonds

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience

Hi! You have made the first step on a new journey! I know talking to a stranger can be a bit unnerving. So, let me introduce myself. I'm Mieasha Edmonds. I have been practicing as a counselor for over 8 years now and in the mental health field for about 10 years. My journey started when I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Sam Houston State University. During that time I served as a local youth pastor while at SHSU. I went on to attend seminary to fulfill my goal of becoming a Chaplain for the United Methodist Church. It was during that process that I fell in love with counseling and changed my life’s trajectory. I later earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling and Masters of Divinity from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Since graduating, I have grown to love all aspects of spirituality and counseling. In my 10 years I have worked with adolescents, elderly, and adults who struggle with addiction and mental illness. I have worked as a psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings and have experience in providing services and support to those who are struggling with grief and loss, anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, psychosis, and life stressors. I am a proud member of the LGBT community. I believe that everyone deserves to be loved and understood. I am passionate about helping others heal and my therapeutic approach consists of person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapies. However, I meet the needs of clients on an individual, case by case basis. I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

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Erricker Sessoms Lee

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 Hertford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford, 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 27944 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 Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford, 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.

Hertford 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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