This is Katrina Canady's avatar and link to their profile

Katrina Canady

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (74961) with the state of Texas and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (S8569) with the state of North Carolina, Licensed Professional Counselor (012345) with the state of Georgia, and a National Certified Counselor (251827) with the National Board of Certified Counselor. I have a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University where my concentration was Marriage and Family Therapy (2009). My undergraduate degree in English, Literature is from North Carolina Central University (2005). I have ten years of counseling experience, my areas of experience include working with individuals who have been abused or have experienced traumatic events, family relationship issues, and life stage development issues, ADHD, Conduct Disorders, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Women Issues, Career development and or transition, Bipolar, Stress and anxiety management. My approach to counseling involves helping clients to identify strengths within themselves while developing self-awareness. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, typically blending “Cognitive Therapy” developed by Aaron Beck, “Behavioral Therapy” developed by B.F. Skinner, “Person-Centered Therapy” developed by Carl Rogers, and “Solution Focused Brief Therapy” developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg.

This is Dr. Robin Avery's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Robin Avery

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

A mixture of hope and skepticism often accompanies seeing a new therapist. You wonder if this therapist can help bring an end to your suffering and confusion. You ask yourself if you will get the clarity you are searching for, closure to the grief you are experiencing, or find purpose and meaning in the life you are living. I bring to your sessions a blending of training in evidenced-based psychotherapy with over 30 Years of combined professional and personal experience to help you through your journey of self-discovery and healing. I provide the emotional support needed as you walk through the barriers of fear that prevent you from exploring your inner world and living a more liberated, balanced life. I walk alongside you in a caring, empathic therapist, as you uncover your seeds of suffering. I teach you skills to help you cope with what cannot be changed, and offer new ways to perceive and experience yourself and your reality that can be a wellspring of growth, positivity, and personal life enhancement. Treating the whole person, I place value on the lessons learned from all of life’s experiences. In addition to psychology, my wisdom draws from the gifts of the natural world, the cultural and performing arts, mindfulness, and my belief in empowering people to find their own unique gifts, talents, and wisdom to create more meaningful connections and purposeful living. I specialize in individual psychotherapy working with adults across the adult lifespan. Whether you are struggling with stress-related issues at home, work, or with relationships in general, feelings of loss and grief, caregiver fatigue, or feelings related to change and life-transitions, I utilize evidenced based approaches including CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and insight-oriented psychotherapies to help you increase self awareness, experience your own inner wisdom and clarity, and create a foundation for successful coping and handling life's uncertainties, healing, and greater life satisfaction.

This is Dr. Deborah Gipple's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Deborah Gipple

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ph.D ,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Hi! And welcome! Congratulations on taking the courageous first step toward improving your life by reaching out and sharing information about yourself! I understand counseling as a journey where I meet you where YOU ARE AT (mentally and emotionally) and then have the privilege of traveling with you on your journey of self-discovery. I use my skills to assist on the rocky patches in the road, and am ALWAYS encouraging, confirming, and celebrating YOUR SUCCESS. I create a space for you that is confidential, accepting, and non-judgmental. I have a Ph. D. in Mental Health Counseling and am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I also have a sub-specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have over 20 years of counseling experience, working in private and non-profit organizations, helping children, teens, and adults of all ages. The counseling modalities I use are Adlerian, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and a traumagenic approach. Issues for which I have provided therapy include: childhood abuse; childhood trauma resolution; questionning alcohol abuse; codependency; grief and loss; adult ADD; negotiating stressful life transitions, dealing with verbal aggression; conflict resolution; decision making; effective parenting skills; stressful family environments; and developing effective and lasting communication skills. I have also helped some of my clients resolve depression and anxiety which often are associated with the aforementioned issues. My availability is currently Monday through Thursday. All appointments are after 12:00pm. Sometimes my schedule will vary if I have a personal matter that I have to take care of.

This is Janet Nestor's avatar and link to their profile

Janet Nestor

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
21 years of experience

Prior to private practice, I worked in Academic Counseling and in residential addictions recovery. Currently, I work with individuals ages 14 through mature adulthood. My approach is integrative, embracing both traditional talk therapy and holistic mind-body-spirit techniques. I am a client-centered therapist, and I work with you to create a growth plan designed to meet your needs. We’ll focus on developing positivity, mindful life skills, and personal empowerment in a way that fits your lifestyle. I include spirituality and teach mind-body-spirit strategies that I've developed, especially those that focus on anxiety, stress reduction, and the development of holistic awareness. Many individuals who seek my services suffer from multiple life issues and conditions. My practice includes women and men who suffer from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Colitis, Crones Disease, other auto-immune illnesses, Lyme Disease, and other chronicl illness. I work with older adolescents and adults challenged by Attention Deficit Disorder and learning issues. Others suffer from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, depression, and issues that do not fit into a specific diagnosis. Together we approach these difficult symptoms with techniques that work for you. They might include Cognitive Therapy, Energy Psychology (TFT, EFT, REB), Mindfulness-Based Strategies, self-reflection, and intuitive insight and guidance. If agreed upon, I refer to psychiatrists who do genetic testing for appropriate medication match and to psychiatrists who do neurochemical balance testing and prescribe both medications and nutraceuticals. Years experience 20+

This is Ida Ham's avatar and link to their profile

Ida Ham

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am pleased that you have chosen me as your counselor. The following information is available to help inform you of the counseling process and ensure that you are aware of the professional relationship. My Qualifications: I received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling. I have continued skill building with varied graduate level courses/workshops and have a Graduate Certificate in School Counseling. I have completed the nationally approved Stephen Ministry training for faith based lay counseling and support through my church. I am a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am experienced with 20+ years of practice. I am credentialed by local mental entities and am an approved provider. A future with innovative supports. Your personal, professional and spiritual goals are achievable. Enhance self- awareness with acceptance of strengths, limitations, desires, and fears. Learn the importance of whole health: physical, psychological and spiritual wellness. Assessment with situation determined services and counseling. My training and work experiences have allowed me the opportunity to coordinate treatment and services utilizing varied therapies such as cognitive, behavioral, acceptance, commitment, strengths based, decision making, problem solving and solution focused. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your situation.

This is Kathleen Neiswonger 's avatar and link to their profile

Kathleen Neiswonger

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S.Ed,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Sometimes we feel 'stuck.' Sometimes we experience negative emotions which we feel conflict with our values, morals, ideals. Sometimes we feel an emptiness. Like our inner flame...the one which burns inside, pushing us to set & pursue goals, dream, live life with a sense of anticipation...has dimmed, until just an ember. Sometimes our negative life experiences get us caught up in the lies of guilt and shame. Paralyzing us. Keeping us from moving forward. Perhaps it's more than 'just' feelings and emotions. Maybe symptoms of mental illness make life hard. And navigating through life, each day, each moment, feels like tedious work. However...please know there is help. There is hope. There is healing. There is so much more to life than what you may be currently experiencing. I have years of experience serving others. I have taught middle school and high school English; worked as a therapist in community mental health and private practice; and worked as a school counselor. I am a counselor who is a Christian. And although I truly believe that the spiritual aspects of an individual’s whole self should be explored and nurtured in therapy, whether or not we explore the spiritual dimension of life will be up to you. I have a passion working with those who feel they are not living life to its fullest. Why? Because I truly believe each of us has the ability to fully participate in a life which excites and fulfills.

This is Deborah Fritts's avatar and link to their profile

Deborah Fritts

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello, I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and have a genuine desire to help anyone struggling with life demands, trauma, anxiety, and grief related to loss of any kind. After 10+ years experience in the world of grief and loss, this has allowed me to treat those with complicated grief, additional stressors, depression and adjustment disorder. My experience also includes counseling and coaching those with physical disabilities. My counseling approach is person centered, offering compassion, guidance, and techniques to help in your journey towards finding meaning and purpose in life again. My desire is to walk this journey with you without getting lost in it. Although my approach is compassionate and non-judgmental, I am prepared to challenge and empower you to a better life. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

This is Dr. Hurey Hughes's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Hurey Hughes

Offering therapy in NC
LGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert's avatar and link to their profile

Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 35 years of professional work experience that is multi-diagnostic in the areas of Addiction, Trauma, Anger Management, Abuse , Personality Disorders , Emotional Dysregulation Disorders and Clinical Art Psychotherapy. My value system dictates 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 by signing up for therapy takes emotional courage and I am proud of you for starting on your journey to recovery and healing and hope that you will allow me to take that journey with you.

This is Matthew A Lambeth's avatar and link to their profile

Matthew A Lambeth

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 Hobgood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood, 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 27843 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 Hobgood, 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.

Hobgood 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

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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Hobgood.

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


Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist