Small cities based on history are often fun places to go, but sometimes you may need help in your own life. But, with the help of a counselor in Indian trail, you can be on the path to success.

Indian trail is home to the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which connected major cities. It had a large population growth, and while it’s a small town, it’s a good community. There is an annual parade here too, and with the help of a counselor, you can march into a better life. 

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Jonathan Riffey

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,LCAS,CCS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Having worked and managed in the culinary, music, and security arenas of the restaurant and service industries for many years, I became acutely aware of the need for help for those in our society who weren’t able to avoid the pitfalls of alcoholism, addiction, and other mental disorders that make manageable living difficult, if not impossible. Since graduating and walking through the attainment process for my licensures, I have since seen the depths of the ocean of factors that contribute to the pain and suffering etched on the souls of so many of my clients. At times this pain is evident on their countenances and at other times only through their actions and/or reactions. Whether finding themselves in ICU, or detox, these brave souls have waded through rivers of stress, depression, and anxiety searching for their far shore. Not far behind this encounter can be the evidence of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or trauma. Add too many of these a genetic predisposition to alcoholism and/or addiction and it is as if the pages of their history have been doused with gasoline and set afire, at times, due to the use of substances. It is for this reason that I yearn to be present when clients are prepared to consider “peeling back the layers” of who they have been and who they have become. When the client can then initiate the process necessary to meet their true selves head-on and initiate the series of actions meant to lift them up and heal them, then I can be present to assist them in empowering themselves through education and the experiences of their peers to be present for themselves and others. It is in this way, that the client can then truly begin to be of service to others if they so desire. Statement of Clinical Philosophy Having worked primarily in settings where I facilitated intensive outpatient groups of short and long durations, I have always approached my group work with a strength-based approach. I see my clients as resourceful and resilient and primarily employ motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques to guide patients down the path of their choosing. This path is theirs for them to discover who they want to be and to discover where they want to go from “here”. Due to many of my groups being comprised of mandated clients who are required to attend sessions in differing numbers, many times I would work with clients in as many as 20 sessions and as few as four sessions. Many times clients would present to me as if in crisis and I would find success utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy to assist the client find the motivation to empower themselves to continue reaching for a solution once discharged from my facilities at completion of treatment. Also helpful has been utilizing the Crisis Intervention Model. Very often, clients would arrive having been recently charged and/or convicted of a D.U.I. or similar charge. I then find out that the client is a survivor whose spouse had recently committed suicide, for instance. This type of particular client needed more help than what I could provide in that setting and it was important to connect that person with therapists and agencies which were prepared, trained, and able to assist this client with the eventual processing of their pain and anguish. In the meantime, I had to begin the process of using the seven stages, from assessing safety through developing an action plan and encouraging the client to follow up. Overall, whether it was mandated DUI/DOT clients, first-offenders, or methadone IOP clients, or even those within the locked confines of the Behavioral Medicine Unit at the hospital, I found that most responded well when their quest for sobriety was viewed through the lens of Social Learning Theory, within the group setting. As clients moved forward through the sessions, they modeled the behavior of clients who had progressed before them and who had achieved some measure of success. While applying these new concepts or techniques for sobriety the clients began to tailor them to fit their own unique journey, which assisted them in maintaining their continued sobriety. The newer clients themselves used these proven concepts to assist them also in achieving a measure of sobriety and then they also began to model it for those that came after them. Thus, a continuum of care began to assist clients as they first began and then finished IOP. In the meantime, relationships were constructed and a foundation was built. It was off this foundation, from which patients were able to springboard to a less-intensive schedule of treatment with a great degree of continued success. I look forward every day, to learning more from my clients.

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Kelly Casparius

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA.,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in North Carolina. I have over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients as young as three up to senior citizens. I have extensive experience in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, general life issues, high conflict divorce/custody. I also deal with family issues and and trauma. I try to provide a warm and accepting environment for my clients and let them know that I am here to provide help for them in a non-judgemental way. I believe that it is my job to come alongside my clients and help them through whatever issues they are facing so that they can live their best life. I look forward to working with you.

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Tracey Boubacar

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I have been providing therapy and mental health services for over 14 years. I have a warm and nonjudgmental attitude. I am compassionate and my goal is to help you succeed and enjoy your best life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing, I have worked in many areas of mental health. I have worked with a variety of individuals. I feel my vast experience will help you in achieving your goals. It takes courage to embark upon this journey, I will help you improve the quality of your life. I also have a strong focus on working with people with relationship issues to improve their quality of life.

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Shauna Jones

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,TFCBT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a social worker licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, marriage conflict, parenting problems, career challenges, mood disturbances, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, honest, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused, and solution focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Nalalia Burns

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Hello. Welcome to my bio. I look forward to learning more about you and determining if I would be a good fit to support you on this platform. By profession, I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker also licensed as a Clinical Addictions Specialist. I have over ten years of experience in mental health and substance use recovery settings. My experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings has provided me the opportunity of working with various populations from children and adolescents to geriatric age adults. Additionally, I have training and clinical experience in areas ranging from childhood disorders to Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and severe and persistent mental disorder. My therapeutic approach I would describe as relational , person-centered, and strengths-focused. I am centered in supportive therapy, while also incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches that are tailored to individual therapy needs. These include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. My therapeutic style is conversational enhanced with the principles of motivational interviewing techniques. I stand on the principle that the journey to change and mental wellness is possible although not always easy nor simple. Nevertheless, taking the first step is half the battle. Making peace with life and difficult circumstances, putting one foot in front of the other, and maintaining a healthy perspective continue to be the pillars of my personal and professional foundation.

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Bethany Snell

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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. I care about my clients and want to see them succeed.

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Regina Kujawa

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience in mental health. I have provided psychotherapy in many different settings to include inpatient hospitalization, intensive in home services, Substance and alcohol abuse treatment, and outpatient therapy services. I have worked with patienbts with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, substance and alcohol abuse and I have worked to help patients, couples and families navigate separation and divorce. I have worked with patients who have experienced trauma, loss and sexual abuse providing compassion and education as well as teaching my patients how to work with their bodies to help their symptoms. I utilizes a holistic approach to treatment as I have a fitness/body background history and I am credentialed in Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®). TRE is a healing modality that encourages the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma that we carry in our bodies over the course of our lives. TRE helps calm down the nervous system and encourages the body to return back to a state of balance which is an essential part of the healing process. I am also skilled in the area of crisis management

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Dr. Kristen Dreyfus

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues and coping with life changes. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Sarah Powell

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have over 17 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of environments. I have supported clients who are dealing with with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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David Burgess

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Greetings! My name is David, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I view life as a journey towards becoming the best versions of ourselves, and I don't believe anything in life happens by chance. Since life brought you here today, I want to encourage you to follow through with starting treatment. I have a passion for helping others thrive, and it brings me immense joy to see the people I work with gain a deeper understanding of their life stressors and how to pair their unique strengths with skills learned in treatment to create meaningful change. My professional work experience has allowed me to help others overcome and cope with challenges related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and other life obstacles. Many of the people I've had the privilege of working with have also found integrating their faith into their treatment most therapeutic, and I can attest that there is no problem too big for God. Whichever one of the many life challenges you face today, I'm happy to join you in navigating this part of your journey!

How to find counseling in Indian Trail

Finding the best therapist close by in Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail. 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 Indian Trail, 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail, elsewhere in Union, 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 Indian Trail area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail, 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 28104 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail 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 Indian Trail, 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.

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

28079, 28104, 28110

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