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Jennifer Dalton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have a background in education and have been a licensed therapist since 2013. I believe my personal experiences, as well as professional qualifications, have assisted me in providing both empathy and guidance to my clients. My goal is to improve the quality of life for my clients, as well as their families, through improved communication, appropriate life-balance, and positive change. My therapy style includes forming a professional relationship with my clients while providing a combination of cognitive-behavior therapy and rational-emotive therapy. My expertise has been in behavior changes for children as well as adults, coping with and working through anxiety, and improving the effects of depression on personal well-being. I come from a strong belief that balance and communication is vital to our emotional well-being and contentment. I look forward to working with you to improve your personal well-being and relationships with others.

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Naterea Holley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-CP,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“Everything that has breath, has purpose” My name is Naterea Holley, LCSW. Through a person-centered approach, I thrive in assisting people to address their areas of concern. You are the expert in you, and I use my skillset, experience, and knowledge base that I have acquired as a young clinical professional in the past 5 years to work with you. I can personally identify to the struggles and difficulties that can occur while navigating the modern world in regard to finances, relationships, and finding your purpose. I am a licensed clinical therapist in both North and South Carolina. I hold a master’s in social work from the University of South Carolina and spent majority of my career linking those with limited resources and support to services that offer them a better way of life. I have had the honor of working with adults, youth and families who have had difficulties with life's stressors dealing with relationships, trauma, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and other concerns (direct client contact exceeds 6,000 hours). In my 5 year of clinical experience, I provided individual, group, and family therapy. I utilize a combination of theoretical approaches, including, solution focus, cognitive-behavioral , mindfulness and reality therapies. My goal is to collaborate with you to meet you where you are at. I specialize in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive, if you have a question please reach out. • Anxiety (social, generalized) • Bipolar & Depressive & Other Mood Disturbances • Psychosis ( including auditory/ visual hallucinations) • Adjustment Issues • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Substance Use • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships I look forward to accompanying you on your journey to a healthier, happier YOU

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Jeffrey Sumpolec

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed therapist in California with 20 years experience in private practice, and 10 more in other psych settings. I see adults and couples. I work well with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression and stress related disorders. I also see those with addictions and anger. Through person centered, and focusing on strengths and solutions, I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I am trained in Brainspotting, and have incorporated that into therapy. I am a recent transplant to California from Virginia.

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Amy Gatch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LISW/LCSW,BCBA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North and South Carolina and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, young adults, and families who have sought support for a variety reasons (ie stress, anxiety, life changes, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, caregiver issues, etc). My experience across the school and clinical settings will be an asset to our working relationship. I am originally from the mid-west. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Indiana University and my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. I have resided in the Carolinas for the past 15 years. My goal is to support you in your journey by providing you with a sounding board as well as additional tools and knowledge so you may accomplish the goals that you hope to achieve. During sessions we will take time to learn about each other, build a working relationship, and establish realistic and achievable goals. Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn. Most of all though, life is a journey with experiences to enjoy. I look forward to supporting you in your journey.

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Maya Perry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. Some goals of therapy have included reducing overthinking, decreasing anxiety-related attacks and anxiety symptoms, understanding rational vs irrational thoughts, and understanding how thoughts affect actions. I also have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues. I believe the most effective approach to therapy is to work with you to determine how therapy will look and work best for you. By focusing on the issues important to you, change is more likely to happen and to be long-lasting. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Thomas Hall

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Thomas Hall and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado and New Mexico. I have approximately 20 years of experience in mental health related work. I started off working with teens in the wilderness therapy field in the beautiful southwest United States. I have since worked in community mental health with youth, families and adults and more recently veterans. I also served youth from age 5-19 in the public education setting as a special education social worker. I have enjoyed working with various backgrounds and ethnicities, and always try to take cultural differences into account in my work. I believe in helping my clients find their own way with my guidance and support. I help my clients change their stress producing thoughts and find the direction they want to head in their relationships, careers, and goals whatever those may be, while teaching strategies to handle emotions and behaviors. Having a positive relationship with my clients is very important and I work on this from the beginning. I definitely come from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy philosophy and subgroups related to this. I grew up in Ohio and attended Miami University of Ohio for my Bachelors Degree in psychology and after working for a period of time in the mental health field I finished my Masters in Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. I completed the necessary steps and obtained my clinical license in New Mexico and Virginia.

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Heather Fultz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience in a variety of different settings. I am originally from Chicago and I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with my Master's in Social Work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. Additionally I have specialized training in substance use and addiction. I have worked with adults in various stages of their lives and assisted with working through some of those tough transitions. Some of my prior work experience includes working with college aged adults, working in a psychiatric hospital, as well as working in various levels of substance use treatment including running groups for IOP, and PHP levels of care. I have worked extensively with law enforcement and first responders and come with an understanding of those professions. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Ronella Ellis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficulties
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

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Nicholas Chamberlain

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with children and parents across various therapeutic services, including psychiatric hospitals, Day Treatment, Group Homes, In home therapy, and outpatient therapy. I am currently working full time as a clinical assessor for children and adolescents in North Carolina. I am married, have many pets, and enjoy live music and outdoor activities across North Carolina. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.

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Katherine Hyde Hensley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Psychologist licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, coping with grief and loss, and parenting issues. 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 and empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Jefferson

Finding the best therapist close by in Jefferson can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Jefferson that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Jefferson. 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 Jefferson, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Jefferson region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Jefferson or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Jefferson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Jefferson 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 Jefferson helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified Jefferson therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Jefferson therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Jefferson?

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

Jefferson therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Jefferson 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 Jefferson therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 28640 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Jefferson therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Jefferson.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Jefferson licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Jefferson counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Jefferson, 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.

Jefferson has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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