Kings Mountain celebrates its history and culture each year with its Mountaineer Days Heritage Festival. In life, you live your days between the history of your past and the celebration of today. Yet, mental health issues can take away your happiness in the here and now.

You try to relax and enjoy your life, but emotional turmoil sidetracks you into despair. How can you celebrate when your life feels like such a disaster? The first step is to find help and support. Talk to a counselor in the Kings Mountain area to move beyond your past and find joy in today.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Hi! My name is Denise and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Florida as well as a Licensed Independent Social Worker- CP in the state of South Carolina. I graduated from Norfolk State University's Graduate School of Social Work in 2000, concentrating in Family Systems Practice and Hampton University with a Bachelors of Arts in 1995. I have been a therapist for over 15 years with degrees in psychology and clinical social work, as stated above. I specialize in mood and adjustment disorders such as depression and anxiety as well...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression
Years of experience: 12

Hello! My name is Christien Harden, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NC and VA), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (NC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (NC). While attending graduate school at East Carolina University, my focus and study was the LGBT community and co-occurring disorders. It is my wish to assist those struggling with mental health and substance use issues by providing an experienced, caring atmosphere to grow and heal. Overall, I want to talk about the matters that matter to you. Life isn't always easy but, it should not always ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Beyond loving to help people become better individuals I enjoy exploring the world and learning new cultures, caring for animals and being outdoors. I have over 6 years of experience working in the mental health field. I earned a Master’s in Arts in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College and a Master’s in Science with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston. I have experience working in different settings such as at home, mental health agencies, hospital and school settings. I use a holistic approach in my...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), in North Carolina, with 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of all ages, with a wide range of concerns, from anxiety, depression, relationships issues, life change/adjustment challenges, school related issues, and. ADD/ADHD. I also have experience assisting clients that have experienced trauma and abuse. Psychotherapy is a form of counseling intended to remove the stones from the path of development, and not a procedure of putting things into the client tha...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 18

Hello, I am Dr. Latasha McIlwaine, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) in the states of South Carolina and Georgia and also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) in the state of North Carolina. I am also have a license and certification in Addictions (LCAS/CCS) and I am certified in Domestic Violence. I earned my graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling and went on to study Counseling Psychology to earn my Doctorate degree (EdD). I have been in practice for over 18 years across North and South Carolina and Georgia. I ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Hi! Welcome to Betterhelp! I am Candance Hammonds a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have been working in the Mental Health Profession for over 20 years. I have been in practice as a Licensed Counselor for 17 years. I have experience in working with Adolescents and Adults. I work with individuals with a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, ADHD, and Foster Care/Adoption. I also help individuals who have experienced abuse and neglect. I am first a foremost a helper at he...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues
Years of experience: 7

Greetings! My name is Sarah, and I am a North Carolina based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a passion for helping people reach their goals and gain greater self-awareness. I have over nine years of experience working in the mental health field and six years of clinical experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, in-home care, and in clinics specializing in sexual assault, interpersonal violence, homelessness, and addictions. I have also had the honor of serving with fellow Soldiers in the US Army as a Behaviora...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina for the last 6 years. I have worked in mental health for over 19 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, trauma, abuse, neglect, family issues, parenting concerns, ADHD, career concerns, relationship concerns, grief and loss, and depression. My therapy style is supportive, respectful, and warm. I believe that every situation is unique and utilize multiple therapeutic approaches to meet each individual need. Sessions will be tailored to the...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 6

Hello, my name is Magniola (Maggie) Duré. I received my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling Therapy from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated in September 2018. Currently, I am certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors-1142451. I am also licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina-15020. Lastly, I am provisionally licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate- LCAS-24532. I approach counseling as a collaborative process in which the clients and I will be able t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8+ years of professional work experience in counseling and over 20 years of experience in the mental health field in North Carolina. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 18

I am a seasoned clinician licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma , & parenting issues. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, no matter what hardships they've encountered. My therapeutic frameworks are IFS (Internal Family Systems), Polyvagal Theory, and Attachment Theory. In our work together I will help you develop more safety in your relationship with yourself and others, so that you can live more peacefully and connected.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 28

I am licensed in North Carolina with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe you have unique strengths and skills and we can build upon these to create growth. While each therapeutic relationship is different, my style tends to include gently challenging you to consider new ways of showing up in your life and at other times, teaching new skills. I may suggest "homework" between sessions to support your growth. This happens in a coll...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I look forward to the opportunity to walk this journey together! Let me tell you about myself: I’m a wife, mother to four, and a dog mom! I live in SC but love to travel to see new places and try new things. My favorite place is anywhere with a beach as I love anything involving sunshine and water! Professionally, I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in ...

How To Find Counseling Kings Mountain

Finding the best therapist close by in Kings Mountain can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain. 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 Kings Mountain, 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, these professionals 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain counselors 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 Kings Mountain area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Kings Mountain
  • DBT in Kings Mountain
  • Substance use therapy in Kings Mountain
  • Couples therapy in Kings Mountain

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Kings Mountain, 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 Kings Mountain, elsewhere in Cleveland, 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 Kings Mountain area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 in Kings Mountain: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Kings Mountain: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Kings Mountain: $100
  • Therapy in Kings Mountain: $80

While many psychologists in Kings Mountain may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Kings Mountain and elsewhere throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Kings Mountain, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Kings Mountain above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Kings Mountain 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Kings Mountain counselor 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 almost one million people in Kings Mountain, NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 28086 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 in Kings Mountain can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Kings Mountain 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain, 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.

Kings Mountain has many professionals 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. In Kings Mountain, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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 Kings Mountain.

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

28086