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Donisa Hammond

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
8 years of experience

Hi! My name is Donisa Hammond and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor residing in the state of North Carolina. For the last 7 years, I have devoted myself to the study of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, but most importantly the act of building relationships. I consider it an honor and privilege to walk through some of life's most challenging seasons with you. It is my job to help you to reflect carefully on the problems you are experiencing, to be mindful of your efforts at solutions and why they do or do not work, and to assist you in making what can be some difficult changes in your life. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in 2012 and a Master's of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. I received my unrestricted license from the state of North Carolina in 2016. My areas of interest include but are not limited to, marital affairs, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, transitional adjustments, and Biblically-based counseling. I am so excited that you've chosen to take this step to mental wellness. It is a journey, but one absolutely worth taking. I look forward to working with you!

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Rae Marsh

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

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

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Tara Knight

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi and welcome! You have taken the courageous step to a happier and healthier life...good for you! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 plus years of experience and am excited to work with you. Some of my specific areas of focus include depression and anxiety, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and low self-esteem. My approach is simple and straight forward...I believe it is crucial to have a trusting relationship with your therapist. Through that relationship we will take a journey of discovery and transformation together. And along the way we will conquer the issues that are holding you back or simply stressing you out. In therapy I typically utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing with a general sense of Person Centered Therapy in which the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance. I began my career working in Substance Abuse running several treatment programs in Florida and North Carolina. Eventually I started my own general counseling practice in North Carolina where I spent many years working with adults, children and families. Most of my time with clients was focused on stress related issues, depression & anxiety, trauma, and relationship and family dynamics. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Lauren Anzelone

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a provisional Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters in Social Work from East Carolina University in 2009. I have been providing support to children, adolescences, adults with disabilities, and their families since 2003. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, Mood Disorders, and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. It’s an honor to be able to come along side others during their journey. I am passionate about helping women, parents raising adolescents and/or foster children, and young adults. It has also been a pleasure supporting foster parents as they learn various behavioral management techniques to best support a child demonstrating challenging behaviors. My counseling style is a strengths-based approach and I use a collaborative problem solving approach to help tackle life’s challenges. But I have learned along the way there is nothing to big for God to help us through. He has taught me I can trust in Him and His plans are greater than my plans.(Jeremiah 28:11, Romans 8:28-29)

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Alicia Edwards

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I would like to commend you on this huge step that you have taken in exploring Better Help as a means of seeking assistance with working toward life improvement, wellbeing, and positive changes. I am a therapist in a small rural community that works with kids with trauma as well as the family unit I have been licensed almost 10 years and have been working in the social work field for approximately 18 years The majority of this time working with kids with behaviors and their families. I have also worked with individual clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, OCD and ADHD. I also am trainef to work with individual who have suffered from trauma. In my work as a professional therapist. I incorporate techniques linked to CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, as well as trauma focused therapy, while maintaining this professionalism; I also incorporate humility and commonality in each session to ensure that all clients are comfortable and feel safe to receive needed help. I also follow ethical standards in every area of my professional therapy. I strive to always meet clients where they are and provide professional services that meets their individual needs. i prefer text chat and phone session when possible.

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Jason Vandewater

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Working with people is a passion and I look forward to using my clinical skills to help you move forward on your path in recovery. My primary counseling focus is on person centered treatment and harm reduction. Counseling is focused on developing and reaching personal goals. In addition to overall mental health treatment, I work with individuals to create concrete goal plans with tangible action steps. This includes helping you with life and career changes by providing coaching style interventions for work/life-related growth. I provide focused interventions that help you accomplish the goals that are most important to your recovery. Honoring and supporting personal goals allows for new growth and increased knowledge. This therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging and assisting you to develop perseverance, become more flexible, and increase your self-worth through evidence based social work modalities I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Jeffrey Hunter

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I was born and raised in North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have worked as a counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina for 19 years. I am licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and in South Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you are seeking counseling to solely address substance abuse or dependence, that would be beyond the scope of my licensure and I would not be an appropriate choice of therapist for you. I have enjoyed a variety of work experience in my 19 years of counseling. I have helped clients coping with longer-term problems, and clients working through different life stressors. I have helped clients address concerns related to depression, anxiety/panic attacks, self-esteem and motivation, family stressors, grief and complicated bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, trauma and abuse, career development, and adjustment to phases of life. I would describe my therapy style as being sincere and genuine, and comforting and interactive. I have enjoyed helping people of a variety of age groups, cultures, and lifestyles. My main therapy approach is Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also use interventions from Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy, skills for relaxation and distress tolerance, and mindfulness techniques. Person-Centered Therapy stresses “unconditional positive regard” and empathic understanding. I believe many of us strongly judge ourselves, and may also experience external judgement, and this often impedes positive change. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive counseling experience to support you and help you utilize your own strengths. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy promotes change by examining the relationship between our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. We sometimes develop patterns of thinking, either through our childhood experiences or stressors later in life, that often causes distress or makes it hard to achieve life goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you identify if these patterns of thought are present and replace them with more positive and productive thought patterns. I enjoy spending time with my parents and friends, watching movies and historical documentaries, reading, yardwork, and weightlifting. I hope Betterhelp can help you with any problems you are experiencing. I also hope I can meet you and help in any way possible. For Disclosure purpose, things spoken/written in counseling are confidential, unless I were to think you were in immediate and clear danger of hurting yourself or someone else. At that point, I would need to contact your emergency contact and/or 911.

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Anne-Marie Tow

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Hi I’m Anne-Marie I am a licensed clinical social worker with 4 years of clinical experience. I have experience helping clients process trauma, cope with grief and loss, as well as attachment issues. I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD and PTSD by providing a safe environment to emotionally process and helping to identify coping skills that work best for that individual. I believe that you are the expert of your life story and that you have many strengths that can assist you with overcoming life’s challenges. I understand that every individual has their own needs when it comes to their mental health and managing symptoms, I try to tailor my therapeutic approach to the specific needs of each of my clients. I want to acknowledge that taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started. Please feel free to reach out about scheduling an appointment!

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Gabrielle Harris

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Rafel Lane

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients of all backgrounds and various levels of need. Depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, acceptance and forgiveness, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence are areas that my skills are best to assist with. 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!

How to find counseling in Kingstown

Finding the best therapist close by in Kingstown 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 Kingstown. 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 Kingstown, 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown, 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 Kingstown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown, 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 28150 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown 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 Kingstown, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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