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Keisha Saunders

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Marital or family concerns got you down? Life transitions have you feeling "stuck"? Do you feel like you do not see the bigger picture? I want to assist you in stepping into the frame. I have a desire to provide high-quality care, skilled and compassionate services to those individuals who trust me with their concerns, conflicts, and life transitions. Within an inviting and supportive atmosphere, I offer a solution focused approach tailored to client's unique situation and needs. I work with those experiencing difficulty functioning or needing therapeutic help to make changes in their lives. I address individual challenges, couples/ family conflict and mental health concerns such as mood disorders, anger, ADHD, anxiety.

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Michelle Gross

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.A.Ed,MBA,LCMHC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
15 years of experience

I have over 15 years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor, educator, and coach. My style is eclectic and based on each client’s individual needs. My philosophy emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, positive relationships, and empowerment for success, and I take an action-oriented, person-centered approach with my clients. As a former school counselor, I offer educational counseling to assist students in developing social and academic skills, as well as assist parents in addressing educational needs. My passion is helping anyone with ADHD, and I work with adolescents, collegiate, and adults of all ages to develop coping strategies to foster personal growth and development. I have a background in managing budgets and projects while ensuring alignment of financial resources with organizational priorities. I work with entrepreneurs and professionals to help them lead more effectively, get clear on their priorities, complete tasks, and delegate more effectively by understanding how their brains function best. I can provide leadership assessments such as 360 and the Workplace Big 5 as well. I earned my master’s degree in counseling as well as an MBA from Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!) I look forward to working with you!

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Mala Ross

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

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services to clients for over 20 years. I have worked in several state including New York, Florida and North Carolina. I have treated a wide variety of populations and ages across the entire life span. I believe that a therapist is a tool for you to use on your individual life journey. I also know believe that a person's mental health is just as if not more important than physical health. If your mind is well, physical healing is easier and more possible. Although I enjoy working with all populations I believe that my experience, skills and level of training are a good fit for individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and self esteem issues. I also have many years of experience working in family systems. I hope that my clients will find that I am a compassionate therapist who does not have any other agenda other than what my clients' stated goals are. I hope that my clients will find that therapy with me will be a safe and supportive place to come to. I utilize cognitive behavioral treatment, dialectical behavioral treatment, family centered treatment and emotionally focused treatment. My approach is to start where you want to begin. I look forward to working with you.

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Heather Frazier

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Are you ready to see your light shine again? I know we have experienced several stressors over the past few years due in the most part to Covid-19. If the stress has become unmanageable or you just need someone to listen and validate your concerns without judgement then, I would love to work with you. Hi, my name is Heather. I have three children, a step-daughter, a grandson, and three fur babies that rule my home. I enjoy spending time with my family, learning and experiencing new things. I have a BA in psychology from UNCG , a Masters degree in clinical counseling from Liberty University, and I am licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. My approach to therapy is eclectic as I like to take from theologies. I am proficient in motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy and various others so that I can develop a strategy that will work to help individualize each clients experience. I have worked with clients in various settings from hospitals, telephone, outpatient clinics, and virtual. I would love to work with clients that are ready make a change in their life so they can see the light in your life again.

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Kendra Scott

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

ABOUT ME I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). I believe that the counseling relationship is a very authentic interaction between therapist and client. The relationship alone has the power to produce change as long as there is trust, honesty, and motivation. In my practice, I am guided by three theoretical orientations: Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. I view counseling as a journey of self-exploration and self awareness by the client. I, as the counselor act as a catalyst for this journey. I would love to assist you in coming up with solutions and reaching your desired goal. I believe that the client is the expert of his/her life and that they hold in possession the answers to their own questions. I look forward to assisting you in identifying those answers by helping you bring them to the surface. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes Anger management Depression Years of Experience: 10

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Holly Gibbons

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & lgbt-related issues. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Regina Poole

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have ten years of experience assisting clients with understanding, developing and implementing new ways to manage depression, anger, anxiety, stress and many other emotional issues. It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe, atmosphere where you can openly discuss issues, heal and grow from your experiences. My goal is to provide quality clinical services to individuals so they may learn to cope with the increased stressors of daily living. I hold a Bachelor Arts Degree in Psychology from Columbia College and a Master in Arts Degree in Counseling at Webster University. I am a Qualified Supervisor for registered mental health counseling interns in State of Florida and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. I have worked with variety of populations in many years of practice with a primary focus with dual diagnosed and co-occurring disorders. Additionally, I use many modalities such as; cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, grief counseling, mindfulness, stress management and brief solution focused.

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Nicole Anzalone

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in both North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York with 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked in a variety of settings such as school settings with children and adolescents, substance abuse facilities, outpatient facilities, inpatient/hospital behavioral health units, crisis call centers, and private practice settings. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence, as well as a variety of other life stressors. 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! During our first couple of sessions, I like to build a strong foundation with my clients and really get a sense of who they are and what they hope to accomplish. From there, we can work together on setting and achieving goals, processing difficult emotions together, and coming up with coping skills to utilize. I hope to talk to you soon!

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Giles Christman

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

Giles Christman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has over 12 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples who are seeking assistance in coping with PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, OCD, ADHD, family conflict, academic-based issues, blended families, conduct disorders, and more. Giles completed his Bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University and obtained his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Giles is bilingual in Spanish and English and offers trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and strengths-based approaches to assist clients. He also has worked conjointly with schools and juvenile justice to assist families in crisis with their at-risk youth that are experiencing problematic behaviors. Giles assists families and individuals by helping them to harness their inherent abilities. He incorporates culturally competent services that instill trust and broaden understanding of who a person is and the potential they have.

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Karen Nance

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & career difficulties. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Kittrell

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell, 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 27544 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell 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 Kittrell, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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

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