Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 18

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Service Agency Counseling, which I received from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2005. I also became licensed in school counseling in 2008 (License Number: 1096979) by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). In 2015, I became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in School Counseling/ Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood (Certificate Number: 02771048). I also During my educational experience, I worked as an intern with Family Alternatives, Inc. in Lumberton, NC, completing 200 hours of...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I have extensive experience working with diverse populations including children and adults, military and civilians, individuals with special needs, patients with traumatic brain injuries, domestic violence, retirees and veterans, and case management. I served in the military and have experience in many settings, to include Deployment Case Manager, Emergency Room Social Worker, and Family Advocacy Social Worker providing care to clients that were in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, exhibiting suicidal behavior, and drug using or seeking behavior...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of experience: 7

Hello! My name is Monica, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping individuals work towards future-focused movement to accomplish goals using a strengths-based, practical approach and solution focused steps. So, what does that mean, right? I like helping people discover and develop the best version of themselves in ways that empower and motivate them to accomplish their goals. I am down to earth and open-minded, and I believe people have the ability to make positive changes to their life if they are motivated, affirmed, and supported. I strive...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina, and have been an individual and family counselor for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, and specialize in anxiety, relationship issues, foster care and adoptive issues, grief and loss, and parenting problems. In addition to those areas of specialty, I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I also enjoy helping people work through daily stressors, reframe challenging situations, and move towards better mental hea...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist that has worked as a School Social Worker for 14 years. I have also worked as a SPARCS facilitator and substance abuse clinician for a Juvenile Detention Center for 9 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance use disorders, and chronic stress. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 31

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, with Certifications in Life Coaching, Trauma Treatment and Compassion Fatigue. I have over 30 years’ experience helping people, including Health Professionals, to overcome challenges and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. I work with clients who are dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, health issues, trauma, abuse and neglect. My therapy style is compassionate and interactive. I bring in a combination of approaches based on the clients’ ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in North Carolina with 20 of experience working with people with mental health concerns. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, anger management, substance abuse issues, mood disorders, and personality disorders. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I stride to make the individual therapy experience rewarding, safe, and person centered. I b...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 38

Hi...I'm Suzanne and I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (therapist) with many years (38 years) of experience. I received my M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1984 and have many years of training and experience as a clinician and as a clinical supervisor. Life can be both very challenging and difficult. Speaking with a counselor brings a nonjudgemental perspective and helps them process the situation. Counseling helps discover the choices we can make and want to make, even when faced with difficult decisions. I learned a long time ago that the relation...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and have been involved in many different aspects of the field including advocating and supporting the LGBTQIA and the undocumented community. I have experience in assisting person-served with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and feelings of hopelessness to name a few. I work with person served to create an open and safe environment where he/she...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional experience as a mental health therapist. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I also have experience working with clients in a variety of settings, including providing inpatient care, outpatient care, therapy in group homes, and therapy in lockdown facilities. 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. I look forward...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
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, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in North Carolina with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, PTSD- Military & Civilian & trauma and abuse. 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 can appreciate the courage you are showing to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 25

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and Virginia with 25+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse and parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths. My hope is to 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 and your journey. With kind regards, Kristen

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 13

I am licensed in North Carolina with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with veterans suffering with military related traumas/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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How To Find Counseling Locust

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

  • CBT in Locust
  • DBT in Locust
  • Substance use therapy in Locust
  • Couples therapy in Locust

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

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

While many psychologists in Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust, 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 Locust above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust, 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 28107 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 Locust can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Locust 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 Locust 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 Locust, 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.

Locust 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 Locust, 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 Locust.

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

28097, 28107