Life is like a train. Sometimes it chugs along to your destination. Other times, it needs to stop and refuel. There are times where your train feels like it’s going off the rails. Who can help in this situation? A counselor based in Matthews can be the one to help you. 

Matthews is named after a railroad director. In the old times, railroads were important to connect people and goods, and still are. You can connect to a counselor and they can help you reach your goals and live a better life. Talk to one today if you want to get started. 

This is Phil D'Agostino's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed., LCMHC,Licenced Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

I believe that when it comes to being depressed, anxious/fearful, or if you are having real problems in your relationship, you want relief and you want it as soon as you can get it. People don't seek a counselor to talk, they go to find a way to feel better, be better and never need you again as soon as possible. That's why I use the methods and principles normally associated with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), or Brief Therapy. My training was first as a scientist and science educator. Dealing with people from all walks of life, I came to realize we are fa...

This is Samuel Parker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CEAP,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Coaching
Years of Experience: 45

My commitment to helping people heal and grow from personal and family crises has taken me in many directions, from managing human service non-profits to providing direct therapy and treatment. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after getting my MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. I have provided family, group, individual counseling to a variety of clients in various clinical settings since then. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and other appropriate interventions when working with peop...

This is Jamesetter Credell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in North Carolina with over 10 years of experience working as a Therapist and Care Manager. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and connected. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My experience includes work with adults, adolescents, chil...

This is Grace Perkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,LCASA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Grace. I have worked with people as a mental health and substance abuse counselor for over 10 years. I have also worked several years in various mental health community services. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Specialist Associate. I have a Masters Degree in both fields. I enjoy talking to people and together we can help you get to a better place. I have a warm and caring personality. I work with adults and adolescents. My approach is eclectic. I like to stay knowledgeable and up to date with n...

This is Amy Locklear's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 5 years of clinical experience. I have worked with various clients to include: adults, elementary, middle, and high school aged students. I have also worked in several settings/areas of social work such as: private mental health agencies, child protective services, hospital, group homes and public schools. I currently work with Veterans who experience: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, various medical and psychosocial concerns as well as military sexual trauma. My areas of focus include: d...

This is Connie Dockrey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSPS,LPC,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello my name is Connie Dockrey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma and in North Carolina. I have over 5 years of experience in providing substance use and mental health services to individuals, families, and conducting group counseling. I am also a Licensed Registered Play Therapist. I have worked with clients from ages 4 to adults. I am Certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, which is very beneficial for adolescents and young adults. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing which is a great ...

This is Ashley Ligon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LCMHCS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Welcome! I'm Ashley a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of North Carolina with over 10 years of counseling experience. Therapy is a healing and transformative process, and it takes an immense amount of courage and strength to reach out for help. My goal is to offer my clients a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment that promotes growth and healing. I work from a belief that all people have resilience to face life's challenges and my counseling approach draws from a wellness model that emphasizes individual strengths and ...

This is Esther Reynolds's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and have been in a private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, and traumatic experiences (physical, emotional, and sexual). Family conflicts and relationship issues are also a focus of my practice. My approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. I often coordinate mindfulness, insight-oriented approaches, and storytelling in my sessions, depending on an individual’s uniqueness. My primary g...

This is Dr. Katherine Freiman-Fox's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 31

I've been licensed to practice psychology for over thirty years. I am retired from work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where I worked with individuals (staff and inmates) experiencing extreme life circumstances as well as depression, anxiety and family issues. After I retired, I had my own business as a matchmaker, but found that I was missing my therapeutic work. I did learn quite a bit during my 4+ years as a matchmaker about what works and what doesn't work in the search for a life mate. This is an extra set of skills I bring to the table in working with fo...

This is Suzanne Walker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCMHC,LCAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in the state of North Carolina. If you are looking for an individual who has experience in a variety of service delivery settings, I believe you will find that my clinical experience will meet your needs. Several of the therapeutic techniques I use, include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Reality Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. In my 17 year career as a therapist, I have signif...

This is Robyn Hawley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better! I applaud your courage in seeking help! Many people experience the process of finding a therapist a bit (or a lot) scary. I am honored that you chose to check out information about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for over 25 years working with people of all ages and facing all kinds of challenges. Many of my clients over the years have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, parenting challenges, trauma, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, as well...

This is Debbie Esque's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC (LPC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have worked with all ages and walks of life in my 20 plus years experience. As a seasoned therapist I believe that a successful outcome of therapy goals begins with a harmonious relationship with the client. This begins with a clear understanding of the needs and desires of the client. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and Integrative therapy are used to reach the best desired outcome for the client. My approach is to have a kind, caring and sensitive dem...

This is Rosa Joyce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the states of New York, North Carolina and South Carolina with 10 years of experience. I work with clients with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, and personality disorders. I also assist many people who have experienced trauma, emotional abuse, chronic and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I am a firm believer that the relationship between the client and therapist is essential to achieve positive outcomes. I ...

This is Nicole Pierce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-CP,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 17

Hi, My name is Nikki Pierce and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in both North and South Carolina with over 17 years of clinical experience. My goal from day one has always been to make a significant difference in the life of others by way of being an advocate for those who cannot do so themselves in order to create a difference for generations to come. I utilize various types of therapy that is personalized each time I see a client in order to gain the most out of the current situation. I am a firm believer in utilizing mindfulness in every part of our d...

This is Giovanni Bass's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social-Worker with experience treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and borderline personality. I also provide marital counseling and family consultation. I provide treatment plans that address problems associated with impulse control, anger management, communication, self-awareness, self-esteem, perspective, and negative thought patterns. I have over 5 years of experience and I have treated individuals in various parts of the world, including the U.S., Europe, and Asia. I have experience treating addiction, including dr...

This is Pamela Peoples's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in North Carolina with 38 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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.

This is Taylen Harp's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, & coping with life changes. 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.

This is Takesha Briggins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Takesha and I earned my MS.Ed in Counseling from Old Dominion University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been a professional counselor for 12 years and worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I have worked with adolescents in schools, adults in community settings, and families as an intensive in-home clinician. Over the years, I have served a wide variety of people and enjoy motivating others to make positive changes in their journey to personal growth and discovery. I view ther...

This is Shamika Ushry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Lets work together to achieve all of your goals!

This is Amanda Weissman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Matthews, North Carolina (Matthews, NC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with 7 years of clinical therapy experience working with adults, teens/adolescents, children, and their families. I have experience in helping clients with stress/ anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parental challenges, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive, with a dash of humor. I truly believe in meeting clients where they're at and creating a treatment plan that works for YOU. I believe in being compassionate, sensi...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Matthews?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Matthews area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Matthews and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Matthews or elsewhere in Mecklenburg or the state of North Carolina.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Matthews therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Matthews due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Matthews 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Matthews to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Matthews, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Matthews, NC, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 28106 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

28105, 28106

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.