Mount Airy is known as the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry, where The Andy Griffith Show was set. If the setting of your life is filled with inner turmoil, it’s hard to act like everything is fine. Your mood sours, and you find yourself snapping at your loved ones or hiding from your friends.

You agonize over each decision, but you choose poorly time and again. Your thoughts are chaotic and frightening. You become more upset, but you can’t see a way to improve your life. Talk to a Mount Airy counselor to find your place of inner peace.

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Sharon Hollandsworth

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have 35 years of agency experience working with adults in individual and group therapy. I practice client-centered therapy with a problem solving and skills training approach. I provide a very supportive and validating environment at all times with my clients. I like to begin by assessing and exploring along with you what you are experiencing as difficulty and what you feel you need or want in the counseling experience. This process continues as long as we work together. I will also introduce skills training practices to help in coping with and responding to your areas of difficulty. These skills will help you gain strength in developing focus, relaxation, and interpersonal skills, and reducing anxiety, distress, and emotional upheaval. We will also focus on problem-solving skills and making plans or choices when needed. Please call 911 for local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away A little about me- I received my first degree in Music as a Guitarist before going on to get a psychology major and then a Masters In Social Work Treatment from the University of Tennessee. My work experience has been in community mental health centers and community health centers in Raleigh/Durham, NC. I look forward to working with you when you are ready to start exploring.

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Dr. David Ford

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ph.D.,LCMHC, LPC,NCC, ACS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

Hello all!!! I am a person-centered counselor who is licensed in NC, VA, and NJ. I have 10 years of counseling experience and I am also a Board Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am a Counselor Educator and have been teaching graduate and doctoral students for seven years. My clinical orientation is integrative and includes cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and rational/emotive approaches. My clinical experience includes working with adults dealing with addictions, HIV/AIDS, racial identity development, racial trauma, gender identity development, gender expression, issues around affectional orientation, depression/anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, and members of the LGBTQ+ and Same Gender Loving communities. I also work with career/occupational concerns. I believe in creating a brave space for my clients where they have the courage to bring their authentic selves without being silenced, marginalized, or judged. Authenticity and open communication are key to building a strong therapeutic relationship and both are a two-way street. We can challenge other, grow with each other, and work together as we travel your pathway to wellness.

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TyLisa Mitchell

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, My name is TyLisa Mitchell, and I am here to assist you with the ever-changing structure of daily life. I have extensive background in working with children as well as adults facing challenging times throughout their lives. We all have those days and times where we can't quite figure out what is going and what to do next. If this is you and you're looking for someone who is well versed and dedicated to the profession of helping others, look no further. I am here to assist you with choosing a new pathway that best suits your needs. I have worked in many diverse backgrounds, and I am multiculturally competent. I am an ally to all walks of life. I often utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to create plans to retrain our thinking and perspectives, also I have completed many certifications towards being trauma-informed ( trauma focused Cognitive behavioral therapy certification in progress), just one example. I'd like to consider myself very eclectic and I'm willing to meet you wherever you are, to determine your specific needs for a successful and healing treatment process. I'm looking forward to working with you!!!

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Francesca Lux

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHCS,CCS,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of NC at Charlotte. I have 18 years of experience counseling in a variety of settings. I am warm and empathetic, non judgmental, and provide a safe space for you to share. I assist individuals to identify the choices they can make in their own lives to reach their desired goals and pursue their dreams. I use Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy and provide a safe supportive environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves and their needs. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Also experienced in: Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD Years of Experience: 15 LICENSING LCMHC #S5496 (Expires: 2023-06-30) LCMHC #5496 LCAS #1383 CCS#20221

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Rosario Sralla

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S.,LCMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
17 years of experience

My name is Rosario Sralla. I was born in Monterey, Mexico but have been a Texan since I was 2 years old. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maine. I reside in Western North Carolina with my husband of 23 years, and our 2 giant Schnauzers - Clyde (8) and Thor (7). I have two grown step-children - Nicholas, married to Rachel; and Lindsey, married to Eddie. Together they have blessed us with 5 beautiful grandchildren - Savannah (10), and Nicholas (7), Vivian (1), Ezekiel (7), and Ezra (5). They all live in the San Antonio area in Texas. I have two sons - Ben and Jacob - who have been living with Jesus for 19 and 10 years, respectively. They were 30 and 34, respectively, when they changed addresses. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. My education and professional background in helping individuals with a wide array of mental health issues gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. My personal life story enhances my approach, compassion, and empathy. I work to provide my clients treatment plans that they can use in their everyday lives to help them achieve their goals. My experience includes treating adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of concerns. My training in Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interview Therapy complements my humanistic philosophy of Client-Centered ideology, and my life story helps me get deep into where my clients are so I can help guide them to a better place. As a therapist, I have a lot of empathy, I am caring, and I am invested in improving my client's life circumstances. I am non-judgmental and believe that no matter how similar or different we may be, we can work together and develop a rapport. We can start right away, opening lines of communication so I can understand where you are coming from and help in anyway I can. My hope is to develop a warm, and trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable, and heard. One of my favorite things to hear as a therapist from a client is, "exactly," because I know we are on the same page, and I smile when a client says after session, " I feel much better." Education Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Master of Science, Counseling Psychology License/Certifications State of Texas - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) State of North Carolina - Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) State of Maine - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Trauma and Abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Clinical Approaches: Client-Centered Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Existential Therapy Mindfulness Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 17 SERVICES OFFERED Video Messaging Live Chat Phone LICENSING LPC #65742 (Expires: 06-30-2024) LCMHC #11731 (Expires 06-30-2024) LCPC #CC6674 (Expires 07-31-2024)

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Selma Smith

Offering therapy in NC
AddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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 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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Kenneth Young

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I provide coaching, therapy, and consultation for people facing challenges with depression, relationship issues, anxiety, personal development, goal-setting, and achievement, as well as other concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful change, therefore I come first from a person centered approach. I can also incorporate CBT, mindfulness, and other frames to help meet your specific aspirations. I am licensed in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, with over two decades of professional experience in behavioral health. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Christina Brown

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementBipolar disorder
7 years of experience

Christina (B.S., M.A., LCMHC) earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Appalachian State University in 2013. Christina earned her Master of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College in 2017. Christina has six years of counseling experience and has spent majority of her work in the field serving on an Assertive Community Treatment Team in Asheville, NC working with individuals with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. She has been licensed from the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors to serve as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (License #13618). I enjoy being a wife and new mother to my 14-month-old son. Lover of cats and dogs. I enjoy boating, hiking, snow skiing, cooking, live music, tarot and oracle card readings. I have delivered services to diverse populations in the mental health field, ranging from children with severe, emotional and behavioral challenges to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. I utilize a multimodal approach based on the needs of each individual client. Counseling, to me, promotes the optimal well-being of the whole person and supports the person’s emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. I view counseling as a way to assist clients in facing the reality of their lives by facilitating a safe space for their own self-discovery and growth. My techniques as a therapist focus on the client as the active participant for change and myself as the catalyst for collaboration, support, and guidance. I counsel from a strengths-based perspective, incorporating a blend of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Solution-Focused, and Expressive Arts Therapy; all of which embody a person-centered approach to healing. *Please note on my schedule as of right now I am only offering evening session times as I work full-time elsewhere during daytime hours. This will be subject to change in a couple of months when I will be able to offer more flexible hours accommodations.

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Carol Fletcher

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Nancy Hauck

Offering therapy in NC
License: LISW CP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in South Carolina. I have over 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have extensive experience working with veterans, military service members and their families. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach includes solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, psycho-education and coping techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Mount Airy

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy. 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 Mount Airy, 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, elsewhere in Surry, 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 Mount Airy area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 27030 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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.

Mount Airy 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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