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Barbara Grant-Kelly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of NC. As a helping professional for more than 20 years, my experience is quite diverse and comprehensive. In the field of mental health and wellness, I have functioned in the capacity of Mentor, Educator, Foster/Adoptive Parent and Counselor. I have coached individuals on living, social skills, how to effectively resolve problems and interact with the community as a whole. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Life experiences often disrupt our sense of wholeness, leaving us feeling unable to find our way back to ourselves. When this happens, our lives and our relationships can become difficult, or even unbearable. Our work together is one of helping you to reunite with that core wisdom within yourself, so you can experience more love, connection and happiness that is innately yours. Together we will develop a deep knowing of who you are and what you stand for. Working together, we will identify and shift patterns that are blocking you from fully experiencing and living a life worth living. As a highly compassionate, empathetic, patient, respectful and committed individual, I understands it takes courage and time in taking those steps towards this type change. So, if you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Michelle Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed social worker and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and other life changing situations. My counseling style is warm , laid back, and engaging. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines person centered and holistic care of mind, body, and spirit. 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!

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Traci Klasing

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Traci Klasing, MA, LPC, LCMHC has been in the psychology and educational fields for 20 years. Traci is warm and engaging and has the desire to help her clients meet their needs. Her approach involves getting to know her clients and helping them move forward in their lives in areas that may need strengthening. She believes in a collaborative relationship where she and the client are both involved in goal-setting. Traci has experience working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, life changes, parenting issues and career issues. In addition to her mental health counseling experience, Traci has been teaching psychology coursework online and face-to- face for 21 years, therefore, she is well versed in counseling processes and theory. She is also skilled at working in a virtual format. Additionally, Traci a subject matter expert in the field of career counseling. She was the Director, Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator in the Career Development Center at a university for nine years. In her various roles in the career center, Traci assisted students and alumni with the job search process, including obtaining internships and full time employment. Her prior positions include administering neuropsychological assessments and providing in-home psychotherapy to families. Traci has served as a licensure supervisor in MO and has helped numerous counselors with their client loads. Traci was elected and served as the 2012-2013 President for the Missouri Career Development Association and she was also selected as a Leadership Academy Member by the National Career Development Association. Traci has served as a licensure supervisor in MO and has helped numerous counselors with their clients. Traci is ready and excited to work with you. Please reach out to her today! Traci earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina.

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Cecelia Myers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,RPT-S,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master's in Counseling at UNC Charlotte in NC. I have 20+ years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the states of NC and GA. I am also a Registered Play Therapist and believe that is helpful to all ages due to my deep understanding of development and early life experiences. I have also been trained in and provided Animal Assisted and Equine Assisted Therapy. I am a firm believer that animals and nature are healers. My approach involves meeting clients where they are and developing a plan based on individual needs with a theoretical base of Adlerian concepts. Parenting Support is another passion of mine. Parenting can be hard! Children do not come with a manual. I can assist with parenting techniques and therapy to improve familial relationships. I am also trained in Divorce Mediation and Parenting Coordination and provide coaching related to the difficulty of these life changes. I can assist with helping your children cope as well. I work with adults on issues such as anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, depression, among others. I believe I provide a refreshing, caring approach and look forward to our journey together.

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Sharon Bowen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of social work for over 10 years. In my career, I have worked with families and children as an advocate, case manager, and therapist. I know that therapy can be a scary step but I am here to help in your journey. I am here to help no matter where you are in the therapeutic process - whether this is your first time or you've seen others in the past. We will work on this journey together and move forward at your pace. Therapy can bring out all sorts of feelings, but we will get through them as they arise. My goal is to provide a safe and open environment for you to feel free to address anything that is on your mind. I strive to be nonjudgmental, caring, and compassionate. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires trust on both your end and mine. I look forward to working with you!!

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Dr. Les Brinson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
50 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Description of me for clients I am Les Brinson, and I am a Ph.D. licensed psychologist. As a service provider, I have been associated with mental health, counseling, and treatment agencies exclusively since 1961. In that 50+ year journey I have had responsibilities for everything behavioral from managing, teaching, and treating a wide range of clients including college students, residential placed teenagers presenting mostly with conduct disorders and cognitive delays to providing individual and group therapy to inmates in a local federal prison to a 40-year term as a university professor and department chair where I taught all of counseling and psychotherapy courses in the curriculum during my tenure. Essentially, I have always carved out time to provide counseling and therapy to clients which have always been my passion. In terms of my mode or modes of counseling or therapy, at some point in my career, I have been an advocate and user of the more popular ones such as Client-Centered Therapy, to CBT to an approach that I have used successfully. I refer to it as “Systemic Psychotherapy”. Therefore, I consider myself a classic eclectic. In sum, I try to determine early on where the client is and then draw on my knowledge and experiences to employ a suitable effective, and efficient treatment approach to move the client to heal or rehabilitation as quickly as possible.

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Jennifer Beadell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and my background includes working with adults, adolescents, children, married couples and parents from different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. I have provided a variety of mental health services including working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, family conflict issues as well as parenting issues. I would consider myself to be eclectic and use techniques from several different therapy modalities. Most often I use techniques associated with the Cognitive-behavioral approach, which focuses on identifying the client’s current pattern of thoughts, recognizes potential areas of change or improvement, and modifying behavior. I understand that as individuals we operate within the context of our family structure, cultural background, social environment and religious beliefs. I utilize mindfulness techniques along with Cognitive behavioral approach as well as Solution focused therapy and Person-Centered therapy. During the process of therapy we will address areas of concern, devise a plan to resolve those issues and learn new effective coping skills while considering all the aspects of who you are as a person. My philosophy as a therapist is that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion for their own unique situation. I believe in respecting and honoring all people in the most positive and supportive way I can. I recognize that every situation is different and when someone reaches out, they are willing to move toward change for a happier life. I look forward to working with you to fulfill what change will look like for you. Let’s start the journey together!

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Elaina Bogan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Brittany Merz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with over 10 years of professional work experience. I recognize that life can trip us up sometimes and it can be very beneficial to talk through things with someone who is not involved in the ins and outs of your everyday life who will also keep everything confidential. I enjoy helping clients who are dealing with self-confidence, body image, pregnancy/postpartum issues, stress and anxiety, and depression. I also have an MBA, so I can help with working through self-development and career trajectory plans. I believe therapy can be a great tool for helping achieve your full potential in all areas of life. Reach out and let’s get started!

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Susan Herbst

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Mount Pleasant

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Pleasant 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 in Mount Pleasant that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Mount Pleasant. 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 Pleasant, 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 in the Mount Pleasant region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Mount Pleasant or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Pleasant area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Mount Pleasant 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 Pleasant, elsewhere in Cabarrus, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Mount Pleasant area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Mount Pleasant online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Mount Pleasant 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 Pleasant helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Mount Pleasant 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Pleasant 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 in Mount Pleasant?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Mount Pleasant 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.

Mount Pleasant therapists 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists 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 28025 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Mount Pleasant counselor?

Before seeing your Mount Pleasant 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Mount Pleasant.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Mount Pleasant 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 with a Mount Pleasant counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Pleasant, 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 Pleasant 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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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