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Jillian Baugh

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSSA,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

Hi there, I commend you on taking the first step toward achieving your optimal wellness goals! My name is Jillian, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of North Carolina. I am a Master’s Level Social Worker with an emphasis on adult mental health. I have worked in many different settings, such as inpatient and outpatient capacities seeing Client's individually and group settings. I have experience with working with Clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, self-esteem issues as well as working with those who have mild to persistent mental illnesses. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic approach, Motivational Interviewing, as well as Person-Centered therapy. I have also gained a great compassion for my work by working in the field of Suicide Prevention. It's important to remember that finding a therapist is similar to finding the right car. In order to receive the greatest benefit from therapy, there must be a mutual fit for the Client and the Clinician. Many of my clients enjoy my authentic approach, and often feel comfortable with my honest and direct therapy style. You can expect us to spend time building rapport from the very beginning to ensure comfort and genuine connection. As the Client, you have the option to identify how we will meet, whether through text message, phone and video therapy options. This is something we can further explore. Let’s partner together to help you further your wellness goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephanie Speller-Henderson

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

Welcome my name is Stephanie, I am currently licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I Hold a Masters of Art in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte., A Maters in Theology in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina, I In addition to this I am a trained facilitator of Life Innovations Prepare and Enrichment Marital Counseling Program. I have taught on local and National levels about Compassion to persons living with HIV and AIDS, I have provide counseling in various settings to include, Emergency Room, Community Counseling Centers, Schools, Churches and Group and Private Practice. I am skilled in translating theory into practice. I have 15 yrs experience working as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I provided counseling for adult individuals who are chemically dependent, I have worked with Children ,Adolescents and Adults in Family Treatment Centers providing, Individual, Family and Couples Counseling. My counseling approach is to enter into a professional therapeutic relationship with (you) the client in which (I) the Professional Counselor assist you in exploring and resolving challenging life issues. I believe that the Professional Therapeutic Relationship between client and therapist is the key variable in facilitating positive changes. The counselors techniques utilized will vary and will be based on the information gathered in the clinical assessment. You will work with your therapist to focus on your needs and develop your treatment goals. It is imperative that you be involved in the goal setting process to enhance your growth. To achieve personal growth it is necessary for you to assume responsibility for your actions, decisions, and behaviors. Therefore complete responsibility for the direction of treatment rests with you (the client). In addition to this the outcome of your counseling depends on your compliance and progress in treatment. My theoretical orientation involves an integrated approach in which I provide therapy based on the theory and techniques that I believe are appropriated for your individual needs. My clinical practice involves the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This therapy explores how clients think about themselves and the world and promotes clients’ acting on those cognitions through behavior in their daily lives. It involves the use of behavior assessment and modification techniques such as cognitive restructuring, positive reinforcement, modeling, contracting, relaxation training, assertion training, and self- management programs. Other counseling approaches used may include Adlerian therapy. This therapy explores how behavior occurs in a social context, family constellation and birth order, lifestyle and social interest. . In addition to this a career counseling approach may be used, and psycho–education. These approaches may include the use of techniques such as, encouragement, interpretation, immediacy, task assignments, substance abuse education, relapse prevention, catching oneself in old behavior and learning how to modify it, reframing, role playing and the empty chair. Issues that will be addressed by these techniques are early childhood experiences to include interpersonal violence, the impact of addiction on the family system, poor interpersonal skills, depression, recovery, anxiety, grief, anger, fear of abandonment and rejection, stress management and time

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Louvenia Locklear

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a LCSW and LCAS-A who has been providing therapy in NC since 2013 working with children, families, couples, and individuals with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, financial concerns, ADHD, communication, workplace conflict, self-esteem issues, suicide thoughts, drug use, alcohol use, personality and mood disorders. I have also done extensive work with trauma clients helping them heal from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. I believe the strength is within each client I work with and my job is to help you see your own strength. It takes courage to take the first step to reach out for help. Your confidence will begin to grow as you begin to take one step at a time with my guidance and support. I use various therapy modalities from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, etc. to assist clients. We will work together to develop treatment goals for your specific concerns. I look forward to working with you.

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Johanna Bridges

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSC, LPC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience

My name is Johanna E Bridges, and I am a licensed professional counselor in NJ and a licensed clinical mental health counselor in NC. I have been providing counseling services for more than 20 years. I have worked in the schools, community mental health clinics, nonprofit agencies, foster care agencies and private practice. My clients have presented with a wide range of concerns to include but not limited to relationships, intimacy, parenting, anxiety, depression, loneliness and transitions of life. My counseling style is open, warm and interactive. I believe in treating the whole person by examining all angles of a situation. My approach is eclectic, but I use cognitive behavioral, short term solution focused, humanistic and client centered. Welcome to the first step in taking care of yourself by seeking help. How brave a decision at this time in your life! My role is to help you discover the answers to the questions you seek regarding your life and the optional paths that you may have available to you. I look forward to traveling this journey with you!

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Carol Holder

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Beverly Tracy

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCompassion fatigue
19 years of experience

I’m Beverly Tracy and I provide counseling to clients living in North Carolina and South Carolina. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Social Work. I have built my practice around healthcare and more specifically, oncology; hospice; and home health. Common concerns I see in my work include depression, anxiety, life transitions, abuse, family conflict, grief and loss, and adjustment to adverse life events. What can you expect from me? Clear boundaries. I care about my clients but we can’t be friends or have contact outside the therapeutic relationship and that protects both of us and helps me abide by my professional ethics. Respect. You’re the expert on you. I am here to listen, guide, challenge and explore with you. I strive to practice with attention and sensitivity to our inherent differences. I won’t make decisions for you. Compassion. No judgment. You’re already struggling and you don’t need me adding to your burden. I believe we all do our very best to show up and we should be given extra grace for getting through tough times. Honesty. I work within my area of skill and expertise. If I don’t feel like I can help you move toward a solution, I will help connect you with a therapist who is more familiar with your particular need. More About Me When I’m not working, you’re likely to find me gardening, spending time with friends or playing with my dogs. I am a wife, a mom, a daughter and a sister. My core values of honesty and integrity guide and inform my choices and decisions. I am an extroverted introvert. Listening is perhaps my best asset. Life can be hard sometimes and if you are ready to feel better or make different choices, I’d love to work with you.

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Tamika Hodges

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jonna Davis

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemADHD
17 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Joshua May

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kasie Caswell

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Pilot Mountain

Finding the best therapist close by in Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain. 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 Pilot Mountain, 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain, 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 Pilot Mountain area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain, 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 27041 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain, 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.

Pilot Mountain 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.

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