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Katie Sheets

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Katie. Thanks for reading my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have been working with individuals and families since 2010 in a variety of different settings. I have worked throughout the world in Italy, Japan, and South Korea. I love my job and I enjoy getting to know new clients. I use a strengths-based, solution focused approach. Therapy strategies are not one size fits all. I utilize different modalities depending on my clients needs. I frequently gravitate to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT can help you view challenging situations more clearly and respond more effectively. My primary goal is to provide a positive, safe environment where you feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings. I believe we all desire meaningful, fulfilling lives. Oftentimes figuring out what that looks like for you is a journey. I applaud you reaching out and showing up! I look forward to the chance to partner with you on your journey.

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Inda Powell

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHCS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional abuse and mood disorders. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am a friendly and approachable therapist with a natural talent for making people feel at ease. I enjoy working with adults from all ethnicities and backgrounds to overcome behavioral, mental, and emotional issues and achieve personal growth as well as provide life coaching. I will tailor our dialog and plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Operating from a strengths-based perspective, I utilize a variety of evidenced-based modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Anxiety Treatment to support my clients. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and purposeful 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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Wanda McWilliams

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am a clinically licensed social worker who is trained to provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with providing services with couples and also provide premarital counseling. I use faith-based counseling with clients who identify that desire this type of service to help resolve issues and symptoms. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy and solutions therapy to assist clients with identifying strengths, gifts, and skills that they currently possess to help them to achieve their goals. I work with the client to assist them with planning and achieving their goals and work to help them become the person they want to be. I have achieved success with assisting individuals with accomplishing goals and have been instrumental in helping families to re-unify and resolve issues that cause friction and discord in their relationship. I provide a safe, nurturing environment to allow individuals to thrive.

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Janet Nestor

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA LCMHC DCEP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
21 years of experience as a therapist

Prior to private practice, I worked in Academic Counseling and in residential addictions recovery. Currently, I work with individuals ages 14 through mature adulthood. My approach is integrative, embracing both traditional talk therapy and holistic mind-body-spirit techniques. I am a client-centered therapist, and I work with you to create a growth plan designed to meet your needs. We’ll focus on developing positivity, mindful life skills, and personal empowerment in a way that fits your lifestyle. I include spirituality and teach mind-body-spirit strategies that I've developed, especially those that focus on anxiety, stress reduction, and the development of holistic awareness. Many individuals who seek my services suffer from multiple life issues and conditions. My practice includes women and men who suffer from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Colitis, Crones Disease, other auto-immune illnesses, Lyme Disease, and other chronicl illness. I work with older adolescents and adults challenged by Attention Deficit Disorder and learning issues. Others suffer from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, depression, and issues that do not fit into a specific diagnosis. Together we approach these difficult symptoms with techniques that work for you. They might include Cognitive Therapy, Energy Psychology (TFT, EFT, REB), Mindfulness-Based Strategies, self-reflection, and intuitive insight and guidance. If agreed upon, I refer to psychiatrists who do genetic testing for appropriate medication match and to psychiatrists who do neurochemical balance testing and prescribe both medications and nutraceuticals. Years experience 20+

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Shakira Nelson

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Thomas Hall

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Thomas Hall and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado and New Mexico. I have approximately 20 years of experience in mental health related work. I started off working with teens in the wilderness therapy field in the beautiful southwest United States. I have since worked in community mental health with youth, families and adults and more recently veterans. I also served youth from age 5-19 in the public education setting as a special education social worker. I have enjoyed working with various backgrounds and ethnicities, and always try to take cultural differences into account in my work. I believe in helping my clients find their own way with my guidance and support. I help my clients change their stress producing thoughts and find the direction they want to head in their relationships, careers, and goals whatever those may be, while teaching strategies to handle emotions and behaviors. Having a positive relationship with my clients is very important and I work on this from the beginning. I definitely come from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy philosophy and subgroups related to this. I grew up in Ohio and attended Miami University of Ohio for my Bachelors Degree in psychology and after working for a period of time in the mental health field I finished my Masters in Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. I completed the necessary steps and obtained my clinical license in New Mexico and Virginia.

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Dr. LaQuista Erinna

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts, California, and Georgia with over 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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!

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Amanda Morgan

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my practice. I am a Licensed Clincial Social Worker in Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Washington DC. I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from New York University. I enjoy helping individuals who are seeking solutions to challenges they are facing. A wise fortune cookie once told me, "Life is not a struggle, its a wiggle". I have vast experiences in terms of client population, setting, and geographical location. I have experience in places from New York City to rural North Carolina, where I worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse, trauma, adoption, foster care, pregnancy, life changes, refugees, and sexuality issues. I am also clincially trained to work with individauls who face the struggles of a mental health diagnoses including, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, gender/sexuality issues. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs, but find myself most often utilizing a mix of Acceptance and Committment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused, Risk-Reduction, Psychodynamic, and always utilize Client-Centered Therapuetic technqiues. I genuinely enjoy the work I do with all individuals and place value in the fact that everyone's story, rationale, and feelings are different. I look forward to providing a safe, confidential space for you or your loved one to share their story and help find emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and/or occupational wellness and recovery.

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Lindsay Fodor

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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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Rachel Bean

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Rachel and I am a licensed therapist in North Carolina. I have over 3 years of experience working with children, adults and families as they navigate life’s stressors. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem and confidence, depression as well as a variety of other mental health symptoms. My therapy style is warm, interactive and collaborative to ensure we create therapeutic goals that are specific and unique to your needs. I have experience implementing a variety of therapeutic models including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and a strengthens-based approach. 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. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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 Polkville

Finding the best therapist close by in Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville. 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 Polkville, 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville, elsewhere in Cleveland, 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 Polkville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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).

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

Therapists in Polkville, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Polkville 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 Polkville 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?

BetterHelp's verified Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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.

Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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 28150 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 Polkville 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 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 Polkville.

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 from a therapist. A Polkville 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 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 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 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 Polkville, 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.

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

28136, 28150

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