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Eva Jones

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 5 years counseling experience working as a counselor and life coach. My work has been in the realm of depression, anxiety, anger management, emotional and behavior issues as well as substance use issues. I have worked with families struggling with relationship issues and parenting skills. I also have experience in areas of life coaching such as individual and spiritual growth. My desire is to work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, emotional and behavior issues as well as substance use issues. My counseling approach is calm, warm and empathetic while being non-judgmental. My approach is eclectic/integrative therapy. I believe that individuals are unique and will benefit from the most effective methods to address their needs. It takes courage to stand up and ask for help. I believe you can find joy in your journey when you allow change to start from within yourself by creating a positive atmosphere. When you are ready I am ready to stand up and walk with you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Ida Ham

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am pleased that you have chosen me as your counselor. The following information is available to help inform you of the counseling process and ensure that you are aware of the professional relationship. My Qualifications: I received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling. I have continued skill building with varied graduate level courses/workshops and have a Graduate Certificate in School Counseling. I have completed the nationally approved Stephen Ministry training for faith based lay counseling and support through my church. I am a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I am experienced with 20+ years of practice. I am credentialed by local mental entities and am an approved provider. A future with innovative supports. Your personal, professional and spiritual goals are achievable. Enhance self- awareness with acceptance of strengths, limitations, desires, and fears. Learn the importance of whole health: physical, psychological and spiritual wellness. Assessment with situation determined services and counseling. My training and work experiences have allowed me the opportunity to coordinate treatment and services utilizing varied therapies such as cognitive, behavioral, acceptance, commitment, strengths based, decision making, problem solving and solution focused. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your situation.

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Nicole Pierce

Offering therapy in NC
License: LISW-CP,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
19 years of experience

Hi, My name is Nikki Pierce and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in both North and South Carolina and have clinical experience since 2005. My goal from day one has always been to make a significant difference in the life of others by way of being an advocate for those who cannot do so themselves in order to create a difference for generations to come. I utilize various types of therapy that is personalized each time I see a client in order to gain the most out of the current situation. I am a firm believer in utilizing mindfulness in every part of our day, which helps keep us grounded in a positive mindset and makes it easier to deal with difficult situations when they arise. I have worked with a variety of therapeutic services over the years which includes outpatient clinics, in-home counseling, inpatient psychiatric hospitals as well as in-school with children and teenagers. I have experience with a wide-range of concerns that include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, relationship issues, parenting issues and narcissistic abuse. I am very warm and interactive in my therapy style in which I incorporate into each session and remain open in order to meet your specific needs. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, I relocated to South Carolina and earned my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2009 from the University of South Carolina. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2004. Outside of being a therapist, I love the beach, reading and traveling with my husband and three sons. I am glad you are here and taking the first step in making positive change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Nichole Williams

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

My name is Nichole Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 6 years of clinical experience in various mental health settings working with adults, adolescents, children and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem and anger management. I have also worked with clients with conduct and oppositional issues. My therapy style is warm and inviting. It is important that my clients feel comfortable and safe to express thoughts and feelings without the fear of being judged. My approach combines person-centered and cognitive-behavioral modalities. Meeting my clients where they are fosters a collaborative effort and is key to establishing and maintaining a postive therapeutic alliance. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Sandy Drew

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Lori Wainright

Offering therapy in NC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional experience. I've helped clients successfully navigate major transitions in life and develop the resiliency skills necessary to meet the next challenge. I specialize in grief and loss, family conflicts, trauma and abuse & parenting issues. What I've discovered is that we often lose sight of our strengths in overwhelming, troubling or confusing times--and that therapy can help us tap into our resiliency to have a better life. It takes courage to ask for help. I look forward to being a supportive, therapeutic professional in your journey to transformation.

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Robert Lindsay

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & parenting issues. My approach to therapy is simple. Visualize getting into your car or whatever it is you drive. To get where you are going you look out the windshield. You use the rear view mirror as needed but you don't drive looking backwards. You drive by having vision and a plan to get where you're going. The therapy process is very similar. Teaching ourselves to live life looking forward and having a plan is how we move forward in life. We learn from the past. We see patterns and trends and use this information to make adjustments, but we live by having a vision for ourselves, finding purpose and in the moment of choice, exercise integrity to our core fundamental beliefs/values. 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 change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Alexandra "Alex" Dow

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina with 10+ years of professional counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings with a diverse client base, including children, adolescents, parents, singles, couples, blended families, and more. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I strongly favor therapeutic modalities that create immediate relief and powerful, lasting change. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Colleen Lennon

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. My approach is person-centered and often employs facets of existential theory, most notably self-awareness. Daily, we have limitless news about the world and specifics about what strangers are (posting about) eating for lunch. It’s easy to lose oneself in the whole equation of being alive. My therapeutic approach is to come back to your core self and build on that amazing human being sitting across from me. 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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Teresa Bailey

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 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, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Red Oak

Finding the best therapist close by in Red Oak 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 Red Oak. 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 Red Oak, 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak, elsewhere in Nash, 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 Red Oak area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak, 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 27809 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak 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 Red Oak, 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.

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

27804, 27809, 27856, 27868

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