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Dr. Dominiquie Clemmons-James

Offering therapy in NC
License: PhD, LCMHC, CRC, LCAS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello, I’m Dr. CJ and I’m glad you’re considering counseling! Whether you are new to therapy or just online counseling in general, I’m here to assist you in your time of need. I have 7 years of counseling experience and look forward to getting to know you better. My highest degree is a Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC # 9531) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC # 00272838). I employ a multi-systemic approach that is founded upon person-centered therapy and evolves to include: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-focused, and Narrative therapies. I incorporate techniques that assist in the modification of behavior and cognition such as emotion regulation, development of alternative behaviors, and negative thought replacement. Using these techniques, I hope to assist you with describing and finally living the narrative of your ideal life. My counseling style is nurturing and empathetic, with honesty and challenge. I want to provide a therapeutic relationship where you feel validated and confident enough to make steps toward bettering your life. We all have an idea of the person we want to be and sometimes we need a safe space to grow and then take flight. I’m hoping our interaction can be that for you. I am a HUGE consumer of various fandoms. I enjoy all things that allow my nerd flag to fly. I love connecting with others over things that are special to them and I look forward to connecting with you.

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Stefanie Summers

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

Stefanie has 20+ years of civilian and military clinical practice experience and recently has added energy healing into her eclectic practice. Having worked with the homeless, severely mentally ill and emotionally disturbed adults and teens, soldiers and airmen with combat and war-related issues, children of foster care and adoption, abuse and trauma victims, Stefanie is able to offer a well-rounded therapeutic wellness experience. Using holistic strengths-based and integrative behavioral health and energy healing modalities, she can help you experience a beautiful internal healing transformation. Stefanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Level 1 Integral Sound Healer, and a certified Reiki Master practitioner. She began practicing non-clinical social work upon graduating from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks in 1997, with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. In 2001, Stefanie graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, in Colorado. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008 and has continued her career in the field of social work, practicing psychotherapy and energy healing.

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Crystal Scarborough

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
5 years of experience

I have a background in working with children, adolescents, couples and families, providing individual, group, and family therapy. I have been practicing as a licensed professional for two years. My theoretical orientations include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Family Centered Treatment; however, I frequently use Client- Centered Treatment and Mindfulness interventions when deemed appropriate. In addition, I have received rigorous training in mental health wellness recovery, marital counseling, substance abuse assessment, systems and family assessment, depression, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, and anxiety. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and I am in full accordance with the ethical codes of this organization. I believe in providing an environment that will enable you to become self-aware and work towards achieving wellness, by developing a therapeutic working relationship with a focus on setting specific goals as they relate to your individual needs. Homework assignments may be given to assist in working on concerns outside of our sessions; completing and discussing these assignments honestly will be beneficial in accomplishing chosen goals. Hello, My name is Crystal Scarborough and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have been in this practice for 5 years and I have worked in various settings such as hospitals, private practice, schools, and in the community. I currently focus on individual, couples, and family therapy. I've worked with many populations including the LGBTQ+ population. I have a dual Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Career Counseling. There are many factors that influence the processes and outcomes of counseling. The foundation necessary for effective counseling includes a supportive counselor-client relationship, openness, trust, and understanding. Building such relationships results in the development and implementation of a treatment plan. The client will explore and identify specific goals, in which he or she wishes to attain through counseling, a plan will then be cultivated by the counselor as a blueprint to his or her journey throughout counseling. The client is encouraged to be fully invested and motivated to carry out the plan of treatment, in order for it to be effective. As a mental health counselor, my interests include issues concerning anxiety, stress, self-esteem difficulties, relationship issues, women's, life transitions, behavioral issues.

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Wanda Clark

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/ LPC. I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade. My specialties include anxiety, depression, and women issues. I enjoy working with people and am dedicated to helping others create the very best possible outcome for their lives. My counseling style is client-centered, in which I focus on the person in front of me, giving them my sole attention, and total respect. I primarily use two modes of therapy, which are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. For those individuals that seek counseling, you are brave .... and your bravery will be met with a kindness and a fortitude that allows for the exploration and discovery of one's self in the here and now, and one's future self.

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Sara Gordon

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello, there! If you're reading this, it's likely that you're currently in a season of life where you feel you'd like some support or direction. My name is Sara and I want to you to know that I feel it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina who has worked in Mental Health for the past nine years. I enjoy helping others feel more confident to address and resolve life challenges. I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices to support my clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Solution-focused, trauma focused, and person-centered approaches. While I've worked with folks with an array of challenges, I enjoy helping others learn to cope with and reduce the effects of anxiety, depression, grief, physical ailments, family conflict, and sleep difficulties. If you feel I might be the right therapist for you, let's connect and begin to explore together how you might begin feeling more confident to move forward on your journey.

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Talia Scott

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3+ years of professional work experience as a Psychotherapist with 16 years experience in the field of mental health. I'm a working Artist as well and am always willing to engage your imagination & creativity into our sessions at your discretion. As a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist in addition to Clinical Mental Health Licensure, there is a whole colorful & fulfilling world of approaches to explore. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, anxiety, trauma, increasing motivation, building self-esteem & confidence, career exploration, as well as severe & persistent mental health diagnoses. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and wellness plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I'll warn you now, we may laugh alot. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I'm Solution-Focused and work best with individuals who are contemplating or ready for change.

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Regina Kujawa

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience in mental health. I have provided psychotherapy in many different settings to include inpatient hospitalization, intensive in home services, Substance and alcohol abuse treatment, and outpatient therapy services. I have worked with patienbts with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, substance and alcohol abuse and I have worked to help patients, couples and families navigate separation and divorce. I have worked with patients who have experienced trauma, loss and sexual abuse providing compassion and education as well as teaching my patients how to work with their bodies to help their symptoms. I utilizes a holistic approach to treatment as I have a fitness/body background history and I am credentialed in Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®). TRE is a healing modality that encourages the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma that we carry in our bodies over the course of our lives. TRE helps calm down the nervous system and encourages the body to return back to a state of balance which is an essential part of the healing process. I am also skilled in the area of crisis management

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Leo Jeffero

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

I am licensed in Arizona and North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse. 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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Miriam Gorgboyee

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

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, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mary Catharine Guicheney

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Rich Square

Finding the best therapist close by in Rich Square 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 Rich Square. 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 Rich Square, 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square, elsewhere in Northampton, 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 Rich Square area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square, 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 27869 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square 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 Rich Square, 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.

Rich Square 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

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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 through the contact page or send an email to

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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