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Jennifer (Jen) Sherman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

As a mental health counselor and gender specialist, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. It is a truth of mine that we are all in our own struggles; if only we could be there together in those struggles, we may be able to truly find our strengths more easily. My therapy style is interactive, inviting and a space I commit to always feeling honest and authentic (I love a good sense of humor along the way). I focus on supporting the individual, as each is unique and may present an array of concerns. An individual will be able to enter into a therapeutic environment that is safe, free from judgment, and supportive. I strive to supply a space for each client that is empowering and motivating. I primarily work from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology. I specialize in working with adolescents, teens, adults, and LGBTQ-affirmative and Transgender transitioning. I have specific experience within trauma-focused, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationships, family issues and child behavior concerns. I enjoy working with clients on issues of self-esteem building, anxiety reduction, coping skills, and relationship skills-building. Knowing your authentic self is a true journey of discovery and self-love. This is a true guide for all of my clinical work. I have collected my clinical experience from settings of private practice, university counseling and grade schools. ​I am an avid reader (kind of a history and sci-fi dork...) and have two fantastically wild and amazing kiddos. In my spare time, you can always catch me hosting impromptu dance parties in the kitchen. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC) and National Board Certified Counselor. I typically schedule Live Sessions week-to-week, including offering some evening and weekend slots. I will be happy to work out a consistent time for you once we get started.

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Dr. Keisha Rogers

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

As a doctoral level trained mental health and substance abuse counselor, I am passionate about assisting clients in the healing and empowerment process. Whether it is difficulties with life's transitions or ongoing issues related to mood disorders, I utilize a holistic, intersectional approach with all of my clients to find the interventions that best suit their specific needs and strengths. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to assist individuals in living happier lives filled with purpose, meaning, and satisfaction. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina as well as nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with over 10 years experience in individual and couples therapy.

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Alicia Edwards

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I would like to commend you on this huge step that you have taken in exploring Better Help as a means of seeking assistance with working toward life improvement, wellbeing, and positive changes. I am a therapist in a small rural community that works with kids with trauma as well as the family unit I have been licensed almost 10 years and have been working in the social work field for approximately 18 years The majority of this time working with kids with behaviors and their families. I have also worked with individual clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, OCD and ADHD. I also am trainef to work with individual who have suffered from trauma. In my work as a professional therapist. I incorporate techniques linked to CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, as well as trauma focused therapy, while maintaining this professionalism; I also incorporate humility and commonality in each session to ensure that all clients are comfortable and feel safe to receive needed help. I also follow ethical standards in every area of my professional therapy. I strive to always meet clients where they are and provide professional services that meets their individual needs. i prefer text chat and phone session when possible.

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Nakita Robinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LMFT,TF-CBT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nakita and I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing since 2011. You can check out my webpage at I have experience in working with both children, adults and families, specifically individuals would have experiences trauma. I am certified in Trauma Informed - CBT. It is one of many modalities that I use while providing services to the individuals that I work with. I have a focus on not only helping individuals with their own independent problems but also advocacy work within the field of mental health. 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 will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. In my personal life, I put value in my own growth and my own self awareness. Through the use of yoga, meditation, and practice in healthy eating habits, I continue to share my experiences by bettering my own whole health, one day at a time. I look forward to our time together.

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Christine Mercier

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

I would like to share some professional information about myself. I am Christine Mercier, licensed in North Carolina as a clinical social worker and addiction specialist. I believe that entering into a therapeutic relationship is a very special and even sacred agreement to explore with people whatever life situation causes them to seek counseling. I value the qualities of compassion, empathy, and authenticity which, when provided in a safe environment that we create, provides the opportunity for self-exploration and implementation of positive changes. I believe that by assisting people to explore their authentic selves they can develop healthier relationships, increased self-esteem, and reduced feelings of anxiety and depression. During our work together, we may utilize techniques from various therapeutic approaches including mindfulness and Buddhist psychology: applying spiritual principles can often bring peace beyond what psychology alone can offer. Other approaches could include cognitive/behavioral, addiction-process, and motivational therapy. I am also willing to share my 40 years of experience personally and professionally in social work and nursing including my own life experiences if doing so would benefit the client.

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Isaac Everette

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & depression. 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 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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Krystin Jacobs

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Nicole Anzalone

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in both North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York with 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked in a variety of settings such as school settings with children and adolescents, substance abuse facilities, outpatient facilities, inpatient/hospital behavioral health units, crisis call centers, and private practice settings. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence, as well as a variety of other life stressors. 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! During our first couple of sessions, I like to build a strong foundation with my clients and really get a sense of who they are and what they hope to accomplish. From there, we can work together on setting and achieving goals, processing difficult emotions together, and coming up with coping skills to utilize. I hope to talk to you soon!

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Heather Bartlett

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a committed and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for walking with individuals as they navigate life's challenges and take steps toward personal growth. My practice specializes in utilizing evidenced-based models of care alongside of creativity and imagination to facilitate healing and growth. I earned my Master in Social Work from University of North Carolina Charlotte and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina with over 7 years of experience. My commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that I stay current with the latest therapeutic techniques, maintain cultural competence and adhere to all ethical standards of practice. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health treatment. I focus highly on a trauma-informed model of care and I am committed to a collaborative process, meeting clients where they are on their journey. I have a background in narrative and creative arts modalities. In our sessions, we Reimagine possibilities, explore new perspectives, and embrace creativity. Together, we Reframe challenges, seeing them through a lens of growth and resilience, and discover meaning in our personal stories. Through this process, we Renew, taking intentional steps toward positive change. I have worked with clients seeking support for a wide array challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship and/or family issues, trauma, addiction, OCD and other severe mental health concerns. I also have a rich history of collaborating with medical professionals to ensure holistic and integrated care. Embracing a client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with you to identify strengths, set meaningful goals, and cultivate resilience. I look forward to supporting you as you Reimagine possibilities, Reframe challenges, and Renew your path toward a more fulfilling life!

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Niesha Gowens

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Damn Life is hard! We all need help navigating it sometimes. I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related 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. 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. I'm not your average therapist and my methods can be strange but, isn't it time for something new?

How to find counseling in Rutherfordton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton, 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 28139 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton, 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.

Rutherfordton 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.

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