Can you remember the last time you were truly happy? If it has been so long that you are having a hard time remembering, then you may be suffering from a mental health condition like anxiety or depression. Luckily, Shelby has plenty of therapists in town who are trained to help. 

The City of Shelby has over a dozen buildings on the National Register of Historic Places that you can visit. Some of these include the Cleveland County Courthouse, West Warren Street Historic District, and the Masonic Temple Building. However, if you are struggling with a mental disorder, you probably don’t want to think about history. You need to get treatment from one of the Shelby therapists today.

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Linda Blackburn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Linda Blackburn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University in 1993 and my Master's of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 1994 through an Advanced Standing Master's Program. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse working with Adolescents and Adults in Psychiatric Nursing for eleven years. In 1992 I made the professional decision to move to Social Work with the goal of becoming an LCSW. I received my License in Clinical Social Work in 1995. I have extensive experience in outpatient counseling as the owner of my own practice for over ten years and in working in other outpatient practice settings over the years. While my experience has been with various diagnoses and behavioral disorders, my primary focus has been in the treatment of anxiety as well as depression. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). For twelve years I also worked as a Seminar Instructor with several continuing education groups providing day-long seminars around the United States on Grief, Bereavement, and Loss Therapy - Death and Non-Death Related. Over the past ten years, I also worked as an Adjunct Professor in Social Work for Shaw University, Raleigh North Carolina, teaching entry-level Social Work courses. What has been the most important factor for me over the years is the privilege to work with clients in developing trusting relationships that lead to an open team approach to counseling and effective outcomes. My theoretical approach to counseling is primarily an eclectic one focusing primarily on a person's unique needs and the situation at the time. I believe in the importance of respect, sensitivity, compassion and always maintaining a nonjudgmental approach to counseling. The understanding and the acceptance of people for who they are and their situation, and then tailoring a treatment approach that allows for personal growth and positive outcomes is fundamental to me in my role as your counselor. I realize that taking this step to reach out and ask for help can be frightening and confusing. I congratulate you on taking this important first step, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your better life.

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Monique Willett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): BC-TMHC, LCAS, LCMHC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Professional Counselor in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor Associate, (LCAS-a) and Board Certified, Telemental Health counselor (BC-TMH). I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples, families and in various settings such as schools. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety, and stress management. A focus in my treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person first and foremost as I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. In therapy, I am supportive, compassionate, and am present with individuals both in times of struggle as well as times of achievement and progress. I make sure to meet each individual where they are at and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy and skill development. Working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a priority throughout treatment and I encourage open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the person, to ensure the best therapeutic experience. My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an important part of my therapy approach. I truly value each individual therapeutic relationship and fully empathize with the different emotions a client may experience throughout treatment. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome struggles but that sometimes-having additional support in the form of therapy can help one to better identify and recognize the coping skills and strengths they already possess. You have taken the first step in creating a healthier, happier you and I would be honored to help you in that journey!

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William Benton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I am a licensed therapist with 5 years of experience providing direct care to adults struggling with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. While I find my approach to therapy can be of benefit and applicable to a majority of situations we face in life, I find my strength lies in working with individuals facing depression, anxiety, burnout, and changes in life roles, goals, and responsibilities. You’ve taken a wonderful step towards exploring meaningful change by being here, today, reading my profile and exploring what options for care might suit you best. The power over your life is in your hands – and in seeking care, remember: you are, in fact, interviewing me to see if we fit! While I certainly hope we do, there is nothing wrong, bad, or shameful if we do not. Finding a therapeutic match is important! I operate as a therapist based in Acceptance in Commitment Therapy, otherwise known as ACT (pronounced like the word, act). Through ACT, I aim to explore how those that I work with can overcome barriers to change. This is done by learning about and building skills that help you take a step back from the thoughts and feelings that keep you from achieving your goals, and connecting to your most important values. This knowledge and skillset is aimed to help you act – pun intended – and make changes towards a more meaningful, fulfilling life. If you choose to work with me, I will typically take our first session together to review my therapeutic approach, focus the majority of our session on giving you the "floor" (virtual floor, I suppose!) to share your current situation and struggles, and close by beginning to establish initial goals. It is my personal, professional mindset that I want to help you build the skills and insight into yourself and your situation so that you can begin making the changes you would like to see for you; my primary therapeutic goal is to assist you in feeling able to live a values-focused life, so that you can feel able to further pursue the life you want to live without the use of therapy. Whether you are facing considerable life change or looking to make some slight adjustments to your day-to-day routines, I look forward to knowing you, your experience, and providing the assistance that can help you begin to realize those changes, and sustain them in the long term.

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Mary Kallenbach

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor supervisor in the state of North Carolina with 23 years of experience. I received my counseling LPC license in 1998 and my Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor license in 2011. I received my Masters in Counseling degree from Webster University in 1997. I have worked in the counseling field since 1995. My experience includes working as a counselor in an adult women’s inpatient unit specializing in eating disorders, personality disorders , psychotic disorders and PTSD. I have maintained a private practice since 1998 working primarily with adults, families and couples . I was a therapist at a Residential Healing Farm from 2005-2018 where I worked with adults who presented with a broad range of issues and diagnosis. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, EMDR, Solution focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are among the modalities used when working with clients. My therapy style is to meet you where you are now , and together work towards solutions and empowerment. I look forward to working with you !

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Nichole Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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DeAnna Graham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is DeAnna Graham. I am a licensed clinical mental heath counselor in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I am so happy that you reached out for help. My experience entails counseling/empowering individuals and families to assess available opportunities and resources that will develop and expand their potential to live better lives. I have gained a wealth of knowledge regarding providing case management and supportive counseling/therapy to individuals on such issues as diversity, mental health, behavior management, problem solving, anger management, delinquency, crisis intervention, homelessness, child abuse/ neglect, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My work experience entails providing services as a qualified professional/therapist/social worker to youth/adults who possess mental, social, emotional, developmental, physical, and economic barriers. I possess a personal understanding of the issues and barriers which may hinder youth/adults in improving their ability to progress in regards to their life domains. I believe that a well-prepared Counselor is involved in and committed to a process of intentional growth that promotes pro-social autonomy and lifelong learning. My high level of concentration, communication, and excellent organizational/problem solving skills have helped and allowed me to achieve a better understanding of the diversities of individuals, thus enhancing the probability of success of individuals in treatment. 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.

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Valerie Russell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Do you often find yourself feeling burdened and struggling to stay committed to your goals? Have you had negative experiences with therapists in the past, leading you to doubt the effectiveness of therapy? Perhaps you're even questioning whether therapy is the right choice for you at this moment. These are common thoughts and concerns shared by many of my clients. I understand that traditional therapy, with its stereotypical image of sitting in a room with a stranger who asks, "So, how do you feel about that?" can come across as robotic and impersonal. I believe therapy should be a genuine and a personal experience. If you've been trying the same approach repeatedly and haven't seen the results you desire, it's time to consider something different. With years of experience in therapy, I specialize in assisting clients with managing stress, overcoming anxiety, fostering self-discipline, boosting self-esteem, and increasing confidence. I take an unconventional approach, steering clear of clinical jargon and outdated textbook techniques. Instead, I rely on a combination of strengths-based therapy, empathy, active listening, exposure therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing to guide you toward achieving your goals. Taking the first step towards seeking a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

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Alisha "Nikki" Lowman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Nikki Lowman. I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I specialize in providing trauma-based and client-centered therapy to help clients find peace and serenity in the middle of many storms life can bring. My goal is to always help clients understand that when you cannot change your environment, you change the way you respond to your environment. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and a trauma-informed therapist. My approach to therapy is warm, interactive, and collaborative. I have experience in working with adolescents and young adults who have concerns related to anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, & trauma, and abuse. As well as concerns related to adjusting to college, divorce/separation of parents, or any other changes life can bring. I am here to support you on your journey to healing and creating a life worth living.

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Dr. Warren Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I 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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Angela Boles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief, loss, and depression. I work with adults, children, and adolescents, but most of my professional experience has been with adult women who have at some point experienced trauma and/or inequity in their lives. Whether or not a client has these experiences, I find the challenges that bring people to therapy universally call for exploring communication style, engaging in objective self-review, accepting ourselves, building confidence, and learning techniques to improve the way we feel and connect first with ourselves and ultimately others in this world. My priority is to create a safe place for all clients, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, gender identification, or any other factor that themselves or others associate with them. Further, I strongly believe that privilege, bias, systematic racism, inequality, and inequity are perpetuated by the structures in which we all live and function, and thus impact our experiences of trauma, grief, discontent, healing processes, and available coping mechanisms. Thus, I acknowledge my status of privilege and embrace cultural humility. During sessions, I will broach topics of bias, and openly explore how historical and racial trauma shape and effect the therapeutic journey, the presenting problem, and the recover process. 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Shelby

Finding the best therapist close by in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby. 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 Shelby, 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Shelby 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 Shelby, elsewhere in Cleveland, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Shelby area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Shelby, 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 Shelby psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Shelby 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Shelby 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 in Shelby?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Shelby 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.

Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 28152 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 Shelby counselor?

Before seeing your Shelby 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 Shelby.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Shelby, 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.

Shelby 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Shelby:

28150, 28151, 28152

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