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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Life Stressors Can Get You Down. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, job stress, relationship issues,family conflict, trauma or feeling overwhelmed? Today you can be one step closer to feeling empowered and on a positive path to well being. I provide help to individuals to identify strengths and effective coping skills to deal with life stressors, mental health challenges, depression, trauma and anxiety. I integrate therapeutic techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I wo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 28

My interactive style is very down-to-earth, infused with sincere and deep compassion. My therapeutic style could be described as eclectic because I will tailor my approach to your needs. I pull strategies from cognitive restructuring, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapies. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Family and Marriage Counselor with over 28 years of experience in psychotherapy. I hold licenses in both Virginia and in North Carolina. I have extensive experience in helping cl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and trauma specialist with over 8 years of experience working with individuals experiencing varying levels of unwanted mental health obstacles. An office and couch was not my style to impact others, so I built my career coming to them, working with clients inside residential treatment, in-patient psychiatric, and in-home counseling with high risk families. By having worked for the high risk community, I can say not only have I heard "almost" all, but I've been there and carried some of the battle scars too. I've always p...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina with over 30 years of experience providing compassionate clinical care to clients coping with a variety of concerns. These concerns include coping with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, bariatric support (pre and post surgery) , anxiety related to sports performance, and career transition. In addition, I’ve successfully worked with clients who struggle with bipolar disorder, trauma, attachment related to international adoption, and issues related to military service. My counse...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 8

Do you want to increase your happiness? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and are still finding yourself repeating old patterns in your life and/or relationships that aren’t effective? Do you want lasting change to overcome these old patterns? You are not alone. You have options. I work with individuals: children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, in a safe, trusting, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. As a Clinician, I strive to assist individuals through difficult times by utilizing a trauma informed approach. Approaches: cognitive behavioral ther...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master's in Counseling at UNC Charlotte in NC. I have 20+ years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the states of NC and GA. I am also a Registered Play Therapist and believe that is helpful to all ages due to my deep understanding of development and early life experiences. I have also been trained in and provided Animal Assisted and Equine Assisted Therapy. I am a firm believer that animals and nature are healers. My approach involves meetin...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 20

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 includin...

Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

Are you having trouble with people or situations in your life? Has your life become unrecognizable? Does it feel like you are in a rut, and nothing is changing? As the days go by, do you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? I can help you rediscover yourself and claim your life once again. Take charge and create the future you have dreamed of! Also, I provide mobile therapy and video sessions in order to meet diverse needs. I practice a variety of acceptance and mindfulness practices that are evidence based treatment modalities tailored to meet your i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 24

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Indiana and North Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor with Indiana. Having over 20 years of experience and the last 10 years of experience working directly with active-duty service members and their families. I am able to bring to you a wealth of knowledge and experience that will better assist with working through the difficulties you are facing. My approach to counseling is supportive with a strong emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I look forward to meeting with you and b...

Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

Coping with life's transitions can be difficult. I am here to help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am physically located in the state of Utah, and licensed in both Utah and North Carolina. I have worked for over ten years as a professional grief and loss counselor. I have substantial experience with transitions and losses associated with death, divorce, emerging adulthood, empty nesting, illness, moving, survivorship, and other transitions. I also offer counseling for those who are caring for a loved one, dealing with compassion fatigue, or facing a ter...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 35

I am licensed in North Carolina with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hello, all! I am licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Ohio with over 11 years of professional work experience in the field of psychotherapy. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, depression, self -esteem issues, and non-acceptance of the here-and-now. My therapy style combines mainly Gestalt therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Concepts from other types of therapy are used as well. To be human means to suffer, at leas...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem/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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Trauma and abuse
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience in this field. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, managing personality disorders. I have been trained and certified in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and other models. 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 great courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first ste...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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!

How To Find Counseling Shelby

Finding the best therapist close by in Shelby can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Shelby 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 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, these professionals 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 Shelby 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 Shelby counselors 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 in Shelby
  • DBT in Shelby
  • Substance use therapy in Shelby
  • Couples therapy in Shelby

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Shelby, 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)

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 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 in Shelby: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Shelby: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Shelby: $100
  • Therapy in Shelby: $80

While many psychologists in Shelby may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Shelby and elsewhere throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Shelby above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Shelby 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

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:

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. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Shelby counselor 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 almost one million people in Shelby, NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 28150 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Shelby can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Shelby 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 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 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 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 professionals 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. In Shelby, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Shelby.

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

28150, 28151, 28152