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Tabetha Jackson

Offering therapy in NC
License: BSW,MSW,LCSW
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Tabetha . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with a masters degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I have been practicing social work for 15 years and in my role as a counselor for the past 9 years. I have worked with clients from all walks of life throughout the years. I currently work full time at an inpatient physical rehabilitation facility. I provide counseling services to people coping with changes related to physical illness, grief/loss, family issues and end of life issues. I approach clients from a strengths based perspective, focusing on the tools they have to improve their life and overall emotional wellness. My therapy style is laid back, comfortable and client focused. My therapy techniques will be tailored to your needs. It is my belief that, no matter the situation, we all deserve the freedom of feeling emotionally well, safe, productive and happy. It takes courage to seek help. You are strong for making this step to take control of your life. I'm here to guide you on that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Megan Reeves-Denton

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in individual, family, and group therapy with, teens, families, and adults. A total of 15 years in human services, 6 years directly related to therapy. I have provided play therapy, in school therapy, and out patient therapy. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, couples and families with a variety of mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues including: ADHD, adjustment/transitions, attachment, ODD, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, self esteem, OCD, school problems, self-harming behaviors, trauma, life transitions, anger management and family conflicts. I use an eclectic therapeutic style and pull from various evidenced based models such as: Client Centered Therapy, DBT, CBT, Family Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Parenting Solutions, Gottmon Couples Therapy, Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach helping individuals and families find balance, and peace within their life and family. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside you to set goals and work towards change in areas you have identified. So if you have identified an area you want to work on please reach out. If you are going through a struggle, crisis or challenge and you need someone to talk to please reach out. The hardest step is making the first contact. Please contact me today so we can begin your journey to balance and peace. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Deborah Fritts

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello, I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and have a genuine desire to help anyone struggling with life demands, trauma, anxiety, and grief related to loss of any kind. After 10+ years experience in the world of grief and loss, this has allowed me to treat those with complicated grief, additional stressors, depression and adjustment disorder. My experience also includes counseling and coaching those with physical disabilities. My counseling approach is person centered, offering compassion, guidance, and techniques to help in your journey towards finding meaning and purpose in life again. My desire is to walk this journey with you without getting lost in it. Although my approach is compassionate and non-judgmental, I am prepared to challenge and empower you to a better life. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Rosalind Harlee

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

My name is Rosalind Harlee and I am a Licensed Professional Counsel with the State of North Carolina. I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years in various capacities. I graduated from Walden University in 2012 with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Forensic Counseling. My treatment approach is eclectic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, solution focused Therapy, family systems approach, and person centered therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, couples, and family settings. I want to assist every client with making their journey in life the best it can be. I I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Heather Chavis

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
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, parenting strategies, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Dr. Metoka Welch

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Sasha Hamilton

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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!

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Stacie Whitehead

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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. 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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David Burgess

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Greetings! My name is David, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I view life as a journey towards becoming the best versions of ourselves, and I don't believe anything in life happens by chance. Since life brought you here today, I want to encourage you to follow through with starting treatment. I have a passion for helping others thrive, and it brings me immense joy to see the people I work with gain a deeper understanding of their life stressors and how to pair their unique strengths with skills learned in treatment to create meaningful change. My professional work experience has allowed me to help others overcome and cope with challenges related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and other life obstacles. Many of the people I've had the privilege of working with have also found integrating their faith into their treatment most therapeutic, and I can attest that there is no problem too big for God. Whichever one of the many life challenges you face today, I'm happy to join you in navigating this part of your journey!

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Adminda Rodriguez

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Texas with over 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with conflict resolution, anger management, relationship and family/parenting challenges, and motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have served in the military and have worked with service members and military families struggling with military related issues. I strive to create an open and safe environment for ALL my clients 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 Sparta

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta, 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 28675 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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta, 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.

Sparta has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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