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Stephanie Speller-Henderson

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

Welcome my name is Stephanie, I am currently licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I Hold a Masters of Art in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte., A Maters in Theology in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina, I In addition to this I am a trained facilitator of Life Innovations Prepare and Enrichment Marital Counseling Program. I have taught on local and National levels about Compassion to persons living with HIV and AIDS, I have provide counseling in various settings to include, Emergency Room, Community Counseling Centers, Schools, Churches and Group and Private Practice. I am skilled in translating theory into practice. I have 15 yrs experience working as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I provided counseling for adult individuals who are chemically dependent, I have worked with Children ,Adolescents and Adults in Family Treatment Centers providing, Individual, Family and Couples Counseling. My counseling approach is to enter into a professional therapeutic relationship with (you) the client in which (I) the Professional Counselor assist you in exploring and resolving challenging life issues. I believe that the Professional Therapeutic Relationship between client and therapist is the key variable in facilitating positive changes. The counselors techniques utilized will vary and will be based on the information gathered in the clinical assessment. You will work with your therapist to focus on your needs and develop your treatment goals. It is imperative that you be involved in the goal setting process to enhance your growth. To achieve personal growth it is necessary for you to assume responsibility for your actions, decisions, and behaviors. Therefore complete responsibility for the direction of treatment rests with you (the client). In addition to this the outcome of your counseling depends on your compliance and progress in treatment. My theoretical orientation involves an integrated approach in which I provide therapy based on the theory and techniques that I believe are appropriated for your individual needs. My clinical practice involves the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This therapy explores how clients think about themselves and the world and promotes clients’ acting on those cognitions through behavior in their daily lives. It involves the use of behavior assessment and modification techniques such as cognitive restructuring, positive reinforcement, modeling, contracting, relaxation training, assertion training, and self- management programs. Other counseling approaches used may include Adlerian therapy. This therapy explores how behavior occurs in a social context, family constellation and birth order, lifestyle and social interest. . In addition to this a career counseling approach may be used, and psycho–education. These approaches may include the use of techniques such as, encouragement, interpretation, immediacy, task assignments, substance abuse education, relapse prevention, catching oneself in old behavior and learning how to modify it, reframing, role playing and the empty chair. Issues that will be addressed by these techniques are early childhood experiences to include interpersonal violence, the impact of addiction on the family system, poor interpersonal skills, depression, recovery, anxiety, grief, anger, fear of abandonment and rejection, stress management and time

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Jasmine Gates

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I love working with persons going through life transitions and the LGBTQ+ community. I have a passion for working with couples of all backgrounds including poly couples looking for connection and peace. I also work closely with women in and out of relationships. Are you seeking a therapist who can provide an atmosphere where you feel comfortable enough to vent, find relief, and explore your story– however unconventional it may be? Do you crave a space where you can find yourself or be encouraged to be the expert on your life while being held accountable for your goals? If you want to live a life that aligns with your values or true identity while communicating and reinforcing your boundaries, I can help you get there. Together, using strength-based and person-centered therapy with a psychodynamic touch (and a healthy dose of humor), we can build a bond and begin your journey to building the confidence to be who you want to be. Finally feel self-assured in your value and speak up for what you want in your life, relationships, and career. I also come from a military family that has been located throughout the United States, allowing me the opportunity to meet people from varying backgrounds. This has contributed to my ability to become more culturally competent when working with clients. If you’re ready to build a happy, thriving life while being true to yourself, let’s chat today. My Experience I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing therapy for 4 years. I obtained a Bachelors in Psychology in 2010 at Eastern Michigan University and completed my Master of Social Work at Johnson C. Smith University, graduating in 2017. When I’m not in therapist mode, I’m... Either out and about on the town attending open mics, enjoying brunch, having fun at concerts or at home , watching the Food Network, cartoons, dramas, and comedies.

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Linda Milewski

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
17 years of experience

Hello, I’m Linda Milewski, a Licensed Clinical Therapist and addiction specialist of 17 years. I hold a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and am trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Non Violent Communication (NVC), Trauma-informed Care and Awareness, Tibetan Sound Bowl Healing, as well as Mindfulness practices. Additionally, I hold international certifications in addiction, employee assistance, and coaching. After nearly two decades in inpatient psychiatric units, recovery facilities, mental health agencies, and wellness centers, I have helped stabilize many clients suffering from crisis, addiction, trauma, mood disorders and stress responses to various types of trauma. I developed a keen interest in various types of symptoms that create behaviors most would consider detrimental to their lives. As I travelled extensively internationally, delving deeper into the causes of suffering, I began to understand more deeply what (in the Buddhist context), “suffering” means and how we can heal from it. I began looking at the client as a “whole organism” by exploring how the body and its nervous system becomes severely compromised over time stemming from chronic stress. I have learned that when the body is relaxed through certain techniques, there is no room for stress or trauma to be held. Through regulating the body and nervous system, we create a safe and calm theraupetic space from which to find creative and authentic solutions to our daily challenges. I believe that once the body feels safe, we are supported to make deep and life-changing shifts. Non Violent Communication (NVC) is important to me. This modality supports us to speak authentically from the heart, tying in beautifully with mindfulness practices, trauma awareness and the regulation of emotions through somatic work. This method also supports us to set boundaries in ways that are compassionate for ourselves and others, enabling us to foster deeper, more authentic connection. My approach with each client is to provide support, accountability, and structure that honors and helps clients to step out into post traumatic growth. Through use of a range of techniques, tools and therapuetic appraoches, I see transformations in my clients as they experience a strong feeling of overall safety and well being. I look forward to hearing from you and going on this journey of healing and self discovery with you!

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Melisa Patterson

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina with four years of clinical experience working in outpatient medical and mental health settings. I specialize in working with adults across the lifespan dealing with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, relationship issues, grief and loss, confidence and self-esteem, trauma, and more. I have special training and expertise in working with older adults who are adjusting to retirement, chronic health conditions, grief, parenting grandchildren, family caregiving, and other issues common to this population. I believe in the power of the human relationship as a healing force and basis for all successful therapeutic partnerships. Our work together will be rooted in my value of your inherent worth and dignity, unconditional positive regard for your personhood, and compassion for the circumstances that brought you therapy. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and client-directed, combining aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. You are the expert of your own experience, you already have the tools and strength to overcome challenges and achieve your goals, I am simply here to provide structure and guidance along your path to healing. I am proud of your decision to care for yourself by seeking out support for your mental and emotional health and look forward to the opportunity to partner with you on this journey!

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Jamie Peckous

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, 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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Nancy Ferguson

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a licensed in North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of professional work experience. In addition to working with families and couples, I have worked for 22 years in corporate environments doing career and executive coaching. 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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Carla Gray

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSleeping disordersDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & sleeping disorders. 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.

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Lakia Branch-Rollins

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Our lives do NOT get better by chance or happenstance, they get better by CHOICE! Congratulations on making a huge choice towards a more meaningful change in your life. We all come from various backgrounds, experiences, and will all face difficulties at one point in our lives. It's at that point, that we desire more, something different, a shift that will assist us from where we are, to where we desire to be, and I am here to assist you on that journey. We will accomplish growth together. I will assist by incorporating your mind, body, spirit and environment while bringing about meaningful change. I enthusiastically offer a person-centered approach that is designed towards your needs and unique situation. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" Aristotle. I am a licensed mental health counselor having obtained over 5 years of experience delivering crisis, case management, behavioral specialist consultations, interventions, and mental health counseling. Effective and efficient therapeutic background focusing on the totality of clients served by facilitating individualistic person-centered care while utilizing research-based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; all expedited with collaborative and constructive goal composition and treatment planning. I initiate all partnerships by guiding with compassion and empathy as a counselor, and I am open to working with all individuals regardless of age or population. Your individual goals are important to me and will always be considered in your growth and development. I am excited for you, your choice and our partnership. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Deedra Bryant Serieux

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

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 and loss, & depression. 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.

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Leslie Caulder-Richardson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
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, anxiety, trauma, abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. My approach to counseling is to use existentialism to assist the client in reaching their journey with the accountability and acceptance that they are unique and powerful. By using a collaboration of tools, the individual and myself are able to discover a pathway that requires hard work, but freedom in knowing that each step is celebrated. I value my client's journey as it is what has created their character, it is my desire to assist them to live life with purpose using their journey to succeed.

How to find counseling in Spindale

Finding the best therapist close by in Spindale 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 Spindale. 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 Spindale, 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale, 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 Spindale area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale, 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 28160 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 Spindale 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 Spindale 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 Spindale, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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