Summerfield’s motto, “Respectful of the Past and Focused on the Future,” suggests that it is a community that is committed to a healthy perspective on life. But what if you find nothing positive in your past, or nothing to look forward to in the future? Improving your mental health can be an enormous challenge. Luckily, Summerfield-area counselors can provide you with the support you need.

If you are struggling with mental or emotional hardships, a nearby mental health professional in the Summerfield area can help you, discreetly and confidentially. Consider reaching out to a therapist today.

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Kristina Ellen

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC,LCAS,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

First and foremost, I am very happy that you have chosen Betterhelp and I look forward to being able to help you through this trying time in your life. I go by Nicole. Kristina is my first name and what is on my license so that is what is listed. I am a holistic counselor who focuses on all aspects of the body and mind and what is necessary to maintain a balance there. I've been in the counseling field for 19 years and I have been a licensed counselor for the past 9 years. I have worked in all aspects of the counseling field including Telehealth, inpatient treatment centers, Assertive Community treatment teams, and Community Health as well as in Primary Care Medical Offices and now Private Practice. I believe that each of these steps in my career built a small part of what I now use to make sure that I am treating the whole person rather than just pieces of a person when they walk in my door. I have been nominated for NC Counselor of the year on 2016 and 2017 and was voted one of Brunswick County Top 10 Young Professionals in 2016. I use different approaches tailored to the individual to assist them in meeting their goals on therapy while maintaining a comfortable relaxed setting to do so. I do not set limits on therapy. This is about you and over the years I have learned that therapy does not have a time frame, it is about the individual journey and I am excited to help you on yours.

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Sharon Woodard

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who will provide you with a welcoming space where you can share your most intimate issues. Together, let us develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you move passed or better deal with your intricate life concerns. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, with ten years of experience, and I am pleased to offer my counseling services to you. I have counseled numerous individuals who struggled with different types of distress. I’ve counseled individuals who have had severe traumatic experiences as well as provided therapy for individuals who struggle with difficult transitions. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to aid individuals in resolving intricate life situations. My theoretical orientation heavily emphasizes present-focused, mindful, and person-centered approaches, including both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). My therapy style concentrates on the human potential for growth with an emphasis on freedom, meaning, self-determination, choice, and responsibility.

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Tracey Beaty

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 7 years experience counseling adults with issues related to Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. I also have experience in the area of relationships related to adult adoption and abandonment issues. I also have expertise in domestic violence and trauma issues. The approach I use for therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. I treat clients warmly with respect and dignity. I believe in trust and respect in a therapeutic relationship. I will cultivate a relationship with you based on those principles.

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April Day

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LPC,CSOTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! First, I want to say welcome. It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and even more courage to work toward change. Should it be with me or another professional, I encourage you to stay the course because the results are worth it. Now, about me. I am a Licensed Counselor in both Virginia and North Carolina with over five years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family dynamic stress, poor communication habits, and abuse. I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years, holding various roles at a community-based agency providing services to children and adults. I have provided support in both school and home-based services assisting individuals and families with a wide variety of needs, including Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety to living with serious mental illnesses such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. My counseling style is empathetic, mindful, and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe that every person should be treated with respect and dignity, but most importantly, I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others. I believe that people are usually doing their best, but sometimes just need extra help. If you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered lifestyle, I’d love to help support you along the way. I look forward to working with you. Thank you!

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Andrea Bennerman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with over six years of experience with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Upon obtaining my MSW, I began providing mental health services and working in the human services field. I have experience treating a variety of populations, including adults, adolescents and geriatrics with diverse backgrounds and a range of concerns. I utilize treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing to assist in meeting treatment goals developed. As a therapist, it is important to me to listen with compassion and empathy, create a safe place, and join with clients as we address your challenges. I am warm and open while assisting with the needs of my clients. I continue to educate myself through attending local conferences and training. I enjoy working with individuals to build healthy lives. Building positive coping and life skills is how we overcome our struggles and find happiness in our lives. I look forward to working with you as you work to create your best self.

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Lindsey Lowtharpe

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello!! I am licensed in North Carolina with six years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, life changes, depression, motivation, self-esteem, career difficulties, and more. Some of my more focused expertise are life changes regarding personal relationships, career changes and loss as well as relationship issues including trust, infidelity, STDs, jealousy, commitment issues, attachment issues, codependency, and more. I have worked in-home with families with kids on juvenile probation, and am trained in Functional Family Therapy - which looks closely at the functions of the family and each member's role and behaviors and how to find solutions to the presenting problems. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My therapy style is very solution-focused and relatively fast paced. I typically meet with clients who only need brief therapy for life changes and adjustment, or support with parenting, relationships, etc.

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Angela Harris

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and have been involved in many different aspects of the field including advocating and supporting the LGBTQIA and the undocumented community. I have experience in assisting person-served with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and feelings of hopelessness to name a few. I work with person served to create an open and safe environment where he/she/they thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Thanks for demonstrating strength in understanding discomfort. I am here to support you in that process and look forward to this venture.

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Stephaine Martin

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with several years of professional work experience. My work experience is with children, teens and adults. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angelica England

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Kelly Moran

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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!

How to find counseling in Summerfield

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield, 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 27358 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 Summerfield, 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.

Summerfield 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.

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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 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.

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