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Wayne Bills

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? .... I can help. My name is Wayne Bills, a licensed therapist (LMFT) based in North Carolina. If you are looking for someone who can guide you through a change process, and you are ready to do what it takes, let's talk about your needs, challenges and goals. I have helped clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I have also helped people who deal with the pain of physical trauma, emotional abuse, personal grief and low self-worth. It’s not easy to share the most personal thoughts, challenges and emotions in your life. I can make that easier. My clients appreciate the calm, respectful approach I use in our sessions. Listening is my most important therapeutic skill. You need someone who, first and foremost, takes the time to understand. My approach to therapy is holistic; each dimension of your life is important. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and problem solving to help guide you through a process of change. Affixing a label or passing judgment is not the goal. Instead, helping you find answers and overcoming the issues that have brought you to this point? That's the goal. Congratulations on having the courage to be here. I look forward to working with you. Wayne

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Laura Shepard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach. I’m licensed as an LCSW in North Carolina and North Dakota, with 9 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist I've worked with a diverse demographic of clients, to include working with families, specializing in grade school children teenagers, and young adults. I've also worked with clients with a myriad of diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADD, ODD, relationships and adjustment issues. I possess years of experience with military service members and their families, here in the U.S. and abroad. My approach to counseling is to meet the client where they are. I'm welcoming, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I look at the whole picture to include a client's environment and support systems to better assess the client’s needs and goals. I utilize various Evidence Based Practices and interventions, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression and anxiety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy to address coping skills and develop problem solving strategies. Your treatment plan will be specifically designed with you for successful goal achievement. Making a decision for therapy is one that requires strength and courage. You did it! Let me help you get to your desired place of peace and joy!

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Jason Robichaud

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, My name is Jay and through personalized treatment, I help individuals access authentic emotional awareness and guide them towards true healing, I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who has been providing mental health services directly to people for over 20 years. In addition, I was working in the mental health field for 3 years prior to earning my Masters Degree in Social Work, making it 25 years in the profession of directly helping others. I have worked successfully with clients of all ages who presented with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, substance use and abuse, career and job issues as well as survivors of trauma such as abuse and neglect. My therapy style tends to be warm, supportive, flexible, relaxed and can easily be adaptable to whatever you feel is important to you. I treat everyone with the utmost respect and consider myself to be very sensitive and compassionate towards others. My approach tends to be eclectic and is a blend of several styles, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, humanism, strengths-based and mindfulness, with unconditional support serving as the common foundation. I tailor sessions to your specific needs and create treatment goals with diligence and an eye on your unique circumstances. I prefer to collaborate in a partnership with you in which you feel supported and validated. I know that it takes courage and strength in order to look inwards and consider making a shift in any part of your life and I appreciate your willingness to do so and it's important to know that you do not have to do it alone. I would welcome and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help you meet your specific needs and improve your life experience. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Nicole McMinn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+-related issues, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. I am passionate about individuals understanding sexuality, their bodies, and the bodies of their partner(s). I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. Using a holistic perspective, I bring awareness and sensitivity to race, religion, culture, identity into all of my sessions. 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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Sierra Stanford

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Brandis "Brooke" Judkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a seasoned clinician licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma , & parenting issues. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, no matter what hardships they've encountered. My therapeutic frameworks are IFS (Internal Family Systems), Polyvagal Theory, and Attachment Theory. In our work together I will help you develop more safety in your relationship with yourself and others, so that you can live more peacefully and connected.

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Domonique Blackmon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 9 years of professional work experience serving various populations in Outpatient and Inpatient settings. I have experience providing individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of issues and concerns including coping with addictions, serious and persistent mental illness, criminal justice involvement, mood disorders, anger management, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, ADHD/ADD, and individuals who have experienced domestic violence/sexual assault. Every individual is unique in their own way, so my approach varies based on each individual experience. I believe in nurturing a positive trusting relationship between counselor and client which will result in a positive outcome. 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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Jenna Murphy

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

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in -helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self- esteem, and confidence, substance use, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in the power of planting seeds and promoting hope that people can change, grow, and heal. Humans are resilient beings that sometimes just need to know someone believes in them. I value viewing and treating the whole person through creating a safe, nonjudgmental, and present space. My combination of approaches includes aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), supportive, person centered, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and solution focused approaches. I believe in fostering a collaborative therapeutic alliance. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I look forward to supporting you through this journey. Take care, Jenna

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Carolyn Hollingshead

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): PhD, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a social worker for over 20 years and have worked with many people who are focusing on increasing their quality of life by focusing on healing those things which have been standing in their way. I have experience treating people of all ages coping with depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital issues, blended families, divorce, death, chronic pain and eating disorders. My special areas of expertise are chronic pain, grief and eating disorders including weight management. I was a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years, have a PhD in Nutrition with an emphasis in communication and have been an LCSW for over 20 years. I have completed the Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS). I also have completed Level One of the Gottman Institute. I enjoy focusing on process/insight-oriented modalities and feel the excitement as my client achieves an “aha” moment in the therapeutic process. I am comfortable looking into family of origin topics as well as end of life issues. Because of my health background I am also comfortable dealing with medical issues and take a more holistic approach to clients. I do believe that alternative therapies including somatic therapy can be helpful in the therapeutic process. I have spent most of my career continually learning new techniques and theories to provide the best care of my clients. I have a tool box of helping techniques which are based on evidence based theories to include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy, Socratic Questioning, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My education background includes a BS. In Foods and Nutrition ( which took 13 years to receive due to “life”), a Master’s degree in Health Education, a PhD in Nutrition and a Master’s in Social Work. I taught a Body Image and Eating Disorders class for over 15 years at the University of Utah. I also have training in gerontology and enjoy working with older adults who may be in transition and with families that are struggling with older adult issues. As a widow, I also was a single mother for over 5 years with 2 teenage sons and understand the complexity of singlehood and blended families. I look forward to working with you.

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Tracy Reed

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 years of professional counseling work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and coping with life changes. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Tryon

Finding the best therapist close by in Tryon can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Tryon that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Tryon. 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 Tryon, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Tryon region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Tryon or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Tryon area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tryon 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 Tryon 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 Tryon may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Tryon 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 Tryon helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Tryon therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Tryon therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Tryon?

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

Tryon therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Tryon 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 Tryon therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 28782 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Tryon counselor?

Before seeing your Tryon therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Tryon.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Tryon licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Tryon counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Tryon, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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