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Yolanda Patterson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS,LPC-SC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I Believe in You and my goal is to assist you in Believing in Yourself! Believing that you can overcome any barrier or obstacle that faces you. Believing you are a unique person with unused skills. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina with 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and a few years as a substance abuse counselor. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, addiction, career challenges, ODD and ADHD. My counseling style is down to earth and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect, understanding and compassion. My theoretical approach is eclectic using Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I praise you for taking a step to enrich your life. I am ready to support, empower and help you polish your unused skills. “What we think, we become”, Budha.

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Melissa McClung

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I have worked in various positions in the counseling arena for nearly 30 years. I enjoy working with families, couples and individuals to help them achieve their full potential. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety and depression. I help clients deal with life on life's terms. I tailor my practice to each client's individual needs. I believe that each person, whether man, woman or child, has within him or her the ability to be emotionally well. I work with individuals and families. I utilize a holistic approach combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I work with substance abuse issues in a non-judgmental manner to help those struggling in recovery. I also provide pre-marital and marital counseling. My passion and greatest wish is for my clients to make progress towards his or her goals. Tomorrow can always be better than today if we work together.

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Shawnte' Gates

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S. ,NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hi, I am so glad that you decided to look at my profile. My name is Shawnte’ Gates and I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, in-home and out patient. I have extensive experience providing quality services for adults and children. Helping others is truly a passion of mine. I enjoy encouraging clients to be their best self and teaching and reviewing techniques to overcome anxiety, depression and building their self esteem. I have an understanding that things may not always be easy however, in techniques of changing your way of thinking and reviewing skills there are ways to overcome and be an even better you. I will do the best that I can, to help you overcome obstacles and allow you to make the best decisions for you. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. What does all of that mean? I begin where you are and I tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices that impacts your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and solution-focused counseling. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I provide a nonjudgmental environment. Collaboration is important and in working together we can establish concrete goals and steps to help you overcome your current concerns or obstacles. Therapy should be a service/place where people feel safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, experiences and more without being judged. It takes courage to take the next steps towards change and it would be my pleasure to support and help you achieve your goals, that have always been within you!

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Dawn Thompson

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne College. My past counseling experience has been in public mental health agencies, church, and private practice. I provide Bible based Christian Counseling.

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Samantha Lynes

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and 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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Kelly Stone

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

I am licensed in North Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues (romantic, family, or professionally), intimacy related issues, & depression. I also have experience working with clients who have personality disorders and bipolar disorder. I believe in a holistic approach and will collaborate with you as 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jennifer Farley

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

At times life can be stressful, overwhelming, and just plain hard. Sometimes, finding a listening ear or a helping hand can be even harder. I am licensed in North Carolina with experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. My goal is to work together to create a positive experience unique to you and your circumstances. I use person centered and holistic approaches to examine the big picture and the impact it has. Therapy can be hard, which is why it is very important to me to create a warm and nurturing relationship in which you can feel safe to share your thoughts, feelings, and struggles. Therapy should be your haven, free of judgement and resentment and full of understanding and compassion. Together we will create a treatment plan as unique as you and take steps to be the healthiest version of ourselves.

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Leo Jeffero

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with trauma and abuse. 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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Amanda Fisher

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also provide Christian-based therapy. 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. Further background: After graduating from Lee University in May 2007, I worked at Lighthouse Counseling and Life Skills Center in Chattanooga, TN. I gained skills in helping to complete therapeutic intakes, helping to oversee Life Skills classes, and facilitation of co-parenting courses. I moved to CO in and began working at Beacon Youth and Family Center, working with at-risk adolescents who resided at the facility. I then became a Program Counselor at the Council on Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Comitis Program), a residential facility for at-risk adolescents and for temporarily homeless families. During my time there, I assisted with suicide risk assessments and in-patient hospitalizations, when necessitated, intake screenings, co-therapy groups for adolescents and for adults, individual counseling sessions for adolescents and adults, family meetings, and aided in crisis management and de-escalation. During my graduate program at Colorado Christian University, I completed my supervised clinical hours at Michael Dawson Counseling and The Philippi Center in Aurora, CO. I conducted individual (adolescents and adults), couples, and group (children, adolescents and adults) therapy sessions in a faith-based setting. I also received extensive training in counseling clients (children – adults) in various stages of grief and in trauma resolution. I received training in Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) during this time as well. I also completed clinical internship hours at Christ Haven Lodge – Home of Chuckie’s Place, where I helped to provide clinical support at retreats for families with children with special needs and helped to provide clinical support at retreats for military families affected by deployment and PTSD. I was then employed by the Child and Family Assistance Center at Ft. Carson Army Base in CO. While employed there, I aided in completing ER suicide and homicide risk assessments (for children – adults), crisis management and de-escalation, and facilitation of in-patient hospitalizations, when necessary. I conducted initial therapy interviews to establish treatment. Additionally, I facilitated individual and/or family crisis resolution sessions with children and adolescents. I co-facilitated adolescent, family, and couples therapeutic and educational groups. All of the clients I saw during my time working at Ft. Carson were military families facing issues related to deployment and military life and adjustment, and many were affected by PTSD. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I enjoy helping adolescents and adults resolve crisis, develop better coping skills to continue in their healing, and allowing space for clients to process areas that may be difficult to discuss with family or friends. I also enjoy helping couples to learn to communicate better, rebuild intimacy, and have a healthy marriage. It is my honor to be able to walk with people as they process grief/loss and/or trauma, and hopefully see resolution. It is my desire that each client feels safe and respected while in my treatment. I believe that the client must be invested in therapy for it to be truly beneficial and therefore believe that this a joint effort between the client and myself. I want to help each client develop and reach their own individual counseling goals, as there is not one approach or theory that works for every client. I come from a faith-based, Christian background, but will strive to honor my client’s personal spiritual values. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP), grief/loss therapy, trauma therapy, and have received training in The Gottman Method for couples therapy.

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Colleen Lennon

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. My approach is person-centered and often employs facets of existential theory, most notably self-awareness. Daily, we have limitless news about the world and specifics about what strangers are (posting about) eating for lunch. It’s easy to lose oneself in the whole equation of being alive. My therapeutic approach is to come back to your core self and build on that amazing human being sitting across from me. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Unionville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville, 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 28110 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 Unionville 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 Unionville 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 Unionville, 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.

Unionville 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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