Walkertown was named after Dr. Robert Walker, a resident of the area in 1771. Could Dr. Walker have known that all these years later his namesake would live on in this way? It’s interesting to think about the legacies we leave behind. Have you ever thought about your life and the impact it has had on those around you?

Sometimes these kinds of thoughts can be troubling, especially if we feel that we’re not living our life in the way we had hoped to. Many people seek the help of mental health counselors to help them sort through the issues that they would like to see resolved. Would a Walkertown- area therapist help you get on a track you’re more comfortable with? Consider reaching out to one of these professionals; your future is waiting.

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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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Janet Mutahangarwa

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Janet Mutahangarwa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health services and behavioral issues. I treat individuals from diverse backgrounds. I also hold a degree in finance which sometimes comes handy when helping those who are stressed due to financial needs. My approach is treating the whole person because most of the time our problems are the outcome of more than just one thing and when I get to know you as a whole person I am able to address different issues that could be contributing to that one specific problem. We all experience some difficulties in our lives sometimes and we all cope differently. What works for one person/couple who are experiencing a similar situation may not work for another and so I personalize your treatment to fit you. Being in therapy is like being on a journey, and I make sure you are on the driver’s seat and I become your great working GPS, guiding you to your desired destination. We might have to take a detour on the way but together we will get you where you want to be. Among the treatment modalities I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Positive Parenting, Contingency Management...

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Jaime Masotti

Offering therapy in NC
License: NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jaime and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience. I am licensed in the state of Florida. I am originally from North Carolina and received my undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). After graduation, I worked at the N.C. Children's Hospital providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents. In 2004, I moved to Winston-Salem, NC to begin a graduate program in Counseling at Wake Forest University. Since 2006, I have worked in public and private schools in Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC. I became a licensed professional counselor in 2008 and am passionate about providing quality therapeutic care. My approach to counseling is client-centered in that I strive to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. I also utilize interventions from other counseling theories to create appropriate treatment plans. Through Solution-Focused Theory, I provide support to the client by focusing on solving problems instead of being stuck in the past. I also help the client set short and long terms goals to achieve personal growth. Cognitive Behavioral Theory is another effective counseling modality I pull from during our sessions. It is similar to Solution-Focused Theory in that it focuses on the future but it also involves changing unhealthy thought patterns. I also incorporate relaxation techniques and teach coping skills as needed. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and practicing yoga. I also love spending time with my family at the beach, riding bikes in the neighborhood, and cooking in the kitchen. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years and are always looking forward to travel adventures!

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Angela McCoy

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

I am a therapist from North Carolina. I have been in this fabulous and rewarding career for 5 years. I employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy the most, but enjoy prescribing any theory that will lead to my clients becoming the best version of themselves. Therapy is a beautiful process and I look forward to joining you on the voyage of becoming your best self! All clients, teens, and couples are welcome! I welcome any client from any community or platform!

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Dr. Les Brinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
50 years of experience

Description of me for clients I am Les Brinson, and I am a Ph.D. licensed psychologist. As a service provider, I have been associated with mental health, counseling, and treatment agencies exclusively since 1961. In that 50+ year journey I have had responsibilities for everything behavioral from managing, teaching, and treating a wide range of clients including college students, residential placed teenagers presenting mostly with conduct disorders and cognitive delays to providing individual and group therapy to inmates in a local federal prison to a 40-year term as a university professor and department chair where I taught all of counseling and psychotherapy courses in the curriculum during my tenure. Essentially, I have always carved out time to provide counseling and therapy to clients which have always been my passion. In terms of my mode or modes of counseling or therapy, at some point in my career, I have been an advocate and user of the more popular ones such as Client-Centered Therapy, to CBT to an approach that I have used successfully. I refer to it as “Systemic Psychotherapy”. Therefore, I consider myself a classic eclectic. In sum, I try to determine early on where the client is and then draw on my knowledge and experiences to employ a suitable effective, and efficient treatment approach to move the client to heal or rehabilitation as quickly as possible.

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Crystal Burts

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
16 years of experience

Thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Crystal Burts and I am happy that you are on your wellness journey. I am a clinician and clinical supervisor with 15 years of experience serving individuals, families, and groups. I am also an Army Vet, mother and wife. My therapeutic approach includes interpersonal practice with a focus on rapport building and self-determination. I look forward to connecting!

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Steven Wilson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have 2 master degrees in counseling and a license in addiction counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, applying different styles of counseling, including cognitive behavioral, person-centered, positive image, reality, rational emotive behavioral, and others to better assist his clients. I have found that this style of a firm, yet compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic approach has helped hundreds of clients. I work by the principal that everyone needs someone to talk with, and that it is very helpful to look at problems from different angles in order to find the best possible solutions. I feel that therapy should be a stepping stone to aid you in gaining important problem solving skills. I truly 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. You are taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life which takes courage. I am here to support you in your process.

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Mari Hall

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

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience and about 3 years as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Selma Smith

Offering therapy in NC
AddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tiana Clark

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience, committed to enhancing wellness and cultivating empowered growth in line with the client's values. By using evidence-based treatment models, I aim to help clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting difficulties, and depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. In taking an active treatment approach, directed by collaboratively generating goals in line with your values, I will assist you in building resources through skill building and noticing habitual patterns that are not effective in your life. Signing up for therapy is a courageous first step towards your own wellness and self-care. Congratulations and I look forward to joining you on this journey!

How to find counseling in Walkertown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown, 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 27051 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown 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 Walkertown, 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.

Walkertown 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.

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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27051, 27101, 27105

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