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Bettye Sanford-Joseph

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHCS, ,TF-CBT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

My approach to counseling is collaborative in nature and geared toward the client gaining insight and personal awareness, for growth, resilience and change. I work toward facilitating desired outcomes by providing support for behavioral change making use of integrative approaches based on client needs, goals and strengths. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina (2017); Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (2014.). I also hold special certifications such as; National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NBCC); Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC); Certified Trauma Focused -CBT Therapist (2018) North Carolina. I have spent the past 10 years working with families, couples, and individuals seeking to understand and improve their ability to function in their homes, schools, communities, or areas of employment as they manage mental health issues that cause symptoms of anger, fear, anxiety, and depression across a wide diversity of sex, age, and culture.

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Bianco Holmon

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSWS,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hi!! Glad to see you!! My name is Bianco Holmon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate. I graduated from Boston University with an MSW in 2014. I have been in the Human Service field for over 21+ years. I counsel on several issues to include substance abuse, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, marital discord, domestic violence, self-esteem, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and anger management issues, to name a few. The treatment approaches that I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Congratulations on making the decision to take care of yourself!!! I look forward to "speaking" with you and together, working toward a better tomorrow. See you soon!!

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Greg Hilgert

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,MEd,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

I value the uniqueness of you. No person, conflict, issue, or struggle is the same. Having worked with a varied client population in a wide array of clinical settings, my approach to each client is individualized and client-centered. Throughout the years, I've gained experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families as they address their own mental illness, life choices, and ineffective behavioral patterns. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and families dealing with interpersonal problems, mood disorders, substance abuse issues, and difficulties stemming from family conflict. Furthermore, I’m a certified provider of multiple evidence-based trauma therapy models including EMDR and TF-CBT. I utilize a solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approach and will work collaboratively with you to realize the change you've been looking for.

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Mary Kallenbach

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor supervisor in the state of North Carolina with 23 years of experience. I received my counseling LPC license in 1998 and my Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor license in 2011. I received my Masters in Counseling degree from Webster University in 1997. I have worked in the counseling field since 1995. My experience includes working as a counselor in an adult women’s inpatient unit specializing in eating disorders, personality disorders , psychotic disorders and PTSD. I have maintained a private practice since 1998 working primarily with adults, families and couples . I was a therapist at a Residential Healing Farm from 2005-2018 where I worked with adults who presented with a broad range of issues and diagnosis. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, EMDR, Solution focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are among the modalities used when working with clients. My therapy style is to meet you where you are now , and together work towards solutions and empowerment. I look forward to working with you !

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Melody Flannery

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and thank you for stopping by. Right now you may be searching for some peace of mind and needing help to get there. Perhaps we could work as a team to find some good, solid problem resolution tools to help you get that relief and regain some emotional balance. I like to use small measurable goals that add up quickly to a solution. That technique tends to remove a great deal of angst around issues and usually takes less time, which equates to less money spent. I also can and do fit techniques and tools to your specific needs and requirements. Employment Assistance Program participants are welcome. My active credentials are Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have over twenty years of counseling experience. My schedule generally has been Sunday mornings and weekday afternoons. Most clients select weekly sessions that go 45 minutes and 30 minutes. Both audio, video and messaging are available. If you are interested in pursuing this journey together, you can easily sign up on the platform and schedule for an initial session. If you want to seek other therapists, no worries. You can change therapists by logging in to your account, clicking on the icon in the top right corner of the therapy page, and choosing "Change therapist" from the drop-down menu. Make sure you specify in the feedback what you are looking for. If you have any trouble with this, please reach out to the Member Success Team at Remember that wherever you go, whomever you choose, I just want you to get the help you need and start feeling better. Respectfully, Melody Flannery, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CRC

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Martha Cobb

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & anger management. 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!

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Jeanie Kincaid

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

As a licensed therapist in North Carolina with almost 20 years of experience, I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, social phobias, relationship issues, family conflicts, work and life stressors, motivation, self esteem, and confidence building, . I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. It is my belief that everyone can find their joy.

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Tina Curran-Taylor

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Delaware, North Carolina and Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work collaboratively with you 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 using a combination of traditional and Energy Psychology therapy approaches.

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Chelsey Lee

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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!

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Jennifer Snyder

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical therapist in North Carolina with 6 years of experience provided therapy, and 9 years experience in the human services field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self esteem and confidence, impulse control, & family conflicts/communication skills. 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 Walnut Cove

Finding the best therapist close by in Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove. 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 Walnut Cove, 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove, elsewhere in Stokes, 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 Walnut Cove area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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).

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

Therapists in Walnut Cove, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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?

BetterHelp's verified Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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.

Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove 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 27052 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 Walnut Cove 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 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 Walnut Cove.

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 from a therapist. A Walnut Cove 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 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 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 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 Walnut Cove, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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