The city of Waxhaw, North Carolina, is known as one of the friendliest and most prosperous towns in the state. The residents of Waxhaw often talk about how happy they are to live there, and many of the neighbors comment about how strong the sense of community there is.

Community is an essential part of feeling safe and secure. Without a support system, people’s mental health can quickly wane. Consider reaching out to a mental health professional today for help and support.

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Stephanie Howell

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS,LPC,LCMHCS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Hi! I have over ten years of experience in both in and outpatient treatment settings with adults, adolescents, and children with dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of New Jersey and North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina, National Certified Counselor, and Master Addiction Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree from East Carolina University in 2010. My clinical experience has focused on substance abuse, anxiety/ stress management, trauma/ abuse, interpersonal relationship issues, and depression. I have experience working with those overcoming symptoms of personality disorders and the devastating impact these symptoms can have on an individual and their relationships with others. Services I offer include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, person centered, and gestalt therapy. I feel that incorporating techniques from multiple theories benefit each client to provide the most effective and personalized counseling experience. It is my belief that developing rapport with an individual is essential to the therapeutic relationship. After rapport is developed I focus on awareness of the here and now and how making changes in thoughts and behaviors can be beneficial in the client’s life. I often focus on assisting clients to focus on solutions to problems or concerns he or she is having, setting goals, and encouraging you, the client, to decide what solution is best for you. I am honored to be a part of each individual’s journey that I have been able to witness and I look forward to assisting you in your journey to wellness!

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Lakira Williams

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Lakira Williams I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently residing in North Carolina, by way of New York City. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College Silberman School of Social. I have 12 years of experience in providing counseling to individuals and families. I started my career providing counseling to youth in foster care, foster parents and birth parents working toward reunification with their children. I have also provided counseling to young mothers, clients struggling with addiction and teenagers with mild to severe behavioral concerns and mental health symptoms. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, familial relationship concerns and self esteem issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I am well versed in Cultural Diversity and the impact it could possibly have on treatment. My approach combines Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic and Client Centered Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you with the tools you need to attain your goals and reach your full potential! I look forward to working with you!

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Stefanie Summers

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

Stefanie has 20+ years of civilian and military clinical practice experience and recently has added energy healing into her eclectic practice. Having worked with the homeless, severely mentally ill and emotionally disturbed adults and teens, soldiers and airmen with combat and war-related issues, children of foster care and adoption, abuse and trauma victims, Stefanie is able to offer a well-rounded therapeutic wellness experience. Using holistic strengths-based and integrative behavioral health and energy healing modalities, she can help you experience a beautiful internal healing transformation. Stefanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Level 1 Integral Sound Healer, and a certified Reiki Master practitioner. She began practicing non-clinical social work upon graduating from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks in 1997, with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. In 2001, Stefanie graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, in Colorado. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008 and has continued her career in the field of social work, practicing psychotherapy and energy healing.

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Crystal Jarvis

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS,CCTP
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorder
4 years of experience

I am a clinical licensed counselor in North Carolina who has been working in the field for almost five years. I am also licensed as an addictions counselor and a trauma professional. I have worked with a wide range of clients to assist them in learning to manage a variety of different barriers including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship problems, and sexual and intimacy problems. I have worked with those who have a history of physical and sexual trauma. I have also worked heavily within the LGBTQ+ community. My counseling style is warm and person centered. I provide a safe place for you to express your thoughts and emotions without judgment or preconceptions about who you are. I may be a professional in the counseling field, but you are the professional in your life. I want to be able to walk with you to discover the path to your best self and help you remove any barriers standing in your way. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma focused therapy, and mindfulness, while always maintaining a person centered focus. I understand that each client is an individual and needs their treatment tailored to fit their specific journey and needs. Congratulations on being brave enough to be reading this today. If you decide that you are ready to take steps towards removing barriers in your life, I would be excited to walk that road with you. I want you to see the amazing and courageous person that you are!

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Chelsea Banks

Offering therapy in NC
License: MMFT,LCMHC,LCASA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hey! Thank you so much for considering me to partner with you. My name is Chelsea Banks and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC),a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA),and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional(CCTP). I believe myself to be an accepting and open individual with a drive for professionalism and limitless compassion for others. I have a long history of working with individuals, families, and children in a variety of settings and have been working in a clinical setting for the last 5 years. I believe in patient-driven goals and utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing techniques to aid the patient in addressing obstacles head-on. I have an extensive background in working with individuals suffering from a variety of diagnoses and symptoms including mood disorders, anxiousness, personality disorders, and adjustment to day-to-day stressors. I am known for my ability to connect with various populations. I would love the opportunity to work with you. Talk soon!

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Melissa Seals

Offering therapy in NC
Depression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Simone Banks

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hello! If you’ve gotten this far, you’re serious about your healing. I look forward to helping you, listening to you and empowering you to be your best self! I am a former educator, a former school counselor, and now in private practice. I have worked with individuals, couples, groups and families in several different scenarios and settings. I am a kind, caring and nonjudgemental ear that’s here to listen. I’m here to help you on your healing journey and give you tools to get to a better place. I hope I get to work with you soon!

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Cheria Morgan

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello, my name is Cheria. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 9 years of experience. I believe that every individual has the answers they need within themselves, and my role is to support and guide them towards discovering their own solutions. My approach is client-centered, meaning that I prioritize the needs and goals of my clients above all else. My ultimate goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, and I am committed to working with you every step of the way. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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Julie Bridges

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Julie Bridges, and I am a licensed counselor in the states of Mississippi and North Carolina. I decided to become a counselor after receiving therapy myself for anxiety and addiction issues. Therapy can make a huge difference in your life. I have several years of experience working with adults in an acute care psychiatric facility. I also have experience providing group support in a Christian faith-based recovery ministry. I work with adults with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and anger. My therapeutic approaches are mainly Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have additional training in EMDR and IFS work. I offer a supportive, listening ear for you while helping you to identify needed changes for a better life. Together, we can identify strengths and goals to begin the process of resolving life issues and building stronger mental health. Therapy works best when there is good rapport between counselor and counselee. I am interested in hearing what you have to say so that I can work with you to find solutions. I am glad you have reached out to Better Help and I look forward to working with you!

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Sharonda Ocean

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello Beloved, Thank you for stopping by. Let me share some information with you about myself that will help you determine if I am good fit to support you in your journey of self-discovery and healing. So here we go, I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, with the last 6 years practicing as a licensed clinical social worker. My specialization lies in the art of self-love. Through my work, I've discovered that practicing self-love and prioritizing oneself are key components in the journey of self-discovery. Which supports individuals in addressing their own trauma, challenges and problems that may be newly developed or rooted in childhood. In doing this work, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! If you believe that we can be a good fit and I can support you as you navigate your journey, I welcome you to my virtual therapeutic couch—a safe space where you can be seen, receive empathy, and find the support needed to navigate life's challenges.

How to find counseling in Waxhaw

Finding the best therapist close by in Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw. 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 Waxhaw, 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw, 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 Waxhaw area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw, 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 28173 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw, 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.

Waxhaw 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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