Weddington is the home of the Hemby House, a beautiful example of Southern architecture. When the structure of your life seems rickety and unstable, the slightest disruption can shake the foundation of your world. A lost contract at work or an argument at home becomes a major crisis when you’re already filled with anxiety or sadness.

Every situation is harder to manage when you don’t deal with your mental health issues first. Even occasions that should be happy don’t improve your outlook. With the right help, you can overcome your problems. Talk to a Weddington area counselor to build a better life.

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Anna Andrews

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Life is not easy, and I know that finding the right therapist can be hard. However, I strive to provide you with a positive and relaxed therapy experience through active listening, empathy, support and respect. Together, we will explore only the issues that you feel are important to your personal mental health journey. We'll find effective coping skills that you can use in your everyday life to better manage negative thoughts and upsetting emotions. I want you to be able to end each therapy session feeling supported, heard, and more confident and empowered to take control of whatever stressors life is throwing at you right now. I am actively licensed in the United States as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Counseling. I have 15+ years of experience in the mental health field and am in my late 30's, married, and a mother. I have worked in a wide array of diverse behavioral health settings, including outpatient, residential, academic and school settings, community settings and most recently in a behavioral health hospital and psychiatric emergency department. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses, including mood & anxiety disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, trauma and abuse, and supporting parents of kids and teens with developmental delays and ASD diagnoses, just to name just a few. I am also open to both secular counseling or counseling from a religious or spiritual perspective. I primarily utilize a cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal (IPT) and person-centered approach to therapy. I aim to help you find your own solutions by examining how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and also focusing on any interpersonal challenges in your life. I seek to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you maintain control of what is discussed, what goals are identified, and also what therapy approaches are utilized in sessions. In addition, I want to help find practical and healthy coping strategies that will work best for you personally; this might include how to stop the constant loop of negative thoughts often associated with depression and anxiety, or identifying ways to gain increased confidence around others and stop self-loathing. I also commonly utilize DBT, EFT, and ACT therapy strategies, as well as other modalities to help you learn effective ways to regulate difficult emotions. ****COMMUNICATION & THERAPY PREFERENCES: In addition to 24/7 unlimited messaging, I am available for weekly text-based chat sessions. I am temporarily not able to offer video-based sessions or phone calls, but I plan to resume these modes of therapy in the coming months. Therefore, I would encourage you to seek out another counselor if you are in need of weekly video or phone appointments at this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I assure you that your sessions will be confidential and in compliance with the ethical standards set forth by the American Counseling Association. I would be honored to work with you during this important time in your life. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I want to support you in any way that I can, and I look forward to meeting you and beginning our work together!

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Alice McCarter

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LICSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with many years of experience working with adults from a strengths perspective in a Solution-Focused Therapy. I work with adults from early career through mid-life and retirement on an array of life’s challenges and issues including career development, work-life balance, sleep disorders, self esteem, self-care, marital relationship review , caregiver issues with special needs children, caring for aging parents with and without a memory loss disorder, and grief and loss at any point in life. I am an enthusiastic listener. I will work with you to hone in on your strengths to help develop solutions. This work will assist you to develop goals for our work together as an important starting point for our work. I commend you for reaching out for assistance. I would be pleased to work with you.

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Laura Bradbury

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
GriefCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Coping with life's transitions can be difficult. I am here to help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am physically located in the state of Utah, and licensed in both Utah and North Carolina. I have worked for over ten years as a professional grief and loss counselor. I have substantial experience with transitions and losses associated with death, divorce, emerging adulthood, empty nesting, illness, moving, survivorship, and other transitions. I also offer counseling for those who are caring for a loved one, dealing with compassion fatigue, or facing a terminal or life limiting illness. I work with adults of all ages, from emerging adults to late and very late adulthood. I am particularly adept at issues such as coping with grief, overcoming guilt and regret, understanding anger, practicing self expression, communication of needs, working with depression and anxiety, motivation and goal setting, and identity shifts. I appreciate the effort and courage it takes to begin to research therapists. If you decide this is a good fit, my approach to therapy is warm and open-minded. I approach each session with a curious mind and a sense of openness to whatever you are ready to bring forward. While therapeutic approach and style is important, there are also practical details to consider when finding a therapist. If you are considering reaching out to me for therapy, a couple of practical details to consider: 1) I am typically an "after hours" therapist, with a schedule that accommodates members who need sessions in the late afternoon/evening or weekends. If you prefer daytime sessions, I occasionally am able to offer a lunchtime visit, but those are somewhat limited and tend to fill fast. 2) I tend to book a couple weeks in advance, which means that I am not generally able to accommodate last minute requests for same day or next day sessions. Feel free to make such a request, and I always consider it, but may not be able to oblige.

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Beverly Tracy

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCompassion fatigue
19 years of experience

I’m Beverly Tracy and I provide counseling to clients living in North Carolina and South Carolina. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Social Work. I have built my practice around healthcare and more specifically, oncology; hospice; and home health. Common concerns I see in my work include depression, anxiety, life transitions, abuse, family conflict, grief and loss, and adjustment to adverse life events. What can you expect from me? Clear boundaries. I care about my clients but we can’t be friends or have contact outside the therapeutic relationship and that protects both of us and helps me abide by my professional ethics. Respect. You’re the expert on you. I am here to listen, guide, challenge and explore with you. I strive to practice with attention and sensitivity to our inherent differences. I won’t make decisions for you. Compassion. No judgment. You’re already struggling and you don’t need me adding to your burden. I believe we all do our very best to show up and we should be given extra grace for getting through tough times. Honesty. I work within my area of skill and expertise. If I don’t feel like I can help you move toward a solution, I will help connect you with a therapist who is more familiar with your particular need. More About Me When I’m not working, you’re likely to find me gardening, spending time with friends or playing with my dogs. I am a wife, a mom, a daughter and a sister. My core values of honesty and integrity guide and inform my choices and decisions. I am an extroverted introvert. Listening is perhaps my best asset. Life can be hard sometimes and if you are ready to feel better or make different choices, I’d love to work with you.

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Tayona Fraylon

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesGriefEating disordersAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, anger management and more. 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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Stephanie Sanderson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficulties
9 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Valerie Russell

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

Do you often find yourself feeling burdened and struggling to stay committed to your goals? Have you had negative experiences with therapists in the past, leading you to doubt the effectiveness of therapy? Perhaps you're even questioning whether therapy is the right choice for you at this moment. These are common thoughts and concerns shared by many of my clients. I understand that traditional therapy, with its stereotypical image of sitting in a room with a stranger who asks, "So, how do you feel about that?" can come across as robotic and impersonal. I believe therapy should be a genuine and a personal experience. If you've been trying the same approach repeatedly and haven't seen the results you desire, it's time to consider something different. With years of experience in therapy, I specialize in assisting clients with managing stress, overcoming anxiety, fostering self-discipline, boosting self-esteem, and increasing confidence. I take an unconventional approach, steering clear of clinical jargon and outdated textbook techniques. Instead, I rely on a combination of strengths-based therapy, empathy, active listening, exposure therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing to guide you toward achieving your goals. Taking the first step towards seeking a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.

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Matthew A Lambeth

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Deleisha Webb

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, families involved in the Child Welfare system & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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DeShala Hunt

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I am currently trained in level 3 Gottman Method and have done much research in working with couples. Positive parenting, ADHD parent support, and healing from traumatic experiences are a few other areas of expertise. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Weddington

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

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

Weddington 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Weddington:

28104, 28173

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