Spending time by the water with a line cast out is one of the most serene things that you can experience. It makes you feel safe and you want to be able to savor moments like this as much as possible. Even these tranquil times in life can leave you feeling anxious when you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, though. If you have issues with anxiety or depression, then you may always feel on edge or sad. It can be difficult to cope with these negative emotions inside of you.

In order to get through these types of problems, you should reach out to a Woodfin-area counselor. Online counselors can speak to you about your depression or anxiety problems. They know how to deal with issues like this and will offer you crucial advice on how to cope. Over time, it will be possible to heal and defeat depression or anxiety completely. Rely on a counselor when you are in need and life will start to feel safe and serene once more.

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Hope Anderson

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
9 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who has eight years experience in the field. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and I am currently licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I have provided psychotherapy in both outpatient and residential settings. I have experience working with individuals and their families with a variety of presenting issues, ranging from developmental life changes to complex trauma. I believe individuals exist within the context of systems (e.g. marriage, couple, family, friends, peers, community, etc.). Further, I believe the systems we are a part of influence the relationships we have with ourselves and our style of relating to others. I believe we are hard-wired for connection and I attempt to work with problems, cares, and concerns from this lens. I maintain a trauma-informed approach and believe that understanding how the brain and body interact is fundamental to the pursuit of emotional and psychological well-being. My overall aim is to create a safe space for individuals to explore, in depth, the story of their lives and the meaning they attribute to that story in a way that supports healing and change. Additionally, my hope is that the individuals I work with can exist in a space where they feel fully seen and fully known, perhaps for the first time ever.

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Heather Burgess

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 2018 after obtaining my master’s degree from Montreat College. Additionally, I am currently licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors and am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist licensed with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. I have served diverse people on an ACTT team and with a men’s residential substance use program in Asheville, NC. I have worked as a crisis hospital advocate with Our Voice, Inc. and I have also offered courses for CEU’s on sex trafficking to various groups. I currently provide in-home therapy to families where the identified client is at risk of out of home placement. This involves working with a family from a systems based approach across school, home, legal, social services, and prosocial involvement to effect change using a variety of tools from modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Art based therapy. In addition I offer private counseling services to individuals aged 13 and up with focuses on a variety of issues including personality disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, anger management as well as life stressors, such as divorce, moves, and new jobs. My primary approach to counseling is integrative derived heavily from cognitive behavioral therapy with a trauma informed approach. My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey. I strive to empower you and assist you in expanding healthy awareness, rather than to give you advice. With that said, I also like to be action oriented with specific treatment goals in mind as we work through the reasons you have sought help. You are the expert on you and I am here to support and promote new discoveries. I want you to feel heard, validated, and supported on this journey you have undertaken and I take great joy in every step, small or great, my clients take. I enjoy being creative with a client to devise a plan specific to them to gain success and overcome obstacles in their lives. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to working with you!

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Lauren Closen

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Some frequent presenting concerns I work with include stress management, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, communication challenges, and building self-esteem. I believe that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and supported in their journey toward becoming their best selves. In addition to providing support, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused techniques, and trauma-focused techniques. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy being outside, cooking, crafting, and spending time with my dog. Everyone has their own story and it would be my privilege to walk alongside you while working toward your mental health goals. I look forward to meeting you and working together!

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Dr. Katherine Freiman-Fox

Offering therapy in NC
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
31 years of experience

I've been licensed to practice psychology for over thirty years. I am retired from work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where I worked with individuals (staff and inmates) experiencing extreme life circumstances as well as depression, anxiety and family issues. After I retired, I had my own business as a matchmaker, but found that I was missing my therapeutic work. I did learn quite a bit during my 4+ years as a matchmaker about what works and what doesn't work in the search for a life mate. This is an extra set of skills I bring to the table in working with folks. One therapy style does not fit all, so I work to tailor my approach to what my clients request and what they need. Sometimes a deep dive into the historic underpinnings of current life problems is warranted, but sometimes a problem-solving approach is appropriate. I work with people to figure out what their goals are for therapy and to tailor my interventions accordingly. I also believe therapy should not be like experiencing a root canal! I work to bring perspective to my clients and to help them experience joy even in the midst of difficult situations.

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Kendrick Burden

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

Events don't cause what you feel, how you talk to you about these events does! Seeking help is difficult enough, and it's my job to make the process easier by offering the people I serve a warm, empathic, and safe place to address their challenges. If you are struggling with a particular issue or simply looking for a safe place to express yourself, I'm excited to begin the process with you. I am Kendrick Burden, and I'm a licensed clinical social worker and trauma counselor specializing in the field of mental wellness. I have 13 years of experience as a general practitioner in a community-based outpatient mental health clinic providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy. My areas of expertise include depression, self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and health issues, domestic violence, and adjusting to many of the challenges life throws our way. I utilize a client-centered approach (meaning that YOU are the expert on you) that will allow you to identify your own strengths and resources, as well as cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches. The best year of your life is when you take ownership of every problem and challenge in your life. Ownership is saying, here's what I have, what do I do with it, and how do I go forward. I'm here to help you take OWNERSHIP of your life. Also experienced in: Addictions, Working with Children, Trauma, and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues, and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Parenting Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety, and Phobia. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing Therapy Years of Experience: 13

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Jeffrey Sumpolec

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed therapist in California with 20 years experience in private practice, and 10 more in other psych settings. I see adults and couples. I work well with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression and stress related disorders. I also see those with addictions and anger. Through person centered, and focusing on strengths and solutions, I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I am trained in Brainspotting, and have incorporated that into therapy. I am a recent transplant to California from Virginia.

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Vickie Dixon Hyman

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

I’m Vickie Hyman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State North Carolina since 2000. In August 2021, I also became a Certified Life Coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relapse triggers, motivational barriers, relationship issues, career challenges, and financial obstacles. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My approach combines reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to foster increased insight to accomplish desired goals, while promoting self-awareness. Through an environment of honesty and respect, a move toward change is possible. Thank you for allowing me to take these first steps with you. I look forward to working with you.

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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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Nancy Ferguson

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a licensed in North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of professional work experience. In addition to working with families and couples, I have worked for 22 years in corporate environments doing career and executive coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Jill Calderon

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

I am licensed in South Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Woodfin

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin, 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 28804 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin 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 Woodfin, 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.

Woodfin 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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