Building a strong bond with your child is an important way to bring them up to be a happy and healthy adult. Spending time playing, learning, and just hanging out are essential to the parent and child bond but if you are feeling depressed or anxious, it can affect your relationship with your child as well as with everyone else. There are several counselors in Anderson you can talk to about this. 

Anderson is a popular city that was voted the All-American City by the National Civic League for its recreation amenities, transportation systems, affordable land, and thriving community. However, no matter how great your town is if you are feeling out of sorts, it is going to put a damper on you and everyone around you. Talk to an Anderson based counselor today to start getting back to normal. 

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Norma Robinson

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesAnger management
4 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of South Carolina. I have 4 years experience working as a counselor and I have focused on aiding individuals of various cultures, religious beliefs, age groups, LGBT and socio-economic backgrounds. I have experience in stress and anger management, management of PTSD and anxiety issues, sexuality, sexual trauma, abuse and natural and man-made traumatic experiences. I have also aided individuals that have suffered from mood disorder and major depression disorder. My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I tend to tailor our treatment and sessions towards the specified needs and goals of the client. My counseling style is very warm, client-oriented and interactive. I work in a manner that is respectful, patient, non-judgmental, sensitive and re-affirming. I tend to seek to empower the client by recognizing his/her strengths and addressing their own copings skills and self-care management. I accept that everyone has their own story and I seek to provide an environment of encouragement and healing so that each person can find their own path to success and inner peace. When it comes to our mental and emotional health, it is often very difficult to acknowledge that we might need more help that we had previously believed. During this particular journey, work and honesty with one's self is essential but very difficult. As a counselor, I am here to support and guide you as a you seek to begin to live your best life. Let's get started.

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Robert Bryant

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC,MA,CLC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
35 years of experience

My experience with individual and couples counseling began in 1979 and I am currently practicing. I have established a therapeutic relationship with many different types of clients. Certifications: Neurolinguistic Programming and Advanced Hypnotherapist. I possess an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) license in SC. MA Degree in Counseling Psychology. Training: Structural Strategic Methods with families and couples. I have an easy going, relaxed style that does not pressure the client. My Belief is that the clients are involved in their own treatment. I also believe in various terms of therapy and guiding clients to symptom relief and reaching their goals. My focus involves many modalities/styles. I do refer clients as necessary. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support and guide you. I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Johnson III

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

I am licensed in South Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, teens/adolescent, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

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Melissa Williams

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Shanta Jerideau

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amanda Jordan

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker with 25+ years of professional work experience, currently licensed in Indiana and South Carolina but living in Hawaii and working full-time with active duty military personnel and their families. I have experience working stateside and overseas. My experience includes helping clients with stress and anxiety; coping with grief and loss, even when not death related; career difficulties: trauma; coping with life changes and transitions; and multiple other mental health and/or behavioral issues. I believe the # 1 coping skill we can learn and use is self-regulation and I work with clients in developing self-regulation skills thru multiple evidence-based approaches. I also have experience with, and enjoy working with pre-teens and teens and have several years of experience working with adolescent clients in various settings, as well as youth/adult clients in diverse cultures and populations. I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in the courage and importance of vulnerability, support, and positive connection. I am here to support you in taking steps on the journey toward change and healing, empowering you in creating the life you want to be living, and respectfully providing a safe and non-judgemental place for self-expression and growth.

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Harrison Kisner

Offering therapy in SC
LGBTIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Mary Capers

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC,MHSP,LADAC II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee with over 3 years of experience working in the substance abuse field. My counseling style is warm and playful. My approach uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, somatic therapy and solutions-focused therapy. As humans we all have our own vulnerabilities, desires, insecurities, and each of us, our own past. Working with a counselor is a tool of empowerment that allows us to meet our goals, create self awareness, and foster changes we wish to see in our lives. With life’s twists and turns, we can get out of balance and have struggles with adapting to our ever-changing surroundings. I work with clients to find healing and growth in a safe, non-judgmental space. It is my firm belief that in order to properly approach all of life’s external challenges, we must attend to our own internal challenges as well. I work with clients who are confronted with concerns about self worth, substance abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts and many other stressors.

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JoAnn Ristau

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 32 years of professional work experience. My purpose is to help you learn to take back control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions so you can achieve the results you want. Taking charge of your life requires you to first look within. Where are you at now? What is your story? Where do you want to go? Our work together will encourage a shift in your thinking, giving you the power to identify new skills and greater self-awareness, resulting in a transformation you never imagined. Stop seeing yourself as broken or something needing to be fixed. In the story of your life, you are an authentic character with worth and value just as you are. Through curiosity, self-compassion, acceptance, courage, and vulnerability, growth and desired change is inevitable. You will become empowered to find relief from stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and low levels of confidence. It is my belief and intention to help you see how the challenges and obstacles you have experienced have strengthened you, not broken you. Taking this brave first step to look within is your first step to becoming who you want to be.

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Andrew Newhouse

Offering therapy in SC
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist who is licensed to practice in the beautiful states of Hawaii and Florida. For the last 11 years, I have been working with clients from incredibly varied backgrounds dealing with a wide range of concerns. My most frequent work has been with people struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, and interpersonal and family relationship concerns. When I was 17, my mother passed away and I struggled with the grief and life-changes that followed. I sought the help of a marriage and family therapist and it was through her compassion and wisdom that I was able to navigate this difficult time. This therapist inspired me to want to help others in the way I had been helped and so I began my extensive studies in the world of marriage and family therapy. Over the last 20 years, I have learned and drawn from such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy. Just as my family had to encourage me to seek treatment after the death of my mother, I want to encourage you to reach out to someone who can help you with whatever you are struggling with. If that person is me, I would be honored to listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve a positive outcome.

How to find counseling in Anderson

Finding the best therapist close by in Anderson 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 Anderson. 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 Anderson, 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson, elsewhere in Anderson, or in the greater state of South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Anderson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson may not take health insurance, some in the state of South 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 South 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 Anderson, South 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 SC, 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 29622 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson, South 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.

Anderson 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 Anderson:

29621, 29622, 29623, 29624, 29625

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