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Jessica Sawyer Horne

Offering therapy in SC
License: MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a Master’s Degree of Social Work, with a specialization in Health/Mental Health, from Clark-Atlanta University, of Atlanta, GA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has worked in different treatment setting to include but not be limited to: outpatient behavioral health, emergency services, inpatient psychiatric services, residential substance use program, integrated care, community based services, etc. The populations she has worked with range from children to geriatrics. Mrs. Sawyer Horne’s theoretical orientation is diverse (eclectic) and individualized, to include but not be limited to: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Psycho-dynamic Approaches, Behavioral Based Therapies, Seeking Safety, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Supportive Psychotherapy, etc. I am honored that you have chosen to work with me. Please know that I value the counseling relationship. I consider this relationship to be one of mutual, sacred trust.

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Christian Gibson

Offering therapy in SC
License: Ed.S., NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hey! I'm glad you took the time to see if I'm the right fit for you! I hope that I will be able to provide a space for you that allows you to feel comfortable, open, and encourages growth. I hold my Master's and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling and Human Systems in 2014 from Florida State University's College of Education. I hold my National Counselor Certification (NCC) as well as being a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been counseling for over 4 years. The majority of my counseling work has has allowed me to serve a range of clients from all age ranges and with all with various different cultural backgrounds to include the LGBTQ+ community. Specific concerns I have assisted individuals with are as follows: anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, and grief. I integrate different evidenced based practices in my approach to counseling to include: Reality Based Therapy, Cognitive behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy all with a person centered approach. As of late I have also been utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is always an honor and a privilege to work with someone who allows me to assist them during this journey we call life.

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Rodrecus Atkinson

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working in the counseling and mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, behavioral disorders, OCD, ADHD, and many more. My therapeutic approach is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have an adaptable and versatile therapeutic style that allows me to meet the client where he/she are at in there therapeutic journey. My therapeutic style incorporates transparency, openness, honesty, humor, humility, and interaction. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and avoiding stigmatizing labels. 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 step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tarsha Washington

Offering therapy in SC
License: MA,LPC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been actively providing Therapy Services since the year 2015, however I collaboratively have over 18 years of experience in my many roles within the Social Services field working with adults, families and children. I will operate with the intention to support and empower individuals to reach their desired goals. I provide a person centered environment, in which self- determination is encouraged, modeled and commended. I engage others with warmth, respect and positive regard. I received my undergrad degree in Social Work at Herbert Lehman College located in Bronx, New York, which was where I was introduced to the Social Work Relationship Principles of Felix Biestek. The late Felix Biestek, a Priest, Professor and Author of The Casework Relationship. Chicago: Loyola, 1957, developed 7 Social Work Principles and the following principles sets the standard for my purposeful interactions with others: (1) Individualism- Recognizing that each youth has his/her own unique qualities. (2)Purposeful Expression of Feelings- Recognizing the persons’ need to express his/her feelings freely. (3)Controlled Emotional Involvement- Sensitivity to a person’s feelings and having an appropriate response. (4)Acceptance – Seeing the person where he/she is at including strengths and weaknesses, so that the person can feel safe to reveal him/herself and have self -awareness. This will help the person take a realistic approach to deal with barriers. (5)Non Judgmental Attitude – Not making someone feel guilty or persecuted because of their situation and/or problem. (6)Self- Determination – The right and the need for one to freely be involved in making their own choices and decisions in the helping process. (7)Confidentiality- Is a person’s right! Confidentiality is broken only when the person signs a statement for release of information to others, the court orders confidential records, or when the person is in danger to himself or others. I will operate in your best interest, in an effort to understand any/all barriers that may be causing a disruption in the home, at school, at work as well as in the community that impairs your social functioning.

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Lynne Klaus

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

Hi! I am glad you are here! My name is Lynne and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience has included working with a vast array of people challenged by life situations and experiencing anxiety, depression, problems with substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss just to name a few. It is my belief that if suffering and uncertainty are inherent in our humanness, so too is joy, growth and the ability to heal through connectedness. People often seek therapy having exhausted their own internal resources trying to feel better. They may also believe they have exhausted their loved ones with their own self-doubt, sadness or shame. Or one may be experiencing a more vague yet persistent sense of being overwhelmed or numb and disconnected. If anxiety, sadness, irritability, anger or grief is impacting your quality of life; or, if you have been managing uncomfortable emotions with substances and questioning your relationship with alcohol or drugs, I’d like to help. I offer my clients the opportunity to explore who they are, who they want to be, and importantly, a partnership in forging the path toward healing and change.

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Melissa Guarnaccia

Offering therapy in SC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your personal goals! I would love to help you unlock your true potential. I am a psychotherapist with eleven years of experience and training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have a relaxed, open-minded and non-judgmental counseling style, but I am also action-oriented with my clients. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of environments - including a hospital setting, school setting and private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflict. I enjoy working with parenting issues as part of family conflict. In addition to my therapy services, I am a certified instructor in Parenting with Love & Logic, in which I provide workshops in my community. I am originally from Charlotte, NC. I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then later my Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am married and a mother to two boys, as well as a pug named Mabel . We spend a lot of our time outdoors exploring as a family. I greatly enjoy traveling and immersing myself into other cultures.

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Geraldine Pazi

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
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, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with grief and loss & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Lauren Joosten

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hey there! You're here, so I know you're not in a good place. But- you took the first step- you've acknowledged that, right now, you could use some guidance and support- and that's okay! Facing emotions and harsh realities can be incredibly difficult to navigate alone. My goal? To help you meet YOUR goals, and to ultimately allow for you to become your own hero! I view all clients as uniquely individual. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy and base treatment modalities based off of diagnosis and other relevant factors. I am extremely direct, yet empathetic. We will ONLY make progress if we are each invested in treatment! I have a tough-love approach, and I want everyone to reach their true potential. I view all clients as uniquely individual. I've been providing therapy for 5 years to individuals with mental health needs ranging (i.e. anxiety, PTSD, etc.). I specialize in trauma-focused work and working with adolescents and families. I'm proud of anyone who wants to heal and grow! If that's you, let's take the next step together!

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Hope Buncum

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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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Emanuel Alston

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am Dr. Emanuel Alston a highly qualified Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. I earned my Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Hunter College School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.) from the University of South Carolina. I have provided invaluable support in various settings, including schools, juvenile corrections facilities, and international contexts. My treatment approach is rooted in solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and family-involved modalities. I have a special focus on working with children, families, and notably fathers. 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!

How to find counseling in Belton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton, 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 29627 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 Belton 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 Belton 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 Belton, 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.

Belton 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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