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Rachael Hudson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you experiencing increased levels of sadness, anxiety, or fear? Do you find yourself in a situation that you feel is beyond your control? Have these uncomfortable feelings become present recently or have they been around for longer than you wish? My name is Rachael Hudson. I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for those residing in South Carolina since 2015. I am also Board Certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I consider it an honor to sit with individuals as we discover healthy ways to heal that uniquely fit individuals. As a counselor, I have experience working with clients who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, as well as situational hardships and beyond. My counseling style is warm and empathetic. I often find myself using Person-Centered, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing approaches in the initial stages of counseling. I find it beneficial to first discuss current concerns and then the different ways you have tried to resolve these concerns in the past. From there we are best able to find alternative approaches to address your current situation. Facts from your past can often shed unexpected light on discovering realistic solutions in current hardships. Repeatedly, I have found the Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approach to be of assistance to clients, yet I am very comfortable pulling from numerous therapeutic approaches to best match my client’s needs. We will address plans and the progress toward your goals in every session. Please discuss your comfort with the approaches I introduce to ensure quicker success. My main goal is to join with you to discover new and effective approaches to reduce your discomfort. Verbal communication during sessions often leads to discovering resolutions in a shorter time frame than communicating via text only. For that reason, our official meetings will be held via PHONE or VIDEO. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible beginning this process of counseling. Please reach out to me with any questions via the message system as we begin your journey to healing.

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Yolanda Patterson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,LCAS,LPC-SC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I Believe in You and my goal is to assist you in Believing in Yourself! Believing that you can overcome any barrier or obstacle that faces you. Believing you are a unique person with unused skills. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina with 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and a few years as a substance abuse counselor. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, addiction, career challenges, ODD and ADHD. My counseling style is down to earth and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect, understanding and compassion. My theoretical approach is eclectic using Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I praise you for taking a step to enrich your life. I am ready to support, empower and help you polish your unused skills. “What we think, we become”, Budha.

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Dr. April Bennett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello I thank you for the opportunity to work with you. I have experience in providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. More specifically, I am certified in providing evidence-based psychotherapy for trauma, PTSD, depression and insomnia. I predominantly utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach, but I also draw from my training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, delineating the familial origins of issues; Health Psychology, clarifying the connection between the physical body and emotions; Solution Focused Psychotherapy, identifying existing strengths and coping skills; and Gestalt/Existential psychotherapy, making meaning out of loss/suffering.

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Thomas McMinn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist that genuinely hopes the best for my clients and works to reach treatment expectations as determined by my clients. My experiences in life have provided insight to the struggles and difficulties life presents. I am a Generation Xer having been born in 1966. Most of my formative years were spent in Ohio. My family moved to South Carolina right as I entered into high school. Sports has played an important role in my life. My hopes of getting into recreation management was redirected in college. I discovered the Family Therapy course offered one semester in college and enrolled. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. So, that lead me into the pursuit of becoming a psychotherapist. The path of obtaining higher education and licensure as a professional counselor took me to Texas. I received my initial training through a seminary my grandfather attended in the early 1920s. In 1989, I married and moved to Texas to follow my dream. The training I received has served me well. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the modality of choice for me in my practice. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy puts the emphasis on thoughts that lead to feelings which in turn manifest in our behaviors. Aiming to address the way we think and correct it can significantly impact lasting change to behaviors. I feel strongly about connecting with my clients and working toward a therapeutic alliance. Doing my best to give clients information, encouragement has been a successful formula in my practice.

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Dr. Jerlinda Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a registered yoga teacher, registered play therapist and a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North and South Carolina & Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. In addition I am a trained Trauma Focused CBT therapist. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & sleeping disorders. I also have experience working with 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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Theresa Kibbe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Javonnia Muldrow-Kelly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 10 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Bianco Holmon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSWS,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi!! Glad to see you!! My name is Bianco Holmon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate. I graduated from Boston University with an MSW in 2014. I have been in the Human Service field for over 21+ years. I counsel on several issues to include substance abuse, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, marital discord, domestic violence, self-esteem, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and anger management issues, to name a few. The treatment approaches that I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Congratulations on making the decision to take care of yourself!!! I look forward to "speaking" with you and together, working toward a better tomorrow. See you soon!!

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Erin Mathena

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Counselor in North and South Carolina. I completed my Masters in Mental Health at Asbury Theological Seminary. I have spent my career helping others live their faith and connect with God. Through a unique approach to faith based counseling, consulting, discipleship, teaching and coaching, I will help you discover your calling, purpose, and find freedom from what holds you back. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. 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. The answers you seek are within you. Let me help you find them! Sometimes we just need a little help and guidance to discover them and bring them to life.

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Deborah Gurley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a professional counselor licensed in South Carolina with a combined 26 years of experience as a counselor. I provided support for students and families as a school counselor for 22 years and have been in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor for 4 years. I have worked with clients of all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship and interpersonal issues, parenting challenges, ADHD, and life’s transitions and challenges. I am honored to assist you as you engage in this process of self-discovery and growth that therapy can provide. My approach is to first establish a warm and welcoming space where you feel cared for, accepted, respected and valued. The issues presented during therapy will guide which treatment approach would best assist you in shaping your life the way you want it to be. Part of the process of therapy is helping you discover your strengths as you navigate the issue that brings you to therapy. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the obstacles 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 a therapist for counseling in Calhoun Falls

Finding the best therapist close by in Calhoun Falls 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 in Calhoun Falls that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Calhoun Falls. 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 Calhoun Falls, 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 in the Calhoun Falls region and in the state of South Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Calhoun Falls or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Calhoun Falls area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Calhoun Falls 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 Calhoun Falls, elsewhere in Abbeville, or in the greater state of South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Calhoun Falls 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 Calhoun Falls 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 Calhoun Falls 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Calhoun Falls online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Calhoun Falls, 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 Calhoun Falls psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Calhoun Falls 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 Calhoun Falls helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Calhoun Falls 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Calhoun Falls 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 in Calhoun Falls?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Calhoun Falls 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.

Calhoun Falls therapists 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 Calhoun Falls 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 Calhoun Falls 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in SC, therapists 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 29628 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Calhoun Falls counselor?

Before seeing your Calhoun Falls 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Calhoun Falls.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Calhoun Falls 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 with a Calhoun Falls counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Calhoun Falls, 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.

Calhoun Falls 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

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.

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