Fort Mill is a wonderful place to raise a family, or to build a career, and to create a good life for yourself.Many generations of families have stayed in Fort Mill dating back to the mid-1700s. The townspeople have rich southern heritage and take care of one another.

If you have problems that are seemingly too large to handle on your own and you live in the Fort Mill area, there are mental health experts who are ready to give you what you need to overcome your challenges. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help so you can find what you’re looking for.

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Carol Bailey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over two decades of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental, state government and assistance with private practice. My experiences include providing quality services for adults, children, couples as well as families on a wide range of areas including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationships, communication, self-esteem, school/career issues, anger management, trauma/emotional abuse, stress management, parenting and life transitions. My counseling style is warm and welcoming while giving respect to each individual’s need. My approach combines humanistic, cognitive, psychodynamic and behavioral. Additionally, I am nonjudgmental, sensitive to your needs, compassionate, respectful, supportive and ready to help you find your balance mentally. Remember, the first step in finding this balance is with you! If you are ready to take that step and I am here to help you! Specialties: • Stress, • Anxiety • Relationship issues • Family conflicts • Depression

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Susanne Sanders

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience, licensed in Georgia and South Carolina. I have a master's degree in Community Counseling from Clemson University and am also a certified school counselor. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, corrections, private practice and schools with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and see this relationship as one based on compassion and unconditional acceptance. My therapeutic style combines interpersonal and cognitive behavioral approaches, but I believe in tailoring treatment to meet the needs of the individual, so that your therapy is specific to your process. I enjoy working with people to help them realize their potential and reach their goals. Reaching out takes courage and is the first step to change. I would appreciate the chance to work with you!

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Willie Mae Godfrey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Willie Mae Godfrey and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over two decades of experience working in the mental health field. Throughout my career working within various specialties, I have a track record for being empathic, caring, understanding, and experienced with working with children, adolescents, and adults. My approach as a therapist is integrative, solutions-focused, humanistic, cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral and practical. I am dedicated to helping others find positive solutions to their problems. I am committed to helping my clients improve various aspects of their lives to live their best life yet. You can live a life without limits as you reduce stress, gain focus and clarity, and improve your overall state of being. I believe that with the right support, anyone can overcome their problems and negative experiences. I also believe that communication is a vital part of our ability to overcome difficulties. My experiences include providing quality services for adults, children, couples as well as families on a wide range of areas including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationships, communication, self-esteem, school/career issues, anger management, trauma/emotional abuse, stress management, parenting and life transitions. My counseling style is warm and welcoming while giving respect to each individual’s need. Additionally, I am nonjudgmental, sensitive to your needs, compassionate, respectful, supportive and ready to help you to live their best life yet. Remember, the first step in finding this balance is with you! If you are ready to take that step and I am here to help you! Specialties: • Stress, • Anxiety • Relationship issues • Family conflicts • Depression

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Seleah Crosland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience working with youth, young adults, families and professionals. I work with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, family conflict, and self-esteem among other areas. My counseling approach is from both strength based and person centered models using a variety of clinical methods including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. It can be difficult to ask for help. My goal is to provide the best treatment possible to those who entrust me with their care. My hope is that my clients will gain a greater understanding and insight between past and present connections and discover new ways of thinking, relating, coping and behaving so that they can live their life to the fullest.

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May Kirby

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is May Kirby and I have eight years’ experience in an intensive outpatient mental health treatment setting. I am skilled in a variety of modalities, but my core belief is the therapeutic alliance is the catalyst to growth and change. My love of people and their stories fuels my curiosity and motivation to discover and fortify your strengths through our therapeutic partnership. How can we work together for your benefit?

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Melissa Wood

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing mental health services for adults and adolescents. Understanding of the challenges individuals, families, and couples face daily, I am dedicated to helping you overcome those challenges by using an integrative approach that best fits your individual needs. My areas of specialization include anxiety, marriage/relationship concerns, posttraumatic stress, family dynamic concerns, life transitions and depression. I aim to provide a warm and friendly place to help in the process of empowering you to becoming a better version of yourself.

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Latoya Simmons

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a skilled and experienced professional counselor, I have provided counseling services for the past 20 years. I have worked as an in-home therapist, school-based counselor and provided many other services to individuals and families. I have worked as a youth advocate, mental health counselor, group therapist for batters and provided emergency consultation for emergency room doctors. I have worked as a Gate Keeper Trainer to help reduce the amount of suicide across the state. I have received training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) through the Medical University of SC and I am listed on their referral website through Project BEST. I have received training in evidence-based practices to include Rational Living therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My counseling practice exists to serve individuals and families who struggle with life issues and are seeking emotional and psychological well being. I am committed to doing so by providing professional counseling services to help individuals and families live a healthier life using evidence based practices. I'll work with client’s who experience depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, challenges with parenting skills, abuse, ADHD, adolescent challenges, difficulties with anger management, domestic violence, stress, and other behavioral concerns. I work with clients to problem solve and identify effective coping skills. It will be a privilege to be able to serve individuals as they progress to a healthier emotional and psychological well being. Congratulations on taking the first step in a therapeutic relationship. It takes courage to take the first step and seek counseling. I look forward to establishing a working relationship with you. I appreciate your time and I welcome you.

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Dr. Helen Bayne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a client-centered therapist with 28 years of experience. I enjoy helping people and use a wide variety of modalities to accomplish this. I consider it a privilege to help you and treat everyone with the respect they deserve.

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Dr. Michelle (MiKi) Kitchen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,MMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Using a contemporary strength-based integrative approach as a basis for therapy, I fit each therapy to the client. Areas of expertise include personal crisis and trauma, academic or educational issues, social skill training, stress and anxiety management, life coaching, relationship dialogues, military-related issues, parenting, and blended families. I approach each client with empathy, support, trust, and persistence, working with each client to increase confidence and self-esteem, develop richer relationships, and achieve emotional balance and health. Sometimes all we need is a different perspective, which is a unique ability that I offer that often allows the client to achieve a growth mindset. I became a therapist to support clients as they navigate complex environments to encourage growth for a healthier life. I believe my strengths-based integrative approach will help clients achieve goals they aspire to achieve. I look forward to working with you

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Amy Frisch

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

I am licensed in New York with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Fort Mill

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill. 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 Fort Mill, 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill, elsewhere in York, 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fort Mill, 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Fort Mill 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.

Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 29715 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 Fort Mill counselor?

Before seeing your Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill.

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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill, 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.

Fort Mill 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 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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