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James Barrett

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPC,ADC,SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 9 years of experience working in both fields as well as studied to obtain my Master's Degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy at the University of Central Florida. I have worked with a wide range of clients from individuals to couples to families over my past 9 years of counseling. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relational issues to include couples who are dating, engaged, are married, or going through the beginnings of divorce as well as substance use disorders and families impacted by substance use disorders, career challenges, and parenting issues. My therapy style is genuine and interactive with my goal to help others achieve the change they desire. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, unconditional positive regard and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Motivational Interviewing w/Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational-Emotive and Solution Focused Therapy to explore issues, discover strengths, motivate change and find solutions that enable a person to live a healthier lifestyle. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to help you through your challenges and offer a safe place for you to be open and honest without fear of judgment, blame, shame or ridicule. Deciding to get assistance for what is concerning you is the first and most important step for making healthy changes in your life. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life by taking the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. My passion in my career has always been and will continue to be having the ability to walk along side those and assist in experiencing exploration and discovery of ways to progress, making change in a healthy way to live a more fulfilling lifestyle. I look forward to working with you!

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Denise Jones

Offering therapy in SC
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with over 23 years of experience working with teenagers and adults. I am also a Rostered Therapist for Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have provided services in an outpatient mental health clinic and a juvenile justice residential facility. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and anger management. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, non-judgement and compassion. My therapeutic approach combines client- centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy and a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. If you don’t see an available slot on my calendar, please send me a message so that we can schedule accordingly. I look forward to working with you!

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Shawnta Cohen

Offering therapy in SC
License: LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
21 years of experience

Hello, my name is Shawnta Cohen and I am licensed clinical Social worker in South Carolina, Texas, and Michigan with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teenage and adult clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Dr. Sally Goh

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am a counselor educator and a licensed professional counselor; I am licensed in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. As a relationship-driven and person-centered therapist, I have extensive experience using cognitive behavior, EMDR, Gestalt, and neuroscience-based approaches in working with a diverse population on adverse childhood experience (ACE), anxiety, cross-cultural and generational issues (belongingness), depression, grief and loss, stress management, substance use/abuse, and trauma. Prior to private practice, I worked as a community-based and addiction counselor. I am also meaningfully involved in mentoring and training mental health counselors. I believe counseling within the context of a trusting and collaborative relationship is one you feel heard. If you currently feel stuck, paralyzed, and overwhelmed with emotional pain, we will work step-by-step to heal, restore, and reclaim your life. You will learn to use your intrinsic strengths and skills to process your trauma, be assertive, set boundaries, and refuse to carry the guilt and shame of others, to move forward with self-confidence and purpose. In attaining personal growth, you will ground your healing in authentic hope that creates real change to live a healthy and abundant life.

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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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Brittany Bridges

Offering therapy in SC
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina . My prior experience entails working in a clinical outpatient setting and on a North Carolina college campus where I've treated a variety of mental health conditions. I lead with openness and empathy as I strive to provide a safe and respectful environment in which clients from various backgrounds and cultures can explore a myriad of issues. I enjoy working with a broad range of clients and concerns. My professional interests include working with young adults, women's issues, diversity and multicultural experiences. I utilize an array of therapeutic modalities and techniques based on the needs of the clients including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy.

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Sarah "Amanda" Pelfrey

Offering therapy in SC
License: LPCA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

My name is Amanda Pelfrey and I am a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina with over 5 years of experience as a counselor. I have worked in different areas and assisted clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting problems, trauma, postpartum, health and life changes. I have experience working with clients from multiple backgrounds. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I am a more conservative therapist. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines different therapy approaches, to include trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral, and problem-solution. I also like using behavioral activation and goal-oriented techniques in my approach to treatment. I will adjust and plan treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to help support you and assist you in working towards living your best life. I look forward to working with you!

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Freddy Honeycutt

Offering therapy in SC
License: MA,LPC
Self esteem
13 years of experience

Hi! Welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC in Georgia and South Carolina) & Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC nationally); with over a decade and a half of experience in helping people to move forward. Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, disconnected, or dissatisfied with your life? Are you experiencing a situation that you think no one will understand? Perhaps your situation is rare and you are not certain if what you are experiencing is real? Are you ready for help that is actually helpful? Is guilt or shame stopping you from getting to the life you want? Where ever you are and whatever you are going through, I am ready to help you figure out the first or next steps. Are you ready to explore options, make choices and start living a better life? Sometimes when we try to change it impacts the system around us, sometimes leading to outcomes we did not necessarily intend, but have no control over. I understand that no two people are the same and that every individual is to be respected as unique with very different feelings, actions, thoughts, experiences, and history. My holistic approach to treatment is tailored to you, an individual. Whether you only need a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to grow and find your own way, or you need help to deal with long term suffering, or someone to make the journey through some dark place, then I am waiting to go with you. I have a very open, honest, engaging style that incorporates humor, metaphor and encouragement into the therapeutic process, a process that is self-directed and empowering for you my client. If I am wrong about any of this please let me know. I utilize various theoretical approaches including: person-centered, humanistic, existential, Adlerian, brief psycho-dynamic, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT); often framed in a skilled helper model. I have years of experience working with both disabilities (any type) and clinical mental health. I likewise specialized in technology assisted counseling, I have a proven record of counseling results including through the delivery of services via text based communication, and have utilized technology as an adjunct to face to face counseling during most of my professional career. I am waiting to begin where you are and start on any of these: Personal growth / development Anxiety / Depression Adjustment or re-adjustment Couple / parent concerns Anger management Interpersonal / social skills Disability (including psychiatric / invisible disabilities) Veterans Acute stress, trauma, post trauma (PTSD) Guilt / shame Bereavement / complex grief And more! Education: I earned my Bachelor's degrees, a BA in psychology and a BS in Chemistry from Arkansas Tech University, While working my way through school, I worked with persons with disabilities and also with persons seeking recovery from addictions. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. While pursuing my Master's I worked for the division of services for the blind, helping persons with visual impairment and blindness. I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness. Experience: I have over a decade and a half of counseling experiences (rehabilitation and clinical mental health) including many referrals from community agencies in situations where the combination of factors was too varied for the system to address. In addition to my education and typical work experiences, I am also a combat veteran who served as a medic in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and have extensive training in helping with trauma, both mental/emotional and physical. I have a solid record of encouraging and challenging people to do the hard work needed to reach successful outcomes. I became interested in technology assisted counseling while working with persons who relied upon assistive-technology for face to face and social interaction, and yet due to the limitations of the portable technology and complexity of synchronous communication I quickly realized that asynchronous, text based communication was the only feasible solution for this person to ever benefit from counseling. Freddy L. Honeycutt is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

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saquia mcneil

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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. Before scheduling a session please send a chat with your preference of days and times.

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Mamata Gurung

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

I am licensed in North and South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Honea Path

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path, 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 29654 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path 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 Honea Path, 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.

Honea Path 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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