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Marianne Matos

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,ESMHL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My approach to counseling is person-centered. I have used cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and EMDR extensively as treatment modalities. I specialize in assisting people with self-esteem, and learning self-advocacy. I am a licensed professional counselor in SC, a National Certified Counselor, and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH International. I have extensive experience with adults, including elderly populations, and hold a MS in Mental Health Counseling, and a BS in Psychology. My expertise is in crisis and trauma. For the last 3 years I have been doing counseling at a crisis center to assist abused persons that are victims of domestic violence, and sexual assault. I also have extensive experience with children and young adults on a personal and professional level. I worked for a community service agency as therapeutic support for children with learning disabilities. I was also a dance teacher for 22 years. During my graduate internship I worked with alternative populations as well. I feel strongly about assisting minority and underserved populations.

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Alvin. (Al) Watson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Al Watson, a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Clinical Practice in the state of South Carolina. I obtained my license in 1989 after completing a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. I have both administrative and clinical experience in the mental health field since 1972. I have been in solo counseling practice part-time since 1988 and full-time since 2010, providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. While I have worked in a variety of mental health services, for the last ten years I have focused on adults, children/adolescents, and families in private practice. I have provided services for those who are trying to resolve issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, being abused, self awareness and acceptance, sexual orientation, and parenting. I am trained primarily in analytical and cognitive-behavioral counseling and believe in providing client-centered service to my clients. I try to make contact with my clients to understand their physical, mental, and spiritual makeup and how they apply this combination in their daily life and in their plans for the future. I believe it is important to pay attention to your talents, and potential for creativity. I work to also understand your present life through past and present personal and family relationships. I will use this information to develop a treatment plan with you that best serves your needs. Really listening to you is the key to success in counseling goals. We all can experience difficult times in our lives, and come to wish there was someone in the professional counseling field to talk with to help us grow, finding ways to better cope with such times. I am happy to be available to work with you in finding ways to increase personal healthiness and I look forward to working with you.

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Rosa Joyce

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the states of New York, North Carolina and South Carolina with 10 years of experience. I work with clients with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, and personality disorders. I also assist many people who have experienced trauma, emotional abuse, chronic and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I am a firm believer that the relationship between the client and therapist is essential to achieve positive outcomes. I am passionate about decreasing stigma related to mental health and increasing awareness and understanding. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will be where you are with our discussion and develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to take steps for change. Therapy can be overwhelming and creating a safe environment to talk about and process life’s challenges is very important. I am excited to work with you to help you experience a more fulfilling and happier life. Let’s get started! Rosa Joyce

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Tunisia Lumpford

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Do you worry often or feel sad most days? Do you have conflict at home, school or/and work? I am available to help you through those challenges. I will listen and help you with writing your story. I will help you to rejuvenate and regain balance in order to THRIVE. I am a licensed clinical social worker who has experience working with individuals, adults, and families who are facing life’s challenges that includes trauma, depression, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with youth and their families who have experienced violence, depression, bullying, low self-esteem, and family changes. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and Master's degree in Social Worker from Clark Atlanta University. I have been in the field of social work for 19 years. Currently, I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and Georgia. I utilized Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. I have passionate about seeing you THRIVE; therefore, I would love to be apart of your journey to change your current state. My ultimate plan is to be there every step with you in order for you to experience a balance in the days ahead. Specialties: -Anxiety -Depression -Family conflicts -Bullying -Workplace/School Stress

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Stacie Story

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with over 30 years of experience. I have worked in private settings as well as educational settings. I have worked with clients with many different concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, relationship issues, career changes, and ADHD. I have experience with adults, children and adolescents. My therapy style is kind, warm and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is a mix of cognitive-behavioral, brief solution oriented therapy and Christian based values. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your individual and specific needs. I believe that mental wellness is as important as physical wellness and typically incorporate "exercises" for both areas. Do realize if you cancel your scheduled appointment with less than 24 hours notice, it will be marked as a No Show in the BetterHelp system. We know emergencies occur, and we will more than accommodate those cases, but cancelling without appropriate notice affects our availability to others and our own personal schedules. I thank you in advance for your consideration! My available days are primarily Mondays and Wednesdays. Presently I have limited evening hours. I have recently retired and I am now working on a part-time basis plus spending time with our 3 year old grandson! People decide to enter counseling for a variety of different reasons. When you take that first courageous step to receive help for yourself and/or your family, you begin the road to a more fulfilling and purpose filled life! I look forward to working with you! Stacie Story, LPC, M.Ed., GCDF, NCC

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Lindsey Terry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW, LICSW, LISW-CP, MBA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have twelve years of experience working with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, grief, substance use disorders, and attachment disorders. I’m honored to walk beside my clients on their journey of recovery, and empathetically utilize positive psychology, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing interventions to help clients evoke change. I specialize in treating addictive disorders and mood disorders.

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Melissa DiSilvestro

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

I am licensed in South Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked in a variety of settings in the community including hospitals, schools, and outpatient primary care. I am here to help if you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and/or difficulties coping with life changes. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to set goals and create individualized plans to work toward their goals. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Mark Forbes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Elizabeth "Lisa" Burdick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCMHCS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! I am committed to providing a comfortable, culturally sensitive, non-judgmental counseling experience to anyone who may be struggling with life's challenges and demands. I utilize a client centered, cognitive behavioral approach which can be adapted to incorporate a client's spiritual and/or religious beliefs. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals who are struggling with relationships, mental health concerns, substance use, and other emotional challenges. I work with all ages but specialize in young adults. While presenting issues may include academics, anger management, sexuality, substance use, sports performance, stress, or family dynamics; I will provide a non-judgmental space in which to explore any and all related concerns. I provide respectful, culturally sensitive, and ethical care to individuals, regardless of severity of challenge or struggle. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Supervisor and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I am also a certified School Counselor and have earned the Certificate of Evidence-Based Non-medical Counseling Strategies for Military Populations. Congratulations on the decision to reach out! I look forward to working with you.

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Elizabeth Chambers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan and South Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Lyman

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Lyman 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 Lyman, elsewhere in Spartanburg, 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Lyman, 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Lyman 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.

Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 29365 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 Lyman counselor?

Before seeing your Lyman 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 Lyman.

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 Lyman 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 Lyman 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 Lyman, 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.

Lyman 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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