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Jennifer Quagliariello

Offering therapy in SC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. As your therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to facilitate your own healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. It is important to recognize that clients are the expert of their own lives, and I honor and respect their beliefs, values, and goals. I have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and working with survivors of abuse, rape, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. I also have experiencing working with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger, and self-esteem. I received my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My background includes work in community mental health, private practice, and hospital social work. I'm looking forward to working with you!

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Regina Poole

Offering therapy in SC
License: MA,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have ten years of experience assisting clients with understanding, developing and implementing new ways to manage depression, anger, anxiety, stress and many other emotional issues. It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe, atmosphere where you can openly discuss issues, heal and grow from your experiences. My goal is to provide quality clinical services to individuals so they may learn to cope with the increased stressors of daily living. I hold a Bachelor Arts Degree in Psychology from Columbia College and a Master in Arts Degree in Counseling at Webster University. I am a Qualified Supervisor for registered mental health counseling interns in State of Florida and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. I have worked with variety of populations in many years of practice with a primary focus with dual diagnosed and co-occurring disorders. Additionally, I use many modalities such as; cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, grief counseling, mindfulness, stress management and brief solution focused.

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Chad Dingman

Offering therapy in SC
License: LISW-CP,OSW-C
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in South Carolina (LISW-CP) with over 20 years of experience working in the field of oncology and behavioral health. Primarily, I have worked with clients who have struggled with anxiety, stress, depression, and grief/loss due to a cancer diagnosis, medical issues or other life changes. I have also helped people who have been overwhelmed and stuck emotionally. I have been a Certified Oncology Social Worker (OSW-C) for 15 years and an approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor in South Carolina since 2019. My therapy style is collaborative and strength based. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and client centered therapies to empower and support clients in the therapeutic process. Each individual is unique and I will craft a treatment plan centered around you and your specific needs. Mental health issues are not a weakness and through compassion, empathy, trust and respect I will work with you to help you improve your quality of life. I feel people possess necessary skills for positive change in their lives. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and find motivation for change. Asking for help and embracing change can be difficult. I am willing to work with you and support you on your journey!

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Geraldine Pazi

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with grief and loss & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Diane Langston

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. 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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Susan Owen

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina and Virginia with 35 years of professional work experience. My clinical background includes assisting clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I also work with indviduals dealing with life stage issues, workplace concerns, coping with grief and loss, self -motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My preference for service delivery is through live video or phone. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Let me help you with your journey to better!

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Martrell Kelly John

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

At times life experiences are overwhelming, compromising, and/or traumatizing. No life is without challenges or cookie cut. This can include physical/mental illness or disability, severed relationships or divorce, death, abuse, assault, or accidents. Challenges may occur from simply trying to manage expectations, performance demands, self-confidence, or self-identity. I am passionate about helping individuals grow through challenging experiences. I have over ten years of experience engaging with families, children, adolescents, and adults in behavioral/mental health, hospice, bereavement, foster care, adoption, disability, and educational settings. It is my belief that every individual has unique strengths and resiliency. By utilizing a holistic and diverse approach, together, we can navigate the process of adjustment, exploring, and learning techniques that are specific to your needs in a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is to help you achieve emotional and mental wellness and increased awareness of your needs and values for an improved daily functioning and meaningful life.

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Tonya Volpe

Offering therapy in SC
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Toni Amick

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Michael Hurd

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
36 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, Maryland and South Carolina with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I have authored two books (Bad Therapy Good Therapy: And How to Tell the Difference; and Grow Up, America!); five booklets; and thousands of articles, as well as a self-help column, "Life's a Beach," published in Gannett newspapers since 2005. My primary goal is to help you help yourself. I will guide and coach you, not tell you what to do. We'll reason and think our way to what makes sense together. Realism, Personal Responsibility, Individualism. All worthy goals! Self-work with me is solution-focused and goal-oriented. Time is spent discussing your problems in the here-and-now, with reference to your background and your childhood only when relevant. Traditional, conventional therapy tends to be about what’s wrong, what are the symptoms and what can someone else do for you to relieve you? My approach, in contrast, tends to be about what you've done right (even sometimes), what your track record is, what are your strengths, what are your potentialities and how can you build on them. My goal is not to label you, but to lift you up.

How to find counseling in Starr

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr, 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 29684 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 Starr 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 Starr 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 Starr, 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.

Starr 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

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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 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.

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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