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Barbara Smith

Offering therapy in SC
License: NCC, LPC,NPI 1649394073
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a counselor for over 20 years and have worked with a variety of age groups who suffered from a wide spectrum of mental health concerns from mild depression to serious mental illnesses. I am EMDR trained and have experience working with clients that have experienced severe trauma. I have treated clients with EMDR using the online platform and have had great results. My other passion is teaching clients how to identify the indicators that they may be victims of manipulation by a narcissist, also known as gaslighting. My counseling style is interactive, informal, and solution focused. I'm also a big proponent of the cognitive-behavioral model by targeting each clients unique needs. My focus is to empower clients to get better. I look forward to working with you!

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David West

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

Welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Carolina. I received my master's degree in social work with a speciality in working with adults and families from The University of Alabama in 2012. I've worked in both outpatient clinic settings as well as inpatient hospital settings for the VA hospital system and in community mental health. For the past 2 years I have coordinated a college outreach/counseling program which has extended my clinical experience to not only adults with families, but young adults as well. During my professional career I have had the opportunity to work with individuals experiencing difficulties in a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief, as well as relationship issues and family turmoil. While my primary position has been working with veterans I have also had the opportunity to work with teens as well in various settings. I've served on multiple committees related to the development and implementation of treatment methods and I believe I have a good understanding of the most effective treatment options for a variety of emotional struggles. My treatment approach starts with helping the individuals I work with establish a good comfort level with me. I believe that showing my clients they have my unconditional positive regard and respect is the best way to begin a trusting and healthy treatment relationship. It is important to me to help those individuals I work with begin to identify positives about themselves and utilize these strengths to begin to overcome the struggles and barriers life has given them. I am certified in various treatment modalities that provide me with the ability to treat multiple issues in ways that result in proven success. I make an effort to be warm and open with those I work with in hopes that the environment is as welcoming as possible and fosters good/positive dialogue each and every session. It is important to me that my clients feel we are progressing toward better emotional stability so I will always ensure clear goals and guidelines are established by the client to guide us along our journey together. What is most important to me as a provider is that the client has as much control as possible in the treatment setting. It is not for me to decide what another person's treatment goals should be; I fully believe in patient centered care. In terms of availability, I check and respond to messages multiple times daily. I am available for sessions at nearly any time between 8am-6pm during week days, but can absolutely work with later appointment times or weekends if this is what works best for clients. I completely understand that jobs, family, and other life issues can get in the way of scheduling appointments during "regular hours" so I want to do all I can to provide the help needed whenever it is needed. I look forward to working with you!

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Yolanda Patterson

Offering therapy in SC
License: LCMHC,LCAS,LPC-SC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

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

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Dr. April Bennett

Offering therapy in SC
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

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

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Rachel Robertson

Offering therapy in SC
Family conflictsGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of issues, including family conflicts, anxiety and/or depression, dealing with grief and loss, fertility and adoption issues, and coping with life changes. I also have experience working with caregiver issues and compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I enjoy helping people and truly believe that every individual deserves to lead a happy, fulfilling life! I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My therapy style is interactive and draws from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you!

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Mimi Wrobel

Offering therapy in SC
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, anxiety & depression. 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 toward a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Friederike Wilday

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with the navigation of life changes and transitions. 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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Gaye Allen-Cook

Offering therapy in SC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
22 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Spring Richardson

Offering therapy in SC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSleeping disordersCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, & sleeping disorders. 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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Amy Frisch

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

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 counseling in Troy

Finding the best therapist close by in Troy 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 Troy. 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 Troy, 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy, elsewhere in Greenwood, 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 Troy area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy, 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 29848 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 Troy 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 Troy 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 Troy, 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.

Troy 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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