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Charlie Johnson

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

As a therapist, I specialize in serving adult, children, adolescents and families who are dealing with trauma, substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, delinquency, ADHD and other related behavioral health issues. I offer individual therapy and draw from my extensive experience as a social worker in the public sector where I worked with Drug Court, Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Justice Services. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Weber State University, and later a Master degree in Forensic Social Work from the University of Utah.

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Bret Wixom

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah and Idaho with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with 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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Melissa Campos

Offering therapy in UT
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am committed to providing personalized counseling services tailored to your unique needs. My approach emphasizes creating a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your challenges and goals. I draw upon evidence-based practices and my professional expertise to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. With a compassionate and collaborative style, I work alongside you to develop practical strategies for growth and well-being. Deciding to pursue therapy is a courageous step towards self-discovery and healing. Together, let's navigate the path towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. Your journey starts here, and I am honored to be a part of it.

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Nicole Miller

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello! I am a person with a disability, I was in a car accident and became paralyzed. After this, I went through college and graduate school to help others that maybe going through something difficult in their life. I love to learn and I received 2 graduate degrees. The first, was in Rehabilitation Counselor which made me an expert in disability. The second was and Couples and Families. I have been in the Counseling field since 2008. I have been trained by some of the Master therapists. These are individuals that have written theories that were taught in graduate school. I have worked in a number of different settings including an independent living center, a locked unit for suicidal adolescents and teenagers, a sleep center, a rehabilitation hospital, and an alternative health center. I look forward to meeting you and holding space for you during our time together.

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Ann Weight

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Clients appreciate how Ann is upbeat and fun with complete acceptance and sincere interest in each individual she meets. Ann is forever excited about the benefits of therapy and working with people on their journey of self discovery, personal growth, acceptance and healing. She is a Licensed Therapist with 15+ years working with those experiencing a variety of life challenges and circumstances. Ann works hard to tailor a treatment plan personalized to your specific needs and situation, while staying versed on current research and evidence-based counseling models.

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Geralynn Barney

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

Hello, I am Geralynn Barney. I have been a licensed mental health therapist for 24 years. I am licensed in Utah and Florida. I received my bachelor's degree from Utah State University and my master's degree from the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Life can be difficult to navigate, and we can all use help sometimes. Working with an experienced, licensed therapist can help. I have experience working with individuals who have anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, women's issues, physical health issues, and victims of interpersonal violence. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and have experience working with PFLAG. I work to build relationships with clients to provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space to talk and to work on what may be holding them back from having a healthy, balanced life. I use evidenced based modalities and practices including Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies. I look forward to working with you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you and empower you in that process.

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Kimberly Sylla

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW, CAADC, JD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ) with over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with diverse populations and age ranges. I received a Master of Social Work Degree from Temple University with a concentration in Direct Service. My Bachelor's Degree in Psychology was obtained at La Salle University. I also have a certification in advanced drug and alcohol counseling. I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance use disorders and vocational, educational, social and familial stressors. My therapy style is warm, engaging and non-judgmental in order to highlight the unique strengths of each individual. I am dedicated to meeting people where they are and creating a therapeutic alliance based upon trust and mutual respect. My integrative approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Ecological Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care. I look forward to joining with you and supporting you each step of the way along the path you choose at your own pace and within your own context. In my spare time I enjoy literature, travel, culture and quality time with my son. Fun fact! I graduated from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2009. It would be my pleasure to work with you!

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Xou Yang

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and any other issues of concern can be shared without fear of judgment. I understand that life can be difficult at times, and it can be even more difficult to work through our problems alone. 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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Carlee Wallace

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Jennifer Roach

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho, Utah and Washington with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma, ptsd, and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Charleston

Finding the best therapist close by in Charleston 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 Charleston. 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 Charleston, 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston, elsewhere in Wasatch, or in the greater state of Utah.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Charleston area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston may not take health insurance, some in the state of Utah 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 Utah 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 Charleston, Utah 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 UT, 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 84032 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston, Utah 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.

Charleston 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 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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84032

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