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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, my name is Joe Gasperini. I live in Southern Virginia after having grown up in upstate New York and Los Angeles, CA. I am married and the father of eight children ranging in age from 17 to 41. During my spare time I am interested in activities of my children, sports (especially golf), travel, and insight into social behavior. Therapy is a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable and warm environment. When life is overwhelming and stressful, or relationships are struggling, counseling can help. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA, DC and in NV. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Although nursing was rewarding, I felt that my work was missing a vital mental health compo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Sarah May and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the State of Virginia. Prior to completing graduated school and becoming a licensed Counselor, I provided services in the Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services industry for 17 years. Over the past 17 years, I have gained experience in several different fields of counseling. I do have an eclectic approach to therapy, but the primary theory that I draw experience and motivation with is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Trauma Informed Care. I am aware that each person seek...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

I am dually Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina (#2391) and Virginia (#07011008258) and have over 20 plus years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with couples, families, and individuals on relationship issues, family conflict, trauma and abuse, addiction, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, and women’s issues. Counseling is a process by which we work together to identify and work on any issues you bring to our sessions. My approach to counseling operates from a strength base approach to help you identify your stren...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LCMHC, LPC,NCC, ACS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello all!!! I am a person-centered counselor who is licensed in NC, VA, and NJ. I have 10 years of counseling experience and I am also a Board Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am a Counselor Educator and have been teaching graduate and doctoral students for seven years. My clinical orientation is integrative and includes cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and rational/emotive approaches. My clinical experience includes working with adults dealing with addictions, HIV/AIDS, racial identity development, racial trauma, gender identity devel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 28

Hello...my name is Dr. Linda J Visaggi, LCSW and I have more than 28 years of clinical expertise providing assistance to all ages. I am a licensed practitioner in 2 states: Florida and Virginia. My primary areas have been working with individual adults, couples and families. My approach is warm, open, caring and encouraging. My skills and abilities have helped clients attain their goals and maintain those achieved successes. See the glass as half full instead of half empty. It's the same half just a different perspective. You no longer have to hope you can ge...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,ADS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Located in Lynchburg, VA. I have over 20 years of mental health experience. I Obtained my Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I obtained my BA from Ferrum College. I have a passion for working with people from all walks of life. I work from a trauma focused approach. I have a passion for the LGBT+ community. I feel people would be able to be their true authentic self. I have experience working with Children, Teens, and Adults. I have worked in the Outpatient and Inpatient settings. I spend ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Colorado with over 4 years of experience working all types of individuals with mental health issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, and those struggling with homelessness. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is open and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

14+ years of experience with individual counseling including most mood disorders. Previous experience with serious mental illnesses in adulthood and work with children ages 5 - 18. Graduated with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 and have been working in counseling/behavioral health and private sector consulting as a fully licensed clinician since 2014.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Linda Blackburn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University in 1993 and my Master's of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 1994 through an Advanced Standing Master's Program. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse working with Adolescents and Adults in Psychiatric Nursing for eleven years. In 1992 I made the professional decision to move to Social Work with the goal of becoming an LCSW. I received my License in Clini...

This is Lolita Allen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with families in individual, couple and family therapy. I am committed to helping adults and children develop personal/relational skills and strategies needed to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships. I received a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with anyone who wants to take the first steps to becoming a better version of themselves by exploring the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 29

Taking the first step of signing up for therapy is courageous. I am honored to join you in this part of your journey. I am licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, and Virginia with three decades of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, career challenges, & life changes. I also specialize in working with compassion fatigue. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work directly with my clients to establish a schedule of appointments....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, My name is TyLisa Mitchell, and I am here to assist you with the ever-changing structure of daily life. I have extensive background in working with children as well as adults facing challenging times throughout their lives. We all have those days and times where we can't quite figure out what is going and what to do next. If this is you and you're looking for someone who is well versed and dedicated to the profession of helping others, look no further. I am here to assist you with choosing a new pathway that best suits your needs. I have worked in man...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, coping with life changes, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where all 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with approximately 10 years of clinical experience (5 years post-license). My approach is collaborative, solution-focused, client-centered, and strength-based. While I draw on a variety of theoretical approaches, I have generally found that the therapeutic alliance is what is most important. I believe that you are the expert of your own story -- and together we can find ways to see this in a healing light or write new chapters, according to your goals. I also believe that each one of us possesses many diffe...

This is Dr. Krystal Wood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Brandy West-Bey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CSAC,SAP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified substance abuse counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and addiction. I also helped many people who have experienced military trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I wi...

This is Randi Edwards's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. edwardsclinicalservicesva.com *Please note that I am leaving the BetterHelp platform by the end of February 2023.*

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Altavista, Virginia (Altavista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Altavista?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Altavista area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Altavista and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Altavista or elsewhere in Campbell or the state of Virginia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Altavista therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Altavista due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Virginia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Altavista and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Altavista to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Altavista, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Altavista, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 24517 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Altavista:

24517

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.