Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Greetings! My name is Lisa Jackson-Wardlaw and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia, Oregon and Louisiana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor in community, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. I hold master's degrees in education and clinical social work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, life transition issues, career challenges, and learning disabilities. In addition, counseling individuals with a co-occuring learning disability and menta...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 5

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy you reached out for help! I am Kelley Kramer, a licensed counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I know sometimes stress, anxiety, relationships, and life changes can get in the way of positive mental health. Depression and worry can oftentimes rob us of our potential. Past trauma can sometimes intrude on our current life, and freeze us in our tracks. I work with adults who have these problems and more. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach by clicki...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 38

Hello, my name is Debbie Richardson and I have worked in the Counseling field for the past 36 years. I pride myself in being honest, able to appreciate people’s strengths and their struggles and believe that when people take the time to open the door to asking for help, it’s often uncomfortable and brave. It also can be just the right time to look at ourselves and figure out where we fit or want to fit in our world: in relationships, careers, and in our own skin. We can not control other’s thoughts or behaviors – all we can change is our reactions to them, both...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for many years and have worked in a variety of settings. I especially enjoy working with life transitions, women, spirituality issues, grief and loss, and cultural complexities, as well as anxiety and depression concerns. My counseling style is warm, patient, and accepting. I am a good listener and enjoy the interactive nature of the counseling relationship. My life experience as well as my training informs my treatment approach which is primarily cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic. I can provide an emo...

Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 15

My journey to help others lead their best lives started over 15 years ago. I have worked to help children, youth, and adults offering them a range of therapy services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. I use a blend of brain and body based therapies. My primary modality i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I have been a licensed Mental Health Counselor providing care to individuals and families for five years. I started my career working in county jail, working with offenders. After the County Jail, I took a job managing a court-ordered residential treatment center for addiction in Colorado. Although I have a strong passion for working with offenders to reintegrate back into society, my career took another path three years ago. I found a passion working with the LGBTQ+ community, children, teens, couples, and families as they overcome daily struggles in their life. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Life can be so challenging at times and hard to navigate when everything seems to be going the opposite of what we hoped or wish for. Considering the current climate of the world and our everyday struggles it can feel like a daunting task just to keep the motivation for the day. It’s as if life begins to feel more like a routine than an enjoyable journey. What used to be amusing or a previous interest just doesn’t feel that way anymore and that can be hard to fathom. Truth is, you are not alone as we all have these moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working from youth ages 4-17 and adults ages 18-60. I have experiences primarily working with individuals with anxiety, depression, adhd, trauma, and personality disorders. I am religious/spiritual and can compliment that side of your needs if you so prefer. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for ge...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 9

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 9 years of professional work experience with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy (physical and emotional) related issues. I have also worked with many clients in their efforts to manage the life struggles that come with ADHD. I use an integrated therapy approach and work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the f...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 18

I am licensed in Virginia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 5

Hello, I’m Dr. Rebecca Reinhardt and I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I am a prior Army Psychologist who has spent the last few years working with veterans, service members, and their families. I have a broad range of experiences working with clients dealing with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, & coping with life changes. I also have experience providing executive coaching, working with individuals on professional development and performance enhancement. There is no one size fits all with therapy and I wi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of experience: 4

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re taking this opportunity to commit yourself to growth and development. Reaching out for help takes an immense amount of courage and strength. I applaud you! Breathe easy, the hardest part is over. Because therapists walk alongside you as you navigate life, sometimes at your lowest point, it’s important to take time to find a therapist who fits you best. Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I graduated with my M.A. in Counseling in 2015. Since graduation, I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I am not a native of Virginia and was born abroad which allows me to be multiculturally aware. I specialize in assisting my clients to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. My own life experiences and challenges connects me to my clients on a humanistic level and my many years of clinical education allows me to provide the professional help they seek. I work to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. I specialize in Cognitive...

How To Find Counseling Altavista

Finding the best therapist close by in Altavista can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Altavista 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 Altavista. 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 Altavista, 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, these professionals 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 Altavista 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 Altavista counselors 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 Altavista area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Altavista
  • DBT in Altavista
  • Substance use therapy in Altavista
  • Couples therapy in Altavista

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Altavista, 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 Altavista, elsewhere in Campbell, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Altavista 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 Altavista 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 in Altavista: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Altavista: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Altavista: $100
  • Therapy in Altavista: $80

While many psychologists in Altavista may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors 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).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Altavista, Virginia 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Altavista above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Altavista 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Altavista 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 Altavista 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 Altavista therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Altavista counselor 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 almost one million people in Altavista, VA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 24517 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 in Altavista can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Altavista 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Altavista 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 Altavista, Virginia 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.

Altavista has many professionals 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. In Altavista, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Altavista.

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

24517