This is Dr. Trygve Trosper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi, I am Dr. Trygve B. Trosper, a skilled and well-informed therapist. I am based in Chicago, IL but I’m licensed as a LPC in Illinois, Virginia, and Washington D.C. My psychotherapy experiences expand over two decades from hospital settings to private practice. Treatment specialties include; parenting, PTSD, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, anger management and couple/relationship problems. As an eclectic therapist, I know that individuals are unique and he/she/they warrants an individualized treatment plan to meet their specific needs. Lastly, I am a re...

This is Zaya Kuykendall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sens...

This is Osanne Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,CT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over 7 years of experience in the field of counseling. I have worked with a variety of individuals and issues, to include children, teenagers, and adults of all ages. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral challenges, and anger management to name a few. I also have worked on relationship issues, family interaction challenges, parenting issues, career needs, and everyday challenges. I strongly believe that as a counselor, I am here to walk with you on your journey not to...

This is Dr. Chris  Enomoto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,M.B.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Virginia with over 6 years of experience. I currently live in Hawaii and I am also pursuing my second doctorate, a Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine. I work with a wide range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues. Providing experienced therapy in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, military psychology, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and many more. My therapeutic style is genuine, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone wit...

This is Dr. Sarah Scott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! I am a psychologist licensed in Virginia with five years of experience working with clients with concerns including: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and trauma. My counseling style is warm, sensitive, and compassionate. I integrate CBT, ACT, and humanistic approaches. I look forward to working with you!

This is Sharon Black's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Sharon M. Black and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an undergraduate degree in sociology /criminal justice and graduate degree in social work (MSW). I am licensed in the state of Virginia and have been providing outpatient therapy for over 5 years with an abundance of life experience that can benefit many of my clients. In addition, I have experience working with clients dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and stress, childhood traumas, PTSD, relationships and family conflict. I am also a Certified Substance Abus...

This is Delrio "Dee" McGee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! Thanks for your interest and come on in, as I want to start by commending you for taking this big step. It may not have been easy for you to reach out for support; I get it. Especially when so often we may find ourselves being a strength and help to others and then look around and wonder “whose there for me?” If the answer is “nobody” it can be a hard and lonely place to be. Better help is here and you don’t have to go it alone. As a licensed faith centered and trauma informed professional, I provide supportive and empathic listening in a safe ...

This is Gwendolyn Young's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Addiction Specialist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Gwendolyn Young, I come to the counseling profession with life experiences that have molded me into the unique and determined person that I am today. While in my storm I did not understand, at times I felt hopeless. However, once I was able to break through the tension, I became mindful and aware of who I am as a person. Today I now understand that there are lessons to learn from the good things in life as well as the bad experiences that life has to offer. The benefits of those lessons were astronomical. Through it all I never gave up on myself eve...

This is Sheree Levitsky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Sheree Levitsky, M.A., MSW, LCSW, provides therapeutic counseling to adults, treating client issues related to depression, anxiety, grief & loss, end-of-life, chronic illness, career/life transitions, relationship issues, and family issues. Ms. Levitsky holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A from The George Washington University and an MSW from George Mason University. Ms. Levitsky is a Certified Grief Educator and a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Levitsky is a former Adult & Aging Social Worker for Fairfax County'...

This is Kelly  Griffin 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of mental health management such as: depression, anxiety, family relationships/conflict, parenting, abuse/neglect, and life transitions. I have had substantial success with providing counseling to victims of domestic violence. My goal as a therapist is to make you feel comfortable, tap into your personal essence, and empower you throug...

This is Dr. Caroline Bertolet's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, professional identity/imposter syndrome, career challenges , transitions and ADHD. I also have experience working with high-performance individuals struggling with work-life balance. My approach to therapy combines gestalt, person-centered, and solution-focused. I focus on what is happening in the here and now and work with you to gain more insight, awareness, and more satisfacti...

This is Dr. Joyce Carter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LMHP,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I have been in the clinical and healing profession for over twenty years, working with adults, children, teenagers, and families who have experienced significant trauma. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Art and Dance and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both the state of Florida and Virginia. I am also a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. My passions include self-care, preventing burnout, and living one’s best life t...

This is Tina  Logan 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia for over 3 years.  I currently work for a medical center but previously worked for a Residential Treatment Facility.  I am currently working with a wide variety of patients, including those suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, and some personality disorders.  My approach combines person-centered, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and humanistic.  I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and...

This is LaShonda Boone's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Maryland with 10 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, & 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 towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor based in Missouri with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse. My therapy style is to be inviting and collaborative with my client. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused methods to acheive the best results for my clients. I will always tailor our dialog ...

This is Dr. Porcha Porter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and relaxed 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 getting started!

This is Jennifer Cabe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Aloha! I am licensed in Virginia and Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I've worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages in several different settings. 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 ...

This is Charles Koah's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of mental health issues including relationship issues. 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 - Amherst, Virginia (Amherst, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Theta Healing I and II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My ideal client knows their concerns and is willing to work alongside me finding solutions that work for them with the ultimate goal of improving their overall mental health and quality of life. I have worked using a wide range of modalities, but find myself frequently utilizing CBT, DBT, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. With that said, I have a strong creative writing background, and feel that writing through experiences can help provide a sense of empowerment and insight. I also was raised by a group of yogis, who taught me of the mind-bo...

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

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 Amherst 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 Amherst 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 Amherst or elsewhere in Amherst 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 Amherst 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 Amherst 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 Amherst 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 Amherst 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 Amherst, 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 Amherst, 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 24521 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 Amherst:

24521

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.