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Dr. Keosha Branch

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am professional counselor licensed in the state of Virginia with over 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and family conflict, addictions, parenting issues, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced phase of life challenges and those struggling with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client-centered. I am interested in getting to know you as a person and through our relationship helping you to maximize your potential. I strive to listen to and understand your needs without judgment. My goal is to create a safe space where you can be open and honest. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I draw from several theoretical approaches including Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Post-Modern, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As we build our relationship and I get to know you, I match my approach to best fit your needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Rhonda Carter

Offering therapy in VA
License: EdD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Rhonda Carter, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years’ experience in community mental health, crisis intervention and stabilization services. My areas of specific practice are providing individual and group therapy services to children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to express yourself, unburden, and examine those things that hinder you from moving forward in your personal or professional life. I thoroughly enjoy watching individuals change and evolve into the person they aspire to be. I love working in the mental health field and feeling like I make a difference in the lives of others. SPECIALTIES include: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD Grief and Loss Work Stress Work-Life Balance Life Transitions Crisis Intervention/Stabilization Women's Issues Pre-Marital Counseling Gender Identity LGBTQIA Issues I look forward to working with you!

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Cheryl Coney

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Since entering this field in 2007, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Currently, I hold a credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I really just want to be a part of the solution. I seek to help my clients develop their definition of success and begin working toward it. I bring enthusiasm, professionalism, and unconditional positive regard to the treatment setting so I can help my clients build confidence in exploring their feelings and fearlessly divorce behaviors that compromise a healthy lifestyle. My intention is to empower them to examine their truths from different perspectives and to challenge their own perceptions. I have worked with adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work in 2011 from Slippery Rock University and I obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology in 2016 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectic, humanistic therapies. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in the client-centered and meeting clients where they are. Without client input, the treatment planning process is ineffective. Whatever your challenge, you didn't arrive at this space overnight, and regardless of how you arrived here, together, we can skillfully develop an effective solution to improve your quality of life. I look forward to working with you!

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J. Keith Lowry

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Candace Byars

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with various issues, including but not limited to depression, PTSD, adoption issues, preparing for adoption, addiction, ADHD, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management. I have worked with those who are vets, police officers, active military, and other first responders, along with having additional training in military and forensic psychology. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Typically, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), but I will use additional therapies, theories, modalities, and techniques to help you reach your goals. I have specialized training in adoption competency, juvenile competency, TF-CBT, A-CRA, CRA, and CRAFT. I believe in recognizing small changes each person makes, as these grow and develop into big changes one may be seeking when requesting therapy. I am someone who is here to listen and provide support. I believe in allowing clients to help with leading on this journey to better mental health.

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Sharina Anderson

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 7+ years of professional work experience. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Marsha Henderson

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with 14 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients in areas such as conflict resolution, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, coping with grief and loss, improving healthy communication, parenting strategies, and other areas. As a clinician I maintain a judgment-free environment where clients have a safe place to come and express their thoughts and feelings.

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Corrie Williams

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with over 25 years of professional work experience and over 4 yrs as a licensed clinician. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with clients who need help 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Amy Kilgore

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGrief
13 years of experience

Hi-- my name is Amy Kilgore and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I have 13 years of professional work experience and a lifetime of personal experience. I have received much healing grace in my life and am passionate about serving others on their journey. At the foundation of my work is my belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ which informs my worldview and sense of peace, hope, love and security. I have a broad range of experience treating various mental health disorders in all age ranges. I am currently trained/certified in two forms of trauma treatment (EMDR, TF-CBT) as I believe most clinical disorders are manifestations of unresolved grief and fear issues. I have the most experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relational issues, eating disorders, personality disorders & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and acknowledge that reaching out for help is most difficult and courageous. I'm here to support you in your process -- please let me know If you think we're a good match! :)

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Spring Richardson

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

I am licensed in District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, relationship issues, & sleeping disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Appomattox

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Virginia 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 Appomattox, 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 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 VA, 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 24522 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox, 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.

Appomattox has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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